I screwed up and didn't blog yesterday, so that's two days out of the 30 that I've failed so far. Still, like the previous time, my excuse was simply that I didn't have an awful lot of time in which to blog, and my back being screwy is still causing me no end of grief.
So get off my case, mang.
Anyway, I now have to blog for today and - to be honest - I'm starting to run out of ideas. Never mind though, Jem has given me a great idea for a blog post and despite it going against one of my own pre-determined rules at the start ("No listicles") it'll do in a pinch.
"Enough already, what's the topic?" I hear you cry.
Yeah, basically, this is just going to be a list of things that I like and love about Jem, and how she's made a difference to my life in the 18 months or so that we've been seeing each other.
Jem did this for me once, in a private e-mail, telling me how awesome I was. She came up with over 200 different items (although some were basically duplicates) - I doubt I'll get anywhere near that, but let's see...
I'm going to stop there as it's a nice round number (kind of like the subject of point 50) but in theory I could have gone on - I don't think I'd get up to the lofty heights of 200, but nevertheless, there's a lot to like about her.
(someone pass the sickbags - Ed)
Jem turns 30 next year, and thanks to me and my Big Mouth™ it now falls upon me to organise a birthday party for this age-related milestone.
I'm still not 100% sure how I volunteered myself for this task, but Jem assures me that I did, legitimately and without coercion.
The good news is that I have already organised a venue, thanks to Kirsty at work giving me some super ideas of places that I could enquire to about it. I've found a venue that is quite close to the train station and also relatively close to the Premier Inn in Shrewsbury, which will be handy not only for some of the partygoers but likely also for Jem and myself - I can't imagine we're going to be in a fit state to drive back to Broseley that evening.
So, what else do I need to organise? Well, my list currently stands at:
As you can see, I've got my work cut out for me! Good thing that I don't really need to keep it a surprise, I'm terrible at that sort of thing.