It's my LJ anniversary! Happy one year to me! Eeh I'm reet glad I found it (Thanks elfinessy
who lured me here with her fabulous fics - and has kept 'em coming!) and not quite sure I would manage well without it now (can we spell unhealthy, children?).
Erm, 'spose that would be the cue for some kind of omg review of the year, but I have enough of them at New year, so aren't gonna delve into that now. Besides I have just spent 128minutes(!) on the 'phone to my friend who lives in Rome and am exhausted! - amongst the conversational subjects were; his dubious sex life (He pretends to be a bisexual married french man, rather than a 'married' gay man to pull at the local dogging spot); time spent trying to persuade me to go over for a holiday; him wondering if it's patronising to ask the local butcher and his wife over for dinner; and a big debate as to the validity (or not) of astrology and star signs. (This became quite heated in an academic argument stylee and we had to agree to disagree in the end!)
I awoke this morning to the realisation that I'd just had my last lie-in for a fortnight, as work rears it's ugly head tomorrow, and next weekend I have a family gathering in Hampshire, one that is already giving me cold sweats. Ug.
Mind you F tonight (the Rome guy) was bemoaning 'our lives', and how, had our 14 year old selves viewed our lives now, they would have been disgusted at 'our lack of achievement'. And I know it's a classic double negative technique, but I felt quite indignant hearing this dismissal
of my life. I may not have achieved those things I expected (or that were expected of me). So I am single, I don't have the partner or the babies, I haven't written the novel and parts of my life have been downright failures (Uni #1 anyone?!), but I did feel a little insulted - if nothing else I have survived! (And yes, melodrama time, but there were times when I wasn't so sure about that). I don't know. Every so often I get the biological clock thing ticking, but not loudly enough for me to compromise (yet anyway!). Pah, In general terms I think I am doing quite well, I get up everyday, I deal (badly sometimes) with the things that need dealing with. So - Yah Boo Sucks F !
My last day of leisure then, was spent doing some boring householdy things intermingled with watching The Shield - Ooh It stays exciting, even tho I loathe the new captain. The Sentinel (Ha!HA! jekesta
yes! It is rubbish! - It is cheese squared, added with wooden acting (especially Simon the captain) and the people are nothing like I imagined - But I have seen 4 eps already, and it is just .. wheeeeee! there was dangling from helicopters, and propping up dead bodies in wheel chairs, I am LOVING it ( but there are no outtakes on my dvds boo!). I have also gone back to Xander/Giles fics which is good. Very mellow last day.
Right. This is far too long.. Will stop now.