(Late) Weekender

Blimey, is it Wednesday already?? Ohhh I did that, right… as you were. I’d like to ask for two days off work. Tomorrow and Friday will do, so I can be take the time to be thankful for everything I hold dear. And so I can snap up some goodies on Black Friday… (that’s for my American chums), mind you I shouldn’t be shopping this Friday as it’s Buy Nothing Day (why does it always fall on payday? Ohh right…). Now I have to admit that my knowledge of Thanksgiving extends about as far as is possible when it’s entirely based on episodes of Friends. Suffice to say I know that the men watch a game of John Madden while …

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Soggy Napkins

So, being a day of leisure, I’m just back from a wander round East Kilbride shopping centre. A few minor purchases (aren’t these Pound shops just fascinating) and one question, raised when I stopped for a coffee and a bun in yet another little coffee place – actually it’s the same one but it’s changed names four times since it opened last year, and it once appeared in a Scottish Executive advert for.. er.. something or other. The question is this: Why do these places insist on placing your slightly soggy slice of apple cake onto a napkin? What’s the purpose of this? You are then faced with two choices, remove the napkin or eat the slice of cake with …

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Flipping knackered

Almost 1:30pm and I’m done in already (and I’ve still got the house to tidy!)Went shopping in East Kilbride (still missing an item though – arrgh!)The tyres took about 20 minutes to fit and have the tracking adjusted.I remembered my Blogger Pro email address as I was driving to East Kilbride (not much of a test though..)I wasn’t the only person whose site was busy yesterday (see previous comments)The local pool is very quiet at 10:30 am!And I wasn’t late for my appointment, just… So, lunchtime now. Then tidy up, then iron and pack, then start on the CDs. Are you all enjoying my riveting life?

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Random thoughts to the start the day

Should I go shopping in East Kilbride?Is Harry Stone a genius?How long will fitting the tyres take?Why do we call it ‘silver’?Will I remember my Blogger Pro email address for posting?Why was yesterday the busiest day this site had in the last 12 months?Why didn’t I keep a running total when I switched counters!Where is the squirrel?Should I complain more often?Why aren’t I writing more? (also known as Why am I writing less?)Will I be late for that appointme

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Weekender

East Kilbride shopping centre early a.m. – hunting for wedding present and purple attire, found neither. Hamilton for lunch – same shoppng goals – got wedding present, a lovely set of glasses (more on that in a sec). Glasgow for secondary shopping goal – purple attire – remembered why we don’t travel across the city at 2pm. Spend 90 mins stationary in car. Curse sister for have a purple themed 21st birthday party. Give up and go home. Wedding reception in the evening. Get togged up, go to reception, have better time than expected. On leaving bride mentions the engagement present we gave them that they had just gotten around to opening… yes, you guessed it, a box of glasses. …

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