Wednesday, December 14, 2005

I Have a Little List

Seven Reasons I'm not a true blogger
It takes me forever to think up a clever & witty title
I don't know how to insert links using key words & phrases
I don't know how to edit text when making a comment
I haven't yet worked out how to insert a picture in my profile
I don't know what a tag is
I don't know how to put slinking on to my page
I don't understand how to do almost anything related to blogging

Seven Books I've recently read
The Innocent by Harlan Coben (current)
Habeas Corpus by Alan Bennett
Sight Unseen by Robert Goddard
Dark Horse by Tami Hoag
I Didn't Get Where I Am Today by David Nobbs
The Closers by Michael Connelly
The Crow Road by Iain Banks

Seven Artists I listen to on my ipod
Lemony Snicket
Aretha Franklin
Nigel Kennedy
Barry Manilow (sorry!)
Katie Melua
Chris Rea
Eddie Izzard

Seven Things to do before I die
Visit Costa Rica
Get my garden into proper shape
Get Pete's garden into proper shape
Learn to play Mah Jong
Say I love you more often
Get over Christmas
Travel first class on an aeroplane

Seven Things I cannot do
Climb higher than 3 feet
Perform on stage
Watch Big Brother or Celebrity
Most things involving boats or ships going long distances on water
Be cross with Thomas for any length of time
Totally believe in anything that a politician says

Seven Things that attract me to my spouse/partner
His tolerance
His fortitude in the face of the fact that I now dislike housework/cooking (not that he does it for me!)
His sense of humour
His willingness to help me out in any of my interests/projects without complaint
His patience
His acceptance of me and my many faults over the last 40+ years
Just him being himself

Seven Things I say most often
Fuck (but I only say this in my head as I'm an old lady & don't approve!)
Thomas! (please note that I don't say any of the above out loud when Thomas is around)
Thank you
Please yourself!

Seven Movies I could watch over & over
The Shawshank Redemption
Strictly Ballroom
The Magnificent Seven
The Wrong Trousers (does this count?)

Friday, October 07, 2005

money, money, money

There's an article in today's paper about a couple who have won£12+ million on the lottery but have not given any to the woman's sister. They've given houses, money, etc to other members of the family but not to this sister (or her son), who apparently are living on benefits and don't think it's fair even though they haven't been speaking for a few years.

Well, so what. If I win the lottery there are all sorts of people that I won't be giving money to, including family members who I've lost touch with. Is it a condition of winning that you have to give some (or all) of it away to people you don't like?

Why does this national newspaper think this is 'news'? Why did I bother to read it and get upset about it?

It was only supposed to take 5 minutes

Well it's taken me about4 weeks! Now here I am with a blog which probably no-one in their right mind will want to read unless they want to be bored to death.

Another morning spent at my computer when I could have been doing really fun things like housework, ironing, gardening, shopping in Sainsbury's.

Here's something interesting - for the past 4 weeks the recycling bin collection team have been catching the neighbourhood out by coming at about 8.00 am instead of 10.30, thereby forcing people out on to the streets in their night attire or trying to finish their breakfasts whilst putting out the bottles. I personally either gave it a miss or put the bins out the night before and hoped it didn't rain. However, this morning I decided it was a good opportunity to get up early, get dressed and start my day bright and early. Guess what - nearly midday and they still haven't been. You see, if I think that's intesting you can tell what a sad person I am.