Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Challenge no.96- Broadcast Yourself on Youtube

Okay, so I was actually pretty nervous about this one! It was quite odd talking to a camera lens at first, but as soon as I got over that, I felt like I could just be me, which was weirdly liberating.

As a disclaimer, in case any of you think I'm some sort of raving alcoholic, I only mentioned the vodka because it was sat on the side & looking at me funny.

So without further ado, here is my first ever vlog, enjoy!

As you may have noticed, I'm doing the challenges in a non-chronological order, just as the opportunities present themselves. I thought I should do this one first because I plan to use video to record the outcomes of some of the other challenges, and the day was so beautiful, and I was in such a good mood- I couldn't resist!

Don't forget to subscribe to see how the rest of the challenges go! Just look in the column on the right hand side for different ways to do so :)

Oh, and please let me know what you thought, I love feedback


Sunday, April 21, 2013

101 Ways to Procrastinate

Upon first glance, you would think that the list below is merely a list.
Oh no, how wrong you are.
You see, it is much, much more than a list. It's a challenge, and a battle plan.
And, if were being pedantic, yes, it is still technically just a list but let's move on...

I, Sammie Lovatt, propose to do all of these with photographic evidence within a year. I understand that I am not allowed to explain to confused members of the public what I am doing, no matter how awkward the situation, or I am to re-start the entrie list.

So, that's my plan of action :) i'll be posting my progress up on here..... should keep me from doing actual work for a little while...

