Monday, December 29, 2008
If you want to laugh at my frankly bizarre taste in men (and laugh your ass off at excellent geek comedy!) check out this vid:
Saturday, December 27, 2008
So we didn't have the mass hysteria over here in the good ole UK, but there was a large gaggle of excitable girls in home made Twilight t-shirts doing a fair bit of squealing in all the places you'd expect. And Kirsty and I weren't the oldest there (woo!). We met some rather lovely Twiharders (and a Jacob fan! I didn't even know they existed.) and a good time was had by all.
Things Karen didn't like about Twilight:
- Jasper. Talk about looking constipated the entire way through.
- The way Bella just walked off into the forest before the pivotal meadow scene. It was massively important in the book that no one knew she was with Edward! Argh!
- The biology scenes. Cringeworthy.
- Carlisle. Too ugly. Too old. Too bleached. Ugh, ugh, ugh.
Things Karen LOVED about Twilight:
- Emmett. The bit where he jumps on the truck? Perfect.
- Vampire Baseball. Truly breath-taking.
- Charlie! He was so adorable and so obviously stoked to have Bella living with him! When she has to be truly cruel to him to get away... I had tears in my eyes.
- Soundtrack. Twas awesome.
- Stephenie's cameo!
- RPattz. A star is born. A British star no less.
- Rosalie! People said some pretty harsh stuff when Nikki Reed was chosen for the role. Having seen her in other films, I was optimistic. She outshone Alice by far.
- Almost everything.
(*Toni took the Twilight Phone Box photo for me to cheer me up when I was ill. It was truly appreciated!)
Thursday, December 25, 2008
And I didn't even schedule this post!
So, I have lots of lovurly stuff to post (like my Twilight review, photos from the present exchange last night, the official announcement of what Mikey bought me etc.) but it shall have to wait till after today since there is Turkey to be consumed, Wii to be played and Royle Family to be watched (no Dr. Who, *ahem*).
Have a beautiful day, anyone who reads my thoughts deserves that much!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
"Guys, its a book."
"It'll just be chocolate, won't it Lynn? Don't get your hopes up love."
"It's a book, I know!"
Really, its a fitting tribute to my life that when I receive a gift from a boy (who is not Dan, Mark or Kyle), my family freaks out. Thanks guys, point it out as the rare occurrence that it is. And the truth is, I know its a book. Mikey loves books. He thinks everyone should love them as much as he (I call him Himeone, which he does not appreciate). So if its not a book, colour me shocked.
I know that's what I got him.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I was sat in class on Thursday when I kind of had a realisation. This past semester at Uni has really shown me that I'm sick of Uni. And so often I wonder why I even started this. When was it ever my dream to go to University? It wasn't. I've only ever had one dream since I was barely 2 ft high. I want to be a writer.
Monday, December 08, 2008
I booked tickets for the first showing at Bolton cinema a week on Friday. Yep, me and Kirsty will definitely be Twilighting it up on the 19th.
BUT I am sad to read that Catherine Hardwicke won't be directing 'New Moon'. Personally, I already loved Catherine Hardwicke. I love both 'Thirteen' and 'Lords of Dogtown', they're both in my DVD collection. Even though I haven't seen the film yet, I just trust that it will live up to my expectations, Hardwicke is that good.
So its getting to that time of year when everyone starts stocking up on the Crimbo essentials (mince pies, chocolate, advocat etc.) and my family are no exception to this...
Um yeah, we kinda like Crisps.
Sunday, December 07, 2008
Lately, when I'm on my way home from Uni and I'm a tad sleepy, I stare at my reflection in the window. And you know whats weird? I don't recognise myself. Its like I'm staring at an acquiantance, someone I've met but I just can't remember when. We stare at each other, both perplexed. The girl in the reflection really does have green eyes and her smile comes as a surprise.
Its in those moments, that I feel very insignificant. Its a weird, out of body experience and it lasts for a tiny, fleeting moment. It's comforting to feel so small.
