November 9th, 2005

periods, PMT

random numbered entry!

1. The Zeitgeist is obviously in favour of Robin of Sherwood. As soon as you mention watching it, fans all come out of the woodwork! It's time for a Robin revival. Without the mullets, obviously.

2. Late last night Ju Ju waddled into our room, got on the bed, and refused to get off. So she curled up at our feet and slept there all night. It was quite nice, rather like having a little vibrating pillow on your feet, but she snores reallyloudly sometimes.

3. Fucking Tories on Woman's Hour are going on about how grandparents should be more important in childcare. Yeah, those old timers have no lives of their own! We should just automatically expect them to serve as unpaid childminders. There's no way grandmothers might have jobs, right?

4. In just a few days, Patsington and I will be heading off to Engerland, and we will see missbassey and Mr missbassey and the superbaby! And then we will go to Wales and stay in a tiny little hobbit house. We are bringing lots of books and will go for long walks to look at otters and I can't wait.

5. Robin has, inadvertantly, inspired me to reread The Mists of Avalon for the first time since i was 17. I absolutely loved it when i was 17 - seriously, when I was reading it I used to actively look forward to getting home purely to read more of the book. And now it's all very cheesy and preposterous and humourless. And yet....there are moments when I remember why I liked it. So yes, it's entertaining, and I'll be driving through most of its locations next week (we're going to stay in Shepton Mallet, near Glastonbury, on our way down to Cornwall), so it's rather timely.

6. I got The Sims the other day, and while I do like it very much, I find it strangely stressful. There's always something wrong with them! Every time you want to advance their stories, they urgently need to go to the loo, or clean the bath or eat some revolting food. Stupid Sims!
periods, PMT

yet another random list entry

1. glitzfrau came over this evening to knit and make soup and laugh at Robin of Sherwood's mullet. It was a lovely evening, and even Ju Ju behaved herself, content merely to glower at us from the kitchen. I do love living in the 'burbs, what with the park and the nice neighbours and everything, but I do miss the days when my chums could casually drop in of an evening without having to make an epic trek.

2. I'm quite enjoying Rome, although I can't help feeling it could be a lot better. I do love all things Roman, though, despite because of the five years of secondary school Latin, and I do like being able to translate the graffiti. However, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing - my Roman history is a bit hazy, but it's still there in the back of my mind, so I keep trying to remember the results of all the political machinations, which I used to know all too well. I didn't realise that Octavian/Augustus's mother was such a slapper, though, but that may not have been covered in the Leaving Cert Latin curriculum. And why do all the women have anachronistic styled bikini waxes? Anyway, it's making we want to re-read I, Claudius for some more Roman madness (yeah, I know, it's several decades later), but I think my copy must be in my parents' house. You may have noticed that practically every historical programme I watch puts me in the mood for some vaguely onnected literature....

3. A publicist with whom I get on well and who handles lots of good publishers has apparently started representing some godawful new age imprint and today has me a crystal healing pack and book. Complete with crystals. I already have piles of books all over the stairs! Must I make room for crystals too? I know I'm very lucky to get lots of cool free books, but this should prove that there's a less positive element to this...

4. I keep looking at our hobbit house and feeling very excited. If only it had wireless internet access it'd be quite perfect. A whole week without LJ! How will I cope?