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(no subject) [Mar. 12th, 2009|01:24 am]
Currently thinking about having The One Ring as our wedding ring. I suggested it half-jokingly and my GF totally went for it. Reasonably cheap too, which is good - gf isn't interested in a ring that costs x months salary anyway, she'd rather spend my money (:p) on better things.

Also, she was staying with me for the past few days (slowly but surely moving in together) and, when I came in on tuesday, she burst out from where she'd been hiding and gave me a scare - apparently that was an "April Fool!" - the fact that it's still March doesn't seem to have been a problem.

Seeing her again on Saturday, can't wait.
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(no subject) [Mar. 10th, 2009|11:24 pm]
Oh god there's so much to think about before you get married - at least my gf only wants a simple one
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(no subject) [Feb. 9th, 2009|09:54 pm]
So, I went to Kyoto.
Absolutely not what I was expecting.
My boss forgot an essential piece of gear for debugging, so I took the Shinkansen there, ate, bought a present for my girlfriend, and came straight back.

As a sidenote, well, I guess I have pictures to upload. A bunch of stuff from the past few months. Just need to work up the enthusiasm, haha.
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(no subject) [Jan. 19th, 2009|11:45 pm]
Hart dead but Harris is alive. Is there no justice?
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(no subject) [Jan. 16th, 2009|12:43 am]
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(no subject) [Dec. 8th, 2008|01:46 am]
Just watched "My Name Is Bruce"
What could be a better ending than that?
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(no subject) [Nov. 24th, 2008|02:07 am]
Got Fallout 3 off Steam from Link - his local post office seem to totally fail at sending international money orders.
I still really don't like the idea of getting DRMed games off Steam, purely because it means you have to rely on Valve keeping the service up indefinitely, but hey, I have a legitimate key (the biggest form of Copy protection the game has from my point of view, you need it to register the game into your X-Box Live profile) so I can warez the game if something happens.
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(no subject) [Nov. 14th, 2008|06:37 pm]
One of the unwelcome side effects of working crazy long hours is that I've had no time to watch TV recently.
One of the shows I have ended up really enjoying is a show called "Stitch", a Japanese TV show all about, well, Stitch from Lilo and Stitch - but set in a fictional Okinawan island rather than Hawaii.
Stitch being voiced by the same guy who played Spike in Cowboy Bebop and Briaeros in Appleseed.

oh, and - Americans. I hate you for not watching My Own Worst Enemy. Cancelled after 4 episodes!
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(no subject) [Nov. 5th, 2008|03:43 pm]
Writing this now so that when it happens I can point you to the entry and see "say! I told you so!"

Recently, after it hit the point where it was obvious he'd win, Boris Johnson endorsed Barrack Obama. BoJo is fairly right-wing, though he's been forced to lean rather left thanks to accidentally ending up mayor of London.

Why would he want to do a thing like that?

BoJo, for all his English bluster, is an American, born in New York. I think he's angling for getting the Democrat nomination when Obama is done - 2016 he'll still not be THAT old.
Also gives him 8 years to become leader of the Tories, and get elected Prime Minister of the UK.

That I think is his plan, he wants to be President of the US and British Prime Minister at the same time.

Tell me I'm wrong! Tell me it's impossible! Because as far as I can see there are no legal barriers to it happening, it's just that BoJo is the first person who's been in a position to call it off. I mean, the guy's a unionist, so doing the democratic equivalent to what James VI of Scotland did must appeal to him on some level.
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(no subject) [Nov. 3rd, 2008|01:27 am]
There is a show on Japanese TV called "Zettai Karen Children". (Zettai Karen translates to something like "absolutely lovely")
It airs in the 10am kid's cartoon slot on TV Tokyo, the most conservative channel in Japan.
Don't get me wrong, I love the show, I am just totally blown away by the fact that a show that's so inappropriate for the timeslot has run for over 30 episodes and is going strong (cleavage shots, panty shots, 10 year old girls coming on strong to adults, breast play, huge quantities of English-language swearing whenever a "Komerican" (terrible pun on American) character is in the episode etc etc)
One day a TV Tokyo exec is going to notice what they've been broadcasting and it's going to be bigger than the Brand/Ross scandal.

Speaking of that, now that Brand has quit radio 2, I think that Andrew Sachs should be given his show. So that he can - with a crony, I'm thinking Barry Norman maybe - phone up Brand's phone and sing a little song about how he fucked Brand's grandmother. Turnabout is fair play after all.
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