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from tet :
Any chance of some password action?
from fridayfilms :
Hey Ms. Magoo, I'm glad you're not vanished. If you're giving passwords to those who ask, I'd love to be included. Otherwise, I hope all is well.
from heelandlass :
oh hoorah! Even if I'm not allowed to read your musings any longer, it's nice to see your name in red. It means you're still around and that pleases me immensely. xx
from pollytrotsky :
i googled. there is a resemblance, except ross is a rednut! and less, yknow, actorish. more like a human. i think they both look incredibly english. although paul bettany probably doesnt have the comical northern accent!
from pollytrotsky :
i bet that would work better if i knew who paul bettany was. dammit.
from heelandlass :
are you gone forever and ever ms. magoo?
from meepful :
hey polly, are you still open to the public if we ask for the password? I miss your rantings.. x emmms
from heelandlass :
Oh, I didn't think about vicks in the bath hurting down there. Good point. Although I'm sure it says you can do that on the label. Or is it the pillow they suggest? I'll have to go and have a proper look now.
from refusal :
The Red Cross have won 3 Nobel Prizes, so giving Coetzee 2 wouldn't be against the rules. I salute your knowledge though. And I will concentrate my campaigning efforts on Alan Bennett and Smokey Robinson.
from refusal :
Just to let you know, I've not forgotten about your CD, although I've not been terribly busy with it. It'll make a nice Halloween (or possibly Christmas) present.
from refusal :
Hi, I've got a few ideas about the Great American Novel. I hope you like the Divine Comedy and country-rock, though, since the range of musical genres dealing with the subject seems to be a little limited (not much happy hardcore about Nathaniel Hawthorne, alas). I wonder if Iron Maiden's The Age of Innocence is about Edith Wharton, because it rocks.
from heelandlass :
Unfortunately, tis true. My favourite bit was when they sang Pearl Jam's Alive and the guy got stuck on the alive part and kept singing it over and over and over and someone piped up from a tent somewhere miles off 'you won't be f*cking alive if you keep up with that crap for much longer'. Oh the jovial banter of the drunkards and the sleep deprived!!
from heelandlass :
Hey, I'm a Doors fan!! I would never dream of singing their songs badly in a public campsite at 4 in the morning though, so does that excuse me? Seems you had the same hellish bunch camped next to you that I had camped to me at the festival I was at recently. They didn't have a yurt did they?! And don't worry - I did the right thing by you and 6ft under. I can't believe I chose this route, but I didn't watch it. We've decided to wait till it comes on CH4 giving us a bit of time to catch up. So we can enjoy it together! Hurrah!!
from heelandlass :
Polly I have a quandry!! 6 feet under starts tonight on E4 (with no date for showing it on CH4 due to that programme Lost having just started). I REALLY want to watch it, but I missed an awful lot of the last series and it's not out on DVD till September. What would you do? Watch the new series and fill in the gaps from last series OR ignore the new series, get the last series on DVD next month and hope there's enough time to watch it before CH4 show the new series? Only you can help me!!!
from twttrmchn :
I added you recently. If I could, I'd add you again after today's entry.
from tet :
hope you're ok.
from meepful :
you alright?? sorry, couldn't get to the internet yesterday. let me know xx
from invisibledon :
Well the note before mine answers my question - wondering if you were ok - good thoughts are with you
from heelandlass :
Good news. Now I've heard from you lot, everyone I know is accounted for too. I imagine London is a scary place right now. Look after yourself xxx
from heelandlass :
Are you okay? Were you affected by the explosions?
from weymouth66 :
Why so down on the London Olympic bid?? love Jess xx
from ceildah :
This note may sound a little sycophantic but I hope you stand for parliament or something one day. I nearly always agree whole heartedly with you. Fat Cunt Drivers - tick, Anti-gig-man-women - tick, Islington Academy - tick....Polly 4 Mayor.
from heelandlass :
Yes do update more, please. And if upgrading your account makes you happy, then do that too please. It's not the same without your regular tales of mirth. I have decided to completely boycott the carling academy in glasgow. They're trying to put the beloved Barrowlands out of business, they're hell bent on getting everyone in the land to drink their muck AND they ruined the Beck gig for me. Unforgivable!
from heelandlass :
Hello sweetness, tried to link to your diary in my last entry but it wasn't working properly. Can't wait to hear your new york tales and hope the jet lag has eased up. I have tried to leave a note for Buck88 but he's not playing at the moment. Can you ask him to tell me what his password is or something so I can leave funny notes on his diary like he's done to me? Thank you and welcome home (boo to being back eh?) xxx
from pablo :
My brothher does not know karl marx, sadly. Anyway. Will we, by wich I mean I, see you before you jet off to New Schmyork? Road trip pencilled in for weekend of the 20th May, btw, though it might be a Thursday departure...
from refusal :
I just remembered, there was an interview with Princess Michael recently where she said the Queen is very funny in private and likes to amuse everyone by putting on a cockney accent. So to fit the occasion, Liz will probably act out a few wedding scenes from EastEnders, and climax with Den and Angie's divorce and a couple of choruses of Roll Out The Barrel. Either that or tell Camilla "Fack off, you slaaaggg!"
from tet :
Guess I was a little too drunk to make it clear, but I didn't sleep around, due to some strange sequence of logic that barred me from anyone I liked but allowed free rein on people I couldn't stand. Hurray for thinking. Signing up for a course in beading right now.
from refusal :
Ignore me, I have an irrational dislike of soggy-rice-based cuisine. Though I concede that risotto should be less soggy and evil than the satanic rice pudding, and I look forward to your tips on unstodgification.
from culotte :
Calm yourself, the photo was taken in Cannes. French Riveria is not really the countryside. The scary part is that it's an autoportrait and he has 9 kajillion pictures that he took of himself. Finally, someone more vain than I am.
from heelandlass :
yes, thank you for alerting me of my doomed marriage though, it's good to hear it from a friend. My mum got sugared almond favours from a wedding once when I was a kid, she kept them on her dressing table and over the course of a year I went in a had a little suck of them through the net bag until there was nothing left. Doomed favours as well as doomed marriages!
from vancookie :
sorry i've been so neglectful. i've reworked my "bookmarks" and will be lurking around these parts more regularly. kisses everywhere.
from jennyj :
Well if I develop a fear of flying it might help you, because you'll have to be the stronger one. Just like in that Winehouse song, which has been in my head all morning.
from heelandlass :
i've just noticed you have a guest book thing AND notes! you comment juggling whizz kid! anyway - now we've blown the dentist's game, what are we to do? I think we have to go to the papers with it. It's the only way...
from milquetoast :
As a future veterinarian, I hope to eradicate such ignorance about felines. But, no one can cure dumbassness.
from pollytrotsky :
i maintain that the most unpleasant sound is someone you hate eating pasta. sickening slurpy noises.
from buck88 :
it is that i want to, but it is also a golden rule that when you have not drank for 12 days and you want to keep goin that goin out is bad idea....will there be singing?
from buck88 :
oops, i did that already, its just sometimes my concentration slips.
from buck88 :
those cookieslooklike they may go off if not eaten today.
from fusco :
i didn't realise Tony read my diary until the UK govt announced their upped contribution an hour after i updated. i have such influence.
from refusal :
Sadly, Oliverjohn was a non-runner, which I should probably have taken as an omen, since there was no horse called johntravolta, and every other horse I backed lost. I'll have to see if the sweet potatoes are luckier. But your aunt seems to be confusing the bible with star trek, which is an easy mistake to make.
from janthina :
possibly they were the kings of Manichee? I haven't read much of the bible either, so i could be totally wrong. anyway, it would be amusing/ slightly tragically predictable if the kings were Manichaeans because they were all about (1) the apocalyptic struggle between dark and light and (2) No Sex Please We're Manichaeans. They believed in sublimation and it seems to have made their followers all very odd indeed. They keep turning up in history -the crusades, the dutch republic, etc
from fusco :
but i bet sinner / winner guy is great fun down pub.
from leemr :
ah, here's where i'm a step ahead of you. i already have my Christmas 2005 planned, in the diary and everything. it will involve a large, comfortable bed in a secret location and an enormous supply of nuts and acorns. maybe not acorns.
from refusal :
Yup. Sadly my credit card refuses to sneer at christmas and is intent on participating to the max. It seems the more I hate the festive period the more I spend. I blame Karl Marx. Or possibly James Stewart.
from heelandlass :
God, yes - move to Edinburgh. I reckon we could have the freak and his dad out of there by January 5th if I have a new year party! My friend has lots of William Shatner records I'm sure we could put them to good use. And then there's freebird, we could crank up Sheila-na-gig AND finish it off with been caught stealing for a triple whammy. The guy will be in a home for the unstable within days. Then you can move in and all will be lovely. Are you really looking for a change? I can thoroughly recommend this lovely place.
from heelandlass :
I would welcome you as my next door neighbour with very wide open arms (and an open bottle of wine) we would have lovely dancing parties indeed. Instead we have a crappy grumpy nightmare who taps on the wall if you play anything with a beat after 5.30pm - hence the reason for playing Peace Frog at 4am. I will win this war - my secret weapon is Freebird and I'm not afraid to use it. Hahahaha.
from leemr :
you're doing it again! here am i merrily tapping away on my computer alone in my friends' flat while they're in Paris and while London is happening outside, and i had convinced myself that there wasn't anything wrong with that. when i begin my term of solitary confinement in a studio flat in East Dulwich, you would be a more than welcome guest for a glass of squash and a plain chocolate digestive on a slow saturday afternoon.
from leemr :
hey! some of us rely entirely on the fragile conviction that watching TV is a fabulous way to spend Friday nights to raise aloft the slivers of self worth we have left. it is particularly inconsiderate to draw attention to our self-deceit. did you see Max and Paddy? there was a pig. it was very funny.
from heelandlass :
That's exactly the kind of encouragement my inner jakey does not need! But you're dead right, what am I thinking? In the war between housework and getting pissed up, I'm backing the piss up every time! Although you'll have to read about my hangover tomorrow Ms. Magoo so it's your look out! xxx
from schmutzie :
I meant comments. Your comments aren't working.
from schmutzie :
Your notes are not working. After I hit send, I am kicked out to the diaryland login page, and no note is recorded.
from buck88 :
check 1104 on refusals list today, maybe youd like to inform that theres a littlle 2 letter word missing from mrs barkers name.
from foolosophy :
fat well paid me or @rseholes as i prefer, really sh!t me. good entry :) to think, all i have to do is hunt around a little on diary land, through friends or buddy's and what not and i find some really good diaries to read.. cheers :)
from buck88 :
no its not working on yours,......i dunno....
