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Mnemosyne
24 December 2007 @ 08:10 pm

LJ-surfing the other day I came across two entries by lifeinamarble which had me rolling on the floor.


HO...
One was a huuuuuge picture post full of cat macros. I thought I found macros only mildly amusing at best, but seeing so many together srsly built up the giggles. My personal favourite is the Prozacs cat.


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The second was an entry with weird, cheesy and downright disturbing album covers. Be sure to read the commentary, it adds to the brilliance!


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Now, a meme horked from heartofdavid:

Go to Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first random Wikipedia article title that you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to The Quotations Page random quotations:
http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to Flickr and click on "explore the last seven days"
http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.


My results:

Band name: Immortality *
Album title: I myself deny it.
Album cover: Image Hosted by ImageShack.us


* To be honest, the actual title of the article was "Immortality (Celine Dion song)", but what self-respecting band would name themselves that?


PIMP!
My current favourite song is Jailer by Nigerian singer Asa (or Asha). It's getting a lot of airplay on French radio, and I've steadily fallen in love with it. I found a nice live version on YouTube, check it out:


Happy holidays, everybody. :)


 
 
Current Mood: lovedshare and enjoy
Current Music: BBC2
 
 
Mnemosyne
26 June 2005 @ 02:11 am

At last we had a thundery shower this early morning, and the weather today was a lot cooler, with some wind.

I went for a walk in the park and it smelled lovely and fresh. However, the dampness had brought out a large number of slugs, and I had to be careful not to step on any. There were already many casualties lying about. Also a little mole, right in the middle of the path. Aww.

I was so busy watching out for slugs that I did not notice an overhanging branch, and when my head brushed the leaves I got a cold shower in my neck, hehe.

On the way back I saw a pigeon that had obviously been ripped apart. Bloodied remnants lay everywhere. (It was the puma! I'm sure of it!*)

I had stayed at my mum's overnight and when I went back home on the tram I saw a dead crow on the motorway. Another crow was sitting on the side of the road. Whether it kept watch over its mate or just waited for traffic to pass so it could take a nibble, I do not know.

When I came home, the temperature inside had dropped to 25°C. Hurrah! I had religiously kept the light-proof curtains closed each day until around 14:30, when the sun had left my windows, and even so the temperature had gradually managed to climb to 27°C. This morning I almost had a panic attack when I realized I had forgotten to close the curtains before leaving yesterday afternoon. I dreaded to think what my room would feel like when the sun could shine in freely. But fortunately the sky was overcast and remained that way for most of the day.

I kept my window and front door open for a while, thereby creating a draught which made the temperature drop to 24°C. It's funny, when it had climbed to 24°C I thought it was too warm, but now it's back down there it feels rather nice and cool. :)



In other news, I sort of watched the 8th episode of Carnivàle tonight and I still can't say I care for it much.



*Note to readers abroad: there is a puma at large on the Veluwe (a nature reserve in the east of the Netherlands). Despite numerous sightings, search teams have not been able to catch it yet. Photos that were taken have been dismissed as being photoshopped. Today I read that the puma has been spotted as early as 5 years ago. This creature is quickly turning into our very own Loch Ness Monster.


 
 
Current Mood: contentcool
Current Music: Der Kanonen-Song (Brecht/Weill)
 
 
 
Mnemosyne
24 June 2005 @ 02:56 am

On my Saturday-morning walk in the park I spotted two spotted woodpeckers. :) I think they were Mr and Mrs.

Monday afternoon I almost fainted, from the heat and/or slight dehydration, I guess. I was chatting with E. in her garden. She sat and I stood on high-heeled espadrilles looking down at her, and I suddenly grew dizzy. She let me sit in her chair and I asked "Do you hear crickets, too?" Turned out it was the blood singing in my ears. Fortunately the dizzy spell passed quickly.

Tuesday I went to a shoeshop that has a large selection of Camper shoes. I tried several styles, but none of them felt very comfortable, which was rather a disappointment. Although they didn't have the flamenco Twins I coveted, they had several like-shaped shoes, but I found them quite wobbly to walk on. All this has cooled my love for the Twins a bit, and I don't think I will order them after all.

I did unexpectedly find a pair of gorgeous red boots in beautiful, soft leather, but again it is not the right red to go with my pants, so I will have to return them. Or maybe I should keep them and try to find pants to go with them, hehe.

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I also bought the first Franz Ferdinand CD, at last! As I do not want to do unto my neighbours as they do unto me, i.e. make lots of noise while having doors and windows wide open (excluding my downstairs neighbour, she is quiet as a mouse), I didn't play it until this afternoon for the first (and 2nd, and 3rd) time. Because it was 30°C outside and only 25/26°C inside, I kept the windows closed and could play music at normal sound level.

