It’s my birthday! That’s right I’m a stonking twenty seven years old now, and to celebrate I’ve finally resurrected this diary (the kids call these things blogs nowadays, but I hate the word so I’ll continue to call it a diary) after nearly 3 years of neglect; there’s quite a lot to catch up on; here’s a brief summary of the past 3 years:

  • I’ve spent most of the past 2 and a half years playing an online game called City of Heroes, about 2 years ago I started work on a fansite for the game, which recently earned me a place on a community program which effectively means I play for free now! I probably spend more time working on the fansite than I do playing the game anyway.
  • Liverpool won the European Champions League on May 25th, 2005, coming back from 3-0 down at half time no less! A night that will live forever in my memory. We followed that up by winning the FA Cup in 2006, another memorable comeback against West Ham in Cardiff.
  • At the backend of 2005 my girlfriend at the time hooked up with some guy in Boston on a trip to the US and dumped me on the eve of our three year anniversary as soon as she returned to the UK. Obviously it would have been way too simple to tell me she met someone else, but she didn’t, instead choosing to make me feel like crap. Eventually I found out of my own accord and things became a lot clearer; amazing how wrong you can be about someone.
  • Every cloud has a silver lining of course, that triggered a chain of events that led me right to the lovely lady in my life; Hayley, and I’ve never been happier. “Everything is for the best, in this, the best of all possible worlds” — too right it is.
  • In Feb 2006 I bought the car I’d always wanted since university; an Audi TT — £17’000 well spent. I’ve still got another £3’000 to pay before it’s entirely mine though.
  • I still work for IBM. I still don’t know exactly what it is I do there, but by all accounts I do a pretty good job of it.
  • All in all, I’d say I’m a happier sod than I was 3 years ago, even if I have grown even more cynical (if that is possible) in my old age.