February 14, 2007

One of those days…

I’ve had one of those days when all I really wanted to do was scream. Not because it was a bad day or because it was valentines day (actually had to be reminded about that), but just cos.

It really hit me this afternoon when I was studying, or at least trying to study and I think I came to the following conclusion:

I am in an office for around 8 hours of the day, travelling to get the the office for 3 hours of the day, getting ready for and calming down from the office for 2 hours of the day, sleeping for 8 hours of the day, which leaves 3 hours of the day to do whatever I want, but most of the time I’m too tired to do anything except sit in front of the TV or read a book or lie down. This means that I feel most of the time that I lack the freedom to do whatever I want.

This was all made worse by seeing kids playing outside in the sun because it’s half term.

Summary – I need a holiday. Like, a university length one. Unfortunately I’m not going to get one of those until I retire now. Oh well.

That is all…


February 05, 2007

Things I've recently found out about myself

  • I have managed to lose nearly half a stone since starting work. This is not good as I’m already pretty slim.
  • I can be very fake at times. This is worrying and not nice. Maybe I should consider a career change and become an actress.

February 03, 2007

So accidents can't happen anymore?

Basically this is a bit of a rant about the recent BBC coverage of the Richard Hammond crash.

Firstly, in my opinion I don’t care that they showed it. It was always going to be a ratings winner and so I’m not surprised the BBC showed, however, it’s never nice to see something that awful happen, especially when you know it did happen (as opposed to action films).

Anyway, I have 2 points here:

  • Why are there people out there complaining about it being on TV?
  • Why does someone have to be “blamed” for it?

On the BBC news website a few days after the film was first shown there were reportedly numerous complaints about it being shown. Firstly because it was not nice veiwing, but also the way Top Gear dealt with it. Firstly, if you don’t usually watch Top Gear and therefore have no idea about the humour used on the show and then only watch it to see the accident and then complain about the way they delt with it, you have no leg to stand on. I am a regular watcher and that’s the sort of thing they do all the time. I refuse to pander to people who are so petty as to ignor the warnings about the film being disturbing and then complaining. Secondly, the humour they used was morbid, but that’s how some people cope in a bad and upsetting atmosphere (I know from seeing friends cope with bad situations) and the show being what it is I expected nothing less.

As for my 2nd point, I really don’t see why anyone should be blamed. Even Hammond has said it was an accident and since he was the person most affected by this why does it have to go any further? I really hate this whole “blame culture” we seem to be living in, but that’s another blog entry (which I will never write because it would take too long).

Now, if people who regularly watch Top Gear and watched the film of the crash and are not of a nervous disposition have genuine concerns or thinks that someone should be to blame, then please let me know. I would be happy to try and understand their concerns/complaints.


January 30, 2007

Note to self

Refrain from listening to very good music that makes you feel good and want to drive faster. It is bad. Accidents happen.


January 23, 2007

Oh go on then. I'm bored.

Level 1
() Smoked A Cigarette
( ) Smoked A Cigar
(x) Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex think everyone who was there (apart from me) remembers that
(x) Drank Alcohol haha… erm yes

SO FAR: 2

Level 2
(x) Are / Been In Love
(x) Been Dumped sadly I can’t seem to get in there 1st
(x) Shoplifted do penny sweets count?
() Been Fired
() Been In A Fist Fight I slapped someone when I was little. does this count?

SO FAR: 5

Level 4
(x) Had A Crush On An Older Person.
() Skipped School
() Slept With A Co-worker
(x) Seen Someone / Something Die fascinated by woodlice as a child

SO FAR: 7

Level 5
(x) Had / Have A Crush On One Of Your Facebook Friends
(x) Been To Paris
(x) Been To Spain
(x) Been On A Plane
(x) Thrown Up From Drinking ooo dear…

SO FAR: 12

Level 6
() Eaten Sushi something I must try someday
( ) Been Snowboarding HELL no!
() Met Someone BECAUSE Of Facebook never acually met them
(x) Been in a Mosh Pit very scary for a little’un

