Monday, September 28, 2009


Had a annoying weekend, boiler broke so my flat has been like a sauna and it's no closer to been fixed. Money is tight so calling someone out to fix it isn't a option thats why I'm hoping for a friend to sort it out tonight. The main thing I'm annoyed at is not been picked up for work again. This happened friday, was sat waiting on the car park over the road for the chap who was meant to pick me up to turn up, phoned him at half 7 and he said he wasn't meant to pick me up! Wouldn't have minded but no-one told me so there goes another £6 on travel. Samr again this morning, waiting in the usual place for nearly a hour and no sign of him. This time making my own way isn't a option as I just haven't got the money, phoned my boss and he had no idea why he hadn't picked me up. Absolute joke. This is why I need to get a new job, cause of someone not doing what they should have I've lost a days money, plus I'm off Thursday to look after my son so thats 2 days short I'll be next week and I can't afford that. I feel like punching the wall I really do T.L.M.S

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Driving to defeat

If my mate wouldn't have rang me this morning I know I would have overslept for my driving lesson! That said it didn't excuse my laziness. The lesson wasn't too bad, was took around Wolverhampton ring road today, first attempt at a busy road in a city and did very well. Stalled on the way to the said road. Me and my instructor both knew I was going to the minute a bus pulled up behind me! Throughout the lesson did some silly mistakes like not slowing down enough for the island and getting into gear early enough, forgetting to check my mirrors when indicating and the best was thinking I could already drive and deciding to keep my hand on the gear stick! Overall though my general awareness and driving have improved but I know I need to work on manouvres which I've hardly done so far and my next lesson isn't for a week Monday so got over a week to worry myself into a frenzy about driving again.
The Albion lost their unbeaten record today and with that performance can't have any complaints. Rubbish from start to finish and it was a terrible game to watch. The ref missed a lot of fouls and to top it off their goal came from a handball (which I can't be sure of as it was down the smethwick end but many have said it was). But I didn't expect anything less from a Neil Warnock side and Palace have turned into a bogey side over the years for us. Next two games are against teams we normally do poor against and they are both away from home, but that said we have performed better away than at home this season so heres hoping.
a happy note to end on, perma-tan pricks Hull side lost badly today so relegation looks likely for them! T.L.M.S

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The tiredness is setting in!

After two days of working 15 hours each day and four days of hardly sleeping I am now extremely tired! A early night tonight is definately on the cards. I can't complain about the work as I really need the money plus I've done enough times over the years I should be used to it, what is doing my head in is not being able to get to sleep. Every night its the same and when that alarm goes off in the morning the snooze button gets used too much! I think five hours is the most this week I've managed to get.
Spent Tuesday night working whilst listening to the Albion game. Couldn't make out too much of the game but from what I could hear it seemed like we was on top. It wasn't till I got home when I found out we'd lost and had a man sent off. Thomas. Typical thats four left sided players out for the Palace game so god knows who will be playing left midfield Saturday. Probably Dorrans or Tex. One positive from the game is that Jara played well on his debut so thats encouraging. Also the Wolves lost so thats another positive! After they beat Fulham some fans on the radio reckoned they'd make the europa league this season! Trust me if it wasn't for Pompey and Hull been so rubbish they'd be struggling more as the season goes on so in theory they are playing for one relegation place, and they come down with Hull and we take their places i'd be a very happy man.
Got another driving lesson Saturday and I have been looking forward to it all week long. Had a promise of a better paid job if I pass my test so all thoughts have been on that. Gonna book it next week so hopefully by november I will be driving. I was told by my stars a few months back that October will be a profitable month so here's hoping! Weekend tomorrow, pick my son up after work, driving lesson and Albion match so heres to a good one! T.L.M.S

