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Wednesday, 4 February 2009


Today marks the sad passing of a wonderful mug. It was a perfect drinking vessel, huge enough to fit around a pint of tea, shiny and red with a snowman painted on. It will be sorely missed.

Tuesday, 30 December 2008


I'm fed up with this country. Or maybe just this area, if I'm fair. But I hate how we claim to have such a fantastic music scene, with so much going on, yet when I go into the one decent record store near me, my search for the Perfect Symmetry single (Keane) is futile. They don't even have one copy. If, however, I had wanted to buy, say, Alexandra Burke's feeble cover of Hallelujah, or Leona Lewis' equally dull cover of Run, I could have chosen from a whole stack of shiny plastic cases. So why isn't an excellent new single from a current, popular rock band on sale? Why did I have to ask them to order it in specially?! Ridiculous.

Monday, 29 December 2008

Ooooh Blogzzz

Wow, haven't done one of THESE in a while! I suppose it's only when you deliberately find a minute to yourself that you remember about blogs etc. It helps when someone links you to one though.

So now I'm lying in my bed, thoughts running through my head, and I feel like... no... wait... that's Angel. I'm just lying in bed with a labrador. HA! That sounds weird. He just acts as a hot water bottle though. You know what heating's like, you can never find the right setting.

Oh the fun... I'm going to stop moaning now and say that the


is quite possibly THE best thing you can download right now :) lovely science-ness. I miss science. I do love being an arts student and all, somehow gives you the right to say weird thoughts out loud and not be judged past the " *sigh* typical arts student" point, but still, SCIENCE!!! Like alpha- or beta-glucose molecules, or the synthesis of insulin. Awesome stuffff.

Now that I've finished my hot chocolate (complete with marshmellows) and am looking oh so *now* in my cow print pyjamas (don't you love christmas presents from parents?!) I just started to reflect on what christmas actually means to people. (yeah, the mug was a present too. And the marshmellows).

Why do we all celebrate Christmas? I know I'll get the usual responses of 'birth of JC/son of God/ultimate gift' nonsense, but hardly any of us really celebrate it for that reason now, do we? UK-population-wise, I'm thinking most of us do it for the selfish reasons of giving and recieving. Yep, giving is selfish too, don't you just do it because you love the expressions of surprise and pleasure on their faces? So is it entirely a selfish thing? I'd love to be all sanctimonious and say: "I celebrate Christmas because it allows me an entire day completely dedicated to spending time with my family." But I spent it at my uncle's house, technically family, and hated it. The wrong family? Maybe... Sure, it was nice to see my nuclear family, but the people I really missed were my friends, and my boyfriend, the people I've chosen to be close to.

So maybe we've got it all wrong, maybe Christmas shouldnt be the stereotypical day we've created over the ages. Maybe we should all chill out and take it less seriously. No 'family only! it's Christmas!' rules. Maybe that would work better. But then should it be a special day at all? Should we really, and this is the cheesy part, have 'Christmas' every day?! There's a guy that does that, isn't there? http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/weblog/comments/3831/ although that site says it's a promotional hoax. Mmm... Christmas spirit!

I could take a completely different angle, and say that we should celebrate the pagan festival of the birth of Mithras, which preceded Christmas as the key event on the 25th of December, but hey, that was strictly patriarchal too.

I'm out of ideas for now, and I've rambled for a l-o-n-g time... So I may actually sleep now! Nighty night world! Not that anyone will ever actually read this!!! First sign of madness, talking to myself! O:)


Saturday, 1 March 2008

Holiday Pics!

Thought I'd put my holiday pics up here, why not really!? It's my blog page! So here are some luvverly mountain pics from my week skiing in Tignes in February. Don't get your hopes up for photos of me, I took them! :P

This was the best glass of vin chaud I had all week! Accompanied here by my trusty piste map ;)
Hope you like them! It was a FAB week. Gorgeous weather - even I came back slightly tanned! and ridiculously freckly!!! :D And the skiing made up for the fact that I had to share a room with my brothers (bleurgh!)
Love Martha xxxxx

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

So... it's Tuesday. Other than deciding never to meddle in anything ever again, I haven't done a lot today. We won't go into that because Ariane's just cheered me up and stopped me feeling like a complete idiot.

What else is there to say?

Ooh, we get to look at a brain in Biology tomorrow! That sounds fun! :D Apparently it's just weirdly textured and you can't see a lot, but it's all strangely fascinating.

Skins Series 2 started last night, and boy it was good! Nick's brain damage was very depressing for most of it, but then his success in writing his name and his pure happiness because he could go to school was so adorable I nearly cried. And Maxxie is just lovely too! It's fab that he's apparently not actually gay in real life as that makes it OK to fancy him! hehe! Can't wait 'til next week's episode!

Had my 4th driving lesson yesterday afternoon. SO fun! I got to go on the dual carriageway! And ssshhh... I blatantly didn't speed!!! Haha, it was only 72mph! :P I drove all the way to Exeter and back, so I'm proud of myself! :D

Mum's birthday tomorrow! :D

love Martha xxxxxxxxx

Thursday, 7 February 2008

some hilarious YouTube links...

Taking the hobbits to Isengard:

I've got a jar of dirt remix:

I've got a jar of dirt remix cartoonified and sped up:

and my spoon is too big!

ahhh the joys!!! :D

Friday, 1 February 2008

it's friiiiiiiiiiiiidaaaaaaaaaaaay

Heya guuuuuuys!

Sat enjoying the genius that it Lord of the Rings - Fellowship of the Ring just ended and we're now watching the Two Towers. LOVE Legolas' line: 'we're taking the hobbits to Isengard', just 'cause of the amazing vid on YouTube, let me find the link...


voila! watch it!

Successfully completed my yearbook profile :D happy!

ahh, and a good weekend coming up!!! Roll on with:
  • Lie in!
  • Panto!
  • Six Nations rugby!
  • Girly sleepover!
  • Riding!


Speak soon my lovelies!