Paper, pens, scissors

ITEM: I spent last week at te whare whanau in Raggiz. I discovered that TV2 is now showing the new series of Australian Big Brother at noon every week day. It’s brilliant. There were twins masquerading as one guy and everyone are dirty hos and shower with no clothes on.

ITEM: I got a copy of my credit report. By law, credit check agencies now have to provide you with a free copy of the information they hold on you. My credit report has only been requested thrice, all in 1998 when I opened a bank account, bought a cellphone, and got a couch in hire purchase. Since then, The Man has not been interested in me. The report also notes that “NO ADVERSE INFORMATION COULD BE FOUND ON THE SUBJECT.” How dull!

ITEM: I watched the first two episodes of “The League Of Gentlemen” on DVD. It’s this BBC comedy series first made around the time my credit record was being checked, and is curious blend of sketch comedy/horror/mysterious unknown element that makes it great. It makes me desire a decent New Zealand sketch comedy series (early Havoc was promising).

ITEM: I have a dehumidifier. It has gleefully reduced the humidity in my boudoir from over 80% to about 55% now. This is excellent as I was not looking forward to a winter of moisture.

ITEM: Oh, wow! There’s a new series of NZ Idol starting soon. Are all the potential contestants crossing their fingers and praying to the Baby Jesus that they don’t win and instead come second? Stay tuned to the NZ Idol LJ community for expert crackpot theories, professional arse analysis and more.

ITEM: My parents have Sky and it seems to be stuck on the Living channel. As a result I am now au fait with a few scrapbooking terms. For example, if you write some bad poetry on a piece of paper using a gold pen and glue this into your scrapbook, this is called “journalling”. If you want to make your special wedding anniversary page look even more special, you can stick this semi-opaque paper called vellum over the top of it. You can also stick love hearts and teddy bears on vellum and do some journalling for that extra special touch.

ITEM: I’m also au fait with sudoku, but for the record I would like to state that I am not doing any bandwagon jumping here. Oh no. See, I’m old school and have been inserting numbers in grids since back when they were called “Number Place” puzzles in Dell puzzle magazines. This means I’m really cool, right?

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