The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]


An Unrelaxing Holiday …
April 26, 2007, 7:31 am
Filed under: Comment

Hello peeps – by the time you read this, I will be getting ready to depart on my mini-holiday which basically comprises of the following elements …

  9%  Wedding preparation

17%  Seeing friends 

18%  Eating [and not the stuff I’ve recently been living off ]

28%  House buying

16%  New company development talks

10%  Flying / Driving

  2%  Chilling out with Jill

Because I will have my nuts cut off if I so much as check a blog, let alone write a post … absolutely nothing will happen until I return on the 7th May – and even then there might be nothing as I’ll of just flown in and be jetlagged as hell.

Anyway, hope you all have top weeks and I will see you a happier [read: more cynical and angry] and unhealthier [read: full of tasty badness] person in about a weeks time.

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Now if you have come here for the first time [Possibly because of Russell directing you to the May ‘Advertising School On The Web’ project] … hello!

I am really honoured and excited to be part of all this and will detail exactly what your project will be around May 10th.

I have to say what I will be asking you to do will be quite different to what you’ve done before – not because I felt there was anything wrong with the previous stuff [far from it] – but because I’d like to stretch out the issues you consider when developing your thinking and solutions.

I also intend to get some creatives involved in the ‘evaluation’ process – because planning is a team discipline and I think it is important we always remember and encourage that.

Anyway I hope you find it interesting, challenging and [for want of a much, much, much better word] educational … and with abit of luck, you won’t feel Russell has basically put you in the hands of the Devil, ha!

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Whilst I am sure you all have tons and tons and tons of blogs you look at, can I encourage you to go and check out some of the wonderful rants/observations/mutterings of people who really run this blog  … Fred / Hari / Lauren / Age / Mr M / NP / Charles / Will.

As much as it pains me to admit, they are funnier, nicer, more intelligent and more interesting than I ever could be though I apologise for their foul language. [Especially the commenters with no blog, ie: Marcus, Andy and Billy]

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Finally, to ensure you don’t mistake my attitude for flippancy, I have written a rather long post covering one of the issues I believe stops many people from achieving the success they deserve – Presentaphobia

Hope you find it more useful than the rest of the rubbish on this blog!

Can’t wait to meet you all very soon … have fun!


79 Comments so far
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have fun over here rob!!

Comment by lauren

That all depends on whether I like your exhibition or not doesn’t it, ha!

Comment by Rob

you cheeky bugger! well, in that case, i hope you hate it… ha!

Comment by lauren

Haha, way to stick up for yourself Lauren!
Looking forward to catching up, mate.

Comment by Age

Hi mate … I hope it happens … but Melbourne is looking less likely to occur now. Will let you know and hope you’re enjoying being a planner. 🙂

Comment by Rob

well rob, even if you don’t enjoy my work, someone did – i sold my large work!! yay!!

Comment by lauren

Drinks are on Lauren … YAY!

Congratulations Ms Swearalot, I’m proud of you!

Comment by Rob

Mine’s a Heineken, Lauren.

Have a great break Rob and see you very soon. Can’t wait.

Comment by Pete

I would just like to point out that Andy swearing is far worse than mine. The fucker.

Comment by Marcus

That’s because you’ve not been ripped off my money-hungry ex-wives Marcus.

Or at least not as many times.

Comment by Rob

true, he’s been through so much.

Comment by Marcus

Well played Lauren.
Rob, enough with the false modesty. And I dearly hope Andy will be one of your judges. Or even better, make him do the task.

Comment by NP

If Andy is back from Zurich, Rio and Paris [tough life eh!] he will DEFINITELY be one of the judges – but I don’t think I want him to do the task.

Why?

Because quite frankly, behind all the swearing, cheekiness and arrogance – lies a man who is very talented indeed … and my worry is that he will come up with the best insight/idea of the lot … which if happened, would make our lives a living hell. Or at least mine and George’s.

There is method behind my madness trust me, ha!

Why else would I stick with him? Ha.

Comment by Rob

Thanks for the linky. Have a great trip mate (and by that stage I hope the mighty City have made it to the playoffs).

Comment by Will

Have fun!
I cant wait for the A factor…

London was fun yesterday, but i think i might have laryngitis! doh. Quiet Mr M for a while methinks

Comment by Rob Mortimer

Rob M – you were in London, but no drinks?

This cannot be. Let me know when you are next in town mate..

Comment by Will

It’s a holiday – even if it was in fucking Luton it would still be good, ha!

Will – hope I hear some good news when you’re back and Mr M – I’ll organise a Mortimer vs Cynic Xboxoff very, very soon.

Comment by Rob

Sorry. Had interview, then drink with my best man, then a drink with Simon of here be monsters.

I have so many people to see in London and so little time, but I will (geddit) do my best next time!

Speaking of which, as the people who interviewed me are probably checking my blog today, feel free to make intelligent comments people!

Comment by Rob Mortimer

Same here (good news for Will).

