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[Aug. 27th, 2009|12:05 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
Some hates:


  • Grown men - and it always seems to be men - who cycle no-handed. You aren't twelve, grow up, this isn't going to impress girls any more.


  • Some non-drinkers. Now, I don't drink, but I have no objection to drinking, and subsequently I have many friends who don't drink, and we accept each other's lifestyle choices and get on fine. But what I really hate are the non-drinkers who smugly say "I don't need to get out of control to enjoy myself!" or some similary smuggery. Well, whoopee doo! Aren't you just the best! Or, perhaps, neither do the people who are drinking, but perhaps they just want to have a drink. I've been with pretty much all of my drinking friends when they weren't drinking, and they seem to have a pretty good time then too. Incidentally, the type of person who says this never seems to be having a good time either with or without drink, so I wonder what they do need?



Anyway, enough of such negativity and moaning, because I've booked tomorrow off to make this an extra long weekend, so I should be looking to good stuff. Tomorrow afternoon I think I'll go to look at the Londoners through a lens exhibition at the Getty Images Gallery - if anyone else fancies it come and join me! On Saturday I'm going to the rugby cup final at Wembley in the day, then I'm off to see Daniel Kitson in Regents Park at midnight. On Sunday I'm going to Whipsande Zoo in the day, and The Trap in Camden in the evening. On Monday, I imagine I'm going to have a lazy day after all that.

I dreamed last night that I was being offered a job with a basic salary of £60,000 and potential annual bonuses of up to £200,000. For some reason, I was wondering if I should take it or not.

Finally, slemslempike put a poll up yesterday of answers from her pub quiz the previous night, and invited us to guess the answer. I ended up getting diverted into creating cryptic crossword clues for some of them, so here they are for you to have a go at.

Child star, quiet, is initially lazing first in Spanish sun, then church (7,6)

Royal spokesman in church article made picture (6,6)

Doctor has quiet anger for county (15)

Jacksonville University initially has fresh punch and an area of study for actress (4,9)

Some hick needs a joint (4)

Sumerian lord priest in a spot, given hydrogen to go to highest point (6)

Ring about chat with the French (6)

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[User Picture]From: slemslempike
2009-08-27 11:12 am (UTC)
I am so bad at crossword clues - I have the answers for these, and even so I can only match up two of them and I still don't know why they're right!

Also I am still quite impressed by people who can cycle no-handed. I never managed it.
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[User Picture]From: carsmilesteve
2009-08-27 11:22 am (UTC)

what those people need:

a KICK UP THE ARSE ;)
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[User Picture]From: carsmilesteve
2009-08-27 11:22 am (UTC)
also i am doing dirty crossword with your clues.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2009-08-27 12:12 pm (UTC)
Well done!
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From: gasboard
2009-08-27 11:54 am (UTC)
Personally I didn't cycle no handed to impress girls, it was just a very satisfying thing to do, until I fell off and fractured my left index finger by bending it back so far the back of my fingernail touched my wrist.

Which also didn't impress girls or my Mum.
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[User Picture]From: katstevens
2009-08-27 01:17 pm (UTC)
Have got the first two but am not sure about the rest (totally out of practice at cryptics)
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2009-08-27 01:20 pm (UTC)
Of the other ones you've guessed, right wrong right.
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[User Picture]From: katstevens
2009-08-27 01:29 pm (UTC)
Got number 3 now as well.
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[User Picture]From: carsmilesteve
2009-08-27 02:48 pm (UTC)
my answers are better than yours ;)
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[User Picture]From: eyekiller
2009-08-27 02:49 pm (UTC)
the best one was when a yoof was doing a slow wheely down Muswell Hill and creating a BFO traffic jam and then he fell off right in front of the bus stop where a million people, who had been waiting for their buses for ages thanks to him, were and all of them roared with laughter at him. He slunk off down a side road.
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