littlemoose: A photograph of a vivd blue swallowtail butterfly against an orange stucco wall (Default)
Today, dad and I were in the car with Radio 1 on, when Nihal let rip with an intro to some feature he was doing, in the style of Scott Mills's famous 'IT'S ONLY BLEEEEY FRIDAY'...

Me: Scott Mills'll have him!
Dad: You mean he hasn't already?
Me: ...You're slashing the DJ's now?!
Dad: Yeah!
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The only problem (if you can even really call it that) with my friends list, is that I tend to get sucked, by them, into fandoms I have only the barest knowledge of. So it was today, while out and about that I found myself musing on Due South. 'But Moose!' I hear you cry, 'You're a big fan of Due South! You already know a shitload about it!' And you would be right in crying this. The point is I was musing on How Benton Fraser Would Cope In Silent Hill. Complete with a whole subsection in my head on how it would most likely involve Victoria, and was Benton's main guilt about sacrificing her for Duty the first time round, or being prepared to sacrifice Duty for her the second?

To those who are responsible for this: you know who you are, and so does Zombie Piers. Be very wary :P

Anyway, dad and I were in town today and dad made this crack about needing either therapy or coffee...

Me: Go for the coffee, it's cheaper. The therapy's not worth it, you just get all frustrated and end up wanting to smack a bitch.
Dad: Your sexual preferences are your own business.
Me: *Creases with laughter*
Dad: And I'll want the frogman suit back when you're done!
littlemoose: A screencap of James May giggling with his hand to his face, with a small animation of him giggling in the corner. (TG - May - *giggles* (dracothelizard))
I just nipped into the other room to relay some news I read on TGS to Dad...

Me: Hey Dad, apparently team Top Gear are filming a race to the North Pole - James and Jeremy in a four by four and Hammond travelling with a team of huskies.
Dad: He'll be alright, he can always eat the huskies. (pause) This doesn't bode well for Clarkson...
Me: *giggles, then thinks about this and giggles a lot harder*
Dad: Well, I wasn't going to say anything about him being eaten by May, but...
Me: It's OK, I think I got there on my own!
Dad: *laughs*
littlemoose: A photograph of a vivd blue swallowtail butterfly against an orange stucco wall (TG - bucket (credit: apricot_13))
Dad and I were in our favourite cafe today. Unfortunately, somebody there had stuck Westlife's Love Album on the cd player and was letting it run through. By the time they started murdering Easy I was in despair:

Me: Oh, god, next stop, the seventh circle - I swear, this is hell's elevator music!
Dad: *giggles, covers face with hands*
Me: What?
Dad: No, just I had this thought about 'going down with Westlife' but no-one needs that.
Me: For the love of god, mental floss! Or the number of Richard Hammond's brain surgeon!
Dad: Why, have you developed a sudden liking for celery?

This then put me in mind that I hadn't told dad about the bloody hilarious Four Horsemen Drivers of the Apocalypse comment fic that turned up on [livejournal.com profile] rionaleonhart's journal. Dad was impressed, but he had his own take on it...

Dad: Actually, I can see James May in a little hippie Beetle - you know, with big flowers painted on it - smiling and waving at people as he goes past and Clarkson on the phone going, 'You haven't quite got the hang of this Grim Reaper thing, have you, May?'

*-*-*-*

Like you couldn't tell, I've not had much more than an hour's sleep since Wednesday, and I'm now at the seeing through time stage...
littlemoose: A photograph of a vivd blue swallowtail butterfly against an orange stucco wall (Gromit - salute)
Dad: Dinner's running late, sorry.
Me: 'S OK. Stop worrying.
Dad: I'm a bad dad! *hangs head*
Me: I know, you never got me a pony.
Dad: You'd never have ate it all!
littlemoose: A photograph of a vivd blue swallowtail butterfly against an orange stucco wall (pink glee)
In just over two hours I will be in Belfast, preparing to scream myself stupid as four men in their late thirties try to prove they can still party like it's 1994.

