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1. I was just saying to my boss this week that I was quite proud of keeping my migraines under control more lately; guess what I got yesterday? So annoying, especially as I'd been looking forward to a friend's party that I ended up missing.

2. I am very slowly beginning to tackle the backlog of Stuff I Kept Putting Off While Studying; this week has been all about the clothes / fabric. I have assorted piles of worn-out clothes and out-grown clothes accumulating around my room. I pulled out all the actually worn-out stuff, and bagged that up to go to recycling. I bagged up two sets of bedding we never use for the charity shop. I bought myself some underwear that doesn't have holes in, and added all the ones that did to the recycling bags, along with my oldest & least useful bras. I sorted through my socks, and chucked a good few pairs in the recycling bags, and a few others into the charity bag. Finally I ended up sorting through my stash of pretty scarves and wraps and kept only the ones that I really love and may actually wear more than once a year. (I sort of aspire to be someone who routinely wears pretty scarves etc but in practice I am never that put-together very often.)

3. I took the charity bag to the EACH shop, and came back with a very shiny pair of not!DMs and a metallic blue stripey hat. (Amusingly, I had been whinging this week about needing new shoes for winter, and hating shoe shopping, so that was very well timed.)

4. Last Saturday I watched Robocop with [personal profile] fanf . He was inspired by this post (linked by [personal profile] andrewducker ), and I'd never previously watched it - not on purpose, just never got round to it. It's very very Paul Verhoeven isn't it? Gratuitious mixed-sex shower scene, gory violence, horrible-future-media & horrible-future-adverts. Although my reaction to the project manager with the huge glasses was a. love those glasses b. you are really enjoying imagining watsisface having his hand broken c. please tell me watsisface dies horribly after forcing a kiss on you and taking credit for your work (spoiler - he does). Watsisface really is a walking example of the unwarranted confidence of the mediocre white man.

5. Nicholas saw Trolls at holiday/after school clubs and asked for his own copy. It's not awful, and I like the music, but after sitting through it with him three times in less than a week, I think I have had enough of it for now. The trailers on it include Home (based on The True Meaning of Smekday) which I've been meaning to watch, and Nicholas is keen to do so too, so hopefully I'll enjoy that more.

Date: 2017-09-24 15:14 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] andrewducker
I found Home...not bad. Certainly bearable, but not up to the level of How To Train Your Dragon.

Date: 2017-09-24 15:49 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bens_dad
I saw RoboCop at the cinema with friends when it first came out and really wished that I hadn't. I don't think I walked out but I did stop watching. I couldn't handle the violence for the fun of it and at twenty I wasn't able to see beyond that. I was not in a good place on the way home.

Did you see it at the cinema or on video ?

Ben has Trolls too; I'm glad that (possibly for technical reasons*) he doesn't watch it as often as most of his other films.

* We have it on Google rather than iTunes.

Date: 2017-09-24 17:23 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aldabra
I have a bag of worn out clothes, and I'm stalled on not knowing whether clothesbanks are only for reusables or whether they take rags too. Where do you recycle them?

Date: 2017-09-25 08:54 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ghoti_mhic_uait
I think there are two different things here - Tom often talks about textiles recycling too, so I'm guessing there's one in Arbury court? - but the place I take clothes says they don't take rags.

Date: 2017-09-24 17:43 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alatefeline
Well done with sorting through the clothes!!!

Date: 2017-09-24 18:30 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jack
I haven't seen robocop for ages, but what I remember still reflected fairly well on it. I obviously watched it at the right age, but most of it seemed like a perfect action movie.

I also really enjoyed Home (although I always forget the title). I felt it sagged in parts, but I really enjoyed the best bits.


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