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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

neck is a bit better today. taken my valium! ha.
Have rehearsal tonight so hopefully it'll get a bit more better before then.
Am heading out with Ben today I think, to get stuff, including a new external harddrive!
I can't seem to find a lead for my old one (I broke it) so I might as well buy a new one, same model, then I have two and one lead that works!
Just got paid, can't reeeeeeeally afford it, but I'll sort something out. I'm going a bit insane, and so is my computer all full of shit.
Am watching a video I'm taping off for someone, it's a tribute to the Eurovision, very camp and fun, only the sound is screwed! Feel bad for him on that :(
See yas

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

am sat here in the living room on chris' laptop. i'm in a stupid amount of pain. i woke up all happy, getting ready to go to the gym, did a stretch and basicaly paralysed myself. I collapsed and Chris had to help me onto the bed. My neck crunched and I was in so much pain I nearly passed out. It was horrible. What made it scarier, was my arm basically went numb and cold. I lay ther for two hours crying while Chris moved my head every so often to try and put it in a place that wasn't agony. Eventualy I managed to get up, and sit in the lounge with four pilllows supporting me. Soon after I agreed to go to the doctors. Long story short, they've put me on valium! To relax my muscles and to try and sor it out. I've been told to relax for a week etc... my neck does this in small doses a lot, in big doses rarely... i've never gone to the doc before cos it seems a bit pointless. And it still does to ebe honest. I'm so spaced out now.
Chris is making food and I'm trying to find something interesting on TV so I don't go insane!
Why can I not watch an episode of Cold Case without crying! Ugh.
Had a odd moment during an ad break though. I stood up to leave the room and noticed the photos I'd put on the wall of the four of us in the house, and it really struck home to me how much my life has changed in the last year. I've moved out of home, I have a career (not a job a CAREER!), a new car, and some great people around me. None so great as the three people in this house.
Dug is a joy to be around. We have never had a cross word, we get on so well. He is one of the most honest, down to earth men I've ever met. I worry about him though. I really care about him and I want him to be happy, I just worry that he's looking for that in the wrong places. It makes me really sad to see him off his face so much. Maybe that is normal for some people, but we all know my take on drugs and drink, so it just makes me sad. I want him to find geniuine happiness that lasts, because he really deserves it.
Ben, for all his annoyances, is one of the most beautiful people I've ever met. We clash so much because we are so alike. But that can also be a positive. He really gets me, and I get him, so therefore we are very close. I do feel I could tell him anything. I have this horrible feeling that there is going to be a day when we don't talk to each other anymore though, and that makes me really sad. He gives the best hugs in the world, and I've hugged a lot of people, you can just melt into his hugs.
Chris loves me so much I can feel it. He is the kindest man in my world. He is interested in what I do, he cries when i sing, he holds me when I'm sad, he believes in me.... more than i do myself. I only hope I never do anything to hurt this man, because he doesn't deserve it. He goes through so much every day that I can't even comprehend, and yet he still has time to listen to my moans.
I love all three of them, so much, in different ways. They are my boys.
And I've only known them a year.

and I want to thank them for letting me be me.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

my review:

Paul Merton’s Impro Chums – Lowry, 26th May 2006Brainne Edge

Merton: “Last nights play was likened to an old woman’s handbag”

Simpson: “How’s that Oscar?”

Merton: “Erm, it didn’t work properly” ….

… unlike this show, which worked perfectly.

The first thing to note about this show is the word “Impro”. One of my personal passions of comedy, improvisation. It was clear from the outset that a lot of the audience (around 2,000 of them) had never seen a show like this before as Merton asked for a shout from those who have seen improv before. “So, four of you have then”.

The beauty of improv is that it’s truly an audience orientated show. I wasn’t sure how it was going to work with so many people, but it did (despite some slight hearing problems), and it did wonderfully.

The cast for this show were Paul Merton, Lee Simpson (Improbable Theatre), Steve Steen (Whose Line is it Anyway, and more recently Bremner, Bird and Fortune), Jim Sweeney (Whose Line Is It Anyway, Blackadder), Richard Vranch (Whose Line is it Anyway) and Suki Webster (CSP regular guest).

A fantastic night that showed the crowd what these members of the Comedy Store Players ( could do.

With 20 years improvisation beneath most of their belts they are a delight to watch as a unit.

