List Meme!

Oct. 17th, 2011 05:44 pm
croissantkatie: (doctor)
Comment to this post asking for a list, and I will give you five things I associate with you. They might make sense or they might be totally random. Then post that list, with your commentary, to your LJ. Other people can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.

Questions from the lovely [ profile] sarcasmmonster

Doctor Who
I don't know where to start with this! I grew up knowing about Doctor Who through my parents. I have a strong memory of attempting to explain the daleks to my friend just before New!Who started and trying to get her into it. I failed and she was not converted until the third series. I love it, and I suspect that I always will. It is amazing and ridiculous and wonderful. However, I do wish they would stop having mannequins/dummys/dolls/etc as the villains. I have automatonophobia and it was getting better. Now it's not. So, I love the show with most of my heart. It would have my whole heart if not for that slight complaint (I keep having to hide behind cushions!).

The UK
I am from here! *gasp* I've only ever been to Wales and England though, never made it to either Scotland or Northern Island, although I would like to. I love where I live and that you're never too far from the sea. I don't get to visit the sea anywhere near as much as I would like. I also miss hills. The area I live in is flat, really flat. Admittedly, I live on the edge of the fens, so you'd expect that. It's just, I regularly forget what proper hills are like. I live on top of a hill, except it would probably be called a slight slope nearly anywhere else. I go places and stare in bemusement at the hills.

Tea parties
Tea is awesome, cake is also awesome, as are small sandwiches and the like. Therefore tea parties are awesome. I very nearly had a tea party to celebrate my eighteenth birthday. One day, I plan to have one. I just need to get myself organised. I'm not good at organising social things. :) I may try and get one of my friends to throw me a tea party though. That could definitely work.

I adore murder mysteries. Absolutely adore them. Sherlock though was just so much fun! As soon as I heard that it was going to be on, I knew that my whole family would watch it together (murder mysteries are one of the few things we all agree on). It was just so much fun to watch. And ok yes, we figured out various bits of the plots, but that really didn't detract from anything. After all, you can usually tell who done it in Midsomer Murders because only the murderer is left alive. Sherlock now has a very proud place in my collection of murder mystery tv series dvds. Although I'd rather like there to be more soon. That would be lovely.

Yeah. Well, history. Where to start? I love it so much. I keep being asked by people, "so, what part of history are you interested in?" I always go "erm, all of it?" (and yes, I say it like a question). I once managed to narrow it down to "predominantly early modern history." When I was in sixth form and barely making it to any lessons, I hardly missed any history ones. It pretty much always interests me. I love trying to figure out people's motivations for their actions in particular. I'm trying to fill my gap year with as much history related stuff as possible. I've been doing reminiscence sessions which is where a group of volunteers go and talk to elderly people about their memories prompted by objects. This time we did toys and games. It was absolutely fascinating. Living history! I am also applying to volunteer at the local folk museum. I'm listening to podcasts on history at the moment, trying to find out more about the history of other countries. I think it's quite sad how little I know about non-British history, and what I do know is mainly euro-centric (I feel like a politician now that I've used that phrase :S ). The Spanish history I did was fascinating, as were the brief bits of middle eastern history I've been lucky enough to study (yay history of medicine!). Also, I am going to visit a friend of mine who has just started a history degree and she has promised to sneak me into some of her lectures. :) As my Mum said to someone at Bath Spa's open day, I "really just want to go and hide in a museum or an archive forever."

I am rather unsurprised by which one prompted the most commentary from me.
croissantkatie: (morgana)
So, on Saturday it was the last episode of Doctor Who and the first of Merlin. My brain couldn't quite handle switching gears bewteen the two, but nonetheless, here are my thoughts.

Thoughts! )

Also, last week's episode of The Body Farm was partly filmed in a pub I have been to several time. They had the menu blackboards and everything! But damn, they do a good prawn curry there.
croissantkatie: (Default)
This is going to be a rather itty bitty post, but ah well. It's a post! I can now cross off a third item from my to-do list.

Various stuff and nonsense )

Now I am going to see if I can cross anything else off my to-do list as I am quite fond (and slightly astonished) by the burst of productivity I am experiencing.
croissantkatie: (morgana)
My Mum and brother are currently having a bit of a spat which I am attempting to ignore. So, have a post about good things!Namely Doctor Who, the Comedy Prom, athletics and the Great British Bake Off! )
And now I should probably go and write some more of my personal statement. I’m at the point where I can’t remember anything I’ve done in my life or why I love history. And I’ve never been particularly good at talking my achievements up
croissantkatie: (Default)
Doctor Who, Episode 5, The Rebel Flesh )

I am currently on study leave and I am waiting for Monty Python's Oliver Cromwell song to finish loading so I can listen to it for revision. My friends keep sending me really useful revision materials. It's helping loads, and making it a bit less tedious. Now if only I could understand maths I would be all set! Well, mostly set.

