Friday, 24 August 2012

Late, Late Summer

Konnichiwa!

So I've been listening to an awful lot of Owl City in the past day or two. This is not strange as I was one of those annoying "I heard them first!" people amongst my group of friends when it came to Owl City. And I am not ashamed to admit this damnit.

Anyhow, I am in Newcastle! Eid was fun and celebrated briskly as I have these things called resits. Fun. But I received money! This is genuinely shocking because as you get older, family members give less and less money as you're more likely to have started working. I am juuust underneath that precious barrier right now. Thank you for being a student etc. So Eid was indeed fun! Especially as we did not at all drive to a certain ice cream parlour many have, yes, "banged on about" for years, which I had not visited. The chocolate was different (in a good way) and the vanilla was excellent. Hmm...Charlotte's? In the middle of nowhere. Which is still a bus route. Yep, that one.

Newcastle! Don't worry, it's not like it's cold, wet and miserable here or anything. I have been using my breaks to rewatch How I Met Your Mother. Is anyone else excited about the upcoming, final season? Exactly!

Damn, still need to watch the remainder of Grey's Anatomy...

Anyhow, the midpoint has been reached. 2 exams down, 3 more to go starting Tuesday. Just...yeah.

There's this SUPERB band called All Night Chemists. And no, I don't like them just because I'm a chemistry student as well, blah blah. Just listen! This is still a favourite song of mine. (N.B. You can download the song and even their whole albums, for free, right here.)


But let's get back to Owl City for now... Yes, I think this is excellent because sometimes uber-pop is the answer.

Sweet dreams.

Emad.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Titter Tatter

Konnichiwa!

I know, I know, I know. Damnit, I hate not-blogging!

What has happened! Well, firstly, new compooooter! It's this:

(I stole that from a Bing search, naturally.) But yeah, so awesome because it fit everything I was looking for - full, usable ports whilst still being an "ultrabook", latest processor blah blah and all cost less than half of what was originally spent on the MacBook Air I bought which turned out faulty. So yeah, thank God for that etc.

Andy Roddick didn't win Wimbledon 2012. We'll skip over this. (Then again, Murray was so close! He will win a grand slam eventually, or, as my brother and dad say, may end up going down as the best player never to win one.)

Join Twitter! Because it's fun and annoying and great and awful all at once, yay!

Speaking of Twitter, I did tweet this wonderful photo not so long ago, of one of my new favourite books:


Yes, her! Hummus is finally, officially a published writer. This is stupidly great! And she will soon publish something that will sell as many as Fifty Shades of Grey but it'll be suitable for a more family-friendly audience. I'm only speaking from what I have heard about that book - damn it being number one on every ebook chart I saw today.

University! More exams! So nothing's changed, don't worry.

Cookies! I am finding it very hard to fit cookies into my life schedule during Ramadhan. And I am becoming less and less whale-like during this fast! Yay! This shall continue until I am only slightly bigger than Gandhi. Okay, maybe now that far but you know, carry on etc.

In response to Hummus' blog post about being an ancient sister: hello! And may you continue to enjoy changing nappies. My nephew's waste is not deemed as nuclear waste, so I know exactly what you mean. Also, I have given him the title of "biccie monster", as in biscuit, because he happily bit through one with me the other day.

I am still - whenever I have time which is of course never for many people during Ramadhan - working my way through Steve Jobs' biography. Yay! This is despite buying two super cheap ebooks today. I know, I know. Damnit.

I now have numerous video games on my computer! Which I will rarely have time to play but what the hell, yay!

Oh, I think everyone should use the Microsoft Office 2013 preview. It's so awesome, free to try out and those of you who still use Office 2003 (! - they shall remain nameless) should also use it. Having had 2007 for years, I think I'll be happily buying this upon release. Yay evil capitalism! Etc.

So yes. Erm...nothing has really been happening. Just a lot of revision and fasting and...being hot and thirsty. Thank you bizarre English weather, as I do prefer this over the humid/hot combination several weeks ago but nothing beats chilly, wet weather.

Oh, who else is actually enjoying the Olympics?! Yes, Andy Murray seriously thrashed Federer and what about that men's 100m final. Explosive. As was the 200m final last night. And I thought this link was fascinating!

I hope all you many readers are doing well, let me know! And I will seriously blog more (I had computer and phone woes since June but thankfully they're now resolved!) or else I will punch myself in the face. Very hard. I will make this possible.

Sweet dreams.

Emad.