Bex and Katie to go book shopping and generally frolic and definitely NOT say cunt in the children's section of Waterstones Piccadilly (Yeah, that happened. But I said it REALLY QUIETLY. I also said shit in front of a five year old at work yesterday completely accidentally. I should be stopped). An excellent time was had by all, even when we accidentally walked the wrong way when looking for lunch and got remarkably whiny (me) and hungry (Bex) (Katie managed not to disgrace herself). After an excellent amount of noodles and a REALLY excellent political discussion (I had to tell Bex and Katie off for voting Lib Dem) we went to Forbidden Planet (because, nerds) and died over how much stuff we needed, before I had to leave and go to a stupid Macbeth seminar because, again, nerds.
Books! I bought some but am vaguely reluctant to share them only because they're going to be birthday presents and who likes to do birthday posts about books? That would be me. I was very very good (for once) and only bought one book from Waterstones and two from Forbidden Planet- one of which I've allowed myself to actually pay for because apparently I need to read Watchmen because it's amazing? So that's happening. It's probably a good thing I left when I did because Bex and Katie seem to have bought waaaaay more books after I'd left than we did together, so... excellent job, me.
To sum up (or, to say some more things that are actually different to the things I've said before, gosh this is a terrible sentence, good job I don't have to write an essay or anything today. OH WHOOPS): London has many many more bookshops than can be gotten to in the three hours I was there, Katie is excellent and everyone should be so lucky as to go book shopping with her (Bex, I think we already know, is the greatest) and I'm hoping we can all go back to London soonest so more ground can be covered. Things I learned: shopping in Waterstones Piccadilly should not even be attempted if you're hungry because you will not want to leave but you will also be about to die of hunger before you do. There is nowhere to eat in the opposite direction to Leicester Square unless you want caviar, diamonds, or whiskey (don't think I wasn't tempted by the last of these three options), and Katie can magic up adipose stress toys just by saying that she wants one. I'm planning to harvest her magic and grow myself a real life unicorn.
Anyway. An excellent day (or, three hours) was had by all and we even remembered to take pictures which basically never happens (or at least not with me and Bex. We are terrible.) Here are my couple:
We manage to look normal.
We manage to look ridic, apart from Katie who maintains her dignity (I have no dignity).
So yes. Basically it was exactly the kind of ridiculously nice outing that I need at the moment, and it's the kind of shit that keeps me going in between the random crying (mainly wine, also grief) and the feeling stressed of a Saturday morning (I'm discovering I have a special form of PTSD from when my sister called to tell me my nan had died, which takes the form of feeling sick whenever she calls me, and feeling anxious on a Saturday morning until after about 11am. It's fun! Except really not.)
But anyway. Links! (There are a lot and I'm sorry if I've posted any before. But just enjoy the awesome.)
- 21 signs you're a misandrist: I'm probably not a misandrist, buttttt... This is hilarious.
- 28 famous men who prove you don't need to be a woman to be a feminist: JGL forever, you guys. Just, yes.
- If Shakespearean characters were on Tinder: Relevant to my interests. HILARIOUS to my brain. 'Shylock: Just looking to pound some flesh' still KILLS me.
- 27 reasons Nutella is your one and only life partner: Warning: NSFW. 100% sexual.
- 15 reasons why Staines is the most underrated town in the UK: I don't know if Staines has the worldwide reputation for shittiness that I think it does, but it formed a big part of my childhood, shopping on Saturdays with my mum and nan, and I am sort of nostalgic for it. Even though it is a total dump.
- 20 Arrested Development quotes you should still be using in everyday conversation: Aaaaand just like that, I need to watch all of Arrested Development again.
Harry Potter links get their own special section, of course:
- You've probably seen the thing where someone put all of Snape's important scenes in chronological order, but if not, you may get weepy.
- This is what it's like to watch Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban for the first time: This is kind of like what I tried to do when I first watched (most of) the Harry Potter films last year, but way better. I think at this point there may be one for all of the films, but this was the first one I read.
- 25 Harry Potter quotes taken out of context: Everything is disgusting if you want it to be. And I usually do, let's be honest.
- 8 magical and delicious Harry Potter cocktails: Someone make some and come to my house immediately. This is an alcohol EMERGENCY! (I think wolfsbane appeals to me the most... Just saying).
THERE. I collected all of those for you, so don't say I never give you anything. And happy March, children! It's pretty important for me to have daffodils in my house right about now, so I should probably do something about that. Your Sunday plans?
*Like, fully. We had to pick a week to do our essays in and I was the second last to pick, which left me with Sylvia Plath poetry, which I LOVE but also have no skills to interpret. Like, zero.