Sunday, 9 December 2012

Wow...Have I been busy...

Ok, first off, sorry for not blogging in a very longgg time...well actually I think a week maybe... I have been incredibly busy. I should probably explain what I've been up to...Obviously with being at university near christmas all your deadlines come in, and you have a lot to do. With my assessment for the empty space happening on Monday and Tuesday my rehearsals have been endless - but good news is we've finished our performance devising soooo stresses have gone down a little, but only a little, as the performance date is rearing its ugly head. Actually, stresses will probably rise by the end of the day, as I have a rehearsal at 4.30pm and we have to get everything looking perfect as it may be our last rehearsal...and I haven't learnt my lines yettt..ohh dear.
For those of you who have never heard of the empty space before, it is a module we do in the first semester of term 1, and it's basically all about the actors and the stage. There are no props, costumes, scenery...anything other than the actors and the stage. This assessment is about putting all the skills we've learnt in the first term into our performance. You get given a script which you will have to cut down depending on the length...and basically just get let out into the wild until the performance date. We were given a script of "The Gold Bug" by Edgar Allan Poe, and it was 25 pages long! It took us a couple of rehearsals, but we eventually got it down to 8 pages. Our performance is a really mixed up genre, it's incredibly dark but at the same time you won't be able to sit through it without laughing at least 10 times. I play the charcater of a Jamaican doll called Peter, and my brother Joe is played by my friend and group member Aizah. Together we make the comical pair of servants called Jupiter. Originally Jupiter was one characater however we decided to split it. This takes some time to rearrange all the lines and everything but I would really reccomend it as it sets your piece away from everyone elses. Like I said the performance is on Monday or Tuesday - I will see if I can get someone to film it and I will put it up for you guys to see :).
Also in my last blog, I mentioned another street dance performance. And I am proud to say it went a lot better than the last one :) so I am improving slowly but surely. Just a tip though - if you're going to aim your performance at someone...try to swap it about a bit during the performance to avoid a pair of creepy guys who will not smiling at you for the rest of the night. And you will have to leave abruptly..without food - which - we had to pay for by the way. What is up with that ?! It should have at least been free for the performers. That might just have been me being high maintenance, but come on... I havent actually seen the videos for either performances yet, as they seem to have disappeared of the planet, but as soon as I get hold of one I will put it up or give you guys the link :).
The other thing that has been keeping me busy is my first university essay. It is part of our theatre histories module which runs over semesters one and two. You get to choose what era you write about so I thought I would do the era where it all started - Greek Theatre. Now I work best under pressure so I tend to leave things like this a little too late, and was up till about 3 in the morning doing it. But you know what, it has been proven that people that do essays last minute actually get a higher grade to people who took ages to do it, as they ramble less and get straight to the point. Now - this is not me saying leave everything till the last minute as you will die under the pressure, but just something to keep in mind when it is three in the morning and all you want to do is fall asleep on your laptop keyboard. Fingers crossed that I prove this fact right... I will let you know how it goes. If anyone is actually doing an essay like this and would like any tips on the best books and websites to use, or how to reference just contact me and I'll be happy to help. I'll leave my email and twitter below. :)
On top of all this, I've had performances to go to which I will review and blog about in the near future, my street dance class, my addvantage module (which was sooo messed up and I had to contact the school and sort everything out), global leaders, third year play rehearsals, sorting out housing for next year, maintaining a social life and just living basically.
So sorry this was a bit of a boring blog, but I thought I did owe some sort of explanation as to what I've been doing this past week. I have a few things to catch up on so look out for my upcoming blogs.
See you soon
Byeee :) xxxx

