Thursday, 30 January 2014

The Girl with all the Gifts


So a week or two ago this book showed up as an ad on my facebook, and so I gave the page a quick look over. It was really cryptic as to what the book is really about and I only really saw this creepy video of a girl in a cell reading from a book, and the vague blurb that reminded me so much of Spoonface.
Anyway, I was intrigued, and low and behold (because their selection is usually pretty awful!) they had it on the Kobo store! Once I'd bought it I put that I wanted to read it on Goodreads, and Apple promptly comments telling me that it's like Warm Bodies! XC
I was literally devastated after it cost me £8.50, and after buying Warm Bodies because it had a Simon Pegg quote on the front a year or two ago it all came back to haunt me!
I will point out that I have a hard time working out zombies. I'm a bit too much of a realist in most respects to grasp the whole dead but living but dead scenario - though not as much as with vampires! There's no explanation for them bastards! - so when I started reading Warm Bodies (with my brain conditioned into the whole 'zombies are dead people with the urge to eat human flesh') I just slammed it shut and was like 'fuck this!'. And I stick by that judgement lol.
BUT!
I thought bugger it, I better give this one a try anyway. And I was hooked!
The premise of the 'hungries' is Ophiocordyceps - that fungus parasite that gets into ants and takes over their nervous system or whatever. That I can grasp. That is believable. According to Kev that's used in a few zombie things, so that's good to know, I can handle that <3
I really liked the character of Melanie, she did remind me of Spoonface a tiny bit, and I really liked her young mind, eager to learn everything and obsessed with the Greek myths that they're taught at 'school'.
I also really like that it's based in the UK!

I got through it in a couple of days and I was really into it - Highly recommended! <3

Monday, 27 January 2014

Weigh-hey!

I doubt I'll post about this too much because I'm not that great at finishing what I start...BUT!

I started dieting last week - using old Weight Watchers points - and today is 1 week and I've lost 4lbs! Just from adjusting eating! I thought it was 6lb but then I thought I should weigh after tea 'cause that's what I did last week...so I must have eaten 2lb of food lmao.
Anyway. It would be nice to keep it up. I don't really like writing about things like this 'cause then I feel like I let everyone else down as well as myself if I don't do it! But I'm going to try :)
I'd like to live past 50 lol.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

iTunes Variety

Put your iTunes on shuffle and make a list of the first 25 artists to see your different music taste;

1 - The All American Rejects
2 - Avril Lavigne
3 - Taking Back Sunday
4 - No Doubt
5 - Lower Than Atlantis
6 - Fall Out Boy
7 - My Chemical Romance
8 - New Found Glory
9 - Crazy Town
10 - Marilyn Manson
11 - Adema
12 - Evelyn Evelyn
13 - Stone Sour
14 - Shortie
15 - Hole
16 - Backstreet Boys
17 - Trapt
18 - Good Charlotte
19 - Misfits
20 - Lady Gaga
21 - Spin Doctors
22 - Nickelback
23 - Brand New
24 - Paramore
25 - CKY

Shame some of my favourite bands haven't shown up on there, but it's not too bad a representation of my music collection! Missing out all the odd soundtracks though lol.

Holiday!

So I collected up my vouchers for the Sun Holiday, and me and Kev went through some places last night and put in our selections and dates.
I thought we'd get put into some selection bucket and would hear about it in a few weeks, but no! We got our first choice right then and there! :D <3
So we're off to Perranporth for my birthday! Can't wait! <3

Definitely gunna keep the vouchers for if we're gunna try for a Fatboy holiday, 'cause there are some places on the Isle of Wight and the one we're staying in lets pets stay! So some must not worry! We're in a Haven park so maybe it will be best to keep an eye on those :)

And I'll definitely be collecting them next year 'cause it's so worth it!

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Good Times!

So Friday was Kev's birthday! :D
I bought him a Monty Python t-shirt, a Sonic the Hedgehog bag and tickets for us to go see Derren Brown in a couple of months :)
I also completed the cake!! Disaster!
Well...50% disaster. The Icing (after getting a whole in it and having to dash to Tesco and buy more) was a success after how worried I was! But alas, although it looked good in the end, the cake was AWFUL.
Honestly it had the texture of a rubber bouncy ball. It was so bad!
We laughed about it obviously, but it was actually quite depressing lol! My common sense when it comes to self-raising flour obviously decided to stay switched off that day.
Anyway, have a butchers :)



Shame I didn't take any pics more from the side so you could see all the relief and stuff.
The jam kept the icing nice so that was fun to pick off and munch lol. 
Such a shame!

