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  • While in the queue to buy lunch today, I was trying to get the correct change out ready to pay when I noticed one of the pound coins looked a bit... odd. On closer inspection it turned out not be a UK pound coin at all but from the "Bailwick of Guernsey". I'm guessing it isn't legal tender (well, except in Guernsey). 
  • I was just looking at my Livejournal profile page. I noticed that you can set it so that it e-mails you when someone adds you as a friend, have I just been really unobservant not noticing that? I remember complaining in the past that it seemed a bit silly it didn't do that, but maybe it did and I just didn't notice (either that or they have added the ability at some point). It still seems like it would sensible to have it turned on by default.
  • On the subject of being unobservant, while looking at the profile page I noticed that [livejournal.com profile] catrionamacnair has now deleted her journal and moved to using [livejournal.com profile] ciantoanleigh instead. I do remember her saying a few weeks back that she was experimenting with creating the new journal (and I added it at the time) but I must have missed any announcement about changing over completely. Livejournal apparently only notifies you of people dropping of your flist if you have a paid account, I don't really understand why that is a pay service and notification for people adding you isn't.
  • A few days ago there was some discussion about creating new words ([livejournal.com profile] peadarog 's campaign to get 'disjoy' recognised as a word, for example). I think we need a word for the feeling you get when you look at the weather forecast and realise that it is forecast to be hot and sunny for the entire week when you are at work stuck in the office most of the day, but will be raining at the weekend when you would have an opportunity to enjoy the weather. I realise there are plenty of words you could use to convey the disjoyment this causes, but it seems such a common occurence it almost deserves its own word.
  • I've been watching through the Lord of the Rings trilogy on DVD. I recently realised that it has been almost five years since I last saw them (at the entire-trilogy video marathon [livejournal.com profile] snowking hosted) so I was curious to see whether I still liked them as much as I did before. So far, I've watched the first two and I'm impressed again with how good most of it is. I think I might like The Two Towers more this time than before, although I still think the movie is poorly paced in the latter stages (although given how many plotlines they have to juggle I'm not sure how it could be done any better). I'll be curious to see how I feel about Return of the King, since it does feature some of the scenes I disliked most on the original viewing (the army of indestructible green CGI ghosts, for example).

Date: 2009-06-24 07:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peadarog.livejournal.com

Date: 2009-06-24 09:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] williamjm.livejournal.com
That's quite a good description, although a bit non-specific, it could apply to lots of things going wrong with the weather (I suspect you could find a reason to apply it for one reason or another for most of the year in Scotland).

Date: 2009-06-24 07:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] isis-newton.livejournal.com
I just marvel at all the little details when I watch LOTR now - the score, the costumes, all that stuff. I've given up being pissed off by the story/adaptation.

Date: 2009-06-24 08:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ildrinn.livejournal.com
AFAIK, Guernsey coins are legal tender here - I used to think they weren't, but as I (half-arsedly) collect coins then that was actually a plus. Either way, bored cashiers are unlikely to look too closely...

Date: 2009-06-24 09:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] williamjm.livejournal.com
I remember visiting Gibraltar a few years ago and the tour guide advising us to try to avoid getting Gibraltar coins/notes in change because they couldn't be used outside Gibraltar, I was wondering if it was the same for Guernsey.

Looking at Wikipedia just now it says that although neither is technically legal tender in the UK, Guernsey and Gibraltar coins and notes can be exchanged at any UK bank so they seem to have the same status as Scottish banknotes.

Date: 2009-06-25 07:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ciantoanleigh.livejournal.com
I think the 'be notified by email' thing is one of the new features lj introduced some time recently. I never got notifications on my old journal, but I do on my new journal.

I do admit changing over completely about two weaks early and in another of those rather typical drama moments, I am afraid. But well, it's the internet, it's for porn, not for perfection, I was told.


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