Monthly Archives: November 2010

Here Comes Christmas

I’ve been ticcing about Christmas since July. Back then it was odd, but now it’s seasonally appropriate and shouting, ‘Happy Christmas’ on the train seems less strange. I have an extensive collection of festive tics and I’m going to … read more


Bollocks to You

This evening I asked Leftwing Idiot to pass me a pen. He didn’t think I’d be able to make my hand take it from him safely, and asked me repeatedly, “Are you sure you’re ready to take this?” I said … read more


Midnight Feast with the Police

Leftwing Idiot and I were out all day. On the way home we headed to our local kebab shop to get something to eat. There was a police car outside and we could see two officers were ordering their dinner … read more

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Listening In

I searched for Tourettes on Twitter this evening and found a tweet from yesterday which is clearly about me:

“Best Tourettes encounter ever. In a lift with a girl with a high-pitched voice shouting ‘fuck shit Christmas cheeseburger donkey’.”

Every … read more

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Is It OK?

It’s OK to laugh at the woman shouting as she goes up the escalator at the station because you’re with your mates and you’re sharing a funny moment.

It’s OK, sitting in your car, to laugh at the girl walking … read more

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What I should be writing about is how I’ve spat several times tonight, as a tic. It’s happened a few times before over the last few months, but I’d much rather bury my head in the sand and pretend it … read more

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A couple of weeks ago I said I don’t normally tic nonsense words, but that’s not true now “Squaresy” has arrived. I’m not the only person wondering what a “Squaresy” is – three boys in the supermarket queue were … read more

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I’ve Let The Track Out of the Bag

About a month ago I mentioned that I’d started Christmas shopping and was worried about letting slip what I’d got for people.

With just a month to go I’d been doing really well. But then at lunchtime Leftwing Idiot asked … read more

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I was late meeting a volunteer at work this evening so I didn’t think twice about taking my normal route through the park. But it was very dark and quiet and I felt a bit freaked out, so I called … read more

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Hearing Test

Leftwing Idiot regularly plays reggae in The Gowlett on Sundays and I was there this evening enjoying the music.

In between tunes a man struck up a conversation with him:

Man: Is your friend deaf?
Leftwing Idiot: What?
Man: Is … read more

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