take one woman with low self esteem, but quite good hair
add one moronic illness
stir in some medication which causes hair to fall out
mix it all up and this is what you get...

Wednesday, December 09, 2009


What buying a present should be about:

At any time of year:

Seeing something you know someone would love.
Buying it there and then.
Giving it to them when you next see them.
"I saw this and thought of you".

Making something.
Something tailored to a friend, a lover, a family member.
Something you've given up your time to make.
Something utterly unique.

What buying a present should not be about:

December. Shops really busy. Where's my list? What was it he wanted? Was it Guitar Hero or Band Hero? I'm not even bothering going in *that* shop. Where's my list? Argh! Stress! What was it she wanted? Eternity or Escape? Why can't everyone just fuck off? Need a cup of tea. Where's my list? What was it they wanted? Hannah Montana or High School musical? Stop pushing me! Need a drink. Wrapping paper, yes. Queues! Argh! Bus home. Squashed. Oh no! Tags! Sellotape! My sanity! My patience!


The older I get, the more pointless it all seems.

Not being at work, relaxing with the ones I love, being warm, being well. That's what I want for Christmas.

What do you want?