prunesquallormd: (Shrooms and sparkles - Skins)
Apparently there's still 3 weeks to the election. It seems like they've been campaigning for the last 6 months at least. But I guess it's not as bad as the US Presidential elections: even from the outside it feels like the race starts about 2 years before the actual election.

All the pollsters and politicos seem convinced that there's going to be another hung parliament (you wait 35 years for one and then they all come together in a bunch, apparently). I'm not entirely sure who I'm voting for yet (Green or Labour) but I live in a very safe Labour seat so it's not too much of an issue. Years ago, the Conservative Party building near here had 'Tories hate you' painted over one wall. They took a surprisingly long time to paint over it but when they did I admit to always being slightly disappointed that the original culprit didn't refresh their handiwork ('Tories still hate you' would have been fitting, I guess).

One of the reasons I like this part of the country is that the balance of politics is far more to the left than where I grew up. That's been a Tory constituency since since before my parents were born (and they met in the Young Conversatives, so yeah. They always told me they were just members for the social part of it...).

The point of all this is this, I guess: I'm not sure I care who forms the next government so long as the Conservatives and UKIP have no part of it. How doese the saying go? "Vote early, vote often ..."


This week's kind of dragged and it's been exhausting, but we played Mice and Mystics last night, which is always fun, and I have exactly nothing planned for the weekend except reading, watching TV, Skyping with Brie and sleeping. I'm rather hoping than the sleeping takes up a larger proportion of the whole than usual.

I'm exactly one episode and a final miniseries from the end of my rewatch of Farscape. It's taken me ages but I've very much enjoyed it. Gonna get on that now.

prunesquallormd: (Kaya - *is surprised*)
Gah. Feel grotty.
I haven't been off work with anything other than "really can't be arsed today", or random excruciating sinus pain since 2006, so maybe it was past time. There was a time last night/this morning when I thought it might be the beginnings of flu. But no, just a stinking cold (with, of course, random excruciating sinus pain). I always feel a bit stupid giving a cold as a reason not to go into work, but I feel icky, so whatever. They're highly unlikely to sack me for taking a few days off. And anyway, I'm tired. I get five hours sleep a night at most, if I'm lucky, just cos I can't sleep for longer than that. So I think a few days of lying on the sofa, watching DVDs and letting stuff take care of itself for a while is sort of in order.

Cut for mostly pointless waffling )
prunesquallormd: (Katie S4 - LOVE)
Well, then. Insert random stuff here, I suppose.

Whitby was all sorts of fun, and the company was fab, and mostly good humoured. I may have drunk rather more gin (and whisky for that matter) than is technically healthy, and I definitely ate more cheese and fudge than my nominally vegan diet would suggest (I miss cheese ok? It's been over a decade, and I've never stopped missing it, and they don't make a decent non-dairy cheese. Trust me, I've looked).

A few days ago, [ profile] blurubberband55 posted a Katie Fitch vid that [ profile] crackfoxx made for her (the prompt was "Katie Fitch is awesome at life" to the tune of "I'm too sexy"). It may actually be the best thing ever, and it's one of the things things I've seen in the last few days that's brought home to me the total reversal of my opinion on Katie. I loathed her utterly when I first saw season 3, and for months afterwards. Now though? I just want to hug her. I love her so much. This vid may give you a clue as to why.

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