February 26th, 2005

Filler Bunny

[meme] 10 Things I've Done That You Haven't

1. Did a two hour live radio broadcast on BBC Radio 5.
2. Ran a mini marathon (13 miles) when I was 13.
3. Been in a plane which was struck by lightning and another plane that had an electrics failure and crash landed.
4. Saved my sister from drowning when I was 8.
5. Appeared on calendars in France when I was about 5.
6. Almost got arrested by French police during a geography field-trip when we entered a restricted area to collect water samples due to the increased pollution levels that a factory (apparently restricted one - whoops) was pumping out. The police thought we were from Greenpeace or something :p
7. Studied Wicca under one of the most prominent and well-known Wiccan's in the UK.
8. Left London with the intent of 'finishing it all'. Only came back because I realised I didn't want to hurt my family and friends.
9. Was circumcised when I was 20.
10. Held $50,000 in cash (wrapped in newspaper) plus a gun.
  • Current Music
    Queens of the Stone Age
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Catch Up F1-11

Hmm.. how to make a boring mundance few days sound interesting..... The art of writing seems to have left for greener pastures although saying that I am 'finally' starting to get back into the frame of mind where I can actually sit down and WRITE. Which is good and about goddamn time :p

The last few days have been rather non-eventful. I've been listening to lots of music, watching (bits) of various DVDs whilst trying to fall asleep (to various degrees of success), playing Championship Manager (yes, I know I'm sad and I know I've been playing this damn series for almost ten years now and should really look at other games to waste my time with....), and doing bits of reading and idea plotting.

I've also not been 100% between sore throats and dodgy tummies. Hopefully this will soon be at an end though as I'm about due to a spate of healthiness. Tomorrow we have the dreaded yearly stock take at work but it's the start of what will hopefully be quite a good week for me. Monday I'm supposed to be catching up with Sarah, Tuesday I have a Dragonmeet oragnisers meeting (to wrap everything up from 2004 and start planning for 2005 - which I'm still insistant that I won't be Chairing or on the committee for - I just have too many other things I want/need to do this year), Wednesday is my day off which will include meeting up with Melissa, buying NIN tickets and the Finchley Pub Meet in the evening, Thursday will have to be fairly quite as I'm up before the crack of dawn on Friday to go to Waterloo and catch the Eurostar to PARIS and catch up with Delphine and go shopping for supplies and books! Yay!

Anyway, won't bore you any longer. Toodle-pip and all that. Hope you all have a great weekend if I don't raid this machine again in a bit!!!
  • Current Music
    Front 242, Bauhaus Tribute CD (hmm...)
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Bauhaus Covers and eMule

The astute amongst you may have seen that I was listening to a Bauhaus covers CD whilst writing an earlier post. Well, it's certainly an interesting album and has a few good covers on it. Once I finish it I may let you know what's what (I'm only on track 5 now because I stopped and got dinner, spoke to my Mum, and have been pisisng about on eMule....

....what a handy link into....

eMule is a peer-to-peer downloader. Kathryn told me about it on Wednesday and I've been meaning to have a poke about one for a while. I used Kazaar a few years ago but took it off the machine for some reason or other. eMule doesn't download spyware or anything to your computer and is an open source program so it has a couple of advantages over some other software. Now I'm very new to this downloading malarky but it seems a bit slow at the moment. Anyone know how to speed things up? All I've been downloading at present is songs but I wouldn't mind downloading videos at somepoint.

Found a few Sisters tracks that I've been wanting (Comfortably Numb, Confide in Me, Cry Little Sister, etc), several The Bravery tunes, and a host of Nine Inch Nails tracks/covers/duets (including one with Garbage apparently and a duet with Marilyn Manson covering Like a Virgin!). Once they (finally) download I'll let you know if they're any good...... just wish it'd hurry the f**k up.

Anyway, I'm going to leave the old PC running and go and start watching Season One of The Shield as I've had it forvere and still not seen it. I will get round to watching Richard III one day. Honest.
  • Current Music
    Bauhaus covers CD; The Bravery
Filler Bunny

(Meme) When 10 Things Become 11

(mumbles) I have too many damn Wiccan friends it seems. Several others have also been taught by prominent/famous UK Wiccans so I'm forced to come up with a substitute...

11a. Went clubbing with Patricia Morrision (she of 'Sisters of Mercy'Floodland-era fame)


11b. Refused to use a calculator during a GCSE Math exam because I felt it was cheating and not testing what You as a Person knew but how well You could use a machine. Thus I did the exam completely unaided and passed with a 'C'. Teachers were a bit miffed at me as I had been preicted an 'A' but I was going through a rebellious phase. I then refused to do Math at A-Level as I'd seen the course and really didn't want to spend the next two years of my life doing that. Don't even get me started on my English exam :p (In many aspects being rebellious/stubborn/pig-headed from 15+ was not the best of moves. I should have waited until after I'd finished my exams!)