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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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My State on Sunday 25/52

Weekly Rating: 3/10

Highlight: My friend passing his exams and becoming a Surgeon. Pretty flipping cool if you ask me

Lowlight: Work – all of it, it was five days of hell

Felt: Hungover for the majority of the week

Watched: Veep, The Wire, Girls, Iron Man 3, Andy Murray: The Man behind the Racquet

Heard: BE by Beady Eye, Born Sinner by J.Cole, Yeezus by Kanye West, The Wack Album by The Lonely Island, The Heist by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, London with the Lights On by Stooshe

Read: Soccernomics by Simon Kuper, Inferno by Dan Brown

Visited: Work, Pub, Friends

Want: to go to Wimbledon, I’ve never been and I really want to pay silly monies for fruit and cream.

Need: to be more duck like. I have a tendency to let too many things annoy me and dwell on them for far too long. I need to chill out and let the water run off the duck back, get it, and QUACKing is fun.

Miss: My sanity and my patience, if I find one I hope to get the other back too.

Learnt: Sometimes it best to bite your lip, swallow your pride, smile and get on with things.

 

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My State on Sunday 24/52

Weekly Rating: 8/10

Highlight: Going out again

Lowlight: going back to work

Felt: Knackered

Watched: Veep, The Fall

Heard: Magnetic by Goo Goo Dolls, Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon by KT Tunstall, Don’t Forget Who You Are by Miles Kane, Hubcap Music by Seasick Steve, All the Little Lights by Passenger, Steal the Light by The Cat Empire, English Rain by Gabrielle Aplin, Golden by Lady Antebellum, Time by Rod Stewart, Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend, We Met At Sea by The Pigeon Detectives

Read: Soccernomics by Simon Kuper, Inferno by Dan Brown

Visited: Work, Pub, Physio, Doctors, Hospital, Bluewater Cinema, Friends, Family

Want: to find something new, somewhere fresh

Need: start to kick on with my knee rehab, oh the joy.

Miss: being at home all day

Learnt: Being off work is bliss

My State on Sunday 21/52

Weekly Rating: 8/10

Highlight: getting some of my stitches out and the A-OK from hospital

Lowlight: having to sleep sitting up right. It gets old very quickly.

Felt: Optimistic about my recovery, it’s going very well but my knee is now playing up

Watched: Veep, New Girl, Modern Family, The Wire, House of Cards, Mad Men, Alpha House, The Browsers, The Onion News, Arrested Development, The Kennedys, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, The Babymakers, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Keith Lemon The Movie

Heard: Inform – Educate – Entertain by Public Service Broadcasting, Regardless by Thea Gilmore and Momentum by Jamie Cullum

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

Visited: Hospital.

Want: to be able to sleep lying down again.

Need: to find the time to watch more TV series, I won’t finish them all by the time I go back to work.

Miss: My bed

Learnt: Too much, but it all goes in the useless pile

My State on Sunday 20/52

Weekly Rating: 7/10

Highlight: Getting signed off work for 3 weeks

Lowlight: having a terrible night’s sleep after my operation. Snoring can be outrageously loud on a hospital ward

Felt: Swollen, it’s not as bad as it has been after previous operations but I still look like Hey Arnold

Watched: Veep, New Girl, Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, Grey’s Anatomy and Twilight Breaking Dawn Part Two, who this film is bad, that is weirdest looking kid I have ever seen. Oh and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, WOW is the only word to describe it.

Heard: Lots and lots of podcasts

Read: Who Cares Wins by David Jones and How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

Visited: Work, Pub, Doctors, Hospital.

Want: to make some decisions on which TV series I want to watch while I recover, there is so much choice. I’m thinking The Wire, Mad Men, The Pacific and The Kennedys

Need: to relax and recover, it is time to watch films and TV series, read books and eat soft food.

Miss: having to get on my train every morning and stand for between twenty-eight minutes and two hours travelling to work. NHAWTT

Learnt: My legs are too long for hospital beds and Caitlin Moran’s chapter on starting her period was pretty disgusting and slightly insightful

My State on Sunday 19/52

Weekly Rating: 6/10

Highlight: All of the Sir Alex Ferguson nostalgia

Lowlight: Losing a father figure.

Felt: hungover

Watched: Veep, New Girl, Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, Grey’s Anatomy.

Heard: Bad Blood by Bastille, To be Loved by Michael Bublé.

Read: Who Cares Wins.

Visited: Work, pubs, and friends.

Want: this week to go off without any glitches.

Need: to tick off a to do list as long as my arm.

Miss: feeling warm, I am constantly shivering at the moment, but a couple of weeks under a duvet will help

Learnt: The best things always come to an end.

My State on Sunday 18/52

Weekly Rating: 7/10

Highlight: spending the weekend relaxing with friends

Lowlight: delaying decisions

Felt: exhausted

Watched: Veep, New Girl, Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, Grey’s Anatomy.

Heard: Indicud by Kid Cudi, Paramore by Paramore, Dear Miss Lonelyheart by Cold War Kids, Save Rock and Roll by Fall Out Boy.

Read: Who Cares Wins; it is starting to feel very like a textbook.

Visited: Work, hospital, pubs, the gym, and friends.

Want: to have a pet penguin, this is not unique to the past week I have pretty much felt like this forever. If Ross can have a monkey, I want a penguin.

Need: to find all the TV series and films I am going to watch while I am laid up in bed recovering.

Miss: being able to remember the whole of a night out

Learnt: you can’t make the world spin faster.

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