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Monday, 28 December 2015

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

I Worry About This Generation

Well worry is the wrong word.

It's an odd mixture between concern and gross admiration for the attachment this generation has towards the internet and social media.

I guess you could call me a black kettle as I have an attachment to Television/Films. But the difference is I can go from day to day without watching Television if need be. If I'm out at work, or if I'm just busy. Although it is at my fingertips in a sense i.e.; ipad, phone etc I also isn't.

My sister will spend hours on YouTube watching everything and anything. She will scroll through Facebook and Instagram without ever posting or commenting (which is just weird) watch every snapchat story and flick between whatsapp groups.

I am not an advocate for one of those annoying "Put technology down and live" campaigns. What I am saying is that it is annoying that you can no longer have a conversation with someone where they actually look at you when you speak, or are waiting for you to finish speaking as they are just itching to jump and their phone.

I am not such a big fan of social media and so perhaps that is why I may come across sounding high and mighty. Now there is no problem with all the technology that has befallen on us, at the end of the day, checking your email on the go, using GPS and being able to text without credit are all fantastic, but there is more to life than a screen.

Said the telly addict as she typed away on her laptop to a world of people she had never met.

Friday, 11 December 2015

Blog Challenge: Day 10 - Best Trip Of Your Life

I am not actually going to say South America, please wipe the look of surprise off of your face, I have one or two other tricks in this bag.

As the Challenge used the word trip and not holiday or travel adventure, I am going to pick something a lot closer to home.

To date the best trip of my life (which may add is a completely dramatic sentiment) was when me and my sister went to Chatsworth House in Spring 2014.

She had come to stay with me in uni for a few days and I was in the middle of some deadline but I was like; Screw it. (Because I am super organised and had planned my assignment so that I would finish a week and a half before it was due. Stay in School.) There was a bus that took us directly there, it was an hour long but it wasn't too bad as the stop was close to my house.

The two of us catch so much jokes, we will be holding on to one another crying with laughter over the smallest and most stupid things that are just indescribable to others and often just not found amusing. It was a great day, I had just gotten my new phone and it was Mr Darcy's in Derbyshire (The miserable half) so it was just all in all a fantastic day. 

21 things creative people do differently than the rest.

Possibly a lil obsessed with my status as a creative, but alas;

1. They get inspired at the least expected moment.

2. They daydream. A lot.

3. They get bored easily.

4. They watch the world with the eyes of a child.

5. They will fail, and you can be sure they will try again.

6. They are told to get a real job.

7. They will follow their heart, even if often their mind thinks otherwise.

8. They get lost in time.

9. They work when you sleep and they sleep when you work

10. Where most people see a difficulty, they see an opportunity.

11. They fall in love with their pieces of work, and hate them the day after.

12. They hate what they’ve just created, but will totally love it 12 hours later

13. They are humble and proud at the same time.

14. They are always looking to new ways to express themselves.

15. They procrastinate.

16. They see the other side of the coin.

17. They don't like boundaries.

18. They often don't like numbers.

19. They are great observers.

20. They always make new experiences.

21. They do it all over again.

Literally copied and pasted from;
Well minus the ones that I felt didn't quite fit the M.O I was going for anyway.

Friday, 4 December 2015

Blog Challenge: Day 9 - What's In Your Bag/Wallet

Well luckily for me I did this one very recently, so just scroll on through my posts until you hit it, or click this link to jump directly there.

However I have just gotten a new bag, so I guess that's something new I can add to this post. (lols unknowing pun)

As we all know, I'm super choosy, but managed to pick this bag up while I was away. Not really what someone would call my type, namely because it's a designer bag and I tend to shy away from designer things as they're rarely my style but this Guess bag is pretty cute and it's black and silver, and you would not believe how difficult that colour combo is to come by, 

People Keep Telling Me Things I Already Know

You should get a mac
You should travel here
You should go there on a night out
You should get a new car
You should move out
You should clean your car
You should try and get a job here
You should move there

They tell me things like I haven't already though about it, like I have the money to do it, or as if I haven't been trying.

Like how about instead of You Should, you try and ask, Have You, or What Are You it'd still be annoying but incredibly less so as it would mean less assumptions being made.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Start Spreading The News...I'm Leaving Today

Firstly and most disappointedly, I'm actually not going anywhere.

I did just come back from New York and as such I am in that post holiday depressed mode that we all know and loathe. 

I went for Thanksgiving; The Macy's Day Parade, Black Friday, and to just stuff my face. I wasn't really there for the touristy stuff but still managed to fit some in.

I stayed in an airbnb apartment in New Jersey, which was only a 20 minute $3 bus ride to Port Authority Bus Terminal near Time Square. I went with one of my oldest friends, we had a few arguments and a lot of laughs but it was all worth it. I also managed to meet up with one of the friends I made during my travels to South America last year, which was fun, she's an amazing person and catching up on life and discussing our next adventures for hours was just what I needed. It's a shame she lives so far away, but it does give me an excuse to go back to America a number of times and mooch on her couch.

Can't really think of much else to say about the trip. I keep a travel journal so the day to days are all written down, and I took over 750 pictures, because I love snapping random moments, so here are a few to inspire, awe and make you smile.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

NaNoWriMo Progress Report

Yay me!

9 days to spare, and just in the nick of time, I have finished my first draft.

It has been tremendous fun and it's a shame that I don't have the time to utilize the whole 30 day process. Maybe next year eh?

I don't even have time to celebrate because it's 11pm I haven't packed and my friend is coming to pick me up at 6am.

Until next week.

Dream Big or Don't Dream at all.

