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21 November 2004 @ 03:30 pm
Partridges in a pear tree...rock my tiny world...  

- AA Gill is my god. Even if I don't have BBC and or an idea what a Tristam is.

- I got up this morning, made my bed and brushed my hair, all before remembering to put my glasses on. Perhaps a sign that my eyes will suddenly regain perfect vision without me having to resort to painful, expensive and dangerous laser surgery?!!?

No, thought not.

- I rather dislike being called stroppy for having a different opinion to other people - in this case, my piano teacher. She was raving on about buying Christmas decorations (and that's another disease, which my dad shares - buying more decorations EVERY YEAR. And not even Eurocity stuff, but Marks and Spencer's, twenty-euro-a-pop junk. Surely one big shop every decade would do? They should only be up for a few weeks, ideally!). I mentioned that my ideal Christmas tree would be one of those twigs, sprayed silver, in a bucket of pebbles, with one or two glittery blue baubles. I got a look that I would think should be reserved for man-eating cyborgs from the Planet Zog.

PEARL: But...the tinsel...

ME: Uh - tacky?

PEARL: Begone and never darken my tinselled door again, you foul freak.

- What also doesn't greatly please me is being told to 'calm down'. So I tend to speak loudly. Most of the time. So I get passionate about things. So I am hot-headed. SO SUE ME. But don't tell me to calm down - if anything, it's only going to make me angrier! Logic, mmm?

- Experimentation. As one of my art (sculpture, actually) tutors remarked, so very wise and observant she IS, oh lawks:

VERONICA: You don't like experimentation, do you? You'd prefer to just take one idea and use it.

ME: Not so much. *bitch, please.* Even in school I hated doing science experiments...I was like, I believe you! Things combust and stuff! Just don't make me *do* it...

Come to think of it, I *am* experimentational, if by accident. I haven't cleaned my sink since the summer and have discovered that toothpaste grows purple mold if left long enough. So mah!

In art, you shouldn't need to set out to be experimentational - you try one thing, and only try another if the first doesn't work. Besides, cardboard is *so* not my medium. Or, as my inner child puts it, IHATEITIHATEITIHATEIT!!!!

- My dad is going back to Dublin after all. I don't know how much more money they can give him for it. Mum is really cut up - she was hoping for someone to take over Patrick's soccer run. Me, I feel a bit guilty. Maybe I should have ironed his shirts after all.

 
 
Current Mood: discontentdiscontent
Current Music: 'The Name of the Game,' ABBA
 
 
 
high and mighty mansplaining robotrimestock on November 21st, 2004 08:42 am (UTC)
Calm down, wench!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on November 21st, 2004 12:16 pm (UTC)
You just have a death wish, don't you? o.O
high and mighty mansplaining robotrimestock on November 21st, 2004 01:21 pm (UTC)
Um um um.

*loves you!*
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on November 22nd, 2004 06:52 am (UTC)
Ha! Nice save...
high and mighty mansplaining robotrimestock on November 22nd, 2004 07:16 am (UTC)
*does, too! with much flailing!*
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on November 22nd, 2004 11:22 am (UTC)
*Everything* should be done with a flail - otherwise, what's the point?
high and mighty mansplaining robotrimestock on November 23rd, 2004 02:29 am (UTC)
Good point!

A very good point indeed.

*flails*

*knows someone who wails instead*
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on November 23rd, 2004 11:57 am (UTC)
Actually, I'm doing a lot of wailing right now.

*shrugs*
high and mighty mansplaining robotrimestock on November 23rd, 2004 02:58 pm (UTC)
*clings*
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on November 23rd, 2004 03:10 pm (UTC)
*clings back*

Don't let go, Jack!
high and mighty mansplaining robotrimestock on November 23rd, 2004 03:20 pm (UTC)
Jack: *clings to Elrond Anagram, the blue rose in his hair*

Erm.

Wait...

Wrong Jack, wrong fandom...
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on November 23rd, 2004 03:42 pm (UTC)
*pisses herself laffin'*

I love you.
high and mighty mansplaining robotrimestock on November 23rd, 2004 04:08 pm (UTC)
Insufferable, man.cynicalpirate on November 21st, 2004 09:09 am (UTC)
I hate being told to calm down. I hate being told I'm stroppy. It's like: I'm not stroppy, and if I am, it's because of you, you cow!

