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24 February 2005 @ 11:07 pm
I am an equilateral triangle  

It was confirmed today that our tickets to Australia (on JAL, the cheapest airline at a neat five grand for the four of us) came through. So come August, I'll be flying long-haul (just my absolute favouritist thing to do in the history of the world ever!eleventy-one) to meet people I haven't seen for eight years...*gnaws fingernails. discovers she bit them off ages ago. starts on knuckles* Obviously I am still amazingly immature for my age, but I stand by the fact that an eleven-year-old has a completely different world-view to a nineteen-year-old.

It used to be my home and these were my people. They're now nearly a decade older and the brutal separation for me of 'childhood home' and 'adult home' is so pronounced that I don't even think I have a home anywhere anymore.

Dad has already started saying he's not coming back, which, given that I ended up living in Ireland because the 'rents came here for a familial visit and said 'Hey, shall we stay?' is not a statement to be taken as one that is light and tripping gaily without a care among the primroses.

In more local news, I have to paint murals for the local primary school. *long-suffering sigh* I decided I'll throw up a bit of manga, but Die Pater had other ideas.

DAD: You need to do something better than manga.

ME: It's MONga. And you have a better idea, oh resident artistic genius?

DAD: Yes. A pictoral history of life in Ireland from the Ice Age to the present day.

MUM: ...You could just stop at the Ice Age, really.

Just noticed I can update by phone because I have a paid account. (Yeah, mood icons, what up wit dat?!) I can just imagine that wonderful conversation...'Dad, I need to use the phone.' 'Oh god, why?' 'Want to phone America to dictate a post on my internet diary! That won't cost much at all at all, sure!'

I've spent the last few days coming up with an instruction manual for the stupid on travelling by public transport. A waste of time, I realised, as most unfortunately those who would benefit from being struck repeatedly over the head with such a tome are sofa king ignorant they probably can't read.

Save me.

 

 
 
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Current Music: The song about beef, Eminem
 
 
 
gabbysun on February 24th, 2005 03:25 pm (UTC)
. . . you will have internet in Australia, right? :O
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: H/Dscoradh on February 24th, 2005 03:29 pm (UTC)
Hopefully! My relations do have email addresses, so there's hope for a connection, and I shall probably bring my precious Betsey. I mean, laptop.

Yeah, they're not so important as lj. Seriously. They're gonna scare the bejesus outta me...and try to marry me off...aaarrrg.
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hobviously on February 24th, 2005 03:33 pm (UTC)
::dies yet again at your icon:: Damn, woman. Stop killing me. I neeeed to liiiiiive!

Arr.

So, let me get this straight: you are Australian by birth and moved to ye olde Emeralde Isle (I know, overboard with the Es) as a youngin?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: End of the worldscoradh on February 25th, 2005 08:46 am (UTC)
No, the terrible thing is I stole found most of them long before I had a paid a/c, and who didn't think to save the name of who made them?

(The answer's 'me', btw.)

Exactly correct, Young Smurf. I was eleven when they dragged me over here by promising to buy me a horse if I agreed and didn't make a fuss. So I agreed and made no fuss and had everyone making me talk nonsense to listen to the accent and telling me off for the sins of the English because Australia is ruled by England sort of...

...but I never did get that horse.
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Firescoradh on February 25th, 2005 08:48 am (UTC)
*sighs* Talk about a culture shock, eh? Australia's still the perfect childhood place in my mind, but I'll go over there and there'll still be people who think they can take up two seats and put their bags in your lap and and and...*has to stop to relieve the homicidal tendencies*

Ireland's too wet even for Satan.
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: I'm not madscoradh on February 25th, 2005 08:50 am (UTC)
No, generally the long-hauls stop off in Amsterdam/Paris and Tokyo. When I come to America - which I will, because I want to terrify yet another nation! - I will definitely go there. Because of the song.

Sweet Home Alabama, where the skies are so blue...
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(no subject) - scoradh on March 1st, 2005 03:26 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Kat: liam grinkyasuriin on February 24th, 2005 05:08 pm (UTC)
"DAD: Yes. A pictoral history of life in Ireland from the Ice Age to the present day.

MUM: ...You could just stop at the Ice Age, really."

