April 17th, 2009


In Flanders Fields - JOHN McCRAE

In Flanders Fields

by John McCrae, May 1915

Poppies (©greatwar.co.uk)In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep,
though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.


Random Note - The Fourth

Ah, it's good to be back~ And how long was I away for? (Not very long...)

Still, moving on...what can I say about my life so far?

Oh yeah.

NCIS is back tomorrow and it's a new series! And GUESS WHAT?! Tony and Gibbs are in BAGDAD, IRAQ! Ack, it looks so GOOD! Tony and Gibbs were wearing Combats, with helmets and looked like they were carrying guns [OMG, Gibbs was a Marine and he looks right at home in those combats - Tony just looks HOTT] and they were in the middle of a crime scene, and there was the sound of gunfire and it was so TENSE and yet the entire trailer was only about twenty seconds long. -wants watch it now!-

Tony: We gotta clear the area! It's a crime scene

Gibbs: The whole damn country's a CRIME SCENE, DINOZZO! 

Ah, Gibbs, thy sweet duclet tones make my heart grow warm for thee~

It's on at nine, on Friday (which is technically today, but who the fuck cares?) 17th of April in the evening. So it's promising to be WICKED because it's on at prime time which means that they expect a good reception so by deduction it is going to be AWESOME~ But it's unfortunate that all my favourite programs have to be on then, because NCIS is on at nine on Channel Five, Criminal Minds is on at NINE on Living TV and it's also a new series as well and then we have BONES on at nine on Sky Two, I think it is. Still, I'm watching NCIS, taping BONES and watching Criminal Minds on LivingTV +1, so I'll follow that up with the Bones that I taped. So, it'll all work out ad I'll have three hours of glorious crime drama. I hope...

On another note, a less positive one - WTF is up with Sainsbugs and their new policy on buying DVDs? I went in after the maths revision to buy a decent lunch and to purchase of the new Twilight film and then went to the check-out, right?
And then I couldn't buy it. And not because I didn't have enough money. Not because there wasn't any in stock. It was because....

It was a TWELVE. That's right, a TWELVE. 12. As in, a decade and one fifth. And apparently you need ID to buy a 12 DVD.

And it's not like I don't LOOK twelve. I look about sixteen (which is bang on the mark since I am sixteen) or a little older if I'm dressed right (which admittedly I wasn't). But it's a TWELVE. 

My dad told me, and he should know because he works for a supermarket chain, they're only supposed to stop you and ask for ID if you look UNDER age - and in this case it was a TWELVE. I did not look under twelve. I can tell you that now, straight up. You only had to look about a foot down from the top of my head to realise that I'm not a twelve year old. I could understand it if I had tried to buy a 18, or even a 15 film.

But it was a twelve.

Still, since I do not OWN a picture ID I couldn't buy it, and came away feeling, a) Extremely annoyed as I had to wait to buy a DVD that I had held in my hand and I HAD the money for, and b) incredibly bemused by what our country is coming to. Honestly. I suppose the supermarkets have begun cracking down on the sale of age-restricted items because the amount of trouble they could get into for selling stuff to under-age people has become significantly worse - so they're not letting even the smallest of objects or lowest of age-restrictions go without checking.

Rafrica told me that Layla Parker and Parker's younger brother were nicked for trying to walk away with loads of alcohol and my dad tells me that they've had plenty of people try to buy goods like knives and alcohol (he was working at Kingston which is one of the biggest Tesco's in the country - it has departments like the electronics,furniture, clothing lines, and a massive range of food stuffs so they had plenty of age restricted stuff to offer) when they were underage - blatantly, as well, apparently a couple of primary school children tried to kid the staff at the check outs into believing that they were old enough to purchase a 24 case of Hinekkein or however you spell it. Trust me, you might be able to get away with it at fifteen or sixteen if you've either got boobs or good genetics but you cannot do it at primary school level. Not even if you wore make-up.

Ah well. I was exceedingly pissed off though. I had the money right then and there - planned to go home and watch it. Still, I'll go to ASDA - they have it for nine pounds I think - so I'll save myself some money.

I also plan to go to the Cinema and watch 17 Again, because I can. Zac Efron looks a lot better in this film than in the HSM fiascos and it looks to have a good plot, so I'm cool with going to see it. I'm not so fond of the actor, myself because all the way through the HSMs he kept the expression of o~o on his face for about 70% of the time and the rest of the time a clearly put upon and all out contrived look of teenage angst clearly designed to make him look tragically devastated, yet at the same time a beautiful princely figure with fabulous hair, but he looks better in this one, so we shall see if he is a complete failure outside singing and dancing, a pre-teenager's heart throb with good looks but nothing between the ears or a competent actor who will live up to the claim of being the next Di Caprio.

I am eager to know the truth on that one~

I have so many films I want to go and see - Transformers 2, Harry Potter 6 (the first half), Star Trek, and the Haunting in Connecticut, and the Time-Keeper's Wife - but it looks like I shall have to go and watch that one on DVD and a couple more, that I can't remember.

I can't believe they moved the date for HP back from November when I was so looking forward to it, but most of the others have been Christmas or summer blockbusters so I can see why and since Summer is such an important time for films - all the best ones are released then - then they'd want the biggest possible audience during the time when most people have time off and money and time to burn.  Christmas is usually concerned with the 25th and the cinemas aren't the first thought on people's minds - but the summer holidays mean that kids have no school - parents take time off and suddenly people have time and generally money to burn and want a place to spend it because they have no BIG thing to buy for - like Christmas which is a huge part of the National Debt. Hence why Summer Blockbusters are so popular. 

I also want to buy 27 Dresses later, the boxsets for Malcom in the Middle and all of Torchwood, and I also want to buy Donna's series of Doctor Who, and I want to collect the box sets for Teen Titans AND the Box Sets for Criminal Minds and that horror movie where you just see the people with the paper bags over their heads that James Lisle went to go and see with his friends. Holy shit, I have a lot I want to buy....

Plus the i-Pod I'll have to buy - my Mp3 is giving out and there's not point in buying a new one since the mp3 tech will be out of date and I won't be able to use it much longer what with the internet world cracking down on illegal downloads and CDs are SO expensive - all the new ones are anyway- an i-Pod is much more up to date, and I'll have access to a greater supply of music. So that will set me back nearly a hundred quid.

And not to mention, I'll need to buy another harddrive for my computer and more RAM for it as well, and that'll set me back another eighty to a hundred quid.

And then I need at least two seasons worth of clothes brought up front - which will cost about a hundred quid and then I have to buy shoes and boots which is another fifty quid - I insist on GOOD shoes - my feet do enough work without them having to do it in badly fitting footwear and winter boots are a PAIN in the arse to buy for since they inevitably cost about forty quid which is a whole week and a half's worth of EMA if you buy good sturdy ones like my old ones were before they died a death of relief - I had them for about four years...and not ones that give up the ghost after the first week/month/term. 

Argh, so much to buy for, not enough time to do it! Not mention not enough money...


I also have news on the Last.fm front! I'm finished trashing Jasia's number of plays - I'm on 2320 at this moment, and she's on 2313 so I WIN! And I'm going to keep racking up those numbers until I can have a perfect score of over 10,000. I hope to reach it by the end of the summer hols~ We're (read:
I am) competitive so it's cool.

Let's see...what else has been happening?

My musical artist range has increased - I now listen to 205 artists in total, rather than my previous 151 so that's good news, and the other good news is that I had my first LOVED song! Isn't that sweet~

I can't think of much else to add at the moment, so over and out, and...