Thursday, September 30, 2004

Still working out the kinks in my new template, and as for the archives... don't even go there yet - but at least it looks less of a dog's dinner. Wahey.

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

I noticed there's a new Russian cultural centre open in the northern quarter, on Spear Street near Stevenson Square. A quick peek through the window revealed lots of imported Russian grocery items, which is quite novel - but here's hoping they'll also be running a little cafe serving homemade food. Preferably borscht, blinis, and pierogies. Which are probably called different things in Russia - all my terms are a mix of what my Lithuanian granny and Ukranian/Polish childhood friends used to say.

Anyhow, more on that once I've had the time to check it out properly.

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

It happened again: last night we were woken up at 2 AM by a group of lofty students below our flat who thought it would be like, soooo hilarious to play their french horns in the street before they drove home. I was half asleep and too groggy to react, but the bf had had enough. Knowing they weren't likely to retaliate with pint glasses, unlike some less salubrious types who might be knocking about at that hour, he opened our window and bellowed "SHUT UP!" in his most convincing "don't-fuck-with-me" growl.

Result: immediate silence followed by the sounds of a quick and sheepish getaway. Hurray for cowardly students!

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

We were woken up at 2:30 am last night by a man serenading his friends with a saxophone as they walked back from...I dunno, a jazz bar? Manchester is such a weird place sometimes.

Friday, September 03, 2004

So I was walking back from a drinks-after-work 'do at the Cornerhouse, when this cheeky 15 year old sidles up to me and starts with all this "hey baby, what's happening?" stuff. Not that I think I look old, but I found it absurd that he'd be hitting on a 29 year old so I just ignored him.

To which he said: "So now you be hating the black man?"

That's one of the funniest things anyone's said to me in ages...

Thursday, September 02, 2004

If I see one more flat that has the kitchen all along one side of the living room, I'm going to implode.