October Favourites: Nerd Edition

I can’t believe October is over! It’s gone by so fast. Now it’s November which means two things: 1) more cosy jumpers and, 2) Christmas is coming, alert, alert, I need to start thinking about presents! Anyway, not to get ahead of myself: let me just appreciate October for the great month it was by sharing with you some of my favourites – geeky style, of course.

Music

Sarà perché ti amo – Ricchi e Poveri

This is such a throwback to my childhood. I remember being very little and dancing to this song, not even realizing that I didn’t understand what it was about. I found it by accident whilst searching for Italian songs that I could listen to (you know, to improve my Italian) and since then I’ve not stopped listening to it. It’s just such a great song!

These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ – Nancy Sinatra

The first time I heard this song was whilst watching Gilmore Girls: A Year in Life. And because I’ve been listening to a lot of songs from it, youtube suggested I listen to this one as well. And I did. And I realized I’ve known this song for soooo long – just not in English. There is a Czech version, a really famous one if you come from my country, and I’ve only ever known that one. It’s so interesting – listening to the original version, that is. Also a great song to play when walking to school in the morning.

I Am The Walrus – The Beatles

I feel like none of my music favourites from October are from this century. Oh well! I love this song so much and I’ve been listening to it a lot in October: it’s my October shower song. (Can you blame me? Try singing ‘I am the eggman.’ whilst showering – it’s just so liberating.)

TV

Terrace House

I’ve been super busy in October so I’ve not watched too many TV shows: which, if you know me, is really surprising. The one thing I did watch though is Terrace House: Boys and Girls in the City. It’s a show on Netflix. A reality show. Now, I know what you might be thinking but here me out: it’s set in Japan. Which means there are Japanese people. Which means it’s not only really cute but also unlike any other reality show out there. There are no big conflicts, no drama, no aggressive sex scenes. It’s just Japanese people worrying about your daily problems: and it’s all I’ve been missing in my life.

Films

Austenland

Again, I’ve not watched many films this month: I think I watched like 2. One of those was one of my all time favourites: Austenland. I talk about this film a lot: it’s hilarious, romantic, sarcastic and it doesn’t take itself seriously at all. If you want something that will genuinely make you laugh out loud, you need to watch Austenland!

Books

The Sandman – E. T. A. Hoffmann

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As I am currently super busy with university work, I’ve not been able to read many things just for pleasure: I’m mostly reading my assigned work. However, even though I had to read this book for uni, I’m not regretting it at all: it’s one of the best and most complicated books I’ve ever read. I’ve read it twice now and I’m still not sure whether I understand it at all but what I know is that I enjoy reading it so much. If you want to read something spooky and autumnal, try The Sandman. It’s really short, too!

Travelling

Nekropolis (Glasgow)

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One of my friends, Natalie, was visiting me and my roommate in Glasgow. We did all sorts of fun stuff together, one of which was exploring the Glasgow City Centre and going to see Nekropolis. I’ve actually not been before so this was a new and exciting experience for me, too. And I have to say: even though it’s really beautiful, it’s also super scary. But if you’re ever in Glasgow, definitely go check it out!

Miscellaneous

Wordreference.com

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As I am a language student, I do a lot of translation work: which means using a lot of dictionaries, both paper and digital. Wordreference.com has been a great help over the last month and I honestly think that it helped me a lot with two of my assignments – and I got an A in both of them. If you ever need a very reliable and comprehensive dictionary, give Wordreference.com a try!

 

These are all the things I have been loving in October. I know that there are not many of them but I have been super busy with my university so I didn’t have much ‘fun’ time anyway. Hopefully November will be better it this aspect: although, with my 6 essays coming up, I very much doubt it!

Have a lovely day!

Veronika

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