Tuesday, January 20, 2009

How To Turn Down £500,000 A Week

How can you turn down £500,000 a week? Kaka's decision has shocked the world of football.
Despite having to drop to playing for Man City, how can you turn down £500,000 a week!!!? Surely no-one can!?
Kaka - who's never been one to shy away from expressing his beliefs(!) - explained his decision like this:
"I believe I have made the right choice.

To have gone to Manchester City could have been a great project but in the past few days I have prayed a lot to understand what the right team would be and in the end I have decided to remain here.

I don't want anything else, I just want to be well and be happy in the place where people love me."

With stupid money dangled in front of his nose, it seems Kaka decided he prioritised other aspects of life over money. And somehow this decision - which concludes the most astonshing transfer story in football history - was settled on during a private session of prayer.

Now that shocks, baffles and challenges me just as much as it does you.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Or Are We Dancers?

The Killers are back and have successfully managed to infect our minds with a brilliantly catchy phrase once again. Having previously graced us with the seemingly profound but utterly meaningless (or is it?!) 'I've got soul but I'm not a soldier', we're now left pondering the one question eternally aching our hearts: 'Are we human? Or are we dancers?'
It's as deep as a puddle in a summer drought. And yet it's genius.

Another track off the great new album left me scratching my brow in equal measure, searching for meaning where there probably isn't any. Or is there? If anyone can make head or tail of the following expertly crafted poetry, I'd appreciate your revelation:

Change came in disguise of revelation, set his soul on fire.
She said she always knew he'd come around.
And the decades disappear
Like sinking ships but we persevere.
God gives us hope but we still fear, we don't know.
Your mind is poisoned.
Castles in the sky, sit stranded, vandalized.
The drawbridge is closing.
Saw Cinderella in a party dress, she was looking for a nightgown.
I saw the devil wrapping up his hands, he's getting ready for the showdown.
I saw the ending where they turned the page, I threw my money and I ran away.
Sent to the valley of the great divide
Out where the dreams all hide.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Pete's Top Ten Blogging Highlights of 2008

Occasionally I find the blog a useful way to offload. Occasionally some thoughts tumble out in a readable fashion.
Which means friends, I have pleasure in presenting to you below some of my more successful moments of pondering from 2008.
Grab yourself a cuppa, put your feet up and have a good old nosey through the posts. Feel free to smile, laugh, appreciate, be stimulated, agree or disagree:

- The Pivotal Moment

- Jesus the Drunkard

- The Rejected Romantic

- Kenya Review

- Love is...

- Summer Blast: The Meal Deal

- How Do You Start a Revolution?

- Lost: Redemption

- A Cold and a Broken Hallelujah

- Joy: My 2 Minute Sermon

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Pete's Top Ten Highlights of 2008

Below are links to my top 10 highlights from the last 12 months for you to browse. A massive thanks to all the fun-filled people who made these moments so memorable!

- Birthday: Athlete Highlights

- Greatest Ever Varsity Pool Match

- Champions of the UK (and the final frame)

- Robinson May Ball

- Graduation

Summer Sandy Beach Banter

- Weddings: Beth and Will. Abi and Mark.

- You Are My Joy

- Summer Blast: Smiling it up. Rock Star.

- Pokot, Kenya

The test of a great moment is whether it'll be talked about in 5 years time. Fitting into that category from 2008 for me will be my achievements in pool, the graduation and Kenya.