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Saturday, March 06, 2010

6th March 2010

Well the last week has been pretty confusing regarding the flat. I got told by last Friday I would hear about the flat, but did not get told until Monday. On Monday hostel manager Val rang up Moat Housing Assocatition, and heard apparently due to supposed ‘problems’ the flat had it would only be used as emergency accomadation, and I would have to bid for another one. Most of this week I have been a bit down as a result and quiet. I was about to slag off Moat Housing (don’t worry I am just joking), when on Friday Valerie informed me that Moat Housing had rung up and said that the flat is suitable to live in and invited me to an interview and viewing of the flat finally next week. Hopefully the flat should be in a reasonable state and not as bad as they were earlier making out.

 

I have been recently amazed watching a recent interview how more stunning Anna Kournikova seems than when she was a tennis pro. As the famous PE teacher Francis Fahey once said, she will get better with age just a shame her tennis did not. As some fans and friends will know from school days, Anna Kournikova was a fave blonde Russian tennis star of mine who was top 10 in singles (despite not winning a WTA singles title), and a doubles star. But it not just her playing ablility wowing crowds of teenage boys and adult men in packed stadiums for other reasons in a short tennis career during late 90’s and early 00’s. She was one of my first crushes (we all have them don’t we guys) I had a massive fondness for (although I did not go stalking her or sending endless love letters and naked pictures of myself to her). So much so that it became common at school for pupils and teachers to believe in the myth that Anna Kournikova was the secret girlfriend of yours truly, especially when they discovered the odd photo of the girl in sexy Adidas tennis attire amongst my school work!

 

I once received a supposed email newsletter mentioning of her having a relationship with a Sussex schoolboy called Charles Ball (then aged 14 and certainly illegal for Miss Kournikova to date unless we escaped to Canada or some other country). To this day no one has claimed responsibility for the email newsletter, although I think I know very well who was behind it at school. I can safely confirm that sadly I have never met or had a relationship with Miss Anna Kournikova. But anyway here is the nice interview discussing what she gets up to nowadays courtesy of World Tennis Magazine! http://www.worldtennismagazine.com/archives/431

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Friday, January 15, 2010

15th January 2010

Firstly want to start on a serious note I would like to say my thoughts are with Haiti and its people after their awful earthquake which has hit the poorest nation in the western hemisphere very badly, and I hope to donate a little bit of money to the Red Cross, like a few friends have done that can help this Caribbean nation!

 

Meanwhile the snow has impacted on my lifestyle in the last week, but I have coped much better despite having to miss two birthday partys over the weekend, thanks to a much improved coat and boots given to me by my parents for Christmas, that ensures I am not slipping about or freezing!

 

I have been stuck at home listening to old Namco Arcade theme music from the classic Ridge Racer and Tekken series games. I admit this is scary I know, but the Japanese game developers did hire some good DJs, though still listening to decent electro house from the likes of Soulwax etc though! Please clear snow so I can stop getting bored and doing strange stuff! haha

 

 

PS I live on land owned by Quakers the church people, not a manufacturing site, although they might make and enjoy Quaker Oats after their Sunday service at the 17th Century Quaker House! Plus has anyone got a spare Aston Villa Vs Brighton match ticket please? Get in touch if you have one!

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Thursday, January 07, 2010

7th January 2010

My first blog entry of this decade! Well it seems that despite a recession NYE Syndrome is waning! Before the recession I always struggled to arrange a birthday celebration or know of anyone else celebrating early January due to most people being skint from NYE. Well it seems that people do have money now after NYE. I plan to attend the birthday celebrations of Mr and Mrs Murad, and possibly Ali Jenkins in Brighton this weekend! Last year I marked 23 years on Earth, by going to a Indie Disco night at Digital with the legendary Ben Miller and getting conned for £5 in the toilets by a fragrance guy! This year I had four brave souls, travel up from the Sussex coast, to have some drinks and fun in Crawley (shocking I know!) marking 24 years. There was fun and games, and just outside Strike Towers to drop me off, so they could return to Brighton, the group of four got excited about being in Quaker land (well its owned by Quakers with their 17th century meeting house on the site and Strike Towers HQ being a tenant for the moment I am not a Quaker if anyone wonders), and Simon Sissling got excited about the Simon Turner Hall near my HQ which is partly named in his honour.

The Simon Turner Hall would witness another great moment aside from classic table tennis tournaments, BBQs, and teenage girls doing various Irish dances it has hosted down the years, when we drifted into discussions about elephant gods, porridge, jedis, Dan Rolf and pacifists in the car next to the infamous hall! We were along with the other special guests Sarah Steeples, Rakesh Pandit, and Emma Froud discussing (or trying to) philosophy, at about 3am! Though the discussion came out with some interesting views with the variety of Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Atheist and Jedi views in our group, with one the girls thinking that Quakers are a secret society of porridge makers that meet at the hall for a weekly session of enjoying munching Quaker Oats in silence, and Simon questioning whether I really was a Jedi! With a bit of drink inside I struggled to convince the group that Quakers are not just a manufacturer of porridge! This made the graves of the Quakers the other side of the car park from the Simon Turner Hall turn! Eventually we parted after this fine historic moment but not without the group getting lost in Ifield, which I would like to apologise for!

The snow has once again snowed me in once again but I have not been hit by the power cuts or phone lines going that have plagued most of Sussex luckily. But that is all. More news coming up next week, and for more information on the Quakers (Religious Society Of Friends), or Quaker Oats (the porridge) check out these sites, www.quaker.org.uk (the religion) www.quaker.co.uk (the porridge). (sounds a bit Channel 4 like I know haha)

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