Friday, September 30, 2005

Rearview Mirror on a Friday

This is what comes of 50% of my wall being floor to ceiling windows.
As I turned from applying my makeup this morning, I was surprised to notice that I was being observed from a scaffold on the house across the street. I'm glad it wasn't anything more interesting than that!

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I met my good friend Brian for lunch today, we were classmates at Christie's. He's starting his millionth round of chemo next week, so it was either now or some undefined day in the future.
He told me I am perfect company, which may be one of the highest compliments I've ever received.

We had crepes - savoury first, followed by sweet. My first one was bacon, cheese and chives. My sweet one wasn't on the menu so I asked for it custom: banana, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, almonds, and Grand Marnier...yummmmmm. I don't know where I put them both.

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Me got allergies. Started sneezing yesterday and today am feeling slightly muffled in one ear - probably explains the headache on Wednesday. Kept asking Mr B at lunch today if I was shouting because I couldn't hear myself, and he was sitting on my muffled side.

My theory: mould growing in the piles of damp autumn leaves.

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I was at John Lewis today looking for a new cordless as the speaker on mine has failed; never buy a phone from a company that has folded. I spotted a gorgeous slimline that costs the same as my current one, but I couldn't see any on the shelf, so I asked the guy at the counter if there were any in stock. He asked why I wanted that particular brand, as everyone was after it at the moment. (The iDect X-1; now don't you all go out and get one or else there won't be any for me!)

Me: It's soooo cute and slim. And I love small gadgets.

Him: Well look at you, you're so slim and fragile, I bet everyone just wants to take care of you.

Me: Hmmm, they do always tell me they think I'm going to break.

At this point, he visibly settled in for more, but I went off to blow my nose.

Also, out of the blue I was asked by the cashier at M&S if I was a dancer???? Funny he should ask because I am going to return to ballet soon, but what I did as a child doesn't count. Yay me!

Then I got a text from Mr B: "Hey! I just met Rolf Harris, I move amongst the best circles."
Must be that meedja job of his...


30 comments:

Jia Li said...

being watched...creepy...

randis said...

Still, I have waaaaay too much wall in my house, and not quite enough window.

Anonymous said...

being watch--you should have done something crazy and watched their reaction. oh, please do it next time!!!!

yummy crepes!!!! I bought some nutella yesterday.....

well, at least it's allergies and not a cold. which would you say is worse?

lol, I almost break you in half when I hug you....

ooo, Ballet classes, fun stuff, wish we could do it together.

vanessa

Olivia said...

Plus the light was on and the top half of my windows are without voile.

Jia - it wasn't so creepy really, I just laughed at the absurdity of it. I had a chat with Blue last night :)

Randis - more wall space for cool posters?

Vanessa - yes it's allergies; a cold is worse because of the fever. I still had some really stupid random dreams last night, though.
And no, you used to break me in half but I am a leeetle bit tougher now.

B(ecoming Animated) said...

Hey-hey! I made the news today; twice! Thank-ee m'dear, truly honoured.

Sorry, rather rude of me to just leap in there. And to be so self-centred! (Tut, where are my manners?) So allow me to say a cheery 'Hello' to all of you out there in browsing-land.

Time now for me to slink off once more, back into the shadows. Farewell!

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Hey Mr B! Yes you made it!
Guess what, this can only mean I haven't seen you since I started this blog, and you started gallivanting around the British Isles...!

MattJ said...

See that's not a gadget obsession. I am a highly trained and professional geek and I am currently fighting an urge to buy a certain Mouse becuase 'It's got a frickin' Lazurr!'. I don't really need it, it's just that i want one. It's cordless. It's rechargeable. It has eight buttons and a thumb rest for christ sake! And as I'm there, I may as well invest in a cordless keyboard. Nooooooooo! Y'see? I was using my fuzzy financial logic to convince myself that it would cheer me up, even though it was last week I was in a bad mood!

Olivia said...

Matt - I keep my gadget obsessions under control.
I have a really cool Logitech cordless optical mouse which has no moving parts so the 4-way scroll functions are like a solid-state touchpad and the little USB receiver stores inside the expandable chassis!
And I'd better not tell you about my Boynq Vase speaker - the sound comes out the top and bottom...

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