Monday, 28 February 2011


I want one of these. With all the extra bits and stuff that go with it. Obviously.
Actually I want several. Maybe one of each theme (or whatever they're calling them).

Only problem is it seems they're not out 'til April which is ages away. And I think that might just be in the US.

More info here if anyone else is tickled.


This weekend I bought a camera. It's a bridge camera. For quite some time I have wanted a digital SLR but they kinda freak me out and are also very expensive. At least if you want a really good one and let's face it, if I'm going to go for it I'm going to do it properly. 
Now, I wouldn't mind spending a fair bit on a good camera if I thought I'd get a lot of use out of it but like I said: they freak me out. I have a feeling I'd get one, try to use it a few times, realise I don't know how to work it/actually take good pictures and just put it in a drawer somewhere.
So I got a bridge camera which is kind of in between a compact and an SLR. Its not as bulky as an SLR and it has a fixed lens so none of the faffing with lenses not to mention they cost a fair bit of money as well. It does a lot more than a compact though and has a big fancy lens and a bunch of settings I don't understand.
And here's my thing: I've researched it, thought about it and talked to people who know and I finally decided to buy it. It was no impulse thing this. I get home, take it out of the box and look at it. Then I put it back in. For hours I kept doing this. I didn't want to put the batteries and the card in and start playing with it in case I changed my mind and wanted to take it back. This is a problem I have, I do this all the time. It;s not that I regret my purchase but that I'm scared I will. Anyway, I texted my sister, she gave me a kick up the butt and I had a play. So far I have to say I love it! I still want to do a course though. I don't understand half of the settings and dials but mostly I don't really know how to take good pictures. You know, composition, light etc.
So now I'm googling courses. I think it'll be fun!

So this was really just my long winded roundabout way of saying: Yay, I have a new camera!

Sunday, 27 February 2011

All that jazz

I'm sitting here furiously crocheting granny squares and trying to find some way of watching the Oscars. Apparently that is a luxury reserved for those who choose/can afford to pay lots of money for a Sky subscription.
I don't even want to watch the actual awards (too much blah blah blah from winners and bloody James Franco who just ruins his own hotness every time he opens his mouth by being the most pretentious arse there ever was) I just want to see the red  carpet and the interviews and stuff. You'd think some terrestrial channel would be allowed to show at least that! I really don't think that's too much to ask...
The search continues!

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Another reason to love Costa

They serve decaff tea!
I don't know how long they've done this but I only just discovered it. For a caffeine-phobe like me it's great, I no longer have to find the least disgusting herbal crap if I want to buy a tea in the afternoon.
All hail Costa!
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Thursday, 24 February 2011

Who's on drugs?

If it wasn't already clear Gaddafi had lost all touch with reality, he's now telling us that Al Qaeda are spiking the protesters' milk with hallucinogenic drugs?!

Kinda begs the question: does he really believe this or does he just think we will believe it? And which is worse? I Almost feel sorry for him. I mean he's either desperate or mentally ill or the scariest option: both.

Information technology

I'm a complete information junkie and since I got my htc it's only gotten worse. With the events of the last few weeks with the popular uprisings/revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya (and quite a few places in north Africa and the Arab world) I've been alternating between my BBC news feed, Al Jazeera, Reuters, Twitter and really anywhere I can find news of what's going on. It's practically glued to my hand. I watch the TV news several times per day and have even bought newspapers a few times in addition to reading The Times (yuck!) the family I work for have delivered every day and the free Metro I usually pick up at the station.
I want to help, to be out on the streets with these people, but I can't. So I absorb all the information I can instead.
And then there's the earthquake in New Zealand...
A lot of people seem to have died lately, in horrible ways.

Anyway, I don't really have much to say about any of this. There are better places to find information, more well informed sources of opinion.
I will just give you a link to this.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Living for the weekend

I'm working on something. I'm not going to tell you what 'cause I don't want to jinx it, but I will tell you it's kinda scary.

I watched The Social Network earlier and it made me kind of sad.

And even earlier than that I looked at cameras. I think I've decided, but I need to do some research and find the best price so I can take it to John Lewis and get them to price match it (they do that you know). The reason I want to get it there is simply that I have £40 worth of vouchers so it'll be even cheaper!

