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Another five things to talk about
Sunday 15th March 2009 6:13 pm

My trouble when I'm ill is I tend not to want to talk to people, mostly because I have to be polite and I don't have the energy for that extra thinking. So it's usually better just to shut up and ignore everyone. Which has extended to me not wanting to post in here either, although I do have things I want to blog about.

I am getting better, if slowly (and don't have concussion, which is good after I hit my head on the kitchen side on Thursday night) and this has been marked as unread in my emails for a while:

Comment to this post and I will give you 5 subjects/things I associate you with. Then post this in your blog and elaborate on the subjects given.

gave me Doctor Who, Elrond, food allergies, Davis Cup, fencing: Read more...

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Saturday 13th January 2007 11:52 pm

I discovered today that cleaning is not a good way to follow swimming. The people in the flat above were having a disco again from 9 this morning, so I gave up on hoping my book actually starts soon (I'm only page 70) and decided to get up and go swimming. Once I was ready it all went quiet, of course. I haven't been swimming since November, so ow. It was the first time I've been to the swimming pool in Abingdon and I wasn't impressed. Mostly because the changing rooms were in the same area with no barrier, so they were boiling. I got out and was quite warm. By the time I was dry I felt ill because I was so hot. And I couldn't get my watch on.

But then I went to the big Tescos, which is laid out exactly the same as Reading and Tower Park, although I still went round the whole shop twice before finding the Free From section. I'm very glad I did though, because it was the best Free From section I've ever seen. I found things in there I'd given up ever seeing again. So I'm definitely going back.

Driving to Abingdon wasn't too bad, so once I actually have a free Thursday (and make sure I keep them free) I'll be going back to fencing, which I'm looking forward to.

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Back home, sadly
Saturday 23rd September 2006 7:38 pm

I'm back home now, sadly. I really liked Belfast and coming home always reminds me how much I hate living here. The room I was in, even though it had three other people in, people shouting outside on Friday and Saturday nights, and a ridiculous amount of traffic in the mornings, was still quieter than my landlady.

I don't think there was a single day with no rain; I have blisters; my legs ache from all the walking; I'm really glad I don't have to eat out again for a while; I really, really hate taking off; I was practically stalked by a guy staying in the same hostel; and there were other things that just went so wrong.

But, I really enjoyed myself anyway. And for everything that went wrong there were things that went right: the City Hall was impressive, I met some nice girls in my room (and one nutter!), I really enjoyed the fencing (I so want to go back to it now, but I just have to be able to drive there first), and I met a fencer on my first night who I got on really well with and hopefully we're not going to lose touch. Only trouble was she's Australian and I ended up supporting them more than England!

Tomorrow I'll post the rest of my photos and tidy up the tags and categories etc. The travel sickness pills have knocked me out so I'm not good for much tonight any more.

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Monday 27th January 2003 11:47 pm

I thought of all these things to write in here this afternoon, as I didn't have much work on and now I don't remember any of them. I think last night's Alias (in America) was big. I don't know why, I don't even remember the episode name and I don't want to know whats going on till I see it. Preferably soon! Fight scenes on Buffy are very weird when the picture is 8 seconds behind the sound. And Angel was gone for so long I'm trying to remember whats going on. I don't think its as good as Buffy, but then I have just seen the 12th of Buffy and the 8th of Angel, so perhaps I shouldn't judge.

Would anyone like to explain tonight's Farscape? I knew it wasn't Aeryn, given the amount of shapeshifting they'd been showing us, but does that meant there's more than one Grayza? Was the one we saw the real one? My video ran out half way through so I can't re-watch it either. Should have put a new one in. Never mind. 6 episodes to go. Ever. Thats quite a scary thought. Specially as we still don't know whats going on this series!

I changed my alarm clock to match the other ones - I got tired of looking at it and having to subtract 2 minutes to find out the time. Strangely, the fact that my clock never says the right time doesn't bother me. Anyway, despite the fact that I'm sure I only changed the minutes, I thought it was midnight when I went to bed (which was annoying as I wanted to go to bed early) and noticed that my clock said eleven. As did my video when I checked. Good thing I did, otherwise I'd have got up at quarter to 7 and probably not noticed. Then I couldn't get to sleep, despite being completely knackered on the way home, so gave up at midnight and read a bit.

Won a fight at the county competition yesterday! I think the other person got 7 or 9, I can't remember. And I lunged. And slid as well, but hit her. So I'm not quite so bothered about my right leg hurting today. I think I've got my chest bruised as well. I think it must be just above my chest protector. Really wish the free version of Blogger had a spell checker cos I'm too tired to check this.

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The Stargate Quiz
Saturday 21st December 2002 1:22 pm

The Stargate quiz:

How long have you been a fan of Stargate SG-1?

Since I saw nearly three series worth in a few months, about the time I finished uni which was June 2000, which makes it 2 and a half years.

What was the main reason that you became a fan?

The humour I think. Along with all the interesting sciency stuff and the idea of being able to go to other worlds quickly without having to travel faster than c.

The ONE Stargate SG-1 episode you think is the best they've done, that you can watch forever?

