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Apr. 9th, 2012

Moustache

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I'm about fifty pages off finishing another book. This one's really good so I'll probably do a quick review over the next week.

I've just put nail varnish on because my nails are all unbitten and a fairly acceptable length so I'm hoping this'll stop me from biting them over the next few days. I'll have to take it off for work on Friday but I'll put it back on for going back to college. I do need to clean all the excess off my skin though.

I need to write some more fic. I know how I want it go now but actually getting it down on to paper? Hardest thing in the world.

Revision notes are going sort of well. I have the whole day tomorrow though and I'm going to focus focus focus because I'm busy all day Wednesday and some of Thursday.

Apr. 8th, 2012

Moustache

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Argh how do I have another twelve days of this?!

Surprisingly nothing interesting has happened since yesterday. I've barely eaten any chocolate because unlike my brother I don't stop for forty days and then pig out for twenty four hours. We went for a walk which was uneventful and I still hate children.

I'm getting slightly further with proper revision but as of tomorrow (when these bloody people get out of my house) I'm going to make a real effort.

I'm so bored help me.

Apr. 7th, 2012

Moustache

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I'm really not enjoying food at the moment. Nothing is particularly appealing to me and anything I do eat fills me up so quickly that I'm feeling sick about half way through the meal. I'm pretty sure it's just exam nerves but it's still no fun.

We have friends staying with us over the weekend and I just really fucking hate children. And people.

Apr. 6th, 2012

Moustache

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Almost forgot to make a post today because NOTHING INTERESTING HAS HAPPENED. I am so sick of blogging everyday but I will not give up. Over half way there...

Apr. 5th, 2012

Moustache

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When I stop biting my nails I pluck my eyebrows. As in, with my nails. The first time I ever stopped biting them it was during exams and I just spent the whole twelve, or however many there were, exams writing with one hand and pulling with the other. And then last year the same thing happened again, though to a lesser extent but now I'm doing it again and it's just annoying. The problem is that one of my eyebrows is damaged, so it's really easy to pull out a lot of the hairs, from when I fell in to a table many years ago. And if I pull out too many hairs the scar is even more pronounced and I get even more self conscious. And I was doing so well. I just can't not fiddle all the damn time.

Apr. 4th, 2012

Stephen Fry

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Ladykiller's was really, really, really excellent. So funny (even funnier than the film, if I dare to say), clever and just immensely watchable. It's such a shame that's it's closing next week, as it definitely deserved to stay longer but what can you do. I'm just glad I managed to go and see it.

There are other things I want to go and see, like Stewart Lee and Dara O'Brien but I've decided I'm not going to because money and I can just buy them on DVD. I don't really find things that much funnier live, I just like seeing the people in real life. Heh.

I've been reading a lot more, which is good. I seem to go through stages of reading all the time and then not picking up a book for three weeks. But I read over a hundred pages on the train and the book I'm reading is really interesting (I've given up on Dracula for the moment) and I just have so many books I want to read, I hope I can keep this up.

Apr. 3rd, 2012

Make tea

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I really should start making myself notes with the things I think of writing in these posts, because I'm pretty sure I've had half a dozen ideas over the past few days but none of them have stuck with me long enough to actually make it in here.

Anyway, I watched the trailer to the Hoobbit today, for the first time. I'd been holding off from watching it because I either really hate trailers and they make me think a film is going to be rubbish, but then it turns out it isn't and I hate going in thinking something isn't going to be as good as it could be. Or, like with the later Harry Potter's, the trailers make films look really awesome but the really thing sucks and then you're just annoyed because trailers shouldn't lie like that. But I know I'm going to love the Hobbit whatever and the trailer is amazing and Martin Freeman is amazing and everything's amazing and ahhh I'm even more excited now. Hurry up December.

Tomorrow I'm going to see Ladykiller's so watch out for a write-up style thing of that.

Apr. 2nd, 2012

Moustache

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I don't understand why shopping is so hard! All I want is to buy a black pair of skinny jeans that actually fit me and don't cost £25. Why is that so hard to find? I've finally managed to locate one pair that I think are right, but I tried to do this the proper way this morning, with the whole shop assistants and changing rooms but all the pairs I liked were too expensive or not in my size or argh! Now I just need to go and get my card so that I can order this bloody pair while they're still £12. £4 post but that's still cheaper than any of the ones I could've bought this morning so.

I finally posted the beginning to the fic I'm writing. You can see it on my writing journal if you're interested. I know just need to get one with writing more of the bloody thing.

Oh and speaking of shopping, I meant to say that the moustache shirt I bought the other day was a mens shirt and I bought it in an actual proper shop even with my friends there not even thinking about the fact it was a mens (well okay thinking a little but screw you society I'm not afraid of you any more!). So that's another big thing for me crossed off the list. Yay!

