Monthly Archives: June 2005

Ooo-ahh, just a little bit………

I have floor space!!!! No really, I mean it!!!!

Last night in an great effort of boredom I made an attempt on the stuff, on the floor of my bedroom. Mainly clothes that got either put away or put through the wash. Next step when I get home is to actually hoover…… though, such a step might be a bit drastic….. I’m not sure.

How many things will this get me uninvited from……..???

Now before I start I think it’s best to say that I’m in full favour of the Make Poverty History campain, and if I could be bothered would have the checker on this blog, and if I hadn’t lost my band over the weekend, would be wearing one now.

However, a certain sanctimonious ex-pop star (Saint Bob Geldof) has managed to annoy me so much over the last few weeks that there a bit of me that hopes that everything that can go wrong does. Just to spite him.

Take the Live8 tickets and Ebay situation. I didn’t win any tickets, but if I did I’d have been one of the people to have put them up for sale. My reason being is that most of (well all of) the people perfoming at the concert I don’t really care a rat’s-arse about. Elton John, Madonna, Paul McCrtney, Robbie Williams, Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz………

It’s simply not the sort of stuff that I go to concerts to see. But I was willing to have my £1.50 go towards Live8. And the fact that money was accepted for the entry of the competition it does mean that any tickets won belong to the winners, and that if they want to roll them up into spliffs and smoke them, there’s nothing that St Bob can do.

So, if I had won tickets, what would I have done?? Well, I could have given them away (very alturistic, I know) but I’d probably have sold them on ebay. It would be nice to try and remove some of my overdraft in all fairness. And depending on how much I made I’d probably have given 1/3 – 1/2 back to Live8 (or MPH, or another such minded organisation). But then along comes St Bob…….

“We don’t want your dirty money”…… which is alright coming from a man who is rich and lives in a mansion, but when you have all these adverts saying that for two pounds a week you can feed a small child, well, I wonder if they’d so happily turn away the extra money raised by the selling of Live8 tickets???

Whether it’s dirty money or not is beside the point, it is money that can be used for good but St Bob feels that his moral good is better for the poor of Africa than money that can be used……. then again, who am I to speak?? I’m sure that St Bob when he goes home to his nice warm mansion and tucks into his great big dinner, with maybe a nightcap before bed, he knows what’s best for the poor, starving people in Africa.

Now you may have noticed that earlier on I mentioned that I’d lost my band. Now I do hope on finding it (in my room) but if not, well, I can always get another……. of course, being someone who would have sold Live8 tickets, well, my intentions are obviously dirty, as is my money, so is it right for me to get another one….?? I mean, St Bob the Sanctimonious wouldn’t approve of me (especially after this rant!!) and if my money isn’t good enough for him, is it good enough for any charity….?????

As you can tell, he’s cheesed me a fair bit in the last few weeks, which makes me feel so tempted to pray that it rains for the Live8 conncert. And not just gentle rain, the the hardcore rain that they had at Glastonbury. Let there be rivers of mud, all to spite St Bob. (in which case, you will need your Anorak – A is for Anorak) Which I know is nasty of me, but it’s just the thought of St Bob, as it all goes horribly wrong………

Saying that, even if there is rain, I’m sure that almost everyone (both at the concerts and the march) are going to be having a great time (you WILL have a great time) and I hope that it all goes really well!!!!

And while on this topic, it reminded me of something I saw on Newsnight over the weekend. They were in Africa, interviewing people and what they thought, and as they spoke to one farmer he said that they didn’t want aid, what they wanted was trade.

Made me think about the saying about giving a man a fish and letting him have a meal, or teaching him to fish, and giving him a living……

Asked……..

Right, I asked the question….. I’m not going to tell you what it was (yet) cause I got at least a meeting on Tuesday to look at stuff, and then possibly a few other meeting to do. But to give you clue, it’s to do with “what happens next” and that’s all I’m telling you!!!!

Now I got to dash home to get ready for work, and to see if I can spot Duracell on TV (Wimbledon) if she remembers to tell me which court she’s going to be at!!! (and assuming it’s the one they’re showing on tv!!!)

Take care ya’ll!!!!!!

Homeless………..

Now I was going to write a little thing about different types of questions, I may do that tomorrow…… reason being is that we discovered last night that our landlord has gotten himself a scolarship for his phd, here, and so is needing his house back. Which means that we can’t live there.