Thought: I may be a nomad

Blog Challenge: Day 8 - 5 Current Goals

I have a number goals spanning from number of books to read in a year to winning the Nobel Piece Prize - Hey, it could happen - so I'm just going to pick some at random, and of course, give a brief explanation.

1. To live and work in America.

A lot of British people don't understand the appeal, and I have gotten tired of trying to justify my opinions to other people over the years, but let's just say; for what I want to achieve in life, it's the place to be.

2. To visit the New Seven Wonders of the World.

I like to travel and I like ticking things off of a list, plus of course the sights on the list just look phenomenal. I saw a picture of Machu  Picchu and said "There" and I went. One down....

3. To have my own beautiful two bedroom apartment.

I have always dreamed of having my own place, and of course living away at university only helped to keep the dream alive. Sadly in this economic climate and my current employment status, it may be quite a while until I achieve this goal.

4. To write/direct an episode of something Shonda Rhimes related.

As I am sure you all know, Shonda Rhimes is one of my favourite TV Series Creators, the scripts on her shows are pretty damn epic, the minutes long fast talking soliloquy's give you goosebumps and just generally, damn.

Sorry guys, couldn't pick just the one.


So there you have it; five out of God knows how many of my current goals in life.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

NaNoWriMo Progress Report

41,594 words.

Home Stretch

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Blog Challenge: Day 7 - Your 5 Favourite Songs

This is easy enough, but I'm going to make two lists for this post...

All Time Favourites

1. 30 Seconds To Mars - A Beautiful Lie
2. Frank Sinatra - That's Life
3. Fall Out Boy - Hum Hallelujah 
4. All Time Low - Lost In Stereo
5. City and Colour - Little Hell

Current Favourites

1. Ariana Grande - One Last Time (Guarantee I have listened to the one hour repeat more than 30 times)
2. Boys 2 Men ft Mariah Carey - One Sweet Day
3. Yungen Ft Sneakbo, Stormzy, Bashy, Angel, Benny Banks, Ghetts, Cashtastic - Ain't On Nuttin' (Don't ask) 
4. Justin Bieber - Sorry
5. Leona Lewis - Collide

Eclectic does not even begin to describe.

Annoyed Beyond Belief

Well annoyed isn't even the right word for where my head is right now.

I had an appointment this afternoon which I now can't make due to a freak accident, and having nobody to blame makes me even more annoyed as there is nowhere to channel it.

I can't even concentrate on writing and I feel even more scattered than usual, and in another cruel twist of fate; I can feel myself getting sick. Which is just fan-fucking-tabulous.

I heed the words of All Time Low - Weightless to pull me through these dark and difficult times.

Maybe it's not my weekend
But it's going to be my year.

Monday, 16 November 2015


People trust my film opinions.

I never really noticed it before but I definitely feel a sense of power and responsibility in line with all the greats; Spiderman, The Flash, Batman, The Green Arrow etc.

Blog Challenge: Day 6 - What Are You Afraid Of?

I ain't scared of nothin' and no one.

Seriously I have no fears. And I'm not saying that to be brave. Maybe I just haven't come across what I'm scared of.

I guess I'm afraid of water, but that's because I can't swim so that's completely rational.... because I could die. That being said that still hasn't stopped me stepping into the shallow end of the pool or dipping my feet into the ocean.

I did use to be scared of owls for a while. But that was after watching an episode called The Library in Avatar: The Last Airbender, where in a large owl attacked them. That shit was not natural man.

Tell me that's not scary? It's giving me the willies just looking at it. Yowza!

Saturday, 14 November 2015

NaNoWriMo Progress Report

28,120 Words Deep.

9 days to go.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Blog Challenge: Day 5 - Your Proudest Moment

As usual I don't have just the one, so here are my top four in no particular order.

1. Climbing Machu Picchu
2. Buying my first car
3. Finishing Uni
4. Finishing High School

Sunday, 8 November 2015

A moment of procrastination

Just to say that it's sweet that people send me jobs that I should apply to, but at the same time it can be annoying.

They either send me something that has nothing to do with what I'm looking for which begs two questions; Do you not listen when I speak? and What are you trying to tell me, to give up?

or sometimes people send me links to jobs that I do want to apply for, but that begs the question; Why do you think that I'm not already aware of this advertisement?

I have my system of looking and checking for jobs, and every one that someone has sent me I have already seen and made the decision of whether or not to apply.

If I were talking to my sister she would tell me to relax because people are just trying to be nice, and that I shouldn't get so worked up.

But I'm not getting worked up, like I said in the beginning, it's sweet that they do as people are normally out for themselves. I think it's got more to do with my interest in understanding how people think, and I'm just procrastinating from writing, and it was just a flickering thought.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Friday, 6 November 2015


Shut up I just saw a TED talk about "multi-potentialites" as if I haven't been saying the same thing for at least a year, 

Forget TED, people should just read my blog!

NaNoWriMo Progress Report

I am currently 10,000 words deep, which is one fifth of the way through.

Blog Challenge: Day 4 - Your Dream Job

Funny this was the next question considering the last post I made.

Right. My dream job is to be a TV Series Creator.

Well I say dream job, but it's more like one goal out of five.

Here are my favourite TV Series Creators;

Amy Sherman-Palladino who created the wondrous Gilmore Girls and the unappreciated Bunheads.

Shona Rhimes, (obviously), who penned Greys Anatomy and Scandal

Aaron Sorkin, who has been added after I watched the first season of The Newsroom.

About A Year Ago (Year Ago)

Being the beginning of November, I have been thinking back to where I was this time last year, which was incredibly tan after South America and looking forward to getting graduation done and over with.

