mistletoe: (Homers brain)


That's a bummer! Mid Nablopomo and I have run out of oomph. Well I do have things to say about Seeley Booth in season 3 but that will take thought and I am not in thinky mode today. I have viewed the first 6 episodes and there is more than I thought to dig out. High schools. There have been quite a few episodes over the years with High school settings and we actually get more about Booth in school than we do about Brennan so that is something unusual. Of course, it's all sports and girls, so that explains it. Anyway, don't want to pre-empt myself. Just a taster.

Today, I have made lunch and watched some football sporadically. I suppose I could watch the American football play offs rather than Cristiano Ronaldo tumbling about the turf in Madrid. I'm just not invested in American football like I used to be. The coverage annoys me. It is so stop start with a pause after every play. I'm used to free flowing stuff. Still, it's better than the sycophantic commentator who will be on the Real Madrid game. He gets so excited I want to plant my fist on his nose.

Have a Geoffrey Chaucer Tale.


It's all true.
mistletoe: (Homers brain)


That's a bummer! Mid Nablopomo and I have run out of oomph. Well I do have things to say about Seeley Booth in season 3 but that will take thought and I am not in thinky mode today. I have viewed the first 6 episodes and there is more than I thought to dig out. High schools. There have been quite a few episodes over the years with High school settings and we actually get more about Booth in school than we do about Brennan so that is something unusual. Of course, it's all sports and girls, so that explains it. Anyway, don't want to pre-empt myself. Just a taster.

Today, I have made lunch and watched some football sporadically. I suppose I could watch the American football play offs rather than Cristiano Ronaldo tumbling about the turf in Madrid. I'm just not invested in American football like I used to be. The coverage annoys me. It is so stop start with a pause after every play. I'm used to free flowing stuff. Still, it's better than the sycophantic commentator who will be on the Real Madrid game. He gets so excited I want to plant my fist on his nose.

Have a Geoffrey Chaucer Tale.


It's all true.
mistletoe: (king of the lab)
Champions! Hello by the way. I have been busy at the ant farm alllllll week and wish to draw a veil over the unpleasantness that is my working life. Therefore, here we are Saturday teatime and what lovely weather we have been having, better than the summer hands down. So how appropriate that this was the last day of the cricket season.



Games with bats and balls )

Meanwhile, this week Sky 1 started Season 4 of Bones and on second viewing it wasn't as bad although I still wasn't struck by the Grayson/Angela/Hodgins/Cam storyline. I watched Episode 5,  on which I have the following thoughts.


Spoilers for The P P in the P P )

Shopping in Durham today which was heaving. I got a new pair of smart trousers for work and some cheap jeans. I had to send my dinner back at the Slug and Lettuce as my Thai curry was still frozen in the middle. It came back much nicer. They serve it wrapped in a banana leaf.

Sad to hear of the passing of Paul Newman. He made some magnificent films that I enjoyed: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; The Hustler, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting in particular. Sometimes he was a bit too much of a method actor for me. I wasn't a fan of Cool Hand Luke for that reason. However, he was an actor from the old school of Hollywood stars and for that, as well as his charity work, he should be remembered.

mistletoe: (My brain hurts)
Oh noes! The guys who run my monthly quizmail have decided to pack it in at the end of the year. *Hyperventilates*

They cite the growth of the Internetz (which they can't operate) spoiling their clever ruses i.e. it's actually possible to find the answers in the time allotted. Also, the Royal Mail is not efficient enough. Considering they posted this month's quiz on Tuesday and I got it today that seems pretty weak.

No, the current conspiracy theory on my chat group is that they have proved fallible on so many ambiguous or just plain wrong answers that they have decided to cut their losses and run. Actually their lack of online skillz may be true. The wealth of information has allowed mere mortals to find alternatives to their absolute answers and as there is quite a bit of money involved it's just safer to stop. They have tried to find more obscure questions and pictures to try and catch us out with stuff that's hard to find via search engines and wikipedia and they are obviously finding it tough.

