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Life Got In The Way

It got in the way of me updating. I mean to update when I started knitting, when the apocalypse was happening, Christmas, New Years, when I finished my scarf and… life got in the way. XD

Let us try to recap on what has happened in that space in time…

I took up knitting…

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I took up drinking…

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(Cheap drinking)

And I ate more than I thought humanly possible in the last few weeks. Although it wasn’t as bad as last Christmas where I threw up from eating too much. I drank in college the day of the “apocalypse”. I drank the weekend after with my dad, his friend and his two daughters. I drank on Christmas. I drank on New Years Eve.

This year was the first year my mother allowed me to drink with the family on Christmas day. I’m twenty years old. And also it was only immediate family.

New Years Eve, I spent with Jamie and his family, ironically in he same house on the same couch in which he asked me out two years ago over text to the day. I only found it out afterward too.

Last weekend I wend drinking at a friends brothers house and his girlfriend and I made poisonous alcohol smoothies that had coagulated by morning. I also smoked a lot that night… which reminds me, I’m hungry for a fag, brb.

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Okay, sign one that you’re a bit overtired: you raise the lighter to your mouth to light your fag, and there’s no fag in your mouth…

I may also be a little/moderately/very/rather hungover from last night. Last night in which the poison smoothies made a return and I hit a milestone in my drinking career.

I threw up.

All over the bathroom.

Don’t really want to do that again.

Being up at five in the morning where I have the ground floor to myself and a kitchen semi full of food left me to eat everything…

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I got about that far before I never ever wanted to look at food again, at least for another six hours.

But had some good craic. I’m sure there was a point somewhere in this blog. Oh well.

I also got a new laptop hence all the pictures, yay!

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Sitting At Home Doing Nothing

So yes, I’m home, pretending to study for Christmas exams which are fun and not at all a reason to throw a liter of vodka down my throat.

I have not updated since before Hallowe’en… I think. So, that was good fun. Full of friends, meringue ghosts, and spilling rum all over my debs dress.

I also have a terrible memory, so I can’t actually remember what has happened (if anything) in between then and now.

There was Rainbow Week…

NO

And I had something else on my mind there but I can’t remember what it is. I would also like to point out that when I say I can’t remember things, it’s not because I can’t be arsed but because my brain is a spaztics brain. XD

And now there’s Christmas. Yaaaaaay.

I love Christmas. I do. It’s a time of yay-ness and food. But the preparation is not so good. I am currently in the middle of getting homemade Christmas presents ready which is not fun.

Every year I imagine Christmas to be a happy time full of not giving a shit and being around people you want to be around. I have yet to experience a happy Christmas. It always ends the same with family memebers who will remain nameless complaining and being terrible human beings the same that they are every day of the year. Also counted as the fact they don’t want me leaving the house to be with people I actually want to be with, rather than being forced into unwanted interactions with not-immediate family members that are awkward and drag on forever. Hopefully when I move out and am able to have Christmas my way it’ll be better, but again, I hold out no hope for this year.

Wow…

That turned out to be a lot more passive-aggressive and depressing than I had originally imagined…

Oops! XD

Now children… why don’t we learn something new today? Hmm?

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Never Thought I’d Do This

So right now it’s the last day of September and on the first of October I’ll be starting a new diet/exercise regime for a month.

Let me clarify, I never thought I’d be one of those bloggers who’d do a diet blogging series, because I’m not doing it for attention. If I wanted attention I’d go to Facebook and say something like “OMG I’m so fat I hate myself. Waaaaah.” But no. I also want to make a point now, I am not doing it to look like this:

I am not that unhappy with my appearance. I do love my face, my hips, my bum and my tits. I would just like to get within a healthy BMI range. I will be going no where near underweight, I will be staying within a healthy weight.

Right now, I am 5ft 3″ and 140 pounds, or if you want to go with the better system 160cm and 64kg and that gives me a BMI of 24.9

So I am barely under ‘overweight’. Just barely.

