Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I just want to wipe the smile off Jimmy's face

He is shitting me big time.

And I know I'm not the only one.


Bought a new kettle today. Pretty happy about that. Also put tax stuff into accountant. Ticking things off the list, have more energy than I've had for a long time.


Might make lemon curd tonight to go with lemon puddings. Or mini lemon tarts with a bit of meringue on top. MMMMM LEMONS. From Ramon. Beautiful.


Had to say no to the ex yesterday, via email. He is a dodgy shit and I refuse to be caught up in his webs. That's all I'm going to say. Well, and this. He says he doesn't involve me in his business but he does! Including giving customers my mobile number and then I get calls out of the blue, and have to try and not say anything or the wrong thing. No matter what, everything I do or say is wrong according to Ali. He told me I was causing him trouble, when really it's the other way round. Mental.


Listening to classical music makes me feel joyous.


The sunshine, how nice is it? Dare we hope? Do you reckon? Maybe?


Princess has just now auditioned for the school musical. I am so proud of her, getting up and singing in front of the others (including Year 9s) and teachers. She's got game, and I would never have done that.


I am loving dark blue at the moment. Got a top recently, it is the most beautiful blue. Going all navy on your asses.


We are loving The OC. Seth Cohen - the best character ever in a tv show? Discuss.


Status of sitch with bro - we are not talking. Hopefully things will improve. We have never had feuds in our family. We anglos tend to leave that to the mediterraneans. But it's like "how old are we?" and "how can it come to this?"

Quite pathetic.


Oh hey. I'm re-reading The Colour of Water, by James McBride. If you like a memoir that reads like a novel, check it. I loved it the first time I read it, loving it again now. I am saturated a little with fictione, finding everything a bit too much hard work or something.


Have you noticed you can't cut and paste, or copy and paste, into blog posts any more? Is there something I'm missing? It's very annoying.


Gotta go. Gotta get the chop casserole happening and find recipes for dessert. I never cook dessert on a week night, but tonight I shall.


Esz said...

The Color of Water was compulsory reading in my English class in grade 11. I too deemed it worthy of a re-read - very good book and I still tell people about it all the time.

suze2000 said...

Good decision about the ex.

Agree about Jimmy. Hoping he's out tonight. Got my eye on Callum or Adam to win.

Melba said...

Jimmy is GONE thank fuck.

Yes, I think it'll be Adam, but maybe Callum if he doesn't muck it up.

sublime-ation said...

I went through a navy blue phase, even bought a navy car. Now I'm in a forest green phase.
And...all I can think is...
I want lemon tart.
It's my favourite cake.

I'm not Craig said...

Which classical music? I love Beethoven, and developed an odd obsession with Rossini for quite a while, but Berlioz just freaks me out.

Congratulations on the kettle.

Serious props to Princess.

I find Seth Cohen less compelling than Toby Ziegler, but for characters under 30, he may be just ahead of Anya from Buffy and well ahead of Pacey from Dawsons Creek.

The phrase 'going all navy on your asses' is yet to be used in ads for "Sea Patrol" but you should send it to them.

I haven't commented in a while. I've missed it.

eat my shorts said...

I like blue/navy very much, but struggle because my school uniform was navy. Whenever I wear it, I feel like I'm in my school uniform. But it's still an awesome colour, and I think it suits my ranga hair colour as well.

I'm *still* reading Love in the Time of Cholera. I've been reading it for a few months now. I'm nearly finished. I like it, but I find it hard to concentrate on it at the moment. Because there are other things to do than sit around the flat reading (she says, having spend the last 2 hours on the internet). Having said that, I read White Teeth in about one month. Maybe it was because it was set in Willesden Green/Kilburn which was where I was living at the time. Next I'm reading Middlemarch, because I haven't yet, and have always meant to and got it free when I bought White Teeth.

Because I've just moved, I've bought a new kettle too. It's cheap, but it's black so it looks cool. And it works, which makes me happy.

I heart me some lemon curd. Is it hard to make? Might have to give it a stab.

I disagree with I'm Not Craig. No-one could ever be well ahead of Pacey from Dawson's Creek. No-one. Evah.

Melba said...

1. Well the lemon tart was good BUT I need a deeper pie tin. AND HOW ARE YOU SUBLIME?

2. Hey INC. Classical ranging from this to that. I am only just learning their names. Don't really like Strauss much, he has his moments. I like Haydn's violin concertos; some Beethoven. Just exploring at the mo. Berlioz? I seem to remember singing something of his in a choir - Te Deum? I liked it from memory. AND HOW ARE YOU?

I'm not sure about Dawson's Creek, never watched it. Might need to check it out, but I seriously doubt anyone could be as good as Seth. Yes, to Toby for us laydees over 40, but for my princess, Seth is the hawtness.

3. EMS. A black kettle? Me too. Awesome aren't they, so cool.

Love in the Time of Cholera, loved it, read it quickly. White Teeth, didn't finish. Funny how different books work in different ways.

I didn't end up making lemon curd but I will try. Oh yes, I will try.

jo_blue said...

I know this is a late comment, but so glad you were able to say no to the ex. Very strong and sensible of you. He sounds a little (a lot) mixed up!