School stuff. Specifically, leaving. )

My friends are also helping me in my quest to find a yellow dress for our Leavers Ball. Yellow very rarely suits me but I love the colour. I want to look bright and cheery and not sad. It's going to be fun (even if I have to think about it just as a summer ball and not as a leavers thing as that freaks me out).
croissantkatie: (Default)
I have fallen rather out of the habit of posting here, which is a bit of a shame really. I am however going to attempt to rememdy this. I suspect I might fail at this for a while as exam season is fast approaching and I'm getting slightly nervous (read: very very panic-y). On the other hand, I may end up posting lots as a means of procrastination. It all depends. The main issue I'm having at the moment is remembering things. Apart from a couple of parts of maths which I both can't remember and don't really understand. Various people are lending me notes and links to videos and stuff though, so I think (hope) I'll get there eventually.

On the plus side, I have discovered that one of my friends loves Lewis as much as I do. Sadly, Lewis is over again. It always finished far too soon for my liking. But Doctor Who is on, so that makes up for it really. That was one of the many sad things about having so many bank holiday Mondays. By the time I got to see everyone, I could barely remember what I wanted to talk to people about. Ah well, I did get lots of time off, even if I completely lost track of days of the week. I do not want anymore three day weeks. They confuse me so much.

Ooh, and Eurovision. Watched it with both my parents, various European foods and some cider. It was ridiculous and utterly awesome. I particularly enjoyed the signing for "all the deaf people who love eurovision" according to Graham Norton and the incredibly bizarre moment when we were at the top of the leader board. Great fun, although I'm glad we only do it once a year!


Jul. 23rd, 2010 05:25 pm
croissantkatie: (Default)
I think I have drunk too much ribena. I didn't know such a thing was possible.

Anyway! It is now the summer holidays! We broke up on Wednesday at lunch. My last lesson of the year was tutor, so a bunch of people skipped and went home even earlier. This meant that there we all got a larger share of the box of chocolates my tutor brought in. School generally for the last week was actually pretty good. I was helping organise the History Conference on Monday and Tuesday, which was fun and I got to hear some really interesting talks. It also helped that we didn't really do much, and even when we did, the teachers tried to make it a bit more interesting because our attention spans were even shorter than normal.

To celebrate the holidays, me and a bunch of my friends had a gathering. The summer vibe was rather spoiled at one point when it hailed, but it was good fun. However, whilst playing the water game (listing things in a category, any repetition or hesitation and you get splashed), someone made us do digits of pi. The only reason we got further than three decimal places is because Ryan told us what to say. Someone only got splashed when they were foolish enough to ignore him. I was also sadly disheartened by how poorly they did when I gave them famous detectives. They only got three! Although as my Mum later pointed out, most people aren't quite as obsessed by murder mysteries as I am.

And now, onto today! I finally got round to watching the Doctor Who Confidential which went with the Big Bang. My family had recorded it for me at the time, but for some strange reason I hadn't watched it. It's hardly been anytime at all since Series 5 finished and I'd already partially forgotten the warm fuzzy glow the show gave me.

As of tomorrow, I am off to France for two weeks with my family where I will have no internet. I am still not sure if I am looking forward to it or dreading it, but we shall see. And hopefully the Campion book I ordered off Amazon will arrive before we leave as I really want to read it. I kind of doubt it will turn up, but I can still hope.
croissantkatie: (luna)

 Recent thoughts in handy bullet point form (oooo-ooh!)

  • We have been spinning the honey from my Dad's beehives over the weekend. A small problem arose in that the honey partially solidified because our kitchen is so cold. However, it is very good exercise for your arm muscles!
  • I have never talked to so many different people about football as I did yesterday at work. This is why I put the tv on normally. It provides something for the particularly chatty customers to engage me in conversation about. Plus, it was vaguely interesting to watch.
  • Doctor Who. Wow. I'm not going to say anything about it really, other than my family is now considering doing one of two things about our planned football barbeque next Saturday. One - cancel it because we haven't officially invited anyone yet. Or two - have people over anyway but force them to watch Doctor Who. See the power Doctor Who has over my family. It now officially has more weight than football.
  • Voyage of the Dawntreader. I saw the trailer for it, as helpfully linked to by [ profile] kohl_rimmed_eye . So excited! I am not going to be thwarted this time in my plans to see it at the cinema. I currently have several options, but as it is a Christmas release, I really don't need to be worried about it just yet. Christmas though? Not sure I can wait that long.
  • I went through and editted a bunch of my tags yesterday, for reasons which now completely escape me. Hmm.
And now! For some quotes associated with the world cup! It's unavoidable in my house, I might as well get a laugh out of it! )
croissantkatie: (Default)

It is currently raining very heavily, which apparently is my fault because I bemoaned the fact that, according to the weather report, we were going to only get light showers. I am very happy that they were wrong.

