Sat waiting for my baked potato to, well, bake. Can’t actually get to it though because I’ve just mopped the kitchen floor. Doh.
It’s a beautiful day. Mum and Dad have gone off to the coast, Sy and Mel are off somewhere too, so I’m at the house on my own. Want to go do something but can’t think what. Bill, can’t you send Quince over? Want to take him to the beach.
Thursday – Birthday Meal
Whoo! Things picked up once I managed to get in and back from Plymouth without having to drive for once. Thanks to Dad and Sy and Mel for the lifts.
Met up with Greg and Gem, Nicky and Matt and went to the Gog and Magog up on the Barbican for some food and drinks. Was already pretty stuffed by the time I got there thanks to Mel making me gorge on birthday cake and strawberries before I left. YAY! I got a cake!!
Received some really great presents from everyone, including a splendid bottle of Mandarin Absolut, a Hello Kitty bag, a pink cafetiere and a pink mouse with swimming pink plastic pig encased inside for my PC. Also got some magic rocks (sorry, crystals!) from Gem and Greg, which was extremely thoughful of her. 🙂
Nicky tricked me and forced me to drink practically 2 pints of fairly bleargh green swampy cocktail (Monster Reef) and so I got somewhat tipsy.
Conversations went around in circles, Matt decided it was immensely witty to write “sniff me” on the pepper sachets and Greg doodled penis’ on the women on some leaflets. He also drew a portrait of Gemma which bore a remarkable resemblance to Hitler.
Quote of the night:
“The men in here are getting uglier still. It’s beginning to hurt my eyes”
TKD pattern seminar
Was late because it took me forever driving around in circles trying to find Derriford Leisure Centre. Nightmare. No signs, no directions. Almost gave me and came home then discovered it hidden right at the back of the hospital complex.
Then I had trouble parking, had to park in the staff carpark which was a farce. It was swipe card operated so there was a guy stood at the barriers trying to trick the system by letting one car in the entrance, then the next car in the exit.
Finally made it to the seminar and thankfully it hadn’t actually started. Loads of people were there. Plymouth TKD folk look a bit scary though, all the women seem to have this weird hair that is short but looks like it wants to break free and become a mullet. Yikes.
Session was tiring, kinda mentally challenging, but fun. Enjoyed it.
Came home and meant to get on with showering, cleaning the kitchen and Flash stuff, instead I went to check my email and fell dead asleep for several hours. Apparently both Mum and Melly came shouting into my room looking for me and I was totally oblivious. Oops.
Birthday Meal #2
Chinese with my folks set to the theme music of Shaft. Yummy. Would have been nice to go somewhere and get out of the house for a while, getting cabin fever, but ended up having a nice takeaway meal and some beers at home instead. We intended to go down the pub afterwards, but that kinda got pushed out of the schedule. Oops.
Phoned Bill last night too. Had a nice long chat with him which made me very bouncy. Yay!
And I’ve just realised that after TKD yesterday I’d left my mobile set to silent. DAMN!! Missed calls! Aargh! Right, off to try phone Nicky back!