So, I’ve been away.
Since my last post here, a lot has changed in my life.
I got accepted onto on a programme to help me go to University in America, and this August, I’ll be staying at Yale for a week, with a day at Harvard, a day in NYC and many campus tours. It’s very exciting.
I’ve survived my first year of (English) college, which is good. *insert happy face here* I really enjoyed my courses and I’ve had the best teachers I could possibly ask for. On a more personal note, I made a strong group of friends which is something I haven’t had for many years. Granted, those friends are in the year above me and are off to University now, but for this year, they’ve been great.
I want to start reviewing again. I think I tried to be too perfect last time around, and I’ve now realized blogging is not supposed to be perfect, it’s supposed to be yours
So hello again blogosphere. It’s lovely to be back.
I’ve got a very neglected ‘Personal’ category on this blog, so this post-with-a-really-random-number-of-questions-on-it should fix that. Also, hello again. (:
- Grab the nearest book, turn to page 21 and read line 17. ‘He had been searching for it, or its equivalent, ever since.’ (From The Girl With A Clock For A Heart by Peter Swanson.)
- If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go? I’m gonna say Los Angeles or San Francisco. I really want to go to California, so that’s at the top of my list.
- Who’s the last person you ate dinner with? My mum. We had cream cheese bagels late last night, mmm.
- Are you a good cook? I can bake better than I can cook, but I’ve never tried anything extravagant, so I don’t really know!
- What was the last thing you bought? The Sherlock Series Three soundtrack this morning. It’s great, okay.
- When did you last step outside? Last night, to go to the cinema with my Mum.
- What’s the last film you saw? 12 Years A Slave
- If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of politics or guilt, what would it be and why? I would remove prejudice in all forms, be it based on ethnicity, sexuality, gender, background, physical appearance or religion etc. I think that everyone has a lot to offer and sometimes people are too judgmental to look past their first impressions. Besides, judging someone based on something that’s an integral part of their being is nasty and it hurts.
- Favorite day of the week? Ooh, tough. I don’t actually know if I have one.
- What is your hair color? I have brown hair.
- What are you listening to? Take That’s albums on shuffle because they’re just awesome.
- Favorite ice cream flavor? I love strawberry and raspberry, but lemon’s awesome too.
- What’s your favorite TV show? Dawson’s Creek will always be number one, closely followed by Glee, Elementary and Sherlock.
- Are you sarcastic? Yes, I really am. I should probably tone it done a bit.
- What’s your biggest ‘what if’? My family have moved house a lot, and across the country too, so I always wonder what my life would’ve been if we’d stayed in the last place, or the place before that or wherever.
- Do you prefer to be behind the camera or in front of it? Behind, behind, behind. No one’s taken a picture of me for at least two years, and I never ever take them of myself. I have a lot of anxiety regarding cameras.
- Who is your celebrity crush? I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a little bit in love with a ridiculously talented fellow called Darren Criss. There are many funny stories to be told about my thing for him, ha.
- What is something you say a lot? I don’t swear, so I tend to use really juvenile insults like ‘poophead’ or ‘turd’ quite a bit. I also say ‘are you being serious?’ a lot.
- What’s your favorite animal? I love giraffes. I’m nicknamed ‘Georgie Giraffe’ because I’m tall, and I also made friends with one at a zoo and it’s been love ever since.
- Define art. To me, art is anything that the beholder finds beautiful. Art is extremely subjective and I think that makes it even more fascinating.
- What was your first word? Not sure about the very first word, but early phrases were ‘tesco lorry’, ‘dig dig’ and ‘Ainslie Harriott’. I was in the car a lot as a baby, travelling on motorways alongside diggers and lorries, apparently. My favorite show was Ready, Steady, Cook and Ainslie Hariott was the presenter dude. I was an odd baby. (Not much has changed.)
- What’s your favorite word? I love ‘discombobulate’, ‘mellifluous’, ‘dalliance’, ‘ineffable’ and ‘fugacious’. I like words. (;
- Do you have any nicknames? My actual name is Georgia, but only teachers and people at school call me that. My brother, my Mum and my sister call me George, a few people call me Gee and occasionally, giraffe or giant. A popular one in my house is ‘Mrs. Criss’, after my infatuation with Darren.
- What do you think about the most? Probably the future. I mean, it’s a big thing, it’s got a lot of variables, it’s scary, and I’m at the age where lots of decisions have to be made that will affect it. Hmm.
- Favorite band? THERE ARE TOO MANY! I love Kodaline, Snow Patrol and Coldplay, but I also really like Daughter, Walk The Moon, Noah and The Whale and Capital Cities. Told you there was too much choice.
- Shuffle iTunes. What are the first three songs that play? How Did It Come To This by Take That, This Is How We Do by Katy Perry and King and Lionheart by Of Monsters and Men.
Here we gooooo…..
- My name is Georgie (the ‘e’ is optional). Well, officially it’s Georgia, but I don’t like that too much. Besides, it appears that everyone decided to name their daughters ‘Georgia’ the year I was born, as there’s an abundance of them at school. Major. Sigh.
- I live in a small town in eastern England. If I could change one thing, I’d make it a lot closer to London (because it’s just my favorite, okay).
- I have a thing for onesies. I have eight, I think, and kudos to you if you can find me at home actually dressed in normal clothes.
- At school, I’m pretty sure I’m known as ‘the weird one’. The girl who isn’t popular (in any sense of the word) and spends 99% of her free time in the library. Yep, that’s me.
- I’m 5’10”, and taller than every single member of my family that I’ve met. Still trying to figure out where I got the height from.
- One day, I’m going to elope with a lemon cheesecake. Simple as.
- When I have nothing better to do, I watch ‘Cake Boss’ or some other equally trashy American reality show. I mean, why not?! Mindless entertainment is always a good idea. (That’s definitely not true.)
- I’m sarcastic, so much so that I don’t even realize it anymore. It makes people laugh and I don’t really know why, but hey, making people smile is never a bad thing.
- I annoy people when I watch my favorite movies or TV shows with them because I’m physically incapable of not expressing my thoughts for the things I love the most. It annoys me, too.
- Even though I’m English, I use American spellings and names for things, much to the annoyance of my peers and teachers. I’ve been called ‘a misplaced American’ on numerous occasions. I’m very okay with that.
So, here’s my first foray into the blogosphere. I hope it’s not too terribly embarrassing.