Friday, July 28, 2006

Okay, I've been absent...

...but I have several good reasons.

One: I have been stupid busy at work. Seriously. It's been insane. I've been physically and mentally exhausted for the past two weeks. I made it to a birthday party on the 15th, which was a lot of fun, but I was really tired there even. I was supposed to go to a friend's house for his housewarming last weekend and I couldn't make it, I just had to stay here. Which is just as well, as...

Two: I've been sick. Yep, Sunday night I had an insane fever and shook all over, so weak and bleary and numb. It's settled down into a summer cold now (today I'm at the coughing a lot phase) but it's been an uphill climb. I even had to come home from work on Monday. To be honest, if it wasn't for the proposal we were finishing up, I never would have gone in that day. Which means I had to postpone my dental appointment, do you have any idea how long it takes to get in to see that guy? Oh, and...

Three: I've been distracted. I've made a new friend just recently, and I feel like I've known him for years and years, and in between preparing for the party on Saturday and chatting/e-mailing with him at all hours, I haven't had much time to even think about posting.

I'm sorry. Can I make it up to you? Here, have a muffin...

Okay, so what have we missed?

I bought some new DVDs when I visited my folks (a few Dick Van Dyke episodes, a double disc of Gothic (cool) and Chiller (an unknown element), Yellowbeard ("us pirates are never more dangerous than when we're dead!") and the third and final season of Titus), went to see Superman Returns with my Dad (I dunno, I liked it, but I know a lot of people who didn't - it picked up right where the second movie left off, I think the new guy did a good job filling Christoper Reeve's boots, and I love Kevin Spacey no matter what, so there), went to Bingo with him and lost, of course.

My Dad went in for surgery to fix his double hernia, and he's recovering nicely now - he's not allowed to pick up basically anything for another month or so, an I'm sure this is driving him absolutely bananas *grin*. The same day as his surgery, I went to the pub again with the gang and got to meet, albeit briefly, one of the authors from the new series, Rob Shearman. Very nice guy (not sure why I was so surprised by that), he looked a little overwhelmed by all the young fans crowding around him.

My ex-roomie's boyfriend has finally arrived! He's here for a year, so I'll get to see him lots, yay! He gave me a DVD box-set of The Pink Panther movies, what a sweetheart. The three of us sat on the deck and drank alcoholic milkshakes, mmm - summer's definitely here!

Okay, what else? Oh yeah, I've seen a few movies too - An Inconvenient Truth (very cool), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (ooh, Johnny Depp in eyeliner *grin*) and an advance screening of Young Triffie's Been Made Away With, which was also quite good - Newfoundland, 1947, murder and mayhem...

And I'm changing the quote at the bottom of the page, so here is the one it's replacing - an observation by Danny (Ralph Brown) in Withnail & I - just for posterity:

I don't advise a haircut, man. All hairdressers are in the employment of the government. Hairs are your aerials. They pick up signals from the cosmos, and transmit them directly into the brain. This is the reason bald-headed men are uptight.

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