Month: June 2003

green

“Some of my more illuminating conversations have been with vegetables” “I have had the odd banter with a brassica.” His favourite confidant is a runner bean, “because runner beans don’t run off to the Press”. Yes, that’s our tree-hugging prince,

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stroke

Update on the mysterious rotation massage technique for pets I enquired about yesterday: it’s called Ttouch and will be featured on Talking to the Animals, an animal psychology TV series about pets with behavioural problems. Buffy actor Tony Head (Rupert

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mat

I would like to give yoga a try. There are a few classes each week at my gym, but the only one for beginners is held on Sundays at half past three – right before my weekly frolic at the

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knot

Has anybody got any info about some sort of special relaxation technique for pets that is performed by doing mini massages with a rotation of one and a quarter turns on your stressed furry companion? Dr B. claims he saw

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off

This is what the UK Big Brother narrator looks like. (Sound file included if you are not familiar with his voice)

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snap

Dr B. – Hallo? Me – Hi, it’s me. Dr B. – Oh, hello me! Me – Do you want to watch Cheryl Baker break her ankle? Dr B. – What? Sure, why not. Me – Put on ITV then

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yawp

I had to work out without my minidisc player yesterday for the first time, as I had forgotten to recharge its battery. I therefore found out two rather interesting facts about myself: 1. I concentrate much better on what I

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spuds

Baby new potatoes. Dr B. just told me I have baby new potatoes instead of toes. The sad bit is that he is absolutely right. My feet are not exactly what you would call slender or suave. So when a

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handstand

Last night I went to watch my man throw other men about and strut around looking very butch. “What do you mean martial arts do not have cheerleaders? I spent the whole afternoon making my pom-poms out of shredded plastic

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diary

Got tickets for His Girl Friday at the National Theatre for ten pounds yesterday. Thanks to Invisible Stranger for the info on cheap tickets and the positive review. Wednesday is the only night in the week Dr B. and I

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leap

Shall we meet at eight then? Well, it depends: Coordinated universal time, International atomic time, GPS time or Greenwich mean time? And let’s not forget Internet time, that Swatch-sponsored gimmic that failed to catch on. As the earth spin slower,

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unimpressed

Blogger, schmogger. New platform, new layout, married to Google now, but I still can’t republish my archives. Their little hamster spins in the wheel for over half an hour, then I get a transfer error that reads “Publishing is in

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brew

In between writing novels, George Orwell also found some time to delight the nation with an eleven-step set of instructions on how to make A Nice Cup of Tea. He was a ‘milk in last’ man. A team of scientists

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churn

It was only a hopeless fancy It passed like an April day, But a look and a word and the dreams they stirred They have stolen my heart away! They say that time heals all things, They say you can

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ex

The late Princess Diana is to guest-star in X-Men spin-off. She is resurrected for the X-Statix comic and the superheros have to rescue her from a “nasty crew of mutant Euro-trash dead set on sending her back where she came

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tricked

Damn. Damn damn damn damn damn. I was so proud of myself: I was doing so well. One month into Big Brother and I knew absolutely nothing about it, apart from the fact that the housemates spent most of their

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welcome

Hallo to you new readers. You, who’ve landed here in the last few hours looking for suburban bums (quite a mouthful with the alliteration), a home recipe to get ride (sic) of blackheads (uhm, squeeze them out?), beckham gay feet

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diva

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robbed

A big thanks to my Swedish friend who made me a minidisc with Alcazar‘s latest – the imaginavely titled “Alcazarized”. Not A Sinner, Nor A Saint, which failed to win the Melodifestival to represent Sweden to the Eurovision Song Contest,

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thrill

Went to IKEA with Dr B purely to satisfy a sudden urge for Swedish meatballs. We approached the blue and yellow warehouse and saw that the entrance had been moved to the side of the building. We got closer and

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whiz

VDSL Very high bit-rate DSL 52 Megabits per second The stuff my dreams are made of Oh little modem of mine, keep dialing up for now.

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rise

6am and fourth cup of tea. Getting engrossed in Kill Your Boyfriend, GeekSlut and The Tard Blog. Downloading Gioca Jouer. Looking forward to stepping with Eva. Considering going to the Walk for Life, or checking with Marcus if he wants

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junk

Do not download, buy or listen to Fast Food Song by Fast Food Rockers. Especially at 5am on a sleepless Sunday morning. It will haunt you forever. “Does anyone fancy a shake? Shake it to the left – Shake it

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genetics

One last thing on Will Windsor: as most newspaper today carried the headline “William: I want to be like my mother“, one cannot but wonder what exactly he wants to be: dead? A gay icon? Friends with Elton John? Dating

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figures

Prince William is 21 today. Today is June 21st. Prince William was born at 21:03 BST. Potter 5 is out today. It has 768 pages. 13 million copies have already been printed. I care for neither. Can we resume normal

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aural

Double pleasure in reading the adventures of a spam recipient who decided to take on one of the many African email scammers and have a bit of fun at his expense (via Troubled Diva via Groc). Scroll down to “Completed

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atomic

Blondie have got a new album out later this year (and they are touring the UK in November). Surely by now “The Curse Of Blondie” must have leaked on Kazaa? Nope. Nothing, not even the first single Good Boys (which

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navel

I cannot believe it. The woman I was madly in love with when I was four years old, the patron saint of Italian gay men, the first ever to show her belly button on TV in the early Seventies, the

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adder

Latest addiction: playing Snake II on my mobile phone – every single spare minute. A pastime which is especially enjoyed while walking in the street, with headphones on to drown the traffic with music, checking every now and then with

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chill

Physics lesson learnt on a hot Sunday afternoon drinking with fellow bloggers, active and reformed: “the solubility of a gas is inversely proportional to temperature” (courtesy of Dr Bitful) And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why opening a can of

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