What have I been doing lately? The usual work and icky-acky housework stuff. It’s a very busy time at work which will get worse before it gets better. But then I’ll be on holidays and can sleep in and watch Charlie & Lola in the morning.
The Christmas season of going out has started with a rather untidy work-do. I was the untidy bit not the do. Nevermind. J assures me I kept myself nice in front of the boss and those who matter. My workmates and I laughed ourselves silly and had the best night which was pretty good considering how unsocial I can be. Without trying to reclaim my youth, I felt young and stupid for a while and had a great time. I was the second youngest in the crowd who kicked on. Perhaps the oldness is in my head, a state of mind.
I haven’t seen this since I was 14 or so. It was the first John Hughes film I saw and a defining moment. However, watching it now, I was disappointed and I kind of fast forwarded most of the movie. Obviously I’m no longer that 14 year old with the fantasy of being swept of my feet by the cute guy who didn’t know I existed, etc, etc. At the time I loved Molly Ringwald so much that I tried to make a camisole like the one she wore. I only got as far as the ribbon and lace front panel that I sewed to a square of unbleached calico (although her top was obviously silk!), cut it in half and didn’t get any further. Hence this funny, shiny, lacy triangle. I also have just seen Say Something, a much more interesting romantic comedy than 16 Candles. Nothing like a glimpse of the 80s for some reminiscing...