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Thursday, August 5th, 2010
4:02 pm
Can Bears Swim?
I have been out the pool for a while now. Had a nasty bout of gout which left me laid up and depressed for several weeks. All better now, well kind of, I have drugs that sort the problem which is always good. And now I have a beard.

Anyway I have been swiming every day this week and really enjoyed it. I think my swimming has really improved. I am not going to stay involved in the gay swim club anymore. I have enjoyed swimming so much this week and part of that is not having to worry about how many lenghts I will have to swim. So going to carry on just loving the feeling.

EXCITMENT! Today I think some cruising occured? I have never reeally considered myself a cub or a bear. I guess now with my beard I may be classed as having a bear asthetic? I am not really sure where the peramiters sit but I guess I am in that spectrum somewhere. Well this kid, must have been 24ish with a nice flourish of chest hair, kept looking at me, I would start swimming and he would follow. He would set off and then look back to see if I was following all very odd but quite sexy at the same time. Anyway the best bit was at one point I set off and he darted off underneath me. Watching his body glide beneth mine was awesome. We got out the pool and showered together, well, at the same time but not together. Then I got dressed and left. Lunch times can be fun!
Thursday, May 27th, 2010
4:40 pm
Dive in
Had a brill swim today. Been a bit of a miserable git of late but am now coming out of it. Think the post election blues just lingered.

My new swimming lesson group are all better swimmers and a couple of the boys have that attitude which I hate, the attitude that appears when people (when I say people I mainly mean boys) are quite good at something and cocky and competative. They start to slate the teacher, bitch that the lessons are too basic, not covering what they should, or getting impatient when the instructor takes extra time to explain. Shut up boys, it's fun, it's dirt cheap coz were gay and this lovely (totally hott lesbian) woman has taken time out to give us her knowledge. Still really enjoyed it, mainly because the instructor is so lovely, pushed me hard but in a really nice way. OK I admit it I just love being shouted at by women.

Responding to my Dad's email was a BIG mistake, he has become a very big religious bigot. Being gay makes him sick, do I have AIDS, how much sadness my Mum must have gone through, blah, blah, blah. After all that and some stuff about sin thrown in for good measure he said he was looking forward to getting to know me better and become a 'stable force in my life'. UH NO! Totally made me realise how great my friends and family are and how lucky I was that my mum had the courage to divorce him and head back to England, raising me and my sister alone. PHEW! But yeah, my friends and life I have made are great. Thanks guys, love ya and my rad queer life!
Friday, May 14th, 2010
3:28 pm
Haha, since starting my swiming blog I haven't been swimming. Oh well. I went on Monday but that's it. Post election blues and taking a total battering at ATR has left me drained, exhausted and bruised.

Got the email from my dad, in the end there was nothing to worry about it was very lovely and heartfelt. I sent a massive reply filling him in on the last 20 years and basically saying how rad my queer life is. I had to ask him to not end his email's 'god bless' which I did in a nice but firm way.

Tonight a friend is coming over for dinner but I have left tidying the flat until the last minute and can't be done with cooking, pizza delivery it is then. Plus I have to be at a meeting until 6 rubbish!

This weekend includes a return to the Bop, I can not wait, my dancing feet are itching to hit the floor. But as my first swim with the big boys is on Sunday drinking will be restricted, not an easy task for me.
Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
7:00 pm
Swim Time
Right, 7 weeks ago I joined an lgbt swim team. I started in the beginners group, no one there is really a beginner we could all swim but have been taught to swim proper with breathing and everything. Next week I move up to the improvers group. To be a proper member you have to be able to swim for an hour comfortably. I am quite far from this being the case.

Anyway, I have decided to blog my progress and about the stuff that happens at the pool generally, I go swimming 4/5 times a week now.

There are 5 of us in my group, Kevin, Antonio, camp mediterranean guy, easily distracted, Alex, fit euro lez, and a woman whose name I can not make out, not being able to wear my hearing aids makes people that speak quietly totally inaudible in the pool. Anyway at the end of one of the session I waited for Kevin so that we could swop number and maybe go swimming together in the week. We swapped numbers and he asked for my surname as he had a few Nick's in his phone. I then said," oh I don't need your surname there is only one Kevin in my phone and thats Little Kevin and clearly your not Little Kevin", remember folks this is a guy I have just seen in his speedo. He blushed and walked off. Whoops. The following week Kevin asked if I wanted to go for a drink, I misheard and replied, "yeah I will be here next week" then walked off, only realising what he had actually said after it was too late.

Today in the pool the aggressive old woman was there, I once saw a woman trying to make small talk with her and agro woman just pointed to her earplugs and swam away. I quite like her even if she does hit everyone with her backstroke and dictates who goes where in the lane. It is quite interesting that no one ever talks in the pool, well very rarely anyway. Yesterday a man asked about my Frumpies Forever tattoo, I explained that it was a band and he laughed and said he thought it was odd that someone would declare themselves as a Frumpie, I probably would. We swam away. Today a young black kid about 13 was doing lengths like no ones business, he asked if I was going to go first (no one is ever that polite normally) I signaled for him to go first but he just stayed and chatted, mouth full of braces. He told me how the base of the other pool can be raised or lowered to a depth of 3 meters and that was what the beeping noise that sometimes comes on. BROKEN BRITAIN MY ASS MR CAMERON THESE KIDS YOUR LOOKING TO CONDEM TO 'CITIZEN SERVICE' HAVE MORE MANNERS THAN ANY OF YOU FUCKERS.