Twitter: @LisaNicole2012

Sunday, 2 December 2012

First Street Dance Performance

Well hey everyone! As I said yesterday, I will be blogging about my first street dance performance today..yay :).
But first...
I am unfortunately going to rant a little bit, so if you do not want to hear me moan just skip this little paragraph. So last night... I got ill. It sucks. I mean my first street dance performance ever, and I'm ill for it. Brilliant. And its the whole shebang - throat ears head nose voice stomach...I think maybe even eyes at some point. Literally everything it could effect it has. So naturally I couldn't sleep. I could  not stop coughing, my eyes were watering, I was lurching ... oh wow.. I sound soo attractive right now. So I am feeling very fragile, I'm missing home.. and I really just want a cuddle. And there is no one to cuddle me. *cry*
Anyway moving on to the better part of my day, the street dance team and I had our first proper performance of the year today. Now, over the past couple of months we have been learning various choreos from all the teachers, and we...well they...have finally put them together and made a performance :). I will put a link below to our youtube channel as most of the choreo is on there. We basically performed at half time of a football tournament. I don't really have much information on what that was, or how it went... the only thing I really cared about was performing so sorry if you wanted to know more about that. I think it was possibly the recreational football teams of the uni...or something like that..all coming together for a tournament. .Unfortunately we got there at 11, and were expecting some place to rehearse but there wasn't one, so we just sat around for about an hour (It was quite amusing to see the ex president of street dance in goal..we did all stand at the door laughing at him for a while) until we got the hall to rehearse in, while the footballers showered, ate...did whatever they needed to do really. We went through it twice, I think (sorry my mind is foggy from this stupid cold) and then we got on to performing. What was really nice was that at the last minute the teachers actually joined us in their choreo - I think they should be able to perform it as it's all their hard work and they bring it justice more than we do. Not all of the teachers were there unfortunately,but the ones that were there joined in.
How do you think it went? I hear you ask. As a group evaluation I would say everyone did very very well. The choreo was performed with the most energy I've seen and we got a very good response from the audience. Even when the music cut out, not just once, but twice (!) no one panicked and everyone carried on with a level of professionalism. And we did get some lovely praise from our President which is always a good sign. We also got offered free food tonight at a restaurant as a thankyou..and I think everyone is there now as I write this. I couldn't go because I am feeling way too rough to eat..and i am gutted because its not often we all hang out together, and it was Indian, which I absolutely love, so I am a little down about that :(. But hopefully we'll do it again soon. Anyway-

My performance... I didn't go wrong on the choreo which is good :), but as for performing I know I can improve. When I say performing I do not mean performing the actual moves, I mean facial expression, attitude and that so called swag that seems to come soo easy to all our teachers. Until I can perform like them I will not be happy.The thing is, because I have been a cheerleader so long, I feel like the happy, smiley, cheekiness is drummed into me as how to perform. But..if I did that performing a street dance choreo I would just look like a crazy person. I would get noticed..but for all the wrong reasons. I am glad I have improvements to make though, as I feel people who think they know everything and are perfect at something are incredibly ignorant. You can always learn something new, and you can always improve. As for my improvements, I'm going to try my hardest and will keep you posted with a brutally honest account of how I feel I'm doing. We have another performance on Thursday in front of a much bigger audience, and hopefully everyone will be able to make it. So, I will be doing a blog on how it went and I feel I made any performing improvements.

There were quite a few people taking videos so as soon as one goes up I will post a link in my blog of the day, so you can all see it :).
And my little piece of advice today would be... always take some university work with you wherever you go. I wish I had taken one of my study books to read as I was sat there for an hour as then it would have been time spent wisely, and not time wasted. I have way too much to do right now, to sit around not doing anything. So learn from my mistakes :).
I am now off to make soup, as I feel that is an appropriate thing to eat when your ill, and then I am going to snuggle up in a big hoodie and feel sorry for myself. I might do some more of my theatre history essay, if I feel like it...but I probably won't.

Bye for now

Saturday, 1 December 2012

What I do at University

Ok, so I've literally just got back from a street dance rehearsal as we are performing tomorrow and I am just a little tired...and I have a whole essay to write, so I am going to try and do this quickly. Hope it makes sense.
I'm basically going to fill you guys in on what I actually do at university, as there is sooo much you can do. Everyone should take all the opportunities they can, and they will have the most fun. I absolutely love university! I'm never bored and I've met so many amazing people.
This may be boring, but it is definitely a good blog to look at if you are planning on going to uni, as it will give you an idea of whats out there for you to take advantage of. I've colour coded the different sections so you can skip around to whats relevant and things, so enjoy :P.
Anyway on to what I do...