So yeah, that's pretty much how I've spent my Saturday. Oh yeah, I had a nap at one point too.
My life is so riveting! I know you're all living vicariously through me!

(funny thing: I just spellchecked this post and it didn't come up with any mistakes so I deliberately changed a word just to make sure it's working!)

In other news

I'm off to look at cameras now. I might even buy one!

Ok, maybe the use of now in that sentence was a bit optimistic. I should probably get dressed first...

Sometimes I just despair

Must be kinda nice to be Israel huh?
They can really get away with anything and know that the US will always have their back.

My favourite bit is
While stating that it opposed new settlements, the Obama administration argued that taking the issue to the UN would only complicate efforts to resume stalled negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians on a two-state peace deal.
Yes, of course, that's what will complicate it. Not things like this

Sometimes I just want to ignore things like this, it just makes me so sad and angry. I don't know how to live in a world like the one we are all living in now.
Something must have gone seriously wrong at some point in humanity's past for us to have become these monsters.
So I despair.
And then I pick myself up, more determined than ever to do something. Anything.
My boss chuckled when, during a conversation about what I want to do with my life, I said: I want to change the world. But I do. I have to at least try, otherwise what's the point? I don't know how to live in a world like this.

Monday, 14 February 2011


Girls night out for valentines day and my sis got me this! <3

Who needs a guy eh?
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Saturday, 12 February 2011

They did it

If I was in any way religious I would praise the lord, but I'm not so I'll settle for a Yay, way to go Egypt!
And, in any case it wasn't some god who did this, it was the people. I love it!
I think we all need to stop talking about what this means for "us in the west" and maybe think about what this means for us as human beings. Oil prices? This is democracy. Actually happening right before our eyes. And that can only be a good thing.
A protester, Karim Medhat Ennarah, is quoted in the guardian saying: "For 18 days we have withstood teargas, rubber bullets, live ammunition, Molotov cocktails, thugs on horseback, the scepticism and fear of our loved ones, and the worst sort of ambivalence from an international community that claims to care about democracy. But we held our ground. We did it"
Yes you did. And I bow before you.
I hope it works out for you and you get a leader who is good for you. For your country. You deserve it.
I also thank you for restoring some of my faith in humankind. And making me think that maybe there is some hope after all. For all of us.
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Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Woe is me

This week has been all about the salt soaks, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory pain killers as I try to over this infection in my new piercing. I keep checking my ear in the mirror, and praying to any higher power there might be, to make sure it's not getting worse as the doctor said I'll have to take it out if it does.
The antibiotics should kick in today so I'm giving it another day. My boss (who used to be a nurse) is keeping an eye on it as well.
It doesn't hurt (any more than before it got infected anyway) and in any case that's the least of my worries, I just don't want to have to take the piercing out. I don't know how it would work with getting it re-pierced (if it's recommended, how long I'd have to wait etc) and all the pain and sleepless nights would all be for nothing. Besides, now that I know how much it hurts I don't know if I'd have the nerve to do it again...

Ok, whining over. As you were.

Sab x
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Friday, 4 February 2011

My body is falling apart...

An interesting/weird/freaky thing happened to me last night: the middle toe on my left foot became really quite swollen and painful. Just all of a sudden, out of the blue, for no apparent reason. It's still swollen and hurts.

What is it with me these days? I seem to just randomly develop odd ailments every now and then.

On the positive side, my pityriasis rosea seems to be clearing up! Although I don't think one has anything to do with the other.

sab x


I've now turned on the lights in the kitchen. See what a difference?!

Ok, I'm supposed to be cleaning but this is more fun...

Sab x
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I like these things. They tell you how much energy you're using at any given moment. I'm not entirely sure how it works, it's all wireless and I think you might have to sign up to it somehow, but it's really handy if you want to use less whether for environmental or economic reasons.
It can make you a bit obsessed with turning lights off though!

Sab x
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I'm still here!

I don't know what's going on with my blogging at the moment...
What I do know is this:
My new scaffold piercing really hurts.
I have a cold.
I'm late for work (well I will be if I don't leave in the next 3 minutes).
I will write something more interesting soon.
(Maybe even tonight, who knows!)

sab x