Billy Leonard

My Life in the City

A string of bad dates

So since the new year I’ve been making more of an effort to get out there and date more. I broke up with my ex around June/July last year, so I’ve been telling myself that 6 months is long enough of a grievance period. I can’t sit around forever.

But lately, these dates have been terrible. I feel like gone are the days where I could just stumble up to a guy in a club, head back to his, and then keep seeing him until we ended up in a relationship. Time to be a grown up. But grown up dates are horrible!

So I just want to tell you about three bad dates I’ve had lately. I’ve slightly changed the details, but the story’s essence remains the same.

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Dealing with things properly

So it’s nearly 2 years since my now ex-boyfriend started breaking up with me and I’m only now just starting to realise how to actually deal with it in a proper way.

I guess this is part of the therapy.

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Why FFXII is better than FFXV

When I was younger I was massively into Final Fantasy games. I was seven years old and my parents didn’t really let me go out to play because we lived in London and there were bad people everywhere, so Final Fantasy was a good escape.

But it has been 10 years since FFXV was first announced and, after falling out of love with Final Fantasy after playing FFXIII (which, let’s face it, was shockingly bad) I never really thought I’d play again.

But I recently played the demo for FFXV at my boyfriend’s house and I fucking LOVED it. So I got FFXV the day it came out, and I loved that too. But then, I started to notice that it wasn’t getting better as the game went on.

It was getting worse.

Spoilers ahead.

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The worst holiday of my life

Okay so last month I had the worst holiday of my life. Literally. But we all know how it goes with holidays, as soon as you get back, people want to know how it went. What happened? Did you have a good time? Was the weather nice?

Well ‘lots, yes, nice’ is the contracted form of that answer. But the long answer, ho ho ho. The long answer is so much more.

So I’m documenting the long answer here, so that if someone asks me how my holiday went, I’ll email them a copy of this blog post and then hear them openly weep and console me.

Yes, it was that bad.

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An open letter to my landlord

So I got a rent increase from my landlord. I’m not going to write how much it is because, although it might not seem like a lot to some people, to others it is.

When we asked our landlord to justify the rent increase, he gave us this letter (which I have handily copied and pasted below). So this is my rebuttal to him.

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