ringlunatic: (Tori Amos)

... when I'm also going to Lily Allen. Oh dear ;)

ETA: I will actually be able to manage to go to both (cause the Amos gig starts late). HOW COOL IS THAT? I have class the next day at 9. They are going to love me XD
ringlunatic: (Blur!Alex)
I'm going to a gig tonight! YAAAAY! I miss going to gigs. The idea of going to less gigs this year to spare money was a very stupid idea, and I won't be trying that again (unless I really have no penny left). Life without gigs = very boring. My last gig (and only one of this year so far O_O) was Bloc Party on February 18th! DUDE!

Anyway. Tonight I will be enjoying Johan, a very good Dutch band who will present their new album tonight. *dances*

And I have more gigs coming up in the next two months and a bit:

May 7 - Lily Allen
May 11 - Franz Ferdinand
(May 16 - Bat For Lashes - haven't bought my ticket yet)
(May 26 - Patrick Watson - idem)
June 6 - Morrissey
June 7 - Jarvis Cocker
July 2 - Blur

(seriously... it's like a countdown of people I really love with Blur being the ultimate high at this point in time)

Oh, what to wear?
ringlunatic: (Gorillaz!Jamie/Damon)
Yesterday was the weirdest Queensday I've ever celebrated. I went with a bunch of friends to Amsterdam, to soak up the sun, dance to awful music and drink a bit too much.

While walking around in Amsterdam we suddenly heard the rumour that there had been an assassination attempt on our queen. Nobody believed it. Cause, you know, our queen. It just seemed insane and silly.

But was actually really true.

We slowly started to hear more details, but it all appeared to be not so serious. So we went on, got to the concert, and danced like idiots. (Come on, the return of 2Unlimited. How hilarious is that? Plus, DJ Tiësto, who is about the only dj I like when I'm in the right mood!)

Anyway. Got home. Turned on the telly, and it suddenly wasn't so funny anymore. Those poor people :(

But I still have pics. Just to show how Queensday in Amsterdam is. )
ringlunatic: (Dalek!bitch)
I think John Higgins secretly hates his fans and wants them to suffer.

Either way: YAY!
ringlunatic: (Art!DaVinci was a Trekkie)
So. Is it now the new Thing to start making sounds, pulling faces, smash random things when you play snooker? Because of the apparent "lack of characters in the game (except O'Sullivan)"?

I really wish people would stop saying that. Yes. There are loads of characters in snooker, not only O'Sullivan. Yes, snooker is fun even when O'Sullivan isn't playing (Dude. Did they even watch any of, for example, Stephen Hendry's matches???). The press about snooker annoys THE HELL out of me :/
ringlunatic: (Eddie Izzard!Evil herbivore)

ringlunatic: (FC!Mona Lisa)
I believe the words I'm looking for are "fuck you, snooker." So there.
ringlunatic: (Better than two legs)
(will edit this post when the video is online)

Oh, Stephen Hendry. I love you so much. I want you to win this entire championship really rather badly now.

What a fantastic 147! And to make it even better: it was against Murphy!

How perfect is that??? ♥♥♥


Didn't talk about the snooker yesterday, but I thought it was rather marvellous. Stephen Maguire won rather easily (although I didn't watch any of that) and I really didn't care who won the Higgins/Cope (13-12, finally a final decider!) & Neil/Ali (13-8) matches, cause I love all players involved.

Right now there is a 50% chance that a player I like will win the title. YAY!

(although my absolute favourite who I didn't want to mention before lost yesterday: Ali Carter)
ringlunatic: (H2G2!Amazingly amazing)

Date - City - Venue
13 Aug - Rotterdam - Ahoy
15 Aug - Berlin - Wulheide
17 Aug - Manchester - MEN Arena
18 Aug - London - 02 Arena


YES! I need to be there! Just yesterday I was thinking how I miss seeing them play live and how amazing the last two times were when they played here ♥♥♥
ringlunatic: (FC!Mona Lisa)

(I thought I just leave the house and when I come back it's done, but it isn't!)

ETA: Awwww (11-13). But not unexpected (I have never ANY faith in any of my favourites.) I think what bothers me more is that Murphy is through to the next round with a session to spare! BOO! HISS!
ringlunatic: (Sigur Rós)
I love Stephen Hendry. He played gorgeous. I hope he makes it really, really far.

Ryan Day, however, is being a wanker. How can you not allow Bond to win anything (yes, I know... its part of the game blah blah blah). Nigel Bond looks like the saddest person IN THE WORLD (and I keep thinking about [livejournal.com profile] jekesta's remark of him being some awesome leader for the youth)
ringlunatic: (Merlin!Bitch plz)
Dear Ronnie O'Sullivan & Mark Allen,

Really. The match has been nice so far, good breaks, etc. but would it physically hurt you guys to have one scrappy frame with awesome snookers, impossible pots, random kicks & lots of drama? Cause its turning into snoozeville at the moment.



I love Stephen Hendry v Ding's match. Maybe that's why the O'Sullivan/Allen one annoys me a bit. I WANT SOME PROPER DRAMA, DAMMIT!
ringlunatic: (Skins!Cassie)
Snooker is strange today. I couldn't watch the afternoon session, but I had my parents all set to watch Higgins vs. Holt, cause it looked like it would be a great match. But Holt apparently did, what he always does aka loose his shit. Poor boy. I'm sure he could be really good, top 16, winning Things, but his head is just totally against him. He should have a chat with Ronnie sometimes.

Hendry vs. Ding however appears to have been amazing. 4-4! I wonder who will win this.

I love Jamie Burnett & Stephen Maguire.

Ronnie is being an idiot. What else is new...

ETA: WTF is Stephen doing with his cue ball?

