DIY projects

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So, I’ve started a few DIY projects for my room. I’m giving it a very hippie feel and would love to have people share their thoughts on the things I do. I feel I need to tell you beforehand that I’m not the most gifted artist, some of the things looked way better in my head than they look in my room, but I’m still proud of what I manage to get done.

I’ll be uploading some pictures for people to review to see how far along the project has come. So far I’ve painted a two tables and a lamp. I plan to do another box cum table, get a rug and some floor cushions and  paintings. If you have any ideas or tips you would like to give me, please do.

Stay tuned for pictures!!

 

 

Recent Doctor Who convert

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I haven’t even seen all the seasons yet and I totally get what all the hype is about. well, mostly it’s this:

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and this

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a little bit of this

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and a whole lot of this:

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Okay, that’s being unfair to the show… true David is cute, and sexy and ridiculously adorable! (did you see the pic of him with the cat?! OMG! I just can’t!) but the show is amazing… I’ve loved every character, every villain, every hero, every sidekick, every companion and every doctor. 

Let me explain the show a little bit if you’ve never seen it. so, in a nutshell, it’s about this alien, he’s called a time lord, the last of his kind, from the planet Gallifrey. He has a space ship, Time And Relative Dimension In Space or a TARDIS for short. This spaceship is shaped like a phone box from the 60′s in order to look inconspicuous. it’s bigger on the inside and he travels the world in it. a madman and his blue box. he chooses companions to travel with him and he takes them on wild adventures into the past, into the future, into alternate dimensions… et al. he sets things right across the timeline, he can’t always save everyone, because such is life, but he does his best.  

He’s like fire and ice and rage. He’s like the night, and the storm in the heart of the sun. He’s ancient and forever. He burns at the center of time and he can see the turn of the universe. And… he’s wonderful.

The adventures are larger than life and the doctor always comes through in the end. The show gives me hope, I like to think there’s someone like him out there, being the best he can be and saving the world. As a time lord he doesn’t die but can regenerate, so far he’s on his 12th or 14th regeneration, depending on how you count them; and each one of them has been awesome. I might be partial to DT, because come on! look at the pic of him with the kitten!! but I wouldn’t change anything about the show or the premise. Not the Sucky special effects, not the heart breaking deaths, not the Englishness of it all, nothing! 

He’s incredibly lonely, haunted by the demons of his past and the allusiveness of his future. For every person he saves he leaves devastation in his wake. He breaks hearts and completely overhauls people’s lives and they wouldn’t want it any other way! 

 “You and I both know, don’t we Rose? The Doctor is worth the monsters… One may tolerate a world of demons for the sake of an angel.”

When things are not working out in my life, even though I know it’s not possible, I kind of wish the doctor would come along and save me, and take me on a wild adventure. He would make the worst boyfriend, but so what?! you have to take the bad with the good… and there is so much good! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Jealousy, turning saints into the sea”

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So, it’s not really that i’m jealous. I have my own thing going. For the first time i’m in love and it’s like, “All those other times? what was I thinking??!”

Before I go off on a tangent again, the point I was making was this… it’s not jealousy. Just an uncomfortable feeling of ‘Really??! This is what you chose?! I thought you were cool!” She’s my friend, a pretty close one. I know she’s a great person and all, but man! she’s as thick as a bag of bricks!! and she’s not into any cool stuff… Do I sound resentful? Maybe I’m a little jealous. 

It’s not even that I want to be with him, that’s long over and I realize that we wouldn’t have worked. He just realized that sooner than I did… Seems kind of insensitive to me though that he would tell me he’s interested in a friend of mine and would like me to liaise between the two of them, when I confessed how I felt to him a few years ago AND we both made fun of her for being stupid and really kind of slow. 

Guess it all comes down to looks, then. She is very pretty, and I’m just average. So, maybe I’m more than just a little jealous. 