I made plenty of notes about the sketches that came to life on the stage, the one liners, the songs, etc. But the thing about improv is that once that moment is gone, it’s gone, it never happens again, the audience are treated to something so organic and fresh that in that one moment it happens, we laugh, it’s gone… usually forever. The only downside being that when trying to recap the show to friends, all you can say is, “You had to be there”.

Everyone had their chance, it certainly wasn’t Paul Merton’s show, as it were, it was a team effort. There were very few times that the team didn’t gel in the evening, all I’ll say is if the crowd want to sing the Treacle song, let them sing the Treacle song!

1,996 people walked in there not knowing what to expect, and 2,000 walked out with huge smiles on their faces, having been enlightened to the world of improv.

I try and make it compulsory for my improv students to watch the players when in London (Weds and Sunday nights), as they don’t play at the Manchester Store anymore, unfortunately. I suggest you do the same, it’s well worth it.

Local improv in Manchester –
seeing as I have a fan... here's another that i did last night. My long 'and's are rather out of tune which is annoying... I have one more but it was a bit shitty, and I only did it cos Welch made me! SHE MADE ME!
God I'ma bit lost today, just got back from the gym.
Let Kitty out for the first time today, in the hope that he'll stop shitting and pissing every where!

Just what the doctor ordered!
A fab, fun and silly workshop, full of great people and fun games, followed by a night in on my own.

I think I've been getting a bit stressed out, mostly from all this communal living, recently. It's been nice to just stretch out a bit and have the flat to myself and do whatever I want. So to cheer myself up I decided to make stuff on my computer... hear what I did tonight by clicking here

Saturday, May 27, 2006

aparantly I look like a young her:

what do you think?
Paul Merton last night was pretty good, I will post my review later when I've written it up. I have no drive at all today, I feel really shitty. I keep waking up really down. Next door having a huge loud fight at 4 am didn't help! We could hear every word, especially when the woman was shouting "I'm gonna fucking kill you!"... hmm, considered calling the police then thought, it'd be a shame to stop her. At least then the MUSIC at 4am would stop waking us up too.
I feel really susepticle (sp?) to emotions right now. As a general rule I try to side step them in my preventative approach to an easy life, but the last couple of weeks things are really getting on top of me. Last night I was told something that just knocked me sick, and I still feel sick. Of course some that may be the naughty curry i had, but I don't think so.
Chris is away watching wrestling this weekend with Dug, Ben is in London tonight, am going to try and get some tidying and life in order stuff done. Don't know if i will though, it took all my energy to just get out of bed this morning. God, I just want to cry.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

currently sat at the old house waiting for my next meeting. Everytime I come back I feel more and more detached. I have taken yet more stuff, (and will have to search for a place to put it all) and when I come back tomorrow i will probably take even more.
the meeting with the bank was all rather embarrassing. TUrns out my ex business partner blagged that we'd be making tens of thousands each year! where we are really only passing through about 5k (and most of that's through my own work) so the manager was a bit peeved that he'd been called in to see me. ANyway, it's all sorted now, but rather annoying.
Looks like my tax back windfall that I was hoping for wont be quite as big as all that, ah well. OUt of the 8k i made at the uni 2k of that went on tax, so hopefully I'll get some of that back and not have to worry quite so much on my holiday.
Apart from that everything's peachy really. SO why am I still feeling so down in the mornings... I can only assume it's a combination of feeling fat and not having any days off for ages! I need a FULL day where I don't have ANYTHING else to do, even in the evenings... I am planning for next Thursday to be that day!
THis Friday I am in Cheshire then in the evening I am reviewing Paul Merton's Improv CHums at the Lowry! WHich will be cool cos a) it's free and b) Ian and Liz shall be knocking around. IN fact I'll probably see some of my students from the Uni and the workshops there too!
ANyhoo, better get to this meeting

ps - 1 dead pheasant from manc to preston

Monday, May 22, 2006

Well, here we go with another week. Only two really full days this week, Tuesday and Friday. So I'm gearing up for that.
Finally got paid from the company that owes me money. Am training with them this week. So that's annoyingly going to be my main source of income from the end of this month.
I'm off to the gym in a second so I'll write more later...

