Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Peep Show

Season 5 will start on May 2nd and I honestly cant wait. I hadnt watched it until one hungover faithful Sunday in my mates flat in Brighton. We watched all of Series 1 that day and I watched the other three series online over the next few days. Resulting in me, arriving late for work several days in a row. Here is the top 5 quotes from Mark (thoughts to himself, does that count as a quote?), because if we're honest there is a bit of Mark's insecurities in all of us.

5.Mark: (Relax Mark, you're not Hitler in his bunker, he was really under the cosh... Mind you, at least he had a girlfriend.)

4.Mark: Hi Jeff. (Well fuck you if you're not doing small talk, I'm not gonna help us out... Lets die together.)

3.[In a toilet cubicle with Toni, Jeremy and Valerie]
Mark: (I've got to take Jeremy's advice more often: I'm out on a date with a teenage goth, smoking pot in the Lazerbowl toilets... this is it. This is literally, it. This is the sort of thing people do when they're having a good time.)

2.Mark: (Yeah, you won't be so cocky Jeff, when I come into the office with a Kalashnikov and 200 rounds of ammunition. I'm probably exactly the kind of person who could end up doing something like that.)

1.Mark: (Sure, an orgy sounds great, but you're basically just multiplying the number of people you're not going to be able to look in the eye afterwards.)

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Weight loss

I did one of those BMI thingys and was pretty pissed off with the results to be honest. I am overweight! Im pounding in at 14 stone 6 pounds, which makes me a stone over weight for someone in my height range. The range is roughly 11 stone 10 to 13 stone 6. In an ideal world, I will drop to 13 stone. I dont understand how I could be 11 stone 10 at my height. My weight at 16-17, was 12 and a half and I was pretty scrawny then.

After further studies, I am still confused with how I am overweight. Apparently the average calories a man requires is 2550. "How many calories are needed each day can vary greatly depending on lifestyle and other factors." Which common sense would tell you, if your training for the olmpics you can probably eat alot more and if your stuck in an office you can eat less. "A body that consumes 2500 calories a day, and burns 2500 calories a day will stay at the same weight. A body consuming 2500 calories daily but burning only 2000 will gain weight at the rate of about 1lb a week." FUBAR!!!!

Conclusion thus far, is bad diet, little or no exercise and beer, beer, beer equals poundage.

For the last few days, I have been having a bit of a jog, run/walk. Nothing too strenous. Not sure exactly how far I go but it takes about 40 mins. Just did a quick check on google maps and I have worked it out as roughly 2.5 miles. Doesnt sound like an awful lot, but its a 10th of a marathon. Just did another google while writing this and apparently I should be able to do that distance in 25-30 mins, so I need to get my ass in gear and stop changing songs on my ipod, playlist time I think.

Along with this strenous walk I have to do everyday now, so I might actually make it to my 30th birthday, I have been counting calories. Its not too bad actually. I aimed at eating under 2000 calories a day. I stumbled upon the subway diet thing which is part of my regular diet anyway but found out NO I Cant have the MEATBALL MARIANA or any other type of sauce on my sandwich. The bread you choose, must be wheat which doesnt bother me in the slightest. You can either go for the Footlong Veggie Delite Sub at 406 calories or the Footlong turkey breast sub at 512 calories. REMEMBER NO SAUCE!

Trying to get healthier causes all sorts of problems. In order to do the jog, cigerattes have had to go. Thats not too bad as I wanted to cut back on them in a huge way. I was smoking about 15 a day. Now I will have 1 in the morning, 1 when I get home from work and one before 1 go to bed. Even went out for a drink last night and only had 1 cigeratte so go me. Alcohol is another major problem a beer is like 200 calories, so 2 beers is basically a meal. 10 beers is my allowed intake of calories for a day. Last night I had 3 beers, when I was only planning on having 2 so went over my calorie limit by about 150 calories. Its been hard work so far, might change from beer to red wine at least I can drink twice as much then(a glass of red is roughly 80-90 cals). I think I will have to come up with a better plan for this, I have 14,000 calories I can consume in a week. I might try and bring my calorie intake down to 1800 so I can enjoy beersies at the weekend without feeling too bad, time will tell. Update in a week or two.

