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One Year of Blogging…YAY! And Forthcoming Exams…Funsies

Last year, I thought my Christmas was ruined. I had to create a ‘found object’ sculpture (which was actually quite fun in the end) and revise for a Biology exam. I was having sleepless nights, and when my first blog post was created exactly one year ago, I thought that it would be an EXCELLENT IDEA to make it all about what was stressing me out. Hmm.

Now I look back on those years as care-free years in terms of stress and schoolwork. They used to be years where I worried most about my social life than my working life. Now it’s the other way round. But so other people have told me, things can only get more stressful. Yippee.

But even if I have fear and doubt inside me, I am optimistic. I have experienced hellish holidays and periods of homework and exam revision that I never thought I would survive. Twice. I went through the toughest and most gruelling weekend before Exam Week, and I worked myself to the bone doing homework over the first half term of this school year. I have experienced stress and just how horrible night can be when you are nervous, and I am determined to fight through it.

I learned so much. I spent most of half term panicking that I could not get all my homework done in one week. I was so wrong. It may take a long time, I realised, and the hours may seem long and boring, but it can all be completed…eventually. In the short term, the hours are long and kind…most of the time (although looking back at those days, in the long term, they seem to whizz on by). I remember this, and how I need to take care of myself and my sleep over the holidays. I tell myself to be optimistic and keep calm. Sometimes my mood-changing hormones decide to go on the rampage and ignore sense, but they will subside. I hope. Sometimes I want to be optimistic. But sometimes I want to face facts and panic.

Christmas does not have to devoted to revision. I can still have fun. I can just ignore school and exams and experience the fabulous atmosphere of Christmas Day. I can still get into that Christmassy feeling again…sometimes. I can still chill out when I need to. It will all be fine.

But I don’t think that there will be many opportunities when I can blog again. I will try, but I cannot guarantee it. My blogs may not be cheery enough to go on here, so I may blog on Wink of a Word (http://winkofaword.wordpress.com/) instead. Please do have a look!

Zingy Zangy Zongy has been going for a whole year. And what’s happened so far? I’ve got about eight followers. It’s not much, but I don’t really mind; all I care is that I’ve spent this hectic year full of opportunities to blog about…well…stuff, really. It’s been mostly Big Bang Theory obsessed, but it has been providing me with so much happiness over the year. I thank you all for your support and for actually reading my posts!

Live long and prosper!

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Wink of a Word

I would like to thank you all for your support of my blog. You have coped with my Big Bang Theory obsession, my tendency to create blog posts as long as essays, and my blog posts that I should have known were just too depressing to put on this cheery little blog (after all, the name of this blog was the brainchild of Ben from Outnumbered on a double espresso caffeine rush). So if you are bored with my casual, Big Bang Theory-obsessed posts that are created just for the halibut — sorry, hell of it — I have resolved the problem…by creating a new blog!

Wink of a Word (http://winkofaword.wordpress.com/) has no posts at the moment, but in the future I hope to fill it with stories, reviews, educational posts (perhaps history-based) and a wide range of posts that I hope to be long but interesting and important. Well, not really important but just with less explicit and constant attempts at humour. I’m looking forward to posting on my new blog, even though it will mean that I will have to be more self-restrained in my blogging, and I will have to change my blogging style a little.

Zingy Zangy Zongy shall exist, don’t worry! But if I don’t blog on here for a while, it will either be because of school-based or GCSE-based trouble, I don’t feel like it, or I am on my new blog. I will continue to blog on here often, but I would appreciate it if you could support me with my new blog as well!

Live long and prosper!

Big Bang Theory Quote of the Week

Geeks of the World. Geeks United. Geek Gangs. And any other organization that involves the word “Geek”. I give you the ultimate insults to give to your fellow men. Such men as geologists: the only people who are glad when others take their work for granite. Bah-dum-cha!

Or alternatively, you could try the steroid-addicted Kurts of the world. Just one word of warning: if you’re going to wear a Doppler Effect costume to a party, make sure you tell everybody you’re a zebra! Enjoy.

Leonard: That’s Penny’s ex-boyfriend.

Sheldon: What do you suppose he’s doing here? Besides disrupting the local gravity field.

Leonard: If he were any bigger, he’d have moons orbiting him.

Sheldon: Oh, snap!

Later…

Penny: Oh, hey guys. You having a good time?

Sheldon: Given the reaction to my costume, this party is a scathing indictment of the American education system.

Kurt: What, you’re a zebra, right?

Sheldon: Yet another child left behind.

Even later…

Leonard: Okay, I understand your impulse to try to physically intimidate me. I mean, you can’t compete with me on an intellectual level and so you’re driven to animalistic puffery.

Kurt: Are you calling me a puffy animal?

Penny: Of course not, no, he’s not, you’re not, right Leonard?

Leonard: No, I said animalistic. Of course we’re all animals, but some of us have climbed a little higher on the evolutionary tree.

Sheldon: If he understands that, you’re in trouble.

