"Cats have nine lives. Which makes them ideal for experimentation."
11-Oct-05So I've started work and all's well. I'm actually having a really good time and the people there seem pretty cool. However, I've got to do something I really hoped I never would. Myself and a partner have a theoretical $1 million which we can invest over the next 7 weeks in the following.
• S&P 500 Stock Index
• US 10 Year Treasury
• Three Month Eurodollar Interest Rate
9-Oct-05Time's up! Having had 4 months off of doing well, anything, I start work tomorrow. So what have I been up to? Well looking back I've actually done quite a bit. I've been to Paris and spent 3 hours up the Eiffel Tower. I've learnt to drive and passed my test. I've lost a stone and a half through diet and exercise. I've been to the Edinburgh Fringe festival. I've been to two movie premiers (sort of). And I've moved to London, something that I've meant to do since I was little. I may not have been on a big exciting tour of South America or anything, but I'm pretty happy with what I've done and where I'm headed.
23-Sept-05This time tomorrow I will be in Paris! *smug*
13-Sept-05I've like Sigur Ros for some time. I remember bonding with friends who I still have to this day over them in the first week of university four years ago. Based on the single I was expecting good things from their new album, Takk but it has surpassed by wildest expectations. Just really really really lovely! The NME (New Metaphor fEderation *gah! tenuous*) says "If you imagine the noise God makes just before he eats a slice of cheese on toast, then comparably, that’s how satisfyingly yearning the 65 minutes of 'Takk…' sounds." Much as I hate to admit it, in some ways, they're right!
• Plans by Death Cab to Cutie
• I am a Bird Now by Antony and the Johnsons
• and Demon Days by Gorillaz
9-Sept-05Over the past couple of days several good bands including Radiohead, Gorillaz, The Zutons and Elbow in collusion with several mediocre bands (Coldplay, the Coral etc...) have put together an album to support War Child. I would advise purchasing here. Though I'd maybe wait until tomorrow, the servers seem to be a little busy!
9-Sept-05Life for me lately has been a little odd so my music taste has been similar however given that I've been tagged here's an easy post detailing my most recent listenings.
• Quit Smoking - Death Cab For Cutie
• Buildings and Bridges - Ani DiFranco
• Gypsy Death and You - The Kills
• Strings that Tie to you - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Jon Brion
6-Sept-05"As a dyslexic person, please allow me to state that all of your smartass comments and jokes about this serious affliction are greatly appeciated.
6-Sept-05It's strange how a weird day is only compounded by seeing a grown man pick his nose and eat the err... discharge.
2-Sept-05I haven't posted in a long time and finally today I feel compelled!! Why? I GOT GRUMPY.
• Why was Kathleen Blanco forced to say, on sending 300 "battle-tested" National Guardsmen to the city, “They have M-16s and are locked and loaded. These troops know how to shoot and kill and I expect they will,"?
• Why has George Bush in the face of the deaths of thousands of people, made jokes that cash donations will be used fraudulently?
• Why in a stadium where 20,000 people are sheltering have people rumored to have been raped and murdered?
• Why have shots been fired at helicopters trying to rescue people trapped by the floods?
• Most importantly, why is it taking so long for the richest country on earth to evacuate the people, some of whom are dying, from the city?
31-May-05Just a quick note to say sleep works miracles and I'm feeling much better now. Oh, and packing is not fun!
29-May-05So it's been over a month since I last posted and I guess a lot has happenned in that time. I've turned 22, finished my exams, obtained a degree (*blows own trumpet* I got a first), I've been to France and seen the final Star Wars film in Leicester Square at midnight on the day of release, gained possession of a blender and climbed the stupid climbing frame that the put on my campus and tried to pass off as art. Given the above list, you could be forgiven for suggesting too busy to post here, but in reality, I've just been too lazy.
21-Apr-05Election update. For all those who haven't made their mind up about how to vote in the upcoming election, but are a fan of celebrity endorsements, then you'll like this article. Although if you're a big fan of Joan Collins...this may be the time to ignore her!
19-Apr-05So, I've finished my dissertation. I'm moving into a flat in Shepherd's Bush. I've got a job in the city. It's all a bit like growing up. Just three exams to revise for and then...adult life.
13-Apr-05Who should you vote for? This quiz should be able to help out those with difficulties.
You should vote: Liberal Democrat
6-Apr-05Having not been around much lately I haven't posted for a while, however when I've found time to trawl the internet I've found a few gems.
21-Mar-05I went to see Constantine last night, pretty good actually, however I also saw some trailers and got to thinkng that there really are some rather cool films coming out soon.
17-Mar-05Happy St Patricks Day! Also noticably the day of the last lecture of my university career. All the more reason to get wasted... Anyway, here are some st-patrick day greetings from the people at Family Guy. Have a lovely day people!
14-Mar-05Ok...so I'm very very sad, but even my housemates, who are not the biggest neighbours fans thought the episode on thursday was amazing. Something to do with blowing up the coffee shop. Which is why
(a) this background is amazing and
(b) this game is amazing. Particularly when the coffee shop blows up when you don't serve people quickly enough...ace!!
9-Mar-05I've had a terrible moment of clarity! Vonda Shepard began it all. This vile Ally McBeal backing singer was only the beginning. Oh yes! Without pissing Vonda Shepard, there would be NO sNorah Jones, there would be NO Dildo, there would be NO Katie Melualua la la la la la la la bamba, there would be NO Joss "17" Stone and perhaps even no Damien Lice and no Jamie 'please someone' Cullhim.
8-Mar-05According to a recent Forbes survey the Global Porn industry is worth £30bn. Given this information, should I really be surprised that since adding a picture of Javine's nipple slip on Eurovision my hit count has increased 800%. Perhaps not, but frankly you're all filthy buggers!
Food for thought…why does completing an exam always leave me in dire need of curry and a bottle of wine…hmmm
Air Force launch new assault on santa.
More funky time! I feel better...
Smoking Kills ...EVERYONE!!!!!
Spot the difference ...Seriously...
Star Wars: A new dude.
Some people just really like queuing.
Kiddie crucifixion kit. Sick and wrong!
DON'T look at this...
Photo of me not looking completely shite...thanks Davros!
USB HAL. Amazing what you can do with modern technology....
Family Guy April Fools. Slightly overdue!
Obsess much?. A bit of a Marilyn Manson fan...scary.
BBC News. An interesting article about the planned job cuts at the BBC and what they mean for the website.
Latte art. Making pictures in the cream of coffee. These are spectacular, particularly the lion!
Y.M.C.A Who'd have thought it of the Angel of the North...
Nipples Javine having a little wardrobe malfunction...apparently, not as bad as Janet Jackson!
Simple but effective...tee hee!
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