Hello. This blog entry feels a little weird and that is because unlike pretty much every past blog entry ever, I am not writing it on my laptop. Well I am, but it is my brand new one, partly funded by money I have been given for my birthday. The old one had run out of memory, had a mouse button that was hanging off, had a USB slot that didn’t work, had a disc-drive that didn’t work and was really slow. Every time I turned it on I felt that it might just die on me. But the worries are no more because this is the new laptop I have:
It’s a Toshiba Satellite in a lovely red colour. As computers go it’s nothing amazing but it’s a huge improvement on my old one. It’s quicker and has much more memory for starters. The presence of a built-in webcam makes life a whole lot easier too and will no doubt encourage me to film all sorts of new vlogs. When I work out how to film a video that is.It also runs with Windows 7 rather than the far inferior Vista operating system that I have had to put up with for nearly four years. All in all it makes my computing far better, which must be a good thing.
Also new today is my hair. It has been growing now since around the beginning of November and it really was time for a cut. I had been putting it off due to cost issues (I’m a poor student remember) but I’m at home so my parents could pay for this one. I could have chosen to have the hair cut down to it’s usual length but decided I wanted a properly short cut this time. I need a change of style. For the first time in years and years you can actually see the tops of my ears and it’s amazing. I flipping love my new hair. I would post a picture but I haven't got round to doing that yet so you will just have to wait and see. It’s good though.
I’m still loving being home. I’ve been desperate to be back here for weeks now. Life just feels easier and less scary when I’m here, partly because of being in the home I grew up in but also because I am with my loving family who I really miss when I’m away. Returning to university isn’t exactly seeming like a good idea at the moment what with feeling so comfortable here and with the awkwardness I left uni in. Well at least things can’t really get any worse, though I have said that many times recently and it doesn’t seem to be coming true. Sigh.
I feel I cannot end this entry without talking at least briefly about Japan’s massive earthquake and tsunami. Loads of people were killed and it all sound quite frankly horrendous. The worst we get in the UK is a bit of snow that means we can’t drive much. Yet the Japanese are amazingly resilient against all the odds. I wish everyone in Japan and across the world faced with peril and ruin all the best in continuing and rebuilding their lives.
Tomorrow, amongst other things, I shall go into some detail about the geology of said earthquake. An 8.9 on the Richter scale is quite exciting for a former geology student, it’s just a shame that means its more destructive. Finally I should thank all my minions for continuing to follow me, all 110 of you. Wowie. You guys are all awesome!