Nine days ago, in an fit of optimism during my existential crisis I figured some tasty endorphins would probably help. I’d heard really great things about American fitness trainer Shaun T’s programme- Insanity. Insanity’s advertising emphasises “max interval training”, a method of exercising during which one works out strenuously for 3–4 minutes and then rests for approximately … Read more
(Quote from good old King Henry VIII. Fittest monarch, in my opinion) I’ve been thinking a lot recently about loss and how we spend our time. Of all things we experience, time is the most irrecuperable because we only get one chance with it.
Existential crisis. Pretty sure I’m having one.
Loughborough university had a ridiculously unbalanced ratio of men to women, roughly 5:1. This was great for sausage watching, obviously. Especially as Loughborough was jam-packed with sportsmen who had honed to perfection every muscle in their bodies except the ones used for thinking with. Consequently, men who looked great but had no chat whatosever were depressingly … Read more
<Apologies in advance for being an insufferably smug holiday wanker> Today, I’m lucky enough to be drawing and blogging from sunny Spain! I’m visiting my friend, Lauren, who moved out here a few weeks ago for an epic animation job. I’ve brought my laptop and drawing tablet with me to get on with some work … Read more
I like the occasional drink, to put it mildly. My habit has rewarded me with a liver that has the strength of ten men, and the look and feel of a slug when you’ve poured salt over it (I imagine). I justify this naughty habit because I don’t smoke or experiment with any drugs, and I … Read more
Every year when all the young people go off to get their A level results I experience a twang of jealousy. Not because of the actual results, obviously, that shit was horrible, but usually if A levels are important to you it’s because you’re planning to go to university and your grades determined where you were … Read more
Do you want to live the rest of your life in the frustrating cycle of losing and gaining weight? Follow these simple steps to get the yo-yo figure of your dreams! Weigh yourself. Give yourself a stern talking to. Exercise. If you’re experiencing discomfort like you’ve never known before whilst sweating yourself to terminal dehydration … Read more
I admit that I’m prone to risking the odd naked dash. My room is roughly four steps (or seven girly trots) from the bathroom and when my towel is busy wrapped up on my head I often can’t be bothered to get another one to cover my dignity. What’s four steps, after all? Turns out … Read more
No one likes to work for free, that is a given, and many (smart) people refuse to do it. Annoyingly though, for a lot of graduate jobs there’s this catch-22 situation: you can’t get a job without experience, but you can’t get experience without a job. Some proper arsehole came up with this in order … Read more
I have to admit that this particular incident didn’t go down in the last seven days, but I’ve actually had quite a pleasant week. My good friend Lauren Scott was kind enough to drive me the 100 miles back to Loughborough University in exchange for a weekend at mine and hopefully banging student night out. … Read more
So, we’ve all had this feeling, right? Especially on a Monday. Completely distracted thinking about all the important things in your life outside work. I had it when I had a set-hours job and I have it now I’m freelance. Personally, I find it worse because there’s no one to answer to if I don’t use … Read more
Yesterday, a bee stung me, on my arse. More accurately, I sat on a bee and it stung me. Of all the grass in the 395 acres of Regents Park, after 25 minutes of finding just the right spot in the shade for an afternoon unwind, I sit down on a fucking bumble bee. Naturally … Read more