Category Archives: ****

High Fidelity

Self’s desert island, all-time, top five most memorable wake-ups, in chronological order are as follows: Tearlessly birthing from self’s mother with medically undiagnosed addiction to alcohol and cigarettes and Ryan Reynolds films, quilted in chicken batter Stirring in top tier … Continue reading

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Morning Glory

Wake at 10am in morning feeling glorious, refreshed and prepared to vanquish illness developed yesterday whilst rehearsing Noël Coward play and drinking rosé on National Theatre balcony with non-flatmate ex-workmate Valentina. Self watches season two of The Wire whilst prepping … Continue reading

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The Life of David Gale

Arrive back at new flat at 8pm. Self is weary, broken, emotionally drained like formally-wet-now-stone-cold-dry sponge. Flat seems quiet which self prefers as self far too exhausted to speak to other humans. Self unrobes, throws clothes to corner, clambers into … Continue reading

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Alien

Return home from work at 10pm absolutely convinced that self and large portion of mankind will suffer death by splintery extra-terrestrial rock fingers of 390 metre wide asteroid named Apophis in 2036. Fears attributed to small sized article in The … Continue reading

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Life as a House (et al)

Wake at 6.30am. Sleep. Wake at 7am. Sleep. Wake at 7.04am. Sleep. Wake at 8.30am. Alarm noise from encased-in-pink iPhone 3GS causes creeping sense of possibility of nervous disorder developing so decide finally to tip self from bed onto floor … Continue reading

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Bad Lieutenant

Wake at 10.30am and realise that it has been week since last confessional blog entry. In spite of roller coaster weekend featuring perverse hotel hijinks, drunken games of rounders and ninety minute walk along London Cycle Superhighway number seven, self … Continue reading

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Bandits

Leave work at 9.15pm and walk homeward. Originally provisional organisation of meeting with non-flatmate new-German-friend Anke to watch Bandits reaches consummation when self meets Anke at tube station. Anke has acquired several cans of cider as self apparently told her … Continue reading

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The Rebound

Wake at 7.50am and find that self not as hungover as anticipated. Self was fairly drunk during previous evening following performance of Sondheim irregularity Assassins at The Union Theatre featuring non-flatmate ex-workmate current-performer Anthony. Mild drunkeness brought on by single … Continue reading

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I Love You Philip Morris

Wake at 1pm when noise of scuffle in hallway outside front door begins. Look up and see through room doorway, down hall, through front door window, mirage of flatmate Tom trying to open door. Check time on alarm clock and … Continue reading

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The Man Without a Face

NB: Entire blog emboldened as anything Gibson related necessarily in extremes. Wake at 10.30am after another flat barbeque hosted by flatmates Tom and Johnny in celebration of return of non-flatmate girlfriends. Self unable to blog during recent days as busy … Continue reading

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Disgrace / King Kong / Fever Pitch

Wake earlyish on Wednesday and initiate routine. Decide to pull up John Malkovich obscurity Disgrace which have only downloaded because taken in by DVD box cover art on Blockbuster USA website. Self’s own disgrace last night causes sudden wave of … Continue reading

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Paranormal Activity

Return from work around 11pm. Exchange pleasantries with flatmate Tom but dismiss possibility of watching Kenneth Branagh film In the Bleak Midwinter in order to write how-to articles for website. Know nothing about how to decorate ceramic mugs and research … Continue reading

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Brothers

Barely make it through double work shift but still drink bottle of rose in Somerset House with workmates. Return home merry to see flatmate Johnny watching West Wing with long-term friend Charlie. Retire to room and pick Jim Sheridan film … Continue reading

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The Player

Find self in hurry to get to work after The Wolfman experience. Notice that self now growls when annoyed. Pleased, as this replaces dinosaur wail that self employs whenever hurt or scared. Receive text at work from non-flatmate James telling … Continue reading

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Gamer

Wake at 9am. Fall asleep. Wake again. Repeat routine until 1pm when drag self to kitchen to flick switch on kettle – task that seemed so impossible whilst horizontal. Bathroom. Coffee and cigarette whilst reviewing recent happenings on Facebook. Conversation … Continue reading

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