February 10th, 2006

dark side of the moon

So what have I been doing this week?

Not much. Saturday I got my hair cut, and spent the evening curled up in a chair under a sleeping bag with Mike watching DVDs on his computer (Speed and The Butterfly Effect - the latter of which my brain wouldn't stop thinking about for a couple of days). Sunday we joined Pete Clay, Acronym and Pete's friend Richard (v cute in an indie-boy way) for a drink in the Maypole and Mike cooked me roast duck for dinner - yum.

The week's been mostly quiet - too tired for clubbing on Tuesday we listened to metal from my X5 instead, enjoying ernie's compilation. Wednesday lunchtime I had a driving lesson which went well. Late Thursday lunchtime was more entertaining though, as I took part in the Heroes or Zeroes music quiz on 6music. Vic's probably my favourite radio presenter, and it was lovely to get to talk to her after I've been chatting by email for quite a while. I didn't do terribly well in the end, but I reckon there were only 3 points extra I could have got if I'd been on the ball, and even that wouldn't have been enough to get me into today's final. If you want to hear it you can get it via Listen Again from http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/ - it's 1 hour and 20 mins into Vic's show.

Last night I cooked for a change and then spent most of the rest of the evening in the terribly rock and roll pastime of trying to untangle my crochet thread. It is a knot of gordian propensities. I refuse to give in and cut it though. The weekend should be more exciting. I'm so going out clubbing tonight and I really hope people will come with me. Can't really afford Bmovie's train fare so the Kambar it is. And Sunday is the long-awaited NME tour - Maximo Park, We Are Scientists, Arctic Monkeys and The Mystery Jets. It should be really really good fun.


Perhaps this is a touch too daft?

From: Eleanor Blair <eleanorb@chiark.greenend.org.uk>
To: scientastic@wearescientists.com
Cc: Mike Pinna <mike@tropic.org.uk>
Subject: Kidnap arrangements...
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 12:53:40 +0000

Dear Sirs,

Mr Pinna and I have agreed amongst ourselves that it is perfectly
acceptable, nay necessary, to kidnap you after Sunday's show in
Cambridge and force you to submit to being interviewed at 4:30am again.
Interviewed indeed for the prestigious publications that are our blogs.
Please could you be in touch asap to confirm arrangements for the
kidnap.  We need to know when and where to meet you and what will be
needed in terms of force, coercion and/or bribery.  I can supply hummus.

Ms Blair
eleanorb@chiark.greenend.org.uk                    http://lnr.livejournal.com/


  • Nowish: stop work and go eat with Mike
  • 8:30ish: Head to Mill for pre-club drinks
  • 10:30ish: Head to Kambar for Generator (indie night)
  • Late: stagger home to bed