Saturday, 11 October 2008

A Day in the Life

Bee has announced her intention to document every hour of today, and post the results on Monday. I think she's being a bit inconsiderate - She should write it at 0:00 on Sunday and post it straight away instead of keeping us in suspense for a whole extra day, but I'm sure that it will be worth the wait.

I wouldn't dream of keeping you waiting, so I'm going to tell you in advance what I might be doing today.


I will probably get some food, perhaps even some clothes, some beer and a new carrier bag, to replace the one that split. I might toy with the idea of splashing out and buying some banks (at £500bn they're practically giving them away), we'll see.


I've still got a pile of books to read, so I'll finish the Agatha Christie I'm reading (The Mysterious Mr Quin - a book of short stories), and move onto one by Henning Mankell. More realistically, I'll probably just manage 5 pages of Mr Quin.

Eating and Drinking

Having gone shopping today, and with Helena not coming until tomorrow, I'll almost certainly have far too much to eat. In fact, I'll probably eat all of the food I buy today and have to go shopping again tomorrow. I'm likely to have a cornish pasty and potato salad for lunch, some kind of ready meal for my dinner, and snack on crisps, breadsticks and humous. Washed down with Guinness, of course.


I will need to vaccuum, because if I leave it much longer I won't be able to find the floor. I also need to clean the bathroom, but I might just put some clothes in the washing machine instead - there's only so much time available, unfortunately, so I can't do everything.


I will of course be watching the news at 6.00 (even though Aimilia isn't on it at weekends), and no doubt will find some other stuff to watch as well. As long as it's in Greek, it doesn't count as time wasting/vegging/being a couch potato.


I'll write some crap in my blog. I'll mention that my first ever post was a year ago today, and that I've enjoyed myself so much that I've almost forgiven Bee and co for coercing me into starting it in the first place. I'll point out that my first post was about things that weren't happening, money, drugs and Aimilia Kenevezou, so nothing much has changed. I'll also say a big thankyou to everyone who's read and commented for making this worthwhile.



Bee said...


Bee said...

Very fitting that I be first today since I do believe I was first a year ago too!

I'm glad you allowed yourself to be coerced! We have learned so many things over the year.

Your obsession with apes, Emilia, all things Greek, your fear of spiders- well, I already knew that but I wanted to throw spiders into the mix now sine it's so close to HALLOWEEN.

We've had some times at your blog, my friend, so I THANK YOU! :o)

Brian o vretanos said...



Yes, it's entirely fitting.

Thankyou for reminding me about the eight-legged monsters...

Anndi said...

It's your bloggoversary!!!


In your honour, tonight Chicklet and I will have steaks and I'll have some vino and toast to you.


I'd wash your bathroom for you but alas... it's too far. So instead I'll wash mine and pretend it's yours.

Have a wonderful time with Helena.

Chris Wood said...

Happy anniversary fella! I will drink an extra pint tonight for you. I think you ought to do the same for me, it'd be rude not to.

Bee said...

::sigh:: The word "GOOD" was supposed to be in the middle of the words -some- and -times- ...!!

It was early (here) and I was outside waiting for the dogs to do their business. ;o)

Brian o vretanos said...


Thankyou! Enjoy your steak and wine.


Thanks. I'll certainly do that.


It reads quite well without the GOOD ;-)

Jean Knee said...

HAPPY first Year Brian!

this comment would have been better but I've been out of hot chocolate for five days.

Brian o vretanos said...

Jean Knee:

Don't they sell it at Walmart? Or haven't you recovered from your last adventure there yet?

Jean Knee said...

I just took Penny to a dog wash. it was every bit as horrible as you are imagining.

why would anyone take their dog to a dog wash?? with other dogs there? and teenagers doing the washing? actually the teenagers were delightful. I'm one of the few who enjoys teens

Brian o vretanos said...

So, can we expect a blog post with photos?

Did you get any hot chocolate while you were out?

Jean Knee said...

yeah i picked up some hot chocolate but not my preferred brand.

photos? are you kidding, it took me, two teenage boys and two teenage girls with their sponsors yelling, onlookers asking, "what's wrong with that dog??"

what's wrong? it's Penny-some deep horrible genetic abnormality going on.

either that or bad kharma.

Brian o vretanos said...

Penny is obviously unique.

No doubt someone will put a video of the whole thing on You Tube sometime soon...

for a different kind of girl said...

Happy bloggy stuff for the past year!

I have sat here for two hours watching lame movies on the television. I still have laundry to do, groceries to get, and books to read, and now all I really want to do is go take a nap. I think the nap is going to win. Weekends are oh, so exciting!

Brian o vretanos said...


That's what weekends are for - unwinding. Enjoy your nap...

Dan said...

Happy beelated boggerbirthday.
Bee also made me start a Blog and I hate her for it.....just kidding Bee, I don't hate you for it I hate you for other reasons.....just kidding Bee, I don't hate you for other reasons just those.
Just kidding Bee I don't hate you for those......

Brian o vretanos said...


Thankyou! I hope Bee is managing to coerce you into getting your computer sorted out so that you can continue blogging...

Dan said...

I did already and have a new post

Tracy said...

Well, happy bloggy anniversary Brian! I'm glad to hear that your first post was almost the same as now. Now I don't feel like I've missed anything.
Enjoy your very busy day!

Brian o vretanos said...

Thankyou, Tracy!