Sunday, 5 April 2009

5/4/09

Today I:

-Got up early, even after working really late the night before, to get a haircut :D

-Wandered around my part of town for half an hour only to realise that all the barbers and haidressers nearby were shut on Sundays x_x Went and did some food shopping to avoid wasting my time..

-Heard noises in the flat while I ate breakast; I thought I was alone? D: Turns out it was the "meh" flatmate coming back from Greece..

-Met up with my aunt for lunch. She's a lawyer, so she plans to look at my flat's contract to see if I can bail on the Landlady From Hell...

-Did a bit of shopping with my aunt :) She had to get some things for my other aunt's hen party (Moulin Rouge theme), so we stopped by a vintage shop where I got this AWESOME jacket <33

-Worked from 8 onwards... Absolutely exhausting, I was left to fend for myself against another rowdy hen party and all the crazy guys surrounding them. But they tipped really well! :P

Saturday, 4 April 2009

2-4/4/09

Breaking away from the usual format for a bit, just to apologise for the lack of updatage from this blog over the past couple of days. It seems that while everybody else decides to blog/vlog every day during April, I've unintentionally decided to just stop all daily antics (that is of course, except DailyBooth :P). I promise it's not deliberate and that I have things to say :D

So, in the past few days I:

-Made a new video for my personal channel, finally! I swear I'm not letting vloglovers and life consume me :P

-Got approached by a fake Charlie(issocoollike) on DailyBooth, asking "Could they upload an important message to my channel", because apparently Alex had already done it and "his was processing". Upon checking COOLIIKE (replace an L with an I, geddit?)'s profile, I saw he had one picture and his name was "Toby". XD Massive fail.

-Had a big long Skype call with Min ^_^ (it's occurred to me that this might not seem like a big thing to most people, but we usually talk via MSN, so Skype's an occasional novelty :D)

-Escaped Asshole Friday at work, by being sent to the upstairs bar for our music venue launch party, where I earned MORE tips than the girl I was working with xD

-Remembered that everybody is going to Nottingham/Derby for Dave's gig this weekend and felt gutted :(

-Got in an argument with a female customer at work, about who between us was "the drunk one" after she asked for the wrong drink and proceeded to blame me.... really? xD

-Started writing down/filming new bits of video ideas that I hope to work on this week :D

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

1/4/09

Today I:

-Woke up to find YouTube UPSIDE DOWN ahmagad!

-Played my own April Fools' joke on vloglovers with the help of Alex :)

-Decided not to do Vlog Every Day April- I have few good video ideas during April while I have an empty flat, plus I have this every day. I might blog on my other page, but what to talk about?

-Went to the pub in the afternoon with Team Awesome to celebrate the end of Linguistics... and found out from my tutor that "nobody failed", meaning I passed! :DD

-Met some of my old friends in the evening, and we went to see "Duplicity"... Wasn't really sure what to expect when going in to see it, but it was pretty entertaining.

-Went out for some drinks with the friends, and got home earlier than the night before... but still, I'm worried now that publicising this makes me a bad influence :P DON'T DO DRUNK KIDS

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

31/3/09

Today I:

-Slept until 1pm. OH GOD I've needed a lie-in like that for so long ^_^

-Wasted the afternoon (again, ^_^)

-Went out to a pub quiz at the workplace with some staffmates. We didn't win :P

-Drew the O RLY Owl on a scrap of paper at the quiz, and one of my teammates got the reference. Win!

-Headed out to a club with obscenely cheap drinks....

-Came home after the end of it all and drunk-Dailyboothed. Thankfully you can't really tell xD

Monday, 30 March 2009

26-30/3/09

This weekend I:

-tried to avoid additional internet tiems (like YouTube, blog entries etc) to focus time on my Linguistics assignment. Didn't do too great xD

-Spent a lot of time sitting at my desk, feeling uninspired and trying to figure out what the hell was actually expected from me..

-Worked both Friday and Saturday night. Came up with some more ideas for a bartender video, and established that footbal fans are much, MUCH worse than rugby fans. Are they even people?

-Had a training session at work that basically involved getting paid for three hours of being told stuff I already knew :P

-Internally waved bye-bye and danced inside when I realised the shit flatmate has gone home for the holiday :DDD

-Didn't go to the Doctor Who exhibition when I was supposed to, even though I had a ticket booked by my parents for Christmas :( It's okay, I had work to do and nobody to go with anyway; I've got another ticket for the date of the gathering :D

-Pulled the classic all-nighter move to finish off the Linguistics write-up; If I ever have to hear anything about variables of -ing in Lancashire English again, I'll die.

-Handed it in with 6 hours of my extension to spare!

-Spent the rest of the day napping, making drinking plans with some friends and generally not doing much else. I'm free ^_^

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

25/3/09

Today I:

-Got my Anthropology essay mark- Passed, get in!!

-Watched as Team Awesome's speaker wiped the floor with the other tutorial groups, in today's Linguistics presentations! xD

-Learned that the NTAs are being put on hold until possibly early next year due to ITV being made of fail.. Not really sure where that puts me :S

-Did some epic cleanage of my flat, it's really been needing it and now that the better flatmate's gone home for three weeks, I'm kind of defending my corner alone...

