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Saturday, 20 December 2003

So, What's Been Up?

Now Playing: The Salon on TV, further proving that TV is shite.

Got to bed at 4am. Amazed that I woke up at all - needed four strong coffees to get out of Toulouse's flat - I was well wired. Still missed my train to London. Had to flirt rapaciously with Frenchmen to get a free ticket onto the next train out of Paris.
Came back to the UK, bought a pile of CD's on the way (let me tell you, it sounds weird to be playing bluegrass loudly in the car and giggling in South East London). Blogged.
Knackered. I need 122 hours sleep a night, me, these days. Thought about going to see a movie. Nope. No way I have the energy. Listened to my CD's. The Philip Glass one makes me cry, so I see the Curse of Good Music isn't over yet.
A spider lives next to the lock on the big red gate to my house. A big, red one.
Knackered. Did shitloads of shopping - it's cold and damp - am spending my mornings scraping frost off my car - so the combination of chill and having eaten mostly meat and cheese in Paris made me hanker for large amounts of red raw meat. Spent way too much money and the checkout chatty cheesy guy asked me if that was all my Christmas shopping done now? Jeez, forgot about Christmas.
Didn't go to a big pub meet - went to bed early instead. Felt crap about that, but I really need to catch up on my zzz's.
Went to see LOTR on my own. I hate the books, and wasn't so enamoured of the Twin Towers, but this was utterly fantastic. Definitely a homo-erotic hobbit love story. The only bad part was that East London audiences get up and go home at the point in the movie when they think it's five minutes from the end. So I could barely see anything but heads bobbing and fat fellas striding for the final twenty minutes.
Harvardboy came over from Hamburg for the evening, and I went for a pizza by the British Museum with him. It was fun, although I seem to get a little giddy if suddenly introduced into human company these days.
Didn't go to the work party, too many other things to do.
Put away the three days's worth of washing up that I'd left for my sister to do last Saturday. Discovered that the cat had puked over it. Are you getting an idea of how clean my house is yet?
Tried watching TV (haven't done this for two months really). Animal Hospital and Eastenders. Was shite.
Didn't go to the big work party, or the champagne pre-party. Too knackered.
Blog traffic went weird today - dropped from 190 visitors a day to 6. Lumme! I alienated four continents! Wondered if everyone had gone to my work party instead. Bed early.
Attended the afternoon work party, because it's the sort where you sit down, pull crackers, eat, listen to speeches. I love listening to speeches, it's one of the highlights of my year. Everyone whom I like at work bunked it, 'cos it's the sort of party that has speeches.
Shame, the speeches were classic this year - just one, and a fifty something grown man broke down in tears in the middle of it. Marvellous. He's a lovely bloke, too. Very touching. Way better than Eastenders. Duch invited me over, but I didn't go, cos I was knackered by two in the afternoon. Went to bed in broad daylight. Slept for fourteen hours straight. Perhaps a wicked witch has cursed me. I need a fairy princess, then. One with sex toys would do.

Christmas Cracker Joke Survey 1:
Q. Where do you take a sick horse?
A. To a horse-pital.
(Marks and Spencer; should be ashamed of themselves...)

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Updated: Monday, 22 December 2003 11:13 AM GMT
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Saturday, 20 December 2003 - 3:45 PM GMT

Name: billy
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...thursday...oops, I went out for the day and didn't that accounts for 2 hits :^)...

Saturday, 20 December 2003 - 3:46 PM GMT

Name: Kat
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Actually your place sounds cleaner than mine. And I still have tons of shopping to do. And family to visit. And gifts to wrap. And my kitchen faucet is broken. And I'm sitting on my butt reading your blog instead of doing what I should do.

Oh well.

Saturday, 20 December 2003 - 3:59 PM GMT

Name: Vanessa

What you should do being that audio porno post, yeah?

Saturday, 20 December 2003 - 4:01 PM GMT

Name: Vanessa

Oh yay, I thought you weren't speaking to me! Hurrah for Billy!
Out for the day? I haven't been out for what seems like years (okay, four days.)

Saturday, 20 December 2003 - 4:25 PM GMT

Name: paul
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I know for me it was the guest posts, worth reading, but I wanted to wait till they were all done and you got back to comment.