from buck88 :
'shaun of the dead' ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
from iwik :
A fellow I once knew used to refer to $20 notes as 'Yuppy Food Stamps'. After reading that entry, now I think I know why.
from fusco :
vodka smofka - i'll have morphine. if you bring OK *and* grapes i will discretely cover the bloody great tube hanging from my chest, in deference to your delicate sensibilities.
from jennyj :
Hiya! I could really use you here to play consequences with... You know I have brought THAT BOOK with me to read ... consequences would be better. xx
from seastreet :
I REALLY REALLY want to know who that was.
from fusco :
i am *way* more provincial than you and even i know the brick lane bagel shop. but here's to your faith in humanity, even if he didn't deserve it in the end.
from buck88 :
i know, i just said 'panties' for the added filth factor, could you also dust off your strap on?. thanks!
from buck88 :
will you pose for me in a bra and panties this weekend?
from girlsdontcry :
Maggie Way is just around the corner from Penny Lane, don't you know? Anyway, it sounds like a great party if Doug and John are coming.
from girlsdontcry :
Did you know that karaoke box lyrics for "Creep" are "I'm a creep, I'm a widow"?
from seastreet :
Zachary broke my heart. And I want to change my name to Robert Forbisher. I love that book. I look forward to the first session of our book club.
from seastreet :
Wheeeeeee! I'm so glad someone's reading Cloud Atlas. I've already given two copies to two different people and they've both been slacking.
from heelandlass :
I do remember that concept. It went hand in hand with the concept that as soon as you became an adult you could make sense of your life and knew what you wanted to do with it. Seems like times are a-changing!(I can't believe I just typed that!) xxx
from heelandlass :
Hmm. It must be the week for bad moods Polly. I, too, am in a foul mood. Furthermore I have a giant spot on my head that is actually throbbing. It's giving me a headache. I'd take the stick poking to be honest. Grrrrr.
from leemr :
yo SPM! did you look it up when you got home? Noel Redding, apparently. to think, if you'd remembered that and the question had been different, we could be watching Nick Cave right now. crazy, huh? i'm still baffled that i didn't have the slightest inkling that that lyric was from one of my favourite songs. very poor. thank you for coming along and trying to rescue us, even though we turned out to be beyond salvage.
from jennyj :
I should hope not, Magoo. Look, here I am writing you a note oooooh laaaala la la la aaaaa
from expatrica :
Magoo! The other two people we usually quiz with have dropped out. We need you! Are you still up for coming along tonight?
from kristoli :
Maybe they should call property developers old house salesmen (or women if you prefer!) because that's what they are. Anyway I shouldn't comment because I have a tragic addiction to those programmes, I tape them while watching University Challenge and 6 Feet Under then lie around on my day off feeding my habit, it's like an aspirational soap opera for me, like Dallas and Dynasty was for people in the 80's. I'll shut up now ;)
from refusal :
If this madness continues, they'll have to rename lost property offices to "lost stuff place" or else people will turn up in railway stations expecting to find ramshackle, ivy-covered houses, and try and build a breakfast bar in your suitcase. It's still better than "real estate", though.
from fusco :
and to think in my yoof i paid to see him numerous times. i am free random and unpredictable days between now and 2007.
from fusco :
i suspect my penchant for spending all my money on dresses or vodka or concert tickets or lovely dinners already is what's keeping me on the tennancy treadmill. speaking of which, should we spend some money on vodka soon, within earshot of each other at a glamorous london imbibing property?
from seastreet :
You're a glass-half-empty kind of person, aren't you, Polly? What it means is that I get to show you around New York when you visit.
from bluebarb :
http://makeashorterlink.com/?X117225B9 the above link is why the edge bits can't break off and run away. I am stuck in the middle. it's so sad. The city that I live in voted 81% for bush to leave. And we're not even chicago. So please don't let everyone leave, I need them here to drink with and for a shoulder to cry on. So depressing
from milquetoast :
Well, even if an American marries you, he still needs 3 years of naturalization in your country. Believe me, I looked into it...
from invisibledon :
Unfortunately I'm in one of the little red bits but I didn't vote for the guy who won and in my precinct he didn't win either and he didn't even win in my city but unfortunately with the the electorate he get the whole state as his if he get more of the votes - you know if you have a bunch of friends you could probably save a bunch of guys over here that want out.
from joeyjojojr :
Hey, I'm from Michigan and we voted for Kerry. We're one of the few blue bits in the middle. Can we join the other blues out in the ocean?
from seastreet :
I'm glad you feel better, and the marriage offer is much appreciated, and will be considered. Your own entry was lovely, and if the red states didn't pretty much have a death grip on the blue ones, I'd start a detachment Exploratory Committee. As it stands, though, I think I'm going to just curl up and hibernate until around late 2006.
from satellitebob :
dear pollymagoo. america is fucked. love always. satelliteusa.
from jennyj :
Magoo, it's our liberal media again ... the one you told me about ... fallen into their trap again of forgetting about ****'s (another word for C*NT) LIES AND LYING, CHEATING WAYS.
from vancookie :
thank you, sweetness. we're drinking hard, praying hard, and biting our nails HARD. we're gonna win. we HAVE to.
from refusal :
The Puppet Hostel? That just sounds spooky, like something from a horror movie where young and naive Americans visit Europe and get eaten by gypsies and stuff. But thanks.
from refusal :
If you do know a hotel in St Petersburg, that would be helpful, but don't spend long looking for the name, because it might end up as just another unrealised plan of mine. When I was thinking of going to Bratislava/thereabouts, lots of the hotels were boasting of communist-era nostalgia, which doesn't really appeal to me, as I'd prefer somewhere decorated in the last 15 years, but I don't know if St. P is more modern.
from buck88 :
can i have the leftover sausage? pls pls psl pslpspsspsspsp;sp;pls
from janthina :
good rant. could we put them all in guantanamo bay prhaps?
from seastreet :
Actually, I've thought about slashing their tires- er, tyres. But that would be a federal crime if done with the intention of preventing them from voting. So you and I are stuck with good old-fashioned persuasion, Polly.
from seastreet :
It must be a lot of fun, in a train-wreck sort of way, getting to watch America besieged and, bit by bit, taken over by fascists from within. If Bush wins this election, do you have a couch I can sleep on for a couple years?
from buck88 :
and the power of spellin, obv and appaz.
from buck88 :
god ur fast, can i draw a puppet string from your left arm pulling it up and releasing the pressure?, i fear my diary may only be in the form of post its form now on as i have lost the power of words.
from jennyj :
The voter-rights woman's other *thing* was that she always looked up after finishing her point, which looked really petulant, although maybe she was blind. Or just a fan of Blunkett. (And Macleane)
from girlsdontcry :
Oh dear, but at least you've still got 'My Summer of Love' to look forward to, and Paddy's bound to be HOTT in that. A hott Christian fundamentalist. Phwoar.
from heelandlass :
Come to Edinburgh, it's pretty safe and if you hire a car you can visit some other places too and it's not quite as expensive as London, but it's more expensive than Prague and probably costs the same to get there. I'll even meet you for a wee half or two. Also, I know this is very late in the day for giving you book recommendations after all the ones you did get - but I read an incredible book while on holiday - James Frey 'A Million Little Pieces' it knocked my socks off. I think it's getting turned into a film soon too, so it's important to read it before it does so that you can say 'it's not nearly as good as the book' and 'i can't believe they chose HIM to play the lead, I would've picked.....'.
from refusal :
Slovenia is by far the most economically successful part of the former Yugoslavia, I'll have you know. And I can almost take being told punk starts with the Sex Pistols if it means not having to listen to Richard Hell explaining for the 10000th time how he invented it all. This week there seemed a real lack of knowledge/imagination in telling the stories of the acts on the show [the people want to hear about the Clash getting mugged in Jamaica, sacking Mick Jones because he's "too rock", and busking outside Alarm gigs in the 1980s, not about political benefit concerts] [and if Bill Grundy gets a royalty every time that clip's shown he must be a billionaire], so maybe the program makers are getting bored, and next week will be "Uh, the Rolling Stones, big lips, lock up yer, whatever, yeah, here's some adverts for School Disco Volume 19".
from heelandlass :
whale frigging salad? the mind boggles and the stomach lurches!
from fusco :
in defense of my filthy filthy habits (for unknown reasons) the medic assured me its no more common in smokers than non. biggest risk factor is being a tall skinny teenage boy apparently. i did point out the slight difference between me and that, but life is chaos i guess
from invisibledon :
Yes that was a question to distract you from matters that may or maynot be rising, I guess it was just in Ireland then that it was once illegal, I have a barrister friend in Dublin who told me that once upon a time - she was never happy with law and isn't pleased about the smoking ban in pubs either.
from invisibledon :
Is it still illegal for pubs to serve a full pint to women?
from satellitebob :
he could just pop some viagra, that should help. if you want to think about something else, try moose. they are big and have giant horns, or antlers. and I don't think they are extinct. that's probably because they don't taste very good.
from jennyj :
God, I'm going to do the opposite of distract you from it... Do you think, then, that this is a new thing and up until the passing of your grandmother, they were, er, at it all the time?
from jennyj :
*waves across the city*
from refusal :
Theakston did mention the absence of women once at the end, quickly, in a slightly smirking way. Personally I think they should have had Cyndi Lauper, but maybe they couldn't spell her name. Or Kate Bush. Or Hazell Dean/Mel and Kim/Kylie/The Reynolds Girls/Debbie Gibson/maybe not. But at least Sade wasn't there (they seemed to avoid smug 1980s yuppie music). The other riddle is: will Theakston do the 1960s/50s as well?
from heelandlass :
Guess what? It rained for the first 2 days of being in India. Monsoon rain. Could've done with my wellies then that's for sure! Thanks for the update on 6 feet. I didn't see that coming at all. I've asked someone to tape all the episodes I've missed because i am that sad. xxx
from buck88 :
would you like to be my guest to a certain art ladies intimate gathering on monday?, provided of course that you dust of your westwood.
from fusco :
i did a life drawing class where the male model keep getting a hard-on and slapping it and saying "down boy". i don't think i was the cause tho. me and the twenty 60 year old ladies in the class ignored it as best possible under the circumstances. unfortunately i bumped into said male model in a cafe a week later, and had the mature response of giggling in a high pitch and running away.
from seastreet :
I don't have MSN, but my nick on AOL Instant Messenger is strangestsea. And what could possibly be more interesting than our elections? (Aside from yours, of course. I fear Tony Blair is not long for the political world, and he only has us to blame.)