You may recall, or probably not, the great tank dispute of January which unhappily coincided with their revamped league system that allowed only people with all answers right in the top champions league. As that month included a provably wrong answer, to award £1000 prize money to people with the wrong answer was just ... wrong.

All hell broke lose on the chat group and several members threatened never to sully their minds with the quiz again. Now that threat has abated there was further controversy this month with wallabies for which they had to eventually consult the head of Zoology in New South Wales. His response showed that the answers they had (both of them in fact) were wrong. They still marked them right. It won't do.

In other news I have been temporarily promoted to Second in Department until Christmas. More money. Squee!! Meanwhile:
mistletoe: (My brain hurts)
Oh noes! The guys who run my monthly quizmail have decided to pack it in at the end of the year. *Hyperventilates*

They cite the growth of the Internetz (which they can't operate) spoiling their clever ruses i.e. it's actually possible to find the answers in the time allotted. Also, the Royal Mail is not efficient enough. Considering they posted this month's quiz on Tuesday and I got it today that seems pretty weak.

No, the current conspiracy theory on my chat group is that they have proved fallible on so many ambiguous or just plain wrong answers that they have decided to cut their losses and run. Actually their lack of online skillz may be true. The wealth of information has allowed mere mortals to find alternatives to their absolute answers and as there is quite a bit of money involved it's just safer to stop. They have tried to find more obscure questions and pictures to try and catch us out with stuff that's hard to find via search engines and wikipedia and they are obviously finding it tough.

You may recall, or probably not, the great tank dispute of January which unhappily coincided with their revamped league system that allowed only people with all answers right in the top champions league. As that month included a provably wrong answer, to award £1000 prize money to people with the wrong answer was just ... wrong.

All hell broke lose on the chat group and several members threatened never to sully their minds with the quiz again. Now that threat has abated there was further controversy this month with wallabies for which they had to eventually consult the head of Zoology in New South Wales. His response showed that the answers they had (both of them in fact) were wrong. They still marked them right. It won't do.

In other news I have been temporarily promoted to Second in Department until Christmas. More money. Squee!! Meanwhile:
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Crapulous may be a forgotten word to some, but is remembered by many on this particular day of the year. In keeping with my New Year's resolution to make the first sentence of the month a bit more interesting I offer you the correct term for the feeling one gets when one has over indulged in the alcoholic beverages and the gluttony.

Of course neither of these has affected me. Indeed, I barely saw the New Year in with Pepsi Max before retiring to the boudoir only to be disturbed by the local pyrotechnics as neighbours sent exploding missiles high into the crepuscular sky. By the way, the BBC coverage of the London fireworks was totally ruined by some philistine called Gethin. Sack him.

Obviously, the word thing has made me Victorian.

Seasons salutations to you all! As a true lady I shall be following the old custom and remaining at home ready to receive gentlemen callers. In the meantime I am preparing a duck with apricot and almond stuffing, and lemon and sultana cheesecake. Any man would be a fool to resist. Of course, nobody knows that is the dinner menu..... All the more for me as I view today's football programme.

Oh go Patriots! Wouldn't it be funny if they won all their games and lost the Superbowl? No, that's wicked.

1013

Oct. 13th, 2007 11:26 pm
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 Happy birthday Chris Carter. Where are you now? I watched Californication on Thursday and boy does David Duchovny age well. I quite enjoyed the show, from the shock factor I suppose,  and how cool DD still is.

Well England got through to the Rugby World Cup Final and I have friends whos are completely arse over tip with it. It leaves me completely cold. 



So the only ones that lost were the cricketers, otherwise it could have been the greatest sporting day for England in living memory. Still they won the series in Sri Lanka for the first time in 20 years. See, we take on the world when we play sport.

1013

Oct. 13th, 2007 11:26 pm
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 Happy birthday Chris Carter. Where are you now? I watched Californication on Thursday and boy does David Duchovny age well. I quite enjoyed the show, from the shock factor I suppose,  and how cool DD still is.

