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September means motorbikes, monsters, mystery writing and science!

It’s on everyone’s mouths, yes, the topic everyone is talking about: September is here and summer is gone (I’ll leave the whole discussion of whether it is truly and officially gone, date-wise, for another time). I love summer, of course. I love the heat, the light, the sun, the feeling that I’m full of energy and being outdoors… I also love autumn, and winter and spring! OK, spring a bit less, mainly because I have allergies, but it’s still right there in the top four! Here I have to say that I’m not one of those: oh my god, autumn is here, drink all the pumpkin-something-tiny-drop-of-coffee-lots-of-milk-spices-spices kind of drinks girl. I don’t think I’ve ever had one of those… Ever. I like autumn because the world around me changes. Suddenly, the days start getting shorter, and the light changes, everything looks as if through a grey filter, very thin at first and a bit thicker as we approach winter. I like seeing the colours of the trees change. I like the fact that I can …

Prometheus, a film review

I finally watched Prometheus this weekend. I’ve been meaning to watch it for ages! When it came out, I was completely up for it, but as you know, life happens and you get busy, and distracted. Suddenly, you realise that the film is not in cinemas anymore, and there are many other films out there to watch (read: many other films you want to watch, but will also miss, because it’s you and you’re a mess when it comes to cinema). Before I write anything else, let me warn you that there are many spoilers ahead, so if you haven’t watched Prometheus yet, stop reading right now. You’ve been warned. Very generally speaking, Prometheus is a film about aliens, set in the future. Every time I watch a film that happens in a spaceship, I always know it’s never going to be a smooth journey. It’s never just a love story, is it? It’s always bad news. Script writers out there, I want to watch a romantic comedy in a spaceship. No drama, other than …

TGIF

Honestly! I am so happy it’s Friday, although to be honest with all of you, I really can’t wait till Sunday… You know me, I can be very active, or I can become a bit of a couch potato (mmm…. potatoes…) This week has been quite interesting. First of all, I went to zumba on Monday again. It was tiring, and my arms and legs were killing me, but I survived. Since I stayed up late chatting with a friend on Whatsapp, the next day I was exhausted, so I was in bed by 9pm. Way to waste an evening! Truth is my body really needed it. On Wednesday, I went out for drinks with some girls from work. A nice part of my job is that I am a member of the Social Committee so we organise parties and other activities. This means that we need to choose venues as well! We went scounting a couple of places, and then had a drink. It was great, so much fun, and we also had a …

Crushed

Today, I come to you with a question. There is a proper post as well, of course, but it’s mainly a question. Have you ever had a crush? If you’re human and alive, my guess is you have – if you’ve never had a crush, please tell me, I’ll be interested in hearing your story! A crush is defined as the object of infatuation (or the infatuation itself). The term normally carries some transience to it. I find the word chosen to describe both the feeling and the person that causes that feeling quite interesting. It could have been any other word, but no, we use the term crush, which means to break, to subdue, to overwhelm… And how overwhelming a crush is, isn’t it? We’ve all had a celebrity crush at one point or another. I’m guessing men will feel slightly infatuated by Megan Fox, or Scarlett Johansson, or maybe some other women like Emma Stone or Jennifer Lawrence. Women will probably like the looks of Henry Cavill, or Channing Tatum, Ryan Gosling or …