Sunday, July 22, 2007

anger laughter tears OR "Ninety-three"

Anger (and laughter)




(on a toilet wall in East London)

I discovered this morning that somehow, i don't know how, certain albums & groups from LG's playlist have found their way onto my iPod. Certain other items were already there- yes, i do like some of her musical choices (White Stripes, Leaves Eyes, Muse, Lost Prophets, Green Day, Nightwish ...). Some of it is rather too screamy for me tho' and therefore hasn't been included on my iPod playlist.

Until Friday morning, that is, when I found myself listening to the following:

If i only could i'd set the world on fire
F*ck the world
Eat shit and die or f*ck off at least...

...f*ck the beastie boys and f*ck the dalai lama...

...f*ck Oprah f*ck opera f*ck soap opera...


Don't bother trying to analyse these rhymes
in this song i say f*ck 93 times.



I didn't half larf.
I received strange looks from passers-by for my (presumably inexplicable) smiles and laughter.
It was all the more amusing, somehow, because I was walking to my yoga class.

I also strangely enjoyed the anger, I think I've been needing to feel and express some.

So I've decided to create an Angry F*cker playlist, for certain times, days and moods.

Or maybe I'll just call it "93".

Pink angry

En route to yoga, I noticed a new recycling bin - for small electrical appliances.

All power to the Council for extending on their recycling programme, good idea huh?

But look at it.



Its f*cking PINK.

Am I overreacting in being somewhat peeved about this? Am I imagining that there might be some gender agenda here, with the illustrated electrical items being an iron and a hairdryer, and the extreme pinkness?

Grrr.

I fully expect the introduction of complementary recycling bins for large and particularly IT and entertainment-related appliances and power tools. They will be larger, squarer, decorated in combat colours and adorned with pictures of footballs and naked women.

(any other suggestions for similarly "targeted" recycling bins?)


Tears (and some laughter)
In my yoga class, a headache I'd fended off first thing this morning returned rather aggressively.
Bendy Wendy, my (wonderful) yoga teacher, gave me a sequence of special poses to do in a quiet corner. I had a good cry, which I also needed and my tense shoulders relaxed quite a bit.

Here are some of the things that were said during the class:
"Breathe!!!"

"In this pose the flesh on your buttocks should move down towards your ankles."

"Don't look down!"

"now suck up your inner ankles"

"Does that feel good?" - ".... good in a yoga way."


I did feel good - so much better - on my way home.

25 comments:

Akelamalu said...

I love the PINK recycling bin!

Just trying to catch up now I'm back off holiday.

You have an award m'dear, please call by my blog to collect it. :)

call me betty said...

You made me laugh this morning!! :D

Both with the ipod and the sucking up of the inner ankles (ewww.)

I love the pink bin too.
xxxxx

PG said...

ha, I remember playing Crass and Conflict at top volume when I was a teenager, it felt very naughty with all the swearing and the self righteousness!

Pod said...

i suppose the bin coulda been worse....they coulda put a pic of a vibrator on it too....

Trac said...

Yeah - fuck fashism! hahaha.

Greenwich Council are very proud of their new pink bins and they are cropping up everywhere! Now I won't be able to pass one and not laugh and think of you! :O)
x

Calamity Tat said...

Oh I didn't half f*cking laugh lets... why is it I've never heard youu say it (unlike me and my foul mouth!)Love that pink bin and what a good idea Pod. Have a good cry Lets, you and me both, it's good to swear and cry ;-)

tut-tut said...

Maybe the writer was trying to say F*@#k Fashion?? I'd get behind that; so tired of looking at the fallout of the low-rider pants era.

Dizzy said...

???? White Stripes, Leaves Eyes, Muse, Lost Prophets, Green Day, Nightwish ???? God I had better catch up, but I think I will leave out the slipknot song. Are they all like that?

I like the pink wheely bin, about time we had some colour in our wheely bins. I get the point tho' about the hairdryer and iron - cheek. I wonder if men will use it?

Dizzy said...

