Saturday, 28 February 2009
Tuesday, 17 February 2009
Monday, 16 February 2009
I was there, the wife was there, I persuaded a couple of friends to be there, waiting by the clock with camera in hand for the zombie fest to kick off. With 5 minutes to go, I took a couple of snaps of the extra police that'd been brought in:
And that was it. 500 'confirmed' - about 6 turned up. Unlike the onlookers and photographers who'd made a far greater effort:
along with the folks who work at the station who'd drafted in extra staff and had been having contingency meetings for 2 days in case things got out of hand with too many zombies.
Anyways, Hope you all had a good love day on Saturday. I got the wife some roses and a card - she read me some poetry and made me breakfast in bed. All very romantic.
Friday, 13 February 2009
Thanks to Bill over at the blog of the day awards for making me blog of the day for Wednesday 11th Feb. My plan for world domination is progressing nicely Mwhahahaha!
Been a funny one this week - I started out thoroughly depressed and miserable for no apparent reason, and as the weeks gone on, I've slowly gotten more and more cheerful to arrive at my current manic status - again for no reason in particular.
Anyways, whilst I'm linking to other sites, the writers and poets amongst you may to have a look at The New Authors short story and poetry competition. Max of 1500 words for a short story, or 1 page for a poem - you've got until the end of March to enter.
Short one today - I've gotta go eat some toast.
You do get a vid though - today I am mostly listening to late 80s rock played on a kazoo and ukelele combination by a man with far too much spare time.
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Should be fun - I'm gonna try be there with camera phone in hand, so if I get any decent video, I'll post it here at the weekend. Nothing like zombies annoying commuters to get you in the mood for the weekend!
In other news this week - Todd Carty got voted off 'Dancing on Ice'. Though to be fair, he never actually danced on the ice, just seemed to get pulled around at an incredibly slow speed by his unfortunate partner.
For those of you unaware of this slice of surrealism on a Sunday night, I'll attempt to explain.
Several 'celebrities' are partnered up with professional ice skaters. Every Sunday, they compete to see who can wear the most sequins and fishnets before taking to the ice to 'dance' Olympic styley. A group of ex-ice skaters and random dancing folk then take turns to publicly mock them before giving them a score out of 6 each. Viewers are encouraged to vote for the couple they want to see humiliated again next week, and the bottom 2 in the 'honest-we-didn't-rig-this-one-like-Ant'N'Dec' phone vote have a 'skate-off' - one final fling around the ice - to decide which lucky contestant gets to go home and never ever have to do it again.
Think Strictly Come Dancing with knives attached to your feet, and you won't be far wrong.
Some guy last year actually broke his leg competing in this thing - I hope they get a book deal or something at the end.
Anyways, today I am mostly watching acoustic versions of Flo Rida's Low - you'll have to imagine your own fat hairy Tom Cruise 'Tropic Thunder' Styley:
Saturday, 7 February 2009
Just watching time team. For those of you who are unaware of this wondrous show, it's kinda like speed archaeology. Tony Robinson (of Blackadder fame - most definitely not pictured left) takes a bunch of bearded archaeologists with small trowels and the 'geo-fizz' guy off to a field somewhere for 3 days where they dig trenches, do some ground penetrating radar, and try and figure out what was there however many millenia ago.Every week without fail, they discover a 'series of small walls'. Why is that? Were our ancestors all 6 inches tall? Pixies built it maybe? Anyways, I think it's interesting, but the wife calls it the 'series of small walls' show. At least it's more interesting than post holes.
Speaking of the wife, she got lost on the tube today. 'How?' I hear you cry - 'I have no fucking idea' is my answer. I mean it's not that hard, especially as we've lived here over a year, she uses it every day, and we were going were we've been about a hundred times before. Nevertheless, she still managed it. That's talent that is.We get on the Piccadilly line in the middle of London to go 2 stops so we can change onto the Central line at Holborn. I get off at Holborn, the wife (who's about 10 feet away - crowded tube today) just sits there merrily listening to her ipod and reading the paper. It's not until the trains gone and everyone else is off the platform that I realise she's still on it. Took her another 3 stops to realise she was on the wrong train and I wasn't there. Jeez, I thought I was more noticeable than that.
Anyways, all safely back home now, and we're settled in for European night. Not got enough money to go out, so we're staying in and eating Pizza and Chili, drinking Belgium beer, and we're about to watch 'Amelie' (French film with Audrey Tautou) followed by 'let the right one in' - a class Swedish film about a weiner kid who befriends a girl who's a vampire. Cue lots of blood and cats. Apparently Hollywood are re-making it - so that'll be shit. Go watch the original if you can.
I also just wanted to say thank you to Dita Von Teese today - her of marry-a-weirdo fame.
