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Friday Five

  1. On May First, 1738, King Kamehameha I was born. What are your impressions of Hawaii?
Never been there but it looks mountainous from photos by friends. And Lost is filmed there. One of my inspirational profs from Temple Uni. came from there, so impressions are good.
  1. On May First, 1873, Dr. David Livingstone died. When did you last presume something erroneous about someone or something?
I presumed for years that otfrom who said that he didin't like brown (the colour) didn't like the colour so I didn't wear it for years which was hard because I look good in brown. Then we talked about it and he didn't mean me - he meant he didn't think HE looked good in brown. So I went brown crazy.
  1. On May First, 1876, Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro debuted. How do you feel about Disney’s animated classic Pinocchio?
Never seen it. Not seen many Disney "classics" much to the disbelief of the afore mentioned husband, who tried to name every Disney film ever made just to see if I had seen any.
  1. May First is Walpurgis Night in Sweden and other parts of northern Europe. When did you last sing in front of an audience?
Last August I did a lot of Rock Band singing madness. Favourite is "Be my girl" by Jet. I don't know how I sounded - but I like the growling and the frisson of lesbianism.
  1. Me First and the Gimme Gimmes are a punk rock cover band. What song’s cover version do you like better than its original version?
I usually hate remakes and don't see the point but amoung favourites are Nouvelle Vauge covers, because they bring something different. Sheryl Crow's version of Rod's "First cut is the deepest" is good. Again brings something different. Absolute all time fav. is Huey from the Fun Lovin' Crims singing "Fly me to the moon" on an album called More Friends. Better by far than origional. Yes, its that good.


It will come as no surprise that I did not run the London marathon today. Instead, we took the bus just past Warren St station and walked round Regents Park this afternoon. It was warm, not too hot, and then we walked home via the supermarket, just over 5 miles. I'm going to go down to the park with my proper camera and take some photos of the ducks and geese. They're pretty frisky at the moment! One flower bed was planted out with pink and purple tulips and it was the most beautiful site.

needless to say, there was no revision done today!

My wee film

I have spent all day on my wee film and have only three things on the "to do" list to do and one of those things may get dropped as unnecessary. My hold up is the need for photos 1 or 2 of an attic. I've written off to three people on Flickr and haven't heard anything back from them. Even just one pic would be workable. Then I'll finish up, make a couple of CDs and be done with it all.Keep calm and carry on...Collapse )


Friday Five

  1. What’s something you know how to draw?
A house, Playschool - style
  1. Who’s someone you could get away with impersonating?
Frank Spencer - but can't everybody?
  1. Where’s the stapler?
Right here by my right hand, ready to spring into action.
  1. Why will this be a great weekend?
maetang is coming to visit.
  1. When are you going to make that phone call you’ve been putting off?
Never -as I've decided not to put it off, but not to do it all together. I might email instead.

No real change there

I've started to read eco stuff and am putting together a who's who, who knows who, who knows what and who is promoting what. In other words a social network of the eco environment. A quick search reveals some interesting connections between people and what they are promoting. Mostly either coal or nuclear energy.
Keep calm and carry on ...Collapse )

Why oh why?

Why oh why does Katie Couric call President Obama "Mr". Not every time, but I tune in to the CBS news - perhaps once every week or so since coming back to Uk and I've heard it 2-3 times since January. I have just heard yesterday's news where she managed to get to London to cover the G20 and she called him "Mr" again. My understanding is that in US terms, this is not only disrespectful, but also insulting.

some suggestions as to why...Collapse )


Eco build was quite exciting. I picked up lots of leaflets and info and listened to the man off the telly talk about refitting homes for eco-friendliness.

And then on Monday I went off to a Transition Town Brixton food group meeting. Very interesting goings on.

Now I'm panicking about my essay as there's a book I need and can't get and have ordered it from a bookseller on Amazon and already they have posted it a day later than they should have (will incur wrath on star rating - I'm quite vicious with recommendations if rules aren't adhered to. One seller begged me to take down a bad review which I did not do as they had jerked me around AND been snippy in an email - and if there's one thing I don't like its snippyness when I know I'm right - red mist descends)  so anyhoo I'm still panicking. But it will all come right in the end. Hopefully.
The star icon is just how I feel.

The amount of work we have to do for a British MA is laughably small compared to even an American BA - and I'm still panicking!!!!!


easy and difficult

Wot a day!!
Some things - brilliant, some things - swimming through treacle. I am having difficulty deciding what to do for essays and then I have hours of angst. Then its off to a brilliant lecture on the history of the law and housing in Britain yeah! And then more angst and then I hit pay dirt in the library. Consistency wouldn't go amiss - just for one day. Please?

Off to Eco-build tomorrow. Report to follow.


Bad bad me!

I've been not posting for nearly a month now. Bad bad.

Here come the excuses...Collapse )



Yesterday saw otfrom and I on a bus trip to Canterbury. Pics here:


Keep calm and carry on...Collapse )



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