skylarking: (yellow car)
I've been re watching my box set of Wonders of the Universe with Brian Cox.

I'm finding that programmes about how unimaginably huge and ancient the universe are good in an time when it feels like the whole world is turning to shit. It's comforting to know that however terrible and hopeless things feel right now they are an insignificant spec when viewed with a mind to the lifetime of the universe.

And I like how geeky Brian Cox is, how he explains things using what ever is lying around "This mug is the Earth and the sugar cube is the moon..." and how giddy he gets about his experiments.


Apr. 27th, 2017 08:19 pm
skylarking: (Default)
Virgin Media has blocked access to AO3. I can't get to it on either my computer or my phone.

I keep getting either "This site can’t provide a secure connection" or "Sorry, Web Safe has blocked this site" messages.

It worked last week.

How am I supposed to...?
So I can get into Tumblr but...


Apr. 26th, 2017 08:02 pm
skylarking: (sticker)
Apparently my Livejournal is 13 years 5 months and 2 days old.

I’m not sure what to do with that piece of information.

I miss Livejounal. The communities, the sense of being part of something and connecting with people. Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook don't have that in the same way. I'm sure it helped hold me together at times. I've probably been thinking about it because I feel like I could do with a bit of holding together at the moment.

I've been reading some of my old entries and my God did I complain about my job a lot. Serious amounts of whining. I suppose I was clinically depressed at the time so it's allowable.



Feb. 26th, 2017 08:10 pm
skylarking: (sticker)
So, blogging, it's been a while.

It's something to think about...
skylarking: (Default)
There's not much happening in this journal, I'm keeping it as a kind of back up for if LJ goes mental.

skylarking: (yellow car)
I miss Livejournal.

Or at least, I miss the communities that used to exist on Livejournal.

I've just been looking and some of the posts that I made of some of the communities I was in are 10 years old.

I am old.


Jun. 22nd, 2013 04:27 pm
skylarking: (peanut)
That awkward moment when you are trying to think of something to post in Livejournal and all you can think of to say is that you miss Livejournal.

I do. I think Livejournal has helped me hold it together in the past and it makes me sad that it's not like it used to be anymore.
skylarking: (partridge)
I watched The Fellowship of the Ring yesterday to get myself in the mood for The Hobbit and it made me nostalgic for the glory days of LJ.

They were good times :)

Maybe I should try to post on here more often


Aug. 10th, 2012 03:46 pm
skylarking: (sleep)
Writers Block has been disabled.

I am really out of the loop
skylarking: (grr argh)
Livejournal appears to be doing New Things.

So far I don't think I like them...
skylarking: (freak out charlie)
It is officially summer! Summertime by Will Smith was on the radio
"Cause you're invited to a barbecue that's starting at 4"
skylarking: (shuffle truffle)
~ I walked past a man wearing a penguin suit and flip flops this morning. I'm guessing he had a good time last night.

~ I finally remembered to go into Feline and ask them about touching up my tattoo and I've booked an appointment for Monday morning. I think being tattooed is a good way to spend my first official day of unemployment. It's weird though, Feline is just near where I currently work; I could pop in to see how things are going...I don't think that's going to happen though. Luckily, Feline is also near Cocoa, the divine chocolate shop so I might have to pop in there afterwards. I'm going to need a bit of comfort, I remember how much my tattoo hurt when I was having it done.

Thing I have learnt
During World War Two Sheffield was heavily bombed. To protect the stained glass windows in the Cathedral from damage they were removed, wrapped up and stored down a mine until the war ended. I like the idea of the windows been stored in a mine, it's very Yorkshire.

Quote of the day
I feel like doing something proper mischievous ~ Man walking past me carry a can of larger
skylarking: (ftw!)
Today is Harry Potter Day. At 7 o'clock I will be watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2.

I've watched all the other films for the past week; I watched Deathly Hallows part 1 last night so I'm ready. I'm primed, bring it on!

I'm on annual leave next week too. Come on 5pm, you can't arrive fast enough!

A list

Jun. 24th, 2011 10:10 am
skylarking: (the man they called jayne)
~ The urge to stand up and shout, "Fuck this shit!" is overwhelming. I think I might have to have a cup of tea and a biscuit.

~ Perhaps someone should explain to Beyonce the irony of singing a song called 'Who Runs the World? (Girls)' while wearing a tiny, tight outfit and writhing around on the floor while surrounded by dancers wearing stockings and suspenders. It's not just me is it?

~ Things that irritate me:
Inconsistent use of bullet point, if you use little square bullet points at the beginning of a document use little square bullet points the whole way through. I don't have OCD or anything but it bugs me.

~ I have recently discovered Horrible Histories. I don't care that it's a kids programme, it's good fun and educational; for example, did you know that we get the word cake from the Vikings? I didn't.
skylarking: (tigger)
My shoes are pinching my toes so I've taken them off and am walking around the office in my socks. My socks have pink and grey stripes and pictures of cows on saying 'Moo'. I think this is appropriate Friday attire.

Thing I have learnt
I've always thought that the phrase 'derring-do' was spelled daring do, as in a do that was daring. Evidently it's not.
skylarking: (shuffle truffle)
I've just dealt with a piece of paperwork for someone called Johnny Steel. What an amazing name, it's right up there with another of my work related favourite names - Jack Edge.

They should both become Private Investigators, Jack Edge, Private Eye, has a brilliant ring to it. If he doesn't feel like being a PI Johnny Steel could become an intergalactic superhero. I think Johnny Steel, Space Ranger works too.

I'm trying not to manage my mood by eating cake. It's going okay so far, I haven't been troughing out of the tubs of mini rolls and bite sized brownies that someone has brought into the office. I don't fancy the banana that I have in my bag though so I might not make my 5 a day today. Maybe I'll have more tea.

Cathy from my office hasn't seen Dirty Dancing. I thought all of the women in the western world have seen Dirty Dancing. She didn't recognize She's Like The Wind. Weird.

(Yesterday's game = She's Like The Wind In My Pants *sporfle*)

Thing I have learnt
The word Trolololololol is used on occasions where Lol simply isn't enough to indicate how funny something is, it's like Lol squared.
skylarking: (being an adult)
Fun new game - name the song you're listening to and add the words In My Pants to the title, so far I've had:
Bright Lights Big City In My Pants. Big pants required.
Some Might Say In My Pants. Indeed they might
Teenage Dream In My Pants. That's a bit wrong
Bad Romance In My Pants. Ra ra raha ha, My Pants ro ma mah

Thing I have learnt
TV physicist Brian Cox used to be in the pop band D:Ream who are best known for their thumpin' pop anthem Things Will Only Get Better. I wonder how you go from the Smash Hits Poll Winners Party to Secrets of the Universe...
skylarking: (freak out charlie)
I am clearly too old and far too Northern for the fashion industry.

Someone at work has just sent an email around about a sale at Vivienne Westwoods online shop.

Me: £110 for a pair of wellies?!? I don't think so!
skylarking: (bookstore)
~ I've worked out that when you include days off I only have five more Monday morning getups until I leave this job. Holy crap.

~ I seem to have reached a stage in my life where I can't see a Rhiannon video without shouting, "Put some clothes on!" at the telly.

Is it me or do all Rhiannon videos involve her wearing hardly any clothes and shouting a chorus? Bored now.

~ Quote of the day
If you go home with somebody, and they don't have books, don't fuck 'em! Don’t sleep with people who don’t read!" ~ John Waters
skylarking: (mr noisy)
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If the Lord of the Rings counts as one book it will be that. If not it's probably Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I have the hardback copy so is quite hard work.

The shortest was probably a children's book, the Mr Men stories perhaps.