Friday, March 27, 2009

So my ipod touch arrived today, and I'm unbelievably happy with it, like having a mini lap top with me on all my travels!! I've got it mainly so I can twitter whereever I am, because god forbid I can't update my status at any given moment and have to cope with the long wait of getting home or to work! If I do something silly or interesting, the world NEEDS to know! IMMEDIATLY!

It seems most of my albums and music is at home, or downloaded illegally, or stolen off other peoples computers. I also have a habbit of putting music on my lap top and once its on my ipod its deleted. So I went into Apple and asked if they sold a product which would transfer files from my old ipod to my new one. The sales assistant (who probably the most beautiful man to ever exsist I have to say, Brendan his name is) informed me that this idea of mine was COMPLETLY illegal!! So tomorrow I'm going to go in and ask if he sells cocaine.

So now I'm going to have to cope without music, or just keep my old ipod around with me for a while if I want a large variety of music, besides which I only got the touch for its fantastic wireless net whereever its available and the fact its practically a lap top. What I love more is that everyone assumes its an iphone when I get it out, I have no cause to correct them otherwise.

The other night I was wondering home and I decided an evening of DVDs and wine was a good idea! Went into Dominiks superstore and once again whichever bastard it is still hasn't returned Quantum of Solace which I really want to see! The only thing which looked watchable to rent was Twilight so I thought I would give it a go. I don't usually care for vampire movies, but oh my god, I'm in LOVE. This is a wonderful new addition to my life, and I'm going to run to the land of Barnes and Noble (thats a version of Borders/waterstones to my dear English friends) and buy the books because its just pure brilliant.

So yes! Ebay, Ipod touch and Twilight all in one week. Some would say I'm getting quite 'with it', so I am!

A woman the other night asked me if I was from New York, I told her I was from further East. She nodded and walked on, suddenly stopped, turned to me and said 'But there is no further East??'', I smiled and informed I was from across the pond. Am I really becoming that yankeefied though? Its terrorfying. My frinds will have to beat the americanness out of me when I return. I also get asked regularlly if I'm Australian. I once had very rude guest who kept guessing every Australasian country until I finally got a space to tell him I was from England. Once I was asked if I was french (Sandras had german), I have no idea where they got that from.

'What part of London are you from?' is always an annoying one, because clearly thats all England is. I think I sound more yankeefied more than anything these days because I'm fed up of being asked every 4 seconds where I'm from, why I'm here and how long I'll be here for. Its tiring. However as soon as an attractive man is within a metre region of me, or 5 because its me and I have a loud voice, my English accent transforms back, in fact even further to sound more English than the queen! And it works. the things people do for an accent!

So the parentals are coming 3 weeks tonight, very much looking forward to seeing them again. Haven't seen my dad in 8 months! Madness! Anyways they are very kindly taking a suitcase of things back for me so its less stuff to load across when I go home. Of course I will be buying an extra case before I leave in order to carry all the shit I've bought over here back too! So now I have the dilema of what I need for the next 4 months and what I don't. It also got me thinking of when I go home what will I miss?

So heres a list!! :

TARGET - the BEST store in the world, and you have to go to truely appreciate its fantasticness

Drive through EVERYTHING!! Banks/starbucks/cashmachines/pharmacies, you name it, its drive through baby!

Cars stopping for you anywhere so you can cross the road

Woodfield Mall

Hot Topic - mainly for the beautiful servers, I suppose that goes for Apple too

Being able to get away with chatting up anyone with my charming British Accent

Being able to get away with ANYTHING with my charming British accent

Not having to stand and wait at a bar for an entire year! Being waited on and having an open tab

What I will appreciate being back in england will be:

PUBLIC TRANSPORT - more than anything, its non-exsistant here

Side walks everywhere! or 'pavements' as I better get used to calling them again - here they just randomly stop in the middle of nowhere and have to battle the traffic to get anyway

No one expecting a tip, that it really is a pleasure, a nice gesture, rather than something which is expected

Not being asked a million times a day where the hell im from, why im here and who gives a god damn shit??

The overly religiousness of people

So I think its a nice ballance between the 2, pros and cons of both I suppose much! I'll be very sad to leave. I've got 4 more months yet so no point tearing up yet, but packing my suitcase to send home is really making me realize how soon its going to be eek!

I had a very random dream last night that Barack Obama was staying at my hotel, and for some reason was having a meeting in my lobby without security. I went and introduced myself and kept apologizing that I was not in my suit but I hadn't began work yet, I don't know why I thought he'd be so offended. Anyway I awoke this morning, and the dream felt so real, I was confused and was about to call my mum to tell her I'd met Obama and then realized I had been in deam land. Damn it, I'm just looking forward to beating Stevie in New Zealand who has served Kings of Leon and Iron Maiden, and Emily checking in Justin Timberlake (who by the way is apparantly ugly in real life... so there you go!)

It reminded me of the time my good friend Rob had a dream that his dad had died, and had the same experience where he awoke and didnt realize the difference between his dream land and the real world. Later that day his dad called, he was rather freaked out.

Anyways thats all my blogger readers. I'm going to go watch 'Charlie Wilsons War' seeing some pricks bogarding Quantum Solace the bastard!

Night all xxx

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Anthony James Murrell

I was saddened to hear this morning that Anthony Murrell died. I used to work with Anthony a couple of years ago, and we always kept in touch. A real caring guy, and would always make the effort to come and say hello and catch up. He had a huge heart and was caring towards everyone, I know he used to do a lot for children who had taken the wrong turn in life who just needed a hand in life. The circumstances surrounding his death are very upsetting, and I just hope he's at peace now. My thoughts are with him and his family and close friends who must be going through a terrible ordeal at this time.