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Kitty made it onto Stuff On My Cat !!
Chris is on Revolution right now, yes NOW, switch it on! I bowed out as the studio was going to be pretty packed if I was there too, although they've already talked about me twice already! lol, what's the big deal with counting road kill on a journey? Deary me.
Last night was good fun, we went to support Chris T, Ben and lovely Leigh at a gig in Altrincham, just down the road really. When we got there Ben's face just dropped, it was a tiny back room with pretty much only us there. It slowly turned into an interesting gig, I must admit I wanted to leave when the compere decided to take the piss out of comedysportz, then tried to backtrack as he obviously realised he'd offended me... lol. The worst part of it was that obviously no one in the room knew what he was on about except me (some more people had arrived by that point).
It was Leigh's third gig and he did pretty well with the people in the front hassling him a little. He even got to the end of his Jesus invented Pancakes bit, although unfortunately it was obscured by the bloke who looked like Brian Blessed in the front row.
I'm still sleeping really badly. Last night I woke up loads, especially at about 5am when Chris got up to tell Ben to turn the sound down on the game he was playing... it freaked me out too, I thought someone was shooting a gun outside or something! I still think it's the daylight that's waking me up, in fact I'm certain. That's one of my jobs for next week (now I'm off work mostly) find a blind for the window!
Ben was rather smartly turned out last night, he's trying a new look for his comedy, which is great, but also hard cos he looks very swanky in his suit and it makes me want to touch his hair a lot! ;) That's nothing though Chris kept telling me to kiss Chris T last night! lol, ah, fun was had.
Fighting against an overwhelming power of 'what's the point' in my life at the moment, as is Chris, which makes it all worse really. I just feel fat, poor and tired. Of course it's never all as bad as I think, I just need to make myself to think that!
Going to do some work today and tidy up I think. I can hear voices in the flat, that means I can hoover i think... oooo. Going to the gym with the lamb when he gets back.

He's lovely, I love him, he rocks, and he needs to realise that more!

Oh and one thing left, while Dug and I were waiting for the '2nd half' we recorded this brilliant impression:

Friday, May 19, 2006

before I say ANYTHING I have to say TRY NEW LIME JAFFA CAKES! OMG they are gorgeous! And only 1g of fat, or something...
Well, Wales was lovely. For the first time EVER i crossed the border and went from rain into sun! It's always the other way round. It was coldish and windy for most of the day but we managed to avoid the rain which was good. We went first to Conwy Castle, where we looked at the insides. I've been there probably about 30 times now. I do love the castle, but my tummy was a bit blergh today so I suppose I wasn't quite in the right frame of mind. PLus I bought some MORE size 14 pants and barely fit into them, that's the 4th pair! Why don't I just admit to myself I'm now a 16.... I WON'T DAMMIT! I've been the to the gym loads, and I'm off again tomorrow... I WILL lose this weight! Anyhoo... back to Wales. The castle was a bit cold, and the toilets there VILE! I don't usually use public toilets anyway, but for some reason the last couple of months I've needed the loo a lot more, so I had to go... OK tmi there. Chris enjoyed looking like a giant next to the model of the town. Bless, the big ginger lamb.From Conwy we trucked on down to Llandudno. And I showed Chris the sights of my childhood. Including a brilliant shop called Kavern Records! You can find the most obscure things there, it's the only place I've ever seen a more than ONE Mike Nesmith solo album!, I bought some comedy CD's. We went on the pier, and on the beach, and then toddled off to find a cafe. As we sat down I realised the last time I'd been in that cafe was with my Nana and Grandad and and various other family members, many years ago. Wandered down the street to see that Billy Lals (or at least the bargain centre we used to spend our hard earned pocket money in so much) is still there. We got tired really quick
(I had another nightmare last night that knocked me out for a while, and woke Chris up... I'm fed up with nightmares and not sleeping, it's seriosuly driving me insane! literally I think). So we popped up the Orme, said hi to Uncle Jess (dead relative buried up there), and went home, made it home in just over an hour! GOod going I thought. Managed to have a nap before going to rehearsal tonight. The play is going really well, I just hope we manage to catch up with the technical stuff.
Well, I'm knakkered and a bit peckish so I'm going to go now. Enjoy this video of Chris on the Orme:

dead things count:
18 - dead pheasants
6 - dead badgers
1 - dead boot
1 - umberella

