Thursday, February 24, 2005


It took me an extra 25 mins to get into work today because it was snowing.

So what? I hear you ask.

Well the roads had been cleared, it's just that most people shit their pants at the first flake they see and drive everywhere at 20mph. "ARRGGHH a flake of snow, and shit a corner! Must slow down to 5mph before I die!" GO HOME! AND MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE YOUR CAR WHERE IT IS AND WALK!

Then there's the ones who try to get up the hill out of the estate I live in but putting the car in first gear and see how fast they can spin their wheels whilst moving at 1mph. STOP IT! ARE YOU THICK? ALL YOU ARE DOING IS POLISHING THE ROAD SO NOBODY ELSE CAN GET UP THE HILL? If your wheels start to spin then change up a gear! You will get up faster and everyone else will also make it.

I propose a change in the law that introduces a proficiency test that must be passed before you can even look at your car when it is snowing.


Tuesday, February 22, 2005

By the time I'm 35?

I remember when I was 25 years old. That was about the time I started to say that I would have my own business by the time I was 35.

Well today I am 31 years 1 month and 1 day old, give or take a few hours, and I am on a shit salary (for my experience and capability). If it was me paying that salary to myself then I would not care, but unfortunately I am still working for someone else.

I had a chat the other week about this with a friend and he said he had similar ambitions. He is a company director, which is a million times closer to having his own company than me, but he is still working for someone else.

Therefore a plan! He said he has been up in front of venture capitalists many times (and had success) for the company he works for, so we are going to bash heads and see if we can come up with something. We may not, but we have had some common ideas, so at least that is a foundation.

Maybe my goal can still be reached. I guess it's all about my mindset. If I never try or never think about it, then it will never happen.

Free Mojtaba and Arash

There are many stories around the world where people get locked up for just talking. Well it seems that even a blogger can have freedom taken away.

Here's the story

Friday, February 18, 2005

I'm Back!!!!!!!

I'd like to say I've been off around the world or something that makes me sound interesting but I can't. I just let things on the blog slip and didn't get back into it. Until now that is (I hope).

Life with a wife and kid! Whilst it doesn't sound like the most taxing lifestyle in the world (and it isn't), little time is left to do things like keep a blog up to date. Isn't that what work is for? some may ask. Shock horror, no! (although I am writing this at work, it's my lunch break).

An update:

  • Moving house. This will be the first time I've had a house to sell before I can actually move. Very frustrating process.
  • Still not finished any of the five or six screenplays I have running round my head (although one is about half way through on paper).
  • Morale at work is slipping over the edge of the abyss.
  • I have a brand spanking new car! Novelty wore off after about 30 seconds. Back to the second hand show rooms next time me thinks.
  • I want more money at work as I know I'm way better at my job than people that are on much more than me. Thing is, here I can't get an above inflation increase with my current job title. If I want more I have to get promoted.
  • Owners of the house I want to buy think that although the house needs about £10,000 to £20,000 spent on it, there is no reason to accept a low offer i.e. the price it is actually worth.

That list could turn into a moan really easy.

More musings later.