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a long meme! )

In other news, DAMN I am in a lot of pain. Also, my broccoli seedlings and alfalfa sprouts are doing well in the kitchen and our Jerusalem artichokes, onions, green beans, parsley and grapes are doing well in the garden. I wish we had either better soil or money for more pots and compost so we could have planted tomatoes, cucumbers, aubergines, sunflowers and courgettes. Ho hum. We'll have a good-sized garden one day.
Today would have been my Grandad's 88th birthday. I think he's probably quite glad it's not. He was getting rather bored of life here. Happy birthday, Grandad, I hope there are chocolate-covered ginger pieces and pork chops where you are.
James still has no job and the only reasons we have any food left are a) I always make sure we stock up for emergencies when we do have money coming in b) my sister gave us £20 a couple of weeks ago c) [livejournal.com profile] andre_powell came round to see us and filled a trolley at Morrison's for us on Monday. He also bought us Chinese food for dinner. I would never normally have allowed it but we're way past the point at which my pride and dignity have to give way. It was so good to have fresh veg again.
What's everyone else been doing for the Bank Holiday weekend? I've been knitting a watermelon-and-black tube shrug for myself, baking, looking after the veg plants, watching LOTR, Harry Potter and Back to the Future, being amused by cats, and reading. Because my life is ROCK AND ROLL.
It rained this morning and the breeze is lovely and fresh and cool. I'm going in the garden to faff with plants now.
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Dear Moss Bros,
HIRE PEOPLE WHO CAN SPEAK PROPER ENGLISH WHICH CAN BE UNDERSTOOD ON THE PHONE. I'm not talking about people for whom English is a second language. I mean people who were born and raised in this country who don't enunciate anything clearly, who seem pathologically incapable of using consonants, and who drag the ends of their words out and generally sound like the fucking village idiot. SPEAK PROPERLY OR DON'T FUCKING SPEAK TO ME.

DEAR GOD WHY ARE PEOPLE SO FUCKING STUPID. THE STUPID BITCH I JUST HAD TO SPEAK TO SOUNDED AS IF SHE HAS TROUBLE REMEMBERING HOW TO PUT HER FUCKING SHOES ON. SHE USED THE SAME SENTENCE IN ANSWER TO EVERYTHING I SAID. HOW DOES SHE HAVE A JOB? WHY IS SHE PERMITTED TO LIVE? TOO MUCH STUPIDFBIUJGBAI;UBJGDVN FUHAHNDJVSD SDEWUIRSGBA;WL CAPSLOCK

Er...

Feb. 14th, 2008 05:35 pm
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I have just found a small piece of broccoli in my slipper.

I suspect feline involvement.
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Does anyone in London on my flist take Effexor/venlafaxine and have some they can spare? A friend of mine has run out and due to various stresses forgot her doctor's appointment, so will be without her meds until Friday at least and probably more like Monday. She's currently freaking out like a very freaking-out thing, because that's what happens when she doesn't take the venlafaxine...

EDIT - It's been sorted now.
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Reading a thread on the Powerswitch forum:

Me: Panglossian disorder? What's Panglossian disorder?

Anwen: Isn't it something to do with penguins or something?

Bloody hell

Nov. 7th, 2007 10:02 am
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$98.40.

*looks nervously at small foodless garden and densely-packed houses full of people and their kids*

DEREK!

Oct. 30th, 2007 09:53 am
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY [livejournal.com profile] apiphile!!!



You know, James was 14 when you were born. You're not really very old at all. Ahanyway! I trust you will be doing suitably debauched things in the Des Anges style to celebrate.I know you already did that on the 20th but why pass up an excuse to do it some more?

I throw quiche in your face.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY [livejournal.com profile] puzzled_anwen!!!



You are still not old enough to be allowed to say BUM, or to look at anyone's norks, which I am sure you have never ever done on account of being such a good girl.
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here it is! I am bored. )
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TMI, probably )
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Lush are doing a thing where if 50 people order one of the discontinued items from a list they have here, then they will make it for everyone who ordered it in the 5 days they gave for people to order it! My sentence structure is abysmal! I have ordered some things including this wonderful thing which I have missed SO MUCH and I need 36 people to go and order one by about 8pm on Friday because if they don't then it won't get made and I will CRY. And you don't want me to cry, do you?
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY [livejournal.com profile] medusa!!!



I hope this is your best year yet. You are ace in all sorts of ways!



♥♥♥

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Me: Wow. A UK survey apparently found that the perfect BMI for attracting a man is 20.85!

James: Oh, really?

Me: Yes! Which means that I have the perfect BMI for attracting over two men!

James: *almost dies laughing due to choking on his too-hot mouthful of food*
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I just got a call from the hospital which deals with my lipoedema, some patronising fucking bitch telling me off for not calling to arrange a lymphoscintigram when actually I have called repeatedly and been called back and told that someone would contact me soon to arrange it. I said I'd called, so don't try to blame me and she was all "oh don't go there with me, you have not called" and just fucking ARGH WHY THE FUCK WOULD I NOT CALL. Then she put me through to the appointments people (after saying "I advise you to have it done, it is beneficial to you" AS IF I DIDN'T KNOW THAT and then making sceptical sounds when I said I KNOW. THAT'S WHY I HAVE TRIED TO ARRANGE IT. REPEATEDLY) who told me the same thing about how I cancelled my last appointment (true, because I was getting married and moving house and was ever so slightly too busy and James didn't have any more days to take off work) and then didn't bother trying to make a new appointment (false, because ffs I WANT THIS SCAN DONE IT WAS ORDERED NEARLY ELEVEN MONTHS AGO). Not to mention the number of times I have left messages on my specialist's secretary's voicemail - that woman is either on the phone or not in the office, she hasn't bothered getting back to me, but you wait, in a couple of months I'll get a call having a go at me for not contacting her.
It's my body! Do they think they're more vigilant and give more of a shit about my health than me?

Less ranty post later. Probably. When I've finished dealing with prejudiced fuckwits who don't bother reading my comments properly and just create straw man arguments.
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HAPPIE BURSTDAIE [livejournal.com profile] synnoveaevael!!!



I know you have cake, so now I just need you to have, you know. Boozes and a damn good dinner and excellent gifts and that sort of thing. I SQUISH YOU WITH MY BOOBS!
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Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] miss_soap!!!



I'm glad it's been a good day for you so far - hope the rest is even more enjoyable.
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We have a new kitten. Her name is Saffron. This does not have anything to do with my Saffron Burrows fixation at all no no. Ruffy is somewhat bemused, Bessie is Objecting Strenuously. She has been doing Conspicuous Sulking, whereby she comes into the room and sits some distance from us, ignoring us very very hard. When she thinks she's made her point, she leaves the room, then comes back a while later to do it again.

Many pictures of two-month kitten! )

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