from refusal :
I'm studying the rules to see if the UK Music Hall of Fame thing is a real place. According to the C4 website it's a "phenomenon" [like ball lightning or Charlotte Church?]. I'm sure it'll be fixed so the winners can play at their stupid end-of-series party thing, which means Nirvana don't have much chance. Plus, it's not just the phone-in, there's also an "independent public poll", so people who haven't listened to any music for the last 10 years will be able to say "Who's Radiohead? I like that cheeky boy who did that song about angles." I need to calm down.
from ceildah :
I feel the same way; upstairs good, downstairs bad. Sitting good, standing bad. But my motal enemies are the assholes who dont move downt he bus but stand in the asile so that people have to move past them. How selfish is this? Only excuse for this behavior is a) if you are using the baggage space or b) if you are using the pushchair space. other wise....grrr.
from buck88 :
appaz im the only person with a tag line in your profile, explain yourself puppet woman.
from heelandlass :
Thanks sweets. Speak to you when I'm back. Might have to rely on you for six feet under updates! x
from heelandlass :
If only they were playing with each other behind a skip, rather than the tired cliche of the back of the car. It would've made the whole thing so much less seedy!
from fridayfilms :
Dear lord, that's vile and...just wrong on so many levels. Obviously, that man needs to learn better tactics from Elevator Nerd.
from refusal :
I'm surprised you didn't phone Sean up, and pretend to be Julie, who's had a change of heart and extensive plastic surgery following a near-fatal car accident. He sounds such a nice bloke. And if he lives in the north of England, that would almost be like NY-LON, because it would be NE-LON.
from heelandlass :
Yes, it is very boring being scared of something. I think I just couldn't be arsed keeping up the momentum of being terrified. And I am yet to find a situation that gin doesn't help!
from heelandlass :
I agree with every last tiny little bit of it. p.s - get well soon xxx
from jennyj :
Obv, Magoo, the only people protesting are the poshos because they can afford to not be at work when conferences are going on. God, if Blair backs down on hunting and not the important things I WILL SPIT.
from jennyj :
God I always do the imagining thing and I think they can smell it on you, even if you're only doing it as a little joke with yourself. The worst is when you are actually interested in a person but all you actually care about is making it to a second date and your head tries to have a joke with you and puts the image of the two of you patting your grandchildren off to bed and that's it, it's over with the first-datee. Meh.
from jennyj :
Dear Pollymagoo, I hope you get well soon, lots of love, Ms Beanstalk. (PS so bored)
from heelandlass :
Thank god, I was worried that I might have come across as being like some kind of coronation street wife. I didn't wear big plastic ear-rings though, so I kept a little bit of self respect!
from dominguez :
i just felt putting text at the bottom would have taken away from the image, however if you hover over it, i do thank you. and thank you for bringing fuzzy felts back to my attention.
from refusal :
I didn't see any double basses in Nuernberg. In fact the only musical instrument of any sort I saw was an electric keyboard set up in a very grimy-looking bar called Palm Beach, ready for some top-quality German synth music. But Berlin is the world centre of classical music, and Nuremberg isn't (despite the proximity of Bayreuth). As for books, I'm not quite sure. I tend to go for the short, poetic and tortured, rather than long and rigorous (Dostoevsky excepted): the Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty is introverted, emotionally complex, and lovely; Ford Madox Ford's The Good Soldier is sort of proto-F. Scott Fitzgerald but English; Jakob von Gunten (aka Institute Benjamenta) by Robert Walser is the only Swiss novel you need; Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen is everything you'd expect but may be out of print. And if you've not read Moby-Dick, do so now.
from dominguez :
magic. it's a shame the two venues CR are playing are too big. You were lucky to see them at the spitz when you did. if joanna newsom had been playing at some awful venue then i wouldn't have gone, but i like the ICA and i think it will be really nice and intimate. i don't mind seeing people again, even though it's quite soon after the last time. it's like when i watch films i've seen again, most times it's not quite as good as the first time but still enjoyable nonetheless and sometimes it's better with repeated viewing, and on the off occasion it's worse. but that's ok.
from dominguez :
oh and joanna newsom is playing ICA on 4/11. I will be going to that one for sure.
from dominguez :
fyi coco rosie are playing 2/11. i'm not going to go though because the venue is too big (islington academy) and only sells warm beer in plastic cups.
from vancookie :
read "under the volcano" by malcolm lowry.
from janthina :
to test your level of committment to such an enterprise, you might want to try Homecomings first. It's the most innocuous. The Light and the Dark is also very good but you have to not be irritated by or oversympathetic to manic depression. The New Men is one that might well be understood better by our generation than by our parents'. Most people have read The Masters because it perpetuated most of the stereotypes about Cambridge colleges (many of which are admittedly still true), but The Affair is a better description.
from janthina :
You could read them in the order they were written, which is what i did, but there's no real order other than Time of Hope (issued in the USA as George Passant, i think) is first and Last Things is last. you'll almost certainly get them much cheaper from a secondhand bookshop- there were many many many orange penguin editions in the 60s and 70s. i got all of mine for a pound, from the good chaotic secondhand place on the corner at putney bridge tube station
from janthina :
um. it might be hard to get, and you might think it's total posho crap. but once you get into it you have to read the whole series (all 11 of them). Strangers and Brothers by CP Snow. 11 books on the life of one bloke, told from 11 or so different points of view, though all narrated by the bloke. bloody brilliant, but i might be biased, i don't know.... i don't know anyone else under the age of 60 who's read them. they were really well known in the 60s and 70s.
from heylee :
I totally think you should read the 'Outlander' books by Diana Gabaldon. The first one in the series is titled,"Cross Stitch," for UK readers I believe. Otherwise the first book is Outlander. They are great reads and very long books so you won't have to look for something else to read for a long time! :D
from schmutzie :
Here's a George Saunders site: http://www-hl.syr.edu/depts/english/cwp/saunders.htm. I would read Pastoralia. The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip is wonderful if you go in for kids' fiction with pictures for adults. Actually, read everything. I never grow bored with Saunders, because he's like no one else.
from fusco :
this is a bit of a left-field suggestion, but i could, ya know, lend my copy to you. (and hahaha b88)
from buck88 :
'easyway to stop reading' by allen carr. he explains how its all a waste of time, how youve been duped into thinking reading is a positive thing, when really you could be smoking, eating or just sitting around really worrying. plus the illustrations are really stunning.
from fridayfilms :
Toby Litt - Adventures in Capitalism (short stories), Nicholson Baker - The Everlasting Story of Nory (about a child, written for adults), Ben Marcus - Notable American Women (surreal but not precious, pretty nihilistic), Zoe Trope - Don't Kill the Freshman (she was 14 when she wrote it - it's a memoir! Good God!). Sorry, that's four.
from schmutzie :
Have you read George Saunders? There is nothing like a good go with Mr. Saunders to raise your reading spirits.
from girlsdontcry :
But I don't think I've ever mentioned one single book that you haven't read. So to save embarrassment, I'll suggest you RE-read something. Like Mansfield Park, because I love that book, and you can get in a rage at evil Mrs Norris.
from culotte :
I quite liked "The Other Boylen Girl" and "Slammerkin" for good fast historical fiction reads.
from fusco :
you've probably alrady read the fab curious incident of the dog in the night-time, so go get a copy of brady udall's the miracle life of edgar mint.
from girlsdontcry :
Did you know that you're a really super and special person?
from jennyj :
Hang on - have not had one about party clothes! Please resend (try?)
from jennyj :
Gah, I wrote a long one too - I will try pasting it into a new email... FINGERS CROSSED.
from jennyj :
I am getting your emails are you not getting mine?!
from jennyj :
Is your email still up the swannooo>
from girlsdontcry :
I know I agreed about that lovely movie Before Sunset, but I'm scared if he thinks that I said he was a pain in the arse, when technically it was you. What posters DID you have?
from dominguez :
what posters do you have on your wall?
from heelandlass :
Thank god it's not just me being pathetic! It was a mental episode wasn't it? It really freaked me out though, it's still with me and I watched it 2 nights ago. Shudder!
from jennyj :
I found it! http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,1299444,00.html
from heelandlass :
In the puppet world, you're quite a hottie! It could be worse, you could have been told you look like Zelda from Terrahawks. Now that, I would've taken offence at!
from jennyj :
Gelfling! And note her name ... Tee hee hee hee.
from dominguez :
credit to you for putting it up there when it really does look like you though. i mean obviously you're a bit hotter than her, but still.
from buck88 :
how come, puppet woman, that i always remain linkless in your diary?
from jennyj :
Wait - isn't that always funny? Or were we always overtired on holiday?
from jennyj :
Me too I love that kind of whispering too.
from vancookie :
it cost $5.60, airmail to london. i went to the newly restored post office on the perimeter of the world trade center site. my first transaction there since september 11, 2001. and, if i say so myself, you will find the package to have been worth the wait.
from vancookie :
whispering, okay. but whistling? come on! i can see the next musical transatlantic education i'm going to have to give you is a little bing crosby and his whistle of clarity! (that first, more royal, transatlantic education finally, belatedly, hit the u.s. post today. eyes open, honey.)
from seastreet :
Thank you! My birthday was as fun as it could've been, sans electricity, and locked in a house with six family members during a hurricane. Also, FYI, I have a yooooooge d-land crush on you. The next time I buy myself a drink, I'll pour a little out on the floor for pollymagoo.
from heelandlass :
Brilliant! And then the other person will say in a whisper 'I don't know, why are we whispering?' and then the whispering continues anway. Brilliant. I loved that entry xxx
from vancookie :
what in the world are you talking about?
from jennyj :
I'm not sure about the 'small town' part, considering that you witnessed these ones in the centre of Europe's largest city. (syndicated to Fridayfilms)
from girlsdontcry :
Ooh, yes, water is see through and also, they're not on holidays anymore and pools are for swimming not petting. That's what the new sign under "no diving" should say.
from alarm-call :
I was going to ask about what a chav was too. I think, if I'm imagining correctly, that we have plenty of the australian version around here. wearing overpriced button up shirts with fake stenciling on them in attempt to be hip.
from fusco :
ta, i know, but don't tire of beig told it. alcohol and sitting at the computer is probably the answer to everything (for a bit).
from fridayfilms :
Pardon my ignorance of such things, but what is a "chav"?
from jennyj :
You're damned right about the until you stop nagging them thing you know. It's so nice, even for Readers, to have an update on Billy and his enormous hair and shirtyjacket (he was wearing that when I saw him too). Sigh.