Window of Opportunity

What is the ONE Stargate SG-1 episode you think could be timeless--as in always be played on the TV years from now?

I honestly don't know. I think all the best ones revolve around knowing other stuff about the series.

When was Stargate SG-1 at its best?

Series 2-4.

Who is the ONE character on Stargate SG-1 who you can't get enough of?

At the moment, Teal'c. He is so cool.

Your favourite B-storyline (underlying thread) of Stargate SG-1?

The stuff with Maybourne in, especially now thats hes no longer NID and on the run.

What's your favourite line from a Stargate SG-1 episode?

The one that sticks in my mind at the moment, not sure why is from late series 2 I think:
"We come in peace. We'd like to leave in one. Piece." From no other than Jack O'Neill.

What's Stargate SG-1's best season out of all their seasons?

Can I have 2 and 3 combined given that I saw them pretty much at the same time?

How many Stargate SG-1 conventions have you been to?


Which ONE was your favourite?

SG-4 because the atmosphere was so fantastic (because of the timing mainly) and it was just before the fandom went completely arse over tits.

Do you think you are a fan of the show for its content or for the actors?

The content. I might watch something because a certain person/people are in it, but I would only continue to watch it if it was good for other reasons.

Out of all the charities the Stargate SG-1 fandom (ie: through Gatecon, Sekh's Party, any other events) supports, which one do you support the most?

They're all such good causes how can I just pick one? There's not really one out of those that are particularly close to my heart.

What is your favourite show of all time that's NOT Stargate SG-1?

Red Dwarf, although not series 7 and 8 of course.

Favorite pairing of characters on Stargate SG-1?

Sam and Jack, sad to say.


Really annoyed about Buffy. I taped it on Thursday and watched the first five minutes and they cut so much. But according to my TV guide the Friday night version was also 45 minutes. So I thought I might as well tape the cut version. And then I find out today that last night's was uncut. Why couldn't they have told us that in advance?

I ordered some fencing kit from Allstar on Tuesday and they said it would be delivered on Thursday (which I wasn't expecting at all). So I came home on Thursday to find a note to say they'd try to deliver but as no-one was in they'd taken it back to Aylesbury. Last time they left it with a neighbour so I was expecting them to do that this time. I rang them up, but they needed Allstar to tell them to give it to a neighbour instead. By this time, Allstar was closed, so I rang them Friday morning.

I got in Friday night (well, Saturday morning, technically) to find some post, but no note, so I thought they'd given it to a neighbour and not left a note to tell me (which didn't surprise me). This morning there was a note to say they'd tried to deliver it Friday (the same time they'd tried on Thursday), found no-one was in (do these people have no brains?) and taken it back to Bucks.

Their note says you can't ring them til Monday, but you can go to pick it up before noon if you like. Yeah, right, because I think I'd have to go via Banbury or London, which would take longer than that. As I was about to get dressed this morning, they delivered it. I give in, frankly. Next time I'll just give my work address - the problem with doing that this time was that there was no-one in the building yesterday as we were all at the Christmas party.

I had 4 megs of a 79 meg file for Enterprise left after Thursday when I was last in and the server is down. So I'll have to get the whole thing from somewhere else instead. And Stargate and catch up on Alias and Buffy from a really slow server. Great.

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Bond fencing!
Monday 2nd December 2002 7:52 pm

Saw Die Another Die today. Very interesting fencing kit Madonna's wearing. But the rest of it was so white! I know thats because its new (and expensive) but even so. And I liked the way Bond was magically hooked up to the electronics.

The definitely cut a bit out of Farscape. When they're in the doctors office and D'Argo is feeling Noranti's 'intense pleasure' he goes towards Crichton, who tells him not to come near him when he's feeling like that. I remember it as well. Only one more episode, then we'll be ahead of the Americans, yay!

Have actually updated my website, must upload it, write an e-mail to the mailing list and update my bookmarks as well - I'm getting to the point where I can't see all of them any more.

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Out a lot
Thursday 25th July 2002 6:38 pm

Not sure I'm actually going to make a night in this week, which is good, although I haven't had time to work on the site. If anyone really hates the new red design, then thats just tough because I like it. Should be going fencing tonight, although I'm not sure how much fencing I'll actually do because its quite warm out. At least if it is nice this weekend I could wash my kit and hang it out and it won't take long to dry.

Work was really quite boring today because there wasn't much of it to do. I should go over to the other site tomorrow and see about borrowing someone's computer to make some CDs. Assuming we have some blank CD-Rs, that is. Its really annoying that I have to archive everything onto CD (which I quite like), it would just be nice if I had a CD writer on my computer to do it with.

Really hope its not going to be 30degrees at the weekend, thats just a bit too hot for me. I don't want it to rain for the picnic on Saturday, or Sunday as I need to go into Reading, although my hayfever's not good, so I really need it to rain quite a bit for that. It did rain a bit on Tuesday, but so little you'd have been hard pressed to notice afterwards as the ground was still dry.

Must go and organise my lift, watch Buffy and send some e-mails.

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