Wednesday, April 30, 2008

it's payday..

so because i was very good last month and hardly left the house at all, and because i had two bank holidays in this month's paypacket, today i went shopping..wooo! i had a lovely time..went and got some necessities from boots, plus some lovely barry m coral nail's delicious. then i went to h&m and lucked out by finding a) some wide legged black trousers that aren't the horrible shiny suit trouser material or linen, but are proper thick cotton - yey, and b) some orange/coral eighties style sunglasses which owlhead said looked cheap and tacky, but i told him that that was the whole point and that they are, in fact, beautiful..

i quickly forgave owlhead for dissing my lovely new shades, however, because then he took me to schuh and said i could spend the £15 that he had left on his christmas gift voucher on a pair of new shoes, and so......

ta daaa! aren't they nice? i'm so pleased with them..i am going to wear them all the time with a smug face..

Monday, April 21, 2008

on a lighter note..

check out the website for the conference i'm's like an actual proper event!

banging..head..brick wall..

yet another advert that makes me scream at the tv..

i particularly like the part about "being considerate in bed"..really? you're not a real man if you're considerate in bed? what a great, really, well done.

it's exactly this kind of lazy gender stereotyping that makes me want to tear my hair much important work has been done, and so much effort has been made to try and change attitudes like the one 'jokingly' conveyed in this advert, that you feel like we've just lost the last 60 years or so..regardless of whether or not this advert is meant to be 'funny', i think it's harmful to present notions of gender like this one to the public at large. indeed, the fact that it is supposedly humourous means that people are more likely to absorb it after laughing at it, instead of questioning it....all of the men i know have interests that extend way beyond 'sport, girls and funny stuff', and i personally don't think that this compromises their masculinity in any way.

Friday, April 04, 2008

make up your mind already..

yesterday was the first summery day we've had up here - it was so sunny and hot, everyone was having a lovely time.

tomorrow it's going to snow, and will carry on for the next 3 days.

what is up with that?