Monday, August 09, 2004

SO it is Monday, the weather is complete shite and I've had no trouble crossing any street today. Guess that means I have no excuse not to write in my blog.

Leaving off from previous blog/recap of mad weekend:

Saturday (day) was absolutely gorgeous. I opted to go for a jog out & about, and ended up at eth Royal Botanic Gardens which are, like, 5 minutes from our flat?!?! How we keep missing things like grocery stores and massive gardens that are right at our doorstep is beyond me, but anywho...The gardens were lovely, but my feet simply weren't up for the run..I need an elliptical/cross trainer in a bad way. Yep, will just hve ot get one of those with my next 15 pay cheques!

Anywho, I then wandered over to Easy Net cafe and met up with JEn, who had a devilish grin on her face. She pulled out her phone and revealed yet another victory - she'd scored another phone number from Filthy's and we'd been invited to join two of the bartenders in the Princes Street Gardens for a lay out in the sun. How could we possibly say no? Was a lovely/lazy afternoon lying in the greass and listening (freely) to bands playing on the stage.

I really didn't think the day could get any better, but it did. JEn & I had booked tix for THE KARAOKE SHOW, which was a sing-a-long theatrical show set in a KAraoke LOunge. We ended up meeting a Bloke from New York who was an actor (go figure) and had auditioned for the show back in New York (where it originated). So we sat fron t& Centre, enjoying a truly fantabulous, interactive show with plenty of opps for us to get up and dance the night away. Oh, but following the show they had KARAOKE IDOl, where audience membesr could get up and perform. There were spotlights and a fabulous sound system and a real audience. So, of course, Jen & I had to do it. OH, but first Michael sang Desperado as a solo and he was damn good..too good for karaoke, but he was cool and he joined Jen & I for December 1963 and we had a blast. Alas, we did not win..I chalk it up to fac that we were the only participants who did not get help from the professional actors, but anywho. I never realised how much I love the stage, but JEn just brings out the extrovert in me and it is fantastic!

Yesterday we saw a musical during the afternoon called FLopstar, which was alright but not in same league as Karaoke Show (ie not cheesy enough for us)..then I had crossing street incident. All was good though, cause we ended up having a lovely barbeque with veggie dogs and veggie burgers and we didn't even start a fire in the park..

I don't really think the show we saw last night, the Carlsberg Comedy bus, even deserevs a mention. It sucked, it really did. The comedians were not funny and one of them was downright crude and the entire audience were of the same mind. It kind of put a damper on the night, but we'd had a good run of shows up til then so wasn't really that much of a bother.

Today I am expanding my gut, for the umpteenth time since arriving here. Jen & I are going to Saigon Saigon for a Chinese buffet..it only costs 3.5 pounds each because we have a two for one coupon. Apparently the desserts are delicious..which is good, because I'm not really into Chinese food. Anyway, Jen needs to enjoy her days of unemployment and I am doing my best to ensure that happens. FOllowing on gorge, we are going to see The Giant Pineapple Boys..comedians who do impersonations...hmmm, just like the old days, except they won't be impersonations of Kim Tran or Raeanne...

K..well that's it for now..sorry if this blog was a wee bit uninspiredm, am on a time crunch.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Shannon,
Sounds like you are having a great time as usual. Well just in case I don't get a chance to write tomorrow I wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I'm pretty sure you said your birthday was on Tuesday. Have a great one!!

Rana

Anonymous said...

HAPPY 24th BIRTHDAY little sister! Hope you have a fabulous celebration. See you soon!

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Hi Shannon
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Rob said...

Hi Shannon
Maybe a quick trip to Glasgow for a birthday treat

Deep-fried kilocalorie snack: "most dangerous food in Britain"
A new deep-fried Scottish delicacy has created a miniature moral panic among the UK's diet-cops.

"The Stonner", a 1,000-calorie, deep fried pork sausage kebab has been dubbed the most dangerous fast food in Britain.

Sky News reported Monday the kebab contains 46 grams of fat and is double the calories of a Big Mac hamburger.

However, the Ruby Chip Shop in Glasgow, Scotland, that sells the kebab has provided a health warning to customers: "Due to the severe health damage of this fine dish, we can only supply one Stonner supper per customer per week," reads the sign provided by the restaurant's owner, Saei Sangag.

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