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Everything posted by WestCountryGirl

  1. Well @Gilgamesh69 you're doing better than me 😅 The Illiad is back on the shelf. I've got to read 6 more books before the end of the year to reach my target. Currently on "The Book of the Night Women" by Marlon James which is a very good book but also quite hard going. I've got a nice final 5 set up, suited to the time of year. Just can't wait to be off work over Christmas and have all the time just to read them.
  2. I've voted for Taylor but it's a tough one. The prospect of seeing legitimately the first hero I ever had, from the most important band in the life of my family and for so many other people, on the pointy one.. after everything we've been through... that would be quite a thing. I think I opted for Taylor because right now she seems the less likely of those three to return, and that is making me think "No! Can't lose Taylor!" Whereas if it looked like Paul, or Kenny were out, I'd probably have voted for them. I know that this isn't really very helpful to your findings.
  3. Just made 'Christmas Tree Farm' my first Christmas song listen of the year 🎄
  4. He's been nominated for nothing! Or at least that's what I just read on twitter.
  5. That's how I'm feeling about it. Even if there's no Taylor, even if there's no Glasto '21, just knowing that there will be a Swift tour at some point in the nearish future (ideally in the summer months because.. vibes..) is a bright spot on the horizon.
  6. I believe the radio 1 version is also cutting the word "slut". "BBC Radio 1 is to air a censored version of the Pogues’ Fairytale of New York that removes the words “faggot” and “slut” from Kirsty MacColl’s verse." https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/nov/19/fairytale-of-new-york-pogues-censored-radio-1-radio-2
  7. Yup. And Gary Jules' cover of Mad World was 17 years ago. Admittedly, I may have caused this problem as I actually bought that single... I was a very, very sad 12 year old.
  8. It's not recent! This has been my number 1 pet peeve for at least 10 years now. Surely, surely, marketing people have to come up with a new 'thing' soon. I implore them.. please..
  9. That was great - and i had never heard of this show?! I love her books so thanks so much for bringing this slice of brilliance to my attention.
  10. Yes https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/28/fred-perry-withdraws-polo-shirt-adopted-by-far-right-proud-boys
  11. That we use the turd emoji to refer to Mercer on our family Whatsapp now feels more apt than ever. My aunt has been blocked from his social media for years (he's her MP, regretably) because she would ask him questions.
  12. I'd be happy to continue using a mask on public transport/in supermarkets, even if it's not asked of people. It's a very minor inconvenience to me that could make a difference. Trying not to get too carried away with this good vaccine news, but it is most welcomely received
  13. Before I drink any more, I just want to thank everyone for their input on this thread this week. it's been a vital piece of my 2020 US election experience. Right now I'm just riding the wave of relief. I've face-timed with a good friend in Baton Rouge and she was making steak and salmon for lunch, then an afternoon of drinking, which I will join her in throughout the evening. Thanks all, it wouldn't have been the same without y'all.
  14. I was crying tears of joys. Now I'm just crying.
  15. It's weird that he used to write in actual sentences.
  16. When I went back on the site this afternoon all slots for Wavertree were gone. Have got a home test coming.
  17. I've read two absolutely brilliant books this week. Both about 250 pages long. One in one 3 hour sitting (a "small" 250 - large font, margins and line spacing) and another started yesterday and just finished. I just couldn't put either of them down. First was "Starve Acre" by Andrew Michael Hurley. Little folk-horror tale set in British moorland which was just ideal for the Halloween weekend and exactly what I was looking for. The second was "The Salt Path" by Raynor Winn. I've never been a huge fan of memoirs but this one just grabbed me, helped in no small part due to the setting b
  18. This was discussed a few pages back, but being in the US military is by no means a proxy for "Republican". People of very diverse experience and background go into the military over there. Also, Trump has no military background and has dissed veterans so... not popular.
  19. The details are all up for the Liverpool pilot programme now. Looks like the nearest test centre to me is a walk in one just around the corner. Going to wait for my boyfriend to get home from work then get us both appointments there asap.
  20. Yeah, that's how I remember it going. There was still some drinking involved so the finer details elude me. Think it was all done and dusted by about 4am.
  21. Good point! Every non-Obama related election, then At the time of the 2012 election I had two Americans living with me. Great times. I still remember the Romney memes.
  22. I went to spend that election night (2008) with my brother and his housemates at uni. Colouring in the map, taking appropriately coloured shots as states were called, and celebrating wildly when Obama won. I woke the next day with a real feeling of optimism about the world. Needless to say, every election experience since has been a major disappointment.
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