Word of the Day

December 14, 2010 at 1:11 PM

Pistachio – annoyed facial hair.

In other news, there’s currenly a two foot high cardboard shark fin being made in my office. So, all is normal…

Fatal Hair-ror

December 8, 2010 at 11:58 AM

I went into town earlier this week to get my haircut and also deposit my seven lovely winning £10 Walkers cheques from predicting rain. I’d gone just after work and I meant to change into an old jumper when collecting things from home so that, when I had the haircut, I wouldn’t have to deal with all the little itchy bits of hair on my work jumper. Sadly, I forgot to do this, and I had the haircut while wearing my work jumper. Doh!

This means I had to dump that jumper and wear a different one to work the next day. Oh, the travesty! Still, at least I look nice and presentable now. What do you mean “oh no you don’t”?!

CHILLY con carne…

December 6, 2010 at 2:20 PM

It’s turned a bit nippy outside, what with temperatures of -5C and all, and this has had profound effects on my heating bill. The downstairs of my house is quite drafty, so we’ve used double the gas to heat the house in November than in October. The upstairs gets quite toasty though, so I’m thinking of employing a large fan to waft the air downstairs into the living room. There’s no flaws in that plan whatsoever, even if you risk a decapitation when going up/downstairs.

I did receive a text from my Dad who’s currently on a cruise around the Mediterranean at the moment. At the time of writing, he was currently in Rhodes where it was 22C and sunny. Oh the schadenfreude of him currently being stuck in Spain due to the unofficial air traffic strike.

In Accumulate! news, filming has begun on Season 3 and there have been some terrible puns already. It’s shaping up to be a good season… More Accumulate! news will follow soon, but if you want to watch the previous season(s), then you can watch it here: http://www.ruon.tv/ondemand/episodes.php?serid=16 .

I’m off to light a small fire in our office to try to raise the temperature above freezing. Tata!

Lip Balm < Chapstick

December 2, 2010 at 3:22 PM

There can be no surer sign that winter has arrived than having chapped lips. My lips could be used as sandpaper, if the need arises!

So, to combat this, what product shall I choose? I know it’s an Americanism, but I’d prefer to use ‘chapstick’ rather than lip balm. Despite them being the same product, there’s something comforting to me about the word ‘chapstick’. Maybe it’s because it’s CHAPstick that makes it sound more tough and manly.

Having said that, I don’t have any lip balm or chapstick. I should probably buy some before my lips crumble off my face!