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Ooops. Have obviously been here too long this weekend and am getting grumpy - just sent one of my superiors a vaguely snotty email and cc'd it to the entire department. (dermfitz - it was JH, do you think I will DIE???) Wishing I'd just kept my head below the parapet now. (Though to be fair, I seem to be being ignored...)

But look! It's an online lending library! How cool! (from bookslut) UK only, but it looks like a fab idea.

mind_expander! You'll be interested in this article about government databases and deportation and so on. (Some other people might be too...it's good.)

Duuuude - I need a chocolate fountain. And a roboraptor. And a Bug digital radio, but I knew that.

Strange but cool: Portrait Of English Nouns (and their use on the internet). I'd have that on my wall, but only if I could have the mouseover/zoomy in thing.

Yay! Work has finished.

*goes home to eat chocolate, possibly melted*

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caitirin
Aug. 15th, 2005 06:53 pm (UTC)
When elaby and I get married we want to have a chocolate fountain!

That's the only thing we've planned XD a chocolate fountain.
pickwick
Aug. 16th, 2005 02:35 pm (UTC)
Mmmmm...I might get married just to have one :o)
caitirin
Aug. 16th, 2005 02:43 pm (UTC)
You totally should XD Chocolate fountains are amazing! I've gotten to play with one only once. Dipping fruit and other yummy things.
laerad
Aug. 15th, 2005 07:03 pm (UTC)
Yay to snotty emails to supervisors. Ok, never actually cc'ed the whole dept in, always seen that as a little bit of an antagonistic action.

Think i'm being a bad influence on you? :p
pickwick
Aug. 16th, 2005 02:35 pm (UTC)
Well, it was actually relevant to the whole department...I'm off for three days now anyway, hopefully they'll have forgotten. Eek.

Yes, it's definitely your fault.
thebreej
Aug. 15th, 2005 07:11 pm (UTC)
I'm Belgian, and in a good mood at the moment, thus also in a generous one, would you like some free samples of our (probably) most famous export product?

If so, send me your home/mailbox/work adress, and no worries, you don't HAVE to accept.
pickwick
Aug. 16th, 2005 02:36 pm (UTC)
Ooooooh...address on the way!

Also, icon love!!
(Anonymous)
Aug. 16th, 2005 03:43 pm (UTC)
Er, where to, if I may ask?
Else: bdesmedt@hotmail.com will do nicely, ok?
And the icon is for the occasion:the Hitchhiker movie arrived here this week.
Finally!
thebreej
Aug. 16th, 2005 03:45 pm (UTC)
Darn, forgot to log in first.
Pardon.
pooka_joe
Aug. 16th, 2005 04:35 pm (UTC)
hehe
pooka_joe
Aug. 16th, 2005 04:38 pm (UTC)
hang on, where did the rest of that post go???

breej, can you answer a question for me? for some time, myself and a few friends have been trying to name famous belgians and can only find 3: hercule poirot, tintin and van damme. so, can you name another famous belgian i would have heard of?

anyone else who can help, feel free to join in

thebreej
Aug. 17th, 2005 05:04 pm (UTC)
Just the one?
:p
-Adolphe Sax, yes, the inventor of the saxophone
-Django Reinhardt
-Jacques Brel
-Georges Simenon
-Maurice Maeterlinck(wrote "The Blue Bird", got the nobelprize for literature, but I might remember that wrong)
-René Magritte
-Rubens
-Hieronymus Bosch (but there can be argued about)
-Horta
-Maurice Béjart
-Miss Audrey Hepburn was born in Belgium, Brussels, I think
-Peyo, who came up with the Smurfs, shame on him
-oh, oh, and Poirot!
These are the ones I can name right now, I'm sure there are plenty more.
*gloats*
thebreej
Aug. 17th, 2005 05:06 pm (UTC)
Whoops, you mentioned Poirot, got carried away there.
pickwick
Aug. 18th, 2005 01:21 pm (UTC)
I tried to tell pooka_joe about Jacques Brel, but he refused to believe he was famous. Philistine :-p
thebreej
Aug. 18th, 2005 01:45 pm (UTC)
Tisk!
*rolls eyes*
pickwick
Aug. 18th, 2005 01:24 pm (UTC)
Well, I just tried a livejournal address. But I'll send to that one :o) (Oooh, yes, I have an interesting mailer-daemon failure thing...)
thebreej
Aug. 18th, 2005 01:48 pm (UTC)
Got your adress, ta!
And it might take over a week before I get to it, nearestby postoffice is closed during the weekends in August.
And I'm usually too busy/lazy to walk all the way to the other one before noon.
But you'll get it, word of a ...er boyscout.
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