Sunny shiney day

I have yum cha to look forward to. I am happy.

Yesterday I watched some episodes of Azumanga Daioh, Angelic Layer and Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi. I am a little sad about Azumanga Daioh because I think the fansub was funnier. Hmmm. Abenobashi is good though, definately not for kids, but very funny. I wasn’t surprised that it’s the same studio that did FLCL.
I also watched most of In the Cut which I found pretty but boring. Meg Ryan looks like Nic Kidman when she has long straight red hair. Suspect they are clones from the Hollywood factory. I didn’t watch the end since I was an hour and 20 minutes through and nothing much had happened.

I also watched some Nick Cave videos. Kylie is very pretty in the Wild Roses video. Flicked through Waking Life so as to see the bit with Jesse and Seline from Before Sunrise/Sunset and found that was all I needed to watch from it.
I saw Dr Phil. He was great. I will not spend money on things I don’t need any more. Except that I only have the first DVDs of Abenobashi and Azumanga, and I have the boxes for the rest of the sets, so I need those things. DVDs don’t count right? Right?

My sister called to demonstrate that she is home, alive and well. We are having yum cha on Saturday morning and I will recieve my new digital camera then. Hooray!
I finished the Family From One-End Street and it was like reading Enid Blyton except it was about a poor family. Amusing, but not ‘essential classic’ children’s literature. I am now reading Alice, I think which is reminding me a lot of Stargirl except it’s better. From the misfit girl’s point of view not some guy what likes her. Yay for teen novels.

pics for the curious

There’s some teen girl squad pics up on my lj…
Here is an awesome entry from Matt chronicling the whole cosplay experience, from one who has never done it before. Here’s an equally awesome entry from Debz, who was Cheerleader and is very complimentary.

I’m home from work because I went to work and then got dizzy and my stomach cramped up and I think I’m coming down with something. I’m gonna have a biiiiig sleep and hopefully that will help. I also have lots of lovely DVDs to watch which ought to put me in a good frame of mind.

Oooh Svend took me to Princess Diaries 2 last night and it is full on fanservice for tween age girls! Gratuitous shots of pretty jewellery, cats, horses and a slumber party for princesses with mattress surfing down the staircase. Giffy and I were laughing all through it but Sass and Bean thought it was the best thing ever.
The first one was better. The books are better still.

so yeah, weird.

I guess the universe wanted to make it up to me for disappointing me so badly on Thursday. We won the costume competition at Armageddon yesterday.

Giffy talks about it here, and I totally agree with waht she says. The fact is, our costumes weren’t the most elaborate or pretty or *made with the most skill* but we did have a skit of awesomeness and we did stay in character *A LOT*.

Still, the judging was a huge surprise and I didn’t recognise our names when they were called out. Then I squealed a lot.
I bought lovely anime DVDs of happiness with my prize money. I got Angelic Layer volumes 4 and 5, Azumanga Daioh number 1 plus box (Ewwww! English dub is gross. Chiyo-chan’s voice is sooooo annoying. Osaka’s southern accent is kinda cute though.) And Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi number 1 plus box. Kewl.
Also on the weekend I went to the Girl flat + Svend’s party which I had a lot of fun at. Lee turned into a pumpkin though, so we left earlier than I would have liked.

Also Lee bought the box set of original Star Wars trilogy on Saturday and I went into Lush for presents for Svend and saw lots of nummy new products. Mmm Lush things.
Last night I watched Laurel Canyon which is a movie set in Hollywood and very good. Christian Bale and Kate Beckinsdale aren’t as cute a couple as you might think. I wouldn’t think this movie would appeal to everyone but it was neat. Sort of cool and laid back and Almost Famous-esque, kinda.

I also read a book called I know what you did last Wednesday by Anthony Horowitz which is a very funny and scary kid’s book about the Diamond Brothers. The elder Tim, is very stupid. The books are from younger brother Nick’s point of view and he is very sarcastic. As you can guess the book was set out like a horror movie.

