Friday, March 09, 2007

Oops, I did it again

I haven't seen Sweatband in ages, then all of a sudden she sends me this email with a link to the 2007 Dysart Dash, which is the illustrious-sounding 10k run I did last year. "Sigh up!" she wrote.

And like THE FOOL THAT I AM, moments later I'd signed up.

I mean, really, am I a glutton for punishment or what? Really? I'm sitting here with a semi-healed gammy knee and manky old trainers and I've just whored myself to another 10k run. Now would probably be a good time to swear like an old lady with piles or slap myself. And if by 'swear like an old lady with piles or slap myself' I actually mean 'go and buy some expensive new running shoes' at the weekend that's exactly what I'm going to do.

Any opportunity to shop; I'm such a modern man.

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Do you ever have one of those days when you wake up and you seriously think someone's slipped something into you tea? Within the space of about two minutes during the drive into work this morning I saw a sweet, neatly-dressed old lady sitting at a bus stop swigging out of a can of special brew, followed moments later by three children on their way to school, two boys in uniform and a girl dressed in some sort of weird pilgrim outfit.

It was just bizarre.

And don't get me started on the lime green bear waiting at the traffic lights to cross the road.

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Someone made a bit of a boo-boo on the Virgin Media homepage today methinks, and I was there to grab it for posterity!

Now I know Hollywood has a tendency to make changes when they adapt books into movies, but have they really changed Frank Miller's brutal tale of the ancient battle of Thermopylae into a heartwarming story of a mother's love for her two adorable daughters? I can't wait for the stunning CGI recreations of the epic afternoon spent baking cookies. What fun!

Sadly they changed the picture to the real one about an hour later. Bastards.

6 comments:

Tara said...

I started out at the store today with a mission to just buy a "farewell: we'll miss you" card for a 9-month pregnant coworker, and I wound up getting the card, another card (as a joke for my boss), and a whole gift bag filled with stuff like tea, slippers, hypo-allergenic body wash and revitalizing footcream. I didn't mean to pay so much, but those little things do add up.

Good luck with getting prepped for the 10k! Keep us posted!

T-Bird said...

I am so frakkin' excited about 300!

Could that sentence be any nerdier?

Yes.

I am so frakkin' xited about 300 WOOT11!!!!!!!111

T-Bird said...

Oh, and good luck on the run dude.

Dinah said...

300 kisses? that's...the best i can do right now.

Jingo said...

To be honest, I was drawn to the FreeeeeeeeeeeeTV ad...

Tim said...

Tara - I do exactly the same thing! Whenever I go shopping with the intention of buying, say, milk, I always come out laddened down with bags and having spend the best part of £100!

Training is going well so far - I'm basically still thinking about buying some new trainers, and that's about it!

T-Bird - I don't know if I want to see 300 or not. It looks visually amazing, but I don't know if I can hack a story about some ancient war I have no interest in.

Ooo, frak alert! Summer said it in The OC the other day!

Dinah - Saucy. Are we talking Hollywood-style air kisses? Because if we are, I think the constant to-ing and fro-ing from side to side might make me dizzy.

Jingo - Hello! FreeeeeeeeeeeeeeTV is a tempting offer until you realise that Sky threw a hissy fit and took all the decent channels away.