Big Yellow Tutu

May 13, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — helenium @ 10:59 pm

After my interview this morning I sat in the Costa on Camden High Street (small Americano and a pain au raisin) and wrote a sappy piece about London that I planned to put on my LJ when I got home. I was reading Smoke, a fanzine that romanticizes everything to do with this heaving city – the litter, the people who press the open buttons on the tube and the date that London got its first elephant.

I was feeling calm about everything, and babbled on about how happy I was in London, how despite my lack of job and prospects I didn’t really mind too much.

But fuck that. The entry is in the bin…


Two weeks next Tuesday I will be an official MTV employee!!!

I can’t believe it. I am so happy. Screw being calm. I cried when I told my dad. My flat mate poured us both very big drinks and we toasted to being triumphant career girls for the new millennium and how much we rock.

It’s a job I know I can do, and want to do too. Its brilliant. I never thought that I’d have a job at MTV waiting for me when I finished my degree.

In other news, I forgot how much I fancy Jonathon Rhys Meyers. I may get all nerdy and track down a copy of Gormenghast. In other nerdy girl news – I’m off to the midnight showing of Star Wars next week. Did the same for EP2 as well. I’m going to wear my Star Wars T Shirt. Its going to be a lot of fun. I imagine mr swish is going to complain all the way, while chad, dave and I cream ourselves from the power of Jedi forces.

In a moment of boredom I checked out the Playing It Straight forum, I can’t even believe TV shows have forums but anyway. There was a thread on it called ‘how hot is danny k’ and the actual danny k had posted on it. Why oh why.

I did a meme. I am very sad. but forgive me, it is the first and last. I promise.

1. Your name spelled backwards?
this is tricky…ecnerwal erialc neleh

2. Where were your parents born?
Mum – London
Dad – London

3. What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer?
the swish blog mix. ( – tis ace ace ace

4. What’s your favorite restaurant?
the walnut tree in runcton, sussex. I used to work there and it reminds me of spending a whole summer getting stoned, eating people’s food before their plates got to the table and being in love with the boy who used to wash the plates. He used to sit in the staff garden semi naked every day. Mmm…

5. Last time you swam in a pool?
September – the only time I have used my gym membership ever. Money well spent.

6. Have you ever been in a school play?
not really. A couple of minor primary school things. I was a nerdy kid doing lighting and sound technician stage stuff for a few years.

7. How many kids do you want?
3 – have a girl, adopt a girl then have a boy.

8. Type of music you dislike most?
man doting r&b.

9. Are you registered to vote?
yup. Did it for the first time ever last week. Bring on the adulthood.

10. Do you have cable?
my tv doesn’t even have a scart port. Digital would be a bit ambitious. We’re all about the vhs in this house.

11. Have you ever ridden on a moped?
nope. I didn’t even learn how to ride a bike til I was about 10.

12. Ever prank call anybody?
no, I always got really ratty when the rough kids used to prank call the police from the school bus stop.

13. Best friends?
Dan and Jeremy. The best men in the whole whole world.

14. Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving?
no to bungee jumping because of the spine snap fear and sky diving looks underwhelming. I’d rather a nice bottle of whiskey and a nice gig please.

15. Furthest place you ever traveled?
sadly, probably Madeira or Cyprus. Not sure which is further. I’ve done lots of Europe just nowhere outside it.

16. Do you have a garden?
I have two window boxes. One has very phallic ornamental cabbages, the other has luminous orange heather.

17. What’s your favorite comic strip?
I don’t really have one. I occasionally read the kerrang one at work.

18. Do you really know all the words to your national anthem?
being in a british legion band kinda answers that one

19. Bath or Shower, morning or night?
at the moment, a bath, our fucking landlady has taken three weeks to fix our shower. Though usually shower in the morning.

20. Best movie you’ve seen in the past month?
a Cinderella Story. Hillary duff and that guy from dawsons creek. Teh sex. She loses her mobile rather than her slipper and meets prince charming on a chat room. Urban.

21. Favorite pizza topping?
spicy beef.

22. Chips or popcorn?
at a push popcorn. But neither really.

23. What color lipstick do you usually wear?
lipgloss only. Sparkly and chocolate flavoured.

24. Have you ever smoked peanut shells?
er…why would i?

25. Have you ever been in a beauty pageant?
I don’t even think I’ve ever seen one or known of one actually taking place yet alone donning a bikini.

26. Orange Juice or apple?
Orange Juice – you can have it with vodka and apple juice is proven to give you headaches.

27. Who was the last person you went out to dinner with?
uni friends, I had fish cakes and salad. Then tonnes of vodka. Oops.

28. Favorite type chocolate bar?
bounty. Dark chocolate. It gets stuck in your teeth and the little bits that dislodge themselves come as a fun surprise later in the afternoon.

29. When was the last time you voted at the polls?

30. Last time you ate a homegrown tomato?
probably at parents home at easter. No idea really though.

31. Have you ever won a trophy?
never ever. I suck at sports. I came 239th out of 240 in the school badminton tournament.

32. Are you a good cook?
I make an ace curry but cannot bake a cake to save my life. Unless you count rice krispie cakes.

33. Do you know how to pump your own gas?
now that sounds rude. If it is then yes. If its not then, no.

34. Ever order an article from an infomercial?
I don’t think I’ve ever even seen an infomercial.

35. Sprite or 7-up?
I can’t tell the difference between any soft drinks. Glue, syrup and bubbles all taste the same to me.

36. Have you ever had to wear a uniform to work?
yup, including t shirts that have said “juicy and sweet” (advertising M&S cherries) and once dressing up as a jedi for star wars box set launch (my area manager told me I looked hot as a jedi – sicko).

37. Last thing you bought at a pharmacy?
foundation in a beautiful holographic box. Mmm…classy…

38. Ever thrown up in public?
over the catherdral in Chichester on my 21st. I was sick turquoise pulp. Yum.

39. Would you prefer being a millionaire or find true love?
true love.

40. Do you believe in love at first sight?
maybe. Maybe love on first meeting.

41. Can exs be friends?
yeah, but only after a while it seems. Once the anger at finding out they slept with a man has subsided it becomes easier.

42. Who was the last person you visited in a hospital?
my ex’s dad.

43.Did you have a lot of hair when you were a baby?
tonnes. They called me the “upside down loo brush” at hospital cos I was born with a mass of black spikey hair.

44. What message is on your voicemail?
orange dullness.

46. What was the name of your first pet?
Blue-blue. A manx cat who was, oddly enough, very blue coloured.

47. What’s in your backpack?
it’s a handbag and has a pad of paper, a pen, two fanzines, lip gloss, my phone, keys and wallet.

48. Favorite thing to do before bedtime?
put on my electric blanket, have a mug of camomile tea and read either magazine or the newspaper. I am a little old lady.

49. What is one thing you are grateful for today?
Getting a job and all the people I love (bar one – darn you nippard) going to glasto this year.

50. What do you think about most?
dissertations, flats, food and money (and of course, no hours in my days are spent daydreaming about sleeping with lead singers of bands who sometimes miss out on the top 40 by one place. Of course not).

right. I’ve got that out my system now. Sorry. Html tags got cleared from brain in one entry and I reckon this will do the same.

For now, I plan to sleep and wake up in the morning to hand my notice in to my Saturday job with a grin bigger than china.



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