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Summer is SO over
think it's going to be sunny here today
getting our new (to us) car later...mondeo estate, life gets sexier by the moment
Life in the fast lane (circa 1993)
Off to Dorset in the morning for a few days then to Brittany for a few more days.
Sucks to be crippled in the summer. I hope you're dining out on tea and sympathy.
I have you down as a 'Rear Window'-type invalid. Any truth in my statement?
Rear Window ... not really that crooked, also not such a great view from my place - but the potential is definitely there for the future
you're calling me a faggit
Booked flights there last night. Won't be able to catch a game while I'm out there though. Oh well, there's always Chelsea-Stoke with this view when I get back ...
the weather in Stockholm is slate grey skies, high chance of drizzle, 17*C
when are you here? and why?
btw re; sporting events, it was the 'midnattslöppet' (midnight run - 10km) this saturday last. Two people died of heart attacks so it goes
Was supposed to be Friday but other things came up. Just for a wander about, really. Needed a way to blow a small portion of my redundancy and hadn't been abroad for a while. Plus, one of my uncles lives out in the suburbs somewhere round there.
Djurgården are playing a Europa trophy match at home on Wednesday night
it'll be 150Kronor for you DK
the venue is
Excellent. You're a hero. I'll try and find some ticket buying details in English.
I do plan on picking up a little Swedish phrase book, but I'm guessing I'll just get withering glances from natives who'll respond to me in better English than mine, right?
Unless it's a digital multimedia app thing that actually gives the pronunciation out loud.
Everyone here speaks English (though not quite as well as they think they do)
just learn how to say 'hej' properly and you'll be good to go
It's right next to an entrance/exit, which apparently need to have barriers/fences near them to regulate crowd movement and help people balance.
I've been moved for the rest of the season, thank fuck.
that is fucking horrendous :D
saw inception again last night, was really worth it.
playing fives tonight for the last time.
got to organise how i am going to drop my car off at my parents next week along with a ton of shit that i don't need to take with/can't take with. like dvds and that.
I actually thought about wearing my winter coat this morning. Glad I didn't as I still would have boiled. Can't believe it's only Wednesday!
I am so happy summer is almost over. I want to move somewhere thats cold and miserable all the time.
I have a boring conference call/meeting thing at 9:30 which should be fun fun fun.
and I have another at 10:30 on www.juicypussyworld.net
I can't breathe properly still and now my arms are starting to ache a bit :(
The owners of a cat I know which lost its tail, took it to tesco to sort it out. Yeah, Tesco, it's britian's largest retailer.
I'm feeling quite ashamed right now.
They were off to be used as tea light receptacles at a wedding then to be used to store onion chutney.
But I'm not.
TO THE DEAD!
I would very much like to join all the lovely little people that are sleeping in the park.
Only Wednesday?!!! PFFT.
They looked little, I think it may have been perspective.
Where is my God damn tea???
it was a good question and all
im glad summers ending, i miss my coat and the nice feeling of snuggling up on the sofa with a quilt whilst everyones freezing outside.
hate wednesdays, i have to do a 10 hour shift today and i think i might punch the man on the desk infront of me
what are you up to on friday evening?
so i'll be staying in timperley. why?
I'm alright, I'm hoping that I've got a barbeque to attend this evening.
Today, I'm ok. I've got nothing of any note happening.
I'm going to a place called volendam today where there's windmils and traditional dutch stuff!
I've not found a job yet. Someone help please. Ta.
Look at the red panda we saw on holiday :)
From where? I DO NOT KNOW. How? I DO NOT KNOW.
cos my friend got to hold one once and her photo shows her dressed in some kind of wipe clean surgeons gown
I need one. I need a whole COLONY of them. I could be a crazy red panda lady.
that cheered me up.
Just had a burger king and feel all grubby and toxic, URGH. (Was delicious though) Good night last night seeing some manchester friends play att kings cross social club. Stayed up very late being silly. Also, daytime tv is shocking. Once xylopwn finishes writing an article about <insert miscellaneous musical product> I'm going to ratchet up the moaning decibels until he takes me to a City Farm, maybe 2. I need to cuddle a piglet today :)
I want to get my results tomorrow.
I might have a sandwich now. That'll take up some time.
IT ISN'T SUNNY FUCK YOU SUMMER.
i'm off to Green Man tomorrow morning!
Also I have brought my football kit to work so that I can head straight there at about 7.30pm; I am truly livin' it up in a manner reminiscent to that which Ja Rule used to sing(?) about.
Here is a picture of me holding a beetle that I found in the forest park the other day:
There was also a red squirrel battle:
...and a peacock butterfly
On my holidays I saw;
Two elk (BEST BIT OF MY HOLS)
Lots of deer
Starfish and crabs
A fox and a kestrel sat next to each other in the middle of a motorway, looking super cool
Lots of butterflies and crickets and beetles
Then I went to an endangered animal centre and played with some awesome turtles and saw baby snow leopards.
On Monday I went to the museum and saw a pangolin. Not a live one, which is my ambition, but it's a start.
That sounds so great that I am even going to refrain from making some joke about starfish / crabs / what's inside your pants (mainly because I can't seem to really make one work)
PICS OF BABY SNOW LEOPARDS PLEASE!
Where was this holiday?
Was the museum the natural history museum in London? I saw the pangolin exhibit there and they looked BADASS.
to bother :( Have a smiling frog instead
It was the Darwin exhibit at Manchester Museum. I love pangolins, they're amazing, when they run they're sooooo funny. If you're caught with one in China it's the death sentence cause of how much poaching goes on for their armour and meat. Poor things.
Not that I'm going to have time to actually go, given stupid experiment >:(
I haven't had a chance to put new posts up on my (new, shite) blog yet, but this is what I am up to at work:
(I currently have about 1500 of those individual tubs)
bit small, I probably wouldn't bother although I did also get to see a pine marten which was on my summer check-list (although I did intend to see a LIVE one).
CRICKETS :) I spent an hour or so watching a little group of crickets and what they were up to. I think there was some male rivalry going on, it was interesting.
What exactly is your job, or what will it be? And can I have it please? LET ME BE YOUR ASSSISTANT!
specifically, sexual selection (and its role in purging deleterious mutations BORING)... study organism being these little cricket fellas.
I have some very cool photos to put up soon which will tie into posts about sexual behaviour and conflict etc - I'll let you know when I get round to doing that! I'm also hoping to bring in my video camera soon as well in order to take some videos of them pumping. Sordid.
Oh, and my assistant is actually going home next week so I do need a helper! You would have to live in Stirling and work for free though.
I don't live in Stirling but I would work for free.
I'll favourite your blog now :)
(you probably wouldn't, once you see the tedium of day-to-day individual cricket husbandry)
Actually, I better go and write down the IDs of all the dead ones now.
When you wish upon a star your dreams come true
June 2010 - August 2010
Recorded gang vocals and keys on my friend's album yesterday, and doing a bit of writing myself today. First proper day off since end of tour! woooo! Tea!