Friday night was a quiet one after another long-ass work week! So after shopping for the weekend’s groceries, a trip to the nearby “pleasure dome”, and Black Steer’s takeout for supper, we crashed early!
Did you go back and read that again?
Anyhoodle. I got something shiny from my Glugs this weekend… but its not something y’all are going to see!
So the Glugsters’ evil puppies were visiting for the weekend (and they’re coming this weekend again), and watching the interaction between the felines and the canines was very interesting. There were thankfully no major clashes or issues since Greebo spent most of the time under our bed. And by Sunday Taxi was venturing down the passage to see what this was all about (my cats’ blog has been updated).
I’ve also been telling my Glugs about my furry masters’ foibles and abilities- few of which he’s actually seen! Like how Taxi gets so carried away with his cuddles and snuggles that he falls right off the bed or the couch- and on Tuesday night he did exactly that! He was at the foot of the bed where he now sleeps, and I was cuddling him a little and talking to him, and he did a sort of a roll and fell off the bed backwards! I was completely paralytic with laughter of course, and when he jumped onto the bed again with that feline air of nonchalance, I couldn’t resist picking him up and squeezing him like he hates! Then when we were in the shower a little later, we were taking a little too long for Taxi’s liking and he jumped up and opened the door. He and Greebo both have a fascination for mine and Glugs’ bathroom for some reason- especially if one of us is in there! And they both know how to open doors- the ones with the long horizontal handles- by jumping up and grabbing it.
Then last Saturday morning started slowly enough… we slept late and had a wee bit of breakfast before heading for Joburg so Glugs and the knucklehead could visit a Warhammer shop they found there a while ago. The weird part for me was recognising the face and tattoos of the guy behind the counter! I eventually managed to work out that he’d worked at the tattoo place I go to when I had my strawberry done a while ago! and he then remembered me and gave me a card for the girl who did my strawberry! Very cool- I may just go to her for my cupcake…
Saturday afternoon was spent in the Spur… for a friend’s kidlets’ birthday party. Spur is awesome if your kids are up to the age of about 8… but after that its torture! There were probably 6 parties on the go when we were there and we waited about an hour for our food! It’s loud and there are screaming kids running everywhere and whilst it was groovy to be there with my friend and I took STAX of photos- the Spur just doesn’t do it for me.
Saturday night after we got home, I baked the most divine vanilla cupcakes with butter icing and sprinkles! Half the recipe I did just plain vanilla, and the other half had a blob of Nutella in them as a filling. Divine! The Nutella doesn’t melt or dissolve or anything- it just sinks to the bottom (note to self: put it higher in the dough next time). Ooh, and I just love baking with real butter!
And then BlogGirls* on Sunday was a fantabulous get-together as always! Tamara, Rebeccah, Phillygirl and I had a huge lunch at Scrooge Diner at Brightwater Commons. I so enjoy meeting with the BlogGirls for our lunches! Intelligent conversation and good food is ALWAYS a winner in my book! And believe me when I say that Sowff Effrikun bloggers are some real smart cookies! We discuss all sorts of things, not only blogging, and I always come away from a BlogGirls lunch smiling!
The Knucklehead and my Glugs did some window shopping and such whilst they waited for me- lunching at the Wimpy before calling me to ask if I wanted to see a movie. It was already after 2pm so I hurriedly grabbed some cash to pay for my lunch (I hope it was enough girls) and crossed the commons to meet Glugs.
They had bought us tickets for “The Dark Knight” and we were all quite excited to see it! Let me start by saying I enjoyed it. It was really good. I love Christian Bale as Batman and Heath Ledger as Joker was very cool. But (and you knew that was coming didn’t you)… I have two issues with the film.
Firstly- it was too fargin loooonng, bunnies!!! It’s close to three hours and there was more than one moment in the movie when we thought it was finished and it started again! They could have chopped it in half and made two movies! I got the feeling that the producers and editors were loathe removing any of the late Ledger’s footage and so left it all in- parts that I thought could have been deleted scenes, or even abandoned concepts!
And my second issue- they deliberately wrecked a Lamborghini!!! I could hear people around me laughing as I said “no no no no no…” when I realised what they were about to do, burying my face in Glugs’ shoulder when it happened!
I am sorry I ran away early girls- but its just as well I went with them to the movie otherwise I woulda been all on my lonesome in a steadily quieter and closing up Brightwater Commons when the movie ended at almost 5:30pm!
Glugs bought me a T-shirt (I’ll photograph it later for you) and Damien bought himself a shirt (photo later) and we headed for home.
I could not believe it was Sunday night already!!!
Ooh- and I discovered that my cats love fudge! It must be the butter in it or something… they climb all over us if we’re eating it and if you give him half a chance Greebo will swat it right out of your fingers!!!
I am so looking forward to the weekend… it’s the Budapest F1 grand prix and Cars In The Park on Sunday!
*I hope I spelled everyone’s names correctly…