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Hillsborough [15 Apr 2009|10:34pm]

I'm posting this from my iTouch so apologies for the many spelling and grammar errors.

I have been surprised by how affected I've been by the Hillsborough disaster and the current 20th anniversary events. It was an article in the Independent on Sunday, a very well written article by individuals who were at the stadium or were affected by the aftermath. One section was about one of the ambulance crew whose ambulance made it onto the pitch that day. It sounded like something out of a war correspondence. In a seperate article (you can tell this has been my obsession of late) a survivor stated that his counsellor had told him that his descriptions sounded very similar to his clients who had been in the army or in combat.

My brain is currently brewing over this event. I find myself getting upset, in the same way I did when researching the Holocaust for uni. So many families have been ripped apart by this day. The mother who was told her teenage son died whilst crying out for her. The man whose friend died beside him in the crowd and could never forgive himself for being left behind. The paramedic who was forced to quit his job after being affected by PTS, more than 15 years after the event.

So many lives torn apart. All because they went to watch a football match.

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[02 Apr 2009|06:43pm]

Sitting in the Merchant City, having a strawberry beer. Am sitting outside and have just been hassled by a camp Big Issue seller.

Yep, I think spring has arrived in Glasgow.

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Scab [21 Mar 2008|09:43am]
I am not taking part in the LJ strike today. It is something I have seen bandied about people's journals and I choose not to participate. For one, I don't believe strikes work anymore and are useless. Second, free accounts are still available but they are ad based. A small price to pay?

I have been a member of LJ for over six years, the time when it was just taking off. Yes, it is Open Source software and they have little right to charge for it. Yes, it has been bought over by a corporation and there have been ridiculous fights over nipples and other pointless topics. Like any community that involves a wide range of members, you are going to get conflict.

Remember Livejournal originally started out as some guy's university project. And if you don't like the service then it is your right as a consumer to take your custom elsewhere.

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[06 Feb 2008|07:56pm]
I think I am going to scream.

Letting agency and etc. is becoming complicated. To cut a long story short I am officially not meant to have moved in till next week. Which is a slight problem when I moved all my stuff over last weekend.

To top things off Colin's stomach complaint reappeared on Monday so his head has been stuck in a bucket since then. I have come very close to being an insenstive cow especially as he keeps fucking SIGHING all the time. The last straw came when he vomited into a bucket when I was eating my dinner tonight (we were both in the living room and I had warned him I was cooking) and he looked pissed off when I asked him to leave.


So living in bliss it ain't.

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Weather Today [17 Jul 2007|10:00am]

Weather Today
Originally uploaded by drusilla_mac
This is a photo taken less than 10 minutes ago outside my window. For once it seems like Glasgow is getting rather nice weather :-)

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[01 Jul 2007|08:12pm]
Hello everyone. For those I forgot to inform I am currently in Brighton at the end of the BCUK Unconvention. I flew down to Gatwick on Friday morning and thought little of it until yesterday afternoon. Many thanks to colanne who text me to let me know what had happened at Glasgow Airport. I was alone in the hotel room to try and fit in a quick shower so, at least, I had a few minutes to calm down. A lot of 'What ifs' were going round in my head. The parental units usually fly out the first Saturday after the school holidays start. This year they were meant to be flying out on Sunday but that's been cancelled. They are still flying out to Portugal and managed to get flights, free of charge, transfered to a Wednesday departure.

Over the weekend I have been incrediably touched by the kindness extended to me. A few people offered me lifts or places to stay in case Glasgow Airport became a no go zone. Thankfully it looks like I will be flying home tomorrow afternoon but might be going via Prestwick. I have been hit by shock because I think this is the first attack on Scottish soil possibly since WWII. I kept thinking "Fuck me, I only walked through those doors yesterday morning." I am very surprised there weren't more fatalities or injuries - it appears the somewhat poor planning i.e. using a HUGE jeep to try and ram through a set of tiny sliding doors paid off.

But thank you to everyone who took the time out this weekend to ask how I was. I was very humbled by the offers of help in case I needed it.

More about the Uncon when I get home. Hope you are all safe and well.

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Okeee [07 Mar 2007|08:39pm]
I checked my Bebo page a few days ago. The 'times viewed figure' was around 580. Today it has jumped to 635! Does that include the times you access your own page or is it comprised of other users who have viewed your profile?