from heelandlass :
Dammit. I forgot all about darts. Is there a way that you could combine eye tennis and darts or would that just be dangerous?
from heelandlass :
eye tennis is my number one favourite thing to do with boys in pubs. I'm not as good at it anymore - I always lose by smiling and feeling sheepish.
from refusal :
Tales of Brave Ulysses is definitely in the acceptable subset of prog, since it's short, and also it's about Ulysses, who's always a good subject, whether you're Tennyson or some dodgy french science fiction animators in the 31st century. In fact Tales... is probably Eric Clapton's finest moment, for what that's worth. Also, limericking can't be wrong, but I feel you could have made the last line rime if you'd really wanted to, e.g. by adding "too" on the end.
from vancookie :
oh celebrity sightings are catching
from fusco :
eye tennis - perfect!
from fridayfilms :
You are the second diarist I've read in two days who listed "ponchos" as being something they found hateful or annoying. Curious. Could this be a current fad in the UK? If so, I'm glad it hasn't hit Canada. Yet.
from dominguez :
If you knew anything at all about Interesting Mushroom you would know that it wasn't Peter Knee they collaborated with it was Peter Patella!!!! LOSER!!!
from dominguez :
ha de ha. i meant musically thank you. although the moments kind of gone because i'm at work and now in downloading mode. do you like smog then? or are you going primarlily for joanna newsom?
from dominguez :
but feeling superior is all i have :( do you have anything new for me?
from dominguez :
I simply do not believe you have any of the others. but i suppose you may have heard the fiery furnaces one. maybe. do you like any of them so far?
from dominguez :
i just commented myself by mistake. i said 'i give up, you're obviously a lot cooler than i thought.
from dominguez :
oh i would have put money on one of them being the concretes. oh well. must be laura veirs then but that's a shame because she was my ace in the pack.
from dominguez :
eletrelane, the concretes, broken social scene.
from dominguez :
which ones have you already got?
from dominguez :
make sure to download some of my songs :/
from schmutzie :
Have you seen "listmakers" diaryring?
from dominguez :
man, i INVENTED internet lists. i'm gonna sue.
from fusco :
then we throw them into a fireplace and slam our fists on the table?
from fusco :
and possibly hard spirits of the clear variety.
from expatrica :
Yes, I was wondering if Delpy had trouble keeping a straight face when she told him he didn't look any differnet. It's a shame too - he used to be lurvely. Oh, I never answered your q about the book, did I? Yes, it was the one you recommended. I just hope it works next Thursday! xx
from dominguez :
i'm not a pain in the arse :(
from vancookie :
Purple is a tricky color; it's either very regal or very gay.
from girlsdontcry :
And while I'm at it, I never raved about the Thai/Japanese film (which is called 'The Last Life In The Universe'), I merely suggested it might be interesting if you'd spent a lot of time in Thailand and Japan. I'm with you on that too.
from girlsdontcry :
Now *I* can't email. I stand by my Before Sunset recommendation wholeheartedly. Bruce is trying to wind me up by mocking homeopaths and saying he already hates the "vomit inducing" Before Sunset, so I was giving him a little advice. Thank you for livening up my lonely little notes corner. xx
from jennyj :
Has my test worked?
from pablo :
ooops. didn't read you before i slagged off Schmefore Sunset - i wasn't angling for a fight or anything, especially as you would probably win if it were anything other than thumb based. i am going to e-mail you the lyrics to that last song, though, in the hope of changing your mind!
from jennyj :
This is very worrying. Did you not get the text ms either?? And maybe other people don't know they have a problem. I could send an email to one of them to test. Or maybe work have just been tracking who you get most of your emails from and blocked them? *waves*
from jennyj :
Oh my god we have to communicate via notes! Yes I have emailed you plusieres fois and so has GDC. AND I have texted you! Qu'est-ce qui ce passe?
from jennyj :
HAVE YOU BEEN KIDNAPPED AND ARE YOU ALRIGHT?
from heelandlass :
I'm just glad you opened it up a little! I was thinking we were going to talk about organic fruit for the rest of our diaryland lives! Organic meat, hairdressers and Nigel Slater open up a lot more possibilities don't you think?
from heelandlass :
hooray for organic veg day. I am getting worried about where to stop though. i bought organic oatcakes the other day AND organic stock cubes. I think I've been tipped over the edge! Read that book though, the more hysteria the better (that's what that government leaflet was all about anyway!).
from jennyj :
Also good: the scratch card you are going to win on later, little French boy-girls, er, other stuff.
from dominguez :
i might wait until it comes out on dvd. did you see that thai film yet that everyone's raving about, the one about the japanese guy? i did, it's bloody great. you should go see that if you haven't already.
from dominguez :
cheer up charlie. paulio said before sunset was a complete load of old tosh. he gave such a convincing argument that i even made him tell me how it ended 'now that i'm not going to see it'. but now you've said it's great, and who to believe. it's like sophie's bloody choice i tell you.
from heelandlass :
I did hear about that spoof website about coping with emergencies, I thought it was ridiculous they were made to take it down, maybe they thought we'd think the word zombie was the new terminology for muslim or terrorist or strange looking person we should be suspicious of? Ridiculous. Have you read that book 'Not on the Label'? It has made me even more obsessed about fruit/veg/chicken/salad bags (they are evil don't you know?) and everything else.
from girlsdontcry :
I already told you, YOU are having a party for the dress.
from heelandlass :
I have blatantly copied your entry because I thought it was very funny and I want to look as cool as you! And I'm with you on the organic fruit, it's creepy after 1 day and then you're back to square one. Grrr.
from dominguez :
no no, if you remember rightly, you lent it to me and said it was the best book you'd ever read. i just didn't tell you it was crap because i didn't want to hurt your feelings.
from dominguez :
you know you have a poncho.
from janthina :
i'm past caring about people being more attractibe than i am..... but being unfluent in two languages and having less alcohol capacity than anyone else present definitely used to hurt. how about cobblestones, rain, buses and stupid tourists, as a combination for when you're on your bike? I just got swiped by a bus and nearly killed several annoying french teenagers (principally annoying because of youth, beauty and fluency in languages other than english)
from roister :
thank you, you are too kind, and i like your diary a lot.
from dominguez :
we'd never get along on holiday anyway [insert tongue sticking out face]
from dominguez :
you never heard of cut and paste m'dear?
from dominguez :
you're right on both accounts of course but one does what one must for the sake of a diary entry. the iceland festival not tempt you then? [insert winking smiley face].
from refusal :
Saunas are a conspiracy by Ikea to make Swedish things acceptable. (Or maybe Ikea is a conspiracy by those people who make those funny meatball things.)
from janthina :
heh heh... brilliant description (as usual) of saunas. after living in scandinavia for a year and antarctica for a summer, i have still not developed the desire to sit in an oven. Specially not as in antarctica with hairy unattractive helicopter pilots from the New Zealand army who haven't seen a female (or a sheep) all winter.... or in the scandinavian version which is sit there as the only person with white skin and freckles and 5 foot something and unable to speak enough swedish/danish to catch a bus; where everyone else is 6 foot 5, brown skinned, blonde haired, discussing heidegger and flirting while pouring akvavit onto the coals so we can all get paralytic while we sit there and sweat....
from jennyj :
You're all wusses! I epilate my ladyline all the time. Although perhaps not often enough.
from fusco :
oh sister, i hear ya ...
from girlsdontcry :
Why do you think they put the word "lady" in Epilady? To disguise the fact that they're brutal instruments of torture, that's why.
from vancookie :
ooh ooh ooh miss pollymagoo! i have a sweet CD 4 u. please be in touch by email.
from refusal :
No matter how pleased I am with my new lunch box (and believe me, I'm probably more pleased than any adult with a meal receptacle should be) as long as taking a lunch into work involves buying food and possibly even preparing it, it's sadly not going to happen. Incidentally, I think swimming while drunk should lead to death from hypothermia, or at least embarrassing rescue/thawing.
from vancookie :
maybe you need a primer CD made for you--a "best songs" compilation made by a friend rather than a "greatest hits" made by a record company. just ask and i will deliver.
from vancookie :
we all have warts, but who knew yours would be so... so... so un-Purple!?
from vancookie :
re your answers to buck's survey: SHAME!
from meepful :
I think that is OFFICIALLY the foulest thing I've heard all day. Mould (in small amounts) no problem. However, I FREEZE at the mere sight of maggots and turn into a gibbering waking mess whose general motor skills are reduced to pointing and stumbling. Knowing I had ingested them would have sent me beyond all measure of control. Please pass on my condolences.
from ikss :
I just found your diary through a link at girlsdontcry's page...and that was just the funniest "I-got-something-stuck-where-it-doesn't-belong" story I have ever heard. :) Thanks for the laugh.
from ceildah :
yes be afraid, im sure those yam-dicks are out there...
from jennyj :
No wonder you went off your cheap, cornershop sausage sandwich...
from girlsdontcry :
I'd also like to point out that whole cheap, frozen convenience-store sausages line didn't end up going where I thought it was going. Which is probably for the best.
from vancookie :
Thanks. Your strawberry story made me ill. At least I laughed right through my vomit.
from girlsdontcry :
Thanks. Your strawberry story made me ... a little bit more knowledgeable?
from tet :
Thanks. Your yam story made me happy.
from ceildah :
yams rate very low on my vegetable top 20, if I had a vegetable top 20. Yams are just mediocre, they have no outstanding qualities. Infact they look kind of genital-esque. NO genitals I have ever seen thankfully, but genital-esque none the less.
from heelandlass :
You could have a Malibu festival where you encouage your work to give you lots of time off and an all expenses paid trip to Malibu. Or a 'sex on the beach cocktail festival' where you are given lots of time off work and an all expenses paid trip to a desert island where you can rumpypumpy all day long on the beach. Or a Festival of the Sea where your work give you lots of time off and an all expenses trip on a fabulous cruise. Or a 'running theme festival' where people who are desperate to go on all expenses paid holidays spend all day writing notes to you in order to live out their daydreams!
from refusal :
You need to Google more deeply: the Yam Festival is kosher, held in Ghana, Nigeria, and parts of the south pacific in August. Apparently "The festival ushers in the new yam". (See also: http://www.ishipress.com/trobrian.htm for the seamier side) However, many places in the world celebrate chocolate festivals, rum festivals, and the ever-popular Zurich Bean Festival (that's Zurich, Ontario), if you're looking for more ideas. But it's clear your work canteen has way too much time on its hands, and should be outsourced, closed down, and replaced by a man with a little trolley of curled-up sandwiches.
