Big Brother 8 begins

May 30, 2007

So it’s started. I am now officially a TV widower for the next how-ever-many weeks it goes on for!

Lets see the housemates into the house, LIVE! (Well its live for me, you’ll see it afterwards)

The Twins – annoyingly squeaky

Twins “giggles OMG”

Lesley – Opinionated Feminist, possible lesbian?

Twins “Hello, we’re twins”
Lesley “No? its uncanny!”

Charley – Booty-shaking, Footballers wife wannabe, fake R’n’B styleee.

Twins “giggles Have you seeen the pink-ness?”
Charley “OMG twins, thats amazing!”

Tracey – Crazy Rave Bird, didnt understand 1/2 the words she said. Possible lesbian. Probably drug-addled.

Tracey – “Unlucky Kentucky!”

Chanelle – Yorkshire bird, sorry about the Posh Spice thing, seems a bit up herself. Too early to tell?

Chanelle “pouts”

Shabnam – Likes to read on the toilet, possible eating disorder. Delusion of looking like Danni minogue.

Shabnam “Youre the twins! I was in an audition with 2 twins, but youre not them”
Twins “squeaks”

Emily – Ritch bitch/Posh totty. Are you Peaches Geldof? Parrot green eye-shadow? No thanks!

Emily “there’s a new music sweeping the land. Indie music”
Me “Errr, didnt we always have Indie since the 90’s?”
Paul “Errr, yeah!”

Laura – Loves cooking, food makes her happy, enjoys playing minesweeper (stealing drinks) Funniest housemate so far!

Laura “My friends call me wangers”

Nicky – Catholic Indian, smokes, drinks, doesnt want men near her. Possible lesbainian. Dont mention Poppadums.

Nicky “Sorry, hello, sorry”

Carole – Militant activist, unemployed health worker, has a goatee. Bi-sexual, possible lez.

Carole “Are you two twins? Oh, this is gonna be fun”
Twins “giggles”

And that is that, no men in the house.
We are promised one on Friday! ONE!

Its a blooming good job I dont watch this rubbish!

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Touch me, touch me, I want to feel……

May 28, 2007

I was just thinking of this previous post about annoying hand dryers and I realised that there is another annoying thing about public washrooms.

You know how the doors are always, push them to get in and pull them to get out?

Well, its all the wrong way around!

How many times have you been in a public toilet and seen others “forget” to wash their hands when they’re done doing their business?

I know! Its gross, but it happens. Well, I may only be speaking of the Men here, I dont know what goes in in the Ladies room.

Actually, that also reminds me that at School some of the girls made up a story about their toilets. Supposedly they were all like plush carpeting and furniture, heated seats, piped music, soft lighting and even softer toilet paper. Stupid boys that we were, we all believed it for at least a week and kept threatening to repeat the fabled “School strike*” of circa 1983.

Anyway, back to the thing. So youre standing at the sink, washing your hands. Someone walks away from the urinal, past the sinks, stops to look in the mirror, then exits without washing their hands. Even worse, someone does the same thing after exiting a cubical. I mean come on, that is just too much!

To make matters worse, people even do this at work! Thats right, that means you actually know that person! And next time they offer to bring you a drink from the cooler what goes through your mind? Exactly.

So, the main problem is that I now have nice cleans hands but have to open the door by pulling on the handle that has been touched by all these people with their unwashed hands. Yuck. So, do I slip my arm up into my sleeve and use that to grip the door handle? Or maybe I keep hold of the paper towel I dried my hands on and use that to hold the door handle?

Its quite a dilemma.

So, back to the doors. You see, I dont understand why they cant hang them the other way. So you go into the “rest-room” by pulling on the door handle. No problem there. On the way out you can push the door open, even use your foot to nudge it open if you wish. Hurrah!, no need to touch anything with your nice clean hands.

Its not just my OCD kicking in is it? Come on! You must have though something similar at least once?

Oh well, just another example of a simple everyday thing that annoys me 🙂

*It lasted 1/2hour or so, and was also about toilet facilities, this time the objection was the Izal tracing paper toilet roll. The teachers pretty much ignored it and nothing came of it.


Heroes Finale.

May 27, 2007

Ms.Mac recently asked me

“What did you think of the season finale of Heroes?”

Ive mentioned elsewhere how much I’m loving this show. I just watched the finale and what can I say?

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How about that? Yes, that pretty much sums it up.

Thats not my writing by the way, in fact, I found this on my desk the day after Sharon had watched episodes 21 & 22.

I think it sums up the whole thing brilliantly.

Speaking of Sharon, I’ve been doing my best straight faced fibbing, kidding her on that ep 22 was the finale and she had no more to look forward to. Sorry Sharon, buts it been so much fun, that confused look as you try to decide if I’m kidding is great. What a shame someone else told you the truth! I bring the finale in to work on Tuesday.

The little trailer for series 2 was a nice teaser and just thinking now about when Molly said there is someone out thats worse thans Syler! OMG OMG OMG Cant wait!

And now I’m feeling a bit sad, what will I find to watch next? Suggestions please…..