Kurt: So what, I’m unevolved?

Sheldon: You’re in trouble.

Even more later…

Leonard: I’m not a dwarf, I’m a Hobbit. A Hobbit. Are misfiring neurons in your hippocampus preventing the conversion from short-term to long-term memory?

Kurt: Okay, now you’re starting to make me mad.

Leonard: A homo-habilus discovering his opposable thumbs says what?

Kurt: What?

Leonard: I think I’ve made my point.

Kurt: Yeah, how about I make a point out of your pointy little head.

Sheldon: Let me remind you, while my moral support is absolute, in a physical confrontation I will be less than useless.

Leonard: There’s not going to be a confrontation, in fact I doubt if he can even spell confrontation.

Kurt(physically lifting Leonard from the ground): C – O – N… frontation!

One last tip: if somebody comes to a party wearing a green outfit and pointed hat with a red feather, don’t assume that they’re Peter Pan, cos he’s not the only person who wears a green costume…

Live long and prosper! 😀

Happy Birthday Raj!

Today’s Saturday 6th October. It’s a special day. Why? I quote Series 4 Episode 18 (The Prestidigitation Approximation……no, thankfully I didn’t remember this; I looked it up):

Howard: Remind me, what’s your birthday?

Raj: October sixth.

Howard: Okay, October is the tenth month. So ten, one plus zero is one, plus six is seven. Turn over the seventh card.

Raj: How about that!

Howard: Is that your card?

Raj: Yes, it is. Very cool!

Sheldon: It’s not cool. It’s a childish trick designed to confuse and intrigue simpletons……How’d you do it?

Howard: A magician never reveals his secrets. But surely a future Nobel prize winner can figure it out.

Sheldon: Fine. Give me a second. (Starts to think.)

Howard: You ever notice when he thinks real hard, it smells like bacon?

Raj deserves far more credit than he gets at the moment. Sure, his personality went a bit cliche in the last season, what with the writers heavily focusing on his “metrosexual” side, but before then he was so charming and lovable. His heart-breaking Bambi-eyes as he squeaks a “Sorry” to Penny after his arrogant behaviour at the People press conference; his horrified look as he accidentally kisses Howard instead of Bernadette (the actor, Kunal Nayyar, later commented in an interview how Howard’s moustache clung to him like velcro); his oddly proud grin as he strips down to the full monty in a cafe while under the influence of experimental drugs; and the internet kissing scene……Ohhhhhhh……The one scene that creates longer cringing ripples than Leonard’s “pop, sparkle and buzz” method to pick up women.

Happy probably-although-I’m-not-entirely-sure 31st birthday, Raj! Live long and prosper! 😀

100!!!

Oh, snap! I have just reached my one-hundreth post! And it has taken me about nine months to get here!

But what was my first post? Was it about Big Bang Theory? Was it about being a geek? Was it a quiz? No. It was about…exams. It was published in December, but there was not a hint of Christmas spirit in it. But at the time, I really was suffering from the constant stream of GCSE tsunamis. GCSEs are like purgatory; you’re put through hell for months on end, but the end result is nearly always heaven. If you’re interested, click on “School” (under Categories) and scroll down to the bottom to see my first post. If you’re not, then good; I agree that it’s not the best of posts to start a blog with.

I did not start this blog to release my exam stress, though. I’d actually originally made this blog to post sections of my new story. But in the end, I figured that the stories weren’t good enough, and just mucked around on it, posting about Night, Gaming, Legend of Zelda, Outnumbered, Futurama and Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy. Zoewright96 provided the motivation, for she had created her own blog, lifesabowlofinnuendos, earlier that month, and she suggested I created this blog.  And I can’t thank her enough.

My personal favourites out of my early blog posts are the ones about my friends, JJ and Zoe, and when I went indoor sky diving, which I enclose links to:

https://zingyzangyzongy.wordpress.com/2012/02/07/jj/

https://zingyzangyzongy.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/zoe/

https://zingyzangyzongy.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/indoor-skydiving/

So much has happened since I began this blog: I became part of a group of  bloggers on always equal who fought passionately against inequality. I found other fantastic blogs, written by incredibly talented people. But most important of all, people are actually FOLLOWING MY BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, I am in a state of shock that this has actually happened!

But why create a blog? What’s the point? Many people have asked me this. The answer’s oh so easy. It’s because blogging is an amazing experience. It’s because it allows you to share your thoughts and ideas on the interweb. And it’s because blogging involves writing: the most valuable skill known to man, and something that I just always find so relaxing and enjoyable. Writing has saved me on so many occasions, and just holding a pen or sitting at a keyboard immediately puts my mind at rest.

I’d like to say thank you to everyone who clicked “Like” for at least one of my posts, or even just had a little look! I’d like to say “merci” to everyone who gave invaluable and delightful comments for my posts. And I’d like to say a big “danke schon” to everybody who follows this blog!

Live long and prosper, everyone! 😀

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