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Friday, April 18

Oh, far too drunk last night. Not quite as bad as last Thursday, because I can remember last night today... Thankfully all of my friends were just as drunk, including the girls for once. I have some stunning female friends, and they were looking very good last night, and were being particularly loud / flirty, what with the drunkenness and everything. Double vodkas for 1 is not conducive to a sober night (wow, used the word conducive in a sentence without thinking about it).

Anyway, back to the girls. One friend / acquaintance who i hadn't seen for a year or so has suddenly got breasts, as opposed to the nothing that was there last time I saw her. I was sitting outside the bar at about 1am, talking about her to another mate of mine, who was just as surprised as me, when 2 of my other friends (girls) asked who we were talking about. Me and Steve were not being overly quiet in what we had been saying... The conversation went a little like this:
Laura: Who are you talking about? Me?
Me: No, can't say about who. Sorry
Laura: It's Helen, right?
Frances: No, it must be you Laura.
Steve: Not either of you I'm afraid, nor Helen.
Laura: Was it me?
Me: No.
Laura: Was it Helen?
Me: No
Laura: Was it Frances?
Me: No
Laura: Was it (can't remember the next name...)?
Me: No
Laura: Stop being such a bastard!
Frances: Must be Laura, she's got great boobs.
Me and Steve: Yep, yes she has.
Laura: I'll show you them if you tell me who you were talking about...
(Me and Steve look at each other)
Me and Steve: Nope.
Me ("whispering" to Steve, too loud): The longer we hold out, the more they'll offer
Laura, overhearing: No we won't. How about Frances' boobs, they'e great. Look (grabs hold of Frances' boobs)
Frances: Nah, yours are nicer (grabs hold of Laura's)
Me: I'd get a slap if I did that.
Laura: Girls are just allowed to... (rubs Frances' boobs)
Frances: Yeah, we just can. (rub's Laura's)
(Me and Steve just sit and watch.)
Laura and Frances: Come on, tell us!
Me and Steve: Nope.

And so on, and so on. I then got a flash of Laura's underwear, but I looked her in the eye the whole time she did it, just to piss her off. Now thinking, why? Later, after a fair few more vodkas and outside Acropolis (best kebab shop on the planet) Laura offered me a good feel if I told her. I refused to say, but she still let me (love you laura!). Being a gent again, I only had a light feel, but she grabbed my hand, and told me to give them a good squeeze. Even a gentleman's got to oblige in those circumstances... Glad I wasn't too drunk to forget this overnight!

Genuinely feared for my life on the way home, getting a lift from a girl I hadn't spoken to for about 4 years. We were hurtling along this road, heading towards a mate's house to drop him off, and she almost missed the turning. Cue slamming on the brakes, and throwing it around the corner at about 40mph. Not good when you're battered and not wearing a seatbelt...

Thursday, April 17

Found the Political Compass on my travels around the web, so I thought I'd give it a whirl. Apparently I'm as neutral as can be when it comes to politics. I'm ever so slightly to the left, and ever so slightly libertarian. I thought that I would be further to the right, because I'm a Tory supporter, and disagree with quite a few of the Labour government's policies. Anyway, my results were:
Economic Left/Right: -0.50
Authoritarian/Libertarian: -1.28

Monday, April 14

Arse, I've seen 22 of the Bottom 100 films ever. And i've enjoyed most of them. What was so wrong with Bio-Dome or Kazaam? Even most of the Police Academy films are on that list, they were great!

Just a quick bit about various art / media things i've seen and heard recently. These are the things I have been wasting my time on, rather than doing any revision. Dammit, I really need to do some revision in the next 2 weeks. Anyway, I bought a few CDs the other day, the first in ages. They were, in no particular order, Blade II OST, the first Garbage album, and a dance mix album by Anne Savage called "Music for a Harder Generation." (The links take you to Play.com, which I've found to be the best CD and DVD website, if you live in the UK.) Two were in the sale at Virgin Megastores, the other was just one I saw and fancied. Impulse buys rule! I've been surprised at how good the Anne Savage CD is, and it's got me back into dance music in a big way. Can't believe that's the first dance compilation album I've bought in nearly a year. I used to buy one pretty much every other week! Anyway, go buy those abums, they're wicked.

