I'm a realist / I'm a romantic
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Current Mood: cheerful
Current Music: 'Colour Scientist' - Robots in Disguise
I'm a realist / I'm a romantic
17 October 2008 @ 09:28 am
Wretched night's sleep. Don't know why, the whole...thing just wasn't working for me. Only got about four hours. Still, coffee (oh God, how I do love the espresso machine) and Robots in Disguise seems to be doing the "Wake-the-hell-up-Ria!" trick :)

Second Test against India starts today. Which is clearly hurrah.
Current Mood: exhausted
Current Music: 'Girl' - Robots in Disguise
I'm a realist / I'm a romantic
16 October 2008 @ 01:14 pm
I Know What I Want for My Birthday, LOL  
I've been really good :P


Current Mood: devious
Current Music: 'Wondering' - Dirty Pretty Things
I'm a realist / I'm a romantic
15 October 2008 @ 02:44 pm
Could Beautiful People be any cuter?
Many thanks to [info]omarandjohnny while we're here - you are a STAR, my dear, a STAR XD
Anyway, I clearly need some BP icons...preferably of Kylie being FABULOUS, lol.

Anyhoo, back to thesis...
Current Mood: pensive
Current Music: 'Bully Night' - Sue and the Unicorn
I'm a realist / I'm a romantic
12 October 2008 @ 04:20 pm
Damn You, Detective Stabler  
Kristian made a random dream appearance last night.
Via email.
In a dream.
It was a bit weird, seeing as I haven't seen him in...ooh, it would have to be about a year and a half now. Anyway, odd.
Not as odd as that dream I had about Jeremy Clarkson (best not to go there - I mean, I like Jezza, but I really DON'T need to see that much of him. I mean really, subconscious, what's going on there?!), but definitely one for the archives of dream randomness.

Also, I have been watching far too much Law and Order: SVU and writing far too little of my essay.
Current Mood: chipper
Current Music: 'Best Face' - Dirty Pretty Things
I'm a realist / I'm a romantic
08 October 2008 @ 12:25 pm
Bitchmother, Come Light My Bottom  
Oh, Fry and Laurie! I had forgotten the awesomeness of it all.

Stephen: The reason we're not going to do this sketch is that it contains a great deal of sex and violence.
Hugh: A great deal.
Stephen: Lots of sex and violence.
Hugh: That's right. During the sketch, Stephen hits me several times with a golf club.
Stephen: Which of course wouldn't matter except that I do it very sexily.
Hugh: That's the trouble, you see. He does it so sexily. I wish you could see it.
Stephen: And then the sketch ends with us going to bed together...
Hugh: ...violently.
Stephen: Very, very violently. Now this raises problems.
Hugh: Not for me.
Current Mood: bouncy
Current Music: 'Damage' - The Cooper Temple Clause
I'm a realist / I'm a romantic
04 October 2008 @ 10:23 am
Ouch. My fingertips are sort of, I don't know, searing from the guitar strings.

Totally worth it though.

Downside (apart from obviously, complete lack of musical capability)? I have found a new way to distract myself from the task of actually writing my thesis.
Current Mood: awake
Current Music: 'Nightswimming' -REM
I'm a realist / I'm a romantic
03 October 2008 @ 11:26 am
"Egghead Likes His Booky-Book!"  
Nicked from [info]keieeeye

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 56.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next seven sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

It was a long chain, long enough for me to use the chamber pot or to stand at the window and wait for the late owls. I love to hear the owls. I love to see the sudden glide of wings spread out for prey, and then the dip and the noise like a lover in pain.

He used the chain when we went riding together. I had a horse as strong as his, and he’d whip the horse from behind and send it charging through the trees, and he’d follow, half a head behind, pulling on the chain and asking me how I liked my ride.

His game was to have me sit astride him when we made love and hold me tight in the small of my back. He said he had to have me above him, in case I picked his eyes out in the faltering candlelight.

'Sexing the Cherry' - Jeannette Winterson.
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Current Mood: dorky
Current Music: 'The Gentry Cove' - Dirty Pretty Things
I'm a realist / I'm a romantic
02 October 2008 @ 05:46 pm
Aww. Dirty Pretty Things have split.

To work on new projects apparently. Specifically, "NOT The Libertines."

Well, one can always hope (people are really into conjecture don't you know, Carlos?) ;)

Still, a bit of a shame. A shame mostly that I live aaaaall the way over here and thus have never seen them live. I reckon they would be a kick-arse live band. Bollocks.

Anyway, had a not-rubbish day. I made cake. And soup. And read some Kafka. And had a really good run this morning.

Yes, it's just go-go-go around here, lol.

Ooh! And I stuffed about on my guitar for a while this afternoon, which I haven't really done in a while. Cor, it was good fun. It's so nice to be excited about music again. Like, really properly excited.
Current Mood: disappointed
Current Music: 'Unbilotitled' - Babyshambles
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30 September 2008 @ 11:33 am
Season Six of Oz...  

Well, OK, I know why...but still! WHY?!

Waaaah... :(
Current Mood: shocked
Current Music: 'Just Like Heaven' - The Cure
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23 September 2008 @ 04:29 pm
Nothing of Note or Importance, Just Carlos Looking Completely Edible, Really.  
This needed posting.

