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Will you share your Christmas playlist? 

Here's mine from Spotify (I assume all you 'mericans have jumped on the Spotify bandwagon.  cos if you haven't you really should!)

In public toilets you use regularly (at your office, pub, school, coffee shop, etc) do you find you have a favourite cubicle?  Do you have a criteria or does it vary from place to place?

I don't have a criteria but i do seem to have developed a preference!  For example at work on the first floor i preferred to use the first cubicle, but on the ground floor i prefer the second and furthest from the door.  At the florist (pub) I prefer the cubicle at the back and at the fiddlers elbow i prefer the one on the left.

am i a freak?

dangers of internet dating

Jan. 31, 2011 – 6:54pm
hi my names jamie i no i am only 18 i been looking at your pic i think u are nice i just read your blog and its cool i am looking for a short or long term realtionship if u are intrested let me no sorry bout my age but just reading this i think your nice xx

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Jan. 31, 2011 – 6:57pm
i don't have a blog on here.
also your message has no punctuation and poor grammar.

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Jan. 31, 2011 – 6:58pm
o sorry


Jan. 10th, 2011

did i ever mention my dislike of functional shoes outside of their field of use?  i really hate that!

these shoes have a function so they're fabulous for thier particular use ... but why wear them outside of this? 

walking boots, sports trainers, sports sandals, wellington boots, etc

pet peeve
they say you shouldn't start your new years resolutions straight away when the new year kicks in because you're so run down from the holiday season (read; hungover from new years eve) you'll probably fall at the first hurdle so i figure 5 days in is a good point to start looking at it, so here goes:
- learn to play my ukelele
- go to the gym regularly
- be tidier
- be excellent at my new (or slightly adjusted) position
- less meaningless sex (and seeing as pretty much all of last year's pitiful amount of sex was meaningless looks like it's gonna be a dry spell ;-)

i figure if i make a few i'm more likely to achieve (or not miserably fail at) one or two

Jan. 5th, 2011

here is some information from the surreal world of juliette's love life.

i went on my worst date ever a few days ago.  to be fair it wasn't awful.  i don't acutally have a proper bad date story (and i've heard some shockers)  it's just it was my first date where i've been unsure that we both don't expect the same thing at the end of it.  although i'm trying not to paint an awful picture of myself my dates have tended to end one of two ways:
1)  we both think it went pretty well - we get on each other to one extent or another
2)  we both know it's not going anywhere; but we seemingly have had a diverting enough time chatting and then shake hands and part ways
on this date we met for a quick drink before heading to the comedy club.  the comedy was good but the guy  he seemed 'jumpy' to the extent that i did actually think 'is this guy on pills?'  some people have suggested that maybe he was nervous.  well if he gets that nervous over a date then he's definately not the guy for me.  i mean i dated ross, who it later turns out, is neurotic and anxious (due to his awful terrible insomnia/sleep issue things so understandable) and yet he managed to bluff out, pretty much the whole time we were together without giving me a hint of this!
it's a shame.  his scottish accent was fairly lush!

