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Olympicos amigos.

6 Aug

Good evening my interweb friends!
How is everyone today? Im great!
So what is everyone thinking about these things going on right now? You might have heard of them- its called the Olympics. And I, as an Englander like a few others in the world, am very excited about the Olympics 😀 I was there at the opening ceremony- well, not really; I was in my pyjamas with a cup of tea and a blanket on the couch for the 10,000 hours it felt that the countries were walking in (half of which I had never heard of in my life), and I was thinking at the end (at 2am when I had to be at work at 9-oops!) thinking about it and what I had just witnessed, for what would be the only time in my life, they say. At first, when I saw the opening ceremony, I couldn’t help –like many others- comparing it to the opening ceremony in china 4 years ago (I saw the highlights- bloody hell it was sparkly) and felt like, “that was it?”. But when talking about it with my friendlings over coffee (yes, we are sophisticated 😉 ) it kind of dawned on me how spectacular it was. See, England is one of the many countries which has a true history, and I think we were right to choose to honor that and show it to the world, and not give in to the pressure to put on a big avent garde song and dance. I just hope people from other countries understood the concept and were able to learn something from it, but sadly, from the people I have spoken to, they have not. But the actual games themselves are amazing. I have pretty much sat on my couch with my bi-daily (is that a word?) punnet of blueberries watching the gymnastics (my favourite!) and the diving and the swimming and the basketball (also my favourite) and ive just been in awe of everything, and it takes a while to take it in. all of the athletes giving everything to their 10seconds or so to win something for their country, and how they have trained all day every day for year, just to take part in that one race, or to do that one gym routine and its so amazing and incredible how people from all around the world can come together, forget all differences and conflicts in the world, and just come together to take part in friendly sporting events. Its mind blowing, but also humbling at the same time.
However, there was one incident on twitter (if you haven’t followed me yet- please do 😉 @RachaelHannahx3) during the opening ceremony that really got to me. It shouldn’t, but it did. Now, I am British, with American citizenship, and a jew. So I am impartial to countries, but I have that special support for team GB, Team USA and Team Israel (I have a lot of friends in Israel) and when I was on twitter, you know, when people make a comment on every country that walked in like “who are they?” “where the hells that country?” “love their sexy outfits” (they all looked like air hostesses- like you see in the virgin atlantic commercials? I couldn’t get past it :L) but when it got to Israel, I was like WOOO YEAAAH ISRAEL, as you do, but some people on twitter were like “Israel, I spit at them” and “f*ck off you pieces of sh*t!” and other very not nice things, and I was like, how could one person, who has had no personal offence towards them from the whole country, take such a hate to a certain group of people from a certain place?? It was so disrespectful, and kind of made me lose hope in many parts of the human race, and it was just disgusting. Ok that’s my spiel.
So yeah- im going to be so upset when the Olympics are over (I still haven’t gotten tickets D: ) because it seems that the weeks leading up to the Olympics and while the Olympics are here, England is such a happy place. Especially living so close to London, everyone is on such a high right now, with all of the towns being decorated with 2012 stuff and its just so cute- whats going to happen when everyone goes home? Its going to be so so depressing 😦
Well- enjoy your summer guys! (im still waiting for my first hot day so I can go to the beach for like the first time in years!) I’ll see you next week!! 😉
Again- follow me on twitter @RachaelHannahx3
And I’ve just joined this new craze thing that’s going on on twitter right now? Its called ask.fm, It seems like that formspring thing people (admittedly, I had it, too, as you know :P) so if you want to ask me any questions (no barriers, no such thing as a stupid question!) just shoot it this way- http://ask.fm/RachaelHannahh
Ok see you next week 🙂
(I like that smiley. You should never deprive (is that the right word?) a smiley of its nose.

what do you think about the olympics?? comment below 😉

Moo.

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Technology sucks.

16 Apr

Good evening bloggers, and blog readers…

So today I want to talk about this magical invention some of you might have heard of. It’s called technology. And what I want to talk about specifically, is why it fricken hates me.
Now, I’m a 17 year old, and a good portion of my “disposable income” (well, what’s left of my minimum wage that’s not been spent of Starbucks everyday and clothes that I’ll never actually wear…) goes towards buying new technology. So my dad (when he’s not working 24/7 doing god knows what) spends a lot of his time on technology, too, so I’ve always grown up having the newest and best technology going, my favourite collection being every game boy and Pokemon game produced, but that’s just me. And recently, it’s started to dawn on me that technology sucks. In spend about £20-£30 a month on updating or new technology. My latest rip off was a Bluetooth keyboard for my iPad. (I’ll get to the iPad later.) now, it wasn’t expensive, and therefore I don’t expect much and I’m not that picky or anything, but if I do expect one thing, thats for it to work. I opened the box, after the delivery already being like 3 days late, and hooked it up. It worked for about an hour, then it slowly stopped. (the hint was when the word ‘evolution’ became ‘en’. Yeah, a slight give away I know) and I thought ok, it must be out of charge. So I put it on charge, and 24 hours later, I try again, and it’s not working, other than the occasional ‘e’ then it stops working again (I’m fighting for the company for a refund.). Fun stuff, I know. And surely if there’s this new, wonderful technology that’s like sending people and robots into outer space and making like phones that plug into your head, then the concept of a keyboard, which was discovered like, a hundred or more years ago should be pretty fricken easy. Obviously not.
And about my iPad… I bought it in the summer, and every time I try to sync it up to my computer, all of my apps just break and I can’t use them. And then I have to reset my iPad to factory settings, then restore it to my settings and my photos blah blah blah (my iPads called splat, by the way, in case anyone was interested…) and it’s just a nightmare. Now if I’m spending like £450 on some machine smaller than a piece of paper, then I fricken expect it to do what it’s supposed to do. And worse, I just go onto the apple website, and they ask me to PAY to ask them a simple question- here’s exactly that they say, and I quote: ” Based on the information we have for your product, you may need to purchase a single incident of support or an AppleCare Protection Plan to speak with an Advisor. ”  are they fricken KIDDING ME? They’ve got to be kidding.they’re kidding me. Seriously.
But what’s more of a piss take is blackberry. Now blackberry is a pretty well known, and widely used phone producer, but the quality and service of the blackberry handset is shocking. I’ve had my blackberry storm (the slider one that looks like a traditional slide phone got sat on) for exactly a year now, and every month, without fail, it breaks. The camera never works, and the Internet doesnt work, and recently it’s stopped sending my texts all together. And if I’m paying monthly, I expect to get what I pay for. Gosh darnit.
I mean, dude, I am so unlucky when it comes to technology. I’m on my second laptop in a year (and even that ones broken) and its just ridiculous how crappy technology for really simple things are these days. I want to go back to the days of the brick Nokia where entertainment is playing snake in black and white. Llamas, that was the best, and I’m sure if I started that phone up itd work. Even after being thrown again a brick wall. And chewed. And dropped in the toilet. And god knows what else.
Oh and my Internet never works. 
Does anyone else have this problem, or is it just me?
Ok night! :* 

(And yes, I’m slowly typing this on my iPad while giving my crappy not working keyboard the evil eye, and contemplating the temptation of it exiting my room via the window.)

Muffins.