November 19th, 2004


making slow progress

It's going, incrementally. But I hate the incrementals. I want to be inspired, pen-sweeping and confident. This scratch-scratch-scratch just wears me down. It's never as good when I'm forcing it, except of course when the emotional issues resolve and it abruptly becomes much better because it's been forced. I don't see that happening here, though, the issues are too complex. Too convoluted. Too involved.

the Picky Picky game needs YOU!I need a holiday. I want three days with nothing better to do than build a beautiful garbageosaur (more like this) or seek out the enigmatic capercallie. I want to wash my hair in unpolluted rain. I want to see mountains.

But before next wednesday, I do have a great deal to do.

For anyone sitting in on that particular dilemma, I snapped and bought the cardigan (with leftover euros from Dublin!) and am in fact wearing it right now, fluffy hood and all. Some bloody wanker, sorry, "style guru" has been saying that M&S need fewer cardigans, slagging the company off in that standard male-arrogant-I-know-what-women-need way. I suppose that sooner or later his type will win and low-rise shorts in sympatex, lacy 70-denier hold-ups, comfy seamless minimiser bras, and actually giving women a choice of trouser length rather than expecting them all to wear this year's fashionable leg (by surgery if necessary) will go the way of vinyl, Doc Martens and teenage kicks.

Well, I like my Marks & Sparks cardigan. And it would be nice if (this time) my interest in a product did not result in the maniacal marketeers making sure nothing like it ever happens again.
  • Current Music
    radiohead - something instrumental

a sad day for pocket godzillas - seasonal signs - footballers and schoolgirls

Poor old pocket godzilla. His light still works, but it looks like a distress light now.

In M&S yesterday (just to prove that I don't approve of everything they do) I saw a wreath made of turkey feathers. Not to put too fine a point on it, ewww. This lego thanksgiving turkey is cute, though. Oh, and while we're talking christmas, please allow me to be the fiftieth person to link to the USB mince pie. Cute, although not a patch on Hubzilla.

... and in the meantime, Orlando Powell QC continues to prove just how many advances we've made in womens' rights over the last forty years or so by Collapse )

I have an enormous pile of World AIDS day stuff from the Health Action meeting on Thursday. File next to the condoms, I suppose. Maybe I should start taking this stuff along to the pub. You're young people, right?
  • Current Music
    belle and sebastian - the town belongs to us