March, 2008

Pump It Up

A long time ago, in a land not-so-very-far from here, there lived a beautiful princess young woman who decided to take a step class at her local gym. “I shall take a step class,” said the young woman. “Because I…

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POSTMAN KILLER

Rubin writes… I killed the postman yesterday. Don’t listen to what Amber says: that postman? He dead. Seriously, dudes, he may not have died on the spot, but I could tell by the terrified look in his eyes that as…

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Barking Mad

Rubin writes… Basically, I’ve been barking like a madman EVERY SINGLE morning. I start about half an hour before A&T normally get up, and I WILL NOT STOP until they haul ass out of bed and come and play with…

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PESKY KIDS

Rubin writes…. Heh. Just when I thought it was safe to go back into the garden, he’s back – The Fat Kid From Next Door (TFKFND). And this time he has a Fat Friend… I couldn’t believe it. Hadn’t seen…

Inadvertently Ask Amber

So, longtime readers of this here blog (look, I like to pretend, okay?) will know that people tend to find me through some weird-ass Google searches, most of which involve hating redheads, avoiding having babies that are redheads and, er,…

Review | Rimmel Hide the Blemish concealer

In all the years I’ve been wearing makeup (and there’s been a lot of them), there’s just one product that’s occupied its own special place in my makeup bag, from my teenage years to now. (Note: it hasn’t been the…

Do you know who’s commenting on your blog?

My very first pro-blogging job was for a TV blog. Because it was my first-ever blogging gig, I was particularly keen to do well and make a good impression, so when I started receiving some particularly vicious, and very personal,…

Six Things PRs Hate About Journalists

I’ve already written about Why Journalists Hate PRs, but having worked in both fields, I know that it works the other way too, and PRs have their fair share of gripes about us journos. I can’t speak for all PR professionals,…

Pet Peeves: ‘Ima’

No, it’s not a hybrid car, it’s a hybrid word – and I hate it. “Ima go to the store now,” for instance, means, “I’m going to go to the store now.” “Ima have lunch,” means “I’m going to have lunch.” And…

Words I Just Can’t Spell

I admit it. There are some words I just can’t get to grips with. No matter how hard I try to memorise them, or to come up with nifty little mnemonics or other methods by which to trick myself into…

Pet Peeves…. about blog comments

I love getting comments at my various blogs, and I love leaving comments at other people’s. But the fine art of blog commenting has given rise to a few Pet Peeves. OK, more than a few Pet Peeves… I hate: 1….

Things We Learned from the Famous Five

Things We Learned from The Famous Five

When I was a child, I was addicted to The Famous Five books, by Enid Blyton. To this day, I cannot drink ginger beer or explore a network of secret underground passages without thinking about good old Julian, Dick, George,…

Review | Skinkiss Caffeine Tights

Skinkiss Caffeine Tights aren’t the usual type of beauty product we tend to review here, because they are, in fact, clothes rather than a cream, lotion or potion. They do, however, have a beauty-related purpose, and leave it to Dollface to…

Haircut 101

First: after reading all of your comments on my entry about phobias, I realised that actually, I have WAY more phobias than I had written about, and, indeed, that I had completely omitted some of my biggest, and most all-consuming…

Blogophobia: the fear of having nothing to blog about

Inspired by Toni’s post yesterday about phobias, I thought to myself: hey! I have me some phobias too! In fact, my mind, it is a strange, creepy town riddled with dark, twisting alleyways which I bet the Forever Amber readers…