Well England got through to the Rugby World Cup Final and I have friends whos are completely arse over tip with it. It leaves me completely cold. 



So the only ones that lost were the cricketers, otherwise it could have been the greatest sporting day for England in living memory. Still they won the series in Sri Lanka for the first time in 20 years. See, we take on the world when we play sport.

Joy

Sep. 16th, 2007 04:51 pm
mistletoe: (smiley booth)

Here's another advert. This time I like the product and I think the concept is just.... cool, especially the lip curl.
 

Sunderland won yesterday, Durham won their Pro-40 game and were promoted to Division 1 as Champions. What a season.
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Well, that's Bank Holidays over for another year, although if Mr Brown our Prime Minister gets his way we'll have another in November 'cos we are lagging behind the rest of Europe in meaningless necessary rest from hard labour.

For a change the weather was quite pleasant, positively hot on Saturday while memsahib and me were on duty at church. Not a visitor until 3.50, 10 minutes before locking up time. However, the ladies were so nice, and put £5 on the collection plate, so we lingered.

Yesterday 3 of us went to the Riverside for Durham against Yorkshire pro-40 cricket. Pitiful affair really. Yorkshire were 0-3 before we even got there and they struggled to 122 all out with Anthony McGrath getting his 50 in 109 balls.

Needless to say Phil Mustard knocked 50 off 27 balls in Durham's winning reply, with 15 overs to spare. In the car by 6 o'clock and home by 7.

Now I have to wait in all day for the gas man again. I hope he doesn't come at 6 o'clock.

Shock Horror! I dropped one of my feverfew tablets this morning and when I lifted the settee cushion to look for it I found a desiccated mouse. Of course I was holding it before I realised what it was. I did not scream, drop it, or throw up, but calmly disposed of it in the bin. Is proud of bravery. Now if only I could handle spiders. Of course all sorts of horrible scenarios as to how the mouse got there and how it died are flashing through my brain. e.g. I sat on it. Let's hope it was natural causes. 

To jolly myself along as I enter the final week of freedom from work - why do these 6 weeks go so quickly - I gakked this from [personal profile] theantijoss . She got it elsewhere. I deny vehemently having anything to do with No. 6, but am quite cheerfully disposed towards all the rest.

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I am interested in - do tell me about

I might put up a couple of pictures of the church (not of Scientology) which is actually late Saxon and therefore over 1000 years old although most of it is now 18th/19th century. There are one or two surviving things.

Yes!

Aug. 11th, 2007 05:40 pm
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Well there's a thing. Sunderland 1 Tottenham 0, Chopra in the 94th minute with the last kick of the game. 43,697 there in the sunshine. Roy was very pleased and so was I.

Mixed fortunes at the racing. Both of us had a winner and couple of horses placed so we did OK. One horse died from a heart attack after it had won. It came all the way from Germany too.

Cricket and England are struggling to avoid the follow on.

Yes!

Aug. 11th, 2007 05:40 pm
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Well there's a thing. Sunderland 1 Tottenham 0, Chopra in the 94th minute with the last kick of the game. 43,697 there in the sunshine. Roy was very pleased and so was I.

Mixed fortunes at the racing. Both of us had a winner and couple of horses placed so we did OK. One horse died from a heart attack after it had won. It came all the way from Germany too.

Cricket and England are struggling to avoid the follow on.
mistletoe: (Puppet!depressed)
This is a Potter free post in the sense that I have not read *the book*, I have no intention of reading *the book* and I may be the only person in the world who never saw the magic of the saga. I started the first one whenever it came out and whatever it was called; liked the first chapter, stuck it to Diagon alley, thought 'this is slow' and gave it up. I have never returned. I found her writing derivative and tedious, the characters cliched and the whole thing a yawn. Good luck with your millions Ms Rowling but not a penny of it is mine.

