skylarking: (freak out charlie)
In bad mood today and am trying hard to resist the urge to eat EVERYTHING to compensate.
Someone in the office has put Radio One on, Radio One sucks, this is not helping my mood. Has the music on Radio One always been this crap?

Lost finale tonight. *rubs hands together* I'm expecting to ball my eyes out, I'm looking forward to it, it will be cathartic.

Word of the day
If one can be feckless is it possible to be feck? That is, when you're not Father Jack?

It was all going so well then the ridiculousness of office politics made it necessary for me to eat a bag of Quavers. It would have been Mini Cheddars but the vending machine only had BBQ ones :(


Feb. 19th, 2009 04:46 pm
skylarking: (shuffle truffle)
Today has been odd.

It was supposed to be a quiet one but just after I arrived at work there was suddenly LOTS OF STUFF HAPPENING THAT NO ONE TOLD US ABOUT ZOMG! and it's kind of just carried on from there: the U bends of two urinals were blocked, one of the cold taps in the ladies wouldn't stop running and someone's lunch was handed in as lost property. Good times, all of them.

Word of the day:
I am always pleased to learn new words that mean 'stuff'.

In other news, I think I hate my hair.
skylarking: (dom grin)
Word of the day
Superannuation. I don't really know what it means but I like saying it.

Swiped from [ profile] theshapeshifter
List your 15 favourite movie and/or tv show quotes. Have your friends guess the film or show they come from. When guessed bold the quote and add the answer

1) When did you get so smart?
I had a good day.

2) Dear Diary, today I was pompous and my sister was crazy

3) That’s all over the minute we ride up Troy’s bucket

4) Bananas are good!

5) A person can develop a cold

6) I don’t know what that means

7) Driver picks the music, shotgun shuts his cake hole

8) You have six fingers on your right hand, I know someone who is looking for you

9) There are a lot of things you can do with a stopwatch

10) He had it coming, he had it coming, he only had himself to blame, if you’d have been there, if you’d have seen it, I know that you would have done the same.

11) This is my resolve face, you’ve seen it before, you know what it means

12) There will always be women in rubber flirting with me!

13) Pigs in Space!

14) The shit has hit-eth the fan

15) And that isn’t incense

I'm not tagging anyone, you want to have a go - have a go.
skylarking: (evil laugh)
Vampires Rock was lots of fun. The story, such as it was, was a bit dodgy and if I’d written it I would have had a different ending (Nano is eating my brain) but it was entertaining and silly and there was a lady a few rows behind me who was dressed up to look like she had a steak through her heart. Even waiting outside was amusing; there were lots of people in black standing around waiting for lots of other people in black.

I picked up the list of what is coming to the City Hall and Lord of the Dance with Michael Flattley is going to be on next year. I know it’s wrong, it’s not big and it’s not clever, but I really want to go. It will be crap and cheesy and Michael Flattley will be wearing a headband and taking himself too seriously. Plus, I like watching dancing; I was addicted to Strictly Dance Fever. It’s 30 quid though, and I’m not sure if I’d pay 30 quid to laugh at Michael Flattley. Would anyone else be interested or am I alone in my urge for bad Irish dancing?

A question. I was looking through a World Vision catalogue yesterday that has ‘alternative’ ideas for Christmas presents. What happens is you buy something, like a cow or water pump or pay for training for a teacher for people in developing countries in someone’s name and they receive a letter with a picture saying, “Hello, here is the cow/chicken/immunisation drops/etc that has been bought for the people of this African village for you”. More info here.

My question is: if you were given this as a present would you think, ‘how nice, one world one love’ or would you think, ‘that’s nice and all but I’d rather have something pretty wrapped in shiny paper’’? Be honest.

Thought of the day
Life is too short to be stoic

Word of the day

Thing I have learnt
Rockets used to be tested on the Isle of Wight and a British satellite called Prospero was launched into space 30 years ago and is still orbiting the planet – and it still works.
skylarking: (900 years)
I'm not impressed by the TV schedule over Easter. Apart from Doctor Who on Saturday, which I'm looking forward to with a bouncy glee, there isn't any good on to watch. Easter Parade isn't on – how can Easter Parade not be on over Easter - and Bicentennial Man isn't on either, it's always on at Easter; I sit and watch it, eat chocolate and cry my eyes out at the end. It's tradition.

