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Discussion in 'Archipelago' started by umaeril, Nov 14, 2003.


The Gates of Horn and Ivory

Two Gates the silent House of Sleep adorn; Of polish'd Iv'ry this, that of transparent Horn:
True Visions thro' transparent Horn arise; Thro' polish'd Iv'ry pass deluding Lies.

  1. umaeril

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    :lol small shorts, huh? Sounds....interesting. But the "been there" section sounds like it's pretty corrupted by businesses. That's too bad. They should have kept them out.


    Well, I am going to watch The Island today, I will report on how it is. Also, Josef has to put together my new little side table for beside the couch. We got it yesterday but he was too lazy and it is sitting in its box. I guess I could start in on it, maybe that would guilt him into doing it.
     
  2. The Gov

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    Aw, the smallness of the shorts has been exaggerated. It's not as if you can really see anything. This is as small as they get. I think spectators just like gloating over the players' legs.

    I have a tiredness headache and I'm trying to write a review of Devics' Push The Heart and these two things do not go together well. The review is supposed to be six hundred words long, at least, and so far I've only written three hundred and seventy-seven. I keep hitting 'Word Count' in the hope that it will somehow magically expand.

    ("Dear Messers Lov and O'Holloran. I like your band, I really do, but I have ****-all idea what to say about them. Love, me.")
     
  3. umaeril

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    Well that is pretty short.

    I hope you get your review done. You can always expand with a bit of a story, a tangential excursion perhaps, ending with some sort of relevancy...or not.

    We watched The Island tonight. It was surprisingly good. Many elements of other movies and Josef and I had a good time shouting out "The Matrix" and "Return of the Jedi" and "The Fifth Element" and other movies that it reminded us of. But it was actually one that I would recommend though I am sure some would find it boring.
     
  4. The Gov

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    Five hundred and ninety-two words. That'll do.
     
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    I was the opposite... I love spinach as a child and now i don't like it that much.
     
  6. The Gov

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    Headline today: "Girl Killed By Dingo Cross." I'd be cross too if I'd been killed by a dingo. Boom boom.

    With Devics out of the way I've raced though my next review (Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys' Dominos, an excellent cajun album) and come to a thumping halt at the very last line. Dammit, I hate endings.
     
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    Endings are never fun.
     
  8. The Gov

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    Endings are evil, evil, evil. I managed to finish the Steve Riley review and now I've got the same problem with Congotronics 2. Everything was easy up to that last paragraph.

    M. sent me an SMS to tell me that the Superbowl was being played today. I turned on the TV and there it was: yellow pants vs. dark blue pants. They reached the end of the first quarter and cut to two commentators in the SBS studios, an Aussie and an American. It sounds as if the Australian might have played the game on a U.S. team because the American asked him what he thought about one of the teams changing the colour of their tops "because you've played against them in the past."

    "It's pissin me off quite frankly," said the Australian.

    M. says we want the blue pants to win.
     
  9. umaeril

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    We are watching too. I don't care who wins and neither does Josef. It's 3rd down and Seattle just got a touchdown. Josef cheered!
     
  10. The Gov

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    The wrong colour of pants won, but almost everybody on the screen seemed happy about it so that's probably a good thing.

    I've finally killed off that review. One more to go and then I've run out of CDs to write about. Three more should be arriving in the post, but I don't know when they'll get here. One of them will be the latest hot new Malian musician to make a name for himself in the UK. Do we really need another Malian guitarist? I wish world music labels would be more eccentric sometimes.

    This morning at about ten, one of the workmen building units up the road started singing along to Phil Collins on the radio.
     
  11. umaeril

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    Singing to Phil Collins? That must have been painful. At least he was not bending over showing his butt crack.

    Today I called a "maid" service to check out getting house cleaning done. I hate to house clean and so does Josef (though he keeps the kitchen very clean). Anyhow, maybe it will be nice to have it done if it does not cost an arm and a leg. Also I want to get the carpet cleaned. Ah domesticity.