This is understandably a bit distracting, what with most of the housing suitable for students having been taken, four months ago. It means that we’re going to have to find somewhere that is conveniant for all of us, keeping in mind that I’ve still got to tell Dorey, and that we’ll have to find somewhere that she’ll be happy with, even though she’s not here to look it over………. So I’m awaiting the accomindation office to send me over the lists, to see what is still available, but if anyone knows of somewhere that’ll take three students (two postgraduates, all non-smokers) please, please, please get in touch!!!!!

And to lighten the tone a bit, the American Film Institute (AFI) has polled the topp 100 memorable lines from the World of Cinema….. here, in Top of the Pops style are the Top 10!!!!!

[Bow-wow-wow Der-ner-now Wow-wow-der-wow]

in Number Ten – You talking to me Taxi Driver ’76
coming in at Number Nine – Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night All About Eve ’50
at Number Eight – May the Force be with you Star Wars ’77
Number Seven – All right, Mr DeMille, I’m ready for my close up Sunset Boulevard ’50
at Number Six – Go ahead, make my day Sudden Impact ’83
beating that by one, at Number Five – Here’s looking at you kid Casablanca ’42
at Number Four – Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore. The Wizard of Oz ’39
in at Number Three – You don’t understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could’ve been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am. On The Waterfront ’54
missing out at NUmber Two – I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse. The Godfather ’72
and the most memorable film quote ever….???
At Number One – Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn. Gone With The Wind ’39

The question unasked………….

The question unasked, it's a good one, but I'm determined to ask it this week…….. maybe tomorrow…???

In other news, if you want to get pregnant the best way is to have sex…. apparently. A news report BBCi shows that the story isn't really that simple, but has to do with sperm mobility and the length of time between copulation, but that just doesn't sound quite as silly!!!

Which is I suppose an example of something that we all really know, but now that it's been written up in proper medical paper is actually true. Like not picking at scabs, or they won't heal (no matter how much they itch!!!).

I also want to share a joke with you, on the off chance it become illegal when the new religious hatred law comes in…..

I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge about to jump. I ran over and said: ‘Stop. Don't do it!'
‘Why shouldn't I?' he asked.
‘Well, there's so much to live for!'
‘Like what?'
‘Are you religious?'
He said, ‘Yes.'
‘Me too,' I said, ‘Are you Christian, Buddhist, Jewish….??'
‘Christian.'
‘Me too!! Are you Catholic or Protestant??'
[can you see where this is going…????]
‘Protestant.'
‘Me too, are you Episcopalian or Baptist?'
‘Baptist.'
‘Wow!!! Me too!! Are you Baptist Church of God, or Baptist Church of the Lord??'
‘Baptist Church of God.'
‘Me too. Are you original Baptist Church of God, or are you reformed Baptist Church of God??'
‘Reformed Baptist Church of God.'
‘Me too!! Are you reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1879, or reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1915?'
He said, ‘Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1915.'
I said, ‘Die, heretic scum,' and pushed him off.

As Franky Boy would sing……….

And now, the end is near, and so I face, the final curtain…….

yes, term is more or less over, the library turns into an oven and people leave in droves, off to nicer places.

On the other hand, I’ve decided that braving the heat of the library is a good thing really, as I spent far too much time in the sun on Saturday and getting very very tired……. (it was a long day, 5.18am-2.23am) and I was quite happy to spend most of Sunday in a semi-dozing situation in the living room. At least until the evening when I became restless and bored!!!

The involved a mad dash up the motorway (in a mini-bus) to get to Lillieshaw to participate in the BUSA Outdoor Archery Championships. It was a really hot, sunny day, though the gusty wind made it that bit more interesting!! I was fairly pleased with my results and finished 6th with 908/972, missing the gold only 28 times out of 108!!!

For those of a tecnical mind we shot 108 arrows, 36 each at 80, 60 and 50yds with each arrow scoring either 9, 7, 5, 3 or 1 point.

Of course, mine was not the only sporting event over the weekend. There was the Women’s European Football cup (won again by Germany 3-0 Norway) and what can not quite be described as the US Grand Prix. On the ground that only six (out of twenty) cars competed!!!

And a simple matter of Australia being beaten in the cricket, again. Now if only I can say that when the Ashes Tour starts………….

