Saturday, 20 February 2010

My Name is Scarlet and I'm a Lazy Blogger

I am still here. I haven't been kidnapped by aliens, Facebook, or even a nice policeman. I am still a blogger. But I have been busy. Remember the post about the live/work unit? Well I am putting the work unit to use. I am painting. I am painting pictures. They're not brilliant, so I won't post any of my masterpieces here and fish for compliments, but I will fish for compliments when I'm feeling more confident.

Other news: I have noticed that there has been word of dwindling blogosphere activity; Mr Jimmy wrote an excellent post about blogging and Geoff has also chimed in, I can only echo their thoughts as they write it all better than wot I can. Although I will add that the other day I was a little disconcerted to find that I had followers in my Google email account.... odd. It's all getting a little out of hand and to be honest I can only cope with one social networking site. Yes, I do have a Facebook account, but I don't do much there other than spend too much time doing Facebook quizzes... I like quizzes... pretty crap at them... and I'm also pretty crap at multitasking... I can't keep up with it all. Anyhow, Blogger is my preferred networking site, it's where I grew up.

AND apart from being busy I've also bought a new flat/wide screen singing/dancing telly... [it's not all work then] sorry... but I do have to watch adverts and stuff or I'd have nothing to write about and I've never really got over the novelty of colour telly... I can even remember the first thing I watched in colour - it was Robin Hood and they all had green eyebrows... anyhow, is that the time....

*slinks off to watch 'Let's Dance for Sport Relief' on a very big screen...*

54 comments:

Dave said...

It is an effort to find something to amuse you every day, I'll admit. Sometimes I even have to write a blog-post instead.

Dave said...

Ooooh. Second!

Madame DeFarge said...

Good to know that you're working and alive, in that order of course. Like many of us, I suspect that real life is making a monstrous intrusion into our bloggy lives. Impressed by the dancing TV. Sounds like something you'd see in Soho.

Leah said...

Yay for creativity! So excited for you that you're painting.

xo

Geoff said...

The first thing I saw in colour was The Black & White Minstrel Show. Before then I used to think they were aliens from another planet.

Snooker is the best thing in colour. It's no good if you can't tell which balls are which.

Kevin Musgrove said...

It's good that you're getting back to the painting. How are you on ceilings? (-:

xl said...

Maybe the green eyebrows were camouflage?

I would certainly like to see a Miss Scarlet painting!

savannah said...

the quizzes y'all send about all i do on facebook these days, sugar! i'm still a blogger, just running on empty right now. *sigh* glad y'all are painting! xoxoxoxo

Whirlochre said...

Facebook is a little too overabundant with twinkly putrefaction for my liking.

Nice to see you back — and Scarlet art would be welcome.

Kerrie said...

I sent that nice Policeman round to yours, did you not recieve him?
I enjoyed the Sport Relief dancing any excuse to do the Beyonce dance in my undies, hope you were doing it to.

Happy Frog and I said...

Great to hear that the reason you have been away from blogging for a bi is because you have been painting. Lovely to have you back though!

Pat said...

I was just thinking today - no-one is going to beat Robert Webb. It was a magnificent achievement. Good luck with your painting. Nothing like the SW to stimulate the juices.

Eryl Shields said...

Have you tried sculpture, I could see you with a huge chisel and a hammer, fag firmly in the corner of your mouth as rock chips fly and slowly reveal the Devon Kevin?

Oh god those Facebook quizzes: I was sure I knew so much more about tv detectives...

Nice to have you back, XXXXX

The Unbearable Banishment said...

You mention that you have paintings but you won't post any pics of them? What a big tease you are!

mapstew said...

That's it! I'm buying a brush, and a little pot of paint! :¬)

xxx

Princess said...

Dear Scarlet,
Are you sure that they were not Oompa Loompas with the green eye brows?
Robin Hoods men wore green tights though, well i think they did as i really wasn't that focused on the colour of the tight as I was too busy trying to spy the bulges below the tunics...

The painting sounds like fun. I wanna seee...Pleeease...

Ponita in Real Life said...

Doesn't Dave realize he was first before he was second???

Please do display your painting, Scarlet! We'd love to see them... really, we would!

Loved that video! It was a hoot!!!

Gadjo Dilo said...

Good to hear about wot you're up to. Tell you what, you send me half a dozen fish - herrings, for preference - and I'll send you some compliments, I can't say fairer than that.

Chairman Bill said...
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Chairman Bill said...

You mean TV has gone colour?

