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Boo! [Apr. 11th, 2008|06:37 pm]
Stephen
[Current Location |on the couch]
[i am |mischievousmischievous]
[listening to |Balamory! Ack!]

Haha. I bet you thought I was going to wait another 93 weeks before posting again, didn't you?
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Dear charidees [Apr. 8th, 2008|09:41 pm]
Stephen
[Tags|, ]
[Current Location |on my back]
[i am |annoyedannoyed]
[listening to |Brothers and Sisters on the teevee]

Dear charidees,

'Paramount Comedy'. That's what it's called. Not 'Paramount Misery', nor 'Paramount Guilt Trip', nor 'Paramount Suckers', nor any variation thereof.

Therefore, please STOP adevetising your f*cking miserable charities during the ad breaks. That sort of cynical marketing is the explicit reason I choose NOT to give any money to you.

Why do you think I'm watching a channel called 'Paramount Comedy'? 'Cos I need to be reminded of those less well off than myself? Of children / animals living in misery? Of the many, many ways in which this planet is completely screwed up by humans?

Not hardly. No, surprising though it may seem, I'm watching 'Paramount Comedy' because I need a little light relief. A little chill time. A little window of relaxation where I don't have to consider the difficulties of life.

So please, please stop running your ads of abused children and / or starving dogs on this channel, as it smacks of the lowest, most cynical type of manipulation. Or don't, but y'know, don't expect a penny from me until you do.

Bastards.
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Yum [Apr. 8th, 2008|09:27 pm]
Stephen
[Tags|, ]
[Current Location |On the sofa, watching the game]
[i am |excitedexcited]
[listening to |"Liveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerpoooooooooooooool!"]

This is not just Macaroni Cheese.

This is Marks And Spencer Macaroni Cheese.

Yummy.
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93 weeks?!?! [Apr. 8th, 2008|09:07 pm]
Stephen
[Current Location |Home]
[i am |relaxedrelaxed]
[listening to |"Liveeeeeeeeeeerpoooooool, Liveeeeeerpoool."]

So, uhm, yeah - 93 weeks since I last posted.

And about 93 minutes to remember my rassum-frassum password... O_o

It's almost immediately apparent why - I've nothing really to say!

However, I'll assume I've been trimmed off most people's friend-list, so that's really not much of an issue....

Ha ha ha.
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Stealth Post [Apr. 8th, 2008|09:05 pm]
Stephen
*poke*

Hi Journal.

*poke* *poke*
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Still ticking.... [Jun. 21st, 2006|04:45 pm]
Stephen
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[Current Location |In front of the telly]
[i am |chipperchipper]
[listening to |Portugal (just) beating Mexico]

Yep, I'm still here. Figured I should update this journal, oh, at least once a year or so....

All I have to say right now is - hurrah for the World Cup! But Boo! for Mexico scoring against Portugal. Double-Boo! for Fonseca scoring, as I'd dropped him from my dream-team prior to this match. Darnit.

Am tempted, as ever, to get back into this journaling lark proper, but we'll see. Rest assured, if you're on my friends list, I still read you, but the fact is I'd far rather read about all you lot, than expect you to read about me. ;+)
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"It's a crazy situation..." [Feb. 18th, 2006|11:39 pm]
Stephen
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[i am |highhigh]
[listening to |The Stone Roses - "I Wanna Be Adored"]

Last two albums:

2. Oasis - "Definitely Maybe"

Can I just state, for the record, I owned this when 99% of people in the UK hadn't even heard of Oasis? I was well ahead of the trends on this one...

1. The Stone Roses - "The Stone Roses"

We used to listen to this in History class. Ian Brown in this video - iconic. Or is that moronic? Takes me right back....


9 out of 10.... guess I can rest easy on the 'albums I must own' front....

