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Monday, 27 December 2010

Christmas Kerfuffle?

Is this the real life? Or is this just fantasy?! Umm.. Duh duh duh dum?
I don't know the rest of the words. But what I do know is that I am back. I have not done a blog in months and because my Internet is being really slow and I actually have something to write about, I'm doing another one.

So, Christmas. Did you all have fun? I did, though I didn't feel very christmassy. It could have been the fact that school ended two days before it, or it could have been the lack of Christmas lights in Fortrose. But I did feel christmassy on the day. Slept till 9am. Got woken up my sister. Went downstairs, oggled at presents and then began the wait for the older, slower people a.k.a Parents and Grandparents. So we waited, and waited, and waited, and after a while opened one of our smaller presents to keep us in the mood. I got Halo: Reach, a game I have been wanting for ages. I got other bits and bobs, a new ipod which was both birthday present and Christmas present combined and so on and so forth. There was snow, which was good, but it's thawing now so that's a bit sucky. I'm hopefully going into town tomorrow to get Fallout: New Vegas for the PC. This is rather odd for me as I'm normally a Xbox gamer, but after watching some gameplay footage, the PC version seems a lot better.

What I'm finding particularly disturbing though is the fact that it doesn't seem that long since last Christmas. I still have to watch some DVDs I got last year. The whole year has flown past. Exams, the start of 5th year, all of it. Before the end of term we got our 6th year choices form. Our 6th year choices form?! I can barely handle some of our 5th year subjects, (mainly English though). I'm gonna be insane though and go for Advanced Higher Chemistry, Physics and Maths. I feel old. Too old. Even though I did just turn 16, which makes me quite young in comparison that Devon (http://devonisonfirestill.blogspot.com/) who just turned 17 and insists on calling me Baby Andrew.

So I hope you had a good Christmas, and I will see you all in the New Year. DFTBA


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Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Nothing..

I have absolutely nothing to write about. Honestly. Nothing exciting which is worth blogging happens to me. My latest big thing was Fable III coming out and I've almost finished it for the second time. Bwaah! Umm... What can I blog about?! I have an English essay to write but I'm to lazy to do it. Oh!! I saw "The Social Network" the other day! That was a good film. It has a lot of good reviews. But apparently Heather hated it. Oh well. It had the dude from Zombieland in it. Jesse Eisenberg? Is that his name? And also Andrew Garfield who is gonna be the next Spiderman. He was also in an episode on Doctor Who which explains where I'd seen him before. What else happened to me? I'm going to Cromarty Fireworks hopefully on Friday and I have a lot of NAB's and tests coming up. Oh joyous day. DFTBA.


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Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Nerd-Man!

I am gonna have a right old nerd fest in this blog. I've been thinking lately about what super-powers I would have, so if you don't superheroes and stuff, leave, cause this is likely to be a very very nerdy blog. Now, If you're still here, good. Anyway, to my point. I would love to have superpowers. Like, so much! But I don't want to be Superman. He's your typical Superhero. The man who can do everything. He has no flaws and seems to unreal as superheroes go. I also wouldn't want to be a superhero without superpowers. As cool and rich as both Tony Starke, a.k.a Iron Man, and Bruce Wayne, a.k.a Batman, are they don't have superpowers which is what makes you a superhero. Without them, you're more of just a hero. A very rich and cool hero, but still only a hero. So if I were to have powers I'd want something more X-Men or Heroes style. Wolverine would be good I guess, but Metal Claws and Regeneration just aren't my thing. Professor Xavier? Telepathy would be slightly annoying at times. Peter Petrelli? Problems would occur if I was the only Superhero and had no-one else's powers to take. In my spare time, I've whittled my choices of which Superhero to be down to two. Hiro Nakamura from Heroes, or Gambit who has appeared in a few D.C comics. Gambit would be my top choice though. If you have no-idea who Remy Etienne LeBeau, a.k.a Gambit, is you should look him up.
But what if I had the choice to choose my Superpowers like some sort of ethereal Pick 'n' Mix? I compiled a list..
  • The ability to control and produce Electricity.
  • Telekinesis.
  • Space/Time control.
  • Superhuman agility.
So that's my list of superpowers I would choose if I could. And I know that Superpowers are never going to be developed, not in my life time anyway. But with a big increase into Genetics, a boy can still dream. DFTBA.


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Thursday, 14 October 2010

Work Experience - Day 4.

And it's over... I had my last day of Work Experience. I'm not gonna go over it. Nothing happened. At all. Literally, I did nothing more interesting than the last few days. I basically just sat around and played about on Wikipedia searching up things that made np difference to my life at all i.e. How old do you have to be before you die of Old Age? I did get a wireless mouse from them though. That was nice... It's all blue and green and funky. Anyway, I can't wait for my long long sleep tomorrow. But in reality I'm not gonna get one. Because either Mum will wake me up around 8.30 or I get bored of sleeping and lazing in bed.. I don't understand how some people can stay in bed till like 3.00pm. It makes no sense to me. You've wasted half your day already doing nothing.. And if you thought "I wouldn't be doing anything anyway" just then, you could be doing something if you got your ass out of bed. Just saying. DFTBA.


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Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Work Experience - Day 3.

And so my days of working in a Pharmacy are nearing a close. I have one more day and my holidays start. I'm kinda glad though because I honestly have nothing to do in the Holidays. I'm trying to save up for Halo: Reach, but all that money is probably gonna be wasted on Fable III which comes out in about 16 days. Excited! Anyway, Work Experience. That's what this blog is gonna be about.. Like the last two. I promise after the final work experience blog I'll try and do a funny one. Pinky Promise.


