5 DAYS AND COUNTING!
Well here we are again, another year, another christmas, and I bet you are wondering what the 5 days bit is refering to…well I will tell you pilgrims…….
In 6 days time, that’s the 20th December, your old mate Seadog will reach the great old age of
Fucking hell, and I really mean it this time…where the fuck did that go to??
It only seems like yesterday that I was 40….now its 10 years later, and I’m nearly 10 years older (clever that bit eh? ), and as Jean Luc Picard stated in the Generations film,I am more than aware that there is more time behind me than I have to come ( or something similar anyway ).
Yes I have a few, not having children possibly, not pursuing my education further when I had the chance, not winning the lottery ( not a serious one that.. or is it? ) not being able to see my dad grow old, being a bit of a grumpy old git sometimes, but on the whole not many really.
I have a good job, a great wife, good health ( hopefully ),some very good friends,a good family, and a comfortable living , a lot to be grateful for ( and I am ) …but now my thoughts are turning to pensions and growing old, and missed opportunities and I find myself wondering about what is to come, ..is this normal?
Someone once told me that ‘time’ is a predator that stalks us all our lives. But I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment because it will never come again.
Another Picard quote….and a very true one, and thats what I’m going to do or try to at least, to enjoy my time, to do things with that time, and not just waste it….hmmm perhaps thats a new year resolution blog…
Anyway, before I get too maudling, I am NOT going to have a big do ( sorry the Facebook Republican Party ), as we had a great big celebration in August ( there are a lot of big birthdays this year,50’s , 40’s 21’s 18’s etc ) and I got absolutely blasted, thought I had lost a contact lens, sulked in a corner for a few hours, then spent all night in a hot tub ( told you is was a good do! – If I remember I will post some pics ) , and woke up the next morning feeling like shit…
Mainly because I had tried to have drink for every year of my life….
I failed completely, only getting to about 9 before I lost count, though many of them were half pints of wine, plus Stella, plus Pimms,( thank fuck I never took the Jack Daniels around with me, or I would never have seen the light of day again), no wonder I felt like shit the next day.
So this time we are going to our local curry house ( bring your own wine) just some close friends and family, for a very nice civilised meal, and maybe a few drinks afterwards.
There could be one slight flaw in this plan…
I have decided that in honour of my 50th and the momentous occasion that it is, that I am going to drink Champagne all day ( my favourite pint of lager!)
and the demon brew has already been purchased (£15 a bottle from J.Sainsbury Esq… 3 bottles of it.. brilliant!)
dear oh dear, will he ever learn…
Yes actually I will, coz I’m not going to express it down( £15 a bottle for gods sake ), but sup it at a slow and lesiurely pace, and savour the bubbles.mmmm….
And I’ve got the day off work on Sunday…. could be messy, I will let you know!
So in honour of my impending induction into the ranks of S.A.GA ( Silly Auld Gits Association ) I am going to attempt to put on record 50 random things about me, some you might know, some you quite obviously won’t
1. I’m a bloke
2. I’m married
3. I haven’t got any children
4. Or pets
5.I have been maried for 19 years
6. I drive a Bmw
7. I’m not a typical Bwm driver wanker
8. I have a motorbike as well
9 . I have a clean licence ( now )
10. I used to weigh 15 stones ( fat fucker )
11. I now weigh 12st 8lbs
12. I still think I am fat
13. I am quite a softy at heart
14. I sometimes get upset by some of the stuff I see on tv
15. I like a good laugh
16. I enjoy listening to dance music
17. I fucking hate jazz…shite!
18. I am a PADI advanced Open Water Diver
19. I love going on holiday
20 . I have never been to the USA
21. Or Portugal
23. I have been to the Carribean
24. And Kos ..a lot
25. I would like to live in Kos
26. I dont make friends easily
27. But the ones that I do, stay friends for life.. usually
28. I have 3 brothers
29. And 2 sisters
30. 4 Nephews
31. And one niece
32. My favourite drink is Champagne
33. My favourite spirit is Jack Daniels
34. My favourite food is Steak
35. I love Turkey
36. I quite like Christmas
37. I am a season ticket holder at Aston Villa
38. I am a bit of a piss taker
39 . I prefer to use my mouth, not my fists
40. Though I would if I had to
41. I have worked for the same company for 32 years
42. I miss my dad …still
43. I can be over critical
44. I am a Roman Catholic
45. I swear quite a bit
46. I like Science Fiction
47. I have never taken drugs
48. I still love my wife ( even after 22 years together )
49. I sometimes get embarrassed easily
50. I have acted on a stage in front of a paying public
There you go, 50 random facts about me to celebrate my 50th birthday……suprisingly harder to do than I thought.
If you have managed to get this far then well done, you now know more about me than some people I have known for years…..
Hope you enjoyed the read, and that you found it worthwhile…
ROLL ON SATURDAY!