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All the clocks are broken

Nothing much has been going on. I've been to the pub a couple of times, gone to see Ed, dropped in on Lara and Seth, had dinner with my folks, and spent money on the car. Ho hum. Ed mentioned a bittorrent/accesscotrol Firefox plugin called Allpeers which is upcoming - anyone actually know more about it than just the publicity? Likely to be much cop?

I tried to help Matt spend money on a car, too, but it didn't quite work out. Still, wandering round dealerships and meeting a real-life secondhand car salesman was interesting. We met fake salesmen too, but it was obvious they weren't real because they weren't obnoxiously pushy.

My watch battery's gone, or my watch is. I'm not sure which, but this also may be expensive. And the clock in the kitchen needs a new battery, so unless I'm sitting here I don't really know what time it is.

Still, the weekend's looking good. Bloco Vomit on Friday (anyone else fancy?), the Gin Palace on Saturday (Gwaaan . . .) and Bauhaus on Sunday. Possibly followed by sprawling around at Neon. Should be good. I've always wanted to be deaf.

I saw this article today and found it amusing :
On the WB TV series "Charmed", Shannen Doherty, Alyssa Milano, and Holly Marie Combs portray bitches.

They are, however, quick to stress that they prefer the term "Biccans."


I have already mentioned that I'm very easily amused, haven't I?

Someone (presumably their owner) posted these pictures of last year's Beltane on Edinburgers. Points for spotting anyone you know.

The cat's been getting stranger. And I mean it's been gettng stranger to Ren and Stimpy levels. Although she goes outside a lot, I took pity on her recently (what with it being cold and wet at the moment) and put a litter tray in the kitchen. Inevitably, while filling it I spilled a few crumbs of litter (they grey gritty(-kitty) stuff) on the floor. Shortly afterwards she was crouched down sniffing at it, and a bit later I swear she was tucking in. That's one damn strange animal.

I've mentioned to a couple of people an odd dream I had involving a friend (who for obvious reasons will remain nameless, at least here). It startedwith him pointing out a poster in a shop window advertising a particularly OTT model figure (creature, seated) and then moving on to him mentioning, then demonstrating against my complaints and objections, that he had a medication dispenser fitted into his scrotum. Within seconds he was holding a hairy purse-sized container in his hand and prising it open to show a metal medical contraption. While standing out in the street. I hope he's suitably ashamed of his behaviour.

More recently, I had an odd dream about driving around a city which I knew to be Sheffield, but was nothing like the real Sheffield. It had the most amazing - and impractical - modern roads and buildings. Stunning. Later I was helping a friend with her infestation of crab - it was a bit like a robber crab, but not as big - a bit over a foot across - and with rather more than the usual number of legs and claws. At the end, for some reason, it became a much smaller (but still fairly big) furry spider. A lot of it involved trying to carry it out of the house by getting it to grab various sticks and implements with its various appendages. I quite like gettting dreams like that, but it doesn't happen very often. This is as opposed to the previous sort, which I'm glad doesn't happen too often.

Actually, those robber crabs - they're quite impressive, aren't they? And kept as pets, too. There are some odd folk around.
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I recently switched back to Safari from Firefox 1.5, but could happily check that out if you like.
Allpeers? I was just wondering what people had heard and what they thought. I'm using Ffox myself, so I can give it a go myself, presumably, when it's released.
I have already mentioned that I'm very easily amused, haven't I?

:D that's OK, so am I!
Yes, I laughed out loud ¬_¬
Bauhaus on Sunday

What, _THE_ Bauhaus, as in Pete "Maxell advert" Murphy and his pals who used to wibble on about terror couples killing colonels and searching for satori? When did they reform, and what are the tour dates? This I'd like to see!
Them, yes. They did a reunion tour a few years back, and I believe now consider themselves properly reformed (but I can't remember where I heard it).

The tour dates will be on the website, www.bauhausmusik.com. Dublin on Saturday, then Glasgow, Newbastle, Manchester, Birmingham and London on consecutive days.
Still, wandering round dealerships and meeting a real-life secondhand car salesman was interesting. We met fake salesmen too, but it was obvious they weren't real because they weren't obnoxiously pushy.

Why would the dealership employ fake car salesmen? Or was it just members of the public pretending to be salesmen? (the mind boggles)
If I knew that, I would be far closer to enlightenment. They seemed just like the real ones (they had suits and hung around the forecourts offering to help) but unlike the real ones they didn't try to browbeat people into buying whatever they place obviously had too many of, or go on about how many of the things they'd just bought for their wives/girlfriends/mothers/pet hippopotamuses.
Should be going to Bloco Vomit. Would have gone to Bauhaus if 1) I had known in advance and bought tickets and 2) Had the motivation to go to Glasgow.
Cheers again dude! Even though I didn’t get a car it was VERY useful. So it wasn’t in vain. I owe you a pints or two(if I still have a job)

Thanks again. It’s really appreciated.
No problem. You're very welcome. Good luck with the whole employment thing.
Gyaaaaeeeeeaihaaaah.

Now I have arthropod fear.

Mind you it's the Japanese spider crabs that freak me out the most.
Well, he added unkindly, those ones can't even lift their own weight out of water, whereas robber crabs sneak into people's houses and steal shiny things.
time, cities
so unless I'm sitting here I don't really know what time it is.

You could set up your computer to read out the current time at all times, like the speaking clock. Because that wouldn't get on your nerves after a few days, especially if you pick the most grating of whatever pre-set voices your screen-reading software of choice has.

a city which I knew to be Sheffield, but was nothing like the real Sheffield. It had the most amazing - and impractical - modern roads and buildings.

You're sure it wasn't the real Sheffield? ;)

np: Radiohead - Karma Police
Twas dylan's Beltane photo's. His last years photo's were awesome too.

Keep up with those dreams. Maybe a clue to where you're going.
"On the WB TV series "Charmed", Shannen Doherty, Alyssa Milano, and Holly Marie Combs portray bitches. They are, however, quick to stress that they prefer the term "Biccans." "

*applause*