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    (Original post by uz_master)
    (sorry if this sounds like advertising, but cant resist!)

    Whilst we are on the grand subject of weather, especially our current "heat wave", it reminded me of a very good (and short!) book i read recently - "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho. Its set mostly in the Sahara although starts in Spain - hence the connection with heat! The book is an absolute gem, a diamond in the rough! Definitely best read whilst listening to some vocal-less music: it really helped my escape from the huge mess that is my life! And the book told me many an important lesson (dont worry its not preachful - even though the main character is a spanish boy sheperd).

    If you get the chance, read it this summer, its only about 170 medium sized pages long, and easily readable during a long journey.

    I have a feeling im going to eget in trouble with this post...

    Funnily enough I am in Spain and I just read that book. Please explain to me why so many people love it. It was just...so meaningless to me. It didn't touch me at all. I found no great lesson in it. In fact I was slightly repulsed by the fact he gives up his livelihood and the sheep that depend on him for jewels and riches. How is that inspirational? That's just a metaphor for merceneryness (which isn't a word but wateva)
    So someone please explain to me why this book which I think is a nice enough story for children has become such an 'inspirational' success. It just bored me.
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    if i were a shark...
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    <Dramatically> This may be my final post - in an hour I am off to get bitten to death by midges. (For the record, I will NOT be using the Marmite technique!) If anything should happen to me, Muffin Man can have my secret muffin stash, Noooni can have my Nimbus 2000 Chirstmas tree decoration and stuffed Norbert, Uz can have my intellectual books . . . the toastie-maker is still up for grabs though . . .

    :p:
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    Someone mention toasties?!

    :eating:

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    (Original post by Ruthie_J)
    Everyone else who looks pasty all year round - I feel your pain Infact, my legs actually reflect sunlight.
    This means that if i want to achieve that healthy glow I have to ritually cover myself in Johnsons Holiday Skin each night. This is both time consuming and unappealing, making one smell like a vegetable.

    Hence the fact I am now a nice chalky colour

    Although..... since my body has no grasp of Homeostasis (it really is CRUD people. I have no circulation in the winter and all my extremities go white and nearly fall off) I dont sweat that much or get hot and bothered. So it is kind of advantageous being strange, even though I can still complain with the best of them

    WE BRITS ARENT BUILT FOR THE HEAT! :hmpf:

    I sympathise with you.. I have loaded that Johson's stuff on my legs but it smells yucky so I've given up.. I also put on factor 30 yet still become burnt.. after sun or moisturiser do not stop me peeling and everywhere else except my weirdly self tanned *but didnt quite work* legs, and my red-ish tomato like arms and shoulders is white! woo!! I still quite enjoy the sun nevertheless.. hehe xx
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    (Original post by Ruthie_J)
    Someone mention toasties?!

    :eating:

    Is it just me or is everyone else sick of the sight of paninis?

    Toasties still rule
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    I ate enough paninis for a lifetime whilst I was at college :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by music<3)
    I sympathise with you.. I have loaded that Johson's stuff on my legs but it smells yucky so I've given up.. I also put on factor 30 yet still become burnt.. after sun or moisturiser do not stop me peeling and everywhere else except my weirdly self tanned *but didnt quite work* legs, and my red-ish tomato like arms and shoulders is white! woo!! I still quite enjoy the sun nevertheless.. hehe xx
    Wooh! Good to see you can still enjoy the sun . It really does have a weird smell to it!! (not the sun, the johnsons stuff haha) Aww bless you! I'm still white all over! The only thing i dont like about wearing sun cream is that it makes you all greasy
    I sound like a right moaner don't I!!! Hehe i'm reallllly not that bad...... i'm loving the brilliant blue sky we've got at the moment, and of course all the sunshine ..... warm evenings are lovely Its just that I prefer curling up in the shade with a good book. hehe.
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    (Original post by friendlyneutron)
    Is it just me or is everyone else sick of the sight of paninis?

