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posted by [personal profile] panik at 10:57am on 23/02/2009 under , ,
Honestly, Officer! Just Curious, like, you know? But it took so bloody long to do, I suppose I'd better post it after all.

Sorry. I swear I wasn't going to inflict this on you all (because there's so bloody many of you) but here you go. This is my Flist!

See, see the pretty! )

Using this Naboo icon because I never do (yet cannot bring myself to ditch it for something more useful).

Forgot to say, blagged from [ profile] sallymn 
location: My habitial sofa.
Mood:: 'creative' creative
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posted by [personal profile] panik at 11:52am on 22/02/2009 under ,
Blagged from so many; most recently [ profile] elmyraemilie , [ profile] cross_stitchery and [ profile] davidbrider 

The BBC allegedly believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here (I find that hard to believe but there you go). Bold those books you've read in their entirety, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish. I'm adding; underline those that are defo on your 'to read' list'. Here we go...
Because I am the very Mistress of Prevarication... )

And now I genuinely have to turn off the emails and get down to some work. After coffee. And Just a MInute...

And ETA (because I'm drinking coffee, listening to Just a Minute *G*) why is The Five People You Meet In Heaven in there (a rather so-so book imo) and not the infinitely beautiful and superior History of Love by Nicole Kraus? Two books  linked in no way whatsoever except that I read them at the same time but the one is so much better than the other!

This is a puzzling list. I see no reason for many of their choices at all.


Music:: Blissful silence.
Mood:: 'tired' tired
location: The sofa
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posted by [personal profile] panik at 11:12am on 09/02/2009 under ,
Music:: The kettle singing on the stove
Mood:: 'lazy' lazy
location: Home
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posted by [personal profile] panik at 10:18pm on 17/01/2009 under , ,
and sitting here, in my room of many lights, watching the unexpurgated version of QI, I find myself in playful, Memeish mood...

Behold, an icon meme! Fun for all the family!

Do any of my icons amuse/puzzle/confuse you? Point the Offending Creature out and I shall endeavour to explain.

Likewise, should you participate in the above, I shall then rudely point at one of yours and demand you explain yourself immediately!

ALSO! Is there an icon out there you think might please me and adapt well to my extensive wardrobe of same?  Plz to be pointing me in its direction for I am in the market for new iconage.

Am I even making sense? After 3 Vic and Bobs, 2 g&ts and an episode of Monkey Trousers, I would be very surprised indeed.

location: Withnell
Mood:: 'drunk' drunk
Music:: QI
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posted by [personal profile] panik at 10:27pm on 16/01/2009 under
Cripes, I'm so unoriginal. *g*

You Are "esc"

Some people might try to say that you're unreliable or flighty.

But you can't help it. You're always finding yourself in sticky situations.

You're willing to bail if things are looking bad. You are quite impatient.

For you, having to escape every now in then is the price of taking risks. And you're not about to stop taking risks!

Music:: Most Haunted
Mood:: 'bored' bored
location: Withnell
panik: (Genius - Goons)
posted by [personal profile] panik at 04:13pm on 14/01/2009 under
Who started this one? I have no idea whatsoever, but here is/are mine. I'm giving 2 because one is very short and I'm greedy and it's my birthday so I'm cutting myself a massive slab of slack.

By Guillaume Apollinaire.
Come to the edge, he said.
They said: We are afraid.
Come to the edge, he said.
They came. He pushed them and they flew.

And  Rudyard Kipling; If.

IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
' Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!

location: Withnell
Mood:: 'cheerful' cheerful
panik: (DW - Eight joy)
posted by [personal profile] panik at 04:59pm on 31/12/2008 under , ,
So time for a festive meme. Some of it... ::scratches head in a Stan Laurel way:: Mostly, I think I should, perhaps, update my interests - lose the Rick! never, I say, never! and that one about the fanfic - that's never going to happen. But that last one. Oh yes. I am down with that majority ::winks theatrically::

Blagged from [ profile] vamysteryfan, My Resolutions are apparently... )
Get your own New Year's Resolutions:

So, reaching for the gin as we wind down to the end of this sorry-arse year, I hope I find you all in fine fettle with cold, wet noses and thick, glossy coats and all ready for whatever festivities you habitually indulge in on this arbitrarily chosen date on which we choose to end each twelve months of existence.

Meself - I shall probably get more than a bit squiffy before decimating remaining stocks of mince pies and cheesy nibbles in a massive deck-clearing exercise I shall call 'Operation Creosote'.

Heads-up for the UK-Sentinel-peeps! Risky Business is on BBC1 tonight, though I shall probably be watching Jools's Hootenanny while raising a glass of something powerful to you all as we count-down Big Ben's merry midnight chimes.

So, here's to 2009!, my lovelies. May it treat you all kindly and well. XXX
location: Foggy, frozen Yorkshire
Music:: Wallace and Gromit
Mood:: 'contemplative' contemplative
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posted by [personal profile] panik at 03:56pm on 14/12/2008 under ,
[ profile] karieflybabe has tagged me to do this meme. I usualy ignore tags as impertinent and, evidence to the contrary, I find talking about myself tedious but if I weren't doing this I'd only be hanging in the bus shelter in a pink anorak with a can of White Lightning shouting insults at ramblers.

Why anyone wants to know this stuff is a little beyond me but here goes anyway. )

location: Withnell
Music:: Neighbours repeatedly banging car doors the bastards.
Mood:: 'cheerful' cheerful
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posted by [personal profile] panik at 02:48pm on 14/12/2008 under , ,
It's been a fraught few days. It's almost Christmas, you know how that is. I scrubbed and cleaned and baked and got the Crimbo tree and a few decs up at Dad's place yesterday and now we're home in Withnell and I can start all over again here! Yay. My life is made of joy.

Anyway, as I say, life's been a tad mad. I went away for a few days last week and I haven't really caught up. I'm trying to get up to date with work and I'm working on the next chapter of Blue but I doubt if I'll get it up tomorrow as is my usual wont. Sometime this week. Maybe.

Having been empty for a fortnight, the house is on the chilly side; th'kitchen stove be lit and blazing, the sitting room wood-stove likewise, it should be snug and cosy by Tuesday (heh). I'm comforting myself with rum in hot chocolate, cheesy nibbles and memes. I know. I should be writing. Hey ho and get thee to a nonnery Writery-Guilt! I bite my thumb at thee.

Well lawks a lawdy, who'd've guessed? )

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Mood:: 'cold' cold
Music:: Barry Scott (it's Cilit Bang!)
location: Withnell
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posted by [personal profile] panik at 06:33pm on 08/11/2008 under
Kinda. If you're in that sort of a mood.

Surreptitiously lifted from [ profile] minerva_fan ;  the aura-colours test.

Me, I'm equal scores violet and yellow, then abstract-tan and indigo. I have no red overlay.

Just in case you needed to know.

Music:: Fireworks in Penistone
Mood:: 'accomplished' accomplished
location: In the bedroom watching C4 news.