Saturday, 31 January 2009


Etsy Colors is very cool indeed.

If you feel like it... have a butchers!

Friday, 30 January 2009

Overheard #9

Girl in Toilet #1: How does this toilet roll dispenser work?
Girl in Toilet #2: I don't know!
Girl in Toilet #3: Me neither!

10 seconds or so later...

Girl #1: Oh my god, I've just done a 3 hour physics exam and I can't even work out how to use a toilet roll dispenser!
Girl #2: Ohhh... no, it comes out of the side thingy...
Girl #1: Oh yeah! Oh hooray!
Girl #3: Oh... mine's actually run out of paper.
Girl #2: I've actually just pissed myself laughing.
Girl #1: You're on the toilet!

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Decapitating Sailor Jerry

C'est Jeudi, c'est yays & nays, naturellement! Except that I keep forgetting but ho-hum nevermind.

Light - Days are getting lighter. This can only be a good thing, as much as I like cosy winter evenings, they do make you feel a bit lazy after a while.

Earl - We have a house for next year and it will be the most beautiful house on the street, nee - planet!

Sailor Jerry - He's a fun guy.

- Nora is nearing the end of her beautiful bloomy period, and will soon have to be decapitated for the next few months! Don't worry, she'll be back to her beautiful self again though - I'll make sure of it!

Exams - I did my French exam, not sure how it went I think it was ok but you never can tell. I just don't like exams, I'd much prefer to work properly on an essay.

Bang! - My books keep falling off their shelves and it's quite annoying.

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Never Stop Fighting

"To be nobody-but-yourself-in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else— means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting."

-- E.E. Cummings*

(*yes, it is supposed to be capitalised)

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Year Of The Ox

There we have it - it was Chinese New Year on Sunday, so goodbye to Mr. Rat and hello to Mr. Ox!

I was going to write about it, but then I found this article and I think I'll be lazy and just link to it because it's marvellous! I've always had a little more faith in Chinese than Western astrology but I couldn't tell you why!

Have a look at your horoscopes for this year. I'm a sssssnake, incase you were wondering.

Monday, 26 January 2009

Je Inquiéte

Demain, j'ai un examen de français... c'est sur les verbes...

Je inquiéte
Tu inquiétes
Il inquiéte
Nous inquiétons
Vous inquiétez
Ils inquietent

J'ai inquiété
Tu as inquiété
Il a inquiété
Nous avons inquiété
Vous avez inquiété
Ils ont inquiété

Je inquiétais
Tu inquiétais
Il inquiétait
Nous inquiétions
Vous inquiétiez
Ils inquiétaient

Je inquiéterais
Tu inquiéterais
Il inquiéterait
Nous inquiéterions
Vous inquiéteriez
Ils inquiéteraient

Je inquiéterai
Tu inquiéteras
Il inquiétera
Nous inquiéterons
Vous inquiéteriez
Ils inquiéteront

... parfois...

Sunday, 25 January 2009

White Lies

White Lies is a new band, who I think are very good indeed. I shall be adding them to my iTunes. They sound a bit like a more emo version of Franz Ferdinand.


Cossard le squelette est vert.
Il ne mange pas du choux,
C’est parce que il est jaloux
Il est un squelette,
Mais il n'a pas du tète -
Il a un crane dur.

Cossard* the skeleton is green.
He doesn’t eat cabbages,
It’s because he is jealous.
He is a skeleton,
But he doesn’t have a head –
He has a thick skull**.

*’Lazy bones’
**’Crane dur’ can also mean hangover

Saturday, 24 January 2009


I didn't translate this - I wouldn't even try and translate poetry (it seems a bit perverse) but I thought this beautiful poem was worth sharing.

Clotilde (Alcools)

L'anémone et l'ancolie
ont poussé dans le jardin
où dort la mélancolie
entre l'amour et le dédain

Il y vient aussi nos ombres
que la nuit dissipera
le soleil qui les rends sombre
avec elles disparaîtra

les déités des eaux vives
laisent couler leur longs cheveux
passe il faut que tu poursuive
cette belle ombre que tu veux

Clotilde (Alcools)

The anemone and flower that weeps
have grown in the garden plain
where Melancholy sleeps
between Amor and Disdain

There our shadows linger too
that the midnight will disperse
the sun that makes them dark to view
will with them in dark immerse

The deities of living dew
Let their hair flow down entire
It must be that you pursue
That lovely shadow you desire

-- Guillaume Apollinaire - Clotilde

Friday, 23 January 2009

Overheard #9

Scottish man: I also hate the Irish...

Thursday, 22 January 2009

More Than

I couldn't be bothered to save this for Valentine's Day, since Valentine's day is a massive load of bollocks.

This website is pretty cool. People send in statements like "I love you more than ___" and they put them into little coloured hearts. Simple, yet sweet.

