Life, Random Thoughts

that’s just plain not nice | Random Thoughts #23

There was a lack of random thoughts and Bob this week, but here’s what I had to say.

This week got old really fast. I also managed to sit through ten minutes of Bob without being compelled to take notes. Mostly because there was nothing noteworthy. 

Apart from the continued gratuitous shirtlessness. 

We get it, Bob, you work out and stuff. We thank you for that but request that you wear a shirt. Constant exposure to sunlight is bad for you, bud. See, I’m a caring individual! 

Music is awesome, sometimes. Anxiety isn’t. 

I plotted out a short story and I will get to work on it soon. It’ll be posted here, I guess. Ain’t nobody else gonna read it, that’s for sure, lol. I wish I was one of those people who has a huge writing group and whatnot, but that’ll never happened. Groups and I don’t get along. Too many people, too many potential voices that’ll drown me out. 

Recently, I connected with an old friend and she wants to meet up. I’m not against the idea but there’s something off. We barely communicate as it is, so…Plus I haven’t seen her in ten years. She was talking about driving up to another city to see another friend I haven’t seen in ten years. I was slightly baffled. Hoping she goes with something simple. Either way the ball is in her court and my attendance is currently set at TBD. 

I’m antisocial. Not really by choice, but through a combination of all sorts. Antisocial people get a bad rap. I’m talking about your standard run-of-the-mill quiet folk, not the I set fire to your car ha ha ha antisocial clique. We’re considered odd and weird but someone made us this way. Like how someone sat down and made root beer which is absolutely disgusting. It’s one of life’s inexplicable mysteries. 

I don’t like talking about my personal life because it makes it real. I will hint and keep it vague because this is how life is. I’m one way with everyone else and someone else at home. People are quick to judge, quick to other meaningless words and I have that. Still, is keeping it in any better? Probably not. 

Took my phone and iPod into the toilet wir me by accident. GURL, PLEASE. CONTROL YOURSELF. I have dropped multiple devices down the toilet. I like to think that I’ve learnt from my mistakes. 

Clearly I haven’t. 

I’m at the point where Bob is annoying me, because he seems to just post variants of the same shit and we’re in the middle of a heatwave here. Shirtless pictures don’t help. I want pictures of icebergs and cold stuff. Anything cold. Not sun, sea and terrible captions. Get it together, Bob. That’s just plain not nice. 

I have next week off work and nothing to do. I want to go out and just navigate. I guess I’ll do window shopping. Or whatever. Ideally, I’d love to take my laptop somewhere and write but that’s not going to happen. My laptop is heavy and old. I might make do with my phone, though. I also might try and do an online course. I did one about a year ago, a diploma in Sports Nutrition, lol. This year I might go for something that I’ve never touched on in my life. We’ll see. 


Grenfell Tower Fire

  • Heartbreaking
  • Frustrating
  • Residents complained for YEARS. 
  • £1m renovations were carried out. It’s believed that cheap materials used to clad the building contributed to the spread of the fire. 
  • This happened in the richest borough in London – shameful.
  • An investigation is under way but this wouldn’t have happened had they heeded the warnings given to them multiple times
  • Did I say heartbreaking? 😢

There are no words for this kind of incident. As of writing 17 people are dead but given that hundreds of people lived in the building and that it happened at around 1am onwards… there will most likely be more fatalities.

… It’s just extremely sad. 


Forward is forward

Your speed doesn’t matter, forward is forward

I like this saying. I think it’s natural to want to catapult your way to success or whatever achievement you’re after, but mine times out of ten, it takes time. So much time. And sometimes progress is so fleeting that it feels like you’re going backwards. 

I have a habit of standing still because it’s better than dealing with the disappointment but… I’m going to try and shake myself out of that rut. 

This is a response to: CatapultDaily Prompt


Just a quick word

Yesterday evening an explosion rocked the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. It was just after an Ariana Grande concert. As of writing, 19 people are dead and 50+ injured. It’s being treated as a terror attack. 

It’s absolutely awful. My heart goes out to the families of the victims and to anyone who was there. That shit is scary and not okay. Not even a little bit. 

Personally, when things like this happen I often have nothing to say. Not even a generic tweet. Not the hate mongering or the snap judgements. 

I wish more people were the same. 

A to Z Challenge 2017

N(ico) Rosberg – #AtoZChallenge

Guys, this is my first day doing two entries for a letter! I feel so proud. 

Anyway, I’m deviating from the theme (it was supposed to be life!) today. 
Nico Rosberg is a (for now) former Formula One driver who won his maiden championship in 2016. He shocked everybody by retiring two days later. There was a lot of talk about him being a coward and not stepping up to the plate but it was music to my ears. So many areas in life are full of people who achieve the highest accolades and lose themselves trying to repeat it. 

Take for instance, Rosberg’s childhood friend Lewis Hamilton, who has one three championships and took petty to a whole new level last year when it became clear that he wouldn’t win. His obsession with winning has turned him into a bizarre, egocentrical, shiny, self centered person. And perhaps that’s what someone needs to be successful but why go through all of that when you’ve already reached the top? Do stats matter? Today, they give you status and later, it becomes a fact on Wikipedia. Does it matter how many championships you have? Not really. 

Anyway, given that Rosberg has been racing since he was a child, taking the decision must have been difficult and when I looked him up, I saw that he was attending the training sessions and watching this season’s races religiously. Racing is a big part of his life and I wonder if he’ll ever be able to separate himself from that. Probably not. That made me think about how we’re creatures of habit. Perhaps those winners stick around because they don’t know how to do anything else. They don’t have that drive for anything else. It’s interesting to consider. 

I’m sure Nico will be back someday, but I think sometimes giving up isn’t the be all and end all but the smart thing to do. After all, there’s no law that says that giving something up is the end. 

 …This is officially the most random post I’ve written, lol, but I’m a secret sports nerd. 

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Random Thoughts #3

I’m the kind of person that would order tacos in an ice cream shop

Or donuts in an electronics store. I’m ditzy that way.

There always has to be that one lone piece of chapped skin ruining my lipstick game

I need to unchapify my lips, stat.

I need to put some cocodamol on my hair

I meant castor oil but the thought alone was hilarious.

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Random Thoughts #2

upon realising that the wire in my bra was happy to see me:

Why does brapocalypse ALWAYS happen to me in public? 

Seriously. The number of times I’ve had to remove the wire in public because I can’t stand it digging into my chest is ridiculous. My humiliation is always televised. I have the WORST LUCK. 


I guess it’s time to go bra shopping. Again

I find that the bigger your size is the smaller (and pricier) the choice is (unless you go to specialist stores like Victoria’s Secret etc). It’s like someone somewhere is charging us extra because we need a teeny bit more material. 

…. This ended up being a random tangent real fast, lol.