Kathryn’s Blog

Pointless, odd, ramblings

July 25th, 2007

Coconut Skins - Damien Rice

You can hold her hand
And show her how you cry
Explain to her your weakness
So she understands
And then roll over and die
You can brave decisions
Before you crumble up inside
Spend your time asking everyone else’s permission
Then run away and hide

Or you can sit on chimneys
Put some fire up your ass
No need to know what you’re doing or waiting for
But if anyone should ask
Tell them I’ve been licking coconut skins
And we’ve been hanging out
Tell them God just dropped by to forgive our sins
And relieve us our doubt
La la la la la la la…

Oh you can hold her eggs
But your basket has a hole
You can lie between her legs and go looking for
Tell her you’re searching for her soul
You can wait for ages
Watch your compost turn to coal
Time is contagious
Everybody’s getting old

So you can sit on chimneys
Put some fire up your ass
No need to know what you’re doing or looking for
But if anyone should ask
Tell them I’ve been cooking coconut skins
And we’ve been hanging out
Tell them God just dropped by to forgive our sins
And relieve us our doubt
La la la la la la la…

July 20th, 2007

Post DH Come Down (Redux)

The first time I posted this it made every post before it go in italics and i had no idea why.  So I’m going to try reposting. 

I suppose I’d better write it though I don’t really want to.  i enjoyed it, read it far too fast though. I also liked the epilogue but I would have liked to have read more about the other characters.  Completely shocked that she killed off Tonks and Lupin although I should have seen it coming reading the book.  and poor George.  So lets see how I did with my predictions.  Although I think I’ve put earlier ones somewhere….

I’ll re-read em while I’m looking for it.  I don’t think it’s on this blog

Who will Die? 

Well got Voldie, Bellatrix and Snape -although I thought Snape would go out in a blaze of glory.  Completely wrong about Tonks and Lupin though

Will Harry return to Hogwarts?

We don’t see it but I’m actually going to assume yes.  I’m assuming he’s an auror and for that he’d need his NEWTS.  (Also assuming we’re not counting the final battle as “back at Hogwarts”)

How will the various relationships unfold/begin?

No surprises there really

To what does “Deathly Hallows” refer?

Completely wrong about that

Is Snape good/bad/neither?

Hah! I nailed Snape :)

Gah can’t find my earlier predictions although I’ve always been on the “Snape is good” side!

July 19th, 2007

Storm - Lifehouse

How long have I been in this storm?
So overwhelmed by the ocean’s shapeless form
Water’s getting harder to tread
With these waves crashing over my head

If I could just see you
Everything would be all right
If I’d see you
This darkness would turn to light

And I will walk on water
And you will catch me if I fall
And I will get lost into your eyes
I know everything will be alright
I know everything is all right

I know you didn’t bring me out here to drown
So why am I ten feet under and upside down
Barely surviving has become my purpose
Because I’m so used to living underneath the surface

If I could just see you
Everything would be all right
If i’d see you
This darkness would turn to light

And I will walk on water
And you will catch me if I fall
And I know everything will be alright
I know everything will be alright

July 18th, 2007

More obsession over Harry Potter

Well the time draws near…...3 more days!  Royal Mail better deliver it on time or I’ll be mad :|

Apparently there is a leaked version online.  I know some people have read it and say it’s real. I don’t know.  I much prefer to wait for the book.  It’s going to be a such a total anti climax (by that I just mean that the series will be over and then what….no more :( ) that I’d rather just savour the actual book instead of rushing to find out the answers.  Unfortunately this means that you can’t really go anywhere Potter related as some horrible little fuckwits are just posting supposed spoilers all over the place.  I don’t know why they do this but I guess some people are just plain malicious. I’ve already come across something which would indicate one of my predictions is correct (well a couple to be honest) but on the off chance that anyone else reads this I’ll not say what they were.

Now the good staff at mugglenet have a little staff predictions page where they give predictions to various questions.  I thought it might be fun to do it here.

Who will die?

Well I think that Voldie is a given.  This is a good v evil book.  Evil must be triumphed over. If Lucius Malfoy gets out of Azakaban he’ll die.  Bellatrix LeStrange will die (she’s just too nasty not to and well played by Helena Bonhem Carter in OotP I may add).  I think Severus Snape has to die  – probably saving Harry’s life.  I don’t think there is any other way for him to redeem himself.  I don’t think any of the trio will die nor Tonks or Lupin- I’m going for a happy ever after.  Hagrid or possibly McGonagall.  Of course if McGonagall dies then who will be headmistress of Hogwarts.  She’s the prime person to take over.

Will Harry return to Hogwarts?

Toughie!  I’d like to think he’d have chance to sit his NEWTS so he can have the chance to become an auror.  Although apparently JKR has said that one of them (the trio) will return as a teacher and I noticed in the OotP movie (and possibly the book) they comment that Harry is a good teacher (although you’d think Hermione would be more likely to be a teacher).

How will the various relationships unfold/begin?

Well…....Harry and Ginny will get back together.  Ron and Hermione will get together.  Tonks and Lupin will get together.  Bill and Fleur will stay together.  Other than that I have no clue to be honest!

To what does “Deathly Hallows” refer?

To me it sounds a bit like a place (eg these hallowed halls) which apparently means holy (according to dictionary.com) but I think it was more…..like Oxford…ie very old and very respectable.  So an old place of danger perhaps?