Other than that, not a lot as changed over the years, I am still unemployed, living at home and devastatingly gorgeous. :)

On further reflection however - because if there's one thing I love to do, it's reflect - I realised that although I may physically look like I'm in the same place, mentally I am not.

Contrary to popular belief and the turmoil facing most graduates; I know exactly what I want to accomplish, I know exactly which routes to take, and I have projects I am constantly working on. The issue is the glaring lack of money due to unemployment, but that is a minor set back, because if I had a full time job, I would constantly be complaining that I need time off to just think and do (as I basically complained for most of the summer) so my casual job is working out for in the meantime.

My mind is clear and as focused as it can be for a creative, and although I may not 100% be doing what I want, I have a self realised direction, and purpose after coming out of university with a vague sense of what I was supposed to do after my degree.

The Mandatory Stand Off

There's this thing that most black girls do when they first meet in most public situation.

They completely ignore each other. They talk around one another to a third or fourth party but not directly to one another.

Then after either many hours, or the following day; The fun begins.

All it takes is for one of them to probe just a little bit then; bam. You find out that you have a lot in common and just catch jokes. The way you started out is forgotten and life goes on.

It's weird, and it's a little funny, but that's the way it is.

Sunday, 1 November 2015


Happy National Novel Writing Month!

In the month of November 300,000 people all over the world put pen to paper and have just one month to write 50,000 words.

There is no prize but your own sense of achievement, and for all the budding writers in the world it's a great opportunity to force structure into your open ended goal of writing the next greatest American Novel, (as it were).

I remember coming across the competition mid November last year, and saving the link to remind myself to compete this year, and here we are. (Oh how time has flown).

Anyway that's all I've got time to say as this acted as my interlude for today's writing session.

1000 words down and 660 words to go for today if I want to stay on track.

Wish me luck bitches.

Blog Challenge: Day 3 - Your Favourite Quote

Hmmmmm I know it just asked for one, but I would have to go with the following four.

Ours is not to reason why, ours is but to do or die - Alfred Lord Tennyson

Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying - The Shawshank Redemption

I'm alright in bed but I'm better with a pen - Fall Out Boy: Fame < Infamy

That's life - Frank Sinatra

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Blog Challenge: Day 2 - 20 Facts About You

Well I did just do an A-Z factoid post but okay here we go.

1. I wear socks to bed, even in the summer.
2. I can't sing.
3. I prefer my own company.
4. I love to eat.
5. I hate Orange; The Flavour and Colour
6. Love Lipstick
7. I print pictures once a year
8. I don't do diets.
9. If I'm not interested I won't bother
10. I like Nicki Minaj
11. Taylor Swifts 1989 album was bomb
12. I've never wanted to be anyone else
13. I can't dance, as in synchronised moves
14. I used to do gymnastics
15. I can't play an instrument
16. I am 36% fluent in Spanish
17. A firm believer in doing what makes you happy
18. I'm never embarrassed, I'm to honest and uncaring to be.
19. I've watched so many make-up tutorials on YouTube.... I never/rarely wear make-up
20. Much prefer American TV and basically life over British

Monday, 26 October 2015

Blog Challenge: Day 1 - Your Blog's Name

This is a pretty stupid question but I'll try and answer it with some flair.

My Blog's name - as you can all very well see - is Welcome To My World.

The meaning is pretty self explanatory, I think I used this title for my MySpace and Bebo accounts so I just brought it over with me.

I thought about changing it a few times but I couldn't think of anything that particularly personified my current stage in my life. The term Welcome To My World is pretty ageless so it works. I think I may have changed my subheading, can't think what it used to say so it was probably nothing particularly inspiring.

Okay that's it.

Side Note: I probably won't actually post day to day for this Blog Challenge, I'm pretty forgetful.

Sunday, 25 October 2015


Another post that was saved as a draft:

I have realised that parenting is much more than providing the basics for your children: Food, Shelter, Clothing, Education.

It's about knowing them and helping them, talking to them and doing more than just the fundamentals, like good for you that your work 60 hours a week and you send your kids to tuition and make sure there's food on the table. But if you're not around to check their progress, ask what they need help with or even cook, then it's all a waste of time.

Stay at home parents are grossly unappreciated.

Just a thought that sparked after seeing this father come into the library with his kids twice a week to help them with their homework.

Pet Peevs

As I am sure I have most likely mentioned in the past what, 6 years of blogging?

Yowza that's a long ass time.

I hate when people try to tell me that they know me more than I know myself.

You really really really don't.

Anyway someone a year maybe two ago assured me that the whole Job Searching process and rejection process would make me really depressed. I told them it wouldn't and they said those words that I hate so much; TRUST ME IT WILL. Nah B. We ain't the same person.

Sidenote: This was save as a draft and I'm not sure what mental state I was in when I drafted this... or where I was or what made me vent but imma post it anyway. Probably someone at the palace assuring me that I will be back next summer. Idiots.

What's In My Bag

Don't ask me why but I've always wanted to do one of these, so here I go.

So here's my current bag. I'm super picky so normally own one bag at a time and just wear it until it breaks or fades or I get bored. Think I got this one from or something, and I placed a 2 litre water bottle next to it so you can get an idea of the size.

Okay so for the fun part:

So from Left to Right and starting at the top....

I always carry an umbrella no matter the season, because England, also a novel, a notebook and my diary (Date book diary not "Dear Diary" diary)

The square tin with a tiger is my sanitary towel case, I have my Disney Princess themed tissues, hand cream and my lovely sparkly purse.

