Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Corey Haim!!!

Corey Haim!!!
Originally uploaded by Claire Fun.
So the LondonExpo was very, very cool. And I met Corey Haim!!!! which I am still excited about.


Yes, still very excited about.


Ahem. I spent a fortune, bought lots and lots of DVDs (Perfect Blue, Pom Poko, Serial Experiments Lain, Appleseed), a manga, subscribed to Neo magazine, joined the UK Anime Club, bought a gorgeous Totoro pin badge, got The Man and I excellent T Shirts from Genki Gear (www.genkigear.co.uk) and took lots and lots of fantastic photographs. I dressed The Boy up as Naruto - well put a headband on him anyway - and he looked very very cute.

Sigh. Now I gotta wait a month till I can maybe meet Elijah Wood and Jorje Garcia.


Thursday, May 25, 2006

So the evening The Man goes out, my internet downstairs decides to stop working. Niiice.

Listening to the new Kate Bush album at last...as got from allofmp3.com. Amazing prices and perfectly legal (apparantly). Lovely.

Been trying Unix. Mmm, dunno. I can't seem to get the torrent software working, and I'm damned if I can work out how to d/l other software. I even managed to install a version of Bittorrent but dunno how to get it to run...sigh. Gave up.

MY ANIME COLLECTION: (that we don't get time to watch)

Seen all of a series / films:
Howls Moving Castle, Spirited Away My Neighbour Totoro, The Cat Returns, Whisper of the Heart, Only Yesterday, Porco Rosso, Blood The Last Vampire, Akira, Ghost in the Shell, Kiki's Delivery Service, The Castle of Cagliiostro, Laputa: Castle in the Sky, Nausica, Princess Mononoke

Seen some, want to see more:
Love Hina, Oh My Goddess, Hand Maid May, Mushishi, Naruto, Future Boy Conan, Kokoro Library, Excel Saga.

Not seen yet but got & eagerly awaiting the chance to see:
Azumanga Daioh, Ai Yori Aioshi, Perfect Blue, Noir, Chobits, Blood +, Millennium Actress, Spriggan

So far I've enjoyed everything I've seen. What else do you suggest I try to get hold of? Looking at my likes above what do you think I'd like? It's be great to hear some new suggestions.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Weekly update

Yeah, so I've gone from daily blogging to weekly, I know...it's terrible. Mind you, it's finding the free time to think about things enough to write a whole blog post about them, if you know what I mean.

So, an update? We finished the kitchen in time for my birthday & my party, including lanterns and table runners and all kinds of cool things (some of which I've been photographing recently, so check out my flickr stream). On my birthday we went to Oriental City and spent a fortune - £60 in the supermarket alone. I got a Totoro! (And a Totoro organiser). As well as that we got a sake set, a maneki neko (lucky cat), some bowls, a Nightmare Before Christmas wallet - mostly 'silly stuff' - merchandising! Which is kind of cool for my 29th, I think - plenty of time for me to have grown up presents in the future...Also got some v cool books (inc Neil Gaiman - Anansi Boys from The Boy) and some nice jewellery. The party went okay - it didn't rain till after we'd barbecued! A disturbingly large amount of people who said they'd come, didn't (well, Rob, Tyn, and Ant, anyway). Rob apologised via text and Tyn popped over the day after, so i guess at least that was something. Still haven't heard why Ant didn't turn up, but when he asked us to a gig in London we said no...which, if he'd been at the party 'bigging it up' and being enthusiastic, we'd probably have gone, so that was a bit daft. You can't invite people to your gig when you didn't bother turning up to their party you said you'd go to when you still haven't apologised or said why you didn't go, can you?

Apart from that, The Man has been doing lotsa studying for his MIAA qualifications - exams soon. His birthday is on the 2nd June (yeah, I'm three weeks older) but his exams are on the 5th and the 7th, so he won't be doing much celebrating till later. I'm buying him some Le Creuset for his birthday though so at least I know he'll love his present. I can't say what The Boy is getting him, in case he reads...

We've been trying out KDE / Mepis, a Linux based operating system. It looks okay but I don't know what I'm doing. The torrent program on ther (KTorrent) didn't work properly and although I installed the deb package of Bittorrent itself, I then had no idea how to find Bittorrent to launch it. So for the time being I've given up (as I really want to download something!). i will try again though, so stay tuned.

Anyway, as ever when I try and take some time to myself, The Boy is moaning and groaning from upstairs so I'd better go get him up. Sigh...

Friday, May 05, 2006

London Film and Comic Con

London Film and Comic Con

We're going to this!!!

Guests currently confirmed - Richard Dreyfuss, Jorge Garcia (HURLEY!!), Elijah Wood!! Carrie Fisher etc etc...

Am really very excited.

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