Right in university I obviously study my degree which is Theatre and Professional Practice. This will take up most of your time. I'm in four days a week at the moment, however your timetable changes every semester, which in university you have 3 of. With no half terms, which sounds terrible but believe me you don't even realise that you were meant to have one. The time has gone so fast and I literally can't believe I'm almost at the end of my first term! In another blog I will discuss what I do on my degree in a lot more detail, and settle the debate that drama school is better than university. Your valid to your own opinion but it may not be fact, just saying ;).
Along side our degrees, we do an add-vantage module.This is a new thing that Coventry University is trying so you may not neccessarily do this at your university. It is basically something extra that will make you unique to everyone else with the same sort of degree as you. You can do anything from learning to be a pilot, to a language, to creative writing. The idea is you do something that is in a completely different genre to your degree so you cover a wider field. You do a different module each year, and they run over one or two out of three semesters. For my module this year I am taking Volunteering in Primary Schools. Now compared to many other modules this is very spaced out, and you not in every week of a semester, however it does run over two. The idea is that at the end you will do 10 hours of guided reading with a child at a chosen primary school. Before this you have to sort out all the important things like your CRB check and your placement at a school ect. I have my induction at my school on the 10th and I start my 10 hours in the new year, so I will keep you updated. The reason I took this module is because, in the future, I would like to be a teacher alongside obviously acting and dancing. Now, even though I would like to teach children at a much older age, I thought this would be a good experience to see whether I am actually heading in the right direction. As even though I think I'll make a pretty damn good teacher...I could be wrong. So we will see in 2013 how it goes :).
The other course I do is called The Global Leaders Project. Now, I get to take this course free with my academic excellence scholarship, but it is normally £100. But, since it is free to me, why would I miss this opportunity? This course is based on making you more employable globally, and helping you to become a leader. Now this course is very highly looked at by employers and you learn some very good skills, so if you get the opportunity to do it - take it! I am going to try and not bore you so if you would like more information on this course please go to this link -
Right, now we've come to the good bit. Alongside everything that you study, and take part in, your university will have societies. Now, it will take you a longgg time to pick which one you actually want to do as you really wont have time for more. In the first week youll have two fayres - The Freshers Fayre and The Societies Fair. At the society fayre you will sign up for every society that interests you, then you'll have a taster session. I had soo many I wanted to do including winter sports, athlectics, cheerleading, latin dance, musical theatre society...and then there was street dance. I tried everyone, and you would think because I am already a cheerleader, I would have chosen that. BUT.. to anyone to does cheerleading will know that from being a level 5 then become a level 2, is just a massive no. So that went out the window. Street dance was actually the last one I tried but it kicked all the others arses..I am not even kidding. There will be one that does this for you, you just have to find it :). Now my first night of street dance was a social in a night club..and you should have seen them dance! They are the kind of people you want to look like in a club but just kind of fail at it :P. So after that I went to the taster session and just fell in love with it. We now train every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and we all do flash mobs in clubs every Monday. So societies do take up a lot of time, but they are so worth it, and you meet some really awesome people. Like everyone on street dance is amazing and we all get on really well. Its very different to other dance I've done and I'm still that little bit too elegant but I am getting there. If you would to see some choreo you can look on the Coventry Street Dance youtube page, however I have put a link below to some of the choreo I've been in. Our first performance is tomorrow (ahhh) so a video will be going up, and I will be blogging about how it all goes, so wish me luck ;). - I am the one in like a teal green :)

Now, there are a few more things that I will be doing in the future which I am sure to blog about. Like being in three of our third year plays next year. I am the part in one and minor parts in the others, so thats all exciting. And I also want to volunteer as a cybermentor which is basically counselling over the internet for students who are being bullied or having other problems. So I will be keeping you up to date with those too :).

So there you have it really... what I'm getting up to. Everyone says that these are the best years of our lives, so don't let them pass you by. My biggest piece of advice in this blog is to just do everything you can and want to (whilst keeping up on your work obviously). Yes, I am exhausted, but I will catch up on sleep in the breaks. This is the only time I will ever use this this terrible saying - YOLO...and for those of you who dont know what that means - you only live once.

So do everything you can and never regret anything.

