Saturday, 24 November 2007

Slash and burn

My preferred gardening style.

Spent an hour or so outside yesterday hacking stuff down*. God it was satisfying. Filled the green wheelie-bin with bits of rose bush, weeds, clematis and other assorted stuff that looked like it was dead. Well, it is now, anyway.

My hands are a mess though. Even with gloves on, the evil bastard Sleeping Beauty stylee brambles which have started to colonise the front garden managed to hack me to ribbons. Big thorny fuckers.

Still, they are stuffed in the bin along with loads of other stuff, so who's laughing now? Not the brambles, matey.

Other news: Discovered Scrabble via the web. As if I didn't spend enough time on the internet. Spent a satisfying hour playing via Facebook. It's great when you discover that your mates are just as evil and over-competitive as you.

If I could hook up a life-support system I'd never have to go out again. In a bubble thing. You know the sort.

Once again, the future is NOT what Star Trek promised. Gah.

(Note: I was going to put a link here to a previous "why isn't life like Star Trek" rant, but it's buried in the middle of the huge single posting from when I transferred from MySpace to Blogger. So if you're interested, you'll have to go right back to the start and find it yourself. Sorry.)

Am planning on making moussaka this afternoon to feed our mates when they come over tonight. Never made it before but how hard can it be? It's just a lasagne with ideas, really. And if it's shite I'll make some nice bread or something to draw their attention away.

We're all off to play Airsoft tomorrow**. That's where you get given a modified AK47and run round the woods blasting your mates with biodegradeable ball bearings.


I came home from the last game with loads of interesting bruises, especially the long line of small circular ones all the way up the inside of my leg, up over my tummy*** and over my shoulder. I was creeping (I thought imperceptibly) towards some enemy players, but they spotted me and raked me with machine-gun fire from about 3 directions.


So it's shameful because you're crap at sneaking, and painful when they hit you. I might suggest it as a teambuilding thing at work. Heh.

*In my garden, not just at random.

**If it's not raining. In the event of inclement weather I will be in front of the fire with a cup of tea and a good book.

***Quite a long way


Caro said...

My husband hates the team building exercises. That sounds like a great idea for one.

Scrabble online sounds like another reason I would never get off my ass. Yikes.

livesbythewoods said...

Team building can be absolutely dire. On the other hand, it can also give you the chance to humiliate hated colleagues.*

On line Scrabble is horribly, horribly addictive. I may need an intervention.

*If any of my colleagues are reading this, not you. Not at all.