It's Today?! - The Story of My Life

Who knows maybe with the incentive, I may keep this diary, and not just as a collections of rants, and updates ever time I get ill. I mean seriously, two entries in three years? Both saying "I'm sick"?

For the diary comp. Winner of May.


17. Hills, Songs and Common Sense 5-6-15

I cycled to ballet today using my sister's electric bike, and damn it;s nice. I was generally going at speeds between twelve and twenty miles per hour and it took me less time than the bus (which is about a forty-five minute trip because of the route it takes) so that was much better.I was a lot of fun to breeze past everyone who was struggling in the heat of the sun, an dI was there, not a care in the world. I mean, I cycled up the hill to my house, which isn't too steep granted, but I live somewhere hilly so we don't really consider anything a slope unless it's vertical. So but not particularly steep I mean it's a 45-degree slope. To think I used to walk up it three times a week from the library with a bag full of sixteen books. I used to read so much! I was also nerdy enough to count it, 260 per year. Pretty crazy really, I pretty much inhaled them. I don't read so much anymore. Too little time, too much internet.


I've now got two different tunes to Flower's For Algernon, and I really don't know which I prefer. I'll record them both and ask you guys for your opinion, though I think I'll give my fingers time to heal. They say you haven't played the guitar unless you've played it until your fingers bleed, but mine have quite a neat blister on each. Typing this isn't exactly comfortable, but after barely playing during revision time, I completely lost the calluses on my fingers and I'm determined to get them back, even at the cost of my nerve endings it would seem. Ah... well they say intelligence and common sense are completely different. 

I've always found myself really tempted to do really stupid things, like test to see if a jellyfish will sting me by putting my hand in a bucket with one in. I really struggled not to do that. Or test to see how hot something was by putting my hands over the steam outlet. Burnt myself with that one, but since when have I been famed for my common sense?

My father always like to impart upon me in those times his favourite quote "Just because you are an idiot, does not mean you have to prove it" which is kind of inspiring but not really. It's about as helpful as his motto "Don't be afraid to cope."

Although I love that one. You can't beat it as life advice really.


I also found out what tight means, as in "sleep tight." It was basically slang, and to quote the oxford english dictionary: "It seems that tight in this expression is the equivalent of the only surviving use of the adverb tightly, meaning 'soundly, properly, well, effectively'. The 20-volume historical Oxford English Dictionary labels this adverb 'now dialectal'."

None of my theories apparently!

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