Saturday, September 09, 2006

Last night drivel....

In times of stress, the only person I ever really want to speak to is my Mother.

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The above rule is true until half way through the conversation I realise she is fishing for information on the various people in my life and planning a party so she can meet them all...and then I realise she is only interested in rounding up the men...and then she won't let me change the subject!

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I do need to go home and see my family...this e-mail conversation with my brother last night is fairly indicative of that...

Brother: You gonna come skiing then or what?

Me: doubt it.....doesn't look likely at the moment......

Brother: On a serious note - I haven't seen you since 27 August last year either. By January it'll be 18 months. Something to think about.

Me: I know I realise that.....it is a very long time...I was thinking that this afternoon....

Brother:
At the rate you're going you'll be attending my second wedding on your next trip!

Me: am assuming you ommitted the word....'anniversary' from that sentence!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brother: If I had I would be optimistic as to your travel plans.

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What the hell was Joan Armatrading singing about in 'Drop the Pilot'??!!!

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Watching Adam Sandler's movie Click I was so bored I wanted to fast forward but I felt like something really bad would happen to me if I did!!!

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When you go home at night and the cat looks at you with a very (almost human) quizzical expression on his face...you know you don't spend enough time at home!

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I must come across as incredibly unholy..a very shocked reaction came from a friend the other day when I told them that my great-grandfather, my great-great grandfather and my great-great-grandfather and various levels of great-uncles had been Church of Scotland ministers.

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Carrie: Oh, something came up he's not gonna meet me. Here, will you listen to this and tell me if you can figure out whether he's not meeting me as a date, or not meeting me as a friend?
Miranda: Alright.
Carrie: Sometimes, you need a second opinion; with doctors, real estate, men.
Miranda: I have no idea. And I finished first in my litigation class.
Carrie: How pathetic do l feel asking you if a guy kinda likes me?

SATC Valley of the twenty-something guys

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6 Comments:

Blogger expat@large said...

"Drop the Pilot" was the theme song to the 1989 Australian pilot's strike. I was convening a conference and we lost about 30% attendance because of QuAiNTArSe's bastard intransigence. One of E@L's most fav maudlin songs ever is "Weakness in Me".

The Kirk, is it? Are they the one's who wouldn't let young Edmund Gosse have his Christmas pudding? The bastards.

Adam Sandler is the bastard spawn of the non-funny entertainment industry and something else non-funny.

Your brother is a funny bastard. I like him.

11:41 am  
Blogger Madame Chiang said...

I am assuming that Joan Armatrading did not write it for Qantas??!!

I'm thinking that Gosse was deprived of his Christmas Pud by the Plymouth Brethern....more English than Scottish...but I could be terribly wrong (I usually am!)

Adam Sandler is not funny...it is official!!

Yes, I like my brother too...lucky really!!!!!

4:44 pm  
Blogger expat@large said...

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8:49 pm  
Blogger expat@large said...

Yes you're absolutely right - Gosse was intellectually and emotionally abused by the stupid Plymouth Brethren.

The real meaning of Drop The Pilot is probably not as subtle as you might at first imagine... she has a friend who has a pilot for a boyfriend (stranger things have happened), and she (Joan) would rather a relationship with that person (the non-pilot) herself. Maybe she's singing it from a male POV, maybe she's a lesbian. It's quite the antithesis of my favorite Joan A song (Weakness), which is a someone telling someone off for interfering in an established relationship. ("Why do you come here, when you know I've got trouble enough? Why do you call me, when you know I can't answer the phone?" - I choke up on this!)

I guess for some reason hidden deeper than I have previously delved, I really detest people who go out of the way to upset the dynamics of another couple. The
"All's fair..." dictum just doesn't float my barge, as they say. I reeeaallllyyy have strong feeling about this, not sure why. I don't like people who cheat and like even less the people they cheat *with*. That's just me.

Mm.

8:57 pm  
Blogger Madame Chiang said...

Final paragraph....couldn't agree with you more...on all points....

1:38 pm  
Anonymous gonzo said...

Hey thanks for that. I love joan armatrading and have listened to drop the pilot for years without a clue as to what she was on about.

And btw i too choke up on 'Weakness', having been in a similar situation back in th day. f-ing moving as hell. easily her best song. that and 'Willow'.

10:26 am  

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