Harassed & Stressed

*Yawn*

Morning all – I am shattered.
Didn’t get much sleep last night and this morning I managed to oversleep.
Brilliant.
Then I get to the tube station only to discover that the travelcard on my Oyster has run out.
Brilliant.
Not only that but I also don’t get paid until tomorrow.
Excellent.
So I queue up to try and get it topped-up, half an hour later, my debit card fails.
Why? See previous point.
Fantastic.

What am I to do?

Well – at this point I had a good mind to turn around, go home, back to bed and sod the rest of the day off.
But no – I persevered – I managed to get through the barriers (just). Sneaky I know but I called my friend Alex to have a good moan and she insisted that I had no choice but to get myself to work (cheers Bongo, if you’re reading this).
So fifteen more mins later (when the tube finally turned up) I climb aboard a sardine tin-esque tube carriage…

..and off to work I went.

[EDIT: Just noticed the gormless looking dude over my right shoulder, on the bottom-left of the pic – brilliant – hahaha]

Note – my tube is NEVER that busy in the mornings.
What an absolute pain in the arse. GRRR!

Anywhoo – I’m at work now.
Ranting coming to an end.
Dunno what I’m gonna do about getting home yet – should be interesting.
Maybe I’ll work really late and sleep under my desk – that’s not a bad idea….

Oh – and on top of that – I’m moving house this weekend apparently.
Must start packing soon!

Things that have made me laugh recently…

Good evening everyone..
A bit of a cop out I know – but I’ve been SUCH a busy boy lately my blogging skills have suffered..

For this – I am truly sorry.

PhotobucketBut in the meantime – here are something that have made me laugh!
🙂

First up!

Me, in my ridiculously tiny sunglasses —->

I’m actually thinking about taking them back and getting some bigger ones..
They just don’t seem big enough.. y’know?

NEXT:

I have a friend called Vicky. She is lovely.
Beautiful, funny, intelligent, witty.. everso caring and considerate but also a teeny bit bonkers..
(which is probably why I love her like I do)…

Anywhoo – I stayed there a while back and in the morning she had to do her nails (as women do)…
So – I’m minding my own business and Vicky starts talking about her ‘monkey’.

“Your what?”

“I need my monkey to dry my nails…”

“EH?!”

Next thing I know out pops this thing:

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

You put your fingers on the Monkey’s ‘nanas and he blows air over your nails for you!
I don’t know why, but I found this absolutely hilarious.

Vicky just giggled away with me.. but it was just SO random..
Hahaha – I’m still smiling about it now.

Hehehe…

NEXT!

This is my friend Will.
Trying to use his new BBQ.

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I think that’s all I need to say in regards to that one!

PhotobucketIn other news..
Here’s a picture of me and Alex’s Giant Ring —- >

I love Alex’s Ring.
Alex’s Ring loves me.
We were meant to be.
Don’t you think?

Also..
I don’t know why that pic is yellow.
But it is.
Maybe it’s leaking from my hair…
Who knows?

Moving on…

I saw this at my Mum’s house the other weekend.

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HAHAHAHAHAH!
Apparently its a Duster… I just laughed so hard when I saw it.

HOW RANDOM?!
Hehehehee…

That very same weekend – while I was visiting friends and family on the Isle of Canvey I nipped round to see my mate Tony..
He asked me if I like his dishwasher…

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He then burst into fits of laughter..
As did I.
Who buys a dishwasher TO KEEP FOOD IN?!
WHO?!

Hahaha…

Remember me in my *super-cool* Sunny-G’s?

Well…

– because they are SO super-cool

…whenever I produce them, people just want to try them on!

So here – for your delectation – is a selection of random people wearing my sunglasses…

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James, Anthony, Alex, Mark, Jim, Basti, Alio (feat. Jess) and Rich…

…I salute you all!
Every single one of you!

Right then..
A couple more then I really must chip off to bed…

This is my mate Flashy blatantly abusing the law…

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Hehe
..and while we’re on the subject of Flashy..

This is my friend Alio.
She’s a good girl.
But sometimes she likes to be silly in the middle of very important meetings

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..but, when not posing alongside Flashy’s backside, Ali Bongo likes hiding under blankets, drinking strawberry cider, listening to all sorts of ker-razy music and generally having fun taking amusing photos of herself, and others.
Check out her myspace in fact.. you’ll see what I mean!

..and I *think* ..that’s everything.

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Quick update Lifewise:

I’m having a great time still..!