Same routine in the morning as the last two days. Wake up, moan and groan about waking up, actually wake up, get up, shower, clothes, food, and go off in the car. I should point out I have to wear a shirt. I never wear shirts! Only for the poshest of posh occasions. But it does make me feel smarter.. Anyway, I got there at the normal time of 9.00am and did nothing for the next hour or so. I did the odd bit of dispensing, but that's it. Tea break started at 10.30am as per usual. My tea came in a cool mug. It changed colour according to if there was something hot in it or not. I want one like that, you know, to distract me further whilst I'm meant to be working. I was given a wee talk about Schizophrenia from one of the Pharmacists and then Catriona, one of the technicians took me down to one of the wards to do a drug check-up. Lunch was different. This lady came in with a whole bunch of Tesco bags filled with food. Apparently the department were having a Drug Lunch. The lady that came in took out her laptop and whilst the department ate their lunch, which the lady kindly had bought, she talked about some stuff that had happened in the world of Pharmacology. I got bored and drifted off. I think I began to wonder what kinda of Super Hero I would be. Anyway, not much happened after lunch as normal, except there was this rush for quite a few prescriptions of Clozapine. After that I played Solitaire and Minesweeper on the computer. Minesweeper is a confusing game..... DFTBA.


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Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Work Experience - Day 2.

So yesterday I forgot to mention something about my work experience. I learned yesterday that I am only doing a four day week, one day less than which I thought I was doing. Apparently Friday is some sort of public holiday so they Pharmacy are closed for that day. But I'm not complaining. So today, the morning was the same as yesterday. Wake up early, shower, have breakfast (Honey Nut Cheerios), watch TV, and set off around 8.20am.. It was freezing this morning! And there was this massive wave of fog rolling in over the hills so the sun was blocked out, making it colder. Anyway, I got to the Hospital and went it. I was greeted and stuff and for the first hour and a half I sat around and did the odd bit of dispensing (Writing up labels and sorting the drugs into boxes for patients being discharged). After the tea break, which wasn't nice. The milk was a bit off and the sugar had run out so we used sweeteners, but a cuppa is a cuppa. At 11.00am Thom Shaw gave me a talk about Bipolar disorder, what it is and the drugs that are used for it. This lasted 30-40 minutes and afterwards I helped one of the other pharmacists, Jill, go round two of the wards and see which drugs they have and which they didn't. Back at the department I wrote up a form for the drugs that were needed for those wards. Lunch was for 45 minutes and during that time I played a bit of Minesweeper and Solitaire on one of the laptops. I also looked up some conditions which affect the mind i.e Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Alzheimers, Depression... After lunch I restocked the Pharmacy drug shelves with fresh drugs which came in today, and was introduced to the blister pod. It may sound disgusting but it's not. It's basically a box with holes for morning, lunch-time, evening and bed-time for each day of the week. Into these holes we put the drugs which had needed to be taken at those times, on those days. This method is mainly for disabled people or old people who couldn't read the labels on the boxes for their drugs. After that I did some more research on some sort of stuff and played more Minesweeper. Not much happens after 3.00pm to be honest.. DFTBA.


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Monday, 11 October 2010

Work Experience - Day 1.

These blogs are more for my benefit than yours but over the next four days I'm gonna just do a blog on my work experience cause I don't have much else to write about... So I woke up today at 7 o'clock and actually got up around 7.20.. I had my breakfast and watched a bit of telly. At 8.10, Dad took me into Inverness. We got lost trying to find Newcraigs Hospital (The Psychiatric Hospital where I'm doing Work Experience). We found it eventually. I went in and followed the signs to the Pharmacy department where I knocked on the door and went in; leaving my dad behind. I was greeted by Thom Shaw, the head Pharmacologist (Whose surname is epic cause it's the surname of a bad guy in Chuck) and was interviewed by him for a little while. I was introduced to the rest of the team and then shown around the building. For the rest of the time until the Tea break I searched through the NHS's Website to see if there was anything useful I could use to make myself look smarter. Apparently, watching House doesn't teach you everything. After a cup of tea and being asked questions by different members of the department, the two Pharmacy Technicians (Jennetta and Catriona) gave me some dispensing work. Basically I printed out labels and boxed up the drugs for the people who were being discharged from the Hospital. I got a few wrong. Thankfully the Pharmacy people have to check all the Drugs being given before the patients can be sent on their way. This went on until lunch time (around 1.00pm) in which I had my roll, which had been picked up from the Co-op right before I left in the morning, and another cup of tea. After that I did some more dispensing, got a few more wrong and then everything settled down around 3.00pm and I was given a folder on the general workings and a folder on Clozapine, which is one of the drugs used on Schizophrenics, to read. I actually read a lot about Schizophrenia. Contrary to popular belief it's not Split Personalities. It's pretty much just hearing voices in your head and having hallucinations and delusions... So at 5.00pm I went home and got excited by some Bubble-Wrap which came with some shiny computer parts.. Yaaay!


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Saturday, 9 October 2010

Blaargh..

I just realised Blogspot has a stats section.... Cool... I can now be even more paranoid about my number of page views. Yaaaaay.. I haven't written in a while. In an age actually. I don't have much to talk about. Apart from that next week I will be working in a Pharmaceutical department of a Psychiatric Hospital. That's right. Andrew Berry, an utter clown and altogether clumsy person, is making drugs.. Sweetness! In preparation I've started watching Series 1 of House. House is one of my favourite T.V show, along with Chuck and Mythbusters. Dr Gregory House M.D is what I would quite like to be when I grow older. And I love Hugh Laurie. His American accent he puts on is so convincing most Americans won't believe he's British. I'm considering bringing a cane in on Monday and pretending to have a limp.


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Saturday, 2 October 2010

Ch-Ch-Changes.

I did a close-reading for my English teacher the other day about a certain monkey called Andi. Andi the Monkey, the first genetically altered monkey there has ever been. The writer mentioned how change is the very essence of life. And I like change. Change keeps things interesting. Be it for the better or for the worse. If everything was always the same, think of how boring things would be. And not like boring as in "Eugh, Sunday night with nothing to do" boring, think of a more "Eugh, my whole life with nothing to do". Change makes us. Hence what the writer said, it's the very essence of life. I used to not like coffee but now I consider Mochas a essential part of my diet... So change, I welcome you...


Now I got that off my mind, I have nothing to write about. I had Big Band last night and the whole of today. It was well fun. We played some good tunes. The next practice is right before the concert so no pressure. I'm bored. Not much to do except Doctor Who repeats on iPlayer.. I wish I had Halo: Reach. Unfortunately I have no money. Bummer.