Anywho! That was Friday night. I can't remember what we actually did, I remember watching some TV, and we had a fat Spag Bol with garlic bread. It was nice :)

Then Saturday we chilled out in the morning and had a nice cheese and bacon toastie for breakfast (delish!) and Kev helped Kelvin with getting the washing machines (new and old!) in and out of the house!
Then we headed into town, bought some munch and then got on another bus and went out to Hengrove to find the Cineworld! (Kev's sisters got me and him Cineworld vouchers for Christmas.)

We'd decided to watch Hunger Games: Catching Fire because 1, it was on at a perfect time, 2, we really wanted to see it, and 3, it was actually still out at the cinema after coming out in November!
It was really good, stuck really close to the book from what I can remember and ended nicely in such a way that you can't wait to see what happens next :D Hope it's not too long til Mockingjay Pt 1!
We could have seen Devil's Due but I think that's one to save and watch with Noah and April, along with the new Paranormal Activity one!

I would also like to point out that I actually wore a SKIRT out!! I've been trying to find an excuse to wear it for over a year, and I finally did it! Didn't feel as self concious as I thought I would, and I felt so much more girly haha. The only thing I will say - being a fatty and not dainty - is that it actually hurt to keep my legs closed for that long lmao! Felt like I had to keep my knees glued together! But it was worth it :) I won't think twice about wearing it more often now!

Anyway after the movie we went to KFC over the road (mmmm) which was delicious. We were gunna go to Frankie and Benny's, but we realised we really couldn't afford it, so we'd save that for payday :)

So the birthday celebrations were really nice :) <3 Kev had to leave that night because of work early the next day, but at least we got to see eachother.



And todayyyyyy is our 1 year Anniversary! :D Amazing!
I really can't believe it <3 In a way it's flown by and it doesn't seem that long, and in other ways it feels like I've always known him and 1 year is the equivalent of a month or something.
It's so nice that we both feel the same way and are both so excited for what the future will hold, his status that he put on Facebook made me grin ear to ear and well up a bit haha <3
It's a shame we couldn't spend it together, but it would be too expensive for Kev to come here for a couple of hours, and we get to see eachother Saturday so it's fine. :)

The week after I will have been paid so maybe we can go out for a meal for the belated anniversary :)

I also have two new baby albino snails on the way! Unfortunately - buying them through the post was not what I wanted to do, but I didn't really know what else to try - the posties wouldn't put them through the door today, so they're spending the night in the dingy post warehouse place. Makes me sad! I hope they've just hidden away and buried themselves and fingers crossed they will let me take them home tomorrow! Wednesday is the only week day the pick up point is open late!
I really hope they are there. I want my babies to come home! I've decided to call them Luke and Leia, and I hope to make them really happy and healthy and right all the wrongs I did with Tic-Tac. He wasn't mistreated by any means, but it seems like I didn't really feed him a variety of foods, and I didn't realise that older snails need help eating, so it makes me feel so bad for him.
But he had a good life :) <3

So all in all, the last few days have been awesome! <3

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Calming

Ok...so it's not as bad as I thought.
Only the small ear bits missing...I can work that...I can deal with that...


Now for the icing tomorrow. Disasterous aftershock on the horizon I think...lol

Venting

I can't vent on facebook because Kev will see it before Friday...but...

OH MY GOD MY STORMTROOPER CAKE HASN'T RISEN HIGH ENOUGH FOR THE WHOLE DESIGN TO WORK! >___<
I'm angry and distraught and fed UP of shit not working lmao.
I wanted it to be PERFECT!

Now the pathetic amount that I had left for a 'base' will have to be used to sculpt some sides or something...gah I don't even know what I'm going to do.

DISASTER.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Something to pass the time.

I started doing some fan-art this evening and I felt I needed to stop staring at all the sketchy squiggles before I started hating it, so I found this and gave it a try. Nothing exciting but y'know. Passes the time!

1:What would you name your future daughter?
Eden.

2:Do you miss anyone?
Not at this exact moment.

3:What if I told you that you were pretty?
I'd ask who you are and how you know. Lol.

4:Ever been told “it’s not you, it’s me”?
Oh yeah a good few times!

