Tales from the Laundry Room

I don’t really have a story to tell, I’m just insanely bored and waiting in the laundry for my washing in Santa leggings because I can’t get back into my apartment. On the bright, me being in the laundry room is a sign that I FINALLY FINISHED MY WORK!!!

All my projects are done, which I mean I don’t even have to think about the word ‘Graphics’ until Monday when we get new project rotations :L It’s just sad that I’m showing my freedom off my being in the laundry room and not rushing back to work… Yeah, that’s really how exciting my life is.

I should probably explain the Santa leggings – I woke up at 9:35 this morning, and my hand in/studio session had started at nine, so I just sort of grabbed any clothes I could find (got dressed in less than five minutes I might add!) and legged it :L Turns out, I grabbed the Santa leggings… but they’re comfy, so no complaints there 😉 And I’m reluctant to go back to the apartment because I’ve forgotten my key for the third time today (even though I distinctly remember picking it up!) and fear my flatmates may kill me for getting them to let me in again :L

Unfortunately, there isn’t really anywhere in the laundry to sit. We have benches, but they’re really narrow and have no back support. Which means I’m sitting on top of the washer and clinging on to dear life whenever it starts spinning too quickly :L

Any how, I’ll get back to you when something interesting actually happens. In the meantime, here’s an image of a kitty.



If you haven’t already, you need to check these guys out now! Stat!

May I introduce to you, the one and only, Pentatonix.

These guys are absolutely amazing – a small group from Texas that has real talent! They did some sort of talent show and a friend showed me one of their latest videos some time ago – now I’m hooked!

Think they’re just an ordinary group of wannabe singers? Think again! These guys take a cappella to the max, all of the backing, even the beat, is purely their voices. They have a fantastic beat boxer and one guy who can do ridiculously low notes! I’m at a complete loss as to how they do it!

Check out this video, it’s my favourite song of theirs!


Also, check out the beat boxer before he joined the group. I promise from 1:12 it will blow your mind! Kevin is just too amazing for words!

I want to say “a productive day”

So today, I got a great deal done for one of my university projects… the problem is, all it involved was painting a boiler suit. I won’t go into full details (its a bit more than just painting a suit, there’s a sort of point linked to Dazzle Ships). This boiler suit took me all day… I started in my morning session, 9am-1pm, then didn’t leave the studio till 6! It took me four hours to paint one side!!!


No dignity and proud


But I did finish it (the alternative was burning it) without having too many breakdowns over messing up my straight lines and took one thing from this. I look damnnn fine in a boiler suit. Ngl, I’m ashamed to say I got rather attached and ended up wearing the spare pair for a good portion of the day, even venturing down to the cafeteria in them :L The best thing was, some other lecturer was walking round in one and I had to be restrained from asking for a picture.

But spending four hours and getting no where definitely deserves a torrent of fast food, and Pizza Hut is just across the road! We’d intended to just spend £6.99 on the all you can eat buffet, but the waitress was so annoyingly good that we ended up spending over £15 each… on lunch. I got very excited over the unlimited ice-cream :L

The good news is that I had ditched the overalls by this point so we didn’t embrass ourselves too much… until one of my friends knocked over a nice big glass of Tango onto the other girl’s plate :L I was just happy it wasn’t me!

Downside of the day, my lecturer came round taking pictures of the work we were doing, I glare at the camera, and he says ‘you might not want to look at the camera. It’s a delicate lens.’ He said it so deadpan it took a while until the whole studio went ‘ooo!’ My forgiveness lies in my grade for this term!

The problems of a university student, eh?

War of the Wind

Today was an interesting day. I needed to do a fashion shoot for a graphics project and had planned the day for weeks. The last couple of days have been lovely, we’ve had sun, it was even warm enough at one point for me to loose the heavy coat!!!! But today? The weather turned. Hard.

I’m sure the winds were going at least 40 mph, me and my (unwilling) models kept being thrown around everywhere! Although this does make for some brilliant hair shots! Hair everywhere… And then it started to rain as well!!!! We got some very odd looks :L

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But miraculously, I actually managed to complete project, and my lecturer seemed none the wiser. I’m really proud of the shot below, and it even worked in black and white! Even if I did have to spend a fortune in McDonalds as compensation for my models 😉

Beth hood

Yeah… real lucky….

So today, a terrible thing happened…. a bird took a dump on me.

The worst thing was, I basically walked into it. I saw the white stuff drop right in front of me, yet did not have the brain power to force my legs to stop mid-walk. Happily, it only hit my leg and we were on the way home anyway :L Not that this encouraged much sympathy from my friends, although I did make them carry the heavy shopping home :L 

On the bright side, the freebie launch I did last weekend went brilliantly! People have actually downloaded my book in India and Japan! It just feels so amazing to know that, even if the whole book thing doesn’t take off, someone, somewhere, on the other side of the world, actually has a copy of something I’ve written. 

Not that this means I forgive the bloody bird.