Thursday, 29 April 2010


Problemo. Well, not really a problem in the grand scheme of things, but still. Was having a look earlier and trying to sort out how I'm going to fit everything in my bag for the trip to Australia, and its not going well. I may have to actually look at getting a different bag for the trip, which isnt a huge big deal but I obviously would've liked to use my leather bag, but its not as if it wont ever get used.

The other choice I've got to make is about the DSi. I've got 2 Gameboy Mini's and a stack of GBA games, as well as a DSi. Cant decide whether to sell one GBM and the games and get the DSi equivalent of the GBA games, or to sell the DSi and get a DS so I can play both DS and GBA games. Plus I cant actually even decided whether to bother taking the DSi at all. I might want to play on it at the airport and on the plane, but if I've got my phone and iPad I'm not likely to be short on entertainment, and how much am I likely to play on the DSi while I'm in Australia, really? So thinking I might not bother taking it at all.

I've also got to sort out my phone situation. I was going to get the HTC Hero but even though I do still want it I dont know if I should bother. Depends on the new iPhone in some respects to be honest. There's rumours that Apple will announce the iPhone and start selling simultaneously as they do with the iPod Touch' apparently, and if they do then I'll have to rethink yet again. If the new iPhone goes on sale before I go away, I might buy the new one, then jailbreak my 3G and hope that will save any sim-swapping issues I'm likely to have and take the 3G with me.
But then again, I do still quite want the HTC Hero. Arg. I dunno.

A lot of this stuff depends on whether I get any money from the CICS too.


Sunday, 25 April 2010

Future forwards.

Come September it'll be time for me to go back to college full time, with people and everything, and I'm a little scared.
Was talking to dad about college today and feel a bit calmer in terms of exams. I've got my English Lit AS exam and 2 other AS resits (drama & politics) coming up in just under a month. I'm resitting those two because, due to my personal circumstances, obvs, I fucked them up last time and ended up with a C and D respectively, despite having nearly full marks on the drama practical performance. I'm going to focus more on the English exam but will obviously give the others a good go. The more I think about it the less terrible a C at AD seems, besides, Uni's don't really pay attention to the AS, just the full A level.
In the end, I'll carry on English Lit and Politics to A2: English because it's my subject, and Politics because I should be able to get the D up easier than in drama. There's no way I could cope with drama unfortunately. My third full A Level will be completed by way of a fast track course or evening class... Just got to decide what subject though!
At the end of the next academic year, eg 2011, the aim is to end up with my 3 full A Levels at AAB or ABB, which should be good enough for the Uni's I want... which is something else I know nothing about right now...

Monday, 19 April 2010


Once more, I must apologise. I haven't been updating this blog as much in a while, and I've been using my Tumblr a lot more. Again though I say, I'm not leaving this one, I'll be using it for my longer posts and stuff, and my Tumblr for the short n sweet ramblings and what not. So yes, I'm still here :)

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Book list.

I'm a bit bored so I thought I'd write a list of all the books I've read so far this year.
As some of you may know/remember, I'm a big reader, I always have been. I basically stopped reading so much for a while last year, but I've definitely got back into it recently.
So yeah, I decided to write a list of the books I've read so far this year, in order.
The last half of last year I spent reading the Wheel of Time series, hence the first lot of books of the year;

2010 so far;
Wheel of Time 9; Winters Heart. - Robert Jordan
Wheel of Time 10; Crossroads of Twilight - Robert Jordan
Wheel of Time 11; Knife of Dreams - Robert Jordan
Skins; The Novel - Ali Cronin
The Left Hand of God - Paul Hoffman
Across the Nightingale Floor - Lian Hearn
Wheel of Time 12; The Gathering Storm - Robert Jordan
Echo Park - Michael Connelly
Homicide - David Simon
Break No Bones - Kathy Reichs
The Men Who Stare At Goats - Jon Ronson
The Lazarus Project - Aleksander Hemon
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Played With Fire - Stieg Larsson
The Dice Man - Luke Rhinehart
Boy A - Jonathan Trigell
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest - Stieg Larsson
Dead Tomorrow - Peter James
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

Currently reading;
Altas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
Monday Mourning - Kathy Reichs

So there you go, those are the books I've read so far this year. I think I might actually be forgetting a couple if I'm honest... I dunno.

Tell me, what books have you read so far this year?

Sunday, 4 April 2010


Sofa shopping at DFS, apparently. Our sofa's are shit. They've basically broken so they are so uncomfortable to sit in. And don't get me started on the armchairs.

Then after that, weather permitting, dad and I will finally get to go Woodbury Common and spend some time trying out our new camera's. Then I'll come home and see what my (hopefully) decent photos look like on the Macbook Pro :)

I'm sure there was something else I was going to do tomorrow that was marginally exciting, but can't for the life of me remember what now. Hmm. My brother is coming round for lunch... I doubt that was it :P Ah well. Shit happens.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Never fear.

I am still here.
I've just been using my new Tumblr blog a lot more recently ( for ease. Believe it or not it is actually ever so slightly easier and quicker than this blog, especially on the iphone. I'm not going anywhere though, this is still my main blog where I'll post more important posts, but you know what I'm like, I can be a bit flitty.

Good news.
My weight loss is still going well, lost 7.98lbs the first week, then 5.28lbs, then another 5.06lbs as of last Tuesday just gone, so I'm dead pleased with that. As I mentioned on my Tumblr, I worked out that if I can keep up an average loss of 5lbs per week til we go to Australia I can basically be where I want.
I just want to get back to my (marginally) attractive state. This last year I've ballooned and I hate it, so I'm doing something about it.
Everything else is going well. The college work is coming along nicely and thats about all there is in my life in all honesty.

Oh yeah, apart from this :D