That's so cool that you did study abroad, do you have any tips? I am going to Shropshire in September for a semester :)
That’s fantastic! I had a great time; I hope you do, too! :D Tips: make sure you budget yourself, be easygoing (remember that it’s going to be at least a little bit different from what you’re used to), talk to your friends but don’t spend *too* much time in your room, and -of course - have fun!
We all know that the Gryffindors are the cool kids, the Slytherins are the rich, stuck-up kids that people pretend to like if they have to, the Ravenclaws are the smug, geeky ones and the Hufflepuffs, well…let’s just say their house animal is a badger.
Since there are more people here than over at blogspot, I’ll just write stuff here. Sound good? Good.
Today I went to the Hunterian Museum in London. IT IS FILLED WITH FETUSES. Seriously, the number of fetuses, blood vessels, damaged bones/skeletons/eyes/hair/organs I have now seen is ridiculous. And that’s given that 2/3 of the original museum were destroyed by bombs back in the Second World War. Crazy, no?
Second crazy thing: I’m 9 people off from 1,000 subscribers on youtube. o.O This is worthy of being startled, I would say. The idea of yelling about string to 1,000 people in person sounds just mad, frankly, but for some reason it’s not as nutty on the internet. Still shocking, though (at least, from my perspective). For people watching it’s probably not that weird.
Oh my gosh. You are my new favorite Video blogger. I can not believe you love let alone sing Celtic Music. I give you a million thumbs up if I could. When did you start listening to this kind of music?
Oh wow! Thank you! That is exciting : ) Hum, since I assume you’re talking about Scarborough Fair, I’ve been listening to songs like that since I was little!
First off, let me just say that I hate it when people go: “This is why I’m a nerd.” or “you know you’re a nerd when” followed by anecdotes from their life. I know you’re a nerd. That’s fine. I’m cool with that. But unless you really ARE a nerd -and if you are, there’s a weird mix of pride and shame in that - I don’t want you telling me about your nerdiness.
All of that being said, I’m a hypocrite.
You know you’re a nerd when, as you’re getting sick, you’re thinking “My raspy voice will eventually sound vaguely similar to a Darth Vader who’s inhaled some helium. What cool things can I say in my squeaky Vader voice?” and then failing to come up with even remotely cool things. You may’ve figured out that I’m getting sick. ALL I WANT TO DO right now is play World of Warcraft in my pajamas while eating cheese doodles, but I can’t do that because I ended my account so as to save money whilst in the UK and I am ALSO experiencing a dearth of cheese doodles.
Other things on my mind: more of you are following now because of youtube, which is wicked cool. Part of me is like whoo! Followers! Whoo! But the other part of me is thinking I’m not as adorable in writing. What if they don’t like me in written form? And that duality just makes me want to go play WoW all over again.
To make up for the lack of WoW, I’m reading free manga online. It’s really not anywhere near as good as leading a raid but it is sort of, kind of, making me feel better.
So there’s my “nerdiness,” all out there for the world to see. Oh, hypocrisy.
Does anyone else feel like I should have a picture at the end of this?
I was googling Diana Wynne Jones today to make sure that I was spelling her name correctly, and to my shock found (via wikipedia, unfortunately) that she died a few months ago.
I don’t know if any of you guys are big readers, but Diana Wynne Jones was and is one of my favorite writers. I grew up reading her fantasy books; she’s the one responsible for the idea of Howl’s Moving Castle and the as-of-yet not fully paid-attention to Homeward Bounders. Though I never met her or wrote to her and now never will, I feel like I’ve lost a very dear friend.
It does strike me that tumblr is a pretty poor place to express my appreciation of such a wonderful writer, but nonetheless, here it is. Rest in peace, Mrs. Jones. You will be missed.
I wanted to go be more on blogspot, because it seems like tumblr is more for pictures, but now all of you PEOPLE have appeared and honestly, how can I ignore that?
Recent thoughts: HOLY CRAP YOUTUBE SUBSCRIBERS followed by general pleasure with life, then that dread/irritation/desperation that comes of having things that you need to do guilt you out about doing things that you want to do. I imagine the better way to deal with this would be to just get the have-to’s out of the way, but for the moment I’m going to be writing this on tumblr (not blogspot) for reasons previously mentioned.
Definitely going to need to find more pictures, though.