And you see me I’m coming off as you can bet, Well, I think I’m losing my mind this time. This time I’m losing my mind

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I had a close encounter with an Alzheimer’s patient yesterday. My mom’s uncle; saw him after a long time. I didn’t realize how much progress the disease had made in such a short amount of time. needless to say it was a shock! he was completely incoherent, babbling about something or the other. I had a weird conversation with him where neither of us knew what the other was talking about and I had the crazy thought that to him I was the one babbling incoherently.

i think with Alzheimer’s he also has the onset of paranoia, its the worst combination ever! he keeps thinking people are out to get him, over and over again! I’m not kidding, it must be exhausting.

alzheimer'sThis is one of the many reasons “I hope i die before i get old” ( a shout out to The Who, right here).  Old age is bitch, why do we insist on making progresses in medicine if the human body or mind wasn’t meant to live that long? is that even living where you don’t know where you are or who you’re speaking to?  “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”. So, when you see me when i’m 50, kill me? thanks

The species has amused itself to death

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I take a special kind of pride in coming up with titles that have nothing to do with the actual blog post. This ensures that my blog virtually never gets read and I have to coax people into reading it…

It’s Roger Waters birthday today!! he’s 70 today. now, i’m going to say my secret prayer I say every time i mention any of the remaining Beatles or Floyd or Dylan (Dear God, grant them immortality).

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The Beatles and Pink Floyd hold a special place in my heart, because it was listening to “comfortably numb’ and ‘Something’ that opened my heart, mind and ears to real music and i dumped all the shitty boy bands i was listening to real fast. Then I was like a kid in a candy store, trying to devour every bit of their music, albums, live concerts, books, movies what have yous… anything I could get my hands on. Didn’t hurt that all of them, well most of them, were very easy on the eyes. Though i’m slightly partial to Syd, Dave and George.

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Before i wax poetic on Roger’s amazing writing abilities can I just share something awesome I heard today? Dave Gilmour singing Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18  this is possibly one of the most beautiful things you’ll ever hear! As one friend put it “Shakespeare + Dave = Lethal Combo!”

Okay, let’s talk about Roger now, has anyone else noticed that he’s one of the few people that’s just gotten better looking with age? he used to be anawkward, gangly kid till his late 30′s and now he’s just really hot!

Exhibit A

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compare that with old roger 2 old roger

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I’ve always been a huge fan of Waters’ lyrics, His words are haunting, menacing at times. and his singing just adds that extra maniacal touch. he’s by no means an excellent singer, Dave obviously has the better voice, the looks… he has the magic touch on the guitar and that smile and when he speaks french i just melt into a little puddle… did i start talking about Dave again? sorry! what was i saying? yeah, what Waters lacks in terms of voice quality he makes up for it with raw emotion… when he sings songs like “Don’t leave me now” or “one of my Turns” his voice cracks a little in the high octaves, and I think it just adds so much authenticity. It sounds like someone who’s about to lose his mind.

If I had choose one song of his that’s my favorite, it would definitely be from “the final cut”. If you don’t have it, do yourself a favor and make it “everything that you buy, beg, borrow or steal“. No, that’s not a clumsy insertion of a lyric… shutup! the two songs every Waters’ fan has to love are “two suns in the sunset” and “The Final cut“. also get “Amused to death”. you won’t regret either of those decisions. may be the best decisions you ever make!

Happy birthday, Roger!! i hope you google yourself today and see my post. I love you and want you to live forever :)

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Not very original, i know…

Much as I love Dave on his own, and I do love him lots! Together they made magic… Doesn’t look like a reunion is on the cards but as Rick said in Casablanca “We’ll always have DSOTM”

Floydian Slip?

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YOU KNOW YOU’RE A FLOYDIAN IF….

You shake your head and chuckle each time you hear “Another Brick in the Wall pt. 2″ on the radio.

You have the urge to commit acts of vandalism and write “Just another brick in the Wall” each time you see a plain brick wall.

Your farewell line to your friends is “Shine on.”

You can name every studio and live album, in order of release.

You named your dog “Seamus.”

Every time you wear your ‘The Wall’ shirt you get somebody saying “Ah, Pink Floyd! Yeah, that guy’s cool…” and it never fail to piss you off!

You learn history through Pink Floyd concert videos.

You’re a member of an online forum group that discusses Floyd 24/7!

About umpteen different times a day, you here someone unknowingly say some Floyd lyrics, or something very similar

Every time you see a rainbow, you immediately think of Dark Side of the Moon.

Things that normally wouldn’t relate to floyd, relate to floyd. Like a gas station I know called “on the run”

Yeah, every time someone says money, I can hear the sound effects in my head.

If you think of sex anytime you see a flower.

You’re a true Floydian when you DO know ‘which One’s Pink?’….