LOL, this made me laugh so hard :D silly parents.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: James Deanscoradh on February 25th, 2005 08:51 am (UTC)
Yes, I totally get my raging wit from them. *rolls eyes*
Linz: parvatia_linz on February 24th, 2005 11:16 pm (UTC)
OMG you should fly to New Zealand from Oz and come to see me!!!! :P

A pictoral history of life in Ireland from the Ice Age
Would that be any different from a pictoral history of life in the Ice Age in other places in the world??

You must be so excited about seeing everyone again, that sounds fantastic :)
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on February 25th, 2005 08:54 am (UTC)
*mutters* I'll be spending 22 hours on a plane and she wants me to do MORE!!

Only kidding, but once the rellies get their hands on us we will never taste freedom again! I imagine. Actually, I'm scared spitless at the thought of seeing everyone; change is okay when taken gradually, but this is almost a decade in one blow. All my cousins are now married with kids, my uncles are grandfathers, Cairns has gone all tower-blocky apparently...*wipes brow* Aretha Franklin - I will survive!

That is a good point, well made on the Ice Age, my son. Pity I didn't think of that, but then again, all the interesting things like Romans never made it as fars as Ireland...*facepalm*
NumberNinehappyreaper on February 25th, 2005 05:14 am (UTC)
Your icons are always so cool.

I am reading the fic you recced, Underwater Light, and am perhaps turning into a H/D convert. Not as OTP, though, but just thinking that they're possible and pretty cool.

It's a long way off, but have fun in Australia.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Love Cauldronscoradh on February 25th, 2005 08:56 am (UTC)
All stolen, every one!!

UL does tend to have that effect on people! *g* It's the love/hate striking again, and there is a lot of tension between them, it cannot be denied.

Haha another convert!!

Hopefully! At least I'll be warm again for the first time in years...
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Insufferable, man.cynicalpirate on February 25th, 2005 10:28 am (UTC)
Look, I can't compete. You win with the iconage. You win it all.
It used to be my home and these were my people.

*hums Remember My Pride from the Lion King*

*decides that the theme from Pocahontas would be better*

*gets sidetracked and starts to sing American Pie instead*

You mean you actually dictate your entry... to a person? Oh, the possibilities...

"Why comma hello f-list full stop. Today was the shiznit exclamation mark exclamation mark exclamation mark one. Asterisk jumps up and down asterisk. By the way, are you getting all this of down question mark - I mean, no question mark, are you getting this down? I mean stop typing! I mean-"

Cue dial tone.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on February 25th, 2005 11:25 am (UTC)
Okay, okay. If you insist. *hits self over head with gong*
I don't think Disney would be qhate the thing; more some sort of horror tune. The Jaws theme, maybe!

No, mate, it isn't a telegram. You just speak normally and they add in the grammar and punctuation as they see fit. I have no idea why anyone'd want to do it, but there you go. I'm just in it for the icons...

BTW, am planning on posting as far as I've got with Harry tonight, so you can be thinking about Draco and DADA. Which will probably be pointless because I mean for you to get it tonight for tomorrow, but you'll probably get it tomorrow for Sunday...but if you're about you'll see it.

Hmm.
Caitcoralia13 on February 25th, 2005 01:22 pm (UTC)
Name: Caitlin
Likes: scoradh's icon, "sofa king", scoradh's mom
Dislikes: moving, stupid people on public transportation

You might be moving? Back to Australia? Seriously??? What does your brother think about that? What do YOU think about that? This is kind of an awkward time, right? I'm sorry - I hate moving! Keep me updated!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Pureblood royaltyscoradh on February 25th, 2005 03:11 pm (UTC)
Lots of stolen icons and creative ways of swearing! *preens*

No, no, I'm not moving! I have a terrible habit of leaving out important details - we're going for a visit for a month, it's my grandma's 80th birthday in August. I just feel that what with a lot of factors coming into conjunction it's not unlikely that my parents might consider moving back. It's not like they haven't done it before on the spur of the moment! As for moving, I've done so much it hardly bothers me any more. xD
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Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on February 25th, 2005 05:50 pm (UTC)
saves.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Dope on firescoradh on February 26th, 2005 02:57 pm (UTC)
Um, what?
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Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on March 8th, 2005 02:26 am (UTC)
There's one for £100 in Tesco..
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on March 8th, 2005 02:35 pm (UTC)
Wow, they sell stuff for a hundred squids in TESCO?
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