Tired of the city life

Posted by Blokeman on February 26, 2008 under General Bloke Stuff | Be the First to Comment

Over the last few years I have found myself growing more and more tired of life in the city. This has somewhat bemused me because when I was growing up I was always quite adamant that I was a “city boy” and that I would find it hard and boring to live anywhere but in or near a city.

Oh how things change, as I am now nearing my thirties, more and more I thirst for a quieter stress free life, more than any other reason simply because life is no longer sustainable in the cities of Australia and in particular in Sydney, things are just too tough, too stressful.

You fight every morning to board a train, bus or fight against traffic just to go to work, where you feel stress and over worked and hidden away from daylight for hours upon hours at a time, we fight the crowds just trying to get some un-nutritious junk food for lunch and the stress still piles up. Then after all is said and done, you fall out the door from work, completely drained and sick of it all, and you fight again in the traffic or commuting hell playing sardines on the train or bus, just to get home.
Then you get home and after all of that you are expected  to continue some form of meaningful relationship with your partner after hours of pure exhaustion, you have to try and get yourself something for dinner, speak to your other half, walk the dog, go to any sports training, see your folks, see your friends, wind down, and do so so much more, by the time you get to bed it is midnight and you have achieved nothing, totally wiped out your head hits the pillow and you are off to sleep, only to be up again at 6:30 a.m to do it all over again.

How anyone supports a family or has children is beyond me, not only do I not have the time and not only do I do not have the energy, and the most important, despite all that work, struggle and stress I do not have the money, not in the city anyway.

So this little black duck?, well he is looking for a way out, and something on the radar may just be playing in favour.

Have any of you ever considered a sea change?

Have any of you done a sea change?

How exactly, did you go about making money and living day to day?

So much time and so little to write

Posted by Blokeman on February 22, 2008 under General Bloke Stuff | Be the First to Comment

Sorry for the lack of posts, I have been overly busy at the moment and haven’t had time to write anything so i will just throw some topics at you and you can fill in the blanks.

Valentines day: Need I say more, what a waste of time and money
Trains: Again!
The Weather
Soccer training: ouch

Have fun, i will fill int he blanks myself when I have a bit more time.

How did you get there?

Posted by Blokeman on February 4, 2008 under General Bloke Stuff | Be the First to Comment

My girlfriend and I had some people over to our house the other weekend, there were quite a few there, in fact in total there were probably 15, now all things being said and done, I will admit there was some consumption of alcohol, exactly how much i am unwilling to say, because I don’t remember which should give you a clue.

Now all these people over lead me at the end of the event to think one thing?

Just how did someone manage to get splatters of shit, just below the toilet seat on the inside, above where the water comes out through the flushing mechanism.

The only way that I can possibly think that this would occur is that the person sat forward, kind of on all fours in a weird doggy style position, with the specific intention of spray painting the back of my seat. Either that or they hovered somewhere several feet above the bowl and let fly a shade of brown that I can only describe as curdled chocolate.

Now said event was a party that my girlfriend had planned and arranged for her friends, this meaning, quite simply, that the silent war of “It was your party, that’s your shit to clean up” ensued, until miraculously I returned yesterday to find a newly and freshly white bowl.

Seriously, can anyone suggest how this shit smear could have got there?