And bring it on. 😉

Comment by Rob Mortimer

Rob – Interview this morning went well, and I’ve been able to organise a date with you know who, so all’s going swimmingly.

Got another 3 coming up, so hopefully it’ll go well.

Comment by Will

Excellent, good luck Will.

Comment by Rob Mortimer

rob m, i’m sorry about the spade/fucking spade discussion between rob c and i on your blog. i blame rob, he started it.
at least i hope it makes us look like a couple of douche bags and as a result, you’ll look as fucking brilliant as you truly are. good luck!

Comment by lauren

No worries!
Shows a sense of community 😀

Comment by Rob Mortimer

EVERYONE TO ROB M’s BLOG [www.ad-pit.com] AND BE NICE [Lauren, you are obviously excused, you … you … blamethrower, ha!]

Comment by Rob

Best of luck to you Mr M. Hope to see you in some form of corporate ‘power meeting’, replete with big cigars and Wall St braces as soon as possible.

Shortly before snorting some Colombian Marching Powder – obviously. 🙂

Comment by Will

*Salutes*

Yes Sir.

Comment by Will

Mr M … I have placed a ‘post’ on your blog that hopefully someone of importance will read!

To anyone here who has not signed … go to http://www.giverobajob.wordpress.com … AND GO NOW!

Comment by Rob

Done it as well Mr M. All pour vous.

Comment by Will

Thank you peeps!

I wouldnt touch marching powder, or braces… but thanks for the sentiments 😀

Comment by Rob Mortimer

I have been told off for not commenting enough today. As this will be read by a large number of people coming over from Russell’s blog I feel it as my responsibility to give them all some good advise. And here it is:

RUN AWAY! THIS PLACE IS FUCKING INSANE!

[only joking I love this blog and you will learn loads. Like how to swear and other useful stuff.]

Comment by Marcus

Marcus – comment more. It’s always appreciated.

Comment by Will

Believe me Will – you wouldn’t today. Not in the fucking mood I’m in.

Comment by Marcus

So Mr Marcus has finally decided to [1] wake up [2] stop playing with his calculator and [3] finally write a comment.

This has to be a record for non-Marcus opinion and I have to say I don’t like it. The World is too quiet without Mr Brown in our lives.

And to anyone here for the first time, I appreciate this all looks abit mad – but there is some sense in it and we’re all bloody passionate about what we believe in – have a look around the blog and see for yourselves.

[Errrrrm, but ignore some of the posts like Closets and iPOD Singing please]

Comment by Rob

Marcus does live Rob.

He’s ALIIIVE..

Comment by Will

Allegedly

Comment by Rob

Will – please see my previous comment about my mood.

READ – MARK -LEARN

Thank you.

Comment by Marcus

🙂 Duly noted Mr Brown. No windups today..

Comment by Will

i hope the little black cloud you’re under fucks off pretty soon, marcus.

Comment by lauren

Lauren … did you see bloody Jemma wrote to you.

Not to me. Her boss. You.

Comment by Rob

Lauren, darling how are YOU? Heard you sold some work. Brilliant – well done girl

[ignoring Will for the rest of the day]

Comment by Marcus

Fine. Just.. fine.

Comment by Will

Oi … no nasties on this blog.

Marcus I know you’re in a bad mood but pull your head out your arse. [Nice Aussie phrase for you their Lauren]

Now I have to go to a videocon, so I hope I find people behaving themselves on my return!

Comment by Rob

Has he gone? Has he gone? Right, now you are all mine.

[cue evil laugh as mood slowly improves]

Comment by Marcus

No I haven’t …

… though I have right now ….

Comment by Rob

bugger

Comment by Marcus

marcus! i’m really well and thankyou for asking! i’m more relieved than anything that the work sold (it’s huge and i had no idea where it would go after the show).

and you’ll be pleased to know that münchen is now officially on the agenda for september.

Comment by lauren

and rob, i did notice that jemma wrote to me – i responded accordingly…

Comment by lauren

Lauren – YAY! Bloody YAY! Excellent work girl. Munich is waiting.

Will – I’m sorry.

Comment by Marcus

No no, you’ve done it now. 😉

I’m fine mate – had a fucking great day in fact.

Comment by Will

*ill mumble*

How come no Marcus words of widsom on my blog?!

Comment by Rob Mortimer

Done Mr. M!

Comment by Marcus

lol thanks deceased one!

Comment by Rob Mortimer

Hello Rob.

Thanks for taking on the APSOTW. Looking forward to the next assignment!

Comment by Adrian Lai

Hello Adrian … great to have you here.

Lets see if you feel the same way after you’ve heard what the next assignment is eh? Ha.

In all seriousness, please know I think this whole program is awfully important so I will be doing my bit to ensure it is of value to all who take part – even if it will be abit different to previous projects.

Speak soon.

