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November 14, 2005

A brief return

I'm back. Just thought I'd have a look at the blogs as its been far too long, I see things have changed slightly. Anyway hopefully I might start posting regularly again but I doubt it.

July 04, 2005

Anyone wanna go to see Oasis?

I have 2 tickets to see Oasis this wednesday at the Rose bowl stadium in Southampton. I don't have anyone to go with! Anyone fancy going? I will be coming down from Sheffield so I can collect you on the way.

When I say I have two tickets I mean I bought two tickets, they have as of yet failed to materialise. SMS Ltd that deliver them for SeeTickets don't know whats happened to them. I phoned them on Sat and they first told me they'd been sent to the City of Manchester Stadium and then after putting me on hold I think he just pretended they'd gone to the real venue. Phoned them today and she said they'd been signed for on Sat at the address I'd asked them to be delivered to. I know for sure they haven't so now a manager is looking into it for me.

But yeah anyway, if anyone fancies it then get in touch otherwise its me going on my lonesome.

June 18, 2005

I'm losing it

I don't know whether its the heat or what but I was just reading through the recent blog entries and I noticed that the last few I'd read where by Amy and I thought it was strange that she'd posted so many entries in a row. I then realised I was actually just reading her blog, I must have come to it from the recent entries and then started reading it. I'm going mad!!!!

In other news; exams are now over which is nice. I only have a weeks work left before I have 2 and a half weeks holiday, I really must plan what I'm going to do for it really, general plan is a mini tour of the uk (ideas on a comment please).

It's also that time of year that I don't like a huge amount, moving out; all the hassle of closing gas/elec/ntl accounts, getting deposits back and the nightmare that is getting all my stuff home. Things are a little easier this year though as I am staying around here, living on campus till sept and then I move into my new house in Leam. Consequently I dont need to take as much stuff back to Sheffield, just the stuff I don't need on campus.

June 12, 2005

Obligatory angsty post

I know people are forever moaning about reading angsty post or posts abouts people lives but to be honest I don't really care,

Yes that does just finish mid-sentence because I started this entry about 4 hours ago, wrote the above and then was invited over to friends and she cheered me up no end, it was just what I needed. Life still isnt amazing but its still worth living, it was beforehand anyway just a bit less then now. I'm refusing to blog about lack of revision and failing my exams so I am going I'm going to end my entry here.

June 08, 2005

Everything you Ever Wanted to Know

Writing about web page /mmannion/entry/everybodys_got_a/

I decided to trackback Mat's entry rather than Sam's as I have spent most the day catching up on Mat's blog. He sure knows how to blog! Although in Sam's honour I am going to use his blog title!

Ten Random Things About Me

  1. I'm related to Emma Bunton (Baby spice).
  2. I rarely drink.
  3. I have fairy lights up in my room all year round.
  4. My favourite time of year is Winter.
  5. I've kissed more girls than guys, but slept with more guys then girls.
  6. I live in the attic bedroom both here and in Sheffield.
  7. I haven't had contact with my dad since the 24th June '98 yet I still occasionally drive past his house even now.
  8. I rarely dream.
  9. I'm a fussy eater.
  10. I spend too much money on DVDs

Nine Ways To Win My Heart

  1. Be Honest
  2. Be Creative
  3. Have a good sense of sarcasm
  4. Send me cute texts
  5. Share stuff with me
  6. Like cats (or better still own one)
  7. Be there when I need you
  8. Be quite huggable and cuddlesome
  9. Like children

Eight Things I Want To Do Before I Die

  1. Have children
  2. Design (and have built) my own place
  3. Go sky diving
  4. Learn to fly a helicopter
  5. Visit Russia
  6. Become (and keep) fit
  7. Lern to play guitar
  8. Pay off my debts and leave an inheritence

Seven Ways To Annoy Me

  1. Pester me
  2. Dont reply to my texts
  3. Leave the house in a mess
  4. Have a general disrespect for things
  5. Be petty
  6. Try to tell me what I am (ie assign me a label – 'gay', 'bi', etc)
  7. Leave me all the work to do

Six Things I Believe In

  1. Other people
  2. Myself (most of the time)
  3. Life on other planets
  4. Fate, everything happens for a reason
  5. There not being an answer for everything
  6. Higher beings

