Monday, May 12, 2008

To recap...

Just what have I done in the last 12 months that has kept me from writing anything longer than my address?


I sold my house (just before all the selling house issues started).

Drove a Ford Mustang from the west coast to the east coast of America including spending a week in Death Valley during the summer where the temperature was circa 50 degrees C  (makes the weather this week seem mild).

Moved to lovely lovely Dog Poo, erm... I mean Brighton.

Went to Paris for a bit (très bien).

Went to the US again, this time to work in Pittsburgh (PA) for a bit.

Quit my job (about the 3rd time in 2 years).

Visited Dublin – was okay.

Got the worst flu ever at Christmas (the 4th or 5th time in recent memory that I’ve had flu at Christmas - no turk or stuffing for me).

Went to a bunch of gigs (including the Breeders – Pod, Trump - Pod).

Sat next to Gillian Anderson during a performance of Glengarry Glen Ross in London.

Stood next to Harold Pinter in the lobby of an Anthony Gormley exhibition (actually I stood, Pinter was sitting in his wheelchair, lazy bastard) - actually that's something I hadn't noticed before, where's my avatar thingy gone?

Went to South Africa for a bit (Cape Town lovely, Johannesburg a bit scary -  stayed at a guesthouse in Johannesburg which had a smooth miniature dachshund running about.

Completed more videogames than a man of my age should have any right to do (not going to list them, frankly it would shameful).

Became a Pro at bowling, boxing AND tennis on Wii Sports.

Bought a MacBook – Yes, a MacBook.

Read a stack of J G Ballard - Crash, pure filth.

Visited Cambridge, Oxford, Cardiff, Manchester, Birmingham, Reading and others.

Spent a small fortune on hotels, am now a Malmaison expert. 

Went to a lot of restaurants - the best was in Manchester.

Think that’s about it. 

I’ll go into more detail on some of the places I been during the past 12 months later, obviously makes sense now that this is a *cough* travel blog. 


Craig said...

Always nice to see a feed that seemed to be dead suddenly start updating again.

I don't suppose you managed to get Gillian Anderson to tell you whether or not the new X-Files movie is going to suck, did you? No, I suppose it wasn't the time. Well, as long as they don't involve agent T-1000 and his partner too much, it will hopefully be worth checking out. babbling aside, it's nice to see that you're back.

Sniffy said...

Gillian Anderson? Phwoar!

And why didn't you drop in when you were in Manc?


Mac book. Tit.

spleenal said...

How'd you manage to do all that?
It seems you're living/having enough life for two or three people your size.
Is your next post going to be about the week you spent at the playboy mansion?
Or your short lived marriage to Eliza Dushku?

Herge Smith said...

Hey Craig, Hey Speenal - good to see you guys.

Craig, i didn't speak to Gillian to be honest, and neither did she speak to me although I can tell you now that the likelihood is that the new X-files movie will suck. I know, it's a shame and all.

Sniffy, she was quite pleasant looking. Didn't know you lived in Manchester? (urm...)

The Mac book. Tit, isn't due out until the 3rd quarter of this year - I just have a standard Mac book.

Speenal, ahhh my short lived marriage to Eliza, it was all fire and acid, but it simply didn't last...