So, I posted about my OCD. Then a kid whose blog purports he’s ‘17 & trying to help the world’ tells me that my knives are crooked and I should take the picture down and re post it. Firstly, if my picture sets off your OCD I apologise. I don’t post on my blog with the expectation of anyone actually reading it. This is my way of taking the things making my head too...
Order in the house
You know your OCD is acting up when, after tidying the kitchen you realise: The knives are organised by size……. …..and the spice rack is organised not just by type of spice, but by container type AND alphabetically….
The fear factor
Fear. For years my wife has be trying to find something that scares me. She finds it odd that I’m not scared of anything and has made it her mission to try and prove that I’m actually human. There is no animal that I will not handle (I’m always the one that removes spiders, bees and bugs from the house), no height I will not jump from (she bought me a parachute jump for my 30th...
Watching Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. Purely for Rebecca revealing her love for Bridget and then kissing her at the end. I love that it was actually done rather well and not just as a gag. Jacinda Barrett is far hotter than Colin Firth!
A lasting legacy
Ten years ago today, the last episode of Buffy aired. Ten years, thats is a LONG time (and makes me feel fairly old!) yet Buffy is still on TV. I see people posting on Tumblr that they are watching it for the first time and I envy them. I wish I could watch it again, as if for the first time, and fall in love with it all over again. Maybe I could get someone to perform a Tabula Rasa spell on...
Losing the evolutionary plot
People maintain that humans are superior because evolution gave us opposable thumbs and language. Somehow I just don’t feel that superior when I spend half the night having to place cold flannels on my son’s body and coax him into taking medicine so that his body stops running at a temperature so high it could induce fits, all because he’s getting another tooth. The pain he...
The little things
I love sitting here listening to my wife and son giggling and laughing upstairs as Sam has his bath. It’s a feeling I can’t really describe; it just makes all the problems and other stuff seem so unimportant. Listening to them chat (Sam just babbling nonsense) is so cute, I want to record it so that I never forget what is really important. Little things like a cuddle from my son...
Eurovision! So camp. So gay. Shot for every key change. A shot for every use of fireworks. A shot for every other song that didn’t key change, and a shot for every time the country you picked to win scores 12 points. Strangely Nic got more shots with Azerbaijan who came second than R did with Denmark who won!! I got no shots with my choice of Finland (there was a lesbian kiss, come...
The Butterfly Effect
vow: noun A solemn promise, pledge, or personal commitment: marriage vows. This is how the dictionary defines the word VOW. Some people, it seems, don’t understand this defintion. Or choose to ignore it. Some people choose to forget that less than a year ago they stood in front of their family and friends, their closet loved ones, looked into the eyes of the person they were marrying...
I’ve been having seriously weird dreams. Now, my mind is normally fairly strange and the things that go through my head are pretty….colourful, but they usually make sense. These though, they don’t make the slightest shred of sense. Random, confusing, and some are just plain fucked up. The worst part is most of the details fade soon after I wake, leaving just a vague...
Ah, Glee. Two episodes back to back! First, I’d like to say a little thank you to whatever writer put in the line explaining where Brittany was during wonder-ful. Now if you could just explain where Finn has disappeared to and why he wasn’t with the rest of his family waiting for Burt’s news(!) This is going to be a long post - Sorry/not sorry. So, lets start with the most...
Facination with film
So, no Glee catch up yet. Instead, I introduced the missus to The Prestige. Now, my missus can be rather tricky with films. Her family didn’t own a TV until she was ten *insert shocked face*, and has never really been into films whereas I’m a HUGE film fan. Some I show her she loves, others she hates and some she gets very, very confused by. She has trouble sitting through an entire...
Finally! Welcome back dear internet, I’ve missed you.
A brave woman
I just found out about Angelina Jolie. It’s tragic, of course it is, but it’s also courageous. Angelina changed her future. She was looking at a virtual death sentence, 86% chance of breast cancer and 50% chance of ovarian cancer. If someone said you had those odds of getting eaten by a shark if you go swimming I’m pretty sure you’d never go near the ocean again. ...
By this time tomorrow, the fates willing, I should have Internet back in the house. I then just have to wait for the missus to disappear off to bed and the last two episodes of Glee are all mine! I kinda have an equality meeting thingy the next day so should be making sure I get an early night but I know I won’t sleep properly if I don’t watch it as soon as possible. I’m dying to text Chris...
Today we had an appointment with the Lister. We met with Dr. Taylor (good name) and discussed trying for another baby. She explained the process for us, we have eggs frozen from last time so I am not involved this time and things will be far less complicated. R just needs a thyroid test (apparently one that is playing up can affect conception) and then all we need to do is wait for her next...
