Life Lately and some great quotes – May 2015

Wow, I haven’t done one of these in ages! Maybe because I always feel that if I only put quotes up I am being too lazy and it is a half assed job. I totally put in links to other posts and articles to make it look less half assy 😀 Enjoy!

What’s happening in life right now?

Well, pretty much a nauseating amount of microbiology and physiology course work. I am right in the middle of exams, hence the absence on blog posting, reading and commenting, and no surprise, I am feeling a bit deranged. I am closing in on finishing my degree so there is no universe where it is okay for me to fail, causing me to be super stressed. Meh. However, I am only writing again on the 27th, so I do have a bit of a break before I hit the books again (and yes, I literally hit them against the wall quite often).

Reading wise I am still stuck on the DaVinci code. I am probably only fifty pages from done, but man, how excruciatingly long is that book? The story line is not strong enough to cover so many pages, let me tell you.

Watching: I am going to start a small blog run here with some macho movies. I love a good action movie, but man, some of these are dodgy. I am still playing around doing weekly installments or just one week straight, but at this point is seems better to do it weekly. I am SO excited!!

Some Quotes (and wise words quoted by no one):

How appropriate is this reminder? So powerful and true.

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For us busy folks:

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What have you been up to? Tell me!

Thoughts 5.1

It’s been a while since I’ve entertained you with one of these, so I thought I would share some insights to what is running around in my head.

Firstly, I have to mention that I finally have my laptop back. After a week and a half of ownership, its’ hard drive broke and to say that I was distraught is a severe understatement. HOWEVER, I took it back to the shop where I bought it and they were beyond amazing. CNA was beyond amazing fixing it for me. It took slightly less than the three weeks I was expecting so I am super impressed about that too. WHOOP!

Some blog changes

I’ve finally, with some help of a really good friend, brought some proper search categories and tabs onto my blog. They are currently running only this year’s posts as it takes some time getting them all up but I will be building backwards into 2013. I don’t think 2012’s posts were all that good (I only started this baby then) but will place a few select ones from back then too. Tell me what you think of it!

Elections 2014

The only way South-Africans can change our corrupt government is by voting a new party in or at least scaring the ANC enough so that they start doing their jobs. Voting day is TODAY. It usually takes me all of five minutes each year to go vote and everyone else says it is really easy for them too. Meaning: JUST GO DO IT. I had a long conversation with the ever helpful tech at CNA about voting and I think I convinced him to go make a mark. I can’t obviously reach all Saffa’s, but if you read this, claim your democratic right and go make your crosses!

This guy on the bus back from Nelspruit

I could write BOOKS on how not to behave on a bus sitting next to a stranger based solely on my experience sitting next to him. So here is a fairly short list of the things he did most wrong:

  1. When someone is staring out of the window to the beautiful scenery and has their headphones in, it is a certain sign that that someone wishes to be left in peace.
  2. Don’t freak people out by asking six times where they live. Really, once is enough and when a general description is given you should leave it at that and not carry on and ask “So where exactly do you live?” six times with a leering smile.
  3. Personal space. I could go on for weeks about personal space and its’ diameters and how it should be respected. I really dislike strange people in my personal space. I actually just like people I know well really close to me (I don’t think that is too odd) and if strange guy that keeps on asking me where I exactly live brushes my arm ever so often I am going to get pissed.
  4. Stop staring at my phone screen, you creep.

Series I am planning to watch in the following months:

I finished Bones Season 6 last night. It was quite good but those last few episodes wrecked havoc on my stress nerves and it was emotions flying everywhere. I have to say that I am impressed with the steady pace the series manages to run – I haven’t found one season apart from season two that I found bad.

Game of Thrones (I haven’t even seen season one yet)

Breaking Bad. Everyone is telling me to go watch this.

True Detective. Also, once again, everyone is recommending.

Suits season 4

Pretty Little Liars (I am not even sure on what season they are)

Criminal Minds, from season one.

New girl from season two onwards.

Unisa:

 I am writing on the 20th and 28th of May and then the 3rd of June with my other subject being a portfolio. Naturally I am writing Chemistry first. I am slightly sad that I am taking only two subjects in the second semester – I need to pass them before I can take any related practical so I am blocked right now. I just want my degree!

Books

I am finally reading again. I’m busy with the Deathly Hallows and Nora Roberts’ Tribute as well as A Faint Cold Fear by Karin Slaughter. I want to try John Green again. I enjoyed the Fault in Our Stars very much and am excited to find out if any of his other books comes close to it.

Medical Aid

They are all screwing with you, FYI.