Thursday, 27 December 2012

Google's Doodles

One of the most exciting things to open, when late at night (or Heaven forbid, early morning) you are attempting to start/finish an essay is a Google Doodle.

For those of you who, Heaven forbid again, may use another search engine and are blissfully unaware of these doodles, they are when on the day of an event, or anniversary of an event, Google will go all out and dedicate the most popular page on the internet to that day. 

The most exciting of all are the interactive ones. You can play games or make a song, it is the most counterproductive yet exciting form of procrastination known to man.

Now if this isn't selling Google, I don't know what is.

Here are some of my personal favourites - Non googlers get ready to get your mind blown.

The day of the dead 2012

Winner of the Google for Doodle prize - India

Amelia Earhart's 115th Birthday

St. George's Day / The 30th Anniversary of the ZX Spectrum

And my favourite interactive ones

You will need a minimum time of 12.89 minutes to click on this link

Does the link give you a hint?

Yahoo say what?


Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Back From The Dead (With Costume Ideas)

In true Halloween attire I decided to return from the dead.

If being absent from a blog counts as being dead.

None the less tonight is the night of the living dead! It's HALLOWEEEEN!

Or an excuse for people to wear less clothes - whatever you'd like to call it.

Social standards go flying out the window on this night of horrors, but is that what we really have turned to? 

I have more faith in the human race.

If you've stumbled across this blog, scouring the internet for quick costumes which do not expose every bit of skin on your body - you've found the right place!

If it's not Halloween and you're reading this - some of them are fun anyway.

1) A Chick Magnet
Wear black clothes and stick barbie dolls on your clothes.
Alternatively, stick chicks or chickens on your outfit

2) A M & M
Simply wear block colours

3) You from yesterday
Wear the clothes you were wearing yesterday

4) An Egg
Wear white and stick a yellow circle in the middle of your top

5) A Puddle
Pour a glass of water over yourself - at home or make a scene at the party!

And if you do have some extra time on your hand, how about this? 

Happy Halloweening!


Friday, 17 August 2012

iPhone or Blackberry

The question older than time itself.

Well, if you exclude 'what came first the chicken or the egg'.... that one is way too mind baffling. (the chicken had to come first to give birth to the egg, but how was that chicken even born? It needed an egg... SO DID THE EGG COME FIRST?! Even if you believe God just placed everything on the earth, which one was here first?!?!?!?)

ANYWAY, I have an advantage in this argument. 

I have experienced the best of both worlds. Hannah Montana style.

Grabbed your attention didn't I? Either with the bad pun or the comment.

So, I started off (as most people do in this situation) with a Blackberry.

There will always be a place in my heart for my blackberry. I had a beautiful bold (personally I'm not too fond of the other ones) and they are good phones.

Considering, Apple was a massive company before the iPhone, Blackberry emerged solely on the phone. I'm sure avid Mac users just bought an iPhone because of the Apple logo.

It is amazingly and successfully addictive with BBM being a massive part of it, whilst business wise (not that I would know..) but it is so much easier to access documents and information on a Blackberry.

So now, the iPhone. This crazy device which can do everything which you could ever dream of, such massager and dream translator I mention in 'Dreams and Thinking', and is not nearly as addictive as the Blackberry.

It can do a lot more things app wise, and is a lot better for the more artistic of us.

Oh and don't listen to the 'draining battery' rumours.

So, overall. Blackberry is definitely better for a business man or woman, whilst the iPhone has amazing photography and arts apps. 

As a teenager, if you want to communicate with a lot of your friends, and don't mind losing your mind a bit with the flashing red light indicating a new message, go for the Blackberry, but be warned. Your family, friends and yourself will get pissed off with you with the amount of time you spend with your new best friend. It isn't call Crackberry for nothing! All the teens left, iPhone iPhone iPhone. The days of fun I have when bored are endless and it isn't nearly as addictive but still as fun.

Hope that helps anyone making a decision to change!

And for anyone deciding between them, my opinion? Neither.

If you want to be more individual and actually have a functioning brain, get a brick phone. Cause once you get one of the two you will never be able to go back. EVER.

