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Jun. 4th, 2010 01:12 pm
owl: (doctorcute)
I'm going to see Doctor Who Live in November!
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Pacman!

May. 21st, 2010 04:18 pm
owl: Charlie Eppes. Geek. (geeky)
Google's homepage features a playable Pacman game for its thirtieth anniversary. This'll make for a productive afternoon....
All that just to end up with Cameron as PM after all.

Last night was the coldest May night since 1996. Even the weather disapproves of the Tories.
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If the politicians faff about in Westminster for much longer, the country is going to realise that it's chugging along quite nicely without a government, and throw the whole lot of them out on their ear.
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Election

May. 7th, 2010 10:34 pm
owl: compass in sepia, pointing north by west (compass)
Wonder how a Con/Lib coalition will work. Or not. Hope that NI's public spending doesn't suffer too badly.
Most interesting things in NI were Belfast East (goodbye, Robinson) and Fermanagh South Tyrone (Four votes. Four!)
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I won (tied) for Best Episode Related fic in the gen category of [community profile] numb3rs_awards, for The Thirty-Seventh Hour. I even got a banner, look:



I think that will be the last fanfic award I'll win. I haven't written any fanfic for over a year. Apologies to anyone who came for the fannishness and found themselves reading What [personal profile] owl Did At Work Today. It does seem to absorb most of my energy these days. I suppose that's adulthood, right?
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Yadda yadda

Apr. 15th, 2010 11:51 pm
owl: Northern Ireland from orbit (home)
I've agreed to do the marathon leg. Now I need to train a bit and extort money from people.

I kind of love JK Rowling: I’ve never voted Tory before ... and they keep on reminding me why.
I should run a leg in the marathon, Y/N? It's 5.3 miles and I'm not in brilliant training right now. The rest of the relay team are (male) randomers from work.

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[personal profile] owl should run a 5.3 mile leg of the May Day marathon

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Yes
6 (75.0%)

No
2 (25.0%)

Sunshine!

Apr. 12th, 2010 11:43 pm
owl: Northern Ireland from orbit (home)
I take it that this is the Irish summer. Blizzard one week and sunglasses the next.

I remember remarking to [livejournal.com profile] marymac in the autumn that I hadn't got much use out of my light scarves, as the weather went straight from 'light jacket' to 'coat, woollen cap, scarf and gloves'. The same thing seems to have just happened in reverse.

Outside the City Hall there is a memorial with candles and a Polish flag. Ten years ago I doubt you'd have found many people in Belfast who could find Poland on a map; how things have changed.

Who should you vote for? UK General Election quiz

Liberal Democrat29
Green28
UK Independence14
Conservative-12
Labour-16

You expected: LIB

Your recommendation: Liberal Democrat

Click here for more details about these results

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The Digital Economy Bill passed last night. Hello, government powers to disconnect users and block websites that host or link to or intend to host copyright-infringing material (I believe this clause is still under negotiation/debate). This could include, oh, YouTube. LJ/DW. Google cache. Wikileaks. Something embarrassing to the government goes up on wikileaks? Infringing our copyright! Blocked!
I know this is probably the parliamentary equivalent of estimating 4 days instead of 2.5, just in case, but I've known 3-day estimates to turn into 5-week ones (looking at you, Typical Boydev).

You can use http://www.didmympshowupornot.com/ to find out whether your MP bothered to attend the debate or not. Neither mine nor my parents' did.
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  • I have more socks than I thought I had. Must start wearing new discoveries from back of drawer.

  • There are of course three entirely dissimilar odd socks.

  • Wow, I have way too many vests. Need to downgrade the rattier ones to sleepwear.

  • I really need to go bra shopping. Strangely, this is not inspiring me to dread.

  • No, I cannot continue to wear those bras. No, there is no possible use anyone could have for them. Certainly not as a support garment, and they're an awkward shape for a floorcloth.

    Here we go

    Apr. 6th, 2010 11:35 pm
    owl: compass in sepia, pointing north by west (compass)
    So apparently we're going to have a General Election. It seems like it's been coming for years.

    In other news, I fried up a pan of bacon and leeks for dinner. Mmm.
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