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May 24, 2005

baton passing.. music time

so here goes, i think it was alex who passed me the baton… a challenge i am unable to resist, music being awesome n all..

amount of music on my computer? almost 17GB now, increasing all the time (not because i listen to just anything, you understand)
no idea how many hours that is.. into a few weeks back-to-back i think (but don't quote me on that)

fiveX ten most listened-to songs?

1. obviously, goes without saying, rock the casbah ** the clash
possibly one of my top-five all-time favourite songs

2. all mapped out ** the departure
probably the best new band around at the moment- streets ahead of some of the stuff around.. sadly no album as yet :(

3. she suits me to a t ** 22–220's
my favourite newish band (from the shire- my a-level english teacher is the singer's godmother!) fuinky and generally an awesome tune

4. queen bitch ** david bowie
a truly cool song, weirdly not on his greatest hits, but one of his best if you ask me

5. crowded elevator ** incubus
one of my favourite bands ever, one of their best songs ever

6. quiet ** the delays
not on their album, a rare track, but well worth the effort of looking if you can find it

7. never forget ** take that
:$ how did that get there?! my absolute favourite boy-band ever, one of their best songs too. very underrated in my humble opinion

8. tracy jacks ** blur
true-blue brit pop of the highest quality, also one of the best bands.. probably ever

9. misty mountain hop ** led zepplin
awesomely cool song B)

10. joy. discovery. invention ** biffy clyro
tuuuuune, man

hmm.. think i might have slightly miscounted there… what can i say?? i have too much music that i listen to all the time to narrow it down to just 5.. so many more to mention! libertines, placebo, ani difranco, tori amos, ben folds, eels, the coopers, tom mcrae…

online poker???

yes, that old chestnut we've all grown to know from endless internet pop-ups etc. …

well publicised i would have thought, what with numerous adverts attached to websites etc…

so someone please tell me why someone keeps leaving comments on my blog advertising "texas holdem", or whatever the sod it is??!

this blogger is officially against advertising!! (for anything like that anyways)

join my campaign!

May 17, 2005

short & sweet

i have only one thing to say:


May 01, 2005

so it's answers you want, huh?

Follow-up to hmm.. what do i want to be when i grow up? from rOcK tHe CaSbAh!

then you'll just have to wait til i've finished my business plan..

watch this space…

absolutely under rated #4: the shire!

not that i like to give the impression that i'm slightly in love with my awesome place of birth…

(just in case you don't already know what it looks like on a map)

the shire is truly the most awesome place on earth, and here are just a few reasons why:

*i live there for 22 weeks of the year (by default making it ace)

*everywhere is really pretty (except maybe girmsby..)

*all the best places are there, like lincoln castle and tattershall castle

*boston united!

*the legendary skegness

*lincolnshire sausages!

….and many many more!!

April 30, 2005

i take it all back!

this is the best story about the election in the world ever!!!

big up the shire!!


April 29, 2005

make my vote count x

elections getting you down?

getting a bit bored of endless party political broadcasts & pictures of leery politicians?

well i have good news for you. i have approximately 1p's worth of a thought about this…

don't vote for labour because they smell & they haven't been particularly honest about the fact that a vote for labour is a vote for gordon brown, which might change the minds of some voters either way… they are also rubbish… did i mention they smell?

don't vote for the conservatives because you like blue. although i think they have the best chance of getting labour out, i'm not really sure any of the current "serious contenders" will really prove to be different

don't vote for the lib dems because they won't get enough votes to get labour out. a vote for the lib dems splits the overall vote against labour & therefore ensures more rubbishness

don't vote for anyone else for the same reason

instead go to www.makemyvotecount.co.uk and register for a change in the voting system because proportional representation may actually create a representative parliament…

end thought

under rated #3– one–sided toast

so, for my first entry of the third term season i thought i'd go a bit crayzee and blog some coolness..

