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by Carys
Mon Sep 29, 2008 16:32
Forum: popshows and clubs
Topic: Sat October 19th - Belle & Sebastian special at HDIF in London
Replies: 390
Views: 85193

Re: Fri Oct 3rd - Kris from A Smile And A Ribbon DJs at HDIF

Ooh really looking forward to this! My best friend's back from New Zealand and he is the best dancer ever, and we're both looking forward to pulling some shapes.
by Carys
Wed Sep 24, 2008 18:26
Forum: uk and ireland
Topic: London is great
Replies: 2073
Views: 215723

Re: London is great

It's about a brisk 40 minute walk, I'd say. Always nice to have a walk.
by Carys
Mon Sep 22, 2008 06:38
Forum: indiepop
Topic: red pony clock
Replies: 6
Views: 982

Re: red pony clock

I love how sometimes they sound like Neutral Milk Hotel and sometimes the songs sound like they could be off Transformer or something and how messy but in a brilliant way they can be. Dude, you say *everything* sounds like Lou Reed! But yes. You just reminded me to get the album - I loved their set...
by Carys
Sun Sep 21, 2008 17:34
Forum: popshows and clubs
Topic: Half My Heart Beats - an indiepop club night, Glasgow
Replies: 363
Views: 46374

Re: Half My Heart Beats - an indiepop club night, Glasgow

I really hope we can come up to the next one of this! We missed Glasgow out on our (supposed) indiepop tour of the UK this summer so a visit's overdue by my book.
by Carys
Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:54
Forum: anorak hobbies and pastimes
Topic: exercise
Replies: 278
Views: 73404

Re: exercise

I don't get how people with full-time jobs find time to go to the gym. While I feel good when I have done it, I still feel like I have wasted half my evening on it when I'm done! The fact that my gym's a 30 minute walk from my house and miles from work puts me off going to the gym. I think it's way...
by Carys
Mon Sep 01, 2008 22:10
Forum: north america
Topic: anorak loves new york
Replies: 185
Views: 70427

Re: anorak loves new york

I'm staying at the Chelsea Hostel, which is $80 for a double/twin private room. I thought that was fairly reasonable.
by Carys
Fri Aug 29, 2008 17:03
Forum: north america
Topic: anorak loves new york
Replies: 185
Views: 70427

Re: anorak loves new york

Valentine's Day - yup, there's nothing more romantic than a long haul flight, eh? *shudders*

But yes - it would be lovely to see you again! A bit of shopping sounds great to me, I found some lovely vintagey places last time I was there and wished I'd bought more!
by Carys
Fri Aug 29, 2008 16:31
Forum: north america
Topic: anorak loves new york
Replies: 185
Views: 70427

Re: anorak loves new york

We're coming 14-17 February in a bid to beat the new year blues - we have a cheapo hostel booked for three nights and then we're spending a night in the Chelsea Hotel in a bid to be glamorous/prententious. All I know that were doing for definite so far is going to see some shoddy stand-up where the ...
by Carys
Thu Aug 28, 2008 09:38
Forum: anorak computing
Topic: Nintendo Wii
Replies: 353
Views: 63624

Re: Nintendo Wii

I need to get in on this wifi Mario Kart action, don't I? You guys have all the fun...
by Carys
Thu Aug 28, 2008 09:30
Forum: north america
Topic: anorak loves new york
Replies: 185
Views: 70427

Re: anorak loves new york

Ooh just about to book my tickets for NY in February.... Squeeee!

The list of recommendations is very helpful - thank you!
by Carys
Wed Aug 27, 2008 22:51
Forum: uk and ireland
Topic: London is great
Replies: 2073
Views: 215723

Re: London is great

Those mittens are just perfect. I might try and make them for everyone I've ever met, just to see what happens!
by Carys
Thu Aug 21, 2008 20:43
Forum: food! and drink!
Topic: Yog(h)urt! (given the success of my cereal & toast threads)
Replies: 19
Views: 4176

Re: Yog(h)urt! (given the success of my cereal & toast threads)

For 'trying-not-to-be-a-lard-arse' reasons, I bought in regular plain yoghurt instead of the Greek Yoghurt I normally get for breakfast. A big mistake. Breakfast just isn't the same. (I usually have blueberries, Greek yoghurt and honey).
by Carys
Wed Aug 20, 2008 17:02
Forum: book talk
Topic: what book are you reading?
Replies: 1589
Views: 241954

Re: what book are you reading?

For years, and until very recently, I thought "Going Dutch" was running out of a restaurant without paying your bill. I'm just saying...
by Carys
Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:20
Forum: food! and drink!
Topic: Vegan & Vegetarian Food
Replies: 1422
Views: 217275

Re: Veg*n & Vegetari*n (No Fish Please)

I'm making my own sushi and other Japanese delights for the first time tonight. Erk. Wish me luck.
by Carys
Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:18
Forum: book talk
Topic: film versions of your favourite books
Replies: 17
Views: 9863

Re: film versions of your favourite books

The fact that the actual ending of "A Clockwork Orange" was omitted in the film completely undermines the entire point of the book. If it was faithful to the ending, I'd agree that it was a very good adaptation. But as it stands, the book pisses on the film. Actually, I prefer the novel of "Lolita" ...
by Carys
Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:57
Forum: book talk
Topic: what book are you reading?
Replies: 1589
Views: 241954

Re: what book are you reading?

"A Heartbreaking Work..." often seems to divide opinion. Personally, I thought it was wonderful, and I love Dave Eggers for what he's done for the modern short story. In fact, the beginning bit when he's describing his mother's illness made me cry. Enjoy! "You shall know our velocity", on the other ...
by Carys
Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:54
Forum: random music talk
Topic: Best Love Song Ever
Replies: 53
Views: 7500

Re: Best Love Song Ever

There's nothing embarrassing about Pulp. Nothing.
by Carys
Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:02
Forum: random music talk
Topic: Best Love Song Ever
Replies: 53
Views: 7500

Re: Best Love Song Ever

I always find "Blue Jeans" by Blur bizarrely romantic - "Whatever I say, I don't really want to change a thing - I want to stay this way forever (if you don't mind)". One of the best placed songs on a romantic mix-tape has to be "Hello Kitten" by Hefner. 'Our song' is "I only wanna be with you" by D...
by Carys
Sun Aug 17, 2008 18:43
Forum: book talk
Topic: film versions of your favourite books
Replies: 17
Views: 9863

Re: film versions of your favourite books

I prefer the film of "American Psycho" by Brett Easton Ellis, "Keep the Aspidistra Flying" by George Orwell and Fight Club" by Chuck Palahniuk. The presence of the lovely Helena Bonham Carter might have a lot to do with my fondness for the film versions of the latter two, mind. "Jurrassic Park" the ...
by Carys
Sun Aug 17, 2008 18:31
Forum: book talk
Topic: Your Top 5 or Top 10 favourite books!
Replies: 40
Views: 27414

Re: Your Top 5 or Top 10 favourite books!

I think you're probably right Johan. Personally, in terms of percentages, I've only read 3 out of the 38 Booker winners (8%), and 11 of 60 (18%) of the Pulitzer winners. The Pulitzer winners are by far my favourites. Except "The Old Man and the Sea". I hated that one. But my specialism in my degree ...