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[11 Jun 2004|12:40am]
[ mood | 20 ]

I'm thinking about making this a "friends only" affair. I wish I could make it a "specified IP only" affair. Or get codes for the likes of Katryn and Catherine.

I watched Big Brother for the first time tonight. A lot of them are actually quite funny to watch. Then I watched Phoenix Nights, which was even funnier to watch.

My sunburnt shoulders are somehow managing to smell of antiseptic. This may be a hint. Can you get skin cancer somewhere where there are no moles?

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[10 Jun 2004|05:59pm]
[ mood | fine ]

Nice night, last night. Went to the Angel & Greyhound (aka Buffy's dead mother and a big dead dog) with Katryn and Katy and had lots of nice rose and played lots of Boggle. Then got convinced (eventually) to go to Bothered, which was fun but painful. That Sabina one trod on my big toe and didn't get off it for about five minutes - she just stood there grinding my toe into the floor. I make this sound deliberate and it wasn't. It just fucking hurt. But on the plus side, they played some good music (Franz Ferdinand!) and I danced a lot. You-know-who was less than friendly, but I don't really care that much.

Now I think I have to brave hall on my own...scared. Will make sure I'm the very first in, and so avoid not sitting with people.

I do not want to be 20. Oh yeah! I voted for the first time ever today. They don't make it very exciting, do they?

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[10 Jun 2004|02:34am]
Grr :(
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[09 Jun 2004|03:30pm]
[ mood | listless ]

Woo, work for the week is over, woo! Now I'm at a bit of a loose end. Would just like to say that Belle & Sebastian seem to have stolen a lot of their songs from Nick Drake. Listen to Hazey Jane II. Cheeky young scamps.

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[08 Jun 2004|07:45pm]
[ mood | creamy ]

Got the Paul Hedley essay done by 2am, which is the earliest I've ever managed it by! And he wasn't too cross after I explained about all the books being out of the library.

Sat on New Buildings Lawn with Catherine for a bit around lunchtime, then read, then headed off to Hedley. When I came back from the tutorial, I found loads and loads of friends sitting on Swithun's lawn drinking champagne in honour of it being Tuesday :) Then tried and failed to go punting. Then had a partially frozen salad in Hall. Then accosted Tom Goodhead in Judith, telling him that I know his cousin. Then ate a Dime bar. Remember when you could call someone a "Dime bar" when they did something a bit silly?

Now I'm back and have to do the Wes Williams essay. Three fucking pieces of work in a row with only the tiniest, guiltiest bit of rest in between. I may yet have a breakdown.

Now I need to have a shower to scrape about a foot of suncream off my poor white limbs. I need one of those strigil things the Romans used. And a slave.

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[08 Jun 2004|12:20pm]
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[07 Jun 2004|04:53pm]
[ mood | okay ]

So sunny. I can hear the little choir boys doing their singing practice in cloisters. The last few days have been surreal. Very nice though, I think.

I dumped Babs, but nobody wants to hear that boring old story.

Went to Thirst for the first time on Saturday, and it's a hell hole. Then went to this boy called Will's room and played drinking games with a hell of a lot of people I don't know, plus Ian M. and Jonny. There were people sitting on his wardrobe with their legs dangling, drinking, and eating stilton and chili peppers AT THE SAME TIME. Made me feel ill, so I left. Then passed a very awake, very surreal, very lovely, but very confusing night.

Now I have a problem. I have ONE BOOK with which to write Paul Hedley's essay, and it has nothing useful in it. The ones I really needed are all taken out. I am in trouble. Ho hum.

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[30 May 2004|11:06pm]
[ mood | full ]

Did a translation. I want to translate literature for a living...will anyone let me? If so, will they pay me?

Also went to formal hall. Oh my fucking god, the chocolate cake!

Double-barrel essay crisis looming.

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[30 May 2004|05:39pm]

Thank you Katryn. Had to share. Make sure the sound is on.
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[30 May 2004|03:24pm]
1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 4. Write down
what it says:

"As a genre historical writing in medieval French prior to Christine's time"

2: Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What do you touch first?:

My computer!

3: question three was considered too explicit for general viewing


4. WITHOUT LOOKING, guess what the time is:

Half 3?

5: Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?:


6: With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?:

Morrissey singing "America", and the wind in the trees.

7: When did you last step outside? what were you doing?:

About an hour ago, to put some washing on.

