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Ryan Loves Lois

So, Lois is here and pestering me to make a blog post and so I shall!

So NaNoWriMo was a fail, I got like a day in then gave up, I just don’t have the dedication or time to keep it up, life has been busy as of late.

I also had physics coursework the last two weeks, that was a terrible failure so much so that I am now having to do another experiment in my own time but by the looks of it this one might actually yield some results!

So because of this and work and the imminent UCAS application that strikes fear into my very core, I can’t help but have come a little stressed.

So this blog post is going to be a useful one for once and give you some advice on how to cope with stress!

  1. Do some physical activity- Go for a run or go to some form of martial arts you do or just something to get rid of excess energy. Fighting tends to be better as it also helps relieve anger but I hardly suggest you go and search around for pub crawls… if need be I even suggest violent video games, especially online ones, there is nothing more relieving than pwning te noobs. But do what you want, haters gunna hate.
  2. Meditate- I don’t mean like sit there and go uuummmmm, ummmmmm. I mean sit down without distractions and just think about the things causing you stress and how to reduce or get rid of them. Often I find that just doing this can help problems not seem so bad, and even get rid of some.
  3. If the problem is time/workload- Reduce your workload/increase your time. Look at things you are doing and any not important things stop doing, even if just for a while. But don’t stop the fun things, your time to wind down. This is why I didn’t do NaNoWriMo, I had way too much stuff on, and that was something I could easily give up to free up time and stress.
  4. Take a bath- You know, relaxing bubble bath, hot steamy room. Then do pushups and punch babies in faces, manly stuff to balance it out.
  5. Speak to someone- I don’t mean go out and hire a psychiatrist, but just share your problems with someone maybe they can see a solution you can’t, and often just the act of sharing will help your problems seem no where near as bad.

So those are the ways I tend to deal with stuff, I hope you enjoyed, and I should hopefully be recording tonight.

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Because Ella Doesn’t Shut Up

Okay so I was an idiot and asked Ella what to do a blog about so now I have a lot of topics so here we go!

Bruises: They are painful but often inflicted from walking into stuff or something, so you can’t hardly complain. Unless someone, I don’t know, bites you, that is bad.

Christmas: A time to spend with family and yes, to get and give gifts, but we often forget that while the gifts are important, it is the act of giving that matters. I spend this time with my family every year and really enjoy it.

Ella: A strange being, purpose of existence is currently unknown. Often changes colour, apparently through boredom. Lacks essential balance skills. Knows the rubber ducky song. Other information currently unknown.

My Hair: Rarely does what I want it to, when it does look great it is often on a day when either few people will see it, or will do nothing.

Cats: I have no particular problem with cats as a whole. Crazy cat ladies however….

Dogs: Man’s best friend.

Periods: Talking about them doesn’t bother me. I’ve hung around with girls enough to both have it not bother me, and avoid them when they are on them….

Trees: I like them, pretty useful for paper and wood.

Chinese Food: I love it, we have chinese tuesday whenever my dad is home, 4 dishes for £10, and buffets are nice too.

Italian Food: Pizza I like, don’t like pasta.

Halloween: Never really been a big deal in my family, I was never allowed trick or treating as a child so, yea.

ANY FOOD!: Um…I think Ella wants something…

And that is it (thank God)!

Lets follow up with some wisdomic words from the one, the only!

CHLOE!!! (woo)

Direct quote

“humans are weird really aren’t they? i mean, it’s weird how we’re all born looking proper different, like everyone’s really different, except for the odd identicle twins, i mean, you look at dogs, there are different breeds, but that’s the extent of it isn’t it? you get your labs and poodles in different colours and that but they generally look the same. humans though, we’re all seriously different, you get your asains, they’re all really different, your english people, proper different. it’s cool, but it’s weird isn’t it? you dont get a group of chimps with different hair types or freckles, it just dont happen, you look at that group of chimps and you generally can’t go, oh yeah.. that’s joey. cos you dont know, they look the same. where as if joey was a person, you’d recognise him straight away, y’know?”

