Facebook Woes

January 20, 2010

So, along with everybody else on the planet, I have a Facebook page. I recently received a friend request (recently as in literally about 5 minutes ago, and I hustled on over here to make note of this) from a boy who looks fairly pleasant, and we have a mutual amigo which is always a plus. As is customary with potential Facebook alliances, I was having a look around his pictures. Pretty standard fare, with some action shot rugby photos, half naked holiday snaps and himself in various poses in front of the mirror. It was then that I noticed some pictures appearing with certain semi-skinhead affiliated logos. I then stumbled across this little self-made gem:



New Year

January 12, 2010

So, I’m not usually one for change. I’m inherently lazy, which makes it difficult for me to actively do anything, unless it involves baked goods in some capacity. But this year, as with every new year since the history of ever, people are banging on about resolutions and change and all that good stuff. I though to myself, ‘Laura put down that Ferrero Rocher, that is your eleventh one today,’ but then I thought ‘If you put your resolutions on your blog, it might actually guilt you into keeping them.’ Here’s hoping.

1) Be more freaking organised. About an hour ago, I was getting ready to go to bed in order to get up for university tomorrow, and then I find out from a friend that we aren’t back until February. She saved me from looking a muppet at uni (in front of no-one, admittedly), although this does mean I have a lovely surprise extra few weeks of holiday.

2) Try and not fail at uni. Because of previously mentioned laziness, I leave everything until the last minute, and so have to do 3,000 word essays over the course of 6 hours. This leads me to making stuff up, just to fill the word count. I managed to slip YouTube into my latest one (Does that count as a skill?).

3) Learn to drive this year. This was my resolution last year, and I would have done it too, if it wasn’t for those pesky kids. Or the snow, which made my test get rescheduled. It’s now on my mother’s birthday, and wouldn’t it be a lovely present for her if she suddenly had someone to share her car with? Seriously, I can’t think of anything better. Happy birthday, hope you have a sweet insurance deal.

4) Blog more. Just because I’ve done it twice this week, doesn’t mean I can put it off for the next seven. I have an IRL diary too, which I haven’t managed to write in since November as, believe it or not, I’ve been busy fairly constantly since then, and this online deal makes it easier to remember where I was when.
Oh, I went to Video Games Live, it was bloody phenomenal. Best gig ever, without a doubt.
Went to Edinburgh with my mother, and I am going back in March, just for the food there. I shit you not. I am salivating already.
Christmas was sweet, New Year was win, I’m going through some changes at work but am still happy there, and my driving looks set to be on course. Providing I don’t do a handbrake turn and run over a bike. Again.

I’m kidding, there was no handbrake turn.

Hope all of you had a blinding festive season, and started 2010 in an awesome fashion, as I did. Eating hotdogs watching the Super Mario Bros movie, and then playing Mario Kart. Here’s to a nerdy 2010!

Dear WordPress creators, I am onto you.
You have been very crafty crafty, and I see straight through you. Whenever I go to type a web address, the first thing that pops up is the link to your website. I have to say, it makes me feel guilty that I’m not a better blogger. Both in terms of content and post regularity. What happened to you, WordPress? We used to be such good friends. Now you only serve to make me feel ashamed.
Well WordPress, do you know what I have to say to that? Screw you. I am in the middle of a very trying time here. I go outside in the snow, and it is so deep I lose my feet. I have to wear the brightest orange pair of Converse I own, just so I don’t forget where my feet are. You don’t have this problem, because you are a website and thus don’t own feet or shoes, but it is very uncomfortable, and sometimes causes me to fall over.
I don’t need any help in the falling over stakes, thank you very much. I’ll have you know, I have fallen over twice in the car park at work. The second time, I heard a car full of people laughing at me. So, I am clearly already accomplished.
Also, I have 8,000 words to write before going back to university in two days, and I have literally put no effort in whatsoever. You could have been a bit more supportive there, WordPress. Perhaps giving me juice and cookies in an attempt to motivate my reluctant mind.
Or, you could have negotiated with my lecturers. I mean, who gives essays over Christmas anyway? It is the time of giving, and family love. Why sully that with learning and bettering yourself?
Anyway WordPress, I suppose I can’t stay mad at you. Christmas has thrown joy and happiness at me, mostly in the form of confectionary, and that pleases my innards.
Seriously, I have eaten maybe double my body weight in miniature Aeros.
Also, notable comedian Dara O’Briain responded to me on Twitter, which doesn’t seem to interest people in the real world, but you are a website, and thus should be suitable enthused.
You are? Well, thanks WordPress. I guess all is forgiven.
Yours Aerofully, Laura