Bye for now

Friday, 30 November 2012

Empire - Work In Progress Showing

Okay, so as I mentioned in my last blog, I went to the Warwick Arts Centre to see a work in progress showing of a production called Empire. Now, this was my second showing of work in progress that I had been to and to be honest my first one didn't go so well. It was a production called Hoke's Bluff and not knowing what to expect I went in really opened minded. Now this wasn't necessarily a good thing as I then came up with the illusion that it actually was all an act that it was "work in progress". That they were using scripts and going wrong all on purpose. I thought that was an amazing idea...and when I found out that this wasn't the case, my heart sunk a little. So, my first experience was a little bit of a downer.
However, not letting that stop me I went along...(the free ticket may have tempted me too) and I am so glad I did, because it was such a good experience. It was completely different to the first showing I went to. At first I was quite uncomfortable as I sat right in the front row with my friend Emma, and the three actors sat right in front of us, so it was just a little awkward. There were two men and a woman, and the first thing they said to us was, that after two weeks of rehearsal, they actually had no concrete material. Which I thought was absolutely brilliant. If you're a theatre student you will know how frustrating it is to sit in hours of rehearsals and just come up with nothing (it happens to the best of us, don't worry). So to hear that from a professional team was actually really refreshing. So, basically what they had done was two hours before this showing, brainstormed all the ideas they could think of. And they were going to try them out. Now.
So, I am not going to talk you through the whole thing as that could just get even more boring, I am just going to talk about the things they mentioned that really interested me, and if you're interested in theatre, will hopefully interest you too.
The first thing they wanted to achieve was to create a production that has the same amount of enthusiasm you get from coming to a showing. This is interesting because with an actual finished production, you have a trailor, posters, and generally an idea of what you are about to see. But with a showing, you have a name and a company...and that's pretty much it. It is exciting and you do wonder whether you will be walking out half way through, but you go willingly none the less. But how do you get a whole theatre audience to come to a production with a just a name and no other information...and pay to see it. It's a tough task...and it will be testing people's genuine love for the theatre. Are you willing to pay a substantial amount to go to a production you know nothing about? It's a tough one isn't it?
The next issue they targeted was getting the audience to get invovled without telling or asking them to directly. They got this inspiration from a produciton they went to see, where the actors were stood still on stage for quite some time, and this random woman from the audience just got up and joined them on stage in the pose. Then, when they eventually carried on she just went back to her seat. Now the rest of the audience were confused, thinking was that meant to happen? Now in a cast interview it was revealed that it wasn't, and when they found this woman to interview, it turned out she just had this sudden urge to join them. What an achievement, to get someone so into the performance that they literally just have to join you on stage. But how do you do it? Get them to over come the nervousness and uncomfotableness and get up on stage. In front of everyone. Would you ever do it? I think I could, but I would really, really have to be inspired and taken by what was being performed.
Another thing I noticed was that they kept the curtains open of the place they were performing, so everyone walking past was staring in and it was a little distracting. At the end they had a discussion on the performance and I asked them why they did this. Their response was they wanted us to see ourselves. Now, it hadn't even crossed my mind that I could see my reflection. They didn't really have a reason for it, they just wanted us to...which I guess is ok.

The main bulk of their piece was quite interesting as it was about the empire of theatre. That you have a theatre, then a stage, then the production team, then the actors, then the audience, then finally the workers. They are all part of the theatre - so why is it that the workers never get to see the production? So their idea was to over throw the empire and take over a theatre for the night. Replace all the workers and make them the audience. I thought this was a real revolutionary idea, and I am really intrigued to see how this production develops. I asked them if they would be coming back and showing their progression and production, and since they have literally toured the world in a week (they'd already been to Australia and Russia!), they didn't really know - but they took my email and they are going to keep me updated with all their ideas and I will know when they come back to Warwick. So I am practically going to go on this journey with them and I am so excited :). They are planning to have it all done in two years, as their rehearsals are part time every six months as they all have a lot on, so this is going to be a really interesting journey. So I will keep you updated, and hopefully have a show to review at the end of it.
Oh, and we also got chocolate cake and tea whilst we chated with the actors which I thought was a lovely personal touch - and no one is going to turn down cake, well I am certainly not (That reminds me - must go to the gym!). Me and Emma were actually the last two to leave as we just had so much to say. What I thought was actually really nice was that they all were interested in where we came from. So it wasn't a one sided conversation, they actually were as interested in what we were doing as what we were with they were doing. It's alway nice when you come across that in the theatre, because as students in talks, you sometimes get looked down on. But when they appreciate your's really...fulfilling. We are the future generation of theatre after all, and it's nice for people to observe that fact. You feel alot more appreciated and it makes you feel good :).

So, my advice to you in this blog, would be to never let anything put you off going to a show, as you just don't know what your going to take out of it. And whether it be good or bad you will always get something out of it - so never think of it as money wasted. And if there are any showings of work in progress near you - definitely take the opportunity and go to see them. It gives you the chance to see professionals doing what you do in your classes and it is so refreshing. You are inspired, and sometimes even get contacts out of it.

