52% intelligent. 9% modest. More monkey than bear.

Monday, August 22, 2005

I only wanted something else to do but hang around

It's been a little while since I had a wander down the road and had a peep in through the windows at what the rest of street is up to at the moment......

-> Over at Grey City Manifesto, fragrant Ka is still pining for her midget mexican medic (eminememinem?) but it looks like a neighbour will be popping round for with tea and sympathy in a few weeks time as Lord Bargain leaves his troubles behind him and heads out for a much needed holiday. Mind you, he's not leaving before he has inflicted a homemade compilation CD on Adem and Spin... now that's just cruel. In spite of my warnings (I've seen his record collection, remember), they both seem very pleased with themselves. Ah well. Perhaps Sonia is coming back into vogue?

-> Standing moodily by the bus shelter in his hoodie, Capt. Damo has been quietly tapping his foot to the new Supergrass album (although that is a terrible pun, isn't it?). Bee is nowhere to be seen - perhaps she got washed away on her way back from the V Festival, or maybe she just slipped into a coma during the headlining set by Oasis.

-> Outside the slightly scruffy looking house, Citizen Red has been busy waving banners and shouting slogans in support of the brave person who leaked the information that the police saw fit not to tell us about the shooting Jean Charles de Menezes outside Stockwell Tube station. In the quieter periods between anti-war slogans though, young Red seems to have an unfortunate penchant for Travis. Red tries to blame Lord B, but we know better....

-> Resident guru, the num num, has been offering his zen-like wisdom on comics and fountain pens, but even his gnomic calm has been breached by Ikea flat-pack furniture.

-> Lovely Jenni has been pondering the wall being erected by the Israelis in the West Bank and asking for her readers' opinions on the decision of the Lutheran Church of America to condemn it. I can't think of someone I would rather see going to law school, can you? I think the future of America is in safe hands.

-> Flash is being all mysterious, but if it's anything to do with football, I'm just not interested.

-> Di is pondering why she finds the world of online dating so distasteful. I hope she's thinking whilst she paints... I want to get me a Di Gallagher original.

-> Tom has been falling under the spell of a tricky Daisy Donovan-alike lady shrink and is showing signs of actually enjoying it. Who can blame him? I reckon I could use some therapy... ah, but you knew that.

-> Mark has been having a worse Monday than me, for which I can only be grateful. Coming back from holiday is always a kicker... but missing a plane and getting lost in the bowels of the airport? I'm feeling better about my day already.

-> Aravis has been getting ready to celebrate her 10th wedding anniversary. You shouldn't worry though, it's not corny at all....Randy is a lucky guy.

-> I don't like these wheelie bins the council has given us. They may make the street look a lot tidier, but I quite liked waking up in the middle of the night to the sound of The Urban Fox rummaging around. I hope they come back soon. The street's not the same without them.

And with that, I think I'm going to end my constitutional and head back home for some sleep. It's a nice street to live in. Shame someone keeps bumping my car, but you can't have everything.....


  • At 10:54 pm, Blogger Tom said…

    Hah! I love it when you do the neighbourhood thing. A bit disturbing though. The last time you did it I was falling under the spell of the lovely Katrina Gaunt.

    Perhaps I'm cursed to fall under the spell of beautiful woman?

    (Am writing the earworms tomorrow, by the way!)

  • At 11:33 pm, Blogger spinsterwitch said…

    I hope you have a better day tomorrow.

  • At 12:56 am, Blogger Damo said…

    Ah yes, V. It was fun.

    I need to go to bed now and will probably have been to Reading Festival before I get time to write about them both...

  • At 8:01 am, Blogger Aravis said…

    I love when you wander down the streets of our virtual neighborhood and let us know what's going on in a way that only you could do. Thanks, ST! And thanks for your kind words. :0)

  • At 9:51 am, Blogger Bee said…

    I'm back! I only got washed away as far as the Frankley Services Travelodge on the M5, and there was no danger of my falling into a coma during Oasis as I steered well clear of the moany old git and his knuckle-dragging brother and shook my sizeable stuff to the Chemical Brothers instead. Back with another one of those block-rockin' beats! Whoo whoo whoo whooooo ... (etc)

    I, too, like it when you do the "virtual neighbourhood" thing. And what a lovely neighbourhood we all live in, to be sure. Makes me wish I could have a virtual barbecue in my virtual back garden and invite you all round to drink virtual mojitos in the virtual sun.

  • At 11:30 am, Blogger Lord Bargain said…

    I have to say that I think this whole big long Blog Street thing is genius as well.

    I don't approve of the word "inflicted", though. Sharing my musical knowledge is a gift, not a curse.

    perhaps we should have a virtual singsong around a virtual campfire. Can we all go on virtual holiday one week as well?

  • At 12:44 pm, Blogger red one said…

    "Blog Street was brought to you to day by the letters S and T and the number 22"

    *sings* "Won't you tell me how to get..." etc

    It is fab, Swiss.

    Travis is actually not typical of my taste in music, but you get points for an uncannily perceptive spot elsewhere: I am in fact the owner not just of a big Che book, but a "Bart Simpson - role model" poster... I didn't realise it was visible from the street. Blimey.


  • At 1:06 pm, Blogger the urban fox said…

    It takes more than a wheelie bin to keep me out.

    *scatters chewed vegetable peelings all down ST's driveway*

  • At 4:00 pm, Blogger B1RDIE Num Num said…

    Dude, that is such a cool idea. And you do it so well!

    I'm chuffed to be in the neighbourhood with great neighbours.

    Apologies to you all for the state of my overgrown Ivy and unkempt Lawm btw - its not been easy of late.

    ST - you're a bloggin genius.

  • At 7:25 pm, Blogger Mark said…

    yah i find your blog interesting be careful when buying TIMBER and TIMBER is the stock of the future

  • At 10:13 pm, Blogger red one said…

    *runs away from falling trees*


  • At 4:13 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Neighbours, Everybody needs good neighbours,
    Just a friendly wave each morning, helps to make a better daaaaaay.
    Neighbours, need to get to know each other,
    Next day is only a footstep awaaaaay.
    Neighbours, Everybody needs good neighbours,
    With a little understanding, you can find a perfect plaaaaan.
    Neighbours, should be there for one another.
    That's when good neighbours become good friends.
    Neighbours, need to get to know each other,
    next door is only a foot step awaaaaay.
    Neighbours, every body needs good neighbours,
    With a little understanding, You can find the perfect plaaaaaan.
    Neighbours, should be there for one another,
    That's when good neighbours become good friends.
    That's when good neighbours become good. Friends

    *loiters menacingly around sipping from my Tennants Super*

    Just passing through...like what i see, lots of quality gear for me to nick,
    I'm a bit woah, a bit weah, I'll nick anything,I'm a one man crime wave.

    I'll get me coat (Tommy Fleece naturally)


  • At 12:10 pm, Blogger Rufus fan said…

    Hey, Swiss,

    I'm literally moving in down your street tomorrow (staggering distance of Trent Bridge n'all that). Just mind how you reverse your car now....

  • At 12:43 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You should create your own podcasts.

  • At 3:12 pm, Blogger Flash said…

    Again I'm a sucker for the neighbourhood walk too.

    As for the footy...



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