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Okay, so I completely missed the partial solar eclipse that happened on the 1st August, although since it was cloudy, I don't think I missed much!

However, having just watched The Sky at Night (how is Sir Patrick Moore still alive - he's been old for about 30 years!) and they mentioned a couple of things.

1 - The Perseid meteor shower. The peak time is in the middle of the day here in the UK, so the best bet is to go out the night of the 11th-12th August or the night of the 12th-13th August, which is either side of the peak time.

2 - A partial lunar eclipse on the night of August 16th. It's an 80% eclipse, so should be pretty good.

(I'm hoping that if I post this here, I might actually remember!)

Keep your fingers crossed that the weather cooperates. I think I'll go out to see if I can see the Perseids on the 11th-12th, because the day I'm in Edinburgh, which isn't going to be much good!
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The bad news is that I now longer have a paid account, but I suppose it's good in a way, since I won't be using my LJ regularly from now on.

The good news (Well, for me, at least, since I won't be looking after them for much longer!) is that I've adopted another Neopet to go along with Rywyn, my lupe (that's a wolf to normal people). It's a uni (a unicorn for us people with sanity) called Kimmy (I didn't name it, since it was adopted, it came with that name, so no yelling at me for choosing a sad name!). I wanted to adopt a griffin (I can't remember what they called them, but it was something stupid, as per usual!), for the main reason that when approached by friends, he insulted them from afar, which seemed just my style!

Sadly, I had to settle for Kimmy, who's very friendly, and quite cute. I have a feeling she's going to wend her way into my heart. Still, I've got my wolf to keep me on my toes.

Onto real life, it turns out that my exams haven't finished after all. I have an Astronomy oral on Monday afternoon, which I'm not looking forward to. The bloody external examiner has chosen me to be one of the ones he wants imparting their knowledge to him. I mean, surely he should already know all of this stuff, and doesn't need to pick students to tell him random facts.

I may also have a Physics oral the following Monday (that's Charms to all the wizards reading), which won't be fun at all! If it was a practical exam, that'd be all right, but answering questions about it - horrible.

Went out with the dogs again today, but this time, because it was so late, we didn't go very far. I couldn't stand the bloody midges. I swear that the main reason Scotland has only been invaded by the English is because all the other potential invaders took one step, were mobbed by the little brutes, and decided that they were better off going somewhere else. I would swear that they are related to Doxies.

I'm currently trying to remember scenes from the Harry Potter films (what I want to know is why they weren't the Draco Malfoy films, they would have been so much more interesting) to make into the front covers of the CDs of Stephen Fry reading the books aloud. Now, obviously, I would go for an image of Draco Malfoy every time, but since it's for [livejournal.com profile] loriel_eris and she has a liking for Harry, then it's going to be a more traditional look.

So far, I've got an image of Harry about to stroke Buckbeak for Prisoner of Azkaban, and am thinking about images for Philosopher's Stone (I'm English, so it's being called by it's proper name!), Chamber of Secrets, Goblet of Fire, and Order of the Phoenix. So far, I've come up with the Hogwarts Express for Philosopher's Stone, the flying car that the Weasel and Potter flew into the Whomping Willow for Chamber of Secrets, Potter on a broom for Goblet of Fire since there aren't any images from the film yet, and I don't have anything remotely resembling the tasks other than Potter on a broom, and Fawkes and Dumbledore for Order of the Phoenix. If anyone can come up with something better, then let me know. I'm slightly stuck - if it was Draco, I would be having no problems at all.

That's all I have to say right now, so I'm going to go and do something constructive, like found out where my house-elf has got to - this room is freezing.
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Well, I'm currently at [livejournal.com profile] loriel_eris's, enjoying the freedom of no more exams.

Went out on Friday night, but had to leave reasonably early to catch the train home to [livejournal.com profile] loriel_eris's and also because she was extremely tired. Then, the next day, we went on a 4 mile bike ride, me using my bike for the first time in about six years. It was surprisingly easy - obviously living on the top floor for the last two years has done my legs some good after all!

Then, later that night, we went out in Glasgow again, this time to an Astronomy Department that we had arranged. 16 out of 17 people turned up, and the 17th was going to, but had to stay in bed due to some overindulgence the night before! It was really good, but again, we had to leave the pub quite early afterwards. Our next big social event is the graduation ball in a couple of weeks time. It feels really weird to not be seeing everyone every day now.

Had a weird dream about Russell last night, and an even weirder one about Ross a few nights ago. Am not going to even try to explain them, since they're too weird for words, and I can't really remember them - other than Ross proposed to me, and I finally kissed Russell, and then we got embroiled in some conspiracy to kill this old lady. Oh, and in the Russell dream, my mother was Jen Garner and single! Don't ask me, it's my subconcious at work!