SO FAR: 11

Level 7
( ) Been In An Abusive Relationship
(x) Taken Pain Killers (Tylenol counts)
(x) Love/loved Someone Who You Cant Have
(x) Laid On Your Back And Watched Cloud Shapes Go By
(x) Made A Snow Angel fun times

SO FAR: 15

Level 8
() Had A Tea Party
(x) Flown A Kite maybe that should be “tried”
(x) Built A Sand Castle of course!
( ) Gone mudding (offroading)
(x) Played Dress Up (fancy dress counts)

SO FAR: 18

Level 9
(x) Jumped Into A Pile Of Leaves
(x) Gone Sledging again, that should be “tried”
(x) Cheated While Playing A Game tis the point of “cheat”
(x) Been Lonely
() Fallen Asleep At Work / School

SO FAR: 22

Level 10
(x) Watched The Sun Set
(x) Felt An Earthquake who needs the San Andreas fault when we have the midlands?!
( ) Killed A Snake

SO FAR: 24

Level 11
(x) Been Tickled
(x) Been Robbed / Vandalized
() Been cheated on
(x) Been Misunderstood

SO FAR: 27

Level 12
(x) Won A Contest
() Been Suspended From School
() Had Detention nup :D
(x) Been In A Car / Motorcycle Accident I was a the uni bus when it crashed…

SO FAR: 29

Level 13
(x) Had / Have Braces good results tho
() Eaten a whole pint of ice cream in one night
() Danced in the moonlight

SO FAR: 30

Level 14
(x) Hated The Way You Look.
( ) Witnessed A Crime
() Pole Danced would like to try tho
(x) Questioned Your Heart
(x) Been obsessed with post-it-notes you should see my computer at work… or rather, not see it

SO FAR: 33

Level 15
() Squished Barefoot Through The Mud
(x) Been Lost I have no sense of direction
(x) Been To The Opposite Side Of The World
(x) Swam In The Ocean
() Felt Like You Were Dying

SO FAR: 36

Level 16
(x) Cried Yourself To Sleep
(x) Played Cops And Robbers
() Recently Colored With Crayons / Colored Pencils / Markers
() Sang Karaoke
(x) Paid For A Meal With Only Coins

SO FAR: 39

Level 17
(x) Done Something You Told Yourself You Wouldn’t ahem… yes
() Made Prank Phone Calls
(x) Laughed Until Some Kind Of Beverage Came Out Of Your Nose
(x) Kissed In The Rain

SO FAR: 42

Level 18
(x) Written A Letter To Santa Claus
() Watched The Sun Set/ sun rise With Someone You Care/Cared About
(x) Blown Bubbles
() Made A Bonfire On The Beach or anywhere

SO FAR: 44

Level 19
() Crashed A Party
(x) Have Traveled More Than 5 Days With A car/coach Full Of People ah, school trips…
(x) Gone Rollerskating / Blading
() Had A Wish Come True
() Been Humped By A Monkey is this a common occurence?!

SO FAR: 46

Level 20
(x) Worn Pearls even though I don’t actually like them
() JumpedOff A Bridge
() Screamed “Penis” or “Vagina” (or “muff” or “willy”)
() Swam With Dolphins..

SO FAR: 47

Level 22
(x) Got Your Tongue Stuck To A Pole/Freezer/ice Cube. have I just admitted that?
( ) Kissed A Fish -
(x) Worn The Opposite Sex’s Clothes
() Sat On A Roof Top

SO FAR: 49

Level 23
(x) Screamed At The Top Of Your Lungs oh yes :)
(x) Done / Attempted A One-Handed Cartwheel def the latter
() Talked On The Phone For More Than 6 Hours
() Recently stayed Up for a while talking to someone you care about

SO FAR: 51

Level 24
(x) Picked And Ate An Apple Right Off The Tree so many apple trees round when I was a child
(x) Climbed A Tree
(x) Had/Been In A Tree House v jealous of friend who’s tree house it was
(x) Been too scared To Watch Scary Movies Alone I’m a total wimp. Can’t even watch Scream alone

SO FAR: 55

Level 25
() Believed In Ghosts
(x) Have had More Then 30 Pairs Of Shoes. I’m a girl!
() Gone Streaking
() Visited Jail

SO FAR: 56

Level 26
() Played Chicken
() Been Pushed into a pool with all your clothes on
() Been Told You’re Hot By A Complete Stranger
( ) Broken A Bone
(x) Been Easily Amused always am

SO FAR: 57

Level 27
() Caught A Fish Then Ate It Later
() Made A Porn Video/got asked to make one
() Caught A Butterfly
(x) Laughed So Hard You Cried
() Cried So Hard You Laughed does this actually happen?

