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03 January 2005 @ 11:58 pm
Bad mood swings happen to good people  

My brother is such a traitor to his Aussie heritage. His accent has become completely Tipp-bogger-ified, to the extent that he now pronounces Ben Hur as 'Ben Whore'. (Yes, it was on today, and no, I didn't watch it - I can think of better ways of dying than through sheer, utter boredom.)

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is actually an O'Keefe from Buttavent. Yes, indeedy. An O'Keefe. No wonder he changed it...

Vodkatini has to be the lamest compound word in the history of saddos. I can imagine nothing screaming louder 'I'm high maintenance and wear red nail varnish!' than that word...unless it's the people who order this freakin' drink. A vodka-martini. Oh, won't somebody think of the poor livers!

My dad's friend Aaron (28) visited today. He's a nice chap, even if he does wear orange jumpers and shoes. After he left...

MUM: So, would you fancy a boy like him?

ME: Boy?! ... Mother, I don't really go for ten-gazillion-year-olds, you know?

(Again on the accents point; it says a lot about Irish accents in general that I thought for ages his name was Aran. Yep, as in the islands.)

 
 
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Caitcoralia13 on January 3rd, 2005 06:07 pm (UTC)
Did you know that Ben Hur had more Oscars than any other movie in history until Titanic, which tied with it? (No Titanic jokes, IF you please.) Ben Hur looks terribly boring, though.

So, do you have an Australian accent, or an Irish one? I need to know so I can read your LJ comments with the correct accent. No, seriously.

My friend Krystle, the one obsessed with David Bowie, was making me watch parts of Velvet Goldmine with JRM the other day. Because I don't like androgynous males, and I do like JRM and Ewan McGregor, I didn't like it much. As a point of interest.

Your story made me so happy. Especially because your mom used the word "fancy", and I have orange shoes.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 4th, 2005 12:18 pm (UTC)
I don't know any Titanic jokes, anyway. Although I always go around saying 'Don't let go, Jack!' when the situation calls for it. Oscars aren't exactly a measure of quality, any way.

I have a sort of combination mongrel accent. Suffice to say, most Irish people think I'm English, and my relations in Auz think I'm Irish, except it is a Cork/Limerick/Tipperary/Meath accent.

...just basically confusing.

Ooh, Velvet Goldmine! I want to see that! Ewan's in it too? Yum, pretty...what the hell is it about, though?

*facepalm* Burned by the syntax! It was meant to read ', and shoes'. By which I meant he doesn't wear runners. But it would have been excellent if he did wear orange shoes.
Caitcoralia13 on January 4th, 2005 04:03 pm (UTC)
Velvet Goldmine is basically an unauthorized filmography of David Bowie's early life. JRM is Bowie (I think... or is it Ewan?) Anyway, one of them is Bowie, the other is Mick Rock, and then Bowie's wife, blah, blah, blah. Krystle loves it.

"Runners"...? Like sneakers? Or... "trainers"? For us, shoes is a blanket term, meaning anything you put on your feet, including boots, heels, sandals, flip-flops, what have you.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Handbasketscoradh on January 5th, 2005 11:16 am (UTC)
Yup, sneakers = runners/trainers/joggers, depending on your situation on the globe. I would class all 'proper' shoes as 'shoes' and then 'runners'. Which are the only things I wear, discounting the Hooker Boots.

Oh, damn. I thought that film would have teh slash0rz.
amazing vaguely humanoid armadilloperson: devilcryptid on January 6th, 2005 10:49 pm (UTC)
It is a very slashy film. And it's good, and has good music, and several hawt androgynicos. Hoorah! ^^

... I was sure Ewan McGregor's character was supposed to resemble Iggy Pop (although his facial structure makes him look eerily like Kurt Cobain). Who's Mick Rock, anyway? :/
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Vernonscoradh on January 7th, 2005 09:33 am (UTC)
It is a very slashy film. And it's good, and has good music, and several hawt androgynicos. Hoorah! ^^

WE WANTS IT RIGHT NOW, PRECIOUS. Ummm.
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Caitcoralia13 on January 7th, 2005 04:27 pm (UTC)
Wild dialects. You just never know.

Oh, rest assured, that movie has man on man action up the wazoo, if that's what you are looking for.
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bat crimeiceetoile on January 4th, 2005 02:24 am (UTC)
I always just ignore my liver. It's hard to think of something you can't feel, right? Because you just think of your liver as a strange wibbly bit. Or do you not?

I like orange shoes. I also like clown shoes, though, so that's not really an indication of cool, so much.

I didn't know you had Aussie in your either. So many secerets, so little time, what to do?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 4th, 2005 12:29 pm (UTC)
No, I have to say I don't think about my liver, per se. Just other people's, when they go out and drink twelve pints every weekend. The stamina!!

I don't like shoes at all. I live in runners. This is what happens when you're five eleven; you can't wear heels and this puts you off 'proper' shoes altogther.

Most people have a huge phobia about clowns, you know. xD

Not in me; I am Australian, I just live in Ireland. And, well, my mum's Irish. I guess it's a thing you assume everyone knows! ...even when they, like, don't.
bat crimeiceetoile on January 4th, 2005 01:37 pm (UTC)
you weird person. actually, maybe then people are thinking I am Scottish. NOT SCOTTISH! NO! KILTS ARE BAD!!!

The longest association I had with a kilt was when it was part of my school uniform (at a school in England; weird) and now I wear no uniform. But. I only live here in the holidays. And we just got here a couple of years ago and are leaving in just over a year, probably to Dorset. Which is very definitely English.

runners? Like trainers? five eleven, hee hee. you're tall. and now slightly scary.

So do you have a phobia of clowns? nah. I figure that if you're being chased by a clown, he'll be stopped by all the holes in chairs, and buckets of water with no bottom, and falling down trousers. You know, all the stuff that usually aflicts clowns. So he'll just be screwed, right? Nope, for me it's ringmasters. Now they are creepy. They have a creepy uniform and they sound so smarmy and cheerful all the time. Plus, what are they doing hanging around with scantily clad women all the time, huh? HUH? Control freaks.

oops, ranting again.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Handbasketscoradh on January 4th, 2005 01:55 pm (UTC)
Most schools have kilts in their uniform; it's sort of universal standard, unless they're A-line (like mine was). Plus, they're back in fashion now. Short ones, that is.

I am impressed by your extensive rumination on clowns. I don't really think about them at all. I fear things like, say, being bored, or the internet crashing.

All men like scantily clad women. Hugh Heffner is, like, a demi-god, and it scales down from there.

I can't help it if I'm vertically challenged!
My imaginary friend thinks I'm brilliant.lanitha on January 4th, 2005 04:22 am (UTC)
Mother, I don't really go for ten-gazillion-year-olds, you know?

*is surprised*

So does that include *gasp* Alan as well???
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 4th, 2005 12:24 pm (UTC)
*ponders*

Nope. Because Alan has a special shiny old man category all of his own, and plus he is prettier than Aaron. And he is Snape!
My imaginary friend thinks I'm brilliant.: Dream Onlanitha on January 5th, 2005 04:06 am (UTC)
That makes perfect sense.
*nods*
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Conanscoradh on January 5th, 2005 11:29 am (UTC)
Of course it does! It's Alan!