Month: January 2003

trail

And, just when I start thinking there’s nothing interesting to read on the interhighweb, I follow a link from a comment left here and discover my ace life. My brain cells are alive again and thank Steve for dropping in

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blur

Last night while watching Sex And The City (episode 71, Plus One is the Loneliest Number), on two occasions I was quite puzzled by two props that were badly pixelled out: a McDonalds milkshake cup (you could still make out

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advert

Maybe She’s Born With It, Maybe It’s Bitful A few minutes of mindless entertainment with The Advertising Slogan Generator (via Garoo). Type a word, hit “sloganize” and take the world by storm with catchy slogans. I started with “Bitful” of

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rats

Does anyone know if the version of Tears For Fears’ Mad World featured in the advert for Kiss 100 (the one with the rats in the underground) is available somewhere, and who has done/remixed it? All I know is that

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cook

Have I ever told you my flatmate is a chef? Unfortunately, he is none of these guys. Click on thumbnails for full pictures – warning: male nudity (although not full and not frontal) Going for lunch now ;-P Thanks to

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impressed

I’ve already mentioned Garoo, the only blogueur I read in French. Just today I noticed his weblog is available in English too. Mind you, a proper English version, not an automatic Google translation. How does he do that? Now, all

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undo

You know you’re spending far too much time on your computer when, while rearranging the furniture in your room, you decide that the bedside table you’ve just moved looked better in its original position and you instinctively look for the

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flatter

I received a very nice compliment from this man the other day: “I’d always thought Italians were highly strung, precious and high-maintenance; you are nothing like that”. He also brought me back the t-shirt pictured on the right (modelled by

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dark

I’m meeting a friend (female, straight) for coffee this afternoon; she wants me to take her “somewhere fabulous and new”. Sometimes it’s so hard to be gay, and live up to people’s expectations: I can’t think of any fabulous new

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new

Although I’ve signed up with three different webstats free services, and my own provider, well, provides the service too, I am so clearly not obsessed with statistics and referrals to Bitful that I hardly ever bother to check them. I’ve

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maudlin

Earlier on today I looked at the shortlist for the Bloggies 2003 and tears of pride came up to my eyes in seeing a couple of my favourites among the finalists. More tears (this time out of frustration) when I

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poof

Our flat is so gay, even our flowers are bent (click on thumbnail for full view). bent (HOMOSEXUAL) adjective DATED DISAPPROVING (esp. of men) homosexual (from Cambridge International Dictionary of English) But also: Bent – 1997 MGM movie. I know

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inside

He’s back, and hopefully for more. Nevertheless, were Swish Cottage only to be updated once every six months from now on, it would definitely going to be worth the wait, judging from tonight’s post (it had me in an unstoppable

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done

I haven’t posted for a week and I feel fine about it. No, really, I do. In the past, I would make a point to post every single day, and I felt so strongly about it that I cheated sometimes,

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desire

Four weeks exactly to my birthday. It’s time then to promote my amazon wishlist, which as of yesterday is not feeling lonely anymore, having joined the I Wish, You Wish website (a collection of wishlists by bloggers). Do not worry,

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rub

Either my flatmate’s cat was born and bred in Nottingham, or she’s just fallen madly in love with Mike‘s voice – the moment I started playing his fantastic mp3 files illustrating the sub-glossary for the city’s gay community, she came

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nag

The whole Popstars: the Rivals thing just gets better and better, as Girls Aloud star is held over assault claim. I certainly do not condone the violence (Cheryl Tweedy punched a toilet attendant in a club in Surrey) nor the

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naive

I’ve had Shiny Disco Balls in my head (the Who Da Funk song, not the balls themselves, doh) since this morning, when I went home from Dirty Dishes at Substation South, but I found it impossible to sing it because

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screen

Next Sunday I’ll finally get to see two movies I had missed when they came out: Boys Don’t Cry and Kissing Jessica Stein. They are being shown as a double bill at the Curzon Soho cinema in London for five

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top

During an e-mail exchange with Marcus this afternoon, I was asked to come up with a list of five celebrities I fancy the pants off. As usual, I could not come up with any names at all, and I’m getting

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up

Yesterday I saw a flight to Italy on Ryanair.com for 23.98 pounds including tax. I thought it would be nice to go and pick up the rest of my stuff see family, so I emailed a couple of friends there

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glitter

And so Christmas is officially over again. I spent the afternoon dismantling christmas decorations and picking up pine needles around the flat by hand in fear of blocking the hoover. Just for the record, I was particularly impressed by the

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white

The view from my window, 07:39am. Yes, I am all excited about half a dozen lousy snowflakes that fell on London overnight. (Click on thumbnail for full view)

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mate

They can never be too tight – Chelsea, on friendships. Yes! Barbie (as in the new “MyScene” Barbie, hipper, trendier, even more of an airhead, with more makeup, a bigger head and a larger wardrobe – and no dream of

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man

I have just come home from a Queer As Folk marathon. I finally got to watch for the very first time the whole of series 1 and 2, plus the first episode of the American version. I wish so much

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mad

Tonight, Matthew, I’m going to be… …Tom – who at the last minute could not make it to the theatre, which meant that I got to use the ticket Andy had got him to go and see the Madness musical

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peck

I am gay. I love marmite. I live in the UK. I watch quite a bit of telly. So why do I have to hear about the first commercial featuring a same-sex kiss on British television from an American website

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aim

Bitful’s cyborg purpose: a Biomechanical Intelligent Troubleshooting and Forbidden Utility Lifeform (on the Cyborg Name Generator, via Kennamatic – the Kinetic Electronic Nullification and Negotiation Android / Mechanical Artificial Troubleshooting and Infiltration Construct).

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wish

Happy new year everybody! May it be as eventful for you all as 2002 was for me (well, apart from the falling off from dancing on speakers on NYE – and not remembering any of it afterwards – taking down

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