Thursday, September 10, 2009

busybusy (aka I Hate Revisions)

Current work: revisions and accounts
Listening to: Def Leppard (am enjoying Sparkle Lounge)
Reading: (see yesterday, sigh)

Dog is not happy that the kids have gone back to school. Currently, we have no carpets upstairs, and he keeps running upstairs to see if they’re in their rooms. Patter, patter, patter – thud, as he lands on a bed. Then it’s another thud as he jumps off their beds, disgruntled. (That, or he’s pogoing...) And as for going on his bed in the kitchen when I’m doing the school run – ha. He rushes past and sits by the front door, all hopeful. By next week, with any luck, he’ll be used to the routine again; in the meantime, he’s driving me slightly bananas and I’ve asked DH to put the stair gate back on.

Plan for today – see accountant, then struggle on with revisions.

Sigh. I hate revisions. (I know it makes the book better. I know that I'm not perfect. I still hate revisions.)

I do however have an outlet for the frustration, in the form of the chords for ‘When Love and Hate Collide’ - which just so happens to be in my vocal range. (Not the studio version, which is a stretch and I have to do the chorus an octave lower – nah, I’m singing as per the excellent acoustic version here at YouTube. And if you need totty inspiration, Joe happens to look particularly gorgeous in the video.)

Am also feeling distinctly middle-aged today, after realising that most of the men in my personal totty gallery are the wrong side of 40. (Antonio Banderas, David Duchovny, Charlie Sheen, Rufus Sewell. And that's not even starting on my musical heroes - Robert Plant, David Coverdale, Joe Elliott, David Gilmour - all of whom have voices that just MELT me.) Had to cheer myself up with a CD binge. (Not confessing to how many. All I will say is that four of them weren't actually for me. Oh, dear.)

16 comments:

Lacey Devlin said...

If darling puppy is pogoing I don't suppose you could post it on youtube for us? ;)

Jan Jones said...

Sympathy on the revisions, Kate. ((hugs))

Michelle Styles said...

I love the image of Byron pogoing.

Hugs on the revisions but I suspect some of it is because your home is upside down and feeling out of control...

Nicolette said...

Don't feel middle-aged! Just see it as an "I've grown up" moment. Who cares what age they are! Or what age you are, for that matter. If they look good, then eye candy's a treat no matter how many years it's been since they had a birth certificate!


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Kate Hardy said...

Lacey - LOL, I love that idea :o)

Kate Hardy said...

Jan - thanks. Appreciated.

Kate Hardy said...

Michelle - you're probably right. Upheaval for two more weeks (but at least I get two days away from it, next week).

Kate Hardy said...

Nicolette - mm, an "I've grown up" moment sounds much nicer than a "middle aged" moment. (I am trying not to embarrass son by turning off the stereo when I drop him off in the mornings. Would be uncool to have a mum singing along to 80s rock. Even if it has stood the test of time and son likes it, too!)

Brigitte said...

There is no such thing as "middle aged" or being on the "wrong" side of 40. It'having "more experience" that counts.
More experience in every walk of life (hmm...naughty thoughts there!)

Shirley Wells said...

Aw, yes. Byron on YouTube. Love it. :o)

As for the age thing, welcome to my world. I'm going to think of myself as having grown up now.

Good luck with the revisions!

Donna Alward said...

We've been Def Lepparding lately as well. My eldest loves them. Was singing along to When Love and Hate Collide just the other day. So go retro and don't apologize!

I had pics of Joe Elliot on the inside of my closet. It was the only place my mum would let me put them.

Kate Hardy said...

Brigitte - definitely a good way of looking at it. (And LOL on the naughty thoughts. I'm definitely in Bad Kate mode.)

Kate Hardy said...

Shirley - he might be on a Naughty Seat if DH doesn't get that stairgate back up tonight!

Kate Hardy said...

Donna - so does my eldest. His choice of CD in the car on holiday was Hysteria. DH says I am a bad influence :o)

LOL about the pics in the closet. I had a HUGE poster of Robert Plant at uni, but it wasn't allowed up at home. (My mum was fine with it. Dad definitely wasn't...)

Caroline Storer said...

Pogoing dog. I like that. Perhaps his nickname should be Pogo... Take care. Caroline x

Kate Hardy said...

Caroline, that might suit him more than Kleptodog at the moment :o) Have a nice weekend!