Thursday, 18 December 2008

Perfect Day

Lizzie has reminded me of this video.



Think of this as the calm before the storm. This time next week will be Christmas Day, often not so perfect! I've had some real rotters.
Anyhow, if anyone can think of a way to make me feel more festive . . . well, suggestions are welcome . . .

*UPDATE* A suggestion from Dave . . .

35 comments:

Gorilla Bananas said...

You could always try wearing a Noddy hat with a bell on it, Miss Scarlet.

scarlet-blue said...

Mr Bananas: Hmmm.. but I was trying to think of something I don't do on a regular basis...
Sx

savannah said...

christmas day? will it be difficult, sugar? don't drink then, stay sober and quiet...then leave. xoxox

vw: phill
that has to be a sign...of what, i have no clue! ;)

Dave said...

I'm playing carols continuously in the background in an attempt to get in the mood.

CyberPete said...

Is it just me or does that one tree look like a wee chubby?

It's so rude yet subtle. Very clever of Bono.

Dave said...

Oh yes, and accept every offer of mistletoe if you really want to get in the festive spirit.

Dave said...

That's me you can see stood underneath your new picture.

The Dotterel said...

I have the perfect solution. Put on every Christmas carol/song CD you can lay your hands on while at the same time turning yourself into a one-women Strictly Come X-Factor judging panal - and be ruthless!

scarlet-blue said...

Savannah: Christmas Day can be unpredictable!

Dave: x3 XOXOXOXOXO Mwah!

Pete: Ah! You've caught me out - I'll go and have a look..

MrDotts: I'm liking this idea... something for Jukebox Monday perhaps...

Sx

scarlet-blue said...

Pete: Actually I think Bono is sitting in a store cupboard stuffed full of paper chains... interesting...
The trees in this vid remind me of poodles... and they need decorating for Christmas...
Sx

Famulus said...

Christmas. For twelve days I shall be putting on a fixed smile and saying exactly the oposite of what I mean. "Merry Christmas", "Happy New Year", "All the best for the Future", "Best Wishes to All" and of course, "Yes, we must meet up in the new year"...

The alternative is to kill everyone. Whilst this has massive benefits, the cost is somewhat prohibitive and they might catch on to my plan before it is fully executed.

Having moved to the back of the top floor of a house, I am now pretty much immune to those intollerable Carol Singers but should anyone deem it necessary to dress as Santa and wander around wishing every Seasons Greetings, I shall personally dress them as a banana and introduce them to Beast.

Oh, and if anyone chooses to go the American route and wish me Happy Holidays then the slaughter that will follow could only be mistaken for the aftermath of a Millwall vs Man City match.

On 1st Jan 2009 I shall awake and remember nothing of the previous 9 days.

scarlet-blue said...

Fammy: Ha! Carol Singers! They always regret coming to my door. I open the door. I play 'Jingle Bells on sax. They pay me....
Sx

Famulus said...

Scarls: Excellent idea. Only I can't play any form of musical instrument and I can't sing to save my life.

Maybe I could entrap a few Jehovah's Witnesses and then throw the Carol sings into the same pit until they pay to be rescued...

scarlet-blue said...

Fammy: Well, if I were you, I'd try singing along with them... that'll put them off....
Sx

WV:bumoush - An unpleasant sound made at Christmas after too many brussel sprouts.

BEAST said...

Miss Scarlet . Get the paxo out and go and stuff something (Something dead if you wish to avoid a fracas ) . This should improve your festive mood

Kate Lord Brown said...

Why not try bathing in mulled wine while listening to Vince Guaraldi? x

scarlet-blue said...

Beastie: Goodness me Mr Beastie! Perhaps you could be on hand to help me with my stuffing technique?
Sx

WV: pressess - Self expanatory.

scarlet-blue said...

Kate: Thank you Kate!... I need a couple more like this for Jukebox Monday... I can't face playing all the usual tunes...
Sx

Famulus said...

The bathing in mulled wine was the idea that grabbed me!

If anyone should read in the news over the next few days about a massacre in Holland, someone here has a musical Christmas card and keeps opening it. I'm reaching my breaking point...