from refusal :
You should applaud your employers' commitment to staff training. Either that or break the new coffee machine as soon as they leave and start brewing up with a camping stove. I have to say I'm utterly opposed to quick and easy-to-use machines at work: any excuse to spend 20 minutes in the kitchen, weaving your own filter-papers out of raffia, rather than work. I once did subcontracting for Halliburton, and they had the largest and most-chromy (and most incomprehensible) coffee machines in the world; I spent many happy hours flooding the kitchens with boiling water (which was strangely not covered in otherwise-comprehensive health and safety presentations). Death to the capitalist oppressors.
from refusal :
Or "Arsehole Spree".
from refusal :
Well, I understood the bit about wanting to work in Berlin. You could open a shop selling stonewashed jeans and David Hasselhoff memorabilia. You could call it Hassenhof.
from girlsdontcry :
Well, I agree that the whole thing about women accusing Michelle of being obsessed as if that's never ever happened to them is somewhat telling, but still, don't you think it will be a little bit funny if she gets booted out this week and has to stay away from Stu for a WHOLE WEEK? Not even a tiny, weeny bit funny??
from expatrica :
Hello Ms Magoo - A little pixie has told me that you have read a book which has helped you with flying. Can you please tell me the name of said book? I am flying again soon and although I will be doped up on sedatives, I think this book of yours might do me some good. Glad to hear you had a good time in Greece.
from jennyj :
That man did not slyly peek out his man-anenome, he put it there brazenly to get your attention. You wanted his fat Greek love. Hang on, why am I writing this here when you are sitting next to me in the internet shop?
from heelandlass :
I am so sad I thought you were off to see the musical! But it's only a lovely sunny holiday with long days stretching out ahead of you with nothing to think about except what kind of cocktail to have next and where to go for dinner. No such luck! Have a ball! xx
from fusco :
have a fabbo grecian time of it. may some sun be located in that corner of the world. it must be shining somewhere, surely?
from heelandlass :
Aha! A girl after my own heart. It could've been worse Polly M, you might've been canoodling the WORST looking in the IT department! The shame would never have left you! xxx
from fusco :
why thank you, i have an god-given talent for self portraiture, if i do say so myself.
from jennyj :
Come on - pasta saucey people do not smell appetising!
from refusal :
I think you just don't like Dogs Die in Hot Cars because they interrupt your evil mission of cooking all the nation's pooches by spreading their useful public information message (do dogs in hot cars smell like pasta sauce too?)
from refusal :
Cottaging, like cruising, is an entirely legitimate form of holiday. (At least insofar as adding "ing" onto the end of random nouns is a legitimate form of speaking English.) Similarly, bumming is a fun and non-painful activity for holidaymakers, students and vagrants everywhere, and rimming is a basketball term. We must defend the purity of the English language.
from fusco :
*spitting coffee* following today's debate, i'll stick to my car.
from milquetoast :
Oh, my beloved tube...but I never gave the bus a chance. The Tube feels much easier and fun and exciting to a mere tourist, I suppose...What's a black bogey?
from girlsdontcry :
That's hilarious... especially the bits about bad lighting and black bogeys. Very true, very true.
from heelandlass :
I've just read your brief history of your relationship with your grandad. It made me laugh because my granny is exactly the same, she moaned on and on about the fact that I was 'living in sin' (shame on me) with my boyfriend and when I told her I was getting married she wouldn't speak to me for 3 months because it wasn't going to be in a church - even though she only went once a year on Christmas Eve! We get on really well now and she's just knitted me about 4 outfits for my future baby (not even pregnant)! At least we have this bizarre behaviour to look forward when we're oldies!
from jennyj :
Pollymagoo, I agree these people sound like ASSes and I am not endorsing changing your opinion about them but you are probably also smarting with the fear of being surrounded in office with no lovely ally. Well, you know what to do. Leave, or get promotions to be their bosses and whip their ASSes. Ooh and then you should read 'Them' after me as it's dead good.
from girlsdontcry :
BOYS ARE STUPID!!1!
from vancookie :
clap your hands if you think men stink!
from fusco :
your discretion is appreciated; as Popcore has pointed out, i am apparently a private entries prick tease, so i just had to be sure.
from fusco :
super secret email received? wouldn't want you to think i was ignoring your polite request.
from alarm-call :
I missed that previous entry, and now it's too late too wish you a happy birthday. so I'm wishing you a happy year. ps. when I'm surrounded by dark, I get sad that I am no longer a lame-o raver type with bike lights etc on my backpack.
from fusco :
is there not enough neurosis for you in the public entries?
from fusco :
belated happy birthday, if i had known earlier i could have brought you something crappy back from my travels (Greensboro NC had some real treats), but will instead project a telepathic birthday violet crumble to you.
from koomaster :
*AHEM* Happy Birthday! Duty Fulfilled.
from inacrumbling :
such a brilliant writer deserves a brilliant birthday :) hope all goes well for you today and everyday afterward ... ~inacrumbling
from refusal :
Happy Birthday, peace on earth, and may all your Christmases be white. I would commission an army of a thousand standing-still people to follow you around and bid you good tidings, but apparently they don't walk, talk or emote, union rules or something, so you'll have to rest assured that they're all standing in honour of you in a warehouse near Sheffield, silently benevolent.
from invisibledon :
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!,Gelukkige Verjaardag, Joyeux Anniversaire, Buon Compleanno, Feliz aniversario, Feliz Cumpleaños and a very merry unbirthday for the 364 unbirthdays you have each year!
from vancookie :
i don't like football either. so happy birthday.
from vancookie :
i don't like football either. so happy birthday.
from milquetoast :
In fact, yes, I am definitely coming to London *and* seeing the show. If you want to see it too, please come along! If not, I'd still like to hang out with you for a few days. How does the 21st through the 25th sound? Let me know ASAP so I can get these cheap buses!
from milquetoast :
Yes, regardless of Bright Eyes, I think I should come to London from about the 21st till either the 23rd or 25th. Think you'll be free to show off your lovely little shire?
from refusal :
I've always imagined Moscow as full of terrorists and gangsters (and possibly prostitutes) and not a lot else. But I could add it to my imaginary itinerary safe in the knowledge that by the time I can properly travel Europe it might be a utopian socialist paradise again.
from janthina :
the other bit i liked was the interview with the woman who'd been decoding or typing out the telegraph messages between Washington and London who, when the reporter suggested that she'd been doing quite and important job, she sounded mystified and answered "well, we didn't really have time to look at what the messages said... we were typing quite fast you know..." i also liked the description of the cable & wireless operations centre in the granite caves on the beach at porthcurno, protected by flamethrowers and big portcullises. now that'd be a place to work: better than the fugly cable & wireless building on Theobald's road...
from expatrica :
Damn you Magoo! I wish I'd seen them; the lead singer is so, so . . . yum. We saw them open for Stellastarr *a few months ago and they were pretty good although I agree that the single is better than other stuff I've heard. Also, if you actually said that to the man on the train you are my new personal hero. Seriously.
from milquetoast :
Hi! Well, obviously, I didn't make it to London on the 5th. I decided it better to sleep all day because I'd rocked out too much the night before. But now I think I might head to London roundabouts the 22nd, as Bright Eyes and Modest Mouse are playing at Shepherds Bush Empire! I'm looking into it. Perhaps you can spare a day or two for me, your Diaryland pal.
from girlsdontcry :
Oh my, did you really? I think that's 100 times better than reasoning with him! I'm so impressed, that's the kind of thing I dream of saying but never actually do. Hurrah for Polly Magoo!
from refusal :
I forgot you were supposed to kill Ross from Friends. Failure! Well, you can still kill Schwimmer even if I'm sure his career's almost over (he'd be excellent holding a GOLF SALE sign). And I'm ashamed to say I did watch the Lost Boys - still Keifer's best role (and best haircut).
from milquetoast :
It's been an observation of mine that the British are obsessed with fire safety. Every door is labeled as a Fire Door. Because they say "Keep shut!" I'm often scared to open them, and for a while didn't know if I was supposed to. I'm bombarded with fire safety signs in every building...craziness. My friend claims this is because London burned down like 200 years ago. What's up?!
from refusal :
You could fight off burglars with knitting needles, ride around in a bath chair, and whenever anyone mentioned Ramsay MacDonald you would say that he killed babies. Or you could be eaten by a wolf but come out of it smiling and glasses still intact. Though you would have to like the royal family a little bit and fancy Michael Aspel. (Why is being an old man not as romantic as being an old woman? Unfair.)
from expatrica :
It was lovely meeting you as well! You've taught me a new term today. Somehow cottaging sounds less dodgy then "cruising." I like it. Of course, I mean the term and not the activity since I wouldn't know about that being a straight woman and all. Bah - I ramble. Why do weekends have to end?
from invisibledon :
are you likely to be eaten by sheep?
from vancookie :
all that seediness and risk is the appeal, actually. and it's <i>much</i> more efficient than serial one-night-standing, since no inane conversation is required. mind you, i've never even so much as had kiss in england.
from fusco :
it's often been my fear that i will be blair witched as i climb parliament hill, but thanks for adding the fear of catching boys cottaging to the neurosis.
from invisibledon :
how are things?
from milquetoast :
6 quid for cherries would be like 12 bucks for me! That's a lot for cherries, I think. Cherries are good, though. I had to overcome my phobia of them recently in order to appreciate them. It's true! Have you ever seen "Witches of Eastwick"? Yeah. What are you doing June 5? I'm debating whether or not to see The Valkyrie (Wagner opera) at the ENO in London. It is five hours long, I can get cheap-ish seats, but I'm not sure. Hmm!
from milquetoast :
And don't forget Hedwig. Hedwig was from Berlin. Makes the city closer to my heart.
from milquetoast :
Tee-hee, not the real bears! I meant the bear statues that are all over the city, the ones that are all the same shape (with paws up and can be placed upside-down!) but painted differently. Queer Grizzly was in the gay section of town and was rainbow. The bear in front of the Hilton was painted with a suit and tie, the Chinese Embassy had a panda bear, etc. Did you see any?
from milquetoast :
I rode a bicycle through the streets of Berlin, past the very buildings you speak of, the soul-sucking cell blocks with the unusual splashes of color. I went to Dachau concentration camp near Munich, but I know the feeling. What really struck me was, "It says 'showers' on the door. It says *showers.*"I rode through those woods too. I stopped at every bear, my favorite being Queer Grizzly. I didn't stay in a hotel but a hostel in the shitty (literally) side of town (yes, the East) where I had the best doner kebabs. The blind dog eyed me. Rode past the endless wall at night. I saw Le Tigre. Good beer indeed. I love Berlin.
