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Lost Lost
Monday 14th November 2005 9:18 pm

I think I have officially given up on watching Lost. I got so behind with my TV last week that I still haven't got round to watching it. This was, in part, because there were other things I would rather watch, but it's reached the point now where I'm just not going to get it in before this weeks. And I haven't missed it at all, so I'm taking it as a sign and giving up. I just can't quite bring myself to care about any of the characters, or the island's secrets any more. If I get really curious I'll just surf a bit, or ask some Americans who I know watch it.

I'm feeling virtuous about my writing, too. The Sheppard/Weir Thing is now on v4, complete with, shock horror, some description! And a couple of adjectives! I mean, really, what more could you ask for? I think there's some action (ie a bit of movement) I could probably describe - I mean I know where they're moving, what direction they're facing etc, but it's not all in there. I'm trying (note the important word here, trying) to get it to the stage of needing beta'ing by the end of the month. Hopefully that'll be v5 or v6.

I had to remind dad that I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue started tonight (having previously reminded him last week when MiniMinder reminded me). He'd forgotten. I'd got a tape out ready to record it while I cooked/ate dinner. Sadly, though, I was washing up when I realised it was halfway through and it might have been a good idea to have actually pressed the record button. Hopefully it'll be up after Shakespeare and I can listen to it in bed. I wish TV had listen again, it would be so useful for people like me - unless I set everything to record I forget to watch it! (although I have on occasion forgotten I've recorded something and accidentally taped over it)


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I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue about tennis
Thursday 23rd June 2005 10:46 pm

I went to see the next two episodes of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue recorded in Oxford last night. It was great to actually see what happens (although I already knew the truth about Samantha and the laser display board). The only complaint was that the theatre was really hot. Although in all fairness, it wasn't that much cooler outside.

Each episode took over an hour to record, so even when they take out the bits that went wrong, there's still quite a bit of that's going to get taken out. It will be interesting to listen and find out what (if I can remember).

The guest was Harry Hill, who I wasn't terribly impressed by until they did a science fiction segment and he did a wonderful Dalek impression without the aid of any props at all. Graeme Garden's Darth Vader was also good but did involve a glass of water.

I won't spoil the episodes but suffice to say they were up to their usual standard.

I found out, while I was there, that Art is coming to the New Theatre, and has Russell Boulter in it! So I will have to go back there to see that.

On my way I stopped off at Borders. Who were doing Doctor Who books at �1.99 and 4 for 3 but they only had two Doctor & Ace books and I've got them both. I was quite interested to discover there is a novelisation of Scream of the Shalka. There was also quite a good selection of Lois McMaster Bujold books, so if I get really stuck with finding them, that's an option.

And onto tennis. I was quite disappointed to miss Greg Rusedski's match yesterday, as it sounds as if it was quite exciting. Mind you, so was Tim Henman's today. But Andy Murray is my little star. Not only did he win a match, but did it in straight sets, beating a seeded opponent, getting him lots of points. Annoyingly, I don't quite have enough money to swap Henman for Roddick (assuming he won after BBC2 stopped at 8.30), so I might get Hewitt instead. Otherwise I only have one man left in! Suffice to say I'm doing quite badly in the fantasy league, but then I was this time last year as well.

I'm really looking forward to a weekend of doing nothing but watching tennis and Glastonbury, except for all those things I've been putting off till the weekend. Which will be good anyway because I'll be bored on Sunday with no tennis to watch.


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Atlantis
Wednesday 1st December 2004 10:38 pm

I had a bit of a revelation today. I've been enjoying Atlantis recently and I've been trying to work out why - then it occurred to me. It's because I've been watching it on it's own and not straight after Stargate. The trouble is that I like all the characters in Stargate (except for the love to hate ones) and I've been watching it for a few years. Whereas on Atlantis I don't like Teyla and I still can't decide about Weir. In all fairness, I didn't like Teal'c at first so that could change.

Also, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue is back on Monday. Of course, my dad, the minute I tell him this tells me I have to remind him. He'd be stuffed if it wasn't for Listen Again (mind you, so would I). I wish TV had the same system - once something had been shown, you can watch it any time within a week afterwards.


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Good and bad news
Monday 24th May 2004 10:49 pm

The good news: Enterprise has been renewed (http://www.trektoday.com/news/200504_01.shtml
The bad news: Richard Biggs has died (http://www.jmsnews.com/msg.aspx?id=1-17099)

I went away for 26 hours at the weekend and returned to find 198 e-mails, of which 144 were spam. I've been answering them while listening to "Six Characters in Search of an Answer" on BBC7's Listen Again. Which is so useful because I never listen to anything on the radion on time. I only remembered to watch Have I Got News For You on Friday because the video came on (in my defence I'm usually out).

On the plus side this weekend I established that Hobbycraft still doesn't have any rabbits I can cross stitch. I might have to go on a hunt on the internet, or end up doing cats. Which are nice, but not as nice as rabbits. I've still got a fair bit of The Librarian left to do so it's not urgent yet.

I also made about 20 CDs and did all my backing up. At the same time I finally saw Miss Congeniality. I meant to go and see it when it was out at the cinema. I meant to get it out on video. I even meant to watch it on TV, but forgot. That's a record, even for me.

I re-injured my toes tonight, exactly the same way as I did last week, so they hurt. What's worse is that I had my glasses punched twice on the same side, so the floor now slopes. Which is not helpful.

I finally got round to doing these quizzes, this is from Selenay (I can't quite bring myself to use the word gacked, to me it sounds like the cat's about to be sick):

chain holding jack
Good stuff, you are "Wedding? I love
weddings! Drinks all around." You're the
life of the party and nothing gets you down,
not even certain death at the hands of your
zombie nemesis or the Navy. Come to think of
it, realism isn't your strong suit...

Which one of Captain Jack Sparrow's bizarre sayings from Pirates of the Caribbean are you?
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How true!

This I first saw on fileg's journal:

paranoidangel may explode without warning
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EXPLOSIVE


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From Go-Quiz.com

Yep, that would be me 🙂


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