August 28, 2009

Connecting to server…

You’re now chatting with a random stranger. Say hi!

A word of advice: “asl” is boring. Please find something more interesting to talk about!

You: I love you

Stranger: I love you too

You: What do we do about this?

Stranger: Well, this may be difficult

Stranger: But I can no longer deny my love, that’s for sure.

You: Boy do I know how you feel. I tried, but it’s just too strong

Stranger: I know, it’s so powerful and passionate, how can I keep it all bottled up?

You: Well, people keep those ships in bottles. Maybe you’ll have to do that until we can meet

Stranger: Just remember….

Stranger: I’ll always love you

Stranger: with all my heart.

You: Don’t go

You: If you leave me now

You: You’ll take away the biggest part of me

Stranger: You know I can’t just leave like that

Stranger: I’ll try to stay…

Stranger: but I can’t guarantee it’ll be forever…

You: Any time with you is sacred

You: I cherish these stolen conversations

Stranger: I do too, I keep them close at heart to keep my love full and flowing

You: I keep a printout of them on me at all times

You: I look at them often

Stranger: I keep it on my wall, a few in my pocket for when I’m away..

You: I do so hate when you’re away

Stranger: Me too, but life just gets so difficult..

You: What with my job as a travelling vacuum cleaner salesperson, and your job as an international super spy, I fear it may not work for us

Stranger: It’s so complicated. I mean, I have to make sure that these things cross with my career, things would get tricky, possibly dangerous.

Stranger: don’t cross*

Stranger: Sorry for any mistakes, currently working on hacking another computer system, always so busy.

You: I understand, my love. I just live in hope that one day you’ll reveal your true identity to me. I had hoped that after 35 years you would eventually take off your mask and cape, but I will wait until you are ready

Stranger: Thank you very much my darling, your patience just fills my heart with love and makes me want to be that much closer

You: Oh I would wait as long as necessary for you my love. I just wish to one day be the vacuum cleaner salesperson closest to your calculating, spyish heart

Stranger: Who knows, maybe work will bring us together some day, since we both are always going from place to place

You: Yes but you are forever lurking in the shadows, whereas I must be out in the open and possibly invited in for a cup of tea and a biscuit providing the sale goes well. What if our paths never cross?

Stranger: I will make sure they will. My mysterious ways can be quite the advantage when I need to achieve something

You: I do not doubt you. I have every confidence in your abilities my sweet. Maybe it could work, and maybe we could forge a life together!

Stranger: Of course, honey, we can make everything possible with our love.

You: Let’s get right to it then. After all these years, could you perhaps reveal even what gender you are? I would like to know what sexuality I identify myself as

Stranger: I am in fact an agile female.

You: Agile, you say? Well, I never considered myself as a lesbian but I guess there’s a first time for everything. Am I adopting the homemaker role?

Stranger: Ok ok, I’m sorry but this is too funny for me to continue this 🙂

You: But darling!

You: If you leave me now, you take away the biggest part of me. Oooooooooooooooooooooooo now, baby please don’t go

You: You’ll always wonder about the mysterious stranger from the internet if you leave now

Stranger: OH NO! Someone’s trying to get into the building! I’m so sorry, I wish I could stay but my duties are calling me. You’ll always be in my heart, dear…

You: *sob* I understand.

Stranger: I love you!

You: I love you too! Goodbye!

Stranger: Goodbye my love, may we hopefully meet one day..

I feel as though we connected.


Hindsight or Something

August 27, 2009

“My lovely (ex)girlfriend decided to finish me for reasons unknown. But, that throws me back in with all these single people I see about the place, so I guess I’ll cope.”  Fri Jul 7, 2006, 4:30 PM

Taken from the DA page of my lovely (current)boyfriend. We didn’t even know each other at this point, and I wouldn’t even have been single then, but I take great comfort in knowing that at some point we both happened to be single and then good things happened.

I love being able to look at old diary and blog entries to see how much has changed. That’s why I’m determined to keep my IRL diary going, despite never being able to in the past. Even if it means catching up on 10 days worth when you go to Scotland/can’t be bothered.

On that note, I went to Scotland. And saw pleasant Irish comic David O’Doherty live. Second time seeing him, and third time having an Edinburgh Fringe experience with him (I bumped into him in the street last year; he has really big hands. He stuck one out to shake mine, and I couldn’t get over the fact they were bigger than my head).
The Fringe is an amazing event for those wanting to celeb spot. My parents and I (yeah, I went with them- what of it? I’m still cool.) were milling about the Pleasance Courtyard (gorgeous, by the way) to see where the DO’D venue was, when I overheard, “*gasp* It’s him! That celebrity off the telly!”, which is nice and vague. I scanned the crowd, but could see nobody. However upon my second glance, I saw him. One head was above all others. Only bloody Steve Merchant, one of the comedic legends behind the RSK podcasts, The Office and Extras, to name but a few.
Needless to say, I got an autograph and ended up making a fool of myself.
I inadvertently curtseyed.
Hey, at least I met Steve Merchant. I’ll take a bit of shame along with that any day.

