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Remember that time when I got called a "genius" by Finnish footballer Mikael Forssell?


It was just about five minutes ago.

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ETA something to make the opening sentence make any sense at all...
This leads on from what I put on facebook... "listening to some old Cure B sides."

The Upstairs Room is such a brilliant track, right at the top of the alley that I'm given to understand today's fashionable electronic pop acts try to explore. I feel all "aharr, take that (and partay), yer today's fashionable electronic pop acts" but to be honest that just situates me as the kind of thirtysomething/fortysomething narrow visioned snob who nobody likes (but most of us end up as*). Anyhow. Upstairs Room. Top tune. Worth a listen or five. Leave the negotiation of sociocultural identity to another time, let's, hmm?

Did I say all this before, a few weeks or months ago? Or did I just say the same things to someone IRL?

I've got another music beef, actually. In short, when they do country-inflected wistful songs these days, right, bands and that, especially tunes they use for ads, right? TOO BLOODY SLOW. TOO. SLOW. Read more... )
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I would not consider elective surgery to change my looks.

However, I think I would consider elective surgery to change my voice.

This isn't good.

I have a little excess cartilage inside my nose, which restricts airflow. If I had it removed, I would be able to breathe more easily through my nose. As an effect of that my vocal tone would improve*. It's that idea that is making me think (hypothetically) about it, more than the idea of ascending from the ranks of the mouthbreathers. This isn't good at all. It isn't any different from wanting a more acceptable body. One should put up with an ugly voice just as one puts up with an ugly face. Wishing to conform to a standard of aural beauty is not healthy.

*it seems more important to me to have a pleasant singing voice than a pleasant speaking voice - an unpleasant nasal whine suits the shit I fucking talk, but when one sings, one is giving voice to the words of another.

Of course, I could always shut the fuck up. Let's try that, shall we?
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Twitter is down! Oh no!

How can I tell Bumble and the world that Eeyore should join Aggers and Boycott for lunch, especially if the restaurant does not serve thistles?

How can I RT @neilcole's reminder to read his new blog post about Rally Finland here (yes it's in the Mirror, but ignore that, it's worth the read)

How can I let y'all know that I am listening to bluegrass, and it's either pork chop or stuffed zucchini for dinner? It seems wrong to post here about such trivia. I do much less second-guessing on Twitter. Here, there is always a reason not to post.
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Via [livejournal.com profile] winnowill2: Respond and rework; answer the questions on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your invention & add one more question of your own.meme below.. )
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I like lady clothes and lipsticks and toenail polish and much of that palaver.

But I still tend to have blokey fashion inspirations. I like to wear shirts and cardigans. I realise that what I'm aiming for is kind of encapsulated by Pep Guardiola.

Maybe I see women's styles and have the wish to emulate them, but don't notice it or consciously bookmark it.
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Me in my lair. Me in my lair.

It took me ages to get one in focus. I'm not good at taking pictures of myself with a camera phone. I know this isn't what the cool kids do. Hey, let's get a T shirt made with that on. "I know this isn't what the cool kids do."
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I have a new religion/obsession/symptom/really annoying habit whereby I will only wear colours that were used as paint colours on Citroën cars in the 1950s-1970s.
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Heh, got me email about Anderson being afraid of his own hair read out.
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tagged by [livejournal.com profile] murasaki_kuraia
A) People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blogs & replace any question that they dislike with a new question formulated by themselves.

B) Tag 8 people to do this quiz. Those who are tagged cannot refuse without good reasons like 'not wanting to'. These people must state who they were tagged by & cannot tag the person whom they were tagged by. Continue this game by sending it to other people.

Those rules are like, bleah, but anyhow, here we go.

Read more... )
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1) Well yes, there it went, the Ryder Cup. It was always going to be wrong in one way or another. Had Europe won, it would have been bad for the Ryder Cup. Had the USA won, it would have been bad for Nick Faldo. And so it is. Nick was always going to get damned by the press and their sidekick, YourTextsAndEmails. To be fair, I think he did make some mistakes. Pádraig Harrington needed to be rested on the second day, and it would have been better to have weighted the line-up for the singles towards the earlier matches. But all in all, we lost mainly because of things the Americans got right rather than because of things we got wrong. Having four captain's picks was a huge change and a huge step forward for the American team. The thing that the Americans need to do now is ban Tiger Woods from the Ryder Cup completely. He's a legend, for sure, but I am among those who believe he destabilises the team. Team USA had a great spirit this time, and to be honest I would have been rooting for them if they'd been playing anyone other than us.

2) I don't mind it when people are busy and preoccupied, but I do mind it when they a) are outright rude about it, and b) expect me to be put on the pause button so that the "five minutes" they say they need can turn into half an hour, forty minutes, and *click* on the button and I pop back into existence: ready, pronto, eager and alert for the next command or instruction. I know that when a person is busy with something difficult, they can become both preoccupied and stressed, so that they do not always remember 100% of their best manners. But there is a limit to my understanding. I am maybe nearly half way through my life now, and when it's gone it's gone and over, and maybe I don't want to be spending much more time on the pause button.

