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Feasted on sushi with jane_the_23rd in Aya, where you grab your food off a conveyer belt as it moves round the restaurant. There's something extremely fun about grabbing food off a conveyer belt, especially when you're not quite sure exactly what that food is. Could it be crab? Could it be avocado? Could it be some unknown shellfish to which you will turn out to be horribly allergic? It's an eating adventure!

Feasted on Thai food with Patsington in our local fancy Thai restaurant, which has greatly improved since we last dined there, just after it opened. Mmmmmmm, pad thai!

Feasted on my own crappy-in-comparison home-made food, which made me wish I was rich enough (and had a speedy enough metabolism) to eat out every night of the week.

Watched an extremely scary episode of Dr Who. God, I hate anything with creepy children in it, and that was a very, very creepy gasmasked child. "Mummy, I'm scared of the bombs......" Urrrrgh.

Bought a Moleskine notebook. So lovely! Such satiny pages! I also bought a music paper one for Patsington, so he can write down his profound Cornelius Cardew-esque compositions.

Lolled about the sitting room with Patsington, me reading The Deeds of the Disturber, he reading about plinky-plonks, listening to Rimsky-Korsakov (to whose Capriccio Espagnol I used to prance about as a small child. I was nerdishly obsessed with R-K).

Watched in horror as Patsington's father, who had turned up to administer ant-killing stuff which he had bought off the internet because it is not available to non-professional exterminators in this country (PROBABLY FOR A VERY GOOD REASON, but not a reason that would deter the well-meaning DIY loon), cleaned ant-killing powder off a corner of the kitchen floor WITH OUR WASHING-UP BRUSH. When he started scrubbing away I said "um, that's our washing up brush - that we use on the dishes..." but he said "ah, it'll be fine with a bit of hot water." He followed this up by polishing the floor with the fancy dish cloth that we use to wipe the counter. HE IS MAD. I mean, I'm very fond of him, but he is. I have thrown both utensils away now, and am a little bit peeved.

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birdsflying
May. 22nd, 2005 09:06 pm (UTC)
I am trying to shift the sheer disturbingness that was a) that kid and b) Victor Meldrew going 'are you my mummy?' and growing a gaskmask (aaaiee. eeewww. nrrgh. :hides:) by imagining a mashup between the last dalek and the empty child. 'are-you-my-mummy,rose-tyler?'
stellanova
May. 22nd, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, God, Victor Meldrew's "mummmeeeee" was one of the most creepiest things I've ever seen (or rather heard) on telly. And the idea of that mash-up is almost as disturbing as the original horror!
birdsflying
May. 22nd, 2005 09:12 pm (UTC)
I sat there and went 'I don't beeeeelieve iiit!" And then tried to hide under the sofa. I am never sleeping AGAIN.
debodacious
May. 22nd, 2005 09:58 pm (UTC)
I lerve pad thai. One thing I miss from our old home town is the Thai restaurant 5 minutes walk away.

And I covet a Moleskine notebook, or even several. They sell them in a shop in Portree and I always have to restrain myself.

Hope the ant killer only kills ants. Should we panic if you don't post for a day or so?
blue_monday
May. 22nd, 2005 11:11 pm (UTC)
That episode of Doctor Who was one of the creepiest things I've seen on TV in a long time, particularly the bit with Richard Wilson.
ladyxoc
May. 23rd, 2005 01:46 am (UTC)
YES.
barsine
May. 23rd, 2005 08:14 am (UTC)
Mr F is exactly the same as my dad! Always doing kind things like plumbing the dishwasher, but then wiping up the dirty water on the floor with my toothbrush (or something!)
stellanova
May. 23rd, 2005 08:19 am (UTC)
Why?! Why do they do it? Sigh.

BTW, I agree with you about Charlotte Church! I was pleasantly surprised.
barsine
May. 23rd, 2005 10:45 am (UTC)
I wasn't really that surprised -- it's not like I'm a huge fan who has been following her career or anything, but I like her, and I've noticed a pleasing pattern emerging over the years, with her being quite admirable & feminist. She really held her head up over the whole 'love cheat' episodes, and I think her horrible boyfriends came off worst, and there was that time she refused to lose weight for a film part, saying she was a perfectly normal size.

By the way, I loved the GG finale -- I'm sorry I didn't ring on Friday, I had a terrible headache & took to my bed. I am fine now though.
leedy
May. 23rd, 2005 09:44 am (UTC)
Mmmm, conveyor belt food. So much fun! So easy to overeat and spend far too much money! Or am I the only one who decides that they're full, and then five seconds later grabs yet another plate because it's just glided temptingly past looking all yummy?

And that episode of Dr. Who was EXTREMELY SCARY.
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