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I made the most delicious dinner tonight (the photo doesn’t do the taste justice)
Garlic and corriander prawns with Vietnamese udon noodles and green peppers, with ginger and chilli (possibley the best taste comdination in the savoury realm)
If you’re interested I’ll post a recipe like before…
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I made the most delicious dinner tonight (the photo doesn’t do the taste justice)

Garlic and corriander prawns with Vietnamese udon noodles and green peppers, with ginger and chilli (possibley the best taste comdination in the savoury realm)

If you’re interested I’ll post a recipe like before…

Monday’s Blast From The Past - 14/04/14

This came up on shuffle on my iPod on the bus to uni today.

I haven’t heard it in ages, I forgot how much I like it.

In fact, I don’t think I’ve listened to it since The 2nd Law came out, and from hearing that, this sounds like light years ago now. I guess Muse have been around quite a while now; this year is their 20th anniversary of satring the band.

Can’t beat classic Muse though.

Soak up them 90’s viiibes

(Source: Spotify)

In one of the most spontaneous nights of my year so far, I saw Brand New last night!!
Let me explain why this is so significant. Firstly, I absolutely LOVE Brand New, but I’ve never seen them live despite my best efforts. Last year I thought I finally had my chance because they were announced for Reading, which I had tickets for. But alas, they cancelled for unknown reasons, so I was heartbroken.
Then they announced a small UK tour months later, and I thought this was my chance! I tried to get a ticet, but they sold out in literally 2 seconds, I had no chance. Heartbroken once again, I tried to put it out of my mind, and even stopped listeing to them to try and ease the pain.
I had completely forgotten that they were playing London last night, until facenook decided to remind me of that fact because I “like” Brand New. What happened next is a long story, but I’ll say this: a whiney tweet about not being able to go and see Brand New landed me a ticket.
I couldn’t quite believe my luck, and how a tweet paid off so much! When I think about it I have actually had a hell of a lot of luck surrounding gigs, and particularly twitter based connections; I have a lot to be thankful for and some awesome people I owe a lot to. (They know who they are)
I don’t think I can quite articulate last night very well, as I never can with gigs that are this amazing; I usually just spew incomprehendable “fgsjhfvaaahhhh!“‘s. So I won’t say too much, but good god they are so good live! They might not be for everyone; they are very angsty and their on-stage behavious could be seen as being self-indulgent. I heard a few complaints whilst wakling out too. But I think it’s all part of the gigs they give: they create a certain atmosphere, which I personally love.
There’s few feelings better than finally seeing a band you’ve wanted to see for so many years and for whose songs you attach so many memories and feelings of times gone by too. I really do hope they don’t leave it so long to come back to the UK again. I need to see them again!
Favourite song of the night: The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows (I practically had an emotional explosion - similar to my almost breaking down in tears to “Falling Down” by Muse at the O2 - the only other time I’ve got that overwhelmed)
Only disappointment: they didn’t play Jude Law and a Sememster Abroad - despite several calls from the crowd
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In one of the most spontaneous nights of my year so far, I saw Brand New last night!!

Let me explain why this is so significant. Firstly, I absolutely LOVE Brand New, but I’ve never seen them live despite my best efforts. Last year I thought I finally had my chance because they were announced for Reading, which I had tickets for. But alas, they cancelled for unknown reasons, so I was heartbroken.

Then they announced a small UK tour months later, and I thought this was my chance! I tried to get a ticet, but they sold out in literally 2 seconds, I had no chance. Heartbroken once again, I tried to put it out of my mind, and even stopped listeing to them to try and ease the pain.

I had completely forgotten that they were playing London last night, until facenook decided to remind me of that fact because I “like” Brand New. What happened next is a long story, but I’ll say this: a whiney tweet about not being able to go and see Brand New landed me a ticket.

I couldn’t quite believe my luck, and how a tweet paid off so much! When I think about it I have actually had a hell of a lot of luck surrounding gigs, and particularly twitter based connections; I have a lot to be thankful for and some awesome people I owe a lot to. (They know who they are)

I don’t think I can quite articulate last night very well, as I never can with gigs that are this amazing; I usually just spew incomprehendable “fgsjhfvaaahhhh!“‘s. So I won’t say too much, but good god they are so good live! They might not be for everyone; they are very angsty and their on-stage behavious could be seen as being self-indulgent. I heard a few complaints whilst wakling out too. But I think it’s all part of the gigs they give: they create a certain atmosphere, which I personally love.

There’s few feelings better than finally seeing a band you’ve wanted to see for so many years and for whose songs you attach so many memories and feelings of times gone by too. I really do hope they don’t leave it so long to come back to the UK again. I need to see them again!

Favourite song of the night: The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows (I practically had an emotional explosion - similar to my almost breaking down in tears to “Falling Down” by Muse at the O2 - the only other time I’ve got that overwhelmed)

Only disappointment: they didn’t play Jude Law and a Sememster Abroad - despite several calls from the crowd

Do you ever stop and think really deeply about a precise moment in your life (for example, right now) and think, how did this happen? Does it ever hit you how slim the chances of you getting to that exact moment were, given the almost infinite number of other things that could have happened; decisions you could have made?

Sometime this happens to me and it’s like I feel I’ve forgotten everything leading up to that moment and the only reason I’m here is pure chance. I’m talking even about the most insignificant of moments.

Just me?

Supply and Demand

For those of you on here who are interested, I started a new blog, with the aim of making economics more interesting for everyone. (Maybe wishful thinking…?)

You may remember I did an economics related post on here recently. It did not go down well: I lost a follower! (shock horror!)

But it’s a topic I like writing about so I found a different platform on which to do that, I’m keeping my personal sumblr separate.

So go and visit it if that’s up your street, I’ll start posting properly on it soon…

Monday’s Blast From The Past - 17/03/14

ST PATRICK’S DAY EDITION!!

I’ve chosen this classic from the real gems of Ireland, The Corrs. 

I’m reppin my homeland today by wearing green trousers, shamrock hair clips and drinking Magners (I’m a bad Irish person, I don’t like Guiness :/), and of course, listening to The Corrs!

It was a close one between this, Breathless and What Can I Do?

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

(Source: Spotify)

One of the people I regularly see in the block of flats of opposite my window has finally spotted that I can see, and hence they can see me too, so they waved.

I just ducked behing my laptop rather swiftly.

I’m going to have to consider drawing the curtains more often…

(I sense the plot of a bad movie unfolding)

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