In less philosophical news, Diana left X Factor last night. Though I'm sad for her, I'm hopeful that this means she can have a career unhindered. I'd like to see her singing good tunes with an accoustic band. She'd be totally awesome.
I thought it was so sweet how the other contestants ran on to hug her. It makes me think she must really be a nice person for them all to care so much about her. She's had a lot of really cruel press which is just pathetic, targeting a seventeen year old girl like that. People should be ashamed of themselves.
She looked really, really pretty last night too!
Friday, December 05, 2008
- Wii Fit*
- Jamie Oliver's new book*
- The Twilight Movie Score
- Gossip Girl Season 1*
- A new fountain pen*
- 'Ink Exchange' by Melissa Marr*
- A new dress*
- My friends coming home
- Emmett Cullen/Lucas Leiva/Blaine Harrison
- New gloves!!!
- iTunes love
- 'Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist' by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
- ANY Shins album
*gift options already spoken for
You may think this list is hinting. I consider it a public service. If you want to send me love in material form this Crimbo, I've provided you with fail-proof options (as I wish many of my friends would do for me, alas).
Plus I'm a tad ill, so that might just be the best post you're gonna get outta me.
But in more amazing news: WE FINISHED THE POSTER! Yes, I AM FREE OF ASSIGNMENTS UNTIL 2009!!!
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
There's an ocean to drift in, Feel the tide shifting away from the spark. Yeah you gotta swim, don't let yourself sink.
And I wrote something on the way home! I don't know if it's any good though. I was sat near these two brothers and they were fascinating. Plus one of them was totally reading what I was scribbling down in my day planner. So this is for Ben (the cute brother on the train) and my good mate Dan:
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
So consider me an addict. Reuben were my sweetest, most magical hit. I need them in my veins. I need that stab of the needle. I'm withering with these poor substitutes.
Never underestimate what music is to me. Honestly, its probably safer not to talk to me about it, because people who don't like music, don't understand music, don't know music... you make me angry. Sorry, I'm just weird that way.
And, like Owen, I will only try to enlighten you.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
We got to see the beautiful Christmas tree...
...which sings. Kinda creepy actually.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
I must resist having a rant, but you know what, this is my blog so I'll have my rant if I want it! In America Twilighters will be getting to watch the film for the first time today. Here in the UK we have to wait until the 19th December (they wanted us to wait till January!!! Yeah, right!). What irritates me about this is the double standards of it all. J.K. Rowling insisted that Harry Potter was released the same day worldwide (book and film). But everyone else in the world has to wait for the Twilight film.
I don't blame Ms. Meyer for this, it just irks me. Those damn yanks get Twilight before everyone else but whenever the good old UK comes up with something good, everyone gets it at the same time. How is that fair?
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
And why did no one get excited about meh? Hello, can we have some perspective here???
I'm showing off my trimmed hair today. Yep, I'm cousin IT no longer.
I'm watching the NME chart (waiting for Paramore, never thought I'd say that). Its not been a good week so far, but we're off to Taybarns tomorrow night (I told my friend this and she got a totally dreamy look on her face, "Their apple pie is like an inch thick" she explained) and I'm eager to see if the rumours are true. Personally, carvery kinda stresses me out. Unless you go to a super nice one, its generally just full of fat people, rough people and kids. And I'm a total snob, heh heh.
Time for a list!
Top 10 Greatest Men In Fiction (Compiled by Karen and Norman)
10. Robyn Rath Rye (King of the Unseelie Court and our absolute fave fae hottie)
9. Dexter (of 'Truth Squad', scatty and sweet, and best of all, a commitment-a-holic!)
8. Cooper Cartwright (he's a private detective, brooding, dark and he likes his girls with curves)
7. Peter Pan (Norman objects to this addition)
6. Howl Jenkins (no explanation necessary)
5. William Landsman (there's a lot to be said for a loyal friend. Will isn't perfect, but he's feisty and dedicated and a lot of people are never lucky enough to find such a man.)
