Wednesday, December 06, 2006


Thanks to the lovely Arabella, I don't have to think of anything to post about today. I don't normally do memes*, but, you know, what with it being Wednesday and all.

1) If my shoes don't match my handbag....I am confused. Why do I have a handbag? I don't do handbags, unless I am somewhere posh that demands I hide my fags and tampons and I do not have any pockets. I am more of a giant cavernous satchel girl myself. Or a rucksack when exploring derelict mental asylums, to hold orange squash, ham sandwiches and mace**.

2) The first record I bought was.....Wherever I Lay My Hat by Paul Young. Technically I didn't actually buy it. I had new Clarks school shoes and received a voucher entitling me to a free single. I chose Paul Young and so began a three-year obsession. It could have been worse - I think one of the other choices was a Simply Red record***. Doesn't bear thinking about, does it?

3) One of the things I like to eat is....cheese and marmite sandwiches. They rock. Fact.

4) A few years ago I considered.....taking my mother up on her offer of a paid ticket to Hong Kong to live with the gorgeous Fifi Sis. I didn't take her up on it of course. I would have missed going to the pub with my friends and claiming the dole and living hand to mouth and shopping in the out-of-date section at Sainsburys. Durrr.

5) I miss.....riding a motorbike. I really am going to get another one one of these days. If only I had some money, and a basic understanding of when a bike is a good one and when it might turn out to be a rusty, unreliable money pit. Boo.

So, there you go. Fascinating, wasn't it. If you want to take this and use it instead of thinking of anything to write, like I have, please feel free****. And I didn't mention baked beans once. Result!

* Yeah, yeah. We all say that, don't we? And everyone does them anyway. I'm just trying to be all cool and nonchalant and stuff. Is it working?

** This is not true. I generally carry fags, a torch, site maps and a great deal of fear, of the head-swivelling what-the-fuck-was-THAT? variety. No mace. And I prefer blackcurrant squash. So refreshing.

*** My inner pedant demands that I footnote that this couldn't possibly have been the case since Simply Red didn't have a record out in the summer of 1983. In the true spirit of pedantry, I looked up a chart listing to confirm this, and googled a Simply Red discography to back myself up. I really hate myself at times.

**** See? There I go again!


Blogger Spinsterella chimed in with...

Surly darling, you *define* nonchalance...

06 December, 2006 20:51  
Blogger surly girl chimed in with...

*tosses hair*


06 December, 2006 21:33  
Blogger First Nations chimed in with...

just backread.
i have missed a lot.
'blog while the sun shines', i say.
any motorcycle made by bmw is good.
own no handbags. have one purse. carry a tape measure in it.
*faints from exertion*

06 December, 2006 22:56  
Blogger Melissa chimed in with...

I love that you checked whether Simply Red had produced a record in 1983.

07 December, 2006 02:29  
Blogger mad muthas chimed in with...

that's fine that you checked - but i took your original comment to be metaphorical. i mean, there was no bubonic plague that year either - but it has a similar resonance

07 December, 2006 09:54  
Blogger Murph chimed in with...

Just wanted to chime in...

07 December, 2006 10:01  
Blogger zanna chimed in with...

I feel the need to confess that I once saw Simply Red live........twice. Sorry. Very glad you didn't go and live in Hong Kong.

07 December, 2006 11:28  
Blogger Fifi chimed in with...

I apologise for the shameless showing off but I have to gleefully admit the wonderfully coincidental fact that I did actually meet Paul Young whilst I was living in Hong Kong!


07 December, 2006 11:52  
Blogger Fifi chimed in with...

Wish you had come to live with me there, tho...

07 December, 2006 11:56  
Anonymous Other Half chimed in with...

Fifi, I'm eternally grateful it didn't happen. A bit like my planned relocation to San Francisco because if those events had taken place I would not be where I am now....and that is with your wonderful sister.

Relocations, houses, holidays...all these things can be acquired again but if I'd missed the chance to have this relationship my life would not have been anywhere near as rewarding or enriched.

I feel like the luckiest man alive every single day.

07 December, 2006 13:34  
Blogger Fifi chimed in with...

Ah bless you OH - you are a true diamond. How lucky Surly Sis is too!

07 December, 2006 14:06  
Blogger Spinsterella chimed in with...

>>>I feel like the luckiest man alive every single day>>>

Awww. Isn't he lovely?

*recovers nasty evil spinster blogging persona*

I mean bleeauugh!

07 December, 2006 14:52  
Blogger Murph chimed in with...


07 December, 2006 16:38  
Blogger Arabella chimed in with...

Has your bloke been on the sherry?
He sounds so sweet that you probably have no need of a handbag - he can carry everything. A star!

08 December, 2006 03:08  
Blogger frangelita chimed in with...

I would say something pithy but instead...

Mmmm, cheese and marmite sandwiches.

Hungry now.

08 December, 2006 21:17  
Blogger Kissing just for practice chimed in with...

RE: Not going to Hong Kong. All the best things come from living hand to mouth and appreciating the simple things, as the other half is lving testament to... When I talk to people who've never had the perpetual money worries, crap jobs and getting drunk on cheap pints with good friends lifestyle, I genuinely feel like they've really missed out and a bit sad for them.

09 December, 2006 16:25  
Blogger surly girl chimed in with...

they were happy days, for sure. from what i can remember....

happy days now, too. yay!

09 December, 2006 17:05  

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