PS- Yesterday was Chris and I's one year anniversary, we went to Fuel, the resturant we had our first 'date' in. So much has gone on in a year, it's madness. And it can only get better, can't it?
my ginger lamb has been feeling very 'off' the last week, well the last couple of months, but anyway, he's back on meds and I've decided to take him out for the day to cheer him up before he goes back to work on Monday.
Off to rainy Wales we go, photos later

Thursday, May 18, 2006

once again, more juggling stuff ... this time though, I don't think he looks quite as in to it, he has obviously been paid to just do this, there's no real passion for the song

Get this video and more at

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

AOL is driving me up the wall today! It keeps logging me off ... grr... then if I go on a website it loses that every time too... so I'm on IE, which I hardly use, so wish me luck.
Been very busy the last few days, as this is my last week at the Uni, doing a lot of assesments and marking and the like. Chris isn't doing too well at the moment so he's been off this week. I'm SO close to completing Guitar Hero on HARD. The play is going well, but still has some worrying kinks to work out on the technical side. Everything's going on and getting done.
Been to the gym every day for a week nearly, I'm determined to shift this weight! ONLY so I don't have to buy any new clothes...
Right off to a school now

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Currently I'm trying to get Chris out of bed so we can go to the gym! It was even his idea, as was yesterday when it didn't happen too... grr.
Am not feeling too tip top today to be honest. Tired and sore. Well, that's the usual really.
The last couple of days I've been in a real writing mood. I've been trying to work on my stand up a bit, and I wrote the article below for a laugh.
Yesterday was nice, Ste came to visit and we wandered round Manchester, then I introduced him to Guitar Hero... seems like he wants to buy one now! muahaaa... soon everyone will own one... muahaaa... hmm, wish I had shares in the company or something.
Talking about companies. Comedysportz has been asked by the Comedy Store, yes THAT comedy store, to help with their Comedy For Kids programme this year. How exciting! It's still in it's initial stages but either way we will be associated with the store which is great street cred.
The company I work for in London is still screwing me around with money... very very annoying. I even took a pre-emptive strike this time and asked in advance whether I would be paid on time. I was told I would. I've not been - so I sent this:

I asked at the begninng of April if I was going to definately get paid within
the 28 days stated on my contract, for my work in March.
I STILL haven't recieved a cheque.
As I explained then I am not getting any other income for May and need
that money right now! This happens every time I send an invoice,
and I have now been working
for ****** nigh on two years.

Please forward it.

Thank you
Brainne Edge

That'll show them. I hope. I do really need that money. AND they're about to train me up for something else, so I'm just getting really annoyed with them really.
Work at the Uni ends next week, tomorrow will be spent marking, ALL of tomorrow... *sigh* Chris will be on the radio 10-2 without me :( booo. But work comes first, and I need to get it all done.
My car has a DENT! When we were at the school on Monday something happened to it, don't know whether it was while it was sat at the school or when we were in Poulton... I think it's pull-out-able. Also I got a flat tyre on Tuesday, I managed to change it in less than 10 minutes! But still can't put hubcaps on... doh.

Anyway, going to try and get Chris out of bed again..

Friday, May 12, 2006

IMPROVISOR Danny Watford, a veteran of comedy improvisation, having begun in his early teens, was seen to leave the stage in shock at a show last week. His troupe 'Made All This Up', began a scene based on a suggestion from the audience. The suggestion was 'telephone'.
Watford began the scene normally enough, then as other improvisors began talking his face turned white, and he left the stage.
"I just couldn't believe what was happening" Watford told us "it was like a horrible deja-vu".
The scene had begun with Watford supposidly talking on the phone to his mother in law arranging a surprise birthday party for his wife, then as the other players entered the scene Watford knew what they were going to say next.
"We did the exact same scene back in 1989, only that time the suggestion was popadom... As soon as Jim started talking in the french accent I knew we'd done all this before, then when Mary came on and started dancing like a chicken wearing the top hat I knew I had to leave... I don't know how this happened, I've always been so careful."
Watford has since lost faith in improvisation and left the country. He has taken up script writing.
if you thought a fake guitar on Kitty was funny, check out this site that Keya sent me:

Thursday, May 11, 2006

just had the maddest 10 minutes for a long time... every so often Ben and I like to play 'Kitty Buckaroo'... where we put things on Kitty and see how long til they fall off... usually after about three things. Today the cat just wasn't for moving!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Started the day well today... went to the gym with Chris, burned off another 300 calories, rock! Was tired after that, was glad he was there though or I may have gone a lot sooner. Watched the extras on my RENT dvd after hacking the region thing on the DVD player, cried through most of it, then sang and cried along to CD2 all the way to the school I was at this afternoon... once I got to the school, I was early, so I sat in the car and cut my hair... yeah... well, that's me... see what you think:

The workshop went fine, ste and steven were on top form. Then I went to rehearsal, my mind wasn't really there to be honest. But we got through the first act and it's looking really good, and everyone's really having fun and are behind it - which is always a bonus (makes it worth it to be to be honest). Then on the way back I think I got flashed by a speed camera... BUT there was a guy who over took me so it may have been him, cos I was sure I was on the limit... we'll see... gah

Anyway. Going to go and tidy up while all the boys are out.
By the way, 5 dead pheasants from manchester to blackpool and back. It was pheasants the other day too, don't know where I got partidges from.


Tuesday, May 09, 2006

was told at almost the last minute I'm not needed for the lift... grr.. but means I get to bed early...
What a FAB day yesterday... what started very very shittly (I woke up after having about 2 hours of sleep to such a sore neck that I had to get Chris to help me out of bed). I stressed all the way to the school, and got late and lost. However... we walked straight in and just started and it went FINE! The teachers were amazed we kept their attention for so long. The kids even enjoyed the workshops! The older group were an absolute joy to work with! Considering these kids have pretty much been written off by society, there were some lovely kids in there. One really reminded us of Paul, and he was actually very good at improvising!
THe main comments of the day were that the kids hadn't laughed so much in years, and they were amazed we managed to get them all up doing things they would never have imagined. So I'm really chuffed!
After that I dropped Ben back in Manchester, got my stuff together and went to teach my evening workshops. THe kids in those were more of a nightmare than the ones at the school! Had a bit of a rough time, probably cos by that time I was shattered. Straight from there to rehearsal, which was good fun as always. Got home, sank into a bath Chris had run for me, then went to bed... actually didn't quite go to bed as when I lay down I thought "that's an odd smell"... realised my face was cm's aways from some cat shit! Great. Chris and I slept in the living room. I had a fairly good nights sleep, Chris not so... boo.
Today I have to get all my stuff ready for my class this aft then straight from there to evening workshop, then from there to XS where the Dug is doing an open spot, then I'm taking someone home to Preston and staying at my old house for the evening.... I'm soooooo tired...

Sunday, May 07, 2006

More fun stuff:

Had to put some stuff from VHS on to the computer tonight so I thought I'd get this stuff on too. Enjoy!

What a fun morning!
Spent the morning and early afternoon on Revolution FM in Manchester. Always a joy. I made smoothies for everyone on air :) Lots of fun was had.
Back to reality though, I have to prepare everything for tomorrow's workshop, and ideally for Wednesdays workshop too, and satrudays, getting rather busy. And that's just CSz...I have three other workshops next week that aren't CSz! And two classes to teach - I can just see me being dead by the end of next week.
i tried to save money last night by buying a colour refill for my printer, the black one went fine, colour though>!>! Ugh! Don't know what went wrong there...
Anyway, going to tidy my room up and get working!

Friday, May 05, 2006

I'm full of grass!
Another pleasant day. Made an effort to enjoy the sun today as I'm anticipating a mad week next week. Ginger Lamb was at work :( But me, Dug and Ben did some shopping then headed to Heaton Park. We didn't get too far in cos we stopped for a picnic. THe boys had sausages where as I had a lovely salad.... and some cookies. Got covered in grass from messing about with the lads in various fighting/running/cartwheeling games. Dug beats us all though with this:

(hehe, it looks a bit like Dug is doing a 'play button' poop) I also did some play fighting which including doing backward rolls (which I can do very well I might add... ) but I went a bit wrong and managed to go right over on my neck. When I came to a stop I realised that my head was a bit weird but my neck could move so much more than it was able to before! I have lots of neck and back problems. It hurts a bit, but no where near what it did before! Maybe I should do more things like that in future!
We had a lovely afternoon just relaxing. I am off to Chorley any second to rehearse. AS anticipated I'm resenting it a little at this stage. I think I will even more next week when things 'hot up'. Once I get there though I enjoy myself, and it will be a good show (as long as all the techincal stuff comes together).
Right time for Neighbours!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Well, only managed 20 minutes in the gym today. But at least I went, thought I wouldn't be able to as my back started playing up last night.
Want to go back on my new past time - GUITAR HERO! But there appears to be a comic asleep on my couch. I'm only a little bothered, that's just what happens when you live in a house with other people, deal with it.

