Be fun and controversial. Make art. Make fun of art. Make history. Take the piss. Stand for something interesting. Take over the world. Shock. Inspire. Entertain. Make changes. Set the rules. Be fearless. Be honest. And have a good time while doing it.
– ‘Flying’ by Amy Reid.
Gift for the New Years for my affiliates and daily readers and any passer by 🙂 Pick up here
I don’t know why I called myself a good blogger because yet again, I have neglected to blog since Christmas. Granted, I haven’t much to tell you but I was so used to blogging often before Christmas but after – I just got kind of lazy. Well, I’m lazy anyway but you know what I mean.
So, I never did ask in my last blog – did everyone had a good Christmas? As you could tell, I did. I love a quiet Christmas. Just the time to spend with family without having to worry about anything just for a little bit.
If I was a more sociable person I would be going out this New Year’s Eve. Although… even I was more sociable, I’d probably turn the offer down because I prefer to stay indoors. In the warm. Okay, thank you. I do this every year anyway – stay indoors, watch TV, hang out with the family. We all stay up until midnight in which we proceed to cheer and whoop and let our inner hooligans for a few minutes before we retire to our rooms and think, “ACK, it’s 2010. Bloody hell,”.
Nothing much has happened since Christmas. I’ve just been stressing about my portfolio for my interview, attempting to finish my coursework and miserably failing, and playing Sims 3. Obviously, not at the same time – although I have tried that. Epic fail on my part because I got easily distracted by Sims 3. I am addicted to that game. It’s unhealthy. My mum is always like, “What are you doing?”. I’ll fib and say, “E-er, coursework,” And promptly turn back to my computer screen.
There are pros and cons to having a new laptop. Pro #1 Hello, it’s a MacBook – say no more. Pro #2 GarageBand. Pro #3 Webcam – Skyping with Mutay. And onto the cons. Con #1 I spend way too much time on this. Con #2 I spend way too much time playing Sims 3. Err, I think that’s it. Eish.
Mum is currently downstairs preparing food for the New Year. I have no idea why because we’ll be away from the house because we’ll be visiting family but she said, “Just so there will be something there,”. Right-o. I have no problem with pancit, lumpia nor palitaw – so bring it on! At least I’ll know I’ll have food to eat when Doctor Who comes on tomorrow. I’ll probably be too busy to eat the food because my eyes will be glued to the screen. I’ll need to get my tissues ready as well. I can’t believe it’s David’s last episode already. It really is “The End of Time”! Sob.
I got dragged to the West End on Tuesday. Oh. My. Gosh. It was a disaster. Well, when I say disaster I mean it was like a war zone when we went up there. And also had a teensy fight over the last Doctor Who Scene It! game. Bitch, please I’ve had my eye on that for months now – don’t think just cause you’re small with doe-y eyes, you’ll get it. Pssht, I bet her mum sent her in because she thought the cute factor would work. HA. In your dreams. I also got trigger happy in Waterstones again. I bought The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest by Stieg Larsson (it’s some next thickset book – I like a long book, something to get your teeth into), Maskerade by Terry Pratchett and Torchwood: Pack Animals by Peter Anghelides and also The Neomite Invasion as read by Catherine Tate (Doctor Who audiobook). I’m currently reading The 19th Wife by Dave Ebershoff. It’s REALLY good. It’s about Mormons and how Brigham Young’s 19th wife was accused of his murder and her son is trying to find out what really happened because he thinks she didn’t do it. It also has the back story to the Mormons including their beliefs in plural marriage and how they’ve practically taken over Utah. It’s fiction but some parts are based on real facts, i.e. Brigham Young is real life person, as is Ann Eliza Young – his alleged 19th wife but was really the 52nd woman to marry him (Bloody hell!).
Faith, I tell them, is a mystery, elusive to many, and never easy to explain.
Sweeping and lyrical, spellbinding and unforgettable, David Ebershoff’s The 19th Wife combines epic historical fiction with a modern murder mystery to create a brilliant novel of literary suspense.
It is 1875, and Ann Eliza Young has recently separated from her powerful husband, Brigham Young, prophet and leader of the Mormon Church. Expelled and an outcast, Ann Eliza embarks on a crusade to end polygamy in the United States. A rich account of a family’s polygamous history is revealed, including how a young woman became a plural wife.
Soon after Ann Eliza’s story begins, a second exquisite narrative unfolds–a tale of murder involving a polygamist family in present-day Utah. Jordan Scott, a young man who was thrown out of his fundamentalist sect years earlier, must reenter the world that cast him aside in order to discover the truth behind his father’s death.
And as Ann Eliza’s narrative intertwines with that of Jordan’s search, readers are pulled deeper into the mysteries of love and faith.
Anyway, enough of me rambling on about books and such. I must be off, my DVD of Casanova (with David Tennant) has arrived in the post, so I’m off to get comfortable and revel in the delight that is DT.
PS. OMG, I have to watch Nowhere Boy. 😀
PPS. Have a Happy New Year! It’ll be 2010 in about 6 hours or so 🙂