Bachelor parties are a disgusting waste of time

Stag-do's (what we call bachelor parties in England) are all staid and predictable. Despite the lusty desire for danger, the average stag weekend is a cliche-riven ride into mediocrity - a downbeat orgy of drink, drugs and bad food. What should be a joyous adventure is often bogged down by labyrinthine rules and dull traditions. … Continue reading Bachelor parties are a disgusting waste of time

The beauticians profiting from the pandemic

A worldwide pandemic, and economic crisis, is no deterrent when it comes to vanity. Despite the fact that we are all shut away at home with no one to please but ourselves beauty stylists are persisting with their message of low-grade narcissism. In other words:Extended coronavirus lockdowns do not have to mean living with hair … Continue reading The beauticians profiting from the pandemic

Podcast: My date in a pretentious East London pub

My podcast - I went on a date in a pretentious East London pub. Chloe, my companion, was perfectly charming but she worked in the charity sector. As such she viewed my role as a corporate drone with subtle disdain. I was irked at the time, but on reflection I think she had a point. … Continue reading Podcast: My date in a pretentious East London pub

I am stuck in a feedback loop

Past events keep churning in my mind. I have done many varied things in my life. Some things were enjoyable. I once spent a couple of years working and travelling around Europe before serving in the military. Some things were unenjoyable. I was broke and drug-addled in Europe before being imprisoned on a warship. I … Continue reading I am stuck in a feedback loop

What is anger?

Someone once said 'anger is an engery' - I believe it was Johnny Rotten. He also said the UK was a fascist regime so he wasn't always on the money. Still, he had a point about anger. Anger is revitalising. Anger is powerful. Anger is debilitating. Anyone who has ever been angry in front of … Continue reading What is anger?

Our robot overlords are already here

And so our march towards mechanical subjugation takes another step. According to Reuters our robot masters have nudged us a little closer to obsolescence: CITTĂ€ DI CASTELLO, Italy (Reuters) - Amazon’s new recruit comes from a medieval walled town in central Italy and can box and seal at least 600 items of different shapes and … Continue reading Our robot overlords are already here

Podcast: I tried to befriend an icy work colleague

Trying to make friends in the corporate world is rough. Everyone is so caught up in the venal race to the top there's any hardly time for niceties. Granted, I work for an investment bank in London, not a place known for its collegial spirit - still, the struggle is worth it. I simply must … Continue reading Podcast: I tried to befriend an icy work colleague

Podcast: I wanted to be king of the dating bloggers

I wanted to be a dating blogger. No, I wanted to be the king of the dating bloggers. In retrospect this was of course a ludicrous dream. After all, the dating blogger - with their perennially single status - is of course a symbol of romantic failure. Still, I thought I would give it a … Continue reading Podcast: I wanted to be king of the dating bloggers

My podcast – a tale of dating sorrow and morose humour

Hello all, I have no idea whether this link is accessible to all. Still, I thought I'd throw it out there. I've started a podcast - in order to chronicle my dark failure in audio. https://open.spotify.com/episode/5MvIxHQavxapCUJuCTzcdB?si=8saFwG2NSTuMNvvyTbZUsQ As for the blog...I'll be back on it soon. The corporate world has had me in its shiny jaws … Continue reading My podcast – a tale of dating sorrow and morose humour