Friday, 6 February 2009

'You can take my youth, but you'll never take my Big Slipper'

It's finally happened.  I think perhaps it was my new hair straighteners that pushed us over the edge.  My GHDs have upset the delicate balance of the global climate and we have plunged into a new ice age. 

I opened the door this morning to a scene out of The Day After Tomorrow.  Gale force winds, heavy snow and thunder and lightning.  Thunder and lightning?  What the hell happened to the Narnian view from my dining room window last night?  Mr Tumnus has hopped on to an Easyjet flight to Malaga and the White Witch has won Celebrity Big Brother.

At least I can have a guilt free day 'working from home'.  My i-Tunes collection will be as clean as a new pin by the end of this morning.  No more mediocre tracks from The Feeling's very poor second album.  The soundtrack from Mamma Mia will be no more.  A quick dip into the excellent Genius suggestions and I'll be young and cool before lunch.

With hindsight, I think I may be sliding towards a mid life crisis.  Hair straighteners?  Deleting Abba tracks?  Thinking about it, I did get my eye lashes tinted at the weekend.  The ultimate in self absorbed treatments.  Next I'll be getting a boob job (ah, I can but dream) and a tattoo of a meaningless Chinese symbol above my tailbone.

Of course, in the real world, that won't happen.  I love my sofa too much and couldn't show the gym the commitment required to build the body of a twenty-five year old.  My dressing-gown and slippers will ground me and I'll never give them up.

7 comments:

Mud in the City said...

You can't delete the Mamma Mia sound track! It is currently keeping me company out running and puts a smile on my face even when I am inclined to crawl under the nearest park bench, and stay there...

Footballers Knees said...

Mud, you are an inspiration - I'll keep it and will try it at the gym, didn't think of that. Perhaps there may be hope for me after all!

Potty Mummy said...

And I assume you are headed for the gym this morning? We don't even have snow here. God, not only are you mum and dad's favourite daughter but you are clearly preferred by the Almighty as well...

Footballers Knees said...

PM, no gym today, I barely mad it out to buy Heat & Grazia (staple diet when WFH). I had to wear my thermal long johns and my fur lined snow boots and as I battled my way through the blizzard to the newsagent, I felt like Pa in Little House On the Prairie, when he got lost in the snow for 3 days but all along he was just outside the cabin, and Jack found him. I may get out the maple syrup and make snow lollies as an homage.

Potty Mummy said...

Remember when we tried that? Remember how successful it was? (Have magnums as a back-up, I say...)

Carl said...

Oh! And to think I was feeling the unsettling pangs of guilt as I struggled, yes genuinely, struggled to do some constructive Working From Home! More fool me, seems like the Boss Lady was doing something more constructive. BTW- You should delete the Mamma Mia track, its time to move on at the gym (musically)try Lipps Inc - Funkytown

Footballers Knees said...

PM - sorry for the delay in replying to your comment - I've been re-arranging the over packed freezer to make space for the retail sized box of Magnums.

Carl - of course I was working when WFM - I am female and can therefore multi task.