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


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


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


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)


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


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


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


^^^ 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


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


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


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…