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No I do admire those who strive for excellence in sport and yes I know that very few countries have a record any less bad than China.

But the Free Tibet flag stays while the Olympics are on.
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Met a fox in the street. it was larger than usual Totally fearless. Rough golden fur.
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Is it wrong to wish it was Autumn? We have had such a damp summer that I would prefer to wake up tomorrow with the leaves turning gold and a cooler breeze, less humidity. There's also something about that time of year, perhaps a throwback to school days, in that it always feels like a time for new beginnings.
rapid_fire:
There is nothing wrong with autumn.

I posted an espresso tale in my blog. It's actually an old one I wrote a while ago, but it fits the purpose. Let me know what you think.
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The one with the Vampire.

I scribbled a lot over the last few days about my vampire story. Trying to avoid the obvious cliches raises some challenges because a lot will have to be explained to the reader without just having a character spout it in a long dialogue.

I keep a huge notebook of story ideas and I'm folding some into it and...
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I read 5 or 6 books at once. But every now and then I drop the Jap literature and wierd folky tales and go back to an old favourite like Squire Haggards Journal. Probably number 2 in the list of all time politically incorrect books I own behind 'Unnatural Selection'.

How can you not love a book set in 18th century England that starts:

Dec...
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I'm engaged in a battle of wills with this website. It has lots of functionality that I refuse to explore on principle because I like being lazy. Ultimately there will be no victor. I will learn a few neat tricks and it will have to put up with the fact I am not interested in realtime chat.

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I have a new format for Breakfast TV shows. The presenters have to actually eat their breakfast while doing the show. Complete with burnt toast, kids that don't want to get up and go to school, dogs that hang around under the table waiting for scraps, final demands from the Electricity company, and right at the end they have to try to start the...
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nitika:
ha ha ha ha ha ha biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin

that is a great consept, and if there is a hot, mom you see her change from her PJ's into her suit.
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Esprsso Tales #2 - Give us an hour for magic


It was my greatest ever visit to Focus. I had bunked off school cos it was Friday morning and grey and raining. I had 21 promos stolen from Revolver (their post just gets shoved inside the crappy unlocked wooden door so we nick it most days).

Focus is run by the typical record shop owner - balding...
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viking:
"Drinking Stella didn't make my abdomen look like that! I will have to be the Sumo Assassin who teaches the younger ones the tricks and occasionally throws them across the dojo using sneaky tricks when they make fun of him too much. You will be the legendary student who beguiled and slayed - all our first year pupils will worship you."

so, i think you win the most creative set comment competition! my set Double Cross says thank you! sounded like the plot to ayumi or something!
yskar2001:
Note to self - watch less Anime.
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ESPRESSO TALES #1 - Immigrant Song



There was a tremor and a loud thump outside.

Murmured conversations ceased. Silence and tension took their place.

In the darkness very faintly a sound grew, a high pitched chattering.

'Puta Madre! Chick Peas!' hissed one of the largest Kidney Beans. 'A shopper has picked up Chick Peas and put them back in our frontage!'

Uproar. Beans turned and twisted...
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Shiny.

I'm now torn between getting a Sony Vaio or a Macbook. I have always avoided Macs but they do look cool. Maybe I've got sunstroke. Its hot and summery and various multicoloured bugs are headbanging against the windows.

Perhaps I should write an article on 10 reasons to buy a Mac (or not to).Hmm.