My Bank Holiday!

3 May

I put an excalamtion mark at the end of the post title to make this seem a lot more interesting than it probably has been: basically Bank Holidays are always the same. You’ve got football on the telly, rubbish TV programmes, the weather’s terrible and everyone thinks that it’s a good idea to rush to the seaside because, er, that’s what you do on a Bank Holiday.

Well, it’s been pretty much the same for me. Today was the seaside day, and even though I didn’t see much of the beach (because it’s absolutely freezing cold out there) I did get my mitts on fish and chips:

Well it’s actually a fish cake, which is why it’s so round! I have to say that these paticular variety of fish and chips are very delicious – it’s a good job that I don’t live nearer to where these are made otherwise I’d be the size of a house! I had ice cream too, but I’ll have you know that I was good and only opted for a small tub: I’m not the pig I may seem to be!

In other Bank Holiday news, I was so desperate for a game that takes longer than 10 hours to complete (including min-games, collectibles, side-quests and all the rest of it) that I resorted to getting my ancient Nintendo 64 working again:

I decided to start with Donkey Kong, since it’s a game I haven’t played for ages – I think this game actually holds the record for the amount of collectible items in a single game (including bananas, golden bananas, fairies, battle crowns, blueprints, banana medals, boss keys, oranges, ammunition crates, two special tokens, banana coins, headphones and camera film. That’s quite a long list!) Also on the cards to play is the first two Banjo-Kazooie games (Banjo-Tooie is hilarious and also takes an age to complete 100%) and Zelda: Majora’s Mask, for me the most criminally underrated in the franchise.

So other than this and blogging it’s been a pretty mundane Bank Holiday really. I’ll sign off with Beck’s “Youthless” a song that’s been on repeat for me over the weekend and also has a very simple yet oddly ingenious video:


5 Responses to “My Bank Holiday!”

  1. suyeonb13 May 3, 2010 at 1:39 pm #

    Ahh! Donkey Monkey! I haven’t played that in forever … I will have to revisit the classic game. I miss it! And your fish(cake) and chips are making me hungry…

  2. meowsssss May 3, 2010 at 2:02 pm #

    I love beck and the fish and chips looks so yummy! thanks for sharing and hope you enjoyed your holiday 🙂

  3. diversewoman May 3, 2010 at 5:44 pm #

    I had to smile when I saw the pic of Donkey Kong. I remember playing that game on a friends Nintendo 64 ages ago! Okay, seems like ages ago.
    And your pic of the fish & chips….makes me want to visit England again. Yummy!

  4. Pie May 8, 2010 at 10:12 pm #

    That video is wonderfully weird. I would’ve expected nothing less from Beck. The fishcake and chips aren’t too shabby either.

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