Jimmy Bastard said...

Pass one of your paintings my way hen, I'll be glad to display the work of someone so multi talented between both canvas and sheets.

Princess said...

Come on Miss Scarlet i've shown you mine, now you show me yours!
Luv Princess XXX

fairyhedgehog said...

Just saying hi and I'm glad you haven't been kidnapped by aliens. Although they'd have their hands full if they did kidnap you, no doubt.

eroswings said...

That's a great performance!

Glad to hear you're taking time to follow your artistic impulses. That's always very good.

When you're ready to show, we'll be here. If not, that's fine, too.

Enjoy the Olympics on the large tv!!!

Scarlet Blue said...

Dave: X2.... I'm pretty good at self amusement... I can often put a smile on my face.

Madame D: I'm quite retro, I have eskewed modern technology and gone back to basics with my telly watching.

Leah: I didn't have room where I lived before; it's made me feel hell of a lot better to be able to slap some paint around.

Geoff: I could never figure out the black 'n white minstral show either... I was always worried that the boot polish would get on the frocks.

Kev: Give me a chandelier and I'm wonderful on the ceiling.

Mr XL: Hmmm... you see my problem is that I don't really thinking of myself as a painter... I just like splodging colour around... but bizarrely I have sold a few!

Savvy: Ha ha! Those quizzes are a flipping nightmare - type of thing I'm easily addicted to, as I'm sure you know!

Mr Whirly: What I have an issue with is how these sites change their protocols without clear warning... one minute you're private the next minute you're doing a double exposure. I don't have anything to hide but I find it unnerving that a networking site can rifle through your email contacts without asking, which is what Google Buzz did last week. I mean, where is this all heading? To be honest it makes me freeze like a rabbit caught in the headlights.

Kerrie: Katie Brand! I put on my leppard print leggings especially for the occasion.

Froggy: Another one of my blogging problems is that I feel guilty posting if I haven't done much visiting... so it all comes unstuck if I've been doing other stuff.

Pat: It is lovely in Devon, much more peaceful... and I'm beginning to see signs of spring - I can't wait... something else to distract me from my blogging!

Eryl: You have brought the image of Tony Hancock in The Rebel into my mind! It is true - I have much in common with him!
I think I did alright on the detectives quiz... but failed miserably on the 'So you think you're from Leicester?' quiz.... obviously I am not from Leicester and my score reflected this. [I needed to be sure though.]

Mr Banishment: I am a tease! But my daubs are an acquired taste... and there are some proper artists around here and I would show myself up!

Mr Maps: Go for it! It's fun.

Hang on - in need of nicotine....

Sxx

Roses said...

Good to hear you're making the most of the new abode and slapping the paint around.

Not so good to hear you won't share. Humpf.

Scarlet Blue said...

Missy Princess: I have seen your work! And you put my efforts to shame!!
I might put my paintings up one day...

Ponita: I might put my daubs up one day... I am about to start working on a very large one... if it comes out okay, then I might display myself!

Gadj: Sounds like a pretty fair deal to me!

Mr Chairman: Not only does telly now come in colour but you no longer have to wait for the tube to warm up. It's very exciting.

Mr Jimmy: You never fail to make me blush... and you always improve my imaginings...

Missy Princess: You are wonderful... and prolific!

Fairyhedgehog: I'd be the one kidnapping the aliens...

Mr Swings: Funny you should mention the Olympics as I stayed up very late last night watching the ladies curling event... they were having a problem with their drawers.

Sxx

Scarlet Blue said...

Roses: You snuck in there!
Maybe one day...
Sx

KAZ said...

Ah yes - that first colour telly in a shop window - orange faces.
I said it wouldn't last - until I saw the green football piches.
Oh and now they all have orange faces anyhow :)

Macy said...

Painting? Does this mean you're going to be recruiting for life models from your blog followers????

MJ said...

About that Flashdance song and the lyrics "Take your passion, and make it happen"...

For the longest time I thought she was saying, "Take your pants down and make it happen."

mago said...

Oh I'd like to see you displayed. It's a bit exhibitionistic. I'd be flashed.

nick said...

I much prefer blogging to Facebook. I like (a) clarifying my thoughts (b) getting all those amusing and perceptive comments, as a result of which (c) clarifying my thoughts a bit more.

Robin Hood? Blimey, that's showing your age, sweetie. Or was that a later version?

Good luck with the painting. Some wild abstracts I hope, none of that quaint local landscape nonsense.

Z said...

