Monday, 29 October 2012

The day today

Apologies I've been AWOL for a while.  I'm hopefully returning with some sense of regularity but you never know do you?

My last post was about the anger and stupidity you experience at football, and on reflection, you tend to experience that in all other aspects of life as well.  Hopefully this post will try and be a bit more positive instead.

You may remember from a while back how I'd embarked on an attempt to shift the weight I'd managed to insulate myself over summer.  I'm pleased to report that it's going remarkably well and I've lost nearly 21lbs so far.  I'm down to 194.4lbs (against a target of 187lbs by December 14th) so I'm confident I'll get there with time to spare.  As I'd sworn off takeaway of any description until Christmas (much to my wife's dismay), I've relented slightly and agreed to shell out for a pizza if I can get to 185lbs.  Fingers crossed!

A few other things have been happening in the world which I'll mention whilst resisting the urge to pass comment or judgement.

Racism has reared its ugly head in the world of football, almost to the point where the media would have you believe people are using racial slurs as flippantly as Mark, Jeremy and Super Hans trying to section each other.  Now I'm fairly sure this isn't the case but I suppose enough "high profile"incidents could convince you otherwise.  Whilst all of civilised society is rightly disgusted by such behaviour, a few professional footballers decided that throwing their teddy (or t-shirts) out of the pram was the best way to tackle such behaviour.  And not by getting off their arses and doing something.  Messrs Anton and Rio Ferdinand are now being referred to, somewhat ominously, as the Ferdinand Family, suggesting they're actually part of an underground football mafia.  Regardless, the quicker people become educated and stop being racist the better, I'm sure we all agree.

The United States will elect their next President next Tuesday with Hurricane Sandy affecting some key states in the East.  Without wishing to reveal too much about my political leanings, I continue to be surprised that this race is pretty much a dead heat between a man who wants to expand healthcare coverage for millions of people, and someone who thinks windows on aeroplanes should open.

Whilst Hallowe'en is upon us this week, I've firmly got my sights set on Christmas now.  I appreciate and understand it's far too early to talk about it, but I've not had a holiday since May and the prospect of a fortnight off is enough to make me giddier than most kids.  I shall endeavour not to harp on about it too much until December as I'm personally of the belief that Christmas talk starting before late November is a form of insanity.

From a blog perspective, we're getting to the time of year where I run down my Top 20 tracks of 2012 so expect to see a blog or two about music before the end of the year.  I'll also be writing my Review of 2012 and my 2013 preview which I'm sure you're all dying to read.  And on a personal note, I'm now writing a monthly blog for DiabetesUK so if you're interested you can follow that on here or by visiting their website (

I think this has been a bit of a random stream of consciousness but hopefully I'll be back into the swing of it now.

Thanks, as always, for reading.

Take care


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