April 11th, 2003


Somebody Help Me Out...

Missed most of the denoument of 40, because I was already taping something, and BRITAIN'S BIGGEST WOMEN over on ITV was shown half an hour late. Then I did my trick of nodding off during the adverts and missing the last bit, as well.Also missed BUFFY again, but if I don't forget, I can tape that Saturday... Whew, it's all go.Anyway, what happened?
Re: The BIGGEST WOMEN thing, must say the 'girls' seemed on the whole much happier than the rather tragic specimens on the similar tabloid 'documentary' about fat blokes last year. I kind of envied the weightlifter, as I always rather fancied being a sumo, myself. I suppose I could still take up weight training; dunno about the giant barbells over the head, stuff, though.Don't really think that's safe for over-30's, personally. The patronising narration was a bit grating. The guy repeatedly went on about how 'big girls' always (pathetically, by implication-) collect lots of fluffy/frilly stuff; teddy bears,etc. He's welcome to come around any time and film my selection of frightening dyonysiac fertility figures before I boot him with my leopard print platform wedge mule. Dickhead...
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Self-Portrait, UK

I'm peeved that I didn't know about this. I should have.Would have liked to submit. Too late, now. There's a lot a very nice stuff,anyway, well worth visiting. and free, too. I didn't go to the ICA again. I don't know why I keep avoiding it. Still, plenty of time to catch the show. I took some throw-away cameras to Boots for developing, and picked up the current (251) COMICS JOURNAL with a nice piece by Chris Lanier about the GRRR Festival. Wonder if I'll actually be able to go?
Strange, ominous atmosphere in the streets today, or is it just my imagination?
Just finished off that awful celery concoction. I threw some tinned mushrooms, noodles and loads more savoury powders into it, and it was a bit better than yesterday, but basically Ick. Cheap eats, though. (Of course, I've blown money on the CJ., LOVE AND ROCKETS [can't resist when Izzy's in it-] and yet another skull-bead bracelet)While I was mooching in the little market behind St-Martin's-In-The-Fields, I saw all these gorgeous amber beads being laid out. There were several strands of the huge gobstopper-sized ones I favour, and I asked the jolly Eastern Europaean woman how much, just out of curiosity. "£1000", sez she, quite casually. A less impressive set: "only £500"- Apart from anything else, she had them just lying about on a table. I mean it's one of those markets that specialise in hairy Peruvian hats, gonks,touristy beer mats and stuff. Odd, very odd-

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