Wednesday, 20 October 2010

An Aberdonian What?

Ok Long boring story, which I won't inflict on you in it's entirety. As a bookish child I read a translation of Beowulf, the Anglo Saxon text that describes the battle between the titular hero and various foes namely the monster Grendel and, oddly enough, its mother! I loved it and read it many more times since then even attempting to read it in it's original language (with the aid of MANY translation guides) not a bad feat when you consider I was around 12 or 13 at the time.

Fast forward <mumble mumble> years or so and I'm creating my first ever online persona and I needed a nickname. "NicePersonalityShameAboutTheFace" was too Long, "Geeky" was taken and after much thought (at least 5 or 6 seconds worth!) I decided to name my online persona after my great hero "Beowulf". The fact I have as much in common with the brave hero as your average Whelk has in common with Stephen Hawking is neither here nor there!

I was living and working in Aberdeen , Scotland when I met, fell for (and subsequently married.. but that's jumping ahead) a gorgeous woman from London, So I moved south to be with her and eventually proposed and married her. Life is sweet.

Being a movie buff, and wanting a funny and unique blog title. I took the "American Werewolf in London" film as inspiration.. the rest, as they say, is history!