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Saturday, 25 September 2010

Mass (After)-Effect

Alright, alright. I haven't done a blog in a while... Actually, I haven't done one in like two weeks. Oopsadaisy. Anyway, It's not my fault, well, it kinda is, but still... I've been busy. Busy playing Mass Effect.. What a game. I mean, seriously, what a game. My only problem about it is that its too short. I kinda find it funny too. Whilst everyone is fussing about Halo: Reach (Which I really really really want), I'm only just starting to play Mass Effect. I don't really have much to talk about. Yesterday was good. Fantastically good. I've not felt so good in ages. In Chemistry we were doing an experiment that involved Propanone (CH3COCH3) and I stated that I smelt Baileys. Unfortunately Heather and Devon didn't hear the word Baileys, they heard "I smell Babies".  Not the best thing for me to say in the middle of a Chemistry classroom. And then during English, I made an even worse mistake. Mrs Mackintosh was going through words that we use that are slang i.e. Chav, Ned. I didn't know this and thought she was saying people who use slang. So I pretty much shouted "Farmer!".. I think I may have confused the whole classroom. And then, in the evening I went to a Ceilidh for the Malawians at school. It's one of the best nights I've had for a long time I think.. One of the Malawians, James, did an impression of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" dance. Wow. He was good! And I'm not just saying that. He was, like, really good. So yeah, last night was a good night. Last week was a good week altogether.. DFTBA.


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Friday, 10 September 2010

The Life Of A Nineties Kid.

That title you just read, it's gonna be the title of my Personal Reflective whatsit for English. I honestly don't have much else to write about. Nothing major has happened in my life. I mean, I've never even broken a bone. And all the stories I have are fairly embarrassing and/or not possible to have an reflection on. I mean, how can I reflect on being accidentally dropped down the stairs at the age of one? Or flying off a see-saw and face-planting at the age of eight or nine? The only properly major thing that has happened has been moving up here to Scotland and to be perfectly honest, I don't remember much of it. But being a nineties kid is a good topic I think. Cause the way I see it, there are a lot of things which can influence in your younger years to what you become in your older years. Lego blocks can influence your creative or inventive side. Recorders can develop musical skills. Pokémon influences you to fight animals for money.... I mean, whut? But being a nineties kid was great. I had a lot of fun memories of being that old. It was the last decade of the 20th century. The end of a millenia. And boy, what an end. I don't think I would've been able to survive with-out a daily dose of Crazy-bones or Scooters. I miss being that child in ways that I cannot explain. To be an innocent (to an extent) little child with no cares about the rest of the world. Now I admit, I haven't changed much. I'm still immature, I still like Crazy-Bones and Scooters, but now I'm older people start to expect you to act it. And I resent this. Growing older doesn't always necessarily mean I have to grow up. Who wants to be an old, grumpy pencil pusher who's only joy in life is "Antiques Roadshow" and a nice Oatcake? Not me that's for sure. Give me a sippy cup and a episode of "Digimon" any day. DFTBA.

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Monday, 6 September 2010

Monday Morning Symptoms.

Wow, here's a tip about Chemistry lessons. If your doing an experiment where Ammonia gas is created, don't stick your nose in the beaker and take a really big sniff.... But on the plus side, my runny nose has gone..

So I was re-looking at my last blog and I realised I mention some Zombie rules.. So I though, "Hey, I should make up my own rules.. It'll take me a week or so to make up enough and maybe if I can be bothered I may turn them into a Youtube video... Today was alright. I generally hate Mondays. And Tuesdays. And every day bar Wednesday mornings and some Thursdays. But yeah, today was alright. Apart from the Chemistry incident nothing went too wrong. I got a good result from the Physics test which I thought was an absolute fail so it's all good.. I just finished watching the second last episode of the latest series of Doctor Who and it makes me so happy. Doctor Who is an epic show and Matt Smith is one of the better Doctor's there have been. Him and David Tennant are right up in my list of favourite actors. I kinda needed a boost of happiness to balance out the fact that I remembered how "Of Mice and Men" ended... Such a sad book. Anyway, this is boring. I have nothing to talk about today. Sad Face. DFTBA.


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Thursday, 2 September 2010

Zombie Doom?

Well, today was fun. School dragged on for hours. The classes did anyway, lunch was fun, and so was break. Me and Devon realised I could do a pretty good gay, German accent, which we then realised was Brüno. I've never seen Brüno, don't think I want too either. Anyway, also at lunch Kathryn, Heather and I started talking about the possibility of a Zombie outbreak and which of us would survive (This started cause I saw someone scream and throw something to the ground. Don't ask), I apparently would be like Columbus out of the film "Zombieland". I think this is awesome. For those who aren't aware, Columbus is a nerd who is scared of clowns and has rules for Zombie Survival e.g. Rule 2: Double Tap. I figure this is a lot like me, I'm a nerd, I am rather creeped out by clowns and I do have to have a plan or rules for everything. Plus I figure that Bob has taught me enough about Zombie survival. Now I think about it, Bob would be Robert Neville from "I am Legend", militaristic, a passion for his dog and good survival skills. This is just me though. We all agreed Heather would be dead by then. Purely cause she's too nice. Kathryn ofcourse would be some hardcore person with a double barreled shotgun on a porch of a wood cabin shooting every Zombie in sight....

All this got me thinking, if there was a Zombie Apocalypse (Which is getting increasingly likely with Human Genetics studies getting more popular) what would I do? I thought about this on the way home and I decided to make a list.
  • Weaponry? I would most likely have a pistol and definitely a shotgun for close range Zombies. For Zombies approaching from far away, I would have a Sniper Rifle.. And purely for aesthetic taste, I'd have some sort of Sword. Mostly likely a Katana.
  • Vehicle? That's a toughie. It would either be a Tank which though slow is pretty much impenetrable. It would be that or some big Truck like Tallahassee's from "Zombieland". Something well armoured.
  • Base? Either a Swiss Chalet or Buckingham palace. The Chalet would be rather remote so there would be a lack of Zombies, but wheres the fun in that. Buckingham Palace would be good but the only trouble is too much open space in it so covering all areas would be difficult.
  • Partner? Depending on whether if I can choose a Fictional Character or not, I have two choices. If Fictional was possible I would choose Gordan Freeman from the popular game series Half-Life. He's a Hard-core PhD Physicist would can take down a Zombie and even an entire alien race with a Crowbar. But unfortunately he's not real, so I would have to pick someone else. I would probably pick Bob. Though clumsy and idiotic at times, he's a good laugh so things would never be without entertainment but he's also good at scavenging things together to make a make-shift hut.
  • Any extras? Probably just a book actually, well several. The entire works of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Depending on how long the Outbreak went on for I would definitely get bored in the end so to keep me sane I would take this.
So that's it. I realise that this is a lot to read and it's probably boring. But as Columbus would say "Rule 32: Enjoy the little things". DFTBA.


