so, how is your friday shaping up? here's a superfluous and hastily-constructed poll!
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i can't be bothered to type it out again, so i'm just going to lazily link to will's post instead. ;-) if you want to see some pictures, there was a lot of climbing down great big rock piles like this, crawling through holes like this (aka the corkscrew) and a lot of this and this.
now: when can we go again??! *bounce*
(sort of reminds me of the goodricke snackbar mars bar/snickers toasties we used to scoff without thought of the consequences in the early to mid 90s - only about a million times worse...!)
is wasabi another marmite, which you either love or you hate? enlighten me, readers, by indulging in my poll.
following on from some comments in easterbunny's journal yesterday, what's the food you dislike the most? mine is celery, which truly is the devil's toenails. although there are some freaks out there who try to insist it's tasty and good?! hah! the brainwashed fools...
i was close to having words with him to that effect, but then i decided that anyone that lazy would probably find it more time and effort effective to punch me rather than enter into a heated debate on the merits of looking after nature. *sigh*
anyway, i'm probably the only person in the country who didn't already know this bit of info, but i'll still be adding it to my treasure trove of Useless Stuff. and as i'm prone to shedding such tidbits almost as quickly as i pick them up, all further donations are also welcome. so, what useless bits of information do you want to share with the class today?
a quick glance on ebay would suggest otherwise: there are already 15 of the buggers up there, and i'm sure many more to come. the tickets retailed at £17.50 (and you could probably add about another £4 in the usual rip-off booking fees) - the highest bid for a pair is currently £185.
i'm angry on three counts: the first is that i wasn't able to get a ticket even when me and a friend were redialling, refreshing and tearing our hair out (but i can cope with that, them's the breaks). second is that touting scumbags clearly were able to breeze through the buying process: i don't believe for a second that any of these people accidentally bought too many tickets and so have to sell them on, or have suddenly realised they can't make it - they bought these tickets solely to flog them on ebay. which brings me on to the third target for my ire: the punters. who would pay £90 for a gig ticket? you can get a festival weekend ticket for nearly that and see 50 other bands at the same time! morons. part of me thinks that anyone bidding deserves to have to pay that. if people just showed some sense on ebay, the touts wouldn't bother buying tickets because there'd be no profit in it and the tickets would be bought by the people who actually wanted to see the gig in the first place.
(and in fact, i'm not sure driving past the cheddar gorge on my way to glastonbury every year and sailing past the white cliffs of dover every so often really counts. so, that'll be just the giant's causeway at age 8 then *blush*)
so, how many of these have you seen? how many of them were actually worth seeing? what british natural wonder would you recommend instead? (i think i'm going to have to get to those welsh cave-y things this year, they look like they could be pretty impressive)
overheard at the end of some awful how not to spend money programme on bbc1 this evening: "during a previous edition of this programme, we suggested that you could whiten your teeth easily and cheaply using lemons. we now realise that this is possibly not the best suggestion and, on the advice of the british dental association, would like to recommend to our viewers that they do not try this".( Read more... )