GOOD RIDDANCE TO BAD RUBBISH!!!!
posted by G L Wilson 11:20 am
Wednesday, May 26, 2004
Well, that's next year's Birthday taken care of. I've booked tickets to see Derek Acorah in Oxford. Have got seats in the third row. It's amazing that they've already sold that many!
posted by Gina Snowdoll 9:34 pm
Monday, May 24, 2004
Here's a few looks I was experimenting with on Saturday night. Sorry for the bizarre "rabbit caught in the headlights" expression, but have you ever tried photographing yourself? It was quite hot on Saturday night and I found the wigs quite irritating to wear (having not worn a wig for ages). I think my own hair (blonde, far left picture) is very nearly at a point whereby I could use it rather than a wig for when I'm getting glammed up. I'll have to touch up those roots though!
posted by Gina Snowdoll 7:16 pm
Sunday, May 23, 2004
It seems that my frivolous little post yesterday may have incurred the wrath of The Toast Gods, for this morning I burnt my lip on a piece of toast. Would you believe it?
See, no-one is immune. Not even The High Priestess of Toast.
posted by Gina Snowdoll 3:13 pm
Saturday, May 22, 2004
Another one of life's great mysteries...
Why is it "cheese on toast" and not "toast underneath cheese"?
posted by Gina Snowdoll 11:04 am
Friday, May 21, 2004
I didn't go into work today because I'd been quite sick in the night, I'd had a very disturbed sleep and stomach cramps and all manner of unpleasantness. I'm still not feeling too great now.
So, I've ended up not doing very much today. This morning's post brought a DVD of the Kraftwerk gig that I saw earlier this year at Brixton Academy, so I watched that for two hours and re-lived the concert again.
Other than that I've been up to this and that on the internet, trying to help a friend out with a guitar query, and so on.
I've no plans for the weekend, other than the fact that I need to go to the gym at some point. We'll just have to see what happens. Most likely I won't be involved in anything much. Perhaps I'll do a little more work on "the project".
posted by Gina Snowdoll 7:03 pm
Thursday, May 20, 2004
Andy Kaufman Returns: Is Andy Kaufman really back from the dead? Did he really fake his own death 20 years ago? Or is this all a bizarre hoax?
posted by Gina Snowdoll 1:51 pm
The Mungo Conspiracy
Mary, Mungo and Midge - A children's cartoon programme from the 1970s in which Mary (a little girl), Mungo (a dog) & Midge (a mouse who plays the flute) live on the eighth floor of a block of flats in a 'new' town. They always go out into the big wide world to have adventures and then return to their flat at the end of the programme.
Mungo Jerry - A popular "beat" combo from the 1970s, who scored a major hit single with the song "In The Summertime". The lead singer Ray Dorset is often mistaken as being Mungo Jerry himself, although this is actually the name of the whole band.
Tom and Jerry - An animated cat and mouse duo and the originators of cartoon violence. Their first cartoon was made in 1940.
Tom and Barbara Good in "The Good Life". This was a BBC tv show in which the aforementioned couple take on a self-sufficient lifestyle in the middle of suburbia. With hilarious consequences! The toffee-nosed neighbours in the series are called Jerry (note the link!!!) and Margo (which is so close to Mungo that it may as well be the same name!).
IT'S ALL A CONSPIRACY!!!!!!
(Via "Roger Irrelevant" on the Damned message board).
posted by Gina Snowdoll 11:25 am
Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Car registration anagrams
I was playing a mental game of car registration anagrams on the way home from work tonight and I came up with this rather cryptic message:
CRAP FUEL PONG PLANS ANAL EXAM
Whatever that's supposed to mean.
posted by Gina Snowdoll 5:57 pm
Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Happy Birthday today to Shel!
I think. I mean, I think that it's today. But I could be wrong as I am hopeless with dates.
Perhaps it was happy birthday yesterday? Or tomorrow?
One thing I do know is that it IS Wreckless Eric's birthday today, and his 50th too, no less! I reckon it should be a national holiday in honour of the man, who as I have said on more than one occasion is a national treasure!
As for Shel, whose age I'm not allowed to mention suffice it to say that she is NOT my younger sister as she has been known to tell people (Grrrr...), I think she's got her own national treasure what with all those jewellery boxes full of bits and bobs. (And the odd bit of jewellery too).