from milquetoast :
Oh, my, one of your favorite films is Happiness. Never have I been more ambivalent about a film. It is repulsive yet I cannot turn away. It haunts me to this day, and a scene will occasionally pop into my head and frighten me. Certainly a...no, there's nothing certain about it. It's just...wow. I want to come to London one day! You'll have to provide entertainment.
from fusco :
i knew i couldn't be alone on that, but the shame, the shame.
from invisibledon :
oh yay Clockwork Orange Fashion - I don't want to be brain washed but I wouldnt' mind the bowler and eye liner
from girlsdontcry :
That's funny -- I was watching a programme on mentoring and thinking exactly the same thing. I WANT SOMEONE TO SORT MY LIFE OUT. But without the humiliaton of laying myself open to the scrutiny of Channel 4 viewers preferably.
from fusco :
I have a cunning plan. Alarm-call posts me (i'll get any annonymous PO box) some Violet Crumbles from Aust (to save me having to go near the Aust Shop) and then you choose a drop point, date and time, (strictly no surveilance or the deal goes bad) and I leave them there in an unmarked brown bag for you to collect. It would add the cloak and dagger rush that i think is missing from all our lives.
from alarm-call :
I really wish I had stolen them. I used to have novelty glasses witch changable thingies on the side when I was a kid (pineapples, parrots, etc). p.s after reading your entry, I actually did wonder about the shininess of my teeth while I was brushing this morning. p.p.s. the fusco-y one is right about the violet crumble. but not not not about the cherry ripe.
from fusco :
Dear Ms Magoo, Violet Crumble is a sublime confection consisting of a crispy honeycomb covered in chocolate and is far suprior to your, how you say, Crunchie. I believe it may be the treat you are seeking, but then the whole Aust Shop issue becomes a huge obstacle keeping you from potential chocolate bar heaven. It is, however, still second to the much more subtle, but strangely substantial, Cherry Ripe in Fusco's guide to odd things Australians still need to eat when in other hemispheres.
from refusal :
There is something sinister about Tunnock's teacakes, so I'd say it was possible they were trying to assimilate your friend. Certainly, out of all Scottish confectionery, they're the product I'd most expect to grow fifteen feet high and start consuming cows and buses. Our only course of action is to eat them before they consume us all. Or we could beat them to death with caramel wafers. (I don't see how teeth can be "so healthy they shine": I've been informed by the dentist that a couple of my teeth were dead and I couldn't tell the difference. "For teeth dead but still shiny" would be a far better slogan.)
from gypped :
oh yeah baby. for sure do I agree. hopefully I'll get the right chaucer, if I'm lucky.
from refusal :
Standing still people (or "living statues" which is probably their official name) are the stupidest thing ever. It has to be a cunning entertainment-industry conspiracy (probably run by the same people who make Big Brother) to see how much money can be earned by people doing nothing at all. Either that, or they're training to be posh waiters or barstaff or some other job where standing silently ignoring people is an essential career skill.
from kittytastic :
I know what you mean. Why don't they either stand still or piss off already? Grrr.
from girlsdontcry :
I didn't ask, it sort of seemed like it would be churlish to do so after they'd been so hospitable. But it so goes against the grain for me that no matter what state I was in when I made the bed I just wouldn't ever put the buttons at the top. It's not the first time this has happened to me either...
from jennyj :
Dear Pollymagoo, I know EXACTLY wot u need. Becos we R so similar, I can tell wot u r thinkin n all. y don't u try to have sex wiv someone else? mite b hard but if u put ur mind to it u might b able 2 find acquiescent chap. Gd luck!
from refusal :
Thanks! The Happy Hippos arrived yesterday, and despite the postman cramming them thru my letterbox they were in pretty good condition (certainly better than a Kinder Surprise Egg would have been). Hippos are supposed to be the most dangerous animal in Africa, so I'll take revenge on behalf of the human race.
from avantbedroc :
I take my cue from talk back radio- "Hey there, im alana. im a bit nervous. im a first time caller, long time listener. I just called up to say that i love your show."
from refusal :
"Stay lucky"? Were you dating (a) a gameshow host (b) Dennis Waterman or (c) a 8 year old with dreams of being a gameshow host or Dennis Waterman? Sounds like you lucked out all right. Dresden is famed for floods and neo-nazi skinheads, and whilst it's picturesque, I'm not sure about drowning with a boot pressing down on my head.
from girlsdontcry :
Maybe I'm just a really horribly unsentimental person, but what on earth would he want pictures of the two of you for? I know, I know, it's just a pretext, but it's a LAME pretext. Still, you could get a good diary entry if you go for dinner with him!
from unhappyboy :
aw he soundz gr8!
from janthina :
leave fallen shackles by the wayside. There's 49% of about 6 billion people out there to be sampled, and while none of them looks as attractive as BillyBudd, i'm fairly certain that they're what you need. Take the plunge, a shag for its own sake is fine and refreshing and you're likely to succeed if you put your mind to it. (Callous? moi??? no, just a converted zealot)
from refusal :
I put pictures of cake up on my diary (and you can click on the picture for even more). Sadly, there's a lot of weddings. People don't eat enough cake in non-marital situations.
from jennyj :
Oops meant to end that with 'xxx' and also meant that not to sound so horrible. It was meant nicely.
from jennyj :
It makies you a better person that you feel rotten today. You won't feel so bad tomorrow.
from bettysheels :
how about a woohooooo! instead x
from refusal :
Thanks. In the old days people had diaries that said "Palm Sunday" and "Third Sunday in Lent" and stuff, but now we're stuck with Outlook, which won't even help you find yr way round London Underground. And w.r.t. yr experiment last weekend, surely you know there's nothing as depressing as happy music. While nothing makes me as elated as The Walker Bros: if "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Any More" doesn't fill you with joy, what could?
from bettysheels :
'ain't no mountain high enough' or 'sally cinnamon' my new hairdresser saw the christ thing - i asked him what he thought and his eyebrows almost raised themselves off his freckled brow. no words were required, i believe x
from jennyj :
Hey miss magoo, I would love to take new hair and shoes somewhere perhaps glamorous. Shall we talk? Let's talk.
from unhappyboy :
I wouldn't mind seeing Harry Potter get the same kind of punishment metered out to poor old JC.
from ceildah :
'don't blame it on sunshine! don't blame it on moonlight, don't blame it on good times, blame it on the boogie....I just cant! I just cant! I just can't control my feet!.......lol....i needed a happy tune today too so ta:)
from fusco :
Project Happy Music: White Stripes - We're going to be friends, REM - End of the world etc, Johnny Cash - any song where he laughs in the midle of the chorus and has uber country lyrics.
from girlsdontcry :
I don't want to say that it's my *favourite* ever happy song like ever or anything, but it does make me happy, that's "Stone Me Into The Groove" and apparently (I'd sort of forgotten) it's by Atomic Swing. Not Atomic Kitten. Good luck with Project Happy Music.
from buck88 :
'STANDING BATH' INDEED YER POSHO BITCH.
from buck88 :
I THINK YOULL FIND ITS CALLED A 'CATS LICK' IF YER PROPER NORTHERN LIKE.
from refusal :
1, 2, 2.5? Not bad, but they've still got things to learn: normally (like one organisation I came across) you'd go 1, 2, 4, 7, 21, to seem more advanced. Either that, or use fruit. Phase guava is go.
from rue-madame :
Mmmmm... Matthew Broderick... and to think that tonight, I get to see him in the (clothed) flesh, singing and dancing in front of me. I'll let you know if I need a shower afterwards.
from em-ex :
I sounded so cold in my email! I was just tired, really. nice work on kissing matthew. thumbs down for him doubting you.
from jennyj :
I take it it was Ferris-era Broderick and that his horse-faced wife wasn't joining in?
from tom-seb-jak :
your life makes me giggle. a good thing. honest.
from unhappyboy :
I would probably sleep with Michael Broderick, but only in his War Games era.
from girlsdontcry :
Who am I to question your subconscious... but Matthew Broderick?
from jennyj :
Oooh, B had to drown a mouse once - it sounded horrific. Surely that would be worse?
from jennyj :
But did you enjoy the film also? Good luck for later today. Make sure Buck looks after you.
from unhappyboy :
i thought i was going to throw up when she kept struggling to flick the rotten butt of her roll-up off of her manky plastic glove. especially as she was leaning right into me as she did it. ew.
from fusco :
oh, you know, it's a transitional thing, like you don't oxfam the old jeans until the new jeans are just right. and many compliments on your taste in grey background - it's a rockin' colour.
from jennyj :
Lordy! I'm not sure if that's meant to be sexy or aggressive.
from unhappyboy :
Just to be different, I AM going to drink again, and I WILL go out on a school night.
from alarm-call :
damn those too minty mints. that dream would be devastating. also- I'm pale, so I blush easily. I cope with that. what I don't cope with is the fact that my neck* blushes. in an ugly blotchy way which causes people to ask me about my rash.
from unhappyboy :
re: the first part of your post, EW re: the second part, damn, my plan is foiled. Still, the fact that you're going to be singing first should do the trick..
from milquetoast :
I find this blushing phenomenon absolutely fascinating. You do bring up a good point that if one is comfortable enough to be naked in front of someone, then you won't likely see a full body blush due to embarassment. Did you get my emails a while back about London in mid-April?
from girlsdontcry :
You should sign up, it's free, and it's the New York Times. But if you don't want to, I'll tell you, it's about movieoke, where people go to a club and put on DVDs and act out scenes from their favourite films. (second note from me in a row starting with the words "you should")
from girlsdontcry :
You should've set the Seven-Sisters-is-near-up-and-coming-Shoreditch idiot on fire. Really. And then told him that it's very fashionable to be on fire these days.
from refusal :
Thanks for the postcard. And thanks for the invite to diaryland karaoke, which I must alas decline. I'm really sorry, but I wouldn't go to karaoke even if it was in Edinburgh in my own street. I'm a fun-hating curmudgeon and do not sing ever. Probably not even if the karaoke was in my flat, in my bathroom, and I had to sing before I could have a pee. So I'm sorry I can't make it. But I trust there will be embarrassing reports online, and at least this way you won't have to put up with me pissing in the middle of your "My Heart Will Go On". I was looking forward to Grand Theft Parsons though, and not just to relive Married With Children fantasies. Is it really that pointless? Sigh, I guess it's not surprising.
