Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Facebook 'Likers'

Why the hell do people like things on facebook so much!? it used to be about liking fan pages that would post mildly interesting stuff from time to time...but now there are websites dedicated to this trite in which liking has no real purpose other than for someone to write that absolutely everyone has done and tell people to like it if they have done it e.g. "Like this if you have ever farted" it probably has about 168K likes. WHY? do these people expect to be the envy of their friends (if they have any?) It just fills your newsfeed with childish least I spam statuses on purpose (when i'm not drunk).

Remove yourselves from the herd of sheep that are the 'Likers'!

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Writing with your Feet?

Sounds almost impossible doesn't it! Chances are you may have seen some videos of grown Men/Women painting with their feet, but a 5 year old?

This Chinese boy called Luo Yanbo wasn't born without hands. They were amputated when he was 3 years old after suffering a tragic accident when he touched an unprotected wire, electrocuting him. In two years, he has learnt (with the help of his parent) to do most things a person with hands can do, but with his feet. He can write, answer the telephone, use a fork to eat and is leading a happy life.

It just shows how amazing people like this are. Fair enough, he is only little and not having hands probably wont affect him as much as say a 20 year old, but to pull through this accident and learning to cope with these difficulties is truly admirable.

Coca Cola's 'Secret Recipe'

Well it seems as though some people have found a picture of a guy holding a book which contains a replica of the recipe for Coca Cola. The Ingredients are as follows:

The 'secret recipe'
Fluid extract of Coca 3 drams USP
Citric acid 3 oz
Caffeine 1oz
Sugar 30 (it is unclear from the markings what quantity is required)
Water 2.5 gal
Lime juice 2 pints 1 qrt
Vanilla 1oz
Caramel 1.5oz or more to colour
7X flavour (use 2oz of flavour to 5 gals syrup):
Alcohol 8oz
Orange oil 20 drops
Lemon oil 30 drops
Nutmeg oil 10 drops
Coriander 5 drops
Neroli 10 drops
Cinnamon 10 drops

 Reading this, it's quite shocking. Some of the ingredients I can understand and can taste such as Cinnamon and Caramel e.t.c. But I had no idea that there was Alcohol in Coke....

Monday, 14 February 2011

Valentines Day

Well that was just like any other day to be honest.....

I did not see any cards, flowers, gifts of any kind and I did not hear anybody say "Happy Valentines day" to anyone. The only instances came from facebook, but even then, they weren't directed at anybody in particular. A valentines message sent into the void of facebook's servers............

I don't really see the point in Valentines day though to be honest. It is just another holiday that you have to spend money to have a good time with your partner and to celebrate your love for one another. That doesn't make sense though! If you 'love' each other, then there should be no need to celebrate on a particular day, you should celebrate it all year round.

I may be biased because I am single and have never had a proper relationship before :(
but surely a lot of you bloggers must agree with me?

Friday, 11 February 2011

Wine Shelf Collapse

I'm pretty sure that a lot of people have seen this video. It seems to have gone viral!
I can really sorta empathize with this situation as I used to work in a shop like this, stacking alcohol some ranging up to £20,000. Imagine how it would feel for the whole thing just to collapse and break.

That said, the guy was not fired for this as the managers saw this video and realised that it was clearly not his fault but the fault of whoever built the shelf. I've often wondered what it would look like working in that shop for a whole shelf to fall down, and my vision was somewhat similar to this video haha!


Why do I find it so difficult to wake up in the mornings? I do all the usual tricks like setting the alarm and leaving it over the far side of my room, meaning that I will have to get out of bed to turn it off. My alarm these days seem to be 'Maximum the Hormone - Zetsubou Billy' or 'The rising fighting spirit' which aren't exactly peaceful songs to wake up to.

Ok, so the waking up part isn't exactly difficult, it is more the 'staying awake' part that always seems to get me. If I have an important thing to do, such as having an exam, or some other compulsory thing then I find it easier to stay awake. For normal lectures however, there are sometimes I just can't stay awake. The cause of this is the temptation of bed, of sleep and the thought that I will just rest my eyes for a bit, only to wake up an hour later and realise that you have missed a lecture.

Getting to sleep seems to be a problem now as well. It's not as though I have insomnia, or am physically unable to sleep. I just seem to choose not to. There are so many thing that I just have to do then and there, usually involving watching a movie, playing xbox, listening to music or just general facebook viewing. I always think about how "I am gonna regret it in 5 hours" when I have to wake up, but my mind has kinda been programmed to do all this stuff before I am able to sleep.

Feel free to leave a comment with your 'going to bed' routines and which alarms you have these days.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Cornwall is RICH!

I was actually quite surprised to find this news story.

Cornwall is my home county, and it is one of the places hit hardest by the recession in the UK. Cornwall is famous for it's mining well as Pastys and Cornish Rattler cider. But I digress, recently in a local mine (namely South Crofty) there has been found a substance called 'Indium' which is used A LOT in the technology industry, with the main use being as an ingredient in LCD televisions and screens for iPads e.t.c. So there is a pretty wide market for this.

Word is that the mining industry may be picking up again in Cornwall as to obtain the Iridium. I'll be keeping my ears open.

Read the full story here:

Exam Results :S

Well, there has been some pretty decent news today about my exams. I have passed all of them! Also, I have done much better than I thought I did. I think the overall grade would make out to be a Second bordering on a First, which is good considering i did no revision :P

But to be fair, I had done a lot of it at A-Level. My A-Level classes were so pointless though, our teacher did absolutely nothing and sat at the front playing games (talk about role-reversal). I could have done so much better in A-Level if the teacher had actually stretched us and mybe gave us some work to do haha.