Deodorant, house keys, car keys, ipod, the blue square is a portable charger, gloves because my hands are always cold. 5 pens (because it makes it a lot easier to find one when I need it) 3 lipsticks, 1 lipstain and 1 lipgloss.

A tonne of crap e.g; cinema tickets, sweet wrappers, receipts. Oyster card, carrier bag because this new 5p law is wack, my mirror which my sister got for me from Czech Republic, Vaseline, less than £3 in change, an almost empty pack of polos, one red and one brown lip liner.

And that's what I carry around with me on a constant basis, minus the portable charger and my car keys which I throw in there when needed.

I feel like I need to explain the abundance  of lip products. Firstly I love lipstick, it's the only make up Ii wear regularly. I have three lipsticks is because one is like a nude brown and the other is a red, both everyday lipsticks that I apply if I don't have time before I leave the house. The third tube is normally one that I have chosen before I leave the house and thus need around for reapplication. The lipstain I forgot to take out and I'm not sure why the lipgloss is there... think I went through a phase a few months ago. There was a point last week I had six tubes of lipstick in my bag.

Okay that's all folks.

Thursday, 15 October 2015


Not sure if I'm annoyed or if this instils hope.

Na definitely annoyed

But at the end of the day I guess it will make me work harder as I know that shit is possible.

I guess you could call me a hopeful humbug

Saturday, 10 October 2015

The Inconceivable Science of Man

Why is that men always want to look through a girls phone?

They want to see all the pictures you have, read all the messages you're having.

They want your phones password.

They think you have something to hide just because you dare say no.

Not that you have to make any excuses as to why you don't want to give them free reign, but in my case, I assured the guy that I am a boring person.

Which is a 1000% true.

I told him there were no nude photos of anyone on my phone, that there were no dirty text messages, no clandestine arrangements being made. That I may have the tinder app but I have never actually liked anyone on it.

And yet they still didn't believe me, and so, to prove a point - more so for myself - I handed the phone over.

Kind of.

I gave them a quick scroll through my message list, to which they were unimpressed. Then I let them have free reign of my photos. And I have a lot of photos.

And do you know what he said to me after?

Do you want to know what three little words caused me to kick right off into a stereotypical black girl rant?

"You're boring man."


I told you there was nothing, you didn't believe me, and so just because I tell the truth and there's actually nothing incriminating on my phone I'm boring?

Nah B, I ain't here for all that.

And when I asked to look at his phone you know what he said?

"Naaa I got some pretty bad stuff on there."

Can you imagine the hypocrisy?
The gall?
The nerve?
The outright ridiculousness of that?

Welcome to society.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Fall 2015

It's that time again Bitches.

Here is a run down of the shows I will be watching this Fall, and yes I say Fall because I watch things American time, if I waited for it to come out in the UK I'd still be waiting for season 2 of Pretty Little Liars.

Once Upon A Time                              Season 5                
Quantico                                               NEW                                
The Good Wife                                    Season 7
Brooklyn Nine-Nine                            Season 3
The Flash                                             Season 2                            
Scream Queens                                    NEW
Arrow                                                  Season 4
Empire                                                 Season 2
Greys Anatomy                                   Season 12.... I know
How To Get Away With Murder        Season 2
The Vampire Diaries                           Season 7
Reign                                                   Season 3
Heroes Reborn                                     NEW
DC Legends of Tomorrow                  NEW

There are a few on here that I still haven't caught up on; OUAT, HTGAWM, Reign.
Some I may give up; Arrow, HTGAWM
And of course I'll just see how it goes with the new shows

Hopefully this will give all you other TV addicts out there some shows to possibly try out or whatever.

Fun Facts

This has been going around Facebook (Which I got back in August after deactivating it for 9 months) but I don't really do Facebook so here you go

A- Age: 23
B- Biggest Fear: Unknown 
C- Current Time: 14:24
D- Drink you last had: Water
E- Easiest Person To Talk to: Myself  
F- Favorite Song: Currently; One Last Time by Ariana Grande
G- Ghosts, are they real: Yes
H- Hometown: Goodmayes
I- In love with: No one
J- Jealous Of: No one
K- Killed Someone?: Only in my mind
L- Last time you cried?: Unknown
M- Middle Name: Oluchi
N- Number of Siblings: 3
O- One Wish: I had superpowers
P- Person who you last called: The GP
Q- Question you're always asked: Why are you like this?
R- Reason to smile: A good song
S- Song last sang: Philip Phillips: Raging Fire
T- Time you woke up: 9:08
U- Underwear Color: Grey
V- Vacation Destination: America 
W- Worst Habit: Hissing at people
X- X-Rays you've had: None
Y- Your favorite food: Pasta
Z- Zodiac Sign: Pisces 

The Last Summer

Contrary to what is popular belief in the office at work.

This summer is was my last summer.

I literally couldn't work there any more even if I was unemployed at the time.

Just No.

It has been a good run, half a decade worth of Summers have been spent there.

I have made friends

I have made enemies

I have made a name for myself whilst I was there.

And now it's over.

I don't really do emotions, but there was a wave of nostalgia as I left the office for the last time.

However I didn't even think to look back.

My life isn't a single book, I see it more like a series of books.

The Summers were the holiday edition mini series within the saga.

The mini series has come to an end.

1st Summer (2011)

2nd Summer (2012)

3rd Summer (2013)

4th Summer (2014)

I had a good run.

Blog Challenged?

I was thinking about doing a few 30 day challenges on the blog, maybe compiling them and posting about it once a week? Because who doesn't love a 30 day challenge.

