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Apparently the word 'unfriend' is the new word to be added to the Oxford English dictionary. One of the other options was 'funemployment' which means "to use one's unemployment to pursue one's interests and hobbies" haha.

It's funny that I found out about this the same time that I decided to quit Facebook. It was really beginning to annoy me in every respect, and no Facebook, I won't miss anyone because anyone who is a real friend I can email or see in life (and our conversation wouldn't be up for everyone to see!).

I unfriend you, Facebook!

Current Location:
Bedroom
Current Mood:
accomplished accomplished
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Sorry livejournal, I have failed you once again. I was so unhappy and unemployed and I finally got a job! But now I'm so busy and tired XD I'm such a hypocritical moan. It's in Waterstone's bookshop, but it's only for Christmas. I don't know if I could work there permanently, and I'm sure they won't keep me for two reasons:

1. I've discovered I'm quite incompetent as a worker, I know I'm new but it didn't seem that anyone else was making as many mistakes as me!

2. I've also discovered that I am not as knowledgeable about literature as I thought. Yes, I've really been taken down a notch. Sure, I know a thing or two about classical literature, most things pre-1900 but it's modern literature I - am - crap - with. The guy who started with me - who fair enough worked in Barnes and Noble for two years - knows every book. It's embarrassing. I don't even know who Rick Stein is, how can he know how many books he's written?!

3. I'm kind of anti-social. And the unspoken barrier between temps and permanent staff doesn't help either.

But nevertheless, I should complain. It's still the best job I've ever had!
Current Location:
Bedroom
Current Mood:
exhausted exhausted
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Ok, so there was no curse, I had a great night. It was a special Ruby Sessions where big acts play instead of mostly unheard of ones. The thing is, I realised how off-putting fascination with fame is. Yeah, that's kind of obvious I suppose - and I would be excited at the appearance of a celebrity like anyone else - but how can people stand themselves? They stand in line for hours, pushing people out of their way and generally being animals just to get a glimpse of a person they've seen on TV. It's pathetic and I'd rather go to the Ruby Sessions where everyone is calm, relaxed and you can actually move - rather than have my bones crushed watching Bell X1's Paul Noonan through the slivers of someone's hair.
Current Location:
Living Room
Current Mood:
annoyed annoyed
Current Music:
US Office
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I'm going to the Ruby Sessions tonight. John's friend organises it and we keep on missing it, like the one where Damien Rice and Glen Hansard were playing and they ended up busking out on the streets. Though Conor said Damien wasn't as into it as Glen, he's not a bard of the people like Glen is, haha.

So I'm wearing this polka dot dress that is like a bad luck charm:

Night #1: Bumped into a friend I was astranged from and had a huge fight, tears and all (even though we've made up since).

Night #2: Wanted to redeem dress so wore out with Emma. Len forced drink onto us and we ended up getting ridiculously drunk, going into town, getting refused from a pub, getting chips and going home. How shameful.

Night #3: Tonight! Watch this space...

Current Mood:
excited excited
Current Music:
Nouvelle Vague - Making Plans for Nigel
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This is my favourite icon I ever made. I had forgotten about it! What I especially like is that this was an actual conversation between Gary Oldman and David Thewlis. I also like how the faces are matched perfectly to what they're saying :D


Current Location:
Bedroom
Current Mood:
nostalgic nostalgic
Current Music:
Bright Eyes - Poison Oak
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I've missed Livejournal! I've missed typing into a proper blog. Kate got me using Tumblr, which is great but I miss a wholly text-based blogging system. I think I should leave Tumblr for my morbid vintage picture posting, and Livejournal for my silly ramblings on Peter Sarsgaard and day-to-day occurrences.

So I like True Blood a lot. Yes, I'm hooked and I don't care who all knows it! It's not like I'm obsessed with Twilight and Stephen Moyer has the most perfect floppy hair. Even Sam Trammel has floppy hair, it's like they're taunting me with their hair in every episode!

