This is one of my favourite scenes from Community! Dean Pelton is just so awesome!
Next month, Paul and I will be paying a wee visit to London. We were just planning on just going to the Harry Potter Studio Tour for my 21st birthday but we decided to add on a few more days to explore the city too.
So tell me English friends of mine, is London easy to navigate? Are the subways complicated? It's just we looked up a journey and there were four trains within a minute of each other going to the same destination. Would it matter which one we got? Is it like a normal train station that has notice boards with train arrivals etc?
We're going to look like such tourists...
As I stayed up and watched the opening ceremony, I had to stay up and watch the closing ceremony too. I thought it was only two and a half hours long so I wasn't too happy that they dragged it on for nearly three and a half! It was basically just a big party with lots of singers and bands performing. Some were great. Some were shit.
The good included Muse, Oasis, Brian May, Take That, Madness, Russell Brand and the Spice Girls. Though Posh looked like she wanted to be anywhere else but there! The bad included Ed Sheeran, The Kaiser Chiefs, George Micheal, Annie Lennox and Jessie J. Seriously, she took over everything!! I was so annoyed when she started singing We Are The Champions with Brian May - they could have just played Freddie's version! There were other singers like One Direction, Emeli Sande, Fat Boy Slim, PetShopBoys and The Who etc but they were inconsequential to me.
I like that they included Churchill and BritPop but alas no Dr Who. I also felt that instead of letting singers like Jessie J perform all night they could have played full versions of Bowie, Queen and Lennon instead. I think it would have been miles better. I also had no idea what the giant octopus was about.
Overall it was a good show I think, though they seriously dragged it on and on. Also, why were so many people shocked that Prince Harry's real name is Henry? Did no one else know this?
I am very happy to see Great Britain doing so well in the Olympics. I didn't think they would do that well because they never really do but I thought the added pressure of the games being on their home turf might have been too much for them. Though I've been pleasantly surprised! Let's just hope it lasts!
Though I do hate how the BBC would cover one sport for so long and then, when it's nearly over or starting to get interesting they turn to something else! Tis very frustrating. Especially since I only like a few sports anyway!
I'd like to say a huge thank you to Melissa from Melissa knows best and Karan from The World, the way I see it for bestowing upon me the Liebster Award!
I'd also like to thank Jela from Seeker of Perfection for bestowing upon me the One Lovely Blog Award!
And to Althea from Blue Sky Gazing for bestowing upon me the Rockin' Blogger Award which she gave to all her followers
On Saturday I had three different altercations on the road - none of which were my fault. I just couldn't believe the bad luck I was having! The first occured as I was leaving Paul to the train station. An oncoming driver wanted to turn right which would mean crossing two lanes of traffic. Instead of waiting in her lane until the two lanes had cleared enough, she angled her car so that I had to stop as she was blocking my way. The other lane she could do nothing about and so as she waited, I was forced to as well. I was extremely pissed off with her and didn't acknowledge the hand she waved in apology.
The second and third altercations happened at the same junction within 10 seconds of each other. I was driving forward when a car, who was in the left turn only lane, drove straight forward as well! If I had been going any faster then we would have collided and it would have been his fault entirely for being in the wrong lane. I was pissed off because I left it too late to honk my horn at him though I was impressed by my lack of road rage. Then 10 seconds later a car overtook me in a 30mph zone, he was therefore speeding. Although this would not get me into trouble, I just hated the brass neck of him for speeding past me when I was doing the speed limit.
Today I am going to rant about my hatred for "psychics", "mediums", and "tarot readers" etc.
I really wish psychics, mediums and tarot readers etc where exposed as the con artists they really are. I really really don't like them as they prey on vulnerable naive people just to make money. I think it's unbelievably cruel to make a grieving person believe that their deceased loved ones are "making contact". Making contact how? If mediums can talk with the dead then why can't they get more than their first initial? Why can't they tell them something personal and specific to that person?
This applies with psychics and tarot readers as well. They're so vague with their predictions that it infuriates me just how many people believe the crap they come out with. The girls at college were obsessed with psychics and had been to one who told one girl "her true love has been abroad" - seriously? Could she not give more detail than that? Millions of people have been abroad! And yet, she believed her because it "applied" to her as an old mate had recently gone on holiday.
Derren Brown has regularly shown how sly these people are and how far they will go. It's a massive business in America where there are known "faith healers" who heal people at mass rallies and have earned millions from doing it. Again, preying on the vulnerable which is really sick.
So imagine how hard I laughed when late last night I was kept company by a camp German psychic called Flathan. He hosts one of those late night psychic shows where you phone in and he tells you "your future". In this episode he told a girl that she had "so much love to give", he told another that she "had been hurt before" and he told another that she had "been through some dark times". All those statements could apply to anyone! Including me! What was hilarious though was that they keep them on hold for ages to rack up the phone charges and only talk to them for 30 seconds! What was even more funny was that the women couldn't hear him half the time and he was getting so frustrated that I thought he was going to snap! I wish he had.
Anyway, I could rant about this for ages so I better end it here. Don't fall prey to these people!
Breed: Jack Russell
Pet Trivia: I got Penny on my 7th birthday
- Asserting her claim as top dog by marking her territory regularly
- Going for walks
- Keeping an eye on Cally
- Going for walks
- Dinner Time
- Being scratched behind her ears
- Being whacked by Cally's tail
- Being lifted
- Come (will come towards you as long as you gesture at her)
- Out (knows to go out if she has sneaked inside the house)
Penny has changed a lot over the years. As a puppy she was an energetic little thing, always jumping (she seriously could jump so high), running around and playing football with us every evening. Now that she is seriously older she's gone a bit deaf as she no longer hears anything unless it is very very loud or right beside her ears. Instead of dwelling on it though, we find it highly entertaining sneaking up on her sometimes! She's a very smart dog and knows that Cally can hear perfectly fine so when she sees her heading towards the back door, she follows knowing they're about to get treats.
She never used to be so accepting of Cally. She used to snap at her whenever Cally was an over zealous puppy wanting to play with her. But thankfully that's stopped now and they get on better though Penny is definitely the dominant dog. She's earned it afterall. Unfortunately Penny is a lot more jittery now, probably because she's scared of getting hit by Cally's tail. Seriously, that thing is so sore and because Penny is half the height of Cally, she tends to get hit a lot. That's the reason why I think she never stays near Cally for too long.
She's never been a howler but will bark like crazy at strangers. It takes a long time for her to accept you and the only way she will is if you're around a lot. That way she gets used to you and will stop growling when you pet her. Penny can be quite sneaky at times too, she will let you pet her but once you open the back door she's gone. It's almost as if she uses you to get inside. She will also ignore you in favour for someone who walks past with food. She will jump up and down if you have take-away bag snuggled in your arms! And recently, she steals food from Cally which is actually pretty hilarious to watch.
I don't know how much longer Penny will be with us, what with her being 98 in dog years. She doesn't look old at all though. Fair enough her hearing is nearly all gone and she walks slower now but I'm hoping she'll be with us for years to come! I couldn't cope when she ran away a few months ago so God knows what I'll be like when she dies because I love her so much.