Entries by Gary JJ Spate

Don’t blame the immigrants!

Having a fairly large online presence I come into daily contact with a multitude of characters with differing views and beliefs. The other day I had a conversation with an American pro-gun activist, I’ve had numerous conversations with dedicated (and often borderline obsessive) Justin Bieber fans, and rival football and baseball fans. I always enjoy […]

Wedding bells in the air

Eight years ago I did the honourable thing and proposed to my beautiful partner, we’re still together so obviously she said “yes”, however we didn’t get married. It took me another seven and a half years to actually pull my finger out and start organising our big day.

A protracted recovery

On December 11th 2012 I let a bloke in a mask cut me open and break my ribs. OK it’s not quite as simple as that, I had major surgery to correct Pectus Excavatum. 

The balls are still wet!

Over the years I’ve been ranting in different places, it all started on Blogger, I chose to use the name Life Licks Balls, partly in homage to the incredible Kevin Smith movie (well I think it’s incredible anyway) ‘Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back’ where Jay (played by Jason Mewes) calls the people he dislikes […]

Less Splash! More Plop!

It’s hard to imagine a worse live “entertainment” show than the one I watched on Saturday night. Instead of making a big “Splash!” on ITV it made barely a ripple in my eyes.

We Got The Love Bug!

A decision my partner Sadie made yesterday afternoon really made my week. She decided she wants to arrive at our wedding venue in HERBIE, yes that famous VW Beetle with a mind of its own!