The casual way that you say you flirted to get a free ticket, I wanted to blog about that, but it sounded so bitter, it was about women being able to get away with anything with just looking pretty or flirting. dammit, I'm jealous!

Man, meat sounds good. I think I want eggs and ham and sausage for breakfast.

So Philip Glass is good stuff?

I too, hated the hobbit books, I didn't see why so many people loved them. I did like the Two Towers, but Fellowship the book was boring and Return of the King was incredibly anticlimatic. I'm not that anxious to see a 3.30 hour movie with no intermission, but I know I will eventually.

Not very Christmas, but a good joke.
WHy do my ex-girlfriends take so long in the bathroom?
They're not used to pulling their own pants down.

Saturday, 20 December 2003 - 5:01 PM GMT

Name: Vanessa

Lol@the joke - one of your better ones, Paul! I'm going to do a Cracker joke every day till Christmas, and that one is the worst of them.

The Philip Glass that I've been listening to this week is the soundtrack to the movie of The Hours and Being John Malkovich - should be on the web if you want a listen. My favourite Philip Glass is his Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, which I haven't listened to for ages.

I was a bit surprised that the flirting worked, too, especially after the party flirting was so creaky and unmemorable. In honour of flirtation, I've just arranged two big lezzer nights out in January. So I better practise my cutesy face.

I managed the LOTR without even any popcorn - it really didn't feel like 3.5 hours, and my tail hurt less than for Blair Witch.

Saturday, 20 December 2003 - 8:06 PM GMT

Name: billy
Home Page: always talking to you - just very quietly sometimes :^)...and when I say out - drive 160 miles, watch the boy's band perform, drive 160 miles back...I suppose it's a day out :^)...

Sunday, 21 December 2003 - 6:01 PM GMT

Name: NC

I went to see L o t R on my own too but due to lack of staying power left during battle scene one(-( Now I'll never know what happened to the ring. Maybe next time I'll go 3.5 hours into the movie. :-)

Sunday, 21 December 2003 - 6:09 PM GMT

Name: NC

Did the ring end up in a Christmas Cracker by any chance? With a bad joke.

Sunday, 21 December 2003 - 8:15 PM GMT

Name: Vanessa

Oh no, and I would have liked a geographer's opinion of the volcano eruption once the eye of Sauron imploded, too. Can't you sneak out of something truly dire, like Kill Bill or Love Actually, and just get a glimpse? About 30 mins from the end!

Monday, 22 December 2003 - 7:19 AM GMT

Name: Lux
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I lurrve bluegrass. My favorite on that album is Gillian Welch. Her solo albums are fan-feckin-tastic.

I, too, have been needing 122 hours of sleep a night... I think it has to do with the lack of daylight. Makes everyone sluggish and crabby (or maybe it's just me), just in time for Christmas. But the good news is that we're over the hump now... tonight is the longest night of the year. And it's over in the UK. Rah!

Still about 4 1/2 hours to go over here...

Monday, 22 December 2003 - 9:42 AM GMT

Name: Vanessa

Oh wow, was it? It sure felt like it, I had three whole rounds of nightmares. Cheers, Lux.
Wish my other pc was working, then I could Kazaa some Gillian Welch. Somehow I DON'T THINK cANARY wHARF'S CUPBOARD SIZED hmv Store will have it. Oh @#%$!, Freudian Caps Lock strikes again. And it's too early in the sodding morning to go back and type it again. Dadnabbit, i'll just leave the comments messy. Bah.

Monday, 22 December 2003 - 3:13 PM GMT

Name: Kat
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I can't do an audio erotic post. My accent would just make it funny rather than erotic. Laugh at me when I'm being funny and I love it. Laugh at me when I'm being sexy and - zip!!! -

All dried up.

Monday, 22 December 2003 - 4:10 PM GMT

Name: Vanessa

Awwww, go on, Kat. Do a randy poem or something that you didn't write yourself. Your accent is gorgeous! Try reading this comment in a Mr Bean accent and see what I mean.

Tuesday, 23 December 2003 - 6:43 AM GMT

Name: Lux
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'Freudian Caps Lock'... lol!!

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