Comment by Rob

enjoy your holiday while i slave away behind the scenes making life rosy for you. dont worry about the amount of work on my plate, just concentrate on your own happiness and contentment. relax with your loved one while i am in the land of clocks, thousands of miles away from the wife. live like lady muck while i sift through it and most importantly, never forget that without me you are absolutely nothing. 🙂

Comment by andy@cynic

ah, you’re doin APSotW. great. another reason to hang out and bother around on your blog. may I suggest to use videos to present the next assignment? would be fun.
ah, enjoy your trip.

Comment by Seb

I spilled my water reading that Andy, LOL!

Comment by Age

I agree with Seb, you should present the next assignment using video or better yet, in iPOD singing format. Up for it? Have a good holiday from your mates at Crispins.

Comment by Pete

By the way, Alex loved your Ladvertising & Padvertising presentation and can’t wait to see you again. You’re going to go down a storm or in infamy. Very exciting but you should try to get Andy to come and present it with you. Another riot in the making?

Comment by Pete

let campbell take all the limelight? no fucking chance. count me in pete, ill get the info off the princess when hes back from his hols. great seeing you this week, catch you soon, i owe you.

Comment by andy@cynic

Andy – if you are where I think you are then you’re close to Munich. Not REALLY close. But closer than NYC.

Comment by Marcus

andy, don’t sulk, it doesn’t become you.

Comment by lauren

you live near clock central marcus? why didnt we meet then you tool? a visit to krautland looks likely in the near future so lets fucking make sure it happens then. can check you can hold your piss unlike my 2 puff partners. and lauren my lovely evil bitch, i love it when you talk nasty to me, do it again, do it again.

Comment by andy@cynic

i love it when you’re creepy, andy… it balances out that intelligent, caring side you let slip every now and again.

Comment by lauren

drink you under the fucking table

Comment by Marcus Brown

I wouldn’t be so sure of that Marcus … but it’ll be fun watching you try.

And what is this bloody Radio 5 interview thing??? Could you be becoming the first blog star to make it into the real World? Ha.

Comment by Rob

Some basic facts:

1. I have lived in the beer capital of the world for nearly 15 years.

2. I live in Munich, which is the beer capital of the beer capital

3. I have learnt to live with and appreciate points 1 and 2.

4. My dad is Scottish

5. Drinking somebody under the table doesn’t necessarily mean that I have to drink the same amount. It’s about pace – and I’m a long distance drinker.

Hope that cleared up any misunderstandings.

BBC Radio 5 have decided to stop talking about RSS feeds, Iraq, War, Death and the Royal Family and concentrate on the REALLY important things in life like sausages, iPod Singing, Sacrum and being The Dead Artist.

Comment by Marcus

I can just imagine Marcus sipping someone under the table. (Chortle)

Comment by charlesfrith

Drinking competitions, oh good.

Rob Mortimer can drink more Cointreau than the rest of us put together

Comment by NP

Isn’t Cointreau a ‘laydeez’ drink NP? 😉

Comment by charlesfrith

Not really, though its not overly macho.

NP takes the piss because after a couple pints of proper ale I had one. Whilst they were drinking white wine all night!!

Now repeat after me: “Beer for the fellas, white wine or fruit based drink for the ladies…”

Comment by Rob Mortimer

greetings from dubai, amidst a haze of bad punjabi music, crazy traffic and jet lag. i haven’t been arrested yet.

Comment by lauren

not been arrested? youve let me down, youve let yourself down and most of all, youve let this blog down. lets hope rob doesnt let us down. he once got arrested twice in one holiday in 2 countries so the precedent has been set.

Comment by andy@cynic

I’m just having a glass of sherry 😉

Comment by charlesfrith

ok. As far as I am concerned enough is enough. Holiday over Campbell! Time to get cracking on with the business of this fucking blog. I’m tipsy and tetchy and generally fucked off.

LET’S GO….please.

Comment by Marcus Brown

p.s. sorry about the swearing Mrs. C. but you know how it is with your son.

Comment by Marcus Brown

greetings from north london, amidst a haze of african music, bank holiday quiet and jetlag, part 2. i still haven’t been arrested. sorry andy. i’ll do better next time.

and i second marcus’ comment – we miss you here rob.

Comment by lauren

Why are you fiesty and angry Marcus? What’s been going on?

Has Andy drunk you under the table or is it because you are bored of typing ‘SHELLOIL’ or ‘BOOBLESS’ into your calculator?

Well think of me – I am back at work after a stressful break – a few days off work that somehow has rewritten the definition of ‘holiday’ into one that could be confused with ‘prison’.

Well actually it wasn’t that bad, but I fancied being melodramatic – it is the blog owners perogative.

Lauren, I am – like Andy – a bit disappointed with your lack of jailtime … but glad you got to Blighty safely and hope you can do some of your brilliant work there because quite frankly, it’s ace and I surepticiously photo’d some so Andy can see it to show the individual we’d like you to help us with.

Right, 10,000 emails to go through so back soon.

Comment by Rob

born fiesty and angry me. Welcome back.

Comment by Marcus




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