Friday, May 8, 2009


Late Sunday night my friend offered to give me a lift to the train station.

We had spent the whole weekend catching up and he gave me a lot of good advice - advice that I had probably ignored too long to be honest. It was the kind of advice that once your hear it, it echoes throughout your mind for weeks on end, bumping and reverberating until finally it settles.
It was advice about taking chances.

Then sitting in the car, I was flashing back to our conversation earlier that night when we hit a semitrailer as we merged lanes. It was the result of a spilt second decision. An serious error based on a thought conjured up in a nanosecond.
The car skidded and slide across the road under the momentum of the trailer until we went up onto the pavement and luckily neither of us or the truck driver were injured. It could have been very serious if some other variables ( the location of street lights and fences for example) had come into play.

So much for taking chances. How can such small actions sometimes have such big consequences?

Friday, May 1, 2009

Facebook demons

My policy towards Facebook has bent and swayed from time to time but today I have come to the realisation that I, do in fact , detest it.

It´s vapid and showy.

Then , on a second thought realised that it was indeed a lot of my ´friends´that I don´t like on facebook or in the real world.

People have moved on and changed, or they haven´t . Either way I want to cut some of the ties that have binded me to them.

I have started a part time job while I studying and I am going out for the first time for dinner with my co workers. I am looking forward to the idea of meeting new people and developing a new set of friends.

This last year has been a simple but constant repitition of a theme - start, finish, end and new.