Fried Day

Thanks to everyone for kind words yesterday, s’lovely.

I still feel a bit sad…like disappointed but I realise that I do have things to be happy about still and it’s really not the end of the world. I slept badly last night. Kept waking up and dreaming odd things. Would love to just stay in bed but must work.
Tomorrow I am sleeping in.

I got my photos back from Seraph’s wedding, and I must never again take photos while wearing my fluffy coat. The coat fluff found it’s way into a bunch of photos, giving them a weird quality that at first I thought was light refracting in funky ways. Nah, it’s just sleeve fluff.
More later maybe.


I didn’t get the job.
I got my hopes up even though I knew I shouldn’t, and now they have been dashed.
I feel like I have no stomach, just a kind of greyness in my midriff.

I don’t know what to do with my life, I feel I have no enthusiasm left. None of this is helped by the grey drizzley day.

Inpectres Quotes for those interested

So we had three new “Night Shift” characters. Kayd is a flakey new-age spazz, Baz is a slacker stoner and Dr Mackay is…secretive. They also have a ghost camera that takes pictures of supernatural occurrences in other locations instead of what you point the camera at.

Baz is Petrova’s sister. Petrova is my insanely impatient and scary character from the first game.
Baz, slacker, moaning about his new job and his big sister:
“Petrova says ‘it’s just like your old job, with less driving’ BUT her ex-boyfriend never, well he used to call me there, but he never grabbed me from behind and was all psycho at Luigi’s.”

Hix: You only have the one shot to net the dog
Jenni: Nothing but dog!

Dr Mackay becomes enmeshed in possessed metal coat hangers:
Baz: Hey Kayd! Dy Mackay’s totally wired!

Hix: You framed the poltergeist.
Mackay: The reason I don’t eat Macdonald’s is that it just doesn’t taste good.
Kayd: That’s right, that’s just what I was saying, The bitter tang of murdered animals.

Kayd on her new position of leader of the night shift:
K: I think being in this position of power has made me a bad person.
Mackay: Because power corrupts, right?
K: and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Kayd’s interaction with an inscreasingly suspicious Inpectres ‘victim’:
Dr Featherston: Do you do this much? I mean, have you been here before?
Kayd: Are you asking me out?
Dr Featherston: Can I have those photos?
K: No they’re evidence.

Baz texts Kayd after they have a phone conversation that is cut off by static and interference:
Text reads: Gzzzzjhr! (Interference noise spelled phonetically.)
Kayd: Are you a witch doctor?
Dr F: We prefer the term “supernatural surgeon”

Small world ness

My Mum called me this morning because she had just had an email from my sister. My sister is in Korea for two weeks and guess who she ran into?
Just guess….you’ll never guess. It’s completely silly and impossible.

Tia’s supposed to be in Japan but happened to be taking a two day holiday in Korea and happened to be at the same temple my sister was visiting.
Weird coincidences.

I finished Lucky Man by Michael J Fox last night. It is a very good book. Speaking as someone who used to have a huge crush on MJF and someone who has a vested interest in Parkinson’s Disease I enjoyed it a lot. (Why do we say vested interest? What about jacketed interest? Polarfleeced interest?)
Inpectres last night was a bit less raucous and a bit more focussed, which is fine and dandy. I enjoyed it a lot, but I think the lack of Seraph was felt. Plus Hix was being hella mean with the stress checks…which is fair enough given the rate at which we obtained the franchise dice, so is OK, but unhappy for me when my character had just one point left out of four skill bases.
I like my new character but am finding her harder to figure out than Petrova. I am looking forward to next time when Petrova can deal with her ex-boyfriend-now-stalker.

However, I have resolved to write up my Jane Austen game and run that next time, so if there’s anyone who wants to be involved in the playtest let me know! (It’ll be Tuesday evening in two weeks).
I moved a link to my birthday present list up to the side bar there, so you can find it easier. Hee hee. It’s fun to have a present list, I am now waiting for things to disappear off it.