9 things I did yesterday (and a blatant lie*) 1) Went Christmas shopping again and was a bit more successful (but still didn't buy very much). 2) Failed to spot a famous journalist walking straight past me, and had to have them pointed out (by which time it was too late and they'd disappeared). 3) Watched as TV cameras filmed the shelves at HMV being stacked with Shayne's new (bland, banal and utterly dismal) X Factor single. 4) Discovered something unexpected, gobsmacking and unprintable about a majorsoapstar. 5) Increased from seven to eight the number of bloggers on my sidebar who I've actually met in real life - cheers! 6*) Received a Christmas card out of the blue from somebody I went to university with (damn, I need to send them one now). 7) Despaired at Arsenal's close-scrape win against Doncaster in the Carling Cup (on penalties, after extra time, oh the near-shame of it) 8) Went on a guided tour behind the scenes at BBC Television Centre (the studios were so empty that you'd think all the Beeb's Christmas shows were pre-recorded). 9) Found a book in Waterstones which shouldn't have had a 'Half Price' sticker on the front, and got it for half price. 10) Queued for ages to buy an advance train ticket so that I can escape the metropolis tomorrow.