I work a 9-5 but it keeps me from what I would like to be my real work. My ‘real’ work, i.e. the 9-5, pays for my lifestyle, hobbies and of course the bills. However my real work involves everything related to the social side of life. I’m not being flippant when referring to the social side of life, I don’t only mean partying and meeting friends, but the study and research into our [tag]social life[/tag], that is all the connections we make with other people around us.
I like talking to people about their lives, taking photographs of everyday things which can be mundane at times, but can also reveal some real insights into the way we live our lives both now and in the past.
Walking around the [tag]Southbank[/tag] last night, we ended up in a friendly pub by Lower Marsh in [tag]Waterloo[/tag]. I can’t remember the name but I would go there again. It’s been a while since I’ve ventured into a real pub, these days most have converted into gastro chain establishments. There was plenty of banter between the punters and staff, and the [tag]Karaoke[/tag] was absolutely bloody awful. Everyone was having the most fun.
My two friends and I sat outside the pub downing our doubles bracing against the brisk wind that was blowing around SE1, whilst debating subjects from dating older men to our respective beliefs in ghosts. The landlord finally turfed us all out around 2.30am and we proceeded to try and locate cabs to get us home.
I finally got home around 4am this morning. Sadly, I realised on waking around noon that I can only do this type of [tag]social research[/tag] on Friday and Saturday nights, as ‘real’ work would have started without me 3 hours earlier.