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scarlet-blue said...

Fammy: You're irritation has made you double click!
I thought about bathing in mulled wine... but would it stain the bath? You see, practical at all times....
Sx

Famulus said...

No idea what you are talking about... ;-)

Tee hee hee...

Normally I would be practical too, but to have a bath in mulled wine would be worth it. If I were to be able to persude you and Ponita to join me, then doubly so...

KAZ said...

Remember by Christmas day the days will already be getting longer.
Think of Spring and new shoes.
Otherwise just get pissed like me.

Kate Lord Brown said...

If you're concerned about stains Scarlet you could always try Eggnog (well if asses milk was good enough for Cleopatra) x

scarlet-blue said...

Fammy: No, I've had my head turned by the thought of eggnog.. it's probably better for the skin... 'kill two birds with one stone' as somebody who'd say that type of thing would say...

Kaz: I am also warming to the pissed idea.. probably from this evening onwards.. I am henceforth no longer responsible for my behaviour....

Kate: Yes, I have plumped for eggnog... with Brandy, Rum and Whiskey... although Brandy, Rum and Whiskey could possibly be Dwarf hamster triplets....

Sx

I think I'd better take one of my pills and have a lie down....

MJ said...

Do I have to kiss Dave?

scarlet-blue said...

MJ: Yes! Dave is trying to break the world record for kisses under the mistletoe.
He is shameless... And probably quite cuddly.
Sx

Kate Lord Brown said...

Bathing in that lot should help you sleep through the whole thing Miss Scarlet. Yes, I think Daisy Ladds and Kitty LaBouche could do with some siblings ...

Donn Coppens said...

Thank you for
We are the Beeb
I've never seen it before?

I've also never quite figured out the appeal of Lou's less than functional tonality? Good writer though..
and the coloured girls sing
doo dedoo dedoo
doody doo..

Thank heavens for a few who were born with picture perfect pitch and my man Davy Jones..what a guy.

Wow what an eclectic mix..
LOVE Emmylou isn't she beautiful..disturbingly perfect really..& Dr John
Oh Baby
if I don't do it
somebody else will
?

Hello Laurie Anderson & Suzie Vega!
Cool.

Actually I've been playing (over and over) Malcolm Middleton's drunken Santa we're all gonna die over at Chocs Away..
now THAT, is how I'm gonna waste my Christmas!

Dave said...

'Probably quite cuddly.'

I think that's the most cruel put-down I've ever had on a Friday night.

Practically Joe said...

What did it for me, Scarlet, was a good old fashion Secret Santa gift swap ... blogger style.
Swing by and check it out if you still need your spirits lifted.

scarlet-blue said...

Good morning, I had my first Christmas meal of the season last night and I'm feeling a little delicate this morning....

Kate: My head feels as if it's been submerged in eggnog and mulled wine for several hours.. somehow I don't think it's improved my skin tone! My brain is eggnog..
Yes, I think Kitty and Daisy definitely need revisiting....!

Mr Coppens: I'm really pleased that this video was new for you. We had it on our screens for sometime [1996?] thanks to the beeb. I loved it but was always distracted by the poodle tailed trees... which I feel, steal the show... even from Mr Bowie...

Dave: Sorry! Of course you ARE cuddly.

Joe: I will be along shortly... once I've found my feet...

Sx

CyberPete said...

Oh poor Scarlet, I remember that feeling all to vividly.

Hope you feel better soon. For me it took days to get back to my state of normal.

BEAST said...

Miss Scarlet. A large dose of syrup of figs is just the ticket for clearing out that post Crimbo dinner discomfort and festive ill humours . I went to Boscombe market this morning and bought a new rug for my kitchen , how dull is that.
wv: screem !

scarlet-blue said...

Pete: I am feeling a little cranky, which is never a good thing! But hopefully I will be firing on all cylinders come Christmas Day...

Beastie: Now why did you buy a dull rug? And whilst you're in the kitchen a nice cup of tea and a biscuit wouldn't go amiss... and could you turn the radio down cos my ears hurt...

Sx