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Friday, July 1st, 2011
12:21 am - Oh gosh, is this still here?
My profile really needs updating.
As do my interests.
I need to add Mathew Baynton Horrible Histories.
(It's not all songs though. There's more.
Although you do have to put up with a few ads.
But at least there's regular weather reports.
And they're pretty accurate.
Plus, they do have the odd PSA.)

current mood: amused

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Friday, November 12th, 2010
8:52 pm - Hmmm... not bad at all....
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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
11:51 am - Oops....

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Sunday, April 4th, 2010
3:20 pm - New New Who
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Tuesday, March 30th, 2010
4:40 pm - It's all Greek to me....
It's been a long time since I studied Ancient Greek at school, but I seem to remember that it doesn't have a gerund. Am I remembering correctly?

Context- a discussion on 'arsenokoitai', the word in 1 Corinthinans that's recently been translated as 'homosexuals'. This is based on the principle that the word is made up of 'arsen'- 'man', and 'koite'- 'bed'
It's currently hinging on 'koite'- 1st dec fem noun. The nominative plural is 'koitai'- if I've got the declension right.

Now I've got someone claiming that it's actually the gerund of 'koitomai'- 'I lie'. The writer speaks Modern Greek, which does have gerunds. Am I right about Ancient Greek not having them, and does anyone know if Koine Greek had them?

Debate on this from here-
and the main debate picks up from here-

I'm also having a bit of a time getting across the fact that the gender of the noun has nothing to do with the sex of the person interacting with it.

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Wednesday, March 24th, 2010
12:07 pm - Umm.....
Think this one might be me and Andy at some point....

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11:04 am - Why I won't work in retail any more
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Sunday, January 24th, 2010
2:26 pm

Your result for The Improved Book Character-Savvy Test...

Better than better!

You scored 71% Best Seller, 81% Classic and 96% Fantasy/Sci-Fi!

You're on the right track. Try a little bit of everything. Variety is the spice of life, after all. And Best-Sellers are fun! Hollywood can't be that wrong!

Take The Improved Book Character-Savvy Test at OkCupid

Obviously my classics are a bit rusty. I often get the Brontes confused....

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Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009
1:41 pm - I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.
By the time Eva Peron was my age, she was First Lady of Argentina.....

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Monday, December 7th, 2009
7:43 pm
Am feeling not-playing-well-with-others at the moment, so rather than watch Twilight in order to not enjoy it, I'm watching Hancock and Unbreakable.
Although given some of the shit I've had to deal with over the last couple of years, werewolves and vampires seem like light relief.

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2009
12:34 pm - And a couple more- sorry, moar.
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12:21 pm - Some lolz for m31andy
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Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
1:53 pm - If crochet comes....
.... can cross-stitch be far behind?
Alas, no.
My enthusiasm for crochet, in abeyance for two years, re-emerged triumphant this year. Since then I completed a hibernating project and completed two other jackets. With several projects on the go at a time, my addiction is unmistakable and my stash is increasing.
And then- I found a couple of cross-stitch kits. Just little things, neat small weekend projects.
I've made the Antique one for me and the Precious Metal one for m31andy. And I have realised, to my horror, that I enjoy cross-stitch. I used to do it a little bit when younger but it rather fell by the wayside.
But now it's back with a vengence

And so- a public health warning.
If you ever feel an urge to pick up a crochet hook or a pair of knitting needles to try it out, beware. It is addictive and results in myriad bags and boxes of random yarn (sometimes very random).
Worse yet, the addiction can mutate into other forms of craft work. I've already fallen victim to crochet, knitting and cross-stitch, and fear that soon weaving and spinning will make themselves manifest. It's too late for me, but save yourselves!
If, on the other hand, you are already addicted- see you at the next yarn sale......

current mood: productive

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Friday, July 10th, 2009
8:46 pm - Countdown
So. Nearly time for episode 5 of Torchwood: Children of Earth, and for once I would love there to be a nice big reset button pushed at some point.
I'll even accept the appearence of Tennant if we can get the recently deceased back.... :-(

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Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
8:27 pm - Did you know....
That alternating watching 'Brass Eye' episodes and 'Horizon' documentaries on YouTube can be rather disconcerting?
Fr'instance, after a couple of 'Brass Eye' episodes, switching to 'How to kill a Human', in which Michael Portillo investigated the humanity or otherwise of various methods of execution didn't seem that different....

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2009
1:25 pm - Update, update, update
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Tuesday, June 16th, 2009
11:56 am - I know I can be catty....
.... but this is ridiculous.

Update on the mouse situation- there's more than one of the little blighters. Definitly field mice, though.
How do I know this? Well, I've seen the things scurrying around and they are definitly brown, not grey. Also- quick back story. I'm trying to grow tomatos in a long trough by the kitchen window. Also a pot of coriander, which I absolutely adore.
The little bastards have been burrowing into the soil in the tomatos and have stripped and eaten the coriander! I was not angry until this moment, but I'm flippin' furious now.

Yesterday, I spotted one of them diving into the tomato plant pot. So I picks it up, walks it outside, and agitate the soil until the sod leapt out in a panic and scarpered.
Then in the evening when m31andy was around, we see another one, which tried to hide under the knife block. I decide to try and catch it. I consider for a moment trying to grab it from its still position using a pair of tongs, but that's liable to hurt it and I don't want that.
Then it tries to make a move, and peeks out, staring at me, two tiny bright black eyes in a pointed face. It's obviously terrified, and I feel sorry for it- it's in the wrong environment for its nature, and it's unsurprising that it went for familiar things.
Still, it has to go, and I arm myself with the wok lid to trap it under, rather like trapping a spider to release outside.
At first it sprints off and tumbles into the sink- a good start- but it scrables out again (those things can really leap when inspired!) and legs it to hide behind the tomato trough.
This was my chance.
Still keeping a close eye on it, I ask Andy to pass me a pint glass. I hold that under the end of the worksurface at the end of the tunnel created between the window sill and the trough, and wave my hand around the other end of the tunnel.
WHOOSH! out dashes Lil'Jerry and falls into the glass. He then preceeds to leap up and down in an attempt to escape, but I tip him out of the window (ground floor, onto grass, he won't even notice it).
However, it's not over yet. There's still signs of digging in the tomatos and the recently displaced may try to return.
I have a glass standing by for a re-occurance.

I may yet go for the cheap cage option and take 'em up en mass to Dukes Meadows when I catch enough....

Turing has, as might be expected, been totally useless when it comes to mice. He has been observed watching the areas the mice frequent, but more in a puzzled than a useful way.
Daft kitten.

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Saturday, May 16th, 2009
9:44 pm - What I did on my holidays Part 2
Getting my homework in time was always the difficult part for me...

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Monday, May 4th, 2009
5:21 pm - What I Did On My Holiday- Part 1
An account of mine and m31andy's recent holiday on the Isle OF Wight.
(Yes, I know, very rock'n'roll....)
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Friday, April 24th, 2009
8:35 pm
So earlier today I was in a mood bad enough to kill someone, and my bitch circuits were going into overload.
Then I realised that I hadn't taken my meds this morning and promptly took them.
An hour or so later I cheered up.
On the bright side, the kitchen and bathroom are clean... I seem to be using housework as a substitute for venting.

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