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Jan. 2nd, 2011

Stargazer

Dig this

So, it's about that time of year again, filled with food and drink and merriment and I'll not be joining in for most of it. I know I haven't posted in... Forever but anyway, I wanted to share with everyone the things that I have been digging in 2010.

Music
♥ Dan le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip - Logic of Chance. I wish I'd gone to see them again this year but I was a little slow on the uptake. *sigh*
♥ Charlie McDonnell - YouTube (charlieissocoollike) guy, released his first solo album earlier this month, but I have been listening to his music all year.
♥ Chameleon Circuit - Songs about Doctor Who, a collaboration of YouTube artists including Mr. McDonnell.

Comics/Books
♥ Moab is my Washpot - Stephen Fry's autobiography of his early years.

♥ Also, The Fry Chronicles but I haven’t managed to finish it yet.
♥ JOHNNY WANDER.
www.johnnywander.com/ - SO SO FANTASTIC. So much so that I bought the book recently despite it all being online and free!
♥ New 28 Days Later comics made me very happy although I've only got through one of them :3
♥ I re-read ALL of the Harry Potter series in about 4 weeks this summer although it kinda ruined the new movie for me on two fairly major points but nevermind.

TV Series/Films
♥ Another new series of Qi.
♥ Another new series of Misfits
♥ Another new series of The Big Bang Theory.
♥ Cookery programmes - recently "Nigella's Kitchen" and "Nigel Slater's Simple Suppers" (I swear that man could make me drool over anything.)
♥ SHERLOCK. The BBC miniseries. It was just Fantastic at putting Holmes in the modern age. Better second time around.
♥ Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. I enjoyed it. I bought the first two comics but I haven't got round to them yet.
♥ How to Train Your Dragon. I still love it. Dreamworks films were good this year.
♥ Megamind was FANTASTIC. :D I just have to ignore the fact that it's Will Ferrell but it made my estimations of Dreamworks films go up even more!
♥ I managed to watch the entire backlog of House that I had missed! :D

Everything Else
♥ YouTube in general has been fantastic to me this year. :3
♥ My first ever pay check which I totally earned and then completely spent.
♥ My new red lappy named Sherlock and my new red external HD named Watson.
♥ Sparrow, my little yellow uke. Although I'm not much further on with learning to play it.

I am sure there are MANY more things but I can’t think of them right now. So I’ll leave you with that. I hope your 2010 was enjoyable. Take care. ♥&∞

Jul. 22nd, 2010

Ukulele

Sparrows&Temporary Love

So, not much has happened but I like to ramble 'cause I have no one to talk to so feel free to ignore me. ♥
RAMBLY RAMBLY ♥Collapse )

Whelp, that's about all. Off to Puck's shortly. Can't wait. Happy tiems. ♥
Hope you guys are well! ♥♥♥

Jul. 13th, 2010

Kiss

ukes&♥♥

Hey guys. ♥

I'm back to being dependent on the internet 'cause y'know, I wouldn't want to spend a single moment alone with my parents.

Puck has been and gone. And we had such a lovely time. It was fantastic to see him again even if it was for such a short time!

Rambling about things we did...Collapse )

I managed to burn my arm on the shelf in the oven whilst making lunch and now I might end up with a scar that is incredibly similar to one of my mother's and in almost the same place! I have oven gloves! They don't cover far enough up your arms! D:

Oh and I finally got my letter about Geography BSc (Hons) which was pretty much just form to fill in and send in which was done in about 30 minutes. I have 20 credits more than I need and had pretty much picked my subjects out before I left Aberdeen so it was a matter of ticking boxes and finding an envelope. EEEEEE HONOURS! ♥

Hope you guys are doing well! I miss you all! ♥

Jul. 10th, 2010

Rainbow

Upwards&Onwards

Sorry about that rant the other day. Feeling a lot more positive about things right now.

One thing that has Massively cheered me up is the arrival of a bright shiny yellow ukulele this morning. It is a (VERY) early anniversary present from Puck and I cannot wait to learn how to play it although that is going to take a lot of time! It's just so damn pretty! I'm acting like a small child and just wanting to take it everywhere with me even though I haven't managed to tune it yet and I can't play it!

Puck is arriving shortly after 11 tomorrow morning and I am so flipping excited! I made a batch of raspberry cupcakes (which I've only tried once before but that was several years ago and in a group which was simply instructed what to do) and they turned out wonderfully! The right amount of sugar against the sharpness of the raspberries. Yum! I hope they last until he arrives as I really want to devour the lot! YAYCAKES! :D

It's still too hot here but at least it has been drizzling throughout the day. Days are getting shorter again and we are slowly moving towards autumn and I couldn't be happier about that!

