Thursday, 3 September 2009


Now I'm not one for laying there baking in the sun for hours on end, but when we havn't had any sunshine for months and then we have a boiling hot day all of a sudden, I'm the first one to take my top off and go outside.

Theres nothing like the warm feeling of sun on your skin, and being able to get half naked (or naked) outside the house. It can give you a great sense of freedom, and wellbeing. Even animals join in with this, as you will always see dogs and cats and other various animals swanning about and lying in the sunshine.

The sun is something that every living being on the earth is connected by. When summer comes here in the UK you can see that everybody is alot happier and more sociable. The beer gardens at pubs are full to brimming and the shops are normally the same, with everybody buying beer and barbecue materials.

There is also two more very important reasons why sunshine is awesome (apart from sustaining nearly all life on earth). Without sunshine there would be no sunrises or sunsets. Theres nothing like seeing a beautiful sunset over the horizon, or seeing the sunshine coming through your curtains when you wake up in the morning.

So for all the above reasons, I declare sunshine AWESOME.

Thursday, 27 August 2009


Cats are awesome because they are one of the loopiest creatures on this earth as far as I'm concerned! Through the day they just lounge around, sleeping and eating, but come the night they start goin mental.

It will start at about 11.30 at night with my cat, Jess. It will initially begin with a little bit of exploring round the house, getting in all the nooks and crannies possible. Then she will do a bit of sprinting from room to room, diving all over the furniture at the same time....

Then its like something switches in her head, all of a sudden she'll start going crazy. Inanimate objects become enemies, anything shiny, anything that makes a scrunchy noise, anything that looks at her the wrong way. String is now an enemy on all levels. Even my feet, if I walk too close to this hyped up maniac! She will even kill any moths or flys that she finds in the house, which is good because she will eat them when shes done playing with them, which is less mess. Great!

Let me tell you, all of this can keep you entertained for hours.

Another reason I think cats are awesome is because they can look after themselves mostly. All you have to do is feed them and clean out their litter tray every couple of days. They keep themselves clean, walk themselves and even keep themselves entertained to a point.

Apart from all of this though, a cat can be good company too, as they are very loving creatures and will always be your friend as long as you feed them. And if your really lucky you might even get a lovely present of a dead mouse on your doorstep every now and then. Great!

So for all the reasons above, and alot more that I havn't mentioned, I declare cats AWESOME!

And please feel free to leave any comments on why you believe cats to be awesome.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009


Yes. The guitar is awesome. For all you people that have never seen a guitar in action close up... THESE THINGS ARE AWESOME.

I'm 25 years old and the first time I seen one being played face to face, was a year ago. I was round someones house one day and they got one out and started to play. It was an acoustic guitar and it sounded brilliant. He was playin some random rythms and some actual songs too, and it sounded really good, so I asked him to show me some stuff.

Now this is one of them things where it IS as hard as it looks. The positions your hands have to go in are strenuous and can seem impossible to start with. So I got him to show me some easy stuff.

He started me off with an easy note that you hold with two fingers and strum with the other hand. Then he showed me that if you take your two fingers off this will make another sound. AMAZING. Now I could make TWO sounds. This kept me entertained for the next couple of hours, because even with these two very simple sounds you can get a hundred different rythms.

This blew my mind. How could I not of discovered this until now. I carried on learning with this guy for a few weeks and he showed me quite alot of stuff and I even got my own guitar. I was addicted. You can make a million different sounds on the guitar. Any note you want.

I am still playing a year later and I have improved alot. I can now do alot of the positions naturally without aches and pains. To the untrained ear I would sound alright but I'l be the first to admit that I have a looong way to go until I can call myself 'good'.

As a learner I have been on youtube alot for tips and guidance and some of the people on there are amazing. You should check out Siggi Mertens if you want to learn how to play acoustic, as he has some good teaching methods and is easy to keep up with. You should also type in '32 songs in 8 minutes'. This is one af the best videos I have ever seen on youtube, this guy really does have tallent. Theres also alot of other really tallented people on youtube and if you have ever had a go on a guitar before or played one close up, your sure to be blown away.

And if you get a chance, get someone with a guitar to play for you. I can assure you that you will be impressed. The sounds that the acoustic guitar makes are truly mesmerising.

So, for all the reasons above, the guitar definately goes on my 'wall of awesome'.