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Yay! Replacement copy of the DFC heading my way. An what a nice reply I got from them.

"We are so sorry that this misfortune befell your Issue 37!"

World Domination Meme )

Heading to a pervasive games night tomorrow, with [livejournal.com profile] hawkida and potentially a few Joinees.
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Valentines Day has always seemed to have two parallel traditions. For those in a relationship it is a day to express your love for each other (lets set aside cynicism for now). I think this is a lovely sentiment.

The other one is anonymously declaring your love for someone. This bit doesn't make sense to me. I don't understand it at all.

Asking someone out, is fine. Telling someone you think they're gorgeous in person, could be objectifying and creepy, so is not so cool, but can be done politely. But anonymously saying you love them seems a bit... well stalkery.

Can you explain this to me?

That said purely for the purpose of a scientific test... )

I never turn off anonymous comments, but what the heck, I'm declaring this to be an anonymous comment Friday. Log off face book and say what you want.
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I told a story about getting in trouble in at school to [livejournal.com profile] hawkida, [livejournal.com profile] purplecthulhu, [livejournal.com profile] major_clanger, [livejournal.com profile] tanngrisnir, and Alice WIPIOLJ,AQPOMFL,BIANS1.

It seems that [livejournal.com profile] offensive_mango has declared this to be a meme today, so I'd better share.

I went to a fairly relaxed senior school. On lunch time a bunch of sixth fromers found a supply of parcel tape somewhere. So naturally taped a guy to chair and took him out to a the school roundabout. After flailing for a bit he managed to tip the chair over to the amusement of the younger school kids who's started watching. A teacher marched over, picked the chair up, put it back up right, and left him taped to it.

I only got in serious trouble twice.

The first time I got sent to the head's office for fighting (there are over 1500 students there, so this really is a rarity). I was probably in year 9 was playing football against a bunch of year 7s. One particularly little one had decided he had something to prove, so was trying to pick a fight with the tallest guy there. Me. Now I was really scrawny, and have never been a fighter, so he'd have better off trying to wind up almost anyone else.

Eventually he got to me though. When he pulled yet another two footed tackle after I'd passed the ball, rather than dodge, I let him take my feet out, and promptly fell over. On his face. Elbow first. And got caught out by dinner lady.

The other time was a my only ever detention. I was sitting the middle of the room in front of the teacher. On either side of the classroom where a couple of seat warmers who were decided to have elastic band / paper wad war. Being directly between them I got hit a fair few times, so discreetly returned fire. But the grey matter deficient guy on the left took umbridge at the class geek joining in their game, so walked over and socked me one. Right in front the teacher. All three of us paper flingers got detention.

I was at least allowed to serve it separately from them. I spent a couple of evenings stacking chairs with a nice kid, who been caught picking the lock on the vending machine restock cupboard.


1 Who I presume is on livejournal, and quite possibly on my f-list, but I am not sure.
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It's that meme that every one's doing.

I'm a left moderate social libertarian. )
... as is the average person who has done this quiz.
But I'm slightly more left moderate social libertarian than average.
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Random photo of luggage )
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Borrowed flatmate's Dr Who DVDs and watched many episodes back to back, with a brief break for Danny Wallace (Our Leader) cooing at a bunch of robots on Horizon, whist wrapping prezzies.

Also I finally phoned the local garage about getting a MOT sorted. I'd been putting it off after the saga from the start of this year (which I recall I never got around to writing about. I may do a backdated post a year afterwards). I was worried that they wouldn't be able to see me, or I'd have to take time off work. They said I could drop the car off at 8 the next morning, and pick it up at 6. :)

A disturbing date if you needed all these German phrases. )
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Finished my Christmas shopping yesterday. Phew!

Oh, and read a Buffy comic. I found 7 of the old graphic novels in a Crouch End charity shop for a pound each.

I was looking forward to being able to put down dinner with some of my old corridor mates from Uni tonight as the final entry in the happy meme thing, but that's been postponed now.
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Lovely phone call from a friend that lasted exactly long enough to chop up all the vegies for dinner.
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I was tagged by [livejournal.com profile] raven_mocara and I like the idea of this.

