Random Notes

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From the last Scottish blogmeet, found when clearing out my desk over the weekend.

During a clear out I found a scrap of paper on my desk at the weekend. It was from the Scottish blogmeet and was used to jot down URLs and the drinks order (soooo organised!). On the back of this piece of paper I had scribbled the following notes:

  • purple hat
  • cher wig
  • bikini
  • normal situation
  • neil – hat – back to front
  • gunnella’s teeth
  • keanu reeves – half dressed

I’m certain that, at the time, this made sense and I’m certain that I wrote these things down as a reminder to blog about them at a later date. Unfortunately my memory is slightly (Guinnessly) hazy… in truth, I’m stumped.

However I decided not to let that trivial matter stop me, so here are some random notes from the last Scottish blogmeet:

purple hat
I’ve always wanted a purple hat and was incredibly jealous when someone arrived with one. Admittedly I was slightly bemused as they were wearing it strapped to their left knee but, as I’ve never claimed to be fashionable, I let this pass without comment. I did find myself staring at the hat though, and obviously this was noted because it wasn’t long before it was removed from the leg of the wearer. They replaced it with small green glove.

cher wig
I’ve always wanted a Cher wig and was incredibly jealous when someone arrived with one. Admittedly I was slightly bemused as they were using it to carry a small dog but, as I’ve never claimed to be fashionable, I let this pass without comment. I did find myself staring at the wig though, but soon stopped when the dog leapt out of the wig and sunk it’s teeth into my nose. Whilst this did make drinking a little tricky, I considered it was the least I could put up with for having been so impolite. One must NEVER stare at someone’s wig.

bikini
I’m so glad I decided against wearing my bikini. It would have clashed horribly with the one Richard wore.

normal situation
We discussed a large variety of things during the blogmeet, yet I never felt like it was a normal situation. That’s probably because it wasn’t. Rarely would you find yourself sitting in the company of 10 or so complete strangers about who you knew a little but not a lot. There are two ways to approach this kind of situation. One is to engage in the gentle art of conversation, taking your time to get to know each other, what each person finds offensive, what their sense of humour is based on, and so on. The other approach is to get drunk and talk a lot of rubbish. Both seem to work (although I have only tried the latter).

neil – hat – back to front
In another strange incident, Neil had arrived without a hat. What’s even stranger is that he had already left with a purple hat in his possesion, but upon his arrival back at the place he had left it was no longer attached to his person but to someone else. That would have been fine but I now recall that the aforementioned hat was actually back to front with the opening at the top, rather than underneath like more traditional hats. How do you wear such a hat if the opening is at the top?

gunnella’s teeth
Not only was it wonderful to see Gunnella, but it turned out that she had remembered to put her teeth in – what a bonus. She was the only person at the table who had, and we all watched on jealously as she munched her way through a sandwich. With our gums salivating we turned to alcohol and mushed bananas for solace (the only available food in the pub that didn’t require chewing).

keanu reeves – half dressed
The biggest surprise of the day was when American actor Keanu Reeves made an appearance. However as, in the advertisement for his appearance, he had suggested he would be completely nude you can imagine the disappoint that rang around the room when he turned up with a purple hat strapped to his leg, carrying a Cher wig from which a small dog peered. Thankfully he had socks on so at least his hands were covered up. I’m not going to comment on his bikini though, that’s best left to the imagination.

Editor’s note: I have no idea where this post came from, or what inspired it, but I’m of the distinct impression that Gordon may have had a little too much caffeine and sugar this morning. Don’t worry, he’ll be weaned off these substances over the coming week.