?

Log in

Miscellany - B. Henderson Asher's Moments of Mirth [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
Listen in, listen Ian!

[ website | Flickr ]
[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

Miscellany [Nov. 26th, 2009|12:06 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
[Tags|, , ]

Today's annoying public transport person: the woman getting off the train at Moorgate in front of me who spotted a discarded hat on a seat, stopped to pick it up and consider it, then discarded it and continued in a slow zig-zag in front of me to the platform exit towards the Northern Line, where she stopped dead. GET OUT OF MY WAY! Also at this time of year, a curse on people waving big umbrellas around without the vaguest notion of who they might be poking in the ribs.

--

This week's Radio 4 book of the week is Family Britain. Listening to it every night has reminded me that I've had its predecessor, Austerity Britain glowering fatly at me from a bookshelf for probably somewhere over a year now so I stuck it in my coat pocket - I like that at this time of year I can wear my big coat with its capacious pockets - and I've been reading it on the train for the last couple of days. It's v good so far but man, it's disspritingly huge. I have little hope that I'll ever read anything else.

--

Taste London are giving away 2000 free annual memberships right now! Sadly, the website is obviously overwhelmed, as I can't get the page to load. Tsk.

--

What food are you currently slightly addicted to? I'm obsessed with lemon curd sandwiches at the moment. Morrison's finest lemon curd is excellent.
linkReply

Comments:
[User Picture]From: eyekiller
2009-11-26 12:24 pm (UTC)
M&S luxury mini mince pies.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: huskyteer
2009-11-26 12:29 pm (UTC)
Pretzels. They taste slightly of soap, in an utterly irresistible way.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: tonight_we_fly
2009-11-26 12:31 pm (UTC)
The Taste London thing is a scam, I tried to sign up to one of these in the past. They're just harvesting e-mail addresses, even if you attempted to register 0.0000001 seconds after the start time you don't get one of the memberships.

The website will eventually come back up, and a message will then tell you that they are still accepting applications, but due to the website crashing they will now be putting everybody's name into a draw instead so do please still register and give them your details.

Somewhat predictably you will consequently receive junk e-mail and supposed "special offers" (which are neither special nor really constitute offers) until you eventually find a way to get them to stop. I first began receiving unsolicited spam (all the v1agra type stuff) in my gmail account immediately after my Taste London experience, so I'm pretty certain that they're selling your details on.

I got the details from one of those money saving sites when I tried it, and the bulletin board discussion complaining about it afterwards ran to twenty-one pages by the end of the week. Trust me - give this one a miss!
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: carsmilesteve
2009-11-26 12:43 pm (UTC)
Taste London had a one with Time Out a few months ago exactly like that that I actually won, so it's not a complete scam...
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: pink_weasel
2009-11-26 12:34 pm (UTC)
I'm a bit obsessed with M&S three bean wrap which is too small to be filling really.
(Reply) (Thread)
(Deleted comment)
[User Picture]From: atommickbrane
2009-11-26 01:24 pm (UTC)

join the M&S chorus, we have cookies

M&S salt and pepper 'crunchy mix combo' just edging out M&S wasabi peas there, marvellous.
(Reply) (Thread)
From: funnynamehere
2009-11-26 07:12 pm (UTC)
Austerity Britain is brilliant. There's quite a few books that have been written about the immediate post-war period and after recently and they've all pretty much been excellent but Austerity Britain stands out. It's one of the best history books I've ever read.

Food I am currently addicted to: Tesco's mini pork pies. Don't know why.
(Reply) (Thread)