It might be a good thing that there's nothing on to watch, it gives me a chance to do something useful with my time like finding out exactly what the shite under my bed is and how much of it can go, and trying to figure out the reason for the feelings of tiredness and melancholy that have settled over me in the last week or so. No reason immediately presents itself for me being gloomy – spring has sprung, or at least is trying to, I've made some decisions and am moving forward in a positive way. I don't know. I'll have to meditate on it as they say.


It's reaching a stage where even food isn't helping to quell the feeling of vague discontentment, at least it hasn't so far, I'm going to try pizza and chips tonight :)

Quell. What a great word. I think it's going to be my word of the day.

Word of the day:

skylarking: (pussy cat)
My dad called me on Friday night, all excited

Dad: They've found the first case on Bird Flu in a bird that died in quarantine. Guess what kind of bird it was.

Me: A duck?

Dad: No.

Me: A chicken?

Dad: No. It was a parrot.

You can imagine where we went with this –

"Are they sure it's dead and not just pining for the fjords?"

"It's shuffled of its mortal coil."

"If they hadn't nailed it to the perch it would be pushing up the daises!"

So I turned on the news on Saturday morning and sure enough, a parrot in quarantine had died of bird flu. I'll never know how the reporters kept straight faces while they were talking about it.

The next item was about children being bullied by mobile phone – a new phenomenon apparently. Then I turned over to an advert for new Bratz dolls (which I think are vile at the best of times) that have interchangeable heads so you can mix and match their outfits. I had to turn the telly off then. It was all too much to take first thing in the morning. The world's gone mad!

I dreamt about Joey McIntyre last night (my first real imaginary celebrity boyfriend, I was so in love with him when I was 13) he was going on some kind of finding yourself vision quest, which seemed to involve him driving around a lot. Then I dreamt that someone was trying to pull the duvet off me. At least there were no zombies making me miss the train this time!

But the best part of the weekend has to be the weird squirrel noises I heard yesterday. I went for a walk in the park and was passing a group of trees when I heard a really strange noise. It was like a cross between a bird chirping and a dog barking. So I wandered around looking in the trees trying to find whatever freaky bird was making the noise and I realised it was a squirrel, I'd never heard a squirrel make a sound like that!

So I went home, had a cup of tea and a chocolate muffin and fell asleep for a while. That's what Sundays are all about.

The word of the day is spoonerism
skylarking: (T solves everything)
Everyone Hates Hugo is cursed. It really is.

I downloaded a version last night, which took eight hours to download, and when I went to watch it this morning only two and a half minutes was there. (Why two minutes of a programme takes eight hours to download I will never know)

So I downloaded it again, and thought it would be a good idea to fast forward through it to check that it was all there – and if stopped after seventeen minutes!

Arrrgghhh! *stamps feet* *sulks* *etc*

I'll try again when I get home tonight.


I've just had a thought! Of course it's cursed – it's Hurley's episode! *headdesk*

On a happier, if belated note, happy birthday [ profile] pipwise

I'm sorry it's a bit late; I knew your birthday was coming up but I forgot to check my f list birthday page.

I hope you had a great day.

It's Friday, and it's payday and I'm going to see Serenity tonight. Good times

The word of the day is – peccadillo. I like it, it sounds like the name of a small furry animal.
skylarking: (yellow dom)
The word of the day is 'clandestine'

I heard my first Ice Cream van of the summer this afternoon. I can't believe it's taken until August for me to see one. It drove round the corner and I heard a little girl shouting "Ice cream, Mummy! Ice cream!" It's nice to know that some things never change.

One week until Lost! *rubs hands together*
skylarking: (Dr who kiss)
I saw two kids riding bikes with stabilizers in the park at lunchtime. I think the word stabilizer is a misnomer. There was nothing stable about the way they were bombing around the tennis court.

My colleague Clare gave me a birthday card and a pretty sparkly necklace. *happy*

I caught a look at my reflection and saw that I looked like crap, so this evening my plans are as follows:

Nice healthy roasted vegetables for tea

Nice hot bath

Comfy pajamas



Sleep. Sleep is good

The word of the day today is 'thwarted'; just because I like saying it.

Thought of the day is: Don't strawberries have a lot of pips?

*Wanders off whistling elaborately*