Some of my favourites include, "I love you more than..."
  • An empty kitchen sink
  • Pickles
  • When chapstick actually works
  • Harry loved Sally
  • The miles between us
  • Perfect grammar
  • Wearing mittens
  • Monkey poo
  • Chewie loves Han Solo
  • That satisfying bzzzzssshhh sound from a slinky
  • Your Mom
  • The sock monkey version of you
  • Jesus does
  • Earth's natural resources
  • Watching a House marathon
  • Keeping my nose warm in your furry face
  • The first cup of tea in the morning
  • Boobies

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Thank God You're A Misogynist

Here's an advert for an Israeli beer, it was displayed in toilets with the tagline, "Thank God you're a man"... I'm not sure whether to be offended or not. If anything it goes to show that men are boring sods.

Well I never.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Overheard #8

Indie kid #1: I downloaded Jeff Buckley's 'Grace' album today, it's so good.
Indie kid #2: Yeah it is isn't it!
Indie kid #3: Yeah it's amazing!
Cool person: Overrated shit.


Of course, Feminism is completely unnecessary in this day and age.

Monday, 19 January 2009

French Phrases

Here are some phrases in French which I found quite interesting...

A vue de nez (Literally: View of the nose) = "By rule of thumb"

Avoir un chat dans la gorge (Literally: To have a cat in the throat) = "Frog in your throat"

Comme une éléphant dans un magasin du porcelaine (Literally: Like an elephant in a porcelain shop) = "Like a bull in a china shop"

Dormir comme un loir (Literally: To sleep like a doormouse) = "Dead to the world"

En faire tout un plat (Literally: To make any meal) = "Make a mountain out of a molehill"

Etre comme le jour et la nuit (Literally: To be like the day and the night) = "Like chalk and cheese"

Il y a un os (Literally: There is a bone) = "A fly in the ointment"

Les doigts dans le nez (Literally: Fingers in the nose) = "To do something standing on one's head"

I particularly like the last one... so next time someone asks you if you can do something, just tell them, "I could do that with my fingers up my nose!"

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Potatoes & Custard

The headline of The Times said: 'Japan creates Iron Man-style robotic suit'. The key word there being 'style'. If you actually read the article you can see that it has nothing to do with being a superhero and more to do with harvesting potatoes. What a load of old tosh. I hate it when journalists do that... "Oh, people will only be interested in the news if we somehow relate it to pop culture". I'd expect it from The Sun but honestly The Times, you ought to pull your papery socks up!

Why couldn't the headline be: 'Japan creates Potato-Man style robotic suit'. Then I wouldn't feel mislead. Actually, I might, I would probably expect to see something resembling Mr Potato-head... I'd much rather see Robert Downey Jr.

I'm very aware this blog makes little sense, but I'm writing this at half two after getting back from work so I think you shall excuse me for my rhubarb, but hey, atleast it's in English.

is an entirely different matter, and one which I don't expect to be excused.

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Liverpool St. Station

Stop whatever you're doing right now and watch this:


Gateau Et Le Fines Vin

Withnail: D’accord ici? Gâteau. D’accord ici?
Woman: Nous sommes fermerons boutique dans un minute.
Withnail : Nous sommes sortirons dans un minute.
Man : Vous a n’a entendu pas ? Elle a dit nous sommes fermons. Que voulez vous ici?
Withnail : Gateau. Qu’est ce que c’est ton souci ?
Man : Je suis le propriétaire. Maintenant, sortirais vous?
Withnail: Ah, je suis content tu est le propriétaire. J’ai été allez parle avec toi en tout cas. Nous sommes travaille dans une filme ici. Extérieur, tu vois. Nous voudrais faire une filme ici.
Man : Vous êtes ivre.
I: Juste amenez le gateau!
Withnail: Le gateau et le fines vin!
Woman: Si vous ne sortiriez pas, nous téléphonerons le police.
Withnail: Couilles! Nous voulons les plus fines vines disponible pour humanité, et nous voulons les ici, et nous voulons les maintenant!

Friday, 16 January 2009

Prince Charmant

Ne fais pas jamais, ne fais pas jamais
Ne étais pas bellâtre, accuse-moi tu es superbe
Prince charmant
Prince charmant
Ridicule n’est rien avoir peur
Ne fais pas jamais, ne fais pas jamais
Ne étais pas bellâtre, accuse-moi tu es superbe

Ne fais pas jamais, ne fais pas jamais,
Inferieur lui-même, oublies tout ton moralité
Ne fais pas jamais, ne fais pas jamais,
Inferieur lui-même, oublies tout ton moralité

Soie ou cuir ou une plume
Respecte lui-meme et tout les gens près de toi
Soie ou cuir ou une plume
Respecte lui-meme et tout les gens près de toi

Thursday, 15 January 2009

No Sea

Long tie, no sea!

People - There's a lot of lovely people around that are lovely and as a result of this, I love them.

Francais - Je sais, je suis devené répétitif, mais je l'adore.

Moving - I don't want to mooooove. Sad times. Stressful days.

