Archive for the ‘W.G. Mullins’ Category


Gold, Silver and Bronze

Growing up being exposed to as much Hollywood propaganda as I have, it comes as little surprise that when it comes to women, I am pretty superficial.  If all the years I spent watching Beverly Hills 90210 has taught me anything, it’s that good looking people have all the fun, interesting stories.  Though I was never really part of the “in” crowd when in High School or College, I have found myself somewhat fortunate to have dated some of the most beautiful women I have ever seen.

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The Life Force Vampire

In my life I have met thousands of random people. Some of them have been my life- long best friends, some have been random one off encounters or lovers and some have even been sworn enemies. In the midst of my near 33 years on this planet I have encountered a specific, dangerous bread of person only 3, maybe 4 times. These people are the closest I have ever come to experiencing pure evil combined with soulless misery.  I am of course talking about the life force vampire. (more…)


 

The Greatest Goal Ever Scored
I’m not really one for sports. That is to say I love watching them and I count football (or soccer for you Yanks) and Formula One as my main hobbies. However since I’ve never really had the opportunity to drive an F1 car, the only real sporting activities I’ve ever taken part in have been football related.
In the summer of 1998 I was working in a Jewish summer camp for kids with attention deficit disorder in Pennsylvania. I was a mere 20 years old and this was the first time I had really travelled anywhere by myself. As far as first steps go it was quite a biggy, and one that I haven’t really been able to live up to in the years since.
At this summer camp there were around 40 counsellors from all corners of the Earth. Most of them were Brits like myself, but there were also South Africans, Canadians, Australians, Irish, Germans and a small smattering of Israelis. Though we were separated by borders, languages and religion, we all had one thing in common: A love of the beautiful game. (more…)


The internet and social networking sites have given rise to a new, dangerous and worrying trend. I am of course talking about the armature poet. Not content with littering their own “Dear Diaries” with their personal feelings and dreamscapes, they now feel the need… No, the desire to share with the world the amazing poetic labyrinth of free form ideas and constructs they have compiled. (more…)


The Hard Sell

 

Over the course of my life I have held various positions of employment, with wildly varying degrees of success.  Apart from one job the average time I spent in any one place of employment was around 3 months.  This should tell you everything you need to know about my attention span, commitment to the banal and my intolerance for stupid people. (more…)


The Pitfalls of Dating In Your Thirties

 

Oh cruel fate, thy name is the Devil and thy soul be black.

 

Or to put it another way, being single in your thirties kind of sucks.  From whatever destination you have travelled to arrive at this point, be it divorce, failed relationships, not meeting the right person of just plain wanting to be single, certain factors come into play regarding dating once you leave your twenties behind. (more…)


Ghosts of Halloween Past

When we enter late October I am often reminded of the years gone by when this time of year would have seen me slaving over a hand made costume or screen accurate accessories.  Halloween is a strange holiday.  It’s a fun, exciting time that is also incredibly difficult to enjoy.  You have to be invited to the right parties, have the right group of friends with you and most importantly of all, make the effort to look the part. (more…)


Load Bearing Structure

By

W.G. Mullins

“You’re going to love my friend”.

These few simple words, so innocent in themselves are more often or not a prelude to disappointment and false hope.  When you are told by a woman that you’re going to like her friend, more often or not what she really means is that her friend has a really sweet personality, but the appearance of a diseased swamp donkey.

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