I, on the other hand, am trying to convince myself to watch a film but my book is very tempting.
Arthur Hailey. I mentioned him a few pages back. I was open mouthed at a sentence yesterday before realising that it had been written in the 60s and not recently. Hailey described a character as: 'a buxom, perpetually cheerful Negress'. and she 'spoke' like she was illiterate and 'stereotypically' had 9 kids, one on the way.
"Why, ah neva felt so important befo in all mah life!"
Because all the white people in the book were well spoken and with important careers.
I've been loving the blog updates from Bartlam - socks and sandals fan, Katrina - a fantastic photographer and
Linda , the best Alan Partridge impersonator I have ever seen.
I bought a small pumpkin today to create a piece of art but expect the usual triangle eyes, nose and mouth. I give my pumpkins ears though. Do you?
The dog is terrified of the bangers and fireworks so I had BBC World Service radio on all night to 'distract' her. I'd be distracted too if I got hours of international politics in my ears. Thankfully(?) my ears don't work anyway so I wasn't kept awake.
Wonder what Penny made of the Berlusconi 'jail term'. He'll never see the inside of a cell. Ever.
Been watching a few American serial killer documentaries lately.
Bartlam is my token American:
Bartlam - do you ever hear of murders by mental people round your way? Like properly orchestrated murders? I really must visit the states someday. I'd love to visit little places with eerie tales. Bartlam - ever visited the Winchester mansion?
I think Bartlam will be my go-to for any American related questions I have.
Discovered a handy app for iPhone for blogging. This.
My newish netbook is really p1ss taking at the moment, so slow, I decided to have a look at the iPad mini. Too expensive for what I want it for and for what it is. Better buying an iPad. But an iPad won't fit in my downsized bag - it will but I can't think like that - so I went and pre-ordered the google nexus 32gb instead. Delivery has been put back a further 3 weeks! The case arrived today too. I put my name in stickers on it. Was going to cancel and just order the iPad but NO! I have my 'personalised' case now.
Ok that was a temporary filler post while I procrastinate and avoid the TV. Doesn't it look pretty though.
Look! America! *waves to Bartlam*
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