The Weekend Open Thread


by Clairwil
14th April, 2007 at 2:54 pm    

Hello,
Relax, get yourselves a beer or six and make the most of this unexpected heatwave. I’ve got every window in the house open, the sun is streaming in and someone is outside playing the bagpipes. It’s as if someone has attempted to recreate Scotland in L.A, using short people turning from bright white to lobster red. There are no leggy models round my way.

I’ve spent the morning walking round my bit of the world and enjoying the sunshine. I also saw my first butterflies of the year. The first was the usual cabbage butterfly but the second was a fancy looking boy with red and black markings.

After that I dropped into the St Mungo Museum which is holding a photographic exhibition on the Afro Caribbean presence in Glasgow. That isn’t as dull and worthy as it sounds. The photography is brilliant. Well worth a look if you’re in the area.

As for the rest of the day, I’ll finish posting this then sit at the open window, swigging beer and a spot of light reading.

So let’s have your plans, jokes, funny stuff and bits of bobs of interest. Keep it light and NO BLOODY POLITICS!


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  1. douglas clark — on 14th April, 2007 at 3:21 pm  

    Tis, as you say a beautiful day. One Nil to Thistle too!

    There are so leggy girls in Glasgow!

  2. Twining or Black in Blue — on 14th April, 2007 at 3:27 pm  

    No politics, OK. I’ll think about it.I am decorating or at least thinking about decorating! Just throwing rubbish away. I have thought about it and I am thinking of course about politics, about Usman, and Imran and Ok. No more….

  3. ZinZin — on 14th April, 2007 at 3:40 pm  

    I am concerned about Anas he is spending too much time at Myspace. I am waiting for him to put an invite to a house party on his page.

  4. Clairwil — on 14th April, 2007 at 3:42 pm  

    What in the name of God is Anas doing on MySpace. Tell him to come back this instant.

  5. douglas clark — on 14th April, 2007 at 4:06 pm  

    ZinZin,

    Are we all going! A Pickled Politics flash mob! That should be very interesting.

  6. Zak — on 14th April, 2007 at 4:28 pm  

    Anyone seen Sunshine, talk about a visually impressive movie.

    oh yeah for GODS SAKE someone stop the ozzies from winning the world cup!

  7. Twining or Black in Blue — on 14th April, 2007 at 4:39 pm  

    They are playing some rather good cricket yaar!

  8. Ms_Xtreme — on 14th April, 2007 at 4:57 pm  

    You’re in the states?

    God save Hollywood from you.

    Been to the ghettos yet? The Allies? :D

  9. ZinZin — on 14th April, 2007 at 5:14 pm  

    I’m warming to the idea already Douglas. First one to get a caution writes the weekend thread.

  10. Chairwoman — on 14th April, 2007 at 5:38 pm  

    I’ve just looked at Anas on MySpace. Hope it’s more relaxing for him than PP

  11. Matt — on 14th April, 2007 at 5:38 pm  

    OK. Play the bubble bursting game.

    Follow the link.

    Matt

  12. ZinZin — on 14th April, 2007 at 5:38 pm  

    Is there an invite?

  13. sonia — on 14th April, 2007 at 5:55 pm  

    you’re right Clairwil it’s a GOrgeous day! i’m off to smoke a spliff amidst the cherry blossoms…

  14. William — on 14th April, 2007 at 6:23 pm  

    I am going to belly dance by the fish pond!

  15. Anas — on 14th April, 2007 at 6:53 pm  

    Hey if i’d know you guys were gonna check out my myspace profile i’d have changed my photo. don’t i look a lot like inayat bunglawala?

  16. Anas — on 14th April, 2007 at 6:53 pm  

    Hey if i’d known you guys were gonna check out my myspace profile i’d have changed my photo. don’t i look a lot like inayat bunglawala?

  17. Anas — on 14th April, 2007 at 6:55 pm  

    damn double post!

  18. The iLL Man — on 14th April, 2007 at 7:02 pm  

    Woke at 2pm, and went to Firhill. 2-1 Thistle, and they’re safe from relegation. Relief more than joy.

    Seems the old Cosmic Ordering got round to it eventually……

    A bit hungover from last night, but I shall be a happy soul this weekend, what with the Speedway tomorrow and hopefully more nice weather.

    As for myspace, It keeps me in touch with people I’d forgotten existed, but beyond that……

  19. Katy Newton — on 14th April, 2007 at 8:01 pm  

    I did hear that Anas was planning to hold a Skins party whilst his parents were out of town…

  20. Ramiie — on 14th April, 2007 at 8:10 pm  

    To my ears, the history of the Caribbeans in Britain generally or Glasgow in particular could never sound dull and worthy. Granted, it may not get the Mel Gibson treatment but it’s pretty interesting anyway.

  21. leon — on 14th April, 2007 at 8:13 pm  

    don’t i look a lot like inayat bunglawala?

