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[03 Oct 2015|04:52pm]
[ mood | nostalgic ]

My adolescence is deposited here, I hope it stays forever.
I'm 28 years old, I still listen to Aerosmoth/Bowie/The Datsuns really loudly and live in rock and roll dreams. Avoiding chores, dreaming wild money making schemes and reading until my eyes fall out.

Everything yet nothing changes. And I don't want it to.

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Sweden [23 Nov 2012|01:57pm]
I wake up at 13:30 and the sun is already down and out of sight, blocked by the apartment blocks outside my window.
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[23 Nov 2012|12:59am]
Trying to think what's changed inside since 2002. The feeling of aspirational potential has left for sure.
I used to feel sad. Now when I feel sad it's completely wrapped up with guilt. I'd rather have the old sadness back than this paralysis.
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[29 May 2010|12:16am]
[ mood | tired ]

Felt strangely attracted to Alistair Campbell as he was being yelled at by Piers Morgan and Max Hastings last night on Question Time. I'm always easily impressed by rhetoric. :( Oh dear.

I could have such a rant about work right now but I think I'll watch some more Sailor Moon and read my Kathy Reichs.

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Fiskarnas drömmar [17 May 2010|09:02pm]
[ mood | uncomfortable ]

I say this about most things, but I really mean it this time; new work is weird. The washing-up liquid is in a gun. The receptionist sent an email to the entire building with a ":/" emoticon in it. I can't make tea without asking all 25 other employees on 3 floors if they want one too. Not like there's even a teapot...or a tray for carrying these. I had nothing to do all day after a snore of an induction, so I read the treasury budgets for 2008, 2009 and 2010. When scrolled through fast, it looks like work to the casual and more scrutinizing observers...not that anyone observed me. Around three quarters through of my way through 2009, my right ear became intensely hot and presumably red. It was really unsettling. As I write this several hours later having gone back to its usual temperature, size and colour, my left ear is now the one burning and pulsing and feeling swollen! Whats wrong with me?!

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Hello stranger [10 Apr 2010|06:21pm]
[ mood | anxious ]

One of those days where I just can't seem to stop stressing. Feels like time is running out on me, feels like my body is letting me down, feels like teenage angst age 23.

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[30 Nov 2008|04:16pm]
I wants one.
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It's Alive! [05 Nov 2006|11:29pm]

Hello little journal! I do not mean to neglect you so, but time goes so, so, so fast compared to those lazy days of sixth form.
So I'm in my second year of University, barely keeping my head above water with all the responsibilities I have taken upon myself. But it's still all mostly good. I've just taken a few days off to come home from Durham. Mainly to see the Datsuns, which was last night, They were awesome, though the crowd were boring! Boo. And Matt wasn't drumming?! Hope he comes back....
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Rawr!! [25 Apr 2006|11:43am]
[ mood | excited ]

"The Datsuns like their jeans tight, their hair long and their metal heavy. Composed of growling riffs, desperately screamed lyrics and whining guitar solos, The Datsuns' music harks very much back to the '70s ethos of fast, mean and filthy. Unadulterated rock'n'roll energy, The Datsuns play one epic after another, each song trying to out-rock the one that comes before it. They’re a testament to the kind of music that noise was invented for - abused amps and drum kits beaten to within an inch of their life. This gig – on The Leadmill’s 250 capacity Steel Stage – is the New Zealand band’s most intimate for years. Those lucky enough to be there will be able to hear every word and feel the sweat flying off the New Zealand rockers!"

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[01 Sep 2005|11:10pm]
Sorry to leave you hanging folks (harr-harr, I don't think I have any active mutual friends anymore)

My results were 3 A's and that was for Film, English language and History.

