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I’m easily annoyed December 31, 2010

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And this is because I find myself setting extremely high expectations for myself & for my relationships with others. These expectations are what have lead to where I am now. This isn’t to say i’m necessarily unhappy with my life at the moment, more like indifferent.

I’ve blogged on my 2011 resolution here but I have more personal resolutions to set in place here, where i’m held most responsible for my actions: my individual blog.

1. Enjoy things a bit more

When I wake up in the morning, my mood tends to be either chipper or apathetic. I don’t want to be either of these in 2011 as chipper feels way too fake for my liking and apathetic is just never fun to feel. Things need to feel differently, it needs to be positive. I think with a change in attitude I can prevent getting annoyed as easily and get back to what I feel was my true self before this year.

Not to say I haven’t been myself in 2010 but things happened and I felt aspects of my attitude and personality revert back to a really immature and stupid area. I need to enjoy experiences and activities a lot more, I need to look forward to going out with friends instead of just staying home. It’s not about forcing myself out of the house, it’s about motivating myself to want to leave.

2. Be kinder to people

I make snap judgements, but who doesn’t? It’s a very human thing to do and though I consider myself an extremely accepting and understanding person, I still shut people and ideas out because my brain is easily influenced. Once someone says something, whether it’s negative or positive, about a person, a movie, a city, a website, I instantly jump on that bandwagon. Don’t be a sheep in 2011, be a leader.

3. You are what you eat

I won’t spend too long on this one as I hate writing/reading about others’ weight issues. I think guilt is a useless emotion and I have never felt guilty about anything i’ve eaten or the way I look. But 2011 is about change. That is all.

4. Quality, not quantity

I have always prided myself on being the accepting and understanding person that I am – which isn’t being arrogant, it’s being positively honest with myself. However, I have most certainly overlooked quality friendships because I either felt afraid or ashamed of becoming better friends with people. That’s not what life is about at all. It’s about having those quality friendships to last a lifetime. I want to find those with people I know now and work on them instead of casting them aside.

Resolutions are strange. You always make them to make yourself look good to others when really they’re meant to be created to make us better people.

Any resolutions – pop them in the comments or feel free to tweet at me.

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Fakeness is so hard to apply December 30, 2010

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I HAVE BEEN DEFEATED BY FAKE EYELASHES. Here is an example of what fake eyelashes, when applied correctly, should look like:

Credit: Make-Up Geek

And here is mine:

Oh dear.

I really like the fuller eyelash look, as I already have longer-than-average eyelashes. Mascara doesn’t really give me the fullness I want but i’m hoping I can find the perfect/appropriate fake eyelash brand to use. HALP.

Etsy shops December 30, 2010

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Etsy is one of the best & cutest websites my friends have ever introduced me to (ha!)

I spend such a lot of time browsing the jewelry and clothing sections that I even got my mum looking at the website one time! At last glance, I had about 15 items in my shopping cart.

I don’t think I ever intended buy any of it, but just the idea of claiming something in my electronic basket at check out was enough to keep me satisfied, without actually spending any money.

But still, I have fallen victim to what most Etsy users succumb to: wanting to “open” your own Etsy story.

It’s just so tempting & of course I would want to make jewelry and sell it. My gran taught me a few years ago how to make basic jewelry & I did really start to enjoy it. My designs and ideas got complex at one point and then I just stopped making it all together.

I think it was a combination of my increasingly short attention span and the fact that it’s so expensive to buy beads and clamps. I believe I was 15-years-old at the time and being on a limited budget per week was a lot harder, I think, than surviving on student allowance. But I digress.

I’ll try post some pictures of jewelry I made here tomorrow.

Anyway, I am slowly being lured back into the world of jewelry craft and creation. Maybe it’s something that’ll open a whole slew of hobbies: patchwork seems cool and I used to knit all the time.

What a nana.

But apart from this I think it’s important to get into unique and interesting hobbies. It’s these hobbies that help define who we are, after all. You don’t want to be like the countless other members of society who call shopping a hobby. I just don’t like thinking of that as a hobby as it loses it’s novelty.

If anyone reads this: What do you think about Etsy stores or online shopping in general? I don’t want to make money but to have a reason to make all sort of jewelry would be great.

Bye-bye, pop song. December 28, 2010

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“Music” as defined by this generation is anything with thumping in the background. It doesn’t have to fit together properly, it can even be out of time. A lot of it is really catchy, however I don’t know whether the lyrics are really appropriate for the audience who listens to it on the radio.

At 8pm last night, a song with the line “the boys wanna get their mitts into my oven” was just casually playing over the speakers. I, a 21-year-old, was really appalled. What happened to the days of “my heart will go on and on” or “I wish that I had Jessie’s girl”?

Am I wrong to want a lovely, sweet, lyrically-appropriate lovey pop song instead of heartless crap? What about the day when you are dropping off or are being dropped off by a date and the radio is on, and the moment where a goodbye/parting kiss is expected? Would you like to have this moment-ruiner start up?

As much as this song is super addictive & how much I am in love with Dev, how is it fine to assume saying “sober girls around me, they be, acting like they drunk” is acceptable for courting at a club or let alone in the car after a date?

I want some good, wholesome “you are my one and only” or “you are so beautiful to me” back on the radio. Bruno Mars is holding his own as the current crooner of the day but there’s only so much crooning Mr Mars can do to compete with Enrique Iglesias’ I Like It (hat tip Hayley).