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There can be only one! - Corrosive Shame
Therapy for Life
kneeshooter
kneeshooter
There can be only one!
I've noticed over the past couple of years that I have a big problem with hats.

Being a man of a certain age, and a certain sophistication I have taken to perching an item of clothing on top of my head in order to allow me to survive the rigours of the British winter. Contrary to the school of thought that suggests underpants are the garment most suited for this purpose, I've preferred to use a hat.

Unfortunately I keep losing them - and indeed it often seems to me that there can only be one in my life at once. This week, the week in which I discover that the NMA shop has back-stock of nice hats (as opposed to the current "not so nice" ones), I've managed to lose my trusty M&S hat (2003 vintage). It might be about - I can place cleaning my monitor with it on Tuesday, but it's possible I lost it either in Sainsbury's or on the bus. It might be at Chez Oxford but my search yesterday gave me no joy.

Oh well, I guess I'll go and get another one - I'm sure if it does turn out to be a spare (if the other one re-emerges) it will have use in the end - and they're not much more expensive than an M&S lunch.

Botheration.

Also, last night I went to see Lost in Translation. I held off this long posting about it while I work out if I liked it or not. I'm still not sure. On the plus side it was interesting and encouraged over-analysis due to an implied depth. On the downside it was ponderous, didn't go anywhere and encouraged over-analysis due to an implied depth. Go and see it if you're tempted - and make your own mind up.

20 word review:

Risk being up own arse; Coppola ego trip, contrasts with Last Samurai by having tall western actor. Still not sure.

Minimal talking though - however I did glare at the middle aged ladies behind me to shut them up at one point. No prizes for pointing out how long I actually gave up going to the cinema for.

Also, getting details for a job in Lancaster. I'm told this is somewhere north of Manchester, yet south of Scotland.

Current Mood: contemplative contemplative

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ant_girl From: ant_girl Date: January 22nd, 2004 01:50 am (UTC) (Link)
and indeed it often seems to me that there can only be one in my life at once

Hat monogamy, eh? I'm definitely polyamorous with regard to hats -- I have quite a few. My mother keeps buying them for me. Maybe I should point out some time that I only have one head...
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: January 22nd, 2004 01:54 am (UTC) (Link)
It's not deliberate. Perhaps they just don't like each other and fight to the death during the night for the amusement of my socks - then the loser is forced to flee.

I'm reminded of a Swamp Thing comic where Tefe creates a sentient flower community - but you won't get the reference so I'll shut up now.
ant_girl From: ant_girl Date: January 22nd, 2004 01:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Were they a bit like the bopping coca cola flowers?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: January 22nd, 2004 02:03 am (UTC) (Link)
No - the basic premise was that she gave sentience to some flowers. They started off in some kind of eco-bliss, but by the end of the story they'd been through learning the arts of war and were driving motorcars etc. in a parody of the destructive nature of humanity.
ant_girl From: ant_girl Date: January 22nd, 2004 02:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Whereas the bopping coca cola flowers merely parody the mind-numbing nature of techno music. ;-) And soft drinks.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: January 22nd, 2004 02:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Bouncy Brown Bubble Beverage!

From your friendly local multinational evil-doers.
ant_girl From: ant_girl Date: January 22nd, 2004 02:12 am (UTC) (Link)
But it does taste good, eh? Especially vanilla coke. Hmm, vanilla coke...
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From: ex_harryh579 Date: January 22nd, 2004 02:33 am (UTC) (Link)
For all sorts of useful advice to the Gentleman stuck in Modern Times, I have to point you to The Chap magazine.

www.thechapmagazine.com gives only a flavour. I understand this estimable periodical is also available from 'comic shops'.
ikkleblacktruck From: ikkleblacktruck Date: January 22nd, 2004 04:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Lancaster's not that far north of Manchester. Isn't it roughly in line with Blackpool? Or is that Preston?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: January 22nd, 2004 04:42 am (UTC) (Link)
It's further north than Blackpool and Preston.
ikkleblacktruck From: ikkleblacktruck Date: January 22nd, 2004 10:08 am (UTC) (Link)
But not much. I was going to apply to Lancaster Uni as one of my five until they told me they were shutting the Classics dept and my year would be the last intake.
calephetos From: calephetos Date: January 23rd, 2004 06:03 am (UTC) (Link)

Lancaster

Lancaster... Well, it's usually cold, has no nightlife unless you like 145 different flavours of vodka or can drive to Morecambe, and the house prices are zooming up like nothing else. On the other hand, you will be astounded at how cheap it is to live and drink here, and there are plenty of roleplayers around, if that's your thing :)

Calephetos (friend of Flannel's)
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: January 23rd, 2004 06:06 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Lancaster

Hmm, sounds delightful :-)

I'll see how it goes - also Hello and thanks for the comment.
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