Sunday, October 29, 2006

Nearly over...

At last after a few weeks of constant mess, noise and the rather heady smell of paint fumes and white spirt, my dad has nearly finished decorating my house. Just a few more odds and sods left to do and then thats it. Finally life will be getting back to what counts as normal in my house.
Thing is I will probably then be really lonely and be on here bitching about how I miss my dad being here!!

On another note thanks for the comments on my random writing.

El

Thursday, October 19, 2006

More help needed...

Im pretty sure you've all heard me rant at one time or other about squirrels... Here is a piece of random writing about the subject. Once again inspiration deserted me just as I thought I had something... Damn you writers block!!DAMN YOU!!

Squirrels. You’ve all seen them in parks and trees across the country. Most often they are grey and furry with cute twitching noses and a long bushy tail. Not the appearance you would expect a criminal mastermind to have but then that’s exactly what you’re supposed to think. In reality, behind the bright eyes and the disarmingly innocent face lies the mind of a hardened criminal genius waiting for his opportunity to strike. Every year squirrels make dozens of attempts to overthrow society as we know it. Thankfully for the continued survival of peace and order, all these attempts have so far failed. This is the story of one attempt that came closer than most…

Our tale begins on a beautiful late spring day, the kind that has the British public heading to the beach in droves, getting hideously sunburnt and then complaining that it is far too hot and they wish it would rain. The sky was clear except for the vapour trails of planes and the smell of freshly cut grass had many hay fever sufferers reaching for their packets of anti-histamines. It was near the end of term and the students of the local inner city university were beginning their summer break early.

Like flies to a left over pizza, they flocked to the park and threw themselves down on the grass. By mid afternoon, it was impossible to move more than ten paces without tripping over a comatose body as many felt the effects of the previous night’s ‘pound a pint’ promotion at the student union. Falling over people was not the only risk however. There was also a danger of decapitation as those with more energy and slightly less severe hangovers lobbed Frisbees around for the sake of entertainment. This was the first decent day of weather for weeks and the students were going to enjoy themselves.

Unbeknownst to the frolicking students however, they were not the only ones in the park who were planning to take advantage of the sunshine. High up in the dense foliage of one of the beech trees that bordered the park, three pairs of jet black eyes were watching every move made by the teeming mass of humanity sprawled below.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

new 7 wonders

Just found this really cool website... apparently there is a vote going on to find the new 7 wonders of the world. The website is www.new7wonders.com. Choose your favourites from a short list of 21.

Wanted: Much Needed Inspiration

Please forgive the self-indulgence but I was wondering if anyone could help... Wrote this a while ago when I had one of those 'that would make a great opening for a story' moments. Thing is wrote the following and then the inspiration just kinda died... Was wondering if anyone had any ideas for the next bit? Im aware that most of what I write is complete crap but everyone needs to write crap every now and then... its theraputic!!

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I was having a seriously bad day. Now here’s the thing, everyone thinks they know what it means to be having a bad day and can probably reel off countless examples of things that went wrong and spoilt their day. It may be the morning when they burnt their toast and nearly set the kitchen on fire or the time the car wouldn’t start and made them miss that concert they had waited all year to see. Alternatively people consider it a bad day whenever they get into trouble with their boss, parents or whoever over some small trivial matter and they are made to feel so small that cells have to use a microscope to see them. There are infinite examples and it would be impossible to list them all but I think you’ve got the idea. That’s what everyone thinks a bad day is. If they only knew the truth then most people wouldn’t bother getting out of bed in the morning for fear of having a REALLY bad day.

Truly bad days, like the one I am currently in the middle of, are thankfully very rare. However when they do occur, they are likely to be life changing events that suddenly make you realise that your previous concept of a bad day was so far wide of the mark that you begin to wonder if your understanding of anything was ever accurate.

To help you understand why I can class this as a true bad day rather than a day full of minor annoyances, which is what it started out as, I need to set the scene a bit. At the moment its just gone midday and I’m currently crouched in a typical inner city underpass, full of the usual fast food wrappers, leaves and other rubbish. None of the lights work, the walls are covered with local gang graffiti and there is the faint smell of rat piss in the air. All things considered it isn’t the type of place you want to be crouched unless you absolutely have to. Unfortunately I absolutely have to.

I’m out of breath and bitterly wishing that I’d started going to the gym when I said I would. Maybe then I would be in slightly better shape and not trying to fight off what feels like an impending coronary. On the road overhead a couple of police cars are racing past, sirens blaring. Normally this isn’t something to worry about except this time they are looking for me. For the record I’d like to make it perfectly clear that I am completely innocent. I know that hiding from the police in a stinking underpass full of litter isn’t really the action taken by an innocent person but you don’t know the entire situation yet and trust me when I tell you, hiding in this underpass is the only way I can stop myself landing in even more trouble.


So any one got any ideas or is it just best if I give up now?!

Monday, October 16, 2006

New background

Yes I know we've had this one before but its called Jellyfish!! What a great name!!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

The dangers of sharing a washing machine

There was just nearly an international incident in my house. Finally got to put some of my washing in the machine. Haven't been able to get near it for a while as Katie seems determined to wash every single piece of clothing that she owns. Anyway I put my WHITE washing into the machine and left the magic washing faires to do their work. Went back a while later and discovered as I was taking my clothes out that a RED knee brace thingy had been left in the machine!! Luckily all my clothes were still white... But thats not the point!! Everything could have been dyed pink!! Dunno about the rest of you but I assume like me that you check that you have removed everything from the washing machine before leaving it for someone else to use!! ARGH!!!

Ok... breathe...

Ellie

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Paris here I come!

OK, well as some of you may be aware, I am off to Paris with a certain young man in November. Having not been for a while, I was wondering if you would all like to offer suggestions for things we could do whilst there.

KEEP IT CLEAN PEOPLE!

Friday, October 06, 2006

Insert humorous blog title here...

Im posting again for something to do... Katie is currently singing along to James Blunt (very badly). Had my dad either hammering or sanding all day!! Im ill people!! Supposed to have peace and quiet!! Have no idea what is wrong with my spelling today. Just been editing my msn space thingy. Tried to put the subtitle "were there monkeys? Evil space monkeys?". (In case you are wondering this is a quote from firefly - great series which they should bring back). Anyway this is what I wrote to start with... "where the monkeys? Evil space monkeys?". Took me two visits back to my page to realise this was wrong. First time i noticed the where and the second time that there was wrong. Ive got an english degree for crying out loud!!

Again just for something else to do, here are some of my other favourite quotes.
"There are 3 kinds of people in the world. Those who want things to happen, those who make things happen and those who just wonder what the hell happened."

"You are not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on"

"Conversations are going on all around me. I join some, I leave some and some never found me"

"Don't follow a path others have set. Set a path for others to follow."

"If nothing can go wrong then you have forgotten something important."

Anyone else got any quotes they would like to add?

Rock on one and all.

El

Monday, October 02, 2006

Happy Happy, Joy Joy.

Spurs won a game!! Woo hoo!!