Sunday, 20 December 2009

"I beg to dream and differ from the hollow lies..."

Right, so I'm sat at my desk with fifty revision books/textbooks set out in front of me, and I can't quite bring myself to face enzymes and enzyme regulation just yet, thanks very much, so I'm avoiding it like the plague. Suffice it to say that today was a royal failure for revision, through no fault of my own, and I'm going to stop talking about revision now because it's depressing me.
On the plus side, I'm wearing the loveliest pair of grey striped wrist (forearm?) warmers known to man- they have holes for your thumb to go through! This, coupled with my fluffy slipper-boots, means I am so cosy it's unebelievable. *Loves*
SNOW! I'm always enchanted by snow. It's the way it sparkles- I am a sucker for anything that sparkles. And it's so deep! I may have got frostbite in my toes (still can't feel them, three hours later), but it was worth it :D I took waaay too many photos- the view from my bedroom window is epic, especially when it's all white (landscape racism...?)
Oh, and Emad made his first snowman today! I felt that it needed permanently recording, despite him not having elaborated on it yet. The world (or...the other three readers) should know, he has discovered his youth.
Sherlock Holmes next week! *Downey Jr happy attack* And Doctor Who! And Hamlet! I will find the time ¬_¬
OH! John Simm is going to play Hamlet at the Sheffield Crucible in September 2010!! I've never been to the theatre, and if the first time I went was to see him doing Hamlet, I do believe I might die of happiness. What a legend, and what a play :D So if ANYONE feels like they might owe me some huge debt (hey, it's possible), then look into it, and you'll shoot to the very top of my 'favourite people/people who do not intimidate me' list. How does that benefit you, you might ask? Well... I'll figure something out :) Currently my plan is, if nobody comes forward, to perform a spontaneous emergency tracheotomy on some unsuspecting passer by in the street, thus earning their gratitude, and guilt tripping them into buying me tickets. Anyone got a better idea?
Current obsessive phase- Green Day. I listened to Boulevard of Broken Dreams for the first time in years, and it brought it all flooding back. Dayyamn.
Also, plan on watching 'Let the Right One In' tonight. It's apparently good, have wanted to watch it for a while.
Right, I need to STOP procrastinating and get on with some work :(
*Drags feet*
Over and out... unless anyone's got something important to add, which would mean I'd have to stay and couldn't possiby return to my work...?

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Myelinated/Unmyelinated axons.

The title isn't relevant, but that's what came up as a suggestion in the box when I started typing 'M...', and I was so amused that I decided to keep it :)
After over half of my readership (2 out of 3) contacted me with regards to updating my blog, I felt that I must respond to popular demand and oblige. So here I am, conveniently finding the time to update just as I finish my breakfast (prawn sandwich, chocolate Frijj, and a Muller Amore walnut and greek honey yoghurt, with mint matchmakers for dessert) and have no other excuse to avoid work.
Eid last week, and a four day weekend! Dayyamn, it felt good. Even if I still haven't caught up with the lectures I missed on Friday (yes, that's what I'm meant to be doing now). Nice to have the whole family round- it gets quiet in Leicester. And naturally, I stuffed my face. Oh, I forgot to mention the disastrous train journey home on the Thursday- a suicide on the line up ahead meant the train stopped for about an hour, then got diverted, then terminated in the middle of nowhere :| Not good. Just something about me and public transport.
I think I blogged about that time I slammed face first into a guy on the bus, during the first few weeks of uni..? Well, people, I did it again- except this time, I called the lift, and when it arrived I naturally stepped forward, only to find my face embedded in the jacket of the guy walking out of it. We simultaneously shouted 'Shit!', except my shout was noticeably muffled. Here's to social suicide.
Our first HOMED fundraiser thing is this week- yay! Collecting basic household items for 'welcome to your new home' packs for people who get moved into their own accomodation. And we're making it a competition between groups :) Woo
Oh, we had our communication skills seminar- finally had to interview the simulated patient about 'knee pain', in front of the rest of the group. Incredibly nerve wracking stuff. But apparently it wasn't evident that I was close to vomiting over the actress playing the patient, so this can only be a good thing.
Iplayer is still down! It hasn't worked for almost two weeks now! I cannot cope! *screams* I NEED to watch Spooks. And it was a Lucas episode last week too :( Bloody John Foster internet. They pick their times.
I have discovered a new tolerance for soup, despite the fact I used to detest it because it reminded me of illness and depression. However, I can now get through Minestrone with croutons quite happily. I do like croutons....
Oh, and I would like to note, for the record, that I haven't bitten my nails for over a month and now have visible nails! This is awesome. I give it til exam week.
And I finished a story! Or rather, finished the first draft. This is progress. 
Since Emad's posting music videos lately, I thought I'd go back to a classic Office clip (except I have no idea how to embed, so you'll just have to make do with a link) : 

The Office- Yeppers

Over and out :)