Adventures of Frangipan

Wednesday, 31 December 2008

New Year's Resolutions

I thought I'd be ill for the third new years running, but I seem to have shifted it. Huzzah! So I'm out tonight in Ruthin. Not my first choice for a big night out, but it's who you're with not where you are. And I thought I'd make a few resolutions too:

1. Become a straight-edge punk. This one started out as going teetotal, but then I thought I'd go all out - no drink, no drugs, no smoking, no casual sex. I'm already half way there anyway. I tried in June/July 2008, but didn't last very long. Hopefully I'l do a bit better in 2009. (And I won't be drinking tonight as I'll be driving)

2. Leave the old boys in the past. Following on from my previous post, I need a clean break from them. Time to meet some new people!

3. Learn Welsh. I need a better standard of Welsh for my job, and honestly I'm quite embarrassed at how rubbish I currently am! I think I'll start by teaching myself back up to the standard I used to be, then go to a class and hopefully get a qualification at the end.

4. Give more money to charity. This year most of my donations have been through shopping in charity shops and buying good gifts for people for Christmas. Some charities I want to support don't have these mechanisms, so I think I'll set up some direct debits too.

5. Exercise more. I've turned into a couch potato again. I know it's mostly cuz of the weather, but I could still do indoor stuff during the winter, and then go riding when the days are longer.

6. Spend more time with friends. Now that I have most evenings and weekends free I have plenty of time to call up friends and hang out - go for meals, for drinks, to the cinema, theatre, gigs, outdoorsy stuff. Anything to get me out from in front of the TV!

7. And finally, blog more. I say this every year but I always seem to fail. But if at first you don't succeed...

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Saturday, 27 December 2008


In answer to the comment left on my previous post, I'm no longer interested in the guy from two years ago, so don't want anything to happen with him.

And this weekend was a bit shit. The new guy at one point asked me to put in a good word for him with one of my best friends. I think he was joking cuz he seemed to try to apologise. Crap attempt at a joke though. Then later, I was having a relatively early night as I wasn't feeling well. And I was walking home about 30 yards behind him and his ex.

I'm hurt, but I think I saw it coming and just tried to ignore it. I wanted him to be interested, so I twisted my perception of situations. So all the messages I saved from him have been deleted, and I've deleted his number. One of my new year's resolutions can be leaving him in the past.

In slightly better news, the guy from three years ago is still telling me he "loves me to bits". Shame he's drunk when he says it.

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Saturday, 20 December 2008


Last night I listened to my ex tell me lots of nice things about me. Three years after we went out. Then I listened to a guy I attempted to go out with tell me something similar. He was only two years late.

And the one I want to hear it from now seemed to be doing his best to ignore me. And I wonder how long we're going to spend going round in circles. If he doesn't want me, I wish he'd just tell me and we can go about having a normal friendship. And if he does like me then he should tell me so we can go out and find out whether it's as good as I think it could be. Assuming I haven't messed it all up that is.

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