OK, so obviously 2013 is not the year for this blog!
As you can tell from the minimal activity on here, I don’t really have as much time for this blog anymore. I’m not saying I’ll never post again – of course I will!, but what I mean is (as per my explanation in the previous blog) I don’t get a hell of a lot of free time these days, and even when I do, this blog is not at the top of my list of things to get done – or even on the list at all.
My uni days are over, the days of sleeping in, staying up whenever, mucking round and not having a single care for how much free time I actually had & making good use of that time. Like the age old saying goes, you don’t know how good you have it, till it’s gone – or something along those lines.
Even though this blog is no longer a priority for me doesn’t mean I don’t care about it. I’m proud of all the postings I’ve put on here & sometimes even come here to reference to something I’ve written in a post but have forgotten about. It’s sort of like my own little catalogue! Sometimes I get guys talking to me about something I’ve talked about in a blog & I have to actually look up the blog to see what the hell they’re talking bout – remember I’ve had the blog for a few years now. It’s surprising how much I’ve talked about, especially from my uneventful life here on the North Island of NZ.
I know I’ll never be able to stop guys messaging me on my profiles/pages asking when a new post will be, but that’s ok – I’m learning to just look past it. I’m at a point now in my life where I’d rather go out to the mall or movies, or meet up with a mate or hottie for fun, or read my book, or just tend to the garden or my fish tank or even just get some long needed chores done round the house listening to music – rather than sit here like some sad computer loser writing all these blogs to guys I’ll never get to me. I do enjoy the blogs & always get a sense of pride after I’ve fully completed & posted one but there’s an actual world out there & I’d rather be out of the computer seat most days.
So right now not a lot is really new with me. I’ve been working Mon-Fri every week all year & haven’t really had much time for much else. I had a week off (yep just a single week) in March & have taken about 4 or 5 Mondays/Fridays off since January to let myself have a 3 day weekend here & there, woohoo – plus all the regular National Holidays. But even with that time off I didn’t go on holiday, so nothing to report in that respect :(.
Not sure if I mentioned out shit as Summer last year in my old blogs, but let me just say this year our summer was INCREDIBLE. Infact it was a bit too good. It was so beautiful & hot & sunny that we didn’t get any rain for over a whole month! Which in turn, ended in many parts of the country being declared a drought zone. To be honest I’ve never seen a dryer summer. The ground was soo dry that insects & small animals were dropping dead all over the place. We had wild hedgehogs which would come every night to eat the leftover cat food, but midway through the summer they must’ve died due to all the lack of groundwater & I’ve only seen one since. Our cats caught twice as many birds as well, my mum said it was because they were all dehydrated & all the insects were dying – so not as much food for them. I also would have to race home from work & water all the plants before it got dark (which was a bitch, but had to be done otherwise they’d all have dyed).
So to summaries, it was a gorgeous long hot summer. But many animals/plants suffered – not to mention all the farmers which had to kill a lot of stock because they had no food for them. I also read in the paper that Wellingtons water supply was so low they only had less than a month’s supply left before they would run out. Luckily it rained before they completely ran dry. A lot of people living out in the country which ran on their own rain tank water had to buy water – including my dad who lives on a farm in South Auckland, he’s never had to do that before.
I’ve started reading a lot more this year. Not sure exactly what triggered it but now whenever I’m on the bus or at home on the couch I pull out a book & read a few chapters. I started with The Last Survivors series by Susan Beth Pfeffer. The first book is called Life As We Knew It & is actually semi famous. I know its fiction for young teens but fuck it, I really enjoyed the series. Plus the whole thing is about the end of the world, which as you may have noticed is right up my alley. I love anything disastrous. It’s basically about how an asteroid slams into the moon pushing it closer to the earth – which in turn, totally fucks with the earth’s climate & ocean tides – told through the eyes of a 16yo girl. There are 3 in the series, and she’s written a 4th book which is being published worldwide in September I think. Can’t wait.
I also started on the Fairwick Chronicles by Carol Goodman. First book is called Incubus (although was republished as ‘The Demon Lover’ by Juliet Dark, only god knows why – I have the Incubus version) & it’s basically what you’d expect from a book with that title – a mix of gothic fantasy & eroticism. I really love it, in fact it could be one of the most enjoyable reads I’ve had. Right now I’m in the middle of the 2nd book – The Water Witch. I love the characters & the setting plus I’ve always been a fan of fantasy creatures & witchcraft/paranormal stories. Plus with erotic sex thrown in, it’s pretty much perfect. I know a lot of gay guys get squeamish when it comes to the breeding activities of straight men & women, but not me. I kinda love it, it’s sort of refreshing, besides (like with any book) you always put yourself in the leading characters place so it turns out to be gay sex anyway hahahaha. Carol has also written a 3rd book called The Angel Stone which is being released in September. Can NOT wait!!
Also on my ‘to read’ list is Flood by Stephen Baxter, which also has a follow up book called Ark. And Bitten by Kelley Armstrong which is the first book in a huge series known as Women of the Otherworld which currently has 13 books in the series. No doubt she’ll write another. There are also a few other books/series I want to get my eyes into. But unlike watching a movie – books take much longer to devour. Plus there are some weeks where I’ll read ¼ of a book & others where I’ll only read a single chapter.
Speaking of watching…. I’ve done rather well since the demise of my fave show last year, Desperate Housewives which closed the doors on Wisteria Lane after 8 years. In fact maybe a bit too well, I’ve fallen in love with a bunch of new shows. It’s mostly thanks to my friend who had the accident.