-Discovered that a girl in my tutorial (Team Awesome) whom I've been working with almost every day for the past 5 weeks, is a YouTuber! She knows all the Shetlands crowd, is a Nerdfighter, and has been subscribed to me this whole time, and yet never brought it up! She might read this- HAI CARA

-Got a text from Min about Darling Harbour and had a sad. I wanna go back :(

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

24/3/09

Today I:

-Slept in because for the first weekday in aaages, I've had no 10am class, woohoo!

-Watched Heroes while eating breakfast- I am now all caught up :)

-Sellotaped Barney to a wall. I don't have to explain this further.

-Recorded a fairly decent vloglovers video. Recorded.

-Had to deal with the Landlady from Hell, who I didn't know was coming because she can't get my email address right (and blamed me). As soon as she walked in, the day went bad- The sun went behind a cloud, Barney fell off the wall (lol), I found out I couldn't bail out of my contract to move into my new flat right away (and she wasn't happy about me wanting to go :P), and to top it all off, Lappy decided to mysteriously lose the video files. RERECORD FTL

-Sat stewing in anger in my room while Landlady from Hell pottered about the flat making stupid remarks in her uber-snooty voice -_-

-Eventually rerecorded, edited and uploaded the vloglovers video xD

-Watched Robot Chicken for the first time in ages before falling asleep in "preparation" for the 9am class :P

Monday, 23 March 2009

23/3/09

Today I:

-Was in the same classroom for over THREE HOURS doing Linguistics work, which obviously meant that some of us missed English. It was the Lecturer of Death, so no great loss..

-Bought Quantum Of Solace on DVD along with my shopping- Tesco are selling it for three days at seven pounds! Awesome deal.

-Learned most of the chorus of Kiss The Girl on harmonica. Yes this is me being productive xD

-Planned on recording some videos a little early. Didn't.

-Ignored a call from an anonymous number twice (don't really pick up on withheld numbers), only to answer the third time and have nobody on the other end... Odd.

-Finally went to a Social Anthropology lecture (after busytimes last week meant I had to miss 'em). I wish I hadn't bothered >_>

-Watched a documentary on Yellowstone Park with the better flatmate. We lol'd at the narrator and the people obsessed with geysers xD

-Spent the rest of the night eating loads and catching up on Heroes... Ahh, finally, a night to myself ^_^

Sunday, 22 March 2009

20-22/03/09

This weekend I:

-Got my new glasses! Even though they're for long distance, I can't take them off XD

-Worked. A lot. Long Friday Night shift followed by 12-10 on Saturday (which was the Six Nations final) meant that by the end I was EXHAUSTED and also hadn't done much worthy of daily entries :P

-Spoke to Min after coming back from work.. It was nice, there was a real "Honey I'm home" aspect to it ^_^ (plz don't hate my cheesiness)

-Had a chat with Maddie, David Tennant's niece (we've become a bit pally since this thing), which basically resulted in something big. More info at the end of the entry, and yes, dear faithful DailyRadgians, you are the first to know <3

-Had an awkward Sunday morning trying to catch multiple trains to the homeland to visit Mum, since today is teh Mothering Sunday, and fought to take passport photos while looking like shite, and not meeting passport compliancy and BLARGH.

-GOT HOME to add to the tidal wave of affection upon which Mama was surfing (wow. that's surreal... I should be in bed).

-Filled out a waaay overcomplicated form for a new passport (I've lost mine -_-)

-Went back to the flat to search for the old one- it's maroon, chipped and has a picture of an awkward teen that looks like Richard Hammond in it. If you have seen it please inform me asap.


ANYWAY. I'm breaking the normal format of these entries to tell you lot this thingy- I don't want to make it overly public -yet-, hence no mentions in video or on the other blog (which is dying a death these days... anyway), so I feel that you guys, the readers of this blog, the elite etc, have more of a 'right' to know. :P

Baaaasically, the story's a short one, but the video I made to spread the message of David T's fraud problem, to help out him and his representatives (including Maddie) did go pretty far and wide- even catching the attention of the Doctor Who News on the BBC website (I wasn't mentioned by this point, if I was even responsible, but it was never about me anyway :P).
And, as such, for helping to get the message out on such a scale, David and Maddie decided that they wanted to thank me somehow..

..."Somehow" means inviting me to come with them to the National Television Awards this year.


O.M.G.

It's in October. I'll try to avoid continuous overexcitement until then :P

Still... OMG!

-Liam

Friday, 20 March 2009

19/3/09

Today I:

-Did battle with the French male Lecturer of Death again- and lost. Hard.

-Had lunch in the student union, which was a refreshing change from running to the flat and back between classes

-Flew through the charity shops of Edinburgh searching for a pinstripe suit.. YES WE ALL KNOW WHY -_- Ended up spending birthday money on a new one (I've been needing a new suit anyway)..

-Went to make a deposit in my new account and learned that I'm supposed to get a whole bunch of extra stuff, like a credit card etc. I never really wanted a credit card, but still- Win!

-Went to the party, wowed everyone with my blindingly spectacular costume (:P) And ran into a girl dressed as a Cyberman, good times xD

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

18/3/09

Today I:

-Slept through morning class as an after-effect of what went down last night (you watched my video, you know what happened :P)

-Wrote a really apologetic grovelly email to my tutor as a result..

-Filmed my Vloglovers video while still quite tired... in the footage that wasn't put in the final video, it shows xD

-Went for a walk through the city, it was unbelieveably sunny and WARM, what is up with that?!