Goodnight Anthony, and all the best x

Monday, March 23, 2009


Yes I know I'm like 10 years behind but oh my god! It all began this morning when me and Sandra went out for lunch, during which we were trying to think of that song from About a Boy, and that silly thing occurred when you cant remember the bloody thing but you remember it in your head so u can! So anyways Sandra whips out her Ipod Touch and goes on the internet in minutes finds the answer due to the delights of free wifi! WHY DO I NOT HAVE ONE OF THESE???

So now i want one, soon! and so I went online this afternoon and new Ipod Touches are like $200, thats a lot of money to go on the internet once in a while, so I looked on ebay, and decided to give that a go! OMG how addictive is this thing, the tension of that site! 5 minutes to go and you put a bid on something, $2 more than the last person, and then with 1 minute to go your still the top bidder and you know you've got it in the bag, when BANG! some twat comes forward and takes your bloody ipod touch with $1 more than you bidded the bastards! But ahh addictive much! You could choose the 'one click bid' option, which skips the ''are you CERTAIN you want to bid $.... for this item?'', but I think thats a bit dangerous, you could get the decimal in the wrong place and end up bidding 1000s on a used ipod touch which would of been $200 brand new in a shop with seconds before bidding end and whose gonna be as stupid as you as to bid 1000s eh?! No one that is. Don't like all this legally binding millarky!

So yes that began the Ebay invasion into my life! and I'm loving it. It'll take time away from the new UNBELIEVABLY shitty facebook, will they ever listen?? Also twitter is taking up a lot of my time, many are you thinking its a big pile of rubbish due to it just being a status update, but you don't even realize how fantastically amazing it is! you can see what all your favorite comedians are doing at any given moment throughout the day, concert lovers can have ticket updates at any second. the reason i have mj tickets is because of twitter!! its just pure brilliance! so get twittering away my virtual loving friends!

So its a few months until I come home, but the come back tour is already in the planning! Some of you may have seen some of my promotional posters and videos out already, the teaser trailer which i sadly made myself is my favorite: http:


anyways! I was inspired by the Michael Jackson come back, which I have tickets for if you haven't seen my many 'This is it' type postings. 17 years i've waited for this tour, and this really is it :o there may be a tear when man in the mirror comes on!

Anyways anyways anyways!!! back to the come back tour, mine that is! I think we should all have a party where you all come as me! Its dead easy, baggy jeans, vans trainers, a huddy, and a ripped off band t-shirt, (purchased for $5 outside of every concert venue - NO OFFICIAL MERCH!!) and you've got a dave! It sounds fun much doesn't it? So anyways I will be very much attempting to see every single one of you over the summer! it should be pretty amazing :)

V Festival will also be attended this summer, I was going to do Leeds as I have a house there now I could of bloody walked to the festival and had showers too! but seeing no one is going from my crowd i've left it this year, plus I actually have an event that weekend too! Can't say much as its a bit of a suprise for one person but can't say anything more than that! Could it be you? I doubt it. Anyways anways anyways! V FEST! with some of the coolest hippiest drunkest peepz, I'm thinking Snow Patrol, James Morrison, Ting tings, katy perry, james and pete doherty! I hope petes still high off his face, will make the gig far more interesting. I saw him performing at Leeds a couple of years ago, and bless him, he didn't even know! Didn't even know!

Anyways I hoping your liking my first proper blog, I've been inspired a little by Ricky Gervais, so all those pestering for my blogness you can thank him. Talking of Gervais, I've asked Jonathan Ross, oh yes!, to get Gervais on the old twitter! Also after reading his blog, his next tour, Science should be coming out in the next year or two!! Cannot wait! :)

Also just want to have a mention for Jade Goody, I know some of you reading this will think very differently, but I was saddended to read she had died, no matter what she'd done in the past, she had certianly paid for it now. I just hope those 2 young boys will be looked after, and my thoughts go out to her family. She was so damn brave to the end, been watching some of her video updates, and even through the pain, she still had an amazing sense of humour and made me larrrrfff! goodbye miss goody, our new princess di they're calling you, although never saw princess di running around half naked crying over a varuka!! bless her soul.

Anyways thats enough seriousness, don't do serious so I don't!

I was out the other night with some friends. Met an American man, he tells me his mother was from England, from Preston he said, and asked if I'd heard of it?!!! How awsome is that! Crazy much! His mothers last name was porter,so any of you porters out there, think i've found a relative! This man was 84 years old, and was incredibly proud of his English heritage! He hadnt seen Preston though, but bless him I didn't want to burst his proud englishman bubble!

Anyays thats all for now my readers. This really has been fun. I love talking about me :)

Gonna watch friends, drink a glass of wine and do some more ebaying. eek better be careful with that, can't be doing it drunk, will be buying all sorts!




Well for quite a while now people have been pushing me to do a blog, i've been doing random posting on facebook, but seeing its taken up with a bunch of quizzes and what not now I feel my notes are no longer valuable to the facebook society!

So heres the jiz! For those of you who do you can just skim through to the next blog!

For those that don't know I'm working in Schaumburg IL, northwest subbarb of Chicago in the United States of America. I live in the next village on Hoffman Estates! I work in the Courtyard Marriott as part of my work placement for university. I finish here in July and back to England I go for more fun! This year I've visited Chicago many times, also been to Wisconsin (Milwaukee and the Dells) and to Boston, MA!

Anyways thats you all up to date so you are! and the blogging can begin!!!