Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Just once:

I would like blink - you're the most amazing thing in the world to happen at the same time.

For the same song to be in both our heads.

For you to realise what it is you're saying no to.

To not wonder what you're doing right now.

To walk away from an evening knowing that it was more than great.

To know that, once, would be enough.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

We apologise for any inconvenience

Sign in Kings Cross Station:

"Due to the footie, you may be asked to exit up the stairs opposite. This is a vain attempt to keep the station open."

When this city's transport isn't driving me insane, it really makes me laugh.


Friday, February 06, 2009

Not a snow day

As I walked out my front door this morning, it was snowing. Hard. Really, properly snowing. As my bus inched down Crouch Hill towards Finsbury Park station, I contemplated - admittedly with a fair amount of excitement - that if the snow continued for more than an hour or so I'd really have to go home from work because who knew if my bus would continue to run.

Go home after an hour's work on a Friday. That would really have sucked.

Alas, it didn't happen. The snow turned to rain, then nothing, and then as I was making my way home from the office to snow once more.

So instead of having a day at home surfing the net, I spent a day at work surfing the net. Home is more comfortable, with better clothes and tea.


In honour of the seasonal insanity next weekend in the shapes of little red hearts, I present you with the following:

Nihilist Love Poem

You looked pleasing like girls often do,
Does it matter why I approached you?
It could have been the weather
or just the way I grew up.
But if our personalities can be tolerated
...And you're on the pill
We should both have sex
Before we both end up dead,
and regret not doing so.

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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Random Wednesday

1. There are men drilling up the pavement outside my office. They have been doing this for several weeks. I’m finally beginning to get a headache.

2. I am slowly becoming addicted to the spicy peas with peanuts from Tescos. However, both my boss and I agree that some weeks (sadly, we go through at least two bags of these a week if not more) the peas are spicier than others. We always agree when they are spicy or not as spicy on a given week and really can’t figure out why. Our current theory is different batches, but because it’s a mass produced product it should always taste the same.

3. I have become addicted to Stumble Upon, and have been ‘stumbling’ around for two days now. I am not yet bored of this.

4. I recently started a new pair of socks, the Hourglass socks in some absolutely gorgeous 50/50 silk/merino my sister got me from Lambspun of Colorado. It’s a lovely semi-solid pink, and I’m hoping that the socks are going to look very nice indeed in it. Actually, I know they are – I started them on 2.5mm circs, but then decided after about three inches that I really needed to go down a size as 70 stitches around is simply way too big for me on 2.5mm. I’m now using 2mm, and the needles feel positively tiny in my hands.

5. I recently did a ’25 Things about Yourself’ meme on Facebook, and now keep thinking of more things to add.

6. The net brings a whole new aspect to the relationships that you have with others. For instance, when you like someone you can now read all the back entries on their blog and look at their Flickr photostream to stave off the desire to call/text/email them. It’s a bit strange.

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Monday, February 02, 2009

An unexpected extension to the weekend

Well now.

This is what it looks like outside my bedroom window at the moment.

This is outside the kitchen.

Since all the buses in London have been shut down, the second of the two Underground lines that I take to work is completely not running, I think that this:

Pretty much sums up what I'm going to be doing with my day today.

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