Happy Watching ;)

Our Town

Hello everyone :). Right, today is my first theatre show review. I have literally just got back from seeing "Our Town" - a production put on by our secound years. Now here's a bit of background of the play (going to get a little boring but needs to be done ;) )- it was written a very long time ago in 1938 by a man called Thornten Wilder. Now, Wilder is famous for his daring staging, and is responsible for many techniques that are now a major part of our everyday theatrical language. Taking an influence from the simplicity of Japanese Theatre, Wilder uses an almost completely bare stage to explore the lives of the inhabitants of the fictional town of "Grovers Corners", New Hampshire from 1899 to 1913. The play has 3 acts with 2 intervals. Our town was an incredibly successful play at the time, which consequently meant it lead to a million school productions which took it off the critical radar for some time. However, a serious of professional productions over the past two years has led to the reveal that this play is possibly the greatest achievement of American twentieth century theatre...and you know what? I think I can agree with that statement. Well done second years.

The play itself follows the lives of two teenagers, neighbouring eachother, and falling in love. Thats just the first act though. The interval passes 3 years and the second act goes on to marriage. The second interval then passes a following 9 years, and yes, the third act is death.

The play itself, for me, is almost like a life. The character that stood out for me was the stage manager, taking on the role as narrator. For me - he made the whole play. They didnt have any set for what he was describing except for a couple of chairs and tables, but he really did paint the whole picture in the audience's heads. We could see the gardens, where sunflowers and peas were growing. The feilds where cows were grazing and the main street where everyone was just about to wake up. It was brilliant and so satisfying for the members of the audience.
The in love teenage characaters managed to capture the hearts of the audience as we followed them on their nervous and cold feet journey of falling in love and getting married. The audeince felt the ache the parents did when they talked about giving away their son or daughter. And finally no member of the audience had dry eyes when it came to the funeral, and the after life. Now I won't reveal too much as I would really reccomend that if there is a production near you to go and see it without a second thought, and this is why -
The last act does something to an audience that almost every play wants to achieve but rarely does to this level. It makes the audience question their own outlook on life. The third act takes the death on a journey back to their before lives, and they see all the things they missed when they were living and, they realise how ignorant and selfish they were. No one on this earth dies knowing the full beauty of life. Now, as the stage manager says, now we've told you this, you have the chance to see it....

Wow. I mean I walked into this play thinking I was going to be bored..maybe falling asleep a little, just trying to get through it because I will be studying it next year. And now, I've walked out with a new found apreciation, a willingless to question myself and change. If I can perform in a play that does just that to an audience member, I will be a happy and fulfilled actress.   
Now not everyone will agree with me, and thats fine, as like all theatre - we love it or hate it. Some people did fall asleep, some people hated it... I loved it.
Now my message to you in this blog is something I've learned from my degree, and experience whilst being here. Don't go and see the plays you'll think you'll like all the time, go to the ones you think you'll hate. Challenge yourself and in doing so you will find out some amazing things, be inspired, and all in all become a lot more experienced.

I am now off to the theatre for the second time, as we have all been given free tickets to a performance at the warwick arts centre :). The production is by experimental theatre makers, Reckless Sleepers and is work in progress, called Empire. Those of you who are doing a degree in theatre will know how much of a priviledge this is. I have spent unbelieveable amounts on productions, because as a theatre student you should go to at least one production a month. Ive been to about 10 already - and this is just my first term! I will be putting up a few more reviews in the future so keep posted. Hope this hasn't been too boring and you've been a little inspired.
And happy challenging ;)


