Friday morning again: TGO write-up, House and Master & Commander :)

12 June, 2009

Wow, that week went fast! Only this time last week I was eagerly anticipating my trip to the Lakes with Piglet, Alan and Phil. Piglet and I should probably get out and do something interesting tomorrow. I’ll have a little think about it later on this afternoon.

I’ve finally got started on my TGO write-up, and have completed one whole page. Phew! I’m always very pleased to have finished them, but writing them up is a bit of a slog, what with all the resizing of pictures and stuff. I’ve learned from my mistake with the Coast to Coast, though, so I’m not going to post any until I’ve finished it all. Only 16 more pages to go…

I know there’s at least one other House fan out there, and, in line with our recent discussion, this is for you 🙂

Has anyone out there read the wonderful Patrick O’Brian books that formed the basis for the film, Master & Commander? If not, y’all should dash out and read them RIGHT NOW because they’re brilliant.

In the meantime, here’s a v. funny precis put together by Swisskun. It’s a bit fuzzy, unfortunately, but well worth sticking with. Particularly for those who’ve read the books and so know what it’s all about 🙂

And finally for now, from this morning’s I Can Has Cheezburger? 🙂

funny pictures of cats with captions
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Wow! Almost 50,000 views on YouTube!!

23 May, 2009

Ooh! My Housevid, Blooper-Dooper!, has had almost 50,000 viewings on YouTube!

Whooohooo! 🙂

Hello, backpacking pals :) (& run in the woods) (& amazing ST TOS slashvid!)

7 August, 2007

That cunning Alan Sloman somehow sniffed me out here, and now I’ve had messages from a bunch of pals I’ve not been in contact with for more-or-less a year! It’s lovely to be welcomed back so very warmly – thank you all 😀

I’m now drooling over peepses blogs, all of them enormously sophisticated and filled with things that I’ve not yet managed to create here, like lists of links separate from lists of blogs. Perhaps I need to learn CSS??? *wee shudderlet*

*back to drooling over peepses blogs*


I drove down to the woods this evening and ran for about 40 minutes. It’s still quite lovely in there, and fully of heady sights and scents. I’ve seen what I think must be a pair of buzzards almost each time I’ve been down there recently, and off the beaten tracks. It would be nice to get a bit closer. I’m not sure what they are, exactly, but apparently there are both honey buzzards and common buzzards around. Also, about a year ago my father and I saw some extremely large bird of prey from his garden. It was high in the sky over the woods/beach area, and circling in the updrafts. I’ve no idea what that was either, but really we both felt that it must be enormous! Maybe they’re hiding golden eagles in the pinewoods?…

[Later still…]

I’ve learned all sorts of surprising things in the last 9 months or so about fandom ‘slash’ i.e. people writing stories/making videos/drawing pictures etc of characters from television/books/films in same-sex relationships. It turns out that many regard Kirk/Spock as having been the first truly slashy relationship! Well, my head spun a bit at that, because I was a true addict when I was a child and I didn’t notice anything slashy going on there. Well, not unless it involved Captain Kirk and sabres and stuff. Anyway, here’s an amazing fanvid chronicling the Kirk/Spock thingy. I’m posting it because it’s so bizarre that it makes me laugh. Beware, though: a few of the words to the accompanying song are rather graphic, so if you dislike swear words (and are still reading) then best give it a miss 🙂 Otherwise, sit back and prepare to be amazed!