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


Humble Brag. Without The Humble …
June 20, 2016, 2:39 am
Filed under: Attitude & Aptitude, Comment, Experience, Family, Fatherhood, Holiday, Jill, Love, Otis

So by the time you read this post, I’ll be in Paris.

And yes, it’s for work.

It’s potentially the best work assignment of my life because not only do I have the pleasure of presenting to a bunch of global NIKE guys, I’m doing a presentation about Boatie McBoatface.

No really, I am.

Mind you, having written that down, I’m starting to realise the idea was better when it was in my head.

Oh well, too late now …

But if you think that’s showing off, wait till you hear this.

Tomorrow I fly home …

But it’s not to go back to work, oh no, it’s to pick up my wife and son and then get on another plane and spend a month on holiday.

I can’t wait … we will be catching up with old friends, seeing members of family and doing a bunch of new things in new places.

But most of all, we will be together … and while I’d love Rosie the cat to be with us, it will still be very special for me.

Being together is precious.

Of course that is to be expected, however when you have a young child, it takes on another dimension.

You don’t just do things together … you get to experience new things together.

Normally with a young child, life falls into 2 parts:

1. You bring them into your life. [Where they experience things you’ve done before]


2. You let them explore their life. [Where they experience things designed just for them]

But on a holiday – especially a holiday where you will be spending time in a place none of you have been before – you get to experience things for the first time together, literally share an experience where everyone is [kind-of] equal.

Now while I know it is exceedingly unlikely my 18 month old baby will ever remember anything from it, the fact is I will and I can tell you it will automatically be something important in my life and that makes me extra excited to be going away.

I’m back on the 17th July, so enjoy your holiday from me while I enjoy my holiday from you.


52 Comments so far
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I’m trying to work work out where you haven’t been before and the answers just write themselves.

Comment by John

Do you mean in terms of presentation subject matter or geography?

Comment by Rob

I was thinking more of “list of adland’s best dressed” etc

Comment by John

Did Nike ask for this presentation as a result of your post here and the insightful comments that it generated?

Comment by John

No. But I’ve put it in the presentation whether they like it or not. Given I’m also talking about Pornhub, the Ice Bucket Challenge Nottingham Forest, Boatie is the least of their worries. Though it might be mine.

Comment by Rob

nike couldnt be more fucking stupid if they paid for pegleg pistorious legal bills.

Comment by andy@cynic

And I thought you just had dirt on Dan and Lee.

Comment by DH

I was surprised when I got a new post notification, now I understand why. I would love to see a copy of that presentation Rob. Any chance of it?

I don’t know what shocks me more. Another holiday, the length of the holiday or the amount of air miles you will be earning this month. Have a great holiday and let us know how the presentation goes down. I know you will be great, I’m just interested to hear the reaction about Boatie.

Comment by Pete

They’ll rightly ask why he didn’t just do it.

Comment by John

Hang on! You get notifications? Why would you do that?

Comment by John

thats fucking sick as shit pete.

Comment by andy@cynic

I’m sure you will have seen the presentation before Pete. πŸ’€πŸ‘ƒπŸ»πŸŒΉ

Comment by Bazza

I mean πŸ˜΄πŸ˜¬πŸ‘ƒπŸ»πŸŒΉ

Comment by Bazza

I think you meant πŸ’€πŸ‘€πŸ‘ƒπŸ»πŸŒΉ
But the only certain thing is it’s πŸ’©πŸ‘ŽπŸ»βš°

Comment by DH

all fair points whatever the fuck they mean but remember the only people over 30 who use emojis are fucking pedophiles.

Comment by andy@cynic

theres a new fucking type of terrorist. more fucking deadly than isis or the ira because this fucker gets away with shit the common fucking man would never have a chance of getting despite being educated and not being from fucking nottingham. i hope they put you on every fucking government watch list there is you jammy blagging bastard.

Comment by andy@cynic

The 1% of the 1%.

Comment by DH

Knowing you have a month paid holiday has robbed me of the joy of having a month of freedom. But I’m guessing you knew that. You’re so good at the backhanded gift-giving.

I hope Jill and Otis have a great holiday, are you bringing them stateside?

Comment by Bazza

i saw what you did there baz. for a person who has tried to sell the same fucking product to the world for the past ten fucking years, thats smart. wife and kid are welcome to come over as long as they leave mr parasite somewhere im fucking not.

Comment by andy@cynic

http://tinyurl.com/jpduz2o

Comment by Bazza

βš”βš°

Comment by DH

A month?

Comment by northern

Yep. A month.
You’re welcome.

Comment by Rob

You know full well people will pretend to be glad, them moan about you not posting and then beg you to come back

Comment by northern

Only the people who would vote to leave the EU and as strange as many people on here are, none of them are that strange. And that is saying something.

Comment by Rob

I’m not sure I want to read posts from someone who gets thrown out of the AirFrance business lounge for swearing at the football.

Comment by John

Great point John

Comment by Northern

Who are you trying to kid John.
But I was. And that’s kinda disgraceful.

Comment by Rob

Nottingham.

Comment by DH

Correction, some of us are that strange.

Comment by Ian Gee

There’s always one

Comment by northern

Not just one, it would seem …

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/436853/brexit-vote-restore-british-democracy-vote-leave

Comment by Ian Gee

Or even seventeen million, as it turned out.

Comment by Ian Gee

Yawn

Comment by northern

hey bob, paris is wetter than cannes right now. easy.

Comment by ab

not sure if youre describing the weather or their military.

Comment by andy@cynic

He arrives here and look what happens!

Comment by John

oi campbell. youve only been in blighty a few days and youve fucked the country and the football team. thats impressive even for you. for fucks sake dont come to yankeeland or hillary will nominate trump for president.

Comment by andy@cynic

The reverse midas

Comment by northern

Only for others. According to his instagram he’s blogged someones private island in Sardinia. I admire him and hate him all at the same time.

Comment by DH

this better not be your fucking doing lee. on the plus, it means hes not here and thats worth its weight in fucking gold.

Comment by andy@cynic

Loud silence.

Comment by DH

how many italians have you fucked off yet campbell.
im guessing at least 70% of the country. less and ill be disappointed in you.
dont hurry back, i feel ive got my fucking life back.

Comment by andy@cynic

They surrendered.

Comment by John

Update: he’s floating in a small dinghy off the coast of Italy. The analogies write themselves.

Comment by John

Except his version of a small dingy is likely an ocean liner. He’s an only child remember.

Comment by DH

fuck, im almost missing this shithole.
it will go the second he posts his next planner bollocks.

Comment by andy@cynic

hes still on fucking holiday. hibernation lasts less fucking time.

Comment by andy@cynic

And hibernation isn’t luxurious and free,

Comment by John

Has he gone to fight for ISIS? Hope so, means we’ll win.

Comment by Billy Whizz

I’m looking at this for the first time in a month. I knew you needed me … even if it’s just to abuse me. Well your prayers have been answered because – sadly for me – after an amazing, amazing trip, life starts back to normal for me on Monday. Which means if I’m going to suffer, so are you with the restart of this blog. Cue: Evil Laugh.

Comment by Rob

That’s the rest of 2016 fucked.

Comment by Billy Whizz




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