I don’t have a goal weight, seeing as that never really motivates me much. My plan is to diet until Hallowe’en and see what weight I hit. If I reach 57kg (which is 9 stone and I’m currently 10 stone 1) then I’ll stop dieting so drastically and keep that weight. But if I think I look too skinny and yuck, I’ll put up a bit more but keep it under 10 stone. Now I know BMI is a very untrustworthy way of telling where you are, but a the moment it’s all I’ve got. 🙂

I also know the deal with diets. They’re not a permanent solution. They will only work for a long period of time if you permanently change your diet. That’s why you get girls saying things like “OMG I was on this diet for like two weeks and it’s not working!” That’s because they diet and diet and diet for the period of time they’re told to. Then when the diet’s over, they binge. Think about it. If you reduce your calorie intake for two weeks or so, you will lose weight. But if, after that you start taking in the exact same amount of calories you were eating before you dieted, of course you’re going to put it all back up.

The diet will be reduced portions for a month. Then, depending on my weight then, I’ll edit it, to keep the weight down, but not so drastically.

So, diet method: reduce portions, half what I would usually eat each day. Three meals a day and one little snack. If I get hungry in between, I’ll drink water. Lots and lots of water. Will also be walking to and from college as often as possible. There’s a point tomorrow where I will in no way be able to walk, because I’ll have a cake on my lap. A cake which I’m bring in to the OutInUL members meeting. A cake which I baked from scratch and cannot eat. Oh well. I’ll hit obstacles on my way. I’ll also create allowances for drinking every two weeks if not less. And then, only spirits, because they hold the least amount of calories.

Also, I’m poor. Give me money.

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I Hate Macs

Okay, so I haven’t blogged in a good few months… but it wasn’t my fault! I was busy doing extremely important things. Like Playing the new Sims 3 expansion. My current couple are a fairy and a witch. The fairy is  a magician and the witch is an alchemist/gardener… what can I say, I don’t play by the rules.

I don’t have the Plants VS Zombies extra features. 😦 Never played it either, but watched this guyplay it! He’s my favourite Let’s Play-er. XD Here’s a picture of me playing the Sims:

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So what else has happened to me to stop me from blogging? College. College has happened. Schedule’s not too messed up. Had a bit of trouble moving and shifting around Labs that the lecturers didn’t want to keep.
ALSO: Became Health and Safety Officer of OutinUL! Go me! Here’s a picture of me being Health and Safety Officer and in College…
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I’ve been waiting… about a year or so to get on the committee so I don’t feel left out, and now I’m in there… deep deep in there… in so deep I have to kill you now.
Recruitment drive was fun! I’d put pictures up of the amazing thing that was me out society, but I can’t find any anywhere! 😦  I had huge heels, a big poofy dress and a fascinator on… the others had flags…
Also funny thing happened… haven’t been on this thing for two months or so… last time I checked, I had just under 100 or so views could be more or less, I can’t really remember… and now this has happened…

I mean… what the fuck? Did I suddenly get assimilated into the Trueman show or something?!?!?! All I know is they were definitely not that high last time I checked.

OH!!! And please excuse me for being on a Mac. Our course is genuinely being forced to use these overpriced, overhyped, underperforming… things this Semester, so I’m trying to become better acquainted with my enemy…

Here’s a picture of me using a Mac

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Getting Sorted

Okay, so I finally got up off my arse and got Sorted by the Sorting Hat on Pottermore.

However, when I took the quiz, I tried to tailor my results to get me into Hufflepuff because that’s where I knew I belonged. I knew it. Hufflepuff was me, the house described me, not to perfection, but fairly well.

  • Hardworking – Ehh… not so much, unless I’m really really interested in it.
  • Friendly – I suppose, a little shy at first, but I’ll give it a go.
  • Loyal – Most definitely
  • Honest – Yup. Except for a few little white lies, the usual; No, your butt doesn’t look big, you lost loads of weight, etc., etc.
  • Impartial – I do tend to stay out of things that don’t directly involve me.

Hufflepuff has also got the least amount of darkness in its past, and that includes the almighty stuck up their arses Gryffindors.

I know Gryffindor is supposed to be the house that everyone aspires to and aims for because… I dunno, they have big penises or something. But to me Gryffindor is just a bunch of wizards who are stuck up their own hole because for their whole life, they’ve been told Gryffindor is the best house to be put in. And anyone actually in Gryffindor has been groomed to believe they are better than everyone else. In the books, there’s four houses and these four are the good guys, the bad guys and the other two houses. That is literally it.

I have been told before that I think like this, purely to try to pull off an indie image. And that insulted me down to my core.

Indie isn’t even the right term to use, as that is a label purely for music. Hipster was the right term to use. But god help the person who dared to call me hipster completely seriously. Hipster is lower than Scene.

