Adventures of Frangipan

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Resolutions recap

Over half way through 2009 now, so I thought I'd check out how my resolutions are going...

1. Become a straight-edge punk - no drink, no drugs, no smoking, no casual sex. Three out of four ain't bad.

2. Leave the old boys in the past. Not going as well as I'd hoped. The one 'old boy' I would've liked to hang on to seems to have vanished. I'm speaking to the one who hurt me, but still need to find out if he's aware that I've basically ignored him for most of this year.

3. Learn Welsh. It's improving since I'm reading and hearing more in work, and I've signed up for lessons starting in September.

4. Give more money to charity. This'll have to wait a little longer, until my finances are in better shape!

5. Exercise more. Definitely - I'm either riding horses, running with other people on horses, or chasing them around fields. Also done a bit of hill walking, and my bike is fixed and ready to go.

6. Spend more time with friends. I seem to have done a '180' - gone from too much free time to no free time.

7. And finally, blog more. Still not as much as I'd like, but definitely more than in the past.

It's not perfect but I'm quite happy that most of resolutions have stayed in tact thus far.


Best Friend?

It's 10 years that we've been friends. And yet I haven't been able to get him to spend more than one night with me while he's been home. I know we've both been a bit rubbish at keeping in touch while he's away, but it's always been the same - we hang out loads and catch up while he's home.

Either (a) I'm paranoid; (b) I've done something to piss him off; or (c) he just doesn't want to hang out with me. Obviously the easiest way to find out would be to ask. But I'm afraid that if the answer is (b) and I don't know what I've done, that'll make it worse. And if the answer is (c), what then?

He has more power than most to affect my mood.

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My dad's tractor got stolen a few weeks ago. The padlock on the gate was broken and it disappeared in the middle of the night. Last week it was found on a farm a few miles awy, possibly with some other stolen goods.

I'm glad: my dad deserves a bit of good fortune.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Environmental Justice Foundation EJF: We need your help to protect Sierra Leone from Illegal Pirate Fishing

Environmental Justice Foundation EJF: We need your help to protect Sierra Leone from Illegal Pirate Fishing

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Thursday, 2 July 2009


Everyone is talking about it so I figure I should at least say something.

Michael Jackson died of a heart attack, and it was a shock. It is sad for his family, friends and fans. But apparently there is no end to the people wanting to make money out of this - t-shirts, music, TV shows, musicals, etc. The public viewing of his body is a bit odd. I find it hard to believe that people are paying their respects, and not just wanting to get in on the show. It's all a bit Hollywood.

There was no other news on Friday. Or so the media would have us believe. Oh, except Andy Murray won at Wimbledon. And maybe some people died in Iraq and Afghanistan. And the protests in Iran were still going on. Or maybe they all stopped to pay their respects.