First of all, animals do have some distinct differences, we just don’t notice them because we aren’t ‘programmed’ to. Every notice how you will quickly look at someone and mistake them for someone else, face shape or hair colour, eyes etc, can be the sameish. Mainly the differences are because we have a lot more possibility in our DNA than other species.

Moving on, a small idea of something to talk about today before I asked Ella…was about perseverance and wants randomly happening.

So really perseverance is something that is very important, to me and to everyone, without it we would do something and if we failed, we would never try again. You’ve heard something along the lines of ‘There are no mistakes only lessons’ well that is true, but not entirely, because there is one mistake, giving up.

And your wants randomly happening might be just seeing someone do something, and wanting to do it, then it just randomly happens, and that is just something that cheers me up whenever that happens, especially if it is something that would make me happy anyway.

Oh by the way, I won’t be posting my vlog on facebook anymore because I got 0 dislikes on one I didn’t post, but a few for one I did so…

And with that I think I shall leave you a thought that sometimes, when you aren’t looking for something and just relax, are when the best things happen.

So have a good morning, afternoon, evening, night, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, goodbyyeee

Good news!

My laptop is fixed! Well my laptop was never truly broken, but the battery was, and now I have a new one and it is working wonderfully, it doesn’t seem to last as long as my old one but currently that doesn’t really bother me, when I go to uni I may need to reconsider a desktop over a laptop at the time but until then, it’s all good.

I also got a new book delivered. Now I love reading, and I love getting post/parcels/deliveries, so getting a battery and a book delivered on Saturday made me very happy!

Now I just have to await my poster from America and I’ll have everything I have ordered at the moment.

I don’t really have much to talk about this week…so that sucks.

Let’s start off the new feature!

Chloe’s Words Of Wisdom:

This weeks Chloe writes: “itunes just changed pitch for a bit and went all alvin and the chipmunks on me. weird. also never got why it’s called alvin AND the chipmunks when alvin is a chipmunk himself, surely it should just be alvin and the other chipmunks, or alvin and the rest. JUSSAYIN’

There are a few reasons I can think of for this, the first being that Alvin & The chipmunks sounds better than Dave and the Chipmunks. Another is that Dave’s catchphrase became ‘ALVIIINN!’ soon after the show aired and thus he was the main chipmunk, and almost the main character as a whole. He was also the leader of the chipmunk ‘gang’ it is the same reason that Scooby Doo was called that. But I half agree with you, for once.

We now return to your regularly scheduled blog:

Still not got much to say, who wants to hear about my life? Just you in the back there? Okay well I’ll tell you anyway!

Basically school is alright, I still need a locker so I can’t actually do any extra work that I wanna do because the book to do it is heavy…I have way too many frees, and because none of my subjects needs essays it means I have little homework that takes more than a few minutes…

I’m so tired so this is gunna suck, and I appologise for that, the last two weekends I’ve got out to parties on the Saturday so I haven’t really had many long nights of sleep.

Uuuuuggghhhhhhhh, I got nothing else to say. What up with them neutrinos? News of that got around really fast…

I’m just gunna go now….sorry this one sucks!

Blog O’clock: Like My Brain Bleeding Ink On The Page

Whatever your life dream is, however you want to live you life, there will always be someone doing it better than you.

If you want to be a writer, chances are you aren’t going to be the next J.K.Rowling.

If you want to be a multi-billionaire, chances are you aren’t going to be as famous and Bill Gates.

If you want to just be a good person, chances are there will be someone doing more good work than you, is nicer than you and so on.

BUT that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be happy with what you are. What you have. I’m not saying don’t have dreams, I’m not saying don’t have role models, and heroes, but what I am saying is that sometimes when you don’t reach your goal, when you don’t become as successful as you wanted, just take a look at what you got while trying to get there, take a look at anything you accomplished while trying.

There is a saying I’ve always enjoyed, it is something along the lines of ‘It is not the end point of a goal that is most important, but the journey to get there‘.

I just watched a video on youtube and there is this guy who is just another teenager going to highschool in America but he has already gone to…I think it was Kenya to do some volunteer work out there and one of his life goals is to travel the world helping those who aren’t as fortunate as most. Now I like to think myself a good person, I’d be happy to do volunteer work for a charity or such, but I don’t think I would be able to do what he has, it isn’t one of my dreams. But that doesn’t make me any less of a good person.

