Monday, 27 July 2009

Long time no see...

Hey! I know I haven't posted for a while, but that's because I've been insanely busy for the past couple of weeks, and there have been some very exciting developments!

I am now officially the political editor for my university's new online magazine!!!!!

YAY!!! I can't tell you how great this is! It's not a paid position, but it means I'll finally have some real journalistic experience, so after I graduate I'll have a better chance of establishing a journalism career. I'm kinda nervous about it - hoping it won't prove to be too much on top of all my university studies - but hopefully, it should work out nicely.

So happy!! :-)

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Game, set and match!

Roger Federer won Wimbledon!!!!

After much nail-biting on my part, the 'Fed-Express' finally beat Andy Roddick in an epic, 77-game, 5-set battle. Lasting for over 4 hours, it has to be one of the tensest matches I've ever seen. Despite his eventual defeat, Roddick played fantastically well in what I think was probably the best match of his career. Federer however, displayed his usual genius, taking the match 5-7, 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 16-14 in 4 hours 16 minutes, claiming his sixth Wimbledon title. The triumph marks Federer's 15th Grand Slam win, exceeding the previous record of 14-titles held by Pete Sampras, who was present on Centre Court to witness Federer's historic victory. The win also allowed Federer to reclaim his position as the number one ranked player in the world.

So Congratulations Federer!! The King of Wimbledon!! You really deserved it!

PS. And this definitely makes you Gee Whizzable!!!!!

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Happy 4th July!

I'd just like to wish all my American friends, and everyone else on the other side of the pond, a very Happy Independence Day, honoured with a little Muppet-themed patriotism.

Long live Liberty and the Republic!

Friday, 3 July 2009


I've been watching the Wimbledon tennis tournament for the last week and a bit, and I have to say, it's been one of the best championships of recent years. The weather's been great, with very little rain, and a lot of the matches have been real cliffhangers. There have even been a few surprise early exits for some of the higher ranked players, including Maria Sharapova who got knocked out in only the 2nd round.

Today I watched the Men's Semi-Final matches between Roger Federer and Tommy Haas, and Andy Roddick and Andy Murray. Roger Federer is my all time favourite player, so I was really relieved when he beat Haas and got through to the final. Roddick beat Murray in their match, so the bubble of hysteria surrounding Andy Murray - so called 'Murray Mania' - has finally burst. He did play very well though, so I'm sure he'll be back with a vengeance next year. I can't say I'm particularly looking forward to watching the Men's Final between Federer and Roddick on Sunday (though I will of course!), as I'm pretty sure it's going to be an epic, 5-set, fiercely-fought, nail-biter. They're both incredibly good players and seem very evenly matched, though Federer has won on both of their previous meetings in the Wimbledon Final. If Federer wins this time (and I'm praying he does) it'll be his 15th Grand Slam title, beating Pete Sampras' record of 14! I'll let you know whether I've knawed my fingers to the bone after the match...

PS. On a completely unrelated note, I've been making a mesh insect screen for my bedroom window, to keep the bugs out while letting the air in. My, what an exciting life I lead...

Thursday, 2 July 2009

A bit of lexicographical conservation...


It's a good word. It's going out of style. Use it.

PS. It's gee whizzable!

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury...

I'm a university student, studying History, which I enjoy even though it's a lot harder than I thought it would be. I'm currently spending the summer at home with my parents, and I can't get a job because the economy is (as I'm sure you're well aware) firmly in the crapper. I'd like to travel but can't afford it, prefer dogs to cats, enjoy Gilbert and Sullivan, think Back to the Future is the best film ever, and believe that there was most definitely a conspiracy to kill JFK.

Having read that, you've probably made a whole host of judgements about me as a person, and I don't blame you - I'd do exactly the same thing. ("Back to the Future?! Is she KIDDING?!") Hopefully, whatever you think of me won't stop you from reading the rest of this blog - not that I've written it yet; that's still to come...

So hang onto your hats kids, it's going to be one heck of a ride.