from tom-seb-jak :
Oh i know! Arn't you great! Yes, yes you are. I love being promoted and being promoted by someone as great as you makes it so much better.. but about getting paid.. well, you like hugs right? Sending hugs your way (in my mind)!
from caraxus :
Seven Sisters is a wonderful tube stop...I ended up there are a party with some Danish backpackers whilst travelling through London last year...could be the latest hot property place...hehehe
from milquetoast :
*Most* moths have no mouths. I'm sure the clothes-eating moths are a special exception. And thanks for the diary link. I have a friend who does something professional and can get these young bloggers money or something. Perhaps he'd be interested!
from unhappyboy :
You did know that it's 'Topless Thursdays' at the UGC didn't you?
from unhappyboy :
i sent you an email that might not make sense because i seemed to have lost a day and assumed today was Tuesday when in actual fact it's Wednesday. regardless, in answer to your question, it was your idea but i can do tonight or tomorrow.
from jennyj :
That was rather American Beauty but not a cliche. I have less 'danced back in', more 'stumbled back with a limping gait' but here I am nonetheless. x
from unhappyboy :
It's impossible to explain because the beauty is in the moment isn't it. I think it's what I'm trying to do with my photography, capture the beauty of moments, albeit rather unsuccessfully. Reading your entry reminded me a little of the scene in American Beauty with the plastic bag floating about.
from unhappyboy :
I'm alright really, I think I just need something to eat. Might treat myself to pizza express for lunch! my favourite!
from unhappyboy :
my head hurts.
from jennyj :
"Who Moved My Prozac? An Amazing Way to Deal With Marauding Housemates During Depression"
from bettysheels :
i too spent approximately 2 hours wandering around the same section of borders books 2 fridays ago. i was trying to find a book to get rid of my spots. scarily, i realised that i was familiar with at least 10 of the book titles. x
from refusal :
You could all get in a minibus and drive up north and crash it spectacularly and then discover you're all either brothers or lesbians. That would be entertaining. Even if I'd never get to see any of you, it should at least provoke some journalling. (It's a shame SpNtR never did "Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me", that's a much better song.)
from pablo :
That boy Buck has a lot to answer for. My headache for starters. I've never done drambuie-fuelled thumb wars before, though. So that was good.
from girlsdontcry :
I suppose I should go to unhappy boy's notes to complain about my bruised left hand, but just seeing that reminded me... I think I must have been the most drunk because I actually thought that I was quite sober. Getting in for work at 8am this morning has proven to me that I was far from it. But I'm recovered now, and I love the idea that people might think I'm a hard drinker (you forgot to mention my ample, surgically-enhanced bosom by the way).
from unhappyboy :
those shandies were what saved me. i woke up at 7 this morning, emailed work to tell them i'd be an hour late, went back to sleep, woke up at 10 and felt fine! my left set of knuckles are slighty bruised though.
from milquetoast :
I am discussing with my pseudo-Welsh friends about a London weekend come 5 March, which is a Friday. That's the last day of that art thingie with Kimya stuff. Friends and I will have to figure out transportation and hostel accomodations, though. Perhaps we could meet up? New friends!
from jennyj :
I did not know, despite all my years on God's good earth, that 'shrove' was the past sense of 'shrive'. Thanks, RE advisor. Oh, I've forgotten what else I wanted to put. Never mind! See you later.
from buck88 :
think as i had hlf a battenberg for brunch maybe i shud skip pancakes...maybe just have a half a one then.
from buck88 :
lol, we shud never discuss anything we put on d.land just because its so much more hilarious as a suprise, i wish someone wud pretend not to be looking at my naked asshole, sorry maybe thats not an approproite note.ps please help me with my spelling and if u are awake and can hear me trotting about the house i apologize, soon the 'sleepers' will arrive and all will be well..
from refusal :
Hi. I've been busy thinking the past week whether David Schwimmer or Ross Geller are more deserving of painful death. And if you were to kill them both, which order it would be in. Anyway, in anticipation of you culling a few celebrities, I have come up with a mix CD for you if you want it (unless you have a particularly freaky theme for a compilation you want instead) (my email addy's on my diary should you wish to discuss delivery arrangements. I'm only sorry that I can't deliver it in person, at least not this week, but I'm too much of a coward to phone in sick, and multiple people at work are actually having a parent die so I can't use that as an excuse either.) I'm now trying to work out which song from Oliver! a women would be whistling while looking up your arse. But at least it wasn't from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which would be really immature.
from girlsdontcry :
A google search for "tomato soup cake" reveals 2,510 results, it seems to be much more serious than I suspected. I'm considering baking it, but it won't be before Wednesday. Although I'm hoping to remember to bring the outstanding Morvern Callar mix so you can record it... feel free to remind me tomorrow though.
from girlsdontcry :
I kept thinking last weekend "I wonder if Polly's baking tomato soup cake", and then you didn't, but now you've baked apple cake, which does sound lovely, but still... I WANT TO HEAR ABOUT TOMATO SOUP CAKE. Please? (I suppose I could bake it myself)
from buck88 :
we'll try again...maybe some more time consumong ones, sorry...maybe some more time consuming ones. really I AM A SPAZ.
from buck88 :
someone obviously needs more responsibilites at their work place, amybe some mare time consuming ones..
from jennyj :
Hee hee - I am glad and jealous that you had a great time with Jeff Lightening Lewis and The Loners and I'm annoyed-a-doodle that the text from you didn't get through to my phone until 10.30pm. But I did go to the gym instead. See how we're working out being single in different ways? I prefer yours. Although I do like to be home early enough for bed. (Not that getting home late would preclude me from going to bed ... whatever.) Looking forward to seeing you before the paed police get to you. They never caught up with me after the two child actors I never touched, your honour, no, I was just talking to them. La la laaaa...
from unhappyboy :
When I was 19 I was more than capable of choosing my own clothes to wear to awards ceremonies. AND I didn't let a 4 yr old do my make up with crayons. Ack, it's only a bit of fun, I doubt Scarlett even has a Diaryland diary ;)
from milquetoast :
And the St. Kimya Day is perfect, I think. "Go love yourself" are good words to live by, and her songs of simple desire and unattainability seem to define my love life in general.
from milquetoast :
Yay, empathy! Your note helps a lot. At least they speak English here, although I'm bothered that you pronounce the letter "z" as "zed" and not "zee." And you say "treble" rather than "triple." YOU'RE WRONG! Ha. I do want to go on a London adventure. Kimya's showing work at an art gallery in London the first week of March, I think, so that might be a good date. Something to look into. Oh, and I added a bit to that last entry--music download! Go see.
from refusal :
I'm moving into a mix-CD-making mood, so if you want to slay a few TV light entertainers, I'll make you something (it might take a few days, to find the CDs I want in the dark corners of my flat). And I promise, no Katie Melua, tho probably something worse. In other news, I nearly went to the cinema alone on Valentine's Day, but I chickened out and went on Sunday (cinemas are always too busy on Saturdays anyway, even if I avoided Love Actually); so you must be made of sterner stuff.
from refusal :
So who would you kill in exchange for a mix tape? If you maim Jim Davidson, it's a deal.
from pablo :
noting back! was blindingly good to meet you and we must do it again with all due haste. cooler than strawberry ice cream. x
from unhappyboy :
hullo pollymagoo nice to meet you. b.
from em-ex :
exactly that chaucer. and he does the palm-stomach thing in public too cos it's not obviously sexual... meep!
from jennyj :
I don't know, I feel somehow sullied after knowing that ... I'm sure you feel even more sullied, obviously. You didn't choose the mess up his room too much then?
from refusal :
Don't be so cruel! I'm sure Ms Bunton was very happy to meet anyone with more talent than Victoria Beckham or Geri H. Although, it might have been truer to Emma's music to send her to the Surrey area to interview Sandie Shaw and Lulu, rather than have her discuss songwriting with Smokey Robinson in LA.
from milquetoast :
Hi! I am in the UK. You should come to the Clem Snide show on Friday the 13th in Reading. Should be grand! I want a Devon cream tea...must find here in Devon. Kimya Dawson loves us! She was telling me about you.
from jennyj :
Ugh what a horrible thing. I hope the domain name you bought didn't reflect the horror of the evening. Are you feeling any better today? Do you want to come for a drink with girlsdontcry and pablo and I next Thursday? Please say yes.
from girlsdontcry :
Wow, that would be very upsetting, I just can't see any excuse for that kind of behaviour (this is regarding seeing Billy, of course). I'm sorry, hope you're OK. And don't worry if you've not handed done your property swap yet -- I broke up with mine in 2001. xxx
from jennyj :
Oh look - me again. OK so I was looking at this one http://pollymagoo.diaryland.com/030722_86.html which is probablazza the night we kind of met, but also - did you ever get that lyric? It's Milk by Garbage, innit? Now it's in my head.
from jennyj :
Wow you made me out to seem like that lookintotheeyesdon'tlookaroundtheeyeslookintotheeyes wonder-girl type thing. Brighton sounds like it was good, very good. Don't worry, there is thankfully no more pus but just horrible bruisy painy stuff. I couldn't drink any neat Irish whisky though. See you soon!
from jennyj :
Great - and if you look down you will see an overgrown haircut (hairgrow?) and pre-millenium black corduroy skirt and practical boots. Ooh I hope we get in. Oh and give up smoking!
from jennyj :
Wicked, thanks for the tip-off. I'm going to go down straight from yoga which finishes at 7. It's all down to the snow and public transport if I get there in time. Are you watching that program about estate agents? They're such c*nts and that's a fact. Had to share. Sorry.
from jennyj :
Hello hello, me here. I think I'm just a-gonna turn up at le club social if I get in or not (it doesn't say what time it starts and just to turn up 'early' - what, 4pm?) I have signed up for membership and all that malarkey, although accompaniers as yet to be arranged. But I shall most likely have my stripey scarf on and I'll try to find a wee box to peep out from (stood in front of lion's cage, no less) in order that you might be able to locate me. Am also no higher than 5ft.
from refusal :
Tres bien. Noone's ever written me in French before. I've decided I don't think I'll read Mrs Bovary any time soon, but let me know if you do find any potato-heated muffs (oh, that just reminded me of a really horrible urban legend. Ick).
from girlsdontcry :
Aw, good luck -- maybe you could "forget" the belt? I'd go if there was a cash settlement, even if was £140. But I'd get buck to take extensive notes and re-enact the full hour's antics in charade form though. xxx
from jennyj :
Hello, wise girl here. Thanks for Kimya tip-off. Are you going? I suddenly realised that all my fellow Kimya-fan friends live in Manchester or Scotland.
