Thursday, July 13, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things about Louise

Thirteen Things I've Done Since Last TT

1. Been to Latvia. My mum was really worried about me going all that way on my own, but I quite enjoyed it. And it was work so I couldn't really get out of it.

2. Had another violin lesson. Slowly getting there. I can almost play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Royal Albert Hall - here I come....

3. Been to see Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. Great film - daft but great.

4. Started to watch the West Wing Series 6 on DVD. I love the WW, but am really bad at making time to watch things when they are on TV, so have a whole collection of TV series DVDs which I still have to get round to watching.

5. Watched the World Cup final. I was the kiss of death at this tournament - first I supported Australia, then England, then Brazil, then France... Next year I'm going to have to support Rangers for the league - it's the only chance Celtic have of winning.

6. Considered starting a diet. Only considered it though. I think once the house is empty of junk food I'll have to get on with it. My trousers were tighter than was decent for work yesterday.

7. Manned an Amnesty International stall in the local High Street. We were particularly highlighting the case of a Burmese teacher imprisoned for life because her husband is a pro-democracy campaigner.

8. Took part in the 2 minute silence for victims of the London Tube and Bus bombings on 7th July.

9. Daydreamed incessently about going on holiday. I want to go back to Barbados.

10. Watched Big Cat Week on BBC1. The team are following Big Cats on the Massai Mara including the cutest cheetah cub ever.

11. Decided to join a reading group. My first meeting is tomorrow night.

12. Had my brother-in-law and his family over to stay for the weekend.

13. Went to see Billy Joel in concert. It was fabulous. Fantastic. Brilliant. Can't rave enough about how good it was. I've wanted to see him live for about 15 years and boy, it was worth the wait.

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Crayonsetc said...

Billy Joel is still doing concerts?? Then again Rolling Stones are still doing concerts ;) Sounds like a really busy week!!

Happy TT!!!

Red said...

I've been meaning to watch Big Cat Diary, but I keep forgetting it's on! I've seen the trailer-y bits for it, though, and I had to put my hands in front of my mouth to prevent my heart from leaping out when I saw that cheetah cub!

Of course, I was supporting Italy in the World Cup, so I'm well happy! Campioni del mondo!!!

Wendy Ann Edwina D'Cunha e Pereira said...

You did a lot this past week. Glad to see yours was much more pleasant than mine... I like Billy Joel too...

Juggling Mother said...

A busy week! What was latvia like? i've never been:-( I regularly consider going on diet, but that's pretty much as far as i get;-)

my TT is up

Chanda said...

Geez, you make me feel like a slacker!! Is this an average week?

Happy TT!!

Louise said...

Actually, it has been two weeks since my last Thirteen.

And definitely not average.

Natsthename said...

I can't wait to see "Pirates." OF course it's daft; that's what makes it so fun!

You've had a busy week! Enjoy the next one, too.

armywife said...

what is your reading group currently reading?

i've also posted 13 at

Carmen said...

Oh, I so want to learn to play the violin - or really the "fiddle"

K T Cat said...

Cats are great! Big or small!

My TT are up.

Mama Duck said...

I want to go see a movie!! Sounds like fun!

Minerva Jane said...

Latvia sounds exciting!

Pilot Mom said...

I love to listen to someone play the violin. I think it would be difficult without any frets. I admire you for learning.

ALP said...

I should take the time to buy the shows I want to watch but never take the time to watch on TV on DVD... No commercials and I can watch them as I want.

Stacy said...

Wow, you've been busy! Sounds fun and interesting and tiring, all at the same time :) We saw Pirates also, I would LOVE to join a reading group, and I would KILL to see Billy Joel in concert. I've been meaning to download his new live album from iTunes, must do that soon :)

Have a great day, mine is up too...

Susan said...

Ohhh...I hate it when I am around people with poorly behaved kids!!! Makes me crazy.

You have certainly been busy.

My TT is up here

Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

Joining a reading group is one of those things I always think, "Gosh, that'd be fun. I should do that." But, in reality, I know I never will.

Thanks for visiting my TT. Happy Thursday!

Lady Jane said...

I've seen POTC: DMC twice and I love it too! Captain Jack certainly is "daft," but who cares!!!

Happy0303 said...

I didn't even know Billy Joel was still around. Is he still recording new stuff or playing his classics?

Thanks for stopping by!