The rules are that for 8 days you have to post something that made you happy that day. Tag 8 people to do the same.

I'm tagging: [livejournal.com profile] blacktimberwolf, [livejournal.com profile] odacamilla, [livejournal.com profile] arborophile, [livejournal.com profile] pinkhebe, [livejournal.com profile] watervole, [livejournal.com profile] darth_tigger, [livejournal.com profile] bugshaw, [livejournal.com profile] sharikkamur, [livejournal.com profile] andrewducker as they are the last 8 people to leave comments.

I ought to write about the Random Act of Kindness march up Regent Street on Saturday, as that was really great fun. But I have something else to post for today, that I think I'll put behind a filter.
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Spacetime anomaly in Herne Hill!

Via [livejournal.com profile] ruudboy


According to a Myers-Briggs blog analyser these postings are by an ESFP, aka The Performers type.
Via [livejournal.com profile] amuchmoreexotic

In a previous online test I scored as a ENTP, aka Mad Scientist type.

I wonder if it's because I only present a certain part of myself online? Am I deliberately on making posts of a frivolous, entertaining nature? I I being flippant at the expense of my intellectual side?



On a not entirely unrelated note, this evening I'm going to try and dye my (very dark) hair to blonde for a costume party tomorrow.
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100 things every good omnivore should try: meme )

Just over half. Must do better.

Originally seen at[info]desperance's and[info]sbisson's then everywhere.
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1) Used a loud speaker to separate icing sugar from caster sugar.
2) Worked in a Blacksmith's forge.
3) Been in the commentary booth during an England cricket match.

{edit}
Darn, 2's been done. Let's try going high tech.
2) Created an online tool to keep track of site updates.
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I've seen a few of these Wordle Clouds today, so here's my effort:

That's 7 months of facebook status updates. I appear to have spent my time eating, drinking, reading, heading out in London, going to Canada, and going Woo!

Sounds about right.
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gat, dak, dada, bana, baya, bala, bu-bow, buk, lo, bye-a, bow, baw, uh oh, da
The Garklet Lexicon.


If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, even if we don't speak often, please post a comment with a memory of you and me. It can be anything you want -- good or bad. When you're finished, post this little paragraph on your blog and be surprised (or mortified) about what people remember about you. Or, if you don't want to post it, but want a memory from me, say so at the end of your comment and I'll reply with one. But consider posting. It's fun to see what comes up.

Meme doing the rounds.
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Did anyone hear about the mobile Sci-Fi library associated with the Folkestone Triennial on the Today show this morning? I can't find much about it online, and it sounded interesting.


The zombie apocalypse if it's not only humans affected.


Zombie meme )


LJ 'You may also be interested in' meme )
I think I prefer the original one. I'll probably add a few to my list. Although I'm not sure why. I've never been able do any sort of search based on it. I wonder who my humanist friends are?
seen at Rhionnach's
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Comment to this post and I will:

1. Tell you why I friended you.
2. Associate you with something - fandom, a song, a colour, a photo, etc.
3. Tell you something I like about you.
4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
5. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
6. Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.
7. Then you do it! [[livejournal.com profile] offensive_mango sez: you don't have to, really, but you might want to]
and reading some of the responses on her thread, I thought I'd pass this meme on, even if I've only met most of my LJ flist once or twice.


And a random thought on the law of unintended consequence.
Where do those smudges on my glasses come from? )
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These are the top 106 [EDIT: I count 105 here] books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing’s users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded. Bold the ones you've read, italicize the ones you own but have not read.

Seen at [livejournal.com profile] offensive_mango

Unread book meme )

I really ought to do a recap on my new years resolutions soon. Get back on target.
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Following on from:
That Feminist Meme )

Here's an interesting observation from the author of XCKD.
Movies with two top-billed female stars ... fall mainly in two genres: mother-daughter bonding movies and horror films. Hollywood is not creating female heroes.
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Below the cut. )

[livejournal.com profile] offensive_mango's fault
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Well I do have hairy toes. )
Seen all over my flist today.

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