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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. I finally found a book that I've been trying to find for years! I collect the Dune series, and have all of them except the prequel Navigators of Dune and the 7th book in the main series, Hunters of Dune. A local independent, mostly second-hand bookshop posted last week that they had some Dune books in, although they were not the ones I was looking for. But I put a message on the post that I was looking for these two. This morning, the owner of the bookshop messaged me to say that they had Hunters in stock - so I went and collected it. It was the first time I'd been able to get
  2. Agreed, it is lovely to see Tom Daley finally achieve that gold. Well done to him and his dive partner. It feels like the British team are finding their stride now, in a range of different events. Also, can we give a shout-out to the women's street skate-boarding medallists, who have just made history for the youngest trio of medal winners? Gold and bronze went to Japan with a 13 year old and 16 year old, and the silver medallist from Brazil is also only 13. Amazing to be achieving Olympic medals at such young ages. And I haven't even mentioned Sky Brown yet, who'll be competi
  3. It will be interesting to see what the opening ceremony looks like. Team GB have said that only around 30 of their team are likely to attend the athletes parade, due to concerns both about the competition schedule and Covid/the wisdom of crowding into a stadium with who-knows-how-many other athletes. It could be a much smaller parade than we're used to seeing, which is both understandable and a shame, as the parade is usually one of my favourite parts of the ceremony. I believe the emperor of Japan will still be attending, so that will at least make the ceremony feel suitably prestigious,
  4. I wasn't able to get to a record shop at the weekend to try and find it, but I've discovered this morning that the Foo Fighters/Dee Gees album "Hail Satin" is available on streaming services And it's very good. I shall keep looking when I'm able to get out to record shops and see if I can eventually pick it up somewhere, but at least I can still dance around to it at home
  5. 46, 670 - Boiled counting. Me and heatwaves do *not* go together
  6. My good thing for today is that our internet is back on - it was off for 2 days. Not sure why, but it was sorted out earlier this evening, so I can catch up now
  7. I painted most of the bathroom today - and only made a *little* bit of a mess I still have a bit to do around the window, where I've had to stand on the toilet to reach one section and will need to stand on a chair to reach the other half. There's also the tricky corner down beside the toilet where I have to paint around pipes and there's not much space. But we got it painted last time, so I know it can be done somehow. Also, although it takes longer, painting with the brushes is very therapeutic. The paint dries to a nice dark green colour. It looked lighter on the tin and I was
  8. I bought the Inhaler album at lunchtime More importantly, I stopped a small child from potentially getting run over As I got off the bus in the town centre, there was a lady waiting to cross the road with a 3-4 year old child. The road is a busy one, and there's a pathway in the middle so you only have to cross one lane at a time. I crossed to the middle, with the lady and her daughter (or possibly granddaughter) behind me. I stopped, but the little girl didn't. She kept on walking, and I had to put my arm out to stop her from walking into the road. I pointed out to her that there
  9. I don't want to give attention to the racist morons who've been sending horrible words to our players. But I would like to highlight how the community in Manchester have responded to the defacing of a mural of Marcus Rashford. Not only was the abusive graffiti covered up as soon as it was found, but through the day, local people have been covering the covering fabric with hearts, England flags and supportive messages for Rashford and his team-mates. Which says a lot. Whoever put the graffiti there snuck along in the dark, but in the day-time, lots of people have been showing that they wil
  10. England and penalties just don't go together Gareth Southgate has been through it himself and knows exactly how Saka (and Rashford and Sancho) will be feeling, so hopefully he'll be able to help them cope with it. Credit to Italy, they had a great tournament overall and are worthy winners. Although I was *not* happy with Chiellini's foul on Saka - that could have been a red card. But overall, they were the better team. Although England can be confident looking forward to the World Cup next year. We've done well, had a good run and hopefully that bodes well for the future.
  11. 46, 689 - Euro 2020/21 finals day counting! And now I need to get on with counting the words in my latest short story. I have a word goal to meet and it must be done by 7pm.
  12. In terms of Wimbledon, it would be amazing if Berrettini could upset Djokovic, but realistically I can't see it happening. Which then brings us to the mind-boggling stat that, assuming he does win today, Novak would equal Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer on 20 Grand Slam titles - when the previous men's record by Pete Sampras was 13. Rafa has that many at the French Open alone! To think that all three of them have won that many, all in the same era (although Roger had a bit of a head-start being that little bit older)... It's amazing. And should emphasise how lucky we are to have these t
  13. Brilliant news! I know you've been having horrendous problems with Covid in Brazil, so it's a huge relief to hear you (and other U2 friends) are starting to get vaccinated and protected
  14. Sssshhhhh, don't jinx it!!! Seriously, I'm scared to even play "Three Lions" on Spotify in case that somehow does something to the universe and messes things up Although weirdly enough, playing "Vindaloo" is fine. Maybe because that was made for a World Cup and not a Euros? I don't know The first time in most of our lifetimes that England have made a tournament final... I should be celebrating, but I feel nervous. As if somehow, we're doing *too* well and it's all going to go wrong at the last moment. Maybe that's exactly because I'm not used to seeing us do this well and it feel
  15. I went to the library and found some exciting books - including the latest by one of my favourite authors. It's *so* new that I'm the first person to borrow it I also found some tins of the new F1 trading cards - although I should remember to try and complete last year's set before I get too stuck into the new edition
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