Anyway, Happy Birthday. Whenever it is!
posted by Gina Snowdoll 3:09 pm
Monday, May 17, 2004
I came home from work tonight to find I had some more mail containing publications from the BNP. This time I know who has sent it, and I am not impressed. In fact I am both disgusted and furious. I have emailed the person responsible to say that if I ever receive any more mail like that then we shall seriously fall out. By that, I mean I shall sever all connections with this person. Which I have a good mind to do anyway.
posted by Gina Snowdoll 8:55 pm
Don't the weekends rush by? I was quite busy with stuff this weekend. A great chunk of Saturday was spent painting the gates to the garden at the end of the drive. In the evening I just watched a few DVDs. I also spent quite some time on Saturday working on "The Project".
On Sunday I went to the gym in the morning, and Bloody Hell! I caught sight of myself in the mirror when I was changing afterwards and I've only just noticed the size of the muscles I'm developing in my arms and shoulders. On the one hand it's good because it means I'm getting myself healthy and fit, but on the other hand it's not such a good thing if I want to get myself frocked up. We shall see...
Saturday afternoon I watched "Being John Malkovitch" (first time I've seen it), which was a nicely surreal movie.
I also spent a couple of hours playing the guitar.
So, no big news or stories to tell.
posted by Gina Snowdoll 9:08 am
Thursday, May 13, 2004
Visit to the vets
The cat was a right blighter tonight. I came home from work early, especially, seeing as I had to take him to the vet's. I found him curled up on my bed, but as soon as I arrived he decided he wanted to be fed, so I fed him. Then he decided he wanted to go outside, so I let him go, but kept a careful eye on eye to make sure he didn't stray too far. After 25 minutes I brought him back in the house again, but he howled and howled to go outside again.
I was getting really worried that he might wee in the taxi and I'd get a horrendous bill to pay for the car to be cleaned, so I let him out one more time and went out with him. Bear in mind that the taxi was due to arrive in 5 minutes! Well, he had a wee, but then when I went to pick him up, he thought I was playing and started running about the place, and at one point tried climbing the fence. I feigned disinterest (if I'd chased him he'd have been off!) and somehow managed to catch him and get him into his cat box.
The taxi came and we went to the vet's. We were seen to straight away and it was all over and done in under 5 minutes. The vet thinks that the wound is healing nicely, and has given me another 5 days worth of antibiotics for him, and asked me to bring him back again on Tuesday.
Arrrrggggghhhh! I've got all this to go through again!! Not fair!!!
posted by Gina Snowdoll 9:01 pm
I have to leave work early today, so I can take the cat back to the vet's so they can check on the wound situation. As far as I can see, it seems to be healing quite nicely, so it's doubtful that they'll want to keep him in to operate. Nevertheless, there's always that nagging suspicion that things may not pan out the way I'd like them to.
The cat has found a new place to sleep. Usually when I come home from work, I find him curled up on my bed, but this last week he's no-where to be seen. It doesn't take long to find him though. I just open one of the drawers underneath my new bed, and there he is curled up on the clothes! He's found that all he has to do is go under the bed from the other side and he can climb into the drawers from behind.
posted by Gina Snowdoll 8:07 am
Wednesday, May 12, 2004
For those of you who may have seen the article in New Humanist magazine, the caption beneath the photo of me is incorrect. I am not - and never have been - a member of the Beaumont Society.
Speaking of the Beaumont Society, ol' Janett Scott turned up on TV again last night, advising a transvestite on how to "come out" to his/her family. I was far more concerned about the other tranny in the programme, though. This guy (to use the male pronoun for the time being) had been sacked by his employers (the council) because he'd split the back of his trousers. They also brought up the fact that he had discussed his cross-dressing at work a year previously.
Bastards! It sounds like they couldn't handle the fact that he was a transvestite, and just wanted him out. They were watching and waiting for one tiny little thing to happen (which turned out the trousers splitting) and then they were going to throw the book at him. Well,
I hope that he does take the sods to court for unfair dismissal, and I hope they get demolished.
I'm very achey today, for I went to the gym last night and after my regular weights routine, I finished up on the rowing machine. I'd never tried one before, but had been told that it offers some of the best exercise you can do, exercising several different muscle groups. So, I got the instructor to show me what to do, and I did 10 minutes on it. I really enjoyed it, actually, the time really flew by, unlike when you're on the treadmill or one of the bikes and time just DRAGS by.
posted by Gina Snowdoll 2:57 pm
Monday, May 10, 2004
Shel came over at the weekend. On Friday we had fish and chips and watched "Belleville Redez-Vous" (a.k.a. "The Triplets of Belleville") on DVD.
