Saturday, September 26

Wonderful Things I'm Glad Exist

1. Soft rain when on a rollercoaster
2. The sound and smell of rain
3. Getting caught in the rain
4. Dancing barefoot in the rain
5. Rain
6. Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
7. Lemonade Iceblocks
8. Red vs. Blue
9. Dan Bergstein Blogging Twilight
10. Rise Against
11. Treasure
12. Good songs that are really long
13. The word cosmonaut
14. Buying a new jacket and finding out months (or years) later that it has hidden pockets and a secret hood.
15. Watches that are more than just watches (for example, ones that look like the omnitrix).
16. Cheap, poorly made, plastic souvenirs.
17. Bat-arangs (Batman's weapon of choice).
18. Funny old people who tell it like it is.
19. Knowing a secret.
20. Pixar.
21. Concerts that start on time.
22. Watching an entire season of a show on DVD in one lazy weekend.
23. Rhinoceroses.
24. Classic fairy tales full of uncensored gruesome details.
25. Motorcycles with sidecars.
26. Free samples.
27. Realizing that there is one more present hidden in the bottom of a gift bag.
28. The gurgle of a water cooler.
29. Reheated pizza for breakfast.
30. Two mirrors that face each other and create the illusion of infinity.
31. Paper airplanes that fly exactly where you want them to fly.
32. Receiving a hand written letter
33. Neatly mown grass around swimming pools (especially with beach towels laid out on the grass)
34. Oxygen
35. Childhood memories
36. Japanese manga
37. Sean Connery's accent
38. Running barefoot outside when it's raining
39. Tophats
40. Procrastination
41. Holden Caulfield
42. Children's shows with subliminal 'adult' messages
43. Winning poker hands
44. Comics
45. Sitting in stairwells
46. Sitting on windowsills
47. Window seats
48. Hammocks
49. The Bartemaeus Trilogy
50. Watching Red vs. Blue during English

50 Things That Should Not Exist

1. Suffering
2. Poverty
3. Anti-matter (this really should not exist)
4. War
5. People who walk slowly in front of you when you're in a hurry
6. Discrimination
7. Headaches.
8. Stupid, uncomfortable chairs.
9. Stores that check your bag as you exit, making you feel like a criminal.
11. Big scary bugs with many legs.
12. Food service employees who assume that when you said, "No pickle," you were lying.
13. Mysterious sticky spots on desks.
14. The phrase, "We need to give it 110%."
15. the Happy Birthday Song.
16. Remakes of bad horror movies.
17. Back-of-the-knee sweat.
18. Splinters.
19. People with tattoos written in a language that they cannot speak.
20. Teachers with cigarette breath.
21. DVD commentaries in which the commentators simply describe what is happening on the screen while congratulating themselves. (E.G. "OK, so then he's going to pick up the phone. This is such a great scene. Now, he's going to say something.")
22. Bathroom stalls that don't have doors.
23. GST
24. Things that cost more than they did when you were a kid
25. Traffic.
26. Most of the videos on YouTube.
27. Any car horn other than your own.
28. Knots. (Except those associated with sailing and tying up bad guys.)
29. Clowns.
30. Burned popcorn.
31. Nightmares about final exams for classes you've never taken.
32. Prescription drug commercials.
33. Ignorance.
34. Stinky ice cubes.
35. Cover versions of our favourite songs.
36. Paper cuts.
37. The short length of time glow-in-the-dark objects actually glow.
38. Loud clocks.
39. Dead batteries.
40. Growing out of things
41. People who think the cover version of a song is the original and that the original is a cover version
42. Fast zombies
43. Customers who think they're always right
44. neatly wrapping your ipod headphones, only to discover that some mystical, magical knot goblin tangles it up 10 minutes later
45. Numbers that are written entirely with letters (like Sinex)
46. Cling-wrap that doesn’t cling to the extent where you have to tape it to the plate
47. Having to write a two page proof in math class when you could just write "Because I said so"
48. TV ads
49. Pollution
50. The phrase "same difference"

Friday, September 25

Down with Big Brother!!

"To the future or the past, to a time when thought is free, when men are different from one another and do not livealone - to a time when truth exists and what is done cannot be undone:
"From the ageof uniformity, from the age of solitude, from the age of Big Brother, from the age of doublethink - greetings!
"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death."

Sunday, September 20

'Ban the Bomb'

From 1981 to the end of the Cold War: the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp around the US Airforce base at Greenham Common, England protested against the base which housed cruise missiles. They used creative protests, including joining hands & encircling the base, picnics inside the base and floating a giant web over the base with helium balloons, etc.
This is just another awesome thing that has happened in history and is definitely the way protests should be carried out.