-Bought a pair of fake glasses and a tie, for a costume party tomorrow night... It's a sci-fi theme, no prizes for guessing what I went with -_-

-Actually did some uni work, ahmagad! It literally wasn't much, just something I had to do for Team Awesome, but still... I did work! xD

-Played the ROMs that I got from my friend when I was at his house: Aladdin for the Sega Megadrive on PC? YES PLZ <3

-Finally decided to get caught up on Heroes, only to find that Megavideo are monopolising... Cutting the video out minutes before the end, only to tell me to pay for a Premium Account? Yeah no.

Monday, 16 March 2009

16/3/09

Today I:

-Sat in my Linguistics tutorial with a bacon roll that had been part of a breakfast tray earlier on, which me and my classmates raided. xD

-Risked the Lecturer of Death in English, only to find we don't have her this week- Instead, a man who is basically a male French version of the Lecturer of Death, multiplied by more Death. And France. >_<

-Caught up with Min, since our time was short at the weekend, due to all the work/sleep :P

-Got ready to head out for my 4pm lecture, only to be called by a friend who I haven't seen in ages! Had a big long chat and kinda didn't make the lecture :P

-Went over to aforementioned friend's house later, just to hang out and catch up; ended up being there for over six hours drinking, playing REALLY OLD computer games and watching Jackass. Fun times ^_^

Sunday, 15 March 2009

15/3/09

Today I:

-SLEPT. I had a lot to catch up on after the 11 hours of torture at work the day before (all of which was spent shifting large boxes through solid masses of drunk people; who needs a gym membership?)

-Took the train to my parents' house (not straight there, they don't, y'know, live in a train station... sorry, it's late and I'm tired, I'm allowed to not think straight).

-Discussed uni with the family again- basically, I'm reconsidering my course, but I'll elaborate on this in a proper post in my other blog... later.

-Was visited by some of my family from Ireland who were here for the rugby :)

- Had a catch-up session with my cousin Niall, whom I calculated that I haven't seen in almost two and a half years...!

-Did some uni work on the train home, and considered writing a letter of complaint to whoever designed the game "Solitaire" on Windows Vista... I moved ONE CARD, and it was all like "No more moves available >:|". Rawr, I hate electronically-generated cheaters...

SKYPE CONVO OF THE DAY (since I actually had one :P)
Liam Radge: I am currently halfway through the first verse of Mrs Nerimon for the first time, and am now demanding an MP3. Hope you're cool with this.
Kristina Horner: LOL
Kristina Horner: okay <3
Kristina Horner: *sends*
Liam Radge: Aww yay! Totally didn't expect that to work xD
Kristina Horner: Hahahaha
Kristina Horner: Aw of course I'll send it to you. :]
Liam Radge: ^_^ thanks, I heart this on a massive scale
Kristina Horner: Yay!
Kristina Horner: It took.... a long time.
Liam Radge: SO worth it, though
Kristina Horner: I know <3
Liam Radge: OMG
Liam Radge: Monday, wednesday, wonday we'll be together!!
Liam Radge: *gives all internets*
Kristina Horner: I wont even deny it - I am BRILLIANT.
Kristina Horner: That was the first lyric idea I came up with
Liam Radge: I won't even deny it, I'm fanboying.

Friday, 13 March 2009

13/3/09

Today I:

-Woke up eeaaarrlyyyy >_<

-Ran around a succession of cash machines trying to guess the new PIN number (for my new student account) that got sent to me under a scratchpad that turned out to be really faint... I SUCCEEDED :D

-Spent the morning trying to write my entry from the day before, that I'd forgotten to do because I was up late Skyping Min (yay, something that happened! :P)

-Had an eye test, finally- apparently no real changes since I lost my glasses in August, but I did have to get a new pair... picked a nice Jasper Conran pair that look like my old ones, hooray for 30% student discount ^_^

-Learned that I PASSED that Linguistics test that I nearly missed, with 66.67%!!

-Started watching Comic Relief, and dodged all the remarks of me presenting it.... -_-

-Had to go to work and deal with half the population of Ireland all night, because of the upcoming Six Nations Scotland v Ireland match... discovered that the sterotypes of Irish people being awesome drinkers, is pretty much a lie, at least if you're bar staff...

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

11/3/09

Today I:

-Survived my horriby tedious English lecture by writing "notes" with the people sitting beside me :P

-CLEANED THE NEGLECTED FLAT!! Well, some of it. You can never see how much dust the stairs accumulate until you're vacuuming it up xD

-Posted an entry on my original blog, for the first time in ages!

-Messaged Rich, from the Red Nose Day YouTube channel, thanking him for favouriting our videos and taking a notice :)

-Planned to go home. Failed.

-Called one of my old friends from high scool for a nice-catchup chat ^_^

-Met my old flatmate, Derek (he wasn't shit), and we went to go see "Watchmen".

-Bought a ticket for "The Unborn" and snuck into the Watchmen screen, since Derek bought the last available ticket >_<

-THOROUGHLY ENJOYED the film. John Cox's review was spot on :)

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

10/3/9

Today I:

-Lost the first half of the day through nothing at all, what's that all about?

-Recorded Vloglovers from somewhere different :P This isn't a huge deal, just wanted to link the video in an interesting and ominous manner...