Admittedly, there are a lot of “in” things right now that I dislike or hate and wouldn’t be caught dead near them. Certain music, fashion, movies and books. The basics of a hipster.

I don’t dislike them because they are popular, I dislike them because they are shit.

Simple as.

But anyway, imagine my utter DISGUST when I was placed into Gryffindor!

I was shocked. I actually sat at the computer, mouth agape for a full minute, and then tiny little squeaks began to come from my mouth. Then I began to shriek in outrage.

I could not believe it! I was a Gryffindor. A dirty spoiled high and mighty Gryffindor. I was unceremoniously shoved into the house I hated the most. I would have taken ANY other house. I’d have been so extremely content in Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin. Any house I would have been happy in except for that one. My only consolation was, I look good in red.

I slowly began to accept my fate. I’d have to go through the rest of my life as one of them.

Even the acceptance letter was full of it.

“This is, quite simply, the best house at Hogwarts. It’s where the bravest and boldest end up – for instance: Albus Dumbledore! Yes, Dumbledore himself, the greatest wizard of our time, was a Gryffindor! If that’s not enough for you, I don’t know what is.

I won’t keep you long, as all you need to do to find out more about your house is to follow Harry Potter and his friends as I lead them up to their dormitories. Enjoy your time at Hogwarts – but how could you fail to? You’ve become part of the best house in the school.”

Their traits are courage as well as “daring, nerve, and chivalry”…

So they’re a bunch of cheeky muts? That’s all their known for? Running headfirst into a fight without even looking up? And holding the door open for a woman?

How the hell did they ever survive the second wizarding war? Have these guys ever heard of Sun Tzu?

There are literally hundreds of quotes from him that I could put here that show that Gryffindors are the WORST type of people to have around you when planning or in the middle of a battle. But here’s the best:

“He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.”

Do you realize that that is practically what Voldemort did for the seven books? He waited for Harrys big head to come to him, and he did. Which means a load of important characters got killed because Harry had a surge of testosterone and jumped in without thinking. The only reason Voldy didn’t win, was because he didn’t realize that his secret agent got REALLY pissed that Voldy killed off his favourite pair of tits, so he switched sides.

So yes, I became a Gryffindor. Then I realized I hadn’t been entirely truthful about the quiz, so I signed up with a separate email address and took it again. Answering completely honestly. And if I got landed with Gryffindor again, I’d just have to cry it out.

But thankfully I didn’t. But I also didn’t get my dear Hufflepuff… I got Ravenclaw.

Which, to be honest, I was actually a lot happier about than had I gotten into Hufflepuff, looking back.

Anyway, my really long rant is over, so here’s the Ravenclaw welcome letter, and I think it’ll help you see why I liked it more.

Oh, I also didn’t want to be a Gryffindor because the boyfriend’s a Slytherin…

But that’s in the past now…

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And The Dreams That You Dare To Dream…

Oh darlings, why does it cost so much money to accomplish dreams? Of course, the best things in life are (sometimes) free, but then there some things that you dream of doing that you might not ever get to, or will manage to, but only when you’re in your 70’s.

Okay, lets start from the beginning… My name was Sammy, and I was just a little girl from Kansa- Limerick.

Okay, too far back.

I have recently discovered Etsy. Don’t ask me why it took me so long, I’m unsure myself. Probably because I was too busy browsing YouTube/Facebook/eBay/Wikipedia, what have you.

So, what this has lead to, is basically a revival of interest in something I hadn’t thought about in a while, but what I’d always wanted to do; to go see the Ruby Slippers in person at the Smithsonian. The Smithsonian has about nineteen museums, but the slippers are held in the Pop Culture section of the National Museum of American History.

I could go on for days, giving little bits of trivia learned from the internet and various other sources, but I won’t, I’ll only tell a few, because I’m a know it all, and I enjoy it, dammit.

In the book, the slippers are silver not ruby, they were changed for the movie because they’d be much more eye catching with the new Technicolor technology. Plus, their true colour was more of a burgundy red, rather than the cherry red, seen in the movie. This was because of the primitive way of filming in colour, any white seen on Dorothy was also a light pink shade, that came up white on film.

No one is 100% sure how many pairs of slippers were made for the film, as props weren’t seen as valuble memorabilia back then, so were just forgotten about. There are five known pairs, one in the Smithsonian, and the rest at auction, I think. The “Arabian Slippers” were stolen, and haven’t been found yet.

