I'm writing a blog entry.. woohoo! My first of 2005 I think. So, Happy New Year I guess :) This year is gonna be a interesting one. The first half will be challenging, the second hopefully entertaining. I've lost the will for the serious studying malarky, as my grades seem to show. So, 5 months from now, I wanna start having some fun again. Just for a bit. Before I enter the real world. Even then, I'm sure I'll find a way to keep it as non-real as possible.
You know, I might be bored and kinda stressed.. and single.. but I'm content. Right now, I'm content. I wouldn't say anything, at all, is really going well right now but I'm OK, I'm optimistic. I think I'm a lot more together than I have been in years and years. Despite the whole apathy thing hehe. I love my flat, my flatmates, (my friends!), and my relative independance. I have great parents and they really do help me out when I screw up. [Like with my car. Which I crashed on Christmas Eve. I'm OK, but couldn't afford to fix it on my own.]. And I had the best new year I've had in a very long time.
So. Yeah. Em, the A380, the big massive-est civilian airliner ever built, ever. Well done Airbus, it's pretty god damn cool, if it ever manages to leave the runway of course. And coz I'm kind of a wee aviation geek, I'm allowed to say something cringeworthy like "The 747 was prettier". But alas, this machine is impressive. I'm sure it'll find its place in the market, and wont end up as a £6billion SuperDisaster. Which itself is food for thought, considering its maximum capacity is upwards of 800 passengers. Let me fly it, let me fly it!
Smaller just might be better this time around though. I'm willing to bet Boeing's 7E7 Dreamliner will win out.
Sooooo.. moving on from the planes, hehe. QueerAttitude.com! Hopefully bigger is better, as we have some grand plans. Some of which have been in the pipeline for years, some of which have been inspired by this version of the site - and you guys, who have been giving valuable feedback. With any luck, I'll be able to push the site up the priority list come the summer. Thanks to everyone who has signed up so far, and has given their time to the site, and to other members. You guys make it a friendly community - everyone is equal, and has equal respect - and anything goes.
We've had teething problems, moderation issues, and big bust-ups. But for us, it's a bit of a learning curve. In the last 3 months, QA has grown to double the size of the old QA Forums which were online for over 2 years, and that has certainly had an impact - especially when conversation and even reasoned debate turns to all out argument. That's not why QA is here, and we all have to try and limit that.
But, you live and you learn. And we're into the new year, so it's time to be optimistic. Stick by QA, and we'll all stick by you :)
Big cities, tall boys, large social circles, many opportunities, much potential, grand concepts. Small is fine, but bigger is better :) And Life does get bigger than this.
Graham's blog: politics, poetry, and introspection