Been out clubbing not as much – but still having fun…

Kind of seeing someone at the moment – that’s all cool.
(and I think she’s probably going to read this so I can’t really go into TOO much detail – wink wink – nudge nudge – you know who you are)

Still working bloody hard.
Still loving my job.

If you’re still not sure about what I do –

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..well – nearly:

Very soon – thanks to the lovely intelligent people at Mobizines – you’ll be able to read my blog ON YOUR MOBILE!


I KNOW!
HOW EXCITING IS THAT?!

Errr… yes – where was I?

Had a great night clubbing at the weekend with one of my new best mates Liv (she’s my hairdresser too – she’s wicked) – her fella runs this night at Isha in Kingston on the last Saturday of every month called Sugafem.
Playing some wicked funky house and some sexy dirty classics..

Lovin’ it…
Ended up going back to some dudes house where he had some decks – mixin’ it up styleeee…
Hehe..

I’m STILL rehearsing too by the way!
Five weeks now until Our Country’s Good goes up.
Looking forward to that – made some real proper progress with my character..
Most of my main scenes are one on one with another bloke, so the rest of the cast hasn’t really seen what I’m doing with it yet.. but I’m looking forward to showing him off as it were – I’m aiming for something a bit edgy.. a bit.. intimidating y’know?
(I’m playing Ketch Freeman if you know the play at all)

But yeah – the Director, Jess – has really kind of encouraged me to explore this (what seemed at first to be a small) role.. and has given me some great direction.
Got a real good working relationship there.. proper director/actor respect y’know?
I’m really happy with it… …all I’ve gotta do now is get off book!
EEEK!

Ahem…

This month also sees the start of rehearsals for The Nativity too.
I think I’ve got my first call this Sunday – so fingers crossed for that one.
I’m really looking forward to working on this – the Director has got quite a good vision it seems and there’s an energy about him that reminds me of a good friend of mine.. so yeah – should be good.

The weekend also gave cause for a celebration too!
One of my closest friends, Natalie, managed to drag herself out of the horrid clutches of all things Essex and moved herself (and her lovely li’l sis, Squiffy) to sunny Surbiton!
Which.. for those of you who DONT know.. is about 30mins on the bus from here!
WHICH.. for those of you who dont know.. is SO much better than 2hrs on the train from here!
So – big HOORAH for Nats!
(I’ll come visit you soon darlin’ – when you’re all settled in like)

*sigh*

I always intend to write such short blogs – but it never happens!
Dammit…

Ok – quick wrap up…

Thanks for reading!
Things to do for next time…

I must email Sarah Bennett.
I must call Victoria Jackson.
I must text Selina Forrest.
I must hug Ali Bongo.

Laters Potatas!

PS – I’m a bit of a cheat – I’ve done two of those things already..
Ah well!

Hehe.. ’til next time true believers..

Bored at work

So yeah..

I’m BORED with a capital ‘B’.

I’m dreaming of Thailand.

Work doesnt really seem important anymore. Its kind of wasting away into the ether. In the greater scheme of things, work really doesnt matter at all.

I’ve got SO much to do this week and its just not happening for me really.. cant bring myself to care about it y’know?

Its difficult.

I think I’m gonna start looking for another job. Something that I dont have to commit so much time to mentally y’know? Something that doesnt put so many demands on my time and my effort. I know work keeps the brain ticking over and stuff but there are plenty of other things I could be doing right now instead of this. I’m not enjoying the pressure. I want to walk away from it.

I’m only realising this as I’m typing it… Jeez. Thailand’s really changed me. Wow.

Watch this space I guess. I need to sit down and work things out tonight. Sort out what I’m going to do with my life and stuff. Heavy man.

I think a TEFL will be the way forward. I need to sort myself out money wise.. a second job might not be a bad idea. Just for the summer. Get some cash behind me.. Then I can think about buggering off somewhere else.

Hmm.. *ponders*

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In other news – I got my Gurpa back! Well.. I havent got it back yet – but I will have! I didnt have time to pick it up when I landed at Heathrow the other day so I just left it.. Then yesterday I called them to see what the score was and they didnt have it.. GREAT I thought.. and THEN they called me back today to say they’d found it and they’d put it in the post for me asap. Brilliant! I cant take it on the plane but they’ll send it through the post! Hahahah..

Excellent.

So yeah – thats me updating my blog.

One more thing – I ate some chocolate today.

Only three tiny pieces. But now I have guilt..

(it did taste good though – YUMMO!)

Speak soon folks..