So from now one when something exciting happens at the pool I will put it here, in my progress blog. I am thinking of signing up for the mile swim across the Thames but not decided if I need the extra pressure right now.
Tuesday, August 11th, 2009
2:33 pm
Puke til you Punk
I decided to do the Body Combat class in my work basement this lunchtime. I pushed myself really hard and at the end of it I was sick in the bin twice. Time for a snickers!
Monday, February 2nd, 2009
12:18 pm
Nick is in work alone, the only one to make it in. Send him a message, a joke, a hug, anything....on line or in the form of a text 07950691453...
Thursday, January 22nd, 2009
11:33 am
Retard Boy
I decided to become vegetarian as from the 2nd Jan. Today a little hungover I grabbed myself a sandwich on the way to work and sat at my desk eating it at 07:30, at 11:24 I realised that it was a sausage sandwich, what a retard!
Friday, November 28th, 2008
11:30 am
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
12:21 pm

Yesterday my love for Bear Grylls grew even bigger. "I also enjoy getting into a cosy bed with my pyjamas on, and watching the X Factor." Could the man be any more perfect? I think not.
Wednesday, June 11th, 2008
4:36 pm
Went to see Franz Ferdinand on Monday, only stayed for two songs which is probably best as my new meds have me very dizzy, i fell to the floor in the most pathetic way possible at work the day after..whoops, but I saw Todd from Lung Leg and it made me homesick for 1996!
Friday, June 6th, 2008
10:44 am
Fame is funny thing!
The other day Paul, Alice and I were walking about in soho when we saw a celebrity ‘ohhh that’s her isn’t it’ one of them whispered, yes it is I thought, quite excited, ‘doesn’t she look quite old in the flesh’ one of them said,‘doesn’t she look like the girl from the ting tings’ I replied, ‘it IS the girl from the ting tings’ paul laughed. ‘Oh I thought it was Michaela Strachan, DAMN’.
Tuesday, December 18th, 2007
1:22 pm
No Aloha!

Hooray, there coming over for my birthday!
Tuesday, May 1st, 2007
9:02 am
Jarvis really is a pompous ass!

Cocker said: "Together we can make a week that you will remember for the rest of your life."

Oh yeah, only with your help Jarvis can I finally have a week full of cultural delights that I previously could only have dreamt of, including, wait for it, the theme of Grange Hill and Melanie.

Ps. I quite like Melanie
Monday, November 27th, 2006
4:13 pm
i thought they might
Bis are going to do a 10 year (since new transistor heros) gig in scotland and london next april 5 and 6. TEEN-C POWER!
Tuesday, November 14th, 2006
2:36 pm
Thursday, October 12th, 2006
2:05 pm
Me and Madonna Hate the NME
This is a lie, I love those folks at NME they have given me free tickets to see MCR tonight at virgin megastore and i get to touch FRANK at the signing. I am going to be the oldest thing there. But I am so excited I don't care.
Tuesday, September 26th, 2006
12:32 pm
I've got pills cause I feel more than twentyone
Hey courtney fans don't forget the documentary on more4 tomorrow at 9.
Thursday, September 21st, 2006
10:27 am
Please plese let me get what i want this life..
OMG they are going to make a special one off This Life episode with origianl cast and crew. This will only be amazing if Anna is still as super cool and bitter as always. If she has kids and a husband I will cry, but I fear this may be the likely scenario.

Having had nothing to do at work for the last two months I have become a master of freecell, I was told off for singing Panic! at the Disco out loud in the House of Commons and attended a Management skills training course where I felt like an adult for the first time in my life.
Monday, August 21st, 2006
11:21 am
Suggestions please!
With it being Recess work is super quiet. My days are spent trawling the (boring) internet and clicking refresh on LJ and Hotmail. Does anyone have any suggestions how I can occupy my time.

I went out with work on Friday and got much more drunk than I intended so had the whole stress of coming in this morning worrying about what I did/said. No one has punched me yet so it can't be that bad.

On the plus side I am off to see My Chemical Romance tomorrow and Franz on Wednesday, so atleast my nightlife is going to pick up. With big_trend and the_big_bop being out of action due to school work and _squire_ out of the country my social life has been non-existant!
Saturday, July 29th, 2006
5:16 pm
the heat is getting to me
i know other peoples dreams are dead boring to read about so I will be quick. last night i drempt that i was sitting on the floor at a house party and morrisey was there and we were talking after everyone else had gone and he boxed my ears and said how relaxed around me he felt then we kissed and he asked if he could undress me, so we sat there with me in my pants and him in trousers and shirt we were kissing hard then i woke up, i tried to get back to sleep to see if we would do the dirrrty but i couldn't damn weather!!
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