Tuesday, November 28, 2006

A Cover Boy!

...Kinda, loving my work though!

On Holibobs

Yes I had a break away was fab...
I shopped, went out drinking, shopped some more, did some work (yawn) and shopped again.
No doubt if people give a monkeys will tell you all when I see you, suffice to say I am shattered!
Work was hell... got told off a bit, then asked for a payrise hahahahahahahaha.

Will write something less dull tomorrow! Sorr, so tired!

Friday, November 17, 2006

National Toilet Day

Thanks to pop bitch I now know that Sunday is World Toilet Day.
Did you know:
1. The average person visits the toilet 2500 times a year, or about six-eight times a day. You spend about 3 years of your life in the toilet.
2. A woman spends, on average, three times longer on each toilet visit, yet there usually the same number of toilets in each public convenience.
3. When Madonna performed last year on German TV show Wetten Dass, she refused to use their toilets. The show's producers had to use a crane to bring Madonna's own personal 18 square metre luxury toilet into the grounds.
4. The Queen has to have a new toilet seat everywhere she visits. It is then destroyed if she "goes".

Play the toilet game:http://www.worldtoilet.org/game/urgent.swf

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Spirits, Crystall Balls & More (Alcoholic) Spirits

Well its been a nice weekend this one. I havent done masses but have done enough to feel like I had a break from work and also have done quite a lot.

Friday night I spent trying to more and more of 'The Secret Of Wishingstone Way' its actually a lot harder than you think, your head gets so full of all the words that you want to put on the page that you feel a bit like your floundering.

Yesterday I met Michelle at 9.30am so we could go to the 'Mind Body & Spirit' event at Olympia. Was quite good only I found myself disheartned at how mercenary some people are. My psychic medium is like £15 for half an hour these guys were £45. Michelle said she could do it and undercut them hahahaha. Was delightful to see Colin Fry and Tony Stockwell, though we all know I think Derk Acorah is more of a legend. Bought a crystal ball finally! She's called Selena hahahahahahaha. I love her she was a bargain at £25. I also bought some Neem Tree tea! Oh and had an amber wax as Michelle wouldnt try it - she then bought a pot. Also indulged myself with a Shiatsu (or however you spell it) massage.

Night time came and made Michelle a Prawn Stir Fry! Was one of the best things have cooked in ages. Hoyden nicely pooed everywhere, she knows how to entertain guests that cat!

Went to The Frog & Forget Me Not to start a night of drink for Ewers leaving do then on to SW4 Bar got very pissed, now hungover trying to watch Lord of the Rings.

Oh finished Eragon , is actually really good. Will do a review on ciao at some point! Liked all the characters though some of the description is a bit vague. But bloody hell he was only like 17 when he finished it!

Right stuff to do!

Lunch was shit! We went to a local bar and got served luke warm food seperately and they got Michelles order wrong twice.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Everything Is A Bit Much...

Do you ever get that feeling where everything just seems a bit much?

Waking up seems a bit much, so does getting dressed.
The tube is way too much.
Work is just about too much.
And everything else is just tooooooooooooooooooooo much?

No... well I bloody do.

Work - new offices, new rules, new, new, new.
Home - do I move, don't I move? Ric - I would love to share with you!
PopSalvage.co.uk - doing alright but could be better.
Fagandhag.co.uk - done bugger all for weeks.
Personal website - needs total re-thinking and rebuilding!
Social life - sorry whats that? Room for improvement.
Writing - all change at Bent, QR is on hold, Switch 22 interview gone very quiet, Nanowrimo dont even get me started!!!!

Even the cat... she never stops mieowing!

Everything is a bit much, but bizarrely I am fine - odd!

Still reading - Eragon (its getting very good - made me cry was so vivid a death in one part)
Listening to - The Sound Of -Girls Aloud

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Book Crawl

Pollybean and myself had a lovely book shop crawl at lunch. I was in need of 'Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death' by M.C Beaton (thankyou Foyles) and a fabulous sixties edition of Muriel Sparks 'Memento Mori'. The latter proved as illusive in second hand book shops on Charing Cross Road as it has on readitswapit.co.uk and new book stores. Polly then found a very glam version on ebay for 99p. Grabbed it!

