Abstract Concept

I’ve thought for a while that we talk to ourselves when we’re trying to work problems out as it’s easier for us to understand something when it is verbalised in a language we speak. Until we verbalise something, a thought is an abstract concept. I don’t know if this is true or whatever but it makes sense to me. To test it out, I tried to verbalise speaking in my brain, forming sentences etc and it was very difficult. Trying to explain to myself in my own head was odd. To be fair it was just before bed and I was tired. I dunno. It’s just an idea I had

I’ve needed my holiday

My holiday from work is rapidly coming to an end. It’s been very much needed and I have to say that the week has seemed like it has lasted forever. Man, it’s given me a break and given me a chance to put things into perspective. I know how I should be prioritising my life and I’m hoping that I’ll be able to implement some changes in my life.

I don’t need to have my phone on me all the time. If anything, I think that I need it more than I actually need to. I don’t have to have it constantly in earshot.

I don’t need social networks. I enjoy some social networks but they’re not important at all.

I have time to do the things I enjoy if I make time.

I’m awesome.

What I do is so important and needs to be shared with the world

I watched a TV show yesterday called “Life Stripped Bare”. It wasn’t quite what I thought it was going to be interesting but interesting nonetheless. I thought the show was going to be about people giving up their mobile phones and all of their other belongings. It was that but it also meant their clothes etc. (I should have guess because the term “bare” being in the title.)

Over the course of the 21 day “experiment”, each day they were given one item back. It surprised me at how quickly people wanted their mobile phones back and other dumb things that they don’t really need. All the people (apart from one) got rid of a bunch of their crap because they didn’t need it any more. All went straight back to their old ways very quickly.

I also watched another show about the Tate Modern in it they showed a piece of art based on an artists fake Instagram life and how we as a nation are quite narcissistic. It’s sad but it’s true. I mean, I don’t like to think of myself as a narcissist but I am, I write this blog, I record a podcast, I post on social networks because what I do is so important and needs to be shared with the world.

I guess I’m still trying to work out what is going on with life. All of this is food for thought. There is still a lot of stuff that I could probably give up in this world and it’s all for the better.

I had a thought that other day. If something makes you happy then it’s absence makes you unhappy.

Tidy house, tidy mind

7:38AM
It’s so odd, I’ve not had to be up early for nine days but I honestly can’t lie in. I woke up about 7am and I’ve not been able to drift back off yet. Ah well. I haven’t got any plans for today. My wife has got work so I’m on my own until the afternoon. I’ll probably do what I’ve been doing every other day, listen to records and reading… I finished “The 39 Steps”. It was a fantastic yarn. I recommend it highly. You can easily read it in one day.

10:05AM
I’ve spent my time this morning sorting out my side of the bedroom. That’s not to say that it’s like Hella messy or whatever it’s just something that I’ve been putting off for a while. It’s all dusted and the wires are all tidy. I’ve also sorted out my bedside table. Tidy house, tidy mind.

12:20PM
I’ve spent most of my morning listening to podcasts and cleaning. I love to clean but I don’t get to spend as much time as this normally. It’s very therapeutic. I’m gonna make myself some lunch (noodles) and have a cup of tea… Probably Norfolk tea for those interested.

12:49PM
Had a cup of tea.

2:23PM
Had a cup of tea.

4:28PM
I’ve had a very productive day with all the tidying and cleaning stuff. I’ve also made a fair of dent in “Hey Nostradamus!”. Our grocery shopping has just arrived. It’s always nice when your fridge goes from empty to full. We’ve got fish tonight. I rarely want fish so we need to have it as and when. Yesterday I really fancied battered fish portions and spaghetti hoops. I can’t wait.

8:16PM
Had a cup of tea.

I am now “a pretentious twat”

08:11AM
Had a cup of tea.

08:14AM
Either last night when I was sleeping or during my walk yesterday I was bitten four times. I do my best not to itch bites but by crikey it is difficult. I love the great outdoors but come on, it doesn’t always like me. I feel like I’m a buffet. One of the bites is on my bald spot. That’s just mean.

12:50PM
Currently sitting in McDonalds in Norwich. I love McDonalds. I know that’s lame but I don’t care. I was just rude to someone as they sat at an empty table without ordering any food whilst I stood there with a tray of food. I said “I’ve already got my food and I need to sit down”. They then offered to share the table… Hell no. I had to traipse upstairs to sit and enjoy my food… Some people…

02:18PM
On the bus home, I’ve got iced tea as well as two special blended teas from a shop…

03:38PM
Had a cup of tea.

04:15PM
I’ve tried the Norfolk Tea blend (blended to go with hard water) and I have to say that it was a gorgeous cup of tea. I have to concede that I have now passed through the door of a tea drinker and am now “a pretentious twat” because I have five different blends and a tea infuser. Jesus Christ.

I’m listening to “Kid A” by Radiohead on vinyl. I purchased it earlier along with a copy of “Amnesiac”. They are two of my favourite Radiohead albums. I’ve not listened to them for a while since I started listening to music primarily on vinyl. I’ve had then on CD for as long as I can remember but I’ve not had a CD player for about a decade, nstead I was listening to music as a series of 1s and 0s. Ok, I’m definitely a “pretentious twat”. What of it? Can a pretentious twat still be a pretentious twat if they’re aware of it?

05:33PM
Had a cup of tea.

07:49PM
I’ve had a very busy day and I’ve enjoyed it immensely. It’s been sunny and just all round good. Pleased with my new vinyl and my tea blends. Not bad at all. I’m reading “The 39 Steps” too. I want to finish it tonight.