Well, that's about all. ily guys. ♥ Hope you're all well.

Jul. 9th, 2010

heartbreak

Summertime Whinging

So it's summer and as such it sucks. I hate summer. I hate being too warm. I have hyperhydrosis (my hands, feet and armpits sweat more than "usual" - basically they never fucking stop. It's embarrassing and I hate it and I want the fucking operation even if it paralyzes me) and summer makes it super fucking noticeable that my hands are constantly wet. At least when it's cold you can put more layers on. If it's too hot you cannot take your skin off.

Plus summer = away from Puck and Aberdeen. I went home. Puck went home. We live faaaaar away from each other. IT SUCKS. I cannot do this relationship over a long distance. It requires us being ridiculously close. Or maybe I'm just so used to us being ridiculously close, I cannot cope when we aren't even though I know it's not a life-or-death thing. Christ I wish I was single sometimes. At least I'd be having more sex during summer. And I wouldn't be constantly sitting, waiting, wishing for him to come online. I hate hate hate summer. BLAH.

So, less ranty. I work in Oxfam now. I love the bookshop and the boutique. If I go in one my days off and it's in a mess, I wanna dump my bag in the "staffroom" and help out. The job means I can get out of the house, meet new people and exercise my little legs by running up and down stairs all day :D So what if I don't get paid? Not in it for the money. The money would REALLY help me out as my dad's close to retiring (like, a month off) and my mum's already retired and I'm a poor student but nevermind. I'll just stop eating. I'd lose the weight I've piled on over the past few months.

I feel so fucked right now. All my depression has flooded back over me since being home. Puck makes me constantly happy and loving life and without him I just wanna crawl into a corner and waste away. And my hair is REALLY getting on my nerves. I've been growing it (partly for Halloween which I no longer wanna do and partly for Puck to see me with long hair) but I'm so sick of it - it gets too hot and sticky with long(ish) hair and I constantly have to tie it back to stop my neck getting too sweaty and then it just looks terrible.

So, lots of ranting and stuff. Some positive things? Puck's coming up on Sunday, I'm going down in a coupla weeks. And... Umm... Well that's about all the positive things I can think of at the moment. Not in a very positive place (mentally not physically).

Take care lovelies. I hope you guys are happier than me. ♥

OH I TOTALLY FORGOT. I passed second year and totally got into Honours. ♥ 'Cause I'm like totally awesome and all I'm waiting for is a letter confirming it though I got the grades so it's only a matter of time!

May. 25th, 2010

infected

Commencing in 5... 4... 3... 2... Wait, we've already started?

Yes, exams are here. Luckily I only have two. Unluckily my first one was on the first days of exams. Even MORE unluckily, I had feverish hot-cold sweats all night and ended up throwing up about an hour before my exam and it wasn't even due to nerves! I had a terrible headache but still went to the exam. Missed out a few questions 'cause I just had -no- idea, but nevermind. I'm sure it'll be fine. Next one isn't until next Tuesday.

And then a week on Thursday (the 3rd of June) I'M GOING HOME! I have made even more awesome plans for those first few days home and I'm really looking forward to it. Unfortunately as soon as Puck leaves on the 15th I'm pretty sure my summer will end up being terrible again but I'll manage. Somehow. Concentrate on making HTTYD plushies and things like that.

I hope you're all okay and that any exams you have go well. Best of luck guys. ♥

May. 18th, 2010

Kiss

Prized Possessions

Right - I just wanna quickly tell you all about my most prized possession and then - I WANNA HEAR ABOUT YOURS.

My Prized Possession
I tend to think I can't live without music or my laptop, but that stuff can be replaced. My most prized possession is one of a kind and there is no way in hell it can be reproduced exactly. It's a little battered, pretty well-travelled and has only been in existence for a year and a bit. Te one thing I would run through burning buildings for many of my personal items, but none moreso than The Magical Adventures of Puck and Bambi . It is a small (A5-size) black hardback book with silver handprint on the front and back. The handprints of myself (Bambi) and my lovely Puck. Inside it is a scrapbook-journal filled with photographs, ticket stubs, drawings, poems, beer bottle labels, leaves and even a plectrum! All documenting our adventures together. Mostly alone-adventures and silly little things like amazing cakes and the silly presents we make for each other. If anyone else read it they'd probably become ill from the cuteness and sickly-sweet running through it but I can't help it. My memory isn't great and the book really helps when I'm lonely or want to look back over the past 18 months. This book should last us 3 years and I hope we last as long as it. And then I hope that I buy another book in the hopes of filling that one too; I am taking this relationship one book at a time.

