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*angiv is here! And she is great. I have been badgering her with questions about Orkney and Orcadian life in general, and she has been putting up with me very well. It's been a fun weekend, but she is off exploring on her own today, so I hope she has a nice time.

*I love the new Sleater Kinney album. I also love the new Saint Etienne album. However, I feel as if I am out of the new music loop these days. My two most recent purchases are both by bands I've loved for years. I've been besotted by Saint Etienne since 1992, for heaven's sake (and am actually a card-carrying member of their fan club. Seriously! You get a shiny card! It's the coolest thing ever)! Why am I not seeking out exciting new bands at the moment? I am officially getting old.

*I am an icon-making machine. GIMP rules! Although as you may have noticed, all my new icons are rather similar in basic design. I need to experiment a bit more.

*Yesterday angiv and I browsed the book stalls in Temple Bar and I found an entire shelf of P. G. Wodehouses I didn't own or had never even read. It was like a dream. I snagged my own copy of my beloved Ukridge (the pekes of Ukridge's Dog College!) as well as Heavy Weather and the fantastically titled Young Men in Spats, possibly the greatest book title ever. I would have bought more, but they were six quid each, and I also bought a Georgette Heyer and Evelyn Waugh's Put Out More Flags (which I didn't really love during my Waugh-obsession aged 13, but think I would appreciate a bit more now, as my objection to it in 1989 was mostly due to the fact that it wasn't set in the '20s or '30s), so I couldn't really afford any more. But still! Score!

*I have to do two interviews this afternoon. Bah. Still, work. Money. Good things.


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Jun. 13th, 2005 11:54 am (UTC)
Interviews, work and money are great. Georgette Heyer is even better. Which one?
Jun. 13th, 2005 11:55 am (UTC)
The Unknown Ajax, which I've never read! The excitement!
Jun. 13th, 2005 12:36 pm (UTC)
I just read that last year - almost the last one I had left to read, apart from the rather useless 'Talisman Ring'.
Jun. 13th, 2005 12:43 pm (UTC)
I feel kind of out of the new music loop, too, apart from a few things. I've joined an online compilation club on Thumped, which has been great.

I ordered some new CDs off Amazon, some of which is old, old music (Sacred Harp Singers, Kentucky Bluegrass, etc), but other of which is a possible gamble. You are more than welcome to pilfer my collection for copies of things. I'll post little blurbs about them when I get 'em.
Jun. 13th, 2005 08:13 pm (UTC)
jumpers kicks so much ass. as does what's mine is yours. as does the entire fucking album! i can't wait to see them next week <33
Jun. 14th, 2005 02:16 am (UTC)
Bug angiv about her Orcadian connections to my family. She dropped a few tantalizing hints about them a year or two ago and then went mum about it, and I'm ubercurious.
Jun. 14th, 2005 08:44 am (UTC)
She actually mentioned it this morning, when she presented me with a package of Orcadian goodies, including Orkney oatcakes that are apparently made by a company belonging to your relations! She said that your grandfather comes from the same island as her dad, and that his brother (your great-uncle) was her dad's best friend when they were young. The tiny world of LJ!
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