Je me couche

I am so very, very tired. The pathetic reasons I think I can blame for this:

a. I actually got up at 7 a.m. and, like did stuff.
b. I exercised (a bit of a shock to the system after the month of laziness that was July) – an hour of badminton, three or four miles on the bike, and 20-or-so lengths in the pool. Nothing too hardcore, but a shock after all the time off.
c. Driving lesson was hard today. Full on manouvers and driving 60 on bendy, bendy, windy roads. In pouring, sheetlike rain. Egads.

So it’s been a day of doing things (including the always exciting and never-ending chores…I have some dishes waiting for me right now) and getting things done. I also gave myself a mani-pedi and managed to smudge it to high heaven – don’t you just hate it when that happens? I also mailed packages to three of my best girls, which is always good for the soul, if not for the bank balance.

Can you believe that August is here already? The Michaelmas term is just around the bend – how exciting and terrifying in equal measure!

This evening has been very chilled. Midimus and I watched the genius that was ‘The Top 50 Boyband Hits’ which was as awesome as the title suggests. I totally disagree with the number one spot (Backstreet Boys ‘I Want It That Way’? Puh-leaze!), but the countdown provided many comedy moments and asides – the fact that I can still name all of New Kids On The Block (oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh), that I had a bit of a crush on one half of Savage Garden, that Aha’s video for ‘Take On Me’ inspired a series of recurring dreams for me in the mid-90s, and that I was a major Hanson fan. I wrote fan letters, y’all (call me, Isaac!).

It has been lovely hanging out with Midimus so much this break – we share a room so we don’t really have a choice, haha. We also have a similar sense of humour and the same taste in trash TV (although I’m having to convert her to ‘Oprah’!), with the net result that we can now speak more-or-less in code. Mum finds it confusing, to say the least, as more-or-less every exchange is peppered with “Mnaherer” / “You don’t even know” / “Choose, choose, choose, choose” / “Where are the hos?” / “Let’s go to ho school” / “He /she/ one/ its just not that into you….

Good times. She makes me laugh!

Night all. Time for dishes and bed. I swear, my life is soooo cool.



  1. Shannon
    1st August 2006 / 11:56 pm

    Sounds like you deserve to be tired.. you did alot!!I was up at 6am doing house work, taking care of my kids and I am beat!!I feel your pain 😉

  2. Bumbling Bav
    2nd August 2006 / 12:30 am

    Well since I crawled out of bed at 9… lol, my hat is off to you.I hit the gym 5 to 6 days a week, but today… ya not so much. So again my hat is off to you!Thanks for stopping by my blog! Come hang with me and the chicks any day. (now that I am back and blogging)

  3. angieoh!
    2nd August 2006 / 1:00 am

    HANSON?????? are you kidding me? 🙂 I totally vote for backstreet boys – come on!

  4. Bossy♥'s YOU
    2nd August 2006 / 1:18 am

    man , thats a lot of excersing for a day, that would be good for a week maybe:)i walk/run 4 miles aday, thats as far as it goes;)

  5. Britmum
    2nd August 2006 / 5:11 am

    I guess I need to read through your blog more to know who the people you are talking about are.So where in England are you? Just curious. When does school start back? My son who is 10 is going back on the 14th August. I am so happy.Take care and I hope the dishes got done.

  6. Claire
    2nd August 2006 / 7:45 am

    Hahaha, yeah, I’m trying to get back into exercising (I’m doing this crazy healthkick where I try and shed 52 pounds in a year… but I’ve kind of stalled at 26!), so its going to be tiring for a while!And yes, I was a Hanson fan. Feel free to judge. I also knew the dance to ‘Backstreet’s Back’ though, so I can get down with them too, lol.Britmum: I love and work near Oxford, but I’m currently in the wilds of North-East Scotland visiting my family. Whereabouts in England are you from? School goes back September 5th….but being a teacher I start back September 1st!

  7. Heart Of Darkness
    2nd August 2006 / 9:57 am

    I hear you. Some days, I do squat, and end up a living dead. Then are some days when I do tons, but just get fired up by extra energy. I think I might be going on excess power…

  8. Cari
    2nd August 2006 / 1:42 pm

    I absolutely adored NKOTB!!!I can’t believe how time has flown by!!!I was such a little teeny bopper!I can still member me my cousin alina and sis vani listening to NKOTB in the car (blazing it) hahahahahahhhhhh memories

  9. Anonymous
    3rd August 2006 / 9:28 am

    CLAIRE I hoild you entirely responsible for me singing the NKOTB hook for 15 mins whilst in the shower. Someone has to pay…Naomixx

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