November 16th, 2001

(I've tried patience)

Woo Hoo. Better. ~g~

So anyway, we went to London yesterday and now I'm all better - principally because we were supposed to be at an English conference-thing, but we actually spent the day shopping in Covent Garden and Oxford Street. I bought my aunt one of these for Christmas...lucky my aunt, I've always wanted one...and The Blue Planet on box set for my mum & now I have no money. ~ggls~ Anyway.
I also spent the coach journey going "Oh, my god" at my John Foxx greatest hits CD. I'd never realised how good it was, and ~shakes head~ Particularly "Enter The Angel", "Like A Miracle", "Your Dress", "Endlessly", "Nightlife" (Visage in 1997, basically) and the sublime "The Noise", which I simply cannot believe was recorded in 1995. Love love love love love love love.


  • Current Music
    Sheer melodrama from The Sweet. ~hugs That Bloke~
(I've tried patience)

Thank you, asrana!

Top 5 songs people should give a listen -
"Sound Of Thunder", Duran Duran
"The Noise", John Foxx
"Daydreamer", Menswe@r
"Not Even If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth", The Dandy Warhols
"Astradyne", Ultravox
but that's just today's list. ~s~

Top 5 qualities in people that annoy you -
Pretending to be from South-East London
Injustice (sort of)

Top 5 things that turn you on about guys/girls -
Guys who look like girls and girls who look like guys
Men. In. Makeup. ~thunk~
Guys who are genuinely hold-doors-open gentlemanly.
And gothness. ~s~

Top Five movies you watch all of the time -
Velvet Goldmine
The Wedding Singer
when I get copies :
Hedwig and
Harry Potter

Top 5 things people should know about you -
I love music
I love makeup
I'm bisexual
I like to get my own way
I'm in Slytherin

Top 5 things on your desk right now -
CD player

Top 5 things I talk about the most -
English-type stuff

Top 5 things you do not understand about your own sex -
Why people think they're so great
Why they insist on having plastic surgery
Why they wear red nail varnish (not to mention why men think it's attractive)
Why they develop Tracy accents and men don't
Why they'd ever try to be inelegant


I was really entertained by this one. ~g~ Where'd you get it?

Name: Emily
Music Preference (genres): 80s 80s 80s, and modern electronica, and always open to suggestions
Favorite Colour: Black, purple, electric blue
Favorite Animal: cats and snakes
Least Favorite Runt Candy: ~eyebrow~ We American again then hmm?

Section II: Good or Bad?
Rain - Good - usually.
Pain - Good - often.
Shine - Good unless it's the sun.
Gummy Bears - Good when you're in the mood for them.
Songs that hurt you - Good. All music that has an effect on you is good.
Capsules that turn into foam animals - Can't say I've ever come across them.
Capsules that turn you into a foam animal - Bad, definitely.
Dirty notes from high school - Good. ~gls and nods at Silk & Javelin~
Dirty notes from grade school - ~frowns at American terminology~
Metacognition - Sorry?
Poop games - Bad. ~shakes head~ Kids.
Broken glass against the head games - Better. ~s~
Tourniquet games - Good.
Sex - Depends.
Cover songs - Usually fucking awful. Speaking of which, there are two more half-arsed useless covers of 80s songs - poor old "Wonderful Life" and, worse, "The Neverending Story". Eep.
Latency - ~shrug~
Slim Shady - Good.
Mice - Bad.
Mouses - Not too bad.
Superman - Not nearly as interesting as the X-Men.
Protein Coat - Remind me.
Stamen - ~looks faintly baffled~
Hallucinogenic Fruit - Good, probably.
Hangers with the piece of paper on them - Irritating.
Lampshades - Good, particularly when used as hats.

Section III: Which is best?
01. tacks / straight pins / rubber cement - Rubber cement.
02. Jesus / Bill Gates / Cyndi Lauper - Cyndi Lauper
03. pieces / parts / chunks - pieces
04. pigs in a blanket / ice cream sandwich / lye - ice cream sandwich
05. stun gun / mace / AAA batteries in a sock - ROFLMFAO
06. pokemon / furby / tomagotchi - pokémon
07. gay / straight / curly - gay
08. ping / pong / pang - PING!
09. loving / fucking / fisting - ~bursts out laughing and has to be sedated before she can carry on~
10. zero / void / botch - zero
11. butter / gravy / lard / powdered milk / phat - butter
12. bitch / bitz / biznatch / bastich / bzitch - ~ggls~ I like "bastich".
13. vodka / whisky / gin / rum / tequila / beer - vodka
14. deodorant / expectorant / laxative - ~shakes head~ I want to meet the guy who wrote this.
15. balloo / tepoy / muntjack / younker / cat scan - muntjack. They're cute.
16. oxygen / helium/ radon / thylenedioxymethamphetamine / heavy water - heavy metal
17. urinating / defecating / kangaroo - kangaroo
18. neutron / electron / photon / Roddy Piper - electron
19. lions / tigers / bears / oh my! / fruit bats - oh my! ~falls apart in hysterics~
20. parmesan cheese / salt / garlic / bacon bits / filings - salt

Section IV: Yes or No?
Are you weirded out by Egypt? No.
Ever been photographed nude? When I was about three.
More than once? Yes, when I was about three.
Ever taken a purity test? Yes.
More than once? Yes.
In the nude? No.
In mixed company? No.
"Tundra Baking?" WTF?
Have you a God? Yes.
Fancy you a God? Yes.
Eaten Mescaline Cupcakes? No.
Want to? Probably not.
Is your innocence dripping red? .......~meep~
Are you related to Zamfir, Monte Cazzaza, or the Dissonant One? Zamfir? @goes off into Duranfic land~
Have you ever been 31337? Eh?


