Posted by Royston on August 18, 2016
Last year, while attending a friend’s wedding, my wife and I were taken aback by the simplicity and beauty of the wedding’s cocktail hour entertainment. The ambiance for the event was set by a single wedding violinist that truly enhanced the occasion. While the music was fantastic, it never overwhelmed the guests that were enjoying drinks and casual conversation. In other receptions that we had attended in the past, full bands provided excellent music that was appropriate for the occasion, but the guests regularly had to raise their voices above the volume of the music. In this particular case, the soft music augmented the experience of having a few drinks and conversing with friends. After the cocktail hour, everyone was ready for a great dinner and the full ensemble’s performance for dancing and the real celebration.
Posted by Royston on July 4, 2016
People often allow alcohol to bring trouble into their lives. They drink too much and do things they shouldn’t. Most of these issues arise when people leave the safety of their homes. The problem is that alcohol brings spontaneous obstacles into play.
Suppose you’re sitting on your porch having a drink and hanging out with friends, no problem. However, when you decide you and your friends need to go on a drunken reconnaissance mission, then the obstacles arise. Where did that car come from? It wasn’t there a minute ago. Ditch, that ditch was never here before. We must have some fast ditch diggers around here! Cutting through the neighbor’s yard never seemed all that daunting before, but now they have installed green walls, attacking innocent passers-by who have consumed one too many. So, if you must drink alcohol, do so from the obstacle-free safety of home.
Posted by Royston on July 3, 2016
School has been hard this year. I keep failing for my final exams in every class! This last paper I had to write on equestrian silica sand took me two weeks to prepare and I still scored low and failed. I am getting tired of putting all my time and effort into my degree and not moving foward at all. If something does not change within the next month I believe I am going to have to drop out of college. There is no need to keep wasting my time and money if I cannot crack down and start learning this material better. Maybe if I hire a tutor I may just have a chance at making it through this quarter. For now I am just going to keep my fingers crossed.
Posted by Royston on July 1, 2016
Dad and I always made a ritual of watching “Jeopardy” on a nightly basis. We’d enjoy shouting out the questions to the answers on this game show as soon as they popped into our heads. But in recent weeks, Dad didn’t seem to be participating as fully as possible and I was way ahead in calling out the questions in each category.
When I asked him what was wrong, he sheepishly admitted he simply couldn’t hear most of what was going on and didn’t want to ask me to turn up the TV volume. Well, a simple solution was to call our family physician to get him a hearing check and to determine whether or not his deteriorated hearing level could be helped by one of the many fantastic Stockport hearing aids available to senior citizens today. Dad recently got outfitted with one, so we’re back enjoying “Jeopardy” and he’s winning!
Posted by Royston on June 29, 2016
I recently went through some really hard stuff. I was in the hospital for days, just waiting to get better and get back to my life. While I was lying in my bed in the hospital, I felt all alone. I felt like there was no one out there who cared that I was hurting. Everything changed when the hospital door pushed open and a group of promo girls London entered the room. These were girls who had worked with me and who knew me through the job. The girls came to my room with the sole purpose of cheering me up. I do not know what I would have done if these girls had not shown up, but I know that their appearance made my life a little brighter and my day much happier. I remembered that visit throughout my hospital stay, and it gave me hope.
Posted by Royston on June 26, 2016
It was June 28, 2008, my mothers friends birthday. We went out to dinner to celebrate, like we did every year. It was just like any other June 28, as far as I knew. Little did I know that night would change my life forever.
When we arrived at Amy’s favorite restaurant, she got out of her car and walked over to ours. I unbuckled my seatbelt and opened the door. As I got out of the car, I noticed a boy who looked to be about my age.
“Melanie, Sophie,” she said to my sister and I. “This is my nephew, Jake.”
Once inside the restaurant, we had one table for the adults and one for the children. Jake sat across from me. We kept looking at eachother, without saying a word, trying to avoid making eye contact.
The hostesses London made jokes about it being our first date and how cute “young love” is and how they could remember their first date like it was yesterday
In a way, they were right.
That was the night I met my futute husband.
Posted by Royston on June 24, 2016
Tuesday was a bust. Everything seemed to go wrong, from the way my sandwich got stepped on in the car, to the horrible rainy weather. Honestly, the only good thing that happened at all was my Manchester thai massage.
I’m starting to think that giving Rachel a ride to work is far more trouble than it’s worth, even though she gives me gas money. She’s constantly messing with my stuff, not the least of which, my lunch which she either tries to share with me, or inevitably damages somehow like she did this time. Really, how do you step on a sandwich and not know you’re doing it?
The other thing I’m seriously questioning is my job. I feel like all my boss does is criticize me, even when I do exactly what she asks. I’ve even asked her what I can do to improve, and she’s not giving me any help.
What a life. I think I need a new one.
Posted by Royston on June 23, 2016
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