Five Things I'm Afraid Of

  1. Spiders
  2. Dark Water
  3. Rejection
  4. Losing people that matter to me
  5. Upsetting people

Four Favorite Items In My Room

  1. My Guitar
  2. Coloured Fairy Lights
  3. My Bonsai Tree
  4. My Posters

Three Things I Do Everyday

  1. Listen to music.
  2. Check my Email.
  3. Drink Water.

Two Things I Want To Do Right Now

  1. I want to get a hug from someone.
  2. I also want to go to bed early.

One Person I Want to See Right Now

  1. Sarah

June 05, 2005


I am so full of emotion right now, I am so angry that I want to break something, its taking some restraining not to throw eithe my phone or laptop accross the room at the wall. At the same time though I also want to cry (and kinda am). Why? Just because! well theres more to it then that but I dont want to talk about it, I'll just become more mad and want to cry more!

May 14, 2005

In sheffield, briefly

That's right folks, I am currently at my sheffield home. I never really know whether to call it 'home', Leam is my home now even if the house I am in is going to change a bit. I suppose I should say I'm at my parents, sounds very grown up. Anyway I'm rambling… I'm at home to put my car back together and hopefully drivie it back to Leam tomorrow in time for work. Its been in bits since last sat when we took the gearbox out because the clutch was knackered. Now the gearbox needs putting back where it came from and it needs doing before 3pm tomorrow otherwise i'll have to borrow my mums car again and it will have been a semi-wasted journey.

Anyway best be off to bed as I have to get an early start on it, wish us luck…

May 10, 2005

Power of Dreams, amibtions, 'OK', 'What If'

No, I'm not about to try and sell you a Honda, I'm not even quite sure where the title came from. Its was a random thought I think, I was briefly thinking about ideas for my own website. The ideas were getting stronger in my mind and then all of a sudden my mind jumped to thinking about wild ambitions and the power of dreams and thus this blog entry became.

What was I thinking? Well I know we can keep our Warwick blogs when we leave uni (if we join the WGA) but I would like to have my own independant one, thats more than just a blog, it could be my life in blog format. It's a grand idea, one that would require a bit of design work to implement but I am technically able to achieve it. Then there's actually bothering to update it regularly, something which I can manage if I put my mind to it.

I just need to make sure that when I make the site I don't make it all dark and goth-like, it needs to be light and colourful. I don't mean glary pink or anything like that, more like light and airy like my blog. I would steal the design from this blog but I think the uni might have something to say about me stealing their designs! Any ideas would be greatly welcomed!

May 04, 2005

Aren't blogs brilliant!

Blogs are very powerful, aside from spreading humour and peoples darkest emotions they have more purposes. Their latest feat has been to find me a house in Leamington to live in next year, and it gets better, its with people I at least vaguely know! All because I blogged about not really been bothered to look for a place, less then 24 hours after posting I received a comment offering me a house, brilliant!

Blogs! I salute you!

May 03, 2005

I feel great

I am in a really good mood at the mo! I watched a DVD tonight; What a girl wants, its a typical chick flick but it made me feel good. The icing on the cake though was me discovering my best friend Sarah is still my friend, knowing that means so much to me.

I don't really have much else to be happy about though, I haven't started revision yet and I really need to, I still haven't tidied my room despite my numerous efforts to do it. I need to get back into the habit of going to the gym too, I think I am slowly improving my eating habits too, although I seem to have had a lot of home made pizza lately.

I also need to sort out what I'm doing next year with regards to living arrangements, I have a place on campus in Redfern with the people I currently live with but I really want to stay in Leamington for various reason, that means finding some people to live with here, hopefully it shouldnt be too difficult but it requires effort and I am feeling very lazy at the mo, the prospect of new house mates doesnt really appeal but it something I'll have to deal with as I definitely can't afford my own place!

April 26, 2005

Playing the waiting game

I hate the waiting game. My best friend has fallen out with me and at the moment I don't know whether she ever wants to be my friend again, I'm not going to go into why its happened. All I want to do is ask her if she can she herself trusting me again but due to the circumstances I can't actually ask, all I can do is sit here wondering.

