It’s the last day of May so it is time to look back at the past month and also respond to some of the things you’ve been saying to me!
The Comment Parade!
Niamh: You are correct it is Mean Girls that has a Burn Book! :D
I’m kind of disappointed in myself that I got that right. I watched the movie because it was on the TV on our coach when I was on a school trip when I was somewhere between 13 and 15. I have quite an impressive memory. But still, I doubt many other twenty year old straight guys would know that…
XanthusKidd: Ok, the combination of Doctor Who, Mario, Kermit, and cheese in your header is a huge plus. Props to you, sir. I can relate to everything in this post, minus Being Human and the comics. I'm really intrigued by the Marvel and D.C. universes, but I really don't want to get sucked into them, so I've steered clear.
Thank you! I have been sucked into both the universes, especially the DC one. I am very excited because I have a whole pile of comics that have been delivered to my home address just waiting for me to read. That will be a good afternoon! I didn’t think I would be sucked in, but in the end I was. Perhaps they are not for everyone but they are definitely are for me!
Susan [on Put a Ring on It]: Whoa! How cool. Were you able to touch the birds as a volunteer? Or was that left to the ringers?
(This is about when I went bird ringing. See the post for more details) Actually the ringers were volunteers, they don’t get paid for doing it. I was just a witness I suppose. We were able to touch the birds though. Quite a few people held birds and released them, though unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to do that.
Niamh: You can tell you want to be a teacher; "I don’t know why he thought that was a good idea. It wasn’t." Sounds just like a teacher!
That was my fave comment in quite a while! I’m not sure whether that’s a good thing or not but it made me laugh.
theTsarita: Skrillex sucks, but dubstep isn't just noise pretending to be music. I love dubstep remixes of popular songs. Check out "Too Close," by Alex Clare aka the song from the IE commercials. It was stuck in my head for weeks, super catchy tune.
Don’t even let me get started on dubstep. I could write a whole post about it! And I’ve probably checked out Too Close already. *Checks database* Yes I did, my thoughts are in this post.
Raz: …I would also like to say that I enjoy reading all of your "Brit-isms" (being American). Particularly, the frequency of the word "quite" and the use of the word "maths." I have never understood why we Americans say "math," like there's only one. Still not sure what a "uni" is...
I hope I amuse Americans with my Brit-isms. I probably write more British than I sound, which in turn is more British than most other Brits. I like to think of myself as an English gentleman complete with a moustache and monocle. “Uni” is short for university which is the British equivalent to college in America. I do try my best to make my blog internationally-friendly but if ever anything is confusing I will happily explain it if someone comments.
Thanks for all your comments this month, sorry that there just isn’t room for them all! I read every one I get and love them all!
Minion of the Month: An easy choice this month! It goes to Niamh who has been regularly writing quality comments and even contributed a guest blog post! Thanks for being so wonderful and lovely Niamh!
The One Post You Should Go Back and Read: I’ve written some pretty entertaining posts about my life this month and one of the best is “Evacuation”. I love it because it has all sorts of crazy things happening in it AND has a cliff-hanger. I wanted all of my posts to have cliff-hangers but then I remembered I am not living in a soap opera.
Blog of the Month: Unfortunately I’ve been struggling to keep up with all the blogs I read without having my home internet connection. I’ve been opening all the posts at an internet location and then taking my laptop home to read them. This means no comments I’m afraid. Blog of the Month goes to “Splendor in the Lemongrass”. In it Susan talks about being an American living in Thailand and travelling around Asia. It’s really interesting and fantastically written. I even recommended it to a friend in person which is a very rare thing indeed. Go and check it out, it is a brilliant blog.
And as usual to end on my personal review of the month. Wowie, what a month. It dipped a little in the middle when I was working hard to get all my assignments done but apart from that it was brilliant. I had a couple of fantastic weeks doing fun things with my housemates, particularly Josh, and then another fun week when my best mate Chris came so stay for a few days. I did all sorts of fun things which I’ve written about on this blog. Plus I got back three assignments which all had great marks and finished my second year of university. I’m thinking this is the best month since some point in 2010. It was wonderful and I hope the year just gets better from here!
See you in June!