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no time to go to the movies

Or go shopping for Tank Girl Boots, or watch Black Books, or finish my Annual Report.timekeeper On the way to the busstop I noticed my watch had lost three minutes again and wrote up the rest of what I was thinking on the bus, in the tiny sketchpad. I'd work it up into some proper artwork but I just don't have the time. Some of the time I didn't have I spent watching Shaun of the Dead, and after that we went to a pub, because we had to. We tried to go to The Grapes, because that seemed pretty defensible, but there wasn't any space (full of zombies already) and it smelt really nasty, so we wound up at the usual. It was great, of course (the movie, not the pub) but you knew that. And we got a decent selection of music played beforehand and the extra long Van Helsing trailer. Growl!

Work didn't go so well, report writing just making me feel sort of matt-black-flat-pack (be depressed, be desired), but on the bright side while trying to look up a good link for green growing things I found that someone has invented concrete you can plant trees on.

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archontic
22nd Apr, 2004 02:03 (UTC)
have you got the time mister?
i don't wear a watch and i was purring over this strip (which is brilliant as always). when i'm out i like to ask the people who seem interesting (or perhaps handsome if i'm in the mood) please can you tell me the time? i'm nearly always allowed to take their wrist to hold their often teensy tiny watches up to my face for verification. i ask three people just in case and do a line of best fit in my head. nowadays... the thing i like the least is when i'm offered a mobile phone which isn't the same i hate them. I guestimate the current ratio of phones to watches is 30/70.
cleanskies
22nd Apr, 2004 07:18 (UTC)
I'm too shy for that
but since people stopped putting clocks in cafes (why is that?) I've developed the skill of reading someone else's watch at a distance. I'm good up to several metres, assuming it's a big watch, and not moving too quickly.

I agree about phones -- there's a sort of brusqueness about them; watches are personal, private, like jewellery; phones always seem to be a holding up a hand between you and the other person, playing mediator, secretary. I don't keep the time on my phone accurate.