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contrarian's weekend

My livejournal community obligations counter suggests that personal content has recently been too high and it's time I took part in a meme. I did try that enneagram one everyone's doing, but bah, bo-ring ... so I wandered off to find out what sort of snob I am instead
The Contrarian
You are 15% Bootlicker, 37% Toe-Stepper, and 54% Obnoxious Anti-Snob!
You just like being difficult, don't you. Place in society? Means nothing to you. Place in the counterculture? Look out for Number One! You seem to enjoy cutting off your nose to spite your face. "Garage rock? You simpering poseur. I only listen to real-time recordings of construction site noises."




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Link: The Snobbery Test written by fnordite on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test


somewhat strange weekend where everything I was missing kept catching up with me and evenings turned into pie-slice schedule tetris. Folding three evenings into one works well enough, if you remember only to drink for one of them, terrible things happen otherwise ...

Coldcut were very much like Coldcut, which suited me. Two live singers added little to the experience. I danced somewhat spasmodic from txtmsg panic earlier and discovered myself abruptly among a group of colleagues, bloody odd. Many, many people told us that we (I was with oxfordhacker) should go to The Big Chill. Suggestions the night before had tended to Wychwood about which hmm. I went last year. I still have a whiny strip I wrote about watching the ghosts of dead racehorses (it's on Cheltenham race-course) in the rain in the too-bitchy-to-publish pile. The Feeling are at chill, Digitonal at wychwood, Mr Scruff at both. The night ended in terriying persistent maracas from Burt Latino shooing me home to get on with that stuff I needed to do on the internet. Busy night, but so are they all.

Other committments meant I was late into town on Saturday, but I was in time to do a little bit of lap-top wrangling as stand-in for jinty at the andypop memorial, when she had to go home early; good to be useful. Others have already described the event: not at my best in crowds, I drank my glass of white wine, and concentrated on schooling my face ... I have a couple of CDs (they had rares and unreleased!) in my bag ... that I've not yet been brave enough to play.

Then (Punch, Maid Marian and her Merry Men, 90s rave music) and the next morning I ended up breaking my brain trying to visualise the social network connections going on after swapping LJ names over breakfast, while The Young Knives (that I'd missed at the Zodiac) smiled shyly out of the Guardian and the Mighty Boosh (which I'd missed at the New/Borders) played merrily over the hangovers.

Then the George at London Bridge and eating pumpkin and fried banana with N and S and getting colder and colder as winter reasserted itself with stinging icy rain reminding me how stupid I was for not bringing a hat, wearing more layers, remembering my gloves.

I'm still cold.

P.S. For anyone wondering, updates on mr_snips are locked behind a filter called "friendsofneal". If you're not in it and want to be, let me know and I'll add you in.

Comments

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bibliogirl
21st Feb, 2006 17:30 (UTC)
Could you add me into the filter, pls?
cleanskies
22nd Feb, 2006 15:16 (UTC)
have done so
ladyxoc
21st Feb, 2006 17:38 (UTC)
I'm not saintly, I'm just lazy
The Saint
You are 42% Bootlicker, 25% Toe-Stepper, and 30% Obnoxious Anti-Snob!
You exist in a near-Nirvana state of contentedness with the world. Maybe you're enlightened, maybe you're the Second Coming of Christ, maybe you're comatose. Whatever the reason, you're no snob. Well played. "I'm such a good person when I'm stoned."




My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:


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You scored higher than 76% on Upward

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You scored higher than 22% on Downward

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You scored higher than 34% on Reverse
Link: The Snobbery Test written by fnordite on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test
percyprune
21st Feb, 2006 18:14 (UTC)
I'm not sure if I'm filtered. Could I be unfiltered please?
cleanskies
22nd Feb, 2006 15:14 (UTC)
you're already in the filter
-- colleague, after all!
crazycrone
21st Feb, 2006 18:38 (UTC)
My livejournal community obligations counter suggests that personal content has recently been too high and it's time I took part in a meme.