Today I watched Bridesmaids. No where near as funny as I thought it would be, or even as funny as it could've been. People have said it's the female version of Hangover but it really isn't. Not my cup of tea at all. I also don't think I ever mentioned that I watched the Inbetweeners movie, which was very funny and made me watch the whole series which was really very good and definitely deserved the awards. Only another 12 films to go...

And I think that's it! Yay for proper posts.

Apr. 1st, 2012

Moustache

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Look at my amazing new shirt!



Only £10. I'm pretty proud of myself. I also need to buy some new jeans because most of mine have lost their shape and such so I will be doing that at some point this week I suppose.

Erm, what else?
Oh, I'm doing pretty well at not biting my nails. I might show you when they're all a bit longer. At the moment only two are noticeably long, but all of them are unbitten. Yay.

I've been watching Horrible Histories all afternoon in preparation for the new series. Why are these songs so catchy?

Mar. 31st, 2012

Moustache

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I'm feeling tired and in pain and bored and so on and so forth. I just can't be bothered to do anything. I do now have two weeks off, only working four times in the next fifteen or so days, so that's good. Lots of revision is rest is in order. Plus hopefully I will also be doing some more interesting things which means more interesting blog posts. Instead of these frankly rather rubbish and pointless ones.

Mar. 30th, 2012

Moustache

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I watched that new film 21 Jump Street today. First time I've been to the cinema in ages. It was funny and just a nice, easy film to watch. Not as good as Tinker Tailor which I am still a little bit blown away by. Argh so many feelings (not just from that; other things have happened as well but sorry internet I can't tell you because apparently people I know in real life could find this. Who knew?)

And I have done nothing else at all interesting so woo hoo that is my post so I can get a little bit closer to completing another bloody task thing.

Mar. 29th, 2012

Moustache

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I just watched Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and urgh how do words? Seriously, how is any film so amazing? I just want to watch it again and again and again.

Mar. 28th, 2012

Moustache

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Nothing interesting has happened today which is BORING. Erm, no seriously I can't think of anything good to write.

Here, have this GIF of a meerkat

Mar. 27th, 2012

Moustache

Mrs Fry - How To Have An Almost Perfect Marriage book review

As promised.

I had originally thought this was going to be a review of Dracula, but that is taking me an age to finish, so maybe next month. And then the new Mrs Fry (with my name in the back, no less) arrived, and, well, I couldn't not start reading it right away, could I?

Mrs Fry is brilliant. Proper genius. I first fell in love with her via her
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As promised.

I had originally thought this was going to be a review of Dracula, but that is taking me an age to finish, so maybe next month. And then the new Mrs Fry (with my name in the back, no less) arrived, and, well, I couldn't not start reading it right away, could I?

Mrs Fry is brilliant. Proper genius. I first fell in love with her via her <a href="http://twitter.com/mrsstephenfry>Twitter</a> and read her first book (a year of her diary) when it was published, because I found the tweets so hilarious, often reading them in inappropraite places and getting some pretty odd looks. Her first book did not disappoint. It was funny and witty and an all round great read. I highly recommend it for anyone who enjoys a good pun, or really anyone who just feels like having a good laugh.

Her second book, How To Have An Almost Perfect Marriage, came to me through <a href="http://unbound.co.uk>Unbound</a> which is a really brilliant site that allows to fund unwritten books from current authors, so that they can be published, and then you get your name in the back permanently. And the more money you fund, the more cool stuff you get! It's a really great idea and I think everyone should take a look and do something great for the future of reading. And whilst Mrs Fry's first book is still my favourite, Almost Perfect Marriage is still a very funny read with some fantastic stories and a really exclusive insight into the elusive character, Stephen Fry, we hear so much about...

An absolute genius of a writer.

Mar. 26th, 2012

Moustache

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I spent the entire day sat outside (trying to write a Philosophy essay) without any suncream on and oh my god I am so pink O_O

Anyway, I'm rewatching the Old Gregg episode of Mighty Boosh as we speak so that's another thing I can cross off my list. It is still as funny as I found it first time round, and when I used to be a little obsessed, but I don't know, compared to the other comedy I've watched since it just isn't my favourite. I think Noel Fielding's acting might be a part of it...

And the fact I've done that means I have also completed 7 things in a week!

And once I've watched this I'm going to watch Yes Man, another film I've never seen before. I am on fire.

Book review tomorrow.

Mar. 25th, 2012

Moustache

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Today I went walking to Chanctonbury Ring with my friend to appreciate the sunshine and such. I do have picture but LJ is being a twat so. Then I watched The Ring which wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be, but then again it was broad daylight, which is the best time to watch a scary film when you hate being scared.