    Hehehe I nearly added you until I read that!:P

  22. Barbara Meinhoff — on 14th April, 2007 at 9:00 pm  

    Anti Indian riots in Uganda.

    4 dead.

    http://news.google.co.uk/news?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&tab=wn&ncl=1115031451

    Asians in self imposed curfew
    News 24 South Africa

  23. jailhouselawyer — on 14th April, 2007 at 9:49 pm  

    Leggy girls? It’s never dull in Hull.

  24. ZinZin — on 14th April, 2007 at 9:51 pm  

    Anas, You don’t look like Inayat Bunglawala. Nice jersey you had on in your last photo. If your having a skins party, I’m having it.

  25. douglas clark — on 15th April, 2007 at 3:36 am  

    Jailhouselawyer,

    And I’d never thought of Hull as an awayaday before. I’m away to sort out my passport. Leggy birds? Well, I’m a twitcher…..

  26. Anna — on 15th April, 2007 at 1:23 pm  

    Love love love the St Mungo Museum! Have seen wonderful exhibits there.

    Am loving the sunshine as well, although it has been distracting me from actual work all weekend and all I can think of is BBQ. We have a big yard that is suddenly sprouting colourful tulips (despite there being no gardeners in the house) and it is begging from grilled meats and fish and veg. And coleslaw and Carribean beer.

    The downside to the sunny weather is that it has immediately brought out an army of leering catcalling dudes (they seem to appear with the mosquitoes like clockwork!) but I will focus on the promise of bbq instead.

  27. William — on 15th April, 2007 at 11:10 pm  

    For Chairwoman

    I seem to remember reading somewhere that you are in a wheelchair at the moment and you have something wrong with your arm. Well if needed here is a hug and get well soon!

  28. dollymixedup — on 16th April, 2007 at 2:06 am  

    evening all.

    In case you hadn’t noticed, Observer Woman Magazine has been saving the world.

    We’ve been offering our full and unconditional support of course.

    http://spittingmadwoman.blogspot.com/

  29. Chairwoman — on 16th April, 2007 at 9:02 am  

    Thank you William. I am waiting to go into hospital which hopefully will improve my mobility considerably. Unfortunately, there is only one consultant in the whole of England (I don’t know about Scotland and Wales) who deals with my not uncommon condition. Therefore, nobody has any idea when my treatment will start.

    Is this what is meant by being detained at Her Majesty’s Pleasure?

  30. Joe90 — on 16th April, 2007 at 11:07 am  

    “On one side stand all the bigots who hate, despise and look down on others based on their race, religion, caste, sexuality and nationality. And there are others who choose to reject that hatred. Whose side do you want to be on?”

    race,religion,caste,sexuality, so where is disability? I can tell you, people with disabilities get all of the abuse and hate you quote and more, Always the last to get mentioned.

  31. soru — on 16th April, 2007 at 12:03 pm  

    If it comes to some kind of big war between all the minorites, sadly I suspect the disabled are going to be picked to join sides last.

    Unless they have machine guns hidden in their wheelchairs, of course.

  32. Anas — on 16th April, 2007 at 12:11 pm  

    Good luck with your treatment, CW. Hope you get much better.

  33. Chairwoman — on 16th April, 2007 at 12:30 pm  

    Anas – Thank you very much, but I expect to be sitting here for some time, before I go in to hospital for 6 to 8 weeks.

    They don’t know if they’re wi-fied so I don’t know if I can take my laptop, but apparently you can rent some sort of tv cum internet access thing, so I’m thinking of doing a special ‘hospital’ blog, something along the lines of ‘From a LiberalFascist’s Sick Bed’ or something like that. Suggestions welcome.

    Soru – Packing heat right now :-)

  34. William — on 16th April, 2007 at 12:56 pm  

    This week been invited to an Indian wedding (Hindu)
    in Fiji. I was told it would be quite a big affair.
    Of course this is all just fine and dandy except for the thought “me got to Fiji”. Oh my goodness I only went to Europe for a short holiday once in 1980. Also I cannot possibly afford it. I am sure they won’t miss me if it is going to be a big one. Maybe I will just send them a card. Hope I can afford the postage.

  35. sonia — on 16th April, 2007 at 1:39 pm  

    fingers crossed for you chairwoman..seriously is there only ONE consultant??!

  36. El Cid — on 16th April, 2007 at 2:21 pm  

    Good luck Chairy (*prays he doesn’t have to run marathon with dodgy sacroiliac*)

  37. Sid Love — on 16th April, 2007 at 2:50 pm  

    yeah CW-aunty-ji. All the best with the treatment. Just touch this screen and BELIEVE!

  38. Kismet Hardy — on 16th April, 2007 at 3:02 pm  

    Anyone know any good emails that sell sex aids such as viagra or penis enlargement tools?

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