Coffee and TV
I ate so many almonds today; I know they have good fats but I’m expecting to put on weight or something. It’s stupid how everything should be taken in moderation – well, obviously, because too much of anything is never a good idea. I just don’t quite grasp the whole concept that a lot of things can be good for you but too much of it can be harmful. Like too many bananas making you constipated, or something.
I haven’t had coffee in ages. A few days ago I really, really wanted to drink some, but I haven’t had it in a while and I don’t want to drink it every morning like I did last year. Though I do want to put a hot drink in my Doctor Who TARDIS mug so I can see the TARDIS “move” to the other side from the heat…
I read about a hundred pages of readings for university today. It really did my head in. I took notes, so I managed to grasp the concepts outlined in each of the pieces, though a lot of the content across all of them was pretty much the same. Some explained them better than others, but some brought up new ideas. Researchers who write these papers must get really bored looking up research already done in their field of study. I wonder if they actually enjoy it.
A particular name has come up a lot in my university life so far – Sonia Livingstone. If you’re reading this it’s unlikely that you will have heard of her. Approximately three percent (3%) of you will have, and I’m saying that based on three people who are in my class out of a possible hundred different people who read my blog.
I like Sonia Livingstone’s stuff. And I’m not kidding. I like her research and the way she writes is easy to understand; she doesn’t have ancient theories like those dead French philosophers we often must learn about – she’s modern. I remember her name and her previous works whenever I come across a new article or research paper of hers. But I wonder if she ever gets bored of doing this stuff, or if she knows that all these university students are reading her stuff. Does she wonder if they care about her work or not, or just read them because they’re required? She probably loves what she does. I think it’s totally important to love what you do.
I was cleaning up a few fanlistings today and I found a few dead links for some affiliates. I deleted them, because the emails I had were hosted on the now-gone websites. It makes me wonder if people bother trying to find old friends they knew online and if they are able to find them if their site has closed. It reminded me of real life and if people tell others when they’ve moved house.
In 2001 I had a penpal who lived a few hours out. We exchanged letters for a while until one day I didn’t hear back from her. I wondered if she just didn’t want to contact me anymore, if she lost my letter or if she moved house. I sent her another letter, but she didn’t respond. It’s strange.
People don’t send letters anymore, and that makes me a little sad. A friend of mine left work because it clashed with her classes. She told me to get Facebook so we could talk. She said that I had to… but she didn’t ask for my email or anything. I don’t know. I’m sick of living in a world where one of the credentials of being someone’s friend is that you have to have Facebook. As if I can’t be busy enough. I don’t have time for one and I don’t want one, not to mention I don’t need one.
I have to say that if friends really want to keep in touch, they’d respect my wishes and not force me into bloody getting one. Well, that’s life isn’t it. :P
I forgot to take a screenshot of my new desktop in my previous post. It’s on my DeviantArt. I use RocketDock for the icons.