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December 18, 2012, 6:10 am
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So here it is, my final post of the year.

All in all, it’s been a good year both personally and professionally and in this day and age, you can’t really ask for anything more than that.

I’m not going to write a ‘top 10’ of my favourite moments of 2013 because:

1. My memory is buggered.
2. This year has gone so quick, I swear it’s only February 11th.
3. Those things are utterly, utterly boring as all hell.

However, it has to be said that being with my Mum on her 80th birthday was definitely a major, major, major highlight.

Oh, and so was Forest getting billionaire owners. Ahem.

Without wanting to get all sentimental, I would like to thank everyone who has come on here and insulted me over the last 12 months.

I still find it utterly amusing that anyone pops over here [note I didn’t say ‘read my stuff’] but it feels nice. Honestly.

OK, before I go off on one of my pseudo tear-jerker diatribes, I will officially close this blog for the Christmas period … which I’m sure pleases you as much as it pleases me.

All that leaves me to say is that I hope the best of your 2012’s are the worst of your 2013’s [which is an overly-complicated way of saying here’s to a great new year] and I wish you all a festive period filled with turkey, booze and presents.

That said, I start writing my nonsensical rubbish again on Jan 7th, so that’s one black mark against 2013 already.

Well, I say that, but if those Mayan folk are right and the World ends on Friday, this will be my last post forever.

Talk about an underwhelming way to go out … but I guess it’s at least consistent with every other bit of rubbish I’ve ever written on here.


PS: Here’s a sweet, little video to remind us that over the festive/drunken season, we can all get along. At least in theory. Ahem.


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A very nice way to top off another year of informative and insane blog posts. Thank you for all the provocation, consideration and constipation Robert.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy holiday season and a very prosperous and entertaining 2013. It’s been enjoyable.

Comment by George

you make me sick with all your peace and goodwill to mankind bollocks. the world is going to end on friday so what fucking good will it do for you then? ill tell you, fuck fucking all.

and have you heard about all these twats buying survival capsules in case those mayan fuckers are right. who the fuck would want to survive? 95% of yanks get the fucking shits if their dominos turns up 3 minutes late. that would be quite a good pr stunt though. dominos but a survival capsule so they can still deliver after the apocalypse. who do i send my fucking invoice to?

Comment by andy@cynic

I really like the ‘We Still Deliver’ idea for Domino’s. It would also work for DHL and countless others.

Maybe they haven’t done it because it could appear in ‘bad taste’ …

Who am I kidding, they haven’t done it because they didn’t even think about it.

Comment by Rob

Well put George. Happy holidays and 2013 to everyone on here, especially Rob for bringing us together and Jill for putting up with her husbands exploits.

Comment by Pete

whats the betting jill hopes santa gets her some ear plugs, a blind fold and a new house in a new country.

Comment by andy@cynic

Cute video. Yes, I used the word cute.

Comment by Pete

Since when did you take over Bridget Jones role?

Comment by Billy Whizz

fuck me pete, thats even sadder than campbell putting a fucking cat video on here in the first bastard place.

Comment by andy@cynic

I think the festive spirit affected my sense of normality.

Comment by Pete

Factoring in your holidays, it is effectively February 11.

Comment by John


Comment by Billy Whizz

going out on a bang doddsy. first one youve had all year isnt it?

Comment by andy@cynic

so campbell, when youre back from your latest excessive holiday, when does the next one happen and i include all the freeloading conferences some fuckwit idiots invite you to. you might be able to fool uncle dan but you will never fucking ever convince me thats work.

Comment by andy@cynic

You’ll be ecstatic to know that when I come back, I have about 3 weeks before we have Chinese New Year – which is another week off – then a week after that, I take my Mum to the North Pole for 15 days [though fortunately for her, it’s not all there] and then a week after that, I’m in LA for a presentation.

So basically in the first 3 months of the year, I’m actually ‘working’ about 4 weeks.

Consider this news my Christmas present to you.

Comment by Rob

I don’t know what it means – and I probably don’t want to know – but even I laughed at that.

Comment by Rob

Unless I receive money and presents I don’t care about anyone having a good christmas or new year. But happy christmas and happy new year. Bastards.

Comment by Billy Whizz

another lonely, miserable christmas for you then billy. dont be too down, theres plenty of drunk christmas party revellers for you to try and chat up. some of them might even be women.

Comment by andy@cynic

Prosperity is an alien concept but I echo George’s sentiments.

Comment by John

what the fuck? when you go soft theres no hope left for humanity. bring it on mayan prediction, theres no point going on.

Comment by andy@cynic

Ain’t that the truth.

Comment by John

happy blah blah fucking blah.

to all my adoring fans. have a good fucking exploited festive season, just make sure its not as good as my bastard or therell be trouble.

ps. where the fuck are all my presents for the enlightenment ive given you this past 12 months? tight fucks. not even for my daughter. uncaring scroogey bastards.