in other news; i met another guy on the site - i just typed out an awfully long thing about him and it would've been boring for you so i shall bullet point it.  you all know i love bullet points:
  • xmas drinks at sonia's.  my big ex james is there.  we have some conversations about all sorts, including but not limited to our dating lives since splitting up.  i mention seeing a few guys who work in video games and he brings up a friend's ex who makes video games also and who actually has a bafta for his work
  • a few days later on this dating site i get a message from a guy, who on inspecting his profile says he runs his own video games company and has 'something' on his mantlepiece.  we get chatting and yep, pure coincidence it's one and the same
  • more chatting; we get on well - we both have a similar sense of humour.  there is teasing and it's fairly dark! 
  • a quick daytime drink.  both the mulled cider and him are yummy!
  • more chatting - turns out he's not really up for any dating from the site.  he's reasonably newly single and tends not to be single for long falling into relationships quite quickly.  he's really thinking he should try the single thing for a while.  ho hum, we get on well so we continue chatting
  • he crashed a team xmas drinks - instantly intergrates himself within the group which is good - still platonic (i mean i fancy him lots, despite him clearly being out of my league!  but knowing it's going to not lead to anything it's all in check)
  • more chatting - get a bit indepth about love-lives and life in general
  • go for drinks to 'whinge' in person over a drink.  excpet we don't whinge but banter and tell stories and have, in my opinion a great time.  he's meant to be meeting some friends but we're getting on well so he invites me to tag along.  his friends admit they were hesitant to join us in the first pub as they thought it looked like a date.
  • banter in the pub with his friends.  when i discover one of his friends has an actual emmy i turn to him and tell him "ha, i bet you feel silly with you dumb little bafta!" where apon he replies with "omg i can't believe you did that to james.  he's such a nice guy" regarding a, slightly tipsy and ill judged confession (if you don't know you can ask - i might tell you!)  but see - good humoured banter
  • we move to a table.  there is one chair which iestyn nabs.  we have drunk several bottles of good wine by this point.  and a pint or two of cider.  i am wearing high heels (gorgeous by the way) and iestyn offers me his knee.  i accept it.
  • iestyns friends move away.  there is leaning and inevitable kissing.  nommy!
  • he advises me he needs bacon and decides on a burger bar near my flat.  he drops me at my flat and despite basically offering him things that boys basically don't turn down he, uh, turns it down, with more kissing and growling about it being bound to happen another night, and things i won't mention on a nice girl's blog
  • (gosh this is longer then the original post!)  anyway we haven't brought it up since.  and i think he had a combo life is shit/uber nye hangover and went a bit quiet.  nothing is going to happen in a romantic sense here.  or in a friend with benefits way either as i have a kind of unofficial nye resolution to concentrate more on relationships and less on just getting it while it's fresh!  (apart from greg, he's a hangover from 2010 and therefore exempt)
and as a little well done for getting this far i will reward you with my friend Sam(antha Horwill's) album which is, finally, on spotify:
Samantha Horwill – Half A Chance

Dec. 23rd, 2010


(Not as easy as you might think.)

1. Where is your cell phone? nearby
2. Describe your boyfriend/girlfriend/S.O.? non-existant
3. Your hair? thick
4. Your mother? french
5. Your father? dork
6. Your favorite item? snood
7. Your dream last night? forgotten
8. Your favorite drink? mulled
9. Your dream car? dinky
10. The room you are in? lounge
11. Your ex? neurotic
12. Your fear? snakes
13. What do you want to be in 10 years? happy
14. Who did you hang out with last night? ironing
15. What you're not? festive
19. The last thing you did? ironing
20. What are you wearing? jumper
22. Your favorite book? dogeared
23. The last thing you ate? bahjee
24. Your life? blah
25. Your mood? awful
26. Your friends? great
27. What are you thinking about right now? snuggles
28. Your car? shanks
29. What are you doing at the moment? meme
30. Your summer? working
Your relationship status? hopeless
32. What is on your tv? peepshow
33. When is the last time you laughed? today
34. Last time you cried? momentarily
35. School? over

End of the year meme

I do this, or something similar every year with my cousin while i'm at theirs for xmas ... oh well i'm jumping the gun!

Where did you begin 2010?
with my flatmate dancing in a virtually empty pub.  i had to work new years day so it wasn't a big one.  it was disappointing because an aquaintance acted in a way that was totally twatish.  it wasn't so upsetting that he'd acted like that but rather more upsetting that anyone would be that impolite.

What was your status by Valentine's Day?
seeing someone.  and feeling hopeful about it.  although it wasn't a valentines date as such (rather more a case of it just so happened to be a mutually convenient day) we had a lovely date at the aquarium looking at the fishies and holding hands and such.  he dumped me the next day.

Did you have to go to the hospital?
i think i may have gone with lou to wait with her while she had an appointment

Did you have any encounters with the police?

Where did you go on vacation?
i don't think i went on holiday anywhere.  new years resolution is go lie on a beach somewhere (other then brighton)  i'm not sure bath for a hen night really counts as a holiday.

Did you know anybody who got married?
laura and ben got spliced.  and a guy i used to know at uni too

Did you know anybody who passed away?