-Edited the video on the train to Glasgow :D

-Made my own way from the city centre to Mhazz's house all by myself, well proud... well, I met her little brother on the underground, but still.. would totally have managed xD

-Hung out/caught up/had lulz with Alex in Mhazz's house while we waited for her to make her CDs, one of which I got later. ^_^

-Encountered JEANETTE BYRNE at the gig venue...

-Thoroughly enjoyed Mhazz's performance, she was well good innit :)

-Went with everybody to a bar called Driftwood... I had to leave earlyish though, to get my train home; uni in the morning, couldn't crash over :(

-Contemplated going fashionably late to the birthday party that my potential new flatmates were throwing at their place, but just felt too tired... Night <3

Monday, 9 March 2009

9/3/09

Today I:

-Was late for class because the shit flatmate was in the bathroom for FORTY MINUTES.

-Had a reatively enjoyable class nonetheless; found out Team Awesome are ahead of every other tutorial group xD Also there was breakfasty stuff in the building, which rescued me from starvation induced by shit flatmate (I'm not bitter, I swear)

-Bought multivitamins, the first step to being a tiny bit healthier :P

-Finally got off my ass and went to both the bank and the opticians' to sort out long-standing srs biznis- I now have a new account PIN on the way and another eye test booked for Friday :D

-Looked amongst the range of glasses now available in Specsavers only to find that my old ones, or any similar, don't exist :( Saw some that looked very VlogBrothers-esque, though- tempting...

-Worked an exceptionally boring Monday shift, that was brightened slightly by the banter of two gentlemen who became steadily more and more drunk as the night went on (which should be expected :P)

Sunday, 8 March 2009

8/3/09

Today I:

-Made a note to myself to STOP RANDOMLY MISSING DAYS on this thing :P

-Woke up to brightness, went for a shower and came back out to horrible grey sky and snow then got some breakfast, only for the sky to clear up completely in that time.

-Made a new channel design for my friend Rohan, go czech it out! (Also subscribe to his channel, if you haven't already, he's really rather brilliant :P)

-Filmed my part for the FGAM Disclaimer Collab (yeah, blah blah we got you guys good xD etc)

-Finally took the rubbish out, and decided to instate the "whoever tops it off, drops it off" rule amongst my flatmates..

-Cooked sausages, successfully! I never manage to do it without a fear of food poisoning XD

-Put off my Linguistics work for aaaaages...

-Watched TopGear with the better flatmate, and wondered how I was never interested in it before, it's hilarious!

-Found an addictive website called PhotoFunia- basically you upload a picture onto one of a number of different templates, it does all the work of Photoshop for you to produce an amazing realistic image! Here's an example on my Dailyboof

-Had a nice chat with Alex about stuffs, and planned me going to see him on Tuesday while he's in Glasgow <3

Friday, 6 March 2009

7/3/09

Today I:

-Had an immensely crappy day and basically started a war on FGAM; Don't want to talk about it here so instead I'll discuss yesterday, which I peculiarly missed.

So, yesterday I:

-Had a Team Awesome meeting with a conspicuously hungover-looking tutor...

-Turned up to my English lecture only to discover we now have the Lecturer of Death, an awfully boring woman who almost killed me last year!

-Lunched with some people from my lecture that I don't usually hang out with, it was cool :)

-Bought a pair of black pillowcases, so that I could go home and make...

-...my TOGA, for the party I was going to at night! Really it ended up being more of a tunic,and I looked like (according to others) Braveheart/a pirate/a ninja/a gladiator/a jedi all at once XD

-Went to said party, it was celebrating three 21sts and a 28th at once, all four people being my staffmates. It was funtiems :)

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

4/3/09

Today I:

-Went to my 9am class feeling slightly unprepared for the discussions. Bullshitted my way through debate about "indigenous knowledge", ace!

-Followed on with two more lectures, which finished in me rewarding myself with a rather quickly-drunken mocha :P

-Did my food shopping and freaked out the guy at the checkout because of how much I could cram into their tiny shopping baskets. xD

-Recorded the final vlog part of my new channel video, which I then edited and posted, and a birthday video for Rohan, all while buzzing on the speed-mocha xD

-Went into town to buy my brother's birthday present; for some bizarre reason, a six year-old wants his room redecorated for his birthday. A space theme. I bought him some of those glowin the dark stars and planets, and some glowy lights, too :P

-Finally ran into Magnulus in none other than the electronics department in John Lewis! xD Nice to finally meet, will be arranging proper meeting tiems soon :)

-Went over to my parents' house to see Robb, since it was his birthday today ^_^ Helped him build Indiana Jones Lego and play Mario Kart Wii (which is frustratingly difficult)

-Had a chat with my folks about uni, and where I'm going with things, since I've been having some misgivings... Sometimes the things they say make me remember how much I appreciate them <3

-Drafted an email on the train, then sent it to my Linguistics course organiser (who already hates me xD) about an extension on the next flipping assignment. They just keep coming...

-Watched a fight outside a club on my way home from the train station. Ah, Edinburgh xD

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

3/3/09

Today I:

-Got up, on time. HAHA, you were expecting some strange wake-up method, weren't you? :P

-Arrived at my (recently temporarily relocated) classroom, only to discover it was double-booked. We totally hijacked the one next door xD

-Spent half the tutorial rounding up the other group members (by the way, If I ever mention Team Awesome in this blog, I'm referring to my Linguistics tutorial. Not the best group to don the name, but meh), and the other half listening to recordings of mundane conversations, trying to find variations of the suffix "-ing". -_-

-Spent HOURS trying to split up the vloglovers questions with Min; we kept getting distracted XD

-Filmed the video just as the sun was going down, so there are a lot of lighting continuity errors again!

