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19 November 2004 @ 09:44 pm
'What the hell' is always the right decision  

I must be unique among people my age. I had five hours to waste in Cork today, which meant I had to have a proper lunch to use up an hour. Fair enough, the Kylemore cafe mightn't be teh kewl place to be seen for college kids, but it never even crossed my mind to eat at McDonald's. It was only when I was wandering around, paying out twenty-six euro for my brother's <strike>dandruff-shaking crap</strike> 'Crystal Method' CD and heard some guys talking that I realised how very many young people must go to McEvilFakeFoodald's.. Me, it would go against my principle (yeah, I only have the one. One of a kind is always special and it is rather possessive and jealous of its territory) to besmirch my mouth and tastebuds with their non-food simulation-cardboard takeaways.

I got a distinction in graphic design and a merit + in sculpture. None for my pepperz, as they are (hopefully) in England. (No letter yet. The stress is giving me a rash.) Oh, for the days of As, and, well, As, when I could actually make an educated judgement as to my progress! Still, at least I didn't just get a pass, *snerkle* like Neville and her loverboy Shane.

Fic updates demain. Ils ont besoin a chapter overhaul. Also opening-quote search, in which I dash to the quotationspage.com and pick out the first vaguely relevant one...

RE: Music.

I think REM's 'Leaving New York' may be the mort perfect song in the history of slamming two things together to make a noise. That is all.

 
 
Current Mood: lethargiclethargic
Current Music: 'How To Be Dead,' Snowpatrol
 
 
 
xxdeathspunkxx on November 19th, 2004 03:14 pm (UTC)
*waves*
Ello! Im a friend of Lunziek. My names melanie and i live over in the states, Minnesota for now and next month i shall return to Florida... drop me a line sometime *hugz* you sound like a fascinating person and i hate mc donalds *stares at mcdonalds, synical laugh, lights match, watches as it fails to light on fire* NOOOOOOOOOOO *sigh* i forgot the gasoline dousing ritual >_< *DOH!*

Toodles!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on November 19th, 2004 03:20 pm (UTC)
Re: *waves*
Welcome to my den of iniquity! (Well, a girl can dream...)

Thank you, btw, but I'm mainly just insane. And Harry-Potter-obsessed. And proud of it. And in dire need of stopping starting sentences with 'and'.

But, m'dear *facepalms* you cannot light McDonalds on fire! It needs an exorcism, not arson!
Caitcoralia13 on November 19th, 2004 11:13 pm (UTC)
Re: *waves*
Sorry to butt in, but whereabouts in MN are you from? I used to live in St. Paul, and I've got lots of family in Edina and Hopkins.
Liz_eliza_b on November 19th, 2004 04:34 pm (UTC)
Are these graphic desgin and sculpture projects for entrance into a college? Or something like that? Anyway, congratulations on doing well!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on November 20th, 2004 06:30 am (UTC)
Thanks! Mind you, everyone got about the same...no, actually, they're part of my art course. Modules, y'know. Mind you, making stuff out of chicken wire is not what I'D classify as 'sculpture'...*grumbles*
Caitcoralia13 on November 19th, 2004 11:12 pm (UTC)
I do not frequent McDonald's, either, but I can't pretend that is due to some moral code - I go to Burger King instead, because I like the Whopper better than the worthless, size-of-my-palm Big Mac. "Big" my ass!
I remember when I was little, there was this story (urban legend? I have no clue) going around about McDonald's cutting down the rain forest to make pastures for their cattle. So, when I was about five, my uncle took me to McD's for lunch, and I turned to the man behind us and said loudly, "You shouldn't eat here. Did you know that McDonald's cuts down the rain forest to make room for their cows?" (I've been picking up some very liberal tendencies at home from an early age). My uncle was very embarassed, apologized to the man and, to quiet me down, asked me if I wanted a Big Mac, to which I replied, "Yes!" I was a very morally confused child. Anyway, now I am a huge Burger King snob, and won't touch McD's. Do you guys have BK?

As you can imagine, I was a little disappointed when I saw there wasn't a big blue link at the bottom of your post. You seem to be giving some information about it, but since most of the information is in another language, I have no idea what is going on. Will there be more soon?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on November 20th, 2004 06:33 am (UTC)
Yes, we have Burger King, and I must admit, I recall eating there and they don't put evil little gherkins in the burgers. I just turned out to be a soup person...if I ever go out shopping and have lunch, I'll always have soup or a muffin. I haven't been to a fast-food outlet in years. *is old-womaney*

Your story was very funny. And that isn't an urban legend - it's true. They also make burgers out of the likes of the cow's hoofs, and marinate their chips in beef fat to make them taste nicer, and the chicken burgers are beef.