What sporting events did you attend?
i think i may have gone to the dogs once  - does that count?

What concerts/shows did you go to?
i saw calender girls earlier thanks to a client who kindly gifted me the tickets.  also frightned rabbit who are amazing as always.  but the highlight had to be front row tickets to tim minchin.  i felt warm and fuzzy and happy for days after!

Describe your birthday?
i had  a few drinks after work with colleagues (who kept buying me drinks) and then met my friends for more drinks.  me and a friend headed to casablanca's which is usually a fool proof bet for a good night of boogying but the dj when we first got there was shit and the live band weren't amazing.  by that point we'd lost our momentum ... i finished my evening sitting in bed with a 6" steak and cheese sub (red onion and honey mustard sauce)

What's the one thing you thought you would never do but did in 2010?
show up at a guys house in a lingerie and heels ... and a mac for modesty.

What has/have been your favorite moment(s)?
tim minchin i think ...

What's something you learned about yourself?
i don't think this is something i learnt a-new, but perhaps something i was reminded off.  i mustn't count my chicks before they've hatched ... really really not!

Any new additions to your family?
some french cousin's had some babies

What was your best month?
i honestly don't think i could say

What music will you remember 2010 by?
i listened to a lot of frightened rabbit ...

Made new friends?
a few i guess

Any regrets?
the chicks/eggs thing ... but i'm not sure if that's a regret.  maybe it is

What do you want to change in 2011?
i'd like to be less of a procrastinator, better at my job, i'd like to get/keep fit, i'd like to be more happy with my lot in life

Overall, how would you rate this year? From 1-10?

What would you change about 2010?
see regrets

How old did you turn this year?

Do you have a New Year's resolution?
i don't remember what it was ... probably not though.

Start a new hobby?
i was bought a ukelele ... but the guy i had pegged as a teacher left the area so i've been plinking away on my own.  i intend to practice more.

Are you happy to see 2010 go?
each year has a sell by date. 


hi guys,  a while back on hear i saw a fabulously racist advert for a bug spray flit.  i can't find it anywhere online, or on this community anymore!  it was so awful/wonderful!  anyone able to help me track down a copy?  thanks!

♦Day One: Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.
♣Day Two: Nine things about yourself.
♥Day Three: Eight ways to steal your heart.
♦Day Four: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
♠Day Five: Six things you wish you’d never done.
♣Day Six: Five people who mean a lot.
♥Day Seven: Four turn offs.
♦Day Eight: Three turn ons.
♠Day Nine: Two smileys that describe your life right now.
♣Day Ten: One confession

Day Two: Eight ways to steal my heart:

1.  Be fun and interesting.  Go out.  Do things. 
2.  A wicked or surreal sense of humour; or a  combination of the two!
3.  Make me feel good about myself, either through actions or creative compliments.  i do like a compliment but i'll tend to, in true self-depreciating brit fashion, deflect it a bit.  my two favourite compliments i ever recieved have been combined with insults and both from the same guy.  some thing along the lines of "of course i think you're pretty ... pretty ugly and stupid.  god i hate you!?" and "i want to date you, you jerk.  (i did not want to risk that sounding cute)" this might sound a tad odd if you don't know me that well but take a look at point 4
4.  I'm going to take the mickey out of you and expect you to do the same so i don't feel mean.  I mean obviously don't just be malicious but a bit of good humoured ribbing is required.  Also don't be too sensitive/pc/earnest - you're just giving me more amo!  ;-)
5.  Expressive eyebrows.  I love a guy who's face, especially eyebrows, get really animated when they talk - and being able to raise one eyebrow?  ding dong
6.  Be yourself.  One of the things that made me really warm to Greg was, when we i took him to my favourite cocktail bar.  i ordered amaretto sours on the condition he could pick the next round.  he spent ages pouring over the menu and half-joked that he was trying to pick a manly cocktail.  i told him to pick whatever he wanted and sprung up anouncing "pina coladas it is then".  this also kind of relates to point 4 too i guess ;-)
7.  Snuggle
8.  A swag bag