..here goes…

basically, this one's something you might have discovered by accident when drunk, or else in possession of a dodgy toaster…

one sided toast is ace. it really is. you just stick some bread under a grill for a few minutes and its done. voila! no need to even turn it over.. simply spread the desired yummyness on the toasted side & enjoy…
much better than regular two-sided toast from toasters- that's all dry and normal.

be different

be cool

be ace

eat one sided toast!

March 10, 2005

under rated #2: drinking yoghurt through a straw

surely the most fun that can be had in a very childish way?

tip try muller light cherry yopghurt through a pink straw :D

March 09, 2005


in a strictly non-religious sense, how much and how far should forgiveness go?

should there be limits to forgiveness? i.e. are there things that should never be forgiven?

or, is the capacity to forgive everything the measure of a truly good person?

personally, i believe that there should be limits to forgiveness in terms of self-respect and how far you let people walk over you. having said that, there are some situations that you can never judge- forgiveness depends directly on the people and circumstances involved.

a classic example: you are in a relationship and your partner cheats on you (drunk or not). should you forgive them?

again, personally i think it depends upon the person, how much you love them, whether it meant anything to them, etc. but genreally speaking, i would have to say no to forgiveness. this is because the inclination to cheat (once acted upon and forgiven) sets a precedent by which the cheater may think less of cheating again, as they think they will be forgiven a second time. (if that makes sense). so, in the interests of self respect, the relationship should be ended in order that you can move on more easily…**

however, it's the having the resolution ans confidence to act in the interests of your self respect that often proves difficult..

**obviously, in reality it depends upon the situation etc.

p.s. cheating's not ok just because zeus did it!

March 08, 2005

ich weiss es nicht

yay! i can do german too!.... or at least i just remembered i could.

i only studied german for two years, 5 years ago, but my two abiding memories are these rhymes:

*es regnet, es regnet,
es grunet das gras.
es regnet, es regnet,
der cuckcuck wird nass.

*siehst du sort den dukelen wald,
wo die grossen elefanten spazieren gehen,
ohne sich zu stossen.
rechts sind baume,
links sind baume,
und das schwischen, schwischen raume.
wo die grossen elefanten spazieren gehen,
ohne sich zu stossen.

*no guarantee that this is all spelt right!

you'll be singing 'em in your sleep!! :D

March 07, 2005


after a spectacular come-down from the dizzy heights of choclolate cakey goodness i suddenly realised the unpleasantness of something i like to call "life-phobia" (as yet undocumented in medical circles)...

this was, appropriately enough to the tune of halleluijah (jeff buckley's version).. it makes me very very sad (sad, but true)...

must be something in the water at the moment, or something..

if carlsberg made a chocolate cake…

then the one i made today would be it…

possibly the best chocolate cake in the world ever..


i'm not one to 'blow my own trumpet', but if there's one thing i can cook, it's chocolate cake :D

come on over & try it if you don't believe me!

March 06, 2005

f**king trains!

i hereby swear that i am never ever going to use a train unless i absolutely have to!

i went shopping in nottingham yesterday, and sometime between the time i arrived there and the time i wanted to leave, some gits vandalised the midland mainline at some point so emergency engineering works had to be undertaken. that meant no trains to anywhere back the way i wanted to go!

so there i was, faced with the choice to either spend extra money & go home (green, green lincolnshire), or to somehow find a very clever way of getting back here…

in the end, i had to wait for a bus to loughborough & stay with good friend dan 'the hat man'...

then today, i fully expected the trains to be running again. very very naive and stupid of me. i managed to get a train as far as leicester before i had to wait around for ages for a bus to nuneaton, then bus to coventry, then bus to campus…

and here i am. just alive enough to tell the tale..

so basically, the moral of this harrowing tale is not to use trains.