To say I am excited, is akin to saying that Ant and Dec can be a tiny bit camp sometimes!

I would, however, like to take this opportunity to publicly acknowledge the awsomeness of my dad. Given my propensity to wig out in these kind of situations, even now, dad is coming with me - this despite the fact that he is still suffering Take That fatigue from the first time, and that he's actually claustrophobic, and crowds are not good for his wellbeing. I need him, so he'll be there. Now that is awsome, and I love him :)

(I still had to pay for his bloody ticket though. ;))

See you all on the flipside!
littlemoose: A photograph of a vivd blue swallowtail butterfly against an orange stucco wall (Ant and Dec - shake it!)
Today, we went for a drive in the 30° heat... blasting Christmas songs on the car stereo.

I love my family.
littlemoose: A photograph of a vivd blue swallowtail butterfly against an orange stucco wall (garfield - hee!)
dad (the original marvel fanboy) and I were discussing comics:

Me: I hate when they reset the canon every few years - like superman, where Lex is
Dad: President, yeah... or Batman
Me: oh, god, yeah, Dick buggers off to be nightwing leaving Bruce to go through Robins like they're going out of fashion!
Dad: He can't find a Reliant Robin!
littlemoose: A photograph of a vivd blue swallowtail butterfly against an orange stucco wall (Wallace & Gromit - tea)
Dad took me to see Curse of the Were-Rabbit tonight - just in from the cinema. Oh, I have not laughed so much in ages! There are so many sly little references to the W&G shorts, as well as pisstakes of just about every genre of movie imaginable... why did I ever worry that Nick Park and Steve Box wouldn't be able to keep the story going for a feature-length endeavour?

I'm too tired to squee properly, but I urge you to see it, your funnybone will thank you!
littlemoose: A photograph of a vivd blue swallowtail butterfly against an orange stucco wall (subtle)
Context: While out and about, to protect my ipod screen from scratches in my handbag, I have been carrying it in an old odd sock (just as an interim until my next paycheck and I can get a hardshell case). It looks cool actually, it's one of those black socks with different coloured heel and toe parts... Anyway, this has led dad to randomly appearing with new (and increasingly daft) cover ideas. (I think my favourite so far was actually knitting a sock with the binary for 'ipod' in the pattern...). Thus:

Dad: (appearing suddenly in room) I'm gonna make you a cover for your ipod!
Me: You are?
Dad: Yeah, I'm gonna buy some waterproof material and make you a little windcheater for it. (He draws a coat-shape in the air with his fingers)
Me: A windcheater?
Dad: Yeah, well, then you can show it to people and tell them it's your Apple mac!

...He puts waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much thought into these puns!
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Dad decided I needed cheering up and arrived home with two tickets for Madagascar. Not laughed so much in a long time. Seriously, this movie is wasted on kids, there are so many references to other films that most kids won't even have heard of... ah, geeks after my own heart, all :) The penguins are terrific, btw...

Plus there were fantastic looking trailers for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were Rabbit - I HAVE to see those, but especially the latter! :D

*going to bed chuckling*
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Dad and I are off to see Batman Begins tonight - we booked the tickets on Saturday when we thought the weather was on the turn and now look! Nicest day so far and we're off to sit in a hot cinema! Ah well.

Lovely day sitting out on the back step reading and soaking up the sun - covered in suncream of course, because I burn and blister at the first sign of a weatherman in short sleeves!

Mmmm, sun makes me sleepy.
littlemoose: A photograph of a vivd blue swallowtail butterfly against an orange stucco wall (garfield - hee!)
Dad: Set the video for the big brother repeat!
Me: *pulling face* Why? I'm not into it this year.
Dad: For whatever reason, Davina's in a bikini at the end!
Me: *sets tape*
littlemoose: A photograph of a vivd blue swallowtail butterfly against an orange stucco wall (Wallace & Gromit - tea)
This morning dad and I went up to Portglenone Forest to walk the Bluebell trail.

