I’m quite happy to have my shiny (sort of) new iPad. No, I don’t have an iPad (3rd Generation) or a ‘New iPad’ as everyone loves to call it. I bought my dad’s old iPad because he of course had to have to latest. Not a problem, it means I get his old stuff. It’s not that old, and it’s still very awesome. Considering I recently discovered a version of Sim Tower for the thing… (Yoot Tower, if you are interested at all)
I’ve been without an iPad for just under two months (I sold my iPad in January for £180 to CeX..), I thought I could do without it but I was sorely mistaken. App wise, I missed Alient Blue and Flipboard. Now I’ve gotten a bluetooth keyboard setup with my iPad I am hoping that I might blog slightly more, but that of course depends if I have anything interesting to say (By the way if you are trying to pair and Apple Bluetooth Keyboard, hold down the power button until the iPad recognises the keyboard and gives you a number to pair it with (and not before… took me ages to figure that out))
Other things I missed included easily catching up with my youtube subscriptions from the comfort of bed (Epic Meal Time, The Slow Mo Guys, and Alex Day.. thank you for all the entertaining videos but Alex, I’m not so sure about your latest song…)
In other news, uni has just become stressful and more of a nightmare and I’ve been sick all week with some random bug that had me in bed all day and awake all night. Missing an open day at Glamorgan in the process. Next one isn’t till June either and it isn’t specific to my course either! Boo.
I’ve also learnt some more about time management this week, and I am trying to avoid doing uni work on weekends and after 10pm at night. Except this week, because I was sick, which completely threw off my plan. But whatever, I have two nights and two essays to write. Easy…. See you on the other side… Wasn’t that a boring update on my life?
Last year went really quick. Really really quick; and it feels like I achieved nothing. I want my 2012 to be different, to be more than just scraping through my uni work during the week and going to work on the weekends.
To summarise my goals for 2012:
- Get onto my second university course
- Getting in front with my current uni work
- Read some Discworld books. Instead of letting them sit on my shelf
- Complete a few games. I’m being non-specific here, because otherwise it won’t happen. Off the top of my head, I want to complete Ocarina of Time, Pokémon Black, and a few other games I really can’t remember at the minute
- Update my blog at least once a week; even just to keep in touch with my goals and update my own progress with how they are going.
Other goals include to try and eat a healthier diet; cut down on the red bull I consume (lots and lots) and walk my dogs more than a few times a week.
We’ll see how this goes!
November has flown by, it’s nearly Christmas once again and I’m getting swamped by university work and games. Mainly by uni work, because I insist on not doing it when I really ought to. The ten hours of Skyrim I played were amazing, but I really need a few solid days to get into it properly. Which isn’t going to happen! I preordered Saints Row the 3rd on Onlive to get a free microconsole, which did work out pretty well seeing I got a free copy of Tropico 4 since the console was delayed. Still haven’t played Saints Row yet, though.
And I now have three lab reports to write, and three assignments due next week, and Mario Kart 7 to play on Friday (if Amazon manage to deliver it, that is).
Currently I’m midway through A Game of Thrones (which I’m finding far more enjoyable than the TV series which I stopped at episode 4! I’m nearly at where I stopped watching, so it’ll be interesting to see if it can hold my interest in the next few chapters [I’m sure it it]) and I’ve just started Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson as it was delivered this morning.
Image via Wikipedia
The introduction was pretty sad, Steve asked him to write his biography back in 2004 (it turns out soon after he was diagnosed with cancer before it was made public) and Isaacson replied along the lines of “maybe in twenty years when you’ve retired, you have lots more to give”. It took a few years for Isaacson to get started, and now Jobs has sadly passed away the biography has been released. It’s certainly going to be interesting read. There is also an hour long interview with the author which you can find here.
Other things I’m up to include cross-stitching, rearranging my room, installing linux, and pretty much anything to avoid my uni work.
No blog posts for three months. Wow. Well I kept updating my tumblr because that required no thought process. Just reblog, or occasionally post a picture I found on Reddit!
However, since I’ve now passed my first year at university I have all the time in the world at my hands! And boy is it a weird feeling. What should I do? Game? But what game?! Read? Which book? Cross-stitch? I’d rather not right now… Argh…
Hopefully this blog will help me to focus my creative energies and avoid procrastinating the summer away. That’s the idea anyway.
This is my current (well and first) cross stitching project that I am attempting. It is based on a pattern that I found months ago on the Sprite Stitch forums and is turning out to be a lot bigger than I was expecting. Hopefully, I’ll get it done one day… She’s still waiting! Oops!
This month I’ve been reading Zombie: An Anthology of the Undead (edited by Christopher Golden). So far, both are recommended. If you like Max Brooks’ zombie books (World War Z and the Zombie Survival Guide) then you’ll most likely love the variety of short stories found in the anthology, including one by Max Brooks himself but I haven’t gotten that far yet. Hopefully I’ll get enough time to finish it this month.
Just a quick note, it seems that it has been released under the alternate title of The New Dead with identical content (and a missing Kindle edition)