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29 January 2007 @ 10:44 am
To Do Lists Are Evil  

Yeah, didn't get much done off of my to do list yesterday, in fact, all I managed was to start the banners for the AVAs (and work on them some more at break there until my eyes started burning. This is not a good sign... *g*). I said a while ago that I wouldn't make another list because I never get any of it done, and yet there I went, making a list and not getting it done...

I've been awake for a long time already today. It's just after half ten and I've been up for seven hours. It took me two hours to drive 32 miles this morning because there are roadworks on the M8 at Glasgow Airport. Roadworks which started today and which will be there for fifteen weeks... I need a new job, or a new house, or a motorbike. Or all three! Yay!

One thing I did do yesterday was watch Top Gear. I love the show anyway, but this was the start of the brand new series which had been delayed after one of the presenters had a life-threatening crash whilst filming for the show in a jet-propelled car. You might remember me posting just after it happened, I was ranting at the media for launching into a tirade of how the BBC could let it happen while it still wasn't clear whether he was going to pull through. Richard Hammond (for it was he) has a young family and it infuriated me no end that all I was seeing was recriminations and accusations being thrown about when those two kids didn't know if their daddy was going to be coming home.

But he did, and he has been recovering since then, and last night he was back presenting the show. And he did a very brave thing which was to show the footage of the crash, talk the audience through what had happened, and then say "if you show it in slow motion, you can see the tyre start to go..." and got them to play it in slow motion. I thought that was incredibly brave of him, and my respect for the man knows no bounds at the moment. The crash, if you don't know, was at over 280mph. The thing that stopped the car was when it overturned and the roll bar - and Richard's head - dug into the ground and acted like brakes. You can see the accident has marked him, there's only the littlest of visible scars, but he looks older.

Okay, so my applause of Mr Hammond over, I made a new icon. On the way to work this morning, sitting in first gear on the motorway..., Dominik Diamond on the radio was asking people to text in with the funniest slogans they'd seen on a t-shirt. This was mentioned, I think it was Dom's producer Scott who came up with it and I just had to icon it. Shareable, if you want it.

Current Mood: awakeawake
tessarintessarin on January 29th, 2007 11:23 am (UTC)
I too watched Top Gear last night. Was good to see the hamster back. Loved the clearly loving banter between the presenters and Jeremy's magnanimous decision to drive all the fast cars. Not that he wasn't already doing that anyway.

And the roadwork thing a hoot. Maybe you should email them and ask them to do yours. Mind you they were doing the road up from me for 2 years.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn//the boys and their car.... - mewhiskyinmind on January 29th, 2007 11:31 am (UTC)
I was wondering how they were going to handle it all, and I think they did it perfectly. The three of them were obviously more wound up about the show than normal, that came across in the way they were fidgeting a lot, but they were all so supportive of each other. Nice to see petrol heads like that, too often those guys get a bad rep.

The roadworks thing was hilarious! I was actually thinking about them as I was crawling along at barely 5mph this morning...

(uses vaguely car centric icon...)
tessarintessarin on January 29th, 2007 11:35 am (UTC)
75 Cod and Chips :-)
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: simon//laugh - lit_glitterwhiskyinmind on January 29th, 2007 11:36 am (UTC)
inspirational speeches from Maggie...

tessarintessarin on January 29th, 2007 11:42 am (UTC)
Yep that and the berry picking and Jeremy's awful speeches.

On an unrelated note Dark horse has a fully length desktop wallpaper of Xander alone now. And have you seen the trailer for Alphabet killer ?
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstonewhiskyinmind on January 29th, 2007 11:48 am (UTC)
Ooo - that's pretty cool! I hadn't seen the wallpaper yet. Bugs me that the image is on the left though, it'd be obscured by all my desktop icons. Hmmm. May have to do something about that...

There's a trailer for AK now? Cool! I'll check it out at lunch - thanks for the heads up!
tessarintessarin on January 29th, 2007 11:57 am (UTC)
Yep lots of wintery ED which is what draw my attention. Sort of like how I envision her in my fic in places, apart from the cop thing.

Sorry the only link I have is the whedon.info one.

the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: faith//black&white - mewhiskyinmind on January 29th, 2007 12:00 pm (UTC)
It looks as though it's up on the movie's official site, which is probably where whedon.info got it from.

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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn//the boys and their car.... - mewhiskyinmind on January 29th, 2007 01:32 pm (UTC)
It really was great to see him back on TV and looking so well after the accident. To essentially have him go through it again by watching it, I don't think I could have done it.
lmzjewel on January 29th, 2007 04:30 pm (UTC)
Mara I hate to bother you with this. And I also hate to show my LJ ignorance but I'm finished with my B/X story for the Slayerverse and I want to post it. The trouble is, I don't know how to link the story or if I even should link the story from my LJ to the LJ at the Slayerversathon community. Should I post it directly to the community? And then link it at the Masterlist? how should I go about linking my story to the Masterlist. I'm going to go and post this on my LJ now. Just let me know how I should do this for the slayerversathon.

the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstonewhiskyinmind on January 29th, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
Either or to be honest. It's purely down to how many places you want the story to be housed at, if that makes sense.

If you post it to your own journal, you are more than welcome to also post it the community, or you might prefer to post a header to the community with a link to your own journal in it instead of the full text of the story.

(and don't worry about the masterlist, it's for people that I don't know personally and might otherwise miss their posts. I'll add your story to it as soon as you post it - wherever you post it. :))

And it's not a bother, it's what I'm here for! :)
lmzjewel on January 29th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks Mara. I really appreciate it. Since I'm not familiar with the technicalities of how to link from my LJ to the Slayerversathon Community LJ, I will just post directly onto the Community LJ. (:

Laura: ianto - abigailmarissadimlondeiel on January 30th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
Heh, I heard him mention that slogan too. He was giving away a T-shirt today with that on it and another with "19% gay and proud of it" *g*.

I though RH was very brave too, I don't think I'd have wanted to see it let alone show millions of people it.