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Gah! I hate this damn dialup thing. I'm pretty far behind on LJ, so apologies profuse for lack of commentary from me, I hope to catch up at some point when I'm in England.

The cold is leaving my system but touring the house, and now my grandmother has it.
The snow has almost completely melted.
The puppy seems to be growing by the hours and is cuter than ever.
My little brother is less of a wastrel than I thought.
For the next three days I'm meant to see so many people to get a chance to catch up before I leave for england, that they're written in my diary in three hour slots from noon until 8pm. I think by the end of it I'm going to be so knackered I shall need another vacation to recover from this one.

And lastly, I do not enjoy any aspect of the gynaecologist experience except being told that my PCOS has spontaneously resolved itself, for reasons unknown.

I am delighted. One ailment down, ten zillion to go.

And a meme of ten things I've done that you may not have.

1) Had a play i'd written performed (it was a half-an hour piece called Insanity that played for three nights with another short play in my last year of school)

2) Been to Georgia and visited a bunch of very old people I didn't know there and made a (bad) film about it.

3) Held and fed baby chimps and baby tigers

4) Read tarot cards for a living

5) Almost drowned (I was resurrected)

6) Got a scholarship that paid for my education

7) Insulted Michael Madsen

8) As a kid, made my own jewellery from silverfoil and candy wrappers

9) Changed three countries in the space of five years

10) Had to swear fealty to the Queen


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Feb. 23rd, 2005 09:23 am (UTC)
I've done 6 and 10, and 9 if you count the summer I lived in Mexico. I haven't been brave enough to post the meme because I can't think of a single thing I've done that other people won't have done!

Wait, I've met Bill Clinton. Maybe that could be one.

Hurray for PCOS disappearing!
Feb. 23rd, 2005 09:27 am (UTC)
Wait, I've met Bill Clinton. Maybe that could be one.

yes, definately, I haven't done that. Although I bumped into his daughter (quite literally) when I got off the bus at Oxford.

And you went to Cuba? I think. That's not that common.
And had a mango as your usericon. Def. pretty rare I think.

Feb. 23rd, 2005 09:39 am (UTC)
Doing No. 10 was part of the initiation rites for my job (and I don't mean shagging my way through the seat of British Government either)
Feb. 24th, 2005 10:51 am (UTC)
and I don't mean shagging my way through the seat of British Government either)
you are ruining my romanticised view of Her Majesty's Forces. ;)
Feb. 23rd, 2005 09:47 am (UTC)
I've done:
#1 (I was 7, I roped my brothers into it and the audience were members of my family who couldn't run away in time)
#6 (Esso paid for my MSc)
#8 (Doesn't everyone?)

Re #9, I trust you changed them for the better? :)
Feb. 24th, 2005 11:08 am (UTC)

#1 (I was 7, I roped my brothers into it and the audience were members of my family who couldn't run away in time)

so cute

#8 (Doesn't everyone?)

i didn't know any children that did it quite to my extent (i had necklaces and tiaras).

Re #9, I trust you changed them for the better? :)

i'd like to think there was a more widespread use of accessorising left in my wake. ;)

Feb. 23rd, 2005 10:28 am (UTC)
I have done none of your list but missed you on LJ a lot x
Feb. 24th, 2005 09:18 am (UTC)
thanks woody :)

i haven't been able to read your posts properly (as vagaries of dialup include pictures not wanting to load) so I'm looking forward to catching up with at all when I'm in Blighty.

Feb. 23rd, 2005 12:00 pm (UTC)
What did you do to Michael Madsen? He's a big fella...
Feb. 24th, 2005 09:17 am (UTC)
I insulted him twice I think, mostly by accident.

I saw him at an Awards Ceremony, and first had no idea who on earth he was (which tends to be offensive to celebs) and then made such tactful commentary as *that is an extremely ugly man; looks like a Neanderthal in a suit* and apparently my voice is somewhat louder than I think.
Mar. 15th, 2005 06:57 am (UTC)
A neanderthal ? in the mediterranean ? you must be mistaken...

LOL I'd forgotten that ! that was in Monaco wasn't it ? I don't think he'll mind much. He's been quite busy lately. Can't remember whether it was domestic violence charges or drug abuse. Possibly both.
So it wasn't rude, just prophetic.
Feb. 23rd, 2005 04:07 pm (UTC)
who is Michael Madsen?
I'd like to see the film about old Georgians :D
Feb. 24th, 2005 11:12 am (UTC)
Re: who is Michael Madsen?
a screening can be arranged if we're ever in the same city.
Feb. 23rd, 2005 06:23 pm (UTC)
I kind of got a scholarship that paid for my education ... I got money from State Services for the Blind (being legally blind and all, I can do that) that paid for everything my other scholarships and grants didn't cover, which was most of it. Not to rain on your parade, though, I just thought I'd say that. :-)
Feb. 24th, 2005 09:11 am (UTC)
Hey not at all, no raining noticed :)

I'm pleased to hear people getting scholarships, it always improves my opinion of the world and the education system.

Incidentally I forgot to leave a comment on the appropriate thread (vagaries of damn dialup) but I'd love to meet up with you when you are in Londinium (as I shall def. be back by then).
Feb. 25th, 2005 02:13 pm (UTC)
I know all about the vagaries of dial-up; this is the first time I've been able to get online in a day and a half. :-) And I'd love to see you; that'd be great!
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Feb. 24th, 2005 09:07 am (UTC)
what wasn't honey?
Feb. 24th, 2005 10:00 am (UTC)
1 :o)

I wrote a play in primary school about a group of cheeses. They were all nice cheeses except the round cheeses who thought they were better because they had no straight edges. They didn't talk to the other cheeses. One night the mice got in, and all the cheeses with straight edges made an impentratable wall, and the round cheeses couldn't join it, so they got eaten by the mice.

end of play. (I was 10)
Feb. 24th, 2005 10:50 am (UTC)
awwwwwww, that's just beautiful.
and ever so cute.
Feb. 25th, 2005 11:14 am (UTC)
...And ever so surreal.Were there hallucinogenics involved during the scriptwriting process?
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