It just did.
Current Mood: thankful
Current Music: 'Fuck Forever' - Babyshambles
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19 September 2008 @ 12:02 pm
"Stone the Crows!" Indeed, Peter. Indeed.  
Am all squeeful XD

Let's put our futures behind us
A bit complicated though

What? I'm not obsessing to distract myself from the general shittiness of things in my life.
No, not at all.
I certainly don't have a history of doing so. Nope. Not me.
Current Mood: hopeful
Current Music: 'Baddie's Boogie' - Babyshambles
I'm a realist / I'm a romantic
15 September 2008 @ 12:13 pm
I May Have Done This Before, But I Cannot Recall...  

I am Elizabeth Bennet!

Take the Quiz here!

Now, if only I looked like Jennifer Ehle...
Current Mood: blank
Current Music: The Ark (oh yes, it is so much love right now)
I'm a realist / I'm a romantic
10 September 2008 @ 09:43 am
Have you tried turning it off and on again?  
My computer is being RUBBISH at the moment.  >:-[

So I probably won't be around much while I try and get it sorted out. Hmph.

I suppose at least I won't get distracted from my thesis quite so easily...still, infuriating.

Current Mood: aggravated
Current Music: 'Jude Law and a Semester Abroad' - Brand New
I'm a realist / I'm a romantic
05 September 2008 @ 02:24 pm
The Likely Lads...  
In order to further distract myself from my thesis draft, it's a Pete/Carl (with much Carl, lol) picpsam - yay!

Current Mood: grateful
Current Music: 'The Boy Looked at Johnny' - The Libertines (what else? lol)
I'm a realist / I'm a romantic
31 August 2008 @ 02:04 pm
[info]creamsicklesky Bequeathed Unto Me the Letter 'D'...  
Comment and I'll give you a letter; then you have to list ten things you LOVE that begin with that letter. Afterward, post this in your journal and give out some letters of your own.

1. Dee Plume - DEEEEEEEEEE! ♥

2. 'Dancing in the Dark' - by Bruce Springsteen. Ties with 'Thunder Road' as my fave Bruce song ever.

3. Dylan Moran - er, it's Dylan Moran. He's even better than tiramisu fried in sugar.

4. Donnie Darko - an awesome mind-fuck of a film. With the added bonus of Jake Gyllenhaal.

5. Dixon Bainbridge - he can survive the Arctic Tundra on the warmth hidden in his moustache :P

6. Dark Chocolate - really dark. The no-dairy kind. OM NOM NOM.

7. Dogma - er, it's Kevin Smith. CATHOLOCISM, WOW!

8. David Bowie - come on, the man is utter genius. That's pretty freaky, Bowie.

9. 'Darkplace - OK. So, technically it's 'Garth Marenghi's Darkplace,' but close enough. Wonderfully silly and clever and full of Richard Ayoade's perfect comic delivery and priest!Julian.

10. Dirty Pretty Things - Carl Barat's post-Libertines band. Sure, it lacks the whole Pete/Carl songwriting dynamic, but it's still very good stuff. Much love.
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: 'The Most Beautiful Girl (in the Room)' - Flight of the Conchords
I'm a realist / I'm a romantic
22 August 2008 @ 11:27 am

Am back from spending the last two weeks with AJ. She flew back to NY yesterday, so I'm feeling a little mopey but it'll be OK. Just missing having her around a little, that's all :( ( Egads! BBtP is coming (ehehehe...now there's a pun that's been done to death, I'm sure). I should get on that...

Current Mood: mellow
Current Music: 'Deft Left Hand' - Babyshambles
I'm a realist / I'm a romantic
01 August 2008 @ 02:36 pm

So went to see The Dark Knight with Kat a couple of days ago. Which led to discussion of Gary Old-Man. 
Which naturally led to discussion of Remus/Sirius and the ridiculousness of Remus/Tonks. 
Which in turn led to the decision that Kingsley would have been a much better match for Remus and most definitely where he should have gone off seeking comfort after Sirius' death.

Which today led me over to

[info]pervy_werewolf to read some Remus/Kingsley fic. 
Of which there is, well, none :(

Someone should get on that.


Current Mood: chipper
Current Music: 'Lounge Act' - Nirvana
I'm a realist / I'm a romantic
01 August 2008 @ 12:34 pm

I'm still feeling pretty blah about all my writing, but what can you do? Of course, as soon as I tell myself, "I am NEVER writing again!" what do I want to do? 

Anyway, to get myself out of my funk I finally sat down and watched Being Human. 
And...absolutely loved it! GAH. Don't want to wait till 2009 for the series to air! 
And could Russell Tovey be any more adorable? Really, could he?

Oh! And I saw The Dark Knight on Tuesday. I could gush, but I won't. Except to say that Aaron Eckhart was bloody brilliant.
Current Mood: awake
Current Music: 'Partie Traumatic' - Black Kids
I'm a realist / I'm a romantic
26 July 2008 @ 10:49 pm
Oh hello, Self-Loathing - back again I see...  

I am never writing again. 
Seriously, what have I been thinking? 

*beats self around head*

Current Mood: depressed
Current Music: 'Hunting for Witches' - Bloc Party