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Today... Apr. 15th, 2006 09:32 pm
The second day of a weekend draws to a close, and there's two more left! This should happen more often!

Quiet one today, as befitted the weather - woke late, did some shopping, cleaned the place up a bit.
Dr Who was amusing but not great drama, although I'm amused that the first two episodes are going to be anthro ;)
Line of choice:
Rose: "So you really are talking out of your..."
Cassandra: "Ask not!".

Cheap! ;)

B-movie was pretty good last night - lots of good friends - although my hearing issues* put me at a slight distance as ever which was irritating. And I'm still mentally blocked from dancing. Smirked at a few cameras though (it's hard-wired now).

No, I won't be at Whitby, but I still need to do some hand-washing...

Got home via Clapham North on pretty much the last tube and had to tackle the Long Trek, which is getting DULL! Damn you, LUL!

I've uploaded a few more pics from daytime on Saturday:

* (my hearing is inadequate to make out conversations in clubs or loud pubs unless I'm impolitely close, so I'm either in people's faces or detached from any group - this is why I like music-free
clubs, and gaming meets)

PS: anything happening tomorrow or Monday?

From: cookwitch
Date: April 15th, 2006 - 08:56 pm (Link)
You should come and dance with me - I look sufficiently silly as to make you feel really comfy!
From: mooism
Date: April 15th, 2006 - 09:23 pm (Link)
My hearing’s a bit dodgy, too. Pubs with loud music really suck.

Ever thought of learning to sign?

From: snesgirl
Date: April 16th, 2006 - 10:59 am (Link)
Just a thought. I did last year (as a general interest thing and part of a half assed career plan), and it's very rewarding :)

Re: Ever thought of learning to sign?

From: wechsler
Date: April 16th, 2006 - 11:20 am (Link)
Repeatedly (I have something of a fascination with languages), but it does require all other parties to the conversation to be able to sign too...
(no subject) - (Anonymous)
From: wechsler
Date: April 16th, 2006 - 11:22 am (Link)
I'm inclined to suspect leg-pulling in the notch theory; I can't see a lump of foam - which is deformed in use - being quite that finely acoustically tuned.
From: thekumquat
Date: April 16th, 2006 - 11:27 pm (Link)
You can get earplugs which are designed to remove mainly hiss and boom - something about the density of the foam - and thus help understand voices better. Also, dampening all noises, particularly extra-loud ones, can help the brain interpret what it does hear.

My personal theory is actually no-one can understand what is going on in noisy pubs, and the only people who enjoy them either just want to get wasted and not have to worry about conversation, or just want to gaze at eye-candy, or are generally superficial as fuck and don't care if they can't understand anyone else, probably as they're talking all the time themselves.
From: artremis
Date: April 17th, 2006 - 07:37 pm (Link)
good earplugs aren't just lumps of foam - check out don't lose the music.
Also, have you looked at capd?
From: wechsler
Date: April 17th, 2006 - 07:48 pm (Link)
Those both look useful - thanks :)
From: wechsler
Date: April 19th, 2006 - 11:02 am (Link)
Ordered through the suppliers listed on that site 2 days ago and they just turned up.
Could be rather useful on the flight...