Also, you’re a true Floydian if you can tell all kinds of interesting facts about the band, but nobody wants to hear them

You know you’re a pink floyd fan when you get into a bar fight trying to convince someone there is no song called Dark Side Of The Moon. (Brain Damage)

You actually sing entire songs to yourself all day, including singing the instrumental parts and the weird sound effects (like the “i can’t think of anything to say” from Brain Damage).

You have more versions of Comfortably Numb then Pink Floyd CD’s

You instinctively start looking under P at any record store, even though you know they won’t have anything you don’t already have.

You’ve waited 3 years for a single DVD (PULSE)

If you were in charge of a school you would make every each class listen to different Floyd (or solo works) depending on the Subject.

i.e physics: Dark Side of the Moon
History: Old Floyd (Piper – More)
Chemistry: Experimental (Umma & Atom)
Biology: Music from the Body (Waters)
Modern studies: The Final Cut & Amused to Death
English: The Wall. (Analysis)
etc

When you see someone bike past you with a cape streaming out behind them, you can’t help but start humming “High Hopes.” I did anyway. :p

You might be a Floydian if the buzzing of your washing machine/dryer sounds just like the beginning of Welcome To The Machine..

You know you’re a Floydian if you watch Dorothy fight off the tornado winds and you hear ‘Great Gig in the Sky’ in your head, or you hear ‘Down down down down down down down…’ and picture the Wicked Witch walking down the stairs…

You know you’re a Floydian when you keep wanting to say “Floydian slip”, when you really mean “Freudian slip”. ??? It seems highly ironic.

When someone says “What do you want from me?!” you answer, “You can have anything you want. You can drift, you can dream, even walk on water…”

You know you’re a Floydian if you get offended when someone says they don’t like Floyd.

You know you’re a floydian if…literally the only things in your music library is Pink Floyd and solo stuff

You know you’re a Floydian if any time you hear animal noises/nature sounds, you start imagining the intro of Cirrus Minor or Grantchester Meadows.

AND if you hear someone banging on piano keys, then you hope they start playing Sysyphus.

You might be a Floydian if you write it in the space that asks your religion

If people look directly at you if any reference to the Wall, Dark Side of the Moon or Pink Floyd is made in any media.

You know you’re a Floydian when you chuckle merrily when your history teacher talks about Nazi atrocities.

When you can listen to The Final Cut all the way through more than once.

When you request Jugband Blues at your funeral.

When you’re shocked to find that Microsoft Word says Saucerful isn’t a real word.

When you start singing when someone asks you the time or asks to borrow money.

You think of an orchestral ‘In The Flesh’ every time you see an Irishman.

When you quote psalm 23 every time you hear the words ‘New Zealand’

In the spring when the snow is melting, you constantly play “Signs of Life”

You might be a Floydian if, you have a girl that fits into your own world and your pretty much whipped to her every need and have a sh*t tonne of money to buy her w/e she wants…

When someone says/shouts: “Hey(,) you…” You start to sing “Hey You”.

your customary greeting to everyone is ‘hey you’

You’ve got a tattoo that says ‘R.I.P Syd’

You insist that your family members, friends and basically everyone around you refer to you by the name of your favorite band member (in my case Syd) and refuse to respond when they don’t

You’ve taught your nephews, nieces, sons, daughters, basically any kid you can get hold of the lyrics to ‘another brick in the wall pt. 2’ so they can sing it to their teachers

Whenever you some across someone named ‘Arnold’ you’re tempted to search through their closet.

When someone tells you they don’t like a Floyd song you feel a strong urge to kick them in the shins…hard!

Every song you hear by someone else you wonder what it would sound like if it had Dave or Syd playing lead, or Roger on bass or vocals, Rick on the organ or nick on drums…better no doubt

Your excuse for everything is either ‘I don’t know I was really drunk at the time’ or ‘it was a momentary lapse of reason’

You are capable of having conversations with fellow floydians only in their lyrics and titles
Let me present you with an example let’s see if you can figure out where each lyric is from
Exhibit A:
‘Hello (echo hello hello )’
‘Hey you’
‘What’s…uh, the deal?’
‘I don’t know, I was really drunk at the time last night I had too much to drink Sitting in a club with so many fools playing to rules, trying to impress but feeling rather empty I had another drink’
‘I got some bad news for you, sunshine you know the folly was your own but the force behind can’t conquer all your fears, so who’s the fool who wears the clown?’
‘Don’t give me that do goody good ********’
.’It was only a difference of opinion, but really…I mean good manners don’t cost nothing do they, eh?”
‘Out of the way, it’s a busy day; I’ve got things on my mind’
‘If you didn’t care what happened to me, and I didn’t care for you, we would zig zag our way through the boredom and pain occasionally glancing up through the rain. Wondering which of the buggars to blame.’
“I can’t think of anything to say except… I think it’s marvelous! HaHaHa!”
‘Well, you go your way, I’ll go mine. I don’t care if we get there on time’.
‘Would you like to say something before you leave? Perhaps you’d care to state exactly how you feel? We said good-bye before we said hello, I hardly even like you, I shouldn’t care at all’