Practically perfect in every way
Ok, so I know I’m late to the party but Pitch Perfect is frigging awesome! I rarely get to the cinema anymore (my holy place), so I have to rely on DVDs and Sky for all my movie needs. Tonight, after undergoing the trial that is time with my family, R and I ordered takeaway and Pitch Perfect on Sky movies. I can’t even think of enough words to describe just how hard I laughed...
A fan of the fiction
It’s saying something when you’ve run out of fanfiction to read. I’m a bookworm. And a geek. That equals A LOT of reading! Faith/Buffy Faith/Willow Faith/Tara Faith/Cordelia (can you tell who my favorite is?!) Willow/Tara Tara/Buffy Santana/Brittany Santana/Quinn Santana/Rachel Santana/Marley Quinn/Rachel Quinn/Brittany The unholy trinity The unholy trinity...
Patience is a virtue
Tumblr, you are killing me! I have no Internet until the 16th, which means no Glee for me. Yet there you are, taunting me with gifs and photosets of the last two episodes. Making me want to know, yet trying desperately not to cave. I hope that, for the respect that should be due, Brittany gets a decent storyline to bow out on. Obviously this will be different to the one first envisioned due...
So, Brittana is over according to Naya Rivera. This news isn’t surprising, I think everyone knew this moment was inevitable as soon as we found out Brittany wasn’t graduating. The fans wanted this relationship, clamoured for it even, but were shortchanged when they finally got it. The double standards that dogged the relationship were obvious and disappointing, the few short...
Ten more days til I get Internet back. Ten more days til I can watch Glee. Ten more days of trying to avoid spoilers, gifs, photos and recaps. I’m a patient person, working with animals means you learn the value of patience, but when it comes to my favorite shows all my patience goes straight out the window. I’m sad, I know.
New phone! One that may actually work, plus I can now go online without running up an astronomical phone bill! It’s a happy day
A selfish act?
Am I selfish? I joined the LGBT network at work, became a member of the committee, because although my company is pretty good with all things gay, there are still people experiencing discrimination. I want to make a difference, to really help and to show that although our sexuality is a big part of who we are, it shouldn’t define us in peoples minds. I went in front of a camera (one of the...
Missing a bit of Britt
Ok, so I know Heather is pregnant, Cory is in rehab, and Jayma is back on HIMYM but surely SOMEONE must notice their conspicous absences? One line, one single line of dialogue, would solve it. Something like ‘Oh, Finn is helping Burt out in the shop this week’, or ‘Brittany is viewing MIT’, but nope, that is too much to ask for. This is Glee where characters can just...
Done & (almost) dusted
So, I sit here on the floor of my living room in my empty old house, taking a break from the cleaning I’ve been doing all morning. My legs ache, my back pretty much feels like Hulk Hogan has been doing jumps off of the top rope straight on to it, and I haven’t had this many unexplainable bruises covering my body since my clubbing days; but it was all utterly worth it for that moment...
So, it’s official. The new house hates me. First, I puked my guts up the first day we spent there. Now, I’ve just done cartwheels down the stairs! Two elbows minus several inches of skin, a wrenched neck and a potential black eye (thanks to the box I was carrying at the time) later I’ve decided the house, it hates me. I know that I was missing the day grace was handed out...
I’m so fucking pissed right now, SO fucking pissed. A woman older than sin, older that Jesus Christ and God HIMSELF, drives into my car while I’m barely moving and its MY fault??!?! SERIOUSLY?????????? She’s pissing and moaning that her no claims is up the spout while I’m checking to make sure my SON is ok and I’M TO BLAME??? So I have to find about an extra...
About a boy
I miss my best friend. He made me laugh every day; just the sparkle in his eyes was enough to set me into a round of giggles because I knew he was thinking filthy thoughts about a customer or was thinking up the next game to play when our boss wasn’t around. We would talk for hours (occasionally work would get done) about anything and everything, each day I was glad to go to work because I...
Gone, but not forgotten
So, Dianna Agron has decided to close her blog on Tumblr. 6 years is a long time. A long time to bare your thoughts, feelings and moods to the public eye. A long time of people scrutinising your every word or post, deconstructing its every meaning (and making up a few of their own). Dianna has a very loyal fanbase, but with any celebrity, there are those…….can’t call them fans,...
Here’s looking at you kid.
Shot through the heart.....and she's to blame
I can’t help it, it just happens….. My plate is not just full, my plate is currently overflowing with things; moving house, LGBT leadership team meetings, pride management meetings, work, Sam, R……but yet I’m addicted to a new show. It’s not my fault!! I was just happy to watch the odd episode here and there then BOOM, Felicity Smoak appeared on the scene! At...
Hit & miss
Ah Glee, it seems you are back to doing what you do best. Finn is back to being a lazy, sexist idiot, Puck is back to be actually useful and Schue is a knob again. All the kids are described as having PTSD like it’s a joke; way to take a serious event and then trivialise the aftermath. I love the way characters can disappear for an entire episode and no one seems to care; there...
Yawn. I do not do early well. Oh well.