This feels weird. It’s the first time all day I’ve been on my laptop so as to avoid gossip about/universities decision on results. I spend so much time every day surfing the internet, looking at random things. I read in someone’s blog post recently about how they thought that we are too reliant on technology these days and I have to agree. People survived for thousands of years without electricity, let alone TVs, mobile phones, the internet and Facebook. Yet most of us use them every day of our lives. It’s quite disturbing in a way. But then again technology is wonderful. I can contact pretty much anyone I want from nearly anywhere in the world. So technology is both good and bad. That’s the sort of conclusion you always get in a history exam.
Anyway, about my day. Well the most interesting thing was my walk into town to purchase a random selection of items. In the supermarket I made the mistake of heading to the till with the shortest queue. As is customary the person in front was awkward and pretty much every other queue in the shop moved faster. The person in front was paying with a £50 note (I don’t think I’ve even ever seen one before) and the checkout-lady had to get someone over to check it wasn’t fake, but no-one came.I eventually got to the front and discovered she was a pretty cheerless women which annoyed me. People whose job it is to deal with customers should be at least friendly to the customers. On my return from town I had the following things:
- Official Nintendo Magazine August 2010 Issue
- New album by the Hoosiers called “The Illusion of Safety”
- Some Sure for Men (an antiperspirant/deodorant combo, I was fed up of having two separate things)
- Money to give to my friend for train tickets for our trip in a few weeks
- Twice as many points on my points card than before I came
I have spent some time listening to The Hoosiers album already. I am a big fan of the band and this meant I was a little worried about the content of the album. What if it was rubbish apart from the song they’ve already released (Choices)? Well I didn’t have to worry as every track was excellent on first listen and I know I will be really loving most of them after several more listens. The track called “Glorious” is amazing and I also enjoyed the slowed paced “The Devil’s in the Detail” (with the drummer’s vocals rather than the usual) despite the fact it reminded me of my old geology teacher (it was her fave phrase). Overall, a brilliant little package. If you’ve never heard any songs by The Hoosiers before then you really are missing out, I suggest you go onto the internet and have a listen to some of their stuff.
This afternoon there was an immensely heavy shower before. When an English person says “heavy shower” they normally mean it was quite wet for a bit. English people like to make out that we have extreme weather but actually our maximum and minimum temperatures are nothing compared to many other parts of the world, as is our rain. There is a fair bit of it but it is rarely heavy. But this time it was. Actual heavy rain that the drains were struggling to cope with and was accumulating on the lawn. I love rain like this as it is wonderful to watch and to be able to see the little streams running down the edges of the roads. Also the wonderful smell of recent rain is fantastic. I love that smell.
It amuses me that some people are going to read this. The events described are pretty dull though perhaps made mildly more exciting by the way they are written. But thanks for reading and I hope I didn’t bore you too much. I’ll see you tomorrow for The Day Before Results (note unnecessary capital letters for effect).