Saturday, October 14, 2006

Saturday in review

I'd set my alarm clock to wake me up at around 8:30 this morning, but me being me, I managed to turn it off in my sleep (yes, I actually can do that), and thus woke up some two hours later.

My grand plan for today revolved around a quick jaunt into Kingston, as all Saturday's seem to be consisting of recently. My sole reason for this was to move some cash between accounts, and in hindsight you'd think I could've done this during last week's cushion expedition to Kingston. I probably could, but quite frankly I do like going to Kingston.

So I tottered off, moved money, had a lovely coffee, and witnessed some extreme emo-ing.

Now, I think I'm going to draw a line under this whole emo thing, because I honestly don't think it'll get any better than this; today's emo-encounter was amazing.

Somehow, a group of young emos in their stripey tops and skinny jeans had managed to get themselves caught up in a length of video tape, and were fighting to break free. I suppose for a generation used to CDs and mp3s the humble and archiac video tape can be quite a frightening thing, especially when you snap open a video cassette and the next thing you know you're being entangled by what appears to be 15 miles of sinewy film.

Alas, I was not able to hang around to watch the outcome of this incredible emo Vs video tape encounter, but I like to think that they were horribly strangled and died a long and painful death.

No doubt some heartwrenching and angst-ridden soft rock anthems will be written about their tragic demise by some lank-haired musicians wearing NHS glasses and cardigans stolen from their nans.

When I got home I decided that I really should pump up the tyres on my car, because it has seemed to be pulling to the left quite a lot over the last few... er, months? And yes, my portable pump-o-matic agreed with me in a fashion that, had it been the robot from Lost in Space, it would've waved its wibbly arms around and shouted "WARNING!" a fair bit.

I thus proceeded to pump said tyres, and seriously looked like I knew what I was doing. I had dirty hands and everything.

The afternoon was spent reading my current book of choice, which is thus far a tad hit and miss, although there's some Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez stuff in it towards the end, so I'll crack on regardless.

Evening saw a trip to Sparky Ma and Pa's, where Sparky Ma was experimenting with some kind of Italian-style meal, which was lovely, followed by The X-Factor, which saw Simon and I proceed to take the mickey out of the girl with the vending-machine teeth.

Now I'm back home, writing this, and wondering if I should watch Almost Famous, which Simon has lent me because, for some inexplicable reason I've not yet seen it and everyone, including me, thinks I'll really like it, but I'm a bit knacked and I quite fancy an early-ish night. Also, I really don't think I'd be able to appreciate it in my current state; my hearing has degraded AGAIN, and I'm pretty sure the songs won't work quite as well with subtitles.


Miss T said...


I didn't expect to like Almost Famous, but it has ended up as one of those movies I've happily watched multiple times. Something about Cameron Crow's story telling is so... genuine.

How did the mini shoes go down? They were sooooo adorable. See how many o's I used? That's how cute they were.

Dinah said...

SECONDed about the shoes.

And I loooooooooooooove Almost Famous. See how many o's I used? That's how much I love it. Which, really, should have no bearing on how much you like it, but I think it's a great movie.

skillz said...

Almost Famous is sooooooo gooooood. Ny old boss used to be like Ben Fong Torres, we used to say Almost Famous quotes behind his back.


Tim said...

Miss T - Almost Famous really appeals to me, but it seems to have slipped me by for the last however many years. I did catch about 10 minutes of it on telly the other week and it did look very good.

As for the shoes - grande awesomeness! El Deanio loved 'em, and I believe they will be pressed into service just as soon as his littl' 'un is big enough to wear 'em!!

Dinah - whoa! You may have been second, but you out-'O'ed Miss T by a country mile!! Will Miss T respond?

Skillz - Blimey! You're getting in on the 'O' action too!! I don't know who Ben Fong Torres is yet, but I shall educate myself... perhaps today!

idv said...

Death by video tape. Fantastic! There's no better way for an emo to go.

Wait a minute, I meant: There's no better way for an emo to goooooooooooooooooooooooo. Because that's how much I believe it. And I didn't want to be left out.

Speaking of which, I've never seen, or heard of, Almost Famous either...

* rushes off to google it *

Shitting WV is thwarting me AGAIN! It won't accept me. Why? Why?

Tim said...

Well, I've literally just finished watching Almost Famous, and I must say I really enjoyed it (although maybe not enough to warrant around six years of waiting). Awesome soundtrack (must steal Dad's Joni Mitchell soundtrack, and iTunes 'Tiny Dancer'), and it sort of felt right to watch it on a Sunday afternoon.

It reminded me a lot of Lords of Dogtown, which is a good thing, though I'm putting that down more to the era they're both set in ... Dogtown had an awesome soundtrack too...

Anyway, IDV, if you have an appreciation of seventies rock you should like it - it's quite funny in places, and leaves you with a bit of a warm glow!

inexplicable device said...

Warm glow?

I like my cockles cold as a polar bear's... umm, cold bits.

Warm glow, indeed. People'll think I have feelings next.

I do have one feeling right now - Incoherant Rage! WV's really testing my patience...

Tim said...

it gave me a serious problem a few weeks back (WV, not Almost Famous or feelings)... I would sit there pounding away at the keyboard for minutes on end!

No one's swapped some of the letters round on your keyboard, have they? I'd check the loo for cling film too...