This blog post could really do with a short, catchy title. You know? Something that really grabs a reader and makes them want to read. O well …

Well apart from posting about
“”this week’s Southside Podcast,
I haven’t blogged at all this week. As I wrote at the end of last year, one of my new year’s resolutions was to post more frequently. I’m not one of these people who fail their new year’s resolution in January and then give up bothering to start over again. “O well, I’ll have to wait till next year”. I’m convinced that some people deliberately set themselves up for a fall by using this logic. They don’t really want to stop smoking – They’re addicted to it for goodness sake. So they make a big thing of saying that starting January 1st, they won’t smoke again. They then spend the whole of New Year’s Eve chain smoking, while saying to themselves and those around them “only a few minutes to go till I stop smoking”. Then as midnight draws nearer, they frantically try to get as much smoking done as possible. Then midnight comes. They make a big thing about stopping smoking. Then it’s January 6th and they have one cigarette. Then it’s, “o well, there’s always next year”.

Anyway, enough of the elementary psychology lecture. I mean I don’t want to baffle you with my paradigm shifting revelations about the human psyche. My point simply is that just because I haven’t posted as much as I intended to this year, I’m not going to take the “o well there’s always next year” approach. So expect more revealing insights into the human psyche throughout the year, with a few fart jokes thrown in for good measure.

My excuse for not bloggin this week is because I’ve had a really busy week. I’ve just started working on a top-secret project that few people know about. No, it’s not a revolutionary breakthrough in human psychology, although you’d obviously be excused for thinking such a thing. I’m not going to reveal anything about this until it’s well under way, because I’ve learnt from experience not to get to enthusiastic and not to count your chickens before they’ve hatched. You learn these things after years living on a farm with an overly zealous mathematician. So you’ll just have to wait to find out, or try and work it out for yourself by any clues I might accidentally leave in my blog posts. I imagine this will start a huge debate on Internet forums across the world. what is David Eagle’s secret project? Thousands of people worldwide dissecting my blog posts for any clues as to what this project could be. Could it be a compendium of fart jokes? A thesis on human psychology? …

On Tuesday I attended a business course. I haven’t had a great wealth of experience of these kinds of course, but apparently (from talking with quite a few people) a lot of these courses are similar in terms of presentation style. The major thing that struck me as a little odd was that every time someone answered a question correctly, a sweet of some variety would be thrown to them. It seemed a little odd that a room full of professionals would be rewarded with candy chucked at their heads by a flamboient, camp course instructor. I was doing quite well answering the questions, but soon decided it was best to leave the answering to others when he moved on to hurling gobstoppers. I’m not sure how many people attending the course were actually interested in the subject being taught, or whether they simply attended these courses for the sweets. Anyway, thanks to this course I have since developed quite a sweet tooth. Granted I still know nothing about business but that’s hardly the point is it? I think I’m going to have to enroll on a few more courses simply to satisfy my newly developed addiction to confectionary. There’s a bookkeeping course in a couple of weeks. I’m not entirely sure what that’s all about. Perhaps they’ll teach me to develop strategies for successfully evading library fines. Actually, I wonder if there’s a joke-writing course. It could be very useful for improving the quality of this blog. Obviously I’ll only go if they’re giving out free sweets.

Anyway, my plan to blog more regularly will be successful as far as next week is concerned, because I’ll be issuing a new podcast everyday for six days starting this Monday. I’ll let you know what that’s all about on Monday. see you then.
There might even be free sweets.

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