February 28, 2005

totally under rated!

chips with chocolate sauce!

fairly self-explanatory methinks…

February 23, 2005

#1– greek gods

as a self-confessed fan of all things ancient (by that i mean civilization wise, not old leery men), i’m going to rate the ancient gods on their respective awesomeness to see which was really the greatest ancient civilization…

first, the greek gods: (i think i’ve covered most of the major gods here..)
Cronos- father of all gods, god of the sky, ruler of the titans
Rhea- wife of cronos, mother of all gods
Uranus- god of the sky

Zeus- the one, the only ruler of the gods (except Jove, Thor et al.). bit of a ladies’ man by all accounts; his record of infidelity is quite impressive.. oftentimes to be found wielding a thunder bolt or arguing with his lovely wife, zeus is quite cool, being the big cheese of olympus and all, but perhaps sadly lacking in his ability to resist the feminine wiles of the women in his life. did kill his dad to imprison the titans and become ruler of the gods, though, which makes him averagely powerful…

awesome rating: 8/10

Hera- long- suffering wife and sister of Zeus, queen of the gods, goddess of marriage and childbirth, protector of married women. not quite as cute and cuddly as in her picture, Hera is too vindictive for chips, particularly where Zeus’ illegitimate offspring/partners are concerned…but who can really blame her?? a promiscuous husband like Zeus would be enough to make any laydee a little cross..

awesome rating: 7/10

Poseidon- brother of Zeus, god of the sea and erathquakes. definite anger issues regarding Zeus’ position as king of the gods.. usually a reasonable kinda god except when mortals injure his earthly offspring (promiscuity runs in the family..)

awesome rating: 7/10

Hades- also brother of Zeus, god of the underworld and lord of the dead. irrefutable sibling rivalry here.. bit of a villain, stealing demeter’s daughter persephone like that, but at least he seems to know what he wants and how to get it.. can’t say fairer than that?

awesome rating: 8/10

Apollo- brother of artemis, god of prophecy, medicine, and archery, also god of the sun. a lot of potential, this one. sadly, never seems to be realised as he supports the wrong side (e.g. the trojans in the trojan war)..

awesome raitng: 6/10

Hermes- messenger of the gods, protector of travellers, thieves, and merchants. truly a funky god, what with his winged sandals.. known for mischief alongside the every-day deliverance of godly messages..

awesome rating: 7/10
revised awesome rating: 8/10 (for cuteness)

Aphrodite- goddess of beauty and sexual desire. able to manipulate almost every other god and mortal through controlling their sexual passions.. particularly powerful on olympus given the disposition of many of the more powerful gods Zeus towards casual liasons.. doesn’t mean i like her though, it’s a bit cheating if you ask me…

awesome rating: 5/10

Hephaestus- god of fire and blacksmith of the gods. husband of aphrodite, not often the guy to be found in her bed however (ahem, ares).. unfortunately disfigured, but nontheless very skilled maker of things, like achilles’ shield..

awesome rating: 6/10
revised awesome ratng: 7/10 (because he out-witted aphrodite)

Ares- god of war. definite anger issues here, hence the tendency to involvement in mortal wars.. not always on the winning side though..

awesome rating: 5/10

Artemis- sister of apollo, goddess of the hunt, goddess of the moon. averagely skilled in archery and hunting generally, a laydee who really knows how to kick ass..

awesome rating 6/10

Athene- goddess of wisdom, arts and crafts, and war, helper of heroes (see Iliad, Odyssey). truly an active goddess, not susceptible to the manipulation of aphrodite (she’s far too clever for that), which makes her very cool in my book. oftentimes on the winning side..

awesome rating 8/10

what am i again?

hmm.. not sure i agree with this:

You Are a Snarky Blogger!

You've got a razor sharp wit that bloggers are secretly scared of.
And that's why they read your posts as often as they can!

February 20, 2005

another new pic :)

here's another pic of the benny's crew…

this one's for you, jill :)

February 18, 2005

new pic

this is my artistic impression of jen:



hmph, here's jen at the kit lifesaving social…