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07 January 2005 @ 05:20 pm
Depend upon it m'dear, when there are twenty, I'll visit 'em all  

Another spectactularly fun day in the Glen of the Rabbits, in the Town of the Small Potato, aka Fun City Arizona. I washed my hair, which was a massive achievement, obviously, and even straightened it, although no one'll see it save my family (all mad as coots on speed) and the cows in the next field.

Wait. No cows.

Hey, where'd they go? Honestly, this place...turn your back for six months and poof! They change fields on you. Disgraceful.

Today, I wish I was in ...

London. I've only been there once but it's mad. I am in love with the red buses. There are probably more red buses in Bond Street than there are grubby driven-through-a-mud-flat white ones on the whole island of Ireland. I saw a guard there and he could never, ever move, even if you poked him (which I think was in fact illegal, understandably) or jumped up and down in front of him like a loon on day release. Not to mention the huge-ass river. I didn't even see any shopping trolleys in it (although there probably were a couple in there somewhere).

Let us not forget the highly amusing English accents. Like the ones that pronounce 'room' as 'rum'. As opposed to here, where it's 'roo-um'. (Never say two syallables when you could get three or more, that's the Irish motto). And England has loads of desperately exciting things in, like postcodes. And - you never know your luck - even proper mad eccentric people who don't just drive really, really slowly down the motorway in tractors.

*returns to staring at field. really killing for some bovine action at this point*

Thank gods! My mother went grocery shopping. Happy days, as I have been subsisting on Roses and orange juice for at least three centuries. My father is downstairs watching a film on the life of Anais Nin.

I love the way they expect me to be normal.

I want to marry Mr Bennet.

 
 
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
Current Music: The Pride and Prejudice soundtrack
 
 
 
bat crimeiceetoile on January 7th, 2005 09:45 am (UTC)
I like cows. They're so cool and retro, with their little demonic faces, and their cool black and white print. Also, cow tipping! hee hee.

You make me laugh muchly.

London is FUN! You can go and stay at my grandmother's house, she lives in Bexleyheath (okay, it's in the suburbs of London, but you can get the train in). No no, you can poke the guards. I know someone who once got on the horse with the guard. And he didn't move or anything. But the horse was like, mega well trained, and didn't do anything either. So it was all a bit of a waste, we'd been expecting the horse to leg it down the road after the buses or something.

Okay, I agree with you on the accents. Like the scouser accent. Or the brummie one. Or the Somerset accent, I like that one. They juuuuust taaaaalk loooooike thaaaaaaas, really slowly and drawing out their vowels. They're cool. But the Glasgow accent is the craziest, or does Scotland not count?

Do you not have postcodes? They're a bit dull, actually, I can never remember both my phone number and my postcode. Only ever one of them.

Tractors? Go to Yorkshire. Ooooh! Go to the Great Yorkshire Show! It's all just about cows (you'd get your bovine action, then) and farming and combine harvesters. And it has a great food tent! With ice cream! For free! Or maybe it's just free if you flirt with the ice cream guy, I wouldn't know. I flirt with anyone holding food. Even sheep.

No. You don't. He's not cool, he didn't restrain Kitty enough, that's why she pegged it with the bastard. Do I mean Kitty? Anyway, not cool. I want to marry Mr Darcy, he's all sarcastic and cool. Or the really chirpy eager bloke that Jane marries, he's really adorable, like a puppy or something.
I think I got all the names wrong. But the video of that is cool.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 7th, 2005 09:50 am (UTC)
They're so cool and retro, with their little demonic faces, and their cool black and white print. Also, cow tipping! hee hee.

Haha, but isn't that, like, animal abuse? Ah well, cows are just living burgers anyway.

Do you not have postcodes?

No, just huge regionny things that encompass mountains and stuff.

You mean Lydia. Oh, gods, that's the funniest description of Mr Bingley I've ever read:
Or the really chirpy eager bloke that Jane marries, he's really adorable, like a puppy or something

I'll end up with a bastard like Mr Wickham, you may depend upon it. I have a Complex.
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Insufferable, man.cynicalpirate on January 7th, 2005 10:25 am (UTC)
Cows. Can't live with them, can't live without them.

Well, technically I do live without them, but my life is a joke, a mere facsimile of a sham, and it would be greatly improved by some 'bovine action'.

(I don't mean that in the way it sounds. You know, in the disturbing way. The way that implies that I am a pervy-cow-fancier.)

I wish I had an interesting accent. Apparently, my accent is bog standard 'posh' English. I disagree. I just talk how I'm supposed to talk. I don't drag my vowels or roll my Rs. I talk normally, dammit! I HAVE NO EFFING ACCENT.

Oh, how can your buses be white? It is just not done. Red, the colour of love, the colour of blood, the colour of buses. That is the true way.

You are so deprived. No cows, white buses, and a diet of chocolates and juice.

I will steal you away in the night in my flying car, and we will zoom away to London. Where we will poke guards until it stops being funny. Or they shoot us.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Hemingwayscoradh on January 7th, 2005 10:53 am (UTC)
You managed to get both a Georgia Nicolsen AND a Secret Diary reference in there (albeit twisted). I am mightily impressed!

Bog-standard posh is surely an oxymoron?! Ha, you have a rah accent, don't you? Lucky bitch! Lord, you should hear mine. Now that's what they call 'bog'.

