Print Story It is with some shock
By CwazyWabbit (Sun Jul 24, 2005 at 09:12:01 PM EST) (all tags)
I realise that I have never seen a drag queen perform You make me feel like a natural woman.

Last diary I moaned about my romatic prospects; in this one I complain about finding a mostly naked man in the house.

R.E.M. in Manchester were great. I am so glad I got those tickets even though I didn't know if I'd still be in the city. They played two hours, and the three support acts (Feeder [1], Idlewild and The Zutons) played an hour each.

Off to Womad next weekend. Anybody else going? Having started ripping my CDs recently, I've been through most of the acts I've seen there and realised that the performances are always far better than the albums. A shame really, but I guess it's impossible to capture the feel of live music. Even video barely does it justice.

Anybody have any suggestions for a portable ogg vorbis player, Debian friendly? More generally, where do people shop online? My PC is dying (HDD read errors, memory that has to be underclocked to run properly) so I'm thinking of buying a silent one, or bits of one, brand new (first time I will have had a new computer since a Spectrum).

If any editor wants to Amazon link the following, please do. Hours of intensive research did not illuminate the method one uses to achieve this.

[editor's note, by ana]fixxored. You find the page on amazon. you link. Couldn't be much simpler. --ana

Just finished many books. Really enjoyed Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee by Meera Syal, was hooked on it and thought it better than "Anita and Me". Armistead Maupin's "The Night Listener" was easier to read, though it touched on more grim subjects. I have also worked through all of H. P. Lovecraft's work - much good stuff in there but if you read it all at once you can see how much he repeats himself. Most of the longer stories are worth reading, the shorter ones vary but are generally good.

Finally got Radio 4's CD "Stealing of a Nation", after seeing one single on The Box once, and am very happy with it. I guess it's vaguely in the New Order area for want of a description that takes effort to think of.

The worst thing about mostly naked guy was that he was (almost) wearing a boiler suit, which I must admit is a look that works for me. Eryl had one for working on his cars and I still compain he never took a picture of himself in it for my, errm, edification. No actually, the worst thing was I found him taking a dump. People, when you've gone to a strange place to do something and you need to use the facilities, close the door even if you think nobody is in.

Hmm, something that could be good turns to poo. It seems fitting for my life.

[1] Dear Feeder, you probably are a decent band but you are the only one I've ever seen twice and each time you were far outclassed by others on the day. Please stop turning up at gigs I go to, you've had your chance to impress, even with your hunky drummer xxxx.

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You're up early by nebbish (4.00 / 1) #1 Sun Jul 24, 2005 at 11:31:15 PM EST
I'm a bit of a Lovecraft fan myself, Dreams in the Witch House and the Terrible Old Man (which is ace just by dint of being one page long) are favourites.

Amazon linking - you just need to hyperlink to the relevant books on or, hulver set up the rest. It doesn't work in preview for some reason which I suspect is what threw you.

A man in a boilersuit taking a dump with the door open. The explanation could be very innocent or exactly the opposite. Either way I'm intrigued.

It's political correctness gone mad!

I thought I'd try writing these before work by CwazyWabbit (4.00 / 1) #7 Mon Jul 25, 2005 at 10:09:34 AM EST
and answering responses afterwards; I'm feeling a bit distant from the Scooposphere these days and don't want to be.

The guy was actually an electrician come to put in a new smoke alarm. In a boilersuit. Thinking he's alone in the house. Up to this point, it's certainly a porno plot. He however broke with well etablished erotic entertainment tradition at this point, for example by not deciding to have a long leisurely wank, and as far I'm concerned the rest ain't porn. I don't even think he was wearing a cock ring, which as gay porn has taught us every man is wearing at all times.

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Spitting out my tea by debacle (4.00 / 1) #2 Sun Jul 24, 2005 at 11:34:14 PM EST
"portable ogg vorbis player, Debian friendly?"

Isn't that some kind of beggar-chooser paradox.


Dunno by CwazyWabbit (2.00 / 0) #9 Mon Jul 25, 2005 at 10:35:46 AM EST
It seems that from this lot there should be one that works when I plug it in. Don't need anything more fancy than seeing it as a storage device.

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WOMAD by idiot boy (4.00 / 1) #3 Mon Jul 25, 2005 at 02:15:02 AM EST
Think my ex-wife is going. I shall (needless to say) not be :).

I have to say that girls in boiler suits and or operating power tools has always been a favourite of mine also. Mmm. Swarfega!

You doing the drinks thing next week?

This week by nebbish (4.00 / 1) #4 Mon Jul 25, 2005 at 02:37:10 AM EST
It's on Friday.

You're not doing very well with this, are you?

I'm appalled that you get off on bright green lube. Don't Swarfega also do a type with sand in for getting rid of stubborn dirt? *grimace*

It's political correctness gone mad!

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Swarfega by idiot boy (4.00 / 1) #5 Mon Jul 25, 2005 at 03:03:32 AM EST
Wonderful stuff. It's actually tiny plastic beads I believe.

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So it's not just me by CwazyWabbit (4.00 / 1) #8 Mon Jul 25, 2005 at 10:21:57 AM EST
They're kind of revealing for coverings. And easy access!

If the drinks are on Friday, I'll be at Reading. A shame actually, as I wanted to go now I'm not mental like before - the months of underemployment have left me grateful for finding work stressful :) Still, I'm sure the call of alcohol will mean another HuSi piss up social soon enough.

I shall instead be trying my hardest to avoid loud music, alcohol and fairy cakes. Wish me luck.

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Never avoid loud music by idiot boy (2.00 / 0) #13 Mon Jul 25, 2005 at 02:24:56 PM EST
Fairy cakes yes. Alcahol perhaps but loud music NO!

Have a top time. I'm sure you'll get to hear all about it. Everyone here just loves talking about their exploits and when they get together, they seem to go nuclear.

I'm going to be on my best behaviour so as to avoid any embarassing disclosures :).

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I believe by CwazyWabbit (4.00 / 1) #14 Mon Jul 25, 2005 at 07:54:55 PM EST
best behaviour would be considered embarassing in that situation. Nobody will remember you and your write up score will go down ...

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Glad to hear you're feeling better by nebbish (4.00 / 1) #15 Tue Jul 26, 2005 at 02:26:35 AM EST
you never seemed mental to me though.

Give me a shout if you're down in London and free, we can get wrecked and talk rubbish again.

It's political correctness gone mad!

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You don't diarize enough by ad hoc (4.00 / 2) #6 Mon Jul 25, 2005 at 06:45:10 AM EST


Cheers! by CwazyWabbit (2.00 / 0) #10 Mon Jul 25, 2005 at 10:36:34 AM EST
More motorbike marine pictures plzkthx ;)

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You mean "Tim"? by ad hoc (4.00 / 1) #11 Mon Jul 25, 2005 at 11:47:08 AM EST


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Sure by CwazyWabbit (4.00 / 1) #12 Mon Jul 25, 2005 at 12:31:35 PM EST
Well actually saying that was meant to convey that I subscribe to your diary, but without being "LOL I FRENDED U".

But more pictures wouldn't hurt.

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