My name is Ambreena and I am an Angry Bird

Good evening and a happy Friday to you all!

So anyone who owns an iPhone will be or has been obssesed by the wonderful app that is 'Angry Birds'. Why, I've heard tales of folk purchasing an iPhone (or any smartphone alike) just because it had been graced with the presence of an angry bird. It's so big, you can even buy the 'Angry Birds' plush toys*.

Now picture this Angry Bird fan. It's your birthday. Your Dad's made you a cake...a cake that is also a real life game of Angry Birds. No, I kid you not. It's beyond your wildest dreams, no need for the 3D glasses you kept to remind you of when you went to see Justin Bieber's 'Never Say Never', it's there in real life and everything!

p.s. I wish he was my Dad.

*Collect them all. Each sold separately. Batteries not included. You had me at 'Hello'.


Get a (social) life

So this week was Social Media Week in London, which saw lots of events taking place around the city, where cool, media-types go and tweet their arses off...including me.

I felt well cool and actually it was rather fun. I had a bit of a busy week at work so it wasn't possible for me to go to a lot of them, although I did plan to!

Anyhow, I attended "10 Ways to suck at Social Media", hosted by Chemistry, which was quite light-hearted and informal. It looked at loads of case studies where companies got it wrong like the Vodafone and Nestle scandal but also where some have got it right, like Old Spice (who knew Grandad deodorant would make such a comeback!?). I thought it was quite interesting and if you want to have a cheeky look at the presentation you can find it here.

I also went to the British Library, where there was a talk from Rory Cellan-Jones, technology correspondent for the BBC, Ian Hogarth, co-founder of Songkick.com, Justine Roberts from Mumsnet and Fraser Doherty, who started SuperJam. They all spoke about how social media helps businesses, including their own. My favourite line from it was Rory saying that MySpace should've worked but "it was run by Californian dudes as opposed to Facebook being run by geeks." (LOLz)

Also, do check out Fraser Doherty's SuperJam because his presentation was hilarious (in a good way) and he was sexy...and Scottish...and he makes Jam.


Lord of my Rings

I wanted to share my Lego ring with you because it is so awesome and I love it!

It was given to me as a Christmas Present...

Imagine the things you can do with it! (Admittedly, I got a bit carried away...)

To get your own, have a look here.


Rap it up

We all know user guides and tutorials can be just so goddamn boring. Lord knows, I've had to sit through a few.

However, a friend of mine sent me this* the other day and it turned out to be very...interesting.

I've watched it about 20 times already (not consecutively, I'm not that much of a loser) and aside from the fact that I've obviously found it quite addictive, I've also managed to pick up some stuff on how to use Adobe Photoshop and what the features mean! How cool is that?! If only all tutorials were like this one, I'd probably be a little bit better at stuff...and work.

Also, it's pretty darn funny. "Ah! An Urban". An Urban?? Brilliant.

You know what else is brilliant? This.

 * There was no bloomin' code to embed, so I've had to link to it instead. (Blimey, that rhymed...)


Regal Rocks

You know when you see something and you want it immediately? Well, I got that feeling today when I saw this,

Now I know some of you will think I'm mad and that I'd look like a royal idiot (eh? eh?) but I think it's rather nice. Definitely a breath of fresh air from your usual tea cups, tea towels and bells. Don't get me wrong, I love those things too, although I don't know what you'd need a bell for nowadays?! That thought goes round in my head whenever I stare at the plate, cup and bell that my mum bought to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee and she still insists that it has to sit on the mantelpiece.

But yeh, nice t-shirt I thought and it comes courtesy of Sainsbury's would you believe, at the affordable price of £10! So go forth and buy it. Wills and Kate are giving us a day off, it's the least we could do to show our support. And you can get Nectar points too...you know, those points that you don't get anything for.