Saturday, December 16, 2006

Minx the Merciless

The invasion was timed to perfection. By 9.30 am we had managed to secure the last parking space in the whole of Truro.

Today was Christmas Shopping Day - a day that involves a fight to the death and may the best shopper win!

With weapons ( a large and trusty handbag) we ventured into the thronging crowds, sussing out the opposition and putting our first plan into action - something to eat. The troops cannot go to war on an empty stomach after all, but we did not plan to be hampered weight-wise by a bacon sandwich that had been soaked in fat for at least a week.

The credit card fought valiantly to diminish the List of Christmas and we were nearly there until it came to the time of the great split.
Bereft of battle command, I was jostled, shoved and pushed from one jingle-bloody-belling shop to another, but I saved the day by unintentionally jumping a queue (how sneaky) and managed to complete my mission and have time for a drink before the troops re-assembled. We did it! We have won, shopping horror is done and thank the Goddess that this great battle only happens once a year.

Tonight I am off to my Works Christmas Bash which for some reason involves dressing up as a character from the Bond movies. Oh joy - but at least I get to dull the pain of my battle bruises with few martini's!

Update
Went to party as Sweatlana Furcoatski from Russia....with love! After an appalling meal we watched 'Casino Royale' in a private cinema. Not being a huge fan of James Bond, I thought that the film was refreshingly different from its gadget filled predecessors. Daniel Craig (Layer Cake) was rough and ready as Bondy, but I have to say that too many martinis and a comfy leather sofa led to a small and convenient nap halfway through!

8 comments:

Verilion said...

You dress up as a bond character while I'm going to see Bond. I didn't have a coin handy so I spun a dreidel. Obviously the mazel is not with me, I wanted to go and see The Departed. Anyway have fun. I'm arriving next week empty handed with two days left to shop, shop, shop!!!!

Cailleach said...

Ooh have fun vamping it up and using silly names like Pussy Galore... err.. seem to be a bit stumped now!

have fun anywhile!

Verilion said...

Except it seems that Bond has gone and grown up and got all serious. Man, what a piece of tosh that Casino Royale is. I have never wanted to leave a movie to go and have a fag before, that's how bad it was (and even eye candy Daniel Craig was not enough).

Hope your party was fun Minx.

Minx said...

Erm, think it was....will report later.

Atyllah said...

It's all a unique form of human insanity, isn't it? Some form of excruciating sadomasochism. Strange things, humans, with their weird rituals...

Minx said...

Weird ritual indeed Atyllah. Just brought a tree inside the house with the intention of killing with an overload of lights and hanging things.

Saaleha said...

Well, you did it. Now you have to survive the Christmas day drama. Good luck. I believe 4:17 pm is the time when most Brits are likely to have a spat with some visiting family member, according to a 'scientific survey' conducted in the UK. Tell me who you lynched...

Minx said...

This will be a hard one - there's a queue.