Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Dr. Jones: Wake Up Now

So I guess from the last comment on this site I haven't blogged for a while. Here's a quick update of what's happened in the past week or so:
  • Emma and I handed in our notice at the flat to move into a new place
  • Emma went back to look at the new place again and the landlord was being really dodgy to her "You remind me of my wife... You can't afford the rent, come work at my restaurant". Needless to say we didn't take it.
  • Just looked at another flat today. Rather expensive (more than twice as much as I currently pay), but I think it's worth it. Need to speak to Emma about it.
  • Worked exceptionally long hours almost every day. I stayed so long that the cleaners were having to clean around me.
  • Realised one of the cleaners is rather cute.
  • Got Rilo Kiley's (More Adventurous) and Nellie McKay's (Get Away From Me) new albums. Both are rather excellent.
  • Watched the usual American shows.
  • Finished watched my series 2 DVD of Alias. As usual a classic.
  • Wore a black tie to work in honour of Brian Clough. He was the best manager my football team ever had and he died last week.
  • Wore a lucky green jumper on Sunday for Forest's footy game as that's what Cloughie wore to every match. We finally won our first game of the season. Cloughie had something to do with that.
  • Saw a GameCube with Donkey Konga on it. Seems like it will be one of the best games I could possibly play.

That's about it. Oh and the cavaliers and roundheads were having a fight near my house, but I'll write more about that later.


Saturday, September 18, 2004

I'm Greg Dyke...

and I was director general of the BBC.

But anyway. I'm currently halfway through my 5 hour tape of American shows that I recorded during the week which is Sopranos, 6ft Under, Nip/Tuck and Line of Fire. I would include the West Wing in that but I actually watched it when it was on instead of being asleep at ten o'clock. You may not know what Line of Fire is but it's a rather good FBI vs Mob show. It flicks between both sides and I'm rooting for the Feds.

Oh forgot to mention that Laura Prepon (that 70's Show), Alicia Witt (Cybil) and Lauren Ambrose (6ft Under) are also cute Redheads. And also I'm not purely into redheads. Just that I feel they're not recognised as the cute creatures they are. Most people would just be against redheads. And that's a Bad Thing in my book. Can I just say I fancy both brunettes, blondes and redheads equally.

Well, I'm planning on doing nothing this weekend. Saturday is nearly over and all I've done is listen to BBC radio 2, which is meant to be the old fogies channel but actually plays some decent tunes. Then I watched my video and now I'm drinking some Becks. Gonna have an early night.

On Wednesday I went to a pub quiz with some mates from work. Decided to drink Guiness instead of my usual Becks. Unfortunately this coincided with me wearing a green jacket and a white/green top. So everyone was teasing me that I looked Irish. And because I wasn't drinking my usual beverage (and the fact I foolishly forgot to eat when I got back from work) I got a little more lubricated than usual.

According to Debbie who was there this meant that I just was really chatty compared to usual. Two other people there had been at a team building session which meant they were really pissed and therefore really not chatty. So I came out of the whole thing in a good light. And we came third so we got a load of booze.

The only bad thing was Debbie was teasing me about a really gorgeous mate of hers called Sophie who was at the quiz. I thought she was good looking, but not my kind of girl.

Some news just in... When I was looking at a flat with Emma, my current flatmate we bumped into one of her friends on the way back. A while later I was saying that she was really cute, but Emma said she didn't think she was my type. Just now Emma said "Oh, I've got some good/bad news. You know that girl Freya you thought was cute? She thought you were really cute too. And now she's gone to university." My timing is really bad.

Ah well. At least I know I'm cute. From four different people now.

Thursday, September 16, 2004


Why are redheads so cute? I dunno but here is my list of cute redheads :

  • Enie van de Meiklokjes - a really cute German girl on TV
  • Amber Baretto - a cute girl from the crappy sitcom Hang Time
  • Jennifer Garner - I know she's not a proper redhead, but that first episode of Alias was really good
  • Isla Fisher - used to be in Home & Away I had a massive crush on her
  • Heine - is in a band called Bitch Alert I saw them in York. Very nice
  • Nicky - strictly speaking she has pink hair but my workmates know her and say I would like her so I guess she should be included on this
  • Franke Potente - the star of Run Lola Run
  • Linzi - the most gorgeous, sexiest redhead ever!

Sunday, September 12, 2004

This is the spot on my finger. It was most annoying

Saturday, September 11, 2004

Bad news for me

But good news for all you ladies! Just found out Jenny already has a boyfriend. Ah well, you shouldn't let something like this set you back. I'm still gonna go out on Monday, who knows there may be someone there who takes my fancy. Still, bummer eh?

