Monday, 28 January 2008

Overheard #1

Student #1: "Omg is that Robin walking behind us?"
Student #2: "I don't know, why don't you text him?"
Student # 1: "Because I can't be bothered"

I found this so interesting that I wrote it down so I wouldn't forget.

Damn lazy students... get a job!


I had an interview today.

It went pretty well, except for the moment I sat down my phone went off. Great. David Bowie singing 'Rebel Rebel' isn't exactly getting off to the best start. Well, it would be if I was the interviewer, but unfortunately that wasn't the case. I think I just about got away with it - I told her I thought I would start with a song. She was a very nice lady all in all, and apart from the phone incident I think it went rather well.

Friday, 25 January 2008

How To Be A Writer



So, I was working all day, humming 'Je Ne Veux Pas Travailler' by Pink Martini, when I realised the irony of my chosen song... except for the 'et puis, je fume' ... I don't smoke, I'm not cool enough.

Enough of this work talk - I've got far more interesting things to be talking about. Of course I am refering to Twiglets. Yes, with a capital 'T'. I was suddenly inundated with Twiglets today when I wondered: "What the bitch actually is a Twiglet?"

Then I realised that I didn't actually care what Twiglets are, as long as they're vegetarian. Infact, even if they weren't vegetarian it would be a bit too late, as I've just eaten an obscene amount.

Thursday, 24 January 2008


... Or lack of it, I should say.

I need to start packing. Quite soon. Infact, I should have started some time ago.

I've got my whole room to pack, and that means everything! I'm considering just throwing everything in plastic bags and be done with it.

I also have to pack because I'm going to Australia next week (not as fun as it may sound.) I'm considering just throwing everything in plastic bags and be done with it.

Basically, I intend to become a bag lady.

Job search complete!

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Beggars Can't Be Legal Secretaries

The amount of blogs I've written about looking for a job is quite unbelievable.

But it's quite a big thing at the moment, in that I've got rent to pay very soon (not that I'll be living in the house I'm paying rent for until the 14th, but that's a different rant altogether) and I'm just hideously poor.

It's rather difficult to find a job when you're not going to be in the same country for the next few weeks, employers don't seem keen on hiring people with better things to do than work. Fair enough. So, I've been applying to lots of lovely looking jobs today... hoorah!

Some jobs are asking for far more experience than seems necessary. Also, more qualifications than seem necessary in my opinion, but that's probably because I don't have the qualifications they're asking for. I mean honestly, who has typing qualifications?! Chavs and the over 60s - that's who! It's the bloody 21st century: everyone can type. Especially bloggers who are on msn constantly! I just found out that I can type at 75wpm, which I think is quite good, but as it's not an official qualification I'm guessing it doesn't count.

Saying that, there are also a lot of jobs that don't ask for any experience. I've spent nearly 6 months at my most recent job, which is probably enough to learn how to answer a phone and send emails.

I keep seeing really cool looking jobs that have really important sounding names, but most of them need a typing qualification.
I can type.
I'll prove it...

Sunday, 20 January 2008

If you like music and you don't know about already, then you ruddy well should. is essentially a music site, which is linked to a plugin which monitors what music you listen to. It compiles this information, such as what bands you listened to and how frequently, and turns it into lists or nifty little banners such as this:

Which I think is pretty damn cool, if you can see it... but I don't think it's working.... so nevermind.

Another feature it has is that from the information it takes from your music preferences, it gives you recommendations of similar bands. Sometimes this doesn't work... I've been recommended U2 several times... proof that sometimes it gets recommendations hideously wrong, but other wise they're spot-on. I was recommended Modest Mouse ages ago.

All in all, I'd say it's worth a go. Unless, of course, your music collection includes U2. In that case I would suggest keeping it to yourself.

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Nothing Whatsoever

So I've been thinking of what I can blog about for the last few days.

I've come up with nothing.

And that's not because I've not been doing anything, or because nothing's been happening in my life. Infact, quite the opposite - a lot has been going on! So that's why I can't think of anything. It's probably because I've got so much in my head that nothing can get out - like an elephant trying to get through a mouse's door. I don't know why an elephant would want to get through a mouse's door though... they're scared of mice aren't they?

I applied for jobs today, pretty dull looking jobs but you can never tell if a job's dull until you've been there for a few weeks. It's the people you work with that make jobs interesting anyway.

So I await the reply of my future employer. Until then I shall think of something to write about.

Monday, 14 January 2008


I love: having people that care about me.
I hate: when people mistake dictating for caring.

Thursday, 10 January 2008

Top 5 Favourite Records

As I mentioned before, I’ve been inspired to write lists since reading ‘High Fidelity’ by Nick Hornby. One of the lists featured in the book was ‘Favourite Records’. This is what Nick Hornby (well, the narrator of the book) said:

Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
This Is The House That Jack Built – Aretha Franklin
Back In The USA – Chuck Berry
(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais – The Clash
Tired Of Being Alone – Al Green

Fair enough answer. I recognise them all, but the only song I’d say I liked off the list would be Al Green, it's a damn good song.

If I were to answer this question what would I put? After much, much, much deliberation I’ve finally decided. Bearing in mind that these top 5 change on a daily basis. Here we go…

Walk On The Wild Side – Lou Reed
Rebel, Rebel – David Bowie
This Charming Man – The Smiths
The Magic Position – Patrick Wolf
Rip It Up – Orange Juice
Hounds Of Love – Kate Bush

Shhh… yes I realise that’s 6 songs, but it would have broken my heart to not put any of those lot in. The original list was about 20, and after the most ruthless of editing, I couldn’t possibly edit anymore!

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

David Bowie

Happy Birthday to Mr, no, LORD Bowie, who is 61 years old today!

David Bowie, a.k.a David Robert Jones.

Was born on the 8th of January 1947. However, he is more or less omnipresent, I’m sure he never came into existence as such, he just always existed. Released ‘Space Oddity’ in 1969, and has been around ever since in many different guises.

He was born in Yorkshire, and then moved to Bromley with his family. He moved out from his parents house when he was 18 and during the early 60s he travelled whilst performing.

Possibly the best thing since sliced bread. Actually, screw sliced bread, Bowie’s the best thing ever. He’s been around for 5 decades and released 29 albums. He invented glam rock, along with several iconic stage personas (Aladdin Sane, Ziggy Stardust). David Bowie was voted 39 in Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Damn straight.

New Year!

I've been neglecting this blog rather a lot lately. Well, since before Christmas actually, which is really bad... eek! Good job no one reads it.

Not a lot has gone on since then anyway: Christmas stuff, New Year stuff, stress, etc.

Happy New Year!