Tuesday, 31 July 2012

I Need To Get Out More!

Today has been one of the most random days ever.

To start with, I was woken up by the fire alarm, now many of you may think that I'd be used to this living in this house. However, this time the fire alarm was coming from next door, which is unoccupied...spooky! so whatever the builders were doing in there I'm pretty sure it wasn't what they were supposed to be doing!

Next, well OK a while later, after making dinner I came back upstairs to look out my window and find some random guy de-weeding our front step and pathway! Not a clue who he was! Looked like someone's Granddad, a little grey-haired fellow who, when I opened the window to cause a distraction, looked up at me, smiled, waved and carried on with what he was doing...It was as if a randomer de-weeding your garden was the most normal thing on the planet!

Finally, now this is the best one! Debbie and Dec brought a friend from work home to go house viewing with them. I did not know this, and as I was kindly bringing in their Asda delivery through into the kitchen there he was...The exact replica of Emily's Ex! I screamed....proper actually screamed at the poor man! Not only was there a stranger in my kitchen he was the splitting image of someone who very definitely should not have been there! The poor guy is probably traumatised after an irrational Geordie in her pyjamas yelled at him incoherently while dragging Asda bags across the floor! Not the best welcome to a house I expect!

However, all normality was restored when Josh returned from work with cake...Marks and Spencer Staff perks are the best :-)

Luckily Emily and Liv are taking me to Leeds tomorrow, so I can get out of this house and back to normality!

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

86 invasive questions; Everything you have ever wanted to know about me

1.       Think of the last person who said I love you, do you think they meant it? 
a.       Yes

2.       Would you date an 18-year-old at the age you are now?
a.       Very definitley not! ahaha, far too immature

3.       Would you ever smile at a stranger?
a.       Would do and have done!

4.       Is there someone mad because you’re dating/talking to the person you are?
a.       Not that I am aware of...can't see why they would!

5.       Have you heard a song that reminds you of someone today?
a.       Lost Prophets, Rooftops, leaving year 11, She Will Be loved, Maroon 5, Skiing in Italy

6.        What exactly are you wearing right now?
a.       A Mass Effect t-shirt and christmas pants

7.        How often do you listen to music?
a.       Everyday

8.        Do you wear jeans or sweats more?
a.       Jeans

9.        Have you ever kissed someone whose name begins with the letter ‘B’?
a.       Yep....just one

10.    What about ‘S’?
a.       Yep...two

11.    Can you drive a stick shift?
a.       Course I can, passed first time at the grand age of 17 baby! (British not American)

12.    Do you care if people talk badly about you?
a.       Yeah

13.    When was the last time you cried?
a.       Probably not recently enough! May was the last time I cried

14.    Have you ever told someone you loved them?
a.       Yeah

15.    If you could change your eye color, would you?
a.       Nah, my eyes are a pretty cool greeny-brown colour, depending on the light! I like em' (I'd like them more if they worked though!)

16.   Is there a boy who you would do absolutely everything for?
a.       Man, and yeah

17.    Name something you dislike about the day you’re having.
a.       I woke up at 7.45 by the builders next door blasting the radio far too loudly
18.    Is it cute when guys kiss you on your forehead?
a.       Nope, but its cute when girls do it ;)

19.    Are you dating the last person you talked to?
a.       ahahahahahaha no. 

20.    What are you sitting on right now?
a.       Lying in bed

21.    Does anyone regularly (other than family) tell you they love you?
a.       No...well thats depressing isn't it!

22.    Have you ever wanted someone you couldn’t have?
a.       Far too many times!

23.    Who was the last person you talked to before you went to bed last night?
a.       Josh or Emily, shouting something about using the shower probably

24.    Do you get a lot of colds? 
a.       Not as many as I probably should working in a school!

25.   Where is the shirt you are wearing from?
a.       Game....yeah I'm a geek!

26.   Does anyone hate you?
a.       Probably....Hope not though!

27.    Do you have any empty alcohol bottles hidden somewhere in your room?
a.       Not hidden, I'm 21 and living in a student house, but they're there!