Thursday, 29 November 2012

A New Beginning

Well hey everyone :) it's been a while. Now I know that I started this blog a very, very, very long time ago and I've barely posted anything. And really it was because most of my blogs were turning out to be rants...and I don't really want you all thinking that the only thing I do is moan, because I am actually quite a happy person - who nowadays smiles a lot :). So, my plan is to now start a blog with a purpose, maybe occasional rants and possibly some advice. My life has changed so much in the past couple of months from when I started this blog and to get you up to speed it will take me forever, so I am just gunna fill you in with the main pointers.
Looking back at my previous blogs, I sorta cringe just a little..even though what i'm saying is true in the rants, I know I have matured a lot. Also, my easter blog where I mention my boyfriend..well...lets just say I am single now. Don't worry, there is no hard feelings, I'm just going to say if you're thinking of going to university and your boyfriend is not - be prepared. It is tough and heart breaking, but none the less, I think we are both happy now, and I really do wish him all the best. I hope to stay I am just not the kind of person who can deal with long distance relationships - and if you really do take full advantage of what university offers you, you will barely have the time, but you will be the happiest you have ever been - believe me :).
So, as I mentioned I have recently started university in Coventry, which means Ive moved out! Ahh. Now, yes, in the run up to university, I was absolutely bricking it. And everybody around me could tell. You will never be so stressed, but looking back, it is seriously the best decision I have ever made. And I would reccomend it to everyone. The first hurdle you will have to jump is fitting your whole wardrobe into a suitcase...whoo that is not an easy task! And packing your whole life up into a few boxes is probably even more difficult. But...the most difficult thing for me was leaving my friends and family. Not only did I have to leave my cheerleading team - my complete family of tigers - but also my college friends, my ex boyfriend and my family. Now, looking back, I was devastated. But you find out who your true friends are and a lot about yourself. My mum - I talk to her everyday without fail, even if it's just a text, just to let her know how my day was. Normally, that also consists of talking to my step dad, which is always a laugh :). My sister I talk to now and then, but I know if I ever needed her she would be here in a shot. So really, it is not the end of the world leaving your home. Now I thought I was going to be incredibly homesick and time was going to go so slowly but really and truely - this term has flown by and its only two weeks now until I travel home for christmas - I am so excited. My course is amazing and I am loving my life at the moment.
Now this blog seems to have gone on for a long time and it was probably a little boring for you, but I just wanted to get back into blogging with a little introduction. In my next blog I will be talking about my course and all the things I'm getting up to, and hopefully it will be up in the next couple of days.
Now _ back at the begginning I said that this blog will have a purpose - and that is to fill all you performing arts lovers out there in on what life in this industry is like for me. I will be giving performance reviews, rehearsal techniques, and pretty much give any advice I can, so stay tuned.
Its good to be back bloggers :).
Bye for now xxx

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

What A Lovely Easter :)

I realised that my previous blogs have all been a bit "typical woman", emotional and moany. So I decided that this blog will show my sensitive lovey dovey side, which believe it or not is just as big as my angry side. Yes, yes, I admit it, I am a big mushy love bug on the inside *embarrased face* ( those who are aware of our college jokes will appreciate this reference). So, in this blog I will be telling you about my Easter, and you may not care...but I'm gunna tell you anyway...Mwaahhhhaaaahhhhaaa :) ! My Easter was one of the best I've ever had - not only did I spend it with people I love, I got some lovely gifts too. The day started really nicely, I woke up to the sound of my Mum coming in my room to wish me a Happy Easter, which was lovely in itself but also gave me a massive advantage. You see.. I had bought my Mum and Step Dad little Easter presents (lindt bunnies) wrapped them, and put little messages on them from the "Easter Bunny"... and I wanted to place them downstairs so they could find them. So, while my Mum was in the shower and my Step Dad was still in bed I snuck downstairs and put them on the sofa in the places where they sit. This worried me a little because I thought they might not see them and plant their bums on them and crush them...but i hoped that neither of them were that blind :P. My question was answered soon after I heard their footsteps going downstairs as they both burst into my room with their Easter presents for me, a big lindt bunny from my Step Dad and a little package from my Mum. I opened it to find this lovely teddy bear necklace, which you can attach little paw print charms to, it was so lovely when I got dressed I put in on straight away. I still haven't opened my lindt bunny because I want to save it :)... I bet everyone else is in that situation too.
After I had got ready, I was soon on my way round to my boyfriend's house, Jamie. <3 to describe Jamie...probably the most talented boy I have ever met, a brilliant wit, gorgeous in every way and has the singing voice of an angel. And he's all mine :), which I am incredibly happy about as I am head over heels in love with him. Many girls can try and get him, but believe me they don't have a chance, he's stuck with me :).
Anyway back to my Easter, me and jamie had planned to meet at his, exchange presents, spend the day snuggling watching DVDs and stuffing our faces with pizza, and it was as good as it sounds :). I eagerly shoved DVDs in my bag (about 5 and we only watched one - Matilda - don't pretend you dont love that film too ;) ) and two apple and raspberry (the best flavour) J2Os ready to have with our pizza and legged it round there, his present also in my bag. If you knew Jamie as well as I do, you would know he gets obbsessed about a lot of things...some good :) and some really bad haha...and one of these would be lindt chocolate. So for Easter I had bought him a big lindt egg with loads of little lindt eggs :). And Me and Jamie also have the tradition of buying eachother lindt and ferrero rochers...I pretended I didnt know what I was getting even though Jamie told me the second he bought me the egg :). So, I put on my best "Oh, I had no idea" as we exchanged presents and thanked eachother. I also got him a card which I wrote an essay in about how much I love him. I didn't get a card back...wahhhhh :(. I'm trying not to be bitter. He will make it up to me :). We then watched Matilda...while beating eachother with his sofa cushions and tickling eachother until we couldn't breathe :)...thats normal for us.  We then ordered two medium pizzas - margherita for me and meat feast for Jamie, with a side of wedges for me and BBQ Chicken wings for Jamie. The fun was watching him eat them, as he manages to get BBQ sauce everywhere!! It is the cutest thing ever :). We were so stuffed, we slumped down on the sofa, only to find the best film on TV....Jurrasic Park!!! Now it says in my info I am obssessed with dinosaurs...this is true. Me and jamie play dinosaurs...this is also true. My college and tutor have been blessed by seeing us play. They were all in stitches as you can imagine. :). Then me and jamie played hide and seek. This consisted of me running upstairs locking myself in the bathroom and not letting Jamie in :), then we played on Jamie's PS2 racing game :) and I beat him!!! mwhahaha! then we had lots and lots of... snuggles :D !!!!. I knew what some of you were sick bastards ;).
So you got it, me and Jamie are completely in love, and the best of little kids when we're together :) we have a lot of fun, a lot of laughs, get through the bad and good together, and make eachother really really happy :).
So there's my easter :). It was amazing and I hope all you had fabulous easters too. Tune in tomorrow for my new topic - a question that will cross everyones mind at least one in their lives - "would you change gender for a day given the opportunity?". "Hmmm, what would it be like to have a penis?" Tune in tomorrow kids!! Toodles :) xxx