So, without further ado, here is my definitive list of 100 Ways to Procrastinate!
  1.  Turn on the internet. Obviously.
  2.  Organise your lingerie draw.
  3.  Run a bath, sit in the shower end, and run the shower so that it 'rains' on you.
  4.  Run a bath and organise a rubber duck war.
  5.  Run a bath and become a raisin.
  6.  See how long you can watch Mudkip 10 hours for- my record is a whole hour which I completed with 2 of my housemates. I am weirdly proud of that feat.
  7. Build a card house, but use custard cream biscuits instead- it can be done!
  8. Make bath jelly (with extra sparkles!)
  9. Watch a million episodes of Ace of Cakes, attempt to make an amazing cake and fail miserably.
  10. Download The Croods game and get addictive- we've already lost Beth.
  11. Spend an entire day as a white middle class male who thinks he's an african american rapper... you know the ones i mean.... they usually wear baggy white tee shirts and say 'blud' a lot.
  12. Organise a scavenger hunt.
  13. Print out pictures of Nicholas Cage and hide them around the house.
  14. Make a doll of yourself and friends! Proceed to then either make them outfits and play nicely or stick pins in them. I'd say the former option is more thoughtful...
  15. Tie dye tee-shirts! In fact, tie-dye EVERYTHING!
  16. Familiarise yourself with the very heart of the internet- cute kitten videos.
  17. Learn a Disney Song in French.
  18. Apply makeup to transform yourself into the opposite gender.
  19. Watch an entire series in a day.
  20. Actually stop and chat to the guys that try to sign you up to Netflix at the shopping centre.
  21. Draw a moustache on your finger, hold it up to your face and say everything in a French accent.
  22. Make a fort in the living room... you can never get too old for this.
  23. Pretend that the floor is lava, so you need to stay off the ground. (You could combine this one with #22)
  24. Recreate famous paintings in photographs with yourself as the subject.
  25. Draw faces on each fingertip and act out a puppet show.
  26. Come up with a new Yo Momma joke.
  27. Watch that film you've never really felt inspired to watch even though you know you'll like it.
  28. Fill a vodka bottle with water and walk down the street drinking it.
  29. If you're feeling hardcore, do the previous but walking around Mothercare.
  30. Play Drunk Monopoly.
  31. Find a way to make custard creams better, so that they don't fall apart so easily!
  32. Take a friend (or, if you're lucky to have more than one friend, take more) and go get some silly photobooth pictures taken.
  33. Feed a hobo.
  34. Buy a Big Issue for once.
  35. Play 'Bogies' in a public library.
  36. Actually eat the side salad next to the burger!
  37. Take a photo with a stranger with a beard.
  38. Go gay clubbing and have a fabulous time, darling.
  39. Buy googly eyes and stick them on household objects.
  40. Name said household objects.
  41. Do the milk thing in the supermarket and feel like a bad person.
  42. Be a ninja and try not to be seen in a public place.
  43. Walk around with your own 'theme song' blasting out.
  44. Make a list of 101 ways to procrastinate that aren't really possible- ie. Find Atlantis.
  45. Do someone else's work.
  46. Subtly move/ alter someone's furniture over a period of a few weeks.
  47. Snail races!!
  48. Make friendship bracelets
  49. Find a pet shop and spend a day making friends with one of the animals.
  50. Make a scrapbook of memories.
  51. Make one amazing meal for at least four people, completely from scratch.
  52. Make a pie chart out of actual pie. Then eat it.
  53. Be a pen pal to a lonely pensioner.
  54. Narrate everything for a whole day.
  55. Cast a friendship spell.
  56. Play & watch Yu-Gi-Oh! and get obsessed.
  57. Have a BBQ on the beach.
  58. Stay awake for 24 hours & see how many things from this list you can achieve.
  59. Keep a tamagotchi alive for more than 3 days.
  60. Try a craaazy new hairstyle, or wear a wig (that shit cray)
  61. Make a Sims family of evil people in the world (Hitler, Keith Lemon etc.) and kill them in creative ways.
  62. Photoshop- swap your friends' faces in various photographs.
  63. Subscribe to Sammie on Toast! (and i'll love you forever)
  64. Compare chocolate bars. And I mean go the whole hog and make a spreadsheet and everything
  65. Visit an aquarium
  66. Have a picnic in a really unusual place.
  67. Complete the Bloons Tower Defence game on difficult
  68. Make a Sims family, have a baby and play long enough to watch it grow old and die with no breaks
  69. Make smores
  70. Hug random pieces of furniture in a public place and see how long it takes for anyone to notice.
  71. Pick up random objects with your elbows
  72. Draw a self portrait by putting the pen between your teeth, and put the result as your facebook profile picture without explaining.
  73. Lick a wall and find a word to describe the taste.
  74. Make a pet rock and take it everywhere with you for a week (including the bathroom, to bed etc.)
  75. Find someone with a hoodie with their name on (probably a leavers' hoodie or something) and approach them and say 'Oh my gosh! [Insert name here] do you remember me? It feels like it was only yesterday when I last saw you!'.... and see what happens
  76. Become an epic photobomber
  77. Go stair-surfing!
  78. Make a list of awesomely random/ not at all useful things about yourself that you feel the world needs to know about.
  79. Make a list of things youre not very good at, just like Jenna Marbles did. Jenna Marbles- Things I Suck At
  80. Insert the names of five different chart songs into a conversation without the other person realising
  81. Write a note saying 'sorry about the damage to your car' and put it on a random car.
  82. Glue a pound coin to the floor and watch people try to pick it up
  83. Climb a tree
  84. Make your own comic
  85. Look up & learn five new words from the dictionary. Just to get you started, how about 'hamartithia', 'ginglyform' and 'nelipot'... They're all real words i promise!
  86. Make a bucket list
  87. Search your name on
  88. Dye your hair an unusual colour
  89. Dont let a baloon touch the floor!
  90. Play chubby bunnies, film yourself doing so, and see if you have the guts to post the monstrousity online
  91. Listen to a music genre that you wouldn't usually for a whole hour.
  92. Go to Wikipedia, click on the 'random article link' that can be found on the left hand side of the page, and write a song about whatever page comes up. Even if the page doesnt exist.
  93. Give yourself amazing scene kid hair
  94. Watch Big Bang Theory and say (out loud!) 'that's what she said' after everything Sheldon says
  95. Have a flour bomb fight
  96. Broadcast yourself on Youtube
  97. Translate webpages into various dialects using this site. The redneck option is best!
  98. Make a list of things you like about someone. Then give it to that someone & make them very happy.
  99. Write a letter using letters cut out of magazines (ransom note style.... by this im referring to how the letter looks, not its content) and send it to a friend.
  100. Try to melt a cube of cheese in your mouth.
  101. Write a list of 101 ways to Procrastinate!

