Greetings all. I thought I'd post a thread on the year thus far. I trust that with all the festive spirit floating about us and making us oh so merry, or perhaps, if you are like my teenage self, 'so-so', that we will make the year go out with a bang knowing it was one of the best.
University is of course ferocious in giving me tons of work with little thought for my health, but luckily for me the course is about the world of video games, and I can reflect that things are going very smoothly for my grades and such. Going out drinking is a necessity now, of course, and as of yet I have not made an ass of myself when I have been drunk, but please if you happen to catch me on that rare once-in-a-thousand-years-or-so-moment passing by down the street, feel free to take pictures and Photoshop them with all sorts of innuendos to remind me of my sillyness.
Two really big events stood out for me this year - both my favorite moments. The second fav was seeing the almightly rock band Green Day perform at my home city in Glasgow. Oh my GOD - they've more or less kicked off an unhealthy obsession towards rock music in me, which I have no doubt will lead to sex, drugs and...roll? I guess? But definitely grounds for divorce - neurotic to the bone, no doubt about it. The night was awesome - they played an epic track list of 28 songs which I somehow had plenty of energy throughout nonetheless. Anyone who has seen Green Day live will know just how amazing a live act they are, and just how memorable their performance can be. This was the first major gig I went to, and I'll no doubt treasure the memory.
Unfortunately, this event does not quite top this (especially especially special) event of the year. I had the ultimate honour of seeing the king of Psychological illusions, and my most lovable magician, Derren Brown, perform his live tour 'Enigma' at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow. If you live in the U.K. GET A TICKET NOW for his next tour which starts soon before they sell out, or I will be most disappointed in you! Trust me, you have not lived the world of mind and illusion unless you have seen Derren. Not to spoil anything - you will not be the least bit disappointed. I also got to meet him after the show, and he's one of the most genuine, nicest people I've met. He took the time to sign my book too (Tricks of the Mind), for which I am very grateful. The events that took place that night were definitely something special - the kind that reawakens the child-like wonder we've all had when we were young.
Those are a few things, which I am definitely smug about at the moment
. Please feel free to kick me hard if it helps you relieve your jealously - I probably deserve it o.O
What about the great year you've all had? Any great memories you will treasure? Let's hear.