21/02/2012

ON HIATUS

This will be my last blog post until Easter. This year is going by quickly!

So last year for Lent, I gave up facebook and chocolate. This year I am going a step further to the realms of masochism by depriving myself of chocolate and social networking; an umbrella term including my twitter, tumblr, facebook and blogger acount (including reading blogs by others). Depriving is a funny way to describe it (it's the word that popped into my head first - can you tell I'm nervous/full of dread?!) because I'm thinking it will be as if I'm growing up 15 years ago...

Which is sweet, in an odd and impossibly nostalgic way. 

I'm very prone to feeling like a product of my generation (but probably everyone is... right?) and I just don't want to be trapped in a place where my actual life is superseded by the one I have on the internet. I'm not too certain of my exact feelings vis-a-vis internet control over real life, because it's so hazy where one ends and the other begins, plus the overlap is widening rapidly - good thing, bad thing? Who knows..

I'll be back before you know/realise it!

Have fun in the remainder of February, March and and April (without me, sob!), unfortunately I'll be pretty hard to locate but I'll still be checking my email at csosienskismith@hotmail.co.uk so send me a snail mail of the 21st century! Or, if you'd prefer actual snail mail, let's be pen pals (email me for my address).

Thank you for following me, reading my blog, and humouring my odd bouts of internet love/hate.

 I'll meet you in the street.   


Apologies for the video, there are not enough versions of this out there!

11/02/2012

THERE'S MORE TO LIFE THAN BOOKS YOU KNOW, BUT NOT MUCH MORE

For nine days, I am blissfully parted from school. I've got a lot of lovely things planned this week and I'll be capturing them all on this: 

I bought this cheap disposable camera today with my friend Beth and reminisced of times when the sound of the film winding on would exist concomitantly with happy memories. This blog makes me sound about eighty, I swear.

My most recent discovery is that Wikipedia had a definitive list of 'Scottish Indie Rock Groups'. Goodbye life, hello music geekery in all its reclusive glory.

Beth and I also went to a secondhand book fair today. I spent three pounds and got a plethora of beautiful books, including this lovely little pocket atlas circa 1910.

 Other purchases feature...

I'm self confessed book addict, and I think it's kind of incredible that the meagre pages in these books have survived so much, outlasting the authors by passing from hand to hand for more than a century.

We also both bought new jackets. I got this denim one from Cancer Research. 

We did other fun things in Shoreham, and I'll post the pictures from the developed film at some point. Hope you're enjoying the weather - I am of the small minority that has no snow, but I love the winter sun on windy February afternoons.