For 2012 | A Year of Running for the British Heart Foundation

Last year I ran for the Alzheimer’s Society in the Bupa Great Birmingham Run with a target of 200 hundred pounds, I ended up raising over 400 pounds and won an autograph from the legend that is Haile Gebrselassie. It was a great introduction to the world of half marathons and the fantastic people who run alongside and cheer people on the route, it is friendliness that I have never experienced before and I love every second of it.

In 2012, I will be running for the British Heart Foundation in an ever growing series of runs. I am hoping that over the year I will raise over 500 pounds for the BHF Hope Tank project and hopefully help in the many heart problems that plague my family and many families like us. It is a brilliant cause and I look forward to it motivating me throughout the year and get a new PB in Birmingham this October.

I am hoping to get a new mini video camera that I can capture some of my runs and training to show progress over the year. My website will keep track of my progress and the expected niggles that go on with it. I will create a poster for my fundraising effort in the coming months that will inform and no doubt delight you.

I have set up a new JustGiving page that will see me through the year, you can visit it here – http://www.justgiving.com/HeartRoss.

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Justin Bieber has a Biography – Life is Slipping Away

Today I took a nice stroll into W H Smith whilst some flowers were being made for my mom. My girlfriend and I were looking at the kids books (as we are like that) and finding a book called ‘Selfish Pigs by Andy Riley’ hilarious and definitely on a par with’ Bunny Suicides.’

Soon, the smiles stopped and a rant was born. I quick glance and I looked upon the smug face of the ball of sick that is Justin ‘I am a prepubescent dick’ Bieber on closer inspection it turned out to be a biography of the boob in question. I thought to myself what the hell would you write in a biography of a person who is about 10, “I was born, I threw up, I pooedlf and then for some miraculous reason everyone loved me” strung out for 300 FU**ING PAGES! Bi0graphys should be reserved for people who are: A. old enough to write them and B. have a decent story to tell. The kind of people I consider appropriate to biography is Stephen Fry, Stephen Hawking, Jonathan Ive etc people who actually have a story to tell.

The world is going mad! I swear it literally!

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The Electric Cinema (Birmingham): Skeletons the Movie

The Electric Cinema

I made my first (and certainly not my last) foray into the independant none multiplex cinema experience yesterday and loved it. The Electric Cinema in Birmingham is the oldest working cinema in England with is art deco interior and exterior and classic ticket stubbs (that put a massive smile on my face.) It was an overall pleasant experience, being able to drink a proper cup of tea while watching a movie is a great experience, it makes it very homely and a nice atmosphere. They also sell a delectable selection of cakes and ice cream that I will delve into the next time I visit which I hope will not be too long away.

Skeletons the Movie

We saw Skeletions the Movie a beautiful British film about exposing the skeletons in the cupboard. To quote the film blurb “A pair of travelling salesmen wander in and out of people’s lives, performing a Procedure whereby hidden secrets and lies are exposed. When they arrive at a remote family home and can’t seem to get the job done, they discover that you can’t always get away from your own skeletons.”

Nick Whitfield deserves the awards the film has rightly received and I would wait in anticipation at his next project. This film has just the right amount of comedy with the dynamaic duo of Davis and Bennett and their relationship with themselves and the job and the drama. It even features the talents of Jason Issacs (hello the Jasson Issacs!) as The Colonel who is such a delightful and talented actor. I would try to hunt this film down ASAP sadly though due to the budget you will have to track down the film by clicking the link below or wait for it be released on DVD which it inevitably will. 

Screenings of Skeletons: http://www.skeletonsthemovie.com/screenings/
The Electric Birmingham:
http://www.theelectric.co.uk/

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Women and Cameras

Now, you may be thinking when you read the title that this would be somewhat dirty but alas you are mistaken. This is a classic Ross rant initiated from last night’s events and my annoyance and blindness caused by it.

Cameras are used for various things, taking pictures of events, places and general stuff like a dog attached to a bike looking a bit depressed.

Men purchase cameras to largely behold them and take pictures of places predominately and the occasional picture of people when your wife/gf demands that you need some record of where you have been with you in it. You therefore look depressed in all images and therefore they all get moved to the trash can (Result!)

Women seem to purchase cameras to exclusely take pictures of themselves in vein poses in various places. You only have to flick to Facebook and you can see it time and time again. This is fine (well it’s really stupid) but what is not fine is what happened last night at the cinema.

We went to see Toy Story 3 again and what a beautiful film it is, charming, funny, scary and sad all in one. Pixar and more importantly John Lasseter is truly a master of great cinema. However, my girlfriend and I were blinded at the start by a bunch of three women/girls taking a picture of them wearing the glasses at the start of the film which truly pissed the hell of me. Why the hell is such an image needed at any point ever, it probably went with a tag line “ha ha, we look like buddy holly and like blinding people behind us before they want a great film” boobs.

Women and cameras, a bad mix!

P.S. Yes this post is contrived, If you are offended by the post. I’m happy.

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