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12th December 2013

10:18am: socmot requested ANONYMENTS for today, which as far as I'm concerned is great because I've got a lot of work to do and a job interview to fret about (t minus seven hours, god help me), and with anonyments it is up to YOU to provide the content!

So: you know the rules. This is a public post, anonymous comments are enabled. THIS IS YOUR CONFESSIONAL. Tell me your terrible sex stories, your awesome sex stories, who you're crushing on, who's crushing on you! Write a poem! Tell a story! Do whatever you like! This is a public post so feel free to share it beyond my f'list if you'd like to.

One request: please do not use anonymous comments to post anything unkind about anyone who might read this. But I'm sure we're all decent enough people not to do that.

8th March 2013

11:47am: ANONYMENTS!
On the request of ONE OF YOU WHO SHALL REMAIN NAMELESS, I am deeming today Anon Comment Friday. (If I can work out how to enable anonymous comments on the new LJ update page, GOD.) Tell me things that make you happy! Tell me things that make you sad! Share your hopes, your dreams, your scandal! Write a song! Write a poem! Draw a picture in Paint and post it! Etc.

I am off RAFTING ON THE GODDAMN NILE around 4pm and need to work like a bastard until then, so I probably won't be checking in much - play nice, lovelies.


21st December 2011

10:22am: Shortest day of the year!
And for many of you, it's your last day of work! So how about some ANONYMOUS COMMENTS to liven things up?


ETA: Boo, does no one want to play? Will it just be me and the Japanese spammer? WHERE'S YOUR CHRISTMAS SPIRIT PEOPLE.

26th October 2011

6:47pm: Hello LiveJournal, I am in Georgia with slemslempike and jinxremoving! It is largely excellent and we are generally winning at Georgia. All sorts of lovely things have happened, including seeing LOTS OF INTERESTING THINGS, making our way very successfully on various forms of public transport, getting an overnight train from Tbilisi to Batumi and SHOUTING at men who tried to enter our compartment that WE WERE LADIES (turned out one of them was there legitimately, oops), adopting a dog for a day in Batumi, and driving through a flood on our way to the train station in Batumi this morning. We have also eaten various things largely (but not exclusively) composed of bread and cheese (I have also eaten an awful lot of offal), and attempted, mostly unsuccessfully, to go up a variety of structures (though we did successfully climb a tower yesterday). Oh, and we have wholeheartedly adopted the Georgian toasting tradition. Gamarjos!

However perhaps MOST EXCITINGLY we have had Collapse )

In conclusion, Clare and Nine are very good people to be around if your leg nearly falls off. The end.

10th June 2011

1:08pm: It's Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday.
It IS Friday! Would anyone like to do some ANONYMOUS COMMENTS? Secrets! Poems! Recipes! Pants descriptions! Crushes! Please no passive-aggressive point scoring!

Go go go!

Edit: Yeah, OK, I have no idea whether anon comments are actually enabled as LJ seems to have changed its layout around, or possibly it's because I'm using Opera. Anyone?

Edit 2: OK, anon comments are enabled but screened. I am working on it! Picture frantic behind-the-scenes activity, or at least as frantic as my feeble internet will allow.

15th October 2010

9:42am: Anonymous Friday
I am sat in the office/house waiting for the rain to stop so that I can actually go and do something (Southern Sudan basically grinds to a halt when it rains), but given that I am about to head out and be offline for much of the day, how about some ANONYMOUS COMMENTS while I'm gone? Tell me your secrets, tell me who you fancy, tell me what's good in your life and what's bad, tell me FILTHY SEX STORIES. Or ask me a question! If you want.


14th May 2010

10:14am: Friday!
It's been a long time since I did this, so I have no idea whether it will still work, but it is FRIDAY and so how about some anonymous comments?

Friends! Let it all out! Share your scandal, your angst, your exciting news! Tell the internet who you fancy! Tell us what you dreamed about last night, what you had for breakfast this morning, what you think of the new coalition Cabinet (if you're British), how sick you are of hearing about the UK election (if you're not).

Please do not be unpleasant about anyone who is likely to read this, or I will magically come through the internet and smack you.

OK GO. Hopefully I will not be left alone with the Japanese spammer...

23rd October 2009

3:15pm: I have no idea what to post about on LJ at the moment (everything seems to involve too much background and context), and am having a slow Friday (day-off plans foiled by ill couchsurfer, though I may go out shortly to read a book in a cafe or similar), so I am going to do this meme. I always assume that everyone knows everything about me, but maybe you don't.

The problem with LJ: We all think we are so close, but really we know nothing about one another. So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Ask away. Then post this in your LJ and find out what people don't know about you.

Have at it!

Hm, I will even make this post public, so that you can ASK ANONYMOUSLY if you want. Don't be evil though.