Easter Egg Frivolities

August 20, 2009

So I’m trying very hard to balance having a normal life alongside my borderline obsession with Veronica Mars.

I’m rationalising it to myself; I’m no more fanatical than some people are about the Harry Potter fandom. I mean, some of those guys are nuts. I’m not going to turn up dressed as a character from the show (a persnickerty teen? ok, that doesn’t translate but you catch my drift) outside Chris Lowell’s house (tempting though it may be).

I think this is just because I’ve invested so much of my time into rewatching all of the three series’, and I’ve become so involved with it, that I don’t know what to do with myself now I’ve bombed through them all. I get like this a lot; it’s the same when I finish a really good book. If I don’t immediately throw myself into something distracting (this time it was watching possibly every Kristen Bell interview in existence) I sit and brood, and nobody likes a brooder.

In other news:
-My parents are back from their holiday, meaning I’m probably going to be eating regular meals and the kitchen bin will actually get emptied, rather than slowly becoming just a bigger mound of rubbish
-Despite picking up some extra work hours, I’ve seen a fair few of my friends lately which is nice because Uni starts again soon and I’ve no idea how time consuming (or not, as was the case last year) that will be. For all I feel like we haven’t done anything huge over this summer, it’s been nice just to go on little drives with people, or meet up for a drink in my “local” pub (I’m not quite at the stage where I can bang my fist on the bar and shout “The usual!” but I’m getting there)
-I’m on the cusp of being ready for my driving test. I still haven’t done my theory, which is dreadful, but after that it’s home free and onto the proper test and becoming a liability on the roads, only legally this time

I’ve had comments from people in the past on this blog, and I’d really like to know who (if anyone) reads this regularly. I know people must be finding it, otherwise there’d be no traffic at all. Otherwise I’ll just presume you’re a lurker. So, comment away! Unless you’re creepy, which is awesome too.

To the IRL person who left a comment a few weeks back, concerning (amongst other things) my YouTube shame and the idea of whether you should start a blog, you should totally do it. I could’ve conveyed this sooner, but just take this as my seeing if you’re still interested in what I have to say. It’s almost like when you’d include secret words in your emails to me. This is my easter egg to you.


August 11, 2009

Popular YouTube vlogger Hayley G Hoover is currently making the transition from high school to university. As a follower of her blog, I read her latest entry, detailing her love for the aesthetics of Ohio University. One easy Google image search later, and I decided I quite liked it too. I mean, this:

Ohio University

…or this:

Sunderland University

I know which I’d rather.

Facebook Fail

August 9, 2009

Friend’s name took the what ghost follows you everywhere you go? quiz and got the result: ghost of a girl.. ghost of a girl:

This girl follows you because she wants to be your bestfriend.She was killed by her father he blamed her for the death of her mother who died during childbirth with her.

What SHIT is on the internet nowadays. It gives me energy, the amount it pisses me off.
Don’t talk such twaddle.

Veronica Mars

August 6, 2009

I think that if you want to rationalise staying up until gone 3am, you need to be doing something productive. Voila.
It’ll probably come as no surprise to a select few that this blog will heavily feature the TV series Veronica Mars. And if you have no idea what that is, I thoroughly suggest educating yourself because if you have a modicum of sense, you will love it.
I’m not ashamed to admit, Veronica Mars is something I hold close to my heart. Not just for the high quality of acting and writing, but because it is something in which my parents and I have a common interest. I find that there are not many things you can enjoy with your parents, however much that lives up to the typical teenage stereotype. So this love of the series is something I embrace with open arms. My parents and I used to sit together every Tuesday night and watch the latest installment, which is a far cry away from recently as there has been a lot of bickering about what goes on the TV as of late. Myself and my dad are more Judge Judy people, whereas my mother is more of a Dog Whisperer kind of person. That does not make for a conducive household. Sometimes you just need to throw down.
Another awesome revelation is that Francis Capra, who played Eli “Weevil” Navarro, is a WoW nerd. Not that I play it myself, but I have had many an encounter with people who do. Hey, all I’m saying is we totally have loads in common. I mean, he plays it for 15 hours a day, I’ve sat in the background watching people play it. It’s like a match made in heaven.
For the past I don’t know how long, there has been a Veronica Mars movie buzz coming from the rumour mill. I sincerely hope it does eventually happen, because for one, Jason Dohring would make a reappearance.

Positive points:


Negative points:

He’s a second generation Scientologist. I’m sorry but I don’t care how pretty your face is – if you agree with Tom Cruise, you are wrong.

Aah, Internet

August 2, 2009

World Wide Web, you are a fickle mistress.
On the one hand, you let me keep in touch with (some) school friends, make new ones through the medium of YouTube (I’ll get to that later) and allow me to vent, which I have done on so many occasions (case in point).
However, you also let school amigos stumble upon my aforementioned YouTube account, and derive great pleasure from passing the link around, leading to the subsequent removal of said videos.
You know internet, I’m a huge fan. When I’m not planning new ways in which my former schoolmates can ridicule me, I’m quite the active user. I should maybe rethink that. I could probably use my time more productively, and devote 100% effort towards letting people I no longer speak to take the piss out of me. Come on, slacker.