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A long overdue birthday blog

So it's been over a week, but last Thursday was my 20th birthday. I put this blog off because I wanted to include something that I have recently received - my new laptop. It's a Toshiba one, here are the specs for you:

16" Display
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Windows 7

It's pretty good, I love using it. Took a little getting used to because I have hardly used laptops before, but I'm pretty used to it now. Only thing that bothers me is the touchpad, I need to buy a wireless mouse for when I want to play games on it, and I will want to play games because it's much better than my PC right now. First on my list - Crysis! I've been waiting so long to play it, and not because of the graphics.

I also got a few other things for my birthday, mostly money and a bunch of presents from Jessica! Which brings me to my next thing. It's almost a month until Christmas! I am not looking forward to it as much as I usually am... I am however looking forward to what is happening after Christmas. See, from the 29th of December I will have a visitor staying at my house for a few weeks. That's right, Jessica will be visiting me! Very exciting! Though the visit was being planned months ago, it is only just starting to get me excited. Hopefully we don't get too bored, there isn't much to do around here...

Well, that's all for now! Catch you later!

A rant about rants

Yes, rather ironic, isn't it?

One of the major problems I have with blogging and vlogging is rants. They are absolutely stupid, yet people feel compelled to do them over and over, and on the stupidest things too (more irony). They feel that for some reason you would rather read/listen to them go on and on about how crap something is, rather than read/listen to a constructive and informative argument. Guess what guys - your not cool. In a way, rants are insulting to the reader/viewer. They don't think you could understand the constructive and informative argument, so they put it in simple terms they think you will be able to understand, and usually they use lots of swearing to try to back up the fact that they are angry. We get it. You don't need to say "NO FUCKING WAY" or "THOSE STUPID FUCKING FUCKS" over and over. It's also insulting to the author. They can't be bothered to think of a constructive and informative argument, so they just swear alot.

Another thing that bothers me about rants is when they are planned. No. This is not a rant. It is a planned attack on something or somebody. You do not plan a rant. You do it spur of the moment, and you make lots of spelling errors due to your brain being so clouded with rage over "OMG this gamez r been delay3d 1 day! I r gon boycott EA Gaymes (or if you prefer: Sucktivision, Fagtendo, Phony, M$ (probably the lamest because they couldn't even be bothered to come up with a good pun), Ubicunt, I could go on and on, but I won't)"

Vlog rants are even funnier. Wow, a pasty 16 year old whose voice hasn't broken yet and whose face contains more oil than a McDonald's deep fryer, yelling about... something, you probably won't be able to tell what it is he's yelling about because of the incredible look of PURE RAGE on his face. Way to get your point across in a way that is definitely going to get you some serious recognition. Seriously guys, go back to fapping over the women's underwear section of the Walmart catalogue.

In conclusion: Don't rant. It makes you look like even more a douche than you really are (even more irony)