Monday, 14 April 2008

Skins Series 3

All of the current cast, will not return for the third series as the production team have decided to go with a complete new cast. See current cast members working at a fast food joint in your town soon.

Cigars and Champagne

Song: Maxi Priest - Close to you
Feeling: Open minded
Playing: Mario Kart Wii
Reading: Michael J Fox's Bio

Turning 25, sure does suck. Half way to 50, a quarter of a century, etc etc etc ...(as performed by Yul Brynner in the King and I.) Decided to have a party in the house to celebrate. The Neiller fella brought around some Bollinger and we seemed to go through about 3 bottles of Jagey. Anyway you think they would have let me win at twister on my birthday but no, I was the first to bite the dust. I did a mean version of Dont stop me now on singstar though. 5 years to 30, so I thought it might be an idea to have some sort of five year plan. It might be easier to decide what I actually want out of the next five years, than where I will be. But then what should be included in the 5 year plan, should it be some type of career plan or something a bit more personal. I think I will do some High Fidelity style Top 5 lists.

Career Wise.
1. Finish contract with JP and go on to bigger and better things, preferably in London.
2. Become certified in all SQl and SYBASE.
3. Make as many contacts as possible within the business.
4. Hit 500 sterling a day contract.
5. Start going to work on time.

1. Write at least two more books.
2. Take an acting course
3. Take a directing course
4. Do some travelling, around Europe and Asia.
5. Get a 6 pack haha

Realistic things I can buy
1. Hugo Boss suit and shoes
2. Nice BMW
3. House/Apartment
4. Every movie Al Pacino was ever in.
5. Projector screen

Quotes of the week

Ian Holloway on Ronaldo

"The kid makes you sick. He looks the part, he walks the part, he is the part. He's six-foot something, fit as a flea, good-looking - he's got to have something wrong with him.Hopefully he's hung like a hamster! That would make us all feel better!"

Eamon Dunphy taking the piss out of Liam Brady.
"Thats because you missed the bus, you were doing press conferences all day."

Nick Hornby
"But I'd felt as if I'd pissed my life away in the same way that you can piss money away. I'd had a life, full of kids and wives and jobs and all the usual stuff, and I'd somehow managed to mislay it. No, you see, that's not right. I knew where my life was, just as you know where the money goes when you piss it away. I hadn't mislaid it at all. I'd spent it."

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

"Bertie il see ya for a pint in Fagans and you can tell me all about it."

11 years in office is a remarkable achievement and the country has come a long way under his leadership. Celtic Tiger, Northern Ireland peace process and drinking in more pubs in Drumcondra than I do to name but a few of his legendary achievements. Politics is going to be very dour affair now with Edna Blah Blah Kenny complaining every day of the week and I never really like Brian Cowen, he is just a dull, unpolished and uninspiring man. The next election should be alot closer with Fianna Fail losing some seats in Dublin. Noel Ahern resides over my constituency and I dont really know anything about him apart from he is Bertie's big brother. I know alot of people my age who have been involved with Fianna Fail and these people are not bad people but they could fuck up a cup of coffee given half a chance. We need a voice and its needed now. Dont be surprised to see an early General Election due to this madness. Berties secretary seems to have forced the hand of his colleague's and he has been pushed aside. A sad day for a man who reigned over our countries most successful years.

"I'm not answering what I got for my Holy Communion money, my Confirmation money, what I got for my birthday, what I got for anything else, I'm not into that."

Im not telling them either.

Cup of tea and a bit of a browse

Youtube videos to watch over breakfast!

  1. The Devil goes down to Georgia
  2. The Commitments lego.
  3. Thundercats REAL LIFE - this video is fucked up
  4. SMOSH GUYS got sued
  5. Eric Cantona on seagulls haha