Sunday, January 07, 2007


Current Meme
stolen from Betty.

Current clothes: Black t-shirt, kilt, pork-pie hat.

Current mood: Mildly contented.

Current music: Lately I have been listening to The Creation quite a bit. (see below) Their song "Making Time" was used in the film Rushmore, when they outline all the clubs Max is involved in.

Current annoyance: My landlady. She's very nice and she gives me her left over turkey and has cooked stuff for me (oddly, all of it turkey related) - but she is quite neurotic and a tad too intrusive. I was watching the mid-season cliffhanger for Battlestar Galactica and she interupted four times. Also happened when I was trying to watch Intelligence, a show I get quite wrapped up in. Also, Trent is no longer on Bell - so no more Bell to Bell for me.

Current thing: Strategies for getting a better paying job as ever. Want to be back in school by Jan 2008, but might have to wait until Summer 2008.

Current game: Still playing Call of Duty and Civ III. I need to upgrade my computer so I can run things like Call of Duty 2, Civ IV, Rome, Total Warfare and Medieval Total Warfare. After reading Zinn's chapters on The American Revolution, (see current book) I would love to see a warfare strategy game that takes morale into account and that the people fighting in your wars might not actually share your aims and sentiments. It would be interesting to see a turn-based game that deals with the aftermath of warfare on a society, be you the looser or the victor.

Current song in head: "Major Leagues" by Pavement.

Current book: A People' History of the United States by Howard Zinn. (link to official page) Despite the criticisms that Zinn has received over this work, it should be noted that Zinn admits his bias and objectives from the get-go, something few historians - socialist, "liberal", right-wing, etc. - I have read are willing to do so openly.

Current DVD in player: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.

Current refreshment: an ounce of The Macallan 12 year old whisky.

Current thought: I'd rather be in Wales. I have also considered growing the mutton chops back, not sure though. What say you all? Yea or Nay to mutton chops?


Blogger Geosomin said...

Hooray for muttno chops and pork pie hats...

08 January, 2007 07:13  
Blogger Magnus said...

Actually, I don't have a pork-pie hat or a kilt. I do want a kilt and a tam, though.

08 January, 2007 11:16  
Blogger afrobev said...

Wales will gladly welcome you with open arms anytime Magnus! Might borrow your idea though if that's okay? Quite like it.

09 January, 2007 07:57  
Blogger Magnus said...

Dioloch, hopefully I will make it there someday soon.

09 January, 2007 20:28  

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