Wed, Aug. 27th, 2008, 01:23 pm
Oh man, it's been a while since I last used this thing. Odds are good that I will find what little ability I have to blog have completely atrophitised (OH GOD I STILL CAN'T SPELL).
So perhaps the most important question is why the sudden increase in blogging (I am insisting on using the word blogging as many times in this blogging post as I can, becuase the word blogging is high-larious.) Well, y'see, I am now a working man. But Tom, you say, with a hint of wonder, surely if you are a working man you would have LESS time for blogging? But as a matter of fact, this would be incorrect. Thanks to a series of wonderful blunders and beauracratic mistakes, they have four people doing a job that only requires one and a half people. (Man, the business world is messy). Anyhoo, this has resulted in me having a job which consists of me spending a good 4 or 5 hours messing around on the internet. The problem, of course, is that I don't actually have 4 or 5 hours of internet to read. I mean, I read a lot (A LOT) of political websites, but even those only take an hour or so. And while Facebook has some definite advantages vis a vis time-wastin', I figure it doesn't quite match up to blogging.
So yeah, I guess that is the big thing about what's new with me. I'm working in the business world, like some sort of schmuck. It's not so bad, really. And when I say not so bad, I mean it's bad but not so bad that the money doesn't totally make up for it. I was on the verge of running out of money, and that's never much fun. What would I use to buy comics and books? Also Wii's! I bought a Wii, and I'm sure it was a huge waste of money since I'm not a big enough of a gamer to really make it worth while, but dammit it felt good to be able to waste that much money in one go. And more importantly, soon I will buy guitar hero! And that'll be fun, and by fun I mean completely sucking up my life with my obssesiveness. I have a feeling that Guitar Hero could be the type of game where I will not be able to close my eyes without seeing a virtual fretboard in front of me.
Well, I think I've blogged enough for today. I might try and start doing this all over again, more as a mighty force against boredom that any other real reason. I wonder whether I can still remember how to put things in italics and hyperlink things...?
I have finally managed to restore internet, after a fortnight of the internet being down.
It was a horrible experience that will hopefully never be repeated.
Wed, Mar. 19th, 2008, 10:31 am
Arthur Clarke just died. End of an era, really. Can't think of any living author more symbolic of SF.
Every author I love ends up dying. Damn it, Terry Pratchett, you're not allowed to have Alzeimer's.
So, I was thinking. And as often happened, my thought processes ended up on Star Wars. (Naturally)
So, there I was, lying in bed, thinking about Star Wars, and I suddenly realised that I couldn't remember what Natalie Portman's character's name was.
I don't know what worried me more. The fact that I couldn't remember her name (It's AMIDALA, dammit), or the fact that I was worried that I couldn't remember her name. (I also was worrying slightly on whther we had any cereal left. We don't. Boo.)
Man, I'm a nerd.
Mon, Feb. 4th, 2008, 06:13 am
I have finally returned from my european adventures. (I promise, I will only refer to them as 'my european adventures' this once). IO've been back a coupl of days, but then luckily, horrible illness struck, so I was unable to do anything but run to the toilet! Yay! TMI?
Yeah, so it's good to be back, though I do seem to have brought the bad weather back here with me. Having said that, it's still bloody hot. Which conviently brings me to the first part of my trip!( Moscow, land of the commies!Collapse )
Well, it's all done. Flights are booked, visas have been stamped (good lord there are so many hoops to jump through...), hotels have been reserved. In exactly one week from today, I will be going to Mother Russia. Specifically, St Petersburg and Moscow (y'know, the two places that people actually care about).
My main goals (I have two!) in russia are these:
A) See dead Lenin's corpse. I am a bit worried about my fascination about this, but dammit how can I resist it? It combines my favourite things! Dead bodies and history! (Also, making fun of communism. Seriously, I will be trying so hard not to start yelling about commies in the middle of Lenin's Masoleum.)
A friend has been joking to me that you can go on the 'Dead Communist Tour.' There are four commies on display (creepy, yet awewsome) - Lenin, Ho Chi Min, Mao, and Kim Sung-il. I think I must try to see all of these at some point in my life. Purely so I can say I did it. (It may involve breaking into North Korea and causing an international incident, but I'm suprisingly cool with that.)
B) Buy a russian style hat! Which are apparently called Ushankas
. Oh god, I want one SO HARD.
These are the only things I really care about in Russia! All others are secondary. (Although Russian Vodka is also on a list of Things I Must Experience, as is seeing the Kremlin).
If I don't come back, it's because I totally deserved it. I am honestly not sure whether I'll be able to resist mocking either Putin or the commies while in Russia.
Damn you Mike Huckabee stop making me like you!
Well, that's it. I'm done with uni. And not the cool 'fuck-this-I'm-dropping-out-to-become-a-b
ohemian" done with uni. The lame "I've-somehow-managed-to-finish" done with uni. I am now going around to everyone I know and insisting that they put the letters BSc whenever they say my names. Because I'm a lettered man now, baby.
Geez, it's a weird concept to get my head around. I'm finished. Good lord.On a lighter note, I totally have a huge crush on Annabel Crabb.
Well, it looks everyone is bored with the Democratic primaries. It looks like there is no way for Clinton not to get the nod - which hurts me right in my Obama-loving though still really wishing that Kucinich was possible
heart, but which my heart can deal with, because she doesn't seem that bad. Now admittedly, I wasn't actually paying attention during Bill's administration, so I think I may not really be affected by whatever she did to make everyone hate her - but I'm still willing to give her a chance.
But the Republicans! Man, that is a campaign much more interesting - and not just because every single candidate can send me into a rage on occasion! The big story, of course, is Huckabee
, who is, I'm sorry, forever going to be known as 'that guy who fucking doesn't believe in evolution.
' The problem is, of course, that I am fairly certain that he is one of the best men on the stage - best in terms of his moral stance (socially conservatism not withstanding). He seems to be one of the few Republicans running who is actually a decent person (sure, he may hate gays and abortion, but still). But in all honesty, I think he may actually be the best candidate among the Republicans - best here in terms of 'who I could actually support, and who I think would make a good President.' Let's look at the four front-runners! Not sure if we can call Huckabee a frontrunner yet, but let's call them the four the furthest in front in the polls.
Guiliani would be great in a time of crisis - which is handy, because if Guliani was president, there would be a hell of a lot of crisises
. (sp?) McCain (who though he seems to have lost a lot of ground, seems to still be a front runner) is also one of the few good people in politics, but he is just a bit to enthusiastic about the war for me - and, I suspect, for the American public. Thompson - all I really know about Thompson is that he seems to hate campaigning. Yeah, I don't see him happening. But the man who really terrifies me is Romney. Ew. Seriously, I stay awake at night thinking that he's going to be the candidate. Oh god. At least Huckabee believes
in his social conservatism, while Romney is just going into it to get a vote. God.
But yeah, even though Huckabee is doing well, I'm finding it hard to believe that anyone can beat Guliani - especially since all of the primaries are going to come at once. The early primaries do have one good element - it means that people really do need to have a national presence to win the nod, and gets rid (or at least makes smaller) the ridiculous level of influence that New Hampshire and Iowa have.
So Guiliani takes the nod. But I wouldn't be suprised if Huckabee gets the VP. I don't think they'll win, but I suspect in 2012, Huckabee is going to be one of the frontrunners. One of the actual
Thu, Oct. 25th, 2007, 03:34 pm
I seem to have just come home from my last day at uni.
I've got exams, but I seem to have finished the learning part of my degree.
It's a really unsettling sensation.... Fuck, I've finished.
What the hell do I do now?