Friday, June 26, 2009

Don't Stop Til You Get Enough

blimey! what a day - first you lose the bestest Charlie's Angel then the most famous Jackson dies!

i remember Michael Jackson so fondly from the 80s when i was bought Off The Wall double LP and a Jackson Thriller doll - i thought he was so cute! i was only young and i guess that's why the news today is such a shock! he has been around for my whole life! i even put that classic lyric 'I'm a lover not a fighter' on a teeshirt when i worked at a tee printing company! and the jackson 5 'can you feel it' was the first record i played on my very first radio show back in 1990! big news that he's gone forever... and just when he seemed to be making a comeback, so poignant.

watch my favourite MJ track here

shocking news like this hopefully makes every one appreciate their loved ones a bit more...

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

sobering up

it was my birthday yesterday and i'm a little perturbed to realise it was probly my first sober one in about 17 years! haha

for as long as my vodka-addled memory can recall my birthday has meant cocktails! usually vodka ones, but i've just turned to rum and ginger (tasty!)... which has also meant in my haste to celebrate my annual anniversary of self the night before, birthdays are usually hungover!

not this one though. i blame it on the day of the week it fell upon. either that or i've simply tired of being drunk! i went out for a drink on saturday night but it was for my friend's birthday, and i had a buddy over for birthday pizza the Friday before... but nothing untoward...

i can't help but get this sneaking suspicion that this makes me in some way more grown up - and everyone who's ever read Peter Pan knows that can't be good news! haha

i did the most grown up things on my birthday tho! i got up at 8.30 (a lie in by 4 hours but still before 9am!) i went to the gym, i had my car valeted, i ordered a new tax disc for my motor, i picked up some dry cleaning... so far, so ordinary day! then for lunch i went for a birthday burger and milkshake with my favorite boys, but my fave fastfood joint didn't really hit the spot... then i went for a birthday cupcake, and nice as it was, something was missing! maybe i shoulda just got outta my head on White Russians?! then i headed homeward and was in bed by 9pm*

i couldn't be less rock &roll if i tried!

what's wrong with me?! my boyf will tell me its the awakening... i'm not sure i like this grown up turn of events tho...

*such is the job -there's no getting around it you need all the beauty sleep you can get after you hit 30! haha

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

simple pleasures

today in birmingham, england the sun shone warm and friendly...
as i have spied rain on the weather horizon i decided to slip the gym to lie in the back yard getting some much-needed vitamin D...
the only problem with this is that i don't have any garden furniture, so after making do with a stool yesterday and grappling with a beanbag today i opted for a sleeping bag on the ground - not the comfiest oftion but certainly the easiest and a successful hour of sun worshipping was had!
once my sides were evenly toasted i took a break to get a drink and a snack...
it felt like beer weather and i'd gotten a case of small euro-beers from the supermarket when we had friends over for the beard party recently because they're only a small glass size just perfect for sitting in the garden sunshine for, that along with some pistachio nuts i read an old weekend supplement* and thought to myself "this is the goodlife"
for all the bad news** flung at us everyday i hope that it wasn't just me taking a break form modern life in the sunshine today... i certainly hope that any poor bugger made redundant recently had a chance to soak up some rays in the midst of job-seeking!
on a day like today its easy to remember that human beans can be simple folk with simple needs, trouble is we create so many problems for ourselves that we lose sight of the real easy stuff...

*there are simpy never going to be enough weekends for me to get through all the reading material at the end of my sofa!

**daily mail writers you know who you are!