Have fun phoning!


Thursday, 16 August 2012


Maybe some of you can relate, or maybe I'm just a freak, but I am soo fascinated by dreams.

I read a book which mentioned how dreams are a way of your subconscious trying to talk to you and I thought that was so cool and looked into dreams a bit.

It was also strange because before this, my friends found a sudden obsession with dream dictionaries so I looked into it on my iPhone (which obviously has everything... and I mean EVERYTHING. I found an app which even massages you. Say whaat?)

So anyway, I found an app called iDream where you can record dreams and it highlights key words and kind of 'translates' them for you.

For example, did you know if you dream about rodents, it foretells trouble through active but hidden jealousy UNLESS it was a white rodent, meaning you will be protected by friendly forces.

So I don't know how much I believe, but it's still fun and there's no harm!

For those of you without the pleasure of an iPhone (if its a blackberry..grr!) I also found where you can search individual words.

And if that didn't sell it for you, apparently, if you write down your dreams you remember in the morning, eventually you can get power over your dreams! Cool, right!

Apparently, my brother can 'edit his dreams' and pause and rewind.

But to be honest I think that's almost as untruthful as some of the dream interpretations.

Your call!


Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Blogging and Thinking

Blogging is, I've decided, one of my favourite things to do.

Sitting down with a warm jumper on with a cup of warm tea on a rainy day while typing utter randomness is such a cool feeling.

And unlike a history essay, you actually know what your typing about. It also makes you feel like Jenna Hamilton from awkward. and AMAZING tv show which you should all watch, and it is so cool writing fast, you really feel like a pro!

Task for you all! Open a word document or something and just type your thoughts.

Better yet use the thoughts room which is an amazing website to let out your thoughts.

As you type the words they drift away, the idea being that no one judges you in the thoughts room.  An amazing place to let go.

However, my personal favourite link on the website is the Quiet Place.

I'm not going to give this one away, click here to look at it yourself. 

It's not scary, its very relaxing and peaceful.

Not to sound like a hippie or anything.

Check them both out!

Peace out fellow hippies!


Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Wanna get fit?

The constant battle between being skinny and eating like a big dwells upon us, and being fit or dying of a heart attack will soon be the next option.

What to do what to do?

Well those of you who think stop eating is the healthy answer, WRONG!

In fact if you do think that, that is extremely worrying for your future life of what you think is wrong or right so I suggest seeing some sort of psychologist.

So, for those of you who still remain, what do we do?

As I mentioned in my previous post, when I passed getting fit, I mentioned trading chocolate biscuits or something you eat a lot for a healthy option which you love, such as apples or strawberries, which is a start for healthy eating.

However, those of you who'd like to exercise, will want to know what else.

Taking a jog or a walk is amazing, and cycling is also wonderful for your body! If you're in London (and I think Paris have a similar system) take advantage of the Barclay's Bike System, which I do quite a lot.

Something at home which I've started to do is this AMAZING channel on youtube, which honestly is so good, I feel like I'm spoiling my little secret in getting fit...

So can you keep a secret?

POP Pilates is a channel made by an over excited American just to top everything off, with funky music throughout her work outs.

The pain is excruciating but this woman is obviously very qualified and recieves all positive comments of people talking about how 

"like I can like literallyyyyyyy feel my butt toning and its like totallyyyyy rounder in my jeans lol"

And if that isn't good enough for you, I don't know what is.

Here is a video to show a demo of Cassey and her over enthusiasm.

And in true Cassey fashion, remember




If that doesn't work click on this link.

And her channel is here.


Smiling is infectious,
you catch it like the flu,
When someone smiled at me today,
I started smiling too.

I passed around the corner
and someone saw my grin.
When he smiled I realized
I'd passed it on to him.

I thought about that smile,
then I realized its worth.
A single smile, just like mine
could travel round the earth.

So, if you feel a smile begin,
don't leave it undetected.
Let's start an epidemic quick,
and get the world infected!

A lovely poem, which is food for thought!

Next time you see a not too dodgy stranger, smile! And wonder how far that smile gets :)