26. I love not having or owning children.
It was a choice I made early. The world doesn’t need another Half Of ME.
Oddly, people always asume it was a choice and not the consequence of something else.
I have never been asked about my fertility. I’ll never know the answer.
So, I’m only responsible for myself and everything I say and do to the entire world.
27. I love shopping alphabetically. Food shopping can get dull.
So this week I am only buying things that start with the letter A.
You can lose weight on some letters.
I also do it by packaging. Next week only tins, mnnn.
28. I love having my head scratched.
Fingernails comb my brain stems into flowing streams of enlightened consciousness.
I think pets are onto something.
29. I love Custard. Not to eat, you crazy fools. I like playing with it. You get a bowl of the powder then add small amounts of water until is a very thick mud. Then you scoop some out and squeeze it. It magically turns into a solid. Then as you let it go it returns to a liquid, you can have hours of stoner fun.
Try it in wanky restaurants.
30. I love looking for things to put in the Trash on my computer.
After a good forage I hit the empty Trash button and I feel as if I have lifted a small burden from the world’s digital shoulders.
Despite billions of dollars being spent to create English language versions of computer operating shitstems we still have American Trash instead of English Rubbish.
Shovel this down your gullet you plonker
21. I love waking up as the sun rises, usually around dawn. My mind is always filled with ideas for songs, poems, film scripts, a cure for cancer, then I drift back to sleep and all is forgotten.
Well, it depends on that dream doesn’t it
22. I love not having to work anymore: “The problem with not doing anything is you never get to take time off.” – Sebastian Horsley.
Count how much money you have in your pocket then calculate the chances of living long enough to spend it.
23. I love Sebastian Horsley. He was such a dear friend and like all my dear friends I lose them. I hope not carelessly.
24. I love going to other town bars a few miles away. The anonymity is thrilling. It is like a cloak of invisibility. I can sit alone in public, my name is not shouted at me. I am reborn nameless. I could try flip flops.
Do voyeurs like to be watched?
25. I love listening to film soundtracks on earbuds. The world is transformed. Crossing a road can become portentous, silly, ecstatic, deadly, pointless, but it is never just crossing the road.
“I’m using the chicken measure it”
I seem to remember being told that if one drank seawater one went insane, then again if one is enjoying drinking seawater one is probably already half way there. I am not going to Google what the effects of seawater are, as Google tends to replace conversation with dull facts.
Here therefore is a beer I had to try. I had it with Oysters, filled with more seawater. Yesterday I had a few more bottles, they make you thirsty. I think I may be heading off to the beach with a bucket and pint glass.
41. I love blossom. Every street here is lined with Orange Trees. The blossom right now is sweetly intoxicating and it gives the evenings a highly charged sensual air. The jacaranda trees are about to blossom and are a spectacular purple lilac. The colours are so overwhelming they evoke in me a mixed sense of euphoria and tragedy, it is a short-lived experience, it is too real.
42. I love the medium of Film. Here is a small selection of films that have had more influence on me than real life, whatever that is.
Meantime (Mike Leigh)
The Ruling Class (Peter Medak)
The Hit (Stephen Frears)
Black Cat White Cat (Emir Kusturica)
Brazil (Terry Gilliam)
You The Living (Roy Andersson)
Walkabout (Nicolas Roeg)
The Man Who Fell To Earth (Nicolas Roeg)
Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock)
The Kids Are Alright (Jeff Stein)
Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick)
Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola)
Chinatown (Roman Polanski)
Out of the past (Jacques Tourneu)
Scarlet Street (Fritz Lang)
Persona (Ingmar Bergman)
Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese)
I wish you all a lovely shiney 2018. The end of 2017 will not sadden my heart. T’was a year of much global tomfoolery.
There is hope and it awaits our love, attention and gentle actions. Be merry my freinds be merry.
31. I love it when people smile. I automatically smile back as if it were a volley in ping pong. Frowns don’t work the same, I don’t automatically return one, I drop the bat.
32. I love time. It changes everything.
33. I love change. Repetition can be vital but it can also anaesthetize the senses. I can’t walk the same path twice without forcing myself to look at it differently: “Look at that lamp post” “Wow things are floating in the gutter” “Now I’m Lost” GOOD.
No let’s not do that
34. I love having the courage of my convictions … er … when I do. ‘Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities… because it is the quality which guarantees all others,’ Winston Churchill.
He’s no chicken he’s a cock
35. I love uncertainty. Certainty is over rated. Certainty can never be trusted. Uncertainty keeps us curious and flexible. Beware of the person that is Certain, they are a closed book. I may have been sure once or twice in my life but never certain.
FergusonValues fuck you and good day Sir