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Friday – The Best Of All Days

Posted by | Posted in Random | Posted on 03-10-2008

The weekend has landed. All that exists now is clubs, drugs, pubs and parties. I’ve got 48 hours off from the world, man. I’m gonna blow steam out my head like a screaming kettle, I’m gonna talk cod shit to strangers all night, I’m gonna lose the plot on the dancefloor. The free radicals inside me are freakin’, man! Tonight I’m Jip Travolta, I’m Peter Popper, I’m going to never-never land with my chosen family, man. We’re gonna get more spaced out than Neil Armstrong ever did, anything could happen tonight, you know? This could be the best night of my life. I’ve got 73 quid in my back burner – I’m gonna wax the lot, man! The Milky Bars are on me! Yeah!

I love Fridays. I dont know why because everyone is still at work, or at school, or whatever, but I still think they’re the best day of the week. I think it’s because the weekend officially starts for most people at 5pm on a Friday, so everyone is in a happy mood, nobody actually does any work today, and you know that you’ve got 48 hours off from the world. You never know, I might actually get round to recording that new mix I’ve been planning on doing for a few months.

The trouble with never getting round to doing anything is that by the time you actually think about doing it, you’ve decided that your original plans aren’t quite up to standard, and you’ve got a new idea in the pipeline. With me, it happens with my mixes – I spend days (or weeks) listening to new tracks and picking those tracks that I think will fit well into a set, and once I’ve picked a final tracklist, I’ll hear another few songs that I want to use, and I’ll have to start all over again. The end result is that I never do anything.

The same could probably be said about everything. If I’m going to be a millionaire by the ripe old age of 30, I’d best get a move on. But first, there’s the small matter of gym membership. Now, I’ve been a member of the gym around here for the last two years. And while I’ve been going on and off over the last couple of years, I should really make more of an effort. As mentioned in an earlier post, I was going to try and go to the gym this week. As it turns out, things have gotten in the way, and so that hasn’t happened. But as I decided to start my new year’s resolution this month (and we’re only three days into the month) then I’ve still got time to redeem myself.

So as of next week, I’ll be making a proper effort to get down the gym. I’m thinking Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, although that’s likey to turn into Mondays and Thursdays knowing me. But as long as I make the effort at all I’ll be happy. I may even come up with a healthier diet. I probably should, as sitting at a PC in an office all day can’t be good for your health.

Talking of office health, I read an article the other day about exactly how badly just sitting in an office all day can affect your health. Take a look at this masterpiece. Reading the article it was taken from, you’d think that deep vein thrombosis was likely to set in after nothing more than reading your emails. I dont believe a lot of it, although most if it is true if you look at an extreme enough example. The basic point of the article is to make sure your work space is well lit; your posture is good; that you take regular breaks from the computer screen; you don’t eat a 1Kg bar of Dairy Milk at 4:30pm every day; and you go to the gym at least once a week. Pretty standard stuff really.

In fact, the whole issue reminds of something else that annoys me about society in general – dieting and beauty. How many kinds of diets are there on the market now? (Even the phrase “on the market” annoys me – since when are diets for sale?). There must be a gazillion dietary variations out there by now, but they’re all pretty much the same – dont eat more calories than you burn. Simple.

That doesn’t mean you need to stop eating, either. Just eat differently. If you’re used to chowing down the cakes for breakfast every morning, swap the cakes for cereal bars, or better yet, have some actual cereal. Swap chocolatey snacks for fruit. And just eat plenty of red meat, vegetables, and avoid anything with carbs (sugar and fat) in it. Protien from white mean and diary products is also good if you want to build muscle mass, but avoid full fat milk and full fat cheese. It’s pretty simple, even if it is hard to follow, so why do people insist on complicating things?

Money is the answer, of course. As with everything in this world, if it can be monetized, it is. The lack of common sense present in most of the population mean that people will make thousands of pounds in one way or another, by promoting something that most people would know if they actually stopped to think about it for five minutes.

Which leads me onto another thought for today. I’ve recently discovered that generally speaking, money is made in vast quantities due to two human traits – stupidity and/or laziness (or more accurately, physical inability). It’s how everyone who’s made a lot of money has become so successful. Take, for example, the buying of a new car. Now, some people have an intimate knowledge of how a car works, and given enough time they’d be able to build one themselves. But due to laziness, most people dont want to spend the time or the effort to build one, and so will buy one pre-built. I, on the other hand, wouldn’t have the foggiest idea about how to build a car (which would come under the label of stupidity) and so I too would buy one. I do, however, know that I could find out how to build one if I really wanted to, but as I dont, that could be classed as laziness. So whatever angle you choose to look at things from, someone would have made some money because of my stupidity or laziness.

There are some exceptions of course, but not all that many. I’ve also come to realise that if you want to become rich and/or famous, the easiest way to do that is to state the obvious. As mentioned above, dieting is pretty easy to figure out, but how many people have made millions of pounds by writing a book or a blog about the subject? And what have they actually done to earn their money? They’ve written some pretty obvious information down in a book or on a website, and sold it to people who are too stupid and/or lazy to figure it out for themselves. It’s good money if you can pull it off, but it proves my point. Stupidity and laziness makes money.

Here’s a quote to leave you with:

He who dares, my son! He who dares!

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