Edit: Scrap that, I just read my friends list and the great majority of you all still post.
Hiiii. :D
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[18 Aug 2005|09:22am]
I'm going to get my A level results in a minute. Meep.
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[08 Jul 2005|10:10pm]
Good Lord, I love Matt Stone and Trey Parker! I watched "BASEketball" this morning, fecking hilarious. Put "Dodgeball" to shame, why oh why Stiller?
I'm undergoing somewhat of a South Park renaissance right now. 11 was a good age to be.
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[07 Jul 2005|06:04pm]
I can't see this ever ending. How do you stop religious fanatics? It's probably always going to exist. It's so distressing, this time last year I was staying at Russell Square in London....
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G. P. Taylor [28 Jun 2005|05:39pm]
As part of the otherwise crappy Children's Book Festival at work this afternoon, author of "Shadowmancer" GP Taylor came in so of course I went in to 'steward' the event, hehe. He is so cool!!!
I talked to him about all the rock lyrics he secretes in his book, motorbikes, werewolves, sex in folklore, how Ron Weasley is Harry Potter's boyfriend (that was so odd!) He was such an interesting guy. His nickname is 'Moomin Papa' hahahaha, how cool? He gave a really good talk about his time at school, being a policeman and then a vicar, as well as on writing.
He signed my book "To Elfy, keep finding the 'words'" then his signature with a moominish cartoon of himself. And I get payed £15 quid for 'working' extra time. I love my job really.
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[25 Jun 2005|10:51pm]
One more exam to go, hurrah, hurrah!
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[24 May 2005|10:20pm]
I went to see Queen Adreena last night, and getting there was a feat in itself, but now thanks to shit support band, I have tinnitus in my left ear and can't hear much. Am annoyed.
Damn I need to revise for my A2.
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[06 May 2005|10:04am]
I voted yesterday. It was rather exciting.
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[01 May 2005|10:53pm]
[ mood | tired ]

I've acquired a pretty old bashed up violin for £10 and I love it. I've managed to break the D string attempting to tune it though :S I'm so scared of breaking it, I don't know much about violins! It sounds so pretty though, when I can get a true note, which isn't too often so far.

I read some very good fic this weekend. Soon I'll compile I'll my recs, I've been meaning to do so for years!
For when I get of the computer, I have a stack of fiction from the library. I'm just finishing off Artemis Fowl, which really was worth the rave reviews I think!

Very tired, was stripping wallpaper all this afternoon and my arms ache.

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[07 Apr 2005|11:46am]
[ mood | excited ]

I visited Durham university yesterday and it was marvelous! My college was friendly and lovely with a lake that had ducks, excellent accommodation, three pianos, a gigging room with all it's own amps, open mic nights, two film rooms and film nights, a red bar with the most awesome bar committee. The refectory had been done out and was Pink! The oriental museum is just across from it with all the cherry blossom trees which were out in the sunshine. It's within five minutes walking distance from the huge library and archaeology department.
The department itself was really, really good. I had a grand tour with the most enthusiastic professor ever and he was so nice. He introduced the entire staff, and we saw all the rooms and labs and he told me all about the course and the projects and everything. He showed me some of the dissertation stuff his 3rd years were working on. One girl was looking at how the Orkney shrews had colonised Orkney traveling from Spain in a canoe! And something he was working on personally was pig remains in Tel Aviv. Gonna be very controversial when that comes out.
Also I had a good walk around the town. Had a really good cuppa in Caffe Nero and bought the coolest leopard print furry high-top sneakers in this shoe shop called Scorpio!
So in conclusion, Archaeology at Durham is my first choice. I just want to be there now, I can't be arsed with A levels anymore.

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sunshine! [02 Apr 2005|05:55pm]
Ahh such a beautiful day. I wish there was windows in the library I work at!!
Feeling very positive even though I've not done my coursework or revised and the strum gig was cancelled.
There will be other gigs though, one in the works for dollypink's birthday 'cos we love her!
Aussi, have learned the Raiders of the Lost Ark theme for the piano. Durr durr dur-dur! Dur dur durrr!
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