But most importantly, if you’re a Floydian NOTHING else is good enough

‘If I go insane, and they lock me away, will you still let me join in the game?’

You spend all your time at work trying to come up with more stuff to add to the ‘you know you’re a floydian when…’ list. yeah people at work are quite sick of it :)

You know you’re a Floydian if you sit in a Maths class trying to calculate the volume of Roger’s nose.

I started laughing uncontrollably the other day when i passed a road named “Arnold Lane”. :D

Something happened in the Physics lab today…I forgot what it was, but I blurted out, “I must have had a momentary lapse of reason” out kinda loudly. lol…I know, not the best choice to tie ‘Floyd into Physics, but it’s one of my favorite lines to use! lol (at least PF album names)

You plan out what PF album/CD you’re going to listen to on a trip, SEVERAL days in advance!!!

You have listened to all the albums in order without listening to any other music in between.

You have tried number 58 without stopping.

(For guys) You have tried to grow your hair to look like on of the band members hair from the early 70′s.

(For girls) you think that one of the band members (in the early 70′s) was hot.

You’re a Floydian if you know the whole megaphone speech from Waiting For The Worms.

You can name all of the musicians who played on the various Floyd tours, live albums and solo tours and live albums

You have to put in “part 2″ when talking about what most people simply call “Another Brick in the Wall”

You know that Atom Heart Mother features “The John Aldiss Choir”

I don’t know if this is just me, but I get annoyed when people (even sometimes other Floyd fans) talk about SOYCD parts 1 and 2 – it’s parts 1-5 and 6-9!!!

You know which songs David Gilmour plays bass on and which ones Roger Waters plays guitar on

You know the backwards message in Empty Spaces

When you hear random words spoken by anyone you can break into a floyd song, like some one says “breathe” and you respond “breathe in the air-dont be afraid to care”

At least once every day you think of floyd lyrics for no apparent reason.

In conversation you make a pink floyd reference that no one gets.

At some point when in school you always wanted to shout at a teacher. HEY TEACHER LEAVE THEM KIDS ALONE.

You think that Pink Floyd wrote the best song and album of all time.

You know when each part of Shine on you crazy diamond starts and finishes.

You know the story behind ‘Dark side of the moon’s name.

You think that no other guitarist can play the comfortably numb solo better than Gilmour.

You know the full names of the 5 band members and which albums each participated on.

You know who sings ‘Have a Cigar’.

You would rather have had Roger Waters play Pink in the movie of the Wall (or at least have him sing In the Flesh (both parts)).

You know which album is each band member’s favorite.

For those of us who were too young at the time of the last tour (PULSE). You wish you could go back in time just to see them play (since it doesn’t look like they’re gonna do it again)

Every time you see or hear the word diamond you think of Syd

Every time someone says the word “numb”…your quick to respond “Are you Comfortably Numb?”

Every time you hear of a domestic robbery you immediately think of “brain damage”

Whenever you’re going over the phases of the moon in Science class, it takes actual effort to not mention DSOTM during an entire period.

You might be a Floydian if you know how Pink Floyd got their name
If you’ve named your pinkie “Floyd”, you might be a Floydian.

You called your cat Lucifer Sam

You own a gnome called Grimble Gromble

Every time you hear a bike bell you start singing ‘Bike’ to yourself

You own a mouse called Gerald but you don’t have a house for him

Every time you see a prism you think of DSOTM

Whenever you get into an argument with a doctor you always tell him/her to “Take up thy Stethoscope and walk”

Every time you go to turn on a light you say “Let there be more light”

You have your alarm set to play ‘Time’ to wake you up

When you go shopping you always buy Apples and Oranges and Candy and a Currant Bun

Every time you see someone carrying an axe you say “Careful with that axe, (name of person)”