26 Jun 2011

If Money Was No Object - Top 10 Things I Want for My Birthday

As I've heavily hinted, it's my 30th birthday next month. Rather frustratingly, very few people have asked me what I want (hint hint) - how uncaring of you, don't your lives revolve around my birthday?

Anyway, to make shopping easier for all of you, I thought I'd pull together a list of things I'd reeeeeeally like for my birthday. However please be aware that some of these presents aren't really grounded in reality or even the contents of anyone's wallet.....

1) The Musical One - so yes, I would like if everyone who follows me, who is also on Spotify (and if you're not, why not, even my mum is) could send me a song that they think I would like. Then I would have a ginormous new playlist of songs! (kudos to @petercrosby for always sending me new tracks via spotify)

2) The Sparkley One - I would really like a diamond solitaire pendant necklace. Ideally - let's be honest here - it'd be a 1 carat diamond. However, in the name of women's lib and not needing anyone to buy me diamonds, I did promise myself, years ago, that if I ever got a book published, I'd buy myself a diamond pendant. Even if it was just a tiny diamond. Whatever. You get the point.

3) The DW/Blogger One - I'd love to have a massive blogging/DW (my online forum) meet up. With cake. And gin. And @luckyvoice would love to host it I'm sure. There's loads of bloggers out there I'd love to meet - you know who you are (hint - check my blog roll). It'd be sooooooooooo much fun!

4) The Dressing Up One - I'd like to do a rock the frock shoot with @aliamck and the photographer would absolutely have to be ElizaClaire. I have a kind of trashy-street theme for it - lots of neon, graffiti, urban-ness to clash with our uber glam frocks. And then put all the piccies in a book! Yes please.

5) The Writing One - this one is semi-serious. I'd like to go on a nice, writing retreat for the weekend, ideally in a nice spa hotel also....in the middle of the countryside. With yummy food and wine and lovely people. And if I could specify the teachers also........(btw if anyone really does have any recommends for writing retreats, let me know)

6) The Furry One - A direwolf. Y'know, like in A Game of Thrones. An all white one. Thanks! Or failing that, an airedale puppy. Or a husky. Or any dog really, come to think of it. But one that especially like cuddles and biscuits and walks and being overly loved. woof.

7) The Arm Candy One - a nice (and probably designer) handbag. Yes please. But currently I am undecided as to what I want. I definitely DO NOT want a quilted chanel fing. Eurgh - primarni rip offs are 10 a penny. Nope, I would like one from either Vivienne Westwood, Coach, Coccinelle or Furla. Or all four would be fab, thanks! It doesn't have to cost the same as a small country either.

8) The Dream-Interview-for-the-Blog-One - to interview Margaret Atwood. Not sure I could elaborate any further on this one. I love her books, but she is notoriously fan-shy i believe when it comes to people telling her she's amazing. So I can't see that she'd be overly keen on me sending her an email telling her that I think she's the best thing since sliced bread. Well, the literary version anyway. Who thinks I should tweet her and ask her anyway? Anyone want to start a twitter campaign for me?

9) The Vain One -  A years worth of pedicures. Trashy and frivolous yes. But also entirely neccessary when you look at the state of my tootsies. Climbing shoes are not kind to your feet. I would like to have a fortnightly foot massage + pedicure. In fact, five ten, la sportiva, boreal, maybe you should consider giving away free foot massages with your shoes. Just saying.

10) The Interior Design One - for all the little bits left in our flat to get done. Like the doors painted. And the Bathroom ceiling painted. And blinds in every room would also be good. And some photos on the walls. Oh and a cleaner. Thanks!

So that's it - what's on your birthday list this year? Any other July birthday readers out there? Hope you thought that list was sufficiently interesting. Although I'm highly unlikely to get any of them haha!

I'm making a concerted effort to blog more next week - and I've started to get excited about some new posts, hope you'll like them.

Thank you and good night

Stupidgirl has left the building

20 Jun 2011

A Sneaky Tip Toe Back Into the Room

*peeps round the door*

Hello there! Yes! You! You lovely people who have been reading my blog whilst I have been on my hiatus. *semi faints from shock*

Well I'm still under the shit shower but I thought I'd pop in to read all the blogs on my reader and before I knew it, I'd ended up typing out this quick post. I just wanted to share this video....for two reasons.

1) Ueli Steck is awesome and this is awesome/terrifying/stupid/bananas (delete as appropriate)
2) The song, Welcome Home, by Radical Face, is so beautiful. It reminds me of bouldering in Font in the sunshine!

*passes out cake + coffee to enjoy with video*

In other news, I've done lots of reading, lots of climbing (in France, Stanage and London), been to visit uni friends in Nottingham, seen lots of friends' children + babies, done karaoke with a woman who is 8 months pregnant, watched 127 Hours and The Kings Speech. And slept, a lot.

On the plus side, plans for my 30th birthday shindig are coming on apace. Husbando has agreed to wear fancy dress so we're going as Romans - empress and emperor. 

Huh I think that's about it.

Oh and on the music front I have listened to a lot of The Killers, Kings of Leon and Florence + The Machine. It's all good.

Thanks for bearing with me....hopefully normal service will come back in the next week or so. Along with my exciting new logo :)

Thank you and goodnight

Stupidgirl has left the building

6 Jun 2011

Coitus Interruptus...Oh, wait a second....

Really, the title of this post should be bloggus interruptus. But that's just not funny or about sex. So i didn't use it. Anyway, this is very tiny post to say that due to events in real life interfering in my uh, unreal life (ie: my online activites....oh wait that sounds like I have a porn habit, which I don't, sadly) anyway yes due to lots of shit from above in my real life, I am temporarily putting the blog on hold for a couple of weeks.

I am sorry to let people down, I know I've got lots of posts to write that are well overdue but I just don't have the energy to write good quality posts at the minute. I ramble enough as it is but I'd rather spare you the complete inanity I seem to be spouting currently.

So this is a `hold that thought` post. I'll be back soon.

In the meantime, I'd like to introduce you to a new series of blog posts I plan to start when I'm back - called Lyric Day. I pick a song and blog the lyrics and tell you why I like it.

For now the song I've picked is this - I know that Florence's version is good, but nothing tastes as good as Candi.

You Got The Love - Candi Staton

Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air
I know I can count on you

Sometimes I feel like saying, "Lord, I just don't care"
But you've got the love I need to see me through

Sometimes I see that the boy is just too rough
And things go wrong no matter what I do
Now it feels like life is just too much
You've got the love I need to see me through

Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air
I know I can count on you

Sometimes I feel like saying, "Lord, I just don't care"
But you've got the love I need to see me through

Time after time I say, "Oh Lord what's the use?"
Time after time I say, "This just won't do"
But sooner or later in life the things you love you lose
Just like before, I know I call you

I can't believe my palms, degrading friends of you
I can't believe my fire, oh Lord, what must I do
I can't believe what I caught up, master made me new
But you've got the love I need to see me through

Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air
I know I can count on you

Sometimes I feel like saying, "Lord, I just don't care"
But you've got the love I need to see me through

You've got the love x4

I need to see me through x4

You've got the love, yov've got the love, you've got the love
You've got the love, you've got the love, you've got the love

Thank you and goodnight

Stupidgirl has left the building