Oh dear! I was trying to look all educated with my French! I said, I need to read over it but it'll be up tomorrow (that is, today!). You're so amusing...xD.
Caitcoralia13 on November 20th, 2004 09:12 am (UTC)
"Amusing." That's a nice way of putting it, thank you!
Yeah, actually the beef fat thing doesn't bother me as much as the hoof thing. The beef fat thing, over here, is sadly to be expected. I mean, you go to a restaurant like that, you are basically marinating yourself in beef fat. I can never believe when people try to sue McDonald's because their food made them fat. They never pretended it was healthy. And if you thought that something that good, that made the wax paper it's served on turn clear wasn't full of fat, I don't think that the general public should take you seriously. People are stupid. If you don't want your kids to turn into little whales, don't take them to McDonald's . Has anyone seen 'Super-size Me'?
Yesterday, I was reading America: The Book - A Citizen's Guide to Democratic Inaction , which is by the writers of that show I mentioned to you a long time ago - that fake news show, 'The Daily Show'? Anyway, they had a section of what American will look like in the future, and they had this picture of a woman who was maybe three hundred pounds, and it said, "By the year 2015, Americans will decide that changing its national perception of beauty is easier than losing weight. Books about fad binges will top the best-seller lists, and all ads in the personals will end with "yes, fatties"."
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on November 20th, 2004 02:20 pm (UTC)
I always call things I like amusing. It's one of my endearing little eccentricities...

As Colm Meany said (a close second to Ed Byrne, that man) - he was talking about another one of Ireland's dire home-made TV dramas - 'you can sue cigarette companies for giving you cancer, you can sue McDonalds for making you fat, you can try suing Guinness for all the ugly people you've shagged, but you can't sue your TV for what this programme did to your eyes...'

I've heard about that Super-Size Me thing. We don't get those sizes over here, and free refills? You must be joking me, lad! Also, America generates enough waste for three planets. Fun fact for today! Mind, I can't see America adopting fatness as beauty...oh no wait, I can. EWW.
Caitcoralia13 on November 20th, 2004 06:32 pm (UTC)
I actually think they just ended super-sizing over here in the fallout from some law suit... I just remember one of my friends complaining about it, something along the lines of, "If I want to clog my arteries, they have no right to take away my super-size!" Free refills are everywhere - not just fast food. So dangerous.

The waste thing is very concerning. People have disposable mops and cutting boards for Chrissakes! SO disgusting. But what can you expect from the nation that brought you the paper towel? The problem is that, while our cars burn a hole in the ozone, the east and west coasts are going to get covered with water from the ice caps, meaning only the Bible Belt of the country will remain. Maybe that's why New England and Cali are the only ones that went for Kerry? Because we don't want to drown?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on November 21st, 2004 07:26 am (UTC)
Well, America is very litigation concious, and it's seeping over here like some kind of noxious vapour...like, I fall in the street, I'm gonna sue! Nothing to do with the fact that I'm an ungraceful twat who didn't see the puddle!

Do you not recycle at all? Ireland banned plastic bags about two years ago; now you buy 'life bags' for groceries, which are really sturdy plastic bags, and all other shops use paper bags with handles. Plus, the garbage men pick up bags of recycling only on alternate weeks.

I like your theory! It made me snigger...and it's probably true! Imagine an America controlled by Bible-Belters...*shudders*. BTW, do you have to be 21 to drink in Minnesota?
Caitcoralia13 on November 21st, 2004 11:29 am (UTC)
We recycle. More in different areas, based on the facilities that are available for that town/county. So, we have the ability to recycle, but it's really a matter of whether people do . In my town in Connecticut, they were thinking about charging for every bag of trash, and not charging for recycling, to encourage people to do it. Because the danger of using up all our natural resources and filling the world with trash isn't inducement enough...

America already is controlled by Bible Belters. The only difference us sane ones are making right now is giving gay people a place to get married, and giving women a place where they can go and still have control over their bodies.