from jennyj :
Yes maybe personal future sexual void is highlighting my personal vitriol against this dumb stupid scary conservative crap. Ooh, get me. Also, that it's so tied up with Christianity, they obv don't care about muslims, jews, hindus or buddhists with stds. Anway. How are you?
from jennyj :
That is the best post-break up thing to learn (and one of the hardest) - that you must stop feeling bad on their behalf. Whether you're the breaker or the breakee. It is only possible by not seeing them at all. Do I sounds like I'm trying to convince myself? Yes, I am.
from invisibledon :
C'était trop drôle ! Espoir vous avez une grande soirée
from tom-seb-jak :
You tell dear tom-seb-jak all about it and he says comforting things such as "you are beautiful" and "don't ever let people get you down" and "your better then that, polly"... it totally works.
from invisibledon :
Je ne suis pas sûr ce qui est orange et invisible ?
from invisibledon :
Oui il est très plein d'humour particulièrement la tonalité de voix
from invisibledon :
Thanks for doing my oddsandends survey - Are you an Orange? (you said to ask)
from girlsdontcry :
Television makes ME have indepth conversations with my flatmates too. Such as "Who would be your 'Jaws' boyfriend?" (Roy Scheider for me) And, "who would be your 'Coupling' boyfriend?", which led to "Who would be your 'This Life' boyfriend?" (I got Egg from 'This Life', yay!)
from girlsdontcry :
I looked up the recipe today after I wrote that... it also includes raisins. Tomato soup and raisins. Clearly the cake invented by someone mad.
from girlsdontcry :
I read an article about Sylvia Plath liking to bake too. It included a recipe for a cake she used to make that listed a tin of tomato soup as one of the ingredients. Yum!
from jennyj :
Oh Leo's was another favourite and yes you're right re Ghost World, ha ha - I have a photo I took in there of a man reading some old school Penguin Classic. You'll be pleased to know the pus hasn't re-enacted and the swelling has really reduced.
from jennyj :
Hey - I used to live round the corner from you (on Cecilia Rd, near Arcola Theatre and Crazy Horse which I believe is no longer a top notch greasy spoon - boo) but now I live in suburban Leyton. Hey, that's cool too! Well, the binmen turn up when they're meant to... and there are no lungs on the street. Are you feeling any better? I am - the jaw swelling has just exploded into 4 mouthfuls of pus. Totally gross, but kind of fascinating. Hope you weren't eating your dinner then ... Oh well, I haven't been able to eat dinner for 4 days so I'm feeling just happier.
from buck88 :
do u want to go super gold or wud that make u angry
from buck88 :
read jennyj i think ive read her before, im all confused
from buck88 :
please read johnathan and let me know what you think
from girlsdontcry :
You know how people say "that made me laugh out loud"? Well, I genuinely DID just laugh out loud at the competitive nudity... partly because I just got back from the gym where a woman was strutting around completely naked -- except for flip flops. And I read in the paper that members of swimming clubs suffer from depression less than other people. So good place to go at the moment.
from jennyj :
Oh I have been wanting to leave you a message for a while but didn't find this place. I entirely feel for you right now. I have had to stop listening to some of my favourite music since I broke up with my boyfriend. Ugh just ugly ugly times. Still, you know it will get there, don't you? This is me btw - http://www.livejournal.com/users/testiculata/
from girlsdontcry :
Now you're sick on top of everything else? That's awful. Except I'm slightly jealous that you're at home. Hope things start to improve very very soon.
from buck88 :
i am on line but have no messenger. am excited about gold but need teaching
from girlsdontcry :
You broke up in the taxi on the way home from a New Year's party? I'm sorry -- but I'm sure you're right that it can still be a good year for you.
from cruel-irony :
Oh, I hate how the cleaning never ends. And, why do I always have to do it. Oh yeah, I live alone. Damn. And, the flooded swim place? That's not only ironic, that's hysterical! I'm still chuckling.
from girlsdontcry :
haha! That's brilliant -- spring rolls filled with oil and self-loathing, I can relate. I'm so glad you're updating again.
from milquetoast :
Hey! A grammar bitch is one who is obsessed with correct grammar and gets particularly irritated when grammar is misused. I arrive in London on January 27. Wherefrom are you in the grand UK?
from buck88 :
listen lady you havent updated in 31 days, wot the fuck is up? i reckon youve found another blog and i for 1 am not impressed. btw check out tom-seb-jak absolute genius. ive been in the house for 4 days and am goin a little crazy.
from girlsdontcry :
Of course, you are right about hobbies and I would usually agree with you, but ... this is going to sound bad ... all my friends seem to be getting them. And I KNOW, if they were all jumping off bridges, I probably wouldn't copy them, but they seem to like it. WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME. Or with them?? And when are you updating, hmmm?
from ann-frank :
oooh yeah, 1am is a tough time to try to start up relationship talking. seems to happen to me after a night of drinking. and by that I mean, a lot. the toliet brush thing? hilarious.
from buck88 :
sorry me again, please read stella cos its funny as you like. i think so any way
from buck88 :
pablo is right lush and rights about awful london things which makes us all silently relate and feel better , you shud check him out, when you get a note from me is it a dissapointment?
from girlsdontcry :
I love that bus entry the most -- people just don't understand what it's like to live here, that you could have an entire strategy for choosing a bus seat, but you really NEED ONE. Although I favour the left hand side, usually. And I finally added you! Yay for me!
from buck88 :
i want to note girlsdontcry cos she seems nice. im in work doin fuck all. have you seen hermondune on kimyas site? the boy with long hair is a little bit too lush, every time i try to look at someones diary its locked, i messaged a nice girl with portfolio drama then discovered she goes to church. i shouldnt judge really. i cant finish wen i want, how lovely is my life? your jeans are out of the washer, that fabric conditioner is right lovely.
from girlsdontcry :
I'm sorry that you weren't feeling well, but it's good that you were eating Cadbury's fingers -- the NHS should dispense them as a cure-all. Except for obesity, that probably wouldn't help. Which Tolstoy? If it was The Death of Ivan Ilyich, then you should really see the film Ivans xtc (apologies if you've already said which Tolstoy it was).
from girlsdontcry :
I like your thinking on voting for Madonna. In a day's time when I can vote again I might go back and vote for her. But then again, I think when I see that, it's a sense of hatred for the ad, whereas when I see Ben Affleck's ad, it's HIM that I hate. And yes, when I linked to that Lovely Bones entry I was thinking that you'd been reading it. Great book. Sorry about your fish (and about your flatmate. Maybe the reiki killed the fish).
from buck88 :
the shoot is a right drama, i need another holiday. i mite be able to go for virtual coffee from 3.00 til 3.05 if you can make it. the video needs to go back didi you watch it? i really wanna see it. boo
from buck88 :
i adore vancookie please find me more. x. the survey is rad. i wanna do one.
from girlsdontcry :
Wowsers, that IS a psycho flatmate indeed. And white sugar IS normal sugar (as opposed to raw sugar, which is hippie sugar and apparently no better for you, it just has more impurities which are removed in the refining process to make sugar white).
from girlsdontcry :
Polly, I have to admit I haven't read The Man Who Walks -- it's been in my hand in the bookshop on several occasions, but has never made it out the door with me, for some reason. I don't know why exactly. I just loved Morvern Callar and also The Sopranos, I think it's so amazing what he does with his female characters.
from girlsdontcry :
Polly, I have to admit I haven't read The Man Who Walks -- it's been in my hand in the bookshop on several occasions, but has never made it out the door with me, for some reason. I don't know why exactly. I just loved Morvern Callar and also The Sopranos, I think it's so amazing what he does with his female characters.
from girlsdontcry :
Now then, Polly Magoo, you are a strange case indeed. I'm sure this means nothing, but the first cookie I opened for you was COMPLETELY EMPTY. Then the second one wasn't much of a fortune. It said: "Bigness is imposing, but greatness is enduring." Now, I don't know -- maybe that means something to you. But in case it doesn't, I went for a third fortune, and this one MUST be true. It says: "You are heading in the right direction." (Someone else got that one this morning too!) I hope that helps, thanks for playing I Give Away A Fortune!
from comicgrl28 :
He POLLYMAGOO...I have a new entry,nothing much but well..just wanted to let you know,i will be writing more,sort of forgot about diaryland
from girlsdontcry :
Thank you for making a comment on that entry, which made me feel not like a freak (although, you know, there was nothing untoward on my chin, it was just carbonara sauce). And tell me ... kimyadawson.diaryland.com, is that really her? And if so, why isn't her diary massively read? (OK, you mightn't know the answer to the second question, but have a shot at the first if it pleases you)
from buck88 :
please check baconneggs05 , i think it cant be real..
from girlsdontcry :
Shamelessly helping you to make a link to my diary, you can link that entry by pasting this text... <a href="http://girlsdontcry.diaryland.com/allchange.html" target="_blank">girlsdontcry</a> ... it will even open in a new window. Hurrah! And yes, the music wasn't the best, but it was enjoyable nonetheless.
from girlsdontcry :
Golly jeepers, I clicked on your diary because you've got Alan Warner as a favourite, and you were in Paris on the weekend and SO WAS I. And you've got Ghost World listed too... oooh!
from buck88 :
you shud cehck out sally angst i think shes funny as you like..
from comicgrl28 :
Thanks for the note,my fav. daniel Clowes is..Like a Velvet Glove cast in Iron...Maybe you have read it otherwise go get it...You gave me a good laugh with your comment thanks again..................
from u78 :
hey polly, yr reading 'choke'! i love that book. its a good fun depressing sad desperate time. i read yr story about the chinese guy bringing in the tea & biscuits at your training course. that was good observation. thanks for sharing! regards, a.
from u78 :
hey polly, thanks for the message... i've been ultra slack about updating this thing, which means i've been to busy to think, but the message meant plenty thanks again, ok cyabai
from milquetoast :
I will be studying at the University of Exeter. Any tips you can give me?
from milquetoast :
Hey, hey. Thanks for the guestbook territorial mark and the addition of my name to your favorites! I always appreciate it. The yolk was suspended in the middle, but it also must have mixed a bit with the white. Strange. Are you from Britain? I'm studying there next spring--quite the excited isolated ignorant American I am!
from kimyadawson :
thanks for joining the moldy peaches ring and for having me as a favorite.
from dop :
hey thanks for your note in my obsolete diary i've read these demented lands and the sopranos :) and i bought the man who walks last week so i'll read that one soon too thanks

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