Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Woes & Woes

Konnichiwa!


Yep, woes and woes. Tech woes. Because since I last posted, I have had TWO faulty MacBook Airs. Yep. Two. The first had a creak on the left side of the palm rest, which is ridiculous considering the cost of such items aaaand then number 2 had keyboard backlight problems. Lovely experience Apple.


Oh, and I am still having phone woes! I know! This is the 4th Nokia I have had since starting my contract 6-7 months ago. I did indeed go to Ofcom due to Orange being mean. Stupid networks.


So, what's been happening since Emad! Nothing too exciting as I really have just been recovering from weeks of nasty non-sleep. Just not good! Finally getting at least 8 hours of sleep is proving to be a good thing, phew.


Who has been watching the football! Well, firstly, we shall have a minute of silence for the Scottish readers' sadness regarding the absence of Soctland in Euro 2012. Done? Yep. And now a further minute for England going out. On penalties. Again. THANKS. Straight after that game I took my flag in my bedroom down and folded it up for the World Cup. Assuming England get there. Which they should. Because...it's the World Cup.


Tennis! Wimbledon! It's so much fun, as always. Yay for a Williams sister already being eliminated! And no yay for Andy Roddick being seeded 30th. This is sadness. I still believe he will Wimbeldon eventually. One day. Soon. Because time is running out... *Tears* etc.


Erm...I ordered a really cool, slim external hard drive?


Oh, how annoying are right-wing people? Yeah. That.


When sorting the house a bit (i.e. changing from God-awful "Asian" settees (yes, THOSE) in one of the rooms to sofas like the other room, and cleaning my room out), I rediscovered my awesome toy gun! How awesome? Well look below. Get it?! I know! I think it was a 7-year-old birthday present, from a relative who I'm sure also gave me another gun as a present at the time or one in the previous/following year. Because back then kids used to play with toy guns as opposed to real ones. Humour etc. But yeah, great.






I haven't touched my Xbox in months, apart from occasionally watching something on BBC iPlayer. Maybe I should play that.


Ciao for now!


Sweet dreams.


Emad.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Wet Summer's Day

Konnichiwa!

So I have no computer of my own at the moment and my contract phone is also away with the repair fairies. Yep, I am currently using a phone entirely relying on buttons on a keypad (which I can confirm is now horrendous to type on and takes AGES having used touchscreens in some form for almost 5 years now). And I am using either my brother's computer when I can (of course he uses it but also my dad) or my almost-fully-broken Touchpad.

Thank God I still have my iPod Touch then. Tech woes.

So! I apologise for all 3 of you fans out there that I have not blogged since finishing exams/coming home last week. As I said, tech woes. But also I think it's only now I am recovering from all of that nonsense! Exams are tiring! And after a week I am back to being used to sleeping in my bed at home for more than 2 nights every few weeks. University is fun folks.

Apple's WWDC is on Monday. This is relevant because I am considering getting a Mac of some sort. And that is due to having terrible Windows laptop, in terms of hardware. Aaaaand then the good Windows laptops cost just as much/more than Mac equivalents. Nope, thank YOU Mr Student Discount.

Anyhow, nothing interesting has happened in the last week. Just resting! But I am totes looking forward to watching football, however racist fans might be in Ukraine...? Ouchee.

Oh, one more song to add my previous post: Lene Marlin's Sitting Down Here. I remember hearing this once when the siblings and I went to Leeds for a shopping trip of sorts.

I remember in Year 5 or 6 or some time in primary school, we all went on a trip of sorts (yes, re-use phrases Emad!) to the local supermarket. I think we walked there, wasn't exactly far. And that Morrisons still stands as there is nothing else that exciting in the town I live in anymore. Why did Woolworths have to go out of business damnit!

We watched a video on shoplifting. Nope, I am not joking at all on that one. Why? I don't know, we pesky kids were thieves in those days, right? I feel so old compared to those in my classes at uni, despite only being a year older.

There was something involving fish. Yes. Either the fish monger in the store did some slicing and dicing, I don't know. I just remember a strong fish smell.

However, in the afternoon we all made bread of some kind. And I remember moulding mine into the shape of a doughy man (pun intended) complete with limbs and a small round head. Can we all agree the smell of baked goods is super nice and gives that warm feeling and what not? And it was nice bread damnit!

I remember having some of it at home. We don't eat that many actual bread rolls in this house. But I can still picture my bread-man in its paper bag with the usual transparent plastic sheet at the front. It was nice! The mother liked it.

But that's what parents are for.

Sweet dreams.

Emad.