March 30th, 2003

Ice Bear

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I haven't updated for a long time, so I'll just write down some of the highlights over the last couple of week.

I've been to Midian, Sanctuary and Carrion Screaming. All good nights out.

I'm still not smoking, with the exception of a couple of lapses, but I'm still managing to not smoke when I go out drinking. I suspect that that is the main milestone I have to get over...

I spoke with faithais on the phone and she has a very cute voice. I'm really looking forwards to going up to Glasgow to see her, and then on to Edinburgh for Covenant.

I chatted a bit to kazina on ICQ. She's getting ready to go to Liverpool to see Placebo. She will probably also come to Carrion Screaming and Midian while she's here.

I've decided that shaving is more hassle than it's worth, so until I get tired of my beard, I'm not gonna shave.

I have spent way too much money on cd's recently, but they were on sale, and I felt I deserved them for being so good with the not smoking.

I fedexed ny soul to hell while in Tesco.

I have retired an old workhorse, and will be giving it to sistercarrion as soon as nomunters can get his car around to pick it up. I might lend her a modem as well if I'm feeling generous...

I managed to get a second graphics card for my main workstation at home, so I now have it set-up with a 15" LCD as the main monitor and a 17" Iiyama "old-style" monitor as the secondary display. I'm now saving up for a 17" flatscreen so I can be really geeky :D One of my colleagues in London has a 15" flatscreen he doesn't need anymore, so if I get that one first I might spend the £300 on something else.

Hmmm, apart from all of that, nothing particularly exciting has happened.
  • Current Music
    Us3 - Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)
Ice Bear

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Yay, this yer is already looking up in terms of finances.
Last year was one long hard struggle to clear a loan I had while going overdrawn everysingle month.

This year I'll have an extra £135 a month + £150 - £200 a month if I really manage to kick the disgusting/expensive cigarette habit.

In other words, I'll have nearly £300 extra a month to spend on goodies for myself.
I have already bought Milka The Flying Cow. a couple of PC games (Discworld Noir, Red Alert 2 and Pools of Radiance) and some cds:
Us3 - Flip Fantasia: Hits & Remixes
Mazzy Star - So Tonight That I Might See (I didn't use to like them, but a certain girlfiend from hell got me to like them)
Kylie Minogue - Greatest Remix Hits ( I got this one so I can play it for nailbug, 'cos I know she secretly loves Kylie
Kate Bush - The Sensual World
The Chemical Brothers - Come With Us
Blondie - Parallel Lines
Leftfield - Leftism
(There was a great sale on in HMV today)

I'm not just breaking even at the end of the month now, I actually have money to spare.
Go me.

And I've even been on holiday this year too. I might have spent about a grand (Getting my friend from Boston to London £250, getting both of us to Denmark £320, drinking, food and stuff in Denmark £500, seeing my friends again £priceless), but I still have money left and I'm not into an overdraft yet. And I've been putting money on my creditcard. If I go on like this, I'll be able to move down to London before I get a job there before I realise it... Yay.

I think I just got my rar back. Big style.
  • Current Music
    Mazzy Star - Five String Serenade
Ice Bear

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I have no idea what this is about, but it amused me.
Stolen from doc_nocturne

Mr Eleganza
is a
Rock-Eating Ninja Monkey


...with a Battle Rating of 9.4



To see if your Food-Eating Battle Monkey can
defeat Mr Eleganza, enter your name:

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    Mazzy Star - She's My Baby
Ice Bear

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I win

Monkey


Mr Eleganza
the
Rock-Eating Ninja Monkey


Battle Rating : 9.4 

vsMonkey


Vladimir
the
Fire-Eating Pirate Monkey


Battle Rating : 9.2 

Mr Eleganza wins!


Another Battle?


vs
Ice Bear

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And politics seems to running rampant at the moment.
Both greap and faithais has been at it recently
Friday night after Sanctuary I found myself having a discussion with Sci-Fi Matt about various topics although the specifics are a bit hazy, and last night I a few hours discussing politics with an old friend of mine over some very refreshing pints of Budvar.

He always though I was leaning heavily to the right until I mentioned that back in Denmark I was a member of The Socialistic Peoples Party. Interestingly, I never realised that he thought that about me. I guess I have moved so far to the left now, that I'm closing in on the right wingers.
Imagine politics as a circle instead of a line. At the top you have the liberals in the middle, and as you move further to the side you get to the left-wing and right-wing on each side.
If you then move further down, you get to the point where left and right meet, but without the bleeding heart liberals. That's where my political opinion lies.
I guess what sparked off the political discussion yesterday was my comment about democracy being a failed experiment which doesn't work :>

And on a different note, I have managed to properly name all the recent pics I've taken so they will be up soon.
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    Leftfield - Original