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15 April 2010 @ 08:20 am
So my colleague's going off sick for amonth after an operation, and we've been struggling to find a temp who'll stick around for more than two days.

This morning therefore, when my boss says he's off to fetch the new one I think 'meh'


Halp halp he's either going to leave in two days or I'm gonna freak him out with the staring...
15 March 2010 @ 06:13 pm
 Ok, am I the only one for whom the awesomest thing about Robot Unicorn Attack is the thought of the whole internet singing along to Erasure?

Vince and Andy had better be getting some royalties, is all I'm saying.
Current Mood: confusedconfused
Current Music: well, guess.
11 March 2010 @ 06:17 pm
I have returned! Paris was REALLY SODDING COLD, but lovely; we visted the Musee D'Orsay, the Louvre and Monmatre, and gave Mum a very swanky birthday dinner at the Cafe de la Paix just next to the Opera House:

I'm currently working my way through everything fandom-related that's gone on in my absence so please to be bearing with as I try to catch up - a healthy sense of priorities meant that yesterday was taken up with the latest episode of Glee and the Trek kink meme, meaning I spent most of the last 24 hours either in ecstatic gigglefits or ridiculously turned on :D

My quest to find le merchandise Chuluoiserie failed due to time restraints I AM OF COURSE DONNING THE CONE OF SHAME EVEN AS I TYPE D:   I did have Naked Time squees everytime we walked down the Rue de Richelieu though.

On the other hand, French music TV has introduced me to these tuneful pretties - I have purchased their current album and it is a damn fine listen:

Unfortunately I also appear to have returned avec LURGY FRANCAIS. Do not breathe too near this post if you want to avoid les germs.
Current Mood: sicksick
06 March 2010 @ 06:43 pm
Quick note to say I am typing this en Paris, where I shall be until Tuesday pm celebrating my mum's birthday.

I intend to do my utmost to aquire something Chulu related in French. See you soon!
Good Lord, I wrote fic for the first time in evar. This was submitted as a candidate for Team Chulu's entry for the Ship Wars at st_respect, for the prompt 'In The Doghouse Again'. Sometime soon I need to do a rec post for all the other submissions because holy hell we've got some great people writing for this pairing. It is an honour to be among them.

Title: He Speaks Poignards, And Every Word Stabs
Author: cometotheedge
Uniwerse (TOS/XI/AU): XI
Word Count: 2,043
Rating: PG-13 for occasional swears
Summary: In which Pavel fails to take a deep breath and count to ten, causing the temperature at the helm to drop considerably.
A/N: Thank you to kinkme for betaing!

The trouble was, it had been a very long day.Collapse )
Current Mood: creativecreative
18 February 2010 @ 09:26 pm
You can learn a lot about someone by the music they listen to. So here is the game! Hit shuffle on your iPod/iTunes or mp3 player and write down the first 25 songs. No cheating or skipping songs that are shameful. That is the fun!

*drumroll please*

1. King of the Mountain by Kate Bush
2. Cell Phone's Dead by Beck
3. Nightbeatle [Beatles/Daft Punk mashup]
4. When You Come Back Down by Nickel Creek
5. So Here We Are by Bloc Party
6. What Did I Ever Give You? by Kaiser Chiefs
7. Saturday (fugu remix) by Saint Etienne
8. Digsy's Dinner by Oasis
9. I'm Your Favourite Drug by Porcelain and the Tramps
10. Karma In The Life [Beatles/Radiohead mashup]
11. Saturday Night by Suede
12. Brass Monkey by the Beastie Boys
13. November Has Come by Gorillaz
14. Santa Cruz by Fatboy Slim
15. We Are Golden by Mika
16. I Want To Belong To You by Katie Herzig
17. Believe (Go Home Productions remix) by The Chemical Brothers
18. Bad Day by R.E.M.
19. Let's Go All The Way by Sly Fox
20. Filthy by Saint Etienne
21. Slide Away by Oasis
22. Right For Me by Justin Timberlake
23. Best Of My Love by The Emotions
24. Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty
25. Sorrow by David Bowie

What's on your playlists, peeps?
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Current Mood: coldcold
Current Music: all of the below
06 February 2010 @ 04:17 pm

The lovely, lovely Ian Carmichael has died at the age of 89.

My Dad raised us on the classic Boulting Brothers comedies in which he made his name: Brothers In Law, School For Scoundrels, Private's Progress and I'm Alright Jack. He played Jim Dixon of Kingsley Amis' Lucky Jim, as well as Bertie Wooster and Lord Peter Wimsey for the BBC (in addition to which, his readings of the Wodehouse and Sayers books are absolutely excellent). In his later years he appeared in Wives and Daughters and The Royal.

It's hard to imagine a more quintessentially English actor and I shall miss him rather a lot.

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Current Mood: melancholymelancholy
17 January 2010 @ 03:10 pm

Gifted by Nikita Lalwani

Rated – 7/10

Overall – Poignant, evocative and even-handed coming of age story about a young Indian maths prodigy growing up in 1980s Wales. I will be intrigued to see what Lalwani does next.

They may not mean to, but they do...Collapse )



Current Mood: thirstythirsty
14 January 2010 @ 06:36 pm
Heads up chaps - ontd_startrek  has set up a donation page at Unicef in order to raise funds for Haiti - should you desire to do your bit under the aegis of a comm full of nutjobs who right at this moment are alternating between donating and squeeing fit to bust because Zachary Quinto just tweeted his approval of their endeavours, the link be here:


ETA - For us Brits, the Disasters Emergency Committee has a donation page via BT, which allows you to opt for Gift Aid on your donation:


Current Mood: sympatheticsympathetic
13 January 2010 @ 10:23 pm
Dear Liverpool,