NOW I wouldn't normally do this cos I tend to not like 'MySpace Bands' but two old pals from very long ago are now part of a band called The Idanos. Check them out!! Seriously, they are like Ben Folds Five mixed with funk and queen style harmonies! I love it!


Tuesday, May 02, 2006

50 of the MOST Random Questions

1. Where were you 1 hour ago?
In bed

2. Who are you in love with?
My ginger lamb

3. What is the largest amount of money you spent in one store?
in one store?
£600, it was on a video camera... which reminds me mine still hasn't been sent back after being fixed....

4. Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you?
mouse mat that I stole from an ex housemate, then on the radiator is my new top that the Welch got me for my birthday

5. When is the last time you went to the mall?
Agers ago

6. Are you wearing socks right now?
No, I just got up

7. Do you have a car worth over $2000?
I do now :D!!!!!

8. When was the last time you drove out of town?
Yesterday, was in London all weekend

9. Have you been to the movies in the last 5 days?
No, I don't go to the movies much

10. Are you popular?
I suppose, somewhere, my new top says I am.

11. What was the last thing you had to drink?
Orange juice last night

12. What are you wearing right now?
A Beloit College huge teeshirt and some purple velvet pyjama bottoms.

13. Do you wash your car or let the car wash do it?
The car wash. Just cos I can't bebothered lugging water up and down the street

14. last food that you ate?

15. Where were you last week at this time?
Here most likley, then at the gym, I dunno for sure, check my blog ;)

16. Have you bought any clothing items in the last week?
Yes, some pants, they're ace. I am now selling them on ebay as I can't fit my fat ass into them, I have to make myself go to the gym more.

17. When is the last time you ran?
Back to the Comedy Store on Sunday as Ben said the doors were opening when they weren't.

18. What's the last sporting event you watched?
I watched a little bit of the end of the Middlesborough game the other week, it was rather exciting I have to admit

19. What is your favorite class?
All the ones I teach ;)

20. Your dream vacation?
I do it every year, playing CSz around the states.

21. Last persons house you were in?

22. Are your parents married or divorced?

24. Do you miss anyone right now?
I miss my american friends, and wish we could do more stuff together

25. Last play you saw?
I watched Guys and Dolls on Saturday night, I am currently directing one as well though ;)

27. What are your plans for tonight?

28. Who is the last person you sent a myspace message to?
Jill Bernard, she rocks

29. Next trip you are going to take?
Possibly London again then AMERICA (fuck yeah)

30. Ever goint to camp?
Goint? That's a fun word. Oooo, get her, ducky

31. Were you an honor roll student in school?
4.0 in my final year! GO ME! (but only my final year)

32. What do you want to know about the future?
Erm, that it will happen, hopefully

33. Are you wearing any perfume or cologne?
Nope, I rarely do

34. Are you hungry?
No, takes hours before I am after i get up.

37. Do you have a tan?
Nope, I think burning yourself is stupid, I really do.

38. How old do you want to be when you have kids?
I don't want any so that's pointless. I do think though that anyone having kids over the age of 45 is just selfish.

39. Do you collect anything?
Stupid things, felt tip pens, jobs etc

40. Who is the biggest gossip you know?
Hmmm, Jer and Jenny probably ;)

41. Last time you got stopped by a cop or pulled over?

42. Have you ever drank your soda from a straw?
Erm, yes, I'm so ashamed

43. How do you like your drinks?
I like vrey few drinks, all of them cold, (water and OJ, sometimes Vimto).

44. Do you like hot sauce?
Not really

45. Last time you took a shower?

46. Do you need to do laundry?
Heheheee, oh... that's not a euthamism... yes I do.

47. What is your heritage?
irish and welsh and scottish and english... I see myself as mostly english with a hint of irish

48. Are you someones best friend?
Yes. A few peoples.

49. Are you rich?
I'm comfortable right now, worried about June and July but then I'll be comfortable again.

50. What do you think of the person who took this survey before?
I don't know her as well as I should.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Just got this pic from KT, I took it on the punt, made me giggle again so I figured it deserved a seperate posting