ETA2: Ronnie is absolutely rubbish. Really, he should be relieved that the worst it can get is 3-5 at this point >:(

ETA3: I must confess that I'm really rather rubbish in the whole left and right thing. I never notice if anyone is left- or right-handed, unless somebody else points it out to me. However, the way Ronnie is currently switching hands while playing is really rather pretty. ♥ 4-4 means that Ronnie is one lucky bastard, though. Against a better man (sorry Allen) it would probably be a lot closer to 1-7/2-6

ETA4: Has Stephen lost the plot? Nevermind. He found it again ;)
ringlunatic: (Calvin!life)
I have the most boring and brain numbing class today, WHILE THERE IS SNOOKER ON. And not "just" snooker, but Higgins vs. Holt and Hendry vs. Ding! WHYYYY!?!?!

I really don't like the class. The final assignment is amazing, and I really love working on that, but the class itself? URGH! The teacher is just horrid, he does things with chairs that I'm sure are forbidden in some countries, he keeps asking us things, doesn't get an answer and then says "well, you couldn't have known that anyway", and the list goes on.

As if today isn't already hard enough with Lost and a morning session of snooker!
ringlunatic: (Radiohead!Thom Yorke)
Is there something weird with what Stephen Maguire is wearing? I can't pinpoint it, but something appears to be off. He plays beautifully, though (favourite to win the title?)! ♥

I feel a bit for Jamie Burnett. Poor boy probably doesn't dare to move, with the whole investigation rubbish going on in the background (as if Stephen M. would do such a silly thing!)

Holt/Higgins promises to be an entertaining match! They play their final session tomorrow morning, I hope? Else I wouldn't be able to see it :(

Steve Davis makes me a bit sad. I hope he returns next year, I think Steve is awesome!

ETA: it's a strange tournament so far. Everyone (okay, okay, maybe not "everyone") has been on a 147 so far (and everybody fails at some point under 100)

ETA2: Oh, Stephen Maguire! I love how you get so annoyed when you miss (while being miles in front) and then sit down (and pout) in Ryan Days chair! ♥♥♥

ETA3: Stephen, stop being adorable! Now they are giggling over something (wouldn't it be awesome if they would be taking about something COMPLETELY different than snooker?)
ringlunatic: (Fashion!queen)
Finally a bit of a surprise at Sheffield with a qualifier going through. And double YAY for it being the lovely Jamie Cope. I want some more surprises, people! (although, Neil, John and Stephen M.? Ignore everything I just said!)

Also, Andrew Higginson. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! Although they are going to whine for ages about the fact that Murphy apparently has the flu.

(Poor Liang Wenbo for not getting through :()
ringlunatic: (Gorillaz!Jamie/Damon)
Stephen Hendry vs. Mark Williams (4-5)

Final session of the World Championship for one of them tonight. How the hell can that happen?

- Ah, Stephen makes me so sad, when he's all tiny & sad in his chair :(
- Seems to run of the balls is with Mark J.

Snooker is being painful to watch again.

- Oh, Stephen Hendry. You are so sweet! I loved how he first giggled a bit about the referee and Mark's cue-tip and then totally saved the day by suggesting to take a break early.

(meanwhile on the other table: GRAEME IS MAKING A COMEBACK! YES!)

- And Stephen levelled. Cause they clearly want to make this as devastating as possible
- OH GOD SNOOKER! I sort of want Mark to level again :(

Also, Stephen Fry loves snooker. Shouldn't be surprising, cause Stephen is awesome

- I barely dare to watch any more
- OH GOD STEPHEN HENDRY JUST WON (10-7). And the look on his face when he potted that last pink? And Mark?!? They clearly both need hugs. Lots of them.

(Come on, Graeme!)

(YAY GRAEME! He did his animal scream of joy. I'm so pleased he won his first match! Poor boy deserves some good fortune)
ringlunatic: (Blur!Damon)
Stephen Hendry plays Mark Williams in the first round. There clearly is no fairness in the world.

Also, livescoring at Globalsnooker sucks ever since they 'modernized' the website. WHY? I liked it old, wanky looking and working. Instead of this ugly, static, way too slow new version >:(

- Hendry is on a 147! This clearly means that it's going to happen at some point this tournament, right?

- I can't believe it's 4-5! It should be 9-9 and then someone will jump up and tell us that they are both through to the next round. Yes.
ringlunatic: (TMB!weather)

- Ronnie cut his hair again, so he's no longer The Hair.
- I love Rory McLeod. I hope he wins.

(I really need to leave the house at some point today. BOOH!)

ETA (cause I have a heart hidden somewhere ;)):
- Ronnie seems to be REALLY up for it
- Bloody hell, 20 minutes played 2 frames done and over with (140!)

Does anyone want me to spoiler-cut scores?

- It's really amusing how everybody goes ZOMG147 as soon as Ronnie posts two reds and two blacks XD
ringlunatic: (TMB!pool (but I pretend it's snooker!))
So. Fair warning to everyone (especially to those who are relatively new on my f-list). The world championship snooker starts tomorrow. Which basically means I will talk about snooker for 17 days and barely anything else.

Last year the player I've been actively rooting for since 1992 (although for all the wrong reasons back then, but I was 7 at the time and 7 year-old logic is The Best Thing Ever) won while I was unable to see it, cause I was in Tuscany the wanker. This year, I will be even more busy, but determined to see an awful lot of it (YAY for livestreams!).

Anyway. So yes. Snooker World Championship. YES!

(I don't do predictions, because a) I fail, and b) I curse them. However, I really really hope someone will win, who is not the already mentioned person)

I'm going to make myself a shiny chart of glee, so that I'm fully prepared for Teh Snooker!


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