Fifty years of The Beatles and James Bond films on the same day yesterday: an auspicious day indeed. As a toddler I apparently loved to sing She Loves You Yeah Yeah Yeah, but I have no recollection of seeing James Bond films till much later on. I think Roger Moore, of the terrible puns, was the first Bond I saw at the pictures of my own accord.
I am an enduing and loyal fan of both: no Rolling Stones or other spy franchise for me. It is scary to think that young people these days probably don't even know who The Beatles are, or recognise their music. James Bond they may have seen, but it will have been the Blond Bond, not my all time favourite Bond- Sean Connery, of the terry towelling playsuit!!
Despite my fandom, I own very little Beatles or Bond memorabilia, a few records, a piano book of all the songs, a poster book for films. That's about it.
Monty Python (and now for something completely different: a man with three buttocks) turned 43 on the same day. I remember watching Monty Python's Flying Circus when I was in C class. I enjoy reciting lots of the scripts, endlessly,and I only have to say a few words and my mind flies off into Monty Python heaven ( Spring surprise, Elderberry wine, Run away, run away, This is a contradiction, It's an ex parrot, I'm a lumberjack, What have the Romans done for us?? She's a witch, Knights who say 'ni', See the violence inherent in the system, the machine that goes 'bing') not to mention all the songs. I have to stop listing things now, or it would just be a post of lists. I once owned a lovely boxed set of all the Monty Python records, yes records, along with a similar set of The Goons, but I lent them to someone in a mining town and they took them with them when they left to go back home overseas.
I have been Le Poorly this week, I ended up going to the doctor on Thursday when I had a fever, felt swimmy in the head, jittery and pretty awful and sick all round. It's a virus of an indeterminate nature, but I always have to have antibiotics as a precaution. Normally well people would scoff at the virus, but because I have a compromised immune system I need extra precautions. So I have been sleeping, or lying on the couch watching Burn Notice and Monk. There has been a little sock knitting, but not much. I have almost finished the My Cup of Tea socks.
I think it was Miss Lorelai Gilmore. No matter what I do bits and bobs still seem to migrate into the bottom of the kitchen bin through the lining bag. When I came home it was suspiciously clean inside. Luckily it was a $12 bin from The KMart and easily replace and not too dangerous to chew.
Peri has been trying to laze in the Sun, but Gilly is always there, ready for a game or to have her photo taken first.
Peri Pumpkin eventually found a quiet spot.
I am all up to date with Doctor Who, I've watched the last proper episode, saying farewell to The Ponds, on iView and now I am waiting for the Christmas episode and then the 50th Anniversary next year.
Here are two funny things I saw. The first was at the corner bakery. It is open to several interpretations, all of them very strange. The second was at The Black Spot of Doomlight. It's not their fault, they import these, but I have to ask what kind of clause he is - standard, relative predicative??
And now because I still feel more than a little bit under the weather and Daylight Saving starts in the early morning, we must go to bed early and try and sleep. The time change always plays havoc with The Labradors' sleeping patterns.