Tuesday, 30 December 2008
Monday, 29 December 2008
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
SKEPTICS GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE PODCAST
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
Tuesday, 12 February 2008
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
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
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!
- Six Nations rugby!
- Girly sleepover!
Speak soon my lovelies!
Wednesday, 30 January 2008
(2 secs, just off to get wine and lemonade ;) )
Back! Stupid lemonade is nearly flat :(. ah well, beggars can't be choosers.
So.... yeah, well, other than having to blag a question about NAD (I couldn't be expected to remember that it helped to make ethanal before ethanol was created in anaerobic respiration in yeast now could I?! :P) Wore my red clouds Keane t-shirt for luck! :D
Being on the brink of insanity DOES however have some good points. My dreams, for example, have been amazing. I'll quote these from the dreams thread on the Keane forum (http://bb01.sov.uk.vvhp.net/keane/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=40523&start=870)
'Last Friday I had one that was just really really nice. The guys and their other halves came over to my house for the day (/night!) and were there chatting and playing with my bros and parents all the time, but I was really upset cause I'd had to spend the entire time in my room revising. So then about 6 o'clock dream-time they were like: 'should we go now?' jsut as I'd come downstairs, and saw my crestfallen face, and stayed until about 2AM with me!
Last night's was just WEEEEEIRD. Keane's new video was premiering, but everyone (INCLUDING TTR) were going to be watching it on top a huge tower in a city with a huge screen in front. Just before, I was waiting in a lounge with loads of sofas for my friend to come back from somewhere and TTR wandered in lost. Then a security system went off and locked us in for a while... shame! So we were in there talking for a while, then the doors unlocked and we all went up to the roof. Keane were sitting in a weird glass box at the front of the roof, with glass that was really cloudy and opaque apart from when they got really close to it. The roof was full of boardies, and we kept catching sight of Tom, and each time every one screamed! '
Can't really complain about those now can I?!?!
So now that I have no exams until the summer, I'm going to try and keep this thing up to date! :D
Let's add a 'what I'm looking forward to' list:
- watching Fellowship of the Ring in a minute
- Saturday's girly night in! :D
- Riding on Sunday
- Valentine's Day - 'cause I'm seeing Amy MacDonald hehe!! Going to be the best VDay ever! Not that it has a lot of competition! :P
Listening to loads of U2 'cause SS's manager decided I had to :P it's good, I must say!!! lol.
And I've just finished reading Rosie's newest fanfic. Dirty as promised lol. Didn't understand the vampire thing going on there but oh well! Was a good read. And I'm on her list for a new fanfic :D
Au revoir mes cheres! *hug*
P.S. here's my all-time fave pic of Mr Tom Chaplin *swoon*
Saturday, 19 January 2008
Wednesday, 16 January 2008
So anyway, after all the drama last night I've managed to get tickets to see Amy Macdonald at Lemongrove in Exeter - WHOOP! So I'm a happy HAPPY bunny!! :D She ROCKS! The small matter of having to go with my parents ('cause noone else down here seems to have heard of her :( ) is insignificant.
So yeah, off in a min to get ready for this weird Sixth Form Open Evening thing, maybe continue my Tarot studies (lol!)
Hope you've all had a good day! :D
Tuesday, 15 January 2008
Today hasn't been an especially amazing day. Spent quite a while trying to prove to my french teacher that yes, I can in fact cope with pronouns and that I would get a decent mark on that worksheet. Whether that's worked or not is yet to be seeeeeeeen...
Ugh, and I'm at work on Valentine's day ideas already! Any input is welcome! You all know who it'll be for anyway!
And how long will it be 'til Tim reads his PMs? humph.
Scrubs = GENIUS!!!
That'll do for now.
*love to Steffi, don't you go freaking me out like that again girl!*