4. Michael Moscovitz (*sigggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh* Michael may be my ideal man. He's geeky, brilliant, sweet, romantic, bossy and downright adorable. Parfait!)
3. Edward Cullen (Oh he's fab, but not number 1! What I like about Edward is that he goes for brunettes. Smart vamp.)
2. Norman Carswell (oh Norman. He's sweet, he's shy, he's eccentric but best of all he's so genuine. Norman might not be every girl's idea of heaven, but remember the best boys come in unusual packages.)
1. OWEN ARMSTRONG (I'm clearly biased here since Owen is (possibly) the male version of moi. Opinionated, angry, good natured and music obsessed, Owen is my favourite of all favourites. Because the best fictional men are realistic and Owen is just wonderful enough to be realistic.)
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
I took you another photo. Of the platform where I waited for my train today.
Today was wonderful. Sometimes its so easy to forget, forget that theres things you love, things to get excited about, stuff to jump out of bed for.
I'm worried about Dan. Honestly, I worry about all my friends who are so far away. Vic, Alee, Skinny, Cal and Dan. I miss all of you at the strangest times. But the one that I always worry about is Danny. Because him and me are kind of similar. And I know he struggles being away from home. I wish he knew how often I've wanted to go to see him, but ultimately it wouldn't help.
Sometimes it hits me, how far away some of the best friends I have really are. I know you must get sick of me blogging about them all the time, but my friends really are my treasure in life. I don't know how I'd have made it through these few months without Toni, Markie and Kyle. Oh and my Uni homies ;)
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Monet is my favourite artist and Garden Path is one of my favourites. This print is somewhere in John Rylands Library (anyone who can tell me where gets a lollipop!) and every time I see it, it brightens up my day just a little bit.
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Friday, November 07, 2008
My tea preference.
Marie (my Canadian Friend): This is just proof (referring to Robert Pattinson playing 'Edward Cullen' ((um, squee))) that English guys are way hot.
Moi: No its not.
Marie: Uh, yeah it is. He (*jabs finger at picture*) is about to become the biggest hearthrob on the face of the planet.
Moi: No, Edward is.
Marie: Whatever. I'm right.
Moi: Actually, you know, I have a real thing for French Canadian guys.
Marie: Vraiment? Savez-vous que la plupart d'eux ont unibrows?
Moi: That's a lie.
Marie: Actually, its not.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
I've been sending gift shoe boxes via Samaritan's Purse for about three years now. Normally, I do two or three, but the belt is tight this year, so I can only send one. I love doing it, because I like the idea of sending a little bit of love to someone, somewhere. Once the box is sent, I never really give it a second thought. But somewhere, children (hopefully) have been made happy by my small contribution. That's pretty cool, right?
Of course, as a writer, I'm totally biased and always end up filling my box with pens, pencils and notebooks, just in case.
Samaritan's Purse also give Christian Childrens books to the kids. Its a really awesome cause and it only costs a couple of quid to cost a box. Here's the link: http://www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk/ in case you're curious.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
So Kirsty and I went to the cinema last night to watch Eagle Eye (not bad, not bad) and before the film the mini Twilight Trailer came on!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKK! I totally freaked out (which may have scared Kirsty a little bit). Then when we got out I proceeded to run round the cinema lounge snapping pics of the Twilight posters with my phone.
Of course, I've seen the trailer and the posters before, of course, but it was just seeing them in the cinema, it made it all seem real! The thing is, this is a big deal from a writers perspective. Just imagine, one morning a normal woman woke up with an awesome idea for a story. And she started to write. When her fingers hit the keyboard she had no idea, no fricking clue that all this would come of it.
It is every writers' dream. Me included. The success of the 'Twilight' saga gives hope to all us aspiring writers; hope that teens do still read and one person can make a massive difference.