I turned 38 yesterday. That’s awfully close to 40 y’know. Makes you think, huh?

Didn’t do much on the day. Went to the osteopath to sort my ankle out (got to try out my new sat nav), had to go to the launderette – boo! :(, and went to see the film Chronicle at the cinema (which was about as enjoyable as going to the launderette). Seriously, don’t do it!

Instead, let’s look at what I ate.

kiki's birthday breakfast

Treated (can you say ‘tret’?) myself to a birthday fry up as I haven’t had one in ages. It was most satisfying.

kiki's birthday pie

Then after the movie had some pear and apple pie and cream. Not brilliant but still, not diabolical either.

As for everything else, here’s the tally.

3 presents – a CD, a book, and said Sat Nav (which I bought myself with a parental contribution)

7 cards

2 phone calls

2 e-mails

4 texts

6 well wishers online

A reasonable haul for an average birthday I reckon (there’s nothing special about turning 38, except I’m now very firmly in my late thirties!). Next year I hope to go see the northern lights on the day, then the year after it’s the big one! I might do what I did for my 30th, rent out a cinema and have a screening of something. Last time I played Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. This time I dunno… Dude, Where’s My Car? maybe. You’ve got to love the classics, don’t ya! 😉

30 Days of Kiki : day 6

day 6- favorite super hero and why

This was a tough one. Should I go for heroes with powers, or very human heroes with skills? Is a costume required, or does just being in a comic book qualify you as a ‘hero’? In the end though, there could be only one…


photo by surprise truck

John Constantine, the original Hellblazer!

Sod the candy-assed Keanu Reeves excrescence that Hollywood foisted on us, the Constantine of the comic books is a beer-drinking, fag-smoking, ass-kicking scouser, who got into magic for giggles and shits (and the chicks), and who spends most his time getting into and out of trouble and pissing off the devil (all 3 of them).


I like him coz he doesn’t fuck around, especially if you go against him or hurt anyone close to him, and coz he fucks up all the time, like a normal human being, and that’s just the way it is.

constantine 2

At the end of the day who would you rather have a beer with, some bloke in red spandex underpants who’s not even from this planet, or a guy who’s gonna get the next round in and wouldn’t look daft with a pool cue in his hand? Pretty obvious really when you put it like that, eh?

Nice one JC, the first one’s on me.