The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]

The Countdown Begins.
June 1, 2012, 6:10 am
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Today is June 1.

JUNE 1!!!

How the hell did that happen so quick.

Half way through the World and what have I achieved?

Hell, half way through my life and what have I achieved.

Life passes so quickly, so I guess it shouldn’t be a surprise we often come to the end of our days and wonder what the hell we’ve good things we’ve actually achieved – even though, by then it’s all a bit too bloody late.

On top of that, as you get older, you discover there’s an amazing amount of other interesting and exciting things you can learn and experience which basically means that even if you commit a large percentage of your life to doing the things that matter, you’re going to end up disappointed overall.

Well, you will if – like me – you’re a glass half empty kind of guy.

In some respects, we should close off our minds to ‘new’ and just focus on what is wonderful in our lives now – at least that would stop us getting distracted and let us invest in what lovely things are right in front of our faces – but as much as I want to surround myself with the people and things that make me feel alive, I can’t help myself when I see new stuff that I find exciting …

I blame being an only child … which means I can say it’s all my parents fault, ha!

Of course what makes it worse is that we have these things called ‘birthdays’.

Those pesky annual events that not only remind you you’re getting older but that the gap between time and total fulfillment is shrinking.

In 11 days, I have another one of those pesky birthdays …

Which is the real reason I wrote this post, even if it won’t make a jot of difference to whether you send me card/pressies/money or not.

Did you see what I did there?

I just fused seeding and reverse psychology strategies together.


That’s the sort of shit you’d expect to see on serious planner blogs – or PSFK – not on my rubbish so let’s see on June 12th whether strategy fusion is the future of advertising or another load of overhyped, ineffective, ego-infested, twaddle.

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Comment by John

too fucking right doddsy.

campbell, youve written some pointless, incomprehensible shit in your time but what the fuck is this bollocks? did you have a liquor chocolate before you wrote it. what the fuck are you going on about?

Comment by andy@cynic

from yesterdays decency to this bollocks. youre a fucking schizo.

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Comment by toto

Better than being normal.

Comment by Rob

But then I would say that.

Comment by Rob

is this really your attempt to advertise your fucking birthday. not only is it very fucking badly done (like a mix of late night american advertorial bollocks and some french weird shit bollocks thrown in for good measure), no fucker cares, not even a little fucking bit.

Comment by andy@cynic

im scared. this post is pre serial killer shit.

Comment by andy@cynic

I’ll give you this Rob, it is the sort of shit I’d expect to see on planner blogs. If I read them.

Comment by DH

up until you decided to blame all your shit on your saints of parents, i thought i grasped what you were saying. it was boring and shit, but i think i grasped it. then you had aneurysm except you fucked up my mind.

Comment by andy@cynic

Your life might be passing by quickly Rob, but reading this post made me feel like my life had completely stopped. On the positive, you’ve finally written something thr moved me in some way.

Comment by Billy Whizz

nice insulting there billy. fucking impressive.

Comment by andy@cynic

Clearly the purpose is to remind all of us about postage delays when we send him card/pressies/money – the basics of planning.

Comment by Angel X

the basics of planning are knowing the fuckers you want to talk to which means he should know none of us give a flying fuck about his birthday. especially me because i inadfuckingvertently gave him an undeservedly good lifestyle as his present 10 fucking years ago. hes like one of my ex wives but without any moment of happiness attached to the memory. come to fucking think of it, neither have they.

Comment by andy@cynic

I have to agree the end of this post is a bit weird, even for you Robert, but the rest worked for me. I often feel time passes quicker than I can keep up with which is why I sometimes feel I’m in a battle between fulfilment and disappointment.

This is why I also understood your comment about closing yourself off to new experiences and possibilities so you can focus on what you already know. But that’s not what humans do, or most humans, which is why the only way to manage it is to define what new experiences will actually benefit you long term, not just for the moment. Which is not hard to do, but what few want to do.

I liked this post except for the last 25% which just went off at a tangent usually reserved for the comments.

Comment by Pete

your only saving fucking grace pete is you admitted this bollocks went all fucking mental at the end. that is your only saving grace.

Comment by andy@cynic

I wish you a happy 50th, whether it is now, in 11 days time or in a bygone era. Cherish your bladder control – it won’t be there forever

Comment by Simon Kendrick

You’re channeling your inner-Andy with that comment Simon. That should disturb you as much as it bothers me.

Comment by Rob

good fucking work simon. keep it up.

Comment by andy@cynic

Some people on this blog have suggested I had an aneurysm while writing this post. I haven’t – but thanks for your [insulting] concern.

If truth be told, it started off as one of those typical ‘old people’, ‘time passes by so quickly’ rants – then I realised it was the 1st June, and I thought I’d try and sneak in a hint it’s my birthday in less than 2 weeks.

Then I felt a bit weird being so blatant [which is weird in itself as that has never stopped me before] so I wrapped it up in that strange thing at the end.

When I wrote it, I remember wishing I hadn’t bothered but I was too lazy to delete it. However having seen how uncomfortable it has made certain people, it might have been the very best move of my life.

Comment by Rob

prick. you fucking, fucking prick.

Comment by andy@cynic

Rob, this post makes me want to send you a gift (so i guess your trick worked)…only I can’t find a zombie doll that can pop out of the box and scream into your ear to loud that it will make your ears ring till June 12th…Sorry but it does….

Comment by swati dagur

It’s the thought that counts. I suppose. Ha.

Comment by Rob

What Dodds said. Which in itself leads me to say WTF?

Comment by Marcus

At least you understand wha PSFK are on about, even if it’s pointless

Comment by northern

I read John & Marcus’s comments and… WTF? I liked the emphasis on T.O.G.E.T.H.E.R. And I made a note in my calendar for the 12th of June as well

Comment by Willem van der Horst (@Hippowill)

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