Jeremy Dennis is Jeremy Day (cleanskies) wrote,
Jeremy Dennis is Jeremy Day

dreams, vox popped about Jamie Oliver

I keep having stupidly complicated dreams. In this morning's dream there were support groups with strange names based in villages and other areas in Oxfordshire: one was called Inwar of Witwar (in my mind, Witwar was a small suburb on the outskirts of Oxford). Ah, I thought, I know what that means, it's a Gerard Manly Hopkins word like inscape or agenbite of inwit. Which not only makes no sense at all, it's a tossy lit crit error, too. Maybe my brain's trying to tell me to go back to college before it's too late.

Oxfordites may have already heard about Jamie Oliver's new restaurant. What was news to me was that it's going where the Cock and Camel was, right in Oxford's own vomit alley. I was stopped by a man with a minidisc player outside the Old Orleans opposite and asked what I thought of that. Bit posh for the area? I suppose it depends on what he's serving. Further down the street, signs indicate the approach of a Yo Sushi, so maybe I'm wrong about that.

Several people have listing what is annoying them at the moment. I'm never short of ire; here are my two current fumes.

Terrible Band Websites. Black Francis, I'm looking at you. I want to know when your damn concert is starting, not be exposed to your designer chum mate's decidedly 1998 ideas about what constitutes a good website. But thankyou, thankyou for resurrecting the term "mystery meat navigation" in my mind, because, you know, I'd not used it in years.

Smug little messages about downloading Firefox. It's the noughties equivalent of "this website is best viewed in". Fix your browser errors or decide they don't matter, because what someone is viewing your website in is their business and not yours. FYFI I (and probably everyone else reading this) either already have Firefox or aren't about to download it on the say-so of a random website. We may not be looking at it in Firefox, but we're not about to switch browsers unless your information is actually invisible, in which case, see the message above about fixing your browser errors.

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