Friday, September 30, 2005

birthday blues.

today is my birthday (yes, you bastard, you forgot. no, it's too late to pretend you didn't now)

i have long hated birthdays, regarding them with the same jaundiced eye as New Year's Eve - that is, as an occasion specifically invented to make you feel bad that you are not more popular and fun. and with both, the additional reminder that you have one less year in which to become popular and fun.

last year on my birthday, i took two exams and then stayed in and watched sex and the city because i was going to take two more exams. (ok, i chose to take the exams and i had a big party the week before, and my friends gave me an Xbox but still... allow my self-indulgent wallowing).

tonight, to celebrate reaching the grand old age of 22, i will be visiting one of Yorkshire's most upsetting tinpot towns, Selby. "Oh," said one of the other trainees, 'it has a club, you know. Two clubs." I will probably be the oldest person there.

nevertheless, i am not getting my hopes up for it becoming my ideal night out - a mad rave with free champagne and music from 1997 where i meet my future husband. but i suppose there's a reasonable chance of at least one of those three coming through for me.

in other, less blatantly self-pitying news, only three weeks of exile left. And those three weeks will be spent writing great local newspaper headlines (one that nearly got in: "Family meet death-quiz team"; one that actually got in: "pair face quiz on dismembered girl") and hopefully keeping up our team's three-week reign as champions of the Pub Quiz.


Anonymous L said...

"it's too late to pretend you didn't know"

This is always such a problem for you. Why? Why? You are the guru of spelling and grammar pedantics.

10/03/2005 3:52 pm  
Anonymous Laura said...

No not 'I' said. 'L' said. Darn thing put in lower capitals without asking.

10/03/2005 3:52 pm  
Anonymous Laura said...

Not lower capitals. Lower case. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh.

10/03/2005 3:53 pm  
Blogger galatea said...

i know you have food poisoning, but have you also considered you might be going mad?

10/04/2005 10:25 am  
Blogger galatea said...

as for the now/know confusion, i can't explain it. i simply cannot tell those two words apart. it's my subbing achilles heel. that, and the fact i always want to spell it 'comparision' for some reason.

but at least i don't pronounce it 'supposeably', eh?

10/04/2005 10:26 am  
Blogger Artegall said...

You also alternate between 'I' and 'i'. i would go for the latter, because it looks nicer with your font. I'm off cottaging now.

10/04/2005 2:16 pm  
Blogger galatea said...

yeah, i want to write all in lower case like a proper straightXXedge 16-year-old american old skool blogger.

but my sub's instinct finds it painful to wilfully abuse the rules of English.


10/05/2005 4:04 pm  
Blogger galatea said...

and before the vultures start circling... that was not splitting the infinitive, because that is impossible in English. 'abuse' is technically the infinitive, not 'to abuse'.

10/05/2005 4:06 pm  
Anonymous Laura said...

You don't have food poisioning. So what is the excuse for your madness?

10/05/2005 10:52 pm  
Blogger galatea said...

just the fact that i am mad.

10/06/2005 4:14 pm  

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