It would rude not to mention ‘Yet another one of those crazy internet quest things’ – as I’m partial to them myself – and someone (called Pete!) has made me aware of the website www.thepetecollective.co.uk – where a chap called Pete is trying to get together as many people with the same name as him, alltogether at the same time! I’m kind of pissed that I didn’t think of doing it myself, except that I probably would have changed it and got people together called ‘Geoff’ instead. Anyway – Is your name Pete? If so, go and have a look …
I should give mention to the fact that fellow tube-record-holder Neil, plus others from the Going Underground blog site, went on a charity walk, overnight last night, taking part in the Circle Line Hike.
I didn’t go along (I was busy, enjoying an evening of having all my spelling mistakes pointed out to me) and was thus on the last, late train home when Neil calls me up, saying “Guess what! We’ve just seen you on TV!”. Indeed … as the 1,000 or so people who were taking part all trooped past some office block on the Euston Road, they could see inside the reception area a big widescreen TV, which had been left tuned into Sky Travel overnight, who were at that exact moment repeating for the umm-teenth time the episode of ‘The Tube’ from 2003 with me in it! “It was like you were with us, but not actually with us” said Neil. Ah bless, I think he missed me.
Also, just to prove that this blog is not all geeks & trains, can I just mention pornography for a moment? I can? Excellent!
My supposed ‘sweet and innocent’ status has come under scrutiny from certain quarters recently, and I ended up having a conversation about this matter with quite an old female friend of mine when I caught up with her yesterday for a coffee in town.
She then proceeded to amuse me greatly because in the space of about ten minutes she did an extremely girly thing (browse for clothes looking for an outfit for a wedding that she’s not going to go to for at least another three months), followed by admitting something which (to me) is surely extremely ungirly – she gets turned on by pornography.
Actually, it wasn’t quite that clear cut, as I’d admitted something to her which I thought might suprise her – but it didn’t, as she just came back to me saying “Oh I think a lot of people aren’t as innocent as you think, for example I get my boyfriend to buy me porn magazines and read the stories out to me as it gets me all horny…”.
I just wondered how many other women out there reading this right now would be prepared to admit similar things .. you can of course leave your name as ‘anonymous’ in the comments …
(NB. Before you ask, no I’m not going to tell you who it was that said it , and – amusingly – when I typed ‘Top Shelf’ into Google Images looking for a picture to go with this, but also worried about what it might come out with, I was rather amused when all I got was lots of picture of home-made shelving units…)