Yesterday, BTW, J. and I went for another walk in the Vondelpark. Again we had picked a good day for it: very pleasant, not as hot as the rest of the week was. It was quite lovely.


And finally, I was tagged by sophyq ages ago to do this song meme:

List six of your current favourite songs and list six other people to do the same.

As I found it impossible to list only 6 all-time favourites, I took 'current' to mean 'recent':

Trouble with dreams - Eels
Versace - Bettie Serveert
Man is the baby - Antony & The Johnsons
Home - Stuurbaard Bakkebaard
Feel good, Inc. - Gorillaz
40' - Franz Ferdinand (OK, this was last year, but, see above, I only bought it now)

Tagging:

_m_h_n
ankhgrl49
bluestranger
bookish_theoric
heartofdavid
prrrtalieloe

Sorry guys! :D


 
 
Current Mood: hothot
Current Music: The weaver's answer - Family
 
 
Mnemosyne
17 April 2005 @ 07:21 pm

I have been busy doing some projects. I tend to become very monomaniacal about things, giving them my full attention while everything else is put more or less on hold until I finish the project or get bored with it or the novelty wears off sufficiently for me to wake up and realize that there are still lots of other interesting things to do, as well. That is basically also what happened with livejournal. At first I was so absorbed in it that there was no room for anything else, but slowly I began to feel that it would be nice again to read a book occasionally. :)

I am still decluttering and have started to reorganize my wardrobe. And last week I suddenly panicked because I have to send in my 4-weekly application form to Social Security tomorrow, and I had nothing to show them yet. So I have been scouring the Internet looking for reasonably suitable vacancies, and have managed to find a few, one of them actually very interesting. Hopefully it has not been filled yet. At least for the moment I can breathe a sigh of relief.


And now, on to some stolen goods.

From bieiris, this wonderful photograph by August Sander:

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This must be the cutest sheep I've ever seen, it's looking so sweet and alert. And those ears! ^^ All of a sudden I can totally understand Gene Wilder in that old Woody Allen movie. LOL!


From heartofdavid and maldeluxx, at last this long song memeCollapse )


 
 
Current Mood: hungryhungry
Current Music: Ze zijn terug - Jazzpolitie (on the radio)
 
 
 
Mnemosyne
01 January 2005 @ 11:59 pm

A Dutch saying goes: "Men moet de dag niet prijzen voor het avond is." Meaning: "One should not praise the day before night has fallen." I should have waited with my review of 2004 until it was truly over, but who could have guessed that that already less-than-great year had one more trick up its sleeve? I don't mean for me personally, my holidays were lovely, but of course I'm referring to the appalling news from SE Asia. With every news bulletin I heard, the death toll had risen by another 10,000. 126,000 and counting, it is incredible. Those figures are beyond comprehension to me. My commiserations to all those who have been personally affected by this disaster.

My wish to everyone: may the new year be better than its predecessor.


2005 started off well for me. On my walk in the park this morning a spotted woodpecker crossed my path, which was a lovely surprise. I had heard it before, but never seen it until now. Shortly after I also saw (for the third time) the flock of green parakeets. They seem to be thriving. I like to think that these sightings are good omens for the new year, and I went home smiling.

When I was brushing my teeth this afternoon, a splitting headache descended upon me from out of the blue. Since then I have been eating Finimal tablets like chocolates, but to very little avail, so for the rest of the day I have mainly been keeping quiet. Still, it was a good day.

It's lovely to be back. But OMG, how am I ever going to get up-to-date with my friends page again?? There are about 9 or 10 pages of new entries to read! Very inconsiderate of you. ;)


 
 
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: Nothing really ends - dEUS
 
 
 
Mnemosyne
13 December 2004 @ 03:28 pm

Last night I found a website with some amusing games and animations. This little game kept me up until 3:45, when it finally dawned on me that, since my days of dexterity at playing Minesweeper have long gone, I was perhaps aiming a little too high here (spot the pun!) in wanting to reach level 1 before bed. What, pathetic? Who, me?? Hahaha.

Pigeons lyricsCollapse )


 
 
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: (Pigeons - Genesis)
 
 
 
Mnemosyne
09 August 2004 @ 10:09 pm
 
Horked from bookish_theoric:

DisorderRating
Paranoid:Low
Schizoid:Low
Schizotypal:Low
Antisocial:Low
Borderline:Low
Histrionic:Low
Narcissistic:Moderate
Avoidant:Moderate
Dependent:Low
Obsessive-Compulsive:High

-- Personality Disorder Test - Take It! --




Today I saw a cat using the pedestrian crossing to get to the other side of the road.
(Well, I thought it was amusing.)


 
 
Current Mood: hothot
Current Music: Yellow dog song - Shawn Mullins