Something that I had forgotten about for this year is The Project For Awesome which is basically a YouTube based endeavour by the online community known as Nerdfighteria (created by The Vlogbrothers) that involves any Nerdfighters (no they don’t fight nerds, they are actually pro-nerd) who make videos, and even those who normally don’t, to make a video that promotes their favourite charity, and to get people to try and donate to it. Then by the power of the online community they basically hijack YouTube’s front page by like/comment/favourite spamming any videos for P4A.

Well, they did the first year or 2. Last year YouTube actually gave it it’s own little feature, but P4A videos were still pretty much covering the front page of YouTube, outside of that feature. Last year #P4A also became one of the top trends worldwide. And really that just shows the power of the internet now-a-days. So that is (hopefully) something I will doing this year. I don’t really have a charity as such, because both places I have in mind are actually not charities but businesses, so that doesn’t really count. I might do the ‘This Star Won’t Go Out‘ charity but yea…

Another thing I want to try and do this year is NaNoWriMo which stands for National Novel Writing Month, which is in November. And assuming I’m not overloaded from other stuff at this time, I’m gunna do it for once.

It is just normally when I write that I can get a few chapters into a novel and then my quality degrades, so before November I’m going to try and come up with a good storyline that I can stick to. The point of NaNoWriMo is not to come out with a complete novel, but to have a very early draft of a story. The idea that you can write a novel in a month, as long as you don’t edit.

I want to do these things because as you may or may not remember, I want to change my life for the better. I’m trying to seize any opportunities I get and take them.

So I’ve already got VoBAWUCAMI up and running, I’m planning to do NaNoWriMo and the Project for Awesome this year, I’m trying to get a few more hours at work to get a bit more money to buy some stuff with and I’m hopefully going to do more volunteer work where I did during the summer soon.

I originally did the volunteer work to have something extra on my personal statement to help for uni, but like I said it became way way way more than that. So because I have a double free last on a friday, and I can hopefully convince my finance teacher that I am capable of teaching myself the course and just attending one lesson a week would mean that I would have double free last on a monday as well, I can get home in time to do volunteer work for those evenings (It’s 3:30 until 6:30). I could also do breakfast club 3-4 times a week but seeing as that is only half an hour I don’t really feel it would be worth it.

However! They have said if they had a job they would offer it to me. So if in theory they needed someone every monday and friday for after school club, then I could do that, which would be 6 hours, and I’d probably take it and leave my current job.

Also I could then work the half terms as well, I’m going to do a few days volunteer there in the holidays if not anyway. But because this year I will finish school at the end of June, I’d have a few months free, as well as all of summer, so who knows I could get a job there then and just stockpile loads of money.

I’m thinking of doing a couple of other things in my life as well but I’m going to wait until the middle or end of October, just to let everything else settle down a bit and see how much more I can handle.

Speaking of NaNoWriMo!

Yes I am well aware that was a while ago but something you have to understand with my blogs as opposed to my vlogs is that I edit vlogs so they make sense, blogs I go through and just type, I don’t go back and put stuff in, I check it once for spelling and to make sure it at least makes some sense but it is more just like my brain bleeding ink on the page.

ANYWAY! I was going to say that I haven’t actually written any poetry, or prose for that matter, in a while. I think it is mainly because I haven’t had much inspiration for it, anyone who has read any of my poems knows I normally write with a strong emotional connection, but I haven’t really felt like that lately. So I might try and just pick some topics and write some poems on them, or just start throwing out some prose pieces in preparation for NaNoWriMo.

Something I’m doing this time compared to previous times is that I am setting myself lots and lots of goals and things to do. This is because I normally set myself a goal or two, and don’t do them. This way I have lots to do, so I might get some of them done.

I just checked and this is actually really long…so congratulations if you got this far! And on that note, I’m gunna stop.

I hope you have a good morning/afternoon/evening/night, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, goodbyeeee

Best Summer Of My Life (So Far)

Today, September 1st  2011 marks the end of the meteorological end of summer, and for me, it has been the best summer of my life so far.

