That old adage that time goes quickly when you’re having fun has really applied to this readathon because man did it speed by in a flurry of pictures, stories, sprints, and smiles. Bout of Books 23 was a good’un, I’d go as far as to say one of my favourites, and was the perfect readathon at the perfect time. It is still up there occupying the top spot for favourite regular readathon and this time it’s made me realise just how many books I’ve read, posts I’ve written, and bookish friends I’ve met because of this awesome event.
Ok, so yes I have Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and I have this blog. Yes I am 22 and part of the most technologically gifted generation. Yes, I have grown up thinking it is normal and part of life to own laptops, mobile phones, i-pods, tablets, and have wifi wherever I go. But, if you saw me use any of these, you would realise that I am seriously technologically challenged.
Let’s start with gadgets. I do have a few, a touch/smart phone, a tablet, a laptop, and an i-pod, but I am rubbish using them. I’ve always had an alright phone, never the worst/least advanced on the market, but it never has all the latest features or gizmos. I have only just sold out and got a tablet, and that was because it cost an extra £1 per month on my phone bill. I have a laptop, mainly because I needed one for school and University work. Which is obviously what it has been used for mostly, and not at all marathoning shows and attempting to use social media. As for an i-pod, well I got one of those because I do like music, and they’re meant to be the easiest to use. I’ve had it for 5 years and I can’t work i-tunes, so I’ve only ever put 2 sets of music on it. It’s a good job I put a lot of songs on at once, or I would be screwed. (It’s got Disney and rock on there, so I’m sorted. Thankfully, I know myself quite well.) I haven’t really ever dabbled in gaming. At all. I thought that was a step too far. I have only just got Candy Crush. I don’t get the fuss. Continue reading “I am so #Technologically @Challenged”
Hi, I’m Liz and I’m a 22 year old sports fan, traveler, reader, film-watcher, and writer from Liverpool.
I’ve just completed a BSc Geography degree at Lancaster University, and have no idea what I am going to do in the future. So feel free to hop along while I make sense of everything and flounder in the real-world.
As I have nothing else to say, I thought I would share a few of my favourite quotes that I think/hope tell you more about myself:
- “Not all those who wander are lost” JRR Tolkien
- “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious” Albert Einstein
- “I am and always will be the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams” Matt Smith as Dr Who
- “People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for” Harper Lee
- “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me” Oscar Wilde
- “Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever”Walt Disney
- “Me I’m dishonest, and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly it’s the honest ones you have to watch out for, you never can predict if they’re going to do something incredibly stupid”Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow
- “But if this ever changing world in which we live in makes you give in and cry, say live and let die” Paul McCartney
- “Geographers don’t get lost; they merely explore” Catherine O’Toole
- “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover” Mark Twain
- “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good” JK Rowling
This will stay up on my about page until, well, I change it, but I thought i would introduce myself properly.
So yes, Hi, I hope you’re well. If you fancy it, follow me on here, and on twitter (@LizHannah25) and Instagram (LizWhitehouse25).
At this exact moment, I am sitting in my friend’s living room with exactly no things to do. (Well, I need to sort the bins out, and I need to pack, but they are thankless tasks, so I’m employing all powers of delusion about that.) Operation ‘UseAllTheRemainingFoodUp’ is firmly a-go, and of course there is the World Cup and Wimbledon on the TV; none of these actually fill my time completely though. Turns out University filled more of my life than I realised – even when I was sat round doing nothing over the past 3 years, I was thinking about Uni things, which basically counted as Uni work, right? Procrastination was so much more fun, and time consuming, when I had actual stuff to do with my day.
Over the past year I have accumulated a load of random food items (rolled oats, fajita mix, tuna, vegan mince, and a kilo of dry kidney beans to name but a few) that seemed like a great buy at the time, but are now sitting unused in my cupboards and freezer (to be fair, I did ‘Live Below The Line‘ for UNICEF where I needed cheap food to fill me up – if you’ve never heard of this, check it out, it’s worth doing, or at least looking into, really opens the eyes – I’ve linked the page for you!) So far, my friend and I have cooked faji-ttos (which are our attempt at mixing the best of fajitas and burritos into one glorious Mexican food-fest) and a chocolate orange flapjack (which we naturally put with Ben&Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie Ice Cream – because, well, it would have been rude to the ice cream to leave it in the freezer uneaten. Obviously.) I wish I had eaten this well for the rest of the year, I mean, I cook most of my food from scratch – I would say I can sort of cook reasonably well – but I have had all these ingredients there for 12 months. Sigh, of course I learn at the end of Uni.