List 10 musical artists you like, in no specific order. Do this before reading the questions below.
1. Michael Jackson
2. Gwen Stefani
5. Alesha Dixon
6. Livvi Franc
7. The Script
8. Bruno Mars
9. Nicki Minaj
10. Amy Winehouse
What was the first song you heard by number 6?
Now I’m That Bitch, aww memories!
What is your favourite lyrics from number 5?
All of Cool With Me
What is your favourite song by number 8?
Nothin’ On You if it’s counted.
What kind of impact has number 1 had on your life?
I was raised in a home where it was like he was my religion. Michael Jackson was god, his lyrics and quotes were my bible. He’s been there more than anyone. He changed me.
When did you first get into 2?
When I was about 8 years old.
How did you get into 3?
Through my mum crying at If I Were A Boy.
What is your favourite song by number 4?
How many times have you seen 9 live?
Favourite album by 7?
The Script, though I love both!
What is your favourite song by 1?
I can’t ever pick. Maybe Human Nature but it’s impossible to say one song.
How did you become a fan of number 10?
I just fell for her perfect voice.
I just woke up from SUCH a strange dream in that my college tutor decided it would be a good idea for us as an experiment to go and spend a day in a prison… as criminals. So we had to sit in seperate cells and live their life for 5 hours. I have new found respect for prisoners after that. It was SO horribly boring being stuck in a cell that I realise now what a horrific punishment it is. I really thought in my dream that I was going to go insane, and that was after 5 hours. LMAO. At the end of the day, we got to go and meet all these prison workers and ask questions etc which was fun. Is it lame that I kind of wish that dream was real? It was just REALLY interesting! Haha!
Admittedly, when it first started, I was worried. I thought it was going to be another ‘Why Don’t You Love Me’ as the style of the entire video reflected just that. But as the video progressed, Beyonce loosened up as did the whole vibe of the video and I thought it was really enjoyable. There’s very little to comment on as not too much happens but I still felt it was sweet and when I spotted Solange & Kelly Rowland, my eyes did water a little. She looked absolutely beautiful though, and I must say, I’d much rather attend her party then any of the other party esque videos going around. Bless her heart. She’s so sweet. This video is a perfect example of why I love her. I felt her personality really came through in this. One critique- very low budget looking. Whilst that’s effective sometimes (Single Ladies being the best example), I’m getting a little fed up of that. Anyway- 4/5 for me!
The other night I was speaking to my friend, we were just having a normal conversation and I started talking about something that took place 4 1/2 years ago, and for the first time in maybe a year or 2, I started crying about it. It was such a normal environment, yet all it took was speaking about how it felt to hug the person involved with this situation.
Isn’t it strange the way life can evoke emotions in you even after such long periods of time?
I’m a little disappointed in myself though I have to admit. I don’t expect myself to be the tough guy all the time but I’m sad that I still can cry over something that happened to me when I was just a young girl. Even writing this blog post, I can feel myself about to cry.
So, recently I’ve been eating like an absolute monster. Junk food central. Chocolate. Crisps. McDonalds. Pizza. Chinese. Just general awful food. For a while it was fun, but now it’s making me feel like absolute crap.
Sooooo… my mum and I are on a health kick. This is not a diet. I repeat, NOT a diet. Dieting doesn’t work, you only end up binge eating and gaining twice the weight. Nope, this is just a healthy kick.
For lunch I had cous cous, tomatos, basil and chicken. It was SO good. And for afters, I had some apricots. I already feel great for it.
This is not to say I’ll never eat junk again. I’ll definitely have some days off, but I’m super excited. Tonight we’ve got organic roast chicken and baked potatos. Nom.
I have just contacted President Obama in hopes that he can help in the efforts to free Morgan the orca whale. Here is my message. ———————————————————————— Dear Mr Obama,
I am writing to you today to share with you a concern that I hope very much to bring to your attention.
Just over a year ago, a very weakened female juvenile orca whale was rescued from the North sea close to the Dutch shore. She has since been named Morgan and put into a Marine Zoo in Harderwijk where they have a nursery for small cetaceans, normally housing Porpoises which are released into the wild again after they have regained their strength.
However, as time is pressing on, they have decided against her release into the wild and are instead leaving her to swim her life away round a concrete tank hardly big enough to fit a small dolphin let alone a 3 ton orca whale.
Mr Obama, I am only 19 years old and admittedly I have no experience in the field of marine biology. I also am fully aware that you probably can not help such an issue as it isn’t really a concern of the president of the USA. However, as someone who is extremely passionate about all living creatures (orca whales in particular have a special place in my heart), I didn’t know where else to turn to. I have written emails of concern to the Ministry of Netherlands who are in charge of Morgan’s freedom, but unfortunately, they have rejected all efforts of rehabilitation for this young whale.
One of the main reasons that it is of such concern to me is because orcas, like humans, have a lot of love in their hearts for their families. From the day they are born, they swim their entire lives by their mother’s side. So I often put myself in Morgan’s position and imagine how I would feel being taken away from my mother and being imprisoned.
There is a very wonderful organisation called the Free Morgan Foundation who go to great lengths in trying to save Morgan but it appears to be a losing battle. If Morgan is held captive for much longer, she won’t survive. 92% of Morgan’s calls can be matched to that of a Norweigian pod of whales, and research show that her extended family have potentially been found. It’s not too late for her if acted upon soon.
I apologise for going to you of all people with such a worry. Given that you’re the most powerful, but above all kind hearted man on our planet, I thought that this would be my only option.
