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lewis furey

Pretty accurate results

you are lavender

Your dominant hue is blue, making you a good friend who people love and trust. You're good in social situations and want to fit in. Just be careful not to compromise who you are to make them happy.

Your saturation level is very low - you have better things to do than jump headfirst into every little project. You make sure your actions are going to really accomplish something before you start because you hate wasting energy making everyone else think you're working.

Your outlook on life is bright. You see good things in situations where others may not be able to, and it frustrates you to see them get down on everything.
the spacefem.com html color quiz

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lewis furey

Het is lente, maar ik voel me herfst; kent u die uitdrukking, dames en heren?

I have been really good today; instead of waiting until the very last moment (i.e., tomorrow night) to do my homework for the reintegration bureau, I started on it this afternoon. But the more time I have, the more time I tend to spend on it (Parkinson's law), and since I don't find these exercises particularly useful — they haven't taught me anything I don't know yet — it seems rather a waste of time. Still, at least it'll keep the RIB happy.

Tonight the second episode of Carnivàle is on. The first one didn't quite manage to convince me, let's see if tonight's will do better.

lewis furey

Odds and ends

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I took an interesting quiz from bezigebij; it gives an indication of our impact on the Earth's resources.

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And a FIVE BOOK MEME from heartofdavid:


1. Take five books off your bookshelf.

2. Book #1 -- first sentence: Mrs Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.

3. Book #2 -- last sentence on page fifty: Such a lovely day!

4. Book #3 -- second sentence on page one hundred: 'We were expecting you sooner,' Robert said.

5. Book #4 -- next to the last sentence on page one hundred fifty: That should do.

6. Book #5 -- final sentence of the book: I took a taxi back to the shop, it was that kind of day.

7. Make the five sentences into a paragraph:

I took a taxi back to the shop, it was that kind of day. Such a lovely day! 'We were expecting you sooner,' Robert said. Mrs Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself. That should do.

8. Feel free to "cheat" to make a better paragraph:

Alternatively: Such a lovely day! Mrs Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself. That should do. I took a taxi back to the shop, it was that kind of day. 'We were expecting you sooner,' Robert said.

9. Name your sources:

Book 5 – Russell Hoban – Turtle diary
Book 4 – Jeanette Winterson – Oranges are not the only fruit
Book 3 – Ian McEwan – The comfort of strangers
Book 2 – Fay Weldon – Female friends
Book 1 – Virginia Woolf – Mrs Dalloway

10. Post to your blog.

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lewis furey

Still here

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!

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'Nightglow' by sophyQ

I came across an interesting image in a Russian photo journal, look!

I'm waiting for written approval of the reintegration plan. It will probably arrive too late for me to start the course in April, which means I'll have to wait until September. Oh, well.

Currently the first series of Dead like me is being repeated. Hopefully this means they're going to broadcast the second series after all...

I'm still busy decluttering, mainly paper, and also my computer. I have finally cleaned out my inbox, it is now down from over 200 messages to a mere 23. I am also deleting files and getting rid of some memes:

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lewis furey


The weekend was full, but nice, except that H. (the BF) was ill. I had to write a few application letters, and have been decluttering, mostly papers. Saturday night I watched From hell, which proved that a film with Johnny Depp and a host of great British actors can still be shite. On Sunday night I went to see a comic play with my mum and we had a great time. We told each other we should really do this more often. We'll see.

Monday night the BBC showed The conversation and of course I had to watch it.

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This was the third or fourth time for me, and while I still find it a great film, I think I'm done with it now. A bit odd, because usually when I love a film I can watch it over and over again, but in this case the element of suspense is too important, I guess. When you've seen it and know what's going to happen, it loses a lot of its interest. But perhaps that's just the way I feel because it lasted until 3 a.m. and by 2:30 I had already become very sleepy and wanted the film to end.

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This morning I woke up to a white world. Ugh! Snow is nice for the Christmas holidays and that's about it, IMO. Fortunately in the afternoon most of it had gone, but more is expected. Hrm. Some good news: I received the reintegration plan today, so tomorrow I'll phone up my case manager (if he is in...) to make an appointment, or maybe I can just drop it off.

I also made a culinary discovery. Last year I had bought a pack of instant miso soup from the organic shop, as I had heard that it is a healthy snack and very suitable for hypoglycaemics, due to its protein content. After trying 3 times I decided that I Did Not Care for miso soup. I still had 9 one-cup-packets left, and this afternoon when I felt peckish I tried it again, but this time I added some dried bruschetta which I had acquired recently. And it tasted really good! I might even buy the miso soup again. :D

And over the past few days I have tried to catch up with lj, but people have been posting like mad, so I'm not quite up to date yet... well, what else is new.

lewis furey

Yes, it's that time again

You Have A Type B+ Personality


You're a pro at going with the flow
You love to kick back and take in everything life has to offer
A total joy to be around, people crave your stability.

While you're totally laid back, you can have bouts of hyperactivity.
Get into a project you love, and you won't stop until it's done
You're passionate - just selective about your passions

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This morning I was up at 7, because the heating engineer would come round to check the system and for all I knew he might be at the door at 8. He arrived at 9:45 and was gone at 10:30 or so, leaving the rest of the day to me. It is really nice to have such a long day, I must admit.

I spent a successful afternoon shopping, both for Sinterklaas and myself. I bought the Angels in America DVD for myself (yay!), and also DVDs of The Big Lebowski (hey Jackie! :D ) and Barton Fink. A Dutch newspaper offers 2 Coen brothers films every week for a special price. Next week it will be The Hudsucker Proxy and O Brother Where Art Thou, which I also want. These 4 are my favourites, together with Fargo, but that one is in a set with a film I don't care for. I can always buy Fargo separately, but of course I do not have to own every film I like a lot.

Among other things I bought 2 books as presents and of course could not resist the temptation to buy a book for me, too. Windows on the World by Frédéric Beigbeder, definitely not a fun read, but gripping and compelling, to judge from the bits I read here and there. I would like to push all my current reading aside and start this book immediately, but it will have to wait until the holidays are over. Bleak January will be a perfect month for it.

A really good day, all in all. I'm afraid tomorrow will be less great. In the afternoon I'm having a talk with someone from Social Security to discuss my reintegration (i.e. into the working classes). I am so not looking forward to that. I have heard several first-hand accounts of the pointlessness of this so-called 'reintegration process'. Well, I refuse to think about it now and ruin my day.