actionreplay: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]

No. I have enough problems getting my own thoughts to behave. And I really don't want to know about EVERY aspect of any other human being's taste in porn, thanks.
actionreplay: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]

The one where St Peter asks you about your favourite deserts and albums to ensure you get an eternal supply. Chorus of angels watching. Seated on clouds. Harp music for the interludes. No-one gets fat in heaven btw.

(I'm not religious. I'm just influence by A Matter Of Life and Death).
actionreplay: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]

This reminded me of the Sex Ed scene in Monty Python's The Meaning of Life....
actionreplay: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]

A month doing the Trans-Siberian railway and all the wonderful places along it. Complete with guide/interpreter, and tour operator who has already paid off all the mafioso/racketteers/arseholes who would try and con dosh out of me at every opportunity as otherwise that would spoil it. We can also skip the foul tempered old woman manning each carriage handing out tea and screeching at passengers who won't give her money.

But yes, Ulan Bator, Lake Baikal, the Taiga - I want to see them.
actionreplay: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]

Is tell him how his nasty, pedophile ass should have landed him in jail in 1963. Of course, he knew this, and didn't give a rats ass. So I think id tell him that 40 of us had been to the police station and a nice officer is waiting to come in an arrest him now. Cunt.
actionreplay: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]

The Wire. Depressing, but accurate. Since most of humanity lives in 3rd world slums run by organised crime.
actionreplay: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]
My only contribution to this is to point out how cute the photo of (presumably) the original poster's cat sitting on his newspaper is :).
actionreplay: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]

One of my cats. They seem so happy and serene. And relaxed :).
actionreplay: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]

All I want to point out is that I find it highly amusing that the photo that accompanies the question is of two nearly full pint glasses of bitter :).
actionreplay: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]

The last decade has been about finding happiness and contentment - a journey of recovery, marriage and finding my dream career.
actionreplay: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]
Neither. I'd just watch it. And if I was in solitary for life, I'd kill me rather than the cockroach.
actionreplay: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]

What surprised me most about Halloween in the USA in 2006 was what a MASSIVE festival this was. Over here, people go to costume parties, ish, and small children do things like try to fish 20p out of a basin of water or a cherry off a pile of flour. In Scotland, kids go round "guising", singing songs or telling jokes and getting sweets in return, but that's a version of Guy Fawkes Night on Nov 5th.

But in the US it's MASSIVE. And this isn't a new thing either. I think if the US was a 3rd world country that didn't speak English, the guidebooks would go on about how Halloween was an "important folk festival" and discuss the different ways it's celebrated and the traditions. It was wonderful! At my cousins' in Massachussetts, every house on the street was decorated and everyone put massive effort into their costumes. It really wasn't just for kids. It was for everyone.

So, if you are in the USA tomorrow, no, you are not too old to celebrate Halloween. However, I think unless you are tricking or treating for charity that 12 is the age where you should consider just walking around in costume rather than asking for candy.

If you are in the UK, I would say, trick or treating is not a native tradition here and where it does occur it is much more mean-spirited than in the USA. People do not decorate their houses, and the "trick" part tends to involve putting lighted fireworks through letterboxes rather than making ghost noises. Also, the kids over here tend to demand money, quite a bit of it, threatening to mess up part of your property if you don't hand it over.

So, in the UK, 0 is too old to trick or treat. You should instead go round doing something similar on Nov 4th for bonfire night.
actionreplay: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]

The worst thing that people can tell me is to tell me that everyone I know really hates me and talks about me behind my back, but is only nice to my face. Because it activates my paranoia as well as having a big stomp on my 'people pleasing is my reason for living' deeply ingrained life values. So it's not an insult as such but is upsetting.

After that, anyone who says something nasty about my mum gets short shrift. As my mum is lovely, this hasn't happened for years.
actionreplay: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]

It's total bollocks. Next!
actionreplay: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]

The Bad Idea Bears are my nemesis, as they are Hypomania :). My catchphrase, 'It seemed like a good idea at the time'.
actionreplay: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]

Well, I'm going to see Avenue Q on Wednesday, and that has muppets in it, who are technically monsters! And I'm sure it'll be better than any movie I'll make!
actionreplay: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]

I'm going to be predictable: Barack Obama. Because I'd love to know what it's like to do his job and what the management challenges are at that level. If not his job, then David Cameron's, but DEFINITELY not Brian Cowen's. Not in a million years. A bloke drove a cement truck into the gates of the Dail this week as a protest. He's been arrested and charged - may seem excessive but consider that back in the day it would have been the IRA driving that truck and it would not have contained cement.

Even funnier is the builder who bricked up the door of Barclay's somewhere in Dorset as a protest from small business owners. This one was all very amicable and the police were, er, relaxed about it.

Other people's jobs I'd like to do for a week:
- Andre Previn (if he's not retired yet, but skip the haircut)
- Dara O'Briain (his talent too please)
- Train driver - because I am a geek.
- My boss's boss, so I could learn to do a better job of keeping senior management happy by seeing what their stresses are.

Persons whose job I do not want:
- People writing school timetable software or the support engineers thereof
- Train conductor taking abuse from punters all fucking day
- Michael McIntyre, because he's shit.
actionreplay: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]
I think it's a false dichotomy. What does exercise me are a) shit public schools, as they remove most opportunities for social mobility b) the use of private schooling for racist reasons, c) schools, public or private, which condone or do nothing about bullying and d) my money going to pay for religious schools and e) bloody uniforms.

rant over.
Page generated Jul. 20th, 2017 06:47 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios