this is my last post before i'm done with exams! (i write tomorrow and on Friday, and i have promised myself i'll only post on Friday after i've written my final exam.) i'm on a two-minute study break from Cicero's "De Amicitia"... i made this a while ago for funzies (ha) after our lecturer told us, in one of our last Latin sessions, to "keep calm" in the exam and "just look out for main verbs". sorry, i couldn't resist.
and, of course, i couldn't leave it there... i had to make another one.
too bad about the white background... or the fact that it's in ENGLISH. yep, i'm gonna fail tomorrow.
exam Hannah is stressin' big time for Latin and Journ and can't be thoughtful about her posts. she's also talking about herself in the third person all the time... this is what stress does to her, so you shouldn't be too concerned.
in any case, she wanted to share something with you, but couldn't come up with anything original and clever to disseminate... so she has decided to fall back on sharing beautiful things that she has found on the internet with you. the sharing of said pretty things will now commence:
i always thought Formula 1 was the epitome of boring. who wants to sit around and watch racing cars zoom around a weirdly-shaped track for two hours, right?
after being roped into watching a race about five or six weeks ago, and subsequently watching a lot of the previous races from this year...i am that person. i want to watch racing cars zoom around a weirdly-shaped track for two hours. and then watch the post-race stuff, too. turns out F1 isn't boring at all. who'd have thought?
anyway, it's the final race of the year today (yeep!) and Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso are contesting for the championship title. (forgive me if my lingo is wrong, F1 sophisticates - i'm still new to the game.) i really want Vettel to win - he's only 25, this'll be his third title in three years if he wins, he's an excellent driver, he's German, he's funny and a little cheeky (in a funny way - not in a Lewis Hamilton "i'm an arrogant prick" way) and the like. that being said, Alonso is a fantastic driver, too, and he's a little more mature (ha! probably a LOT more mature) than Vettel, so i won't be absolutely heartbroken if he takes the championship. (i think. maybe.)
but enough blabber! it's Caturday and as such i need to provide you with some CAT PICTURES. and since the theme is F1, here y'are:
In what racing commentators are calling “the biggest upset of the year,” a cat named Eric has come out of obscurity to best his rivals in the Korean Grand Prix. Perhaps most stunning of all, he did it with a car he built himself.
“Most F1 vehicles are masterworks of engineering and precision,” says Burt Kellog, a writer for Speed Magazine who reports on Eric’s rise to stardom. “This thing is made out of cardboard. It’s not aerodynamic at all. But he really pulled ahead in the last race. It was a sight to see.”
after four years, Sindi leaves Grahamstown - for good - on Sunday. i've lived here for the latter two of those four years, and i can honestly say it's been so so SO good - nay, amazing - to start (and then continue) this crazy varsity ride of mine with her around for me to talk and cry to, argue and laugh with, and generally love around. she's at least moving back to our hometown, thanks to what i think is pretty much excellent provision from Jesus, but i'm still going to miss her - hard - in the next couple years. this, to sum it all up, is how i'm feeling:
so - let's not, shall we? let's move onto happier topics. like the fact that while Sindi was packing up her room, she came across the sheep slippers that have been missing from my life for a long long time.
now, these are some pretty radical slippers. they were a birthday present from my BFF Lilo when we were in high school, and they are:
b) AMAZINGLY COMFY.
c) did i mention ADORABLE?!
i mean, what else do you need in slippers? seriously.
so, among a lot of other things (that i promise to write about when i write a proper Thanksgiving post - which is coming, i promise!), not least of which is my amazingly beautiful sister and the opportunity i've had to live in this quirky town and do life with her by my side for the past couple years, i am rather enormously grateful for THE RETURN OF THE SHEEP!
and now i'm grateful for bed time and curling up under the covers with Pride & Prejudice.
(i will study tomorrow... i promise...)
i have my work cut out for me today (studying, shopping and baking), so this won't be long - but i thought this video was hilariously disturbing and needed to be shared :)
if you haven't seen it already, let me introduce you to "DUMB WAYS TO DIE"...
crazy, right?! it's a bit "the Darwin Awards meets Mr Men", methinks. props to Metro for their creativity (although i'm not going to pretend that it isn't pretty... um, twisted) and for - hopefully - getting their message across!
what's the dumbest way to die that you can think of? tell me in the comments :)
on Friday, i watched The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore for the first time. i watched it again with Chris on Sunday. it is amazing and i recommend - nay, insist - that all of you watch it! it won the Oscar for Animated Short Film at this year's Academy Awards, after all... and it's just generally pretty darn brilliant. if you have 15 minutes to spare, here it is:
anyway, i've been thinking about books and how great they are a lot more since watching it, and then managed to stumble across Bookshelf Porn this afternoon. oh dear. that, of course, got me thinking about bookshelves and their awesomeness, and so the hunt for the coolest bookshelves ensued. sit back, relax, and feast your eyes on...
HANNAH'S TOP 20 BOOKSHELVES!
(each photo and/or its title will link back to where i found the original image - i tried to find the original source for most of them, but got a bit tired, so some will just link back to the photo on Bookshelf Porn.)