Another thing I hate is to be told to 'Cheer Up' or 'Stop Frowning' when I'm not sad or frowning. I'm just not grinning from ear to ear and dancing around in a tutu - is that a crime? Also, when I do grin from ear to ear/dance around, my mother acts all surprised. Anyone would think I was an antisocial recluse who never smiled at anything. *glares*

I agree with you about the Christmas tree aussi - that would be a very cool tree. I have fairy lights in my room though, it's fun to watch them twinkle in the dark. *hums Twinkle, Twinkle*
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on November 21st, 2004 12:24 pm (UTC)
It fails me to decipher the logic behind telling someone you think is in a bad mood that they are in a bad mood. What, exactly, is it meant to achieve? Mind, I wish my parents would pay more attention to me so that they'd notice I needed cheering up...I basically have to TELL them, which kind of defeats the purpose.

Anti-social recluses are cool! Van Gogh! Er...lots of writers, probably! Most of society isn't worth our time, so why bother? Most people are stupid anyway...except Harry Potter fans, because that is the ultimate badge of amazingdom. \m/-_-\m/ Or something like that...well, maybe not the Sues...*needs to rethink the reasoning behind that one*

Oh yes, they're cool too! I'd have a few discreet ones about the place. But I dislike: tinsel, those shiny stretchy thingys you hang across the ceiling, paper chains, fake snow, Christmas candles, any tacky snowmen. And you'd think I was a dictator forcing everyone to burn their precious tinsel, the way they go on...
Caitcoralia13 on November 21st, 2004 11:17 am (UTC)
I hate, hate, HATE people telling me to "calm down"! It is so condecending and disrespectful! It's like they're saying, "You foolish little baby, calm down before you upset yourself and spill your mashed carrots all over everything. If I were in your shoes, I would be able to handle things so much better than you are doing right now." It's my pet peeve, next to being interrupted.

About the glasses thing... maybe you are Spider Girl! Been bitten by any biologically engineered spiders recently?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on November 21st, 2004 12:19 pm (UTC)
The thing is, I get it JUST FOR SPEAKING LOUDLY! I think it happens when I'm trying to be amusing (which is all the time) and it really wounds me to be told to calm down, as if I were ranting or something. My dad does it all the time...and then, he works in a building site, and practically shouts everything because he's used to screaming at his minions! Hypocritical, much?

Well, there are spiders breeding in my loft...that is because I pretend not to know how to dust things. I have given them names, Suzi and Ben, but I don't think they're the biting kind. 'Tis too wet for really dangerous arachnids, snakes or Romans in Ireland. But...you never know. Ringaskiddy condom factory is only down the road (thinking - big industry kinda jobbie...)
Caitcoralia13 on November 21st, 2004 12:31 pm (UTC)
*shudder* I am extremely arachnophobic. Extremely . I can't even look at pictures of them.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on November 21st, 2004 12:52 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's quite freaky when they just scuttle out of their hole...or condo, as I call it...
henbock on November 22nd, 2004 07:12 am (UTC)
Calm down Alvira youre ranting!!!(dont be so fucking defensive)
OK where is the condom factory, is that pfizers cos they make viagra! Ya I remenber when O Donnell used to tell both of us to calm down Easy for him when hes so little (minded) (abos) remember the bastard but I miss him!!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on November 22nd, 2004 11:21 am (UTC)
Re: Calm down Alvira youre ranting!!!(dont be so fucking defensive)
The condom factory...oh shit! Yes, I meant Viagra! Of course that's not down the road, but I tend to exaggerate when I'm in a hurry. And at all other times. O'Donnell was a big-arsed freak and he didn't like me. I don't like people who don't like me. And yes, he could be one of the ones I'm addressing there, although it's mainly my dad. And please - isn't UL full of gorgey guys? Sharon says so!

Oh I just saw your heading! YOU LITTLE...urg. I hate you.
gabbysun on November 24th, 2004 11:05 pm (UTC)
I am perhaps the only one who does not know the meaning of the word "stroppy"?

*looks up*

Ah. Honestly, I actually really wouldn't mind being called 'stroppy'. Disregarding the meaning entirely, it sounds rather like a nice strawberry milkshake with a long curly straw, which can only be good even if I don't like strawberry milkshakes, but that is beyond the point since it is the image that matters. :D

I mentioned that my ideal Christmas tree would be one of those twigs, sprayed silver, in a bucket of pebbles, with one or two glittery blue baubles.

Dear heavens, yes! I love small tacky things like those. SO INEFFABLY FUN.