Friday, January 25, 2008

History

It’s Friday! It’s the end of the week! I am going to Southampton for the weekend. Eek! Why “Eek”? Well, I’m going to see my friend who cried the last time I spoke to her on the phone and I think she and her husband might be lining up to give me a good talking to. She didn’t cry because I was mean to her, by the way, she cried because she was disappointed in me (or maybe more charitably “for me”, but I’m not really looking for anyone to be disappointed in my presence). Another friend sent me an e-mail yesterday and said “so have you set ground rules for going to see them?” I replied and said no because I’m hoping they’ll just mind their own business, but if the worst comes to the worst I will just tell them we are not discussing it. My friend replied and said “fine. But just make sure you have a strategy.” It’s always good to feel you have a relaxing weekend ahead with friends when you have to worry that you might get lynched. My friend is very into domestic chores (think 1950s housewife) and I am taking my Vax with me to help her get a stain out of a carpet, so maybe we’ll get so distracted by that so there will be no time to actually speak. About anything.

I believe tonight is Burns Night. So happy Burns Night to all the Scots out there. I only know this because I go out with a Scot. G was reading various Burns’ poems to me last night and then got all shy while reading this one. Awww… and then set me the task of learning Address to a Haggis, which I failed miserably to even attempt.

Anyway, if you’re at a loose end this weekend, you could cast your votes for the Bloggies or maybe discover a few new blogs (but don’t be wandering off and not coming back). I thought this year several sites came up quite a few times, and so it could have been a bit more varied. One to vote for is Diamond Geezer. I have actually met him and he is a very nice man, so you should vote for him just because of that. Many a year ago A sent me a link to Diamond Geezer and that was the first blog I ever read. My first thought was “what on earth is a blog?” and then I worked it out and the rest, as they say, is history. Don’t let that put you off voting for him though...

4 comments:

But Why? said...

You sound rather more like you're preparing for battle than off to see a friend for the weekend...

Good luck!

Tom Foolery (TF) said...

Hope your weekend wasn't too much of a chore (OK silly joke!)
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PS I've tagged you.(stop groaning)TFX

Casdok said...

Yes hope your weekend goes well!

Random Reflections said...

but why? - It certainly did feel like that... No bloodshed though!

TF - there were chores galore! Thanks for the tag (I think...) I'll have a ponder and then give it a go.

casdok- it went better than feared fortunately and was a nice weekend away.