Wednesday, June 27, 2007

raining tapes..

it's wet and cold and horrid still, and me and the monkey are fed up, fed up i tell's not that i want it to be baking hot, not in the least..but i wouldn't mind a bit of dryness..this damp is doing my head in..not only does it mean that i am even less motivated to do any work, but it means that wimbledon keeps getting rained i did just watch andy roddick storm his way through the 2nd round with no hint of a drizzle, so that's something to be thankful for, i suppose..

nonetheless, i have been cheering myself up by digging out my walkman and listening to old compilation tapes..flavour of the week is this one,
which was made for me about ten years ago by a girl i used to write to in my fanzine days called terri..she lived in durham and had an amazing mini-zine called 'irksome the cat'..i can't remember her surname, and have no idea where she is now, but listening to this tape has made me realise that she had quite an influence on my current music tastes..for example, i was introduced to milky wimpshake thanks to her inclusion of 'clicking it' on the tracklisting - i remember falling completely in love with it and rewinding it over and over again..this tape also introduced me to bikini kill ('reject all american'), cat power ('headlights'), the slits ('animal space') and mecca normal ('paris in april') among it opens with a full recording of kenickie's awesome 'catsuit city' e.p. ..definitely one of the best compilations i have ever received..

Monday, June 18, 2007

work schmork..

back in newcastle after two glorious weeks in oxford..went to two wedding thingummys of two pairs of my very bestest friends..the first one, rob and rhyannon's, was the best day the star has ever seen..they invited all their friends and we all sat in the star garden, while matt barbequed delicious food, and there were awesome cupcakes made by him and han..yum!

i got to be a bridesmaid at the second one, which was very very fun, as i'd never done it before. i was quite nervous, and nearly threw up in the taxi there, but once we got there it was lovely..i even cried a little bit..who knew i was such a wet blanket? then we ate lots of food, dranks lots of booze, and generally had a lovely time..and i then quite unexpectedly caught the bouquet at the end..erp..

while i was in oxford i also:

* had a lovely evening round at hannah's house drinking pink wine, getting my hair cut, eating pizza and watching fry & laurie..
* had the pleasure of dining with pc..
* went to the star a lot..
* enjoyed hannah and russ's gig at the jericho with their new band the vatican cellars who were very good indeed..
* got quite a bit too hot on a number of occasions..
* had a really posh afternoon tea with my grandparents and my mum, which i liked very much..

but now i'm back here, and have so much to do, so much to do..mainly i have so much reading to do, and yet there's a billion and one other things i can think of right now that i could do before get some food for a start, and clean the toilet, and upload photos onto flickr, and eat some food, and drink some more tea, and watch all the extras on my new 'hot fuzz' dvd, and mooch about a much to do, so little time..

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

quelle surprise..

You Are 100% Feminist

You are a total feminist. This doesn't mean you're a man hater (in fact, you may be a man).
You just think that men and women should be treated equally. It's a simple idea but somehow complicated for the world to put into action.

well there you go..