Monthly Archives: February 2007

Soundtrack to my life (apparently)

Courtesy of Racheroo

So, here’s how it works:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that’s playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don’t lie and try to pretend you’re cool and no disclaimers allowed.

Opening Credits: James Brown – Get Up Offa That Thing

Waking Up: David Gilmour – Mihalis

First Day At School: Stephen Gately – Stay

Falling In Love: Take That – Sure (yeh shh)

Fight Song: Groove Generation – You Make Me Feel Like Dancing

Breaking Up: Elton John – Rocket Man

Prom: 10cc – I’m not in love

Mental Breakdown: Greenday – Castaway

Driving: Circle of life from the Lion King soundtrack

Flashback: Oasis – Some Might Say

Getting back together: Scissor Sisters – The Skins

Wedding: Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot

Birth of Child: Moby – Exteme Ways

Final Battle: The Beatles – All You Need Is Love

Death Scene: David Bowie – Underground

Funeral Song: Phantom Planet – Lonely Day

End Credits: U2 – Miss Sarajevo

Well – this is random I suppose!


Been rather moody with people over the last few days. I’m just blaming it on being a female. I was feeling a bit down anyone and when it comes to showing my emotions and saying how I really feel I’m useless. I end up saying ‘no I’m fine’ when all I want is a good cry. I dont know why really but I find it so difficult to cry or get upset in front of people. I used to be quite shy in primary school and most of secondary school so maybe that’s why. I was always the one who no-one really noticed and who got on with her work and didnt talk to anyone.

I feel I can talk to my friends more lately and that they will be there if I need them to be. Many groups of friends I’ve had before dont usually give two hoots about anyone but themselves but my current housemates are lovely people and we are all there for each other.

I flipped a bit last night tho – just a minor thing which I wasnt blaming anyone for but I was just irritable so I slammed the chopping board onto the worktop and just walked out of the kitchen. Once I was upstairs I felt better and just chilled and listened to music. I do need my own time to relax and I think I dont get a lot of my own time. It’s usually interrrupted by some darts game or a lecture in a really annoying place.

Barry (bless him) – brought me up a Mars ice cream and said he hoped I would have a smile back on my face. I did after that – altho I felt like I was making such a fuss to get attention and I sort of felt guilty. I know that is beyond anyone I would ever do – most of the time I am actually annoyed I dont make a fuss. It’s just how I felt.

I’m free for the rest of the day now – I should really do some work here in the library to get more out of the way but I feel I want to go home and chill. The problem is I never seem to be able to work at home. I dont know if it’s too many distractions or just sitting in the library around other people getting on with work is more incentive to do mine. A combination of both I would imagine.


Ooooh it feels like a friday. For the rest of this term all I have on friday is one stats lecture. That would be fine if it wasnt 9.00 in the morning. I’m finished for the week at 10.00 am. I suppose it’s good for doing work cus I can do things for the rest of the day.

I might be going out tonight. One of ‘the girls’ – Sarah – it was her birthday yesterday so having a night out tonight. Most people are dressing up as gangstas as some kind of theme but I dont have anything that looks anything like gangsta attire and am not prepared to buy anything so maybe just look nice- that’ll do.

It’s bloody scary – I realise the other day that we only have 4 weeks till the end of term. Even though we’re got less work than last term – or most of us do, the thought of it still scares me. This year is going very quickly. It’ll be my last year next year.

In the skills workshop yesterday, we were talking about writing CV’s and preparing for applying for jobs or applying for PHd’s etc. I just had this thought that I was looking forward to leaving uni and actually looking for a proper job and earning proper money. I’ve never really had a proper job – not more than random part time holiday stuff.
I love being at uni, its great fun and I like learning stuff and not actually having to have a job etc but I think when I leave here I would have had enough of studying for the minute.
I like to think of a career in sports psychology – maybe teaching it to kids or working with athletes or similar. I feel it would suit me.

I feel more confident about leaving uni lately. I suppose that’s what they are trying to teach us, that’s what you’re supposed to feel – that by the time you leave uni you are prepared and have the right skills to get a good job. It’s one of those things you hear but you dont know until you get there and it affects you.
It’s inevitable really – it’s a part of growing up and changing and having experience of the world. These things felt a bit daunting and not something I was ready for when I was 16 and leaving school, I felt that I’d rather get experience and feel more mature by going to 6th form and then probably on to university but now I just feel it would be nice not to let another year pass and think about the essays I’m writing or turning up to lectures. I’ve been here long enough.

Bit of positive thought for the day there – I like writing positive things down and going through my thoughts. Sometimes to read back over when I need cheering up and just to keep a note of my thoughts.

Another prog on tonights telly


Inspiration – Conjoined Twins

I’ve just watched a programme on channel 5 – Extroadinary People – The twins who share a body. It’s just mind blowing.
Especially someone who studies the brain/mind/how human beings work, it was so weird to watch.

The girls are joined sort of half way down. They’ve got two heads, and a wider top half and two hearts, but 3 lungs. They have two separate spines at the top but towards the middle they become one person and only have one bottom half.
When the programme was made, the girls were celebrating their 16th birthday and were just learning to drive. They obviously were capable of doing most things in life fairly competently.

If they separated them, it’s clear that one would die, and there does seem to be a dominant twin but they each control an arm, and neither can feel sensation in the other half of the body.

There are so many issues in this area. Do you treat them as one person or two separate ones. because they have two brains and therefore different personalities and can think like two people but physically they are really only one person.

More here

I’m still sitting here amazed – it’s mind blowing.

Lost for words

I would like to write a really long blog right now. I have no idea what to write tho.


Bringing nature to the home

Strange thing happened last night. I was just getting into bed and listening to music on my laptop when I heard Esther shouting ‘Oh My God there’s a frog in the kitchen’. I legged it out of bed and downstairs eager to see it.
I have many frogs in my pond at home and I think they are the cutest things. She was right – it hid under the freezer. We managed to ease it out with a chop-stick but it was trying to hop away across the floor and hid under the table. While Luke was videoing it on his phone, I managed to pick it up carefully and take it outside. I let it go just outside the door and it hopped off.
I have no idea how it managed to get in. Our cats used to bring them in when they were younger but there are no cats here. My thought is that the kitchen door was open for a while when people were cooking or someone was outside and it managed to sneak in. Poor lost frog – hopefully it’s in a place somewhat nicer for a frog than the corner of our kitchen.