3) 7 cetirizine hydrochloride tabs for 50p? Result!

4) 3 100g bars of proper chocolate for £1? Result!

5) I am getting better at the Tiger Woods game on the PS3.

6) There is little quite so glee-inspiring as the moment when one sees life imitating art.

7) I think I am going to get a new pair of glasses. Probably black with red arms.

8) Marcus says it's a 50-50 chance! And Timo says he's up for it if Marcus is!
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My friend's 6 year old daughter is the fashion expert around here. Always immaculately put together, she works some splendid looks. Chooses her own clothes a lot of the time, so it's not down to my friend.

Today, she laughed at my Nümph hedgehog top. As in, stood there, pointed, and laughed herself silly.

I am sorely affronted. This top is the cutting edge of winsome Danish chic!
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1) your handle/name/username
2) left or right handed?
3) favorite letters to write
4) least favorite characters to write
5) write "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."
6) tag five people
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I just noticed one of my tells. I wonder if I can train myself to not do it...
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[livejournal.com profile] boyofbadgers asked about these ones.
cat town
Cat Town is a web comic by Spatch, made out of phoots of cats in funny outfits taken from a Japanese cats in funny outfits catalogue.
day birger et mikkelsen
Day Birger et Mikkelsen is a Danish fashion label which I like.
hedgehog noises
Hedgehogs make a lot of "hgnorf", "HEMnn" and "fsssss" noises, which I like to imitate.
jeff stelling
Jeff Stelling presents Soccer Saturday on Sky Sports. It is mainly his talent as a presenter that makes a show of four blokes watching football that we can't see into something really good. A leg end, the Stelling.
Stroopwafels are them there Dutch caramel wafer biscuits. Delicious, especially when warmed up.
tantalus man
Tantalus Man is the sort of nickname of my partner. I added him to my interests list so that he would not feel too jealous of all the other chaps who are on there.
This is a messageboard where I used to go, but have not visited there in a while.

I could ask you about yours if you wanted.
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What a top evening.

Missed first half of France - Romania, which didn't matter too much as it was dreadful. Watched poor second half and summarising while making moves towards dinner.

Put dinner in oven (we had one of our classic favourite dinners - pork chops baked with feta, with chips and steamed broccoli, always a bonus on any day)

Drank some wine.

Watched weekly world rally programme on Dave. Along with a preview of next weeks event (Turkey) this featured the following diversions.
1) a drag race in Abu Dhabi, between: Jari-Matti Latvala in his WRC Ford Focus; a Red Bull test driver in a Red Bull F1 car; and Péter Besenyei in his Red Bull Air Race acrobatic plane. Péter Besenyei is, how you say, fucking CLASS.
One did think "you chaps have been watching too much Top Gear" though. Jari-Matti appeared to have fun with it. Bless him.
2) the first round of the official unofficial WRC Scalextric tournament, pitting driver against driver, co-driver against co-driver. Lots of fun, lots of cheating.

Switched over to ITV just in time for kickoff of Netherlands-Italy. What a fantastic game. The Italians will rue those missed chances in the first half. And Van Nistelrooij had an open goal in front of him, but hey, that won't matter now. He was well offside for the opener (or am I wrong about this - the defender who was taken out was off the field of play, so cannot possibly count for calculation of offside), and I am sort of quite cross about that, because it did change the game. Great passing play from both sides, and, and this is an "un-English" thing to say, excellent fouling as well. A little of the ball, and a whole lot of the man. This is how it is done.

I once again find myself sort of supporting Italy (perhaps it is because they play like cats, beautiful but vicious) so the result was painful, all the more so because I picked Buffon and Zambrotta in my fantasy football team. DAMMIT.

Anyway, after the game a quick walk around the fields, then tea and bed.
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I know we're supposed to love ourselves and love our physical manifestations in this world, and All Of That...

...but MAN, my immense spade-like teeth are really giving me the pip at the moment.


Apr. 28th, 2008 12:33 pm
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Hey, it's that meme about why is your username this and your journal subtitle that and your default the other.

Read more... )
Expect more pointless updating about my weekend of bookshops, biriani, golf and motorsport-watching later.
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Ow. Give meself quite an electric shock, just. I could hear the *zap* and it fucking hurt. These shoes (rubber wellington boots) plus this carpet (some sort of nylon polypropylene effort) plus my indoor walking style (slouchy, shuffly) = A LOT OF STATIC.

what next, drowning?


Apr. 23rd, 2008 03:03 pm
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Just stood up too quickly and too close to a slightly jagged-edged plastic kitchen roll holder, resulting in edge/scalp interface.

Not bleeding enough for it to a) look worrisome, b) look cool, c) provide the ultimate accessorisation to the red dress I have on, however.


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