What a lovely weekend! We set off at 9am on Saturday, expecting it to be chocabloc with traffic (hardly anything, on our side of the road anyway), we first headed to Oxford to meet up with the Katester! What fun we had. I wasn't sure when we got there whether we were going to be sticking around or just saying hi and bye again... Oxford really is bicycle city I tell ya! We met up with KT and then headed into Oxford. It was a really nice sunny day, only a bit nippy every now and then. We walked in the courtyards (I was tempted to walk on the grass, as aparantly Oxford has some odd rule that only people with a Masters Degree is allowed to do that... I didn't though). Had a rather yummy sandwich from a well known yummy sandiwich shoppe I had a greek salad sandwich, which I had t pick out all the goo I don't like (tomato's, olives, peppers... yeah I know, I should have just asked for cheese!).
So, after the sandwich we decided to go punting (for those of you who just giggled, it's a technical term for Narrow Boating in Oxford, something to do with the stick you use to push you along... think Italy). As KT is a student at Oxford she's allowed to use a punt for free! ROCK! AND as she's done it before she was ridiculously good at it! We however weren't very good at singing in a round - see video.

Once we punted we sat in a pub and had a drink before heading off. KT gave me a lovely gift (various LUSH gifts - we recently, on a visit in Manchester, discovered that we both LOVE Lush products.), and we said our goodbyes, promising to visit again soon. Ben is rather taken with KT, and if she were single I have no doubt his yorkshire hands would have been all over here, even more than they were... deary me.
So, off we went to London then. Chris was still begging to drive, but I wouldn't let him MUAHAHAAA! I love driving. Plus we get there quicker if I do it ;) We soon reached Twickenham, and woke Ben up (who slept the majority of the trip both there and back), and met up with the lovely WELCH! Our visit at that point was short lived as Chris and I wanted to get into London to watch a show. We weren't disapointed, we watched Guys and Dolls... standing up. OK OK, but the tickets were cheap and we pretty much walked in as the curtain was going up. I enjoyed it, I think Chris did too. Neil Morrissey did a cracking job at Nathan Detroit! I honestly didnt' expect him to be that good (wasn't that impressed with him in Acorn Antiques) but, yes, very good. Some parts even made me feel quite athome, with the cast having problems with dresses and even lines! But, it was all good fun.
We headed back to the Welch's and slept... awww, sweet sleep!
The next day was my Rachel overload day! Hehe, in a good way. Met up with Rachael Hilton somewhere (not sure where we were as the trains and
tube were all messed up), and headed into London. Two Rachels down and one to go. When we got there Rach and Ben had already met up. We met near the London Eye to take some publicity shots for the ComedySportz tournament this year. They wanted a shot of us 'passing the torch' olympic styleee. We had a go, although I'm not sure if we did it right. We'll see. So... now with my complete set of Rachel's we headed off into London for a little jaunt. We went to Covent Garden to watch a dreadful street entertainer who seemed to think all he had to do was run in slow motion to the soundtrack of The Matrix... well, it seemed to work cos when he shouted out "Who likes me?"... lots of people went "YAYYYYY"... ahem. We ate pasties that none of us were desperately impressed with.. but the highlight of Covent Garden was definately the free yogurts! MMMM, really nice they were too, the advertising works, I shall be looking out for them! Soon after that we showed the Hilton the brilliant Musicals shop (which wasn't open! grr), and she left us. Tears were shed. Well, not really, but it was nice to see her again anyway. Then we decided to head to Piccadily and get in line for the COmedy Store. We were in the line for about 2 hours! LOL, no joke, but it's SO worth it. Aparantly Chris was getting rather irate that we'd had to wait sooooo long to see the show, but it was such a good show he forgot all that. Ben got to see Paul Merton, a bit of an idol for him. Rachel had a conversation with Andy Smart, during the show, while he was on stage! Hilarious! Chris gave some fabulous suggestions. And everyone just had a fab time. We then walked the Wareing to her bus and headed back. Chris drove all the way home, and I had a little snooze. I probably could have stayed awake though I reckon had I been driving ;)
Well, what a lovely birthday weekend. We came back to a rather odd flat though, Dugg had had a party and things were in odd places, spent today cleaning up. Up early to the gym tomorrow, then work... back to the norm. Nice to have these little breaks though :)

Dead Partridge count from Manchester - London = 34.