28.   Do you like watching scary movies?
a.       Nope, no way, not a chance in hell!
29.    Do you want your tongue pierced?
a.       SOOOOOOOOOO  BADLY!!!!!

30.    If you had to delete one year of your life completely, which would it be?
a.       Last year of A-levels....too stressful! 

31.    Did you have a dream last night?
a.       Yep...Not explaining it, too confusing. It involved me, a friend, their dad and him travelling to Leeds to shout at me...random!

32.    When was the last time you told someone you loved them?
a.       On phone to mam and dad yesterday probably

33.    Do you think you’ll be married in 5 years?
a.       Probably not

34.    Do you think someone has feelings for you?
a.       I think they do, yeah.

35.    Do you think someone is thinking about you right now?
a.       Probs the people reading this :P

36.    Did you have a good day yesterday?
a.       I did! I walked into Leeds and back, played a bit of Uke, had my tea made for me, chilled out in the back with beer and had Emily stick the shower out of the window and soak everyone!

37.    Think back 2 months ago; were you in a relationship?
a.       Yeah

38.    In the next 48 hours, will you hang out with a girl?
a.       I live with three so....yeah!

39.    Has anyone told you they don’t want to ever lose you?
a.       As a friend, about 4/5 people

40.    Do you have any pictures on your Facebook?
a.       Far too many of me and friends in ridiculous drunken poses!

41.    Do you ever pass notes to your friends in school?
a.       I'm at uni, and we still do this!!

42.    Do you replay things that have happened in your head?
a.       FAR TOO MUCH!!!!

43.    Were you single over the last summer?
a.       Yup

44.    Is your life anything like it was two years ago?
a.       ahahahahahahahahahahahaha no.

45.    What are you supposed to be doing right now?
a.       Something a lot more productive than this!

46.    Do you hate the last guy you had a conversation with?
a.        No, I bloody love Josh!

47.    Are you nice to everyone?
a.       Everyone I hope

48.    Do you think you can last in a relationship for 6 months and not cheat?
a.       Yep

49.    Are you good at hiding your feelings?
a.       Not even slightly!

50.    Do you think you like someone?
a.       yep, see above!

51.    Have you kissed someone whose name starts with a ‘T’?
a.       No

52.    Do you prefer to be friends with girls or boys?
a.       Doesn't make a difference friends are friends

53.    Has anyone of your friends ever seen you cry?
a.       Yep, and it terrified the shit out of them....I don't cry!

54.    How’s your heart?
a.       Doing alright at the minute

55.    Is there something that happened in your past that you hate talking about?
a.       No

56.    Have you ever cried over a guy?
a.       Nope.

57.    Are your toenails painted pink?
a.       Nope, never have nor will be, shocker… I don’t actually own any nail polish!

58.    Will your next kiss be a mistake?
a.       Hope not!

59.    Have your pants ever fallen down in public?
a.       Sorta....there is a difference between them falling down and being strided right?

60.    Who was the last person you were on the phone with?
a.       I don't do phonecalls....Mam and Dad

61.    How do you look right now?
a.       An absolute mess....a geeky mess!

62.    Do you have someone you can be your complete self around?
a.       I have far too many people and that is dangerous!

63.    Can you commit to one person?
a.       Yes

64.    Do you have someone of the opposite sex you can tell everything to?
a.       There are about 3 guys I would tell everything to!

65.    Are relationships ever worth it?
a.       Yeah, of course they are.

66.    Currently wanting to see anyone?
a.       Lauren and Lisa....we need a messy Eazy Street night :P

67.   Name something you have to do tomorrow?
a.       BOOK 2.8 Hours tickets....It has to be done!

68.    Last person you cried in front of?
a.       Liv and Emily....Sorry guys!

69.    Is there someone you will never forget?
a.       1 guy 1 girl

70.    Do you think the person you have feelings for is protective of you?
a.       I dunno, but this is a weird question right?

