Friday, September 24, 2010


Rick: Hey, wouldn't it be amazing if all this money was real? 
Vyvyan: That is the single most predictable and BORING thing that anyone could ever say whilst playing Monopoly. 

- The Young Ones                                  

Blonde goes back to work after 30 years

Some of the comments below from people who don't get it make me weep for society.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I ♥ London


Ladles and Jellyspoons,
I come before you, to stand behind you,
To tell you something I know nothing about.
Next Thursday, which is Good Friday,
There will be a mothers' meeting for fathers only.
Admission is free, pay at the door,
Pull up a seat and sit on the floor.
We will be discussing the four corners of the round table.

Author: Unknown

Today DEXA. Tomorrow the world!

Today at work, I am being trained to use one of these:

It's a DEXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) scanner for measuring bone density. Have never done DEXA before so this should be fun. Something to have on the CV anyway.

I'll stop. I can see you're bursting with excitement for me.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bernard Pivot Questionnaire

I've watched a good few episodes of Inside the Actors Studio on YouTube. At the end of every interview, the presenter asks a kind of personality questionnaire invented by Bernard Pivot. It's quite interesting hearing people's answers. Here are the 10 questions with my answers:

What’s your favourite word? 

What’s your least favourite word? 
What turns you on? 

Funny people
What turns you  off?  

What sound or noise do you love?  

Golf club hitting a golf ball
What sound or noise do you hate?    

Hoover/ringing telephone
What is your favourite curse word?  

What profession would you like to attempt?  

Comic actor
What profession would you not like to attempt?  

If heaven exists, what you like God to say when you arrive at the pearly gates?   
Surprised to see me?

I love Hugh Laurie's answers:



Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ran Dom

Arthur's Day

It's that time of year again. A time when people the world over get to celebrate the life and legacy of Arthur Guinness, creator of that most wonderful black stuff, by getting absolutely pissed, smashed, fucked, sloshed, plastered, loaded, twisted, trashed, wasted, hammered and any other slang word for inebriated you can think of. (There's about 247 more). 

So the story goes that Arthur Guinness, the pioneering brewer and philanthropist signed a 9,000 year lease on the St James’s Gate Brewery in 1759 and introduced Guinness to the world.

Arthur's Day 2009
Arthur's Day 2009

On September 23rd 2010 at exactly 17:59, why not raise your pint “To Martha!” 

Monday, September 20, 2010

Mystery Jets

If you haven't heard this band, you really should. They're an English indie band and they rather rock. 
'Show Me The Light' and 'Flash a Hungry Smile' are particular faves of mine: 

Show Me The Light - Mystery Jets
Flash a Hungry Smile - Mystery Jets

Oh yeah.

                  What can I say. Chocolate bikkies are rock 'n' ROLL!

Your Mission, should you choose to accept it....

Inversoft. Pronto.

Boredom strikes

Things I know

I haven't actually written much on this blog so far. I'm more the visual type so I automatically prefer pictures to text. But anyhooo....I thought I should write something. Because that's the point no? 
I've often heard writers say you should write about 'what you know'. Well, I'm fairly certain that 'what I know' is unlikely to inspire or even interest much. But then again, I find it hard to care. So here it goes. 

I know:

- How to take and interpret x-rays.
- How to make ass-kicking pancakes.
- A lot about comedy.
- How to draw cartoons.
- How to annoy my twin.
- What I'm having for dinner later.
- How to shoot and score free throws in basketball.
- How to navigate the subway systems of New York, London and Athens.
- How to avoid a fist fight.
- How to detect insincerity.
- How to edit videos.
- How to be a total slob and a neat-freak.
- How to switch efficiently from one to the other.
- That God doesn't exist.
- When to shut up.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Here. Kill 15-20 minutes.

Edinburgh Fringe

If you've never been.........

Mad bastards
Sword Swallower

Haggis. Not for me. *gets sick at thought*
Edinburgh Castle

Performance art
A spot of Tequila

                                                                                                                                      ....... GO!



- Drop Dead Fred.


This is my cat (1 of 2). We've had her since she was born but never got around to giving her a name. We just referred to her as 'Fat Cat' as opposed to her trimmer (though eviler) sister 'Little Cat'. Recently, I've taken to calling her 'Lipo' on account of her weight loss since coming off steroid treatment (for an autoimmune disorder...long story). She says hi. But is keeping an eye on you.