The first day back in the office after the clocks have gone back is a surreal experience. You don’t notice it getting darker so much earlier at the weekends – we go through them in a different timezone don’t we, or at least in some kind of a daze. I wasn’t expecting it to be pitch black by the time I left work tonight, and when you factored in the driving rain it was perfectly witchy weather.
Kinda takes the fun out of shopping for a certain special girl for oh, no reason at all, a little though.
I really think Glasgow’s shops should follow the example of London’s and stay open that bit later more than one night a week. When I have to buy something I need to run out on my lunchbreak, or make do with the twenty minutes between getting out of work and closing time. I’m very conscious as I type this, however, of how horrible it would be to be a shop worker forced to work late to fill in those later opening hours. It’s not so long ago I was one of those myself and hated bloody office workers and their bloody lunchbreaks and their bloody rushing in for a couple of groceries on the way home.
Do kids not come round the doors for Hallowe’en anymore? No that I miss the little brats in the slightest, but it’s still strange we haven’t the opportunity to ignore anybody banging on the door tonight.
Now one of the reason I’m glad I left LiveJournal behind is that I no longer have to wade through knee-deep piles of memes every day, but since the twin asked me so nicely (and gave me the best laugh I’ve had in a month this morning:
5 Favorite Albums
5 Favorite Tracks.
5 People To Tag
(This is well-nigh impossible – I so rarely listen to albums anymore…)
Ryan Adams – Heartbreaker
1. Come Pick Me Up
2. My Winding Wheel
3. Don’t Ask For The Water
4. Oh My Sweet Carolina
The Mountain Goats – The Coroner’s Gambit
1. There Will Be No Divorce
2. Family Happiness
4. Bluejays and Cardinals
5. Insurance Fraud #2
Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited
1. Desolation Row
2. Queen Jane Approximately
3. Ballad of a Thin Man
4. From A Buick 6
5. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
REM – New Adventures In Hi-Fi
1. E-Bow The Letter
2. Be Mine
3. So Fast, So Numb
Joni Mitchell – Blue
1. A Case Of You
2. Little Grren
5. The Last Time I Saw Richard
5 People to Tag
(Um, who still reads this?!)
1. Lonely Lola Cherry Cola Girl
2. Kezzerina (Come Out Tonight)
3. Sad-Eyed Amber, Lady of the Lowlands
4. Nichola Put Your Boots On
5. This is a lot harder than it looks…
Hilarity ensues as Lis realises that she typed that last html tag as “blokequote”.
I need you to fill my head with pretty things and distract me. You’ve always been good at that.