71.    If the person you wish to be with were with you, what would you be doing right now?
a.       hmmmm, getting drunk or playing CoD probably

72.    Are you over your past?
a.       Yep

73.    Have you ever liked one of your best friends of the opposite sex?
a.       Maybe

74.   Is there anyone you can tell EVERYTHING to?
a.       Yes... but I choose not to

75.    So, the last person you kissed just happens to arrive at your door at 3AM; do you let them in?
a.       This has happened...on several occasions....always

76.    Have you ever liked someone who your friends hated?
a.       No

77.    Will you be in a relationship in 2 months?
a.       I doubt it

78.    Is there anyone you know with the name Michael?
a.       I know loads called Michael...including my cousin!

79.    Have you ever kissed a Matthew?
a.       The very first person I kissed was called Matthew

80.    Were you in a relationship in January? How was it going?
a.       Yep, good, 

81.    Don’t tell me lies, is the last person you texted attractive?
a.       Yeah :)

82.   Who do you have texts from?
a.       Last six people in inbox: Emily, Liv, Sally, Eloise, Josh, Gareth

83.   Have you ever kissed someone older than you?
a.       Manchester....That is all that needs to be said!

84.   Who’s in your profile picture with you?
a.       Me and Josh in Wire

85.   Ever kissed under fireworks?
a.       No

86.    Has anybody ever given you butterflies?
a.       Yeah

Friday, 20 July 2012

Eidetic Memory

I posted something on Twitter a while ago about having a mildly Eidetic memory and a few people have been asking what that is, so I thought what better to write a blog post on! Yeah it's boring...but I've ran out of things to write about (and Eloise if you mock my grammar in this one I will kill you!)

Eidetic memory is similar to having a photographic memory, although a person with a photographic memory will be able to recall only visual stimuli with great accuracy. Eidetic Memory can include aspects of this but more commonly includes other aspects such as auditory, tactile, visual and so on, again with great detail.

Having an Eidetic memory is not the same as simply being able to memorise things really well. The majority of people with 'good memories' use some sort of technique to remember, for example a story or a mnemonic where as a person with an Eidetic memory do not. They may only have a fleeting glance of an image/object and still be able to recall with astonishing detail, what it looked/felt/smelled/sounded like. (Bit like the generation game on speed- well not really, but you get my point!)

Now I am not claiming to be able to do this (in fact I can't!) but I do have an uncanny knack with numbers, dates, birthdays, anniversaries, and so on, after having only been told them once and I have very good instant recall with phone numbers and car registration plates (I know, they are amazingly useful!) Why I can't memorise text and stuff for exams I have no idea! But I do know all my house mates birthdays, telephone numbers and bank card pin codes! as well as the past four, 11-digit log in codes for online banking. I can tell you crap loads about codes as well as write, read, and decode binary on sight. (ok I may have taught myself that bit!) However I'm not like a modern day rain man, I can't look at a pile of toothpicks and tell you exactly how many are there...but I can card count! So all this probably means I don't actually have an Eidetic memory, and considering there is much debate over the actual existence of Eidetic memory as a whole...I probably don't but I like to think I do and it gives a medical name to my geekiness and general weirdness when it comes to numbers

It is annoying at times, for example; I was in Leeds today and a car drove past me, I recognised the car, but not the person in it....why because (after much thought and annoyance over why I recognised it) I realised it had drove past me when I went to the shop on Monday night....almost 5 days previously!! Annoying much :-/

Don't really know why I'm still going on about this and the people who asked the question on Twitter are probably regretting it and have stopped reading (or realised that actually I don't have an Eidetic memory, I'm just a freak!) So I think its time to stop writing and put rain man on! Also Josh wanted a mention in this blog post so.....HIYA JOSH!!!