Month: August 2015

It’s not over before it’s too late

Last night I went to see the American Idiot musical at the Arts Theatre. I was very excited to watch this musical because Green Day is my favourite band ever. When I tell people Green Day is my favourite band, I get a few surprised looks here and there, I don’t understand why. I guess I don’t look like I would listen to that kind of music, I don’t know (incidentally, I also used to listen to Bad Religion and other similar bands!). As I’ve written before, I like all kinds of music, I don’t have a favourite genre anymore, and it’s more a matter of favourite songs and bands. Taste changes and bands come and go, but Green Day has always been my favourite since the first time I heard Basket Case, many years ago. I remember I bought (yes, bought) the cassette tape for Dookie and I spent hours studying the artwork and learning the lyrics. For those of you too young to know what a cassette tape is, check here. Later on, …

Another day one

It never ceases to amaze me when someone randomly drops into a conversation the fact that they read this blog. I’ve mentioned it before, my first reaction is to think why?. My second reaction is probably blush and be utterly embarrassed and self-conscious, but that’s another story… I remember the many times people have mentioned that they look out for my posts on Facebook because they found them funny. Seriously? I’m funny? I haven’t written many of those posts in a while, but then again, I have the feeling I haven’t posted that much on Facebook anyway. If I look back at my timeline, it seems I’ve been pretty active during the past month, posting a few times a day, and either every day or every couple of days. Weird, I don’t have the feeling to have been much online. I know I’ve started sharing my Instagram photos and posting a lot about the changes I’ve been doing in the past 30 days or so… I haven’t been sharing many of my random stories. I …

La Sylphide

As you know, I went to see La Sylphide at the English National Opera on Wednesday. It was my second ballet ever, and I loved it. Not too long ago, I wrote about my desire to do more cultural stuff, especially theatre visits and similar, and boy, have I taken it on board. I have booked a bunch of performances that I want to see. Life is too short, people! Su and I left the office at around 6pm and walked towards ENO, to avoid any problems because of the imminent Tube strike. We walked fast because we wanted to squeeze in a dinner before the show started at 7.30pm. While power-walking, we were trying to figure out where I could eat (hello, Whole37!). Finally, we decided to eat in Bella Italia, near the venue, because she could have pasta and I could have a simple salad with no weird ingredients. I had to ask the waitress about the dressing, but it was just olive oil and lemon, so it was all safe. We arrived …

Flock of birds tattoo on shoulder

Tattoo… me

Tonight I’m going to the ballet with Su, and I’m really excited about it! We are going to see La Sylphide, a very old ballet set in Scotland. I had never heard about this ballet, but one of my colleagues had free tickets and she couldn’t attend, so I took them instead. Let’s see, I might write about it on Friday if I think it’s worth a post… Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure the ballet is awesome, but since I won’t be able to take notes, I might not remember enough details to write about it; that, and I also know nothing about ballet! I saw they were asking about tattoos in today’s prompt on The Daily Post, Tattoo….You?, and asking what our tattoo means if we have one (and what we would get tattooed if we don’t have one). I don’t know how much I’ve talked about my tattoos (or showed you!), but since it’s a topic I really like, I thought I would write about it. Did you know I have five …