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Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] __marcelo because it is just too hilarious: Economics comics blog, i.e. a blog dedicated to the economics in comic books. Genius. My favourite so far is Where Does the Canadian Government Get the Money from to Keep Making Super-Soldiers? Although I also greatly enjoyed Norman Osborn's 4th quarter expenditure analysis, particularly the orange bits.
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Jane reviews Knight Moves, a piece of softcore pseudo porn so bad that... well, see for yourself:


My eyes fly wide. “How did you know I came three times?”

He grins wider. “Your lady-softness told me herself when she was wrapped round my codpiece.”



The comments are almost as hilarious as the review itself. And now I'm seriously tempted to buy that book, if only to die laughing.
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Had a bit on an anxious day at work today, and tomorrow will be worse, as I sit and stew while my fate is decided in committee.

To take my mind off things, I have been looking at the Tiffany's website. While I will baulk at paying anything over £20 for a pair of cheap earrings, I apparently find £2,500 for diamond drop-earrings in a platinum setting completely reasonable. (Because it is.) I even went so far as to work out whether I can reasonably justify having such earrings in my life. Possible 'reasons' included:
1. I might get run over by a bus, and thus never know the joy of diamond drop-earrings in a platinum setting.
2. I have very fussy piercings and probably going to a nice jewellers will be good for them. Certainly better than the horrid cheap things that make my ears unhappy.
3. My parents can't complain, as part of it would be my Christmas money (which I have yet to spend). The rest will be the entirety of my savings, and also a year's rent slapped on a credit card.
4. I want them I will feel fully confident when wearing them.

Also, they are incredibly beautiful. Not as beautiful as the gorgeous black pearl earrings that I fell in love with, but even if I used all my credit cards and sold everything I owned, I still couldn't scrape together the £22k I would need to purchase them.

It might still be worth it.

In reality, of course, I am unlikely to spend my money on earrings, platinum or otherwise. I need to buy a new mattress, and am considering investing in a memory foam one while the sales are still going strong. This is a lot less romantic than diamonds, but kinder to my back (and bank).

And afterwards I'll still be able to afford that pearl pendant.

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In other news, [livejournal.com profile] athena25 came over this evening and we plotted furniture shenanigans. In the lead-up to her moving in, we will both be making an effort to get rid of the useless crap that takes up so much sodding space in both our houses. This means wading through five bookcases' worth of books, a four-door wardrobe, two closets and several storage boxes' worth of clothes, and other sundry bits of crapola. My local charity store will have plenty of new stock very soon indeed.

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I may work late later tomorrow. See if I can wrest some info from passing Directors as to whether I have a job or not.

Stupid recession.
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I HELD A BABY TODAY.

One of the things I love about where I live is that it's full of families, and everyone knows everyone in the shops. My local grocers? I've watched his son grow up. The local Budgens would order in stuff for me. (And it broke my heart to find that they closed! Stupid new Tesco and credit crunch. *sulk*)

Anyway, [livejournal.com profile] athena25 and I were at the local independent coffee shop today, and a dad was there with his two-year-old and baby. The toddler demanded to use the loo, and her daddy had to take her. So he parked his baby with the cafe staff, and took his little girl to the loo.

The cafe staff know me, of course, and when I couldn't stop cooing over the baby (she was so lovely!) dutifully handed her over. And I had her for a good ten minutes before her daddy came back to claim her.

1. The baby was awesome. She was really cute (about 6-8 months), and quiet, and didn't grab at my hair or cry or demand to be put down. A cute, very well-behaved baby that made me INSTANTLY BROODY.
2. The dad thanked me for looking after her, rather than screaming about why I was holding his baby. Which, given the current hysterical climate over child safety, was such a breath of fresh air! Of course, it helped that I was sat in a gigantic arm-chair with her firmly ensconced in my lap, and no appearance of planning to make off with her under my coat, but still. It was really nice.

Anyway. BABY!

I haven't thought about babies for a while. (Other than roughly deciding when I'm going to be having one, which is in the next 5-10 years.) Now I'm actively broody. DAMN YOU, OVARIES!! *shakes fist*

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In other news, my local charity store continues to be made of awesome, as they now open on Sundays. They have also continued their side-line of MIND-READING, as I walked in and found three books I had been planning on purchasing sitting there, brand-new and for a fifth of their normal price. This is the third fourth fifth time this has happened. My library (currently closed for refurbishment, woe) was similarly psychic, as is the nearby Oxfam book-store. I won't even talk about the time where I left the house looking for Rocket Dog black sequinned ballet pumps, walked in to the charity store and found Rocket Dog black sequinned ballet pumps - in my size. Spooky, I'm telling you.