Latest on the mousey front. I SAW ONE!!!!!! In the kitchen, the bugger, streaking into the pantry. Anyway, I caught the blighter before 10 o'clock last night and out it went. Mind you, if this keeps up I'm afraid the humane way may have to become more final solution-y as they seem to be coming back by whatever route they are using. Such a pity. Trap is set with fruit cake at the moment. Hopefully it will still be open in the morning.

e.t.a It wasn't. Yet another mousey tasted the freedom of the great outdoors. That's 5 mice or the same one 5 times. I'm afraid death is the only alternative. Boo hoo.

In sports news the lads lost to Scunthorpe(!) yesterday, so the streak lasted one game. However, cricket news is much better as Ottis Gibson took 10 - 47, first to perform such a feat since 1994 and the first ever for Durham; good lad. The Test is shaping up nicely although the forecast for rain tomorrow doesn't bode well for the final day.
e.t.a. 9 wickets down when the dark then the rain defeated them at 3.20. Drawn game. And in spite of Gibson taking 12 wickets Hampshire hung on for a draw too.
Roy's been given permission to talk to Baines. Glee. Now, should I keep him in my fantasy team?

Speaking of weather it's still going on, the flooding I mean. Yesterday morning I watched Sky News which was showing the M5 stationary. While they were on. the jam began to move except for one car that had broken down in the outside lane.

mistletoe: (booth angdelia)
Told you Colly was good. England won something. Wheee! Why did they name Ponting Man of the Series? Colly scored 2 centuries and 70, took wickets, catches and did run outs. He won the trophy virtually single-handed for England but Ponting gets the home vote. Humph.

Sunderland won! I watched the highlights this morning and all you could hear was 'Keane-o' from the crowd which is quite an accomplishment considering they were playing in Plymouth. That's over 400 miles away. That may not sound much to some but it's the other end of the country to us. Anyway, the new lad Stokes came on and scored as did Connolly. So we're in 7th, level on points with Cardiff. Could go above them as we play Southend next. I'm getting worryingly excited.

The snow has all gone. I left thick stuff here and went down to the coast on Saturday where there was torrential rain all day but when I came home there was still snow and a snowman outside. That's all that is left now. Mam and me went to B & Q to get some shampoo holder tray thingy that doesn't need to be screwed to the wall. We also got some hooks so I can hang up my super furry dressing gown and David's calendar. Actually, this year's Boreanaz calendar is pretty poor with some really old pics from early Angel promos. He looks nothing like that now.

We also got a new light fitting called Mosaic which has a similar design and colouring to the border tile. I was very pleased with it. The man is coming to finish the tiles, lay the floor covering and fix up the light at the end of this week. Then it's half term. Huzzah!
mistletoe: (booth angdelia)
Told you Colly was good. England won something. Wheee! Why did they name Ponting Man of the Series? Colly scored 2 centuries and 70, took wickets, catches and did run outs. He won the trophy virtually single-handed for England but Ponting gets the home vote. Humph.

Sunderland won! I watched the highlights this morning and all you could hear was 'Keane-o' from the crowd which is quite an accomplishment considering they were playing in Plymouth. That's over 400 miles away. That may not sound much to some but it's the other end of the country to us. Anyway, the new lad Stokes came on and scored as did Connolly. So we're in 7th, level on points with Cardiff. Could go above them as we play Southend next. I'm getting worryingly excited.

The snow has all gone. I left thick stuff here and went down to the coast on Saturday where there was torrential rain all day but when I came home there was still snow and a snowman outside. That's all that is left now. Mam and me went to B & Q to get some shampoo holder tray thingy that doesn't need to be screwed to the wall. We also got some hooks so I can hang up my super furry dressing gown and David's calendar. Actually, this year's Boreanaz calendar is pretty poor with some really old pics from early Angel promos. He looks nothing like that now.

We also got a new light fitting called Mosaic which has a similar design and colouring to the border tile. I was very pleased with it. The man is coming to finish the tiles, lay the floor covering and fix up the light at the end of this week. Then it's half term. Huzzah!

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