Hello, faithful blog reader! I’m pleased to say I had an absolutely fantastic day yesterday, which I shall now blog about for your amusement and delight. The first thing to talk about is, obviously, my beautiful new laptop as seen here. Predictably, the prettiness and eye-candy of Windows Vista and Office 2007 entranced me, and I’m still admiring all the many tiny improvements from Windows XP. The new Start Menu, in particular, is a joy to use. In addition, being a laptop, everything feels so built-in and deliciously compact: a little light now signals Bluetooth is on, rather than a separate USB dongle, for example. The one thing I can’t quite get used to is a laptop mouse – I’ve always found them fiddly – and at the moment I’m using a separate USB mouse alongside which works well for me.
But that’s not all! I also received generous bundles of money (thank you to my financial backers ) as well as some pretty awesome presents. Andy Kings got me a awesome red t-shirt with DOMINICSELF.CO.UK on, which I subsequently wore all day, including during that excellent English exam. His wrapping was also replete with many jokes of sublime wit, along with some (possibly immorally aquired) Waseley goodies! Andy, I love you.
I also love Lucy who got us tickets to see Regina Spektor. She was very worried it would clash with my holiday to Russia in early September, which would have been a bit of a sad disaster (oh, didn’t I say? Mother and I are going on holiday to Russia for a week in early September!) but very thankfully the gig is actually a few days before, so hurrah!
In the evening, we went to Pizza Express as a family to celebrate my
love of pizza 18th birthday. I want the accompanying photo to firmly illustrate that I am, basically, still a child at heart: Triple Chocolate Glory for me ta! Who said only women and children liked chocolate?
I’ve actually got a Physics exam tomorrow (!) and then that’s my exams over and done with! Super! Cheerio for now then!
(Oh and I almost forgot: badges! I also got badges! Special thanks for those )