I digress, here is to a much more productive and successful year.....i hope.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011


I must be desperate.

I find myself falling in love too easily these days. The slightest attention I get from a girl and I think too much of it. Some are just minor infatuations, but the others, the really painful ones, make me feel stupid.

I have found it relatively easy to pull someone in a club and spend the night with them, but I choose not to do it. I have never had a proper relationship. Nothing with meaning.

I have fallen for girls online on sites such as twitter and facebook. But it is silly, there is no interaction, no body language. You can talk to people and get the completely wrong idea of the person they are.

The other problem is distance. I have never wanted a long distance relationship, it has never appealed to me. But since coming to Uni, and realising that I am like THE youngest person here, and the girls I favour are usually a year or two younger than me. This leads me to looking back home. But if I find someone to love back home, I would barely see them, as i have like a month off at christmas and a month off at easter. I just wouldn't be there with them enough.

I talk to this girl, who i met only once, and she is absolutely perfect. We could talk for hours on end about absolutely nothing and still enjoy it but, even though I like her, it doesn't matter if she likes me or not, it just wont work out, we just live too far apart.

I need somebody to care for. Someone who WANTS to be cared for, someone i can hug and just fall asleep with, someone who is always happy to see me, someone who trusts me, someone who would get jealous if i talk to other girls but, also someone who has their own life and doesn't depend on me.

I know I am not too much of an ugly person, I know I have decent social skills, I have a good sense of humour and I am very caring. But I just can't seem to show that, otherwise, people just dont care for that.

I may only be 18 and still young, but I am still lonely :/

Doubt this post will reach many people. Call me a hypocrit but, I hate stupid emotional vents like this.

Ever-Increasing Circle

When I really think about it, I realise that my circle of friends keeps growing. I have met some really awesome people recently who have been there all along, but I have just never started conversation with them.

I am lucky to have made friends on my course it seems. When we first came here, I was the only person I knew who was taking Computer Science, which helped me make friends with a few guys on my course. Unlucky for some though, that knew at least 1 person on their course before it started, and they haven't extended their circle at all.
The Circle grows faster when you have more people within it, as soon as they make a new friend, the new guy instantly becomes our friend and same with the new guy's friend.

It's funny how when I first came to Uni, the people I met became my best friends for those first few days. I guess, when you are all thrown into unfamiliar territory, you feel as though time moves slower and you accomplish more.
While I am at Uni now, I realise that the days are passing pretty quickly again. I feel as though I should throw myself into the freezing cold end and do something new and different. But I have never been one to leave my comfort zone so easily.
I have decided that I want to get those slow days back and just be a bit more open minded to things, go around to different peoples houses and meet their housemates as well. You all should take a similar approach as well.


Euurgh, it has been an awful day so far today, didn't get much sleep and the sleep i did get made me miss my first lecture. When I went in for my second lecture, there weren't enough chairs for all the students so our lecturer cancelled it. Waste of Time!

I take a pretty strong interest in hacking and all the news associated with it. The thrill of finding new things and gaining access to places (within reason) is just simply thrilling.
I read this article earlier about one of the most elite hacking groups called 'Anonymous'
I just found this so hilarious. The group have the FBI after them, and they have the arrogance to hack the organization that is after them. They gave out fake information about themselves and sent it to the FBI because they were so confident in their abilitys.
Ok, so maybe the group are doing illegal things, but they have done some morally correct things as well. I mean, take the crisis in Egypt at the moment. The Egyptians have had their internet taken away from them by the government. Anonymous were almost straight in there and brought down the governments website and helped try to bring web access back. I aspire to this. It may be against the law, but it doesn't make the law right.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011


So yesterday I went to this club called Oceana, they were holding this event called Ani-Ball, haha clever pun ¬_¬

The idea was to go dressed as an animal so being the unorganised house that we are :D we took to town the day before looking for costumes. There were no costume shops open. Time to improvise! Some of us went and got womans-size lepoard skin onesies, which looked really comfy. I, along with a few others, opted for the paint option. We got some black and white paint (far too much!) and decided to go as Zebras.

When it came to putting the paint on, we could see that it wasn't going to go too well, it was water based and not really for putting onto skin......didn't stop us though.
I put on the base layer of white, which didn't make much of a difference to my pale skin and i looked horrendus. I might as well have gone as a Yeti.
After the white had dried, I put some random black stripes on and the look was complete. Though it was more of a tribesman look than a zebra.

The club itslef was exactly the same as it always has been, packed full and extremely difficult to get a drink. The sheer mass of people ment that losing people you came with was extremely commonplace. The DJ that played (Jaguar Skills) was pretty awesome, which made it more worthwhile.
For some reason, we kept ending up in the smoking area, even though none of us smoke. There we bumped into some guy who kept telling us how much he loved Swansea....drunk conversations are so amazingly rubbish when you remember them, but at the time you get so enthusiastic about everything.

As the night drew on, people started to leave in their own little groups, I helped one of my lovely friends find her housemates and let them go while i searched for the other guys in my house. When I found them, it was only a matter of time before I lost them again and I ended up outside while they stayed inside. The rules of the club are to not let anyone back in past a certain time....i was by myself. I just waited until someone I recognised came out (which wasn't long) and we went back home.

Home was just as crazy, with two of my housemates (Rhys + Matt) messing around. They came into my room while i was in the kitchen, Rhys took the video camera and filmed Matt singing the pokemon theme using my ipod. They also thought it would be funny to barricade my door from the inside after they get out by leaving my lights and chair in the way.

Then my standard action (which I always do when I get drunk) was to spam facebook with barely readable and uninteresting statuses. I finally fell asleep with all the paint still on me......pillow might need a wash :)

Monday, 7 February 2011


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