    Toasties still rule
    Ahh toasties are cool!! Why is it that any sandwich heated up tastes nicer? I like to get my subway subs toasted, all the cheese melts *yum yum*. I've never been one for paninis, they used to sell them at the canteen at college but they were horrendously over-priced so I didnt bother!
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    (Original post by Ruthie_J)
    Wooh! Good to see you can still enjoy the sun . It really does have a weird smell to it!! (not the sun, the johnsons stuff haha) Aww bless you! I'm still white all over! The only thing i dont like about wearing sun cream is that it makes you all greasy
    I sound like a right moaner don't I!!! Hehe i'm reallllly not that bad...... i'm loving the brilliant blue sky we've got at the moment, and of course all the sunshine ..... warm evenings are lovely Its just that I prefer curling up in the shade with a good book. hehe.
    I reckon it smells like a combination of chicken nuggets and digestive biscuits. It's annoying because when you first put it on it smells like holidays and then after about half an hour you actually just stink the trauma.

    On the subject of awful tans, I met Dale Winton in a sports shop the other day? Talk about random. Supermarket Sweep was fantasmic though, I always wanted that huge banana.... sign of things to come I guess ...*

    *edit: sorry. I'm hideously jetlagged.
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    Has anyone else had exam results nightmares yet? I'm afraid to go to sleep now. They're like Freddy Kreuger
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    Wow, nuggets and biscuits is a very accurate description! It cant be compared to a single smell can it - its a mingling of two, creating something naaassssty :p:
    I used to get really into supermarket sweep. I was like *tactics people*!!!! Find all the small, compact, expensive stuff and just sweep it all into your trolley with one swift arm movement!! None of this grabbing mops and buckets!!
    Inflatables were cool though lol :banana:
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    (Original post by friendlyneutron)
    I reckon it smells like a combination of chicken nuggets and digestive biscuits. It's annoying because when you first put it on it smells like holidays and then after about half an hour you actually just stink the trauma.

    On the subject of awful tans, I met Dale Winton in a sports shop the other day? Talk about random. Supermarket Sweep was fantasmic though, I always wanted that huge banana.... sign of things to come I guess ...*

    *edit: sorry. I'm hideously jetlagged.
    :rolleyes:
    Breakfast making was alright; bacon was burnt, and the eggs were odd, but the potato scones were good...then again, it's fairly hard to mess up potato scones :confused:
    All round, it was fairly impressive for six drunk guys who can't cook who'd been awake for something approaching 24 hours...
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    (Original post by friendlyneutron)
    Has anyone else had exam results nightmares yet? I'm afraid to go to sleep now. They're like Freddy Kreuger
    yeh but freddy kreuger was cool...
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    (Original post by Ruthie_J)
    Wow, nuggets and biscuits is a very accurate description! It cant be compared to a single smell can it - its a mingling of two, creating something naaassssty :p:
    I used to get really into supermarket sweep. I was like *tactics people*!!!! Find all the small, compact, expensive stuff and just sweep it all into your trolley with one swift arm movement!! None of this grabbing mops and buckets!!
    Inflatables were cool though lol :banana:
    EXACTLY! I used to get to frustrated at those chumps buying things like bread. BREAD?! *shakes head* some people. I think I've been away too long, i'm disproportionately excited about the F-word coming on later. Damn strangely attractive Gordon Ramsay... Ooh talking of cookery programmes, I saw this one a few days ago where this woman made ice-cream out of snow - am I the only one that thinks that's disgusting?
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    (Original post by tctc)
    yeh but freddy kreuger was cool...
    Not in my subconscious he's not. Along with dreams where I get a D in maths
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    (Original post by friendlyneutron)
    EXACTLY! I used to get to frustrated at those chumps buying things like bread. BREAD?! *shakes head* some people. I think I've been away too long, i'm disproportionately excited about the F-word coming on later. Damn strangely attractive Gordon Ramsay... Ooh talking of cookery programmes, I saw this one a few days ago where this woman made ice-cream out of snow - am I the only one that thinks that's disgusting?
    Depends if anything has urinated on the snow really...

    Did she mix snow with orange squash or something?

    *Plans*
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    (Original post by Jigglypuff)
    Depends if anything has urinated on the snow really...

    Did she mix snow with orange squash or something?

    *Plans*
    No it was evaporated milk, vanilla essence and... snow. Bleh. I just have this image of the snow coming from the bonnet of a car and having gravel in it.

    "Don't throw snowballs, there could be stones in it and someone could lose an eye!"
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    I've dreamt about results day, soon after the exams finished. I remember it was odd, but can't remember why now. Something like not actually getting any results at all.
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    (Original post by friendlyneutron)
    Not in my subconscious he's not. Along with dreams where I get a D in maths
    i had a dream i got a D in german yesterday, i was really happy; i didnt even take gcse german.. (or a level)
 
 
 
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