Koh Samui – Day 2

Good morning one and all,

Its 10:10 in Koh Samui and I’ve just had colema number two. More on that later..

Lets start from where I left off…

Yesterday after I posted I went into the restaurant – had some veggie broth and met some more people.. this one lass, Claudine, was talking about this bloke round the corner called Jet.. (awesome, I know) ..who does Reiki..

So I was listenin away and I was like – “I’m doing that”

I rocked up to Jet’s place and he was like come back at 7pm – so i did.

Wow.

First off: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reiki Thats what Reiki is.

At first I didnt feel anything – nothing at all – my mind was all over the place.. couldnt concentrate y’know… but then – once he moved onto my arms and my hands i slipped into it – started concentrating on where he was touching me… and at one point.. he had both my hands on my tummy with both of his hands on top of them and it was like he was saying “Its ok.. let go of the pain..” ..and I could feel myself welling up.. The emotion was so raw and so close to the surface.. and yet i didnt break.. it was there though – felt like he unerstood my pain y’know? My upset..

This went on for about an hour.. not the moment.. the reiki. The Moment only lasted about 5-10 mins tops.. but yeah.. afterwards he said to me “Your heart is weak..” and I was like.. “what? do I have a heart murmur or somethin?!” … “No no no..” he said “..your heart is damaged. I dont know how.. male, female.. someone die? Relationship.. yes, relationship. Your heart is weak now and you need to protect it and let it mend before you give it to anyone else.. ”

Oh my god. I nearly burst into tears there and then.

That was so emotional.. he’s getting me a protective crystal to wear – gotta go back and see him soon.. probably gonna have one more session before I come home – see if I’ve made any progress y’know?

So yeah.. thats one giant step for me emotionally. Really feel like I’ve started to let go now.. Proper nudge in the right direction.

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What else – well this mornin my friend Zoe made me weigh myself and I really didnt want to know yet.. but they (my other mates) all insisted.. so I did. I was about 14st before I started my pre-cleanse two weeks ago.. and now? ..now I’m 12st 10. I’ve lost loads!

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This morning I managed to get up on time so I didnt miss any of the treatments – which was good! ..after that I went to the 7:30 meditation session.. that was weird.. had a proper moment then too – it was odd – “Active Meditation” they call it.. Lots of movement – I couldnt handle it. I was there for about 45mins but then it got too much for me.. I had to leave.. Chillout – I broke into a sweat and then my hearing went.. it was crazy. Lauren (this other, actually quite cool, girl I’ve met) reckons maybe I’m trying too much too soon – I took a large step yesterday and maybe I need to rest a bit before I try another.. I think she has a point.

Ok

So I had my second colema this morning – that wasnt half a odd as the first one.. but yeah – its not painful – its quiet cleansing – you feel light afterwards y’know? I’m into the whole massaging of the colon bit now… you kind of let the water in a bit.. then massage it about a bit – then let more in.. repeat massage then let it out.. odd – but it makes sense when you do it – trust me!

yeah – so that was ok..

What now..

Um.. I’m gonna log off and go see whats going down. Steve knows a bit of palmistry and said he would read my palms in a bit – so that should be cool.

Also Lauren has gone to tryout this kind of Egyptian Reiki called Sekhem – thats with Jet too – so i’ll find out what thats like and come back to ya – maybe give it a go myself!

:o)

Catch ya later folks.

Thanks for listenin’/readin’.

P45 Anyone?

So yeah..

I nearly quit my job today.

I got REALLY fed up with my boss taking me for granted. I was so close to just telling him to stick it.
I really surprised myself actually.

I’m really not that kind of person at all but for some reason today he really got to me Dammit!

Basically, the first week of every month we sort out the accounts for the previous month. It takes five days (at best). We’re given four and a half.

So this week, not only have we lost a day due to the Bank Holiday but also when I turn up to work Tuesday morning my boss doesn’t even give me a chance to tackle my monthlies.

He’s like: “James, I’ve got two jobs that need doing. One to be done for tonight and one for tomorrow…”

Needless to say, I’m STILL working on these two jobs and I’m yet to even start my monthlies! I mean.. what’s that about?!

And the most annoying thing is – he expects me/us (the other folk in the office) to work earlier/later to get it done.

No.
He doesnt expect..

He takes it for granted that that is what we will do.

And THAT hacks me off…

So yeah – I didnt quit. But I’m not enjoying work at the moment…
Think I might start looking around again.. or failing that – what’s to stop me staying in Thailand?

I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t thought about it…