-Realised mid sentence that the camera had stopped; I'd been filming for half an hour straight, and with this video especially I had a lot of awkward pauses and silences, therefore my camera ran out of memory >_<

-Eventually got the Question Tuesday video uploaded, 10 minutes before the end of Tuesday..

-Had a nice email exchange with Alex ^_^

-Took a bizarre DailyBooth picture (which reminds me, if you're not following me yet, sort it out!)

-Discovered that Heroes Season Four has already started- and I knew NOTHING about it! D:

Monday, 2 March 2009

2/3/09

Today I:

-Forgot to set an alarm and, as an after-effect of the previous night's editing marathon, slept in.

-Attempted to drink four glasses of water in 2 minutes for my FGAM challenge, roughly 40 mins after getting up... not a good idea.

-Got distracted from filming the rest of the video by a succession of MSN conversations...

-Finished off the first part of my new personal channel video, after almost throwing myself out the window in frustration at Windows Movie Maker's failures.

-Went to my Social Anthropology lecture, where the new lecturer for this part renamed his unit (Better Living through Anthropology) to "the Happiness of Anthropology" xD

-Got my weekly kebab on the way home after the lecture, because I had to fly in and out again to get to work. FGAM video not finished at this point.

-Worked from six until what I had thought was going to be 10, giving me time to finish the video and post it at night, but it turned out there was a shift mix-up and I was supposed to be in until closing. Fail x.x

-Convinced the boss to let us set up Guitar Hero in the bar when the place was empty, then watched in despair as two largeish pubcrawl groups suddenly swarmed in while I was playing. It turned out that they were all foreign students who hadn't bothered to learn English beforehand, and blatantly never went out socially back home. OH WHAT FUN

-Got home around 2am, finished editing and uploaded the FGAM video stupidly late.

-Left it to upload while I went to bed, and didn't give this entry any thought. Silly me :(

Sunday, 1 March 2009

21/2/09-1/3/09 (adsfbchs it's March D:)

This week or so I:

-Got absolutely swamped in uni work. Really, understatement of the week xD

-Properly finished those transcriptions, then fried my brain by trying to switch immediately to information about Anthropology and some Native American dude, THEN freak out about the Great Vowel Shift...

-Almost dissolved my insides with energy drinks and coffee.

-Found out that my Linguistics lectures have been replaced by compulsory tutorials for the next project >_<

-Bought some new jeans and DVDs to celebrate my completed workload!

-Redesigned my channel banner; basically just added the large image onto the background and uploaded a transparent banner to make the space; a little trick I learned from Tom :D

-Watched in awe as my girlfriend opened up about the core of our relationship on VL.

-Worked two relatively average evening shifts at work

-Slept a LOT over the weekend to compensate for the past week xD

-Made a video (featuring the return of Liam.2!) which will be uploaded Tuesday :D

Friday, 20 February 2009

20/2/09

Today I:

-Woke up at 9.55am, due to my phone randomly switching itself off in the middle of the night, thus no alarm. The test was at 10am. (INSERT WILHELM SCREAM HERE)

-Threw on some clothes and RANRANRAN to the lecture theatre; turning up sporting the World's Most Epic Bedhead, out of breath, practically about to have a heart attack and MARGINALLY ON TIME

-Sat the test. It went okay, I think..

-Went home to sort out the bedhead, and decided against crashing back into bed for a "well deserved" nap.. since I probably didn't deserve it xD

-Had an unexpected [read: AWESOME] MSN conversation with an old high school friend, Cleo, who I haven't spoken to in a looooong time! ^_^

-Got a karaoke version of "Geeks In Love" from Tom, after he downloaded all of Lemon Demon's discography. It's awesome, now I just need to find something to use it in :)

-Made pasta and meatballs for dinner, it looked (and tasted) pretty damn unattractive..

-Got a call halfway through my dinner from an irate boss, who wanted to know why I wasn't at work. Hmm, Ionno, probably due to the fact that you've changed the time I was supposed to start at without telling me? -_-

-Went to the bathroom before work to find spilled water and Gillette all over the floor, as well as hair all over the sink. Shit flatmate apparently had been shaving. He now has a name, it is Lewis Hendry. Please find him and end him.

-Worked a typical Friday night shift. Friday night is basically Asshole Night, it's when all the people with terrible attitudes/social skills decide they want to get drunk and take the frustrations from their rubbish minimum wage jobs out on unsuspecting bar staff. You can tell I feel quite strongly about this :P

Thursday, 19 February 2009

19/2/09

Today I:

-Woke up (yes all my entries do seem to start like this xD) feeling slightly unexplainably ill, possibly through tiredness... felt better eventually, though :)

-Almost didn't go to lecture because of teh ill... glad I did though, they were doing a practice version of the Ear Training part of tomorrow's Linguistics test.

-Went to the shop after the lecture, bought some supplies and went STRAIGHT TO THE LIBRARY

-Spent over 5 hours in the library (possibly a record for me since the days when my laptop was broken :P), and pretty much stayed off the social side of the Internet (to an extent).

-^_^'d uncontrollably at how personal Min was in her first VL video*.

