The Happy Hippy
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Welcome to my weird and wonderful world!

Tuesday, July 01, 2003
Due to unforseen problems with Blogger, we have now resumed service at the Black Dove weblog... do join us.

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Sunday, June 29, 2003
testing testing...

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Saturday, June 28, 2003
testing testing...

posted by michelle 11:03:00 pm
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Testing Testing.. been having some major probs with the new blogger... fingers x'd this will actually work.

posted by michelle 8:03:00 pm
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Testing testing.. been having MAJOR probs with Blogger.. fingers x'd this will work now.

posted by michelle 2:49:00 pm
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Testing testing.. been having major probs with the new Blogger... let's hope this works.

posted by michelle 2:47:00 pm
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testing testing... i have been having MAJOR problems with the new Blogger, so let's see if this works.

posted by michelle 11:28:00 am
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Friday, June 27, 2003
testing testing... been havign some MAJOR probs with the new Blogger... just seeing if it is working at all now.....

posted by michelle 8:27:00 pm
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just testing.. as I'm having some probs with the new Blogger grrrr

posted by michelle 8:25:00 pm
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Absent Without Leave... again

Well again I have disappeared off the face of the blogging planet this week, but now I'm back so fret ye not. I have been on nights, which hasn't helped, but the main problem was of the dodgy hard-disc variety, and fingers crossed all is fixed now.

Looking forward to
BBC Three's Glastonbury coverage, which starts tonight. I am particularly looking forward to The Flaming Lips, Sigur Ros, Lemon Jelly, James Lavelle (if they show it), Manics, Beth Gibbons and of course Radiohead. Seeing as I can't go, or maybe that should be can't afford to go, watching it on telly will have to do.

Had a rather worrying conversation with my mother on the phone last night. First, let me explain a bit about the lady in question: she spends 70% of her time involved in church activities, and is training to be a counsellor. She enjoys Cliff Richard and Elton John. Now, last night she said to me that she had seen Marilyn Manson on that Jonathon Ross show a while back, and said she would be interested to hear his music (somehow she hadn't managed to stay awake till the end of the tv programme to see it for herself). I tried to explain that maybe industrial goth-metal perhaps wasn't for her, but I feel a mid-life crisis on the horizon.


posted by michelle 3:09:00 pm
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Thursday, June 26, 2003
Sorry for no posts this week... been on nights, but also been having masisve computer probs which are hopefully now resolved. Will write more later, just got up.

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Sunday, June 22, 2003
An amusing but potentially worrying tale about a "comedy terrorist" who managed to get into Windsor castle and get on to the stage while Prince William was making a birthday speech.





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Saturday, June 21, 2003
F*ck it... I'm going to bed.


posted by michelle 11:59:00 pm
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Strategy for staying awake...

Yes I'm due to start night shifts tomorrow, so I'm propping my eyes open with match-sticks, and am having a glass or two of vino, and listening to the new
Marilyn Manson album (something that loud is sure to keep me awake)... it's working so far, but for how long?



posted by michelle 11:51:00 pm
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Hurray for the summer!

Had a nice day today - went to
Hyde Park to do a spot of sunbathing (I really must buy a bikini top and stop sunbathing in my vest-top and tracksuit bottoms.. no wonder I am pasty white!), and then had a wander to Tottenham Court Road to meet another friend for a coffee. Planning to spend tonight with glass of wine in hand, either watching telly or reading some of Pride and Prejudice. I'd obviously much rather be out on the town than stuck indoors with a book... but that's life for ya.



posted by michelle 6:47:00 pm
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Dick F*cknall

Just watched Big Brother and Jools Holland. BB was decidedly dull, due to the blandness of tonight's evictees. Then tuned into Bo Selecta which was mildly amusing, and Jools Holland.
Mick Hucknall was attempting to sing a jazz number, and then (even worse) a Bob Dylan song. really, he should learn to give it up and do us all a favour. But as he was singing, I remembered a story I heard on the tv once about Martine McCutcheon throwing up all over his great ginger dreadlocks, and that made me chuckle. Also on the Jools Holland programme were a band called The Darkness, who I think Cheeks mentioned last week. I am undecided about this band... whilst I am all in favour of more long-haired noisy guitar bands on the music scene, I am not sure that a return to spandex catsuits and falsetto warbling is the right direction to turn. However, I remain open-minded on the matter.

Tragic Big Brother site of the day: Jon's Geek Army



posted by michelle 12:07:00 am
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Thursday, June 19, 2003
Placebo

Can I just say (and I know I am saying rather a lot today!) that Placebo are great. I especially like the Without You I'm Nothing album.... fairly heavy, depressing and angsty. And
Brian Molko is kind of sexy in an androgenous Camden Town weirdy way. Bloody marvellous. You can stick yer S Club right up yer jacksie.





posted by michelle 4:56:00 pm
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Just found an interesting article about the "online disinhibition effect", which is the way in which people do things out of character when they're online. Does that include blogging?





posted by michelle 4:40:00 pm
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Book club...

Me and my cousin are starting an internet reading group.. .just the two of us! We will be reading classics and modern books (no Danielle Steele here thank you!), and will try to read one book a month, and then have a discussion on MSN. Anyone else who's interested, get in touch. We're starting with
Pride and Prejudice on Monday.



posted by michelle 4:32:00 pm
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Tuesday, June 17, 2003
I am contemplating yet another career change (yes I know I'm not even a qualified nurse yet and already I want to change!)... well it's kind of related to everything I've done before... I already have a degree in psychology, and am thinking of going back to it and trying to get on a doctorate course in clinical psychology. These courses are like Fort Knox to get into, and you need some sort of relevant experience and everything. but if I don't give it a go, I'll never know will I.

Other news: apparently today MI5 has said that it's only "
a matter of time" before the UK is hit by a terrorist attack. Marvellous.

posted by michelle 4:39:00 pm
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Sunday, June 15, 2003
Hot and hungover

Well yesterday evening went more swimmingly than I thought. The bloke got bladdered mind, but it was fine really. More interestingly, we shared a restaurant with
Dale Winton of all people. This was in Tootsie's in Belsize Park. I must say, he looked pretty haggard... that's what too much plastic surgery, dieting and sunbeds does to you. Made me feel very smug indeedy.



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