Tuesday, November 30, 2004


East Croydon Station

Friday, November 26, 2004

The Corwood Representative

The Sideburned Corwood Representative Himself: Jandek

News from DP: The mysterious, tuneless, haunting, elusive recluse Jandek plays his fist *ever* live in Glasgow as part of Glasgow's Instal Festival. Holy macaroni!

We are all excited...



Vive la Fip

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

My table, obviously...

When I arrived at P's last night I explained to the waitress that I was meeting friends. In response she nodded enthusiastically and motioned towards a table of three young, attractive women of oriental orientation. My table, obviously...!

Monday, November 22, 2004

Mass-Observing on the train...

Mass-Observing on the train to London on Saturday. A painfully new couple allow the universe to revolve around them and their exhaustingly bland conversation. Hooray!

"A sick musical mind": Danny Thompson and Darrell Scott
Pavilion Theatre, Brighton, Thursday 18th November

Danny Thompson (Darrell Scott crouched behind)

Darrell Scott describes Danny Thompson as having a "sick musical mind". Perhaps it's true. Danny Thompson has played with everyone, on so many albums, he's got to be sick, it's unfathomable. And he comes across as this very down to earth, funny and friendly bloke who has both generosity of spirit and unending passion for music. He is just so at one with his bass Victoria.

Darrell Scott is a warm and wonderful guitarist and singer. One of the few voices I can really listen to and take in the lyrics. What a storyteller! What a musician with maturity and a very lovely sounding guitar, indeed.

Thank you, Danny and Darrell - you made my evening!


Thursday, November 18, 2004


Leaving SOBS (Sons Of B'S) laden with indigestible burger and chips... Oh, the regret.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Let them know it's Christmas...

Why wasn't Kylie asked to do it again?

Craptic pig laughter

(Prepare yourself for the Vicky Pollard-like dialogue)

Today, R said the following on messenger:

Yu yuyuuyuyuyyu..
U DuN Even know What i'm Laughign about.. :

and then suddenly,

I'm off to bed..

Leave u To dwell on My Different laughs..

I;'m Sured u wun be Able to sleep now...



I say:
tell me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

R says:
Nopes... !!!!
R says:

I say:

don't make me beg!!!!!!!!!!!!!
R says:

R says:
Begging wun help...

I'll leave you with a few weeks sleepless nites first..

By then..

U'll Prob be told..

I say:

i hope it's exciting

and interesting

and gossip mongeringly good

R says:
it's worth u not sleeping for a few weeks..

I say:
better be worth the wait
R says:
that's Hwo Exciting it is..

I say:

R says:
I say:

R says:
Sleep Tight..

I say:


and there's NO ONE else online I can ask!! Simply Torturous!

Stained Glass Sunday

R's stained glass in C's house.

Thanks to C, R, P and C for a very lovely food and wine-filled Sunday afternoon! Though I'm not quite sure if I'll ever find anyone else to share that Anvil joke with... ahem!

Friday, November 12, 2004


Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Wiggy wiggy

K, J and F show off their mops.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

You might be a badminton fanatic if...

You play more than three times a week.
You own more than two rackets.
You would rather play Badminton than go on a date.
You have (or would like to) set up a Badminton net inside your house.
Your primary requirement for a boyfriend/girlfriend is their Badminton game.
You only take jobs that fit into your Badminton schedule.
You plan your vacations around Badminton.
You actually do more than one hour of Badminton drills a week.
You own more than two Badminton books.
You give up your Friday nights to play badminton.
At parties and get togethers you compare and try to outdo callouses with friends.
You "chasse" instead of walk.
You know all the shuttle speed codes from all the different manufacturers.
Your racket arm is noticeably bigger than the other.
You dislocated your shoulder while playing badminton.
When someone mentions "single", you thought of badminton instead of a marital status.
You wish you lived in Malaysia or Indonesia.
You learn Danish so that you can read online Danish badminton news.
You always have a stockpile of more than half dozen tubes of shuttles at home.
You have a shuttlecock as desk decoration.
You can do backhand smashes.
You can do overhead backhand smashes.
You have a preferred stringer who strings all your racket(s).
You keep trying to play the perfect jump smash.
You play in four badminton clubs so you can play afternoons and evenings in the weekend and every night of the week.
Your friends call you a BAD nerd
You meditate during spare time to think about strategies and techniques.
You have dreams about badminton tactics and techniques.
You are nodding your head and agreeing to many of these.
You love your rackets so much you start giving them names like "Lulu" and "Bam- Bam"
You leave work early so that you can get to your club early enough to get some singles in with other keen players
You get in trouble with your boss for spending too much time surfing the intern et looking for cheaper shuttles and rackets
You buy a pair of jogging pants and discard the Nike logo by stitching 2 Y's (Yonex) over it.
You buy Adidas products only because the logo looks like a shuttlecock.
You ask anyone you meet who is Chinese, Korean, Malaysian or Indonesian if they play badminton
You logged onto badmintoncentral.com and cut and pasted the “You might be a badminton fantatic if…” webpage into your blog on a Tuesday evening – a rare occasion when you weren’t playing badminton…

The Constant Service

Sunday, November 07, 2004

Iain Dowie's red and blue army

Crystal Palace 1 - 1 Arsenal
Henry 63, Riihilahti 65

Come on, Palace!!

What *is* the French for "Va va voom"?

Palace commentators

On the way home

The South Norwood Tour

The high point.

Friday, November 05, 2004

Sharon I love you

Costcutter, Moulsecoomb

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Happy hours on the Heath

Let's go drag a kite along the ground!

Thanks to S, J, J, R, T and L for a lovely Sunday.

Too much badminton will kill you