These days it seems every rapper feels an all-consuming need to associate themselves with an alcohol brand. From vodka, to tequila, rum and cognac there is literally no booze they won’t whore, I mean endorse. So, in no particular order here are seven reasons they should reconsider that desperate marketing urge. 1) Claiming responsibility for creating it This is about as believable as a … Continue reading 7 Reasons Why Rappers Shouldn’t Pimp Drinks Brands
12 Careers To Help you Survive a Zombie Apocalypse There are many factors to consider when choosing a potential career; pay, prospects the elusive work/life balance. However too few people stop to consider whether their chosen profession would help them survive a zombie apocalypse. That said, here are 12 potential vocations that could help you endure when the moaning dead finally do shamble into view. … Continue reading 12 Careers To Help you Survive a Zombie Apocalypse
Writers live a solitary existence, much like a tiger, but at least tigers get to meet other tigers during mating season. Unlike actors or musicians, who tend to congregate in clumps, writers are by necessity solitary. And this is fine when you’re writing your book, frankly two’s a crowd at that point, but afterwards as you attempt to navigate the dark and murky world of … Continue reading A Writers Guide to Being a Writer: Part 1 – In the beginning…
A few weeks ago a book I’d written became a best-seller. As you can imagine I was pretty happy about this and proceeded to get roundly drunk and throw up in a pair of trousers. All I can say in my defence is that the trousers seemed like a good idea at the time, though did produce a moment of shock the following morning. The … Continue reading How a Book Without a Single Teenage Vampire Became a Best-Seller by Word of Mouth
1) Chefs receive a special class in cooking school on how to insert the word f**k into every other word in a sentence. All will pass this class. 2) The only requirement needed to succeed in the industry is the ability to receive abuse for eight hours straight without crying, or at least not publicly. 3) ‘No experience necessary’ on an advert means – ‘will … Continue reading 21 Things you Only Know if You’ve Worked in Restaurants
So pleased to announce that my debut novel Filthy Still has now been published on Amazon Digital Worldwide. Filthy Still is a bittersweet tale of love loss and Jägermeister fuelled depravity set against the backdrop of beautiful Queenstown, New Zealand, perfect for anyone who’s ever stared down the business end of a shot, or woken up somewhere they shouldn’t. To celebrate I have included Chapter One … Continue reading Filthy Still – A tale of travel, sex and perfectly made cocktails
Being a freelance writer has it’s ups and downs; I work from my own bed, but have to put up with my accountant laughing at me once a year when I show him my books. As bloggers go though I am one of the luckiest ones, my stuff goes out on the Huffington Post every week (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dan-miles/.) So imagine my surprise when during an aimless … Continue reading Plagiarists beware, I will find you!
1) Much like prison it’s far easier to get into than it is to leave. 2) No room service professional ever enters a room without expecting to see someone’s knob. 3) Nothing causes the cold hand of fear to grip your bowels like a phone ringing on your day off. 4) Management’s idea of career progression differs greatly from your own. As does their concept … Continue reading 21 Things you Only Know if You’ve Worked in Hotels
1) Establish Identity. Take a moment to perform a personal stocktake. Ask yourself, are you a good person, prone to acts of charity and forgiveness? If so this will help you in the trying times ahead. Should you not currently know who you are, focus instead on who you would like to be and cling to that. 2) Establish Location. Are you in fact safe … Continue reading The Morning After: An Etiquette Guide.
1) Queenstown has an official drink. That drink is Jägermeister. 2) The worst crime is throwing up in another bar’s wood bin. 3) The correct vessel for a cocktail is in fact a luke warm teapot. 4) The correct ratio of drinks consumed vs drinks payed for is approximately ten to one. 5) If you think 4.30am is a late finish you obviously didn’t work … Continue reading Fifteen Things You Only Know If you Worked bar in Queenstown