Tuesday, September 27, 2005

how does it feel?

You used to be so amused
At Napoleon in rags and the language that he used
Go to him now, he calls you, you can't refuse
When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose
You're invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal.

Someone I know, in a friend-of-a-friend kind of way, got evicted from her house today. She's a smackhead, her kid's in care, her life's a complete feckin mess. Today I am grateful that however fecked up I might feel my life is, I've been able to hang on and not sink into that kind of horrid pit.

Yes I have been transfixed by No Direction Home. And so should you. If you've missed it, watch it at the next available opportunity. Then listen to his music. Every day. If by some oversigght you do not already own (and/or are not word-perfect on) the complete works of Bobby Zimmerman, what are you playing at? Go get those records now!

And it makes a change from Megablocks Dragons.

Friday, September 23, 2005


Sorry for lack of posting, been all busy, what with study and work and shopping. Gah I hate shopping but it had to be done, for to look all lovely at Mum & Dad's meal tomorrow (thanks for the advice on that btw). But here is some random stuff to be going on with ...

  • World's Thickest Man in "Who's the daddy?" shocker
    Emma finally tells Ed that Will (his brother and her husband) is not the father of her baby - Ed is. Shock horror omg etc. FFS, how is Ed supposed not have noticed that this woman, the love of his life, who shagged him on her hen night then still married his brother, gave birth 9 months after their tryst? Ed may be a Grundy, and may not be the sharpest tool in the box even by Grundy standards, but he wouldn't even need to use all of his fingers to count to 9. And he's a stockman/farmer type, cows and humans have the same gestation period (true fact), it wouldn't've taken much for him to work it out. Or even to just wonder, just a little teeny bit. Anyway, it's poor ClarrieLuv I feel sorry for.

Monday, September 19, 2005

help needed

Next week it's my parents' ruby wedding anniversary, so they're having A Bit Of A Do. The question is, should I (and/or my sister) make some kind of speech? Our family doesn't go in for big gestures, speeches, being demonstrative, etc. I was thinking maybe just proposing a toast to them might be the thing to do? Feck, I hate that I am nearing 40 and still have no idea how to behave in public. Nor any idea what to wear (I am about to go and throw myself at the shops and hope something vaguely suitable sticks).

Blog of the day: BadScience. I :heart: Ben "serious fuck-off academic ninja" Goldacre.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

in the big city ....

... you go to pick your child up from school and find the road closed by the police because someone's just been shot. Feck.

today's 'to do' list

  1. Finish assigment
  2. Talk to O's teacher about how hard he is finding the move from Reception (skool-lite) to Year 1 (skool-proper) - so much so that he claimed to be too sick to go yesterday and this morning was crying and wailing about how he wants to 'quit school'
  3. Watch 2nd episode of Nighty Night
  4. Return a stack of emails
  5. Type up some minutes
  6. Write a report for work
  7. Draw bootiful flowchart for above report for extra brownie points
  8. Stop going over and over what happened yesterday with the neighbours
  9. Stop ebaying for new clothes as a diversion from all of the above

Monday, September 12, 2005


bah! 1: Ingurland win Ashes

bah! 2: just had stand-up row with neighbours over their 11 year old daughter's behaviour. We see her picking on, being nasty to and generally bullying the younger kids, her parents see her as an ickle angel.

bah! 3: still not finished my assignment, it has to be in tomorrow so I think I'll be up all night and stalking my tutor by going to her host to post it.

bah! 4: weighed self. Have settled back to my default weight ie 17.5 stones.

proud to fail the cricket test

Feck off Tebbit, we're rooting for Horny Warnie. I have applied the Ceremonial Sun Block.

horny warnie in action

R has taken the day off work so he can watch the last day of the last test of the Ashes series. I'm working but listening to TMS - cricket is always better on the wireless, but it's not the same without Johners.

What's your Aussie nickname? (Mine's "Sandgroper").

Saturday, September 10, 2005

my cat is back!

He came home at 2 am this morning, very hungry and thirsty but otherwise seems OK. Maybe he read my blog and realised we were worried about him?

my cat's gone

One of our cats is missing, we have't seen him since Wednesday. Hope he comes home soon.


Tuesday, September 06, 2005

back to normal

O went back to school today, very excited about being in Year 1 and allowed to go on the Big Climbing Frame (off limits to Reception class & nursery, he's been desperate to get on it for 2 years). He has 2 teachers again this year, splitting the week between them. The first-half-of-the-week teacher unfortunately reminded me of Jill from the brilliantly awfully horribly painfully hideously brilliant Nighty Night. Candy pink eyeshadow is so not a good day-time look for anyone over the age of 12.

I have been Open Universiting like mad, got to get the last assignment of the course in by next Tuesday and it is v. hard physics eep and no chance of an extension, then straight after that we have to get an end of course assessment in. And this weekend I am already committed to visiting an old friend who's having a rough time, plus the usual Sunday bike ride. And a pile of work work to do, too. Oh and some work I have to do for the community association.

And I s'pose I'd better think about re-starting the weight loss groove thang, if only so I can improve my cycling times. My fat club meeting was cancelled but seems to have started up again. I can't go tomorrow (meetings meetings) but I should go next week. And start thinking about getting back to at least eating like a normal person instead of a crazed binger from hell.

In other news: my neighbours seem to have broken up then got back together, and added another woman into the mix, too. That's another thing on my to-do list: invite their 6 yr old round for tea and get the inside track on the menage-a-trois.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

done it

It was the day of the 100 km bike ride today and we did it. I cycled to the start in the morning (and got a puncture on the way boo) so in total I've ridden 67.5 miles (108.5 km in new money). R & O were at the finish to cheer me and take a photo and buy me ice-creams. I've raised £250 for charidee - thanks to everyone who sponsored me xxxxx. CB and I have already agreed that next year we're doing the 100 miles.

In other news: we had a great holiday and I'll post more about it another day. Now I'm off to have a lovely bath and then eat the yummy tea R is cooking.