If you have any suggestions, advice or could even just spread the word for Morgan, I would be eternally grateful.
Thank you for reading sir. You are an inspiration to the world.
I’ve written this message to the Dutch Embassy in hopes that they’ll hear my plea to free a beautiful orca whale called Morgan. Could you all let me know if it’s okay? —————————————————————————————
Dear Dr Bleker,
My name is Mary Nesbitt-Larking and I am writing to you from Hertfordshire, England.
I’m writing to express my concerns for the future of Morgan the orca whale who is currently being held in captivity by the Dolfinarium Harderwijk.
Admittedly, I have no experience in the area of marine biology. However, from a very young age, whales and dolphins have been an extremely big passion of mine. I have been doing what I can for the Whale And Dolphin Conservation Society, signing petitions, campaigning and have even had an adopted whale with them for over 11 years. I’m very loyal to the creatures of the ocean, but have a particular connection to orca whales. A lot of people aren’t aware of just how similar they are to human beings. Once born, an orca will stay by their mother’s side for the rest of their life. Which brings me to my point.
I have great fear that if Morgan is kept in captivity for much longer, she may never be able to live a normal life, reconnect with her family or even live a prelonged life. The average female orca can survive for as long as 90 years, but in captivity, they can die after just 6 short years.
It’s not too late for Morgan. 92% of Morgan’s calls have been matched to a specific Norweigan orca pod. The Free Morgan Foundation (a fantastic organisation who I discovered through the WDCS) strongly recommends that Morgan’s rehabilitation in Norwegian waters begins immediately. Concurrently, her contemporary vocal repertoire can be recorded, as well as further recordings of wild orca in Norwegian waters can be carried out, to allow refined searches to be made for Morgan’s natal group including analysing further databases. It is imperative that further delays are prevented and that the welfare of Morgan is addressed by allowing her to return to her family.
With your approval, you can make a huge difference in this whale’s life. This is no different to a small child in the same position. Whales have families, love and relationships just as much as a human being. I’m sure people wouldn’t do this if it were a human so why must this whale suffer? I strongly urge you to think this through. Please don’t let this go ignored as easy as that may be. If you work together with the Free Morgan Foundation, you can change a life.
Hahaha your last lot of questions are making me cry btw xD Anyyyway! Would you go clubbing with Rihanna and have a really crazy anxitey fest and then sleep with her if it meant would could marry B and get rid of Jay and his Gangsta ways? ;D
LMAOOO GOOD xD
Oh mannn :( It’s just losing my virginity to her of all people, I’d be so gutted. But, if it meant being Beyonce’s wife, I’d basically do anything so yes I’d do it. EEEEK her baby would be mine! *laughs psychotically*
sjdglskhdlsh would you bring Michael Jackson back if it meant that Beyonce couldn't sing ever again but she'd still be in the public eye ;D
OH MY GOD. DON’T :’( Lmao!! I’d HAVE to bring Michael Jackson back, HAVE to. It’s my biggest dream. Beyonce could still dance, act, do charity work, do advertising, model, do whatever her little heart desires and I KNOW she’d want me to bring him back ;D
Then again, obviously fate is fate and it was obviously his time so technically I WOULD be medalling with fate… but fuck it. I want Michael back NOW. xD
You get to meet Nicki and she signs your boobs and etc. After her security guard comes up to you and tells you to stay behind as she wants to talk to you properly. She eventually comes up to you and starts talking to you, when things seem to be coming to an end she asks you out on a date and you can do whatever you want, BUT you've JUST started dating someone who you know is in love with you, but you're not totally into them, what do you do?
OH MY GOD, the complexities of life!!! Well, if I’m not even 100% into this person, then maybe I’d just be really honest with Nicki, get her number, break up with my girl and go from there… but then, I don’t want to hurt this fictional person (who is probably a card board cut out of Beyonce) D: And I also don’t want Nicki to be a rebound. FUCKKKKK xD I think I’d tell both Nicki and the person the truth and try and end it with the person before they got hurt, and see how I went with Nicki ;D SORRY for the essay. This is obviously going to happen you see so precision is everything ;)
I will NEVER, and I mean EVER take my health for granted again for as long as I live. I mean that so much. I found out today that I am in a number as little as TEN percent of human beings who have never had to have a shunt revision as an adult. I’m so blessed. After spending an entire day in the hospital, being told I’m having to have an operation at 8:30pm, my scan came out positive and it was just a scare. I have meningitis, which although is indeed very scary, it’s nothing in comparison. I’m honestly so happy, and it’s made me realise how much I need to do in life before I die.
I’m feeling really shakey just now, I’m trying to just smile and think about the lovely Alesha’s birthday, but I can’t help but feel a little funny inside.
For those that don’t know, when I was 7, we got a second dog called Missy. She was just such a one in a million but in a very different way to Rosie (who by the way was her cousin.) She was hyperactive and had special needs that lead her to behave in incredibley awful ways but I still loved her like a sister. However, it was just too much for my mum and we had to get rid of her when I was 8. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to go through. At that time, I would say I was probably closer to her than I was to Rosie. Obviously that changed drastically as we grew, but when she was there, she was just the best friend I’d ever had.
Today, I was sent a picture of her now. She’s old and grey, a lot tubbier than her skinny puppy frame that I last held. And it’s just shaken me up a lot. I miss her so much even now still, but the main thing to me is that she’s had a happy upbringing and she looks very content luckily.