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Mr Bus Driver...How Do You Sleep At Night?

Ok, so my rant today is quite a common one, but a good one none the less. For those of you who out there who travel on public transport reguarly, you will know exactly what I'm talking about. Picture this. You walk out of your favourite shop in Reading whether it be Paperchase, Waterstones or Ann Summers (those arent my favourite shops..What? ;) ) and it is peeing it down with rain. You peer at your watch...or a nearby clock..your mobile or ask a passer by who always, always, always seems to reply "time you got a watch". Well you know what smart arse?? I have a watch, and I can tell you exactly where it is on my bedside table, so that one didn't really work out for ya, did it? Anyway, you only have a couple of minutes till your bus,so you start speed walking it down the highstreet. Not always the best...for those of you who have a big bum like me and can't help but swing your hips when you walk will know exactly what I'm talking about...and those 40 year old perverts I mentioned in my blog yesterday always seem to be around at this point. So ignoring the odd whistle and "Damn Girl" (For those of you who know my friend Sophie Brigden..yes I did picture her in my mind when I wrote this :D ) and putting a look on your face that looks like you're abouto kill someone who gets in your way, you get to the corner of the road you need to catch your bus on...and low and's there. This is when you suddenly transform in to Usain Bolt and send old dear Grannies flying as you race to that bulbous red, green, orange, whatever colour, four wheeled transport that you need to get home. You see the last person step onto the bus,'re only a few strides away...and...arghhh... the doors close. And your banging on that door, like it's your ex boyfriend's face, and you know that plump man behind the steering wheel can hear you but nope he's just going to pretend that your not there and drive off. Now this is that tense moment where everyone is staring at you as the bus passes you, your already drenched and looking like a drown rat, and you get all the "ti bois* on the top deck swearing at you, and you want to swear back but something holds you back. Maybe its holding on to that last bit of dignity you had or..its the fact that bus has stopped at the traffic lights and you'll be too embarrased. However, inside your head all the swear words in the sun are spinning around like a little kid on a merry go round, and you curse the day that man ever became a bus driver.
Does he have no concience? Or is he just blaming you for his lame career choice, because he was the ti boi*who sat in the back of class, mouthed back to the teacher, did no work, and started smoking before he even came out the womb. Whosat in exams and did nothing thinking he was so cool. Now he's blaming you because you put the work in and can afford to buy nice clothes and not have to stay all day and night in your work uniform, and are off to university to do something good with your life! ARGGHHHH.
So my advice to you. The next time you get screwed over by a bus driver and are left standing on the side of the road, take a moment to smile to yourself, because you will never end up being that much of a wanker.
I would just like to say, that no bus drivers were harmed in the making of this blog, and if any bus drivers are reading this... this is just a typical stereotype and in no way is meant to say you are a may be a very nice bus driver... unless you have done exactly what I have just said in my blog in which case you are a massive wanker, and should man up and get over it.
*Oh and for those of you who have not been blessed with the presence of my gorgeous boyfriend jamie, ti boi is the name he has given to all those little chavvy kids who annoy the hell out of you and think they are all hard, and put picture of their completely untoned stomach on facebook and have the caption "look at my six pack".... uhhh what?? Ti boi is in fact short for batti boi so enjoy using that little peice of joyous vocablary.
Thankyou for reading and I will be back again with another rant about something that people really dont care about. Your, over emotional blogger, ThatsSoLisa. Toodles xxx