Future Wishes

A whitewashed house
Two stories plus a room in the roof
A wooden veranda on three sides. The front the back and the left hand side
A loveseat swing on the front porch
A little table and two chairs out back
A barbeque around the side
It's on a cliff overlooking the ocean
Stairs lead to the beach
There are rose bushes and lavender and three tall towering trees with dark green leaves that turn orange red and gold in the autumn
There is washing on the hills-hoist out the back. A red dress. A pair of jeans. A white shirt with a missing button
The stairs creak as you climb them for the front door.
The front door is blue. A tarnished knocker in the centre and a doorbell that doesn't work by the side.
There are sandy shoes by the door, piled by the doormat. Joggers and thongs.
The sun shines into the kitchen in the morning. Fresh white light while you eat your breakfast at the kitchen table
The toaster always burns the toast. It doesn't matter what you try
The sugar jar is always empty. If you want sugar in your tea or coffee you get a jellybean. White works best.
There is always music playing. There are speakers in every room controlled by a remote no one can ever find. You often wake up to the music. Someone has put a CD or record on. Yes. There's a record machine and a collection of vinyl.
There's a typewriter in the study. It's never been used and the ribbon is dry.
There is a bedroom in the attic.
Bookcases covering almost every wall space in the attic room. Every shelf full and still more books being bought.
There is a window seat in the roof overlooking the garden and the ocean
The floor is wood but there is a rug spread out. A lovely soft one that you love to lie on.
A teddy bear sits on the bed. The same pug-nosed one you've had since you were 13 or something.
The roof is tin so you hear the rain at night.
The rain is like a beautiful grey fog and the puddles are like mirrors.
There are glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling of the bedroom on the second floor.
The bedroom also has little fairy-lights in the ceiling that look like stars and have a "mood dial".
The room opens up onto a balcony and had full length patio doors across the whole wall so you can see the stars and ocean at night.
There's a rope swing hanging from a tall tree in the front yard

Saturday, September 5

I Prefer Guys Who Don't Really Exist

With the approaching release of the next Twilight movie hysteria is once again taking hold the twi-hard fangirls, but now the obsession is not only with Eddie C but also with the gorgeous looking Jacob.
All this Twilight hype has finally made me realise that I'm not actually the only one who has crushes on fictional characters. I know everyone has had one celebrity crush or another but thanks to Twilight it's finally becoming clear that people (besides myself) do fall in love with fictitious characters.
Therefore I've decided to compile of all my fictional love interests for you to laugh at and I hope you'll leave your own fictional infatuations for me in the comments. I'm also very interested to see if any guys have fictional crushes or if its just limited to Megan Fox like with my friends.
Anyway, here's my list, its not exactly complete but I will try to update it:
  1. My number one is, of course, Holden Caulfield from Catcher in the Rye. This list will make it obvious that I love troubled guys.
  2. Gaara from Naruto. This one's kind of embarrassing so I thought I'd get it out quickly.
  3. Itachi from Naruto. What I say? Already three troubled guys on my list.
  4. Kakashi from Naruto. Alright, this Naruto business is getting a little ridiculous, so lets just finish up with it; the list also includes Shikamaru.
  5. Ulquiorra from Bleach. I like my manga, alright, and I like the fact he's nihilistic (told you I like troubled guys).
  6. Mello from Death Note. I guess this one's been coming on for a while but I'm only just realising it. Although he is the most feminine character in appearance he's also the only one with real balls and the only character who doesn't scare me (you know, besides Matsuda)
  7. Greed/Ling Yao from Fullmetal Alchemist. This is two awesome guys in one, so that's kind of cool, but I suppose the double personality thing could get a little awkward.
  8. Nat Eaton from the Witch of Blackbird Pond. Playful, sexy and flirtatious. And he has a cool name.
  9. Any character played by Johnny Depp. I know I said fictional characters but... Johnny Depp!
  10. Nathanial by the end of the Bartimaeus trilogy. He may be a jerk most of the way through but by the end, love him! (Bartimaeus is pretty hot too)
  11. Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird. Is there any character sexier than Atticus Finch? I don't think so. He's a really man. Total heart throb. He's chivalrous and caring and honourable and... I could go on. I also can't wait until Jem grows up (not that that will every happen but still...).
  12. The Flash. The world's best superhero who I've been in love with since I was a kid. He's not a pansy like Superman or moody like Batman, he's funny and just plain awesome.
  13. Batman. His moodiness is sexy.
  14. Pagan from Pagan's Crusade (and the rest of the series). Pagan's hilarious commentary is all I need. I could listen to him all day and happily would, if I got the chance.
  15. Martin the Warrior from the Tales of Redwall. So what if he's a mouse?! He's awesome!
  16. While we're in the "not-exactly-human" area I'll also mention Nawat Crow from Tricksters choice who was a crow-turned-human
  17. And the Beast from Beauty and the Beast. He's so charming and if I were a Disney princess I'd definitely be Belle
  18. Artemis Fowl from Artemis Fowl (of course). He's smart and kinda evil, nice with a bad side, and still hot!
  19. Demetri from Anastasia. So what if the movie wasn't historically accurate? I love Disney movies and Demetri was gorgeous
  20. Indiana Jones. He's an archeologist and he's hot, what more could I want?
  21. I'm probably also going to have to add Edward Elric from Full Metal Alchemist to this list because that automail is really sexy and I love the way he cares for his brother. In fact, add Alphonse Elric as well.
  22. Peter Pan, because I'd love to fly away with him to Neverland
  23. Dustfinger from Inkheart. That's all I need to say; Dustfinger.
  24. The Terminator! That was a joke.
  25. Fang from Maximum Ride. Silent, brooding, badboymojo type whose also can be all kind and caring
  26. I'd like to add where's Wally just so I can make a joke about him playing had to get.

That's all for now but this list will probable get updated. I really look forward to your replies.