Cant really start todays blog apart from the news that today I resigned from Liverpool City council or Liverpool Direct Limited as it is also known as. My last day in work will be Friday 28th August 2009. I started working for the council in January 2001 as a benefits officer and have decided that after my notice period expires I will have a couple of weeks off before I start doing the same work for an agency and basically more than doubling my wage. The masterplan is that I do my teacher training after one year in September 2010. But to be honest if things are going well with agency work I will most probably push that back to September 2011. This means that for a couple of weeks in September both me and the wife will not be working (Mrs Fay starts Sept 14th.) Does this mean we can turn into Jim and Barbara Royle ? Can we sit off all day getting stoned pushing the kids down to the jobby to pick up Mrs Fays Jobseekers Allowance ? Will I become addicted to daytime TV ? None of thease will happen (Or at least I hope not.) I will be looking to hit the gym for a few weeks to get me in shape for a new start. My boozing will also be cut down as I wont be able to go out on the ale and then drive at 6.30 in the morning so a new job should see a slight improvement in health. Handing in my resignation is not decision I have not taken lightly but I am sure it is the right decision. If I did not make this decision I think I will still be in the same council seat in 2025 saying if only. It will be hard leaving as I have made some friends over the years and it is also a wrench to get out of the comfort zone. The agency will be a tough job as it will involve increased travel and four days a week each at ten hours, but as mentioned you are rewarded with increased pay. So no doubt I will be revisiting this subject over the next few weeks as it is no doubt one of the biggest decisions of my life so far. Wish me luck.
Click the above link for the great story of how a man got stuck down a drain !!! What makes people do such strange things and to top it of it was his birthday as well, the muppet. Saying that if my beloved iphone got stuck anywhere I could see all my common sense going out of the window. Would have to be a pretty large drain to get my beer gut down there in the first place. Speaking of which played footy tonight and the first exercise for two weeks. Could not really get into it and I put that down to the slight sniffle I have. There will be no time off when I work for the agency as I wont be getting any sick pay. They will be wheeling me in full plaster cast to earn a dollar. Must get to the gym if only to give my notice in as when I start a new job in September I just wont have the time to go.
No blog tomorrow as I am off to watch Deacon Blue for another time. They are the band I have seen most live and I cant believe its 22 years since I bought “Raintown” on cassette and played it as I done my Liverpool Echo paper round. Got some decent seats and its always a good show as the Liverpool crowd are always well up for it but it borders on being too pissed at times. I will be meeting Mrs Fay beforehand and going for a gourmet burger and then out afterwards for a few beers and a cider.
Short blog tonight as nothing else has inspired me to post and it just leaves me to give you Thursdays game of the week. This week its EA Sports fight night round 4. A good game for solo mode or playing between mates.
Featuring a re-written gameplay engine, EA Sports Fight Night Round 4 will add a variety of fighting styles and boxer differentiation to authentically emulate the greatest fighters of all time.
Pressure your opponent with the brawling inside style of young Mike Tyson, bobbing and weaving to set up powerful hooks and uppercuts. Capitalise on Muhammad Ali’s reach, hand speed and fleetness of foot to bewilder your opponent with lightning fast jabs and straights from the outside.
For the first time in history, EA Sports Fight Night Round 4 gives you the opportunity to pit these legendary heavyweights against one another and name a true champ.
No fight will be the same with an all-new physics-based animation system that recreates the full spectrum of true-to-life punch impacts, giving boxers a devastating arsenal of punches, blocks and ring movement.
The new physics system allows for missed punches, glancing punches, knockout blows and for the first time ever, rough and tumble inside fighting. Fatigue, adrenaline, footwork and timing all come into play as you hammer away at your opponents.
Thats it so see you Saturday.