YES: I SLEPT ALL NIGHT last night..! And the night before. My days are for wakefulness now. Which is ironic, seeing as we're rapidly approaching the May Bank Holiday -- meaning national blankness is enforced. (Or days in the country. Or at the seaside. Etc. If you're posh and have the means to do things like days out. I suppose.)
Bank Holidays have bad associations with me. Never having had a "contract job" despite dearly desiring one and applying left, right and centre, I was always a casual worker. This meant being laid off without pay at Christmas time and Easter. And being forced to take each Bank Holiday off with no pay. So the next week my paypacket was always 20% short. All for a day off I never wanted to take.
Bank Holidays? Pah!
My childhood's written up and 25% saved -- STOP PRESS: 40% saved --in draft form. It feels like an old college essay, one of those that I'd apply for extensions atop extensions until it simply had to go in as term were ending and the department shutting down ... It's all scrawled up and dusted, awaiting merely my 80wpm 80% inaccurate touch-typing. (Or 12 wpm and 95% accurate.) 95% is the best, I think, I shall ever do ...
Just don't expect too much from me. No drama. Just lots of crisis. And no fancy phrases. Just me droning on with longer-winded monotony than ever before in history!
How come on American television, characters carry their grocery shopping in huge brown paper sacks without handles? Aren't they extremely awkward to heave home, especially if you're (very unAmericanly, I admit) sans car? Don't your supermarkets provide ordinary carrier bags? You know, the plastic bags you can carry one-handedly?
Just curious ...
Desperate Housewives is on -- and probably months behind the episodes you're getting in the mother country. Lynette's bad back ridden husband is skulking in bed refusing to allow the new chef's family pasta dishes onto the menu, even though they've been trebling the restaurant's takings every night they grace the specials board ...
Pride. What's pride worth when it's losing you money?
Men across the world might like to answer that question for themselves.
Channel 4, incidentally, are doing video on demand over Virgin Cable and the internet. The service is called 4od. So if you want Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives, Hollyoaks or the Hoobs at 3am, 4od should service you. ITV have set up a similar service that'll get you Coronation Street. Take note, ye Weatherfield-addicted Canadians -- you might be able to get episodes ahead of time this way!!
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Great photos (from somewhere foreign ...)
It was Christmas eve in a war zone - I just about managed to rise this morning but shining is still a long way off. I don't know why. Maybe it's because I had my usual stress dream last night....
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