Flying cars are infinitely preferable to buses. I much like the guards, actually, I shall marry one, after I divorce Mr Bennet and AA Gill and Paul Kidby and some others. So long as the horse comes too.


(no subject) - cynicalpirate on January 7th, 2005 02:01 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Vat iz thiss OT3 of vich choo speek? - cynicalpirate on January 7th, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
One True Threesome! MUHAHAHA - scoradh on January 7th, 2005 02:41 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Liz_eliza_b on January 7th, 2005 04:25 pm (UTC)
Am enjoying your P+P journal headings very much. I could watch that a few times in a row, prolly...oh, wait, I did last weekend.

So long as we're pretending to marry guys from P+P, how about Darcy's cousin? Even if he only shows up for five minutes, and then is just used to make Darcy seem even less agreeable. *stares off into space and fantasizes about guys in Regency dress*
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 8th, 2005 05:28 am (UTC)
Ah! I wondered if anyone was getting them! Squee...

Colonel Fitzwilliam, is that him? Yes, he's quite nice! I think he fancied Elizabeth; but then, I think Elinor and Brandon were a good couple too. Def'nitely, I'd want Mr Bennet, because he's too, too funny. Possibly a younger version, though! xD

*joins you*
Caitcoralia13 on January 7th, 2005 05:28 pm (UTC)
I'm with you on the London thing! Oh, am I with you... Jeanna and I just watched three English movies in as many days, and talked with one of my old English teachers the other day about the Oxford summer program he went to. I miss it all so much!

Good luck with your cows, and Mr Bennet.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 8th, 2005 05:31 am (UTC)
Ooh, which films were they? I might've seen them! Btw, on films, have you ever seen Life as a House? Love it...

I will find him one day. Mr Bennet, that is. The cows'll come back for food, eventually. They are like that. xD
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passionate trousersgalindaupland on January 7th, 2005 07:19 pm (UTC)
I've never been to England, or Ireland for that matter *is sad* I have to live in New York where our only accents are to pronounce things stupidly.

And our busses are like blue with white...and they have fucking BEE'S on them.

*gets in a box and mails myself to you*

Oh and the nerve of those cows to move on you. I mean don't they have enough courtesy to at least leave a note?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 8th, 2005 05:30 am (UTC)
Well, I've never been to New York. *pouts* Is it true that you can never get lost there, because of the grid system? People always say it, but I have my doubts. I mean, prolly twice the population of Ireland lives there...

Bees! We have Irish setters on the buses. Mascot or whatever. V.V. sad.

Oh and the nerve of those cows to move on you. I mean don't they have enough courtesy to at least leave a note?

All men cows are bastards! *sobs*
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amazing vaguely humanoid armadillopersoncryptid on January 8th, 2005 09:24 am (UTC)
Postcodes, eh? Can't really see the attraction, but then I'm used to them. I'm extremely tempted to order some far too expensive stamps from England, myself. We needs them, precious! O_O

Also, I want to live there, at least for a while. I've never been there, though. I've been thinking about going there to study for a year or so, and maybe stay for a while longer if I like it enough. I've heard Brighton is a nice city.

Bah, why must au pairing include dealing with strangers and *shudder* children? XP

Our buses are yellow, although I have seen one that was lime green. It was the best. I wanted to paint purple swirlies on it.

Who's Mr Bennet?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 8th, 2005 01:04 pm (UTC)
I've heard Brighton is a nice city.

*grins* Most pubs per square m in Britain, and also highest rate of sexually transmitted diseases. But also meant to be a nice holiday-ish place.

You could work in retail, no? Like...McDonalds?

Mr Bennet is a character from Pride and Prejudice, and totally one of the funniest men in the history of literature! IMHO.
amazing vaguely humanoid armadillopersoncryptid on January 10th, 2005 07:38 am (UTC)
But they have these tumbledown piers by the water, no? At least I hope they're still there and haven't been cleared away in the name of Progress and Safety. Mm, pretty decay. And it's close enough to London to go there over the day.

Retail, perhaps. I would consider working in a pub or some nice shop. McDonald's, no! Ew. Hate that place. In fact, I'd have problems working anywhere where meat meets frying fat continuously, what with that entailing greasy miasma of Doom. I'd have to take regular showers and stuff. It burns like hygiene! *flees*

I suspected it was something like that, but the only Austen book/adaptation I'm familiar with is Sense and Sensibility. I'm a degenerate, I know. I'm going to rectify this, but there are so many other books that I must read and aaargh. >_<

Anyway, speaking of S&S, what was the name of that snarky fellow, played by Hugh Laurie in the movie, with the fundamentally annoying wife? Acoz he was so teh r0xx0rz. Had he been in more scenes, he might even have replaced Col. Brandon as my favourite, Alan Rickman or not.

Ps. *kicks Marianne* Ds. ;P
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gabbysun on January 8th, 2005 01:29 pm (UTC)
I feel so . . . unEuropean. Man. :(

"Bovine action"? xD Yeesh.

Mr Bennet was, oh man, the awesomeist. I don't know, I like Jane Austen but sometimes I think the characters are, like, what. Sissy. Wusses. :( xD
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 8th, 2005 01:48 pm (UTC)
I'm only a fake European, meself. Har har har.

It's amazing what's interesting when you live halfways up a mountain, I swear.

That is because she is quite a cruel writer and wanted to portray the worst in people, I think! But oh, Mr BENNET! (I say that the way others say 'MR DARCY!' Who's a prat, methinks.)