July 5th, 2010


Music Meme Day 19

Day 01- A song that makes me happy ... Come on Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners
Day 02- A song that helps you clear your head ... In My Room by The Beach Boys
Day 03- A song that makes you laugh ... In My Room by The Beach Boys
Day 03- A song that makes you laugh ... Right Said Fred by Bernard Cribbins
Day 04- A song that reminds you of something ... Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris
Day 05- A song that has a new meaning to you every time you hear it ... If Tomorrow Never Comes by Ronan Keating
Day 06- A song you can always relate to ... Where Could I Go But To The Lord? By Elvis Presley
Day 07- A song that is your guilty pleasure ... Matchstalk Men & Matchstalk Cats and Dogs by Brian & Michael
Day 08- A song you liked when you were younger ... Iko Iko by The Dixie Cups
Day 09- A song that makes you want to dance ... C'mon Everybody by Eddie Cochran
Day 10- A song that makes you cry ... In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
Day 11- A song that reminds you of summer ... In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry
Day 12- A song that reminds you of your best friend ... While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night
Day 13- A song you sing to in the shower ... N/A
Day 14- A song you like hearing live ... London City by James Marsters
Day 15- A song people wouldn’t expect you to like ... Bat out of Hell by MeatLoaf
Day 16- A song that holds a lot of meaning to you ... Never Walk Alone by Gerry & The Pacemakers
Day 17- A song that annoys you ... Then He Kissed Me by The Crystals
Day 18- A song you have as your ringtone/want to be your ringtone ... Moonshot by James Marsters ... and Thunderbirds

Day 19- A song you’re currently obsessed with

It isn't often I get obsessed with a song ... just like I don't sing in the shower, it's rare a song gets stuck in my brain.

However in September Bude Orchestra is doing a "Last Night of the Proms" and we have been working on that, plus music for a Baroque concert this week.  We were given a few weeks ago all the music including a new arrangement of Rule Britannia (by Thomas Arne) ... and it is weird counter-melody that the clarinets have ... both of us get lost each time we play it!  (And Amanda is a semi-professional musicain!)  So, that piece/arrangement is haunting me!

Come on, you know which somg I'm going to say I'm obsessed with from James - yes, London City.  If I'm listening to the CD (in the car or on my pc) I always listen to it twice ... mad, I know, but I do!

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A 5 TV-Things Meme

Well, today is going well ... so far!  The sun has just come out, the post has arrived with my Fred Astaire DVDs that I ordered with birthday money ... and I have a meme that I snagged from both dragonflylady77 and edenskye 

1. Five of your most favorite male fictional characters

1. Spike - BtVS
2. Captain John - Torchwood 
3. Damon - Vampire Diaries
4. Avon - Blakes 7 
5. Hawkeye - M*A*S*H 

2. Five of your most favorite female fictional characters

1. Buffy Summers - BtVS 
2. Anya - BtVS
3. Cally - Blakes 7 
4. Margaret - M*A*S*H
5. Belanna - Star Trek, Voyager

3. Five villains who are effective and most favorite

1. The Mayor - BtVS
2. The Borg - Star Trek
3. Hirogen - Star Trek, Voyager
4. Angelus - BtVS
5. Staleek - Farscape

4. Five ships - actual ships as in something you would travel in.

1. Liberator - Blakes 7 ... points to icon
2. Moya - Farscape
3. Millenium Falcon - Star Wars
4. USS Voyager - Star Trek, Voyager

5. Five theme or credit music for TV

1. Thunderbirds
2  Blakes 7
3. M*A*S*H
4.  BtVS
5.  Dr Who

6. Five of your favorite fictional nerdy characters

1. Willow - season 1&2 BtVS
2. Giles -  season 1&2 BtVS
3. Radar - M*A*S*H
4. Tosh - Torchwood
5. Data - Star Trek, The Next Generation


Picture Meme - Day 15

And so I continue with my Picture Meme that I snagged from hell0kittyangel ...

Day 1 — Your Best Friend ... Toni
Day 2 — Your crush ... James Marsters
Day 3 — Your Parents ... Mum and Dad
Day 4 — Your sibling ... Nick & Tim
Day 5 — Your dreams ... Mum and Dad
Day 4 — Your sibling ... Nick & Tim
Day 5 — Your dreams ... here
Day 6 — A Stranger ... here
Day 7 — Your Ex-boyfriend/girlfriend/love/crush ... N/A
Day 8 — Your favorite internet friend ... Annemarie (& Stefan)
Day 9 — Someone you wish you could meet ... The Queen & Prince Philip ... and James, of course
Day 10 — Someone you don’t talk to as much as you’d like to ... College - The British Scool of Osteopathy
Day 11 — A Deceased person you wish you could talk to ... My Grandparents
Day 12 — The person you hate most/caused you a lot of pain ... School - The Cooper's Company and Coborn School
Day 13 — Someone you wish could forgive you ... I know GOD has forgiven me.
Day 14 — Someone you’ve drifted away from ... Chris, Sharon & Sylv

Day 15 — The person you miss the most

As most of you know I only started learning to ride in my mid 30s ... and about the time I was mastering a basic rising-trot, and learning basic equine skills, Toni bought a new horse for the stables - it was love at first sight.  He was too much for me to handle, yet he was one special boy.

Toni named him, Jaykub, as a lot of Cobs are called Jacob and she knew he had more character than others of his breed.

He was mad ... and had a main skill of teaching everyone that a horse could always win, yet if you asked for help, he was a gentle and careful with you as possible.  He was very intellegent, and sadly had a nervous breakdown, which is when I took on his care, and for 3 months was his only rider, to let him settle - and when the time came, I couldn't say Goodbye.

This picture was taken on that day - the day he became mine.  One thing I must say is that his nerves gave him sweetitch and I am lying on very sore skin, yet we stood/lay like that for quite a time.

I know he loved me - I have never doubted that - yes, we did "come adrift" ... the last twice where the classics of him caring for me.  He dumped me during a lesson, as he had to move out of the way of another spooked horse - in dong so he injured his side on a fence - he dumped me to save my leg (and spun to side-track the other horse).  The last time I fell was rider error - t gallop!  And I fell under him, he missed a stride to avoid stepping on me.  One very special boy.

Sadly, at age 10, I got the phone call I never thought I would have - he had broken his leg, in his own field and had to be put to sleep. 

I miss him - he broke his leg and my heart - one very special person.

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Yes, I do miss DJ, but I know he has gone to live in a place where he is having fun and being loved and cared for - a positive end of our story.

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Yes, please remind me why I was mad enough to sign up for this?

I am still struggling with another fic, and have said I will have a go at this.    I need motivation, plus I refuse to sit twiddling my thumbs while I'm out of work! 

So ... that was the reasoning at the time!  Now, I sort of wish I hadn't - and I dare say if I get busy my Beta will wish I hadn't as well!


My Bingo Card -

baby – adoption
de-age (physical)
boat ride
movie night
long-lost love
anniversary – miles apart
day at the beach
first date
winter holiday/festival
“I love you” – first
proposal – public place
birthday – celebrant is sick
love song
Eskimo kisses
reading aloud
cooking together
kiss – first