Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Typical Scotland

Only a quick one, but I just had to..

Sunday, 25 April 2010

She ain't a robot yo.

Marina Diamandis

As well as being a fan of her music, she is quickly becoming one of my new "style crushes". I had to search the internet for about an hour to try and find a picture of this jumpsuit before eventually finding it on her myspace page, typical. She wore it when she performed on Jools Holland last week but the picture is from somewhere else I think. Words cannot describe how much I love it and I hate the fact that I could never get away with wearing something like that. She is also incredibly stunning, further increasing my jealousy. Oh, and she was wearing this really cute teddy bear jumper dress when she performed on Frock Me, which was on tv earlier. I couldn't find a picture of it though, as it was just on this afternoon, but luckily I found this video on youtube where you can see it:

Anyway, this will probably be my last post until near the end of May because I really need to get revising for my exams, which start in around 2 weeks - scary. I'll try and do a couple here and there but they are likely to be very brief. However, I will be posting lots throughout summer to make up for it :)

Monday, 19 April 2010

I'll take you in pieces, we can take it all apart

Apologies for this post being later than promised, I'm just gonna blame it on the volcanic ash - it's severely affected my ability to function recently. Not really, I was just busy revising and watching the Formula 1, which was so good this weekend - very disappointed in Alonso's ridiculously obvious jump start though, he let me down. But I also didn't notice, until yesterday, how much of a babe Sebastion Vettel is becoming, he's not my usual type but he is adorable. He's also a brilliant driver by the way, I'm not that shallow. Anyway, I'll try and keep this post brief as I tend to ramble on and get really boring.

The XX

After knowing about these guys for a while, I was a bit skeptical about buying their album as I wasn't sure if I would be able to cope with a whole album in their genre. However, I had store credit for iTunes and, while browsing, noticed that their album had dropped in price to like £4.99 or something, I can't remember exactly. It is an amazing album and every song is so beautifully done. My favourites are probably Crystalised, Shelter and Basic Space but they are all lovely.


Sorry, I didn't have time to do an outfit picture as I literally had about 20 minutes to get ready when I got home from work before going out again. It wasn't a very interesting outfit anyway so you didn't miss out on anything. But anyway, I was quite surprised by the film, it wasn't what I was expecting really. I didn't have incredibly high hopes for it but it was actually really funny. However, there was a lot more killing and blood and guts then I was expecting - I was not prepared for it at all. Also, I wasn't aware you were allowed to say "the c word" in a 15 film, considering you aren't even allowed to say it past watershed on tv, especially since the girl who said it was only about 10, maybe 12 at a push. I don't really want to say much as I might spoil it or ruin the jokes but I would recommend going to see it, as it's really funny.

The Leader's Debate

Last but not least, the one you've all been waiting for. I'm actually really interested in politics and world issues so I apologise if not all of you are but you don't have to read what I have to say. First of all, I am in no way trying to influence those of you that can vote (I've still got about a year to go before I can unfortunately). Personally, I do not get David Cameron at all: I find his policies and his attitude completely ridiculous. In my opinion, he is a poncy twat. All he did, the whole way through, was repeat himself and quote all these people he supposedly met. God knows how he managed to make time to cycle all over Britain to meet this diverse group of people he was talking about. I also found it incredibly ironic how these "sources" seemed to back up every point he made. Most of all, I despise the Conservatives' plan to cap immigration, if they win the election. I understand that immigration is increasing and it could be a problem but would it not be easier to find ways of catering to immigrants by finding ways to create more jobs and more efficient housing where there are high percentages of immigrants rather than turning them away? I don't think it's fair that we have the right to deny someone a better lifestyle than the one they're living in. There's obviously a reason why immigration is high. I hate this attitude that people have towards immigrants here now. This whole "they're taking our jobs" belief is so pathetic. Generally, they work in the jobs that no-one here wants to do anyway because they have too much pride or are just lazy so, therefore, they have no right to complain. The fact that the opinion polls also suggested that the majority agree with David Cameron sickens me, it just proves how racist people in this country are becoming and it honestly scares me.
Overall, I found that Gordon Brown was the only one who seemed to know what he was talking about and actually make sense. However, I think he was trying too hard to be funny and improve his public image: I still don't understand why it's so bad in the first place though, I've never had a problem with him personally. Although I would give Nick Clegg credit, as I think he did quite well considering the fact that most people initially rule out the Liberal Democrats as contenders. Despite that, I'm still Labour all the way :)