So, moving on, [livejournal.com profile] loriel_eris and I got up a little later this morning, and, after a quick breakfast, took the two dogs out for another run, this time six miles. Other than remarkably sore backsides, we were okay! Somehow we survived, although Barney, the collie, is stiff as old boots now, the poor guy!

I was going to mention something else exciting, but I can't remember!

Oh, have just found out that a wonderful Draco/Ginny fic, Dark Directed has been updated and is now finished. Hurrah!

Ooh, I know what's been an exciting development. [livejournal.com profile] loriel_eris has a record player deck which she has been using to record Harry Potter on tape onto her computer and then onto CD. Now, I've got several records that I haven't heard in years, since my parents got rid of their record player. So, we've just discovered that we can easily record from LP to CD. It's fabulous! Some of these LPs you can't buy anymore! I'm so chuffed! I've been waiting to do this for ages!

I don't think I have anything else to say, except hooray to [livejournal.com profile] notasalmon, [livejournal.com profile] nimoloth, and [livejournal.com profile] loriel_eris for finishing exams in one piece, congratulations to [livejournal.com profile] frippysnarf for going to Australia (lucky thing!), and don't worry, [livejournal.com profile] lollygagjill, I'm sure things will get better.

Anyway, I'd better go back to recording things, otherwise we'll never get anywhere.

Also, I think we may be about to watch lots of Farscape Season 4! Woohoo! I've only seen the first three episodes, but [livejournal.com profile] loriel_eris has got them on DVD, so we can watch them all! Hurrah!

ETA: Go and check out Tom Felton's site. For starters, he's updating reasonably regularly, and also there's a lovely photo of him in New York that makes me want to drool. Also, finally, a celeb who actually likes brown hair and brown eyes on his girls! I may have a chance! *g*

Phew!

Apr. 9th, 2004 06:53 pm
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Well, I've spent quite a while on the Internet, and have as a result, remembered why I love it so much. Other people have been on and I've been having conversations with them! It's fabulous!

Sure, it's meant it took me forever to get any work done, but that's by the by!

And, I'm back to listening to Radiohead! For some reason, the computer seems to like my CD again! Hurray! Just realised that I'm listening to the same song as the last time I updated! It must be something to do with the song that makes me want to update!

Bah! I want more icons, but I don't want a paid account. *pout* This sucks! I have fantastic ideas for icons (in fact, I've already made some) but I don't want to change my theme so rapidly again. I do have a great Sark theme, though. Hmm. I might investigate changing things. Still, only three icons suck. I could cope with 15, I'm not greedy! *g*

Right, I suppose I'd better stop gibbering and go home, since it's nearly seven in the evening. Although the two bars of chocolate have sustained me, I'm getting hungry again. Also, my hands are rather cold! *g*

And, if I go home, I might actually get work done! *g*

Right, I'm just off to look for a list of Alias - Season 3 episodes, and then I'm going! Honest! *g*
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Well, very soon I'm going to be boarding a coach with [livejournal.com profile] loriel_eris and we'll be trundling up even further north for our Astronomy field trip.

Whilst I'm waiting for [livejournal.com profile] loriel_eris to come out of her lecture so that we can go for lunch, I spent some time doing quizzes. Here are the results, which are unsurprising. What's more, I didn't even fix them this time!

Which HP kid are you? )

Bon jour!

Feb. 6th, 2004 12:21 pm
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Well, [livejournal.com profile] kyizi has got Johnny back, with another hard drive on him, which is now named Jeremy, after Jeremy Sumpter from Peter Pan. [livejournal.com profile] kyizi has joined me in the "lusting" after boys! *g*

Not much else has happened, except that I've signed up to go into the wilds of Scotland for Valentine's Day. I would like to say that it's going to be a romantic trip with my loving boyfriend, but sadly, no. It's the annual Astronomy trip, which is pretty cool, to be honest! *g*

Also, I've been looking at getting scholarships so I can go to New Zealand. It's flipping nightmare!
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Well, I'm currently at the Observatory, doing absolutely no work whatsoever! Instead, I'm listening to music and dossing about on the Internet. Since this will probably be the only week when I'm not doing any work, so I figure I'll enjoy while I can!

I'm having men issues too. (What a surprise!) A friend of [livejournal.com profile] notsalmon's and mine sort of set me up with this really nice guy, but I haven't heard from him recently. Normally I would say that he wasn't interested, but he did seem interested, and texted me after our date, so I don't know! Argh!

On another, stressful note, I've got projects to research and write, and also a social event for my society which is on Thursday! Eek! Still, since this is my last year at uni, I've got used to stress, and generally use fanfiction as a stress-reliever! The only thing is, I'm running out of good fic! :D I'm even getting desperate enough to troll through Fanfiction.net to find good fic! How desperate am I? :D

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