Who knows, we'll see if I come across anything interesting to blog about for 30 days


I have been called Sassy this year, more times than I ever have in my entire life. Part of me thinks it's down to the big hair I am currently rocking, as I haven't really changed to much as a person, especially over the past year.
I was aware of the generality of the meaning of the word, but I thought I would look up a dictionary definition for validity.

      Oxford Dictionary Definition:
Definition of sassy in English:

adjective (sassiersassiest)

Livelybold, and full of spirit; cheeky:Toni was smart and sassy and liked to pretend she was a hard nut
Urban Dictionary Definition:


Someone who is full of themselves but in a good way. They're cheeky, lively, smart, saucy, slightly impudent, mouthy, cocky, energetic, loud and extremely talkative.

Personally, I'm partial to the Urban Dictionary definition.

Reality vs Fiction

There are many things I want to do in life. And so there should be,

However it has come to my attention that I need to start prioritising the things I would like to do.

Mostly due to limited funds as creative's are very lowly paid when they start out.

We all know that I love to travel, but I also really need to move out of my parents house.

I will need to sacrifice something I want over something I need.

The only problem is deciding which is which.

If I see the colour Coral one more time, imma lose my shit... and other tales of Summer 2015

So summer is over once more, and I know you may be reading this post and saying; Jen, it's the end of September, you're a month late you numpty. And to that I would tell you to not inturupt the storyteller.

So I have done some blogging over the summer but here's a few things that I may not have mentioned.

In August, my aunt had her 50th birthday, which took place at The Dorchester in London, which was all well and good except for the fact there was a colour scheme. And I;m not talking about your average ordinary everyday colours neither, No no no, my aunt wanted everyone to be dressed in Coral and Gold. NEITHER of which colour was currently in style in the end we all - and by that I mean my sisters and I - ended up with some half assed dresses that passed for presentable, but we had a good time.

(Classic toilet snap... Hence the constipated look on my face)

Hmmmmm what else did I do this summer?
Ah yes, I had my London day, to which I invited my older sister, as I tend to do the day alone. The weather was good, some builder stopped me to tell me I was beautiful, which was really nice of him. I got to go to the Natural History Museum, FINALLY ride a Barclays - Now Santander - Bike, go to the Bank of England Museum, had Chicken and Waffles in Shoreditch, amongst other things. My list was so long I only managed to get around to doing half, but it was a good half.

(Classic wind in blowing making me look devastatingly attractive)

(Pride and Prejudice in the Park)

(Lifting weights like the super rich)

Also managed to get a ticket to see Memphis, which  have waned to see for about a year, it was really funny, enjoyed the plot, and glad and I went and saw it alone. As we all know, I grow tired of waiting for people.
There weren't to many crazy nights out this summer, a lot of dinner dates with friends, the odd drink or two and a good conversation with a decent bunch of people. Making new friends, prioritising life, sister fun days, baking, meal making. It was all very calming, no stress no drama, just life, which is all I want.

Prepare for a Backlog of Blogging

Friday, 10 July 2015

I Was Doing So Well

Eughk. Work

And no one can understand my misery.

What Happens In Ibiza.....

.....Gets written about it my blog.

Aren't you lucky.

Saying that nothing exciting actually happened. I'm not sure if you would have guessed but I am really not into the whole "Let's get drunk" scene. Never have and probably never will be. That is too say that I do drink, but being drunk is never my aim. And for those that drunkenness is the aim, please be aware that you should really get that shit checked out because I'm sure it's an early on set sign of alcoholism. Just saying.

So I went with my friend Becki and then two of her friends and then one friend of her friend who she knows but is not necessarily friends with as they don't move in the same circles. I went out of curiosity of a "Party Holiday" but also because I wanted to get away - £500+ would be a lot of money to spend on curiosity no?

I'm tired so lets keep this brief. Did I have fun? Yes. How can you not say you have fun when you come back with your own personal nicknames?!

Did  I drink? Well of course but not as much as everyone else, I possibly stopped drinking after the third night (out of seven) because I am just not about that life and drinks were hella expensive.

Okay couple o snaps;

Nights out, Performances, Dance music, Lovely Laura, Sunset Strip, Vodka and Orange, Water,  Malibu and Coke, Disco Bus Fights, The Everything Restaurants, Paprika Lays, Early Mornings and Late Afternoons, Speaking Spanish, Octopus, Book Club, Day 5, Soul City. 

That about perfectly sums up my holiday. Roll on my next holiday.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Brothers & Sisters

Although it ran from 2008-2011 I have recently finished watching the show Brothers and Sisters, courtesy of Sky On Demand,

As much as I love a good fantasy show, I also need a taste of the slightly more realistic, shout out to one of my favourite shows; The Good Wife. Don't get me wrong, I know that it's all still within the realm of fiction, but there's something to be said for watching a show about the slightly less than mundane lives of complete strangers.

Okay, I'm rambling. Just wanted to offer this show to anyone who was looking for something new to watch, whether now or in the future, should you stumble upon it randomly or decide to seek it out.

Brief synopsis; After the the head of a large family dies unexpectedly, his secrets come out one by one, testing the families strengths and ties. Honestly it's not even that dramatic but the way it's done almost makes you think that at any second some of this shit could happen to you.

Okay that's all folks, it's funny that I'm not that great at writing reviews when Ii have a whole blog dedicated to the reviews of films. Ooops.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Afternoon Rants

Contrary to popular belief I am actually a very quiet person.

I am only loud if you know me, and that means that I often come across as shy, which is not synonymous with quiet.

My point being that I mostly let rude behaviour slide by, because I don't care enough about a person or their life to actually get into anything. But make no mistake that I could.

