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padawanbeck84 last won the day on September 21 2019

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About padawanbeck84

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    Films, reading, creative writing, football and F1.
  • Favourite U2 Album
    Achtung Baby
  • Favourite U2 Single
    I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  • First U2 Gig
    O2 Arena London, 25th October 2015
  • Recent U2 Gig
    Manchester Arena, October 19th 2018
  • Best U2 Gig
    Manchester Arena, October 19th 2018 (got right on the rail!!)
  • Favourite U2 Person
    Edge for his adorable bouncing around on stage.
  • Fav. Other Bands
    NGHFB, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Powderfinger, Amaral

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  1. 45, 598 - @peterferris8 Some places did manage to hold small, socially distanced gigs last year, so small gigs may be do-able for some people. Festivals are probably out of the question until we've all been vaccinated, but at least we are now *being* vaccinated. Hopefully Glasto can make a mighty comeback in 2022 Perhaps the BBC will put on another virtual festival like they did last year. I enjoyed making my own schedule on iPlayer Statistics on the local news this evening show that my county is lagging behind in terms of how fast we're getting the vaccinations done. Only 6% of our popu
  2. 45, 593 - I think it will keep the doctor away @Malahide - counting is good exercise for the brain
  3. 45, 591 - Adding another number before I go to bed.
  4. 45, 589 - No-one has counted in here for a while... although I'm sure we did have more posts than this. Maybe I'm misremembering
  5. I received some unexpected trading cards in today's post! I have 2 sketch cards en route, but these are not sketches - and they're not from either of the people I'm buying the sketches from. I think it may be related to the group admin saying that he would try and organise something to make up for my missing Secret Santa parcel. That's currently being investigated by my local Royal Mail depot as a possible theft, but the group member who organised that assured me he would try and sort out some kind of consolation. The cards are limited edition, numbered parallels of my favourite ch
  6. 45, 587 - Night-time counting and I've nearly finished the first draft of the short story I started a few days ago We have another lockdown here in the UK, so I've got plenty of time to work on them. I've also got French and Spanish wordsearch books to keep me occupied, although I'm rationing the puzzles so I don't do them all in a week
  7. 45, 585 - New Year counting. It was snowing earlier Although it's melted away fairly quickly now that it's sunny. I wrote nearly two pages of a short story last night. My goal for this year is to finish at least three writing projects - one probably only needs another chapter, one is a collection of short stories that I've been working on for 2-3 years now and the third one is a novel draft that I started back in 2014, but which I've been having new ideas about recently. At least if I can get the first drafts finished, then I can start polishing and revising them further. I've fou
  8. 45, 581 - Sad counting. My missing parcel is now being investigated by the manager of the local depot as a possible theft. They've checked their information and there is no record of anyone actually attempting to deliver it, either to my house or anyone else's It appears to have been taken straight out of the depot by someone who did at least register the "collection" on the system, along with their name. Hopefully that will mean they can be tracked down. But I have no idea if they'll be able to recover my missing present
  9. 45, 579 - Sunday morning counting. I've had a mixed Christmas - on one hand my best friend got me some amazing Star Wars art cards On the other hand, after messaging the organiser of the Star Wars group Secret Santa, it turns out my gift was delivered back in November - to someone else's house. And they haven't made any attempt to bring it round I've checked with our next-door neighbours and it's not with them. I tried checking the same number house in the next street last night, but got no answer. I will go and try again there shortly, but if they don't have it then I'll have to wait un
  10. One of my U2 friends posted on social media to let me know the present I sent has arrived safely on her side of the Atlantic. That's good to know with all the disruption that's going on.
  11. Seriously Grim Reaper, take a break... and stop upsetting us Star Wars nerds Jeremy Bulloch, who played Boba Fett in Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi has died. He also appeared in Doctor Who and was a regular on the convention circuit. Several of my friends over in the SW trading card group met him at conventions and by all accounts he was a lovely bloke. He will be missed. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-55358301
  12. Also, this morning has been a sad one with two significant losses. Overnight, the best-selling author John le Carre died at the age of 89: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-55297558 When I do my shift at the library tomorrow, I'll make sure his books are put on display. I know we have at least one of them in stock at the moment. His real name was David Cornwell, but he had to use a pen name as he was working for the British government when he published his first novel and they wouldn't let people publish under their real names for security reasons. He actually worked as
  13. I read on the BBC news website yesterday that some lowlife actually burgled Mr Rossi's house while his family were attending his funeral... I'm speechless. What kind of horrendous, ghoulish person stoops so low as to invade the house of the recently deceased and steal things? No doubt if they managed to steal anything collectible, they've probably put it up on an auction site already, hoping to profit from his passing. I hope they find the culprit(s) and jail them.
  14. Aww, thank you @Tabitha_Coverstone My room will be a nice bright green colour once it's done, although I have to empty my bookcases and take some posters down first. Also, in good things (from Friday), my Bill and Ted game arrived already! I wasn't expecting to collect it until this week, but it came early - and I really like it. Whoever wrote the rule book really "gets" the vibe (and dialogue) of the films, although I lost my first attempt at playing In fairness, I am still learning what each of the characters can do and the special abilities each one has. The expansion pack had more m
  15. I couldn't take part in this year's exchange, but I've done it in past years and it's always fun - and lovely to see everyone's cards from around the world. My good thing for today is that I'm finally going to redecorate my bedroom. It's been the same colour for 20 years now and I decided it was about time it was brighter and a bit more cheerful-looking. At the DIY shop, the paints on the shelf were mostly very pale, safe kind of colours; lots of very pale blue, pale yellow, very pale browns and how many different kinds of white/cream paint can you get? But they have one of those machin
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