Friday, June 25

Life in 3D

I'm going to see my first 3D film tomorrow night.. pretty exciting stuff I know!
I've managed to evade the whole thing for a while, partly because I'm pretty sceptical of it. Butttt, I realise that I can't be sceptical without having experienced it.. I like films, a lot, I watch faaar too many, and I couldn't even begin to name my favourite one. So, y'know, it's strange to imagine the whole dimension of film changing.. I still prefer the cartoon disneys to all this new-fangled CGI stuff (ahh, 'The Princess and the Frog' was truly immense - although much, much scarier than I expected!) and I feel that stop motion is amazing.. and I remain in the same mindset about the 2D/3D debate. Plus, I've heard that the glasses are a bit uncomfy for spectacle-wearers (of which I am one). My local cinema just got the 3D thing recently as well (so it's a bit of a local craze atm!)
But, all this is about to change tomorrow night - I'm going to see Shrek; Forever After. Don't have massively high hopes about how good it will be (the first one is a classic though), but it should be a good laugh, going to go with two friends and their younger sisters :)

Also - I'm a massive novice to the whole thing but I've just got a lookville account.. anyone else on it? My name on it is 'sandbetweenyourtoes' - if you're able to find me that would be great :)

Saturday, June 19

"rumours" .. "no, no, it's all true"

... is it bad that I've only just discovered Flight of the Concords? I think it really is .. Mainly due to a lack of tv channels (thank goodness for the digital switchover - not just 4 channels anymore!), but y'know, they're actually very funny indeed :)

I'm just getting my way through Series 1 and about to start on Series 2.. Although apparently there's a debate about who's better; Jemaine or Bret? Not quite sure where I stand on this - Bret because he's a bit cute, but Jemaine is just a bit funnier I think.. hrmm!

the beginning of summer '10!

summer 2010 has begun with lots of lovely good weather, thankfully, the struggle to find employment, unfortunately (the inability to find that is, despite the massive number of jobs i've applied for), and the departure of a few friends from home :( three have left for the whole summer (two going abroad, another going to edinburgh), which is a shame.

however.. fun times on the horizon..

15th-18th July = Latitude Festival!

It's in Suffolk, which is a pretty long drive for me, but the line-up is immense: belle & sebastian (eee! so excited!), laura marling, vampire weekend, florence and the machine, noah & the whale, mumford & sons, etcetc.

and i'll be visiting Chesire soon too hopefully :)

what does everyone else have planned for the summer?

sorry that I haven't exactly been committed to this very much of late at all, first year seeemed to go by so fast! not entirely sure where it all went.

in a bid to get up-to-date with current affairs and all that, I'm currently reading 'Globalization and its Discontents' by Joseph Stiglitz (recommended reading for politics next year). actually really readable, even though strictly speaking it's about economics. Stiglitz explains everything very well, I'm enjoying it a lot more than I expected to :)

anyhoo - hope everyone's enjoying the good weather if they have it - and if not - just enjoying everything generally, life is grand! :)x

Sunday, April 18


I hitchhiked to morocco! from edinburgh! and it went really well, met some truly amazing people. for the three of us it took about 7.5days till we reached Algeciras and got the ferry to Tangiers, spent about 9days in morocco then flew back to manchester (just in time really, with all this ash cloud business) and spent 5 days in Cheshire at my boyfrizzles, then a day in skipton, yorkshire, then back to scotland! it's been a good easter. took pictures on about 5 disposable cameras but forgot to get them put onto disc, will look into this soon. most came out alright, a few were a bit mucked up and my friend, who carried the cameras, kept taking pictures of his pockets (quite cool though, because you can tell from the pockets where they were taken).
fun times!
butttt, now i've got about three weeks till end of year exams so i'm going to hit the books and get some revision done :/ bit rubbish since now i want to go travelling eeeeeverywhere! going to latitude festival this summer i think, getting ticket pretty soon! hurray!
hope all's well with everyone! x

Friday, January 1

we are the musicmakers, we are the dreamers of dreams

helloo :)

ahh, it's been a fair while since i've done this eh?
i'm not sure that much will have changed to be honest..
since i last wrote.. i'm still at edinburgh uni, still studying politics (with social policy and modern middle eastern history -mmeh for short, incase you were interested), still going to see films very often -saw alice in wonderland yesterday - aesthetically i swear it can't be beaten..visuals are immense, and as much as i like tim burton, i feel like im becoming too used to his style, it doesn't seem unpredictable/very interesting anymore :( but overall, a well decent film (to be fair, i only saw it in 2d, definitely got the feeling it was meant to excel far more in 3d, so i would advise people to go see it in that as opposed to 2d.
this term i had three essays due in, two have been done and handed in, the last one is due thurs but i want to get it done by the weekend (however - productivity, as you can see, is flailing)
emm, i don't really know what else. have i mentioned that i have a boyfrizzle these days? perhaps i have, im not sure. a couple of days ago it had been going for 5months, which is pretty cool (cooler though is that we're hitchhiking to morocco for charity over easter, should take about 7 days hopefully, and by the time we get to morocco, it'll have been 6months!).

how's it been going with you guys? much happening?
went to a westcountry themed birthday party a few nights ago - since A and i look so alike (it's plain creepy tbh) we went as romantically attached brother and sister (adorned in check shirts and flatcaps, of course).

anyhow - you guys heard of my life is average? ahh i just discovered it and im completely hooked on it! also, this may seem incredibly sad but.. only 15 minutes until postsecrets are up! i literally long for sunday, since it means postsecrets.
probably should get back to the essay, but i promise to be much more consistent in future! :)xxx