8: Before you read this email, what did you look at?:

Everything 2

9: What are you wearing?:

New jeans, Turkish slipper things, black vest top.

10: Did you dream last night?:

Can't remember. Oh no, something about egg-fried rice being too oily.

11: When did you last laugh?:

On the phone to Catherine about 15 minutes ago.

12. what is on the walls of the room you are in?

A squashed bitey thing :(, a picture from a book of hours, a straw hat, three postcards.

13: Seen anything weird lately?:

Saw a bird pecking at a deer's back a minute ago. The deerie didn't seem to care at all.

14: What do you think of this quiz?:

All right.

15: What is the last film you saw?:

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Quite good.

17: Tell me something about you that I don't know:

I have really dark red nailvarnish on.

18: If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?:

Tch. Too much.

19: Do you like to dance?:

When drunk and / or alone.

20: Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?:


21: Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?:


22: Would you ever consider living abroad?:


23: Will you pass on this survey?:

Uh huh.
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[30 May 2004|12:48am]
[ mood | fine ]

A day of filing and organization. Then I went to a talk about a brilliant charity, which inspired me. Maybe I will become a lawyer after all, and just do a huge amount of pro bono work, in an attempt to justify my existence. Maybe.

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[29 May 2004|11:48am]

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[27 May 2004|10:58pm]
[ mood | excited ]

Well, a very nice and quite exciting day!

Speaking class was just a discussion of a film.

Then Montaigne tutorial was put off until tomorrow.

On Monday, we walked past this shop on Walton Street called James (yes, a shop with a person's name), and Catherine noticed four photographs of Morrissey in the window. They were excellent, but the shop was closed. Then today, on our way to the Phoenix (again), we tried again, and it was STILL closed. So I was just writing a note on a slip of paper to ask when on earth it was open, when I noticed a figure! It had big shaggy blonde hair and a sarong. So I was brave and knocked on the door. The figure opened the door and we shouted to eachother over excruciatingly loud Oasis. He invited us in. Turns out that he was asked to take a photo of Morrissey for his passport. He did, only he carried on snapping away until he had taken 110 pictures! And they are wonderful! He's just talking away, twiddling his hands, blinking, licking his lips etc. James, our newest friend, showed us the lot on his computer as a slideshow - it was like a Morrissey flip-book thing! He says he's not sure what he's going to do with them yet - maybe string them all up around the shop one day and let Morrissey songs blare all day long! He gave me his card and said to keep in touch so he can let me know when and what is happening, but he'll let me have/buy one!

Here's the best bit...

The only people to have ever seen them are Morrissey, me, James, Katryn, and Catherine.

My oh my!

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[26 May 2004|08:45pm]
[ mood | bored ]

Bargains. Three Monsoon bargains and a French Connection bargain.

Now paying the price for just fucking off for a day. When oh when will this commentary end? I don't think I would've liked Montaigne The Man much. In fact, I probably would've hit him and told him to grow up and shut up. I'm also annoyed that I've had to turn YATQ off in order to get my head around the fact that "to philosophize is to learn to die". Dull dull dull.

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[26 May 2004|02:19am]
Must stop quizzing, must stop. Why the hell don't I ever just GO TO BED WHEN I AM TIRED? I do need sleeping pills. I mean hardcore, prescribed fuckers. None of these Natrasleep things made out of reconstituted horse poo.
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[26 May 2004|02:08am]
Artistic talent: None.

Birthplace: St George's Hospital, London

Career Aspirations at Age 6: I think I wanted to write books. Then I discovered the lack of artistic talent.

Dreams, recurring: I used to have one about waiting for a bus at this place. For years. It's [the scariest moment of my life] on www.everything2.com in fact.

Elementary School, Name of: Hassell County Primary School

Fabrics and Materials, favorite to wear on body: Denim, silk

Gym, work out at one? Until I couldn't be bothered any more, yes.

Happy Memory, best: No one outstanding one

Introvert or Extrovert? Leaning towards the former

Jewelry/Trinkets, worn regularly: Various cheapo necklaces

Killer App: lol

Latest book read: Fingersmith is what I'm on at the mo. By Sarah Waters

Medications (Rx): Pill I suppose.

Nicknames: Hels when with me homies

Operating System of Choice (for desktop): Windows XP.

Pets: Felix the cat, and an a sausage dog called William who has not yet been born

Queer? In the traditional sense, a bit. In the modern sense, no.

