Saturday, 24 December 2016

ups and downs of life

So Im about to face another christmas alone, but am far from sad about it, in fact its a bit of a relief. I had planned to spend it with someone I met on line and invited to stay with  me over christmas.
But rather than the funny cute witty girl I spent a lot of time chatting to, her evil twin sister turned up. It was clear on the 3rd day after 2 very tense days of her non stop yapping and arguing over the most trivial of things.

Its never good to say bad things about people, but wow, what a total cow, selfish, immature, irresponsible, and an absolute narcisist..

I could outline the crazy shit she did over the 3 weeks she was here, there wasn't a single day that went past (when she was actually here) , but it would end up as a novel.  She was making my life a living hell, and taking serious advantage of my good nature while simultanioulsy doing her best to run me down at every opportunity.

But after a series of stay overs with other people (probably men) she'd met on line(at my expense) she finally buggered off with some other guy. He's welcome to her, poor chap is in for a world of crazy, I had an incredibly lucky escape. Chrismas on my own is now a blessing.
Im dissapointed of course in one way, and its been a costly gamble, financial and emotionally, but I don't regret trying, I'd had worse blind dates, but you  can walk away from those. This was just a longer blind date.. It won't stop me trying again once I've had time to get over the impact.

And another up, last night Whetstone had their 1st proper gig, there were a few mistakes of course, I messed up one massive solo, but the fact is, it was a brilliant and lots of fun, We'll iron out the kinks when we review the footage, and increase our repetoire for new gigs. But it was brilliant.

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And on the downside, I started to feel a bit crappy yesterday and was worried I woould not be able to perform my 1 song in the gig...but I managed it. But now I'm in the grip of a horrible cold.

oh well, shit happens.


Sunday, 18 December 2016

818 and the 1st reviews

818 pages, and still more to go, did I say a while back I was finished lol

its ok, I just keep adding to it and will edit it when I'm done.

my 10 students working through it are all providing really good info on missing content or confusions and I'm editing those in, this has been invaluable, and they all like it so far, which is even more ego boosting...

not much done this week, had a bit of a health scare, nothing serious just a little abcess in my throat that popped and I never felt it...but it gave me indigestion and bad taste/breath on an epic scale...anitbiotics to the rescue though


Sunday, 4 December 2016

800 pages

I have reached a major milestone....800 pages...its not all in a good correct order yet, but 800 pages..

wow...thats amazing.

800....I hope to fuck I don't get to 900.

Book has been pushed back to Jan 31st...I really hope I can get the projects up and running now.. The content will edit down, but the projects are going to be the killer on this... Thgey need to work, they need to be playable, yet not too complex

Must keep my nose to the grindstone and focus on it


Saturday, 3 December 2016

Silly old flatulent fart

Its true older men do lots of silly things for the sake of love and a pretty face.

But I doubt anyone can really claim to be as silly as me. Full story might come later, but lets just say there's no fool like an old fool.


Friday, 2 December 2016

Regroup time

Well, the book was supposed to be delivered yesterday, and it was, kinda, but its not finished! Content wise I feel its all there, but I have to put a lot more of the projects in there and they are not all done and therefore a lot of the project work is not properly documented...But I sent the MS, and am waiting for feedback. An extension has again been given, which will let me take some time off at Xmas.

I feel a little deflated about not hitting that, but it was clear about 2 weeks ago that I didn't have enough time to get the projects competed and other things were starting to creep into my writing time.

Oh well, 2 more months, as long as I keep at it at least the 20 hours pw I plan it will get done.