Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Wordy Wednesday

Small Blizzard, Not Many Dead

Most people managed to get to work okay,
despite the adverse weather conditions.


I'm going to be very un-British and not talk much about the weather, despite the fact that we had a load of snow the other night. It didn't seem to affect traffic, though the pavements were slushy and slippy all day, so was a bit of an anti-climax, really.

How to Keep Looking Young


I went and got my haircut, since I wanted to be able to see again, and as usual I marvelled at how these professional tonsors are not only able to find grey hairs on my head (I can't, and I'm sure no-one else can see them), but they also manage to cut so many of them. By the time the guy was finished, I was surrounded by a sea of grey. Luckily he didn't cut any of the brown ones.

I'm not at all worried about going grey, especially since I can't see my hair (at least not now it's been cut). When it eventually happens, I'm sure that it will make me look even more distinguished. My only worry is that, combined with my youthful good looks, people will feel sorry for me that I've gone grey at such an early age.

"I Can Recommend the Cocaine"

On the recommendation of Chris, I spent £40 on the complete box set of Jeremy Brett's Sherlock Holmes programmes (16 DVDs' worth). This was reduced from £120, so even though I have a stack of other DVDs I haven't watched, I thought it was a good idea to get it now.

Jeremy Brett's characterisation of Holmes is certainly a lot darker and less likeable than Basil Rathbone's, and is a lot closer to the original drug-addicted detective.

Now, for my next trick...

Life of Crime

And that's it for this fine, but rather cold Wordy Wednesday. What with all the Agatha Christie books (another three arrived yesterday), and Sherlock Holmes, I shall be spending the forseeable future immersed in murder...

10 comments:

Bee said...

FIRST!!!

Bee said...

You know, I've been dyeing my hair for so long I have no clue if there are any grays in there. Probably not since I'm about 10 years younger than you and have no worries.

We are back to crappy weather here in Chicagoland. It's been raining non stop since last night and I'm actually looking forward to more rain so we may pin point other leaks we need to fix before the walls go up.

Chris Wood said...

Nearly first!

Damn and blast every other human being.

Chris Wood said...

Good call on the Brett Holmes set! It's worth every penny, fine stuff.

As to the grey hair, I started going grey when I was about 15. It makes me look distinguished, I fondly like to think.

Jean Knee said...

the weather is good here


I have grey hairs, my hairdresser always tells me--what am I supposed to answer? Thank you sir may I have another?

Brian o vretanos said...

Bee:

10? I suppose ladies are allowed to get away with subtracting a few years...

Chris:

My grandfather and great-grandfather both went completely white in their 20's, apparently, so I suppose I should think myself lucky...

Jean Knee:

I've no idea. If I were you, I'd be lost for words.

Brian o vretanos said...

Jean Knee:

Actually, you could probably say "What the Dickens?"

dan said...

I have ONE gray hair at the top of my head. I came in about five years ago and I haven't grown another one yet. I always make sure it doesn't get lost, the chicks like it.

Anndi said...

It's raining here... ha!

Brian o vretanos said...

Dan:

One day perhaps that single grey hair will be all you have left ;-)

Anndi:

Well, the snow's virtually melted now. I suppose it's only fair that we should have worse weather than you once in a while...