On Saurday we nipped into Oxford to collect some obsolete computers that I had put aside in the office, so that Shel can cannibalise them for parts, re-builds, etc.
I also had to take the cat to the vet, which was a really traumatic experience. The poor thing has got a really nasty bite on his back just behind his shoulders. The vet had to cut away the dead skin and fur and there was a really horrible wound about an inch across - most likely another cat bite. It was really upsetting at the vet's though, because the man who went in with his cat before us, came out without the cat and he was crying. That made me really upset too and I wanted to cry as well. All the rest of the day and that evening I kept thinking about how upset that poor man must have been.
Saturday night we just took it easy. I made Shel watch a couple of episodes of "Black Books" on DVD (including the one where Manny - Bill Bailey - runs away and ends up working as an escort for Japanese businessmen. I thought Shel might appreciate the humour of that one). We also got out a great big stack of photographs and were sorting through them all, partly reminiscing, and partly looking for a really good picture of me that I can use as part of THE PROJECT (details to be revealed later, etc...).
Oh, I forgot to say, we also assembled my new bed, and I had a tidy up in my room. The bed is a really nice pine affair with a headboard and all that malarkey, and I'd also bought some drawers to go underneath, so now I have somewhere to put all the clothes that usually get strewn about everywhere. I also moved the old stereo equipment that I had sitting on the floor of my room and have got that out of the way. I've actually got some floorspace now!
Shel stayed to early afternoon on Sunday. I didn't do a great deal afterwards. Played guitar a bit, and changed the strings on my Fender Jazz Bass. (I'd found a packet of bass guitar strings when tidying my room, so I replaced the horrible flat-wound strings on the Jazz Bass, and now it sounds AMAZING. It's a fretless bass, and flat-wounds just make it sound dull and lifeless. With the new round-wound strings it really sings!)
posted by Gina Snowdoll 12:25 pm
Friday, May 07, 2004
Eeeeks! There's a couple of piccies of Yours Truly in the current issue of New Humanist.
posted by Gina Snowdoll 10:58 pm
Thursday, May 06, 2004
Still busy... Work, my "secret" project, gym, etc. Oh, and I've been teaching myself to play the ukulele as well.
I'm feeling well knackered after that lot... I'm going to unwind in front of the telly now; the 13th episode of series three of 24 on Sky is just about to begin.
posted by Gina Snowdoll 7:59 pm
Wednesday, May 05, 2004
Sorry I haven't been posting much this week. I'm hard at work on "the project".
What a day to choose to go to the record fair in Reading. To start with it was peeing it down. Then the train was late. I met Gillian on the train, and when we got to Reading I left her to go around the shops whilst I went to find the record fair.
Well, I got off to a bad start as I didn't have any cash, and Iwasted 20 minutes looking for a bank. Then I walked off in the wrong direction (stupid map was printed upside-down). Eventually I realised I was ages away from where I wanted to be and so took a taxi to where the record fair was supposed to be (with the fare at time and a half because of it being a bank holiday). So I got there, and found nothing. No people, no vans, no signs, NOTHING. No record fair at all. Bastards.
So, I walked back to Reading town centre in the pouring rain, and went to meet Gillian. We were both hungry and decided to go have lunch. As it was raining we dived into one of the first places we came across, Bar Med. Again, what a disaster. The service was hideously slow - we reckoned they could only have had two members of staff working there. When our main courses finally arrived they weren't exactly very nice. I ate all mine because I was hungry, but Gillian just couldn't bring herself to do the same. We did however both get a free drink thrown in, because of the delay, and they took 15% off the bill for us, but still it would have been much nicer to have gone somewhere decent.
On the train journey home the sun came out and the skies were blue once again. Not fair!
When I got home I was absolutely shattered. It was a totally knackering and disasterous day. Collapsed on the sofa and watched a DVD of The Who's "The Kids Are Alright".
posted by Gina Snowdoll 8:38 pm
Sunday, May 02, 2004
Sorry, I've not been posting much since The Damned weekend in Knaresborough. I think that it took a long time to come down from the high of that whole weekend, so that may be partly why I haven't been posting.
This weekend I've been quite busy at work on a little project that came out of an idea that Tamsin suggested to me. I won't say anything more about it now. Hopefully I'll be able to reveal all in the not too distant future.
Yesterday, I nipped into Oxford and I've bought myself a new bed. It's very nice, and it'll have these storage drawers underneath, so I'll be able to get my room tidied and sorted out. It's supposedly being delivered on Wednesday.
posted by Gina Snowdoll 8:51 pm