Dreaming about the obstacles

I am running in the Spartan race.

My friend Tom is chasing strong.

I have been getting cocky because I have always been the stronger runner, but today he is keeping up with me.

The pressure comes on as he hits hard to get the lead over me.

I am not having that so I pick up the pace.  He goes faster.  So I copy.

We both repeat this several times until it is evident we are pushing through the pain barrier.

In our eagerness to out do each other, neither one of us notice we have run right off the course – are dreams of fast times and good finishes has gone because of this.

We are lost and desperately race are way back onto the course.  For some reason we are now on some rough estate full of youths.

The youths pull out knifes and try to mug us, which is stupid as we are carrying nothing of value except the fancy trail running shoes on are feet.

We are too fast for them, so they try to slow us down by slashing with their knifes.  We duck, dive and dodge, cutting us as we make are escape.

We are both bleeding badly, but find are way back on course – we cross the finish line.  Tom just beat me.

I can’t quite believe what happened

I look at him and say

“These obstacles get stupider every year”

Are you fat because of your medication?

One of the biggest excuses I hear for not losing weight is medication.

And I use the word ‘excuse’ because 99% of the time, it isn’t medication but an individuals choice of lifestyle.

But when I make this point I am told to shut up because “she is really trying and has been struggling with her weight from a very young age” and then I am called shallow because I don’t want to go out with her.


Thyroid problem? – I have actually seen overweight people swallow their medication with coke

And so I am made to feel like a bad person for for noticing the long term damage she is doing to her health.

But then I got to experience a real life experience that may or may not prove that I was right all along.

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Ice Skating on the Rideau canal

The Rideau Canal in Ottawa is pretty amazing.

Because it gets so cold in Canada the canal freezes up and what you get is a massive ice skating rink that is over 2km long in distance.

My skating improved a lot just having the space and speed to really fly along.

This was my favourite travel experience ever

I made a rather shaky video to remember the experience, but I wobbled so much holding the camera it just makes me feel sick.


The life and mind of a perfectionist

When I was a young comic all I wanted to do is to go on stage for 5 minutes and make people laugh.  Then I thought, “Fuck that man, they better pay me.”  And then they started paying me and I went, “I am better than these cunts, I’m going to be a headliner” I became a headliner and then I went to the annual festival and did fucking that and then I went, “All right I better move to America to record my DVD.”  So I recorded my DVD in America, “Yeah that’s fucking right”, and now I want to be a movie star and you know what, I’m not a movie star and I want to kill myself.

- Jim Jefferies


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My name is James and I’m a perfectionist.

I write a blog called the Manifesto of Perfection which is about how I improve my life focusing on the areas of Creativity, Fitness, Money, Nutrition and Sex.  Being a perfectionist I base my progress on my high aspirations, which the same time are often based on unrealistic standards.

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