I’ve been watching your fingers Straddle the neck of your guitar Since you said they’d buckle Like the legs of a new born foal

27 April 2006

Story bud? Or should that be buds? Who knows. Should one[1] write to one person or to many? Sorta[2] like the you or ye issue I suppose. I’ll solve it and say y’all. So, to recap these first few nonsensical lines, any news y’all?

I’ve been in really good form these past few days. Not that I have wild mood swings, or that I’ve been in a bad mood before that. I don’t really do ups and downs, to paraphrase Lisa Simpson, I know neither highs nor lows ;)

And if I’m honest I should be in a bad mood cause the saga of the laptop has gotten worse. Now Pavlov won’t even recognise audio cds, which was a frackin issue seeing as I’d just bought a new album and wanted to mp3 it all and listen on my way to work this morning. Instead, I had to bring it back into work and try three different computers here. One wouldn’t read the cd, one wouldn’t read the mp3 player and the third was just fine[3] So I’ve just finished transferring songs over and will get to listen at lunch, or maybe on my way home this evening.

But the hassle. The hassle

Not enough to dent my good mood though. Even the sight of three billion coffee cups and numerous scattered newspapers all over the library this morning didn’t make me want to issue a red alert and crack down on eating and drinking in the library. Nope, I just laughed along with Gift Grub and binned it all.

Which reminds me, Gift Grub you were a lazy bastard today weren’t you? First of all to still be going on about the rugby match. Who on earth would still be smiling everytime they see the buses with the Munster lads on the side[4] But then to use the internet as the source on your inspiration[5] Tut tut tut. Cause first of all they told the nation about google’s bias, which I was first alerted to via In Fact, Ah, go to google and search for Leinster Supporters Club: Now read that first line. hee

And then there was the fact that Jay did the Choose Leinster thingy thats been doing the email rounds.

Ah well, it was still funny. Jay has to be one of their best characters, and him constantly telling yer man from The Thrills[6] to Shuddup, jus’ shuddup was great.

Hmm, I’ve gone off-topic, not that I was ever really on a topic in the first place, but I wasn’t actually intended to bore you all with yet more rugby ;) there’ll be plenty of time for that come May 20th.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usAs well as the soundtrack to Merry Christmas I also got my first vol. of Bill Willingham Fables which quite[7] a few[8] people[9] have been saying is really great. I didn’t get a chance to read much as I was error checking registrys and enabling and disabling, uninstalling and reinstalling drives[10] and other such things in a futile attempt to get Pavlov back in working order. But what little I read seems really great. Course the second vol has been delayed in Amazon-land for some reason. So I won’t rush the first one.

And thank the gods[11] for Firefox’s tab saver extension. Cause the pc just crashed, and I’d’ve had to come up with all this all over again if I’d been using IE.


  1. going from Dublin slang to ‘posh voice’ in the space of such a few short words
  2. and back to improper English
  3. Goldilocks how are ye
  4. not me that’s for sure… oh, alright yes me
  5. thats what us bloggers are supposed to do
  6. no, not the real Thrills, but the Gift Thrills
  7. like Carl
  8. Heather
  9. Andi
  10. nope, no idea what I was doing, but it didn’t make anything worse, so its all good
  11. and if I’m a character in Tristan + Isolde I’ll switch between thanking gods and god, depending on scene

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10 Responses

  1. Carl V. says:

    Glad you got Fables, hope you enjoy the series. It is up to issue 48 in its current run and I've enjoyed the storylines tremendously. Thankfully Mark Buckingham does most of the interior artwork as I really like his look on the book. Look forward to reading more about your thoughts once you get into this.

  2. Fence says:

    Yeah I picked one up a while back because I liked the cover. And then discovered it was number 3 or 4 so ordered an earlier one to take a look.

    As I said I haven't gotten that far into it, but I'm loving some of the little touches, like the way the shadow of Wolf is actually a wolf.

  3. Kelly says:

    Is Fables a graphic novel, or a series of them, I mean? I've never heard of it before.

  4. Fence says:

    Fables is a series of comics/graphic novels.

    Carl has read more so may be able to explain more, but from what I've read, and it isn't very much, the plot revolves around a series of fairy tale characters. They've been chased out of fairy land by The Adverdary and are living in New York.

  5. Carl V. says:

    Fables comes out once a month in tradition 32 page comic book format from DC Comics more adult Vertigo imprint. Every 6 issues or so, depending on the story arc, it gets collected into graphic novel format. I believe there are 7 graphic novels now and the monthly issues are up to 48.

  6. anne says:

    You might have to explain to me like I'm a four-year-old how this tab saver extension works, are you up for it?
    Also, I don't get that Google thing…

  7. Fence says:

    Cheers Carl, I knew you'd know more than me :)

    Anne do you use Firefox? If so you can go get the session saver which means that if your computer freezes in the middle of surfing, or writing a post, it'll remember what you were doing and load it all back for you when you restart. Its a friggin genius thingy.

    And the google joke is that when you search for Leinster Supporters Club it asks, "did you mean Munster Supporters Club" which probably works better when you know that Munster supporters are regarded as "the supporters" whereas a majority of Leinster supporters are seen as D4 sunshine, BT-shopping ponces. I disagree. I support Leinster, but I support Munster even more ;)

  8. anne says:

    No it doesn't… It asks whether I want to limit my results to French only. I really need to change countries. ;)

  9. Heather says:

    I was about to say "Where the fuck are your comments" but 1) I couldn't find them and 2) I finally did!

    So, you finally got Fables. I do hope you like it. I sometimes hate making recommendations because I am afraid someone won't like them, but I'm reasonably confident you will like it. *fingers crossed*

  10. Fence says:

    Bloody frog-eaters ;)

    Heather they're over there :) See?
    I'm reasonably confident I will too. I have so far, and I'll finish the first one up this weekend for sure.