Is Snape good/bad/neither?

Neither perhaps?  He’s not a very nice person BUT I do think he’s on the side of good. I’d probably be quite disappointed to find out he was just bad.  So far he’s been the most 3 dimensional character.  Plus when I was reading HBP and the bit where he escapes after killing Dumbledore – okay so apparently Voldie wants HP for himself but he doesn’t really hurt him or retaliate – just blocks.  I think he was in love with Lily and wants to redeem himself.

General comments on the series coming to a close. 

I’m a bit depressed to be honest.  I remember when HP first started becoming really popular (before the first movie was released).  I refused to read it because it was a childrens book.  Then I saw the movie and really wanted to read the books (worked the same way with Lord of the Rings).  The only consolation is that I was able to read the first 4 books in quick succession and then had to wait TWO YEARS! For Order of the Phoenix.

Oh well – the good thing about books is that you can re read them whenever you like 

July 12th, 2007

Plan B worked out just fine


Order of the Phoenix


 Not long back from seeing the movie

Wow – totally loved it.  It didn’t seem as a geared to children as the earlier ones.  I also think you probably need to have read the book to be able to follow it properly.  Of course lots of stuff left out.

 I’ve now gone into hyper mode for the next book!!  The only problem is that I’m supposed to be baby sitting!

 So yes – go and see it!

July 12th, 2007

Normal service will return shortly

Decided to have a little tweak at my theme – probably will revert back to the original one though.

 Had a very bizarre dream pre wake up this morning well dreams really.  One involved escaping on a boat filled with caramel with Gary Oldman and the other involved missing the OotP because I overslept and my brother forgot – except it was christmas

 there was a lot more than that but I think it would be impossible to explain

July 10th, 2007

The test failed

Just not having any technical luck at the moment. 

Tried setting this baby up to let me email comments – no joy

Tried setting this baby up to post a random quote – no joy

and I’m too damn thick to figure out how to do it :(

In other news…..

So – I’m so completely over excited about Harry Potter.  I think it’s disturbing my sleep.  Well….it could just be reading the books.  I’m going to start the Goblet of Fire tonight.  Perhaps I shouldn’t be reading right before I go to sleep.  and I just wish people would stop talking about it because it makes it worse!

July 9th, 2007


I should really go live in a cave.

So I saw that there was an update on wordpress I just downloaded it, unzipped it, installed it thinking hey I have my stuff backed up.

Yeah before the infamous crash several months ago and the new upgrade didn’t work with whatever mysql I had (whatever the fuck mysql is).

Fortunately I managed to downgrade it but now it looks all weirdy.  Not the blog (well no more so than usual) the admin part of it.  Ugh.

July 8th, 2007

and in other news….

I’m getting a fucking cold

which means I didn’t sleep at all last night

my left nostril when I blow it comes out a bit bloody (which it has been for a while) and my right nostril is running like a tap

all very horrible

July 6th, 2007

Joy Joy Joy

So Plan A decided not to reply again so I opted for Plan B (with a Plan C in case Plan B didn’t work out).

What this is means is that I’ve got tickets booked for OotP. Hurrah muchly! :)

and look now you can see said online ticket!

the tickets

July 3rd, 2007

Of teeth and Steve

Yes, yes, still shit at the old updates…..and now I’m doing this from work (well started at work and finished at home – I was supposed to be off my lunch and the AA kept hovering).

Speaking of work – constantly talking woman is now off for the month! Hurrah!

So…broke the filling on my front tooth, about the time my half way through a root canal tooth decided that hot stuff really was agonising to it. fortunately got it fixed and didn’t get charged – hurrah! Still not all that keen on hot stuff though. Also the bugger is going private :( wahhhhhh bloody dentists

You’ll be thrilled to know that the BBC finally showed Kill Bill 2 (nearly 2 months later) on BBC2 bizarrely. Not that I wildly love Kill Bill it’s just nice to see the conclusion

Steve is pissing me off again with the whole not replying business. Seriously – would it kill you to reply with a “no sorry can’t” would it? would it really?! Of course if I bug “him” about it I get the “I’m so exhausted treatment”. So point ranting about it I guess.

Very Very sad Dr Who is over for a while. There’s going to be an xmas special but it has Kylie Minogue on it and I’m not overly excited about that. It kind of ruins the brief illusion of it being real if they stick a whopping big star in there. Also – Kylie….well I’m a bit apathetic about her. However I shall reserve judgement. Also we’re losing Martha for half a season (bah) . Whilst I’ve been defending her on a who forum and I do like her, I don’t think I’d really be that bothered by having a new companion. One of the main reasons I was so keen on Martha was because I really disliked Rose, and the main reason I disliked Rose was because I disliked Bille Piper, which made it hard for me to overlook all the irritating character flaws which normally wouldn’t bother me.

In more pleasing news Order of the Phoenix
and then a week after that The Deathly Hallows

I’m just so excited! Christ that’s terribly sad.

Decided I was going to re read the books (well decided ages ago but wanted to wait till nearer the time) but can I find the philosophers stone or order of the phoenix? Can I heck. So went and bought them new. Course if I could be a bit more determined I know I could definitely find OotP, maybe…..perhaps.

So I guess that’s it for now

and remember – throwing inflammable things that are likely to explode onto a bonfire, isn’t big, isn’t clever and really isn’t funny.