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But Without the Laugh Track

Have you ever been told you remind someone of a certain person? For me, I’ve never reminded anyone of say, Angelina Jolie, but instead have been compared to Dobby the House-elf …and a camel. Not a special camel, just your average herd animal. Most recently, I have had my friends tell me that I have been doing things reminiscent of Miranda Hart in her show of the same name. Unfortunately, I don’t have a loyal audience laughing and rooting for me – it’s just silence as people digest my awkwardness. And no, no no awkward is not cute or hip or trendy it is bloody painful. (more…)

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Doctor, You Call Those Hands Healing?

Don’t worry, I’m not about to blast doctors. Those guys know more information than I do, including my extensive knowledge of television episodes of favourite shows. At the same time however, I am going to lament the time I visited a doctor who led me into a year of extra pain when there was a solution all along. (more…)

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Just Tell Me What I Need, Robot

Dinner time is a painful time for the young person. I imagine when you have kids that you work out a routine of meals that you go through – after all, you have to, your children have to eat. When you’re a young person though and suddenly faced with feeding yourself every night, ideas can be thin. Do I want red meat? Hmmm. Chicken? Hmmm, maybe. Vegetables? I guess. But what flavour? How do I bring this all together? (more…)

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Fake It Til You Make It

Sometimes it seems like negativity is the hip perspective to have. Being cynical or darkly humorous about something is one thing, because if done well and with a sense of playfulness it’s pleasing and it’s status of ‘hip’ is valid. However, downright bitching over and over again while never offering any glimpse of cheer is taking negativity to the status of ‘I can’t even smile at a kitten picture now’. (more…)

I don't think I can actually go back to that pet store. Me and this little guy had a connection and I had to leave his little soul behind. I am still sobbing.

Take a Risk, Make a Change

Personally, this message constantly being slammed into my brain through social media is tiring. Yes yes, I get it, I have to make differences in my life to have new things and learn things and be a better person and all that. But sometimes, or all of the time depending, making changes in your life looks like scary business. They say you want to get out of your comfort zone, but there’s a reason that zone has the word ‘comfort’ in it – that’s the place with the blankets and the biscuits and the less worry.

And yet. Despite my annoyance with this slogan, I did indeed make a change this year. (more…)

Requesting Your Click

I’ve made a Facebook page, and am making a plea request that you slam a like on that bad boy. After all, you do want to receive word that I’ve written a post on 3 different platforms, don’t you?

In other news, since this wouldn’t be that fun to read if I was only badgering you for Facebook likes, I have become a complete  (more…)

Loudly Sings ‘Life is a Highway’

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I’ve never made resolutions, paid attention to New Years nor tried to put pressure on myself over a date, but I am writing this to you in the New Year and it finally truly feels like time has moved forward. I still don’t have any resolutions, but at least 2014 has brought with it a finality to 2013 that I usually wouldn’t feel until about May in the New Year when I’d look at the Calendar and be shocked that time really had passed. (more…)

Teenagers aren't the height of mature. We know that. It's up to the parents to know how to monitor internet use but to also show their children how to conduct themselves online. It's up to teenagers to learn from their mistakes. But it's not up to you, random facebooker, to angrily yell about how all teenage girls today are 'little whores'.

In Defence of the Teenage Girl

With the burgeoning success of posting videos on Vine, Instagram, Facebook etc, it is likely that you have come across some kind of short video of teenage girls doing something ‘embarrassing’. Most likely you will see that these videos are accompanied by comments such as, “dumb sluts” / “would like to see them try that in ma house” / “kids these days are so effing dumb and disrespectful” / “the world is doomed” / “fuck this generation”. And so on in all varying forms. (more…)

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Just Desserts

It’s been a long time since I’ve done an award post, probably because it’s been a long time since I received an award. I can only imagine that no one has received any awards because why else wouldn’t I. I should stop with the continuous pretend self-praise. But seriously, it has been a while and the award I’m about to write a post on was given to me months ago. Whoopsy. (more…)

Cheesy-ish picture, but still accurate.

Extend the Reading!

When I first signed up for wordpress, I’d spend an hour or more scrolling through tags and my reader reading people’s posts. I stopped doing that for a while and I can’t pinpoint an exact reason why besides general life. I’ve noticed a lull in readership, too (which is of course preposturous that people wouldn’t be reading my blog, pfffft. sarcasm.) and from what I’ve seen of some other’s blogs, they’ve had lulls too. It seems the reading has slowed down a bit. (more…)

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‘Favourite Book Covers’

This idea came from the wonderfully blog-talented, Wanton Creation / the Other Watson, click the link to check his favourites out.

Shall I open with the perhaps over-used line, you can’t judge a book by its cover? I know this is true for a lot of books (dodgy cover, good plot) and for people, the true subjects of the analogy, (pretty cover, ugly soul) but for whatever reason, I tend to feel more connected to the books whose covers caught my eye first. Picking a preferred cover for a specific books helps the book feel personal. When different books by the same author have covers in a similar style, I like to buy the one that matches what I have. (more…)

Okay, not so much a farm as just being able to live off the land while living somewhere that uses renewable energy.

30 Day Challenge? Now a 30 Minute Challenge!

30 days to 30 minutes? Because that is how our Spartan selves do the blogging! Never mind that if I were a Spartan, I’d be one of the kids beaten to death by the other kids in training on the first day because I’d be whining about being cold and hungry and wouldn’t be able to grasp self-defence. (more…)

Behold the first film that had me really interested in movies. Coincidence that it was a kickass woman fighting kickass women? And hey, female roles do not have to be violent to make up for their lack of penis - I've seen great roles since then that didn't involve weaponry or leather suits.

I Want to See Women, Human and Awesome

Normally, I don’t watch movies on the television. The tv’s ability to stretch out a film to fit in an hour or more’s worth of ads hurts me, hurts me, but I found myself watching two films last night. I’m sure there will be some kind of advertisement repercussion, perhaps while walking through the mall I’ll spot a vacuum cleaner and start shouting “Only $199! Only $199!”. Anyway, the films were both centered around the lives of women. Female characters. Ladies. (more…)