Friday, June 24, 2005

Nothing short of total procrastination...

If I put my mind to it, I'll have finished the final draft of Let's Get Lost tomorrow and can spend Sunday doing fun things like going to the cinema. Instead I'm sitting here and staring out of the window at a grey sky as it tries really hard to thunderstorm and realise that I've just spent two hours faffing about now 5 minutes actually working on the book. That's not a good work/faffing about ratio!

In order to waste even more time, here are some things that I'm really obsessed about right now.

TomKat

That would be the weird, whirlwind romance of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. I'm sorry, Kate Holmes - she's officially changing her name. I don't know. What ever would Pacey say.

Tales From Turnpike House - Saint Etienne

This is the new CD from Saint Etienne, one of my favourite bands. It tells the story of 24 hours in the life of a block of flats and the people who live there. I love the way Saint Etienne are, for me, the sound of London; they're dirty pop, sad love songs, bleak optimism.

Lost

This is a drama series that's been on in the States that I did not download from the internet because that's illegal and wrong. It's by the guy who made Alias and it's about the plane that crashes onto this weird tropical island and it's all spooky and the survivors all seem to be there for a specific reason. I think they're going to show it on Channel Four soon.

Gmail

Email from Google. It's so sleek and shiny and Hotmail is so 1999!

People thinking that The Faders inspired Guitar Girl

Whatever! Ever think that maybe Guitar Girl inspired The Faders?!


OK, I really should go and work on the book until it's time for Big Brother...

S x

11 comments:

Nika said...
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CyberAngel said...

I'm sorry Sarra, but it looks as though your new G-mail might not be so great after all...
No, no. They want you to insert your email address on the form. That way they can capture your Google cookie that expires in 2038 -- you know, the one with your unique ID in it? Once they tag that to your email addy, all your search terms, since the last time you erased your Google cookie, are now instantly "personally identifiable." If doesn't matter if your IP address constantly changed.

Now they can profile you and sell it to other corporations, or to the feds. Of course, you won't mind that, because you read the draconian terms-of-service for the Gmail program. This is where they say that if you delete one of your emails, Google won't necessarily delete it. And since you didn't even wince when you read that, the cookie issue is hardly an issue at all.

I'd say get out out of it as fast as possible!

Char said...

It's true. G-mail looks like a scam and smells fishy. It's not a good idea. Although, cyberangel, there might not be a point to leave G-mail as they can stll track you, if you believe the things about it which I do.

Char said...

Oh and your books are great! :D

cyberangel said...

Ooh I see Char and I are online now! :D Cool. Well, Char, have you found out anything else about g-mail?

Char said...

They think that you will start to have to pay soon, fo g-mail

cyberangel said...

By the way, my first comment was sarcastic - i.e. you wouldn't have the read the T&C

Char said...

bye now I have to go. Wouldn't recommend G-mail to anyone else!

cyberangel said...

bye! oh yeah, g-mail is the next downfall ;) Soz, Sarra. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Lost is the best ay!!! where are you up to!

Nika said...

you what?