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New year, new rules to break

In Uncategorized on January 6, 2013 at 10:26 pm

So I haven’t updated in a while, I apologise. But happy new year and I hope you had a merry christmas and so forth and etc.

 

I decided that my first new years post would be my new years resolutions. I know most of you probably aren’t interested in the silly targets I set myself but its more for me to look back on to remind myself. More of a personal dig shall we say, so here goes.

 

No 1 – Sort things out at work (I won’t go in to detail on this one)

No 2 – Move out of my mums house 

No 3 – Start my driving lessons

No 4 – Pass my driving test

No 5 – Have 100 Xbox games by June 15th

No 6 – Stop biting my nails (I try this every year)

No 7 – Stop starting new games before I’ve finished old ones.

 

I may add to these or elaborate on them if I’m feeling particularly angry at myself. If you do feel like you want to read this blog and/or comment on it, then drop me a comment, let me know what your resolutions are and how you stick to them! 🙂

 

 

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Has reading become a trend?

In Trending on December 3, 2012 at 1:07 am

So back when I was in school, I was a “nerd” because I enjoyed reading and could read a book a day if I put my mind to it. I was always the one that got laughed at and sniggered at because I enjoyed reading the books for our English coursework, and would do my coursework as soon as we got it, but I can’t help but think that that’s all changed now.

I, of course, own a Kindle and for someone who is really in to reading – it is my pride and joy. I currently have over 1000 books on it, and although most people are like “oh my god how can you read all them” believe me I can. I have a lot of Dr. Who books and all the halo books along with many more and I take it everywhere with me, at all times. My mother also has one, my Auntie is getting one for her birthday and my little brother got one when I got mine, which was last Christmas.

But every where I go I see people who are similar in looks to those who use to “bully” me in school about my reading addiction USING Kindles. They are advertised and marketed everywhere, along with knock-off versions Kobo, Nook etc. Has reading become a trend? Is it FASHIONABLE to have some form of reading device on you at all times? I can’t help but think that most of these people are doing it just to have the up-to-date gadgets or be in with the crowd, rather than to read? Maybe I’m wrong and I’m misjudging, I just can’t help but feel this way.

Don’t get me wrong I have nothing against people who genuinely want to read because as I said, I’m one of them, but people really, are you really going to carry your Kindle round to look fashionable?

My Kindle is my favourite piece of technology that I own, and believe me I own a lot, so to think that people buy them and not use them properly upsets me, but I guess thats because of my passion for reading.

Currently reading; Fry: A memoir obviously by the one and only Stephen Fry. I’m around 30% in to it, and I love it!

If anyone has any book recommendations, please feel free to drop them below.

Is traditional shopping outdated?

In Uncategorized on December 1, 2012 at 11:51 am

So as I was walking around my local town yesterday, I looked around and realised that not many of the younger generation or even the generation before me were actually shopping. Most of them were loitering or were getting food or just passing through. Now its 1st December, which means Christmas is looming and quickly approaching, so why is nobody shopping?

I personally realised that I do most of my shopping online, but when it comes to some things, I go buy them myself because its more personal that way. You get to look at things and pick something that your special person will like. Sure i’ve bought people books and games for Christmas, most of which i’ve bought online because I know what i’m expecting but those people who buy every single thing online, and even send christmas cards from funkypigeon? Are they mad? Nothing says personal like picking a card and getting it written and delivered for you ¬_____________¬

Eventually the youth of today will just do all their shopping online, get it delivered to their door and wont know the fun of actually going out and picking people presents. I take my little brother out to pick his presents for people because shopping around christmas is great. 

For example, yesterday, me & my boyfriend went out shopping, had a laugh at silly games and silly presents, walked around being all *cute* and then went for a coffee to warm up. Wheres the fun in that at home?

I think i’ll always be one to do part of my christmas shopping in the real world, just to keep the novelty there.

 

What about everyone else? Do you prefer shopping online for presents, whether it be birthday/christmas/easter etc or do you prefer the good old fashioned way?