Saturday, 1 December 2007

Sorry for two videos in a row, but this restored my faith in Americans, and humans in general. Check it out:

Friday, 30 November 2007

*bangs head on desk*

Oh, and spot the casual sexism.

Thursday, 29 November 2007

Drama - Part One

I'm not having a good week.

I like to think this week has been the worst week since Mr Farynor left the oven on.

Lancaster, up till now, has pleasantly surprised me with its combination of rustic charm, and shell-suit clad nutters. That said, when I slept through my alarm last Wednesday, and only had 5 minutes for a shower, I could have cried when I found that the only water to be found, was dribbling in a warm stream, from my shower head. Whilst my shower was putting on its pitiful display, I scrabbled around in search of something to catch the single stream of water in - finding my small earthenware goblet I held it under the trickle of water and, when full, threw the contents onto my face. This was repeated as many times as necessary, and I arrived at my seminar a gibbering, dripping, swearing mess.
Like all great disasters however, the drama was not over. "You should now be re-connected" leered emails from the University, "make sure you boil your water thoroughly". This wouldn't have been as provocative if we'd actually had water, but as a flat, we were contemplating bleeding the radiators for washing up water...and I for one was not looking forward to brushing my teeth with Tizer.

Stay tuned for another angry post about my housing situation. Hopefully next week will be a little better, and I'll only lose an arm, or go blind, or something hilarious for the blog.

Sunday, 25 November 2007

iPod Teeny-Tiny

So I gave in. After 7 months of using an mp3 player that didn't actually work with my computer, I decided to buy an iPod Nano.

I may do a review about it soon - that is if I haven't lost it by then, because it's so darn small. Losing it isn't my only worry; I'm scared I might accidentally swallow it, or inhale it, or sit on it. Sitting on it apparently won't break it, as it's sturdy and robust...but I'm scared that if I sit on it, it'll somehow be assimilated into my's THAT small.

Despite all the things I love about it, and its practicalities, watching videos on it is a bit like watching a 20-inch television that's in your front-room in London, while you're in France. The screen is crisp and bright, but even with my face pressed up against it, it doesn't give me the full cinematic experience.

The wheel is also a bit small - my stubby fingers press things by accident, and I've already managed to smear my fingerprints across the silver bit on the back...

I don't deserve to have an iPod. At least I can finally listen to all my niche podcasts on the move!

(Reviews of niche podcasts to follow soon)