I wonder if it is like Schrödinger's cat, perhaps she is both my friend and not my friend at the same time until the point where I actually ask or look. I suppose by that reackoning I should just ask and the question of friendship will be decided, if only things were that simple though, unlike Schrödinger's cat time will more than likely play a part in the final outcome.

I don't really have time to be pondering whether the friendship is over or not though, I have a large-ish feasibility study to do that's due in tomorrow, although to avoid work I found a picture of what I think Schrödinger's cat looked like (before it was put in a box and died of starvation – I guess time did take it's toll after all)

April 21, 2005

A small update on life

I have decided its time to try and change my routine… again! Mainly due to it being exam season, I am going to try and be in bed by 11pm every night and get up early, not at any particular time, but not late. Hopefully I will get back into going to the gym and eating better, especially now I have started cooking 3 meals in one go and freezing them for later, makes having a decent meal easier to have.

Not much else has changed really, still work at Asda although I have kinda moved to the petrol station now, its much better than checkouts! Car failed its M.O.T this morning, mainly rust issues, they quoted just over £200 to fix it, getting another quote from someone back home, probably end up having it done here though, anyway time I was getting to bed, don't want to screw up before I've even started!

April 19, 2005

Wow, Look at me!

2 days in a row, and maybe at some spoint I will actually reintroduce content. Hope everyone who has exams is doing ok at them, mine don't start till the 3rd of June, and go on till the 17th. Got 11 of them totalling 20.5 hours. Oh the joy! I suppose I better start some kind of revision some time soon if I want to stand a chance of passing.

For now I will elevate my blogging status by doing something big and clever, yep you've guessed it, a lovely picture of a kitten or two

April 18, 2005

It's time…

…for me to get back to being who I was, well not quite, I can never be exactly as I was. I will always look at women in a different light and wonder what my feelings for them actually are. I can get everything else back though, starting with blogging again, going to the gym, writing in my journal (no longer left handed as it takes too long) and just generally getting on with life.

So hopefully I shall get back to blogging regularly, I may even spend some time catching up on the entries of my favourite bloggers, who still stand by me and my blog despite how little I have posted, cheers guys!

March 16, 2005


We all make mistakes, I am no exception unfortunately, my life seems to be full of them, and they are fairly big ones, they may not be costing people lives (well I hope not anyway) but they are hurting peoples feelings, my own included. I haven't blogged in about 3 weeks either, this isnt really a mistake, just a matter of circumstance, I have had my other mistakes to deal with, I apologise to all my fans (yeah like I had any anyway).

I suppose a quick refresh of my life is probably in order, in the last 3 weeks I have done the unthinkable and fallen in love with a women, she is absolutely amazing but there are complications (isn't there always?), he's a small piece of advice – don't tell a women you're gay if you are then going to fall in love with her, it just makes things very difficult and very confusing for all involved.

I guess it wouldn't be so bad if she didn't feel the same back, but she's fallen in love with me too, so you're probably now thinking what's so bad about that, well basically she has issues because I more or less introduced myself as gay, I guess she feels betrayed and worried it wont work. I just feel confused that she can love me so much but not want to do anything about it. I made it all a bit worse (or perhaps better, I don't know yet) last night by kissing her, she didn't push away, but now she's gone back to struggling to deal with all again.

Oh well, life goes on I suppose…

February 24, 2005

A quick stroll

I needed to get out of the house this morning for reason which I shall keep to myself, I thought I'd go for a nice walk so I started thinking where I could walk, I wast thinking of walking out Warwick way and them back via north Leam, I then thought why bother with that, I'll walk to uni, Its something I have wanted to do for a while so I did.

I left the house at 7:10am, walked all the way via Stoneleigh and arrived here at 9:40am, I'm fairly proud of myself, 9.5 miles (according to multimap) in 2.5 hours. Despite the fact it snowed all the way, and the lack of footpaths on the road to Stoneleigh meaning I am now quite wet I did really enjoy it, I might walk home tonight too, and walk in more often.

February 16, 2005

Treat yourself

Everyone should treat themselves once in a while, today I went shopping at Asda, I didn't go for much, just with the intention of getting bread mainly and a few things for my housemates. I wandered round getting stuff for my housemates and suddenly had the idea to treat myself, time for a nice meal and a bottle of wine I thought.

