A long running joke

The Running Commandments

As some of you may or may not know, last year I foolishly enrolled myself to take part in the 2011 Brighton marathon. This somewhat foolhardy decision was brought about after having witnessed runners of all shapes and sizes completing last year’s marathon which left me thinking – “I could do that!

However, after many a long and dull training run I can assure you that running is not a wonderful stress relieving, meditative activity, it is a silly sport – there is little pleasure to be derived from a run which lasts longer than 2 hours. In fact, aside from trying to stop my earphones from falling out by continually jamming them back into my ears, one of the only ways I’ve managed to keep myself sane on these long pavement-pounding runs is by people-watching, particularly by watching other runners.

There are many different types of runner that you might encounter whilst going out for a pleasant walk (or an unpleasant run) . Obviously you get super-sporty types and then the not-so-sporty runners but there are many more varieties of runner you can find dashing around your town or city:

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Merry Cat-mas

Merry Christmas - Santa Claws

Thank you to all my readers, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (full of blogging goodness)

Being a dickhead’s cool!

Hipster dog


There is currently a very funny Youtube video circulating on the web. This video is proper jokes and an excellent social commentary which takes a humorous swipe at the cool kids in society.

If you haven’t already seen it posted on one of your friend’s Facebook walls or in the Twitosphere click here to watch it now. Continue reading

What’s the offside rule again?

FIFA 2010 World CupThe World Cup is nearly upon us! Just one week to go now! Time to rejoice, drink to excess and puff out our chests with patriotic pride. Regardless of whether you even really like football or not it’s hard not to get swept up in the wave of excitement that always accompanies this quadrennial event.

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Totally awesome man!


Sometimes you just have to take your hat off to some people and say well done. This is one of those instances –

I direct your attention to Neil Pasricha’s 1,000 Awesome Things blog.  Admittedly, as proved by the hit counter on this blog, Neil clearly doesn’t need your hits, whereas I, for reasons relating to my personal self-esteem, do. Continue reading

The 90-9-1 Principle – Not a crap game show but an interesting theory

Social media galore!

Whilst at work the other day my manager sent me a really interesting link, or as my co-worker chose to call it, “a time vampire (something that devours a lot of your time).

Basically this is new research into the field of social networks and online communities, which sounds geeky (and it is geeky). Ultimately what the researcher found is very interesting and something which I’m sure anyone who uses the internet on a social level will be able to apply to their own online circle of friends.

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Je ne comprends pas? Sometimes France doesn’t make sense

Groundskeeper WillieIt may come as a surprise to some of you, seeing how I’m a fierce advocate for all things French, but sometimes the French system just doesn’t make sense. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not denouncing my heritage, nor am I denouncing the French people… merely some of their ‘peculiar ways’.

Right now I can imagine the sceptic in you concucting a long list of things which displease you about the French, the many myths and stereotypes that are so frequently (and wrongly) associated with les français. Continue reading