Monday, 3 September 2007
She sent me one today that humorously recounts the travails of using a public toilet - the queue! There's no lock! There's no hook so sling your bag round your neck! There's no toilet paper so use a gum wrapper from your pocket! Anyway, all clearly directed to the ladies. The best bit was this at the end, written in Comic Sans no less:
Send this to all women that need a good laugh AND, don't forget to have a mammogram!!!!!! It could save your life!
Indeed. Sure, laugh it up now, but remember your pap smear.
I am on holiday very, very soon and everything else is just a distraction.
Wednesday, 18 July 2007
Of course my brain is going into over drive. In my head it starts with Seinfeld, Law and Order, Sex and the City then Arrested Development, Melrose Place, Beverly Hills 90210, then Full House, then finishes with CSI. And don't get me started on the movie references. It's going to be bad enough knowing that I'll be walking the same streets as Detective Briscoe!
I acknowledge the extent to which I may be considered tragic in my tv tastes and I realise I'm lucky I have such an indulgent boyfriend. Although, he was the one to suggest finding the Seinfeld diner! Then again, I was the one to respond that I'd already looked it up and confirmed it is in the same neighbourhood as our hotel.
Thursday, 5 July 2007
Note to self: find new job.
To take the edge off I indulged in yet more online shopping. Brown boxes come just after cab companies' business cards and Indian takeaway menus in terms of what gets shoved through our front door. I don't think it's a problem...yet.
Wednesday, 27 June 2007
I managed to cope by reading almost five novels in seven days. I took a few books with me to Santorini but by the end I was scrabbling for the beach reads favoured by ma and pa. I started with a thriller set in Venice whose cover looked disturbingly one of Dan Brown's but turned out to be inoffensive enough. My main sticking point was Emily, the love interest of the young moody detective, a perky but highly intelligent, ex FBI agent turned architect cum undercover investigator all by the sprightly age of twenty-freakin'-six. Ok, maybe it's just a sensitive issue for someone approaching 26 in a job where I don't have cause to remember training at Quantico.
The best beach read was being introduced to Jack Reacher in Lee Child's The Hard Way (one of many, many titles and chosen by my dad). Don't know Jack Reacher? Here's how he was described on in the blurb "Hero. Loner. Soldier. Lover.". How could you not want to find out more? He's the epitome of men want to be him, women want to be with him (so says the blurb of another back cover). Ex military police, razor sharp mind, 6'5", irresistible. I read the whole thing picturing Jeremy Paxman's head balanced on Matthew McConaghey's body. Hott.
The diversion hasn't lasted too long though. Mum and dad are back in Perth and I'm back on the couch, flicking through NSFW sites with Location, Location, Location burbling in the background. That would be two flickering screens at once. It's good to be back.
Tuesday, 5 June 2007
I've seen so many famous people recently I could set up a rival to Heat's spotted pages. OK, maybe not Heat's two page spread but I could definitely rival a free commuter paper's celebrity sightings.
Since Cillian Murphy there has been...
- Matt Lucas and David Walliams having lunch (Matt Lucas tucks a napkin into his shirt when eating soup)
- Lea and Richard from BB7 having an early bird Thai set menu, possibly contemplating just how obselete they really are (obselete but they still caught me noticing them. And then rolling my eyes at them)
- David Mitchell from Peep Show on Kilburn High Rd (unsurprisingly, he looked like Mark)
- Nigella Lawson in Superdrug fending off the pleas for help from out of work actor serving her (dude, she's a cook. Let it go)
- Noel Gallagher in Waitrose (I might have stolen that from my work mate)
I promise this - my life IS richer for being in a city where I can buy shampoo behind a lady who's been on the telly.
Wednesday, 30 May 2007
This quiz night is a winner. Four rounds of ten questions, a good mix including movies (my undoubted strength) and picture clues.
Last night I covered myself in glory by knowing that the actor who appeared in Alien, Top Gun and Steel Magnolias was Tom Skerritt (weaselly Tom Skerritt). I also knew that Sheryl Crowe sung the theme song to Tomorrow Never Dies and won myself a free drink. It is nice to have somewhere to flaunt the results my mispent leisure time. By far the best right answer we got didn't involve me at all. The picture clue was a blurry photo of a ship with a hole blown in the side. We had to say where the explosion had happened and this how we got it...
"Do you watch Friends? What's that country that Chandler says he's going away to visit?"
The ship was blown up in Yemen. One point! Go team!