Blah. Anyway. Better get over to main school.

Love! ~throws flowers~

  • Current Music
    'Fox On The Run', The Sweet. WOOHOO!
(I've tried patience)

Moeran and Chinese restaurants...

Yes, Moeran. I'm singing some songs by him in my singing lessons at the moment and he writes the most beautiful music. So now you know.

Also, while driving back from London last night we passed two restaurants called "Happy Garden" and "Ping Win".

I laughed.

  • Current Music
    'Your Dress', John Foxx.
(I've tried patience)

I did all my work!

ALL of it! Be proud...I am. ~ggls~
Anyway, I'm going home tonight (Friday) - and for asrana I'll repeat that once again - today is Friday and I'm going home tonight. Oh, and asrana? I'll be at home Friday - wait a minute, that's today, isn't it - night.
~ggls more~

Yes! So. Things are good! They really are.

Love. Lots of love. Love. And more of it.

Q! Sally in the common room -
TV Quiz Question : Which Italian composer was affectionately known as the [something]?
Sally : Pavarotti. Wait, is he Italian?

Q! Chris : "i love you to squeaking point"

So, yes. Love. And other good and fuzzly things.

  • Current Music
    'Enter The Angel', John Foxx.
(I've tried patience)

This is the silliest stuff that ever I heard...

Everybody else is doing it, why shouldn't I? ~s~


OBTUSE MORNING is the time.
Come on baby,
I will SLOWLY make you mine.

You can't WALK my love.
We are like 27 PANTS in a BATHROOM
Oh yeah honey,
We are like 27 PANTS in a BATHROOM


JOHN you are my WEIRD OKAPI for sure.
If I had KLEPTOMANIA you'd be my cure.
The CANDLESTICK of CHICAGO can't hold a light.
The SHORT night, and everything is alright.

Please baby, don't SING with my FINGERTIP.
Don't SINCERELY MOOGLE me today.
I love you too much.
Please, I Just want to see your REWARDING way.

I know our WARPED love will last for SECONDS
I will be there for SECONDS
Oh yeah, DAHLING!


JOHN you are my WEIRD OKAPI for sure.
If I had KLEPTOMANIA you'd be my cure.
The CANDLESTICK of CHICAGO can't hold a light.
The SHORT night, and everything is alright.



"We are like 27 pants in a bathroom." ~falls off chair, grasps for sanity~

  • Current Music
    'Europe After The Rain', John Foxx.
(I've tried patience)

Stolen from various people - thank you!

Do you have a good relationship with your parents? Not often. But then, who really does?
What is/are your favorite body/face features? Eh...they've GOT to have good hair. And eyes. And musician's hands do NOT hurt.
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Introvert. Mostly.
At a party, are you mingling or talking to one person in a corner? I'm mingling till I meet the person I end up talking to in a corner.
When you buy stamps, does it matter what the design is? I used to collect and my dad still does, but I never send letters so I never buy stamps anyway.
Do you have any animals? ~pets Sirius~ No.
Do you believe in ghosts? Yes.
Do you like to cook? Um, yes, I love it, actually.
What kind of bathsoap/shower gel do you use? Camay! I have Camay! ~bounces~ Um, nobody'll appreciate the significance of that.
What color is your bedspread? Black here, white with sunflowers at home. ~shudder~
Do you prefer medium or fine point pens? Fine.
Do you wear thongs or panties? Do I honestly look like I own any thongs? Even if I were bought one I'd just send it to David Beckham.
Do you have any brothers/sisters? Two half-brothers whom I don't speak to much.
Do you play any instruments? Just my voice and a bit of nothing on the piano.
Have you been anywhere outside of the US? Read : UK, and yes.
Who do you like better: Leno, letterman, Kilborn, or O'brien? Eh...Leno, but they're all awful.
Are you more outdoorsy or indoorsy? Indoorsy.
What is your favorite smell? Vanilla, Cerruti 1881, Paloma Picasso, melting butter, and some nameless perfume I come across every now and again.
Is your style more glam, trendy, comfortable, sporty, or conservative? It's quite glam, really, I suppose.
You have a box of chocolates: Nuts, chews, or cremes? Cremes.
Do you wear any jewelry on a regular basis and what? I wear whatever comes out of the box. Nothing right now though.
Do you have any tattoos? Once day.
Are you more conservative or liberal? Conservative.
Who's your favorite painter/artist? Too many to list.
Who's your favorite poet? Um, um, um, ~grabs randomly~ Simon Armitage. Briefly. NO! I know. It's Sassoon. Yes, it is.
Are there any causes you are interested in? Not really.
What's your favorite veggie? Asparagus.
What's your favorite fruit? Green apples.
What's your favorite comfort food? B&J Ice Cream.
Are most of your friends male or female? Female.
Are most of your friends older, younger, or the same age? Older.
Including a shower, how long does it take you to get ready? Depends.
What was your favorite class in high school? English.

  • Current Music
    'Metal Vision', Babylon Zoo. SO FREAKIN' GOOD!
(I've tried patience)

Val, you rock! gave asrana an impossible order! ROFL said :
"enjoy some Notorious"
NO, Val, NO! It isn't possible!

And HEY! ~sulks~ I *like* "Hallucinating Elvis". But then, I think Notorious is the most dreadful album of any even half-decent 80s group, so...~shrug~

  • Current Music
    'Election Day', Arcadia.