It feels like it was Friday only 5 minutes ago. Nevermind.
I had a mucho fun weekend. It started with a lazy night in on Friday complete with Chinese from the local take away. So. Good.
Then on Saturday after sleeping in ’til roughly one o’clock, I decided to drag my ass out of bed for a walk up to the farmer’s market in Marlay Park. It was a really nice crisp day and after going for brisk walk around the park, I undid all the good work by wolfing down an italian sausage. Ahem.
After a bit, I donned the gladrags and headed over to a friend’s where we caught the first bit of X Factor before legging it to meet the rest of the girls in Koh for dinner. Yum, yum, yum. I shared the peking duck for starters which was delicious (I could drink their soy sauce/paste, it was pure goodness) followed by the beef chili with sticky rice for the main. The dish was perfect and only spoiled by the fact that I had eaten too much of the duck before hand and couldn’t fit it all in. They have seriously genourous portions there. We topped the meal off with plenty of cocktails, my favourite being the strawberry mule.
After dinner, the night becomes slightly blurred. We popped into Bad Bobs (is it still called Bad Bobs? it’s bad anyway) but realised we’d have better craic back in the house. I never knew so many of my friends could sing, but maybe it was the alcamahol. One of the lads played the guitar until his fingers bled (literally, ugh) and eventually I stumbled home sometime and fell into bed.
There were two songs that were put on repeat that night and as a result, are taking it in turns to play in my brain non stop:
MGMT – Electric Feel (can’t embed, boo-urns)
BTW, while I’ve mentioned MGMT – if anyone had any spare tickets for their gigs on either night in the Ambassador, I will be your bestest friend ever and/or name my first born child after you. Anyone?
I decided to tidy my room the other day (it doesn’t happen often). Then whilst tidying it, I decided to go all out and completely rearrange the furniture. My bed now rests against the window so that when I look up I can gaze out at the night sky which is so very rosemantic.
Whilst I was moving the furniture, I came across an old bus ticket which I immediately proceeded to throw into the bin. Fortunately, I was struck by the memory of something I meant to post about a long time ago….
A few months back, myself and the boyfriend (let’s call him J for the purposes of this post) were out in town having dinner followed by a few drinks in the Porterhouse. I was a bit tired and cranky and not giving him the easiest time of it. We waited at the bus stop in the rain and chit-chatted to an elderly man about the miserable weather and lack of summer and all the usual things you chat to strangers about. J had moved aside to let him sit down out of said rain, only a minor gesture, but he seemed to really appreciate it. A bus pulled up and it turned out he was getting on it too. We went the the front of the bus upstairs and the man sat a few seats behind.
Me and J started chatting about our day and, fueled by a few drinks, got into a minor debate about some trivial matter that is long gone from my memory. Me, being me, got into a huff and moved to the seat beside us so I could sulk properly. I got a great sulk going for a good two minutes before looking back at my other half and feeling like an evil cow. I had just moved back in beside him when the elderly man from earlier came up to me and said ‘you dropped this’. I thanked him before I even looked at what it was – a bus ticket. Feeling puzzled, as I used a bus pass to get on, I was about to throw the ticket in my bag and forget about it when something stopped me. I turned the ticket over and on the back was written – ‘Don’t be mad at him, he’s a good man and loves you’.
We were stunned into silence and genuinely touched by this man’s intervention. It’s not something I would normally recommend as many people would probably be annoyed by strangers or even friends commenting on their relationships. But I think in this case, it was the surprise that someone who had only seen us together for 20 minutes could make such a nice judgement of us.
But maybe I’m just a sentimental old fool 🙂
Did you know that 107% of workers would perform 16 times better if they had every second Monday off? It’s true!
Filed under: funny, random, weekend | Tags: album covers, february, funny, random
Yes, that is the worst post title in blogging history, I’m not afraid to say it.
But this is the best day of the year (so far) for several reasons:
1. I have been paid today
2. The new episode of LOST is downloading on my laptop at home for me to devour when I get home.
3. I have finally nearly paid off said laptop (wasn’t that expensive really, I’m just forgetful about paying things off sometimes. Probably not a good idea to lend me money).
4. It’s February!!!!! See ya next year January, don’t let the door hit ya on the way out!
As you can see, I’m easily pleased.
Aaaand, just to give this post an actual point – these are hilaryarse:
Well I got over my stupid pointless bad mood on Saturday. Reading about Sinead’s amazing milestone gave me the kick up the arse I needed and I stopped being a spoiled brat.
Watched some flicks on Saturday night in a friends whilst drinking Wine and Westie, in particular Pretty Woman, The Big Lebowski, Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (never ever EVER watch this ‘film’) and a Fish Called Wanda. Think we tried to watch something else as well but I’d lost the run of meself and called a taxi home even though I live all of five minutes walk away. The taxi driver even told me that it was only five minutes walk away but I replied that that wasn’t a very good message to be giving to young wimen to be walking home in the dark all alone and (very much) under the influence. It was a bit of an awkward taxi ride home after that, but at least it was short.
Today I’m trying to find an article in the Sunday Times by Jan Battles about BBC programming being available online. Google is not being my friend today. Or (nor?) lexis nexis and the library. If anyone finds it, linkage please