Saturday, 31 July 2010

Yay, a Tag!

It's my first one, and I'm overexcited about it :D

Lou tagged me to answer a few questions...sounds do-able!

1. What's a perfect styling for you?

I like lots of things, and I don't think any of them are particularly perfect :) I usually just wear hoodies and jeans out, and in summer just switch to shorts and t-shirts, I dress pretty simply :P I'm not very fashion-minded, so I don't tend to be adventurous at all :') I don't even have a wardrobe, I attacked mine with a hammer so now I have sort of a rail type thing. And other types of styling are virtually non-existent with me...I barely brush my hair, don't wear make-up and my converse are my favourite shoes. I have 4 pairs, and that's extravagant for me :P

2. On what do you spent most of your money?

I'm a saver not a spender :P I don't really buy clothes or magazines, most of the money I take to college/out goes on food :') I buy CD's and DVD's more often, but not regularly. Although I've been to Iceland and Russia (which I havent't got round to talking about on this blog yet, but it was utterly amazing XD) this year with college and I've paid for a portion of those trips, so quite a bit of my money went on those. I guess I go to the cinema alot, but honestly, I'm not usually short of money because I just don't spend any!

3. What's your favourite song at this moment?

I listen to bands and artists that no-one's really heard of, but I've been listening to a comedy trio on YouTube recently who make parodies and originals, and if you've never heard of them, I definitely recomment Youtubing 'The Midnight Beast', their songs are all hilarious! My favouites gotta be the Tik Tok Parody, and Lez Be Friends :D

But I also just discovered that 'Go First' by Damien Jurrado has just shot up my Top 25 Most Played to No.2, when it wasn't even charting before. I don't need Radio 1, I gotta my own ;) Although if anyone can knock 'Monkey' by Low off the top spot I'd be incredibly impressed.

4. Which excellences do you think you have?

Ahh that's a lovely worded question, 'excellences'. I'm excellent at eating twirls and remembering song lyrics, especially if they're musical theatre (mostly because they were drilled into me in 8 hour rehearsals :P). I'm excellent at making my face look like I'm sucking a lemon in most pictures taken of me, or vastly underestimating the camera lense's ability to get me in shot (resulting in me leaning over far too much and thus looking rather idiotic).

5. And what are your failings?

I can't ride a bike very well. I've got the balance thing down, it's just the steering that's giving me problems. I mean, I'm sure I'd have been fine if that big white van hadn't been just where it was and I'd remembered I had brakes. I panic, and my legs go sideways :')

...I have no idea who else to tag...can I tag everyone that reads this? Basically...if you want to, I tag you!

Friday, 30 July 2010

Day 2!

My blog name...La Vie Boheme.

It's a song from Rent, a musical that doesn't really seem like a musical. It's more like a film with the most amazing soundtrack you could possibly imagine (and well, a Brroadway Musical too, but I only have access to the film :P)

The film's about a group of 'Bohemians' living in New York City in 1989, and it just follows their lives. A major plot point is the AIDs epidemic sweeping the city at that time, at least 4 of the main characters have HIV or AIDs. One of the most powerful songs is 'Will I Lose My Dignity', a simple round sung by an HIV support group that the characters attend.

The song La Vie Boheme is performed in the gang's favourite cafe, and it celebrates everything weird and wonderful, showing the brilliant eccentricities of the lives of this disparate group of people.

It's 8 minutes long, I know all the words, it's up there on my Top 25 Most Played, and on the left, in my sidebar, is a picture from the Broadway show, all the colourful characters after they've just finished performing this song :D

It seemed to fit what I wanted this blog to be like ^_^

Thursday, 29 July 2010


...does this count as Day 1?

Err right then, that's thrown me.


1. I don't drink

2. I don't smoke

3. I don't brush my hair

4. I really really hate the hat I'm wearing in that picture

5. I like twirls

Insanely glad it said 5 random facts, rather than 5 interesting facts :P

Because I'm a terrible blogger!

This is nicked from the lovely Heena, who in turn nicked it from Martha :)

I don't have a lack of things to do, I just have a lack of things to blog about (well, not really, but I've been fairly busy recently and lots of exciting things have been happening. I could either say here that this means I'm too busy to blog, or there's no
 way I could do these awesome experiences justice whilst blogging about them), and this seemed a valid alternative to simply forgetting my blog :P

Although, I'm quite looking forward to lots of these. So I might do some all at once. And not do others at all...
And hopefully it will be interspersed with fascinating titbits of my life :P (yeah, only Conor can do sarcasm on a blog. I just fail)

:D We'll see! 

Day 01- A recent picture of you and 5 random facts about yourself.

Day 02- The meaning behind your blog name
Day 03- What you did today
Day 04- A photo you took
Day 05- A website
Day 06- A photo of you from 2007
Day 07 -A Picture of you and your closest friend
Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why
Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past month
Day 10- A food you could live off
Day 11- A youtube video
Day 12- How you found out about blogspot and why you made one
Day 13- Your celebrity crush
Day 14- A picture of you and your family
Day 15- Put your player on shuffle: First 10 songs that play
Day 16- A picture of you taken today
Day 17- Something you have created
Day 18- The last film you saw
Day 19- Nicknames you have; why do you have them
Day 20- A picture that makes you smile
Day 21- A screen shot of your desktop
Day 22- Your favourite album/sDay 23- The last thing you ate/drank
Day 24- Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25- What I would find in your bag
Day 26- Your favourite band at the moment
Day 27- A collection you have
Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?
Day 29- What you wore today
Day 30- What you see yourself doing in 5 years time

Here's a random photo of me pretending to be Indiana Jones. Just so this post isn't all text XD