SO FAR: 58

Level 28
() Mooned/Flashed Someone
(x) Had Someone Moon/Flash You
() Cheated On A Test
(x) Forgotten Someone’s Name all the time, unfortunately
(x) French Braided Someones Hair tried to anyway
() Gone Skinny Dipping -
() Been Kicked Out Of Your House
(x) Tried to hurt yourself not in an extreme way tho. more to take away the pain

SO FAR: 62

Level 29
(x) Rode A Roller Coaster never again
(x) Went Scuba-Diving/Snorkeling
(x) Had A Cavity :(
() Black-Mailed Someone (only jokingly)
() Been Black Mailed

SO FAR: 65

Level 31
() Been Used
(x) Fell Going Up The Stairs
() Licked A Cat wha?!
() Bitten Someone
(x) Licked Someone

SO FAR: 67

Level 32
( ) Been shot at/or at gunpoint
( ) Had sex in the rain
( ) Flattened someones tires
(x) Rode your car/truck until the gas light came on
(x) Got five dollars or less worth of gas

TOTAL: 69

Well that’s 10min of my life I won’t get back…

\edit: I can’t count and I can’t be bothered to count again so live with it


January 22, 2007

Fun times :D

I’m in the house. Alone. And I’m having the best time!!

Parents have gone, I’m alone, I’m in a detached house and there’s a really good stereo here that hardly ever gets used. What am I supposed to do apart from play very loud music, dress up and dance the night away?!

Brilliant times :D:D:D

Oh, and I’ve realised that if I miss the letters of my name by one to the right (if that made any sense) then it spells:

:ox

How great (and random) is that?!

Byes for now


January 19, 2007

True or False?

“Women may be able to fake orgasms, but men can fake entire relationships.”

In my opinion very true!

Oh, and apparently I’m a 7. I don’t know if that’s out of 10 or pinter. Either way, it was my goal in life to be rated…

sigh


January 06, 2007

I probably shouldn't have tried this…

Writing about web page http://thesurrealist.co.uk/trivia.pl?subject=Liz&gender=f

I saw this on someone’s facebook page and thought I’d give it a try. Given the answers I probably shouldn’t have…

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Liz!

  1. The average human spends about 30 days during their life in Liz!
  2. It’s bad luck to put Liz on a bed.
  3. During the reign of Peter the Great, any Russian nobleman who chose to wear Liz had to pay a special Liz tax!
  4. Liz is the only bird that can swim but not fly.
  5. 99 percent of the pumpkins sold in the US end up as Liz!
  6. Contrary to popular belief, Liz is not successful at sobering up a drunk person, and in many cases she may actually increase the adverse effects of alcohol.
  7. The pharoahs of ancient Egypt wore garments made with thin threads of beaten Liz!
  8. Liz can squeeze her entire body through a hole the size of her beak!
  9. The canonical hours of the Christian church are matins, lauds, prime, terce, sext, none, Liz and compline.
  10. If you put a drop of liquor on Liz, she will go mad and sting herself to death!

January 05, 2007

Ice skating

I really really cannot ice skate! I mean really!

I have now been several times and I still can’t get going without a push off from the side (yes, I have been stranded in the middle of the ice before – not nice), I can’t stop without going flying and for some reason when trying to keep going my skates slip. I don’t mean the normal ice skating kind of normal slip/slide, but they actually scrape the ice.

Is this total inability to ice skate just me? I feel a bit useless :s


January 04, 2007

Odd conversations that I've had recently

  • The office printer sounding like whales having sex.
  • Testing the consistency of a cow pat with a rose.
  • Seagulls exploding after feeding them soap powder*.

(*Do not try this! Apparently it doesn’t work, but they will die.)


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