Wednesday, 6 August 2008

(not so) Wordy Wednesday

Clement Weather

Today's been reasonably nice and sunny, after 2 days of dullness and rain. I suppose that this is our rather weedy share of the typhoons and stuff that have been ravaging Northern Europe. Not that I'm complaining.

I was disturbed to hear about a storm called Edward, that is apparently somewhere near Texas. I hope that Jean Knee has got herself (and her computer) securely tied down.



NO, NO, NO!!!!!

I know everyone complains about how the shops are starting their Christmas campaigns earlier every year, but the sight of Father Christmas in a bathing costume outside Harrods on the news this evening made my blood run cold. They're really taking the piss.

27 comments:

bee said...

first!!

Bee said...

Yeah, weather has been crappy here too.
It turns out I didn't hear the tornado alarms on Monday night and we could have been blown away to Kansas (because I'm already in the land of OZ).

Jean Knee said...

oh geez, at least it's not a speedo

Brian o vretanos said...

Bee:

I'm glad you weren't. I don't mind the Blog version of TWOO, but musicals really aren't my thing ;-)

Jean Knee:

Next time you have a swimwear post, you'll have to invite him to participate...

for a different kind of girl said...

The sight of Santa in August has made my blood run a bit cold, which is good, for it's been so bloody hot here, but still! Gah! Let me get used to Halloween candy in the stores already first!

Bee said...

Brian, does "taking a piss" mean "it's probably a gag" or "they must be joking"?

Brian o vretanos said...

FADKOG:

At this rate, there'll be Easter Eggs on the shelves in a couple of months...

Bee:

"Taking a piss" is a bodily function.

"Taking the piss" sort of means "joking", but in a bad way. You might say that your assistant is taking the piss with her frequent days off. Sometimes to be funny people say "Extracting the Urine" instead ;-)

Brian o vretanos said...

Actually, maybe "going too far", or "taking liberties" are more accurate definitions. Does the Wiktionary say anything about it?

Bee said...

Funny man!

She is taking THE piss alright, maybe I should reasign her to CL that way she could be extracting THE urine...

Bee said...

I didn't look since I'm at work and I can't lolligag all day. ;o)

Bee said...

eleventh!!!

Brian o vretanos said...

Bee:

You mean of course that you can't spend too much of your working day on my blog, because there are so many other blogs to fit in. Maybe you should work longer hours ;-)

Bee said...

No way dude. I do nor bloggersize when I'm at work. I check on yours and jean knee's sometimes FADKOG's.

Bee said...

um do NOT

Bee said...

Sometimes Alice's an Leigh's but that's it.

Brian o vretanos said...

I'll believe you, thousands wouldn't.

Bee said...

Holy cracken barrel thousands??

My hands and eyes would be cramped up and/or dried up.

catscratch said...

Yah. I'm so not a fan of Christmas anymore. When the display of Christmas trees goes up in the store before they take away the swimming pool accessories, there's a problem.

Dan said...

Chirstmass should start after thanksgiving!

Brian o vretanos said...

Catscratch:

It'll get to the stage where they won't bother taking the decorations down.

Dan:

Maybe they should have Christmas earlier, then there won't be so much time to sell it to us...

Tracy said...

The weather has been really bizarre here. One day it feels like fall, the next it's hot as hell with humidity so thick you could cut it with a butter knife, then it rains for days. I hate this weather.

You know, this whole pushing Christmas earlier every year makes me so mad! They're skipping some really good holidays!
I, for one, am a huge Halloween fan (do you all do that there Brian?). I think it's great to have a day where you can be whomever you want and people give you free candy for it!
Then there's Thanksgiving where you get to go to your mom's house for this huge meal. You don't have to give anyone gifts, you don't have to clean, and you get to take home free leftovers. Score.

Tracy said...

Um, HEY BEE? Do you ever check on my blog when you're at work? Am I not worth losing your job over??


And I liked your idea about the Easter eggs being on the shelf again soon. I'm going through cadburry egg withdrawal!

Bee said...

Tracy, I have yours up on my screen ALL THE TIME. I refresh the feed every so often and that's how I get to be first almost always on your blog.

When the feed comes back and tells me you didn't post anything new, I die a little inside.
(:'o{

But when it comes back and I have a new ramble to read... Why, I jump up an dhug my monitor!
(:o}

Brian o vretanos said...

Tracy:

Halloween isn't such a big deal here, though of course because we're influenced a lot by US trends, it's getting more of a commercial thing. I think I went to a halloween party once as a child, which involved musical chairs and ducking for apples. My mother always used to get a pumpkin, though. I remember watching "Murder on The Orient Express" for the first time on Halloween, with only the pumpkin for light.

Jean Knee said...

well, everyone knows that Halloween is the funnest holiday and you could just skip everything else.

Brian o vretanos said...

Jean Knee:

The only problem with Halloween is that there are no public holidays, whereas at each of Christmas and Easter we get two bank holidays.

Jean Knee said...

yeah? so? It's Halloween