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

A spot of bother

I've got a spot on the end of my finger. It's really annoying and whenever I touch my finger (which is often as it's my middle finger on right hand) it hurts. Hopefully it will disappear soon. I'm gonna try and get a picture soon just to annoy everyone who looks at the page.

I thought Jenny was supposed to be back on Saturday, so I called in the sandwich shop but she wasn't there. I did see on the calendar there that she was supposed to be working then. I guess she must have been on a break. By Monday I decided I should do something about the situation so I gave her a call. She was away so I left a message on her voicemail saying that I hoped she had a good holiday and would she want to go for a drink on Wednesday? She texted back saying she couldn't on Wednesday 'cos she's filming (don't know what that means - hope I get to find out) but would I want to go for a drink on Monday for her friends birthday. Obviously I said yes.

And my friend Cathy in California is getting worried about a wedding she has to go to. Let me say: Cathy you are really hot and cute and I'm sure you'd look good in that bridesmaid dress - even if you're not!

Sunday, September 05, 2004

We all live in a headphone world

The headphones on my mp3 player (no iPod for me - I'm not cool enough for that) have finally given up the ghost. As usually happens with headphones one 'bud' (I think that's the technical term for them) kept cutting out so for it to work I had to keep putting a finger in my ear in the style of Ron Burgundy - Anchorman. God I love Will Ferrell. And not in a macho blokey sort of a way - in a french kissing sort of a way*. And I want to see Dodgeball too.

Anyway, the headphones. I decided to spend a fortune on them so I went to the coolest hi-fi store (£10,000 speakers? Well worth it I'm sure you'd agree) and bought some Sennheiser Noise Reducing Headphones. For ninety quid.

Now I know what you're saying "But Ben, ninety quid for some headphones? Isn't that a little too much to spend, considering you might be moving into a new more expensive flat and have just bought a reasonably expensive laptop?" Well I say, tch money eh? I'm going to be broke this month, but I have full faith that I will be able to pay off my Visa bill this month and still have enough money for the antics and scrapes that a bounder like me gets involved with. Also, these headphones are amazing. They have this little box that they connect to and when you turn it on it cuts out most of the noise in the background. This became most useful when I was on the train today and was able to silence the 'grrrrrrrrrrrr-clunkety-clunkety-grrrrrrrrrrRRRRRRRRrrrrrr-clunk-clunkety-clunk-ono-ono-onomatopea-clunk' of the train's engine at once. A wise investment. ("I agree" - Martha Stewart)

Today I've been in String Of Beads ("Leeds" - Cockney Ed) stuck in a room all day learning about Strategic and Project Management. Needless to say I spent most of it trying to stay awake. And mostly failing. Oh! A spider's just crawled up to me - to set the image I'm writing this in the hall so I'm not annoying my flatmates, currently the jukebox is playing a song by Diane Cluck called Monte Carlo, I've not heard it before so I'll let you know how it goes. It peeked around the corner, saw me and then shiftily went back. It probably wanted to use the phone.

Currently I've been watching classy American shows every single day. The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Line Of Fire and Nip/Tuck all must pass judgement under my gaze. However The OC's started again so now I can spend all my time admiring how cool Seth is. And believe me he is cool.

Michelle at work had a 21st birthday party a while back. Unfortunately due to study (at Leeds) I wasn't able to make it. I understand it was rather special. To celebrate her new-found maturity she had a bouncy castle. According to Debbie (also from work) there was a girl called Nicky who she thought I would be good with. Apparently she's really nice, is a art student (I love art students - it's the scatty dress sense) and she has red/pink hair. I'm sold.

Bye bye folks!

* This is me being ironic.
Oh and D Cluck was good. Can be found on the Antifolk Vol 1 CD

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Slow news day

So what have I got to report today? A big fat lonely zero. Done nothing. Actually that's a bit of a lie, got very drunk on the booze cruise. I drank WKD Blues (a dodgy alcopop) for the two hour journey down the river Ouse which had the effect of me forgetting how I actually got home (I suspect it was me staggering home). Luckily I didn't take my camera so none of this dodginess has been recorded.

Over the bank holiday weekend I did absolutely nothing. Nearly went to the shops once but I couldn't be arsed. That was my weekend. I do have to say that this is a good website - http://www.ferryhalim.com/orisinal/.

Oh and I watched Wild Zero and Christie Malry's Own Double Entry. Both were excellent. Wild Zero was a totally bizarre Japanese Zombie movie which starred a rock ("And" - Ed) roll band called Guitar Wolf. I laughed twice at the weirdness of it. Christie Malry is about a slightly austistic kid who takes the world of accounting to a violent conclusion. All CIMA students should view it.

Must go Home And Away's on now. Hope Tasha's in this episode.