Bang Goes The Yogi

Hi Folks, I’m back! 🙂

After all my gallivanting around the world I’m back in the UK now for a while. And what does that mean for my faithful Brand New Life followers? Why more of the best the internet has to offer, that’s what!

Whilst traveling, I bought myself a smart phone, and like everyone does, I’ve been downloading all kinds of random, useless apps ever since. But this is one app that quickly made it’s way into my top ten.

If you’re a fan of The Big Bang Theory (and if you’re not, you should be!) you’ll love this TBBT Sound Quote App. Audio quotes of all your favourite characters, and many of the more obscure ones, which you can have a good laugh at and even install onto your phone as ringtones or message alerts (some of them anyway). Honestly, it keeps me amused, and that’s saying something with my gnat-like attention spa… Ooh look! Wrestling!

For anyone who hasn’t got a clue what I’m on about, here’s a few clips of my favourite character, Sheldon, doing what he does best; be Sheldon! 😉


 
NB: If you haven’t seen the classic comedy Spaced either, the episode I’ve linked to in the text above is, in my humble opinion, the best one they ever did.

“Are you ready Mike?”

“I was born ready Timmy!”

“Yeah, but are you ready now?”

“Umm, yeah.”

Brilliant! 😉

It’s All Coming Together, Man

As I’ve mentioned already, I am now officially unemployed. I celebrated this by having a purge. I deleted a load of numbers from my phone that I haven’t used in ages, or will never use ever again. If you’ve never done it before I highly recommend it. It’s very cathartic. I started doing it when I lost my phone ages ago, and so lost all those numbers I used to call but who didn’t call me. At the time I thought it was a tragedy, but then I realised what a blessing it was. It freed me of all those old relationships that weren’t working, and allowed me to concentrate on the ones that do (if a relationship is working you’ll have other ways of getting in touch with them). It was such a liberating experience I do it on a regular basis now, deleting the chaff and just keeping the wheat. Definitely keeps things in order, just how I like ’em.

my ticket(s) to ride

The planning is finally starting to gather pace now. Yesterday I booked my tickets for the round the world flights, then I went online and did my visa applications for America and Australia. Today I book the storage, go buy a backpack, book a B&B plus the meditation in San Francisco, and I start to pack ready for the big move.

For those that are interested (and who isn’t?) I got the flights round the world for £1431:00. I go LON-SFO/LAX-SYD(PER)SYD-SIN/SIN-LON. That’s London to San Francisco, overland to Los Angeles, then L.A. to Sydney, a single to Perth, overland back to Sydney (eventually) Sydney to Singapore, and Singapore to London. Of course I’ll be doing stuff in between (I’ll let you know when the detailed itinerary is up on Yoga Bum) but you get the gist of it.

I was surprised to get the flights so cheap (and they’re good flights too! None of that early morning/late night crap) but what really surprised me was how expensive the insurance was. For 1 year it’s £515. I don’t buy insurance normally, so that seems a lot to me, especially compared to the flights. Apparently it’s because of the American leg of my trip. I shouldn’t be surprised, but still it is a shame, especially having to pay so much for something you may never use.

I’m officially excited about going away now. I actually danced a bit when I got back to the flat with my tickets. And then last night, as I went to bed, I caught myself singing (La Bamba for some reason?). These are not things I normally do (at least not just before bed!). I guess you could say I’m looking forward to starting my adventure.