[personal profile] binidj
So then, science brains; why is it that for pretty much the entirety of this week dawn has been beautifully clear and sunny but by lunchtime it's clouded over and threatening a downpour?

Quite liked last night's Doctor Who, certainly much much better than last week's iffy offering; but it left me feeling somehow unsatisfied ... dunno why.

Had a very odd dream about looking out of my bedroom window to see a military marching band chasing a group of women in navy cadet uniforms (there is a fairly large Nautical Training Corps buidling just behind my flat) not in a Benny Hill style but just as though they were playing tag or somesuch. At the time I remember thinking "oh, it must be Remembrance Sunday" then, a little while later "Wait, it's May ... I wonder if they're having another one?" It's taken me a couple of days to realise that this was, in fact, a dream.

For the past day or so I have been attempting to wrestle with a cushion for my meditation stool. I thought to myself, it'd be nice to have a cushion, it will be comfy and will afford more friction. How wrong I was! It's fine if I sit in the wrong sort of position, but if I sit the way I'm supposed to, the damn thing starts slipping round the stool. This is particularly annoying because I've had my little stool for nearly twenty years but, for some reason, I'm finding that it's just not possible to sit on it properly now ... maybe my posture has improved recently. Anyway, for the next few days I suspect that I'll be using the stool facing the "wrong" way (less comfortable but no slipping means that it's paradoxically more comfortable), but I've ordered a zafu (cushion) so when that arrives the stool will be relegated to a camping seat. Of course any teacher would tell me that all this is just ego trying to distract me. If this is the case it's doing a bloody good job!

In other news, I've had a "Bad Romance" earworm for the past week. All of my usual strategies have failed ... help me intarwebs!

Date: 2010-05-16 01:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] liz-lowlife.livejournal.com
"So then, science brains; why is it that for pretty much the entirety of this week dawn has been beautifully clear and sunny but by lunchtime it's clouded over and threatening a downpour?"

Blame the volcano.
Failing that blame David Cameron. :o)

Date: 2010-05-16 05:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] samharber.livejournal.com
Science brain says "Bands of clouds being blown in, and random chance has spaced these recently to give the timings you've seen."

Non science brain says "The weather gods hate you, but they get up too late in the morning to fuck with your dawn."

Dr.Who geek says "It was unfulfilling because you worked out straight away that both realities were dreams.

Date: 2010-05-16 09:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nyarbaggytep.livejournal.com
Funky Town. It's the only answer to the ear worm.

Date: 2010-05-16 11:09 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
But I've already tried the ultimate "theme from Rhubarb and Custard" to no avail *sobs*

Date: 2010-05-16 11:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] binidj.livejournal.com
That was, of course, me.

Date: 2010-05-16 10:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jfs.livejournal.com
There was no full resolution in Dr. Who - they worked out that both worlds were a dream; one Rory's, the other the Doctor's. They worked out (kinda) that the Doctor and Rory were competing for Amy's attention and love.

But they didn't work out who the Dreamlord was, or what his motives were. I didn't believe the Doctor's view that the Dreamlord was his subconscious for a moment; the whole "a dream crystal got into the warp tubes and reversed the polarity of the neutron flow" was a weak ending. It just wasn't plausible.

Date: 2010-05-16 11:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] binidj.livejournal.com
My initial thought was that the Dreamlord was the Master, that would have sat better with me.

Date: 2010-05-17 12:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] samharber.livejournal.com
I saw that ending as a deliberate lie by the doctor to stop them asking awkward questions.
The fact that afterwards he saw the dreamlord morph into his own face in a reflection makes me think it's an aspect of his personality (possibly the Valeyard)making a reappearance

Date: 2010-05-17 12:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wsdante.livejournal.com
The weather thing may be my solarphobia in overdrive. Hot, sweaty, uncomfortable, ikky Summer is coming and the thought is freaking me out. Sorry.

Dr Who-wise, I can't help. It's the first one I've watched since the initial Sylvester McCoy episode was aired and I gave up on it. Wasn't impressed enough to give it another go, tbh.

As for Bad Romance, try this:

"I've know a song that'll get on your nerves, get on your nerves, get on your nerves. I know a song that'll get on your nerves, get get get on your nerves..."

(& etc, ad inf.)

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