I have a day off today. I have spent the weekend "pot holing" under the floor boards of my house. Really. A story for another day. Anyhow I am totally exhausted, and also suffering from a bit of a bad back as well, so all in all, a day off doing nothing but fun is exactly what the doctor ordered.
Today, I will get my haircut (rearranged from a previous Friday evening when we off 'vannin'), then lunch out with LO, and finally to watch the recording of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. It is a subject of much debate as to how it fares now that the mighty Humphrey Lyttelton is making jazz in the sky, however I think that while he was irreplaceable, the show itself is bigger than any individual. And that, my friends, is an oxymoron. Just like the show.
In memory of the great Humph, here are a randomly selected bunch of quotes from the man:
- Incidentally, you may be interested to know that Colin's musical influences are, in fact, Middle Eastern in origin. Yes, mainly Shiite.
- The pioneering feminist, Emmeline Pankhurst, was born in Manchester. Starting in 1910, Pankhurst campaigned noisily for women's rights outside Parliament every day from 4 o'clock in the afternoon. She would have got there earlier but she always had a stack of ironing to get through first.
- On with the show, and our teams tonight are undoubtedly the foremost available comedy talents in the country. [scoffs]. Something wrong there. Sorry, that should read, "The four most available comedy talents in the country".
- Incidentally, Colin's piano playing is widely believed by faith healers to hold miraculous powers. It once made a blind man deaf.
- Samantha nearly made it. She's been detained at the last minute in the city's Latin Quarter. An Italian gentleman friend has promised to take her out for an ice cream, and she likes nothing better than to spend the evening licking the nuts off a large Neapolitan.
- "Nietzsche said that life was a choice between suffering and boredom. He never said anything about having to put up with both at the same time."