T is for Too Many

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atoztI have too many things. Not that I will getting rid of any of them any time soon. Like books. I have too many books for the amount of bookshelves I actually own and have room for. I have too many games. I’m never going to get round to playing them all. Too much music to listen to it all but if I didn’t have all that music I wouldn’t be able to create any playlists and I need music. I can’t sleep without it, can’t travel without it, can’t live with it.

I watch too many hours of tv, sleep for too many hours, there are too many cat hairs on me and my furniture and floor. I have too many thoughts in my head. Too many words to write. Too many bills to pay. Too many people and animals in my house right now (2 adults, 2 kids, 3 cats, 2 hamsters, 2 fish and a dog we’re taking care of for a week).

Seven tooth brushes!

Seven tooth brushes!

There are a couple of things that start with T that I have too many off.

Toothbrushes: Why do I have so many? Where have they all come from? I only use one, so does my wife. Our friend moved out a couple of months and took her brush. My niece and nephew use a brush each, so that accounts for four of the brushes. So where have the other three come from? And I’m pretty sure there is another knocking about the bathroom too. It’s a mystery.

Mugs of empty tea. Plus a tea pot.

Mugs of empty tea. Plus a tea pot.

Tea. We definitely drink too many cups of tea. We manage to go though so many mugs a day, I swear every day the dishwasher is just mugs. Which is odd, cause i really do try and drink from the same mug through the day. I am a great believer in tea stains just adding to the flavour of the tea. I drink a lot through the day, so does my wife. Have been doing so since I was about 14/15 I think. I need tea to start the tea. Tea and diet coke.

So, here for you, my too many things. I won’t be getting rid of anything, or cutting down on anything, like tea. I am a creature of habit and I dislike change. Those toothbrushes are part of the odd household we have put together here.

Check out my guest post over at A2Z FictionT is for Tower

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S is for Sweetness

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atozsSome of us get lost in sweetness -
a light kiss or a soft touch.
Some of us get lost in delicate moments
silence and summer, delightful and endless.
I am lost in grace and lullabies,
falling to sleep in warmth and wonder.
Falling to sleep in sweetness
knowing everything is laced with light.

r.l.w

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R is for RuPaul’s Drag Race

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atozrI don’t care what you say, RuPaul’s Drag Race is the beat reality tv show on television right now, and quite possibly the best show on television right now. We’re into season six, which I’m behind on, with season seven confirmed and the audition process started and a second All-Stars season casted. RuPaul is an amazing person, and she had created this entire show as one big RuPaul extravaganza, with Santino Rice on one side and Michelle Visage and her breasts on the other side, she is the judge of what is effectively Next Top Model but for drag.

Wearing Big Bird and still looks amazing.

Wearing Big Bird and still looks amazing.

Drag is a mix of drama, art, performance and padding. There is a delicate skill involved in good drag, and Drag Race really puts that across. The queens have to make their own outfits on the show, refine their make up skills, get their padding right. They have to create a vision and put it on show. It’s an amazing thing to watch.

I find Drag Race equal parts hilarious and fascinating. That first season is a real eye opener. Just cause your dad dresses up as a woman every year for the <insert excsue here> that does not prepare you for all the fine details for drag. Tucking, for instance, was something I’d not even know about. The transformation from the male to female. The absolute reality of these looking like woman. Over-done sometimes, but more female than I will ever look.

Latrice Royale

Latrice Royale

The hilarity comes from the reality part of the show. The fighting, the bitching, the endless insults that fly when they’re close to deadline and have made friends or enemies or joined a clique within the contestants and are tense and snapping. There are some things I didn’t even consider insults, some things I could never repeat not even in my own head. Plus they play some funny games and have some funny themes. It’s a fun show. My favourite for comedy is Latrice Royale, who was actually just a wonderful person all round.

The art side of it, the performance, can be funny when it goes wrong, no drag queen is perfect, but they can all be amazing. My favourites have been Sharon Needles, who does some amazing things. Detox too, who turned up to to the season five reunion event in black and white, like she’d stepped right out of a 1950s film. Raja was all art on the show, which cause a few problems with the other aspects of Drag, but won her season anyway, and look great nearly every episode.

Detox

Detox

I could go on and on about this show. it’s on Netflix in the UK right now, the first five seasons, that is and I recommend you check it out. It’s a pleasure to watch every single episode, and RuPaul looks amazing every single time. Even when she’s wearing dresses made out of sweet wrappers, she still looks amazing. Every. single. time. Plus, you never know if Michelle Visage’s breasts will finally pop out of her top.

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Recap // Catch Up Two

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atozallOkay so there wasn’t a catch up last week, though now I try to think back I can’t quite remember why. I mean obviously I was busy until the evening, I remember that. And then I changed over the blog from wordpress.com to a self hosted wordpress, as you may be able to tell. For the first time I saw how big the adverts were on my own blog, and wondered why the hell I had changed from the self hosted in the first place. I mean, it’s not ideal, when is it ever, but it’s better. I also changed the layout, which was a few days of fiddling around with css which I always enjoy until the colours are right. There are still a few things I want to change, but for now, it’s good.

So, what’s being going on. Not much. Work, sleep, an Easter egg hunt for my niece and nephew yesterday and we finished the chicken coup too. Also figured out how to get my nephews profile onto my xbox, so he can play his games and as himself. Also he can shout to his friends over the mic (if he brings it with him – which he hasn’t today).

So below are a lot of lists, but don’t be overwhelmed, it’s just links. Follow me on twitter and facebook, everything gets linked to there once it’s posted.

So, here is the recap of the posts for the A to Z challenge.

Over at Welsh Bloggers:-

And finally: My Poems for NaPoWriMo:

I know, a lot right, I wrote a couple of things in advance, but most on the day. Which didn’t leave me much time to visit other blogs. Which sucks, but with so much other stuff going on, such is life. Plus I still have to fit in xbox time and a lot of sleep. A LOT of sleep ;)

Take care all.

Q is for Queen

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atozqWith the addition of Reb Brown to the household, a hierarchy has formed within the cats. While Reb is older, heavier and stronger all round, Merry has very much established herself as the Queen of the cats. They are mostly getting along the three of them. Reb and Pogo get along great, they play a lot, sleep together and Reb licks Pogo all the time. It’s really quite sweet. Reb and Merry have a tentative relationship. There is sniffing and sleeping, but no playing. Merry does not play with Reb. She’s not a particularly brave cat, and while playing with Pogo is fine – he’s the same size as her – Reb is three times her weight at least. She’s a very dainty cat and very aware of Reb’s chunk. Pogo is the daredevil and doesn’t care.

She’s also quite awkward, so most things have to be on her terms. She won’t eat too close to the other two, she will only eat certain cat food (but anything else), she won’t necessarily fight for anything either.

Merry remains the Queen of our cats though.

Don't bother your Queen

Don’t bother your Queen

She smacks the hell out of both Reb and Pogo when she feels necessary. Especially at meal times (there’s not ours). She will be fed and damn no smelly boy cats are going to get in her way. Pogo just takes it, she smacks him so much you almost feel sorry for the little guy but I’m not entirely sure that there’s anything inside that skull of his. Biscuits I think, that’s where he keeps his store. Like a hamster. Reb has took mostly, and been really really confused about it. Recently he’s been trying to smack back but not connecting and not really sure if he should.

During the day she tends to form thrones in different places in the house. The blanket on the table, the drawers in my bedroom. For the longest time she would sleep up on the top of the wardrobe and look down on us commoners.

While she is not the most regal of queen cats – my friend has a ragdoll cat that is the queen of queens – she is definitely the queen of this house.

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