4th May 2009

11:54am: Transliteration fail
I have spent the last day or so uploading all my Morocco/Western Sahara pics to Flickr (I'm hypermobility there, as I imagine you all know). I still intend (...vaguely) to do a more substantive "and then I did..." post here about my most recent travels, but for now I am just going to share my favourite photo, from Taroudannt:

I do hope they teach you how to escape from a police chase, possibly while driving through grocery stands and scattering fruit all over the road, leaving the enraged stallholder shaking his fist in your wake. That's the sort of auto instruction I could really get behind.

1st May 2009

6:17pm: But look, what is the POINT of Dreamwidth? Why is it good? And what on earth does its name mean?

I don't mean to piss on everyone's bonfires, but isn't this just like a few years ago when everyone got Vox accounts and then promptly forgot about them?

15th March 2009

9:46pm: iTunes/iPod question
Techie friends: is there any way to set things up so that your iPod doesn't automatically sync with iTunes when you plug it into your computer?

(Background: I have foolishly packed my iPod charger into storage, am travelling with my laptop so could conceivably charge iPod from laptop, but am travelling without my external harddrive on which all my music is stored, hence if I plug iPod into laptop while external drive is unconnected, I run the risk of wiping the iPod. I think.)

13th February 2009

10:32am: Right then.
Friday the 13th today, Valentine's Day tomorrow: seems like a perfect opportunity for anonymous comments!

Have at it, chaps, but keep it kind.

31st January 2009

12:20am: Bandwagon

23rd January 2009

5:12pm: (via spittingkittens)

Every time I think I couldn't love Obama any more, he proves me wrong.
1:44pm: Does it make me childish that I always snigger to myself when opening post from one of our contractors, whose company is called Cumloaden?

I also just misread "Petersburn" as "Petersbum".

7th January 2009

11:10am: Birthday(s)!
Happy birthday wonderlanded, and happy belated birthday chiasmata!


24th December 2008

11:13am: Christmas eve at work. So bored. The phone has rung all of three times this morning, and there isn't even any post for me to sort through. I am amusing myself by reading fanfic in fandoms I don't understand. Yay!

For those of you who are similarly bored, anonymous commenting is on. Tell me things, make up stories, whatever. Have at it!

22nd December 2008

5:03pm: If you were my glasses, where would you be?

(They're not on my head; I've checked.)

12th December 2008

11:13am: Happy birthday to two of my most favourite people, chiller and jinxremoving!


8th December 2008

3:18pm: Because there's a lot of it about...

Do you have a bruised knee right now?

I pointlessly defy radio buttons

Anything else to say?

25th November 2008

3:35pm: In more serious news...
I'm posting this because it's worth a try.

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It's this sort of thing that really puts my puny little problems into perspective.

24th November 2008

12:46pm: Happy birthday to the magnificent biascut!

5th November 2008

11:06pm: Out of genuine curiosity...
...because it's something I've seen a lot, both on the internet and in the television coverage of the US election: could the election of an individual like Barack Obama only happen in America? What do people think?

24th October 2008

11:43am: G'day!
Christ, this just made me WEEP with laughter.

Warning 1: Really NSFW.
Warning 2: Possibly incomprehensible to those unlikely to recognise an icon of 1980/90s Australian television.

Backing away from YouTube, now.
11:23am: Friday nostalgia
In happier news, though, I have temp work Monday to Wednesday, and maybe Thursday next week, so hurrah! Income, no matter how paltry! Things to do other than endlessly refresh email and job sites!

I've just been reading a discussion Elsewhere On The Internet about things from your childhood that no one else remembers, and it reminded me of a TV programme that I may well have hallucinated, as no one else ever seems to mention it. So do any of you (who are my age - 30 - or older, and grew up in the UK) remember a show called "Play Safe" or "Play It Safe", presented by Jimmy Saville? It was all about children's safety, and as far as I can remember Jimmy S told doom-laden stories about how ordinary children JUST LIKE YOU AND ME had been playing one afternoon and then suddenly gone HURTLING OUT OF A TEN-STOREY WINDOW or similar. In my memory these tales were also accompanied by horrifically graphic photos of squashed, mashed, and otherwise wounded children, but surely that can't be right, can it? I have a very clear image of the aftermath of a boy who'd gone through a plate glass window, though that may just be my over-active imagination. It all scared the bejeesus out of me when I was small, anyhow.

So tell me, LJ, did this actually exist, or have I invented it? I had a look on YouTube but found nothing of the show I remember. Although I did find this rather awesome public information ad:

I swear I remember seeing this, though according to YouTube it's from 1979 and I would've only been one, so surely I wouldn't be able to remember it? Perhaps there was a similar "don't play in the electricity substation" ad from Australia? Actually, now that I think of it, there probably was. ozgirlabroad, wonderlanded - can you confirm?
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