Comment by andy@cynic

In the post?

Comment by DH

I discovered planning on this blog,

Comment by chaud

No you didn’t. You discovered Rob planning. Either way, I wouldn’t admit to it.

Comment by DH

I apologise Chaud.

For the record, it’s actually a really good and interesting job … please don’t base your opinion on my rants.

Comment by Rob

Your blog lead me to Northern and maybe Martin Weigel, don’t apologise… I am looking forward to the next A[P]SOTW, cheers

Comment by chaud

So this blog led you to blogs where you can actually learn planning rather than you learnt planning because of this blog. Makes sense.

Comment by DH

Now he really needs to apologise. And don’t confuse me with Weigel, he’s dull and actually backs up what he says

Comment by northern

Happy stuff to everyone.

Comment by DH

Have a great holiday, and thank you.

Comment by Ciaran McCabe

And to you matey. Hope to ‘see’ you here in 2013.

Comment by Rob

Have a good holiday mate, enjoy the UK and don’t cry too much on Forrest…

Comment by Cyril

Rob naye saal ki subhkamnaye. (May the new year be auspicious). Namaste.

Comment by swatidagur (@swatidagur)

Cheers for the posts in 2012, have a great holiday, excellent Christmas – or end of time if the world shuts down on Friday!

Comment by Willem van der Horst

Best wishes to all for the holiday season and beyond. Thank you for a year of interesting opinions and nervous smiles.

Comment by Lee Hill

Best wishes here’s to another year of insanity

Comment by northern

And another year of Youporn offering free access.

Comment by Rob

Happy everything to everyone.

God, we’re all getting a bit lovely lovely aren’t we.

Comment by Rob

Happy times lovely people.

Jemma x

Comment by Jemma King

Which do you prefer, mistletoe or tequila?

Comment by Billy Whizz

I think she prefers being 1000 miles away from you.

Comment by DH

Ass. She’s just playing hard to get.

Comment by Billy Whizz

Best wishes to all for next year. Stay safe, be merry and fornicate.. It’s Christmas after all..

Comment by niko

stop making billy feel even more shit about being at home with a packet of doritos in one hand, his cock in the other.

Comment by andy@cynic

At least I’m not a santa pedophile.

Comment by Billy Whizz

Merry Christmas, Rob.

Exessive sentimentality is a very attractive quaity in a planner. Keep it up!


Comment by Ian Gee

speak for yourself.

Comment by andy@cynic

Never one for attention to detail Rob – stick to the helicopter view!
“I’m not going to write a ‘top 10′ of my favourite moments of 2013 because: 1) It’s not 2013 yet!!”
Have a great Christmas fella

Comment by Jonathan

Bollocks … you’re right.


In other bad news, as the only person who saw it, it proves no one else reads my rubbish.

I will keep it like that in your honour.

Comment by Rob

That’ll have to be the fifth year in a row that you’ve posted that picture of you and Santa on here.

A Very Merry Christmas Y’all !

See you in the new year.

Comment by fredrik sarnblad

thats nothing. his been wearing that fucking army shirt for 12 years and using the same fucking presentation for 20. in campbell world, 5 years is practically just fucking born.

hows boston treating you?

do you understand a fucking word anyone tells you?

do you finally feel safe being so far away from campbell?

Comment by andy@cynic

Boston’s great. Enjoying all aspects of life here, even winter. Honestly, I don’t think the distance to Campbell is a contributing factor. Though I understand you’d feel differently.

Comment by fredrik sarnblad

I am still here you know.

I can read what you’re all saying.

Comment by Rob

happy new year fuckfaces.

ps. where the fuck are my christmas presents?

Comment by andy@cynic

you too man

Comment by toto

Hey Rob. Happy New Year. Keep doing what you do. I like your style. Not always, but y’know. Most of the time 🙂 xxx

Comment by Charles Frith

Happy new year to everyone!!!

Though given Forest sacked their great manager, replaced him with a shit one and got beaten 3-0 on New Years day by managerless and shitty Blackburn Rovers, I think my 2013 is already done for. Damnit.

Comment by Rob

Come along now post something please

Comment by Northern

are you fucking insane? i swear to fucking god this is what those mayan fuckers meant when they said the end of the bastard world.

Comment by andy@cynic

I hate to agree with Andy, but I agree … and I think you will by the time you’ve read my rubbish on Monday. Just remember, you asked for it.

Comment by Rob

Don’t mistake high impatience for high expectations, I don’t care what you post really, it’s the comments I’m after.
Unless you’ve decided to do more of the great stuff about the day job, which I’m hoping is the case

Comment by northern

We’re both disappointed then.

Comment by Rob

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