Tweets on 2008-05-30

  • Browsing #
  • It’s like someone sat down and thought “how can we make motorway services just the most annoying places on earth?” #
  • “Aha, yes, we’ll advertise pointless mobile phone downloads on the tables! No-one could possibly want that!” #

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Tweets on 2008-05-29

  • Heading into town to hear an appeal. #
  • Wondering what’s going on in Council chamber, which is totally empty apart from 2 flags, portrait of queen and piped Elgar. #
  • In John Lewis looking at v extensive range of things I don’t need and can’t afford. #
  • Set off home planning to make tabouleh. Ambushed by bacon butty en route. #
  • Watching John Travolta pretend to be Bill Clinton. #

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Tweets on 2008-05-28

  • Faffing around rebooking my Munich travel plans #
  • @dr_nick changing travel plans to Munich from flying to sleeper trains. And mucking up connections in Paris 😦 #
  • @dr_nick Have got a refund on flights. Train is roughly the same cost, partic since can get Eurostar tickets with Nectar points #
  • @dr_nick Yeah, but gotta try different ways. Flights were a pain and not cheap either. #
  • Just made appt with cycle training guy who will be coming to see if my bike meets the standard required, before teaching me to ride it #

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Dr Vee debunks Euroviszh block voting theory

See here for all the evidence.

The big “yeah, but” in my mind, is that surely, objectively, there were other songs worse than ours that fared better in the voting than they deserved to?

I didn’t like this year’s UK entry, from the one time I heard it on the night.  I did like the Scooch song last year (and still had bits of it as my ringtone until relatively recently when replaced by bits of “Dragostea din tea”

Tweets on 2008-05-27

  • Catching up on lolcats #
  • Spreading parts of the tent across chairs in the conservatory, providing essential “camping experience” for the cats. #
  • @markpack you didn’t set fire to the cactus, I trust! #
  • There is definitely a third cat coming into our house – keep hearing flap when I know our two asleep on bed. #
  • Over-indulging in luxuries not readily available when camping: filter coffee, toast, cats, t’internet #
  • Doing my bit for the by-election in Henley by following Lib Dem candidate @stephenkearney on twitter. It’s a hard job, but someone’s gotta #
  • Sending card id number GB-38000 #

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Tweets on 2008-05-26

  • Getting tweets about rain when it’s still lovely and sunny in Scarborough. #
  • Seriously gorgeous weather in Scarborough, sunlight gleaming off the sea. #
  • I’ve sent you an Orange Photo/Video Message. Go to Your ID is: pf1c3zhtz Your password is: zo0bo6 valid fo … #
  • @willhowells My friend says it starts getting better at episode 4 #
  • @willhowells we’d been talking about X Files anyway because the the themetune was playing in our caff. #
  • @willhowells with David Duchovny’s then girlfriend? And the vampires? We think that one’s OK. #
  • In the back seat of a pedalo on the boating lake of Peasholme Park #
  • Watching the skies cloud over. Striking camp 18 hours early, before the rain hits. #
  • There. Apart from slightly yellowed grass, no sign we were ever here. #
  • Ah. Erm. Right. Car won’t start. AA en route. Hopefully just the battery. #
  • @dr_nick charging phones and listening to radio #
  • Still waiting for AA to show up. Grrr. #
  • Man here, got car started, telling me not to stall for 11 miles! Leaving soon. #

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Tweets on 2008-05-24

  • Off to investigate what it is outside tent that sounds like a pterodactyl #
  • @willhowells I think @thoroughlygood has already been live-twittering some of the semifinals #
  • @meryl_f not clear what it was – could have been a peacock. #
  • @thoroughlygood have to try leaving copies of Lady Chatterley’s Lover around and see the reaction. #
  • Listening to the adaptation of Dr No – but almost all the pictures in my head are from the film. #
  • @jonxyz lollipop lolly lallies lilies ill … #
  • Nice to see Captain Scarlet singing the Romanian song. #
  • Uk singer seems to have borrowed his costume from Scooch. #
  • Celine Dion walks into a bar and the barman says, “Why the long face?” #
  • My word, Germany have really moved away from last year’s witty wordy song. #
  • Armenia: caligula? #
  • Oh boy, this is quite something from the Bosnians. #
  • “… and now live to witness a homophobic attack from Belgrade city centre” #
  • Hmmm… Liking Israel #
  • Finland bring us Spinal Tap. What is it with the fan special effect? #
  • Do they have more than one stage or do they have to put all that pryotech in place at the start? #
  • Croatia: “nice contest you have here, shame if anything were to happen to it” #
  • Wondering if the shouty guy in the white hat has just wondered out of the street. #
  • Not sure I’d want to be wearing a dress like that round a campfire. #
  • Bit of a wedding theme tonight. #
  • @dr_nick no, we’re in a caravan! #
  • @dr_nick no, Ireland were knocked out in the semi finals. #
  • What is she a student of? Pies? Oh, here comes the fan. #
  • Ooh, pirates. Could have done without this weird bridge. #
  • @willhowells dunno if it’s Chas and Dave or whether this guy thinks he’s the Artful Dodger #
  • Is it Donna from Twin Peaks? #
  • No! No! Bad hunks! Back in your box! I’m about to run out of Twitter messages 😦 #
  • French in English? Again? #
  • You’re letting everyone down. #
  • Konstantsos Pantzis?? #
  • No! Don’t let that bit of her sing! #
  • Robocop? #
  • Is he gonna do the whole song on his knees? #
  • P won’t tell me who he voted for! #
  • So, how many countries, apart from France, will read their results in french? #
  • Just wandered around the site and dozens of caravaners are watching eurovision. #
  • Who was she? #
  • Oh boy, here we go again. #
  • Ooh, Andorra did it in French. #
  • Thank you Ireland for bumping Poland above us. Bah. #
  • Someone take us off the bottom of the table, please! #

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Tweets on 2008-05-23

  • Saying “Hello Wall!” Shirley-Valentine-style to Hadrian’s wall, which we can see from our window. #
  • Hmmm. I am now more bored of romans than I have ever been. #
  • @jonxyz @jamesgraham don’t get me wrong, normally I love Romans, but that museum was dull. #
  • Crawling up Sutton Bank in 1st gear. Apparently 134 HGVs got stuck here last year. #
  • @iaindale how much urban driving do you do? likes his for its fuel efficiency. #
  • My word, this campsite doesn’t have midges or rocks. It’s a whole other world in the Club. #
  • @dr_nick sounds great! But I’m hardly in any position to criticise new parents for any decision they make! #

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