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VampGirl's Big Day Out (still have to go to work...) [Apr. 1st, 2004|05:47 pm]
Miss Von Trapp
[Mood |happyhappy]

Got up at 11am...

Took my film to the chemists to be processed, then got the bus into town.

Once there, went on a bit of a shopping spree...wandered into Waterstones and bought Emile Zola : Germinal, Oscar Wilde : Complete Short Stories and Sylvia Plath : Collected Works.

Took myself off to The Gorge for a 'last supper' before I went to make a hole in my face...had a pasty and salad (knife and fork, how civilised) and a mug of sugary tea...then went to meet Jui-ehh!! at the Sundial.

They have cut down all the trees between the silver phallic monstrosity landmark and Royal Parade...looks stark and awful:((

Once Jui-ehh!! arrived (still drunk from having been out the night before) we took a trip to The Works where I succumbed to more shoppage bargains... A large toolbox thing with acrylic paints, mini-canvas pad, brushes etc etc inside it, and a box of 14 acrylics...plus a diary!! A little book one, reduced because I've already missed 3 months of use...but well needed.

Then we went to Tribal Voice. And I now have a labret piercing in the centre - below my bottom lip. Looks damned cool!!! Stung a little, and I think I swallowed some of the anaesthetic...my tongue was SO numb and I dribbled loads onto tissue...

After the main event we wandered up through town via Boots...cotton buds and black nail varnish, to Whittards for purchase of vanilla flavoured coffee, to Macdonalds to buy a mini-carebear...

Then finally up to the Art Gallery and Museum to take a look at an exhibition up there; paintings by Nahem Shoa (dedicated to Robert Lankybitch/Lenkiewicz)...nicely done...but some of the hands on his paintings struck me as over-large... Lankybitch was such a Rembrandt copyist and I don't hold too high an opinion of him, but still, it was interesting.

In the comments book I drew round my own hand and wrote in the middle..."Some of these are peculiarly proportioned" hehe...took up the entire page after lots of positive comments lol!!

After such diversion, Jui-ehh!! and I went in the childrens room to play with the feely-boxes and stroke stuffed dead foxes and badgers, and a very worn looking hedgehog. Nice!

Wandered back to town via Sainsburys and then got a taxi home...

I'm off to work in a minute, hopefully I'll get out at midnight so I can come home and play with my new haul of retail therapy!


[User Picture]From: hawklord2112
2004-04-01 09:06 am (UTC)
YAY! sounds like you've had a good day!

fingers crossed your labret heals well

Retail therapy = cool :)

see you saturday - 7/8ish...
is the offer of loan of teh amp still open?
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-04-02 05:15 am (UTC)
I had a super day:)

I'm sure it will, I've never had any problems with my ears - even the one I did at home (hehe)...

Second day, no swelling, not even crusty;)

I'll see you Saturday, and will bring the amp with me:) It has your name on it lol!!
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[User Picture]From: vashe
2004-04-01 10:07 am (UTC)
Photos of your labret asap! *grins*

I had a similar experience with the numbing stuff, when I got my tongue pierced. As a result, literally everything was numb except my tongue. Blah :P x
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-04-02 05:18 am (UTC)
I'll do some photos soon:) At the moment, I have the slightly longer prelim stud in...which will be changed to a nicer one in 7-14 days time;)

Going to have a plain silver ring I think;)

I squealed like a girl, albeit briefly, and I suppose I am one...even my throat was a bit numb lol!! I was thinking "I'm not going to be able to breathe in a minute"... Peculiar flashbacks of dentist rooms and 4 years of brace-wearing lol...for which I had 4 teeth removed!!

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[User Picture]From: eldritch00
2004-04-01 10:12 am (UTC)
Is that just Plath's poetry? If it contains her prose, I'd like to recommend "Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams," if you haven't read it yet.
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-04-02 05:22 am (UTC)
Just her poetry (and juvenilia) in one huge fat inky-sniffy volume...yum!!

I will look for it, but mustn't spend ANY MORE...nearly bought the Bell Jar as well, along with The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy by Tim Burton and many many other fabulous tomes...ooh and a lovely hardback old-style copy of Edward Lear's Nonsense Poems...


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[User Picture]From: eldritch00
2004-04-02 08:56 am (UTC)
It's still a good buy, at any rate, I think. Here's a short article about that story.

Burton and Lear, huh? That begs the question: how did you resist?!
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-04-02 09:09 am (UTC)
"Step Away From The Bookshelf"

"Step Away From The Bookshelf"

followed closely by...



I tell you, they are haunting my dreams, my thoughts, my very essence of being...

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[User Picture]From: mehdi_caps
2004-04-01 01:43 pm (UTC)
Nahem Shoa's own website:

About Robert Lenckiewicz:
(click on... "Robert Lenckiewicz," hehe)

Hope your labret heals well. You'll have to make new icons, perhaps?
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-04-02 05:36 am (UTC)
Thankyou for those:))

I shall use them whilst I re-edit this post to add links!

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[User Picture]From: elves_uk
2004-04-02 06:09 am (UTC)
the Gorge, hell that brings back memories!! :)

Trees cut down!!! council knobheads, no wonder it looks bare :( Never did like that sundial, they should have moved derrys clock there.
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-04-02 06:18 am (UTC)
I always maintained that The Gorge (sit at the back and smoke, plenty of mirrors) is so-called because it's pink and lumpy inside and divided halfway down like a bronchial tube...I could be wrong lol!!

Yes, it looks bare and awful...I think the plan is to make a flat, landscaped 'avenue' all the way up...with the sundial being more visible. Just feels stark and horrid...will no doubt become a nasty wind tunnel too:/

I hate this city!!!
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[User Picture]From: elves_uk
2004-04-02 08:18 am (UTC)
they do make a startling number of "it seemed like a good idea at the time"
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-04-02 08:29 am (UTC)
They're in the middle of knocking down ALL of Drakes Circus atm...everywhere is almost flat...the old C&A building...barbican discounts (good riddance), right up to the banks/mothercare...

No idea what they're planning...probably some f**k ugly greenhouse like the Toys'r'us 'pavilion'...

Shiny Seagull Targets!!

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[User Picture]From: elves_uk
2004-04-02 09:38 am (UTC)
I remember seeing the drawings and development plans for that about 15 years ago :)
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[User Picture]From: entwined_in_ivy
2004-04-02 06:57 am (UTC)
Ooh, lovely day! I wish there were so many nifty things ot do near me :o)

Are you going to post pics of the new piercing? I would love to see it!
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-04-02 07:02 am (UTC)
I will indeed, but I think I might wait till I have the ring in...(about 10 days).

At the moment its a piercing stud...slightly too long to account for possible swelling:)
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