PS, I am guessing you wont be a pink 'Rockin' Girl' ha ha

Ex-Shammickite said...

Well, I like the pink bin, and I certainly like the idea behind the pink bin. Recycling small appliances is a great idea! Here, they all end up either in a garbage dump, or at a thrift shop... with no guarantees that they will work.
I love Tut-Tut's comment about thos low slung pants... YAY Tut-Tut!

Ex-Shammickite said...

And I've tried that trick about the buttock flesh moving towards my ankles, but the f**king stuff just stays where it is!

call me betty said...

Oh, pod, no!
Recycling a vibrator??

:-)

Dumdad said...

Suck up your inner ankles? I've been trying to ever since reading your post but have only got as far as my outer knees.

Shelly Lowenkopf said...

The last time I caught my vibrator sleeping with someone else, I went out looking for a pink recycle bin. Alas, all taken.

la bellina mammina said...

I love that pink recycling bin - adds color to an otherwise green ones....
"In this pose the flesh on your buttocks should move down towards your ankles" - LOL! If this happens, don't forget to post a pic!!

Reya Mellicker said...

I need to suck up my inner ankles, really I do. In fact I would love to have a t-shirt that says SUCK UP YOUR INNER ANKLES. That would be so nice.

I like pink, don't attach it to any gender the way I'm supposed to. Pink is nicer than industrial green or blah taupe. Not to impugn your distaste for it, though!

Donna said...

Hahaha you are sooooo funny and on form today Miss Letty :-)

I know some of those yoga phrases, being an ex yoga teacher I had a few ridiculous ones of my own! My buttock flesh moves down towards my ankles of it's own accord, I am constantly trying to hoist it back into a pert position! and there's nothing like yoga for bringing on a good cry ;-)

kimy said...

just discovered lettuce-eating (thanks to dumdad!) love, love, love it...and must add some lettuce to my diet of cheese and other nibbles. great pics...see we have weaknesses for similiar subjects - graffiti, trees, decrepit buildings, doors... whatever. pink bins...interesting, one must say it does add a dash of femininity to the world of trash! carry on, great 'meeting you.'

Pod said...

well, one of my old neighbours recycled his wife's blue vibrator into a spark plug cleaner. we found it one day and put on his dog's (called aptly Lucky) nose. he ran off barking.......

Dumdad said...

Lettuce,

You asked what lager I was drinking in the pic. Not what you suggested: it was Oranjeboom. Just the job for a sunny day in the beer garden of the Bull at Bethersden....

lettuce said...

i discovered this morning that the little bin alongside the pink is for recycling batteries.

Useful, huh? esp. given the rate at which some small appliances use up batteries....

Pod said...

what exactly do you mean....?

lettuce said...

ooo ta Lulu, you are so kind.

glad to put a smile on your face Betty. (and... don't you recycle?)

pg - Crass & Conflict? must search them out!

pod, now just look what you started with this comment.....

haha Trac, and now when I pass one i will think you you passing and laughing - and I too will laugh...

Tat... um... you can't have been listening all the time. ;op

very funny TT, fall out of the low-rider pants... eeewww. (or not, depending...)

oooh yes Dizzy... and theres so much much more....

Shammie if its not moving, maybe thats something to be glad about! (see Donna's comment)

the mind boggles, dumdad

Shelly, betrayed by a small electrical appliance, oh no!

bella, no promises re pics.

you are funny Reya, that would be such a great tee shirt.

Donna, that was kind of my reaction too to the buttock flesh thing!

kimy, hello, nice to meet you. I must pop over to yours for cheese and other nibbles.

pod, what creative neighbours you have. (poor dog)

dumdad, thats not a very Kentish ale

pod, thats enough now.

Pod said...

the dog had a very shiny nose after that...and the spark plugs came up a treat. but poor mrs m was grumpy ever since......

Steve said...

The interesting thing about that bin is that I would think recycling a hair dryer would be quite different from recycling a toaster oven or a coffee pot. I had no idea there could be such commonality among small appliances.

(Pod had the same thought I did -- but of course, those appliances might not be "small.")