And the winner is……………………

Congratulations to Bishop of Birmingham, Rt Rev John Sentamu, or the Archbishop of York as he is to be known…… BBCi

Congratulations are also due to all the people who’ve recieved their degree marks (and exam results) and have done well!!!!

And now off home, hoping it’s going to be busier than last night….. oh how boring was that!!!!

Sigh………………….

I was wandering round ASDA earlier when I suddenly felt really really depressed…… which was sad. I’m not sure why, though I suspect that it might have been an emotion triggered by the music they were playing. C’est la vie!!!

What makes it slightly more annoying is (by simply what song was playing) I think I know what it was that upset me, and the fact that there’s nothing I can do about it just makes it that much more annoying…….. bugger!!!!

[that doesn’t count as naughty language?????]

So to make myself feel better I bought Annie on dvd (Cause it’s the greatest musical in the world!!!!) and I shall listen only to cheerful music at work tonight, and not to the nasty sad stuff they were playing to on the radio on my way home from ASDA!!!!

Can’t make it then Jen??? Never mind, I’m still waiting for the invite to turn up in the pst, so I might not be able to go either!!!!

Do you like the church you’re going to at the mo Duracell?? Then why change??? Happiness is key to enjoyment, and we’re supposed to enjoy worship!!!!

And now home for the imortal words……..

tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you tomorrow, you’re only a day away!!!!!!!

Curry night……….

Ahhhhh, it’s the end of term and therefore time for the end-of-term feed, and what better than a nice curry??? Nothing I hear you say, well, I’ll wait to see what’s on offer, as we’re visiting a resturant that I can’t recall visiting which means that it’s one that isn’t as good as the rest!!!

Of course, it’s the company that counts and not the food (though if it’s nice as well, that’s just a bonus!!) and all shall be good!!! Especially as we’ve called to check that there’s room for Kat (as she forgot to sign up) so she’s not being left home alone till people finish.

Which reminds me, those that still want a piece of choco-birthday cake, it’s down to the last quarter and going fast, I’m not going to gaurantee it being there after tomo!!!! Anyone who isn’t reading this before this evening, whoops!!!

Ummmmm, miss Duracell, I’m not sure if you should really decide which church to go to on the basis of this test, though, from my understanding of emergent/postmodern any church that you feel comfortable in, as you reconise the fact that no one church has all the answers…..

[if I’m wrong, I’m sure people will inform me so]

…..so you may as well carry on with where ever you go!!!

Saying that, I’ll be glad when the choir returns this Sunday. It was really quite strange speaking a “Sung Mattins” due to lack of choir (just as strange as being in the Parish Center) though it was interesting reading though all the bits like the psalm and TDM as you noticed the words more!!!

Oh and Jen……. you didn’t answer my question……… :p

Theological worldview………

After following the links on Richard Hall’s page (conexions) I took the test and got this:

You scored as Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan. You are an evangelical in the Wesleyan tradition. You believe that God’s grace enables you to choose to believe in him, even though you yourself are totally depraved. The gift of the Holy Spirit gives you assurance of your salvation, and he also enables you to live the life of obedience to which God has called us. You are influenced heavly by John Wesley and the Methodists.

Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan

75%

Neo orthodox

64%

Roman Catholic

64%

Classical Liberal

57%

Emergent/Postmodern

57%

Charismatic/Pentecostal

46%

Reformed Evangelical

43%

Modern Liberal

43%

Fundamentalist

21%

What's your theological worldview?
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which I thought was interesting (assuming it works!!!!). Apart from that being heavily infulenced by Wesley. More like the Methodist Paramilitary!!!! I was fairly happy with everything else, if only cause I don’t know what most of it means!! But everything being high (apart from fundamentalist) must be good….. I hope!!!

Don’t worry Jen, I’m not offended, it takes a lot more than that!!! 😉 See, I even thought to spare your blushes by not mentioning you by name, though you’re probably right……. and if the card doesn’t appear through the post soon, I’m not going to have any contact details to get in touch and find out about it, so the entire thing becomes a moot point!!!!

As for your other idea…… well, it’s a very good idea, but as I’ve not managed to find anyone to go in the first place I don’t know how well that might work…… unless you’re offering…….?????

And for a final note, the advice from the BBC on those not wanting the finale of Dr Who to be spoiled – “Stay off the internet this week”