The downside of this is that there may not be enough people at my Dad's Sunday night football, which will result in TV watching based disagreements. I plan to use the World Cup against any suggestions from my Dad/brother I disagree with. We will no doubt end up watching most of the matches over the next month. I don't mind all that much, but there is only so much I can handle. Even if I end up getting to fill in the giant wall chart in our dining room. There was much debate over which paper to buy to get the free wall chart. In the end, the lure of a voucher for a tub of pringles was not enough to convince my Dad to buy the Sunday Express.

The other downside of this is that it is now raining down my chimney. We really have no idea why there is a chimney in the middle of my room (well, not quite the middle, but you can walk the whole way round it if you stoop slightly) which doesn't extend to the ground floor. Our house is quirky. Normally the odd drop of rain gets past the cap on the top, but it is actually nearly all getting through. This wouldn't be so much of a problem if the plastic bags which used to be stuffed up there to prevent this kind of thing happening were still up there, but we had to remove them to deal with a potential beehive. The current solution is a towel draped over the fireplace which is held up by tins of vegetables on the mantelpiece. Once the rain stops, hopefully we can sort out something more permanent, and something which means I can see my fridge magnet collection.

And whilst I'm making a post, Doctor Who!

Doctor Who, Vincent and the Doctor )

I am so sad that there are so few episodes left. It really has crept up on me. But it has been rather wonderful so I don't really mind that much.

And now, dinner and more chemistry revision. Only three more exams to go!

croissantkatie: (Default)
I have been watching a lot of the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup over the past couple of days. It is awesome and makes me all kinds of happy. Although I am probably too emotionally involved in cricket. I got rather angry the other day when Lumb got out, even though it was the correct decision. I now understand my dad and brother's response to pretty much every sport under the sun. Even if Twenty20 isn't quite the same as a full Test, it's what got me interested in the first place and in my opinion, some cricket is better than no cricket!

On Tuesday I am going to Liverpool to watch my brother play football in a national final at Anfield. I am rather excited and nervous about this. I went to watch their quarter final (which, luckily was a home match) which was rather tense. Although that may have been because it went to added time, then penalties and then sudden death penalties before they finally won. I plan on taking my knitting with me so I can sit there and look like I'm watching whilst not paying a great deal of attention. I want them to win, but I don't think my nerves can cope with watching the whole match. And on the plus side, as it's in Liverpool, all my cousins who now live up there can come and watch. There should be lots of supporters there. They've got a double decker coach, an ordinary coach and numerous completely full cars going up on the day. The team are going up on Monday (which means I won't see my brother on my birthday!), staying in a hotel before going on to do a bunch of team stuff. To say my brother is being unbearably excited is an understatement.

I thoroughly enjoyed Doctor Who last night. I want to watch it again, although not sure when I'll get round to it. I spent a lot of time laughing which was good. I like to come away from watching Doctor Who feeling all warm and fuzzy. And straight afterwards we watched Thursday's Outnumbered, which was hilarious as usual. And tonight I get to watch Lewis! Aww, Lewis.
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I got from a week in Yorkshire with my family yesterday afternoon, which turned out pretty much as expected. I managed not to get a decent cream tea anywhere because everywhere the scones looked half decent, the cakes looked even better. I also discovered just how unfit I am, although that is not entirely unsurprising as I haven't done any proper exercise in nearly six months. So long as I don't end up going on any long bike rides or trips in rowing boats soon I should be alright!

I am now very tired as I've been sleeping very badly. I've still been getting enough sleep but, as someone who needs a fair bit of sleep to get by alright, it's not been great. I have the next week off for the Easter holidays so hopefully I'll be able to catch up before I go back to school. And hopefully start revising properly, but that requires more energy than I have right now, even taking into account the fact that I have now dropped physics. It was a bit of a wrench doing that, but I think it's for the best. I might actually do nearly as well as I'm capable of now. We shall see!

And tonight is the next episode of Doctor Who! I really enjoyed The Eleventh Hour, and I'm hoping I'll enjoy this episode too. I'm slightly confused about why it's on so early, which probably means that curry will have to wait until afterwards, or during Confidential. Silly BBC, messing with our family traditions.
croissantkatie: (lewis at the pub)
A very belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everybody! I meant to say that ages ago but between the relatives and physics coursework over the holidays, I ran out of time. I hope you all had a nice time though!

I spent the majority of my time doing the annual mad dash to visit relatives. We didn't watch any tv when my aunt's family was stopping as we have vastly different tastes. As a result we recorded things and watched them before New Year.

TV stuffs! )

No doubt there are other things I should mention as well but I can' think of them right now. Tonight my family will find something to watch on tv in the absence of Doctor Who/Merlin/Robin Hood, which will be interesting. I see a poor compromise as a substitute on the horizon!


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