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I am watching Eli Stone. Victor Garber rocks my socks.
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You can get an Arvin Sloane action figure!!!

I'm torn between a need to stay far, far away, and a desire to produce my credit card and plop it on the table. help.

Also of interest is Volume 1 of Doktor Sleepless, which I haven't read, and which is guaranteed to bring the Warren Ellis!happy. But does it? Flist, you've all kept up with your comic book reading far more diligently than I. Thoughts and comments on Doktor Sleepless? Should I bother? Should I invest my energies/money in Ennis' The Boys Vol. 3 instead? Should I sit tight until 2009?

Hee!

Nov. 27th, 2008 07:56 am
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10 least subtle product placements in video game history.

OMG, I owned one of these! The horror, the horror.

*gloat*

Oct. 28th, 2008 12:20 pm
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I spent an hour with Alan Rickman today. Yes I did. And I didn't giggle or embarrass myself, not even once. In fact, he smiled and thanked me.

(Yes, ok, I was there with my manager, and we were presenting him with our report, so it was entirely in a business capacity, and there were other people there, but, still.)

My manager and I were both very professional when in the room, but the moment we got out we just looked at each other and burst into giggles. God, we are such pathetic little fangirls. BUT. Sat through the meeting, did not turn into small puddle of goo. I have nerves of steel. OF STEEL. This almost makes the ridiculous hours of extra work worthwhile. (But not quite, because I couldn't sit next to him and directly opposite him at the same time, and had to choose one or the other. Woe. Stupid laws of physics.)

(And you know what's terrible? I don't have a Snape icon at the moment. OK, I do, but it's not currently in use and is, in fact, Snarry. Which, uh, not so much with the appropriate. So maybe it's just as well.)
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a ha ahaha!!

Why Ashes to Ashes?

Gene: Because of me. I am an icon.
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Why did no one tell me about artpad.com??? It's brilliant! I drew something, if by 'draw' one means 'used my mouse to create art in much the same way as paint, only with instant replay'! Oh, the horrors! *beams* You can tell I'm going to be playing with this all night, can't you??
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Meme from [livejournal.com profile] vivier:

Answer the following questions. Then read the psychoanalysis.

1. You are not alone. You are walking in the woods. With who?
2. You are walking in the woods. You see an animal. What kind?
3. What interaction takes place between you and the animal?
4. You walk deeper in the woods. You enter a clearing and before you is your dream house. (Describe it)
5. Does it have a fence?
6. You enter the house. You walk in to the dining room and see the dining room table. Whats on it?
7. You exit the house and a cup is on the ground, what kind is it?
8. What do you do with the cup?
9. You walk to the edge of the property where you find yourself at a beautiful pond. How big is it?
10. You have to go through the pond. How wet do you get?

DON'T READ THIS IF YOU HAVENT FINISHED YET: )

My answers )

OK, wow. Hee!
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Some good news for you all, on a variety of subjects:

- After years of study, Mathmatica Research, Inc., has just released their 164-page report on the impact of abstinence-only education, proving that it is ineffective and has been propped up by the Bush administration for years.

- In a similar vein, the UK Ofsted (the monitoring body for educational institutions) director is encouraging students to discuss sex".

- Portugal has voted to legalise abortion.

- For those who missed him The Tempest, Patrick Stewart will be in Twelfth Night and Macbeth at the Chichester festival this summer.

- This weekend's London weather will be glorious, with a high of 23/24C.

- A key has been found to the spread of breast cancer.

- And, just for fun, how the humble chicken came from the mighty T. rex.

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OK, it's stupid o'clock, so I should probably go to bed. But I'm pretty blissed out right now. Not sure why but, hey, don't look a gift horse in the mouth and all that.
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me: Julius Caesar, right -
ath: yeah?
me: I'd do 'im.
ath: the actor, the character or the historical figure?
me: er - character and historical figure.
ath: dunno.
me: it's julius fucking caesar! would you say no?!
ath: well, no. it's politics, innit? only, 'e might not be any good.
me: are you trying to say that julius caesar isn't any good in the sack?!
ath: ... no, you're probably right.
me: damn right.
ath: *pause* mind you, i wouldn't say no to titus pullo.
me: well, obviously.

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