thread Morning all
One trusts you're not all getting tossed about too much by Ciara*

*this is made weirder by me having a cousin Ciara
permalink So far I've been
very impressed at how wind-proof the new Dino Acres is. The old place would've been howling like a banshee and rattling like a comedy ghost film corpse. My back door, however, leaks.
permalink Nothing worse
than a drippy back door
permalink I got absolutely soaked through
walking to the cinema earlier.

Parasite, by the way, really ain't all that. Huge plot holes, lazy scripting and a messy narrative with some very clunky devices. Looks beautiful though, and the sound design is excellent.
permalink still good though
but why THAT of all the foreign films has been sooo hyped fuck noes.
permalink See, I'm not even sure it was merely good,
apart from how it looked and sounded. The more I think about it, the more its narrative and script and plot annoy me. I'll watch it again when it's online though.
permalink try watching some greek/turkish fillms if you think that was a messy narrative! ;)
still refreshing in a non-western/hollywood way though

edit: oh i didn't realise it actually won! that IS odd
permalink was meant to be doing my first proper trail race this morning
it was still on, but I think only half the people turned up, and I didn't fancy the probability of half a tree in the face, and bed is soooo comfy when it's blaein a hooley
permalink But it's so much more invigorating on the trails in the wind!
Which is just as well in Wellington, as there are some notoriously windy bits of ridgeline trail
permalink problem is it was in a forest
so should really have been cancelled, given that a lot of parks with trees are closed for safety with 50-60mph gusts, and getting to it would have been hard too with closed roads due to fallen trees

given that it would have been towards my ability limit on a nice sunny day, I thought probably better not
permalink Fairly muff
It's actually falling branches that scare me most on windy days, not getting blown over. You can always slow to a crawl if it's super blowy, but not much you can do with a 2-tonne branch falling on your noggin
permalink mainly hidden from it
going to take the bad way to work today (driving). Glad this doesn't involve going anywhere near Duxford, as the M11 and A505 are shut thanks to bits of the roof of the big modern hanger at the museum peeling off.
permalink yes, that enlivened my commute
permalink this week
it'll be interesting to see what effect the Extinction Rebellion mob have. They've certainly raised a lot of gammon blood pressure already.
permalink Not entirely sure why they dug
up the lawn outside Trinity though, but a falsely attributed pic on the twitters with an ambulance turning round certainly brought out those who are quite happy to advocate the murder of people they disagree with, which was an entertaining read.
permalink aye
every story on Cambridgeshire live* facebook (who are fucking loving the web traffic I bet) has a link to a Private group called "ANTI EXTINCTION REBELLION! IT'S GONE TOO FAR!" (set up today, and already changed from "ANTI XR!! LET'S NOT TOLERATE THESE IDIOTS!") which I'm presuming is for discussing vigilante violence.

*Cambridge News, formerly Cambridge Evening News, formerly credible
permalink I've been enjoying
winding these vigilante-action advocating cunts up on FB. Got myself banned from one anti XR group I joined specifically to annoy them.
permalink I had to bite my tongue
reading comments like 'I'd just go get my car and run them over'. People are cunts.
permalink I've been hitting the "report"
button. had a few comments removed but no accounts deleted yet
permalink she gave my gutters a good rattling
I need to get up and have a fiddle about to stop water gushing out.
permalink Ditto,
It's occurred to me I don't know where the downpipe is for all the guttering on the back of the house.
permalink it goes straight into next door's washing machine
permalink Next door would probably like that
TBH. They're a bit Tom&Barbara and I mean that in a nice way :)
permalink Yesterday I only left the house to go to the shops - about 3 mins walk each way.
By the time I got back, I looked as though I'd been pulled out of the sea by a lifetboat.

A couple of fence panels blew up the street, but not too bad round our way really.

Today it's sunny and lovely, albeit cold as fuck.
permalink snow!
permalink Just regular interludes of pissing rain here.
My colleague who is sitting in Edinburgh reports slushy grey snow shit.
permalink Just seen post match interview
From Scotland England women's 6 nations at Murrayfield and its pissing with snow
permalink just got on a train to that London
shall be interested to see if I make it

if not, no worries, tis a silly place
permalink I met my brother and family for a Nandos of average delinquence
but they had to get a train, so they ran off leaving me to finish off the remains

some teenagers passed me gnawing the final shards from the bones of two whole demolished chickens and nodded with respect
permalink Ha!
The scruffy teens cheeky Nandos nod of approval!
permalink i'd promised someone we'd go out camping and they were still determined even with the forecast
so we went to the kent coast as far away from trees as possible & setup in a pyramid tent
flickered off the gusts like they were nothing.. made lighting a fire was interesting though

it did help to set a flight record though..
permalink O.o
Great idea. Let's all sleep in a sail in a winter storm.