Kind of got out of sync there for a bit, hence the lack of posts. There's also been too much to comment on:
1) the election: despite the underwhelming experience that casting your vote actually is, i can't say i'm unhappy with the results
2) "i have never" is a very dangerous game to play with friends, you may have to make a secrecy pact afterwards
3) i saw hitchhikers guide to the galaxy and thought it was ok. probably bad if you hadn't read the books, but i enjoyed it cos i was remembering the punchline to the jokes halfway through them.
4) i might have overcrowded my house for my birthday - you know when you invite lots of people to come to a party and expect half won't show, well so far out of the 7 asked, only one has said they can't make it! mmmm... 9 people in a 3 bedroom house. fun.