For the 50th anniversary of the movie, slippers were made with real rubies and diamonds, costing about three million.

Back to my dreams, first; to go see the slippers. Second, to own a replica pair of my own, which takes me back to my discovery of etsy.com

While there, I found this user, who’s created ruby sequined slippers, in platform high heel form, two inch heel form etc. But she’s also made silver sequined slippers that I had a huge fan girl moment over.

Here are some of her creations:

  

 

Aren’t they all simply divine? I will own a pair one day. When I can afford them…

But for now, here’s some wonderful music that almost made me cry.

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Cocktails Everywhere!

Lads, lads, lads, lads…. I have no words. I love the internet. You know why I love the internet? Because it gives me such beautiful things as:

Hufflepuff shot   The Hufflepuff Shot.  Ravenclaw shot  The Ravenclaw Shot.

Slytherin shot  The Slytherin Shot.      Gryffindor shot  The Gryffindor Shot.

The internet is a beautiful thing… Especially seeing as there’s 16 more cocktails on the site got to do with Harry Potter.

I’ve also been lead to Lord of the Rings cocktails    and shots.  

Not to mention Pokemon shots The Eeveelution of Shots (Pokemon shot set)Ingredients:Eevee:1/4 simple syrup1 oz Bourbon whiskeydash Angostura bittersdash Orange bittersVaporeon:3/4 oz Blue Curacao3/4 oz VodkaJolteon:3/4 oz Limoncello3/4 citrus Vodka1/4 tsp sugar to dissolveFlareon:1 oz Fire Water (Hot Cinnamon Schnapps)1/2 oz Bacardi 151 1 pinch cinnamonEspeon:1 oz Hpnotiq1/2 oz Gin1/8 oz Grenadine Umbreon:1 oz. Kraken Black Spiced Rum1/2 oz Coconut rumLeafeon:1 oz. Midori1/2 oz. Light rum1/3 oz. GinGlaceon:3/4 oz Irish cream3/4 oz Ice 101 peppermint schnapps Directions: All of but two of the shots (Flareon and Glaceon) can be made simply by mixing the ingredients in a shot glass.  For Flareon, layer the Bacardi 151 on top and light on fire.  Sprinkle the pinch of cinnamon over the fire for a cool effect.  For Glaceon, layer the Ice 101 peppermint schnapps on top of the Irish cream.“Because its genetic makeup is irregular, it quickly changes its form due to a variety of causes.” -Pokedex entry for Eevee in Pokemon Black and WhiteDrink created and photographed by Eddie Strickland.    Portal  The Portal Two (Portal 2 cocktails)Ingredients:Blue CuracaoVodkaLemonade CointreauRum Orangina Small tumblersDirections: “This drink is, of course, designed to resemble the two coloured portals from the excellent sci-fi puzzle game. For the blue version, get a small tumbler and pour in 10ml of Blue Curacao, 10ml of vodka and top up with lemonade. For orange you’ll need another tumbler, this time filled with 10ml of Cointreau, 10ml of rum and Orangina. If you fancy, you can jazz the glasses up with coloured sugar rims. Simply pour some sugar into a sandwich bag with the relevant food colouring, shake them up, pour the resulting mix into a dish and dip your tumbler in. “You can mix the portals together if you like,” says James. “It’s a very orangey flavour, which we thought tied in with The Orange Box, the compilation in which the original Portal appeared.”The finest beverage breakthroughs from the Aperture alcohol research labs. Drink them in the name of science. You monster.Drink created by James Dance of Loading for an article in The Guardian. Check out the article for the rest of the drinks and check out Loading for a great gaming bar and cafe.

Resident Evil   G and T Virus (Resident Evil Cocktail)Loading is a gaming cafe and bar located in Cornwall, England.  For Resident Evil’s 15th Anniversary, they teamed up with Capcom and created this wicked G and T Virus cocktail.  Loading’s website describes the drink as “a healthy dose of Plymouth Gin and Tonic with lime and sugar syrup in a high ball glass topped off with our own T virus syringe of Bombay Saphire Gin and Blue Curacao.” Loading- Gaming Cafe and Bar   The Sims  

and a Flaming Homer  

It’s a wonderful place isn’t it?

Of course, it’s also a place where you get things like this… funny facebook fails - Immediately Unfriend

And this… fashion fail - How Does He Speak?   and this twilight tattoo…  oh no he didnt

Sigh.

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