Just to clarify…

February 6, 2006

The following people are not funny and anyone who thinks they are is a terrible human being who probably burns the eyelids of little kittens

  • Ricky Gervais – Smug, self-satisfied prick who plays the same character in ‘The Office’ and his stand-up shows. It’s not funny. It’s horrendously boring
  • Little Britain – The most overrated heap of monkey spunk ever. If you want to see how catchphrases should be employed, go and watch The Fast Show or The Mary Whitehouse Experience. Walliams and Lucas should never have left ‘Rock Profile’

Chronologically challenged

February 6, 2006

You know you’re getting old when rock stars are younger than you, and you can remember when most of today’s current football managers used to play.


The most perfect song lyrics ever

February 5, 2006

Otis Redding – “That’s How Strong My Love Is” is possibly the most lyrically beautiful song ever written. Such vivid and gorgeous imagery. I suggest you all go out and buy an Otis Redding album and listen to nothing else for the rest of your lives.

If I was the Sun way up there
I’d go with love most everywhere
I’ll be the moon when the sun goes down
Just to let you know that I’m still around.

That’s how strong my love is, woh
that’s how strong my love is.
Thats how strong my love is baby. baby
that’s how strong my love is.

I’ll be the weeping willow drowning in my tears
And you can go swimming when you are here
I’ll be the rainbow after the tears are gone
Wrap you in my colors and keep you warm.

That’s how strong my love is, darling
That’s how strong my love is, baby
That’s how strong my love is, woh
That’s how strong my love is.

I’ll be the ocean so deep and wide
And catch all the tears whenever you cry
I’ll be the breeze after the storm is gone
To dry your eyes and love you all warm.

That’s how strong my love is, baby
That’s how strong my love is now
That’s how strong my love is, darling
That’ show strong my love is, again now.

That’s how strong my love is, so deep and wide
thats how strong my love
So much to love, yes so much to love, woh
there’s so much love, there’s so much love
Anything the sun can do I will do it for you
Any kind of love you want, I’ll be with you.


So it all begins

February 5, 2006

Good evening all. Been meaning to sort a proper WordPress out for ages, but until I have the cash to get myself some decent hosting, this’ll have to do.

I guess this little blog will be more of a document of where I am now work wise. I am in my second year at Uni and working at the students union as a graphic designer/web developer, whilst still being stupid enough to take on loads of extra work as well as trying to learn various languages/software.

So, where am I at the moment? Currently on my bookshelf, I have tomes on PHP, MySQL, Apache, Flash, JavaScript, Dreamweaver and CSS. Now, I’d like to think I’m OK with CSS and HTML (mainly thanks to my good friend Ben Martin) and I can muddle my way through Flash but it usually ends up being a fight against the program to the detriment of the actual design (you shoulda seen the crap I ended up handing in for one of my uni projects. Ashamed isn’t even the word!). The big enchilada for me at the moment is PHP/MySQL, mainly because it’s something I’ve been meaning to tackle for ages, but I just never get any time…

Been looking at junior designer jobs some of which I reckon I’d have a good chance of getting now if I went for them, but I made a promise to myself that I’d stick out uni until at least the end of year two (the third year is optional). I’d like to do more web work to be honest. My current job is mainly print based, which is great. I get to work on some pretty cool stuff and there’s only myself and Ben designing so we’ve got our own little micro department, but I really enjoy the web work I do out of work hours. I’m finishing off a site for a little organisation within the University of Derby which will possibly lead to at least two other jobs (and some sorely needed £££).

Just got set my four uni projects as well this week, two of which look really interesting and the other two are assignment based, so it’ll be late nights in front of Word (or InDesign if I feel particularly anti-Microsoft!) checking word counts and spellings. Joyous.

Anyway, that was a load of rambling guff. Hope you’re all well.