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Okay, *now* I get it

Damn you people and your bloody dragon-related crack.

I went to three bookshops *in the hellhole that is central London*, *in the snow and the sleety unpleasantness*, *uphill both ways*, *with a stinking cold* and not so I could buy The Jade Throne. Oh no.

I read that yesterday. I wasn't without criticisms of it but I didn't care because I had to know what happened next. It was a compulsive sort of thing. Also the telly was shite last night, which helped.

Today I bought Black Powder War. I am 120 pages in. And I worked today. And I had to take two buses and a train and a tube to get into London to do it because this cretinous country apparently cannot cope with the snow THAT FALLS EVERY DAMNED YEAR. Yes, THE WHITE STUFF. You remember, the stuff that falls all over northern Europe (for starters) and yet they still get to work on time.

On the plus side, God, my street looked pretty at 7.30am this morning.

Anyway, some links from Londonist, my favourite website most days of the week
(1) Contrary to the X-Files, the bees are here to save us from the turrurists
(2) The City Hall goes all cylon
(3) London comes top of the dangerous cities league. Yay! Finally something we do better than the Germans or Spanish.

Tomorrow, work, then icons, then bed. I cannot be enjoying myself all the time.

Comments

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kirbyfest
Feb. 9th, 2007 12:56 am (UTC)
Don't look at me, honey. I voted for a different book.

On the other hand, I am full of damning you for introducing me to the absolute CRACK that is Take That. Damn you!
infinitemonkeys
Feb. 9th, 2007 01:10 am (UTC)
which I will no doubt be getting to on Saturday, since this book will be done by midnight tomorrow.

Hah. Take That. I have no shame. They used to sing "you're only in love with an image" at their fans from the bus. How meta is that?!?111!eleventy!. The popslashers are wasted on youngsters like N*Sync. Boy (and girl) bands are my secret pop love.

Except Westlife. I wish they would drop into a giant faeces-filled abyss and drown... Maybe that's unfair; they seem like nice lads. Only their records are the polonium 210 of music.
kirbyfest
Feb. 9th, 2007 03:27 am (UTC)
I have no musical shame. Boy/girlbands are LIFE.

Cheesy pop music = joy. That is all.
hesychasm
Feb. 9th, 2007 01:51 am (UTC)
Hmm, that dangerous city survey was from 2004. Wonder if anything's changed recently? I never felt unsafe in London, and I can't say the same about New York. But maybe I had my American tourist blinders on at the time. Just hope my parents don't see this article!
marakara
Feb. 9th, 2007 02:07 am (UTC)
London comes top of the dangerous cities league. Yay! Finally something we do better than the Germans or Spanish.

Hey, enjoy that while you have it. Once you get someone to clean up the town, politicans will come up with laws preventing trans fats in black and white cookies or walking with a loaded iPod.

Take Care
Mara
cofax7
Feb. 9th, 2007 03:28 am (UTC)
I couldn't believe the walking-with-an-iPod thing made national news. It's never gonna pass, why embarrass the poor guy?
infinitemonkeys
Feb. 9th, 2007 07:06 pm (UTC)
TO embarrass the poor guy. "Here's your national coverage. Please don't be stupid again, thank you"
se_parsons
Feb. 9th, 2007 04:31 am (UTC)
I wish encumbrance made more sense in the dragon!crack books.

Because it DOES NOT ADD UP.

And, well, you have to read the third one before I say the spoilery thing.
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