There you go. The one thing I refuse to let go. So, tell me guys - what is your most prized possession? It can be absolutely anything. The thing you would risk your life in a fire for (or some other risky but less fatal situation). Tell me as much or as little as you want. I just want to know. =D ♥

(Sorry for posting twice in like 24 hours, I can't sleep and I got curious about what other people hold dear. )
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May. 17th, 2010

Toothless

stuffies

So I didn't manage to get to that gig. I had what appears to be a migraine. A really bad headache and slight sensitivity to light. Apparantly it was pretty fun but I missed out. Like I do on most things in terms of university social life. But nevermind. I have fun at home with my laptop and Puck and Sky. Ah... Sky ♥

I still haven't started revising BUT I have managed to book my train tickets home. Going back on the 3rd June, getting in about 3pm on the train! Exciting stuff. Puck should be joining me on the 5th or so and my brother (who is already home) leaves on the 6th or 7th. Parents don't get back from holiday until the 12th so I get to house-sit for a while.

Might head to York for the day with Puck. Such a pretty city and there's so much to see and do! Plus it means that there is a slight chance that I could meet up with a couple of friends from school who go to uni there. Haven't seen them in a very long time and they haven't met Puck so it'd be AWESOME. ♥

Puck found out what my summer project is so I figure I can tell everyone else too. I'm making myself a soft, fluffy, squishy Night Fury (who's already been named Beetle) and then make him one too for his birthday! So far I have most of the head made for mine and I'm really excited to get on with the rest of it but I figure it's going to be easier with a sewing machine (which my mother has at home). It's gonna be the best thing ever... I hope!

I totally forgot earlier - I am exempt from one of my exams ('cause I'm just THAT good) so I only have two to do - Geophysics (Monday 24th) and Environment and Society (Tuesday 1st). But I REALLY need to do some work soon for geophys although Randall did give us some MASSIVE clues on what was going to be on the exam. I am still in the right tracks for Honours (makes it a 4 year course in Scotland) but I am SO WORRIED about my marks for my field courses 'cause I sprained my ankle on the 2nd day in Arran and couldn't do any of the geology and barely did any geography. If I do get onto Honours though, I have most of my courses for the next two years picked out. Mostly about ice and mountains and climate change 'cause I wanna be a palaeoclimatologist (looking at past climate) and work for the British Antarctic Survey. I want it SO BAD. And I'm nearly a year closer to it! 

All caught up now. Hope you're all well and having fun! ily! ♥

May. 11th, 2010

bubblegun

♥♥♥♥

Everyone around me seems to be revising and I just can't get down to it. I'm just incapable of settling down to any proper work. I was the same with all my coursework too. I'm terrible. I really do care about my exams, and I want this degree more than anything else - it's the most important thing to me. I need this more than anything because it is crucial to the entire rest of my life. So I better get on with it! =D

My brother's coming back to England a week early due to relationship problems that need fixing so my parents get extra time with him before they bugger off on holiday in the 29th (lucky parents).

Umm... Nothing else is happening really. Excited about the gig at the Blue Lamp in Aberdeen tomorrow (come along - £3. Awesome music. Probably...). Went drinking for the first time in MONTHS on Saturday, drank WAAAAAAY too much and had an argument with Puck but we got everything sorted. Apparantly. I don't remember much but everything seems to be okay! =D

Take care guys. ily. ♥

May. 7th, 2010

Toothless

News! And a HTTYD/DreamWorks rant!

Hey guys! Just a few little pieces of news while I have them and have the urge to spill my guts out over LJ ♥

This all just turned into a rant about How To Train Your Dragon. It is spoiler free and I'm sure you already know more about the actual plotline than what I say here. HTTYDCollapse )

IN OTHER NEWS

♥ I have bright red hair
♥ I am going home on the 3rd (ish) of June
♥ All of my coursework has been handed in so now it's just exams and then SECOND YEAR IS OVER.
♥ Off to Puck's tomorrow to get some work done for my exams while he's at Scouts and then he will return with a chinese takeaway. Pure heaven. Puck in a Scout uniform and a fattening but delicious meal. ♥
And that's all of that.

Sorry for the HUGE rant about HTTYD and DreamWorks. I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Please stay safe, and if you can't be safe - be careful. ♥

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