Monday 28 November 2011

Random Quote #59

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.

Edgar Allen Poe

Friday 25 November 2011

Random Thought #33 - Brightened Up My Day

Something happened yesterday that made me laugh. It brightened up my morning no end.

I was checking the junk folder on my email inbox to check that there wasn't anything non junk like in there and I saw I had an email. The subject caught my eye and even though I knew it was a con I decided to read it and it did make me laugh.

I got an email from the legal advisor of Colonel Gaddafi's son. He has fled Libya with about $35 million in a secret account and he would like me to become an investment partner.

So Mr Con Man, you will not be getting my money or my bank details but thanks for making me laugh :)

Monday 21 November 2011

Random Quote #58

*Catwoman flips her way over to where Batman and Penguin are standing*

Catwoman: Meow.

*Building she has just come out of explodes*

Batman Returns (1992)

Sunday 20 November 2011

The Day of the Do-Over is Coming

It seems like ages and ages since I took part in a blogfest. And then I came across this one that I thought I'd join. Nicole and her blog One Significant Moment At A Time are one of the hosts of the Deja Vu blogfest taking place on 16th December.

So here is what you have to do for this blogfest:

"...on December 16th all of those taking part will re-post their favorite blog offering, or one that never received the exposure it should have.  Then as the day unfolds and everyone hops from one blog to another, what they will be reading is the best of the best (as determined by you).  That day the blogosphere will be chock full of past writing brilliance!  Encouragement, enlightenment, knowledge, bared souls, stimulation, hilarity, insecurities, success stories!  All on display…the very same day…like no other time before.  Some of them will no doubt be familiar, well-deserving a second read, but a good many will be the first time you’ve seen them.  And it couldn't be any easier to take writing necessary!"

Simple really - so head over to Nicole's blog and sign up. And then you just have decide which blog post to repost.

Friday 18 November 2011

Whitby In November... cold.

The other week I went to the Whitby Goth Weekend. I seemed to mention it constantly on my writing blog, even though it was in no way writing related (I was using it as an excuse for no NaNo-ing - yes NaNoWriMo is upon us).

I went during the Whitby Goth Weekend. I felt a little under dressed in my purple jeans and purple Dr Martens. I'd decided to not go completely in black because that's not me... I did put on eye makeup which I don't usually do when I'm not at work or going out at night. But I only did that to avoid being mistaken for a child... like the other day when a shop assistant who was probably younger than me asked the man ahead of me if it was alright for her to serve 'this little girl first'. I came very closer to shouting 'I'm 26' at her but thought better of it.

It rained for the first two hours that we were in Whitby so we got a little bit wet to say the least but it was better than being at work.

There were some pretty cool vehicles there too. I didn't get a picture of the Rolls Royce hearse but there is one on Dolly Cool Clare's blog - if you scroll down about two thirds of the way down the page you can see the hearse there. And some other pictures of Whitby.

I actually bought some jewellery from Dolly Cool a couple of months ago, that I really want to blog about because they are indeed cool... so I will try and do that before the end of the year... which is also fast approaching.

Anyway back to Whitby. I took some photos, not of any of the Goth things that were going off. I feel odd about approaching strangers and asking to take their photos so I didn't bother.

I went all the way to Whitby, across the misty North York Moors, which was a little scary, and what did I take a picture of?

A robin! A slightly demonic looking robin but a robin all the same... they are so cute.

So anyway before I sign off on this random post about Whitby I thought I'd mention a charity that was at the Goth Weekend - The Sophie Lancaster Foundation

Sophie Lancaster was a girl who was kicked to death in 2007 purely because she looked different. The people - and I use the term loosely - who did it are a waste of space and resources.I know I'm incredibly naive when I wonder why we can't just all get along.

You can get some pretty cool merchandise to help show your support - well I think it's cool anyway. Good designs to help get the message across.

Til my next post... toodles!

Monday 14 November 2011

Friday 11 November 2011

I Have Too Many! Part 5 1/2: More Converse

I recently posted about my collection of Converse and the fact that I had ten pairs that would soon become nine as I was given a pair to my sister... but then I came across a pair of Converse on eBay... so now it's back up to ten!

Monday 7 November 2011

Random Quote #56

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.

John Lennon