Everybody seems to be able to tell how many hits their LJ gets, and similar exciting stuff. Do you have to be a paid member to access this exciting opportunity for self-torture?
(I want to see how nobody ever bothers to read my dismal meanderings, so I can grizzle about it...)
cleanskies
22nd Feb, 2006 15:13 (UTC)
ignore me
I'm just making shit up, as usual.
crazycrone
22nd Feb, 2006 16:25 (UTC)
Er...I did realise that that statement was a bit of fabtantillation, but people do seriously mention their counters and stuff quite frequently. It's all over my bristly ol' head.
cleanskies
22nd Feb, 2006 16:27 (UTC)
meh
I was just being bristly because I don't have the foggiest idea how you do any of that stuff really at all ...
percyprune
21st Feb, 2006 18:52 (UTC)



The Saint

You are 43% Bootlicker, 40% Toe-Stepper, and 38% Obnoxious Anti-Snob!

You exist in a near-Nirvana state of contentedness with the world. Maybe you're enlightened, maybe you're the Second Coming of Christ, maybe you're comatose. Whatever the reason, you're no snob. Well played.

"I'm such a good person when I'm stoned."












My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 80% on Upward
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You scored higher than 49% on Reverse




Link: The Snobbery Test written by fnordite on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test
crazycrone
21st Feb, 2006 20:38 (UTC)
Could you be in a lurgi-coma?
percyprune
21st Feb, 2006 20:42 (UTC)
I know. I thought I was a snob of Brian Sewelllllll proportions, but clearly I'm not.
badasstronaut
21st Feb, 2006 19:19 (UTC)
Pick the Big Chill.
There're already Sophie and me to join you in starting a tent village. You could come and be the champagne cocktail mixing monitor. Or actually, you probably won't have to bother, because there was talk of a Champagne tent.

I've wanted to go since I first heard of it. I thought it would be a good, gentle next step to my tentative venturing into festivaling. I had a nice day that day last year at Ashton Court.
mzdt
21st Feb, 2006 20:52 (UTC)
Re: Pick the Big Chill.
waves froma corner... it's the kind of thuing I'm supposed to like, after all.
badasstronaut
21st Feb, 2006 22:29 (UTC)
Re: Pick the Big Chill.
and you
mondoagogo
25th Feb, 2006 16:58 (UTC)
Re: Pick the Big Chill.
I have been once, and enjoyed it quite a bit, despite the poor weather. I have only not been back since due to lack of organisation, or cash, or the knowledge I'd be the only single person in a huge group of couples, but I definitely want to go again. I think Jeremy would like it, and you might too (from what I know about you, which is only what I read on Jeremy's LJ)
applez
22nd Feb, 2006 00:49 (UTC)
Damn!
It knows me too well!

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You are 12% Bootlicker, 47% Toe-Stepper, and 54% Obnoxious Anti-Snob! </td></tr>
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<td>You take pride in holding yourself outside society, but you just...can't...resist stepping back in occasionally to deliver some good kicks to those already down. Nobody's ever quite proletarian enough for your tastes. "Dude, I fuckin' hate the President. If only I could take his place, I'd do such a better job...I'd be all, 'Come watch the little people dance!'" </td></tr>
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My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:


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You scored higher than 12% on Upward

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You scored higher than 63% on Downward

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You scored higher than 70% on Reverse
Link: The Snobbery Test written by fnordite on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test
asajeffrey
22nd Feb, 2006 01:01 (UTC)
The last snipsy posting I saw was on the 20th. If I'm missing out, can I be unfiltered?
cleanskies
22nd Feb, 2006 15:11 (UTC)
tsk,
of course you're on the filter! That's all the news we have at now.
asajeffrey
23rd Feb, 2006 01:19 (UTC)
Re: tsk,
Good to know there wasn't a major snips announcement!
smiorgan
22nd Feb, 2006 09:10 (UTC)
Hi, would you mind adding me to the snips-filter please? Cheers, Ralph.
cleanskies
22nd Feb, 2006 15:10 (UTC)
no prob
have done so
katstevens
23rd Feb, 2006 15:00 (UTC)
> Punch, Maid Marian and her Merry Men, 90s rave music

I take 0 responsibility for any 90s flashbacks that may have occurred on Saturday evening. Hurrah for new LJ people!

cleanskies
23rd Feb, 2006 15:48 (UTC)
90s flashbacks in the kitchen!
It was fun! Thanks for your hospitality ...
( 24 worms — Feed the birds )