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Last night I went over to laerad and gwinniegirl's. We watched Doctor Who, which I loved, but I'm not sure if I can defend loving it, if you see what I mean. It did remind me quite a lot of the Storyteller episode of Buffy, but I also thought there was a lot of conceptually smart and daring stuff going on with the unreliable narration, and the way the "normal person" sees it when the Doctor and Rose turn up, save the day and bugger off again, and the purposefully cheesyish dialogue and acting, because this is how things happened *in Elton's memory*.... We played Dead Or Alive 2 for a while, and many people killed me, and then watched the three Back To The Future films. Yay! You know, I don't think I'd ever seen the first one. I always assumed I had, but it didn't ring any bells.

Waiting for gwinniegirl in the car at the supermarket, I amused myself by taking pictures

Mirror portrait
I don't seem to be able to take pictures without scrunching my face up in concentration. This might be something to practise.

At the station today I saw

sticky willy
..and was assailed by childhood memories. Cos it's sticky and you can stick it to people! Hours of fun guaranteed. Oh, the joys of a semi-rural upbringing... I wrote a couple of Who drabbles on the train, because my phone was out of battery (too much showing it off), but I'm not particularly happy with them.

At the bus stop, there was a totally future-tech telly with audio, and you could hit different buttons to get previews of different stuff. (I can't even remember who the company was - I'm an advertiser's nightmare.) I saw a bit of Pimp My Ride UK, and then hit the music button, and saw The Feeling and The Killers' videos. I nearly didn't get on my bus because The Killers were still on, which is a bit of a disadvantage I suppose. I can nearly believe we're living in the 21st century now, though.

Up the road a bit, I discovered that the Kandybar pub has had an overhaul and total redesign, changing its name to...Bar Kandi. Hmmm. Wonder how much they paid for that advice?

Finally, two links for you. One from luckykaa - the best day out ever: Diggerland! I'm not even being sarcastic. I really, really want to go and dig holes. Hee. (The website's a bit of a nightmare, though.) And a a typing test via andrewducker. I got 77 wpm with 1 mistake the first time, 84wpm with no mistakes the second time. *does that dusting collar with fingernails and then blowing on them thing*


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Jun. 18th, 2006 04:26 pm (UTC)
I don't think I've heard the name 'Stickie willie' before for that plant. I can't recall now what I did call it when I was little. It's a right bugger to groom out of a shaggy furred dog though.
Jun. 18th, 2006 07:24 pm (UTC)
The worst is later in the year when it gets seeds. I used to pick them our of my cat's belly fur, and it didn't always appreciate it.

I can't remember what it was called when I was a kid. Sticky stuff, I think.
Jun. 18th, 2006 08:02 pm (UTC)
miss_next tells me it's goosegrass, and apparently it's also called Beggar's lice, Catchweed Bedstraw, Everlasting Friendship, Scratch grass and Stick-a-back. Weird! But the dog thing doesn't sound fun - it was bad enough getting it out of human hair!
Jun. 18th, 2006 08:22 pm (UTC)
Hee! That's jogged my memory, it was called 'stickle balls' where I lived. That's a relief 'cause I was going to go nuts trying to remember.

momentsmusicaux - you have it spot on, once the sticky spines turn rigid..ugh. Lots of animal angst.
Jun. 18th, 2006 04:38 pm (UTC)
aitkendrum was sticking that on me yesterday! I hate it in the garden; it's always twining around the bramble bushes.
Jun. 18th, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC)
Heh, yeah, I seem to recall it getting absolutely everywhere.
Jun. 18th, 2006 05:03 pm (UTC)
Oh, snap! ... It's just as you say *in Elton's memory*

R said it reminded him a lot of the Peter Davidson episodes, but I never saw any of those so I have to take his word for it.

38wpm, three mistakes first time; 37wpm, no mistakes.
Jun. 18th, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC)
Ah, I haven't seen any of the old Whos at all (don't really want to), so I didn't see that either.
Jun. 19th, 2006 10:43 am (UTC)
I don't get the Davison parallel at all, and I saw all of them.
Jun. 18th, 2006 06:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, it's goosegrass! I didn't know there was another name for it, but that's a good one. :-)
Jun. 18th, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC)
Heh, there are a few, apparently - check my reply to squirrelette!
Jun. 18th, 2006 09:13 pm (UTC)
56wpm with one mistake. Not too bad for someone who doesn't type for a living.
Jun. 19th, 2006 05:58 am (UTC)
miss_next knows fings, it is called Goosegrass, we called it "sticky buds" at school, good ammo for Hogsweed blowpipes!
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