I instead just cut you a very filthy or heavily laced sarcastic look to convey my annoyance. 

Just making this post cause today two people have already gotten on my last nerve due to a gesture of a sentence that I perceived as rude. Sure fair enough I may be slightly over the top in my analysis and they may not actually be being rude, but to late, I have a one strike rule so lets hope for their sake they stay the hell away from me or say nothing else to piss me off.

I sound very mean, and really my bark is worse than my bite.... if I'm having a good day.

Currently I have made my castle out of sand and the tide is about to come in. That is how I feel about my job, but once it gets to July I can start looking for a degree relevant job, as I have more or less suspended the process for the past few months as I needed the cash money money cash money. And I have a holiday coming up

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Lying Free since '03‏

I am completely fed up of people telling me that I haven't told them something when I have.
I'm sorry that what I say clearly isn't captivating enough for you to remember
but don't now come at me and insist without a shadow of a doubt that you haven't heard something that I have said, when in all honesty I am more likely to remember the word that come out of my own mouth than you are.

Like I am so furious right now. 
Well I'm furious while I am writing this which is at work

But now I'm just thinking about how often it happens and just AHHH!

Seriously it's like everyone's just calling me a liar, and I straight up quit that habit about ten years ago.

Either that or everyone just wants to feel like they are some great hero slash martyr slash fixer of all problems by claiming that they were the first to birth an idea or find the solution for a problem or or or or God knows for whatever reason.

People are stupid.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Holiday Dreaming

Puedo entiendo y leo Espanol pero no lo puedo hablo

I have been trying to learn Spanish for years now, well I did a year at uni and then for the rest of that year I was kind of vigilant with the learning, but then classic me I just stopped, but I then restarted this year, The annoying this is that I can understand Spanish if it's spoken slowly or written about 70% but however, I still can't speak it.

I know that I need to actually speak it to know how to speak it, but I don't have anyone to speak Spanish with and I haven't got time or money to spend a month in rural Spain, or South America - as much as I'd love to be spending time in Argentina right now.... or Cancun.

Okay that's all I have to say on that.

A Good Cup of Tea

I have never been a tea drinker, much to my parents confusion, their exact words being "You children born in this country and you don't like to drink tea" as if being British automatically means that tea drinking is in your genetic make up.

Anywhome, I used to start drinking tea just to warm me up on the inside especially in winter, and the last place I live in uni because it was such a freezing room.

Okay cutting a long story short;

English Breakfast Tea, Almond Milk and Two spoons of Sugar is what I deem a perfect cup of tea.

Politics Politics Politics

So the UK General Election took place on the 7th of May this year, and I was lucky enough to have voted five years ago as well. Last year I kind of just voted, based on some general facts, on hearing what nonsense my dad was spouting (but don't tell him that cause I lied about who I voted for to annoy him).
Backtracking slightly, I have never paid attention to the news, I never knew what was happening in the news unless it was trending on twitter or through word of mouth. Now I know this sounds ridiculous, Lord knows that my parents thought it was, but I took a blind ignorance stance to the harsh realities of the world as ultimately it didn't directly effect me. I knew that I was in the protective bubble of education and in some ways not really a part of the real world. But  I always said - to the deaf ears of those around me - that when I graduated from university I would tune in to the goings on of the world. Well I am always true to my word.

Back in the present, I basically absorbed myself in the news, and thus politics, reading the main policies of the parties and making an informed decision of who I was to vote for, and I don't to say who I voted for but I just want to say that  I am so glad that Miliband did not win, I literally could not stand that man, and his face and his mannerisms and the way he spoke but said nothing, I laughed so loud when he resigned, still hearing about it brings a joyous smile to my face. I did feel bad for Nick Clegg as everyone really should have gotten over the whole University Fees thing, as at the end of the day he wasn't Prime Minister and one never knows how messy things are until they are in the inner sanctum. All in all it was pretty odd how everyone resigned, and Eughk the smugness of Nicola S for the SNP was to much to bare.

Okay okay enough of that but on a last note, my non friend was making a joke about me being Middle Class because my house has four cars.... which there happens to be a very good explanation for but that's not the point, at the end of the day it got me thinking, am I middle class? Like I've never felt particularly wealthy before as my parents never bought us any of the latest toys or gadgets or designer clothes, we've only ever been on two family holidays and I guess just in comparison to my peers or whatever, and I know that stuff doesn't determine your class but just thought I would get out my confusion. Despite it having no conclusion.

That's all folks

Reading the Room

Its always interesting to see how power changes a person.

I have started back at work and though I am there only on a seasonal basis - Thank God - I do do have a few friends who are there year round, and over the years as I have watched others who start after me, but the stay permanently rise through the ranks, I have started to sit back and observe.

There is one person who has really risen since they have started and in a way it suits their personality as they are essentially a control freak bossy boots (couldn't think of the correct professional term) what's funny about said person is that they feel the need to take on every responsibility that they really could delegate. As if, if anyone else would do it they would just to do wrong - or in a different way than they would - which to them is still wrong. It's more so funny for me as I watch them give themselves more and more work to do, then stand up and act like a martyr.

Like my stance this year round is to just sit and do the job, no connections. I had my training week to complain but since then I'm in nut up mode, and I'm just doing me, which is making my time there bearable, so when someone wants to come along and take away some of my responsibilities, as long as my pay ain't being docked then it's a-okay with me boo.

Another person their is in full on know it all mode, even when I'm not directly asking them a question, they be answering. It's a little annoying but it's more hella funny so again - whatever.

Some people need the power in order to feel validated and some people where born with natural ability to take the lead. 