So I started wandering the shop in an aimless fashion, I wandered down the household isle and ended up getting two cusions even though I dont really need them, I also had a look down the valentines isle and ended up getting a little cuddley teddy for Sarah, not for any occasion, just because I felt like buying her something.

I spent a while deciding on a bottle of wine, then I had to think of something to eat, got myself a nice piece of chocolate cake and some Spicy chicken topped with some cheese and chorizo, and a small bag of baby potatos. In the end I spent abot £30, quite alot to say I only wanted bread which I actually forgot in the end, oh well.

The food was very nice, and now I am a little tipsy on the 4 5ths of a bottle of wine. It was really nice to paper myself, something I recommend people do more often, especially if you are single, its a good reminder that you don't have to have a partner to feel special.

Stay happy people and most of all stay awesome!

February 13, 2005

Looks or personality?

No, I am not actually asking you, the reader, to answer this question (although feel free to), I am actually going to give my thoughts on it. Had you asked me this a few years ago I would have said, without hesitation, personality.
More recently my views on this have changed though, I know that many people would call you shallow for even suggesting looks are important but they have to count for something. I don't believe you can have a decent relationship if you aren't physically attracted to the other person. Of course ones perception of 'looks' may differ from the next, so someone I may think is extremely attractive might be called a minger by a friend. Thats fair enough but at the end of the day it's their looks that attracted me over the personality.

Recently I have been thinking more about this, if one was not to take looks into account then the idea of sexuality would be less relevant, if you don't care what the person looks like and care about the personality then surely its irrelevant whether its a man or a women. You may be thinking this is what bi-sexuals are like but I don't believe that, they must still have a physical attraction to both sexes without knowing their personalities. My main reason for coming to the conclusion that looks are very important is that I have quickly become friends with a girl from work, she is absolutely wonderful, I feel incredibly comfortable around her etc, I would even perhaps go so far as to say she could be my soul mate except for one little thing, I am not at all physically attracted to her.

So if I am attracted to her personality and personality is all that matters then surely I'd be happy 'going out' with her, of course I wouldn't, it would never work, I am gay and don't fancy her in the slightest, its a really strange feeling actually, I definitely think I have found my first close friend, apologies to anyone who thought they were a close friend to me but I haven't felt that way.

February 09, 2005


I really have been neglecting a few things lately, I just cant seem to fit everything in. This isn't really due to not having enough time, its because I try to do them all at the same time, just before going to bed. I find it easier to do things regularly if they become part of either my getting up or my going to bed routine. Making them part of my getting up routine isn't practical, its hard to tell how long these activities will take and I like to get up with just enough time to make my first lecture or work.

So what about as part of my going to bed routine then? Well the problem here is the amount of things that have now become part of this routine; reading all my favourites blog entries, possibly posting a new entry of my own, writing (left-handed) in my journal, replying to the days emails and now I have the Warwick Pride website to look after. So with all these things to do its just not practical anymore, I always start the routine far too late, by the time I start I am already beyond tired, the last two nights I have actually fallen asleep during the blog catchup (thats no reflection on blogging quality btw)

The resolve? Well I suppose I need to start the routine earlier on, or perhaps do some of it during the day although some of it need to wait till the end of the day like the journal writing. So I think starting earlier is the best option, whether I will manage to is a different matter. I suppose I could also just get up later but thats not really possible if I want to keep my current attendance rates to lectures. Well anyway, what I thought was going to be a short post has quickly become quite long so its time for me to do other things.

February 06, 2005

Election Results in

Well the election results are all out now, you heard it here 2nd (as far as the blogs go)
Next years Sabatical team will be

Kat Stark – President
Brian Duggan – Education and Deputy President
Andy Dyer – Financial and Internal Affairs
Doug Kelly – Welfare and Equal Opps
Zain Hirani – Sports
Ed Longden – SSDO
Nick Seagrave – CDCO

Let me be the first to say dad luck to Dan, we all still think you are awesome!

Edit: Normal non-'election bollocks' service will resume shortly, back to just bollocks service.