You have to be 21 to drink anywhere in America. Why?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on November 21st, 2004 12:09 pm (UTC)
*splutters* *cries for America*

EVERYWHERE? 21? EVERYWHERE! What do you DO when you go out then? For THREE YEARS OF COLLEGE YOU CAN'T DRINK?!!!? Qu'est-ce que c'est le POINT?

Man, I'm so not visiting America till I'm twenty-one. What, do you have, like, a cafe culture or something? I mean, people in Ireland start drinking at twelve. (Well, okay, fifteen.)

Once the high-ups start making movements, it works...I mean, everyone in my county recycles now, because otherwise your rubbish will only get picked up once a fortnight. Everyone uses paper bags. There are moves towards making a greener political attitude.

We're looking to see if people married in other places (same sex, I mean) will have marital rights. Because of a Canadian couple who took their case to the High Courts...quite rightly, I mean, by the homophobes' logic, anyone married in Ireland would have to remarry in Canada to get rights. According to my mother, who's doing a law module, there's nothing in the Constitution that says gay people cannot marry, but we have a load of religious fuckers who maintain that marriage is only 'natural' between a man and a woman. This being the country of altar-boy-raping priests and state orphanages that were treated as private brothels...and of course, all these people eat their meat raw and sleep in trees...

*pats on head*

GWB can only be pres. for another four years, at least!
Caitcoralia13 on November 21st, 2004 12:45 pm (UTC)
Haha, yeah, the drinking age is 21, but you wouldn't know it. Basically, all that means is that you have to be 21 or older to buy alcohol, unless you have a fake ID, which a lot of people do. People go to bars and clubs and use fakes, or have friends who are 21. Everyone drinks a lot , although from what I understand, drunkenness is not as accepted in American adults as it is in Britain and Ireland. Drunkenness is mostly a late high school, college thing, especially freshmen in college who, free from their parents and in constant contact with 21 year olds and fraternities, drink like it's going out of style. I myself don't drink (personal choice), but most of my classmates do.

Yes, Dubya is only around for four more years, and then hopefully we will have some decent candidates in 2008. We're hoping for McCain and Hillary Clinton. That way, even in the event of a Republican victory, we won't be totally screwed.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on November 21st, 2004 12:50 pm (UTC)
McCain is the cute black guy, no? Yum. What's Dubya? I've seen it so many times, and I should know, but I...don't.

Oh, drinking is Ireland's national pastime. For EVERYone. It still sounds pretty crap, though. The best thing about college here is that you're usually 18 and you can just go get pissed. I don't drink much either, but if I was going out, I would get drunk. Reasons: I hate beer, so I drink vodka (baad) and I have no threshold for drink. I'm an affectionate drunk, though...go around hugging everyone, up to and including complete strangers, and tell them I love them...*shrugs* sadly, the whole blanked out memory never works for me...

These fraternities sound cool. Like, in Legally Blonde? I wants one!
Caitcoralia13 on November 22nd, 2004 08:21 am (UTC)
Hah, HAH!!!! Ahem. Yes, they are... kind of... like Legally Blonde, but grosser. Way, way, way grosser. There are a lot of other movies they are perhaps more like, though I can't think of any right now.

Um... I think the "cute black guy" you are thinking of is O'Bama (sp?). He's a liberal. Us liberals can't decide if the US would be more likely to elect a woman or a black man, so we really don't know if we want O'Bama or Hillary to run in 2008. The fact that every male in the country hates Hillary with a passion doesn't help her case.

And "Dubya" is George W Bush. "Dubya" is what we call him - some out of affection, some out of condescension. It comes from the retarded way he pronounced his middle initial with his stupid Texas accent.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on November 22nd, 2004 11:48 am (UTC)
Road Trip? xD.

Yep, that's him. Elect him, he pretty. Hillary - well I saw her bio book, my mum got it, man is she one self-inflating, self-praising stick-up-her-hole ... person! Nah. O'Bama, I tells you! PRETTY.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!! That is so stupid! And yet funny. And yet, stupid.

*goes off muttering*

Dubya Dubya DUBBBBBB-YA!
Caitcoralia13 on November 23rd, 2004 02:34 pm (UTC)
Texas accents are freaking ridiculous. You should hear the way he pronounces the name "Vladimir". Something like "Vlad-a-mer", but worse. Oh, so much worse. Bushism of the day: "...the African-Americans in Europe". For the love of God, man.

