Monday, September 03, 2007

What have you been up to then?

Well, I....

  • Participated in The Big Kiss
  • Had my first ever Walking-On Shift
  • Two-timed someone
  • Oh, yeah, had a sort-of relationship
  • Developed a minor crush on a jinner
  • Lost a Flatmate
  • Got a new one
  • Realised that I had hardcore psychopathetic tendencies (related to #8)
  • Reaslised that me’n’GSE have quite probably been perving at the same blokes (though not at the same time).
  • Had a deep thought about The Role Of The Adult Spinster Child Within The Family
  • Finally read Notes On A Scandal and wondered if someone would pay me to do an MA in Eng Lit on Spinsters in Modern Popular Fiction. Seriously: Miss Havisham, the Wooster Aunts, Jordan in the Great Gatsby, Miss Marple, Mary Anne Singleton...(sorry, been thinking about this one a lot)
  • Thinking EVEN MORE about moving into a flat by myself.
  • My friend who hates babies is having a baby.
  • Went to the odd festival and gig and stuff.

I will be blogging about ALL of these and more, oh yes, at some point.

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  • What's a jinner?

    Also, hurrah!

    By Blogger patroclus, at 9:33 PM  

  • Hiya. Nice to see you 'round these parts again. I await the post about your friend-who-hates-babies having a baby with some trepidation. Stories like that always terrify me as I also hate babies and am tormented by how I-told-you-so everyone I know would be if I went mental one day and had one.

    By Blogger violetforthemoment, at 11:06 PM  

  • Oh this looks good... somehow you already seem to have a mountain of stuff to blog about! Thank God someone's life is more interesting than mine!

    Tell all then...in bite-sized portions...

    Good that you're blogging again

    By Blogger the whales, at 11:19 PM  

  • I discovered that attractive blokes my ages are partially married these days. this is quite depressing.

    By Blogger Loganoc, at 11:48 PM  

  • I, likewise, violet. But disturbingly, at least three women I know who had sworn off children have had babies recently or are planning to. Very odd. I worry that it's contagious, like a cold, but then again I'm 42 and likely infertile and this should help any late-life urges some.

    I vote, very strongly, for the Flat By Yourself. Moving into my own apartment was one of the most wonderful things I ever did, and I had seven or eight blissful years on my own. I'm actually convinced I ended up in a better relationship because of it. I am certain I ended up less insane, more creative, and more myself because of it.

    By Blogger Valerie, at 2:19 AM  

  • Thank God and Elvis you are back.

    By Blogger Lardy Big Bot, at 8:40 AM  

  • Thank heavens you're back. I thought a relationship had to be in there somewhere, otherwise the blogging trade description people would have got you. Hardcore pyscopathic tendencies, aye? This is going to be good.

    By Anonymous wyndham, at 9:06 AM  

  • "Spinsters are doing it for themselves: singleness and the representation of the apostate woman in post-war British fiction" by S. Pinsterella...


    By Blogger Robert Swipe, at 12:16 PM  

  • "partially married"? that doesn't even make any sense. Sorry. I wasn't quite sober.

    By Blogger Loganoc, at 12:18 PM  

  • how about the lonely passion of judith hearne? or something like that, by brian moore (too lazy to google but enough energy to write that down...). Or ANYTHING by anita brookner (but I would hardly call her work, 'popular')

    great to see you back. Really.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:43 PM  

  • The suspense is killing me...

    Didn't Jinnah found Pakistan?

    By Blogger Billy, at 3:55 PM  

  • welcome back, spinny!

    see? i still exist! honest...

    By Blogger surly girl, at 8:29 PM  

  • Hurrah (in the style of a Wooster)! Violet, I too am terrified by this baby thing. I don't want one! Eek! What about this biological clock thing though? *shudders*
    I highly recommend getting your own flat if you can afford it - its soooooooo worth the extra money.

    By Anonymous belladona, at 9:08 PM  

  • I misread the "Walk-On Shift" thing.


    By Blogger Tim Footman, at 12:17 PM  

  • 'jinner', 'walking-on shift' etc etc will be explained in due course.

    Bob, I want to read that book so much I'm prepared to break my second-hand books only rule.

    Hello Everybody!!!

    Gosh, it's nice to be back.

    Oh, and I know what 'partially married' means.

    By Blogger Spinsterella, at 6:48 PM  

  • Oh, I don't knwo what 'apostate' means.

    I was thinking about that recent non-fiction book about post-war husbandless women? You know the one...

    Fuck, I'd forgotten what a pain in the arse this old word vref is.

    By Blogger Spinsterella, at 6:50 PM  

  • *handsprings!*

    By Blogger First Nations, at 2:26 AM  

  • Apostate: from the Greek meaning a runaway slave; i) A person who abondons his or her religious faith or moral allegiance. ii)[gen.] A person who his or her principles or allegiance; a turncoat or renegade.

    In this instance, the abandonment of the moral principle of marriage and the duties of being a wife.

    It worked in my mind at the time. I'll let you have a review copy just as soon as I've written it Spin...


    By Blogger Robert Swipe, at 11:17 AM  

  • "The Big Kiss" ... that was a Raymond Chandler novel, wasn't it? ;-)

    By Anonymous wolfism, at 2:04 PM  

  • You were part of The Big Kiss?
    I hope your wellies were better than mine!

    By Blogger Freddy, at 12:31 PM  

  • What's up Spin? Have you retired again?


    By Blogger Robert Swipe, at 12:49 PM  

  • Hurrah! You're back.

    By Blogger Miss Meep, at 7:49 PM  

  • Bloody hurrah - you are bloody back! xx

    By Blogger rockmother, at 11:58 PM  

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