I've been making a lot of notes to do with fic which is good but I still haven't written anything properly for a week or so which is annoying me. I'm going to get a philosophy essay due done tomorrow and also hopefully my English coursework, or if not at least done by the end of the week. And then it's Easter holidays isn't it, so I will have LOADS of spare time in which to write whatever I can think of.

My brother is downstairs with a new girl friend which is just argh because hi I'm Izzy and I judge people within 0.05 seconds of first seeing them. But anyway it doesn't matter because I'm moving out in six months (SIX MONTHS asdfghjkl) and then I won't have to deal with this stuff. I applied for my accommodation yesterday so I will here about that soon and then I really do just have to get the grades. Which reminds me: I need to start revising properly!

Mar. 24th, 2012

Persistence Of Memory

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I would've made this post yesterday but I wanted to get that top ten comedy moments posted because I had it all typed up and didn't want to risk losing it because urgh such a long time ws spent on that. But anyway, I've completed a few of things in the past couple of days, including my favourite quotes and favourite comedy scenes, but the one I haven't talked about is giving a days wages to charity.

Last night I gave something short of £50 to Sport Relief because I think it is such an important cause, not only to help those in third-world countries who are significantly less fortunate (and in some cases downright on deaths door) than ourselves, but also those people in this country who need the support we can all afford to put a little bit of money towards.

I don't think anyone needs to put as much money as I did - mine was just something I personally wanted to do - but if you can give anything then I really think you should. The link is here and you can donate through paypal so it's quick and easy and secure. You don't even have to give the £30 they encourage; think about the last £10 you mad selling something on ebay, or remember that fiver you found on the side of the road, or even the £3 you saved when you got a free latte from Starbucks. I'm just saying, every little really does help.

Mar. 23rd, 2012

Moustache

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This is my very personal top ten comedy moments list. You will see no Fawlty Towers, Only Fools and Horses or Two Ronnies here, not because those guys aren't comedy geniuses but because those aren't my all time favourite jokes (shock horror).

Oh also, this isn't a definite, definite order (because I can't make those sorts of decisions), but I have tried to put them in a vague order, with the most favourite at number 10.

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And I think I'm happy with that. Sorry if any of the videos don't work. It shouldn't be too hard to find them on YouTube or somewhere thought.

Mar. 22nd, 2012

Moustache

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There are plenty of quotes I really love but these are my real favourite ones, in no particular order.

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence - Carl Sagan

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong - Bertrand Russell

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible - Oscar Wilde

In the beginning the universe was created. This made a lot of people very angry and has widely been regarded as a bad move - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggling big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

I've never know any trouble that an hours reading didn't assuage - Charles De Secondat

If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes. But if I were to go on to say that, since my assertion cannot be disproved, it is an intolerable presumption on the part of human reason to doubt it, I should rightly be thought to be talking nonsense. If, however, the existence of such a teapot were affirmed in ancient books, taught as the sacred truth every Sunday, and instilled into the minds of children at school, hesitation to believe in its existence would become a mark of eccentricity and entitle the doubter to the attentions of the psychiatrist in an enlightened age or of the Inquisitor in an earlier time - Bertrand Russell

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the universe - Albert Einstein

Seems the seance has become the most complained about show. It received 700 complaints. I might add that the prospect of me blowing my head off on live TV last year attracted only twenty. Fair enough, I suppose - Derren Brown

Procrastination is my sin. It bring me nought but sorrow. I know that I should stop it. In fact, I will - tomorrow! - Gloria Piker

So little of what could happen does happen - Salvador Dali

Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it - Douglas Adams

And my number one favourite:

Everyone's got tails - Everyone's got tails

In a few days I will probably remember another one and be annoyed, but oh well. DONE.

Mar. 21st, 2012

Stephen Fry

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So I didn't get around to posting anything the day before yesterday and I then couldn't be bothered to post yesterday, because I'd all ready broken my stream. Anyway, let's start again.

I've completed a few things.


That's my freerice.com task completed. It didn't take nearly as long as I thought it would, and I'd definitely recommend it as a way of passing some time and doing some good in the world.

This morning, you may notice, I answered 50 questions that will free your mind. Some of them were interesting, and they certainly made me think. But mostly everything seems to centre around me doing the Day Zero Project so let's crack on with that.

I made screen caps of Withnail and I this afternoon and they will be posting on my Tumblr throughout today and tomorrow evening. (That doesn't really grammatically make sense but you know what I mean.)

I'm currently watching The Boat That Rocked as one of my twenty films I've never seen before. And while I'm doing that I'm going to have a think about my top ten comedy moments and list my favourite quotations.

More tomorrow.

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