Monthly Archives: July 2013

My State on Sunday 30/52

Look I did it on Sunday!!!!

Weekly Rating: 3/10

Highlight: There really wasn’t one, finishing the wire was good. Such a great TV series but the last season goes a bit too far.

Lowlight: Having no energy to do anything.

Felt: Horrible and faint for most of the week.

Watched: Luther, The Wire, Drinking Buddies, Underworld Awakening, Girls, The Killing, Looper

Heard: Magna Carta Holy Grail by Jay-Z, Grrr! by The Rolling Stones, The Weight of Love by The Editors, A Color Map of the Sun by Pretty Lights, Electric by The Pet Shop Boys, OST (500) Days of Summer, TED Talks, Body Music by AlunaGeorge

Read: Soccernomics by Simon Kuper, How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

Visited: Work

Want: To feel better, it’s fairly depressing constantly feeling ill

Need: My physio test to go well on Thursday, I have a feeling I am going to get told I have a lots of work to do before my leg will be back to normal.

Miss: Being allowed to take a couple of tablets a day that allow me to live a more comfortable life. I had forgotten how all-encompassing pain can be.

Learnt: Whining is pretty easy, but changing things for the better can be hard and sometimes nearly impossible.

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My State on Sunday 29/52

Weekly Rating: 7/10

Highlight: Hanging out with friends and family

Lowlight: Not being hungover at all

Felt: Grateful

Watched: Luther, The Apprentice, The Wire, The Ashes, The Tour De France, Flight, The Grey, The Newsroom, Suits

Heard: Magna Carta Holy Grail by Jay-Z, Jake Bugg by Jake Bugg, Every Kingdom by Ben Howard, The Weight of Love by The Editors, Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke, Lovers Holiday by Theophilus London, A Color Map of the Sun by Pretty Lights, The Lumineers by The Lumineers

Read: Soccernomics by Simon Kuper, How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

Visited: Work, Physio, The Lord Northbrook, Friends, The Hispaniola, The Thames City Cruise

Want: A New Job

Need: A New Job

Miss: Holidays, it has been far to long since I saw a beach or a pool

Learnt: Friends are brilliant, just chilling out and spending time with friends can take you mind of anything and everything

My State on Sunday 28/52

Weekly Rating: 7/10

Highlight: Partying in Brighton

Lowlight: Any hungover travelling

Felt: Cheeky

Watched: Luther, The Apprentice, The Wire, The Ashes

Heard: Magna Carta Holy Grail by Jay-Z, Friendly Fires by Friendly Fires, Jake Bugg by Jake Bugg

Read: Soccernomics by Simon Kuper

Visited: Work, Pub, Nightclubs, The Covent Garden Cocktail Club, Bloomsbury Bowling, Brighton

Want: To be able to lie out in the sun and not get sunburnt.

Need: A chill pill – I am getting pretty Bruce Banner

Miss: Air Conditioning – is it really that hard to make everywhere cool

Learnt: Somethings will stay in your head forever, not matter how long it has been.

My State on Sunday 27/52

Apologies for a very very late entry

Weekly Rating: 6/10

Highlight: Hanging out with friends

Lowlight: Getting an ear infection and infection in my scar on the opposite side.

Felt: Tired

Watched: The Lions match, Wimbledon, Luther, The Apprentice, The Audience, The Wire

Heard: Trouble Will Find Me by The National, All the Little Lights by Passenger, The Lumineers by The Lumineers, Magna Carta Holy Grail by Jay-Z

Read: Soccernomics by Simon Kuper

Visited: Work, Doctors, Pub, Bianco 43, Udderbelly Festival, Greenwich Picturehouse

Want: To go on the Thames Clipper.

Need: To stop getting ill, but with a blood condition that created ‘the boy in a bubble’. I doubt that will happen anytime soon.

Miss: Turning my brain off and having a good nights sleep

Learnt: Britain can win stuff

My State so Far

So at 3 pm yesterday, the 1st of July, the half-year bell rang.

Rating: 4/10

Highlight: Yeah this is a tough one, a bit like finding a needle in a haystack. My friends always make me smile and help take my mind off things, so I’ll go for anytime spent with friends. Mushy I know but everything else has been pretty rubbish.

Lowlight: All of the medical stuff. After a few chilled out years, everything has gone mad again. Having to recover from two surgeries in 6 months isn’t easy and the impact that they have had on my life has been pretty brutal. The first was completely my own fault but unintentional. The second was sprung on me with only 3 weeks warning, after two and a half years with no contact.

Felt: Pretty bloody depressed to be honest.

Want: A new start, today is going to be my New Year part deux, much like Hot Shots! It will be brilliant. The summer will arrive, at last, and everything will work itself out, for better or worse.

Need: The next 6 months to give some answers, or at least some clues or a crumb of information. I have never had any patience and I have spent the last 6 months waiting for too many things to happen.

Miss: Getting on with life. Before the start of this year I was fine, pain free and pretty health, or so I thought. Now I am always in pain and have discovered some pretty major health problems.

Learnt: That optimism isn’t always a good trait to hold. When you instinctively hope for the best and imagine the consequences of the best outcome, getting knocked back can take its toll. But hey I will continue to buy a lottery ticket; someone has to win.

My State on Sunday 26/52

Weekly Rating: 6/10

Highlight: Hanging out with friends

Lowlight: Sitting in a hospital waiting room for an hour and fifty minutes.

Felt: Pretty shitty

Watched: Veep, Star Trek, Man of Steel, Snow White and the Huntsman, Glastonbury, Wimbledon

Heard: The Wack Album by The Lonely Island, False Idols by Tricky, Grinning Streak by Barenaked Ladies, Damage by Jimmy Eat World, Long Way Down by Tom Odell

Read: Soccernomics by Simon Kuper

Visited: Work, Hospital, Pub, Westfield Stratford City, Friends

Want: to be at Glastonbury.

Need: to get back to the gym

Miss: being chilled and not living for the weekend

Learnt: to take the rough with the rough, it’s time to suit up and battle on.

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