Tag Archives: Simon Kuper

My State on Sunday 36/52

Weekly Rating: 4/10

Highlight: half recovering to spend a fun Friday baking with my niece

Lowlight: getting a death cold, lesser humans would not survive the torment I go through when I suffer from a cold

Felt: like I have been battling an undiscovered über flu

Watched: Transfer Deadline Day, The US Open, I Give It a Year, Girls, Suits, Happy Endings, Dragon’s Den, Whitechapel, Grand Designs, The Guilty, England v Moldova, Celebrity Juice, The Kennedys, White House Down, 360, X Factor, Strictly Come Dancing, Through the Keyhole, What Remains, Jumper

Heard: Hotel Cabana by Naughty Boy, 3 Kings by TGT, Halcyon Days by Ellie Goulding, Life without Balloons by The Late Greats, The Reminder by Feist, Where You Stand by Travis, TED Talks, The Game Podcast, Football Weekly, The Football Ramble

Read: Soccernomics by Simon Kuper

Visited: Hospital and Bed

Want: A positive outcome from my hospital appointment on Tuesday

Need: A medal for surviving my cold

Miss: not being ill, having a cold sucks. Me and snot do not get along

Learnt: Baking is fun

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My State on Sunday 35/52

Weekly Rating: 7/10

Highlight: A very fun wedding

Lowlight: Getting knocked for six by an avalanche of snot today, it was coming all week and I fought it back until this morning

Felt: Rundown

Watched: The Newsroom, Utopia, The US Open, I Give It a Year, Gangster Squad, The Great British Bake Off, Jack Reacher, The Heat, Parker, Restoration Home, Suits, Happy Endings, Dragon’s Den, Monday Night Football, Top Boy, The Premier League, Match of the Day 2, The Champions League Draw, Celebrity Masterchef, Poaching Wars with Tom Hardy, The MTV VMAs, Super Sunday, What Remains, La Liga

Heard: Magna Catra Holy Grail by Jay Z, Rumours by Fleetwood Mac, 3 Kings by TGT, A Thousand Miles Left Behind by Gloriana, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Halcyon Days by Ellie Goulding, The Deftones Greatest Hits, The Civil War by The Civil War, TED Talks, Richard Herring’s Edinburgh Fringe Podcast, The Game Podcast, Football Weekly, The Football Ramble

Read: Soccernomics by Simon Kuper

Visited: Hospital, Winchester House, Divo, The Rowing Club, The Duke’s Head

Want: A head that isn’t full of cold and snot.

Need: A Tissue

Miss: Being able to breathe

Learnt: Weddings are wicked, to be honest I knew this

My State on Sunday 34/52

Extremely late I know

Weekly Rating: 7/10

Highlight: Karaoke, need I say more

Lowlight: The realisation that 10 years without swimming properly effects your ability to swim

Felt: Exhilarated

Watched: The Newsroom, Utopia, The Killing, The Dealership, Suits, Hart of Dixie, Mad Men, Happy Endings, Dragon’s Den, Monday Night Football, Cosmopolis, Top Boy, The Premier League, Match of the Day, The Pacific, The Ashes, The Big Lebowski, The Champions League, Celebrity Masterchef, Poaching Wars with Tom Hardy, Chickens, Reading 2013, Super Sunday, What Remains

Heard: TED Talks, Richard Herring’s Edinburgh Fringe Podcast, The Game Podcast, Football Weekly, The Football Ramble

Read: Soccernomics by Simon Kuper

Visited: Gym, The London Cocktail Club, Karaoke Box Soho

Want: A new job

Need: To chill out more, I am extremely likely to get very pissed off at the moment

Miss: Being able to swim

Learnt: You can have a lot of fun playing with ifttt.com

My State on Sunday 32/52

Weekly Rating: 7/10

Highlight: Spending time with friends and family.

Lowlight: Not hearing back from the Police about my lost bag..

Felt: Emotional

Watched: Southcliffe, The Ashes, The Newsroom, Utopia, The Killing, Friends with Kids, Girls, The Lincoln Lawyer, Suits, Fast & Furious 5, Hart of Dixie, Mad Men, Happy Endings, Dragon’s Den

Heard: Sticky Wickets by The Duckworth Lewis Method, Ice on the Dune by Empire of the Sun, The Blessed Unrest by Sara Bareilles, Test Match Special, TED Talks, Richard Herring’s Edinburgh Fringe Podcast

Read: Soccernomics by Simon Kuper, Inferno by Dan Brown

Visited: Hospital, the Natural History Museum, the Dinosaur Zoo at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Namco

Want: A new job

Need: To hit the gym and make some in roads with my knee, I have a big test at the physio

Miss: my bag, still.

Learnt: I get bored very quickly.

My State on Sunday 31/52

Week 31

Weekly Rating: 8/10

Highlight: Having my last day at work and a beer festival afterwards.

Lowlight: Hmmm, there were a few. Losing my bag, having to sleep outside like a hobo or not getting a goodbye from my boss and two colleagues on my last day at work.

Felt: Relieved

Watched: Don’t Blame Facebook, Southcliffe, The Dealership, Grown Ups 2, The Ashes

Heard: Body Music by AlunaGeorge, Surfers Paradise by Cody Simpson, Test Match Special, Ciara by Ciara, Personal Yeezus by Chambaland

Read: Soccernomics by Simon Kuper

Visited: Work, Greenwich Meantime’s Brew Fest, Physio, Happenstance, The Water Poet

Want: A new job

Need: To set myself goals and projects to keep my brain ticking over

Miss: my bag

Learnt: You should never expect people to change.

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.

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

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