14 February 2006

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue...

...With the Elephants and the Monkeys,
And you look like one too!

Hmm, I think I've got a couple of songs mixed up there (unless your birthday is on Valentines Day). I do accept that the classic image of a rose is red, but surely the colour of a violet is, well, violet - hence the name. It's as Demteri Martin says "I think they named the Orange before the Carrot". Anywho, I'm in deep trouble for leaving my valentines card to KT in the office :-( but as it turns out ... she was too busy to buy me a card! If I used that line people'd be gathering around in a hour or so for my funeral. For the first time since I was about five I haven't received a Valentines card today - attention all women, this is your chance to send me one! Years ago (my first year of uni) I sent one to someone I wasn't interested in (there was nothing wrong with her you understand, we were both to vibrant young adults who weren't attracted to each other) with a message I shameless ripped from a TV comedy (I'm not going to say which one, you have to recall it for yourselves): "Life without you would be like a broken pencil ... pointless". For that and many other reasons I acquired the nickname "smooth plips" (an unusual contraction of phillip). Back to my struggle to get through the day today though, after my I prepare my lovely home cooked meal tonight we can both relax and enjoy Liverpool beating Arsenal from 8pm. While it's great our other "game in hand" is televised, putting it on Valentines Day is just asking for trouble. Liverpool, Arsenal and Sky should be ashamed, nobody's up to anything tomorrow night... Well, seeing as it's on it would be stupid not to watch it in our lounge, with *one* card on the coffee table.