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October 1st, 2007

Sheffielded out @ 08:25 am

Current Location: Work
Current Mood: cold cold
Current Music: Moonraker

Spent weekend in Sheffield catching up with friends, some of whom I haven't seen in about six years. Drank much beer, including cherry and strawberry flavours. Lots of fun. Went climbing (well in so much as others went climbing and I sat on a rock and read a book feeling all very Emily Bronte). Am now full of cold and back in work. Grr.

Your home is a

Magic Magnate's Manor

Your kitchen is someplace you never go, because you "have people for that." There's a Chocolatessen, which is rapidly becoming your favorite room of the house. Having one is also becoming a trend among your wealthy neighbors. Your master bedroom is the size of a small barn, with carpet thick enough to reach your ankles. Your study has hardback editions of every classic ever written, plus a special edition of Rich Dad, Poor Dad with the parts you ghost-authored highlighted. One of your garages holds your collection of ferraris, and is measured in acreage.

Your home also includes a guest wing and private quarters for your servants. Your guests enjoy your home theater with hi-def plasma screen TV, and the thrones you watch it from. Outside is your hedge maze and gardens, meticulously tended by a team of world-class botanists.

And, you have a pet -- a doberman pincer named "Warren".

Below is a snippet of the blueprints:

Find YOUR Dream House!

May 4th, 2007

Friday cometh...And May the Fourth be with you... @ 02:56 pm

Current Location: Work
Current Mood: drained drained
Current Music: Don't Worry - Be Happy (playing through the classroom wall for some reason)

Two days in work and I'm shattered. Still have Mal and co coming to visit this weekend. In the interests of doing nothing that looks like work I've snagged the scattergories meme from mallory_x

SCATTERGORIES...it's harder than it looks! Use the 1st letter of your first name to answer each of the following.

Your Name: L
Famous Music artist/group: Liam Gallagher
3 letter word: lip
Street name: Lord Street
Color: Light blue?
Gifts/present: Lipstick
Vehicle: Lorry
Show/TV: Liverbirds
Country: Latvia
Boy Name: Luke
Girl Name: Louise
Alcoholic drink: Lager
Occupation: Lawyer
Flower: Lissium
Celebrity: Lulu
Something found in a kitchen: Ladle
Reason for Being Late: Lost car keys
Something Scary: Long division
A Feeling: Lustful
Animal: Lion
Something you shout: Love you!

March 19th, 2007

Where, oh where...? @ 08:27 am

Current Mood: disappointed disappointed

I'm really not pleased. It started snowing last night. Great. A nice heavy fall and a couple of days of playing in the white stuff. Woke up this morning, leapt out of bed to...

...a very damp, green and sunny view.

Snow turns me back to a 5 year old, so in that spirit IT'S JUST NOT FAIR!!!

Spent the weekend at home and scored major brownie points by getting Mum a good Mother's Day present. Spent time with Mal and caught up on the local gossip.

February 9th, 2007

Let it snow, let it snow, let it...oh @ 08:23 am

Current Location: work
Current Mood: disappointed disappointed

Where is the snow? Cumbria loves and welcomes snow. It's not returning our hospitalitiy though.
I was on a drama course with the RSC in Penrith yesterday. One of the other teachers from one of my local schools got a text at lunchtime to say it was snowing and they'd text back if it looked like it might be a problem. Ten past three she gets 'get in the car' so we all legged it (course just on evaluation sheets anyway). Snow falling heavily at Shap, but after that...nothing but sunshine. They must have been having her on. Apparently they had a ten minute flurry at lunchtime. Gits. They so raised my hopes of not being here today.

January 15th, 2007

Very tired piggy @ 08:17 am

Current Mood: angry AAAARRRRRGGG

Did I mention I HATE THE WIND!!!!!!!!!