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Monday, 30 August 2010

Hurr Durr?

I proper feel like I am gonna die. I got a cold on Saturday and it's already killing me... Sore throat, a constant sneezing, coughing like a certain Pokémon with the same sounding name, the works! But you don't want to here about my crappy illnesses which cause my major distress... Do you? Hope you don't.


You know who annoy me? Stupid people. And not people like me or my friends who act kinda clumsy and silly. People with an IQ legible of a hamster. You know the people. The kind that think its safe to blow TNT up whilst stand a metre away from it. These the people who get on my nerves. But it doesn't annoy me as much as some people. There are two groups who annoy me more: Your preppy American spoilt kid that's always on "Sweet 16" or whatever that show's called, and then the people who are stupid but are arrogant and think that they're right even though they're clearly wrong. I'll talk about American brats though, because I'm too tired to write a lot. In the occasion that I'm at someones house and someone changes the T.V channel to TMF or Viva, whatever it is now, Sweet 16 is always on. And I immediately know that somewhere during this programme daddies little boy or girl is gonna break into tears because they got a Ferrari instead of a Lamborghini. I mean, I watched a show and a guy got annoyed because the barber cut his hair too short even though she gave him what he asked for. And he was worried that people will notice and he'll be a laughing stock. Seriously? You're throwing a Two Million pound party with tonnes of people excited to be there, and you think someone is gonna risk going to that party by laughing at your hair? Man up.. If it was a girl it'd be bad enough, but come on dude. So daddy got you the wrong type of Rolex? You're rolling in about what some people don't even have. So stop your crying, or I'll go over there and go all Chuck Norris on your rich butt. Assuming this cold doesn't kill me first...


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Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Insert Witty Title Concerning Blog Here..

Wow, well, Today. Today was a baaad day. Nothing actually went properly wrong, but it was just a day where I knew I hated everything and anything that went the slightest bit quirky from breakfast... And trust me, I get a lot of bad days.. I can't remember my last good day. I do cheer up at the end of a bad day though. Something minor will cheer my up, usually something clever I found on the Internet. But anyway, Today sucked for me. All the little mockings, or things that went wrong in school kinda piled together into one enormous monster of annoyance. This wasn;t helped by the fact that Mrs Gilliland brought in a Baritone Saxophone to take home. This Baritone weighed maybe, two tonnes, and the case weighed another two tonnes (Slight exaggeration but you get the picture). Then I found out Mum was in town so I had to drag four tonnes of metal and plastic home. I wasn't even that keen to be playing this muckle big thing, until I actually got home and realised how mental this thing is and how much I love it....


So I was having a really really bad day, though most my friends and especially Devon Barnett will say I always have bad days, which is partly true. But anyway' this day was major suckage UNTIL probably the most epic tv talen contest thing ever came on T.V... "The Great British Bake-Off".  Don't judge, but I love my baking. I don't like to bake. But I like to eat baking.. And this weeks episode was on Biscuits... I proper love my biscuits. Especially Café Noir made by McVities. They're so delicious. Anyway, this show cheered me up immensly.. Just another thing achieved through the power of Biscuit...


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Sunday, 22 August 2010

Gamer Heaven..

I haven't done a blog in ages. So here I am, inside on a sunny day at my computer typing one out. And I can tell you what, Higher Classes are hard.. I mean Maths is getting fairly confuzzling. Differentation, y-b=m(x-a) and other stuff... My brain can't take it, especially with what I am about to write about next, Gaming,


So for the next three months I am going to be fairly out of cash as so many games are coming out that I want. On the 17th of September Halo: Reach is coming out,,and on the 29th of October Fable III is coming out (UBER-EXCITED) and finally on the 19th of November is Assassins Creed Brotherhood. Oh my word. I cannot wait. I am so so so so so hyped. Fable III looks Uh-Mazing! I've seen so many trailers and interviews, read so many articles, and I really really want it. If Bethesda releases The Elder-Scrolls V, I may blow up out of happiness. And even better, this past few weeks a few brilliant Xbox live games have been released, the ones I have gotten are Monday Night Combat, Epic Game for Multiplayer, and LIMBO, a game all about puzzles and mind-games... So good. I realise this isn't a very interesting blog, but I really wanted to blog about this. So this is all of it really. Hasta la Vista. DFTBA.


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Monday, 16 August 2010

Shiny thingie...

I don't think I should own a brain. I mean, some of the stuff I come out with when I think. Sometimes it'll be wonderful musical compositions or inventions that could change the world.. But mostly it's stuff like "Why is it acceptable to wear Swimwear in public, but not underwear?".. I'm not joking. I actually thought about that for maybe 5-10 minutes before realising what I was doing. I am one strange little boy.


Ooooh, I got a shiny new toy. My camera came. I have been using it a bit, but the only problem is I can't think of any Inventive usernames for Youtube. When it comes to usernames I'm normally very un-creative, if that's a word. Like "Andrew94", though normally they're a lot better than that. By the way, I don't have a username called "Andrew94" so don't try hacking anything of mine. Anyway, new toy thingie. My camera is fairly awesome if I can say so myself. It's slim, good video quality and can do 1080P High Definition. I love this thing! It's so glossy and shiny. Did I say it's shiny too? Dad's just had a little play with it and I think he's impressed. It's just too cool. Youtube, here I come.


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Thursday, 12 August 2010

The Time Is Upon Us.

