After Greece’s remarkably similar sounding Eurovision entry last night I ended up on a bit of a Gogol Bordello binge. It didn’t help me sleep, but damn did it remind me how much fun these guys are live! One of the absolute best live bands I’ve ever seen, every time I’ve seen them. So have Wonderlust King at Reading Festival 2010 (and see if you can spot someone waving a black trilby in the air a little way back in the crowd, because that would be me!).
I’m having a day flailing copiously over space-sass (all prompted by this video from Chris Hadfield). Then I realised that I’d never posted this video. Seriously, there need to be more songs with lines like “throw ‘em up for manned space flight”…!
Also, sticking in what is possibly the best comment in the history of youtube, because just occasionally comments are worth reading:
I remember the first time I saw this, I thought to myself “wow, this is an old meme. Did NASA just get out-nerded?”
Then I remembered that when Gangnam Style came out, they were still busy trying to land a car on Mars. Using a rocket-suspended skycrane. That got there by being strapped to the top of an explosion.
I am sorry NASA, I should never have questioned you. I am unworthy.
Science rocks, people.
Decorating finished, driving license found, biscuits on the cooling rack, an afternoon spent reading in the sunshine, and only the smallest hint of sunburn - this is the type of music a gorgeous evening like this calls for.
Don’t mind me, just singing along and dancing around the kitchen whilst I make biscuits and yell at rude cold callers. Have to say though, it’s more fun to sing along in the car, ‘cos then the boyfriend’s singing along too (wave goodbye all his man-points XD).
And oh yeah, I found my license! The music for that was something more along these lines though XD
No luck finding my license.
This means it’s probably in a box of unidentified paperwork somewhere in this godforsaken house. Which my parents won’t be back to look through until after the deadline for rearranging my test date.
Add to that the fact that I’ve only just discovered that my theory test expires on 1st June, and I’m about one excuse short of a fit of throwing stuff at walls. Because that gives me a three week window from when my test is actually booked for to when my theory expires to actually pass. And I have to move my test now anyway, because if my license can’t be found at all I won’t know until after the aforementioned deadline has passed, which will leave me at the back of the queue for rebooking my test (and thus definitely out of the window for my theory test) and £62 out of pocket.
And even if I apply for a new copy of my license (that’s another £20) that won’t arrive for up to two weeks, probably longer considering it’s a bank holiday, which will not only be after my current test date, but will leave me with a fortnight to book and pass my test.
Plus if I fail, I’ll now inevitably have to retake both.
“Not impressed” is an understatement.
Adding to that list
- the payment slip for the announcement of my birth in the Telegraph(!)
- the scripts for every single play I teched at the Edinburgh Fringe
- scan pictures of my younger sister (in my file, for some reason…)
- school photos of my dad, with epic hipster glasses
- a typewritten letter from my grandfather to a member of staff he was reprimanding for bad behaviour(!)
All fascinating,but still no goddamn license!
Looking for my paper driving license
So far I have found:
- sheet music for Zadok the priest (choral parts)
- my sixth form physics project on black holes
- a list of every band I’ve seen live (a couple of years out of date)
- all three of my cheque books
- my very first pay slip
- my diary from the floods of 2007
- my fifth form yearbook page
- sheet music for Pomp and Circumstance (harp part)
- my gliding scholarship certificate
- my godfather’s photos from Everest
- the CVs of two of my ex-boyfriends
- translations into elvish of, erm, something…
- about six million more wristbands
- a fragment of meteorite
- pretty much every bank statement I’ve ever received
- the booking letter for my theory test
…but no license. *head/desk*
ohmysweetmagnolia replied to your photo: These are all meant to be pink. In summary: tester…
If you mixed the blue and the grey I’m pretty sure you’d get the colour of Tumblr’s background XD
Except photos also lie - there’s no blue there, just a dark dusky purple and a light greyish lilac!
Also, now I have a head full of social-media themed room design D:
It’s a long road out to recovery from here,
A long way back to the light.
A long road out to recovery from here,
A long way to making it right.
‘Cos broken people can get better if they really want to ,
Or at least that’s what I have to tell myself
If I’m hoping to survive…
Having a bit of a music spam this week. I don’t see anything wrong with that.