Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Three random things:

1.

Went off for a (relatively) early morning swim, to discover the bins I had put out last night had been not so much 'emptied' as tipped all over the driveway. Binbags everywhere, most of which torn open by seagulls; empty noodle wrappers and Games Workshop carriers displayed for all to see. My life, rained on.

Now I've looked this up, and yes, this is almost exactly the opposite of what binmen are supposed to do. Every other bin on the street has been emptied normally. Clearly I have in some way annoyed the binmen. I am now unnerved.

2.

Had quite a pleasant swim, went to sign out, and there's a bit on the form when you have to put the time down. It's important to fill out forms properly, lest the British Empire collapse, and the only thing we have left is guitar bands and being baddies in American films. So I extended my wrist with unnecessary flamboyance - only to realize my watch was still in my pocket. Fortunately, someone had signed just before me, so I just copied their time. I did consider adding a minute, for verisimilitude, but the chance of the minute barrier being crossed between our respective signings seemed slim, so I cast caution to the wind and didn't bother.

The girl on the desk gave me a slightly odd look on the way out, at which point it occurred to me that either a) she thinks I have an invisible watch, or b) she thinks I think I have an invisible watch, which is much worse.

3.

Wandered back through town, popped into Best Mate's art gallery to say hi (she doesn't own it, she just frames things and looks nice), bought stuff from the farmers' market, got in to realize my flies are wildly undone. Maybe that's why the swimming pool girl gave me an odd look. Not sure if this is better or worse.

I've only been up two hours, and have already played out a three-act farce. I'm going back to bed now. I think it safest.

18 comments:

woot said...

I also tend to look at my wrist and then wonder where abouts I have left my watch. Did once try to work out the time using my freckles and the position of the sun but it soon became apparent that I had no idea what I was doing.

wv = bmwcuucg. BMW's new model. Looks like the car Homer made...

surly girl said...

finally. confirmation that i am not the only person who does stupid things like the watch thing. and then worries about it afterwards. a lot.

Miss Moon said...

All the cool people have invisible wrist watches! Oh how I miss the farmers' market. I never actually bought anything there, but I always intended to...

p.s. Don't take the bin thing to heart, I'm sure it was just a pack of evil sea gulls.

Lee said...

Did you do that funny double-take thing when you look at a watch (invisible or otherwise) look away, realise you haven't actually noticed what the time is, and have to look again? That would have appeared odd.

Bill Murray does that brilliantly with some court papers in Wild Things. Strange thing to remember that film for; probably the only believable moment in the whole movie.

james henry said...

I may have to get round to watching that now, on Bill Murrah grounds.

Did anyone see the brief clip of the Double Take Brothers on the Fast Show doc last night? I forgot how blimmin' ace they were..

Word verif: 'oioii' - very pleased with that one.

muddy said...

In the case of the Games Workshop carriers I would suggest taping used condoms, random porn and sticky tissues to the outside, anything to draw the eye away from your dirty little secret. Or you could help both the environment and your image by taking a bag to the shop and using that one. If all else fails try an industrial shredder.

Suddenly the mug design is becoming clearer.. High or Wood Elves?!

james henry said...

The new Wood Elves are rather smashing - although I actually bought Mordheim, as I fancy making all the little buildings.

Anyway, move on, nothing to see here...

Word Verif: I was getting bored with this, but 'rdziujji' is a strangely beautiful word. Clearly some kind of Russian expression, for that moment when somone you greatly love has fallen through ice, but you're far too pissed to be able to do anything about.

'Rdziujji', you would sigh. 'Poor Tatyana, I shall miss her so'.

belladona said...

It was my birthday yesterday and I got a remote-controlled Dalek. He's gold. He's not that friendly. I'm very happy.
Carry on.

james henry said...

Congrats B!

Who is this Dave? said...
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Who is this Dave? said...

'my flies are wildly undone'

That's something you tall people ought to watch out for, thrusting your groins into the faces of us shorter folk.*




*metaphorically (probably).

surly girl said...

is green wing ready yet? i'm bored.

Anonymous said...

Seconded. Also missing Toy-Fu.

Maud said...

Well it's my birthday today. I win. I got a laptop and with any luck will have some driving lessons at some point.

And a dress, because I am a girl.

woot said...

I once gave my friends child a dress just after it was born not realising it was a boy...

boring said...

Binmen. That's cute. We call them Garbage Men over here in the Colonies.

You should be afraid, very afraid, if you have offended them. There's nothing worse than piles of rotting garbage. I annoyed them by overloading my garbage can (bin?) and they boycotted me for weeks.

Anonymous said...

You go roun copying stuff from other peepuls forms and you gets trouble. Dont piss wiv us urban recycling operatives we stick together an' we got ways to get our revenj


RECYCLE AND SAVE THE EARTH

woot said...

I'm scared by the last post...