Yes people, it's almost time. Time for School. Once again, children all over Scotland are being filled with the dread of homework, revision and school stereotyping. But you know what? I miss school. During the entire holiday I have had very little chances to see my friends. Now I think about it, I don't think I actually did meet up with any of them. This makes me sad. I like my friends. They're like another family to me. We all have our differences and similarities, and yes, everyone now and then an arguement breaks out. But we make up. I'm not one to hold grudges, much. Even though Kathryn and I had an arguement over if a Muffin was a cake for about four or five months (I won. It's a type of sweet bread.) I generally won't have a grudge about someone or something for very long. I may however make a big deal out of things, e.g. I once shunned my nickname "Panda" because I thought now enough people knew my actual name. But anyway, the best part is my friends know all my little faults, and even my major defects but they see past them. Just as anyone should. This brings me to another topic. I think I'll keep that though till next week.

(Yes, I know. It's not a funny picture. Get over it.)

Today was a rather marvellous day. Kinda. After the whole daily routine of Wake Up, Eat, Watch Tv, Shower, I played around on the computer. Around 1 o'clock Dad decided I was too lazy and announced me and him were off for a cycle whilst Mum and Rhona were at a wedding of some sorts. It wasn't so bad, I got a cupcake from the Malawi stall at the St Boniface fair which was tasty and waved at Amy Mcllhenny at her gate. We went up by Killen and a bit further before heading back. When we got home I was fairly sweating so I had a nice Irn-Bru and changed clothes before Catriona and Janice Stewart (My Cousin and Auntie) showed up. I like having them over. They're really nice and funny. I also learned that Catriona is a nerd like me so Catriona, Flora (Catriona's friend) and I watched a wee bittie of Star Trek together. Fun times. Not much happened today after that. So here I am writing my blog and listening to Paolo Nutini. Here. Now. At 10:10pm on August 12th of 2010.. DFTBA.


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Tuesday, 10 August 2010

They see me trollin'

Eugh, I need to stop writing blogs so late. Or get addicted to coffee.. Either or. My mind seems to go into a creative meltdown at night, so I seem to get most of my wacky ideas/compositions/blogs when the moon be shining. I'm like a Were-Nerd...


I decided what my parents should get me for doing well in exams. A flip camera. So I can do vLogs, Shay Carl style. The wonderful camera that I want is the Toshiba Camileo S20, very sleek, 1080p and with some other cool features. I'm thinking of calling my channel "Saywhut?" and I may do reviews and stuff, but mainly funny vLogs. Here's hoping. If any animators are reading this, I'll be overly-joyed if you could make an intro for me.. Now, with Youtube videos, as well as everything else on the Internet. There are gonna be haters. Trolls as they're sometimes called. And these people, they're pretty much the most hated people on the Internet. These are the people who comment on Videos saying insults and general words which they think are funny and insulting but really are just dumb and stupid. And these trolls are either one of two types of people:
  • Ten year old kids who have sneaked onto their mums computer and think they're so cool.
Or...
  • Twenty Five year old men, who are fat, live in their mums basement and drink energy drinks all day and night.
And you know what the easiest way to beat them is? Ignore them. Answering back or trying to troll back is just like giving an enemy army a nuclear bomb. Plain and simples.

Okay, speech over. Lets go down to business. We all know what that business is. Yeah. Caffeine. I need a cuppa tea and chocolate biccies. DFTBA.


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Sunday, 8 August 2010

Level 5 Fishing, Level 100 Nerd.

So here I am, it's been just over a week since my last blog so I thought that I would do one right now. Times have been good since my last blog. Stressful, but good none the less. Monday brought the tidings of a new week filled with worries and excitement due to the upcoming day of Exam Results, Tuesday gave hard work has the chores of Gardening kicked in and Wednesday brought the pressure as everyone bar me was getting their results via email and/or text. Thursday is where everything begins to kick into action. I woke up at around 6.40, realised what day it was and I was awake in an instant. I then realised the time, and promptly fell back to sleep. I properly woke up around 8 and had breakfast and showered etc etc. The Postie was due to come around between 9-11 cause that's when he is normally here. Those two hours were definitely the most tense of my life. Anytime I heard the doorbell ring or footsteps outside the door. Very nerve-wracking. But I got what I wanted and I did better than I ever expected in English.

Then Friday was definitely a good night. Eight Oswestry Senior's met up at Tesco's and whilst four of us bought all the food we needed, the rest decided to leave us and set off to Dores. We met up with them at Dores inn and went off to our camping spot. We started off Skimming stones and just generally throwing rocks into Loch Ness and then after that we set up the tent and collected fire wood for our bonfire. Then we had a barbecue until 10 o'clock at night, and eventually got into the tent at 12.30 when the rain started to pour. Mash started talking about his deep thoughts and his rating scale for ladies. We pretty much stayed up till 5.30. I woke up at 8. Yay me... Only two and a half hours sleep and a wedding reception. Not-so-fun times..


I've recently started played Runescape again. Oh, it has changed from the times when i was addicted to it, the times of good ol' "Sir_Fordifer" which was my characters name, Cool eh? It's graphically better and all that, and I think I feel the old addiction starting up again. Not so good. This addiction made me slightly behind on my homework a few times. And I was never even very good at it... Helladank! DFTBA.


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Saturday, 31 July 2010

Huhweh?

Blarrahghagh! I have nothing to do in these holidays. I have played and finished every Xbox games. Watched every recorded TV Show. Spent all my money and I'm still bored... If someone has the free time, Entertain me! Please? The current time is 23:05 on the evening of Saturday the 31st of July 2010.. Lets see how much I can write before my brain cuts out.