5:What are you looking forward to in the next week?
Getting to see my Fatboys soon! :D

6:Did you go out or stay in last night?
Stayed in with my mum and my man watching Peter Kay! :D

7:How late did you stay up last night?
Think it was about half 11 or 12...nothing extreme.

8:Honestly, has anyone seen you in your underwear in the past 3 months?
Yep!

9:What were you doing at 12:30 this afternoon?
I think around 12:30 me and mum mum were going to the Royal Mail place to pick up a package, and luckily Kev stayed home 'cause it was his Stormtrooper baking tray!

10:Have you ever told somebody you loved them and not actually meant it?
Maybe when I was younger, but I can't think of any instances.

11:Could you go for the rest of your life without drinking alcohol?
Yeah quite easily!

12:Have you pretended to like someone?
No that's ridiculous.

13:Could you go the rest of your life without smoking a cigarette?
Again, that would be really easy!

14:Is there one person in your life that can always make you smile?
There are many! :)

15:Is it hard for you to get over someone?
Depends who it is doesn't it?

16:Think back five months ago, were you single?
NO! :D

17:Have you ever cried from being so mad?
Yeah I think so!

18:Hold hands with anyone this week?
Yep :)

19:Did your last kiss take place in/on a bed?
Nope, in a train station!

20:Who did you last see in person?
Kev! <3

21:What is the last thing you said out lot?
'Thanks!' getting off the bus.

22:Have you kissed three or more people in one night?
Eww, no!

23:Have you ever been to Paris?
Nope but I have wanted to for ages 'cause I would really like to go see the catacombs <3

24:Are you good at hiding your feelings?
I don't know really. I kind of am and aren't lol.

25:Do you use chap stick?
If my lips get dry in the bad weather.

26:Who did you last share a bed with?
Kev :)

27:Are you listening to music right now?
I am! Having a Distillers evening :)

28:What is something you currently want right now?
A drink would be nice...

29:Were your last three kisses from the same person?
Yes :)

30:How is your heart lately?
It's good!

31:Do you wear the hood on your hoodie?
Every now and again if I'm cold, and if it's all I have in the rain!

32:When was the last time a member of the opposite sex hugged you?
Earlier this evening.

33:What do people call you?
By my name mostly lol. Noah and April call me Leg!

34:Have you ever wanted to tell someone something but didn’t?
Probably a million times with Lee.

35:Are there any stressful situations in your life?
Nope not at the moment.

36:What are you listening to right now?
The Distillers - For tonight you're only here to know.

37:What is wrong with you right now?
My knee is aching 'cause I'm cross-legged on the sofa.

38:Love really is a beautiful thing huh?
Why yes it is!

39:Do you make wishes at 11:11?
Actually I do :3

40:What is on your wrists right now?
Ooh, I have 3 black shag bands, a 'fatboy' charity band, a black leather plaited thing, a silver bangle and a silver bangle with two skulls on the ends! Also two tattoos.

41:Are you single/taken/heartbroken/confused/waiting for the unexpected?
Very taken!

42:Where did you get the shirt/sweatshirt you’re wearing?
I think I got the black vest from Evans, and the Something Corporate hoodie from their website!

43:Have you ever regretted kissing someone?
Kind of, not majorly.

44:Have you hugged someone within the last week?
Of course!

45:Have you kissed anyone in the last five days?
Of course!

46:What were you doing at midnight last night?
Led in bed chatting about ghosts with Kev.

47:Do you miss the way things were six months ago?
Not really!

48:Would you rather sleep with someone else or alone?
Y'know both ways are equally satisfying, it's amazing having someone to cuddle, but at the same time I like to spread and fidget and not have to worry about breath on my skin or someone in my spreading space lol.

49:Have you ever been to New York?
No! But I'd like to visit.

50:Think of the last person who said I love you, do you think they meant it?
Of course they did y'fool <3

Thursday, 2 January 2014

2013 Summary of Art



2013 Summary of Art!
I'm really happy with how this years art has come out.
I'm disappointed in a way that the art I'm most of proud of isn't my 'own' ideas, e.g. for contests or commissions, but at least they motivated me...and who can moan about commissions?! I'm so greatful for everyone who has commissioned me...it's an amazing feeling <3



Here are a few of the doodles I've been doing at work...looks like a new nose style is coming to the surface! Needs work but I like it :) The bottom middle face is PERFECT. So I'll be using that for something soon I'm sure :) Love it! <3