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[Mar. 9th, 2009|11:56 am]
Listen in, listen Ian!
Oh, is it Monday already? That was quick. Again. I was supposed to be going out indie dancing on Friday night but as I always seem to be these days, I was too tired and lethargic when I got home from work on Friday to bother. I am teh oldz. As it turned out though, by staying in and being on the internet I managed to luck into a ticket for Saturday's FA Cup game at Fulham. Cool! It was the first United game I've been to for just over two years, so it was nice of them to mark the occasion by scoring lots of goals, and there was a good atmosphere too. It was all fun, but not enough to make me fully regret not going regularly any more. Things like Fulham being one of the cheapest grounds, at £30 don't really help. I was also on the second row, just to the side of the goal, so I must have been on telly at some point.

Yesterday was a wash-out. I wanted to go out and play with my old film camera, but one of the disadvantages with living in a basement flat with shutters is that I had no idea until I got packed my bag and then got to the front door what the weather was doing. Instead I went to Wood Green (after some time spent huddling under a bus shelter), and spent nearly £20 in Wilkinson's which must be a new record. I didn't thin keverything in the whole shop cost that much between it. Among other, duller things I bought a pepper mill, some baking beans and a new bath mat/pedestal mat combo. My bathroom looks real classsy now.

Yes, "real classy" which reminds me of an Americanism I've recently heard creeping into British media. I hate to be one of those people who complains about Americanisms ruining our glorious language, which is a bit of a pity because that's what I'm going to do. The phrase in question is "an [amount of money] value" as first heard by me on infomercials when I first went to America about ten years ago, and now creeping in here. I don't have any rational objection to it, but it just sounds ugly. Stop it please, the telly.

I bought baking beans because I want to try making a lemon tart. Aren't lemons already tart though? I need a flan dish too, but the only one Wilko's had was too big. Are there any kitchen/cookware shops anywhere near London Bridge? If there was one that sold butter dishes as well, that would be good as Wilkinson's don't have those.

This morning I was sitting opposite a blind man on the train who was reading some braille. I was sitting watching him for a while, because it's interesting, but was I being rude. He didn't know I was staring at him, obviously, but if I'd been flicking Vs at him that wouldn't have been alright, and he wouldn't have known about that.

I have a ticket to see Franz Ferdinand tonight, and I'm not entirely sure if I want to go or not. I mean, I daresay I will, having paid for the ticket and all, but their new album hasn't really grabbed me all that much. That's the trouble with having to buy tickets for a tour long before the album comes out. You should only have to buy an option before you've heard all the new songs, so that you can decide whether to go when you know if you like what they're going to be playing.
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[User Picture]From: offensive_mango
2009-03-09 12:05 pm (UTC)
What is "an value"? Can you give me context?
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2009-03-09 12:08 pm (UTC)
Whoops. That was caused by me using pointy brackets and lj thinking it was some kind of tag. I've changed it. But, an example would be "A seventy-five dollar value for just $29.99!".

Edited at 2009-03-09 12:08 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: offensive_mango
2009-03-09 12:18 pm (UTC)
Ah yes. Yes, that is indeed an annoying Americanism.
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From: ex_humanfema327
2009-03-09 12:22 pm (UTC)
:( i have never seen it; where should one look?
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[User Picture]From: offensive_mango
2009-03-09 12:40 pm (UTC)
I bet there are some of those big infomercials on YouTube, where they're trying to sell a juicer or something, and they throw in a set of knives and a slanket. That's a $500 value for only $19.99! And if you call now, you'll also receive this handy remote-control garage door operator!
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2009-03-09 12:42 pm (UTC)
Is a slanket like a snuggie?

(There's a thing I'd never imagined myself typing.)
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[User Picture]From: offensive_mango
2009-03-09 01:03 pm (UTC)
It is; well done.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-03-09 12:12 pm (UTC)
Americans say I have British and slightly French accent.
British say my English has slightly American accent, which they think the sign of college educated person.

なんかさ~、ルイスと同じじゃん、これ。
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[User Picture]From: offensive_mango
2009-03-09 12:17 pm (UTC)
. . . whereas everyone on LiveJournal just thinks you're a cvnt without having heard you speak at all.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-03-09 12:14 pm (UTC)
まいいか。みんな「素敵」って言ってくれるから。
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[User Picture]From: carsmilesteve
2009-03-09 12:37 pm (UTC)
aw, indie disco was fun on friday, also rather quiet in comparison to their previous two. clearly everyone had heard you weren't coming ;)

also, how can wilko's not have butter dishes???? i am also gobsmacked that you spent £20 as well...
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[User Picture]From: miss_newham
2009-03-09 09:55 pm (UTC)
I want to go to the indie disco one day - you must both tell me when they are taking place!
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[User Picture]From: carsmilesteve
2009-03-09 11:39 pm (UTC)
This particular indie disco is MUTTON and is the first Friday of the month at the buffalo bar :)
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From: funnynamehere
2009-03-09 05:57 pm (UTC)
Fulham being one of the cheapest grounds? Really? I've twice paid nearly £50 to see Arsenal there. Maybe they reduced prices for FA Cup games. Anyway it's too bloody expensive and I've seen us lose twice there so I'm going to skip it next season.
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