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Big change: [livejournal.com profile] musique_monkey has a new job. Wheee! And some time at home before it starts. Double wheee!

On the other hand, poor Spidermonkey is ill again/still. Aches, pains temperature, misery, throwing up... The throwing up seems to be due to the antibiotics he started yesterday. He's now on different ones and not actually throwing up (yet). We're all hoping he gets well in time for us to go on holiday a week today, and stays well this time! At least it doesn't appear to be anything serious, more a case of one damned thing after another, but we await (more) test results...

Squirrelmonkey had fun in France and is starting the school hols by ripping every CD he can lay his hands on so he can keep his not-Pod fully loaded all summer.

I had fun with L--lots of food, good company, DVDs, and Shakespeare (Taming of the Shrew in St John's College garden).

And our student neighbours are celebrating their last week in the house with multiple parties and apparently putting up all their friends who no longer have rooms in hall. It's loud, but only for a few more days, and my new, girly earplugs are great. Just so long as they can manage a tiny bit of consideration and keep the noise on the front where it won't wake sick Spidermonkey. And I can look forward to watching them trying to clean up next week--more work than they've probably done in years.

Date: 2010-07-23 01:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amenirdis.livejournal.com
Ah college towns! When we moved in, the previous renters had been five college guys. We had four different neighbors stop by to say that they were so delighted that we were here and that oh thank God there was a family not more boys who sat on the porch and pitched their empty beer bottles into the back yard!

Date: 2010-07-23 02:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] woolymonkey.livejournal.com
That's pretty much what the neighbours said to us when we arrived! (Except the student neighbours, obviously.) Sadly for us, the landlord of the house next door only lets it to students. One day, I think he will sell or convert it to flats, as the street is steadily heading up market, but I don't think it'll be soon...

Date: 2010-07-23 02:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ms-cataclysm.livejournal.com
I have new cleaner by the way who has said that she is ready and willing to do for any of my friends . Let me know if you want number.

Date: 2010-07-23 02:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] woolymonkey.livejournal.com
Thank you! I'll be looking for a new cleaner to start in September, when my work restarts, but I might go the agency route this time, but may well be asking you for that number later if agencies aren't interested in the small amount I want done (just 90 mins/week). Are you with Lifesavers btw? I know you told me on Saturday, but my memory is like next door's carpet after they had a houseful of smokers in there.

Date: 2010-07-23 02:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ms-cataclysm.livejournal.com
Agency is Belle Casa 01223 441044

Usual min is 3 hrs per week for at least 3 months.



Date: 2010-07-23 03:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] woolymonkey.livejournal.com
Thank you. I'm really at home too much to justify a full 3 hours, much as I'd like it. Maybe I'll be lucky and they'll have another job nearby I can fit in with...

Date: 2010-07-23 02:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/la_marquise_de_/
Poor Spider. Let me know if he'd like more hopping vampires to keep him amused.

Date: 2010-07-23 02:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] woolymonkey.livejournal.com
Thank you! We still have Shaolin Soccer for today, although right now he's sleeping off a very broken night. (Erithromycin and Spider do not mix: now we know.)

If this is going to continue, then further doses of hopping vampires would be most helpful. Perhaps we could borrow the same one again so Squirrel and Musique can catch up? Or would you like to bring something different and watch it with us?

Also, BSG. Does it get better after the pilot? We watched about half of the first one with L, but felt it was all infodump and technology. Do the characters get more depth or is it just not for us?

Date: 2010-07-23 02:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/la_marquise_de_/
I will happily lend Mr Vampire 1, if you think squirrel and musique would enjoy it. Mr V 2 I have on NTSC dvd somewhere, Mr V 3 is another PAL tape, as are the Spooky Encounters films and Mr V 5 (aka Magic Cop). The others we have are largely on VCD, I think -- can you play those? MY dvd player will, but I know some models don't. I can bring or lend as you think would work.
It's worth persevering with BSG, it really is. It takes a while to bed down, but the characters are really strong and it has some excellent political stuff and moral ambiguity going on. The pilot is trying to set up a lot, but there are some wonderful consequences to come -- Adama's relationship with Roslin; the Boomer-Chief Tyrrell-Helo triangle; Saul Tigh and his drinking; Lee Adama's problems with his dad; and the general self-destructiveness of Starbuck.
The marquis and I are probably going to go see the new Jackie Chan film some time soon, btw (it's the remake of The Karate Kid, but Jackie rocks, so...) Would any of you be interested? It's had reasonable reviews.
Edited Date: 2010-07-23 02:54 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-07-23 03:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] woolymonkey.livejournal.com
Thank you!
Spider is sleeping the sleep of the very exhausted, so we're not watching anything at all yet, but will persevere with BSG. You make it sound worth it.

As for vampires, my guess is we can get anything to play if we do it through the laptop, especially if musique is here to tell it who's boss. I'll be in touch when we're up to vampire watching again.

Really not making any plans that involve going out this side of our trip to Sidmouth--if that goes ahead. So don't wait for us for the Jackie Chan. Maybe another time...

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