The bones are a musical instrument (more specifically, a folk instrument) which, at the simplest, consists of a pair of animal bones, or pieces of wood or a similar material. (Wikipedia)

So the world has gone swine-flu crazy. I know that people have died (a baby in the U.S. died this morning – the first fatality outside of Mexico so far), but I wish people would stop panicking about it. Or more specifically, I wish the media would stop trying to get everyone to panic. There is nothing to be done, if you get it, you get it. As Dr Hillary said, the normal winter flu can kill, and people don’t panic about that. Hypochondriacs the world over are in heaven right now.

I have been watching Bones lots lately. I really want to get to the end of Season 1, but it seems to be taking ages! Once I have completed the first season, I might move on to Brothers and Sisters Sason 2, or House Season 5. As you can tell, my life is so interesting!

I drew an amazing picture last night, to send to Anna. I have scanned a copy, but I won’t put it on here until I have sent it to her, or it will ruin it! Even though I am not sure how regularly she reads my blog. I am not sure that anyone reads my blog at all!

Ashes to Ashes is back. And it’s awesome. Loving Gene Hunt, as ever, he has some of the best lines ever. E.g:

Alex: You’re playing with them?
Gene: No, that’s just the way I’m standing.


A Streetcar Named Marge

“A Streetcar Named Marge” is the second episode of The Simpsons’ fourth season. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 1, 1992. In the episode, Marge wins the role of Blanche DuBois in a musical version of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. Homer is apathetic to his wife’s acting pursuits, and Marge beings to see parallels between him and Stanley Kowalski, the play’s boorish lead male character. The episode contains a subplot in which Maggie Simpson attempts to retrieve her pacifier from a strict daycare attendant.

I am writing this blog to try and stave off the boredom and impending doom I am feeling at having to write an essay that is due tomorrow, that I am only 12.5% of the way through. Needless to say, it’s about A Streetcar Named Desire, and Death of a Salesman, and I am really struggling! I have a good plan, it’s just getting it all down on paper! And both plays are so depressing, I am tired of reading about rape, suicide and mental illness.

Also, because I am spectacularly unorganised, I have three more essays due next week that I haven’t done yet. Grr. I hate myself for leaving everything until the last minute.

PL Travers

Pamela Lyndon Travers OBE (9 August 1899 – 23 April 1996) was an Australian novelist, actress and journalist , popularly remembered for her series of children’s novels about mystical nanny Mary Poppins. (Wikipedia)

I thought it was about time I wrote another blog, because I now know of two more people that are reading my blog. So that takes my readership up to about 5, so I feel I owe it to you all to update more regularly about my largely uninteresting life.

I am currently watching Mary Poppins with Daniela, hence the title of this entry. Daniela has never watched it all the way through, and seeing as I love it, and used to watch it every day before I started school, I thought she just had to see it! The DVD keeps skipping though, which is so incredibly annoying. My favourite bit is when they go on the roof and sing Step in Time. I don’t like the bit on the ceiling, because I don’t like Uncle Albert very much.

It’s taken me so long to write this post that the film is almost over! I should have spent my time tonight doing my essay or sorting out my Connecticut application, but I am the ultimate procrastinator, and therefore and putting them off to tomorrow.

On Thursday night I went to see Oliver! in London, with Rowan Atkinson playing Fagin. It was so brilliant! Rowan was amazing, the best Fagin I’ve ever seen. I thought that I was going to see Hugh Laurie there, because I thought that he would go and see Rowan, because they are old friends. Alas, he was not. But that did not detract from how good it was! It wasn’t Jodie playing Nancy either, but I wasn’t worried, because the girl who did play her was one of the final ten Nancies, and I really liked her. She was very good. And the boy who played the Artful Dodger was ever so good too. We saw Lawrence as Oliver, I was hoping to see Gwion cos I wanted to see how his Welsh accent was worked in, but Lawrence was very good too.

Last night we went out for Richard’s birthday, it was Disney/Superheroes Flirt at uni, so we all got dressed up and went out. I dressed as Minnie Mouse, I borrowed Abbie’s dress and ears, and thought I looked good if I do say so myself! We all looked good though, Daniela went as Wonder Woman, Hannah as Cruella De Vil, Samm as the Mad Hatter, and Richard as Woody. Anna and Rob came as well, Anna was Batgirl and Rob was a very convincing Jack Sparrow. It was a good night, even though the music in Subzero was pretty rubbish. I like the cheesy tunes, but this was all hardcore dance stuff.

I also like the end of Mary Poppins. It used to make me sad, because I didn’t like the fact that Mary left. It was the same with Pete’s Dragon, I didn’t like it that Elliot left. Obviously as a grown up I recognise that they are both there to help the children through their difficulties, and then they have to go off and help someone else. In Nanny McPhee, which has a similar moral to it, she says “There is something you should understand about the way I work. When you need me but do not want me, then I must stay. When you want me but no longer need me, then I have to go.” I like that film too, even if Emma Thompson looks disgusting in the beginning.

The film has ended, and so I must depart. I will be back soon, hopefully.


An inauguration is a formal ceremony to mark the beginning of a leader’s rule. An example is the ceremony in which the president of the United States officially takes the oath of office. (Wikipedia)

Today, Barack Hussein Obama became the 44th President of the United States of America. It was quite a spectacle. I quite enjoyed his speech, he made all the right noises, and it will be interesting to see how he fares. I also feel slightly sad that Bush has gone. I know that ultimately he was a bit rubbish, he did a lot wrong and a lot of people cannot wait to see the back of him, but it still had that ‘end of an era’ type feel to it.

Plus, I think I might be a little bit in love with Obama. He’s just very good looking (even if he does have slightly sticky-out ears).

It was not as sad as the end of the Bartlet administration. That was truly tear jerking. I am re-watching The West Wing from start to finish, I am on Season 2. And of course, I am absolutely loving it again!