6 Mar 2011

Sunday Sum-Up

So! Sunday again, got that horrible "shit, school tomorrow" feeling, it's even worse after the lovely weekend I've had. I'm so glad to get this week out of the way, it really annoyed me at times. Anyway, a few pictures then a bit about my weekend!

Barry M instant effects, love it! (Eyeko Punk Polish as a base)

the bathroom light conked out, candle fest.

my lovely new netbook.
midway through doing my nails stripey, didn't go very well.
So, on to my weekend! On Friday night I went to see Paul, which is a pretty decent film. I love Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, funny guys. I did a lot of homework during the day on Saturday, then I went to see the absolutely hilarious Russell Howard on Saturday, was in tears from laughing so much! I thought it would just be his jokes from his TV shows and stuff, but it was all new material (for me anyway) and super duper funny. The couple sitting behind me kept arguing the whole way through, which was pretty annoying, but about 10 minutes into the second half the guy just got up and left which was a relief.
Today I went to the cinema again with my lovely friend Megan to see Unknown. I love Liam Neeson, he's a brill actor! It really was a great film. We were going to go see No Strings Attached too (we both have Cineworld cards so it wasn't costing) but had to get back :( After my dad picked me up he surprisingly took me to McDonalds - yum! - and now I'm just out of a lovely bath with one of my Lush bubble bars; not quite sure which one as I just keep them all in a massive box, but it smelt delicious.
This week consists of a lot of work, mostly for art. I can't wait until summer, or at least after my exams are finished!

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3 Mar 2011

My New Best Friend..

So, last week my darling netbook conked out. It really stressed me out due to the sheer amount of essays and other school work I had to hand in - mostly that week. However, my super kind mum and dad bought me a lovely new netbook; granted the money came out of my savings. It came on Tuesday and I love it to pieces, it's a  gazillion times better than my old Asus EeePC, it's lighter, prettier, faster, it goes on.


Here it is! It's a Samsung N150 Plus, it has a lovely red stripe around the edges which you can't really see here. I have a thing for red electronics, at one point I had a red camera, phone and iPod case. It's my first proper experience with Windows 7, and it's safe to say I'm very happy with it. I hated Vista, so my old netbook was XP, but Windows definitely redeemed themselves with 7, it just looks so much tidier in my opinion.

This is the first time in a while that I've actually posted two days in a row so I'll just ramble on a bit more. This week I've been focusing on trying to get my design unit in art finished, I'm almost done so I'll hopefully manage to get it finished before my deadline (17th). I just have a night in planned tomorrow as usual, but on Saturday I'm going to see Russell Howard and I can't wait! My boyfriend's brother gave us a Ticketmaster voucher between us for Christmas, and when new tickets for Russell we're released we decided to get them. I love Russell, definitely one of my favourite comedians.

After my very ranty post yesterday I've gained a couple of followers, thank you! It means a lot to me that people actually read the crap I write about.

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2 Mar 2011

The Blogosphere: From the Perspective of a 15yr Old.

Now that all my technical difficulties are out of the way (you'll meet my new best friend rather soon) I'm going to try get this post done, it's been in the back of my mind for a while.

See, I'm not a very big person, and the 'blogosphere' is a very big place. I first got into blogging after reading some of my favourites such as LilyAydenGem and Gem. I didn't think I'd have much to write about but decided to give it a crack anyway, so here I am a good few months later wittering on to my ten followers.
Being only 15 there are a lot of differences between me and the majority of you. I don't have a job, I don't go to university, I buy the majority of my wardrobe from Primark, I'm no makeup expert, it goes on. I spend almost seven hours of my day in school, and the rest either doing homework, studying like mad or posting pointless updates on twitter and facebook. I don't do exciting things, especially not at the moment. Right now my main priority is passing my exams so I can hopefully get to do what I want to do in life. I have just under five weeks until I go on study leave, which is scarily close.
Anyway, I read blogs every day about everyone else's lives and wardrobe, and I just feel that I don't compare. I love blogging, I love reading them, they're a place of inspiration for me. I keep seeing posts about people reaching massive benchmarks, 100, 200, even 1000 followers, and I just think to myself "I'm never going to reach that."
The blogosphere can be a great place, but then again sometimes nastiness rears its head. The internet isn't a nice place, speaking through text is not the same as face to face, and nowadays with anonymous features, and sites like formspring, it's got worse. Not having a name makes people think that they have the right to belittle, upset and hurt people, when in reality they don't. Nobody is perfect, everyone has flaws, and people don't need them constantly being pointed out to you. Some people seem to think that you have to be super pretty, skinny, smart, have disposable income, be awesome at nail art, dress well and be a dab hand with a camera to be a popular blog (well with the ones I read anyway..) but I just don't see it that way. If you have an opinion, voice it. I like to see how other people look at the world, I don't care what they look like or how they dress, I just like a good nosey at other peoples views tbh!
I see myself as quite an opinionated person, I like to argue my point, but only if I see sense in it. Things like disarming nuclear weapons, lowering the voting age, minimum pricing on alcohol, and so on. There are a lot of preconceptions and judgements of my generation, people seem to think that we're all binge drinkers, on drugs and destined to get pregnant at the age of 15 then drop out of school, that is far from the truth. Most of us want to make something of ourselves, go somewhere in life.

Okay well I got kind of off topic there, but when I start ranting I just can't stop sometimes. I don't really feel that there's a point to this post, but it's my blog, I'll write about what I want, how I feel, not what people want me to be.
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