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Football fun day

Spent most of today watching football, in between playing with my son, who has now gone back to his mothers for the week. The Manchester derby was a quality match, had a feeling Owen would get the winner, even if it needed 6 mins of injury time to get it. I can understand Man City's frustration but when the ref signalled for 4 minutes Bellamy was still celebrating so all in all I think he got the right amount added on in the end. Tried to watch the Chelsea game but I really hate watching them so after 5 minutes had to turn it off. They must be the one team who I despise, obviously Wolves and Blues are top added to that list are Hull City and West Ham, so actually 5 teams. Amazing how many football fans have teams they hate, and for the silliest reasons as well!
Good to see England win in the cricket one dayers for once. I really think that we can't understand the fact in one day game we need to attack the ball and get runs on the board, cause the amount of times I've watched us we seem to play like we are in a test match. Hit the bloody thing!!! Plus we tried our best to throw this game away, the other sides in the Champions Trophy must be glad that we're playing, any total over 200 and the game is theirs.
Also watched Great Britain fail to win in the Davis Cup. How many more years must we suffer from players not being up to the required standard? You can understand why Andy Murray gets so pissed off every Wimbledon. I don't agree that it's a lack of funding, I reckon it's a lack of drive in the players. In sport if you haven't got the drive and desire to win you won't get anywhere and to me a lot of these young players don't have it, they are just happy to pick up whatever funding they can get and spend a few more years away from getting a proper job. I do hope I'm wrong and in the future Britain will be celebrating. T.L.M.S

Sunday Ramblings

Woke up again after another night of dreaming about driving. It consumes most of my life now, I dream about driving my own car (which I can't afford to buy), I dream about the little things which I struggle with driving and I dream about how my life would be now if I'd done this 10 years ago. Would I still be working for the company I'm at now? Probably not. I don't really want to be here now but the way things are I'm lucky to have a job, a underpaid one at that but a job none the less.
To help get extra money to pay some of my debts I decided to play a little bit of online bingo today with the little funds I had. Didn't win anything, not to say I haven't before. In the grand scheme of things I am up overall by a good amount just wish I saved some of it when I did win! The good thing is I managed to get some extra work Tuesday night so that should pay for this weeks lesson, only thing is I need to get in touch with my mate who's assistance I will need and he's away for the weekend! I hope he'll help me cause it could lead to some more work for us both and with christmas and stuff coming up we could both use the money it would bring in. But yet again this boils down to fact I can't drive! The amount of work I've had to turn down because of it is staggering and it's hit home this year big time. Need to get this monkey off my back quickly.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Couldn't let the first one go without a mention of the Baggies brilliant win away at Middlesborough today. Top of the league, goals coming from all over the team and still undefeated, lets see if this record stays the same after visiting Arsenal tuesday night. T.L.M.S

First one!

Hello all, decided to start writing down the thoughts I have and the trials I'm having in life and with my mission to learn to drive.
As of today I have had 22 driving lessons and was told to put in for my test today. This is what I've wanted to hear for a while even though I still haven't done any manouvers yet!! The lack of driving is holding me back in my job, and stopping me from earning the money I need to pay off my debts! I never realised this until I lost my job in Febuary and had to look elsewhere, and at each one the response was we really need someone who can drive. Stupid I know putting it off all these years, I'm 30 now, so now I'm playing catch up.
Work wise I'm a painter and the firm I work for is the same which laid me off 7 months ago. They always say that footballers should never go back but muggins here has gone back 3 times now! I think I work for the only company which likes to not pay you the hours you actually work, pay you a lower rate than the majority of other firms then come up excuses why not to increase them and has a boss which will constantly criticize your work. The shocking thing is I work a lot harder than some of the blokes who work here and they get all the rewards, this is why my driving test is so important to me.
Hopefully I will be able to get the funds together soon to pay for the test, always looking for extra work to pay off some of the debts my ex has left me with, and the minute that test is passed they will be.
Anyway I shall try to update this often, but knowing me will fall by the wayside! Time to try and get my excited two year old son to get ready for bed, speak soon.