Thursday, August 28, 2008

When I logged out of my hotmail account today one of the news stories was "how to get sexy tresses"...I didn't actually read the story but I'm sure it said something like. "Be sure to put your hair in a wet bun everyday....that's hot". See, I don't need them.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Bad luck

Not too much going on here, however they are doing work in the stairwell leading up to the books department workshop and have decided to put a ladder on the stairs....meaning to get into the workshop you have to walk under a ladder. This is not good karma and considering I only have 2 1/2 weeks of my MA left I would appreciate not being made to do such things.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Been a long time since I made a list

Things I sometimes find myself missing (aside from the obvious family and friends)
1. 32oz. Diet Cokes
2. Driving a car
3. Target
4. must be mentioned twice
5. Having a job....I'm sure that will change once I have one again
6. The Office......I still need to see last season
7. Meeting Jenny at PetsMart
8. My large collection of shoes that are collecting dust in my closet at home
9. Did I mention Target?
10. Shenanigans in general

Monday, August 25, 2008

Dolphin Derby

Well I realize it's hard to see from this picture, but this is what is known as the "Dolphin Derby"! I met up with some people on the Brighton Pier this weekend and managed to convince everyone that this game needed to be played. Basically each person has a dolphin and in order to make them go you play ski-ball. Sounds simple...and lets face it it is, but very fun. AND made even better by the team of two people running it giving a play by play of the dolphin's progress. I only managed to come in second...and there is no huge stuffed fish for sad. All I could think about was when Bob Vance of Vance Refrigeration sent that huge stuffed teddy bear to Philis and she had to carry it home on her back. Anyway, i did see a guy hauling one of these fish down the seafront and it was pretty entertaining.

.....I realize that was a boring post, but I couldn't look at that disgusting picture of liver and bacon anymore.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Liver and Bacon

Yesterday Sonia was going into town and kindly offered to give me a lift as I was about to run out of contact solution. So in we went and she had a physio appointment so I had some time to stroll around Chichester for a bit to kill time. When she returned I had some good stuff including Chicken Tikka Masala and green beans for my dinner. She mentioned that she would have invited me to dinner at hers, but Stephen was cooking liver and bacon (which she knew I would not eat), therefore I was not invited. I told her about what I had bought to eat and she offered to let me come to her house and eat there (my dinner) while they had their liver and bacon. While we were all eating it crossed my mind that maybe I should try a little bit just to make sure I did in deed not like it, however in the end my brain could not let go of the fact that it was LIVER.....and I thought to myself, you have all your life to try this, why not wait until next time.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Today somebody asked me if I was Canadian.....rarely am I so insulted....sorry Canada.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Ridding the world of birds one squirt at a time

So I know that picking on defenseless animals is wrong, but sometimes you gotta let them know who's boss. I went to Catherine's this weekend to enjoy the Brighton seaside and decided that all the pigeons and seagulls that hang around her top floor flat were annoying me a little too much this weekend. As an experiment I decided to see how long it would take them to realize landing on the roof was a bad do so I filled an empty dish washing soap bottle with water (and a little soap...these birds probably need a little "Fairy Liquid" cleaning. Every time they landed on the roof I crept up to the window and aimed my fairy gun at them to scare them away. While this might make me seem like a complete nutter ...which it does, it did manage to keep me entertained most of the weekend. Sadly it had nearly no effect on the birds whatsoever.

Friday, August 15, 2008

So I'm googling something this morning and what is the little picture on the homepage? Yes, that is a drawing of someone battling it out on the badminton court.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

SERIOUSLY! I know I just complained about his in the last post, but I just turned on the Olympics and what was on?......BADMINTON!
Since the Olympics have started I've noticed several things:
1. There is very little coverage of US athletes (understandable....I am in England)
2. The English participate in very different sports than Americans (or they televise VERY different sports)

Let me elaborate. When turning on the television to see what's going on in Beijing the following sports were being covered: archery, sailing, horse jumping, shooting.....SERIOUSLY! What about running, swimming, diving, gymnastics?! SAILING!? REALLY?! Needless to say none of those sports make for thrilling TV. There is however a big interest in Michael Phelps, so much so that they have a card board cut-out of him and every time he wins a gold medal they put a fake one around his card board neck....pretty funny really.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Dear Jenny,

Ne-Yo: Closer - LOVE IT

2. Estelle+Kanye: American Boy - LOVE IT

3. Timbaland: Come & Get Me - NICE

4. Pitbull: Go Girl - Pitbull? Wow, nice name....but good song.

5. Miri Ben-Ari & Styles P: We Gonna Win - Am thinking I should have bought the clean version of this baby, it's a little intense...but good

Very well done J! I knew you would pull through for me.


