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November 9th, 2008
September 4th, 2008
August 13th, 2008
This. Is. Dead!:
I've decided I'm not going to post on here anymore. Instead I am going to post more regularly on my new blogspot: LOOK HERE. So if you've been reading this regularly, just go to this site instead now. I'm going to be posting on there more regularly.
August 3rd, 2008
A Lazy Week:
This week my plan to look for a job and to be creativity kind of back fired.
On Monday I went into town and around a few agencys. One of them was helpful and I easily registered with them. Another wasn't very helpful as they said they would take my details but they doubt they'll be able to find me work. Then the final one I went to I had to go back to the next day. So I went back and registered and similar to the agency before, did not sound very positive. The problem is that I want office-based work but I don't have any experience of working in that enviroment, so anything I do get will be basic work like data-input, which is something I would be fine with.
Wednesday I chilled out in the garden with my iPod and a book called "Nothing Feels Good: Punk Rock, Teenagers and Emo" by Andy Greenwald. I brought it a few months back and then I stopped reading it due to the lack of time I had because all the stuff happening at the end of Uni. Greenwald tells of how "emo" music developed and where it originated. Its a few years old and does not mention any of the so-called "emo" bands of the moment. It focuses on band's such as Dashboard Confessional, Thursday, Jimmy Eat World and Taking Back Sunday. It also talks about various record labels such as Vagrant and Drive-Thru. It was rather nice spending time in garden with a book and listening to The New Amsterdams.
The past few days have just been based around drinking for some unknown reason. Thursday I went out with some friends. Town was dead which was unusual for a Thursday, however Newark's only nightclub is currently closed for it's re-launch next week. It's being renamed Time and Glitterball and sounds so crap. Time is going to be the modern bit and Glitterball is going to be playing 70/80's stuff. It will be crap and the same people will go there. Anyway I got soaked whilst I was walking into town in the rain. I've never realised how far town is from my house, I think it's because I'm used to the distance I used to walk when I lived in York, which wasn't far.
I was out again on Friday with some other friends. It was nice to see some people I hadn't seen that much of lately and the same goes for last night (Saturday) as I was with some old school friends who I havn't seen much for about a year or so.
Lately I've been a bit confused about a situation which I'm going through at the moment. I just wish certain situations weren't as complicated as they are. I was find this frustrating and most of the time find it hard to understand why things are the way they are. I try and be nice and friendly etc but it never seems to get me anywhere but I do have some good friends who I know I can rely on and appreciate me for who I am.
I got bored and decided to make myself on WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2008. This is a piss take of myself. I'm not really this big headed.
go here and watch
This is where I spend most of my time:
Current Mood: confused
Current Music: Bayside
July 27th, 2008
Interview, dressing up and recovery:
So the past week I had my first job interview; well the first one I've had since finishing Uni. The interview took place at a company called Flowserve, they make pumps and stuff like that. The job for position of documentation clerk. I was pretty nervous throughout the interview and it didn't help when I was asked some difficult questions like "sum yourself up as a person?" and "what is your greatest achievement?". I sat there thinking WTF? but now I look back on it and I think I could of said a number of things:
1. Getting a degree from University.
2. Making 3 skateboard video.(They might not be anything special but I'm still proud I made them).
3. Survivng birth. I was very close to being born still-born and was born prematurly by 2months and was in hospital for the firs 3 months of my life and the doctors called me a 'miracle baby'.
Anyway the interview finished and I knew as I left I wouldn't get the job and guess what? I didn't. When I heard it kinda ruined my day and knocked my confidence a little bit.
However I'm not going to give up and tomorrow I plan on continuing looking for a job. I'm even considering looking for a job in Lincoln or Nottingham, but I think this could become problematic as I don't drive and the only means of getting to either place would be by train or perhaps the bus. It could be a problem because if a train or bus was late I could be late for work.
Anyway I'm still getting a bit of income, as I did some agency work at afactory for a couple of days. It's not the best job in the world but it gives me something to do and time to think. At work I think about all sort of stuff, the future, people, the past and a bit of day dreaming.
Now on to the dressing up bit. Last night (saturday) was a friend's 21st Birthday and we all dressed up in fancy dress outfits. I dressed as a doctor/surgeon. It was a good night but my memory is a bit blurry, oops!