January 11th, 2007

When the wind blows... @ 08:22 am

Current Location: Work
Current Mood: anxious windswept
Current Music: Bowie: Life On Mars

Second night without any sleep. The wind's been battering my house and due to the construction the back creates a kind of wind tunnel so it squeezes in between the kitchen and the yard wall and swooshes up the living room and bedroom walls, rattling windows and guttering. As if this wasn't enough it also sends thunderous rumbles down the chimney and now the aerial is loose so that creaks in steady rhythm. Add to that the driving rain that feels as though it's going to flatten the house into the ground and you get one very stressed and sleep deprived piggy.

Good news is that I have found the Holy Grail in a builder who is coming to sort out rotten windows etc and will fix the aerial while he's at it. He starts in a fortnight.

Just one more night without sleep though and I think technically I'm certifiable...

December 27th, 2006

Interesting Christmas @ 11:35 am

Current Location: Home
Current Mood: weird weird
Current Music: The Wheels on the Bus

A somewhat less stressful Christmas than anticipated. Managed to survive without getting too hacked off or into a family row, though as predicted the Dr. Who "Is she the one out of Corrie?" "Oh, Catherine Tate, no don't like her", "Is this supposed to be a comedy?" conversation happened. Philistines. A quiet but fairly chilled time but also kind of worrying. SO many things have happened with so many people this year, some pretty major and meeting up with them now we seem to have gone round in circles; we're still about the same stage as we were at 18. La plus ca change... The worst was four morose single women sitting round the table in the pub getting old. I'm forstalling the day when I become the batty old spinster by deliberately cultivating eccentricity now so that when the change happens no one will know. Also found out that my childhood (and I mean at 5 years old)obssession is getting married. Too weird. In my head he still a little kid in shorts running away from me...

October 20th, 2006

Half Term @ 08:18 am

Current Mood: ecstatic End of termish
Current Music: The White Rover (Clover Advert dammit!)

I don't think I've ever been as happy as this at a half term coming up. I've been persistantly ill for about a month with a cold that comes and goes and leaves me coughing in the night. Just when I think it's gone it makes a renewed assault. AAAAAARRRRGGGGGGG. But still it is half term. A whole blissful week of nothingness. Maybe even some Christmas shopping. But in the feel better stakes, please note my spiffing new icon courtesy of Digivamp!

October 16th, 2006

New Userpic @ 08:27 am

Current Location: Work
Current Mood: exhausted exhausted
Current Music: Smelly Cat

Been trying to get this one up for a while. Photobucket was not happy for some reason but seem to have caught it off guard this morning so thought I'd see what it looked like on an entry. Excellent weekend: Mal and much wine. Shame I have to work for a living though as I did NOT want to get up this morning.

September 25th, 2006

The joy of elipsis @ 03:19 pm

Current Location: work - where else?
Current Mood: content content
Current Music: Romeo and Juliet (blasting from next door)

A little quizlet...

Your reply must use fewer elipsis (...) than mine...;)

1. Your Middle Name:
2. Age:
3. Single or Taken:
4. Favorite Movie:
4a. Favorite Book:
5. Favorite Song:
6. Favorite Band/Artist:
7. Dirty or Clean:
8. Tattoos and/or Piercings:

HERE COMES THE FUN ... ... ...

1. Do we know each other outside of Live Journal?
2. What's your philosophy on life?
3. Would you have my back in a fight?
4. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest?
5. What is your favorite memory of us?
6. Would you give me a kidney?
7. Tell me one odd/interesting fact about you:
8. Would you take care of me when I'm sick?
9. Can we get together and make a cake?
10. Have you heard any rumors of me lately?
11. Do you/have you talk(ed) crap about me?
12. Do you think I'm a good person?
13. Would you drive across country with me?
14. Do you think I'm attractive?
15. If you could change anything about me, would you?
16. What do you wear to sleep?
17. Would you come over for no reason just to hang out?
18. Would you go on a date with me if i asked you?
19. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together?
20. Will you post this so I can fill it out for you?