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15 April 2008 @ 07:56 pm
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So I went to the library and got out about a million Meg Cabot books (shut up, don't judge me). In After Eight, I think it is - they're a type of chocolate, aren't they? - there's a line about Mia's mom watching MTV because she doesn't like politics in the morning, she prefers Panic at the Disco.


I love that people in my life only know about the Pete-Ashlee engagement because of the Ashlee part of the equation. Who they only know about because her sister did a TV show about ... being married and bad at it? I've only had cable for a week, I don't know. But culchies identify more with Ashlee Simpson, trufax.

There are several lovely places to play gigs in Ireland. Slade Castle. The Point. Pairc Ui Caoimhe? possibly? Some bands should look into this, please.
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
Current Music: fuck was i (jenny owens young)
Lu (Not Your Average Retelling)elucreh on April 15th, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC)
Okay, the idea of Mia's mom watching Panic fills me with hilarity.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: CS+TAI: toothbrush Gabescoradh on April 16th, 2008 12:19 am (UTC)
Especially with those lyrics! Then again, she's an artist.
Margravine Palavar: Bow Margravinemargravine on April 15th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
I just got some basic broadcast channels on my TV recently and I'm learning all kinds of things about my native culture. It's been a long time since I last saw TV that wasn't mostly British and/or carefully hand chosen for download or Netflixing. There's some TMZ TV show where they just stalk celebrities and comment on what they're doing and who's impregnating them and whatnot. I have no idea who most of these people are because I've never even seen ads for their TV shows. I gather that they are at least as important as zoo pandas though if there's so much interest in their eating and mating habits. Or the paparazzi are just getting indiscriminate.

I'd never encountered the word Culchie before. A quick trip to Wikipedia set me straight though. That's interesting that townie would be a word for city folk in Ireland. Here it would generally be an insult used on locals by the students in a college town.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: PATD: Group hugscoradh on April 16th, 2008 12:20 am (UTC)
lol, I think zoo pandas are more important. Mainly because the last thing celebrities are is extinct. (Or on the verge of). Personally, I'd rather watch pandas.

That's definitely an intrinsically Irish word! Hey, I can type pretty well when I'm drunk...
Margravine Palavar: Tigernapmargravine on April 16th, 2008 02:28 am (UTC)
Pandas are definitely more interesting. I used to watch the webcams they had on the National Zoo pandas in Washington obsessively. The best thing I ever saw was one of them lounging on this huge fake rock in their indoor habitat and then the other coming along and shoving him off the edge. There was a moment of dangling and then he dropped. It was very cartoony and awesome. It was a pretty tall rock too so that panda was truly being a sneaky rat bastard.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: MCR: Frankie's tatsscoradh on April 16th, 2008 12:36 pm (UTC)
That, I would actually love to see. Pandas are clearly as entitled as humans - or, um, rats - to be sneaky rat bastards. Besides, pandas are cool. I'm kind of sorry I deleted my panda icons in favour of bandom ones. Still.
mrsquizzical: mcrmrsquizzical on April 15th, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC)
yay for bandom references.

and yes they should definitely play ireland. i'm really surprised no one has! surely mcr has? with island being their label and all?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: PATD: Jwalk keyboardscoradh on April 16th, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)
Cabot talks about writing BSG fanfic too, which is all kinds of hilarous.

Maybe that turns their allegiance towards, I don't know, the Caribbean? *sadface*
on a yellow spaceship: dodoo_glorianna on April 16th, 2008 07:57 am (UTC)
Cabot talks about writing BSG fanfic too, which is all kinds of hilarous.

LOL! That's...pretty awesome. I can't say I've read any of her books...but only because, after a while, chicklit authors tend to blend into one. *is bad, I know*
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Balloonsscoradh on April 16th, 2008 12:34 pm (UTC)
Meg Cabot is pretty down with the lingo, I have to say. She comes across as someone who's seventeen at heart and will be till she dies.

It's not really chicklit, though, considering the protagonists are like sixteen! I got a whole bunch of teen romance at the library. I was in the mood for fluff without hardcore sex, which is all chicklit provides.
Merit: Runawaysmeritjubet on April 16th, 2008 08:23 am (UTC)
...damn, why does the library has to be so far away from me now? *is used to the library being just around the corner... literally* Tomorrow *nods*

Good luck getting gigs. Australia is lucky if anyone comes here as well...
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: PATD: Ryan + bakerboy capscoradh on April 16th, 2008 12:42 pm (UTC)
Mine is half an hour's walk away, but fortunately we're having our annual week of sunshine. It was lovely.

Ha, no! Panic AND The Academy Is... AND Cobra Starship are touring Auz this year! *hateson*
jehnt: btvs - b/ajehnt on April 16th, 2008 11:31 am (UTC)
Uhhhhh well I OWN about a million Meg Cabot books so I won't be judging you for your librarying of them. Do you just read the Princess Diaries ones or do you also read the Mediator series? Because the Mediator series (about the girl who sees ghosts and falls in love with this REALLY HOT ghost who lives [deads?] in her bedroom and is, as I mentioned, REALLY HOT) is my favorite. I am perhaps mildly obsessed with that series and have read all the books 10+ times. At least.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Hush Sound: Greta + pianoscoradh on April 16th, 2008 12:47 pm (UTC)
I read basically everything she writes except the adult books. Her charm rests in the age group she portrays. I think I've read Teen Idol ... five? Six times? And the early Princess books, too. I don't buy them when I can borrow them, but if I can't borrow them I buy them. Popular was the latest. I love the way she's kind of smutty but in a totally teenage, I-thought-that kind of way. Funny, too. My only problem is her complete obviousness when it comes to the plot, but that comes with the territory. I can deal.

I hate spy/detective stories, so I avoided the Mediator. But maybe I'll try it ...? Sounds like a doomed romance, though!
jehnt: spn - dean/carjehnt on April 16th, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC)
You should definitely try reading the Mediator series if your library has it. She started writing it as Jenny Carroll, so the first four books could be under Cabot or Carroll. I started with the fifth book, actually, because I read an excerpt in a trashy teen magazine and rushed out to buy it. I have that one in pdf form because I pirated borrowed it from the internet, and I can send it to you if you want, though you'd be starting nearer the end of the series than the beginning.

And I've never read her adult books either. They always look... idk, too precious or something, with the little illustrations and titles and whatnot.

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Edited at 2008-04-16 03:21 pm (UTC)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: CS+TAI: Gabe+Williamscoradh on April 16th, 2008 04:58 pm (UTC)
The library does have it - probably not the first one, though. That would be asking too much. (The Jenny Carroll thing, was this before or after the Princess movies?)

No, I'll be grand. I really hate starting series in the middle, I literally can't do it. Thanks anyway, though!

One of them was written in emails. Recipe for disaster! Literature and correspondance should not mix.
jehnt: bones - b/bjehnt on April 16th, 2008 05:13 pm (UTC)
I think the Jenny Carroll thing was before the movies -- I guess the books were accepted by a different publisher or something because she wasn't famous? And then when she got famous her publisher was like *facepalm*? OR SOMETHING.

I hate starting things in the middle as well, for all that I do it pretty frequently. It's so confusing!
fat girl rules the worldfatgirlrules on April 21st, 2008 02:56 am (UTC)
I am also addicted to the lovely Meg Cabot. Check out The Mediator series if you haven't already...Oooo and "Size 12 is not Fat".

I am completely unsurprised that you have such awesome taste.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: CS+TAI: stripey hoodie Gabescoradh on April 21st, 2008 11:05 am (UTC)
Hating Meg Cabot must be like hating pink. What a boring world that would be.