Oh how fantastically awfully I am...

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

I'm genuinely ashamed of my lack of writing this summer. I find that moving house (which i'm half way through doing), working (which I'm on holiday from at the moment) and drinking/reading/lounging about on a beach (which is the reason why I currently look like a pasty patchy lobster) don't fit together as a good enough excuse.

Other than drinking and moving I have little motivation for anything that really matters... losing weight, not being poor, writing etc. In fact, gimme two more months of this I'll be fat, broke and illiterate and that will just not do.

In spite of all of this anti-productivity I have managed to do some mildly course-relevant work, designing posters and such for my Aunt's play in October. I've also delightfully misused Quark Xpress to make a drinking game. I really need to actually get work experience so that I'm making layouts that aren't spoof birthday presents or card games. This is my one talent and the last two layouts I've created involved fake stories (Jamie and Hazel's diamond heist) for birthday presents. It's a shame that I can't help but create phoney layouts in a tabloid style. It looks more cutesy than professional. Damn my need of experience to get experience. I don't like that I know I'm good at layouts but have no substantial way of showing this.

Now that I've rambled incoherently, I'm gonna to pootle off and thing of things to write about that aren't simply "I can't think of things to write about".

Bicycle... bicycle... bicycle!

Thursday, 14 July 2011

It would just be LOVELY if someone could buy me this. Seriously... someone give me £169. 

I bought my current bike second-hand last year and not long after I got it I came off it. Only a couple of months after I bought it and apparently I buckled the back wheel. As well as that, the brakes and the gears like making horrible noises, it just doesn't feel safe. I'm on it every day... not any great distance but it's still in regular use.

I'm currently looking at more second-hand bikes... preferably folding ones (I have nowhere secure to keep it outside the new house) but I really want a new one. Then I know there's no problems or rust or anything. *sigh* And it'll be shiny.