Saturday, 20 March 2010

Apologies for absence

Hmmm. Sorry, blog. I do still love you. But the new baby is so bloody exhausting, up at all hours of the night demanding I opine on Chilean snail goo and squeezed out hippies. Bloody babies. On top of that, I have had shit skin every since we started it, oh, the bitter irony. We will get the baby into a routine soon, I promise. Maybe get Gina Ford round to (... REDACTED FOR LEGAL REASONS...). Until then, blog, I'll be sticking you in front of Cbeebies with a packet of Wotsits and a juice box. Yes, this is your one stop destination for extended metaphors that are going nowhere and should have been smothered at birth tonight.

In other not-even-slightly-news, I am feeling a little ratshit. The high point in self-esteem terms today has been the man cleaning tables at the chip shop smiling at me. Yes, this is how low we have sunk. However I will not draw you into my rat's nest of chaos and self-flagellation, you might catch something.

I found a good Kiss & Ride today.

Chaussé de tes kickers aux couleurs de l'arc-en-ciel, cheveux poivre et sel, tu attends, j'attends que tu montes dans le tram à Rogier, direction La Bourse. Le trajet est court mais intense. Tu es mon rayon de soleil. Veux-tu être mon maître? Je serais ta maîtresse

With your rainbow coloured Kickers, salt and pepper hair, you wait, I wait for you to get onto the tram at Rogier heading towards Bourse. The journey is short, but intense. You are my ray of sunshine. Do you want to be my master? I will be your mistress.

Apart from that, the fastest way to happiness tonight, I guarantee, is to watch this spectacularly underwhelming video of a rubbish skateboarding owl. I love every bit of it. Note particularly that the man pulling him along on a piece of string is wearing slippers. It's the little things.

13 comments:

Unexpected said...

I love the little details ... now if only I wasn't stuck - alone - at home in Uccle on a Saturday evening, my life would be perfect ...

The Unexpected Traveller

the polish chick said...

what are kickers? at first i thought it said "knickers" which made it fun, but alas, no such luck.

Happy Frog and I said...

I like Unexpected like the little details do. Do what you need to do we will stil be here. :-)

Em said...

Romance on the Kiss and Ride. You've got to try this... For us.

Belgium - there's so much more to her than chocolate. Who knew?

Sarah L. said...

Hmm. "Skateboarding owl" seems a little generous. It mostly looks like an owl (barely)tolerating being dragged around on a skateboard. The dog that skateboards is at least self-propelled. But in keeping with the "animals on boards" thing, did you see the (one and only) surfing alpaca? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-pszEeduNk

Ellie said...

Oh, my. I don't even know where o start, except to say: microfibre cloth and water. Really.

frau antje said...

'You are my cheap, synthetic, but easy to care for fabric of the sun.' An infatuation with staying power.
Kikkers would be frogs here (no pun intended), kicks would be shoes of course...hmm.

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

um, well, new baby trumps everything. someone told me once when i was piggy backing a new baby looking like death warmed up - 'this too shall pass' . for some inane reason i held on to that 'little ray of hope' till he was 1.5 and i had a gin in my hand.

in hindsight though if someone said that to me now, i'd head butt them.

do whatever it takes, we'll be here to apply the cold compress and band aids.

WrathofDawn said...

I like when he pops a wheelie at 1:32.

Is that what the kids are calling it these days? I'm not really up on my skateboarding lingo.

Jaywalker said...

He is rubbish. Utter rubbish. This is why I love him so.

Madame DeFarge said...

Wait till the baby brings home the first boyfriend, then there'll be trouble. And the slippers are an inspired touch.

Claire said...

Is that a real Kiss and Ride? brilliant. Gotta love Belgium.

Oh, and your baby metaphors made me laugh :)

Veronica Wald said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq9cK9TZNVA
NEW CAPYBARA BABIES!!