September, 2006

A Note….

… to all of the people (the many, many people) who’ve been finding this blog lately after googling some variation of “worried that baby will be ginger” or “chances of having ginger haired baby” or “can I dye my baby’s…

Bowled Over

We’re going to a networking event next month through Business Buzz. It’s a bowling night. I’m not looking forward to it. Oh, it’s not the bowling I object to per se, or, indeed the networking (although it’s true that I’m…

Why Journalists Hate PRs Part 2

Well, because it’s Friday, and because I obviously didn’t learn my lesson the first time I wrote about this, here’s another prime example of Things PRs Do That Annoy Me, hot off the press this morning. (DISCLAIMER: Not all PRs…

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BIG BED

Rubin writes… Oh man, wait till I tell you what I did last night! You will be, like, SO impressed! So, as y’all know, because they are as mad as fish, Amber and Terry like to confine me to Azkaban…

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No One Loves a Red Haired Baby

Hey peeps. Tonight I’d like to talk about how hideously disfigured I am. No, this is not a digging-for-compliments exercise or even a self-indulgent entry focusing on the fascinating subject of how insecure I am about the way I look…

PINK BOWL!

Rubin writes… Oh man, lookit what I got, I gotta PINK BOWL! Now, I know what yoos all are thinkin’. Yoos are all, “OMG he gotta SISSY GIRL BOWL!” Well, shows what yoos know, eh? Yeah, OK, personally I would’ve…

Oops! I Did It Again!

Rubin writes… Yeah, so last night? After we’d got home from my Norma and John’s? I waited till A&T were asleep then I crapped all over my bed. Yes, AGAIN! That’s three beds I’ve ruined this week alone – three…

An Accused (Rubin)Man

Rubin writes… People, I stand before you, an accused man, accused of a crime I… well, OK, I DID commit, but seriously – I’m angry. And trust me, given the wolf blood that runs in my veins, you do NOT…

Putting Your Life Online

Oh dear. I done created a monster. It seems that my post on Why Journalists Hate PRs has been read, in some quarters at least, as an attempt to “diss” the PR profession as a whole – and the horse…

SIN BIN

Rubin writes… This update comes to you live from the “Sin-bin”, where I’ve been remanded in custody by Terry after a day of total and utter BADNESS. First there was the matter of Amber’s flowers. Well. Somehow during the night…

Dogs in Vans = Baaaad Boys

Rubin writes…. We have new people next door. There’s some guy who looks like Harry Potter, and there’s a fat kid who’s scared of me. Hee! I mean, I can’t blame him really – I can be quite terrifying until…

Fresh, minty, Rubiny goodness

Rubin writes… n my time, I’ve often been described as a “dirty dog”. Indeed, there are those who have described me as a “filthy dog”, and still others who have called me a “BAAAAD BOY”, or a “dirty wee b******d”….

The Sheet Incident

Rubin writes… I think if I were to name the worst thing I ever did it would havta be The Sheet Incident. Amber had washed a sheet. It was white and HUGE. She spent HOURS ironing it, and she was…

Red Coat

Rubin writes… She made me wear the red coat. I could not BELIEVE it. Every single winter this happens. Every single winter. (Note: one winter it didn’t happen but, it’s like, who’s counting? Answer: me.) I mean, how many wolves…

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad WOLF?*

Rubin writes… Yo, Rubinman in da house. Here’s the thing, though: I’m totally NOT in the house. I haven’t been in the house for TWO WEEKS in fact, and quite frankly, I am NOT amused… Now, I’m not talkin about…

SHOOS

Rubin writes… Just to clarify here : I didn’t know they were Amber’s favourite shoes when I ate them. I didn’t! I thought the last pair I ate were her favourite shoes? Who has two favourite pairs of shoes (Answer:…

HORNS

Rubin writes… So, growed me a set o’ horns. Ya like? (note: there’s still only just one of me, I just gave ya two pictures, so there’s more of me to love) Now, I know what y’all are thinkin. You’re…

PONKY!

Rubin writes… I got a PINK DONKEY. A PONKY! Actually, I’m going to just come clean: I got TWO ponkies, and the reason I got two ponkies was that the first one… well, the first one was an IMPOSTOR Ponky….

FREE Rubin!*

Rubin writes… Dudes, Bob Dylan has wrote a song about me. This is my favourite bit: “Rubin could take a man out with just one punch But he never did like to talk about it all that much. It’s my…

Feet Wheels

Rubin writes… OK, so I hesitate to mention this, but somethin’s been buggin me. It’s Amber. It’s like, sure, she bugs me MOST of the time: take that as read. But lately…oh man… Lately every time we go out for…

Pepeman Go Home

Rubin writes… The Pepe bit Amber. I couldn’t BELIEVE it! “Pepe, man,” I said, “the first rule of fight club is you NEVER bite Amber, for hers is that hand that feeds you.” He was all, “hello, pretty boy!” so…

Rubin from the Block

Rubin writes… Sing it with me: Don’t be fooled by the toys that I got/ I’m still, I’m still Rubin from the block… Hell yeah I am. So, the other night I get back from visiting my Norma and John,…

I’ve Got Something You’ve Not Got

Rubin writes… I’ve got something you’ve not got! I got a PURPLE PUPPET! Man, I bet you’re all totally jealous. No wonder I look smug: (That thing right behind me, by the way? The CAGE? That’s what Amber and Terry…

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Hole

Rubin writes…. So, dug me a hole the other day. It was a great hole, you should’ve seen it – I may be just a little dog, but I dig a mean hole, I really do. So there I am,…

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Hairy Bone

Rubin writes… Ha! Didn’t think you’d see ME again, did you? Ha! Y’all thought the Rubinman was finished. That you’d never see his like again. Well, think again, people! The Rubinman is back, better than ever before, and he is…

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Ikea?

So, on Sunday we went to Ikea to replace Terry’s dead chair, God rest its soul, and also to buy two desks, a filing cabinet, cable-tidiers, two sets of blinds, one of those pull-out trays things for keyboards, and a…

I Shot the Sheriff (Court)*

GOD. I got called for jury duty. My whole life I have dreaded being called for jury duty. Actually, no, that’s a lie. There was a period when I worked in an office where I’d gladly have taken any opportunity…

More blogging for bucks

Hee! How lucky am I? Not only do I get paid to write about TV and fashion, but today I started a brand new gig, writing about my very favourite subject in the world, bar none – shoes! Yes, just…