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25 November 2010 @ 04:54 pm
Oh piss ...  
I was watching the cricket this morning, which was a bit ordinary, but I told shocolate  that it was bound to improve.

Them the lovely deensey  PMed me and inveigled me into comic-buying adventures rather than my planned day. I came home, and it had improved! So I started to watch again. And Australian Peter Siddle took a hat trick -- which is to say claimed the wickets of three England players for you turkey-stuffed and stuffing Americans and yes, that is bad because I support England in cricket. And the last one was Stuart Broad and I was looking forward to watching him get all sweaty.

So now I have turned the telly off, in hopes of a fine display of tail-end batting away from my bad influence.

 
 
 
prone to mischief: Stuart Broadtreacle_tartlet on November 25th, 2010 06:36 am (UTC)
Shocking state of affairs! Here, for old time's sake, let us admire raitala's Stuart icon.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 25th, 2010 06:44 am (UTC)
Life is so unkind! I can only console myself that it will bring on a stint of him bowling all the sooner and if I am very lucky he will have time to smooth his sweaty hair back between taking Australian wickets.
Meredyth: Arthur Poutingmeredyth_13 on November 25th, 2010 06:46 am (UTC)
Well buggar! They bowled Malfoy out?

*sadface*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 25th, 2010 06:48 am (UTC)
I'm not sure whether I want to console Stuart or Bradley, now ...
Meredyth: Steve Sick Personmeredyth_13 on November 25th, 2010 07:27 am (UTC)
Your choices are SO hard. :D

I'm happy to share the burden. That's what friends are for, right?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 25th, 2010 12:19 pm (UTC)
Can we take it in turns with each so we don't need to play favourites? Though given our relative heights, I should probably let you have Stuart ...
auntpurl: in conclusion cockauntpurl on November 25th, 2010 07:07 am (UTC)
Hee hee..."tail end batting".
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 25th, 2010 12:18 pm (UTC)
Oh, you! It's all just a series of giggleworthy moments for you, young lady ;-) (Waxing my Barbour!)
auntpurl: knitting is hotauntpurl on November 25th, 2010 05:49 pm (UTC)
I am easily amused, it's sad but true. :D

Been wearing my hat every single day. It's cold as a witch's tit in London and I am SO grateful to have a warm head, you don't even KNOW. Getting something into the mail for you shortly...
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 25th, 2010 10:25 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm so glad you like it. I hear it is going to snow this weekend, I may need to grab some possum wool when I am next in New Zealand and make you a more insulated one with ear flaps ...
auntpurl: dressed up rabbitsauntpurl on November 26th, 2010 03:54 pm (UTC)
Possum wool. POSSUM? Like:



POSSUM?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 27th, 2010 01:30 am (UTC)
Alas, the photo is not working, but if that was a cute Australian possum, then yes. They are feral in New Zealand and destroying habitats left right and centre, so there is an industry built up around the necessary cull of them. They're still protected in Australia, though, because they are very cute and appropriate here! Not the slightly evil American sort, because they'd take your fingers off.
Shivshiv5468 on November 25th, 2010 08:37 am (UTC)
Shakes head sorrowfully
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 25th, 2010 12:17 pm (UTC)
It's the lack of Broad that hurts most of all. Still, I look forward to him carving up the Australians: I fell asleep on the sofa and dreamed he had taken six wickets and the Aussies were at 8/104.
Loyaulte Me Lie: don't look!shocolate on November 25th, 2010 11:23 am (UTC)
I leave you in charge, and I wake up to a hat trick!!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 25th, 2010 12:02 pm (UTC)
It's even worse than that: I waited an hour and thought 'Look, it can't possibly hurt ...', clicked over, ten seconds later ... I turned the whole thing off and decided to test my powers of evil to see if they work for fall of Australian wickets, too.
jolinar_rosha: wraith smiling playfuljolinar_rosha on November 25th, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC)
Excuse my butting-in here, just wanted to say I read this post out of pure curiosity, and found it very amusing because it's like I'm reading a foreign language (the only thing I know of cricket is the name, and the fact that, apparently, England and Australia have an on-going vendetta at it :P).

I'll just let you guys go back to it now... :P
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 25th, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC)
CLEARLY I need to finish up my travel posts so that I can make a post explaining the delights of cricket to my non-cricketing-nations readership. It will ENRICH YOUR LIFE!! Or give you an excuse to skive off for days on end as you follow a match ...
jolinar_rosha: Trip smilingjolinar_rosha on November 25th, 2010 10:27 pm (UTC)
oh yes,please do! The game makes me curious (and fills me with dread, because rumour has it only the British and you guys down under can understand cricket...).
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 25th, 2010 10:34 pm (UTC)
That rumour is a dreadful lie -- India, Pakistan, the Caribbean, South Africa, New Zealand (which may count as Down Under), and Sri Lanka are all major cricketing nations, that's more than a billion people right there!

And there are fine cricketers from China and Scandinavia, and many other African nations, especially in East Africa. Really, it's only the Americas that missed the sport, continent-wise.

It's not that hard to understand, and it has Stuart Broad, which is incentive enough for anyone!

jolinar_rosha: a glimpse into Kirk's mindjolinar_rosha on November 26th, 2010 11:00 am (UTC)
I googled him.
Yum.
glorafinglorafin on December 2nd, 2010 05:14 pm (UTC)
And the Netherlands weirdly. To my knowledge the only non-Commonwealth nation to compete internationally. I miss the times when cricket was on the BBC. Since it has been snapped by Sky and Channel 4, I can never see a match. :(