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Tuesday: So it's come to this. First I decide to drop out of my advanced Flash course. Then I decide to watch tv instead of spending hours on a bus to buy textbooks (but what TV. Children of the Stones: evil neolithic monuments, evil morris dancers, evil villagers - what more could you want?). Now I'm throwing my very first ever sickie. Yes, you heard me, phoning in sick when I'm going out the door covered in sunscreen. By the end of the week I'll be smoking and sitting up the back of the bus with the rest of the bad girls. And I'm eating this banana, lunchtime be damned!

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<p>Tuesday: So it's come to this. First I decide to drop out of my advanced Flash course. Then I decide to watch tv instead of spending hours on a bus to buy textbooks (but what TV. <b>Children of the Stones</b>: evil neolithic monuments, evil morris dancers, evil villagers - what more could you want?). Now I'm throwing my very first ever sickie. Yes, you heard me, phoning in sick when I'm going out the door covered in sunscreen. By the end of the week I'll be smoking and sitting up the back of the bus with the rest of the bad girls. And I'm eating this banana, lunchtime be damned!</p><p align="center"><table align="center">
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</td><td><img src="http://uk.geocities.com/havisham06/images/sbts02.jpg" alt="Sculpture by the Sea 12 November 2002 - it's fake" width="200" height="150" border="0"></td><td><img src="http://uk.geocities.com/havisham06/images/sbts03.jpg" alt="Sculpture by the Sea 12 November 2002" width="200" height="150" border="0"></td></tr><tr valign="top"><td><img src="http://uk.geocities.com/havisham06/images/sbts04.jpg" alt="Sculpture by the Sea 12 November 2002" width"="200" height="150" border="0">
</td><td><img src="http://uk.geocities.com/havisham06/images/sbts05.jpg" alt="Sculpture by the Sea 12 November 2002" width="200" height="150" border="0"></td><td><img src="http://uk.geocities.com/havisham06/images/sbts06.jpg" alt="Sculpture by the Sea 12 November 2002" width="200" height="150" border="0"></td></tr><tr valign="top"><td><img src="http://uk.geocities.com/havisham06/images/sbts07.jpg" alt="Sculpture by the Sea 12 November 2002" width"="200" height="150" border="0">
</td><td><img src="http://uk.geocities.com/havisham06/images/sbts08.jpg" alt="Sculpture by the Sea 12 November 2002" width="200" height="150" border="0"></td><td><img src="http://uk.geocities.com/havisham06/images/sbts09.jpg" alt="Sculpture by the Sea 12 November 2002" width="200" height="150" border="0"></td></tr></table></p>
<p>Well, maybe not. My idea of wagging, at present, is to go see sculptures by the sea with my mother in tow. And is it a sickie if the intent was to totally wag work but one ends up really sick anyway, cause after climbing the Statue of Liberty and scampering up the Royal Mile, doing the Bronte walk is right up there with dumbarse things I've done/feats of endurance while suffering bite through a steel bar cramps. Still, once I was sufficiently sugared up and medicated, and I admit it was nasty there for a while, it was fun. Bondi is totally Earls Court in reverse, and after a few misdirections we found the walk by following the school kiddies and found the sculptures: some cute, some impressive, some butt ugly and pretentious. Basically your usual collection of the good, the bad and the ugly. The walk was fun too, if you don't count the school excursions and the gale force winds that nearly whipped my camera out of my hands. Mother, who doesn't do heights or cliff walks, apparently, had to grab my hand until we were around the heads and well past the worst of it. It's the first time she's held my hand since my brother was born, which is as sad as it was uncomfortable. Never mind, we scrambled up the park and enjoyed two lemon teas and I upset the nearby Christians by blaspheming loudly (heh) as the wind sped two full cans across the table so fast I could barely catch them. Nothing could be put down, the wind was so fierce. Put it this way, none of the seagulls were out in it, all huddled and sulking on the beach. So we walked onto Bronte and caught a bus, a train and a bus home where I crawled into my bed for my tv treats. And what treats they were.