Every summer I finish it wishing I had done more, wondering where the time had gone and looking back over it and realising I had wasted my time doing pointless things, worrying over pointless things and so on.

This summer was different.

I worked it out the other day, I had 10 free days in England this summer. Out of the 37, only 10. And of those 10 I spent 3 with friends/family and probably 2 doing school work. The rest were spent doing a multitude of things.

I spent 2 weeks on holiday in a villa in Florida. This was by no means my best holiday, that title is held by the time where we toured America in a car and spent a few nights in different states, but it was one of the best. Whilst spending 2 weeks sitting by the pool, mostly eating in using the BBQ and shopping for lots of clothes may not seem to many a very important holiday, it was to me. This was the last holiday, for a long time at least, that I will spend with my parents. With me (hopefully) going to uni next year they won’t be able to afford to go on big holidays like that anymore, let alone with me. So those two weeks really meant a lot to me and I made the most of them.

I spent other time at my job, doing homework (not waiting until the last minute like sometimes), and some like I said with friends or family which was nice to do after not seeing them for a while.

But the reason this summer didn’t end with me feeling unfulfilled was that for 2 weeks I did volunteer work at the local children’s summer club. I spent two weeks working with some of the nicest and funniest people I have ever had the pleasure to meet, I spent two weeks getting actual enjoyment out of a job, I spent two weeks doing something that made me want to get up every day, something that I wish I could keep doing. It was only a small club, a max of 30 children and only about 6 staff, so you really got to know everyone and it was less like a workplace, more like a family, and I feel like I am part of that family.

It hasn’t changed my idea on what I want to be in life, and it hasn’t made me think I can take things easy. But it has made me realise that you can always find happiness somewhere around you. It’s made me remember how good it feels to make other people smile and how work can actually be fun. If my school was closer to there I would easily do that everyday after school as a job, but sadly it isn’t.

This summer has easily been the best, most productive, most positive and most motivating summer of my life. But, just because summer is over, doesn’t mean I have to stop there.

I had decided before this work that when I got back to school in September I would start trying to further my goals, and that’s what I still plan to do. I’ve changed some of them to make them more realistic, I don’t want to work as many hours as I had planned but that is fine, I don’t think that I’ve ever be successful at music but that is fine, but the rest I still plan to do. And who knows, maybe one day I will be living in a big city somewhere else in the world.

But for now, I’ve got other goals to achieve, I’ve got other things to look forward to, but that can’t stop me looking back for a smile every now and then.

A preview of VOBAWUCAMI

VOBAWUCAMI, a word that makes no sense in any language (as far as I know, then again I only know english…)

First it is important to note the fact that it IS an acronym and not an initialism, the difference being that an acronym is pronounceable.

Now you are probably beinging to wonder what the hell it is.

Well I decided that in September, when I go back to school, I’m going to try to change things in my life and one of the things in that is VOBAWUCAMI.

So here is some of the words, the rest are up to you.

Vlog

Or

Blog

A

W

Until

Christmas

A

Maybe

I

And that is all you get, if you are curious about other things that I shall be changing here is a link to the post on another website where I decided it all. The work doesn’t really count anymore because I have decided I won’t be able to keep up that work level, but the rest is still true.  http://rlh1994.deviantart.com/journal/43010829/

And that’s all for now, keep your eyes peeled for what the future could hold.

So have a good morning, afternoon, evening night, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, goodbyeeeeeee

What is this? Where am I?

Actually, to be completely honest, this isn’t that weird to me, I have spent well over two years of my life having a blog and whilst lately I have let it lapse over the past few months, it used to be a very important part of my life.

Recently I have wanted to broaden my horizons, I’ve reached into vlogging and have wanted to move my blog to a bigger audience and easier to access place, so I moved it here.

I’m not sure if I want to keep it the way it was, randomly blabbering about my life, the problems, the highs etc, or if I want to do something specific with it…

For now I guess I shall ramble on for a while, let you get to know me before I come up with some ingenious idea that will be amazing and popular and make me famous, or end miserably, one of those two options.

I’ve attached my first vlog which was basically an introduction to me, check it out if you want and until next time, keep reading those pressed words.

Ryan