I do love being an observe

Monday, 4 May 2015

Nothing To Report

The problem with being a creative is that you need the time to do what you gotta do, but doing nothing sadly don't pay them dollar dollar bills.

The vicious cycle follows as such: 
You want a job? You must have internship
You want internship? You must pennilessly apply to places where your CV is the same as the person before and after you.
You want money? You have to pick up any old job that leaves you exhausted and with no time to apply to interships which means no job.

A line from one of Chris Rock's stand up comes to mind of this predicament; Married and Bored, Single and Lonely, ain't no happiness nowhere.

I am currently in that Money needing stage, so it's hiatus on my need to apply for jobs for the time being.

Moving on. Back at the old summer job, sadly its 6 months fixed term, when I would have been happier working 3 days a week. Also it's super weird cause a girl I went to school with is working here too, but thankfully in another department and I don't see her often.
I see you with raised eyebrows wondering why it's weird, but I compartmentalise my life like the psycho I am, so having someone in two boxes when they should only be in one, makes me nervous.
No seriously. Think of it like having your mom as your teacher. Just no.

Hmmmmmm what else have I been up to..... Seriously a whole lot of nothing, started a few new shows but think I'll do a separate blog post for those once I've finished watching them, and an over one for my current weekly shows one the season finales have aired.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Been Busy

But a life update is soon to follow, more so for my venting benefit than your intrigue.

Friday, 10 April 2015

New Album Alert

One of my favourite bands Halestorm, have brought out their third studio album today. A fact I stumbled upon when I was browsing through my junk mail yesterday, so talk about good timing.

It's called, Into the Wild Life

01 – Scream
02 – I Am the Fire
03 – Sick Individual
04 – Amen
05 – Dear Daughter
06 – New Modern Love
07 – Mayhem
08 – Bad Girls World
09 – Gonna Get Mine
10 – The Reckoning
11 – Apocalyptic
12 – What Sober Couldn’t Say
13 – I Like It Heavy
14 – Jump the Gun
15 – Unapologetic

I'm currently listening to it for the third time and I am really enjoying it, I think I would definitely class one of the earlier two albums as my favourites but there are some quality songs one this new album, and it is a happy relief after the disappointment that was Fall Out Boys 6th studio Album American Beauty/American Psycho

Anyway that's all.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Quick Fire Catch-Up

-Yay it's March, or as I like to call it, The Forgotten Month, they year is happily zooming away and this makes me happy.

-Not much happening in the world of me, so far almost everything is going to plan, save for the fact that I am still waiting to start my casual job. Honestly shit has just gotten ridiculous and I will be making some very angry phone calls next week if this shit hasn't been sorted.

-I bought myself a Ukulele which is great cause I do enjoy picking up a new skill, I am in the midst of tuning it, why know that shit was so complicated?

-Need to spend some time with my friends but I'm lazy and I will have no money till then end of April soooo there's that.

Okay I guess that's all there is for the time being.

Monday, 23 February 2015

I Miss Catching Jokes

I was thinking about it and I miss hanging out with people that make me laugh all the time.

The only people in my life that have ever made me bust a gut laughing are my sisters, (obvious hereditary funny genes there) and a set of friends I had at uni, who are all still up in the north, so I basically need to find a new set of bust a gut friends.

As well as my current friends of course, I'm not in the habit of dropping friends... Well at least not without a lot of thought.

Tee hee

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Finished Watching Lost

I don't know what to say as I don't really want to give anything away.

I'll say that I wasn't a massive fan of the ending and have there fictionalised my own ending in my head based on the foundations the show made.

It is definitely now one of my favourite shows, though I think I have to give it another 10 years before I give it another watch from end to end.

I'm in that Post Show Binge haze and I'm not sure where to go from here.

I didn't intend to watch it so quickly as I watched the first season over the course of a month, dragging it out. But I was watching it on Sky on Demand and I one day realised that there was an expiry so spaced my watching to fit within that window. If you add up the days I watched seasons 3-6 it's about 10 but was like 4weeks as I spread out the seasons.

Anyways I'm waffling, I recommend Lost if you have the time.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Slackers Club

I have only read 50 pages of my book and I started it about a week ago *About a week agoooo*

I have done little to no writing

and I have had a check-list of things to do for the past two weeks and and have not checked off a single thing..... well on ONE of my lists, I write quite a few.

Not sure what I'm waiting for to get started, I think I just need to finish watching Lost, I have one season to go then it will be out of my head in a manor of sorts.

Either that or I need a new music playlist.

It's probably the latter.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Man I Hate Social Media

Like I've literally come to despise everything but Blogger.... As no one even knows that I use it and it hasn't turned into this massive following game. And Twitter, but only a little bit because like Blogger I just chat shit and nobody cares. Oh and Goodreads, but I don't know if that counts? I think that any site that was created without the sole core value of being able to spy on your peers and actually relates to individuals hobbies, likes and interests is a good site. Like Blogger and Goodreads. Everything else can die.

Deleted Facebook
Wish I could delete Snapchat
I don't care about Instagram
I'm over Tumblr

Rant over. Externally anyway.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Tuesday Movie Club Party of One

Saw Big Hero 6 today.... well yesterday and I thought it was amazing, it was funny and it different and it was cool and it was sweet and it was exciting and I think that's enough adjectives.

Check out my film review on my other blog page if you want something a little more indepth.

What I will say is that there is a lot of hinting in the book world and now the Film world too that America will be taken over by Asia.

