Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Some days...

Some days I look hard at the skies,
They turn and fall before my eyes.
When lifeless ropes pull up my limbs,
I strain to work the simple things.

Why do we kneel in face of pride,
To work our way through fists and fights.
I hope the sky will take me whole,
Back to the place I built my home.

Not feeling very creative at the moment. I might go and search a little.

Todays thought...

Yea, like I said...

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Recovery and busyness...

Sorry, I won't say why but just sorry. Anyhow, I am better, I am feeling fully recovered and I have been for the best part of 2 weeks, about a week after I came back to work. Lets see, February was alright. Too busy and slightly pressured, but I made it through with a smile on my face for most of the time.

Filming has been interesting this month. It's been a project that everyone wants to see and a gag reel that I am tempted to sell but it's going to have to wait until word alive to have the full effect. Working on something funny has been an interesting challenge. Coining universal comfy Christian humour is by no means easy as I have learnt to my shame before. Its a good job I am supervised.

I really need to go now, I haven't made it out the office on time for a little while and my bosses are writing to us Relay folk telling us we're not having enough time off!

Todays Thought...

Authenticity - What is it? Please somebody tell me!

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Cough Cough...

I have been making that noise rather too much recently. I have been put on the same drugs they use to treat bronchitis, so I have a similar infection. I am getting a little tired of the days now, not seeing anyone but my parents and brother and the odd house visitor. I can't wait for my slightly less mundane existence to start up again in Leicester. I have a list of things to do that's getting ever longer, but people are happy to be put on hold for the most part.

Right now I would give pretty much anything reasonable to be sitting in a pub with a pint, as me and my good friend have become accustomed to on Sunday night, talking about life's little intricacies. Roll on next week.

Todays Thought...

If swimming is so good for you why are whales so large?

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Oh gosh...

Where did all that time go? Christmas whizzed by, new years seems, well, about a year ago, and I find myself at the end of January. A trip to Scotland and Herefordshire and I landed myself with some horrible flu stuff just in time for getting back to work on some serious video projects. Oh Well. It's given me lots of time to read and think and pray so I think I am making the most of a fairy horrendous situation. My tip at the moment is practically written 'Blue Like Jazz' which obviously could only have been recommended to me by my brother. It describes itself as non religious thoughts on Christian Spirituality. I particularly like the part where the author meets Moses. Moses accuses him of being on crack. It's refreshing writing with a good hint of humor. Just to balance it all off I also got through the whole of the incredibly conservative 'Boy Meets Girl', partly for the comedy value, partly so I can lend it to somebody knowing what sort of mindset they will get out of it.

So what's next, well I would like to be back to work for Thursday, but my Mummy who is doing a wonderful job caring for me doesn't give me a hope of being back before next week. Lots more time for reading then. I would put up protest but she is an ex-nurse so who am I to argue.

Todays thought...

"Sometimes the heart should tell the mind to stay at home and stop interfering" (Monkton) - Discuss.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Happy/Sad...

Well, as per usual I am just a little bit behind on my old blogging so I thought I would give everyone a bit of an update, some Christmas musing after no doubt eating too much. The last month has been a bit of a struggle. Working silly hours and having a clutch of never ending team days. Its all been pretty good experience but it has been a bit hard being so tired for so long.

I was written to the other day by a minister of a church in Leicester. I left the church due to doctrinal reasons (and I have known people leave for much less) so I though I had better write and say so.

Today's Thought...

Christmas is all about Christmas Presence. Its the thought that counts. Discuss.

P.S Happy/Sad. Song name copyright Phil Abbott 2005.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Litmus test...

I believe that's what they call it. As far as I remember it was a test to see if an acid or an alkali was present in a solution, but it has widely become the term used to describe a test that establishes a future pattern or direction of behavior. So, what I outlined in my last post was obviously a litmus test. Having no comments probably means it was a little too much so I guess that's the last you will hear any of that side honest Phil - at least on his blog. I always thought face to face was best anyway!

So what else has been happening. Its been a good few weeks for the most part. Highlights have included Bonfire Night Weekend and a classical concert at De Montfort Hall, as well as endless swathes of time sitting in my front room chatting to my good buddies. Had a Houseparty to go on too, and that was quite funky. Got to know a few people and did a seminar which went down well.

Went to see Elijah (not in person) at Dorking with some good friends last weekend - that was pretty amazing. Never really heard much of that sort of thing but Mendelssohn definitely had his head screwed on. The music was triumphant and the words were amazing. All in all a fantastic event. All this classical and choral music - what next?

Anyhow hopefully Christmas will serve me well. I just love going home to my family and remembering the real meaning of Christmas with them. Dad always comes down the stairs and says 'Sorry, but Santa hasn't been this year'. That strikes me as quite a good thing. I don't really want an overweight ancient myth falling down my chimney, no doubt breaking our lovely fireplace as he goes. More to the point, I think its quite cruel 'saddling up' those poor reindeer and getting them to drive round all Christmas. Rumor has it that he doesn't actually bring any presents anyway. Where would the world be without Coca-Cola?

Thought for the Day...
A guy at work came into the loo the other day. I said hello while I was washing my hands. He said hello, then he froze. After a couple of seconds he said 'Sorry Phil, I am going into the little room [cubicle]. I don't like weeing in front of other guys'. What do you make of that?

Monday, October 31, 2005

Hey the Amigo...

Just a quick note to say I think I missed one out. I cried when I got my degree classification. It wouldn't have mattered what the result was I would have cried anyway! The release of tension and stress always leads to that conclusion...

Quick puzzle...
One Plus One Plus One Equals One - how?