Month: March 2002

Awful world

Safiya Husaini has been freed. However another woman now faces the same sentence of death by stoning. Unless her appeal is successful she will be stoned in eight months time once she has finished breastfeeding her baby.

What kind of world do we live in? And is this the true face of Islamic law? Too tired to argue anything at the moment. But more on this later.

Viva!

Poets May Lead the Publishing Revolution – not sure if I agree with this fully. I don’t see the lack of support for poetry by the ‘big guns’ being that a huge an issue, and whilst it will aid smaller specialist publishing companies I don’t think it could constitute a revolution. Still I’ve been wrong in the past.

Once.

I think.

What type are you?

My Enneagram Personality (via Julie via Zannah)

Type 1: The Reformer. The rational, idealistic type. [ 1 ]
Type 2: The Helper. The caring, nurturing type. [ -6 ]
Type 3: The Motivator. The adaptable, success-oriented type. [ 0 ]
Type 4: The Artist. The intuitive, reserved type. [ 11 ]
Type 5: The Thinker. The perceptive, cerebral type. [ -2 ]
Type 6: The Skeptic. The committed, security-oriented type. [ -3 ]
Type 7: The Generalist. The enthusiastic, productive type. [ 6 ]
Type 8: The Leader. The powerful, aggressive type. [ -4 ]
Type 9: The Peacemaker. The easygoing, accomodating type. [ -3 ]

So I’m an Artistic, Generalist Reformer. More details.

Ohh and if memory serves me correctly Keirsey says: INTJ.

Hmmm not sure if these match… oh well…

Friday Five

Friday Five

1. If you could eat dinner with and “get to know” one famous person (living or dead), who would you choose?
Wow, just one? That’s a toughie – Martin Luther King Jnr.? Hitler? Margaret Thatcher? Robert F. Scott? Einstein? John Lennon? Ayn Rand? Arthur C Clarke?

John Lennon probably. I think he would be the most fun and interesting of them all, and I have the feeling some of the others would end up talking AT me rather than with me.

2. Has the death of a famous person ever had an effect on you? Who was it and how did you feel?
Freddie Mercury and for entirely (horribly) personal reasons. I am a huge Queen fan and was 16 when Freddie passed away. I remember hearing it on the news. I was shocked. What still shocks me about it was the first thought that passed through my head “I’ll never get to see Queen live”. What a horrible person I am.

3. If you could BE a famous person for 24 hours, who would you choose?
Brad Pitt. Easy. Why? Just to see what it’s like to have women MOAN at you.

4. Do people ever tell you that you look like someone famous? Who?
Ehhh no I’ve never heard anyone compare me (several years ago when I had more hair) to Jason Donovan… oh dear…

5. Have you ever met anyone famous?
Ehhh lemme think. Nope not that I recall. Tiff Needell? I’ve SEEN quite a few, in fact it seems I can’t visit London without seeing someone ‘off the telly’. Lynda Bellingham, Colin Jackson

iPod

Windows iPod. Hmmmm, I’ll add a Firewire port to the spec of my new machine. Of course by the time I can actually afford a new PC, iPod will long since be dead and we’ll all have brain implants which will hold every song every created, and will automatically receive every new song recorded. All on a 10 gazillion byte drive the size of a grain of rice.

Common place occurances of “Oh no, I’ve dropped my music into my Chicken Fried Rice” and “I remember the days when all you could get was your name written on one” will propagate everyday speech. Replacements will require and upgrade of your head.

Too much caffeine? Moi?

Smile

Five little things that make me smile:

1. Birds singing in the early morning
2. The squirrel that visits our garden
3. Remembering the cafe in Spain
4. A bubbling brook or meandering stream
5. Watching her as she falls asleep.