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Thu, May. 1st, 2008 05:56 pm
"What we have here is the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing’s users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded. Bold the ones you've read, underline the ones you read for school, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish. Here's the twist: add (*) beside the ones you liked and would (or did) read again or recommend. Even if you read 'em for school in the first place."



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Fri, Mar. 16th, 2007 04:43 pm
I feel the need to go clubbing soon. Goth or industrial (but preferably more tuneful / less noise).

Failing that, going in a completely opposite direction I'd take psytrance, but I haven't seen much of that ilk in Edinburgh of late.

It really has to be a Friday or even better, a Saturday in order to fit in with the horrors of adulthood.

Where should I go and when?

Current Mood: restless restless

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Thu, Mar. 8th, 2007 06:40 pm

Tonight, Eddie Meyer uttered the word 'bastard' more times within one episode of PM than I have ever heard it used in several years of listening to Radio 4.

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Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 11:08 pm

We like the mooooon!

Current Mood: bouncy Woot woo!

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Fri, Feb. 23rd, 2007 06:24 pm
Not at pub with colleagues.

alienspacebat's parents are about to turn up for the weekend and the place is extremely untidy.

Eep!

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Thu, Oct. 26th, 2006 08:54 pm

PC World's website is being most odd. It seems to accept my password in order to change said password. Nonetheless, regardless of what said password is, it obstinately refuses to accept that it is correct when I wish to use it to alter a delivery address.

Current Mood: irritated irritated

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Sat, Oct. 14th, 2006 05:08 pm

I would like to live in a society where logical judgements reach without recourse to religious texts were given the same respect as those based on religious requirement.

In reality, I couldn't care less whether or not someone covers their hair or wears a cross and I'm not going to fight for my equivalent right to wear a hat or particular jewellery at work. I understand the reasons that we make allowances for religious beliefs and try to accommodate them, though I may not understand those particular beliefs myself.

Nonetheless, in my ideal world, my desire to wear a hat all the times because I choose to - for example - would be given the same weight as someone else's insistence on wearing religious garb.

It's a bizarre society in my view where a request that young people not wear hooded tops because they are 'threatening' and 'obscure the face' is seen as reasonable, whereas a request that someone remove a garment that covers most of their identifying features is seen as intolerant.

I can now understand how France came to the position it did, though it would not be my own position.

I do not wish to live in a society which says 'same rules for everyone except the religious'. I do not wish to live in a society which tiptoes around making exceptions and concessions based only upon religious belief, but will not make exceptions for other kinds of deeply held conviction. Such a society is one where I as an atheist will undoubtedly be expected to be understanding of such beliefs without reciprocity. That, I find grossly unfair.

Right now, I am becoming enraged with this increasingly nonsensical and thin-skinned debate.

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Thu, Jun. 22nd, 2006 06:44 pm

Hello you lovely people :)

As some of you know I'm taking part in The Edinburgh Moonwalk this weekend, in aid of breast cancer research. The event's a power-walking marathon around Edinburgh, starting at midnight, so spare a thought when (some of) you are out getting pissed!

If you feel able, I'd be delighted if some of you would sponsor me.

My employer will be matching the sponsorship pound for pound up to the first £500, so I'm looking to get as close to that target as possible.

Thanks!

Current Mood: excited excited

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Tue, Aug. 16th, 2005 01:03 pm
Michael Buerk sounds off about women & society. I may have to watch this, although alienspacebat might have to remove all the pointy / tv damaging objects from the house first.

Current Mood: pensive intrigued

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Mon, Aug. 15th, 2005 09:46 am

Happy Birthday alienspacebat


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