So, if you're interested in watching someone actually do all of the above mentioned things, watch this space :)


Sunday, April 7, 2013

Let me introduce myself...

First things first, I thought that I had better introduce myself, just so you know you're not spending your time reading the psychopathic ramblings of a nutter. Or are you? (Mwahaha!)

My name is Samantha Louise Lovatt, but I prefer to be called Sammie for short. That's Sammie with an 'ie' at the end. It's fair to say that I get ever so slightly peeved when people write 'Sammy'. I have no idea why, I just hate how the name 'Sammy' looks on paper.

I was born June 23rd, 1994. Not a lot happened in 1994 to be honest (unless you're a big fan of Kurt Cobain) and I was probably not the most interesting human being for the first few years of my life, so I like to think that I matched the times. I mean, the 90s are so.... bland? My friend recently went to a 90s themed party, and the only thing they could think to dress up in was double denim. But think about it.... what the hell did the world actually do for ten whole years style-wise? The 80s were garish, yes, but at least it was something. Oh well, rant over.

As arguably the most memorable dress of the 90s, i've got to say that i'm a little disappointed. Its basically what would now be classed as a horrendously chavvy clubbing outfit.

I've always been into arty stuff- drawing, painting, collaging, trying (and usually failing) to be as good as Neil from Art Attack. I swear some of my stuff came out looking like the talking head had made it... and he doesn't even have any hands!

However, all the years of watching Smart, Art Attack and of course, Fingertips must have paid off though, because now I am a first- year art student at Arts University Bournemouth! I study Costume with Performance Design, which basically covers costume and set design, and the actual making of the costumes. It's a lot of work, but it's also a load of fun.
A massive bonus of being at Uni is that i've met so many lovely people- everyone seems to be so friendly and insanely talented. As well as my amazing housemates (and future housemate Beth), I have what I have always wanted- a gay best friend!

He's absolutely lovely, and hosts amazing Miranda Nights- where we order some beautiful indian food and dedicate a whole evening to the goddess of what-I-call comedy. I'm not going to write too much about his crazy self, in case I get too sentimental and he reads this and then i'll get all embarrassed.

I've also been lucky enough to meet Dan, my boyfriend, who is very sweet and kind, and he makes me laugh a lot which i love!
A huge personal goal for me is to become a domestic goddess. So far i've discovered i'm pretty good at tidying up my room (took me 18 years to actually turn on a hoover but oh well, i'm there now), and I'd like to think my cooking is okay. I mean, when I first got to Uni, I literally had pasta every night. Now I cook more complicated things. I think the most adventurous- and successful- i've been is cooking a whole roast dinner for me and Dan, which I got extremely nervous about!
So, that's a quick overview of me & my life, and i hope you guys will keep reading as I steadily procrastinate my way through life!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A Fresh Start...

So I've had a blog before. I loved it- I wrote about my life, things that I was doing and anything I wanted really. But then a few things changed in my life and I stopped feeling inspired.

In the past few months, I really feel like I've rediscovered happiness, and something that has always made me happy is writing in my blog and hearing back from you guys. It genuinely makes me day, so thank you for even reading this in the first place.

However, this time it's going to be slightly different. This time I have a plan of action. I have decided to make this blog about something slightly more specific, rather than just a collection of random mutterings.

So, phase one of my master plan- Think about what I like and what I'm good at doing

Then it struck me.... PROCRASTINATION! That's it! Well, for a start, I must be a skilled procrastinator, because I always do it. And sometimes, I do it so well, that it can be passed off for real, important work.

This brings me onto phase two- Naming my blog.

Sure, I like 'Sammie On Toast'- it's kinda quirky and well, I like toast. But maybe it would be better if I titled it as something more relevant to procrastination?



Nope, nothing springs to mind. Oh well, I'll just procrastinate a little more and just leave it. Well, I do like 'Sammie On Toast', and I was always follow the if it ain't broke, don't fix it rule.

Title = Done.

Phase three- Deciding what to write.

Now this is why I love the procrastination theme- it means I can be free to write basically anything, but I still have a slight brief to stick to, that will help me keep writing... brilliant!

So, if you'd like to hear about an 18 year old art student finding her way in life and messing around a little bit, watch this space :)