Month: May 2003

soundtrack

Next time there is a possibility you spend the night with your partner, do not play Vanilla Ninja‘s Club Kung-fu on repeat while you’re getting ready. Brilliant song it may be, but it turns into the worst lovemaking music when

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ruse

Sainsbury’s knocks 1p off your bill if you use your own bag. So, if you buy a bunch of grapes for 50p, and you put each of the 50 individual grapes in one of the 50 bags you brought with

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test

This year I have managed to accomplish the tricky feat of avoiding watching or reading / hearing about Big Brother for the whole of its first week. (apart from sleeping through the Channel Four tape from the whole opening night,

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sense

It’s G.’s birthday (flatmate/friend) today, and I’ve just given him a brand new nose and ear hair trimmer (the perfect present to spell out “you are so old hair comes out of your orifices”) and a card. As it’s customary,

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dim

Dr Bitful went to see The Matrix Reloaded today, and I declined not to join him. Not only have I reached my maximum science fiction quota for the week, I also admit having a problem with Keanu Reeves. I know

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odds

Coincidence: the occurrence of events that happen at the same time by accident but seem to have some connection (Merriam-Webster online dictionary). Like, for example, reading somewhere that the Mr Hoist 2003 won the International Mr. Leather Contest in Chicago

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unfair

Why is it that over the past couple of weeks, every time I started mentioning the Eurovision Dr Bitful interrupted me by saying “You know, I really do not care to hear about this at all”, whereas today I had

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nil

From the snippet of the song that I heard repeatedly on the news today, Jemini did not sing off key last night at the Eurovision Song Contest. Gemma sang perfectly on key. Unfortunately, it was not the same key as

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because

In case you’re still undecided, here are three more reasons to vote for Iceland tonight at the Eurovision Song Contest: The intro and refrain of Open Your Heart feature some lovely strings that make you tingly all over. If you

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play

Bored with Big Brother 4 already? Then do like I did. Stick a tape in the VCR on Friday at 8.30pm, set it on Channel 4 and turn the TV off. Remember, you have a life. Spend part of the

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vote

10 reasons for you to vote for Iceland tomorrow night at the Eurovision Song Contest 2003: If Iceland wins, next year the contest will be held in Reykjavík. The last weekend in May means light (and partying) almost all day

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plumage

As Ian correctly pointed out last week, whenever you take a friend to the Amateur Strip Night at the White Swan, and this friend has never been there before, and you warn him “it’s crap, really” beforehand, it turns out

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separated

More channel hopping tonight, and (once again, on Five) a documentary on Traci Lords. Apart from finally putting a face on Peter North (aka Matt Ramsey, whenever he is cast in a gay movie) and Tom Byron (woof), I was

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wild

I haven’t watched TV in ages, I don’t seem to be very interested these days. I even forget to set the video for The Sopranos. But you know, I was a little bored tonight, so I switched it on, had

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playground

I met a friend at a housewarming party last night. He’s lost three and a half stone (49 pounds) in three months, and he’s got one more stone to shed to reach his goal. I asked him what it felt

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catch

My flatmate’s cat flew out the kitchen window into the neighbours’ yard. It’s happened before, but this time she fell from the second floor, and it was not intentional. I’d cooked a fry-up for breakfast and left the window open

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mini

Lose The Feeling: great choice for a second single from Dannii Minogue’s Neon Nights. Into The Groove: timeless Madonna classic. Lose The Feeling remixed on Into The Groove‘s base (just heard on Kiss100FM): mmh, not too sure this time. Does

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cry

I would like to know why There are clouds in the sky Every time I fall in love And I would like to know Why I’m sitting here On my own I would like to know why When I find

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pop

I often get pop-up windows (most likely generated by Kazaa) that have some sort of relation to the Google search I am doing. So, if I look for information on Body Mass Index, I get a pop-up trying to get

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divine

Last night, once home from yet another birthday drinks outing this month (Dr Bitful has 12 friends, and they all have birthdays between May 5th and May 26th), I switched on the telly and put on Later with Jools Holland

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fun

The dog had his own way of communicating with Jeff. This and plenty more at The Odd Squad.

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shoté

Madonna’s statement, on self-censoring her American Life video: “I do not want to risk offending anyone who might misinterpret the meaning of this video” I must say I am rather offended by this piece of totty, for I work hard

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puke

From the BBC, via Guy: “A fitness company with outlets across the UK has suggested its “larger employees” do not fit in with the firm’s image”. I do not agree, but I can’t see why they should not be entitled

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score

I followed a link from Groc and took the BBC online national IQ test. The result was 34 points higher than what I’d estimated it to be (I had been tested twice before, and both times I had scored high,

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one

“After reading much about it at the Swish Cottage, and just 24 hours after arriving in London for the 2nd UK leg of the world tour that my life seems to be, I finally made it to the Dame Edna

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stream

Via email from Nik: the online Eurovision radio station. Can’t really enjoy it as much as I would like to: my modem (so last century) can’t cope and the flow breaks every ten seconds or so for buffering. I wonder

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why

No travelcard – I’ll just walk there. No money to go in – I’ve borrowed a fiver. No money to buy drinks – I’m smuggling in a bottle of water I kept from last week. Dr Bitful is not going

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surprise

I do not mind at all staying in on a Saturday night to save a bit of money. It gets a little bit harder when your flatmate is getting ready to hit the town though. G. had not come home

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fly

I’ve created a monster. I’m not sure Dr Bitful knew what a blog was, before he met me. Now he’s referrer-bombing! I knew he was up to no good when he asked me how the referrer feature on the sidebar

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speling

I swear, if I receive one more piece of spam that asks me if I “would like to loose weight while [I] sleep” I am going to shout! Come on, English is not that difficult.

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