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Whinity whine

I rewatched Journey's End when I got home from work. There were cool things in it. Martha was *fantastic* She's become such a great character. Lovely to see Sarah Jane on the mothership, probably for the last time. Still hated the bits I hated with the fire of a thousand suns but life's too short to hate the things you love. See icon for coping mechanism.

For those of you interested in such things, tomorrow's Guardian has an interview with Russell T Davies OBE, purveyor of stupendous character moments and shite plots to the nation's youth. It is hereabouts. Can't find the exact link. I'll just say Doctor No 11? AMY WINEHOUSE. I SHIT YOU NOT.

:::manic laughter to fade:::

Completely rubbish day at work today. I was finished with actual work by 7pm but had to wait for the result of the Federer/Nadal game, which tripled my workload because there were three contingencies: Federer wins, Nadal wins, bad light stops play. Then there was some dithering in case we could get a better picture. (which we couldn't)

I got out of work and some unutterable tosspot had broken the wing mirror on my car, started the drive home, then got caught in a huge tailback because someone had been following Greater London Driving Rules (green light - go; amber light - go faster! go faster!; red light - oh just another five cars then) and totalled their idiotmobile in Bow. Police *everywhere*. Huge tailbacks. Beeping and screaming.

So there was the world's biggest detour, and I finally walked in the door at 10.45.

This is a pants life.

Anyway, to finish on a good note: happy birthday to jood and suzanne_laura. Hope you are having a wonderful day.

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infinitemonkeys
Jul. 7th, 2008 04:21 pm (UTC)
Apart from that whole driving on the wrong side of the road thing.

Oh noes, I see that you misspelled the words "perfectly correct side of the road" using the letters W-R-O-N-G!

I am at work now, doin' Obama v McCain on environmental issues. McCain never faces left properly in pictures and if you were judging who would win on how interesting photographers find him, Obama has it by a mile.

Yours, unscientifically etc...
marakara
Jul. 7th, 2008 03:51 am (UTC)
I know this sounds really stupid but I never think of London with cars. Dumb I suppose but I always think of big cites (except LA) as being sort of car free.

Sorry about your mirror.

Take Care
Mara
infinitemonkeys
Jul. 7th, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)
I think you're right, unless it's LA (where it feels like there are lots of interesting things and nice neighbourhoods but only accessible by car) cities are meant for walking. One of the reasons I like New York so much is that it feels as though you could walk across it and that wouldn't be remotely odd.

London doesn't need cars, it has cabs. So I may not like to pay £8 to cross into the city boundary but as a pedestrian I bloody *love* the congestion charge because it keeps the cars out

Another exception to the cities/cars rule, weirdly, is Paris. It's walkable but it's also built for driving. The French are good at that sort of thing.

As for the mirror, oh, I hope bits fall off their cars while they are parked.
kirbyfest
Jul. 7th, 2008 03:59 am (UTC)
Yeah, I just continue to hate the bits I hate. I was hoping it would mellow, and it hasn't.

I did ADORE the look on Sarah Jane's face after Jack hugged her; she kind of stumbles away, stunned. It was hilarious.

And then came the hate. ::sigh::
infinitemonkeys
Jul. 7th, 2008 04:21 pm (UTC)
Best just to rewrite our own minds, I think
curiouswombat
Jul. 7th, 2008 09:44 am (UTC)
I must admit, although it was a great tennis match, if Nadal was going to win it would have been much better if he had just done so on his first Championship point.

Then I wouldn't have forgotten to watch Scrapheap Challenge...

I havee read all the spoilers and comments about the DW finale - and am glad I didn't watch it - I would have thrown things at the TV for what they did to Donna. And it is a new TV.
infinitemonkeys
Jul. 7th, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC)
I kept waiting for him to finish it and then Federer would fight back. It was great but I wish there'd been no rain.

I wish I had your willpower re: Doctor Who. I like it too much to leave it alone and I like it too much not to be deeply disappointed when they do something so infuriatingly stupid in the name of creating cheap angst.

Edited at 2008-07-07 09:06 pm (UTC)
jood
Jul. 16th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
Great amountings of thankitude to you. Sadly, I'd spent the day in the car, driving back from the great state of Iowa (joy?), and work has sucked my life away since, but it is delightful to come back and see your thoughtful remembrance of my natal day.

Or something. I need a nap.
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