Thursday, 4 March 2010

The Dude

The Dude is my idol. Seriously if you haven't seen The Big Lebowski then I don't believe you. If ever there was an argument for being unemployed, drinking heavily and not worrying about a thing then The Dude has it in the bag. That analogy may leave you thinking of the poor souls waiting for Spar to open on Victoria Road in Torry every morning (I see them every day on the number 12 bus) but it can be more glamourous than that, especially if you're The Dude.

First of all, you have to take up bowling. That can be your new hobby. Second of all make the white russian your drink of choice. This shouldn't be a problem unless your a vegan because it's delicious and tastes more like a pudding or a milkshake than a throat burning vodka or jagermeister - I'm sick of them after last Saturday night. If this is your drink though, be aware that you might put on a few pounds as white russians are calorific. I've researched this of course when I was considering taking up The Dude's lifestyle. Thirdly get yourself a good soundtrack to your life. The Big Lebowski has one of the best movie soundtracks ever. It's like Pulp Fiction or Almost Famous - sometimes you just watch these films so you can listen to the songs.

After a bad day the best option is to probably give up on the rat race and join The Dude's lifestyle choice. I'm sure there's a few practicalities that I've skimmed over but basically following this simple lifestyle should result in the zen like state The Dude is in - even when times get tough. And don't forgot to keep a couple of close-knit friends - you need somebody to bowl with.

The white russian - probably the greatest drink around, do you agree?

The Soundtrack - On Amazon for £4.77. Bargain! Classics from Bob Dylan and Captain Beefheart. Lovely.

Jeff Bridges is back. Crazy heart is on at Cineworld in Union Square in Aberdeen. Looking forward to seeing it.

I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in!


  1. I have a bit of a thing for Jeff Bridges......

  2. You and your old men Lauren. What is it? Do you like the smell of stale urine and werthers originals?

  3. She definitely does, she's never away from the Balnagask day care centre

  4. Fit?? I have just noticed this, you 2 need to realise that I have changed these days...I have gone in the opposite direction....take note of Chris's DOB!!! hahaha