 
{Cutest. Thingie. Evar!}

I didn't do much today. Oh, I got a haircut. I actually wanted it, which is strange. Mum must have put something in my food. My Dad and I were gonna go rockclimbing before we picked Rhona up from work but we arrived to find the closing times had changed and the rock-wall had closed a mere 15 minutes earlier. Damn you Inverness Aquadome/Leasure Centre place. Damn you. But then I thought "Hey, I've got two hours till we pick up Rhona, LETS GET A HAIRCUT! YAY!" because as much as I hate to admit it, my hair had kinda gotten a bit too long. My curls were too, well, curly... And off we went barber hunting. Most were closed but we found one that was open. I'd never been there before but they were pretty decent. But I'm not sure if its me, or if its something in the Y Chromosome that all we males share, but telling the barber what you want your hair to be like is really hard... How can you say "Like this, but shorter" in Barber speak? Its all like:
  • "Do you want a number two on that?". A number what?
  • "Shall I use the clippers? Or the trimmers?". You're speaking words. None of them makes sense.
  • ""How about getting it layered?" What do I, I don't even....... Whut?
And yeah, I asked for it to be thickened out and with around an inch cut off the length... The lady helped me choose that. I didn't have a clue what I was doing... Before I shut the computer down and leave this for tomorrow, I wanna blog about this. There is a guy who made a Daft Punk helmet in 17 months. And it looks epic. I don't really know much about who Daft Punk are but I don't care cause the helmet is too awesome to take my eyes off it. It has pretty lights and all.... The Youtube video of the guy making it is --> HERE <-- and the guys blog is --> HERE <--. Have fun. I'mma sign off now.


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Thursday, 29 July 2010

Mr Sandman

So yesterday I mentioned dreams and I have nothing else to write about today so, dreams is my chosen subject of the day.

Dreams. I don't get them very often but when I do they're either really average, or not-so-average at all. My dreams are mostly just odd ones when they are no-so-average, like giant chickens or whatever. Luckily, I'm not cursed with nightmares. I don't know why, but I never seem to have them, unless the one with giant chickens was a nightmare. Hmm. Anyway, my friend Devon Barnett has alot of nightmares of rapists and running from axe-murderers and the likes but I never seem to get them. MY two latest dreams that I can remember have been rather odd, and by odd, I mean odd. I thankfully didn't have one last night but the night before my dream was that I was sitting in a long banquet hall like in Hogwarts and I was at a table. Also at the table were a few unknown people and famous Youtuber, Alex Day. For some reason in my dream I didn't know it was him and I called him James. Now, James said something about "Space, Time and Ewoks". And these words, somehow, reminded me of Alex Day and I shouted "ALEX DAY!" at James who then looked really confused and insulted me. I was sad for the rest of the dream. And the night before that I dreamt I was part of the police force, chasing a guy who stole some lasagna and we were all on Penny Farthings. Strange. But my favourite dream of all time was when I dreamt I had a pet kitten named Ted. When I woke up from that dream, lets just say I was sad for a few hours because Ted wasn't real.


Now there are some people who probably thing that what you dream about actually means something. This is actually utter crap. It may offend some people what I just said, but it's true. I'll copy a thing out for you so you know what I mean. This is supposedly what an Acacia Tree means if it's in your dream. 

To see an acacia tree in your dream, symbolizes
 your attitudes with death and
your sense of mortality.

Nonsense. That's what that is. The reason we need sleep is to recharge our body, physically and mentally. Mentally because if we didn't we'd probably go insane because what sleep does is wind up all the mess that happened in that day, and tidy it up. Compact it into something else. And dreams are basically that. It's memories or bits of things that you've either seen or done that day or through-out the week. I dreamt about Penny Farthings because I'd been thinking about them for some reason. In this case, because I heard a funny joke involving a Penny Farthing. Case closed.


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Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Read it. Like it. Share it?

Blogspot has a share button?! Since when? And what does it do? Oh so many questions so little time. If you actually know how to work it, then use it for what its meant to be used for. Share!
Ummm, anyways, today has been an uneventful boring day. Apart from the fact that I painted my grans fence for 7 hours. And it's still not finished. Yippy Kiyay. It started at 10 o'clock this morning and finished just past 5 o'clock. I was painting my granny's fence with this Cuprinol stuff. I don't know what it actually is, but hopefully it's not poisonous. Cause I managed to get some on my lip, and then some more in my eye. Well done me.  But yeah, i'm not sure what it does. I seemed to get more of the Cuprinol on me and the surrounding grass than I did on the fence. I actually had so much on me. I figured that if i went out in public, people would have thought I had killed a man. Or punched an Anime character in the face, because from what I've seen, Anime characters bleed waay to much. A guy shouldn't bleed out a swimming pool of blood just for being stabbed in the gut. Anyways, I did maybe half or two thirds of the fence today and I'm back to do the rest tomorrow. I got paid aswell which was a plus, the downside was as soon as i got home I had to give it to dad cause I got new earphones and an iPod case. Bummer.


Something else funny between my last blog and this blog, well it's a breakfast scenario involving both sides of my head, my sane side and my not-so-sane side. I shall write it out.

Sane: I'm hungry, whats in the bread box?
Insane: I WANT PANCAKES! AND PEANUT BUTTER!
Sane: Aaaw man, Only one pancake, I can't have only one pancake, it needs to be two.
Insane: But but but but, I want pancakes.
Sane: Guess I'll just have Coco-Pops.
Insane: Go look for more pancakes! NOW!
Sane: We don't have any. I know that much.
Insane: Make some!
Sane: Whut? I don't know how to..
Insane: ... ... ... YOU DON'T HAVE NO PANCAKE MIX!!
Sane: Two camels in a tiny car. Shut up.

I should probably get myself checked out, cause that's not normal. Neither are the dreams I've been having lately. That's another story for another day. DFTBA.


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Friday, 23 July 2010

You've got a friend in me.

Before I start Blogging, I'mma dedicate this blog to Judy Stewart and her many wonderful colours, because she asked me too. I've been meaning to for a while, but I am sure I have short term memory loss so I forgot. So, yeah. To Judy.


I'm going to go see Toy Story 3 tonight. It should be well fun. But if the film is utter crap, I am going to sue Pixar and Disney for wasting the past 7 years of my life that I have waited so eagerly for this day. The young ones, they won't appreciate it as much as us simple teens, they haven't endured the wait. I also feel sorry for future generations cause they no longer have to wait for the next Harry Potter book to come out but thats another story. But yeah Toy Story 3, we're going tonight. If anyone is in the Inverness Vue Cinema at 8 o'clock, you shall see me there in my Mr Potato Head t-shirt which I am wearing in tribute to this epic film. It better be good. Other films I really wanna see are Shrek 4 (Which will hopefully live up to the first films greatness, the Second and Third ones were pretty abysmal), Inception (Which I thought looks slightly like Cloverfield but better and gives less headaches, but I have been not-very-kindly informed by my bestest bud that they're nothing alike) and Predator (Which I have no-idea about). I like cinemas. But mainly for the Popcorn, or the even better Crotchcorn which me and Devon invented, the Popcorn which didn't make it into your mouth the first time you flicked it in and you have to pick it off your body. I've spent the day doing nothing today, I was gonna make a video, but the Camcorder is out of battery and I have no clue how to charge it up. Helladank! DFTBA.