Burlesque dancing I'm sure used to be viewed as a bit sordid by many, but thanks to good old Dita, it's now 'culture' and my wife wants to take me to a show.
I am a lucky man indeed.
Today - in honour of New Zealand widget or whatever day - I am mostly listening to New Zealand folk parody (again) inventing rap:
Wednesday, 4 February 2009
Who should win the 2008 best acting Oscar?
a) Heath Ledger for ‘Batman – the Dark Knight’
b) Kate Winslet for 'crying at the golden globes'
c) Paris Hilton for ‘The Hottie and the Nottie’
How did Barrack Obama win the 2008 presidential campaign?
a) With a well thought out grass-roots campaign on the key issues facing the American public
b) Paris Hilton publicly backed him
c) Barrack who?
After a night out partying, you’re driving home and accidentally hit a parked car. A policeman spots you and asks you to pull over. Do you
a) Pull over calmly; perhaps he won’t notice you’ve downed 8 cans of RICH preseco.
b) Tell him you’ll do anything, no really, ANYTHING if he keeps it between the 2 of you.
c) Claim your assistant hadn’t told you it was illegal to drink and drive, start an online petition in a vain attempt to keep your ass out of jail and scream that it’s ‘not right!’ before finding God.
After meeting that ‘special guy’ at a party, he comes back to your hotel room and asks to spend the night. What should you do?
a) Tell him that you’re not a one-night-stand kind of girl and that if he really likes you he’ll respect that and take things slowly
b) Tell him he can stay but only if he wears a condom
c) Break out the night vision camcorder and ride him like a pony, claiming that the tape was subsequently ‘stolen’ and it’s only by coincidence that it’s been released on the net 1 week before your new series starts.
How did you score?
Mostly A’s – You’re a well balanced individual. What the hell are you doing here?
Mostly B’s – You’re a slut and have the intelligence of a chimp. Well done, keep honing those skills and there might be a place for you yet.
Today I am mostly watching wierd kids doing freaky things with their eye-brows in order to advertise chocolate. My favourite bits the baloon at the end.
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Went to bed on Sunday - hardly any snow, just a few flakes falling. Wake up Monday morning, 8 inches everywhere. Fuckin' A! I do love the snow, I know most people don't (especially those who drive) but I work from home so I don't care.
For a start, Alaska gets significantly more snow than the UK, so is somewhat more prepared. Secondly, everyone in Alaska drives a snow plow (with the exception of Sarah 'I can see Russia from my house' Palin who drives a snow plow with a dead moose strapped to the roof).In the words of The Blonde One - 'We had the right type of snow, just the wrong type of quantity.'
Plus as the tube wasn't working, my wife (along with most other people who work in the city) got the day off and made snow angels. Here's one of hers:
She says she's never made one before, so is pretty proud of this effort.
Sadly the tube is running again today, so she's gone off to work. It is nice having her around the house, even if I do still have to work (yet one more reason not to work from home).
Anyways, it froze overnight, so now the pavements are solid ice, and it's gonna rain later, so I guess it won't last long. Still - nice whilst it's here.
Monday, 2 February 2009
Anyways, the rules of this award are:
- If you get this award, put the image on your blog
- List 10 truths about yourself
- Give the award to 5 other people
- Provide a meaningful quotation
So, first off, here's the 5 I'd like to give to an award to - I'd like to put Michael in there as he's got a great blog, but as he gave me the award, I guess that's not allowed, but check out his blog if you haven't already.
Anyways, in no particular order:
- Short Stick over at The Patsy Log
- Hillbilly Duhn over at HillBilly Dunh's Trails and Tribulations
- Brian over at The New Author
- Amanda over at My Photos
- Blogging with a big perm over at the The office daily news
For those of you listed above, I realise that not all you guys would want a banner with 'Fabulous Fucking Blog' on your blogs, so I won't get offended if you don't put it on your blogs or pass it on.
If you're not on this list, please don't get upset, but do feel free to send me hate mail.
Now for 10 truths about me:
- I hate my job - hardly anyone I work with knows this
- My wife is much prettier than I am handsome
- I'm writing a novel - currently on chapter 13 of the first draft
- I don't write enough
- Some days I think I'm the worlds greatest writer, other days I think I'm the worse. Trick is to write on the bad days as well, in retrospect, some of it is quite good.
- I'm agnostic, and I think that if everyone else was the world they'd maybe get on a little better. Well, with me at least.
- I hate coriander
- I live in North East London
- I don't drive - though in London there would be little point
- I'm already feeling guilty for not giving the award to everyone else as well.
So there you have it. Just time for the quote:
'It is better to waste one's youth than do nothing with it at all.'