Okay it was hinted in two mediums; The Selection book series by Kiera Cass and Big Hero 6. But who knows, there could be more out there. If I find one more medium that it is hinted at then I will have no choice than to go into full conspiracy theory mode.

They must all go to Brighton. That is the place to get husbands.

On Saturday I went to see my sister who is studying in Brighton.

I was originally planning to go and vist her for a few days, like from Thursday - Sunday and I also intended to visit another friend while I was there. But my friend is a flake and my sister has a single bed. a) I don't sleep on the floor and b) Let's face it I haven't got the money to spend frivolously on a student night out. So instead I decided to just drive up for the day, which left me the comfort of my own transportation and music at an appropriately loud volume.

 I got there at 10:00 and Louise (My sister) showed me around campus, which involved a lot of "holding on to each other with laughter" and dancing in the street moments. We also at this moment decided to be Basic Bitches and Snapchat the entire day (Electing to be a Basic Bitch does not make you a Basic Bitch as it is a conscious decision that you walk into with your eyes wide open.)

This caption really made me laugh at the time and I can't think why

She introduced me to her flatmates where I put my foot in my mouth by asking if one of her flatmates was coming along to the house viewing (forgetting Louise told me he wasn't living with them) In my defense I suck at names and just general remembering of things so oooops. I think I managed to defuse the awkward silence by talking about how awkward it was that I brought it up, before my sister excusing me by reminding me that I needed to pee. In hindsight it was bloody hilarious.
We took a bus and walked up a stupidly long hill to go an see a house that her and her friends were thinking about living next year, Oh the nostalgia.
Next the two of us headed into town where we went down to the pier, which I absolutely HATED. I feel like I went there once with someone from highschool but I do not remember how far we walked down the pier or if I chickened out. This time I was no chicken but instead clung to my baby sister for dear life and did nothing but whinge and moan and yelp every time a board so much as creaked. If it isn't already obvious; I have a completely rational fear of water. Especially of the open variety.

My "Oh My God I'm So Terrified" Face, I think I wear it well

Next she took me to the "lanes" as she knows I have a love for random things, and I did find the cutest little shop This is Not A Butcher I think it was called, which had so many random bizzaro stuff, I kept pointing to things saying "Oooh I would own that" "I have ALWAYS wanted one of these" "Why don't I have my own place so I can fill it with all this stuff" "My house is going to be filled with so much junk" We then went to eat at a burger place called Bills and then after a walk along the shore where she showed me some of the clubs we hustled back on a bus and hightailed it into her dorm. Suffice to say January by the sea is cold a a mother.

No, no I couldn't fit this bad boy in my mouth (That's what she said)

I had a little lie down and met a few more of Lousie's friends. I honestly don't know what the fasination was with me, and not even in an obnoxious way, her friends literally ran across all corners of the Block to meet me.... Okay one friend did, another was adamant to see me before I left, and one barged in in the morning to see me in the morning still in Pj's and everything. It was sweet but unnerving, I can only assume that  I come up a lot in my sisters conversations.

Any-whom, I didn't stay late as I was getting tired and really could not afford to crash my car or go through the process of dying before I'd informed my sisters of the funeral playlist I had in mind and the colour scheme for my coffin and tombstone texture AND inscription (You see what I mean?!) I took off in my lil black Punto Judd and was home by around 8:30.

Monday, 2 February 2015

Favourite Video Of The Year..... So Far.

I know it's very early in the year and that this video came out in September, but I only discovered it yesterday and absolutely loved it.

Be warned that if you're not particularly in tune with pop-culture, namely of the RnB variety then a lot of the jokes in this video may be lost on you. Regardless it's still pretty jokes so enjoy.

Friday, 30 January 2015

New Favourite Show Alert

It's probably a little premature to write a review about it as only four episodes have aired to date but, I am totally loving the show Empire.

It is based on the Shakespearean play King Lear (which I have neither seen nor read) and tells the story of Lucious Lyon, the owner of a successful Record Label; Empire. On learning about a fatal illness he makes arrangements for his legacy by telling his three sons that one day he will leave everything to one of them. It becomes a game of brother against brother as each have their own reasons and methods of wanting to sit on the throne. Into the mix, Lucious' ex-wife and mother to his three kids, Cookie, has recently been let out of prison and she wants what she's owed.
The story based mainly in the present has a few jumps back to the past to the days when Lucious and Cookie where starting in the music industry.

I have basically just given you a full on bio which I actually didn't intend to do, so yeah, enjoy that. I love the show, it's funny, refreshing and Terrance Howard who plays Lucious Lyon is fine as hell. Also I love the character of Cookie, she point blank straight u fearless, and so is Taraji Henson who plays her.
I don't know if there's going to be a UK release on the show (Though I wouldn't hold my breath) but if you have the time start it up.

Last year my favourite new show was Reign (The one about Mary Queen of Scotts) but that has taken a serious back burner and I believe I've only watched two episodes and don't see myself continuing anytime in the near future.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Taking A Quick Break

I have a loose schedule for the week which consists of

Monday: Look for jobs to apply to and bookmark them
Tuesday: Apply for jobs
Wednesday: Apply for jobs/Other creative things
Thursday - Friday: A mix of the above (By this time in the week there's nothing to do)
Weekend: Relax

Mostly it gets to Wednesday and after a quick browse there is nothing to do on the job front so I binge watch episodes of Lost or whatever. Today I signed up for a paid membership on a jobsite which will last a month and now have a load of things to apply for. Whether or not this will be fruitful proves to be seen, but I can hardly sit around complaining about there being nothing to apply for when in theory there is.

Okay that's all, back to the application process, as soon as I get through all the ones that expire within a week I can stop.


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