Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Crazy crazy nights

I think its safe to admit that my major weakness is trying to do too much. My weeks at uni are usually crazy, something on every night, away every weekend, trying to cram some work in when i should be alseep. This usually leads to some sort of crazy burnout but generally i can pull it off.

This week is no exception, running around like a crazy man, trying to do a million things AND get to work on time every morning. My parents, brother and sister are all away and i can't even enjoy a week of peace and quiet! Between work, frisbie, dj preparing, video editing, trying to prepare for Canada and squeezing in as many trips down the motorway to bushmills as possible, i am going to be destroyed! I love it really, but a few extra hours in the day would be very handy!

The Canada trip is in 6 days although i haven't had much time to think about it, but i'm sure when this week is over i can start to get pumped. Still need to pick us a pair of Crocs. Yes thats right, I'm taking the plunge, buying a pair of those stupid shoes i said i would never wear! They are brilliant shoes, you just kinda look like a loser and thats a chance i'm willing to take.

In other news, i'm going to see Metallica on Saturday! Hurrah!! I'm not really much of a metalhead these days but my friend Chris got a few tickets and i just couldn't resist! Alice in Chains, Mastodon and Avenged Sevenfold are also playing so i'm sure it will be a lot of fun!!

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Pet Shop Boys

Are the Pet Shop Boys actually cool? I never really knew much about them, just thought they were some terrible 80s keyboard boyband.
Anyway I was watching some T in the Park highlights on TV, nothing too exciting, Snow Patrol, Kings Of Leon, Lily Allen etc, when these guys came on and blew my mind!

They were playing in one of the small tents and it was such a cool set-up, the stage looked amazing and one guy sang while the other was in a little DJ booth. They both look about 60 and and the DJ was wearing this crazy hoody made of mirrors!! These little kids came on stage dressed as skyscrapers and started doing a little dance while they played this amazing song called "Why don't we live together." At the end the DJ came out and joined in dancing with the kids, all doing the robot. It was incredible!! Unfortunately theres no video on the BBC website but check out the song on Spotify, it rules!!

The Quest for Knowledge

I like to think that this blog is not only something to keep me occupied, but also to provide some light entertainment for you, the (colossal) readership. I learnt some new words this week so I thought I would share my knowledge with you fine specimens.
  • Sundry - Various, assorted.
"She picked up some sundry food items at the local market."
  • Svelte - Attractively thin; gracefully slender.
Used mainly as a compliment, whereas words like thin and skinny could be used in negative connotations.
  • Protean - Readily assuming different shapes or forms; displaying considerable diversity or variety
Protean is derived from Proteus, an ancient Greek god who had the ability to change his shape at will.

Well there you are, lap it up people, because knowledge is cool.

Monday, 20 July 2009

Its the brain pain coach

Not feeling the best today, have had a sore head since I got into work this morning. Went for a mammoth walk to seapark at lunchtime to try and clear it but I think I have some sleep to catch up on. Annoying as I want to listen to some tunes but know it will make it worse. Need to get one of these bad boys, massage the old noggin.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

The Gaslight Anthem

In my opinion, The Gaslight Anthem are the finest band around these days. They played the live lounge a week or two ago and blew minds all over the county. Written by Katy Perry, released by Kelly Clarkson, this is "I Do Not Hook Up." And don't worry, it sounds NOTHING like the original.

Thursday, 9 July 2009


Sure, its not going to win any Oscars, but IT IS SO MUCH FUN!!!
Everything you could ever want in a movie!! Babes, cars, robots who fight each other, explosions, army tanks, blazing guns, aliens, a couple of funny guys, WHAT ELSE DO YOU NEED?!!