Wednesday, May 24, 2006


I did my English Exam yesterday and I'm pretty sure that I have actually done the right paper; it was touch and go for a while, as my name came up on two lists for two exams at the same time. Arrgh, nightmare.

I finally convinced the invigilators I was only doing one paper and it wasn't the one they had given me, so they moved me, in front of the whole lecture hall and I was wearing very noisy shoes. Still it wasn't as bad as the chemistry exam I took when, I was the only one doing the exam and the only one in the very large exam hall. If you don't move for a long time the lights turn themselves off. I had the pleasure of watching my chemistry teacher jump up and down in front of the sensor trying to get the lights back on, he eventually realised the easier way was to turn the lights off and then back on again. I still think that hilarity induced stupidity was the reason why I failed so abysmally.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Reader, I dropt it.

You know when you're having a really bad day, when you wake up late, race to get to work/school and hit every red light and traffic snarl up and then when you do get into work/school, you're really busy doing fiddly little mundane things all day, which you still manage to get twisted into knots over even though they are really simple. Well I've been having one of those weeks. And I broke £300 worth of equipment at work. Well, shit.

On the plus side, reading "White Mughals" by William Dalrymple and "The Fashion in Shrouds" by Margery Allingham. Very enjoyable.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Something to make you laugh :)

Oops! What a mistake: The BBC broadcast this interview with "Guy Kewney" a computer expert who was booked to give his views on the Apple vs. Apple court case, unfortunately they broadcast this interview.

This gentleman was not Guy Kewney, he was a cab driver who inadvertantly raised his hand at the wrong moment and found himself in a TV studio, as you do. It's really rather sweet, his face at the beginning is just comic and absolutely natural, and to be honest his answers, considering he knows nothing of the case, were on a par with the replies given by other guest/experts on BBC NEWS 24.

I really haven't laughed so much in ages.

Monday, May 08, 2006

A little bit about me and my favourite book.

I'm a girl, in my twenties and I live in England. The thing is, I'm so boring I don't have anything to write; I go to work and I come home; usually Eastenders turns out to be the highlight of my day...sad, I know.

Any way, my current favourite book is "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker. What a book! Walker is a genius; her prose is layered, nuanced and emotive. Don't be put off by the "heavy" subject matter, the book is by turns brutal, shocking, humorous and heartwarming. I haven't seen the film by Spielberg all the way through, but it looks pretty good too.

The story is narrated by Celie and we follow her throughout a 30-40 year period of her life. It is written in a series of letters and in a southern American dialect and Walker imbues her characters with so much vivacity and spirit, it is easy to lose yourself in this world.

If you want a good book I suggest this one.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Hee, first post, lot's of fun to be had....:)