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15 September 2009 @ 05:13 pm
the past's changing empires  
My fifth lj-anniversary occurred sometime in August. It is quite typical of my time here that I forgot that until now. I might dig up and polish off an old fic for the occasion, but, you know, probably not. I think my life has been distilled into one long (high-pitched - very high-pitched) litany of FINALMEDFINALMEDFINALMED.

Yet somehow I soldier on. My greatest woe today was not even medically related, despite the fact that I spend all my time around kids and my vocabulary is reduced to 'Clap handies!' and 'WHERE'S THE BABBY? WHEEEEEEERE'S THE BABBY?' I randomly tried on some evening dresses in preparation for our ball in November and ... oh god, you guys, my hips could support an African nation for at least three months. They are so disproportionate it hurts. Disclaimer: I really shouldn't complain when I'm not actually overweight, but I truly hate my body shape. Guess how many shops cater to people with a 4:1 waist:hip ratio? Here's a hint: it's less than the amount of awesome life choices Katy Price has ever made.

In my despair I went to Gloria Jean's (which is probably contributing to the problem just a little), a bookshop and HMV. I don't think I was ever so insulted as by the till lady who implied I was only picking up a copy of Marcus Aurelius' Meditations for school. Granted, I also bought He's Just Not That Into You - I figure it may be able to tell me where I'm going wrong, as no one else will - and the new Meg Cabot. BUT STILL. Leaving aside the contrasts, surely I look older than a schoolkid by now?

... does anyone know how to rip videos from youtube? I'm not actually trying to get free music - note that I bought Tegan and Sara, Elbow and Noah and the Whale on CD - but there are some awesome massage vids by Lita that help me sleep. Sleep is important in FINALMEDFINALMEDFINALMED. Help a FINALMED out?
Current Mood: blahblah
Current Music: hop a plane // tegan & sara
rosaliewavesofwood on September 15th, 2009 04:43 pm (UTC)
Hey FINALMED, have you tried vixy.com? It usually works for me. Also, my copy of Being Nikki is coming in the post this week. I am looking forward to it a slightly ridiculous amount- FINALLY I CAN TAKE A BREAK FROM FUCKING JB PRIESTLY, FUCK YOUUUU ENGISH LIT. &MEGCABOT;
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: jillicons: handful of starsscoradh on September 15th, 2009 04:46 pm (UTC)
ooooooooooooheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that looks interesting. :D :D :D

I have it ON MY BED. I will wait to finish the Fountainhead first, but only because I'm actually enjoying that. &MEG;

I read that as Jason Priestley and was all, 'what does old-skool 90210 have to do with eng lit?!' :P
tell me your heart doesn't race for a hurricanejocondite on September 15th, 2009 05:37 pm (UTC)
Gloria Jean's has invaded Ireland? That is SO DEPRESSING. D:

Good luck with final med!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: jillicons: lovely coloursscoradh on September 15th, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
:O NO! I love GJ! Especially seeing as there is only one Starbucks in the city, and that is in the aeroport, and who'd go all the way there just for Starbucks? (Note that I don't actually drink coffee; I go to these places for the insane caffeienated cocktails - white chocolate oreo, HOLLA.)

tell me your heart doesn't race for a hurricanejocondite on September 16th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
I don't know if it is the same in Ireland, but GJ is franchised heavily throughout Australia (there are almost no Starbucks, so GJ has taken its niche) and it is EVIL over here. It's all run by Hillsong, a horrible evangelical cult, and you have to be a member of the religion to open a new franchise. D:
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: jillicons: pink brainsscoradh on September 16th, 2009 07:14 pm (UTC)

I'm pretty sure that's not the case here, though; the only cult we support is the Catholic Church.
Yo.: Garthinsipid_paragon on September 15th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)
CNet.com has an assortment of YT converters for downloading--some free, some not so free--and I generally trust their editors' rankings.

Good luck with the finals!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: jillicons: rainbow gramaphonescoradh on September 15th, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC)

Oh lol, I have so many more exams before my actual finals. Woe.
girl; obsessed: bandom - alex hearthandscomplications_g on September 15th, 2009 11:03 pm (UTC)
Do you use Firefox? If you do, FlashGot is an awesome add-on. When you're on a page with media of some kind an icon will appear in the bottom right of the browser and you can just select what you want to dl. And it works with DownThemAll too.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: anumberonme lighted pathscoradh on September 23rd, 2009 02:09 pm (UTC)
D: No, I use Google Chrome. I didn't even realise you could switch from IE until Google kept pushing Chrome. Maybe I should get firefox?
girl; obsessed: other - computercomplications_g on September 24th, 2009 12:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, bb. *pets*

Firefox is seriously an awesome browser though! Pretty themes! Add-ons! Such awesomeness! And see how much prettier LJ is is general with FF.
uminohikariuminohikari on September 15th, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
For hd videos, http://astolat.livejournal.com/199766.html?style=mine#cutid1

I use the downloadhelper firefox addon, but you can also use like, keepvid.com?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Fooish girl in chainsscoradh on September 23rd, 2009 02:16 pm (UTC)
I don't have Firefox. D: Also, I don't really comprehendez what addons are. O WELL.
(Anonymous) on September 28th, 2009 12:53 pm (UTC)
keepvid or clipnabber are easily workable YT downloaders.