That leads on to the recovery which would be today and it didn't help with this ridiculous hot weather we're having at the moment.I felt like passing out at one point.I've spent most of the day watching all sorts of stuff on youtube, especially the Mighty Boosh, which I have really grown to like lately.
For the next week I'm going to plan on doing something creative but I'm not sure what yet though. I've always wanted to write a screenplay but I've never got round to it.I know what the basis of what it would be there. It would be a teen comedy/drama type thing based in my hometown. The characters would be late teens or early 20's, with the main focus being on a group 4 or so lads and we would follow them through their lives.
This song is so funny. Crimping is the future!
Tags: dressing up, hangover, job interview, mighty boosh, thinking, working, writing
Current Location: my warm bedroom
Current Mood: uncomfortable
Current Music: Hawthorne Heights-Rescue Me
July 10th, 2008
My New Idea (Hope this one dosn't fail):
Ok so if you've been on myspace lately you'd of noticed I've started a promotions company called 'LongIsland Promotions'. My aim is to put on shows in Newark showcasing local (or nationnwide) Pop-Punk (or similar) bands, as I believe it's about time Newakrk had some good live music on a regular basis.
I don't know if or when I'll put on my first show, by the end of the year would be nice but at the moment my financial situation isn't great as I'm still looking for work. However I might be having an interview hopefully soon.
Why the name LongIsland?
I'm a fan of a few bands from that area such as Glassjaw, Thursday, The Movielife, Taking Back Sunday and Brand New and I thought it would be a good name for a band but I decided to use it for this instead.
visit and add for more info.
July 6th, 2008
Just a quick post:
Just a quick post to let you know:
and if you don't know what that means, it means I passed.
At the moment I'm spending my days doing very little. I'm mostly appplying (and then getting rejected) for jobs and spending time on the net or xbox.
June 6th, 2008
The end of an era:
Today I write this with just a couple of days left before I end my time of living in York, as on Sunday I'm packing up and moving back home to Newark.
The past week has been great and very memorable. On saturday night, me and 18 mates travelled down south to Newquay for 4 days of fun, fun, FUN! So many memories were made, the whole trip from start to finish was great.
Yesterday we all came back and now I have to leave and say my goodbyes to people who have made the past 3 years amazing. Some of course I havn't known for all that time, so the last 8 months especially have been great and I will never forget the people who have made me so happy and have helped me through the bad, stressfull times I've had during uni. To them I simply say Thank You.
I especially want to say thank you to the York Tigers who have welcomed me with open arms and have acceptted me; even though I don't play their choice of sport and have little knowledge of it. You have all given me some many memories and wednesday's will never be the same again. I will always remember (or try and remember) the many socials, jokes, fines, drinking games and all-round good times we have had over the past year.
I hope I can keep in touch with everyone I have met over the last 3 fantastic years.
Thank You and Goodbye.
May 11th, 2008
Party. Dinner. Exams. then Party then The End :( (the beginning of the end):
Ok so this past week the end of university (kind of) began. On Wednesday me and much of my rugby league mates got de-initated, which was messy yet fun and eventful. Friday was the Rugby League End of Season Dinner, which was really good and also sad but was a great night.
I'm currently preparing for my first of 2 exams on Wednesday, my second one is on the 22nd. I always feel that I havn't revised enough or I don't know enough before an exam but I'm sure I'll be fine.
After my exams is the Summer Ball where we've got (unfortunatly) Elliot Minor and some band from that T4 Unsigned bands show thing. To be honest I'm not bothered about Summer Ball but because it's my last year I'll go. After that me and 15 or so mates are off down to Newquay for a few days. camping on the beach(i think) and partying with some "well-known djs" (they probably are but you know what I'm like with certain areas of music).
Then that will be out. I'll be leaving York and moving back to Newark to start a new adventure in my life.
bye for now.
May 1st, 2008
April: Not Much to say:
Ok today is 1st of May and the final month of my University life (how time flies eh?). April was ok, no gigs this month just uni work and the occasional night out. like this:
oh and I somehow ended up being part fo the Rugby League team photo:
plans for may:
go to end of season dinner (oooh)
then maybe slam dunk.
then in June is Newquay!!!
I've kept this short and sweet because I don't know what to write and don't think I've got much to write.
bye for now.