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A Day Out

So I mentioned that I would write about my little trip to London to see The Merry Wives of Windsor, and now I shall. On Saturday Catherine and I took the train up to London and had a little lunch at Borough Market before walking over to the theatre. It was raining a little, just that misty kind of rain, but by the time we arrived for the show it was full on raining. The Globe has an open top and as standing tickets were only 5 pounds we were the "groundlings" of the theatre as in standing right under the hole where the rain was coming in. The show did go on and two "emergency ponchos" were purchased so we watched the play in our stylish clear plastic bags.

I really enjoyed it and all the actors and costumes were fantastic. The story is about a man who moves into town with very little money and decides to court two wealthy women to relieve him of his poverty. He sends the exact same letter to each woman and as they are friends they tell one another only to find out that they are both being courted by the same man with the same letter. In retaliation they decided to play lots of tricks on him including convincing him to hide in a giant laundry basket that is dumped into the Thames and dressing up as a fat old woman. It turned out to be very funny and enjoyable in spite of the rain and a very fun day out.

Monday, August 11, 2008

BareMinerals?! Just say no!

Ok, I know I said I would write about my trip to London to see The Merry Wives of Windsor and I will, but this happened first so I'm gonna post pone that story until tomorrow.

I had a big deadline on Friday and to reward myself for getting 8000 words of my thesis written I decided I would buy myself some new foundation since I recently ran out. Jill uses BareMinerals and always seems to look put together and much more nicely made-up than myself so I decided to give it a try. I headed into this store here called Champneys where I've seen it in the store and asked if they would put some on me before I made the financial commitment.

So the girl started by trying a couple colors on me and made a decision that I am pale and pasty before putting a butt load of the minerals on my face. I've seen the infomercial and it says to put a very tiny bit of the minerals on the brush, tap it on the lid, then swirl the brush in the lid then apply. Well this girl decided to put half the container on the brush, not tap it off or swirl it in the lid....meaning my face received the equivalent of 4 months worth of make-up in one fowl swoop. She then told me to look in the mirror which was poorly lit and even in the dim light I could see the caked makeup on my face. So now my dilemma first I had to say I do not in fact want to spend 47 pounds on this stuff and two I had to leave the store looking like a freak. So I left and went across the road to another more reputable make-up place and had a girl remove the BareMinerals and put on another make-up which was much better. I guess the purpose of this post is.....BareMinerals....JUST SAY NO!

Friday, August 08, 2008

Millions of Peaches

Well this morning I went for a run around the arboretum at West Dean and on my way back I stopped by the glass houses in the garden where they are currently growing peaches and nectarines. When you walk in it is like you are bathing in fresh fruit smells....very yummy. I secretly and very sneakily picked a white peach and a nectarine then headed back to my room. (you're not really supposed to pick the fruit, but as I am a full time student and West Dean is my home I see no problem in my picking the fruit....not to mention the butt load of money I'm paying to be here so what's a little peach gonna hurt?) Anyway, as I was eating the delicious fruit I started thinking how lucky I have been to be here for the last 2 years and got a little sad that I only have 5 weeks left.

On another less depressing note I am going to see The Merry Wives of Windsor at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London this weekend and am very excited. I will report back on Monday.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Dear Jenny,

I feel I am missing out on rap and hip hop music....please provide me with a list of solid songs I have been missing out on during the last two years...please.


Friday, August 01, 2008

Lookie lookie

So I took some time to make my own super hero prompted by Annalise. I call her Trashy K......what should her powers be?