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Friday, June 17, 2005

The Week from A - Z

Since imitation (or in this case, plagerism) is the sincerest form of flattery, I thought I'd try this thing I found on someone else's blog.


Smell, if you're reading this, guilty as charged - heh.

A - Arachnids. Am watching Eight-legged Freaks on cable as I type. It's so bad it's BAAAD.

B - Bah. I've been saying that a lot. Lovely, short word that propels itself off the tongue like a shopper through the doors at a 70% off sale. Am I disgruntled, annoyed or just PMSing? BAH. A little word that can convey so much and so little, depending on how you say it. Bah. baH. BaH. bAh.

C - Children. My bro and his wife are expecting their 3rd. Since the first two are called Gareth and Gwyneth, the 3rd's expected to have a name starting with 'G' too. Look under G.

D - Diet. Which I have blown. Carbs be damned! French fries and beer last night and today, see P.

E - Envy. Hate skinny people who can wear anything they want. Hate skinny people who can wear anything they want who complain about being fat even more.

F - Felt. Am looking at my spoils from Spotlight and thinking what funky felt clutches and brooches I can make with my own two hands (and some needles and thread).

G - Names starting with. Favourites include Graham, Gordon, Gregory, Gargamel, Garfield, Garfunkel, Google and Gos. Our surname is Tan.

H - Heels. Wedges to be exact. Want a pair or 5. Am coveting Marc Jacobs' designs (click on Resort 2004 - his stripy espadrilles are too too cute). These by Red or Dead are killer too.

I - Iced Earl Grey tea with aloe vera chunks. From Dome at S.A.M. On a hot day, heaven in a plastic cup. I ask for mine without sugar. Yum.

J - Jokes. The worse, the better. Case in point: There was a bailiff who moonlighted as a bartender. He served subpoena coladas. Bwahahahahahahaha.

K - Kailan. For lunch. Love any green veg stir fried in garlic. Oh, except coriander, celery and Tang Oh (which makes steamboat with the family a nightmare!).

L - Layers. As in hair, as in too many. I have a mullet thanks to the overzealous stylist. I hate it when they ignore I have curly hair that frizzes at the first sign of moisture. I'm not even safe from a sneeze.
This is how much he took off!
Mt. Hair

M - Microphone. I've worn a portable pack everyday in my waistband and stuck to my cleavage, under my clothes for filming. Yesterday, I accidentally dropped it in the toilet bowl when I went to pee. Needless to say, it's totalled and I'm not a very popular person on the set anymore.

N - Nothing to watch on TV. Bah.

O - Old. My back aches. Young people annoy me. I chose to stay home alone on a Friday night instead of heading out for free booze at some event. Go figure.

P - Pizza. I have inhaled, in a matter of minutes, 2 whole regular-size pizzas - Pepperoni and double cheese plus chicken mushroom double cheese on thin & crunchy crusts from Rite Pizza - my fave delivery co. Although in a very lame way, have avoided the crusts by peeling and scarfing the good stuff off them. Have managed to fool self into thinking that makes my dinner a lot healthier.

Q - Querulous. 1. Given to quarreling; quarrelsome. 2. Apt to find fault; habitually complaining; disposed to murmur; as, a querulous man or people. 3. Expressing complaint; fretful; whining; as, a querulous tone of voice.
Learn a new word today & kill two birds with one stone, if said word describes your mood. Even better, find quote from some random dead guy who's been there: "Enmity can hardly be more annoying that querulous, jealous, exacting fondness." - Macaulay.

R - Reality TV. Guilty pleasure, really got into The Entertainer and The Contender. Am ecstatic that Extreme Makeover's on TV later. Stop being cool and admit it, you like RTV too.

S - Spanish Lessons. Yippee, I can finally put a sentence together: Quiero ir al correo. Which means: I want to go to the post office. Oh dear. Someday it may come in useful, ok? Like when all computers and phones have failed and I need to communicate via snail mail in Spain.

T - Teenagers. Working with them is a workout for one's patience. But the thing I realise is I may find them all shallow and too cool for school now, but nobody outgrows that. We adults just hide it better.

U - U2. Are on MTV right now with their spanking new vee-day-oh for City Of Blinding Lights. Prefer them in their pre-Pop days. Tho' their last 2 albums did glisten with shades of the past. Nothing beats "I know a girl her name was party, Party Guh-hirl", though.

V - Virginia Slims. Which are what most of my friends smoke. These rude boys call them Vagina Slimes. Usually after being marinaded in VS smoke, I end up sounding like a Drag Queen. Oh, wait a minute, allegedly I am.

W - Wrinkles. 30th B-day looming. Feel old and ugly. Bah.

X - X-ray. Really. Need to get one since my 3rd TB test turned up almost positive. That means I'm a borderline case and they want to be safe not sorry. I suspect also so they can earn some moola off me. $70 for this crap?! You'd think after 3 tests they'd know what's up.

Y - Yawn. I'm bored and possibly sleepy.

Z - Zits. I feel a breakout coming on. Layers of foundation and communal sponges on set will do that to a girl's face. Bah.

P.S. Jason Mraz's new CD, Mr A-Z is out soon. His first album Waiting for my Rocket to Come was on repeat in my CD player, but if the first single (Wordplay) off the new one is anything to go by, it may not be half as good. Which is usually the case with most musicians. Bah.

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At 4:28 pm, Anonymous thedonutboy said...

Gargamel & Garfunkel Tan.... now THAT is just wrong... eeks...

At 7:26 pm, Blogger Deetourguide said...

Haha, but Gostan is lagi best! Besides, bad names are character-building for kids...


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