-Had an iced mocha; the only nice thing was the aftertaste. Otherwise, it was pretty much just cold coffee Dx

-Bought Greg Holden's album from iTunes, to listen to while I worked... then remembered my work involved listening to the dulcet tones of Glaswegian undergraduates :P

-Took care of the rest of those awful transcriptions from yesterday. Now to draw them up and write under 1500 words about them...

-Dug up reading materials for the other two essays I have to write this week x.x

-Spent the evening reading up on Ear Training and Instrumental Phonetics, and calling it an "early night" for the test. Wish me luck!

*Yes, I know, you're sick of hearing me go on and on about Vloglovers. Am I going to stop? No. :)

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

18/2/09

Today I:

-Had a really weird waking-up pattern: I set at least two, if not three alarms every morning (:P) and today I slept through half of the first (it plays a song), turned off the second, but got up on my own accord before the third...

-Learned in my Linguistics lecture that the submission process for my assignment due Monday is REALLY ANNOYING AND COMPLICATED.

-Freaked out about the transcription part of the assignment, because I couldn't find the sound files and forgot how to work the program; eventually figuring these things out only to find that the speaker in the files is a fast talking Glaswegian, too x.x

-Tried to do the speech transcriptions in the quietest part of the uni library. Epic fail..

-Bought luncheonable things from Tesco, and got served by an old man who rabbled on about his life and his next break :)

-Picked up my guitar for the first time in ages, and may have accidentally played some actual chords, that I'll probably never be able to replicate xD

-Went to view a flat that I've been offered a place in, by some of my neighbours from last year- I LOVE IT IT'S BIG AND AWESOME AND CHEAP AND FUN AND DOUCHEBAG-FREE <333

-Nuked a pizza- and by "nuked" I mean put it in the oven to cook for 15 mins, allowed my brain to be frazzled by uni work and forgot about the pizza until about an hour later >_<

-Banged my elbow off something (possibly the shit flatmate who was wandering around in a towel) while running to save the pizza [read: save the flat from burning].

-Had a big long Skype call with Min. The 19th is kinda our monthly anniversary... Yes, we're that couple....

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

17/2/09

Today I:

-Forgot to set an alarm the night before, and thus slept in :S

-Filmed, edited and posted my first individual vloglovers video

-Established an outro for the video in the editing process, which Min and I quite like :)

-Got my new freakin' awesome t-shirt in the post from TshirtHell- see it here

-Felt under the impression that the shit flatmate is hiding from the rest of us...

-Went out for a big reuniting night out with my old flatmate Derek/old next-door neighbours, for Derek's 21st <33

-Mixed lots of different types of alcohol, and again didn't feel the expected effects. Weird.

-Met my workmates in the middle of another birthday event that I was supposed to be at xD

-Accompanied all the workmates and our party to the same club.

-Arrived home after everything closed, still in a coherent enough state to post this :)

Sunday, 15 February 2009

13-16/2/09

On Friday-Monday I:

-Spent half a day battling with a suddenly slowed-down Movie Maker, to edit the first Vloglovers video.

-Had a message exchange with an old neighbour who's looking for a new flatmate next year.. YES PICK ME PLZKTHX

-Headed into Glasgow via bus with Tom, where we met Jomma, Mhazz and Sinead (formerly lolsinblows), and headed off to get the party started (ooh dear >_<) at Mhazz's, where we were eventually joined by Ginger Chris.

-Fell asleep on a couch in the middle of the party xD (actually, the party was pretty much at its end, but it was a busy room :P)

-Woke up to the words "McDonald's Breakfast", "FUUCKKK YOOOOUUUU" and other choice phrases...

-Hung out in Glasgow on Saturday, made a video in John's flat, went back to Mhazz's and did a BlogTV show 'til late :)

-Got my hair cut by Mhazz on Sunday :O

-Filmed some skit material with Tom today before he headed off home..

-Ate a cake with no hands, questioned Todd's existence and sang in Italian in my FourGuysAndMhazz video.

-Decided to go for an "early night" because I have a looottt of uni work to deal with tomorrow, as well as my first proper Vloglovers video, and a reunion with my old flatmates...

Thursday, 12 February 2009

12/2/09

Today I...

-Sorta kinda maybe forgot to write this yesterday...

-Sat in the same annoying lecture theatre for two hours. I say annoying because of the layout: the desks are waaay in front of you :P

-Tidied my room for Tom getting here, and realised that my room gets messy really quickly..

-Gave aforementioned Tom acute advice on how to get into the city centre.

-Sent some emails that I've been putting off all week :P

-Edited most of the first video for vloglovers, it's cute-tastic xD

-Picked up Tom at midnight!

-Had lulz before remembering I had uni in the morning...

-Went asleep, having not written this up xD

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

11/2/09

Today I:

-Had my 9am Anthropology tutorial -_- Who can think coherently at that hour? We were discussing Culture and Science, and I rambled on about Pilocrates and Christian Dark Ages...

-Finally figured out the name of a person I've been chatting to in both my Linguistics and English lectures since the beginning of the year... xD

-Panicked about the amount of work I have to do in the next couple of weeks..

-Recieved my Durhamology diploma ^_^

-Cleared out the inbox of my (pretty much unused) AOL Email inbox... I haven't deleted a message since the beginning of July and so let it accumulate to over 11,000 messages...

