DIARY

Notes about any interesting things that have happened during the course of my day or my general thoughts on random topics.

Tales From The Business Startup Show

14/05/2015

Yesterday, at work, we went to London’s ExCel for The Business Startup Show. We’ve been there a couple of times before to get some interviews and do a bit of networking. It’s usually a fun day – especially when Mak’s flirting or joking around with the people on the stands – but very tiring. Last…

Why I feel bad today

30/03/2015

Today during lunch I went into town. On the way, a foreign woman – who looked a lot like Felicity Smoak from Arrow – stopped me and asked directions to New Street station. She was heading towards the custard factory, so I told her it was back the way she came through town and pointed…

I Am… Captain Clean

16/03/2015

Strange thing happened at work today. I was in the toilet cubicle at work and a guy came in and had a wee, then went to leave. I heard the door open and without thinking I said – in a deep, rough voice – “You didn’t wash your hands.” and to my surprise I heard…

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Ben in Austria (with Photos)

20/07/2014

Flight went well, apart from mother having a panic attack when getting on the plane. I’m sure she just does it for attention. As we were landing, I noticed a big Ikea outside. I thought we’d taken a wrong turn and ended up in Sweden! When we got to the airport, it was pretty deserted.…

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MRI’m Bored

03/07/2014

Had my MRI and found out what I have. Claustrophobia. Not really, that was just a joke (only just). Before I went in, I had to fill a form in. I didn’t know all the answers, so I was reading it out and asking mother. One of the questions I asked her about was “Have…

A Good Day for Anecdotes

04/06/2014

Today has been one of those days where it feels like I’m living in a sitcom. So let’s start from the beginning. On my way to work, I suddenly remembered I hadn’t picked my keys up and Mak wasn’t due in the office until 10am. It was, at this point, 9am. This happened to me…

At The Dentist

12/05/2014

^^^ They’re my teeth ^^^ So today I had to go to the dentist to have some fillings. I chose cheese and beans. Okay, that’s it now, no more bad jokes. Contrary to popular tradition, I like going to the dentist, as there’s often chance for some good laughs, and today was no exception. I got…

Half a Jingle

09/05/2014

On the way to work this morning, I was picked up by one of my favourite taxi drivers. He’s a nice bloke and we have a chat and a laugh. This morning he came up with half a jingle. We were talking about barbecues and then it went silent for a bit, and then he…

Straight From the Breast

04/05/2014

Starbucks. A nice place to go for something hot over the counter. I went to Starbucks today with my friend (Goodwin) and we were served by someone quite weird. And coming from me, that’s pretty dangerous. Here’s how it went: We walked in and went up to the counter, where a girl called Jesse was…

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Cubicle Chaos

01/05/2014

The following is a true account of something that is true and actually happened. Unlike all those other times when I said it was a true story, this is actually a true story. I was in the toilet and I went inside a cubicle because I needed to sit down and people look at you…