Lady Luck Speaks

Desi dating and desires from the doctor of delight.

Saturday, May 20, 2006 hard enough for me..

There cometh a line from my favourite music video of all time, Blur's 'Coffee and TV'. That's the one where a milk carton looks for his girlfriend, reuniting with her in 'Milk Carton Heaven'. Cute, even if I never really did get into Blur.

As a fan of the Britpop-era, I'm agreed they did have some fantastic tunes despite dipping it low for a bit after 'The Great Escape'. They never really found their form afterwards, 'Tender' and 'Beetlebum' aside. I'm not sure I want to hear the post-Coxon era though; Mr James has got smug and started eulogising the benefits of rural life in the broadsheets, Damon's gone smarmy in Mali and Dave's just gotten old.

Alas, I digress. The last week has been marginally better than those prior to it. A lot of crying and frustration was gotten out of my system. I even read a book RELATED to my revision, Tabitha Suzuma's 'A Note of Madness'. Isolation leads to stress which leads to frustration, frustration leads to avoidance, avoidance makes you more stressed as you get less accomplished.

Consequently, I thought I'd try to beat the isolation first. So I looked into getting a flat-share. Many thanks to my friends who got worried about me this week; meeting up with you has kept me sane. We've also managed to single-handedly keep Bonne Bouche in business! I'm convinced one of their waitresses is an ex-hostess/pornstar; she's got the too-much make-up and sultry submissive thing refined to a fine art!

Speaking of submissives, I don't think a consensual version of the Darlington Kaotian practice is worth the outrage it received. It's only the cult-like nature of Lee Thomas' group and his sinister fantasist claims that are especially worrying to those with family/friends in the group.

On a more chirpy note, I'm very pleased I managed to fulfil two ambitions this week; to get published in a glossy magazine (might not be mainstream media, but you've got to start somewhere, eh?) in addition to visiting a national TV centre. Made me realise exactly how little I know about ITV programmes.


It is quality not quantity what counts though; my favourite channel is *easily* Channel 4, home to the most excellent 'Will and Grace', 'Scrubs', 'Green Wing', 'Peep Show' and the tragic car-crash of 'Big Brother 7'. Expect me to be glued to Digital Spy in the coming weeks ;)


At 5:56 AM, Anonymous savi3 said...

'Isolation leads to stress which leads to frustration, frustration leads to avoidance, avoidance makes you more stressed as you get less accomplished'

that is exactly what i'm going thru :( wat a vicious circle eh?

At 6:28 AM, Blogger Rhythmic Diaspora said...

Congratulations on getting published. YOur writing is always great so it doesn't surprise me.

I must be one of the only people who thinks Country House was one of Blur's best songs.


At 10:35 AM, Blogger S said...

R - 'Country House' is a decent-enough pop song. 'The Universal' was pretty good too ;)

Savi3 - it's an annoying circle; one which is hopefully broken by my finding a job I *actually* want to do this summer. If I've got bl00dy retakes hanging over my head, someone else is gonna get it.

At 10:48 AM, Blogger aj said...

Tell me more about the glossy... well done!

At 2:20 PM, Blogger S said...

The magazine happens to be one circulating 'round the UK Sri Lankan community.

It's called UK Lanka Times and charts the latest lifestyle things with Lankans over here and back home.

They haven't started putting the issues can see my piece further down this blog. I think its one of the five least recent entries, back in April.

At 1:05 PM, Anonymous Dave A said...

Hi there,

congratulations on the blog - this is excellent stuff. I am a PhD student at SOAS working on research looking at issues of religion and identity among Sri Lankan Buddhists in the UK. As such I am always looking for Sri Lankans - especially those that were born or raised in the UK - who might have something to say to me about these things. If you would be interested in speaking with me for my research, let me know. I was going to leave an email, but that does not seem to be the done thing blog-wise.



PS - I am not a big blur fan, but I have to stand up for their more recent stuff - the last album is pretty good. 'out of time' is one of their best.

At 2:16 AM, Blogger S said...

Hey Dave,

I'd love to take part in an interview.

Email me on so we can get started.

The thesis sounds fascinating!

At 12:59 PM, Anonymous savi3 said...

hey mail me a copy of ur article i can't find it on ur blog :( sorry i'm just being lazy :) UK Lanka Times eh? GO GENIE !!!!

At 1:42 PM, Blogger S said...

Hey Savi3 - it's this one.

At 10:05 AM, Anonymous savi3 said...

thanks for the link. u going to Anu's bbq this weekend? i don't think i'm gonna make it to london..

met this lush Gynae Consultant today..very nice looking indeed !! went to clinic to brush up on my pathetic gynae skills and let's just say it was a v pleasurable experience. hehe.. how bad does that sound?!?


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