Saturday, April 4, 2009

Twilight and plays about Aids!!


Well since we last spoke, my dear friend Sandra, another Brit (from Sheffield… don’t mock) turned the grand age of 21, and for the second time, became legal to drink alcoholic beverages. After buying her many illegal beverages I thought I better ought to buy her er’ first legal one! We spent the day drinking in an arcade bar world called Game Works. To sum up… its awesome! Sandra broke a simulator. One drink and she causes havock! On Friday we went to see Rent the Musical on Chicago’s Broadway. It was absolutely fantastic. I don’t know why a musical focussed on people dieing of aids made me so happy, but it did.

Really coming along with the Twilight book, only had it a couple of days and I’m nearly finished and ready to get the next one! I want my own Edward Cullen, I’m even willing to move to Seattle in search of one, I would move to Forks, but lets face it if I’m gonna live somewhere which rains all the time, I’d rather live in the city and have days out to Forks. Maybe I can live in Fraiser Craine’s building, he had a nice view. Is it worrying I live in a world of vampire and sitcom fiction?? However I found out in chapter 14 that Edward Cullen is actually originally from Chicago, so there is hope people!

I’ve also fallen in love with full chickens from Dominiks supermarket. The trick is to turn up just on time as they’re reducing them at the end of the night, usually when I’m finishing work. They also sell off cheap large lemon cakes. Rob mentions that my binge eating and love of twilight is turning me into an American teenager girl, which I think is a bit harsh. But I still have my ipod which is manly. Much like chandler’s boat in his bubble bath in friends. It makes it acceptable. However I’m getting worried, as I write this I have just eaten an entire chicken and I’m STILL hungry. Might go and get another lemon cake.

I had some fantastic news the other day. My very good friend Rachael Dunderdale (now Mrs, oh yes), is due to have a little girl in August, who which will become my goddaughter once we Christen her and wash away all her sins. Exactly how many sins can a baby commit in the first months of being born? I suppose letting one loose into your nappy and expecting others to clean up could be conceived as a sin; if I was to do the same thing now it wouldn’t be appreciated. Anyways this little baby girl will also be my accomplice to take over the world! I’m investing in the army of Dunderdale women, recruiting them to create world peace, and when everyone lets their guard down, invade them and take over mwahaha. Anyway. To sum up…. Congratulations Rachael and Mike :) If she’s anything like her sister she’ll be absolutely adorable :)

The Leeds Festival line up was announced this week and wow, this has to be the worst in years. I would be very tempted to go on the Saturday only to see Radiohead but Arctic Monkeys and Kings of Leon. Don’t get me wrong I love the Leon, with their beautifully hairy faces and sweet sounding music they should be at Leeds Festival, but headlining? They should have been a nice afternoon band which I could have enjoyed sitting in the sun in a field with a sweet and sour chicken curry from one of the infamous vendors which will probably give me food poisoning the next day, which isn’t pleasant I tell you in those infamous toilets. One can get hepatitis just entering those shit holes.

You can tell the economy is hitting us this year though, even students and festival lovers. Since when did anyone ever go to Leeds for the bands, no one cared that the last 3 years of leeds that the bands were rubbish? maybe people would rather just get drunk in a random field and not spend £150 these days with this financial crisis? and if they are wanting to spend that money its got to be on something good. V Festival it is for me, and its mainly for the company and booze, but snow patrol will be a winner!

Talking of the economy. I’m bloody sick of hearing about it! Every meeting, every news cast and every bloody second I have to hear about it. I’ve had enough of it. We’re not in poverty. You don’t see those Africans moaning because they can’t stay in the full service hotels on the way back from collecting their buckets of water 5 miles away from their mud huts! Oh no. But at the same time I don’t appreciate our MPs being allowed 2 houses, extra cars and fine hotel suites, as well as multiple porn movies for their husbands to get their jollies courtesy of our tax money either. Not that I pay tax, but still.

I’ve also purchased tickets to see Bryan Adams in May, and Elton John and Billy Joel in July who will be performing at Wrigley Field Stadium here in Chicago. That, along with Michael Jackson, V Fest and Pink isn’t a bad year of concerts!

Anthony Murrell was buried on Friday, my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends and sorry I couldn’t attend, but I know the church will be overflowing anyway with the many people who knew and loved him. Wherever Anthony is now, I hope he’s happy and at peace at last. Jade Goody was buried this morning, and my thoughts also go out to those who knew our Princess of Essex!

The weather is really warming up here, besides one last snow fall the other day which melted quickly but still made me slip on my arse! We’re having some beautiful Chicago days and hope it warms up for when the parentals come because they don’t do cold. People here think England is just as cold, but I’ve never been anywhere like this. It’s brutal. It hurts. Your skin BLEEDS. News reports say that people have lost fingers in Chicago winters! Scary.

I’ve officially been single for an entire year now, besides various dates and seeing a couple of people. The last year has gone scarily fast, but the first time in my life, I’m incredibly happy to be single! The weird thing is I’ve not even met a single person in the last year who I’ve even considered a relationship with and soon as people have upped and left or I’ve left them, I’ve shrugged my shoulders and not given a second thought. I’ve put up some emotional block. Something like the iron curtain, accept I quite like Western Europe and have no desire to cut it out; don’t think there will be any celebrations or Bryan Adams and David Hasselhoff performing when some strange hairy fiend of a boy manages to break the block down, but that would be awesome!! Notes to self.

Well that is it for now, going to go and rest after this crazy weekend and weird shifts. Back to the norm this week though! 13 days until my parents land on American soil to see me!!! maybe they'll be on the same flight as Obama and Whoopi Goldberg as they return! I wonder who I'd prefer to sit next to.... probably Whoopi Goldberg because she's funny, and Obama doesn't have much of a sense of humour, as much as he thinks he does. Can I get my visa revoked for this? I'm not anti-Obama by the way. I'm all about the 'boma! dont like that Mccain fella, you could actually see him decomposing during those speaches.

In the mean time, Chiow!

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