Anywho, I digress …

Loosely based on what might have happened. Or not.

Clothing Mullet

Posted by episode81 on October 21, 2010

 

Avian Mullet

I am no fashion plate, but I do look in the mirror before I leave the house.  Usually to admire my handbag and to note how well it goes with my outfit.  I will be late for an appointment to avoid carrying a black bag, when a brown or orange one is required.  And I will only carry a bag with gold hardware if my jewelry is gold.  A little OCD but it does mean that I rotate my bags.  I do like my handbags.

 

Anywho, I digress …

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RED

Posted by episode81 on October 20, 2010

Want

RED is a great movie.  Loved it – best one so far this year.  I want to be Helen Mirren.

But.

There is no funny bit at the end.  Really.  A Bruce Willis movie deserves a funny bit at the end.

Poo.

 

Lisa.

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Revisiting the Ashmolean Hippo

Posted by episode81 on October 15, 2010

 

Very nice

 

A little over a year ago, I wrote about my failed attempt to visit the Ashmolean Hippo.  After the crushing disappointment, I checked, rechecked and then checked again to make sure the Hippo would be available to greet his public during my visit.  I was assured that he was on display.

Rather than staying across the street from the Museum again, I decided to stay in a rather fabulous stately home, Eynsham Hall.  Wow!  Very nice!  The room had a great view over the grounds, and there was a double rainbow.  I just took a picture and didn’t, well, you know.  Go crazy.  But it was intense 🙂

Anywho, I digress …

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Looking for Elvis?

Posted by episode81 on October 14, 2010

 

Thank you very much.

 

I do not consider myself an Elvis fan.  But that might be changing.

Just recently, Elvis has popped up in a number of unexpected places: as background music in a French restaurant and as a music request from Edison Pena, one of the trapped (now free, yey!) Chilean miners.

Let’s just take a moment to admire the name of Edison Pena.  I wonder if he has a brother called Tesla?

Anywho, I digress …

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Politically Incorrect, but not in the way you might think

Posted by episode81 on October 7, 2010

 

Not PC. At all.

A friend forwarded a link to me recently.  I confess I have spent way too much time looking at the maps. I do like to look at maps, but usually skip the political maps as I find them dull.  These are not those.

 

I like to think that, as a European, my knowledge of European maps is good.  Sadly, it is not and Google Maps has helped fill in the gaps.

My knowledge of the map of the USA is similarly challenged.  Took me years to figure out that Arkansas and Ah-Kansas were the same state.  Bill Clinton helped me out there 😉

Anywho, I digress …

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More than a test, not quite a donation

Posted by episode81 on October 1, 2010

Danger!

I am a sensitive flower.  A few months ago, while sitting in the back garden, my thigh inexplicably swelled up sending me hobbling off to the pharmacy for some Benadryl.  In fact, it was so spectacular – think chicken leg – that I now carry two epipens.  Apparently one is not enough.  These things are HUGE. HUGE.  So HUGE, that I often don’t carry them.  Yeah, that’s going to work.

Anywho, I digress …

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Has England changed, or is it me?

Posted by episode81 on September 29, 2010

I am at the Arboretum!

I recently spent 10 days in England to see my family and take a moment out of the sun.  I have been back to the UK about once a year or so since I left in 1996.  Nothing has hit me as being really different until this trip.

The first clue was to be found at the motorway services.  There were several business people at the Starbucks having business meetings.  Nothing too surprising in that. However, when it was two women meeting, it was just horrifying.  They greeted each other in high sing-song voices, and then continued their discussions in the same high sing-song voices.  No, not a aberration.  It happened again at other service stations and in every hotel lobby that I found myself in.  It was hard to ignore and incredibly irritating.  Nobody I know talks like that, so what gives?

Really.

Why?

Anywho, I digress …

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Funny Story

Posted by episode81 on September 28, 2010

Odd

I enjoy a leisurely morning.  Cup of tea in bed.  Read a magazine.  Surf the web.  Bliss.

I think I particularly enjoy the sloth aspect because my mum spent years trying to get me to spring out of bed at the weekends.  I was a … grumpy child.  She finally gave up when she managed to rouse me at 11am one morning only for me to faint in the kitchen.  To this day I cannot just jump out of bed without a light head and a major wobble.  I need to take a moment.

Yey!  Justified sloth!

Anywho, I digress …

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Wordy Knickers – always entertaining

Posted by episode81 on September 6, 2010

It's the cheese Gromit!

I have mentioned before my interest in the odd word here and there. I have a new word to add to the original listspecies.  No reason, just like the way it sounds.

Anywho, I digress …

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The Expendables

Posted by episode81 on August 30, 2010

Excellent movie! Loved it 🙂  A bit gory at times – exploding bullets – but a great action film.  I do love a bit of topless Jason …

Anywho, I digress …

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