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Thursday, 22 July 2010

Half fun, half bored, half not good at fractions.

I've been meaning to do one of these for a while, but I was too lazy and didn't. This was also going to be a review of Crackdown 2, but its not. Because, I'm too lazy. And anyway, today's been to fun/boring/stressful. I had to cut the grass which would be fine if it hadn't been for almost running out of petrol and then having the mower go all crazy on you. Damn blades kept clogging up with the grass and it sprayed this clogged up grass everywhere. Not fun. But at least I got outside for a decent amount of time. I also went up to The Studio today asking for a job, literally half a second after asking if they had one, the lady shot me down. "No, no jobs. Sorry, see ya." Wow, rejection much. But it wasn't so bad cause the Co-op was having a deal on two packets of Chocolate Chip Maryland Cookies for £1. Om-Nom-Nom. I think I shall now have a blog on the Internet to waste my time.


The Internet (a.k.a the Blog-o-sphere, the Interwebs, the Magical Shiny Thingie on my Computer)  is a weird and wonderful thing. It is able to provide a source of income to some, music to many, information for those who want it, and fun for all. And yes people may say "The Internet is a bad thing. BAD! It's full of paedophiles and monsters who want to steal my money!" And yes this is true. Partly. The Internet is only dangerous if you don't know how to use it. It's like a car in some senses, we use it everyday, it helps many people and is very useful if you know how to drive it, but if you don't know how to, it can be disastrous. And it's the same as the Internet. You just have to be careful and make sure you don't fall prey to the Trolls of 4chan, or the Paedos of Omegle. But anyway, the Internet. A good thing. I myself, would not have passed one school project I've done if Google had not existed. And I wouldn't be able to laugh at fails on Youtube. People like Danny Macaskill, Shane Dawson or Ray William Johnson will never have been famous and never be acknowledged for their fantastic skills. I wouldn't even be writing this to you now. So, yeah, enjoy the Internet, but don't ruin for others. Please.

Blarrrgh, I am running out of things to do in the holidays. I might go and eat my Cookies now whilst watching Alice In Wonderland... Now there's a plan and a half.


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Sunday, 18 July 2010

Hello World. Again.

I'm back. I've been away for around 10 days but I am finally back at home. Well I actually got home yesterday but was too busy gaming to Blog. I'll blog about Crackdown 2 (The game i was playing) another day. So yeah, Oswestry Senior 2010? In three words? Fantastic, Spectacular and Uh-Mazing! It was brilliant. I met new people, made new friends, went to Alton Towers, went shopping, Bought dvd's etc. The list goes on and on and on. I loved it down there and here is my reason. The top three things in my life are: Friends, Family and my Faith. I haven't blogged about my faith much but I am a christian. And Oswestry Senior is a mix of those three things. I met new friends who were all in the same position as me and we treated each other as one big family. We were all just one big happy family. I would blog about everything but I fear that it would bore you. So Oswestry Senior? Great Success!

I was at a wedding the other day, the day when I actually came up from England so i was pretty knackered for that, but a can of Red Bull and Cups of Tea kept me going. It was my old ministers daughters wedding who we were family friends with and she was marrying someone from Inverness. What are the chances. And at the reception we were sat at tables we're the bride and groom had both been together. Me and Rhona were sat at Cambridge. I felt Special. But even more special was the fact that an old friend was at the table too. Rev John Forbes, and he is in his 20's but he looks exactly like Harry Olsen from Spider-Man. Epic.


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Wednesday, 7 July 2010

I haz vLog now?

I did the impossible. I made a vLog. It may not be a good vLog but it's a vLog none-the-less... It's actually pretty crappy. If enough people watch it I'mma make another. But it probably won't so I'mma stick to BlogSpot. I wish I had a better webcam, or charisma, or any characteristics that can be used in a vLog at all... Sad Face.

vLog is --> HERE <--

In other news, I may monetise this Blog with Adsense on Google. Probably not, but you never know. I may want the money. Actually, forget I just said that. I'mma be poor and not monetise the blog.


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Sunday, 4 July 2010

Oh my, Oh me.

You may have noticed I'm doing alot of blogs. It's because I'm leaving for a week on Thursday and will have no blogging opportunity's so I'mma make up for it now. Today's blog will be on my favourite thingies... Ranging from Biscuits to Spots to sit in. So yeah, I'll start thinking now.

Favourite:
  • Song? At the moment it's Through Glass by Stone Sour but it'll change soon probably.
  • Tv-Show? Doctor Who! Or Star Trek Voyager... Hmmmm... Decisions.
  • Film? The New Star Trek film..... Je suis un Nerd.
  • Biscuit? Café Noir by McVities.
  • Actual food? Ummmmm.... Steak.
  • Piece of Technology? Mah iPod.
  • Website? This one. http://www.whosthecutest.com./ 
  • Space in the house? Mah Bed!
  • Spot to sit in? A certain tree by Fortrose Harbour.
  • Actor? Karen Gillan..
  • Animal? Red Panda and the Platypus.
  • PC game? Half-Life.
  • Xbox game? Fable II.
  • Pun? That's not Punny.
  • Animal you've ever owned? My pet kitten called Ted who I once had a dream about.
  • Game Console? Xbox 360....
  • Thing to do in life? Eat, Watch Youtube and Play Xbox. Again, je suis un Nerd.
  • Instrument? Piano...
And I ran out of ideas.... That kinda sucks. I just realised how weird I sound from that. If you're just reading this and you don't know me. I'm not that sad. I'm just a bit crazy.... DFTBA.


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Saturday, 3 July 2010

Introducing the brand new iRant.