Film-wise, I've seen far too many recently. To name but a few (links are to the IMDB), Battle Royale (Apparently a sequel is in the works. Yay!), Cube, Cube 2:Hypercube, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, One Night At McCool's and Trainspotting. Of these, I'd only seen Trainspotting and Cube before, but I've enjoyed all of them. Greek Wedding was probably the worst, it's not really my kind of film, but it has its moments. Cube2 was a little bit of a letdown as well, especially considering just how unique and amazingly brilliant the first one was. But sequels never live up to the first, do they? Actually, Godfather II is apparently the only one that bucks that trend, so I'm looking forward to catching that at some point, because the first was awe-inspiring. Battle Royale is a new entry into my Top 5 films of all time, a list which I just made up. It currently stands at:
  1. American Beauty
  2. Battle Royale
  3. Cube
  4. There's Something About Mary
  5. Godfather or The Matrix or Kingpin or Trainspotting or something else which I've forgotten. Damn, I'm indecisive.

Anyways, that'll do for now.

Actually, one thing more. Going by the Top 250 Films list at IMDB, I've seen just 49 of the top 250 films ever. Still, 1 in 5 isn't that bad a ratio. And some of them are French films, which doesn't help me, because I don't speak a word of that language. Actually, i've seen 26 of the top 100, which at 1 in 4 is a much better ratio! Time to do some serious movie-watching over the summer, methinks.

Current FD Portfolio: FD$242,030
BT - Nocturnal Transmission
Metallica & London Symphony Orchestra - Nothing Else Matters
DMX - X Gon' Give It To Ya
Solid Sleep - Club Attack

No blogs for a little while, but, well, there's no reason, I guess I just haven't... But this is a nice big post to make up for it. Nothing major happening in my life at the moment, just getting a bit bored with being in Melksham. It's just not London!!! I've had quite a good day today, still building that damn gazebo with my dad. It's starting to come together, at last. but it's dangerous work! I cut my head nicely open on a clamp hanging from it, blood matting my hair a little bit.

I got absolutely twatted on Thursday night, don't remember leaving the pub, how I got home or anything. I do remember drinking some Bailey's and Lime, no idea why. Curdling creamy alcohol is not a good idea... And for some reason, me and a mate decided to hit each other full on in the ribs, whilst standing at the bar. Again, no idea why... Stupid bloody alcohol. Wasn't feeling pleasant all day Friday, one of my worst hangovers for ages. Oh well, no pleasure without pain, as they say.

I found this article on Synaesthesia on my travels around the internet today. Synaesthesia is the neurological condition where the experience of one sense stimulates the mind through another sense, such as seeing a colour when hearing a sound. I found the article to be a really interesting read, even though I'm not 100% sure of the subject matter as a whole. I guess basic psychology / neurology is something that interests me as an aside from my usual hobbies / interests. The following is taken from the article above, and is a basic theory of the condition:
ABSTRACT: Synesthesia (Greek, syn = together + aisthesis = perception) is the involuntary physical experience of a cross-modal association. That is, the stimulation of one sensory modality reliably causes a perception in one or more different senses. Its phenomenology clearly distinguishes it from metaphor, literary tropes, sound symbolism, and deliberate artistic contrivances that sometimes employ the term "synesthesia" to describe their multisensory joinings. An unexpected demographic and cognitive constellation co-occurs with synesthesia: females and non-right-handers predominate, the trait is familial, and memory is superior while math and spatial navigation suffer. Synesthesia appears to be a left-hemisphere function that is not cortical in the conventional sense. The hippocampus is critical for its experience. Five clinical features comprise its diagnosis. Synesthesia is "abnormal" only in being statistically rare. It is, in fact, a normal brain process that is prematurely displayed to consciousness in a minority of individuals.

A very funny webpage, mocking the new icons that the U.S government has decided to use in order to educate and protect its citizens, can be found here. I'm just glad that at least one American, somehow, somewhere, has grasped irony and a decent sense of humour. Well, apart from Bill Bryson, but he lived here in the Uk for ages, so he doesn't properly count as American!
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