Wednesday, September 13, 2006
A Very Merry Update
Imagine Mr.Glacia’s surprise last night when he arrived home and was greeted by me cooking a tourtierre in the kitchen, shortbread all around, the cat wearing a red and green bow and the dog with a great pair of reindeer antlers perched precariously on top of her head.
It’s Christmas in September and Le Chateau de Glacia is all aglow with Christmas eve charm.
Meanwhile back at Weatherfield,
Body Shop Pyramid Scheme
Danny-boy comes into Roy’s with a blue pyramid box full of bath stuff for Frankie to give to Penny – because he found out that Penny got Frankie a gift and didn’t want Frankie to be embarrassed.
Frankie is right pissed because she did get a gift for Frankie – a blue pyramid box full of bath stuff. Now she has to go buy a new gift so that Danny doesn’t think she took his gift. She complains that she now has three blue pyramid boxes full of bath stuff – so I assume she had bought one for Carol too.
Later she joins Jamie, Mike and Penny for a drink in the Rovers for a Christmas eve drink, but leaves when Danny and Ho show up. Penny asks her to come to the car because she has a present for her…..a blue pyramid box full of bath stuff.
Now I know what to get my sisters for Christmas.
Now, Where Was I?
The girls are complaining about Danny not letting them leave work early, but he tells them too bad they have to keep working. The reality is, he’s waiting for Mike to come to the factory with the bonus pays, but Mike is once again late.
Mike arrives, Danny leaves and trouble ensues as Mike is unable to balance the money he has with the Christmas bonuses. Penny comes to the rescue and when she is finished she nods to the box full of envelopes and suggest that Mike give out the bonuses. Mike says, ‘Yeah, one sec.’ And he walks to the safe. Penny points out that the bonuses are in the box, and Mike does a ‘Iknewthat!’ schtick.
Later, when the Baldwins are getting ready to leave, Mike says he needs to pick up Penny’s gift from the factory, but the minute he gets into the factory he forgets why he was there. Penny collects him and he looks concerned about his failing memory.
This storyline is really bringing me down, people.
Find the Amy!
Steve comes into the Rovers with a sack of goodies for Amy and approaches Tracey and Charlie to find out where his daughter is. They exchange a few words about who gets Amy at Christmas before Tracey tells Steve that she’s at Ken and Deidre’s.
Steve shows up at the Barlows, only to find out that Amy is not there either. Ken is fed up and marches Steve BACK to the Rovers to get the story from Tracey. ‘Oops, I meant Amy is at the nursery.’ She laughs.
She sticks to her guns about denying Steve access to Amy, until Charlie says that she’s being unfair and that both the grandparents and dad should have Amy access – thereby making himself the good guy and getting alone time with Tracey.
This relationship is never going to work…I don’t think Mr.Stubbs has much interest in being a step-dad or accommodating a psycho mom’s mind games.
One Golden Ring!
Carol tries to wrap Jamie’s gift, but he accidentally sees it. She has bought him a ring with his initials and engraved on the back, ‘From your REAL mom, not that slapper who stole your father from me and thereby forced me into a life of alcoholism and bedwetting.’
She tells Jamie that her life is truly great right now and that the only thing that would make her life truly complete is if she had her own place with Jamie as a roommate.
Jamie is not jumping on this at all.
Who The HELL is This Ed Guy?
Rita (looking smashing, btw) goes with Emily to hear the last sermon of her favorite vicar. At the church, they sit beside some 8’2” character named ‘Ed’.
‘Ed’ is all, oh Emily I would have given you a lift and if you ever need someone to drive you from point A to point B – I’m your man. At first, I was excited because I thought there was some cougar action potential for our Emily, but at the end as he drops them off, there’s some shifty eye movements from ‘Ed’ so we know he’s just an evil bastard.
So now I’m hoping that Emily and the Vicar hook up.
I want love for Emily.
In Other News
Moley has to clean up barf in one of the taxis. (And has gained points with me for her willingness to do so.)