Thursday, 13 May 2010

Regrets I'll never regret.

"My only regret, is that I don't have more regrets"

I read this quote while I was sitting on my toilet a few years ago, and it's always stuck with me, I can't remember who wrote it, It was a comedian or talk show host, the book was quotes about getting old. Anyway, I was thinking about stuff that I should regret, this was all spurned on by my friend Liam's blog which is rather wordy and good (http://powdersthoughts.blogspot.com/). So, I'm gonna list a few things which from an outside perspective would look rather silly, but also list reasons on why they're good or whatever, I'm an optimist innit.

Quitting Acting.
If you're reading this and you know me you'll know I'm fabulous, If you don't know me, Trust me. I have a certain flair for drama, So, naturally, after the lack of direction when I finished High School, I went to Kingston College (Represent) to study Drama and that. I dropped out half way through, It wasn't for me. I learnt some amazing stuff and met a few of my bestest friends in the whole world, Instead of spending time going to class I was busy discovering Korean cinema and whiskey. I felt that college was confining me from all these new experiences and fun. I didn't realize this was a regret until later in life, I think the real reason I quit acting though was because I didn't truly madly deeply want to do it. I love acting, I do, but I didn't want to learn it I guess.

Enrolling in car fixing.
So, I was with a friend when he went to apply for college as an electrician, and I decided I wasn't doing anything that year so I applied for Auto something engineering (fixing cars basically). Now, I should note I have absolutely no interest in cars, I joined the course because it was something to do and I felt I should geezer myself up a bit after being a luvvie at college. Again I met one of my best friends at Carlshalton college, I spend most of my time with him, we've laughed and cried together. I'll never remember the advice one of my lecturers gave me, he told me if my hearts not in it don't do it, Not in a mean way, But he notices how happy I was about my job (At a DVD shop) and how miserable I was about college. He could see I just cared about film and the arts, Not cars and grease. Which lead to me following what I've noticed I have a lazy passion for, Writing.

Smoking, (which, is awesome by the way)
Alot of people regret smoking (pussies), I don't know why, people don't force you to smoke. Teachers and Parents let you think that if you have one drag of a cigarette you'll be addicted for life and die at 28. It took me a few cigarettes to get me addicted to smoking, say about, 3. That's like 18 minutes of smoking that got me addicted, which no one forced me to do. And people blame the tobacco companies, Disgusting. I've shared some of the best times of my life smoking with my friends and on my own, Drunken discussions about shit while out for a smoke with friends. Smoking brought us all close together.

Quitting so many jobs.
I'm young. You're young. If you're not happy with something, don't do it. I've quit jobs for many reasons, mostly because I couldn't hang out with my pals and myself. Don't worry about commitments, you're young, have fun.

That's a few anyway, I guess It's kinda character building or something. Did you notice a theme there? They all involved friends, I have no regrets because of my friends. See that shit, I'm like the M. Night Shyamalan of blogging, throwing in twists and stuff. Anyway, yeah, so, you'd have no stories if you didn't regret anything, So stop being so damn careful.

Stay Gold.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Jack Sparling, Going political.

“I don't vote. Two reasons. First of all it's meaningless; this country was bought and sold a long time ago. The shit they shovel around every 4 years *pfff* doesn't mean a fucking thing. Secondly, I believe if you vote, you have no right to complain. People like to twist that around – they say, 'If you don't vote, you have no right to complain', but where's the logic in that? If you vote and you elect dishonest, incompetent people into office who screw everything up, you are responsible for what they have done. You caused the problem; you voted them in; you have no right to complain. I, on the other hand, who did not vote, who in fact did not even leave the house on election day, am in no way responsible for what these people have done and have every right to complain about the mess you created that I had nothing to do with.”


- George Carlin

George Carlin was one of my favourite comedians, The above quote was his view on voting (Obviously).

Now people have been asking me recently who I'm gonna vote for: The human jowel, Captain sleeves rolled up or the one no one takes seriously, and to be honest, I don't bother voting, when people ask me why, I pretend its a big political statement and begin quoting the late great Mr Carlin but really its because I can't be bothered. At all.

I'm not gonna get out of my bed and walk all the way to the polling office (Which is further than Morrisons) so I can vote for someone who's policies I didn't take notice to, who's probably gonna do something which will affect the amount of money I make or make pissing against a tree illegal.

When I told my nan this she went into a terrifying tirade into why the youth today don't take anything seriously and why I should vote, Eventually the rant went onto Rupert Murdoch and womens rights so I was off the hook, she's a strange lady. But I've always wondered why people take politics so seriously. Nothing changes, The old still die, how much money you make will keep going up and down, the masses will still claim money and costumed vigilantism is still illegal. Plus my one vote's not gonna make a difference, Yeah, I know "If everyone thought like that no one would vote", But Most people are to self important to not vote, So I can think like that.

Anyway.

So recently I've started working at the good NHS again, This time in the form of a Receipt and Distribution clerk. Which is great, I get to work with my friends and mess around the hospital for the 3rd time. The only thing bugging me is my pay situation, just before I started the job the bank closed my account (Id make a joke about bankers or something if I actually understood the recession), So the agency is paying me in cheque. Problem is I can't open a new account because I don't have any formal photo ID. So I can't cash or pay in my cheques, so I can't afford to get a new drivers license, so I can open my account, so I can pay in my cheques, so I can afford things like drivers licenses. It's a brutal cycle.

Oh, and speaking of brutal cycle's, Thanks to the ARSEHOLE in the van who knocked me of my bike last week, I was really craving for pavement so thanks for getting my face to the ground quicker. This is why I don't cycle in the road, It's full of cars. I should mention I'm not a cyclist, like at all, I just happen to cycle to work. I actually can't stand cyclists, I was laughing at this mental woman on a bike the other day who was hitting a car with her handbag because he was driving to close to her or something. It's the road! It's FOR cars! That's the beauty of cycling, you can go on the pavement when it suits you.

Anyway, that's what's going on with me recently. Hope you enjoyed.

Stay Gold.