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Bloody January again!

You know, academia is pretty hard work sometimes. But out of term time, it does have distinct advantages. Such as that you can look out of your window, observe that the current weather conditions are unfit for a dog, and say, "Stuff it, I'm staying home today!"

Pile of essays I've been avoiding - your time has come!

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miss_next
Jan. 9th, 2007 10:39 am (UTC)
Aha, a Flanders & Swann quote - excellent! :-)

It's not so bad here, but is threatening to get worse rapidly.
strange_complex
Jan. 9th, 2007 10:41 am (UTC)
Aha, and a person who recognised it! Also excellent! :-)
gillywoo
Jan. 9th, 2007 12:01 pm (UTC)
Me too! my favourite one is the one about the cannibal who won't eat people.

I wish I could've stayed at home today : (
strange_complex
Jan. 9th, 2007 12:13 pm (UTC)
Hee - yes, that's a corker, too.

Are you into Tom Lehrer as well? I have loads of his stuff on CD if you'd like some burnt for you.
gillywoo
Jan. 9th, 2007 12:30 pm (UTC)
I've never actually heard of Tom Lehrer so I'd be interested in hearing some of his stuff. if you wouldn't mind doing me a cd that would be fantastic.
strange_complex
Jan. 9th, 2007 12:40 pm (UTC)
His main job was actually as a professor of Maths at Harvard, but he also became a successful comic singer-songwriter (accompanying himself on the piano) in the 60s. His lyrics are rather more political, cynical and controversial than F&S's (to the extent that some of his songs couldn't be released commercially until the more liberal 1990s), but if you like them, it's fairly certain you'll like him.

Will bring a CD when I come round to see 'M'!
gillywoo
Jan. 9th, 2007 12:47 pm (UTC)
Ace! Thanks. it sounds just like the sort of thing my mum would like as well, it was her who introduced me to flanders and swann.
strange_complex
Jan. 13th, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
Ack! I just went to do this, but I can't find my Lehrer CDs anywhere - and I know I have at least three! They're not the only CDs of mine that are missing, so I think there must be a stash of them somewhere in some box I haven't bothered to unpack. (There are a couple like that!) I guess the CDs will appear after the next house move - so the best bet is if you remind me of this after it's done. Sorry in the meantime, though...
qatsi
Jan. 9th, 2007 08:36 pm (UTC)
I hope that's been of some use to those of you planning your summer holidays:)
cyberhen
Jan. 9th, 2007 10:56 am (UTC)
i'm supposed to be spending my days at home being productive but am mainly sleeping like a cat and eating lots of chocolate!
strange_complex
Jan. 9th, 2007 12:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's the problem, isn't it? So tempting!

I have been marking like a good girl ever since I made this post, though. (Except for now, obviously...)
cyberhen
Jan. 9th, 2007 02:53 pm (UTC)
and i have been reading ever since i posted too. i don't know what the world is coming to!
rich_r
Jan. 9th, 2007 12:00 pm (UTC)
It may well be unfit for a dog, but that didn't stop me battling the wind and rain at 6:35am taking my two dogs for a walk!

Poor old Max (the fluffy one in the icon) kept getting knocked sideways as he walked along.
strange_complex
Jan. 9th, 2007 12:14 pm (UTC)
Wow, the wind must have been nasty to buffet a big fellow like him!
rich_r
Jan. 9th, 2007 12:30 pm (UTC)
There's very little dog under all the long hair though - he weighs just under 20kg. Looks very silly when he's wet :)
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