But I like getting into a series like this, looking forward to the next episode because not many series have that hold on me. Even Lie To Me which has one of my favourites, Tim Roth, in it doesn't hold my attention very long. I think it's all the tacky references they make to pop culture that annoy me. "Oh look, and here you can see that he's lying... exactly like Clinton and Britney Spears did!" -_-

Ok, so that's enough for today. I would immerse myself in the True Blood fandom except I'm only on episode 7 of the first season. Stupid streaming!



Current Location:
Bedroom
Current Mood:
accomplished accomplished
Current Music:
Beethoven - Symphony No. 4, allegro ma non troppe
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I declare we all get back into livejournal! And perhaps make our journals 'friends only' as us people do like discussing our private topics about our offline lives.

So anyway, I've been in the family's new apartment for a year now. I've also been with John for nearly a year and a half now -- remember the days of those first little dates and posting his picture here?

For Christmas I got a heap of lovely things, including a spanky new little mac laptop! I'm so incredibly delighted with it! Other fantastic gifts include a spacehopper, a kite and a bob dylan record! I love the little presents as much as the big.

College starts again at the end of this month and I'm almost looking forward to it. There's all new subjects to the courses I'm doing, so no more Children's Literature, and more Medieval Literature (which isn't that great a progression, but meh). Ethics instead of a bland introduction to Ancient Philosophy (though I do appreciate it!).

Going to an exciting little local rock gig tonight. I rarely goto the little gigs, but John's friend is in the band and though John got two tickets for me and him he can't go because he's working, so bringing Kate instead! More about that tomorrow!
Current Location:
Living room
Current Mood:
excited excited
Current Music:
The Professionals
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This is our last weekend before... well, inter railing. It's a big thing! Who knows what exciting shindigs will go down. Anyway, after buying a good few million items of clothing today. I went home to some visiting relatives. They're down for the Donegal vs. Armagh game. And apparently when they got the tickets, my little cousin (he's really young!) gave the tickets to my uncle and said, "It'll be a long time before we make the finals again, pops"... from the Guinness ads, you fools!

Anyway. I'm in my brother's room at the moment, or my sister's... my brother's actually moved out. The family is sharing mine and my sister's room... or my parents' room. Oh the confusion. Anyway. I shall not do much tomorrow... except see the match and then my man. He's coming down from Galway before I leave. God bless him missing it. He mustn't care too much about it.

So I'm going to read East of Eden before falling into a tender sleep. Mmmm. Sleeep.

Current Location:
My sister's/brother's room
Current Mood:
bored bored
Current Music:
None
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Here's the Inter Railing timetable. If there's any problems, post 'em. I'm pretty sure there's a few alterations to be made, some probably very obvious because I'm an idiot! But it's a rough guide, ye know! I'm quite proud of it :)

JULY
Wed 12 - Arrive in Prague/Night in Prague
Thu 13 - BUDAPEST
Fri 14
Sat 15
Sun 16
Mon 17 - BRATISLAVA
Tue 18
Wed 19
Thu 20
Fri 21 - KRAKOW
Sat 22
Sun 23
Mon 24
Tue 25 - PRAGUE
Wed 26
Thu 27
Fri 28
Sat 29 - CESKY KRUMLOV
Sun 30
Mon 31
AUGUST
Tue 01
Wed 02 - Travel to Prague/Night in Prague
Thu 03 - Departure

Current Location:
Stepaside
Current Mood:
excited excited
Current Music:
Seinfeld
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Sorry Livejournal, I've been a bad little Conlonson indeed. Anyway... Won't be long here. But don't you hate it when you do something bad and it doesn't even pay off? Should a bad result from a bad deed make you feel better or worse? With a good result, you would think the bad deed paid off - the end justified the means; with a bad result, you wouldn't feel as guilty because you hadn't profited from the bad deed, and would learn not to do another bad deed.
Current Location:
Home
Current Mood:
contemplative contemplative
Current Music:
Nothing
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