-Amused my girlfriend with nerdy Valentine's stuff <3

-Tried to make pasta in a really small pot (since shit flatmate won't wash the big one after him and I'm not cracking), but it just came out looking like brains x.x

-Went to work from 7-closing time, for my last shift until next Friday. Too many staff meant that final cleanup took 15 mins :D

-Had to cut off wasted people from drinking too much in the bar, to which their response was "Huurrrr derrp fuckyoouuu". They were removed from the premises shortly afterwards..

-Almost forgot to write this (hence after 3am). I've been doing it daily for a week and a half, it's not routine yet? :/

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

10/2/09

Today I:

-Woke up at a decent time! =D

-Decided that, following the coarseness of the language in my previous post (it just seems so "blokeish") that this entry would be slightly more eloquent in its wording.

-Attended my one lecture for the day, which shot by in a flurry of phonetic sounds that were frightfully similar; This caused me to be apprehensive of next week's test, in which I must identify the differing phonemes...

-Spent some of my tips from all my hard work over the past week on some things to keep me more organised- folders, notebooks and the like.

-Sat in the University library for several hours, downloading reading material, lecture notes and sound files for upcoming pieces of work.

-In a combination of graphic work, music mixing and video editing, I finally made the new Vloglovers intro; 13 seconds long, but it's some of my best work yet. ^_^

-Came home to discover that the Landlady of Death had brought an electrician to fix ALL the faulty lights! Even the mysterious one in the shower! :D She's not so bad..

-Eventually noticed in the kitchen that the electrician had just ripped out the halogen lights to replace them with a tube light, and now we have holes in our kitchen ceiling. xD

-Burnt my pizza (what am I supposed to do, I'm a student!), but fixed it with the aid of barbeque sauce (by "fixed" I mean "made it more edible"...)

-Filled in that "25 Fact" tag game that's going around Facebook (has it reached YOU yet?)

Monday, 9 February 2009

09/2/09

Today I:

-Woke up in time for class, but physically could not move due to physical exhaustion from working all weekend :S

-Missed my morning lectures as a result- instead slept and woke up refreshed, but annoyed.

-Sorted out a bit of the recycling and tidied the kitchen with my better flatmate, in preparation for the Landlady of Death's visit tomorrow.

-Had a chat with better flatmate about shit flatmate. Agreed that, basically, he's shit.

-Made my FourGuysAndMhazz video, in which I feature some of my friends and Min via Skype, draw a giraffe, and neglect Dave's birthday because I'm a massive tool.

-Made it to my 4pm lecture- and shouldn't have bothered. It was some woman in Social Anthropology blatantly dictating a textbook in front of her...

-Rapidly went from lecture theatre to newsagent (for milk), to kebab shop (for dinner), to my flat (to upload the video/change), to my pub, in a rather hectic hour.

-Did a 6-10 shift at work, cleaning out the cellar after the weekend x.x

-Nicked some spare rubber bar mats to put under the dirty dishes in my flat (courtesy of shit flatmate) :P

-Made a half-arsed attempt at cleaning the bathroom for the Landlady of Death- I'll just make a point of not being in when she shows up...

Sunday, 8 February 2009

8/2/09

Today I...

-Woke up with half an hour to get washed, dressed, partially fed and actually leave for work >_<

-WORKED FROM 10 TIL 10 AH MA GAD

-Practically started speaking in a Welsh accent, due to the amount of them in the bar all day for the rugby match..

-Managed to watch a bit of the Scotland v. Wales game in between serving. Decided rugby's still not my thing :P

-Made a few people in the bar laugh when, after putting up with a rude customer whistling and clicking his fingers at me to get my attention, eventually turning round and yelling "MANNERS" in his face. xD

-Ate my face off on my break- That's a figure of speech, basically I ate a lot..

-Noticed it snowing a little bit at some point in the evening....

-Finished work and walked out into a CRAPTON OF SNOW.

-Enlisted the help of a stranger in the street to record a bit in the snow for the Durhamology challenge tomorrow.

-Had a phone call with the mama figure and realised I haven't been home in a couple of weeks....

Saturday, 7 February 2009

07/2/09

Today I:

-Was supposed to work from 2pm-12am, but had it swapped to avoid doing too many hours this week; so I started at 9pm instead.

-Worried about Chris and the fires around his area...

-Chatted to Min, and used a godawful song title as a pun during the conversation (I probably shouldn't elaborate, but all I'm saying is it was by Ida Maria).

-Cleaned my room, to an extent. There are less clothes lying around, anyway...

-Experimented with a couple of new Default Images on my channel. Settled for one that looks really pretentious, but attractive at the same time :P

-lol'd a lot at Myles' new project xD

-...then realised that I have been moving my hands a helluva lot more in recent videos, and wondered why/how to cut it out...

-Got into a shouting match with an ignorant customer at work because he refused to accept (and blamed me) that his working class drinks promotion couldn't be accepted during major sporting events. Anti-hating IRL ftw!

-Finished off the shift by getting sent to neighbouring clubs to borrow plastic glasses, and returning to see they'd ordered PIZZA =D

-Realised that I'm back at work at 10am tomorrow. I should go to sleep...

Friday, 6 February 2009

06/2/09

Today I:

-Woke up fairly later than usual, which was fine because no classes today..

-Spoke to Min for hours, after she'd been away for a week <33

-Found my sister's blog :O

-Worked from 7pm, and got home around 5am (hence the reason this is actually being typed at a ridiculous time on Saturday morning...)

