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One man's oddyess....odess....journey to a place he can't remember

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Right. I can't believe I just did this, but there you are.

My rankings of Doctor Who 2005-2010.....

If you fancy an argument.....Collapse )


Hmm, still fits then....
geeklove
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Hmmm....shoes still fit. Jackets a bit nip and tuck, but we can let that out. Trousers....bit baggy, possibly. Hair? Marvelloooh, not sure about the hair now.

Oh. You cath me here trying to fit back into my LJ clothes and LJ chair. I've not actually posted for actully, well, umm, a year. Maybe. No. More, actually. Because I'm so stunning and wonderful and got used to typing in 140 characters, I haven't posted on here. I think though that I must be entering my second age of blogging - you know, the one in your late 20s after you've had the late teens version of 'OMG my Mom is so uncool lulz!!!11!' stage. I'd beeen reading back through my LJ stuff and had been thinking about setting up a dedicated normal blog, but for now, as straight text updates go, this'll do nicely. I can't promise that I won't flit off to Blogspot or something though. Bad bad Blogspot.

So yes. Basically, I'm back. And with shorter, neater hair, a more weary outlook on life, and the knowledge that nobody, anywhere is reading this.

Which means you can't see the fact that I'm typing this to the 11th Doctor's new action theme, and I won't in any way end this with

"Basically....run!"

Shit.

MEAT WARS
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COMING THIS WEEK
A TEST OF SPIRIT
A TEST OF GUTS
A TEST OF TWO VARIETIES OF CANNED MEAT

WELCOME TO MEAT WARS: PEK CHOPPED PORK VERSUS YE OLDE OAK HAM

There was much discussion at work last week over the mertis of canned ham/'meat' products. This was partly influenced by Pek chopped pork's adverts with Pauline Quirke, where she espoused us to 'taste the Pek difference'. I like Pek, I love Pek. However, for every ying, there must be a yang, and this yang is the local, Sheffield produced contender - Ye Olde Oak.

Who shall win this canned meat clash of the titans? STAY TUNED.

Series 4!
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Again, and as always, totally based on gut feeling and no more!

The Stolen Earth
Turn Left
Journey's End
Midnight
Fires of Pompeii
Forest of the Dead
Silence in the Library
Planet of the Ood
The Unicorn and the Wasp
Partners in Crime
The Doctor's Daughter
The Sontaran Stratagem
The Poison Sky

Hmm, a weirder arrangement than I thought it would be this year....though although it looks like I absolutely hated the Sontaran 2 parter, it's not as clear as that, and there's no real 'bottom place' this year as it has to be said the series was uniformly top notch...

IT BEGINS.....
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Here we go, two and a bit years of wedding madness START TODAY!

Here, for those who are uninitiated, is where we are getting married - the Cathedral Church of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo. Hereeverafter known as 'Sligo Cathedral', to save me having to say that every time:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=bZAWaZ1X7LQ

And here is where we'll be having the reception, the Sligo Park Hotel. It's about five or ten minutes by car from the Cathedral, and a twenty minute stroll from the town centre (or a fifteen minute mince or powerwalk). We'll be in the Sligo Park Suite, and it's got a massive bar with all manner of drinkerypokery behind it. The rooms are nice too, and the food looks like good wedding stuffing food. There'll be one HELL of a knees up in here!

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=bZAWaZ1X7LQ

The wall on the right will open up too. And the Garth Brookes will NOT be played at the wedding.

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I suppose I'd best fill the world in on Saturday then:

The location was the VIP pod on the Yorkshire Wheel at the National Railway Museum in York. It gives a spiffing view over York. I'd arranged it so there was a bottle of Champagne available too (and glasses, natch). There's also a leather sofa, a glass floor and a CD player (which if I'd known about I'd have got my own music. Buggeration). I think Karen had almost clocked that something was brewing, but I managed to bluff it my making out it was because she;d just got a new job etc etc. Anyway, wheel duly moves, and by some chance of fate we stop riiight at the top - about 300 foot above York. And Gary thinks that this is the moment. So, with an elegant sleight of hand combined with a perfect bit of misdirection (thank YOU newly-gay mentalist Derren Brown and your book of handy hints on the above) I swapped my camera for a box with a bit of shiny metal in it. And....the rest is bloody obvious really, although I'm REEAALLY proud of how I managed to turn and drop to one knee in one smooooth movement. On a glass floor. Karen said yes straight away (well, I say she said Yes, she actually said Yeeeeaarrggh, which is like yes but without the crucial 'es' bit after 'ye'. It took a bit of clarification and consultation with a Priest, but we reckon it's legally binding and no affidavit needed to be signed, ALRIGHT?).

And after that we happily spun around for about oooh, time, until we had to get off. We'd run out of Champagne, we knew Karen's Dad was probably about to have thrombo of anticipation, and we both needed to pee in the imminent future. Hey, engaged life doesn't come without its burdens. Then, after an hour of calling various parties and breaking the news to Sky, the Beeb and my brother, we retreated to the lower decks of Bettys and had their celebration tea. And they gave us free heart shaped chocolate (RRP £5.99, so over a tenner up on the day so far) and a nice lady congratulated us on our news, even though we'd never met her. And then back to the hotel, cos engagement or no engagement, Doctor Who was on and we both really needed to see it.

So today - we're both sickeningly happy, I've never seen Karen so happy and relaxed, and apparently most of Sligo is in on the news courtesy of Karen's Dad, who is apparently horrendously gushily happy. We're already having to think about the wedding and how we'll do it, but it still looks like a Sligo wedding. Anyone know a Methodist minister that's willing to travel?

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For those that may not yet know...

ME AND KAREN ARE ENGAGED!

HOOOORAY!

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Ahem.

For those who don't already know - one has a Masters! Hooray! And yes, I am happy with the result. Very happy indeed. And very surprised.

It's been a funny old week.

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Some taxi-arse just ran into the back of my lovely Kia Mentor! He broke my foglight! Bastard!

I hate driving. It's hurts my neck when people run into me. Grrrrrrr!

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You might all get tired of me rabbiting on about classic telly: but apropos the Blockbusters opening titles (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=kKhnVvHWJ3A&feature=related).

The big, shiny, building at the end with the little octagon on the top? That's what I thought the Central Television building used to be. And I thought that the corridors were like the ones as you zoom down towards the studio too. Maybe I thought the needed the big opening doors so that Bob Holness could arrive by helicopter or something - I mean, come on! He must have had one, after all, he presented the show.

I was always a bit disappointed by the Yorkshire Television building on Kirkstall Road as a result.


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