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Ice, Ice Baby

Tom Hiddleston during Live Below the Line and ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Tom Hiddleston during Live Below the Line and ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

I don’t know about you, but I really hate viral videos and campaigns, and half the time, don’t understand the point. This past 12 months has been the yeah of the selfie and viral video (neknomination, I’m in me mum’s car, James Franco’s weird semi-nude selfies) and I hate how they clog up my twitter, facebook, and Tumblr feeds. I don’t want to sound bitter about the use of social media for charity, in fact I whole-heartedly support it – if it wasn’t for Tom Hiddleston and his video regarding Live Below the Line, I never would have signed up!

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I am so #Technologically @Challenged

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”

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Feeling Whelmed

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.

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