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The thing I hate most about colds? Tissue burns. A day and a half of constant dabbing at my nose has left my upper lip red and raw and painful. When are they going to invent tissues that don't chafe the skin? The way I am now, I can forget about looking my best for any New Year's party...Actually, I think I can forget about New Year's parties altogether, given the way that I'm feeling at the moment. Maybe a quiet night in with the TV and the cats will be just the ticket. It certainly will please the cats -- they've never been too keen on the noise and the fireworks. According to the news, in spite of the recession, people have still been purchasing fireworks to the grand total of 50 million euros, and there's still a full day of trading left.
Personally, I'm not a great fan of fireworks. Oh, I like the look of them exploding against the night sky, at fireworks displays on the beach or at fairs and festivals, when it's safe -- but I'm secretly rather scared of them when it's my 12-year old neighbours' son setting them off on my doorstep.

As it's the end of the year, the papers are full of lists of everything from the Top-10 news stories to the Worst Politician of the Year (our PM, Jan Peter Balkenende), to the 100 bestselling singles (of which, I am ashamed to say, I only recognised a mere 6), to the celebrity most American men and women would most like to share a candlelit dinner with (is that what they call it these days?). Apparently, for the men it's Angelina Jolie with Catherine Zeta-Jones coming second -- and for the women, Ashton Kutcher with runner-up Johnny Depp. Two questions: who is Ashton Kutcher and how could he possibly be more interesting to spend an evening with than Johnny Depp?



Dec. 30th, 2003 05:42 am (UTC)
Ashton Kutcher is the cute 25 year old dating Demi Moore. He also plays a character in That 70's Show (which is the title, lol). He's done a few silly movies but has a new one coming out that's quite serious and looks fantastic (about someone who can go back and change time. Called The Butterfly Affect).

He's wonderful and may well grow up to be a Johnny Depp one day. He is, however, not that right now.

Sorry to hear that your sick. Seems half my friends list have something. In went around our building like wildfire but seems to have slowed down a bit.

As for New Years. Sigh. I have no plans. Will probably read till I fall asleep and it will, most likely, be before midnight.

Honestly, the only thing the holiday means to me is another fresh start and 4 days off from work.

Jan. 3rd, 2004 06:04 am (UTC)
3 Days into the new year and I'm still sniffling and coughing my lungs out. By now, I'm heartily sick of lounging around in my dressing gown all day, pockets and sleeves filled to overflowing with tissues, so I dragged my sick old carcass downtown in hopes that some quality time at the computer might cheer me up...but all I want right now is to go back home and sit by the fire with a hot toddy.

Hope you had a nice New Years ion spite of your earlier misgivings. Wishing you all the best for 2004!
Jan. 3rd, 2004 07:55 am (UTC)
Well. I fell asleep at 9:30. LOL.

Sorry your STILL feeling ill. Damn sickness this winter is getting to everyone. I keep getting hit with it but only on a one day good, one day bad thing. No death!Flu yet.