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Loosing My Blogging Virginity ;)

Ok, so this is my first post and I have to admit I'm a little bit excited :P... I would start off with the usual so this is me and my life...but lets be honest who really cares? And you've probably had enough of that from my info, so i'm going to go straight ahead and rant. So my first rant will be about... drum role please... alcohol. Ok, ok, ok... I know what you may be thinking. I've come on to some weirdly religous girls profile who is going to rant about how much of a sin it is to drink alcohol. You couldn't be more wrong. I am an atheist.That is in no way an attempt to push my religous veiws on you... well not right now anyway :P. No, infact I will be talking about the effect that alcohol has on the older generation of men. I am talking about the single sad 40 year old perverts who sit there with sunglasses on when its raining, and peep over their 5 year old newspaper at you as you walk past. However, these men don't just come out when it's raining. Ohhhh no. They come out at night too, when alcohol happens to give them the confidence of a drop dead gorgeous 20 year old male with endless amounts of modeling contracts. I have happened to encounter 2 of them in the same night... and they are not fun. The other night, I was out with college friends and boyfriend celebrating my friend's 19th. And I was just stood by the table knocking back my J20 like it was alcohol and having a damn good time...until I here an "excuse me" behind me. Now I turn around with some cheshire cat smile on my face thinking I'm going to see a Jason Stathem (aww yeahhh ) look alike that finds me a little attrcative...but what I'm really confronted with is a sweaty stuttering man, who's had way too much, and his opening line being "look, i'm not hitting on you." Are you kidding me?! If any man, who is over the age of 30, comes over to you with that opening line... just walk away. Wish I could have taken my own advice...but no. Instead, I stood there...just stood there...said nothing..while this freaky old man was asking me to come over and wish his mate a happy 40th birthday. "What? Do I look like some woman of the red light district who you pay for anything you fancy. No. (And I really didn't because I live by the rule if you have your legs out, dont have your tits out sorta thing. I was just in a nice dress :) and if you happen to have me on fb you will see it). So what makes you think I'm going to come over and do that for you? You disrepectful, disgusting old man".... Now this is what I was thinking. Wish I could have said it, but no I just stood there like a brain damaged idiot. Luckily, I had my goreous friends Kathy and Sophie to save me, and he quickly disappeared, and I didn't see him for the rest of the night. But that was not the end. As me and Kathy were taking one of our many trips to the bathroom that night, talking about the creepy previous event, another dude with way to much confidence for the state that was himself comes up to me and asks the same bloody question!!!! I mean, come on.... but did I learn from the last time? Nope. My brain damage returned and I stood there. Luckily Kathy got all agro, and he soon cleared off. But my god. Why do guys, when they've had a little bit of alcohol, think that evey girl is some kind of trophy for them to swoon over and cart about like a prize? It seriously bewilders me. I mean have a little respect. We are human beings, not iced buns in a window to be drooled over. And we do not appreciate old men looking at us like we're their roast dinner on a Sunday. Old men should be banned from drinking alcohol if they are going to use the confidence to hit on a girl who is just about old enough to be their grand-daughter. It's sick, disturbing and I have to say has given me night mares about turning into a caramel slice and being bought by an old man who has to take his teeth out to eat me!!! AARRRGGHHH :'( !
Later that night, when I was safely away from the creeps, me and Kathy came up with the best solution for all you bloggers out there who are unlucky enough to come across the overly confident drunk old man. The face. For those of you who don't know what we are talking about, get on youtube and watch Jenna Marbles The Face!! It seriously will save your life.
Thats my rant for today over with :). Tune in  for another pretty damn soon as I'm am overly emotional female who gets upset and angry expect great things from me ;). Toodles xx