I actually like Hillary a lot. She has done a lot for our country and New York. She's cool. And it would rock to have a woman president. We could get that whole "pro-life" thing fixed right up, along with those psychotic religious zealots. Really, her or O'Bama - I don't care. McCain wouldn't be bad, but we Democrats need to take back the country in a big, liberal way.

I LOVE ROAD TRIP. No one understands why. I don't understand why. It is just... so good . And I think those frats are probably a little more accurate than the Ken dolls in Legally Blonde, which is also fantastic.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on November 23rd, 2004 02:55 pm (UTC)
As long as it's not a Bush, I care not...but pretty is still good.

I think the line where the hash guy does the whole black frat thing but didn't notice they were black saved it...that was just so world-luvvie sort of thing. Oh, and the talking dog...
Caitcoralia13 on November 23rd, 2004 03:05 pm (UTC)
That dog is the quintessential stoner-scene dog. I kid you not. It is the same dog that gets pot smoke blown in its face in the movie 'Idle Hands' (another really good movie).

That is, like, my favorite scene.
E.L.: "You do realize this is black fraternity, right? They know you're not a member."
Reuben: "I'm sorry, but I don't think about those kinds of things."
LOVE IT!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on November 23rd, 2004 03:09 pm (UTC)
I'll look out for that...but HMV is pretty crap at stocking off-the-beaten-track films...

THAT'S THE LINE! I was trying to think what it was so I settled for that ambiguous thingy...it really is a beaut. The film is quite funny too - I love when the car blows up!
Caitcoralia13 on November 23rd, 2004 03:29 pm (UTC)
"We can get it fixed, it's just the wheels."
BOOM!

RANDOM COP: "If you ask me, someone got raped and murdered here last night."
KYLE'S DAD: "What makes you say that?!"
COP: "It's just a feelin'..."

E.L.: "It ain't easy being Josh's penis! I haven't been let out in months! I can't take much more of this, or I'm gonna pack up my balls and leave! I wish I were your dick, E.L.!"

PRE-FROSH: "What? She was naked? Girls don't just walk around naked."
TOM GREEN: "Hey, is this your story, or mine? That's what I thought."
PRE-FROSH: "But it just doesn't make any-"
TOM: "Shush!"

I could go on... but I won't. I have way too good of a memory.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on November 23rd, 2004 03:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah, the Tom Green backstory! That was priceless! The anaconda! The dying wail of 'Mom......? #$$%$#!?'

That's it, I'm so renting it out this w-end!
...chowburger on November 20th, 2004 04:02 pm (UTC)
Heya, don't remember exactly how I got to your journal, but d'you mind if I add you to my f-list? Your interests are teh shiznit (fitz/fool = love!) and you just seem dead cool *grin*

And yes indeed, McDonalds is just the epitome of... yeuch (can't think of a better word ><)!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on November 20th, 2004 04:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, hi! I friended you back before I checked my journal. I just love being friended, it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside...so does hot chocolate, I hope you don't mind the analogy? xD.

(Possibly from cynicalpirate?)

They absolutely are. R Hobb is teh cruel for not allowing fanfic...mind, at least she didn't let it then chase it off the net, like the evil that must not be named (also known as Ann Rice).

*blinks*

'Course I'm cool. I live in Ireland...'s a cold place. You know!

Don't mind me. My life metre is permanently set to 'ramble'.
henbock on November 22nd, 2004 07:31 am (UTC)
Ok Im going to have to apply to Mcdonalds for a job at christmasso I can tell you all the gory details if i get it and to all you americans we do have supersize here its just that miss carmody is'nt wise in that area, and many more might I add. Its the democrats fault for using the election because they didnt put up a goo enough candidate and many in Ireland feared Kerrys polcy of bringing all the industry home which would virtually ruin the irish economy and also Hilary Clinton for President as they say in the U.S of A " Big is Beautiful"
henbock on November 22nd, 2004 07:34 am (UTC)
HAS ANYONE SEEN HAIRSPRAY!!
Has anyone seen HAIRSPRAY with Ricki Lake in it? And to edit my earlier entry i should have said losing not using sorry cannot type with any accuracy!!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on November 23rd, 2004 02:56 pm (UTC)
Re: HAS ANYONE SEEN HAIRSPRAY!!
What, like a can of it? What are you doing at uni at all?

...

No d'uh.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on November 23rd, 2004 02:56 pm (UTC)
We have Supersize? o.O Well look, I'm not a denizen of McEvil's, okay? Though I'll definitely pop by and see you...xD.