Archive for the ‘Me Me Me’ Category

17 May 2006: Hello world

I suppose I ought to try and write in this again. November 2002, I set it up. It’d be a shame to let it fade away. Have been working a lot – full time, for the first time in ages. A bit in Islington, a bit in Oxford (horrible drive), and a bit near Wycombe. […]

4 Apr 2006: This is not Phil talking

There's a meme going round where you answer questions about your life using song titles from your favourite band. I don't usually do these things, but Beloved Other Half challenged me to complete it using the immortal words of Phil Oakey and the Human League, having done so herself using the songs of that gloomy […]

14 Mar 2006: Golden boy

I'm taking part in a discussion at the moment that asks people why they first joined the Lib Dems. I got so many good memories writing my answer that I thought I'd cross-post an expanded verion of it here. I chased a Liberal leafletter down the street as a schoolboy to say “can I help?” […]

11 Mar 2006: My eventful day

Today I: Went to work in Islington in a light drizzle Wrote 489 words on the Dublin fashion industry Had a rather pleasant vegan Thai buffet lunch Watched the trailers for 'V for Vendetta' online Discovered the probable reason for my persistent backaches and occasional trapped nerves is the previously-undiscovered fact that I have a […]

3 Mar 2006: Yellow

I long since learned that being beaten up turns you into a coward. I proved it again tonight: it's an unpleasant feeling that leaves you bitter and twisted up inside. It's, what? Six years since I was attacked on a train on the way back from a Susan Kramer for Mayor campaign rally. Something like […]

24 Feb 2006: Only in America

You couldn't do this over here. Someone – probably those great defenders of children, the tabloid press – would call it a shopping catalogue for paedophiles. But over in Tampa, Florida, there's a project called the Heart Gallery that's making a real difference for kids with no families who are hoping for adoption. Briefly, amateur […]

27 Jan 2006: Nightmare

Ugh. It's 2am and I just woke from a bizarre nightmare in which Beloved Other Half, myself and dozens of others climbed up the wire fence that used to run alongside the access road to our flats in order to escape the floodwater surges from a tsunami that had run up the channel of the […]

1 Dec 2005: Return

Ah well. Back in London after a month away. Wonderful time in Cornwall, just managed to skirt the edges of all the bad weather (thanks to everyone who texted / emailed to ask if we were okay). Did have a powercut one night in a storm though. Was working in Islington yesterday so I had […]

13 Nov 2005: Remember me?

This journal began on 7th November 2002 on DeadJournal, where one version of it is still running. In order to keep track of friends, there are now also versions on LiveJournal and Journalspace. In due course I'll shift the whole thing over to my new site at andthenhesaid.com. So. Three years of doing this journaling […]

15 Oct 2005: Gone

Goodbye and Godspeed, Tony – see you on the other side. (Advice: don't tell Bertie about the grand you made until after he's got the first round in…)

 
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