</p><p><b>Adventure Inc. - Bride of the Sun:</b> Oh dear. This is totally 80s tv with a capital <b>A Team</b>. It's <b>Macgyver</b>. It's <b>Relic Hunter</b>. It's not good. After a couple of mellow yellows it's not all bad either. No worse than <b>Highlander</b> or the <b>Sentinel</b>, though sadly no better, either, it's just sad to see MB reduced to this. Still, he's cute and doesn't sound so naslly on ye olde telly as he did on big tel where I started watching this, purple splodge and all, before a retreated to my bed with my hot water bottle. Ridiculous plot with mystical Mayan artefacts, possessed lovers, mad central American dictators and traiterous ex-partners. All it really needed were the shoulder pads and big hair. Totally Macgyver with some bad Psi Factor thrown in for good measure, but who cares, <b>Michael</b>'s cute and I've sat through Macgyver more than once. But, oh dear. Poor Michael. I guess he needs to pay the bills.</p><p>At least it was surprisingly slashier than I ever dared to hope. At least, <b>Judson</b> grabbed the pretty boy rather than the pretty girl when they were under fire and there was the whole bitter and jealous ex=friend, partner and rival thang, complete with dying in arms scene. Hello Macgyver. Yeah, I know I'm clutching at straws here but I'll do anything to make this watachable. It's like reaching for the sauce bottle. A spooonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.</p><p><b>Smallville - Drone:</b> Killer bees, Mark Snow music, lone victim in a bathroom. Can this be the X Files? No, because we clumsily cut to commercial before the killer bees can live up to their reputation. I realise we're watching the EC9 cleanie version of Smallville. Pete wants to be the man behind <b>Clark</b>. Hey Pete, the queue forms to the left. Oh, he meant he wants to be Clark's class presidential spin doctor. Sexy Lexy shows up driving fast and stating his preference for back entrances. I'm enjoying this episode already.</p><p>Oooh, <b>Lex</b>, <b>Clark</b>, alone together (naturally). Lex is stroking his pool cues again in a most obvious fashion and Clark manages to get the word 'stiff' into the conversation. Okay, this is all deliberate, right?</p><p>More American highschool blah and a loser nerd girl with her army of bees. Not seeing a problem here. Why, if I could only get my army of birds to do my bidding...ahem. Yes, bees, bad. Ooooh, more Lex/Clark flirty flirty. Yes, let Lana's dumb cafe go to the wall. Teach the budding little capitalist a life lesson. Karma 'n' all that. Some friend he is, as Clark freezes out Chloe for sticking to her principals. Typical friend, but still, some friend. Then Lana sticks up for Chloe. What the? If Lana thinks Chloe is out of the running, think again. Here we go, the green rocks blah dance. Remember when shows used to at least make an attempt at plausability?</p><p>Ooooh, Clark, all tough. Oooh, Clark, major property damage. I bet everyone was comveniently unconcious again. But of course, like, who would have guessed it? More Lex/Clark flirtiness. Yeah, sure, the episode ends with Lana in the barn but she's just there as a gender neutral gal pal. At least, that's all she's been this episode. It's all been Lex/Clark sizzle sizzle. Yummy.</p><p><b>Farscape:</b> Crackers!!!! Mmmm, salty goodness. Laff a minute. One of my very fave episodes. I'm so happy. Maybe it's the mellow yellows or adjusting the knobs again on the telly (yep, ye olde telly has knobs and they're more fun than buttons) but I've just been treated to three hours of gorgeous guys looking especially gorgeous. Yummo.</p><p>Wednesday: Now this is embaressing, as I really am sick today. The whole exorist deal. Mother is not happy, the had to hose out the upstairs loo again. I have spent the whole night being very unhappy and very, very ill. Worse, I had nothing to eat yesterday but museli and minestrone. Chunky.</p><p><b>X Files</b> (the one set in the Vancouver quarry with the rocks painted red): everytime I'm home sick it's a <b>Ratboy</b> episode.I don't plan it this way, really I don't, and I hope nobody's noticed. It just happens. Not that I mind though I feel too rotten today to really appreciate it. I thought yesterday was as bad as it was going to get. I was wrong. I'm too sick to move today.