-Spent the night bestowing my knowledge as a veteran barman, to a throng of newbies.

-...And not much else. I've been trying to list ten things every day, but today, ten didn't really happen xD

Thursday, 5 February 2009

05/2/09

Today I:

-Saw a guy in the street while walking to my lecture, with long blonde hair over his face and wearing one of these except more green. He looked like Link IRL xD

-Left my Linguistics tutorial slightly early because of a fire alarm. Watched as new arrivals decided to go into the building for their lecture regardless o_0

-Was asked to replicate the pronunciation of a word in a Northern English accent in my English tutorial, but instead accidentally blurted out something that sounded more like a perverted version of how Tom sounds...

-OMG'd at how well the new video seems to be doing :D

-Got frustrated with a hater who, following from a reply on Stephen's featured video continuously demands "how a webpage (read: YouTube) can change your life/have an impact", and just brushes off all the examples I give as "fake". wtf?? Why ask if you're just gonna refuse the answer? >:/

-Made a ham and cheese bagel for lunch, for about the third day in a row xD

-^_^'d at the better flatmate- she made apple pie for us!

-Felt happy because I got my holiday request granted for the weekend of Mhazz's birthday, in the middle of the Six Nations!*

-Felt gutted because I had to turn down Ginger Chris' wonderfully smile-inducing invite to Pub Thursday with the Glaswegian crowd, because...

-Went to a workmate's 21st birthday, drank quite a bit but apparently not enough, and just felt a little awkward. Had a good time, but kinda would've preferred Glasgow, in retrospect..


*The Six Nations is a rugby tournament for six different countries' teams. Obviously this is a very busy time for pubs...

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

04/2/09

Today I...

-Realised I'm gonna have another essay crunch in the next two or three weeks: Something due in from every class, as well as a test in two weeks!

-Had a phone conversation with Alex in my lecture theatre while he waited on his delayed plane.

-Got my exam result back from Social Anthropology: passed ^_^

-Watched happily as "David Tennant On The Internet" made its way across several websites :)

-Recieved a thank-you message from David saying to "let him know if he can return the favour". I will NOT be exploiting this, I'm sure it was just politeness. xD

-Had a LOT of Skype conversations.

-Arranged with one of my better flatmates to work together, to sort out all the recycling that has been piling up for months.

-Made Todd a new video banner in about 5 mins

-Watched Coronation Street (don't judge me), and noticed that every time they cast a Scot, he ends up being a psycho villain...

-Had a brief message exchange with another YouTuber who lives in Edinburgh called Magnus- meeting him for coffee some point next week! *I also made him a banner xD*

Alan-esque Skype convo of the day:

Chris says: get married kay?
Liam Radge says: eventually...
Chris says: NOW
Chris says: OR YOU WILL LOSE IT
Chris says: FOREVER
Liam Radge says: FINE
Chris says: good
Chris says: yay
Chris says: wedding
Chris says: am I invited?
Liam Radge says: obviously
Chris says: sick
Liam Radge says: you're the Maid Of Honour
Chris says: FUCK YES
Chris says: I have honour coming out the wazzu

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

03/2/09

Today I...

-Confiscated my own shampoo from the bathroom, because it turns out my douchebag flatmate's been excessively using it just because he can't be bothered to go out and buy his own (THIS IS A GREAT START TO THIS ENTRY xD)

-Had some thoughts about the shocking parallels between my real flatmate and Jack...

-Made labiodental and palatal noises in my Linguistics lecture, that made the whole class sound less like students of Edinburgh Uni and more like "Special Needs"...

-Made a relatively important video about an issue with David Tennant that's going on right now (see it here)

-Had a fun text exchange with Tennant's niece (the person I've been discussing the whole issue at hand with)

-Missed my girlfriend. Like, a lot. Doesn't help that she's in Singapore right now and so no can has MSN :(

-Designed a sexy new video page banner for myself, I liek it muchly ^_^

-Spent almost £50 on food and things, and had a great time trying to carry it home. Hid the toilet paper from my flatmate because he goes through four rolls in a week >_>

-ONLY HAD A SKYPE CONVO WITH IVANTALKS! He's a YouTuber from last year who started out roughly the same time as me; we were friends until he got hacked and disappeared, but it was lovely to catch up!

-Remembered why Ginger Chris is my all-time favourite.

Monday, 2 February 2009

02/2/09

Today I:

-Woke up to SNOOOOWWWWW

-Had to trudge through said snow to get to my lecture. Arrived late, and looking like there was a dead possum on my head where hair should be.

-Trudged back home through snow and lost my vision. I should point out that Edinburgh is the WINDIEST PLACE EVER, so combine that with snow and an extra Siberian gust...

-Made my first video for FourGuysAndMhazz. I'm quite pleased with how it turned out :)

-Decided the moral degradation of forcing myself back through the snow for my afternoon lecture wasn't worth it.

-Didn't go food shopping because of the effing SNOW.

-Made a pasta dish out of the food I have left.

-Went to work for a 6-10 shift, primarily cleaning out the pub's cellar.

-Persuaded Stuart the chef to make me nachos before he left ^_^

-Wrote this, then settled down to watch a movie. Then remembered that writing about future events in the past tense doesn't work in Science...

Sunday, 1 February 2009

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-Liam