Friday, September 30, 2005

A very important message

Ok people. When you get home drunk at the shockingly early hour of 8pm having been out for tapas with your colleagues, do not attempt to cook everything in your fridge and serve it for dinner. Pasta with white wine, garlic and cheddar might just about be acceptable, but the addition of 5 pieces of Irish cream flavoured Aero does not improve things. If you don't have enough pasta I would also not recommend attempting to cut up dry lasagne with a pair of scissors. Of course I have no personal experience of this, it is all merely hypothetical. Ahem.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Fab Weekend

I've had such a good weekend! On Friday night I went to see Pride and Prejudice with the lovely Lucy and Lu, and spent a most enjoyable 2 hours swooning over a seriously sexy Mr Darcy in what was a very well made film with a lovely score and some very funny moments. Controversial I know, but I think this Mr Darcy was even better than the legend that is Colin Firth. Yum. After the film a big crowd of us went to the City Arms - quote of the evening came from Craig: "Will you stop with the vaginal discharge when I'm trying to eat eggs". Don't ask.

Yesterday was my housewarming! Had an absolutely fab evening with my friends who are all great. We managed to get through the 6 boxes of party snacks and 4 pizzas with hardly any leftovers, and I now have a large collection of empty bottles to illustrate the amount that was drunk. The fabulous Jo came all the way from Ely to see me which was lovely, and so many different people dropped in during the night to say hello, including the bloke from upstairs who brought wine but only stayed 5 minutes - free wine and not too long making awkward conversation! Bargain. I cleared up the mess in very quick time this morning too, and I didn't have a hangover! All in all an excellent party.

Finally, today I took my film in to be developed and spent time this afternoon putting pictures in my album and in frames, and laughing hysterically at all the many wonderful photos of Juicy in various states of drunkenness. Never before has one girl been comically pissed in so many pictures. Juicy, you're fab and we wouldn't have you any other way. Said photos will be up on my MSN space very soon so you can all appreciate them. Other comedy highlights include Lu after fruit wine (nice) and Colin Dean. Of course I am aware that there are some great pictures in existence of me, the most recent being the one taken on Friday night of me thinking about Mr Darcy (yum again) and so I don't really have any room to make fun of others - but I don't care, comedy pictures are brilliant no matter who they're of.

Right, I'm going to put pictures online. Miss Young beware! :o)

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Icecream advice

Never eat icecream which has been defrosted and then partially refrozen by your crappy freezer. It gets full of ice crystals and loses all texture and therefore mings. Officially.

I love shopping!

Hurrah! For once I set out on a shopping trip with a specific aim in mind and returned having purchased all I wanted and more! I needed a little black dress (LBD) for the staff awards do, and found a fabby shift dress in Next for £55. I then went to Clarks who are the purveyors of wondrous pretty shoes that also fit and are nice to wear, and found some lovely deep purple kitten heels with sparkly purple and pink bits on! And they had a matching bag! I am very excited and happy. I now have a proper cocktail outfit that I can wear to any smart occasion.

I think I will now eat all the bad things that I have in my freezer so that they have gone away and are no longer there. Especially the free tub of icecream which my freezer appears not to want to freeze so has become a tub of slush. I don't mind as it was free, but it does taste much nicer frozen! The only other bad thing I have is a garlic baguette which is so lovely but really bad for you. It keeps staring at me every time I go in there. Hmm, what to do...I don't want to eat too much as then I will not look as good in the dress (which I have to hold my tummy in in anyway, to prevent icky bulgy bits) but I do so like eating and once it's gone it can't tempt me anymore. Arses to dieting, can't wait till it's over, but if I keep being naughty it never will be!


But happy thoughts, I have a new outfit! Yay!

Hmm, it would appear that my blogs when sober are of no better quality than when drunk. Clearly I have some rambling gene that cannot be overcome. Solution: ice cream and crappy tv! :o)

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

V good night

Had a fab night tonight. Played in the chamber orch concert which went surprisingly well, then went to ASK for yummy dinner and lovely free wine (thankyou Symphony Orchestra!). Had brill girly conversation with Mr Inglis who I feel must be added to my list of legends. Andy, you are officially a legend and sorry for inferring that you are a girl. Am embarrassingly drunk considering that I only had 3 glasses of wine. Hmm, must go to bed, have to work tomorrow.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Back online at long last!

So, after 2 weeks of isolation from the world I am back online! I even managed to manually connect the modem and type in scary VPI and VCI values. Go me!

Well of course the big news is that I have a new house and a new job. I absolutely love living in Leamington, where the shops, bars and train station are all within 10 minutes walk, and I especially love Bar 44 where Juicy, Julia, Lesley and I spent a rather fabulous evening last Thursday drinking the best cocktails ever - I highly recommend the one that tastes of liquid After Eight mints and the shooter that's a mixture of butterscotch and Baileys. I'm also highly excited by the new job which I'm starting in 3 weeks time - I will be a Recruitment and Admissions Assistant at Coventry Uni. When I went for the interview the people there were really nice and the job sounds so interesting. Plus I get more lovely money! Yay. And yes, for the 2% of people out there who haven't yet pointed this out to me, I have just moved out of Coventry and will now be working there. But I don't care!

The other piece of vaguely exciting news is that I've been invited to our department's awards ceremony. I'm organising it so would have gone anyway, but the fact that I'm invited means I'm nominated for something and can therefore dress up properly and enjoy it knowing that it's a recognition evening for me as well as for everyone else there. What a fab excuse to go shopping - I think a little black dress may be required.

Finally, everyone who hasn't read their email or whose address I don't have is most welcome to come to my housewarming this Saturday (24th) from 7pm. Bring your own drink and I will provide party food. Email me if you need directions.

Right, am off to surf the wonderful internet and enjoy my return to civilisation. Hurrah!

Friday, September 02, 2005

I love the post

So I got home today, it's Friday, it was bright and sunny and I was feeling good. In the post was a copy of my flat contract (moving in on Tuesday!!!) and...a letter offering me an interview for a job! Woohoo!!!!

Wish me luck for next Thursday everyone...