Posts by Danielle

  • Hard News: Jones: The contender leaves, in reply to Mandy S,

    I *am* an overly PC, third wave feminist type and I wrote Jones off after the geldings comment. I won't be mourning him either.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: True love works…,

    Estere was so fun last night! I greatly enjoyed her set. (And Erykah Badu was something else.)

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  • Southerly: How I Became a Grumpy Old…,

    I am sitting here in awe at all this skill and the beautiful results. Last month I replaced the handles on our kitchen cupboards, used the wrong drill bit and stripped three screws, then had to ring the local Hire-a-Hubby* to fix my mess. That is the extent of my home renovation ability, and my husband is, if possible, even worse. WE ARE NOT YOUR KIND. :)

    *He is called Orlando, which I consider the best name for a handyperson of all time.

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  • Feed: Saints Preserve,

    I, too, am a non-gardener. But three years ago we moved to a house on the site of an old plum orchard, and we have, um, about 18 plum trees. Not all of them fruit, but enough of them do for us to be swimming in plums in late December and early January. Last year, after my dog died, I threw myself into making plum jam and plum sauce (I have discovered that I tend to achieve unusual things while grieving. After my grandfather died I cleaned out the whole garage). Anyway, despite being initially rather frightened of the whole process, I appear to have a happy facility for jam - it helps that plum jam is very simple to make, and that our plum varieties are nearly all red-fleshed and slightly tart.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Electric Dreams,

    High Hoops’ typically disco take on Broods’ celebrated debut song

    Oh good, a version of the song I can properly like. :)

    ETA I just can't seem to get into anything without a reasonable amount of four on the floor, lately. I'm getting shallower as I get older!

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  • Muse: Guilt By Association Copy, in reply to Greg Dawson,

    so everything associated with that should be destroyed or hidden and only weirdos and creeps would be interested in anything to do with it

    No, I don't think it should be destroyed or hidden, but yeah, I think it's weird and creepy to spend top dollar for it and keep it as an "investment". Soz.

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  • Muse: Guilt By Association Copy, in reply to Lucy Stewart,

    the weird and creepy bit for me is the autograph

    Exactly. I also consider that weird. And kinda gross. I should stress that I don't think he has Nazi sympathies, but even if you're a collector, you don't necessarily *need* to fetishise an object that is associated with genocide. Yicchhh.

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  • Busytown: School bully, in reply to Matthew Poole,

    a real sense of “I’ve paid taxes all my life” entitlement

    Belatedly: they SHOULD feel entitled. We're all entitled, because we're members of this society. Isn't that what this is supposed to be about?

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Changing Times, in reply to Peter Darlington,

    Great choice Robyn, love this too.

    Yeah, that's a fun song! I actually like the beginning and ending more than the climactic middle though.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Changing Times,

    Oh wow, I missed that entire Husband's Stupid Record Collection thing. That is very interesting and I'm still processing what I think about it. (As I read some entries from the blog I kept involuntarily wanting to burst in to her train of thought and wave around some recommendations. I'm not sure whether this makes me a dick.)

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