This may upset a few people but I don't really like Apple that much at the moment. I'm gonna try to explain in the Blog/Rant of mine. And I don't just mean the Apple products, I mean Apple itself. So lets begin shall we?

First off I'm gonna start with a bit of Apple history, which explains why there is no Beatles music or anything related to the Beatles on iTunes. The reason is simple. Back when they were still a group, they're publishers/editors were called Apple Corp. Then along came Apple and Apple Corp. told them that they could keep there name as long as they did not go into the music business. So what did Apple do? Create iTunes of course. So then the ongoing battle between Apple Corp. and Apple began. And this baffles me to the extreme. What kind of idiot would go through with this ridiculous thought process? I imagine it to be a bit like this. "Hmmm... We've just been told that there is another company named Apple Corp. They were here before us so I guess we're kinda violating their name. We can go on but not have anything to do with Music you say? Sure that's fine. Oh I have an idea, lets invent a site where you can download music and face potential law suits. Yaaaaaaay!" Or something along those lines. Why would you do that? It just utterly bamboozles me.


Now onto their products. And don't get me wrong, I love my iPod Touch. I'd be lost without it. But I'll get onto that problem later, I wanna talk about their computers/laptops. The Apple Macs are pretty much useless when it comes to anything apart from Movie-Making and Picture Editing. They're very good at both of those, but they fail at everything else. They're only gaming system I can think of is Steam and that was only released a few weeks back. And they try to cover up all this uselessness with features on the Macs that may come in handy. But some of these are useless too. For instance the Magnetic power cord so that if someone trips over it the computer doesn't fall of the table. Okay, 1. The whole point of a laptop is that its portable and doesn't need cables and if when I do plug it in to charge, I'm not gonna leave the cable stretched across a busy hallway am I? No I'm gonna put it in my bedroom on my desk with the cable no-where near the floor. 2. I generally won't have my computer on my lap with the cable stretching across a hallway either. It would be on a desk with the cable neatly behind it so no-one can actually trip over it. If you would like to explain to me how someone managed to fit and walk behind my desk and then had enough space to trip in, be my guest. Now onto the other products, these products are good. The new iPad looks good and so do the new features on the new iPhone but what I hate about these products is that when you buy one, a better one will be coming out in about 8-12 months. If Apple had the ideas for a better iPod when they released it why didn't the hold back a while and put them in then? I recently got excited cause of the new iOS4 software for the iPod touch. There were some great features which I though would be epic on my 2nd Generation iPod Touch. I downloaded the software and booted up my old iPod. After five days of searching for these features I looked on the Internet and found out the features I wanted could only be used on a 3rd Generation iPod Touch. If someone else cares to explain how putting a picture as the background requires a new iPod Touch, I'm all ears. So heres's to you Steve Jobs. Thanks for nothing.

If you read all that I congratulate you, I've been meaning to blog about that for days.... So my grandparents are round so it's been shouting for the past 24 hours so they can hear and in about half an hour I'm going job hunting in Fortrose. Goood times. DFTBA.


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Friday, 2 July 2010

Oh Snap!

Today was just so much fun. I know I pretty much start off every blog like this, but this day doesn't just take the cake, it eats it whole. First off Chemistry. Playing card games for the whole period. And not cool card games like Poker, we played Snap. And this game was tense. So tense I almost cried. Of laughter, but that's not the point. It was a three-way face-off. Heather, Devon and I. Heather lost within five minutes, but me and Devon played for another 50 minutes and I eventually won. But it was very close. My number of cards went up and down like a roller coaster but I still won. The best moment was Devon forgetting how to speak English and saying "MAAMAALAALLMALAM!!!" instead of the traditional "SNAP!" Good times. I then introduced Devon to 21 (or Blackjack or whatever you want to call it) and had a few games of that. I think we drew on that one... I like Blackjack. It's fun, easy, simples and if you're a genius, can get you a bucket load of money. It's called Card-Counting. If you've ever seen the film "21" you know what it is. You basically have to estimate the probability of which cards coming up next, what cards the dealer has and if you should stick or hit. I really wanna learn how to do that.



So in memory of my past two days of dressing up I am now wearing glasses I kept from a 3D film. Not sure which. I have many of these glasses cause, well, I'm a hoarder. Jokes. I like shiny things and these are not exception. Shiny Shiny....


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Thursday, 1 July 2010

Caution: This Blog contains Inspirational content. (And a funny picture.)

This blog will probably be a long one because I want to talk about my day and I want to put in an inspirational message. But the real reason I want to write a blog? So I can put the funniest picture ever in it. This made me LOL hard. I'll put it right at the very end where they normally are but I'll have one or two funnies in between.

So my day was fun. I turned from a East London girl into a French War Veteran obsessed with cheese in less than 24 hours. That's skill. Our group in LTA was Kathryn, Mercy and I. We were doing a sketch of three old men (An American, A British man and a French Man) fighting over which country in the Allies were the most important. This was hard for me as I being the French man had to come up with some things the French did in World War 2. I got zilch. So I put in that we gave them Baguettes and Cheese (Pronounced Sh-Ee-Zz) hence the obsession with cheese. Unfortunately, I once again had to dress up in the most outlandish way possible. This includes: A white shirt, A red carafe, Blue farmers trousers which were two times too big, a hat, spectacles and of course Eyeliner for a Goatee, Moustache and Sideburns. But the best part? I got to wave a stick-thingy around. Fun times. Epic.

(Baguettes and Cheese!)

So onto my inspirational message. And this message I am dedicating to my dearest and most-loved friend, they have always been there for me, always comforted me, never let me down, have always been a shoulder to cry on, listened to my problems, they never ask too much of me and they don't care what shape or form I am. I am of course talking about my bed... I jokes but your bed is the perfect example of what your best friend should be like. They should be all the examples I gave and more. Mine are. Mine are the best I could ever want. And I try to be the best I can be for them to. Tomorrow as it's the last day of school I am going to treat my best friends the nicest I can. If you're reading this I hope you know who you are, expect good treatment cause I'll miss you all in the holidays.


So, are you guys ready?
Are you ready for the funniest picture I've ever laid eyes on?
You really ready?!

Here it is!

(This made me LOL so so hard)

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