Sunday, October 05, 2008

Choices, choices

Truth be told I'm still on a bit of a karting high from Friday. And yes, that means I'm still suffering from the hardcore alpha-male tendencies that manifested during the race. I just finished watching season one of The OC and was willing Ryan to punch anything that moved.

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Friday night was supposed to be a delightful companion piece to my win earlier in the day. Willowc and I had found out about an Empire magazine film quiz being held at Borders in Kingston, and decided that we'd give it a whirl. After all, we both consider ourselves conniseurs of the finest that Hollywood has to offer (providing, of course, that there's some kind of science-fiction/fantasy element about it, and it was made post 1977). Upon arriving at Borders, however, we found a notice on the door saying that the quiz had been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We both "humphed," and decided to head inside anyway to escape the cold and trawl the bookshelves for exciting things (or, in the case of Willowc, pick up exciting things and put them down randomly elsewhere in the shop).

We eventually headed to Starbucks, caught up properly over coffee, then headed our separate ways.

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On Saturday afternoon I decided to head back over to Kingston as Sparky Ma still wanted ideas for my birthday and I'd seen a pair of boots I liked so I thought I better try them on to gauge what size I might need if someone ended up getting them for me. The boots are *ohmygod* amazing, so much so that I seriously thought about buying them on the spot; I ended up putting them back on the shelf and hurrying out of the shop before I snapped, or just started hugging them.

Another reason for my quick jaunt to Kingston was that I needed some new hair … 'product.' I've been using the same stuff for the last couple of years, and usually pick up a new tub when I get my hair cut. For some reason, though, I decided to have a bit of a change (maybe because I don't plan on getting my haircut till the end of the month). I headed to Boots and ended up staring at the men's hair care range like a speshul. There's a bewildering array of choice these days - do I want cream, gel, putty, paste, mud, clay, or wax? I must've stood there for about five minutes randomly picking up different pots. 

I almost went for one brand because I liked the design of their tubs, but ended up going for another because it was a bigger pot, and was cheaper because it was on specshul. I mean special. The idea of putting mud in my hair was intriguing, too. As I was taught by Sparky Ma many moons ago I put the first one I picked up back on the shelf and reached for one from further back. I then paid for it, and went home. And do you know what? When I got home I opened it to find that some little shit's already stuck their finger in and taken out a big dollop.

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I freaked myself out a little bit on Saturday night. I'd had a bit of a weird dream earlier in the week and thought it would make a cracking little horror story, so I decided to write it out in script format as Grum had hinted to me recently that he wanted something new to illustrate. I started about midday, stopped, obviously, while I headed out to Kingston, and began writing it again at about nine p.m. 

I wanted to write the whole thing pretty quickly while it was still fresh in my mind; plus I've got other things that I want to start writing, and I didn't want it to drag on. That being the case I finished it at about … half 12? And then, for some reason, I decided to check in on the Phantom Planet website in the hope that maybe they might've announced some UK tour dates. Tour dates? No. Freakiest blog update ever? Yes.

I read that, freaked out a bit, and went straight to bed.

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Saw one of the funniest moments in Gilmore Girls so far the other day, and for some reason it made me think of T-Bird (in a nice way).


I love the look on those cats' faces.

32 comments:

Inexplicable DeVice said...

FIRST!

Hah hah! Victory is mine!


* goes back to read post *

CyberPete said...

*dammit!!!!*

I love that clip!

The boots are *ohmygod* amazing, so much so that I seriously thought about buying them on the spot; I ended up putting them back on the shelf and hurrying out of the shop before I snapped, or just started hugging them.

Oh yeah, that sounds so alpha male.

Inexplicable DeVice said...

The cat-lady clips would be hilarious if it wasn't true. Damn cats!

I was going to suggest picking an item from near the back (but not at the back) of a shelf because everyone picks from the back, but obviously I know nothing.

That Phantom Planet post *was* freaky - Especially when that ghostly figure glides across the empty pool...


P.S. Ha ha, 'Petra!

Tim said...

Inexplicable Device - Channeling Stewie there, huh?

Cyberpete - But they're *so* nice!