Pain - Nice people should never be in pain. Ever.

Drunk People - They're just complete twats. Just watching them is such a good advertisement for sobriety.

Drugs - What's the point? People on drugs are even bigger twats than the drunk ones. I don't care if they're less addictive than alcohol, they're illegal, and they make you very very very annoying. In fact, that's probably why they're illegal.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Yeondoo Jung

This is very cute and pretty indeed.

The artist has re-created children's pictures as real life photographs, and it's definately worth a look.

Monday, 12 January 2009


I don't much care for that man at the beginning... who is he? Where did they find him? I'll tell you actually, he's off the DVD for some reason, but he is quite annoying pretending to be drunk and such. Bastard bastard buggering.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Top 5 Mash-Ups

Marvellous stuff! Essays and article are done... more or less... and I've even got enough time to piss around on the internet and make a list!

They call them 'Mash-Ups' but I'm sure in my day there were called 'Remixes' but anyway...

5. The Cure Vs. Peter Bjorn & John - Young Folks Love Cats

4. Britney Spears Vs. The B52s - Toxic Love Shack

3. Eurythmics Vs. The White Stripes - Sweet Dreams Are Made Of Seven Nation Army

2. Blondie Vs. The Doors - Rapture Riders

1. Franz Ferdinand Vs. Kelis - Take Me Out For A Milkshake

Friday, 9 January 2009


Sophie's Too Busy To Care Song Of The Day #4:

Regina Spektor - Fidelity

I like how clean the floor is.

Thursday, 8 January 2009


Sophie's Too Busy To Care Song Of The Day #3:

Moby - Porcelain

I like the freaky bald man.

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Frontier Psychiatrist

Sophie's Too Busy To Care Song Of The Day #2:

The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist

I like the ghosts.

Monday, 5 January 2009

The Fear

I feel like a bad parent who can't be bothered to entertain their children so they tell them to watch a video. I've got an essay and an article due in very soon, so have some lovely music instead.

Sophie's Too Busy To Care Song Of The Day #1:

Lily Allen - The Fear

Is it wrong to think this song isn't bad? The toned-down chavviness is much better. Pretty balloons too.

Sunday, 4 January 2009


Sorry I haven't been posting many blogs lately, but if you're reading this then it's probably your fault.

I've been tarting around quite a lot lately (in the non-prostitution sense... this isn't ruddy Belle Du Jour) and I've also got a lot of uni work at the moment and an exam so I hope you'll excuse me if I'm not filling your brain with irrelevant nonsense and lists via all communication streams.

On another note, I have a semaphore blog (semaphlog) scheduled for next week, so binoculars on stand-by.

Friday, 2 January 2009

Star Signs

There have been no yays and nays for the last two weeks. This absence shall from here on be referred to as a brief Christmas-related interlude.

But anyway, since it's the new year there are a lot of horoscopes around and the suchlike but I also came across this article: Your Astrological Sign May Not Be What You Think It Is. Apparently because someone remembered that planets actually move now and again, all horoscopes are inaccurate... I know! Horoscopes? Inaccurate? Never!

So apparently I should be a Taurus then. To be honest I'm not convinced by horoscopes anyway. What a load of old tosh.

Thursday, 1 January 2009

The New 37

I've decided that 37 is the new number of the universe. You may remember this list from a while ago, but I think it needs some updating because some of the things I have done this year. This year I have done the following things from my '37' list:
  • Leave the house with no make-up on
  • Go to another festival
  • Dye my hair purple
  • Learn how to make cocktails
But I also realised that the list was pretty badly thought through because some of the things are sort of a constant thing so I'll never complete them and also some things are relative. So... I've decided that instead of resolutions, I'm going to make a list of 37 things I want to do by the end of the year! ... And here it is!

1. Learn how to fold a t-shirt that cool Japanese way
2. Fully organise my itunes
3. Buy something pretty and frivolous from Laura Ashley
4. Wear heels more often
5. Get a 2:1 or better
6. Knit two complete things
7. Learn to play the ukulele better
8. Make my bed everyday
9. Socialise with people on my course more
10. Make and keep a recipe file
11. Write more articles for the university newspaper
12. Start a portfolio of my published articles
13. Do all my essays to the best of my ability
14. Learn all conjugations of the main French verbs
15. Go to the theatre
16. Go to a gig
17. Write more
18. Go on holiday
19. Utilise the British post system
20. Read more for my course
21. Read more books I’m interested in
22. Scream profanities in a public place
23. Sort my wardrobe
24. Meet someone I admire
25. Re-begin a yoga routine
26. Learn to cook at least 30 more things
27. Gain access to an accordion
28. Drink more herbal tea
29. See my cousin more
30. Complete a sudoku
31. Go to a fancy dress party
32. Talk to my dad more
33. Join a dance class
34. Complete a Rubik’s cube
35. Go to Scotland
36. Go to Australia
37. Go to London