2007 Big Brother house revealed

May 27, 2007

Not that I’m even remotely interested in this dumb show you understand!

You can also see some nice aerial photos here


Saturday Meme

May 26, 2007

As seen on Lesley’s blog by way of Ms.Mac’s, which probably makes it a cousin-once-removed or something 🙂

1. PICK OUT A SCAR YOU HAVE, AND EXPLAIN HOW YOU GOT IT.

I have a scar on my right knee, kind of a recessed oval about 1cm long. It doesnt look much now but at the time it was the worse thing that I’d exerienced. I was about 8 or 9 years old and was out playing with friends. We were exploring some old air raid shelters near my house and of course I had to go and fall down a big hole into one of them. I landed on a sort of wire basket that had been dumped there and gouged a chunk out of my knee. I had never felt pain like it before, and it was bleeding like crazy. My friends, all bigger boys, had to pick me up and lift me back out of the hole. they helped me as far as home, but of course knowing my mum and fearing a telling off, they left me to make the last few yards alone. The cowards!

I could also mention the “knife wound” on my other knee, but that is really just a tale combining a pen knife, cleaning it on my jeans, a heavy hand and my own stupidity.

2. WHAT IS ON THE WALLS IN YOUR ROOM?

Paint. Oh, and a painting that my Sister bought us for Christmas, its an original abstract on canvas, painted to order for us, in matching colours for our lounge.

3. WHAT DOES YOUR PHONE LOOK LIKE?

It is a Nokia 3230 that was a hand-me-down from Paul.

4. WHAT MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO?

Recently I’ve been listening to lots of new stuff from The Fratellis, The View, The Feeling, lots of “The’s” in fact 🙂

5. WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT DESKTOP PICTURE?

I dont have one and very rarely ever do. This is for 2 reasons, Mostly because in the old days of 386’s and 486’s you needed all the performance you could get and constantly re-drawing the desktop picuture was an un-nessasary drain on resources. The other reason is that I dont like clutter and icons getting hidden by busy desktop picurres.

6. WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING RIGHT NOW?

Some nice weather would be good, but thats quite a lame answer isnt it. I suppose I should say something like good health for all my loved ones. Oh, and maybe a plate of Olives 😉

7. DO YOU BELIEVE IN GAY MARRIAGE?

Of course, though I’m not 100% about it being called marriage.

8. WHAT TIME WERE YOU BORN?

07:40

9. ARE YOUR PARENTS STILL TOGETHER?

My Parents split when I was quite young. My Mum re-married when I was about 5 and I’m pleased to say my Stepfather and Mum are still together. They are also annoying the hell out of each other every day!

10. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO?

The inane chatter of colleagues 🙂

11. DO YOU GET SCARED OF THE DARK?

Only if I can hear them screwing the lid down.

12. THE LAST PERSON TO MAKE YOU CRY?

Probably some random sad story on the news or something. I find that as I get older, I’m touched by things in a way I never was before, especially tragic stories of children suffering. I think some of this is about seeing my nephews grow and worrying about the world they will be living in.

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE COLOGNE / PERFUME?

I have loads, a benefit of living with another boy, we can share smellies. My fave at the moment is probably Paco Rabanne’s Black XS. The picture of Will Chalker and his wonderous stomach on the box being an extra plus point.

14. WHAT KIND OF HAIR/EYE COLOUR DO YOU LIKE ON THE OPPOSITE SEX?

I dont really have a preference 🙂

15. DO YOU LIKE PAIN KILLERS?

Oh yeah, I love those Paracetamol. Q. Why are there no Aspirin in the jungle? A. Because the parrots-ate-em-all.

16. ARE YOU TOO SHY TO ASK SOMEONE OUT?

Not shy, just scared of the consequences should Paul find out 😉

17. FAVE PIZZA TOPPING?

We rarely eat pizza, when we do its probably something like a meat feast for me, I do like the peppperoni. When I was a lot younger, fitter and thinner, I regularly indulged in a Pollo al forno from Monroes in Mexborough. That chicken and Mushroom was always better when served up by Darren the nice boy behind the counter. Thats another story in itself!

18. IF YOU COULD EAT ANYTHING RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

I’m actually eating a sandwich of salad and Turkey breast in a Poppy seed roll.

19. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU MADE MAD?

Myself? I do that a lot unfortunately. Other than that, it was probably Paul, something about my driving usually.

20. IS ANYONE IN LOVE WITH YOU?

Yes.

Now it’s your turn. Go on, you know you want to.


Knowing me, knowing you, knowing me!

May 25, 2007

Do my fabulous quiz!

Pleeeeeaaase……

Testriffic Quiz Your Friends
Create your own Friend Quiz here

How interesting, Sharon, who knows me in real life, did’nt score as highly as Stella, who doesnt!

And Sharon, “Bacardi and Coke” how VERY dare you! I’m not Daffyd Thomas!


First Potato harvest

May 23, 2007

I couldnt resist having a little dig around in the buckets and this is the result.

Potato Buckets 001

I’ll leave them a bit longer before harvesting more than this one!. We roasted this one (the oven was on anyway) and I can totally confirm that it was delicious.