Friday, 26 December 2008

We are definitely all going to die

'We are all going to die' is my stock response whenever anything vaguely bad or very bad happens. I just mention this because I didn't want the titel of this post to be 'another meme', but actually I have been tagged by Donnac from "From Little Acorns".

Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

  1. What was I doing 10 years ago? I don't think I can say with any accuracy. Years on meds has made my memeory somewhat unreliable. But...I would have been at Uni still. Middle of my second year doing BSc Physics. I hadn't yet met David so I was still going out with Vitas - in fact I may recently have moved in with him or have been trying to pursuade him to. Note to self - a man you have to persuade to move in with you isn't worth persuading.
  2. What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order)? Eat chocolate, avoid watching the football, try on new dress, go out for some fresh air, think about elephants.
  3. Snacks I enjoy: Chocolate biscuits, chocolate mini rolls, chocolate cakes, chocolates in boxes, pretzels.
  4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire: Stop working and invest enough to give me income for life. Buy a house with a walk in yarn closet. Top up parent's pensions. Give siblings sensible amounts. Give anything left over to charity.
  5. Places I have lived: Herne Bay in kent, most of the areas of north and east london within zones 2+3, Palo Alto (California) (only for a month)
  6. Regrets, I've had a few, but then again, too few to mention. Except... not snogging Ed Lewis, losing touch with Oliver Shaw, not snogging Sam Rae, not being more decisive about the elephant in the corner events of the last few months.
  7. 5 people I want to know more about: I am too lazy to go and tag people - so if you fancy it go for it.

The true number 6 was missing when I copied it over so I have invented one. I have been pondering recently whether it is better to regret not having done things or to not have any regrets over the things you have done. Does that suggest a life lived too hesitantly, or just too much navel gazing?

And now, the end is near
And so I face the final curtain.
My friend, I'll say it clear,
I'll state my case, of which I'm certain.

I've lived a life that's full.
I travelled each and ev'ry highway
And more, much more than this,
I did it my way.

Regrets, I've had a few
But then again, too few to mention.
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption.

I planned each charted course
Each careful step along the byway,
And more, much more than this,
I did it my way.

Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew.
But through it all, when there was doubt,
I ate it up and spit it out
I faced it all and I stood tall
And did it my way.

I've loved, I've laughed and cried.
I've had my fill, my share of losing.
And now, as tears subside,
I find it all so amusing.

To think I did all that
And may I say - not in a shy way,
"Oh no, oh no not me,
I did it my way".

For what is a man, what has he got?
If not himself, then he has naught
To say the things he truly feels
And not the words of one who kneels.
The record shows I took the blows
And did it my way!

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

A very merry kitsch christmas to you all

I love visiting my in-laws. Especially at xmas. Food coming out of my ears and the kitchest xmas treed decs. Look at these.
One Pooch made when he was a tiddler.
And my personal favourite:

I've brought some xmas knitting with me - another ten stitch blanket. The parents to be requested blue. They actually asked for pale blue - but that sounded a bit boring. This is sirdar escape. Nice stuff.

Happy Christmas Everyone!

Monday, 22 December 2008

On the somethink day of christmas, my true love gave to me - flu

He hasn't actually given it to me yet, but he is in my bed huddled in all my lovely handmade blankets sniffing extensively and looking like death. We're off to manchester tomorrow and I envisaging having to shovel him onto the train with some sort of poopascoopa.

To cheer me up, I have managed to complete all my christmas knitting. Here are a few...
Arun's hat. This is Arun and the Pooch as Arun's hat is an exact copy.
The tardis socks. (I am rather pleased with these.)
And finally, my piece de resistance, Pete's stocking. I really love this.
I wanted to hand it over when I met Nic and Lucy but didn't finish it until the last minute. But when we did meet up I managed to score this:
It is from the amercian diner in Romford. To be recommended.

I have also managed to score a mahoosive box of bits from Knit Picks curtosy of my aunt and dad, who brought it back from my aunt's. Why don't knit picks ship to the UK? Insanity. Mind you, I got this before the pound only bought you $1.47. Think it was about $1.90. Amazing. We're all gonna die. Anyway, I got the cat bordhi sock architecture book and tonnes of yarn. Enough swish dk for another blanket (since pooch has made my other one infectious).
Plus lots more. Oooooo, lovely.

OK, finally. I have done something slightly out of charactor - and bought a pair of 5" heels on ASOS. Killer.
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