Ok, so I tried not to ramble but I did anyway - I hope you know how much I condensed that last bit as well, I'm far too opinionated for my own good. I hope I managed to keep you reading though - I'll try and keep the content a little lighter next time, promise :)

Friday, 16 April 2010

Yes, I am alive.

This is just a quick post so you all (whoever you are) know I'm alive and that I will be posting either tomorrow night or Sunday - it's more likely to be Sunday though since I'm working tomorrow afternoon. I've been busy again this week revising my extended essay for History, which I sat today and I think it went quite well. I'll just have to wait to get the results now, which will take ages as it has to be sent away to the SQA to be marked and all that. Anyway, now that's out of the way, I have time to get on with revision for the rest of my exams, lucky me eh, which means I will be busy up until the beginning of June so I may have to consider taking a break from "blogging" until then. Although, I will have a fun-filled Summer to document as I'll be going to T in the Park and, hopefully, Rockness for the day The Strokes are headlining, as well as all my other antics with the quines (or girls - I am aware of the language barrier).

Anyway, my next post will be a mixed bag of treats, consisting of my take on the leader's debate (for all you politics enthusiasts), The XX, an outfit post and a film review, if all goes to plan. See you then m'dears :)

Sunday, 11 April 2010

I'll humbly ask for forgiveness

..for being rubbish at posting, as always. I'd also like to add that the title is not my own words (shockingly enough), it's taken from 'Heart and Soul' by Joy Division: one of my favourite songs by them. I've been in a bit of a 'rut' recently, as the Americans would say; or down in the dumps, in the words of my mum. I don't know what it is, I've just been really irritable and moody. You know when you get those days now and then where you just can't be assed with anyone or anything, well that's how I've felt for about a week. Therefore, I haven't really done anything - apart from going round to my friend's house for tea one night - including not revising nearly as much as I'd hoped, which I am incredibly annoyed with myself about. So basically, I've been sitting at home, wallowing in self pity, which I've found to be the best state to be in for writing songs - an amateur hobby of mine. I realise that this post isn't very interesting but I just wanted to justify why I haven't been posting much recently so there's your reason. And just to give a point to this post, here's a bit of Joy Division:

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Nutter Island (ho ho ho)

So, here's what I wore to go to the cinema last night with my friend Tatiana:

Top: Asos
Shirt: Topshop
Jeans: Mango
Boots: Solea at Kurt Geiger (as always)
Bag and jewellery: mum's

On to the film...

We went to see Shutter Island, which I'd been really excited to see ever since I heard about it a few years ago, when it was mentioned on Entourage. I'll admit I was annoyed at how long it took to be released but it was still everything I expected it to be. However, as Tatiana pointed out, the music was unnecessarily over-dramatic, especially when they're in the car at the beginning driving into the institution then nothing major happens, they just have their guns taken off them. Despite that, it was still an incredibly enthralling film and it definitely keeps you on your toes. I won't be able to go into much detail because I would give too much away but there's a big twist at the end, which has left me very confused. I have my own opinion about what happened because, personally, I think it's the only logical explanation. However, I think the ability the film has to divide the audience is the best thing about it. Although I'm not a big fan of films that are left unexplained, I did think the way it was done was very clever, as it makes you rethink the whole film. I do want to see it once more when it comes out on dvd, just to see if it clarifies my view of the ending or if it completely alters it. All in all, I would really recommend it if you're into films that make you think, not just about the film itself but about society, as it does have quite an interesting message about society's view on so-called "mental people" (which is a term I hate).

Anyway, have you seen it? If so, what did you think? If not, what have you seen lately? Any recommendations? :)