"I don't need, to sell my soul...."
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"Could you take my picture...." [Feb. 18th, 2006|11:32 pm]
Stephen
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[i am |contentcontent]
[listening to |Goldfrapp - "Ooh La La"]

(G 'n' R - "Appetite For Destruction". 6 for 6 now.)

Took Con to the cinema today, for the first time ever. He's, what, three and three quarters now, so I figured it was worth a try.

Was it?

Damn straight.

He and I had a great time. It was "Chicken Little", which was, frankly, as disappointing as you would expect. Even Con didn't seem that impressed by it (a few chuckles, and a few exciting moment, but a Pixar movie it ain't. "Cars" looks good though....), but he *loved* the whole experience. He knew it was a special trip just for him, and a treat. Thankfully, he's also still just chuffed when he gets his daddy all to himself (and long may that continue).

(Damn. The Smiths - "The Queen Is Dead". There goes my perfect game... ;+)

Con was completely in awe of the "TV" in the cinema. He uttered a literal "Whoa" when he saw the first pictures on it. Very cute. And he behaved so well. Went to the toilet before we went in, and then watched bemused as other boys and girls got up to go during the film. He asked me questions, but quietly, and sat in his seat up until the last ten minutes of the movie, at which point he asked to sit on my knee (fine). At one point, a kid behind him was kicking his seat. Con isn't so big that he can turn round and see over the seat back, so, he silently turned round in his seat, got on his knees, peeped over his seat and just glared at the kid. I had to stop myself from laughing. He can look very angry when he wants to. The kid stopped kicking.

Con, it has to be said, behaved perfectly the entire time we were there. And that's not bias, it's just the way it is. Good kid.

(Radiohead - "The Bends". 7 out of 8. They're playing "Street Spirit" too - great song, and great video.)

After we got out, he was bouncing. Didn't talk about the movie at all (really, it's nothing to write home about), but he went on about the screen, and the sound, and the seats, and it was so much fun, and "just for daddies and Connors, not for Ambers". He held my hand pretty much all of the time too, which is just - well, it seems obvious, you know? He's my kid, so he holds my hand. Truth is, Si and I give him his lead whenever we can - he very rarely *has* to hold our hand. Only if it's a particularly busy road. So, he wanted too. You can't buy that feeling. And after the movie, as we walked out of the cinema, he did his sort of stomp / strut walk that he does when he's really happy.

There's nothing, NOTHING you could give me that I'd trade for these moments.

On our way to the car, he seemed disappointed we were going home. I said "You want to go to the shops?" thinking he'd refuse. "Yeah!" was the response. I offered "You want to go to a special shop?" "What shop, daddy?" "How about.... the big toy shop?" (Toys R Us)

"Whoohoo! Yeah, daddy, let's go there!"

Seriously - how can anyone not have kids?
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"He ain't heavy...." [Feb. 18th, 2006|11:11 pm]
Stephen
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[i am |cynicalcynical]
[listening to |Still Coldplay....]

It's my bro's 26th birthday tomorrow.

Two days later he's in court, to find out exactly how much of a ban he'll get for being caught drunk driving, while already having 8 points on his license for speeding.

What do you get the guy, who really deserves jack-all?
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Music [Feb. 18th, 2006|11:10 pm]
Stephen
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[i am |relaxedrelaxed]
[listening to |Coldplay - "Trouble"]

Am watching VH2's "50 Albums You Must Own", having caught it from no. 10. (It's a countdown.)

So far I'm 5 for 5:

10. U2 - "The Joshua Tree"
9. R.E.M. - "Automatic For The People"
8. Radiohead - "OK Computer"
7. Nirvana - "Nevermind" (For a good while after this was released, I thought 'Nevermind' was one word....)
6. Coldplay - "Parachutes"

It's an incredibly populist list, and yet I'm completely OK with being 5 for 5 for two reasons - one, I haven't given a shit about what other people think about me or my taste for a long time, and two, they are actually all damn good albums.

Break's on. Let's see what the next five are....
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