It's amazing. The bluebells are at their peak, and when you come down the hill into the forest, there are just millions of them (no exageration) rolling down the hills from the Monestary into the forest... so beautiful.

We threw some pennies into the Lady's Well, saw a couple of squirrels (one of them doing the twitchy easily distracted while eating nuts thing, which of course prompted cries of "Did I leave the gas on? No, I'm a fucking squirrel!") and had a lovely morning. I hope to go back soon, before the bluebells die, to get some photographs.

Then we sat at a picnic table right at the edge of the forest, and had croissants and hot chocolate that we brought from home (why does hot choccy always taste better outside?) and just talked a load of crap and had a good time. (Nice to spend time with dad, he's been either out or lying down resting his back lately, and I've not been much better)

A Very Good Day :)

Random...

Apr. 13th, 2005 08:19 pm
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A conversation with my dad on passing a ladies-only gym.

Me: *spotting the poster* That gym has a great slogan.
Dad: Which is?
Me: 'The only one watching your figure is you!'
Dad: *laughing* Damn, you mean they got rid of the perving class?
Me: Hah! It's fine for me, I can perve under cover of apparent heterosexuality.

Then it got silly...

Anyway, I went a bit mad yesterday and bought a PS2 *grins* I've been saving up for it for months! In fact, for so long that I still had old northern bank notes in my piggybank (don't laugh!) and didn't realise. The nice fella in Game had to give them back because he couldn't take them, so I had to race down the high street to the bank to get them changed *facepalm*

*goes off to play Kingdom Hearts*
littlemoose: A photograph of a vivd blue swallowtail butterfly against an orange stucco wall ((kind of) Irish Pride!)
My dad's insane. I just discovered he was off climbing Slemish this morning. With his back! He's going to keep doing stuff like this until it packs in completely, isn't he?

Now he's home he's making a fancy dinner for mum for their anniversary. Lunch was salad and warm chicken and for dinner there is duck.

He is insane.
littlemoose: A photograph of a vivd blue swallowtail butterfly against an orange stucco wall (Kylie!)
Dad and I decided to go out for coffee this afternoon.

And ended up in Belfast.

We haven't done anything daft like that for AGES... it was great!

(And I took the opportunity to nip into Lush and pick up some bath goodies :D)
littlemoose: A photograph of a vivd blue swallowtail butterfly against an orange stucco wall (SMOOCH!)
Dad and I were planning our shopping later:

Me: Oh, I want to get some videos as well.
Dad: You running out?
Me: Yeah, and the new series of Saturday Night Takeaway starts today!
Dad: Not today...
Me: Oh yeah, tomorrow *blush*
Dad: The clue is in the name!
Me: I forgot it was Friday!
Dad: Coz we're doing the shopping.
Me: Yeah, and coz the boys were on GMTV earlier, they were in my head, you know?
Dad: Oh, talking about the new show?
Me: Yeah!
Dad: Indescriminatly plugging... and promoting the show as well...
Me: ...

...

*snork*

Dad: *laughs*
littlemoose: A photograph of a vivd blue swallowtail butterfly against an orange stucco wall (a/d fantasy life...)
Don't ask how the conversation got there, but as a precursor to something else I said "Speaking of camp couples..."
To which dad broke in with, "Ant and Dec are doing what?"

:-D
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What a scorcher of a day - the red in my hair has really come out and I'm more freckle than woman - I look like a low grade Weasley! Dad and I were on the beach at Portstewart Strand, where the first northern ireland kite festival was being held. What a show! Parachuting teddy bears, a man flying three two handed stunt kites at once, huge great baloon-like kites staked into the sand for as far as you could see (and we brought our own kite with us and got it up pretty far!).

Maybe not everyone's idea of fun, but I loved it!

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