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1. On Friday my entire immediate family (apart from the one that's in London), along with Patsington and Mr leedy, went for a vast and very enjoyable feast in our favourite Chinese restaurant, where we gorged on twice cooked pork, spicy aubergine and ma po tofu. Yum yum. The most exciting thing about the entire evening, of course, was that I got given lots of PRESENTS, as the Amazon order containing books, CDs and DVDs intended to be part of my Christmas present from my parents and my aunt finally arrived. And contained a Beverly Hills 90210 Season One box set! Oh yeah. I've watched the first three episodes and they are hilarious - even cheesier than I remember, if that's possible. And oh my God, could Brandon be even more of a condescending arse? And could Kelly be dressed any worse? She'll have to try very hard to top the denim cut-off shorts worn over blue polka dot cycling shorts and topped off with a a blue waistcoat. My eyes, my eyes!

2. The evening also included my aunt giving me a belated birthday present of 100 quid and the order to spend it all on "frivolous things". So I took it into town on Saturday and bought lots of lovely cheap clothes, including several little smock dresses from Penneys and H&M, a delightful stripey jumper (H&M) and an even more delightful little black hoodie with fitted, slightly puffed-at-the-top sleeves, covered in faint silver stars (also H&M). And I caved in and finally, months after they made their sneaking return, bought the first pair of leggings to grace my person in about 16 years. I couldn't help it! The reason I was holding out was because it seemed frankly creepy to wear leggings under little frocks, something I last wore aged about 14. But sod it, it looks cute, and my new smocks are delightful. I just don't know how to cope with the freezing cold ankles and feet that will inevitably ensue...

3. Last week Patsington and I took a break from our marathon viewing of the absolutely brilliant Bleak House to watch another Christmas aquisition - the Mighty Boosh live DVD. I was sadly disappointed by the uneven second series but oh my God, the live show is hilarious. The grand climax...with the flying...I don't want to give too much away, but I was crying with laughter. The trailer has some clips...


How I wish they had done the show in Dublin! It worked so well on stage - the musical bits, the sets, the ad-libbing - it was all fabulous. I do love the Boosh. Also, they are both inexplicably hot (especially Noel Fielding. Mmmmmm, Noel Fielding. Who else could pull off a sparkly catsuit like that?). Speaking of whom, did anyone else see him team up with Russell Brand on that Big Fat Quiz of the Year thing on Channel 4 (if not, you can see the entire thing on Youtube)? They were fantastic together! I wish they really would make that show about goth detectives. I'd watch it.

4. Ju Ju's baby wrangling powers are undiminished! We had an infant visitor on Sunday afternoon, a delightful chubby-cheeked nine-month old, who went into literal paroxyms of joy at the sight of the stout feline. Ju Ju was bizarrely serene with baby Rosa, as is apparently and mysteriously her wont when faced with babies, and allowed Rosa to poke and pet her (while being held firmly in my arms). Why do babies bring out this kindly side of Ju Ju? It's a mystery.

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leedy
Jan. 9th, 2007 04:46 pm (UTC)
And I caved in and finally, months after they made their sneaking return, bought the first pair of leggings to grace my person in about 16 years. I couldn't help it!

What's actually creepy is that I did THE EXACT SAME THING on THE EXACT SAME DAY.
socmot
Jan. 9th, 2007 05:52 pm (UTC)
The C**** hive mind strikes again!
alltheleaves
Jan. 9th, 2007 04:51 pm (UTC)
And did anyone see Noel Fielding team up with Russell Brand on that Big Fat Quiz of the Year thing on Channel 4 (if not, you can see the entire thing on Youtube)? They were fantastic together! I wish they really would make that show about goth detectives. I'd watch it.


Yes! Yes! Yes!

It was hilarious and they were so cute. And I usually hate Russell Brand but he suddenly became rather cute and kittenish when placed with Noel Fielding. Although that may just be a side effect of being with Noel Fielding who is just Adorable and if he was a miniature person I would want to carry him around in my pocket all day.

Although, what's with the David Walliams/Boy George thing?
stellanova
Jan. 9th, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC)
I know, that was very mysterious! And genuinely unpleasant - I didn't blame poor little Noel and Russell for hiding under the desk.

I actually really like Russell Brand because his radio show is just so, so funny; he also seems genuinely decent underneath all the showing off. I was just listening to the podcast while on a lunchtime walk and this week they were asking listeners to ring in with their problems. Most people's were silly ones but then a teenage girl rang in asking how to improve her confidence because she just felt really crap and he was really nice and sweet to her, as were his co-presenters.

But I can appreciate that Mr Brand is not to everyone's taste. Noel Fielding, on the other hand...is there anyone who is immune to his charms?
alltheleaves
Jan. 9th, 2007 05:25 pm (UTC)
that was very mysterious

I know!

I want to know The Gossip!

And you are persuading me to give The Brand a second chance, because I've probably just been unfair to him as a side effect of him being associated with Big Brother lots. And I think he also got involved in a campaign that my old work were doing so I obviously hated him more after that.
sinsense
Jan. 9th, 2007 04:51 pm (UTC)
That Ju Ju story made me unbelievably happy this morning. Bizarrely baby-loving Ju Ju!
stellanova
Jan. 9th, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC)
Hee, I know, it's freakish! And she's so surly normally. But she seems to kind of like babies.
anglaisepaon
Jan. 10th, 2007 05:01 am (UTC)
I really, really hope we get that show over here some day. We have a gaping comedy hole now that Little Britain seems to be over.
stellanova
Jan. 10th, 2007 09:41 am (UTC)
You can find nearly all of the Boosh on Youtube! But I know that BBC America showed it at some stage. The first series is by far the best, so check those episodes out first. So, so funny!
yiskah
Jan. 10th, 2007 12:47 pm (UTC)
did anyone else see him team up with Russell Brand

OH MY GOD. I cannot think of a comedy pairing that would make me more excited. Oh, for a computer with both access to the internet AND speakers!
stellanova
Jan. 11th, 2007 01:06 pm (UTC)
Is there even a soundcard so you could use earphones? It must be seen! Actually, they keep repeating it on E4 so you could probably just watch it on the telly.
yiskah
Jan. 11th, 2007 01:10 pm (UTC)
Sadly I don't have E4! But hmmm, I may investigate the soundcard thing.
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