Role models, current: No.

Sleepwear: Ideally, nothing.

Tattoos: No

University degree(s): Hopefully, French.

Virginity, age lost at: Seventeen

Weather, favorite: Sunshine but without the bees.

X-SOs you're on speaking terms with: Well there's only really one and he lives too far away to speak to.

Yard/Rummage Sales, do you go? Used to go all the time when I was tiny

Zen Moments: I don't really know what that means, Im afraid.
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[26 May 2004|01:44am]
Birthdate~11th of June 1984
Birthplace~St George's Hospital, London
Current Location~Oxford
Eye Color~Brown
Hair Color~Red
Righty or Lefty~Righty
Your heritage~Hmm? Me mum's half Irish
The shoes you wore today~Goldy slippers
Your weakness~Reese's Peanut Butter Cups for 65p
Your fears~Failing, loneliness
Your perfect pizza~Mushrooms, sweetcorn, lots of interesting cheeses, green olives
Goal you'd like to achieve~Ooh. I want a nice and cool and fun job...in London or Paris...and lots of cats and a sausage dog
Your most overused phrase on AIM~like
Your thoughts first waking up~Ow
Your best physical feature~My eyes probably. What could be wring with eyes anyway?! I don't mind my face generally, but yuk to the rest of me.
Your bedtime~I'd be lucky
Your most missed memory~I really liked the freedom of the summer after A-levels
Soda~Diet Dr Pepper. Did I just DREAM I saw this once?
Fast Food Joint~The Veggie place in Nottingham
Single or group dates~Urgh, neither
Adidas or Nike~Nope
Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea~No idea
Chocolate or vanilla~Vanilla
Cappuccino or coffee~Coffee. Black.
smoke~On and off
Cuss~Aw, you yanks
Take a shower every day~Yep
Have a crush~Hehe
Do you think you've been in love~Oh yes
Want to go to college~Well I'm at university, so I think that may not be a move forward
Like high school~Liked lunchtime
Want to get married~Yes please
Believe in yourself~Sometimes
Get motion sickness~Only on coaches
Think you're attractive~When I have no clothes on, yes
Think you're a health freak~Parts of me are
Get along with your parents~Mum - almost all of the time. Dad - some of the time
Like thunderstorms~Yes, but they upset Felix
Play an instrument~No
Played a game that required removal of clothing~Is sex a game?
Been trashed or extremely intoxicated~Of course
Been caught doing something~Well things like brushing my teeth or watching telly, yes
Been called a tease~No
Gotten beat up~No
Shoplifted~I stole a meal in Manchester once. By mistake.
Changed who you were to fit in~Don't think so. My accent has changed though.
Age you hope to be married~By 30
Numbers and Names of Children~Sophie, William, Jago
Describe your Dream Wedding~No priests please, we're athiests. Nice dress please, we're vain.
How do you want to die~Unexpectedly
Where do you want to go to college~Oh pipe down
What do you want to be when you grow up~A commissioning editor
What country would you most like to visit~Italy
Best eye color~Morrissey's eyes are fabulous
Best hair color~RED
Short or long hair~Don't care
Height~Tiny is best
Best weight~See above
Best articles of clothing~Shoes
Best first date location~Well I've only had one first date. That was at the Fezzy Park Odeon.
Best first kiss location~Also only had one of these, which was on the bit of grass between the chippie and the family planning. Isn't that great?!
Number of drugs taken illegally~One drug
Number of people I could trust with my life~six. That's quite a lot I suspect
Number of CDs that I own~120? Something like that.
Number of piercings~Absolutely none.
Number of tattoos~Absolutely none.
Number of times my name has appeared in the newspaper~4 I think
Number of scars on my body~None
Number of things in my past that I regret~2 that I can think of.
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[26 May 2004|01:33am]
I don't wanna hear it
Your song is: Certain People I know

I'd hate to be like

Certain people I know

They break their necks

And can't afford to

Get them fixed

Ah, they'd sacrifice all

Of their principles for

anything cashable

I do believe it's terrible

What Morrissey or Smiths song describes you?
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[26 May 2004|01:32am]
girl afriad
You are GIRL AFRAID, you're kinda quiet and very
paranoid. Our conclusion - cheer up ya moody

What Smiths Song Are You?
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[26 May 2004|01:30am]
This is a fun game...
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