Saw Sir Richard Attenborough today on way back. He made me feel happy, sad and reflective all at once. Happy as he is obviously loving old age, dining in fabulous eateries on Charlotte Street, and being driven everywhere in a classic green Rolls. Sad as he looked like an injured Santa, old age is henceforth evil. Reflective because the way things are going old age for me means a house of 78 cats of who's piss I will smell all alone (violins please) with no pension. They will then eat me - the cats not the pension people, though you never know - when I die. Sobering thought hey... ho hum!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Squashbuckling & The Voice of the Devil

Sadly not the title of my debut novel - but what a good title that could be?

Ok lots to catch up on...

Weekend - went up to Birmingham to stay with mum for a nice weekend of just us. Stayed at the Copthorne which was jolly nice. Jammy moment 1 - they had over booked the twin rooms so we got a double suite each, jammy moment 2 - they gave me a 'paid' breakfast card by accident so that was free on top. Did lots of shopping and went to an amazing food place http://www.jimmyspices.co.uk/ where you can have a buffet (and not a shit one either) of over a hundred different courses of Thai, Chinese, Indian and Japenese - stuffing of faces ensued. We also had a 'oh my havent you lost weight' meeting where we were frankly in awe of our new svelte figures, ok not quite. Did lots of shopping - well Mum did for her Birthday coat, no not suit! Vile.

Monday - non existant, wanted to go home all day, people are getting on my nerves.

Tuesday - oooh thats today and its been book group. Went to The Phoenix on Cavendish Square, ate loads. Book has been 'Everything Is Illuminated' by Jonathan Saffren Coer, we decided not everything was illuminated and we all loved the book but got a bit lost! 7.9/10 will read again and have asked to readit, swapit his second novel. I had a minor huff that one memner took the complete piss out of my confusion and stayed quite quiet after that, bar to say 'squashbuckling' instead of 'swashbuckling' and then lied I did it on purpose hahahaha. By the way said piss taker didnt know what the Bronte's wrote so thats hardly an intellect - bowl of milk for Mr Simon please! Kaylord popped along too -hadnt read the book - but was as ever delightful to see her!

Next read is Pol's choice - London Fields by Martin Amis (Gran if you tell me the ending - we may not speak for a while! Ha!)

Oh, discovered new pub game. Get pint glasses (empty) of various sizes and put them over your ears - sounds like the devil trying to communicate. Danielle and myself tried long and small pint glasses (the longer the scarier) wine glasses and bottles are rubbish, but a good bulbous beer bottle sounds like a running stream. Trying the office mugs in the kitchen tomorrow...

Friday, November 03, 2006

Have I Lost The Plot?

It seems I might. I dunno (cant be bothered to look ha ha ha) if I told you all but I have entered this competition to write a novel in a month www.nanowrimo.org basically ist National Novel month and for a jape you can have a go at writing a novel of 50,000 words by the 30th of November!

I have decided I must win. This would all be well and good kittens, however, I have no plot and two stories whizzing in my head. Three Mothers, the tale of three generations of women or The Secret of Wishingstone Way, a children/young adults book! Now just where the blazes am I supposed to start, let alone decide which one I want to do... its day three already and I have written sod all!

My publishers/agents of the future are waiting for my materpiece hahahahahahahahhahaha!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Never Be The Same Again...

Yes folks I met Melanie C! A life long goal to touch a Spice Girl has been met! She was bloomin lovely frankly! I was impressed. First Madonna now Melanie!

Myself and Kevin decided very last minute to go to a signing of her new DVD and we got the chance to have a lovely chat with er about stuff. Kevin was hilarious becoming quite edgy and vicious as he was filled with pre-Spice meet nerves!

I looked a complete b*****d as you can see! I also look a bit smug!