Override

March 6th 2021 Today I’m now apparently the kinda guy who takes cold showers. And not because of any health or prosperity reasons, but simply because I haven’t figured out how to use my new boiler. You know that Andy bloke I talked about yesterday that told me I needed to turn off my immersion heater to save money? I wish he was still about today to help me figure out how I’m supposed to have warm showers without leaving the immersion on for 5 months at a time. He did mention something about pressing the override button on the … Continue reading Override

Andy

March 5th 2021 Today the smart meter man showed me how to bleed my radiators because I am not a functional adult. He’d come to install my smart meter, and before he left I asked him to check my radiators were working. He seemed like the type that would know how to do that. Also he was like the most friendly guy in the world. And so he explained what bleeding meant, and how I should do it. Shoutout Andy at EON. And shoutout people who are genuinely happy to help. If I were the type, I’d email his company … Continue reading Andy

Something

March 4th 2021 Today I can’t write everything, but I also can’t write nothing, so at the very least I’ll have to write something. Sometimes, something is better than nothing. Mostly, everything is better than something. Definitely, everything is better than nothing. Until tomorrow, maybe nothing is better than something. Jacn Continue reading Something

Sponsored

March 2nd 2021 Today’s story is actually from last night, but I’d already done my blog for yesterday by the time it happened so please let me off. If I allowed myself to use post titles longer than one word, today’s would be “Apparently even sleep is sponsored now” So I’ve been struggling to sleep the past couple nights, and someone suggested a sleep podcast on Spotify. I figured it couldn’t hurt, so I asked my Google home to play me one of them as I tried to doze off. Aside from the fact the dude sounded like he needed … Continue reading Sponsored

Caricature

March 1st 2021 Today I had a slight panic attack where the world, for just a little bit, seemed not quite real. It happens sometimes. The theory for today’s one is that I was exhausted because I’d been awake since 4am, hungry because I hadn’t eaten, and drained because I’d just been for a run. Chuck in some dehydration and an unexplained swelling anxiety and suddenly I had to dip out early of the meeting I was in and have a lie down. I’d been up since 4 because I’d woken up thinking I couldn’t breathe. I could, I’d just … Continue reading Caricature

Kissimmee

February 28th 2021 Today life is just better when the suns out. I walked to my local go-to coffee place this morning to get a coffee (duh), and life was just better. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky. I can’t hear or write that phrase without thinking back to a time in, potentially, Kissimmee Florida, when I was, potentially, eight, and stood on the hotel balcony with my Mum. “There’s not a cloud in the sky!” she said. “Yes there is, there’s one over there!” I corrected, ever the pedant. I’m sure my parents will not be pleased to … Continue reading Kissimmee

Fleece

February 27th 2021 Today, for my 300th consecutive day of running 5k, I ditched the fleece because the sun came out. For like the last 100 of those 300 days, I’ve been layered up and protected from the cold. It’s been very cold. I’ve had fleece, thermal, hat, gloves, leggings, the lot. I’ve ran in the snow and froze my nipples off. But today the sun is out, and the fleece is off. No hat, either. I mean, it wasn’t warm, and I was still wearing long sleeves with my hands tucked inside to keep my thumbs warm. But it’s … Continue reading Fleece

Light

February 26th 2021 Today, don’t you think the world has had enough weirdness for a while? Apparently not. After a year’s lockdown and a global pandemic, there’s now an ominous beam of light being projected onto earth from the sky. It wouldn’t surprise me if it turned out to be an alien laser attempting to blow earth up, or melt it. Nothing would surprise me anymore. It seems to have come from nowhere. No warning. No announcement. I just woke up this morning and there was this light in the sky. It makes me think of the light on the … Continue reading Light

Keown

February 25th 2021 Today I attempted to avoid unnecessary negativity. Mostly in the context of how I watch football. For starters, I muted the TV. Whenever I watch football — which I find myself doing a lot at the moment — I inevitably get annoyed by the stupid things that commentators say. I’m looking at you, Keown. A lot of the time I react to the things they say, because they’re so dumb that they force a reaction. And it’s always full of agenda or bias and rarely on fact or nuance. And so I’ve just stopped listening. I listened … Continue reading Keown