Miscellany

Feb. 28th, 2005 03:56 pm
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I have bought myself a copy of Renaud à Bobino. I basically never buy full-price new CDs, but it was only €15 including shipping. And it's not like 1980s French singers are readily available at my usual cheap music outlets. I love the internet, and I love Renaud's insane puns. (Who'd have thought that banlieue (suburb) sounds a bit like Bon Dieu (God)?)

I've been fiddling with my journal style to try and show friends colours. I finally got it working, which I'm sort of proud of because it involved messing with someone else's code. Of course, the moment I get the code to do what I want, the server with my stylesheets decides to fall down leaving my journal far more ugly than when I started. But hopefully this is a temporary thing.

I have been drinking a lot of raspberry flavoured stuff.

My lovely friend RB (formerly of Dundee J-soc) is around taking a holiday and visiting all his friends from Northern Region (which is the collective of Jewish students from North England and Scotland). He showed up yesterday afternoon, and I was really pleased to see him. (He had warned me that he was coming in an IM conversation weeks ago, but I'd forgotten.)

Anyway, we drank lots of tea and he told me about his job at the JLE. Apparently he's been learning lots of Gemara and also some Luzatto and (this one struck me as very cool) Judah HaLevi's Kuzari! And organizing murder mystery parties suitable for a certain type of frum people who object to plotlines involving extramarital affairs, or actresses with revealing costumes. I am pleased to report that he's picked up a lot of Jewish learning and secular admin experience, but remains very much himself and has not been subsumed by the mildly scary JLE mindset.

And finally, an extremely random meme from [livejournal.com profile] jacquic: So there's a list floating around various people's journals, mutating as it goes according to predefined rules. It sort of caught my imagination though I can't put my finger on why; I think it's almost a meta-meme, it's a meme about meme-ness.

If you want to play, take this list, and resort it so that the best thing is at the top and the worst thing is at the bottom. Then add three new things, one at the top (which has to be better than everything on the list), one at the bottom (which has to be worse), and one in the middle. And post the new list in your journal, mentioning where you got it from.

- conversations
- lungs
- ears
- dictionaries
- lunch
- velvet
- summer
- snoopy
- baked beans
- fishfingers
- spiders
- mice
- legal journals
- Cheers
- fashion
- John Gray

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Date: 2005-02-28 05:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lethargic-man.livejournal.com
My lovely friend RB (formally of Dundee J-soc) is around taking a holiday and visiting all his friends from Northern Region (which is the collective of Jewish students from North England and Scotland).

Ah, that'll be why he hasn't responded to my text inviting him to Shabbos lunch this week. Do you know when he'll be back?

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Date: 2005-03-01 12:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hatam-soferet.livejournal.com
Whittards raspberry and peach infusion is quite yummy. It's my new favourite.

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Date: 2005-03-07 01:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hatam-soferet.livejournal.com
Twenty-four pints is rather a lot to drink of anything, specially if it's a substitute for eating. I'm glad you've got a colleague looking after you :)

Following the meme

Date: 2005-03-02 11:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nezmaster.livejournal.com
I followed this meme all the way back (about 6 forward) to answer the question, who is John Gray?

You seem to have dropped charles dickets, so I slipped it back in, but that's irrelevant.

doh

Date: 2005-03-02 02:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nezmaster.livejournal.com
should have known that..yah..a valid placement..

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Date: 2005-03-06 01:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angeyja.livejournal.com
I've been fiddling with my journal style to try and show friends colours. I finally got it working, which I'm sort of proud of because it involved messing with someone else's code. Of course, the moment I get the code to do what I want, the server with my stylesheets decides to fall down leaving my journal far more ugly than when I started. But hopefully this is a temporary thing.

I hope that worked out. Your journal is nicely readable. I find the black on white much easier on my eyes than the reverses. I choose mine on a whim and have been too lazy to change.

I really stopped in to say hello. I did some adding to my reading list a bit ago and added you on as I had been reading your journal off and on for a bit via rysmiel, and enjoying your posts. No need to add back needless to say. Lj is a connecting point for me and my journal the bits of my thoughts that are there are generally trivial. Juts wished to identify myself.

-Angela

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Date: 2005-03-06 11:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angeyja.livejournal.com
Thank you. Readable is my main aim here; I'm kind of hoping for pretty and in the best case I'm creating an impression of fin de si├Ęcle style. But I'm much more concerned about readable.

It does both which is a favorite thing of mine. This is I think the root, if you will excuse, of growing and trying to breed roses. They work on several levels and they are beautiful, and also very useful. I grow raspberries too but that was by accident.

Thank you, I'm most flattered. It's also good of you to let me know. I have friended you also, even though you were terribly polite and said I needn't, cos you seem interesting.
Oh dear. But thank you. Not at all except in the way an old ship might be because over time there are bound to be a few barnacles that are interesting.

The friending designation (misnomered) can be odd. I prefer to think of it as a reading list and like to be clear so as to avoid any possible sense of obligation; but it would also to be accurate to say I have made friends that way and even more so found some lovely thoughts, essays, and conversations.

Angela

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Date: 2005-03-06 01:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angeyja.livejournal.com
although I should really have proofed. Using bit three times, that's awkward, even for me.

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