December 15

Get 25% Off Marooned in Aggieland This Christmas

Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas to one n’ all! With ten days until the big day, it’s not too late to treat a family member, a friend or yourself (go on, you know you want to!) with a copy of Marooned in Aggieland: A Bumbling Brit Discovers College Football, Guns N’ Waffles. Currently AMAZON is running […]

October 01

Celebrating Marooned in Aggieland’s First Birthday

Thanks to a federal judge dropping the copyright claim on the song ‘Happy Birthday’ last week, I can now officially swig pale lager from a vase, high-five the nearest bemused stranger and belt out ‘Happy Birthday to Marooned in Aggieland’ without fear of a whopping legal bill. So, that’s what I’ll probably do. For it […]

September 30

Bringing Home The Bacon Plasma

Over the last quarter of a century, I am confident in my declaration that I have met at least a dozen mothers and fathers. Maybe more. Only the other day, I spent a fair portion of my morning at work trying to decipher why a colleague’s pre-teenage lad was sitting on a bean-bag ten feet away from […]

August 28

Hotdogs, Dinosaurs and Cinematic History

There’s nothing more humbling and pathetic than witnessing a fully grown man sat on a booster seat in the middle of a cinema. The most damaging thought is: that could have been me. I’d been out of the movie theatre business for too long. The prospect of sitting next to a gentlemen with a smelly […]

July 21

Returning To The Late Train Scene

If you are found anywhere near the inside of an English passenger train after 10pm on a Friday night, you better turn up ready and prepared. Thankfully, I hadn’t joined the ‘late train’ gang for quite some time. The vivid memories of watching law-breaking teenagers terrorising painfully shy people and fearless pensioners vomiting their false […]

June 18

I Came. I Saw. I Conquered.

A well-spoken, rotund and jolly philosopher once exclaimed, “Life is too short – Let’s get trollied!” Off the back of such a groundbreaking and illustrious statement, an invention was made. Forget the wheel, telephone or Family Feast/Boneless Banquet KFC combo, I’m talking about the real good stuff – the holy grail of society, a heaven […]

Food menu May 27

An Alien World Tried To Recruit Me

Since being chased out of a fabled drinking establishment in Greenspoint, Texas, few things have rattled the inner fibres of my binary existence. However, an email received by an imposing Spanish gentleman called Jorge came very close. There I was, slowly sauntering in the general direction of a unpopular fast-food outlet, Mr Chicken – if […]

May 05

Denny’s Comes Up Trumps – Again

Just like with the interview I posted yesterday, here’s a blog that I penned when I was across the pond in November. It was written for Good Bull Hunting. Enjoy! Roughly 446 days have passed since I naively stumbled into the depths of an American diner that displayed a defiant, but garish red and yellow […]