Our next door neighbours had one of the first two colour televisions in the village. They asked us in to see it - golf was on and the grass was an unnatural vivid green and the players had bright pink faces.

I found I was following someone in google buzz whom I only know from blogging and we've only ever exchanged one email. Embarrassed that he might think I was stalking him, I deleted it. I'm followed by four, one of whom I've never heard of. Not for me, I think.

Grump said...

How big is your flat screen. Been considering one for the Grumps household. Too big can be a bit crass and intrusive. Please share your size.
Oh and maybe when you are practising multi-tasking. You could try dropping me a line. Would love to hear re all the hard work you have been doing.
Woof x

Scarlet Blue said...

Kaz: They were right when they said: The future's bright, the future's orange. But they forgot to mention that the future would also be pink frosted lipstick.

Macy: I did consider painting portraits of our avatars. I was going to start with Mr Mags.

MJ: Well, you need pants down to access the passion. So you were not wrong.

Mr Mags: You'd be flashed; I'd be arrested.

Nick: Spot on with the wild abstracts!
Yep... I'm not talking Errol Flynn... and now I'm going to have to find out if Flynn was in B&W or colour....

Z: I was watching Robin Hood on a neighbour's telly. It was years before we got one in our house... so exciting.
As for Buzz... if I leave it alone I'm hoping it will sort itself out.

Mr Grump: Oh get one! I thoroughly recommend it. Mine is a mere 32" [diagonal]... obviously I'm still tasteful... but it's a lot bigger than what I'm used to.

Sxx

nick said...

Blimey, I'm not talking Errol Flynn either, I'm talking Richard Greene in the fifties. You must be thinking of the eighties series, Robin of Sherwood. Acclaimed it seems for being "gritty and authentic". Meaning what, they were all snorting coke and living in a council flat?

Scarlet Blue said...

Nick: After much searching... I think it was probably this one.
Sx

nick said...

Ah, I don't know anything about that one. But it seems to have been gritty and authentic as well. "A surprising amount of realistic violence", I see. No doubt an even grittier and more authentic Robin is in development as we blog....

BEAST said...

Can I put these grapes down and clothes on Miss Scarlet , you must have finished by now ???

Kevin Musgrove said...

I really don't know who you're trying to kid. We all know it was this one.

Scarlet Blue said...

Nick: The next Robin Hood will be set in the City of London. It will be a modern version set in 2010. Robin will play merry with some dubious bankers. Scenes of realistic violence will feature.
Hopefully.

Mr Beastie: Cover yourself up! And careful where you put those grapes... we don't want a banana type incident in this comment box, thank you very much.

Kev: *slap*
Though I quite like Douglas Fairbanks...

Sx

EmmaK said...

I wanna see the pictures!! I had to give up facebook as it was sucking the life out of me. Glad to see you haven't been kidnapped by aliens.

Scarlet Blue said...

Emmak: I might put some pics up... one day...
Crikey yes, I can see how FB could take over someone's life.
I think I've got my quiz compulsion under control for the time being, thank God.
Sx

wendy house said...

I'd just like to thank you for letting me make the 45th comment on this post, most kind, no need to comment on my commnet. no, really, most kind. Defintiely. Yes. I'll go now, goodnight. w x

Scarlet Blue said...

Wendy: House rules! I have to comment on your comment.
Sx

nick said...

Ah, but have you got your quiz compulsion under control (a) permanently (b) for a day or two (c) until you're next under the influence of a wee dram.

Scarlet Blue said...

Nick: I had a bit of a lapse this morning...
Sx

BEAST said...

Help Miss Scarlet .
I have an urge to 'Willy Waggle' after watching last nights Location , Location. Is this dangerous ???

Scarlet Blue said...

I have decided to reply in advertising slogans.

Mr Beastie: Triumph has the bra for the way you are.

Sx

MJ said...

Please put an end to Beast's willy-waggling, Miss Scarlet.

There are some things that are hard to stomach at 6:30 in the morning.

Scarlet Blue said...

MJ: It's not pleasant to wake up willy waggling...
*throws lurex cat-suit at Mr Beastie*
Sx

Mitzi said...

I gasped in awe at your beautiful caligraphy, if your paintings are anything like your fancy nibs you have nothing to worry about.

Scarlet Blue said...

Mitzi: They are certainly colourful!
I do quite like my daubs. They are pretty... but when I went to college I did lots of conceptual and theoretical stuff... I guess I've thrown all my theories out the window now! Not such a bad thing.
Sx