</p><p>Watching this now I wonder how people never noticed what an incredibly selfish SOB <b>Mulder</b> is. Everything is about him and his mission. He bullies everyone, especially Scully, and he denies her the right to visit her dying sister. And yet there are legions of Mulder/Scully shippers. How, when Mulder is such a selfish and bullying creature, even when he's not there in S9, it's still All About Mulder. Codependents R Us. Not what I'd call a healthy relationship by any means. No relationship is perfect, but Mulder and Scully exhibit the obessessional, secretive, coercive behaviour of addicts or cultists, with no outside friends or interests. Nope, not what I would look for in a relationship, that tightbound circle of two. At least Ratboy gives as good as he gets, but Scully always seems at the mercy of Mulder's manipulations, even when he's not around. Now Monica and Doggett, they were a team, they were fun. I liked them. Pity.</p><p>Buffy: Ha, wouldn't you know it, it's Doppelgangland, the Buffy ep where <b>Willow</b> gets fed up of being called Old Reliable and doing everybody elses' homework, which is the way I've been feeling all year. Go Willow. Evil Willow kicks arse. You go, girl. R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me, - or I'll rip yer bloody arms orf. Yep, I love it.</p><ul><p>"She bothered me. She's so weak and accommodating. She's always letting people walk all over her, and then she gets cranky with her friends for no reason. I just <i>couldn't</i> let her live." - Willow gets with the self-loathing.</p></ul>
<li><a href="http://evil.kill-my-nerve.net/index/script-dgl.html">Doppelgangland</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.adventureinc.net/galleries/episodic/106/pics_106_index.html">The Fate of the Liverpool Flyer: Episode 106</a></li><li><a href="http://vweb.ar.com.au/~jriddler/ba-sb-c.html">Clarissa</a></li><li><a href="http://www.scifi2k.com/anews2187.html">Daily News</a></li><li><a href="http://apocrypha.populli.net/">apocrypha</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.hollywood.com/news/detail/article/312617">SCI-FI GEEK: Former Child Stars in Space</a></li><li><a href="http://www.birdsaustralia.com.au/">Birds Australia</a></li>
<li><a href="http://johnhoward.blogspot.com/">John Howard PM</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/11/10/1036308572214.html">Deadly slide to assassination</a></li><li><a href="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2002/04/02/MN1834964.DTL">Making the rounds in Baghdad-By-The-Bay</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.duncanentertainment.com/gallery.htm">The spirit of adventure</a></li><li><a href="http://www.examiner.com/headlines/default.jsp?story=n.hiv.1108w">Bad news fast</a></li><li><a href="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2002/07/21/LV204060.DTL">All quiet at the cathouse</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/gate/archive/2002/08/30/burningman2002.DTL">Burning Man 2002</a></li><li><a href="http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2002511947,00.html">Hero gets shot of nutcase</a></li><li><a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/2435663.stm">Politics threaten conservation talks</a></li><li><a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/134573253_pugetsound10m0.html">Saving the Sound: Tall order for Army Corps</a></li><li><a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/134573119_water10.html">Will water sources become wellsprings of war in the Mideast?</a></li><li><a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/2429123.stm">Huge anti-war protest in Florence</a></li><li><a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/2419429.stm">Apocalypse Now voted best movie</a></li><li><a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/2415261.stm">Darwin's finches at risk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/2424927.stm">Nasa pulls Moon hoax book</a></li><li><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/08/arts/08EATS.html?todaysheadlines">It's Déjà Vu for Nostalgic Diners</a></li><li><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/08/arts/design/08GLUE.html?todaysheadlines">
High 30's Style</a> (the Yanks seem to gloss over the whole Nazi thing)</li>
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