Thursday, 12 April 2012

Improv Jamming

I've been very quiet recently but when life throws almost every awkward situation in your face it's hard to actually relax and do something creative especially something decent. But amongst the endless whirlwind some things fall into place just right and this week was one of those times. Behold! the improvisational fruit of 2 hours in the basement of a music shop,

Thats me drumming!
Yes it's not perfect but it was alot of fun. I would recommend Improv jamming with friends to anyone.

What do you think?
Ping your blog

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Slugs aren't the losers of the gastropod world.

Another great comic strip from My good friend and music comrade Fraser Van Norton over at Mind Hummus.
This one is about the mystical life cycle of gastropods.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Cognitive Bias

Now when it comes to an interesting point I find it hard not to talk about it, I find it helps me remember the thought and explaining it to someone else serves to better understand it, however it never ceases to amaze me how some people react to things I tell them.
Recently I have been reading about cognitive bias, a brief description of cognitive bias is : a pattern of deviation in judgement that happens in certain situations leading to irrationality.
I'm not going to go into it too much as Wikipedia is just over the page, but I was talking to an acquittance about this phenomenon to which she replied "I don't have any of those."

I love irony and I am just speechless at this statement as I'm certain that the denial of having any cognitive bias could in itself be a cognitive bias.
Thank you Irony. 

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Disco Dan

I just recently re-discovered this old GIF my brother in law Frank made about three years ago. 
You can find Franks blog here :

Monday, 23 January 2012

Gothams over dependence.

I employed the artistic talents of my good friend and band-mate Fraser for this accurate representation of how molly coddled Commissioner Gordon from the Batman franchise is. (If you don't know who Commissioner Gordon is you probably need to stay in more)
For more Poke fun making, sneaky grins and humour that doesn't have that strange earthy taste visit Fraser's blog over at :

Wednesday, 18 January 2012


I decided this post would be a little more about me why I started this blog and what it's for.

I'm Dan, Yes you probably knew that. I'm 25 I've been married for 5 years (6 in June) to a wonderful enduring wife, Becky. I am not neuro-typical, I'm generally described as weird and I embrace it.
I tend to think too much about life and like to keep it simple and honest, I think people make life difficult for themselves too often by complicating little things like "how many x's did he put on the end of the text he sent you?" and "well I won't say sorry until they do". Life is hard enough with work, illness and family to worry about things you have no control over and as for not saying sorry WHY NOT? admitting mistakes and encouraging peace make you a much better person and by far more in control over situations then anyone else.
Life is about self respect not self esteem, yes there is a difference. You earn self respect through action, self esteem is what you expect others to think of you, which as I mentioned before you have no control over.

This blog is dedicated to the little things I notice which I think don't seem to make sense in life and yes I will be moaning so more (with some silly posts in-between) I hope you have enjoyed it so far and continue to do so.

Do you agree with my post?
What does Life mean to you?

Monday, 9 January 2012

Alien a nation

For the first few weeks I found it a little difficult to settle into my new workplace, Its Nothing to do with the actual work more to do with people. PEOPLE are difficult. The difficulties arose more in the break-room.
I am not used to keeping my mouth shut I like to be honest and make sure people know exactly where I stand on issues. One particular situation reared up when I revealed to co-workers I don't watch T.V "But.. I couldn't live without Television! What do you do?" One colleague retorted, I replied that that reaction is common and it almost seems like an addiction, I may point out that here ends the politeness and logic of the conversation.
This simple comment had upset everyone in the room, One colleague stormed out with the phrase "Alcohol and Drugs are addictions!" followed by another co-worker sprouting the unwittingly reinforcing statement "Saying T.V is an addiction is like saying drinking water and eating food is an addiction"
The end statement screamed out to me like a lonely Mars bar left on a bench still in its wrapper and once again I couldn't contain my disbelief "Are you comparing T.V to a fundamental necessity for human life?"
I didn't get answer, nor win any friends. Back to the Internets for me.