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Kill Bill [19 Feb 2007|11:41am]

Kill Bill
Originally uploaded by drusilla_mac.
For the_barlow. See I told you it was a 12A certificate!

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My birthday! [18 Feb 2007|03:29pm]

Colin And I
Originally uploaded by drusilla_mac.
Thanks to all those who sent birthday wishes!

On Friday I went out and got rather drunk. Then went out for wine and dinner with the parents on Saturday which was my actual birthday.

A more detailed entry will probably follow but I wanted to post this picture. That was taken mid drinking binge on Friday hence my rosey red cheeks :-)

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My room - another update [18 Feb 2007|03:27pm]

My room - another update
Originally uploaded by drusilla_mac.
Some people may see it as a improvement. I certainly do ;-)

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[24 Jan 2007|05:08pm]

And here's one of Get Cape's videos for Call Me Ishmael. See if you can guess where he ends up ;-)

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Best Books of 2006? [21 Dec 2006|05:22pm]
I'm throwing this open to any book you may have read in 2006. So far my contenders (in no particular order) are:

We Need to Talk about Kevin - Lionel Shriver
Atonement - Ian McEwan
Complicity - Iain Banks
Falling Angels - Tracey Chevalier (so good I read it twice!)
Pope Joan - Donna Woodfolk Cross
Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
Behind the Scenes at the Museum - Kate Atkinson

I have posted this on Chit Chat on the BC message boards. However, I'm interesting to hear what others have been reading this year :-)

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Christmas Rant [20 Dec 2006|10:28pm]
This comes from 2 the Ranting Gryphon who has been my personal idol for a number of years. Here is his rant about Christmas.

Warning: it's a sound file with lots of swearing and offensive imagery. So usher the kids and/or anyone else out the room and listen. And laugh. Hard.

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Stolen from many people [16 Dec 2006|11:52pm]
Step 1: Put your mp3 player on random.
Step 2: Post a line from the first 10 songs that play, no matter how embarassing.
Step 3: Strike through the songs when someone guesses correctly.
Step 4: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is cheating.

1) I wear the black for the poor and beaten down The Man in Black - Johnny Cash
2) Our aim is to break you down to the bone Ladyflash - The Go Team
3) Have you been kissed by a computer? The Skins - Scissor Sisters
4) Ya know they murdered X | And tried to blame it on Islam Wake Up - Rage Against the Machine
5) Now the fortune of the kingdom is locked up
6) When you grow up, living like a good boy oughta Take Your Mama Out - Scissor Sisters
7) Lets start a war | A nuclear war Gay Bar - Electric Six
8) They was part sun, part earth, | Part daughter, part son.
9) From the day we arrived on the planet | And, blinking, stepped into the sun
10) Yes, we may be hidden by "rags" but we have something they'll never have Hand in Glove - The Smiths

And don't bother looking at my Last Fm page, you cheaters :-P

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New blog [12 Dec 2006|07:36pm]
I have decided to create a new blog to post some of my more opinionated posts. It also means I can direct non-Livejournal friends to a more public friendly blog.

The address is here:

I wanted to call it The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women but that was too long :-(

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Don't ever dump me by text - biatch! [29 Nov 2006|10:16pm]

I found this on thequestionclub. Good God, it's so postmodern it hurts. And it's hilarious! Warning: probably not work safe.

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Meme time [28 Nov 2006|04:21pm]
Go to here and find the year you turned 18.
Bold the songs you liked
Strike the ones you loathed
A question mark means you've never heard of it!
Any left plain, you were indifferent to

2003 Greatest Hits!
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I can't believe how few of these songs I've heard of. Mind you the year I turned 18 I began going to the Cathouse a lot more (one of Glasgow's 'rock' nightclubs), was working six days a week as well as going to college. Ah those were the days.....

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The price of education? [17 Nov 2006|10:06am]

I originally saw this video posted on kensei's journal. It shows a student being tasered by security staff at a university library. Apparently it is policy for people to be IDed in the library after 11pm for the safety of the students.

Personally I'm wondering if this incident would have happened if the student was white. Or female for that matter.

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Voice Posts [09 Nov 2006|10:35am]
So, my microphone finally arrives and I'm getting all excited about making a voice post. However I want to ask a few questions before I upgrade my account to a Plus one.

1) For UK voice posters, are you charged to make voice posts?

2) How do you make them? I assume we have to call one of the American numbers but is that the case?

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY! [03 Nov 2006|08:48am]
To lindyb28. Hope you have a fab day :-)

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