    Work has been hellacious because one of the other people I work with has said he might go on disibility and so he is not doing anything and all the reports are coming to me now.
     
  12. The Gov

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    I didn't think anyone could make Phil Collins worse, but he managed it.

    We're not doing too badly with the cleaning at the moment. I vacuumed the floor yesterday (it's wooden, which means that there's nowhere for the dust to hide) and watered the lawn. The house never looks completely clean, but I think that's because we're messy. Not dirty, but messy. Piles of books on the floor, socks on chairs, etc.

    The papers say that the gangland war is starting up again after a long hiatus. A senior member of the Carlton Crew has been shot in his very expensive driveway. "Despite talking tough and outlining her agenda to favoured reporters over the weekend, the chief commissioner was nowhere to be seen yesterday as Melbourne was asking why police seem incapable of stopping the bloodshed," says the Australian. Are we asking that? I don't think so. I don't know that anyone thinks the police could be "stopping the bloodshed" at all. It always seems to happen with such impunity that it's more like: oh well, there they go again. Those wacky guys.
     
  13. umaeril

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    The maid service came today to give an estimate and it's very reasonable. I am going to have them start on next Monday and then come every 2 weeks for a good clean.

    We are messy too and that is a big problem for us. We clean the floors, kitchen, bathroom, etc, but the tables are laden with stuff and I need to sort and put things away. There is my work for the weekend. Yay fun. But once it is clean maybe it will stay that way for a while.

    Gangs huh? I don't know much about gangs. Little boys if you ask me doing little boy stuff like taunting and throwing rocks. Oh wait, I see that on tv every night.
     
  14. The Gov

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    Mess has a way of creeping back after it's been banished. Ours does, anyway. My desk is unusable, buried under heaps of paper, and stationary, and a scarf, and an empty box that once held a light bulb, and an Eeyore keychain, and a stuffed puppy, and the packaging for an automatic rice cooker even though we don't own an automatic rice cooker. Funnily enough, the drawers are almost empty. I keep meaning to put things in them but it doesn't happen.

    The Rock Paper Scissors label sent me an email this morning, sayig that I could interview a South African singer named Thandiswa if I would have the goodness to be in New York this Friday. "Her English is wonderful," says the email. 'Cause, you know, those popular South African musicians are just notorious for not speaking English.

    (But thank you RPS, I appreciate it. Make me the same offer next time she and I are on the same continent and I might say yes.)
     
  15. umaeril

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    Hehe, that is sort of funny. Kind of a bit of a ways to go for an interview! Nice they asked though, lol.

    Your desk sounds like my desk! I am going to clean it this weekend though. See, I have to clean because the house cleaner is coming so I want to have all my surfaces exposed so they can dust. It's supposed to snow tomorrow, so that is a good snowy day job.
     
  16. The Gov

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    I haven't actually sat down and worked it out, but it would probably be a shorter trip if I waited until she was back home in South Africa and flew there to interview her.

    God, snow. Here it's still sunny. (Not literally, not right now because it's half past ten at night, but generally. Sunny. I passed the oval by the station on my way to catch the train this morning and a junior boys' cricket club was putting on its hats to shield its collective head against sunstroke and melanoma.)
     
  17. umaeril

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    Ugh, can I just say that mice really suck.
     
  18. 21007

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    No they do not, vacuum cleaners and black holes suck.
     
  19. umaeril

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    Heh. Actually the mouse is dead. Yep. That is 2 dead mice in 3 days. Wonder if there are any more. They plugged up the hole under the dishwasher so I hope there are no more.
     
  20. The Gov

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    We had a mouse here a few nights ago. M. put a trap down and the mouse went away. The trap is still sitting on the kitchen floor, unsprung.

    I put my hand up to review a Kyrgyz album about a week ago and I've been told that it's going to someone else, which left me crushed for, oh, a while. I reminded myself that there were worse things that could happen. I might have been killed by a mudslide. That would have been awful. A reckless driver ploughed into a group of teenagers near Mildura recently and six of them died. I might have been one of those teenagers. I should just buy the silly album when it comes out.
     

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