Archive for Saturday, 23rd March 2013

MIA and Postcard.

Sorry that I’ve been absent for so long – just not had very much inspiration to blog. It seems that the trips away stopped my flow – I’ll try and post more often.

On a brighter note – remember I mentioned the 20SB Postcard Exchange? Well, I still only seem to have received one of my postcards, so I should probably talk about it already.

I was given my contacts about a month ago, they are Lynsey from Indianapolis, USA; Berrak from Washington, USA; and Lisa from Tasmania, Australia.

Postcard - Indianapolis

As you can see, this postcard is from Indianapolis, in the USA. It was sent by Lynsey (aka Dressed to Chill). She mentions that the picture on the postcard is of the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument in downtown Indianapolis. Who knows whether my card got to her…well, technically mine was a picture that I took myself, which I sent in an envelope (which hopefully was suffice). I should write back to Lynsey with a proper Liverpool postcard, I think. Maybe on the 3 buildings by the Docks?

 

Not much has happened to me recently…well, I now fancy someone…but I shan’t talk too much about that. He sort of knows, but I wouldn’t want to give the game away any more than I have.

I spent a few days in the Lake District with my Dad, it was very cold! In fact, it’s cold now. Nearing the end of March and it’s snowing…in England! Crazy. This is Ullswater – just beautiful.

Ullswater

Also, I went to a new Dentist this morning – It’s nice to leave and feel like I’ve been listened to, understood and actually feel positive. Hopefully I’ll be able to get something started with my teeth by the end of this year – this probably means braces! Honestly, I’m thoroughly excited about this. It’s ridiculous how important teeth are to a person’s confidence, eh? I would love there to be a time when I can smile, laugh and talk without feeling the need to try and cover my teeth. That’s a dream of mine. :]

 

That’s definitely it, this time.

Until the next.

Some questions.

Every week (or so) my friend Hannah has a post of questions. This week, there’s a Doctor Who question – I couldn’t resist that. Here goes:

 

1. What book are you currently reading?

If we’re going for technicalities, then I’m 3/4 of the way through Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. I have also stopped some way through another book, but I don’t remember what it is. It’s just a cheesy romcom book.

2. Who did you hug today?

Does a cat count?

3. Who’s your favourite Doctor Who actor (or do you not watch it?)

Oh wow, what a question. I have watched almost every single Doctor Who episode there is, so this is quite difficult to answer. I have 2 favourite Doctors, but more favourite actors. It asks actors, so I love: Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines, Colin Baker, Sophie Aldred, David Tennant, Matt Smith and Arthur Darvill. Well, you did ask!

4. What do you think about school uniform?

I hated mine – I think they affect everyone differently.

5. How many books are in your TBR pile?

In an almost literal pile I have; LOTR: Return of the King, The Silmarillion, The Pointless Book, The Hobbit (but that’s for after I’ve seen the films – don’t ask). Metaphorically, then as many books as I can.

#25hours

Crikey, what a day and an hour it has been for some people.

Mark Watson, the comedian, took on the incredible task of a 25 hour Comedy Marathon for Comic Relief/Red Nose Day’s 25th Anniversary year. He was on stage for the vast majority of 25 hours – leaving only to pee about 3 or 4 times.

I started watching at about 12 last night, fell asleep at about half 6, then carried on watching when I awoke at 3. It finished at midnight on the 2nd March, which is when I watched up to (the live streaming ended). I would have attempted the whole thing, but I’ve been a bit ill recently, so it wouldn’t have been a great idea.

I remember 2 years ago, when David Walliams did his 24 Hour Panel People, I stayed up for all of that, except I missed the first few hours because I wasn’t yet out of bed as it started.

I am blown away by the sheer will power of people. It’s an incredible thing to witness, especially when someone is so tired that they’re almost broken and just going a little bit mental. I have already decided that the next time someone does a lengthy show with an audience, if I like the person, then I will absolutely try and go.

 

Amazing work my Mark Watson, I’m pretty sure he only spent 20 minutes of the whole time not talking, and maybe an hour less than 25 hours standing up – which is, frankly, ridiculous.

If you live in the UK, then you can still text MARK to 70005, to donate £5. Here are RND’s Terms and Conditions: http://www.rednoseday.com/legal/text-donations-tcs

 

See you soon!