This is going to be a random post because I am The Ritalin Child today and I can't focus on any one thing.
Man terms I've learned lately (which, in all honesty, I meant to have no relevance to the Queen story above): Murse = man purse. Male people - if you carry an over-the-body murse, at least have the dignity to wear it behind your back. Not to the side, not in the front (thank you for pointing out this fashion tip, Butterfly). And unless you have that grunge look going on, I'm sorry, but it just doesn't work. This does not apply to trendy gay men. Trendy gay men wear the murse with dignity and they are open about it. Like carrying a "mutch" (a man-clutch). Unless it is an iPad, you are a trendy gay man. Bags that appear to be briefcases I have no problem with; they just look businessy. And then there's the moobs. That's right; man boobs. Saw a guy the other day sporting knockers that were bigger than mine. Thankfully, he was carrying neither a murse nor a mutch because that would have been OTT.
And on the subject of boobs: OMG!!! What IS it about this country that you can't find a decent bra?? Horrible. I usually shop at Debenham's and it is hit or miss. This time, I just bought 5 and decided that by the law of averages, at least one of them should fit right after washing a few times. Yeah yeah, I know what you are thinking, girls and I did the Oprah thing of getting a proper fitting (I just chose not to believe what the fitter lady had to say). Sorry, no flat-chested Asian lady is going to tell me that my girls are that size. Not happenin. Maybe when I get back to the States. But anyhoo, bra sizes here are NOT what they are in the States.
Hey - You can tell when it is getting to be Ramadan time when you go to furniture stores and there is a line to get in, people push you out of the way, and all of a sudden, the stock is all new. I've been shopping at different home furnishing stores for a secret project I have going on and OMG! I couldn't have picked a worse time of the year. Incase you don't know it A) it is the end of the month and people just received their salaries, so they're out 2) School is out so the kids are being dragged along, and oh C) Did I mention that in this part of the world, it is traditional to host people in your home during the whole month of Ramadan, so in doing so, you go out and either refresh your decor or do a whole new furniture change. Yep. That's the way homey plays it. It took me an hour to find a parking place to get into Ikea the other day after work (DURING the week!) and last night, I went to Banta and had to circle the block 4 times to find a space (sorry Audi dude, but there was no way I was going to let you reverse down the street to get to a parking space that I clearly owned).