Here’s To Having Fun

Hey, if we were having a coffee this week, I think I’d be wanting to change the subject from previous weeks.  You guys probably know that work has sucked, and I’ve discussed it a lot over the last two weeks.

This week was primarily about fun.

I got to go out for a friend’s birthday on Tuesday night.  Wasn’t a massive night but it was great to just go for drinks and food to a brilliant new restaurant which I’ll review next week.

On Wednesday night I went to go see Goo Goo Dolls.  I reviewed them yesterday.  It was a concert I absolutely loved! It wasn’t the most amazing but sometimes you just need to see some bloody good music played live!  The pre-gig burrito was pretty special too.

This weekend I played pool, went to the fair and built Lego!

As you can see, the tide was even in in Southport!  I last went to the fair probably when my physical and mental age was in single digits but it was still kinda fun even on an October today to go.  It’s so different going to a small place like that than the bigger theme parks.  The pleasures are more simple.

And talking of simple pleasures (as well as single digit mental ages) the first stop of the day was for a newspaper for the free Lego! Olaf goes on a summer holiday!

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So, as I say, a week of fun.  However, it was tinged with a little sadness for me, whatever has happened to her and me since.  Readers from earlier this year (I think there are a few of you) will remember that one of my best friends “dumped” me at the turn of 2016.

It was around this time of last year that we had a trivial argument about something, and this week has kind of brought it back to me because, whatever tensions there were between us, all I ever wanted to do and tried to do was help her make life as fun as possible for her.  Weeks like this week were the ones I wanted to share with her, as well as do the things she finds fun that I would need to be pushed for.  Physically doing them with her would have been great, although it’s just being able to share things and talk that I miss the most.

I obviously failed at that idea and I still don’t like that idea that I upset her or, if I didn’t, why she had to destroy me rather than just let me down gently.

It was her that used to say I could be childish.  Being childish, though, is my way of unwinding.  Others may frown upon things I find fun, but my building Olaf could be others’ having a few drinks.  I would have been as happy walking the dogs we spoke about getting down a breezy beach in north west England than having to fly thousands of miles to find one, even though I wanted someone to do the latter with.

An old and somewhat legendary maths teacher once told our class that we were his favourite because we knew how to have fun but then when to knuckle down.  I spend so much time having to adult, getting stressed and frustrated that sometimes I just want to switch off from that, I do that my going back to a time when fun was simple and easy to have.

And talking of childish, three new Pokémon this week…

Clefable and Persian were caught (and are a bit rubbish), and Chansey was hatched from a 10km egg.  Oh, for the chance to continue having fun (and a coffee) with my favourite people.

Here, as I stand, all the signs become so clear
To get back home again, sometimes I lose my way

Because I’m bound to fall
And just lose it all
Am I running out of time?

I’m breaking the chain from the life I knew
Beaten black and blue, it’s time
To be face to face with the lies I choose
Throw the truth into the light
Make no mistake, I’ve paid my price
I’ve done my time with the devil in disguise
‘Cause the life I knew has a different view
Tonight, I’m breaking the chain

Days pass me by like I’m saving wasted time
I’m not all right, I think I’ve fallen for the lie

And as it fades to black
I’m not looking back
I’m so blinded by the lights

I’m breaking the chain from the life I knew
Beaten black and blue, it’s time
To be face to face with the lies I choose
Throw the truth into the light
Make no mistake, I’ve paid my price
I’ve done my time with the devil in disguise
‘Cause the life I knew has a different view
Tonight, I’m breaking the chain

‘Cause I’m done chasing, chasing yesterday
(I’ve lost the feeling)
Scars don’t fade, they never go away
(And I’m still bleeding)

Every step that I take
All the chains that I break
It brings me one step closer

Breaking the chain

Breaking The Chain by Sum41

 

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