Inexplicable Device - I bet it was you that stuck your finger in there, wasn't it?

Inexplicable DeVice said...

Yes. It was. And I don't regret it for a second - I haven't paid for a hair product in twelve years!

CyberPete said...

Hope you didn't get gel. That's so 80s.

Naughty IDV sticking his fingers where they don't belong eh?

WillowC said...

Of course, that does mean we won by default. Oh we totally did.

Tara said...

Hair wax sounds pretty painful. I see it on the shelves and never consider the product. Used to use gels alot back in the 90s. I wasn't much of a hairspray girl.

Anyway, I'll have to read more of that blog about the Rave being haunted. Those look like cool, spooky shots.

Tim said...

Inexplicable Device - Not that we'd ever be *ahem* able to tell…

Cyberpete - I went for mud!

Willowc - And I have the imaginary trophy to prove it!

Tara - I don't like wax - it makes my hair feel greasy. And yes, do check out Phantom Planet's blog again, and give their music a whirl too!

Dinah said...

I love Gilmore Girls but it's been ages since I've watched it. Maybe I can catch up over Christmas. Yes, I'm already planning for Christmas. I love it.

CyberPete said...

How is that working out?

Could you please post photos and tell us about texture etc. I use a sort of wax but like you say the hair becomes a little greasy. No matter how little you apply.

Tim said...

Dinah - I think the fifth season is starting this week (it's being shown daily, and I jumped aboard around the third) so I've still got plenty to see!

Christmas? God yeah, I've started thinking about it too!

Cyberpete - I've not started it yet, but I'll report back! Maybe we should ask the person who stole a dollop of it?

Inexplicable DeVice said...

* gasp *

Rude!

Actually, I'm a 90's Gay and still use gel. Although, when I get my hair cut, the barber uses mud at the end which seems to go on a treat. Plus, it's non-sticky and non-greasy. The only thing is, I can't make my hair do what he does to it. And I'm not going in to the barbers every morning just so he can do my hair.

watch*paint*dry said...

Ooh spooky, I want to go there now.

I am a wax girl, works better on long hair. I did however inadvertantly try gum. There was some on the bus seat! Bah.
I don't recommend it.

Tim said...

*waits for Dinah…*

*loses patience*

Inexplicable Device - Wait - you're gay!?

Watch*Paint*Dry - Chewing gum in the hair? Ooo - nice look!

Dinah said...

Hee - nice one.

Tim said...

Sorry dude, I can't hold it any longer!

CyberPete said...

oi! That's my line!

IDV could ask the barber to show him what he does? Seems easier than going in there every morning.

Any thoughts?

Tim said...

It is?! Crumbs.

As for IDV … I'm thinking clippers.

CyberPete said...

take it all off, eh?

Tim said...

Totally Lex Luthor.

Inexplicable DeVice said...

I was expecting Dinah to come back with: ZING!

I have a funny shaped head - It wouldn't look right shaved.
I can see what my barber does, I just can't seem to replicate it.

CyberPete said...

Maybe you should have him teach you.

I have the same problem though and my last haircut is a disaster. I was just so thrilled have it cut to notice how poor it actually is.

Tim said...

Inexplicable Device - Now that you mention it I hope she does… Ha ha ha - funny shaped head!! How so? Have you got horns?

Cyberpete - I don't believe it!

Inexplicable DeVice said...

Only little ones...

Tim said...

Interesting…

CyberPete said...

it's true. I need to have it cut again soon.

Tim said...

You and me both.

missy&chrissy. said...

how big is that "tub" of hair mud?? it sounds impressive!

Dinah said...

Zing!

oh wait...nothing to zing there...carry on.

Tim said...

Missy&Chrissy - It's actually quite small … I don't think it'll last long, to be honest!

Dinah - It's always a good time for a Zing!

CyberPete said...

You know, I checked the stuff I put in my hair this morning. It's called Renati and it's a mud wax. Whatever that means. Basically it's a white creamy thing sort of like a wax.

I bought it in January, and I still have about half. It's got 100 ml in it. Or at least I'm guessing it does.