See after his accident (which you’ll have to go back & read about in older blogs, cos I’m not re-explaining it) he was bed ridden for many weeks, followed by being stuck inside on the couch in front of the TV for many months following. Which basically led him to collecting/downloading a bunch of new TV shows & watching them. He’d always start a new show & tell me if it was shit or amazing & whether or not it was worth my time to get into it. So far he’s gotten me hooked on Game of Thrones & Breaking Bad. There’s also a few other shows like The Walking Dead, Girls he wants me to watch as well – but again with my busy controlled work routine I don’t have that much time to watch as much as he does.
I won’t talk about them much, cos you know I could sit here all night writing about a show I love, but they’re pretty awesome. Actually ground-breaking in some respects. Breaking Bad has cleaned out countless awards season after season for its incredible performances & clever writing. And Game of Thrones is pretty much a wet dream come true for all those Lord of the Rings/World of Warcraft fans out there. I’m crazy in love with Daenerys Targaryen a.k.a The Mother of Dragons. Her storyline is by far the best in my opinion. During the whole first 2 Seasons I was hooked to the TV screen & she’s even more amazing in Season 3. Thrones is filled with hot sex scenes & littered with sexy babes. I feel like such a straight geek watching it
Thrones has been renewed for a 4th Season but Breaking Bad has already announced that its current 5th Season will be its last. I’ve currently just finished the season finale of Season 5 of Breaking Bad and have just started on the first few episodes of Season 3 of Thrones. I usually watch an episode of something every night.
As I mentioned a while ago I’m still following the ever so dramatic Revenge & the sometimes totally confusing fairy tale world of Once Upon a Time. They’re both wrapped up their second seasons & have both been renewed for third Seasons. I still haven’t gotten around to watching the finale to OUAT, but the Revenge finale wasn’t half bad (nowhere near as amazing as Season 1 though).
Body of Proof has decided it doesn’t have enough viewers so the studios are cutting the third Season short & saying goodbye. I’m a little sad, but I won’t lie – this show isn’t incredible, just a cute little show that I enjoy watching from time to time. It’s had a good run, especially with the last half of Season 2, plus I’ve watched a few episodes of Season 3 & they’re pretty awesome. Season 3 is a big improvement from the last two, so am a little confused as to why everyone’s stopped watching it? Oh well, what’s done is done.
True Blood will be starting up in another week. Can’t say I’m that excited for it. The last season was a bit too ridiculous for me, & it went all religious which I can absolutely NOT STAND – yawn. So hopefully Season 6 will redeem itself to me, otherwise it’s lost a viewer.
I’m sure I’ve mentioned Lana Del Rey on this blog before, but I don’t really think I explained how much she’s had an impact on me. Well not so much impact but more created this weird inspirational obsession – is what I guess you could call it.
Ever since hearing her major hit Born to Die back in January 2012, I haven’t stopped listening to her. I bought her Born to Die album & the Paradise Edition album which had an additional 8 songs. I’ve also downloaded around 25 unreleased songs that were leaked on the internet (usually on YouTube). And have also got about 30 remixes that I acquired from the net. Looking at my Lana Del Rey play-list on iTunes I can tell you I have exactly 5.6 hours worth of her songs. These numbers are constantly growing as well. Yup I’m hooked.
Ever since Jan last year I honestly haven’t gone a single day without listening to at least one song. I guess there’s something in my brain that loves the way she sounds & the lyrics she writes. Her music is haunting & emotional. And I feel as if I can connect myself with many of her songs – as strange as that might sound.
She sings about all the usual heart strung pop themes like love, bfs, beauty, relationships, feelings, breakups, money etc etc but also adds dark undertones of death, suicide, drugs, religion, longing desires & passions about love, men & life in general. And if you’ve ever heard her sing – her voice isn’t what you’d expect from someone as gorgeous & petite as Lana is. It’s this beautiful husky sound that is as soothing as it is depressing. I’m addicted to it & as I already mentioned, it fits me perfectly. It’s as if I’ve been waiting for an artist like this to come along my whole life & now I’ve found it I have music that I can honestly listen to over & over & not get sick of.
Many of her songs seem to have this oddly beautiful ominous earthy tone which lingers with you…. I find it intoxicating! I won’t lie, many of her songs have brought tears to my eyes. It also doesn’t hurt that shes a fucken knockout! If I were a women, she’s EXACTLY what I’d wanna look like.
I could seriously sit here rambling on writing paragraph after paragraph about her and all her songs all night but I just wanted to let anyone who is reading this blog know, Daveyboy is a HUGE Lana Del Rey fan. Plus it feels good to get this out of my system as I type this. No one else I know really likes her as much as I do, they all say her songs are too boring & sad. So I don’t really have anyone to talk to when it comes to Lana. It’s like this hidden gem that only I can see. But honestly I don’t care, I look at Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Britney, Miley, Christina…. and all the countless other mainstream divas out there with their millions of fans & cringe. Most of those fake bitches don’t even write their own lyrics. And these days it’s all a competition about who has the most crazy music video & who can wear the most ridiculous fucked up clothes – no wait they’re more like costumes, not clothes.
I’m not saying I don’t enjoy their music, but it’s more of a ‘who can put on a better show’ rather than who can produce beautiful soulful music that has depth & meaning these days. Don’t you agree?
For example I see Lady Gaga as a born entertainer. But someone like Lana Del Rey is a born artist. There’s actually a difference.
Well that’s enough ramblings from me. Sorry for the long delay but well… ya know. I’m thinking bout getting a tattoo as well, but will talk bout that more later.
I will write again, but when, well I just don’t know…. but please don’t hate me
Till next time guys, with love, D.