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

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January 19, 2018, 6:14 am
Filed under: A Bit Of Inspiration, Attitude & Aptitude, Comment, Culture, Daddyhood, Fatherhood

In December, I went to more Christmas parties than I have done in years.

That’s not because I’d suddenly become popular – oh no – it’s because you didn’t really have them in China, mainly because the only role for Christmas was to extract cash from expats who were missing home than to celebrate the actual occasion.

Anyway, there was one week where I was out till 3am on two consecutive nights.

I know … I know …

What made it even more amazing is that on both following mornings I had to be up at 5:30am which meant I had a total of 5 hours sleep over 48 hours.

Once upon a time I would have been fine with that.

Well, maybe not fine – but I could have managed. But this time, I felt like I had literally been run over by a truck.

So much so that when I went out for lunch with an old Wieden [NIKE] colleague that weekend, I apparently spent so much of our time telling him how knackered I was, that he sent me this.

Nice huh?


Which all goes to explain why the thing I look forward to the most at weekends these days – after doing my fatherly duties of running around an insanely energetic 3 year old for a few hours – is sleeping rather than partying, which also explains why this post from 2014 is even more relevant today than it was then.

Have a great weekend.

Zzzzz Zzzzz …

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Congratulations on your worst post ever Rob.

Comment by DH

The column of dates on the left challenges that assertion. #crapdata

Comment by John

Proud I can still set new standards at my age.

Comment by Rob

Funny how you’re too old for staying out late but not old enough to stop being annoying and immature during daylight hours. If it’s any consolation I’ve seen you looking a lot, lot worse.

Comment by DH

the thing with campbell is as hideous as he looks now he does look less hideous than he used to look. like a cheap, shit wine that has been left alone for so long it fools you into thinking it’s nicer and more interesting than you remember it until you taste it then know its still the same shifty wine it always was but is now even more dusty and unpleasant.

Comment by andy@cynic

That’s quite a comprehensive insult. Thank you.

Comment by Rob

more than you fucking deserve.

Comment by andy@cynic

As much as I am impressed by your late night partying, I do find the shift from your post of yesterday to today disarming. I should be used to it by now but your ability to randomly and radically change direction keeps me on my toes.

Comment by George

That’s a nice way of saying he occasionally raises the quality of his posts.

Comment by John

campbells idea of partying is sitting in a corner, sipping on a diet coke and bitching to himself about every fucker he hates who comes into his eyeline.

Comment by andy@cynic

Wow, were you there?

Comment by Rob

I thought senior management were meant to leave at a reasonable hour so that everybody else could then have a good time.

Comment by John

Yes … but why would I want anyone to have a good time?

Comment by Rob

no wonder nike is losing to fucking adidas.

Comment by andy@cynic

I’m assuming you posted that picture of you to stop people asking for copies of your book.

Comment by Bazza

I thought that was picture of the guy who saved the captive family.

Comment by John

The comments have saved this post. Again.

Comment by Marcus Brown

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