Sunday, 9 December 2007

What's Your Excuse?

Why I've not got a post for Sunday:

"Please Miss, the dog ate my blog post."

Except that I don't have a dog. Bugger! Let's Start again...



Why I've not got a post for Sunday:

I'm sorry, but due to circumstances beyond my control, namely the terms of my lease, I'm not allowed to keep pets. Otherwise I would of course have a dog, and it would no doubt have eaten the wonderfully witty and entertaining post that I wrote for today. Also ...

... You're not buying this, are you? Okay. Try again...




Why I've not got a post for Sunday:

I was unexpectedly busy. Here is a brief summary:

Friday:

Went to the pub at lunchtime. It was someone's leaving drinks, so I felt obliged. Otherwise I'd never have gone, obviously. The pub was very busy, and I was standing up a lot of the time, so I didn't order any food. This meant that the alcohol, which I was of course obliged to consume, wiped me out rather quickly.

There is no other earthly reason why I would ask Sarah the barmaid if she was expecting another child. Especially as I now know that she's not. Oops...

I stayed after everyone else, since the pub is my local and I felt obliged to have a drink with one of the other regulars, whom I'd not seen for a while. This made me even more tired, and I stumbled home at about 4pm.

When I woke up, it was already eight o'clock. Time to get up. Except that I quickly realised (the alcohol had worn off, giving me back my razor-sharp observational skills) that it was actually eight in the evening. It seemed unlikely that I'd slept for 28 hours, so I made the brilliant deduction that it was actually still Friday evening.

However, I'd missed the RIK Main News, and therefore my usual fix of Emilia, their wonderfully expressive weekday anchorwoman. In fact, I'd done virtually no Greek all day.

Because I'd already had quite a bit of sleep, I spent a lot of the night awake. This was good in that it meant that I ended up watching some late-night (early morning) repeats of RIK current affairs programmes, though unfortunately not of the Main News. Still, I now know more about the Cyprus Airlines strike. However, I went to sleep just after some university guy came on to talk about the latest state of the art photo-electric technology, and how it would transform electricity generation in the 2020's. So I missed most of it, and will have to wait another 13 years to find out what he said.

Saturday:

Because I didn't get to sleep until about 3 or 4am, I got up late. I had to vacuum the flat, wash the dishes, and do some ironing. The latter I did whilst watching yet more RIK current affairs programmes and documentaries.

In a fit of rare enthusiasm, I decided to iron all my T-shirts. These go under my shirts, so I haven't been bothering, but it means that there's always loads left on my ironing pile. The picture is of the basket that usually is stacked high with unironed tee-shirts. The one that is left was still drying whilst I was ironing, so got missed.

All of which meant that I didn't start my Saturday blog post until 3pm. Which only gave me 2 hours to do it, go shopping for essentials (lemonade, GBC ingredients, etc), and get Helena. Then I had to start the tea, watch the RIK Main News (whilst finishing and eating our nourishing Farfalle pasta, French Green Beans in green pesto sauce, followed by cherry cheesecake and Satsumas). Afterwards, Helena and I played games and watched a film, until it was time for her to go to bed.

So I was busy.



What? You don't buy that either? But it's all true. Oh, I see, it's because I'd still have about 16 more hours to sleep and write Sunday's post...



Why I've not got a post for Sunday:

Inspired by Chris's post about why she hadn't written the next installment of her story, I thought It'd be great for me to do the same. Except that, unlike her, I don't really have a life and can't really justify it. But Bee said it'd be fun anyway.

So it's all their fault.

22 comments:

Jean Knee said...

my excuse is I have nothing to post about.


irons are true evil and should be thrown out. just look at their shape it's almost an exact pentagram- sign of the devil
(yes I know they have been pagan symbols of power etc etc, but that was then. now I know irons were introduced by minions of satan)

Brian o Vretanos said...

I don't mind ironing, I'm just too lazy to do a lot of it, usually.

I like the symbolism, though. You didn't mention the heat and steam.

Jean Knee said...

yesss, heat and steamm, which reminds me, where's our darling little bee do ya think


it's Sunday,...off to see post secret

Brian o Vretanos said...

Maybe she's gone out and got a life, like Chris. What's the world coming to?

They're showing a Greek film at 7.30, so I'm off to watch that.

Jean Knee said...

curses on those people with stuff to do that's fun!

I guess I'll make some crafts--I really wish I'd get over this latest obsession

do you have any hobbies? besides drinking in pubs I mean

Brian o Vretanos said...

Hobbies:

Nothing interesting. I play the piano very badly, and I used to do lots of crosswords, but now I need my concentration for Greek.

The film was a war film about occupied Crete (yawn). There's a much more interesting programme on now about wine...

Bee said...

I try to avoid ironing at all costs. Hate it with a passion!
I think you should move to some place that let's you have dogs, that way I can send either Tazz or Mocha to ya'.
I went to see The Golden Compass and now I'm going to hell.

Bee said...

Andy just dropped me off so he could go see his parents. I didn't want to go cuz I'm still amd at his dad.
Now I'm left all alone to decorate the sorriest Christmas tree I have ever seen.

Brian o Vretanos said...

Why do you want to send me one of your dogs? What have they done?

Your film looks more interesting than the one I watched.

I don't bother with a Christmas Tree.

I'm sure your decorations will make all the difference to the tree.

Bee said...

The dogs are being pests and keep barking at me when I go up and down the stairs. Although this last time I barked back and they've now left me alone... I showed them who the top Bi-- Dog is!
:o)

Jean Knee said...

the golden compass? are you now an atheist?

I squirt Penny with water when she won't stop barking.

I am positive that my tree is the ugliest tree ever.

Jean Knee said...

I do crosswords but seldom get every word, I'm a maniac at the jumble however. Have you ever tried a greek crossword? now that sounds hard




that's what she said, bee

Bee said...

HAHAHAHA!

No jean knee, my tree is worse than Charlie Brown's

Bee said...

The Golden Compass continued!!!!!!!!!!!

Brian o Vretanos said...

Jean Knee:

You're awful ;-)

I've looked at greek crosswords - I won't say tried. Give me another year or two and I might be good enough to have a go...

Jean Knee said...

where's the post? I usually steal post ideas from NCS but she's taking a break.

you aren't ironing, are you?

Bee said...

Are you gonna have a new list of excuses??? I wish there was a way to make a raised eyebrow face.
\:o[
That one looks pretty good.

Jean Knee said...

he's probably gonna rush home on his lunch break and do some ironing

Bee said...

He might iron pillows...

Brian o Vretanos said...

My Latest Excuse:

I have a post but it's rubbish and I can't find a decent picture to go with it. I'm going to put it up shortly anyway...

Chris said...

LOL!!

I don't know if I have a life or not, but Bee was right. It was hillarious :-D

Brian o Vretanos said...

Chris:

Thankyou!