Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Bee's Guilty Pleasures


bruce springsteen, billy joel & pat benatar
gill sans font (i am currently obsessed with converting all my PhD research into gill sans – time consuming but i can pretend it’s work!)
anything by the herskowitz/zwick/w.g. snuffy walden team

going to planet organic on the sly and purchasing random overpriced face creams, soaps, quinoa or anything for 34p

charity shop pootling

drinking a glass of chardonnay & reading vanity fair in the bath
watching reality bites/singles/almost famous and pretending i am bridgit fonda/winona/kate hudson
re-reading jay mcinerney’s ‘story of my life’ – (“i’m like, i don’t believe this shit, i said to skip pendleton”) - so class
green & blacks dark chocolate – way better than lindt. currently only on 1 bar a week which leaves room for…
jelly beans, jelly babies, cola bottles and generally anything gummy
buying peonies, even though they cost an arm and a leg
a nice cup of tea and a sit down

15 comments:

  1. i can't post in gill sans i'm afraid but i changed it to arial which is sans serif and not too far off.
    I think i know one pat benatar song...is it on the pretty in pink or breakfast club soundtrack? remind me please, bee or sal.

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  2. pat benatar fan4:29 PM, June 05, 2007

    gosh where do i begin? love is a battlefield, heartbreaker, shadows of the night, hit me with your best shot, we belong...i could go on...

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  3. do you mean love is a battlefield? loooove that song.
    re. green and blacks - no comparison i'm afraid. lindt is much better and also thinner so you can get away with eating more!
    x

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  4. We are young, heart ache to heart ache we stand, no promises no demands, both of us knowing...love is a battlefield. Just added the best of PB to my i-pod.
    Can't beat a bag of Haribo once in a while.

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  5. green & blacks spokesperson11:33 AM, June 06, 2007

    i'm afraid you'll find that our dark chocolate kicks our competitor (snort!) lindt's 70% butt. our chocolate has a more authentic 'muddy' flavour that cacao should have plus it's thicker, therefore more bang for your buck.
    p.s. we here at G & B also adore 'love is a battlefield' and pat benatar in general.

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  6. lindt director of taste2:44 PM, June 07, 2007

    Immediately strong and full-forward on the palate, this is a chocolate that presents no subtleties to the taste buds. The initial flavor is chocolate, very beautiful in its simplicity and deep in its impact. The acidity is not shy and quickly mounts to take on a fruity demeanor of blackberries and red currants. It gradually increases as the length progresses, and the chocolate coats the mouth thickly and delivers a fuller body all around. Intensely fruity yet bold with its chocolatiness, this bar certainly delivers what it promised. Finally, the length ends with an even stronger red flavor and before hazelnuts and coffee finish everything off. The finish is just as strong as the length and lasts for a good while after the melt, which further enhances the intensity.

    This chocolate is as its name suggests: excellent.

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  7. wow! well bee, i think that proves it. lindt is better than green & blacks.
    the end.

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  8. blimey! i'm clearly outdone on that one! i particularly like that the lindt director of taste uses the US spelling of 'flavour'...

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  9. Oooo, I don't half fancy a flake.

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  10. jelly bean anyone?

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  12. cadburys health advisor8:30 AM, June 10, 2007

    oh dear - lindt-lover's losing it...
    fancy a veggie mars-bar?

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  13. back from istanbul6:03 PM, June 10, 2007

    they have 70% at istanbul airport so it's obviously a worldwide phenomenon.........

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  14. Ah, but have you discovered Calibri font yet? New with Office 2007, the best font ever

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  15. geeky i.t lady 29:07 AM, June 13, 2007

    oooh, just googled calibri...niiiice. may give trebuchet a run for it's money, but i don't have it. will try to illegally download.

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