Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Clubbing and Chocolate

This is going to be a long post (because I can put photos in now!), so you may want to get a cup of tea before you start reading...

So, my weekend started on Thursday night, when we went to see Laugh Like Pa. They were great, and a lot better than the other bands playing that night. One of them looked and sounded like a performance at a church youth group, complete with tambourine and rather dodgy dancing. We wouldn't have had to see the other bands at all, if it wasn't for a confusion with the scheduling, not helped by a text from my mum which went thus...
Guy on Eighthsi
ring of nun
I had to phone her to find out what it was meant to say.
Me: What the hell did that text say?
Her: Well, isn't it obvious? Work it out!
Apparently it translated to 'Huw on eightish, ring me, mum'
She insists that the phone wouldn't let her say anything else.
Afterwards, we went on to a club called Genetic. My evening ended well when some man who tried to ask me out was enormously disappointed to find out that I'm married. It's a shame for him, but a much-needed ego boost for me!

On Friday Chris and I went down to play with Boo and Matt. We all went to the park to play football and frisbee. I won the 'throwing a frisbee over a traffic cone at very short range' competition but I really suck at football...You can have a surprising amount of fun with crisps too. (We're so grown-up, aren't we?)
Chris went out on Friday night, but it was to a club that I don't really like - the music's too roary and shouty for my delicate sensibilities (don't laugh) so I stayed home and played on the computer instead.

On Saturday I slept far too late and ended up feeling all tired and grumpy so I went shopping. Note to self: next year, don't leave it until the last minute to buy Easter eggs, because the shops are clearing the shelves by 6 o'clock on the Saturday, and you have to chase the shelf-stackers around to grab eggs before they put them away...
That night we went out to the Mission, a rock/goth club that's just up the road from Boo's house. I got all dressed up, in a long velvet dress with a satin corset over it and my high-heeled boots, which I don't wear often because I'm crap at walking in them. The smoking ban might actually turn out to be a good thing, as I only smoked three cigarettes during the night, instead of the 12 to 15 I'd usually get through and I didn't end up with a sore throat by the time we got home. We ended up spending most of the night upstairs at the gay-oriented club, so the only two songs I danced to all night were Erasure and Madonna. It was a lot of fun, though.

On Sunday, we got up in time to have lunch and go through to my parents' house for dinner and general Easter fun. They usually make clues for us to find our Easter eggs, but for some reason, this year they hadn't, so we wrote clues for each other. Then we also wrote clues for our parents to find theirs too. Trying to get a sensible answer from our mum can be like getting blood from a stone, especially when it relates to technology. We wrote a clue to lead them to our dad's mobile phone, and while he was checking, our mum got very confused. 'How did you get a clue near the phone?', 'Ooooh, are you going to call it? Oh, you're all in here...', 'What, have you put a piece of paper in the phone? How else could there be a clue there?' It took her ages to remember that there is such a thing as text messaging...

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This is the box of mini Easter eggs we gave my parents. I liked it because the text underneath the egg/spoon bit says
4 milk chocolate eggs and 2 spoons*
*Spoons not edible
I love warnings for idiots!

In the evening me, Boo, Chris and Matt went to DKY. It's the reunion night of a club that's not on regularly any more. I'm very fond of the place because Chris and I got together thanks to Boo and Chris meeting there. It was a good night, and I bumped into some people I haven't seen for ages. We got them to play Laugh Like Pa, and we danced even though most other people didn't. I asked some friends what they thought of the song, and they seemed quite impressed.
On Monday we finished off our extra-long weekend by going to the cinema to see Ice Age 2. It was absolutely brilliant. I was laughing out loud most of the way through.

Since I can include photos, here's a picture of my hand that shows all the stamps from my weekend's clubbing.

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OK, so this post has taken a lot longer to do than I had originally thought it would, due to my computer being about 300 years old and my own technological ineptitude. The only good thing about all this is that I can post a picture of Laugh Like Pa's gig a few days ago.

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Right, I think that's all I have to tell you. After all that, I hope someone actually reads this...


At 8:35 pm, Blogger LaMa said...

I read it....


At 8:38 pm, Blogger Hieronymus Anonymous said...

I did too.
But then, I put in about 20 hours of work on your damn pictures...

At 12:40 am, Anonymous smerk said...

I think you should be more worried about people reading your posts, but not commenting.

At 12:52 am, Anonymous accipiter said...

What, we're supposed to read the posts, too? Oh. Why didn't anybody ever tell me that?

If you want some real fun on Easter, use real eggs for your Easter eggs and leave one of them unboiled, and don't tell anybody. Then you can see who ends up with that egg.

At 9:18 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps your parents thought that, as you are all interesting writers, and as you are obsessed with crime novels, it was time you learnt to write your own clues!


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