Friday, February 25, 2011

Not those pants again...

From time to time, like other people, I’ve wondered about getting a tattoo.

I’ve thought about what style I’d get, where I’d get it and the consequences of having it…

I don’t have anything against tattoos themselves, apart from the permanence of them!!

Look, I’m happy for anyone who loves their tattoo.. good for you!

But to me, all I can think of is, what happens when I don’t like it anymore?

Say I found a nice pair of pants… would I really want to wear them for the rest of my life? I’m sure I’d love them for some time, but there will come a time when they’re just not fashionable anymore and those pants are going to date me!

Isn’t it the same with tattoos??

Everything changes through time… not only fashion, but art, makeup, movies… you can date most things from how they’ve been made, or the particular style they’ve adopted.

It’s the same with tattoos!!

No, I’d be happy with a temporary one but a permanent one is, well, just too permanent, no matter how pretty it is!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Oh no, not that time of year again...

I can't escape it so I may as well give my comments on Valentines Day.

I hate valentines day.

It's no secret, I've said it before and I'll no doubt say it again.

Everything about this day bugs me.

Firstly, I hate that there is a day to make people tell each other they they love each other. If you love someone, shouldn't you be showing them by your actions every day? And if someone or something (IE, a special, set aside day) makes you say it, doesn't it devalue the meaning?

Secondly, I hate the competition aspect of it. Suddenly, it's not only a mark of who loves you, but how much he/she loves you!
The more they spend, the greater the love. Women are so bad at this! They'll ask each other "what did your man get you?"
Keep in mind, that the woman who asks this isn't really interested in finding out what you got, but instead is interested in telling you what HER man got her!
Then you can compare which man loves which woman more.

Sorry to be gender specific but I'm sure you can apply that to homosexual couples too...

According to social custom, to survive the day, you need to have an attentive partner, or a secret crush who is willing to spend lots of money on you or who will do something spectacular for you, so that all your friends, relatives and work colleagues can know how much your partner loves you.

I love my husband. I don't need to set aside a day to prove it, I can show him every day. He can show me too, not by buying me gifts, but by doing the things that mean so much to me... and most of those don't cost any money at all!!
Monetary gifts are sometimes a lot easier...

So if you must, enjoy the day, but please, keep it to yourself!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

When you just want to sit quietly...

So how can I explain this?

When I travel to work, I go in by train. The reason I do this is because it's convenient and I can read or do whatever I like without getting disturbed.

It's me time.

The other day when I got to the train station, my favourite podcast hadn't finished yet so I didn't take out my book to read, but decided to have a game of tetris on my ipod while listening to the rest of the podcast.

I chose a seat that's on it's own, and at 90 degrees to the other seats so that I wouldn't have anyone sitting next to me. While I love tetris, it's not something that I want to advertise to the rest of the world that I'm playing!

So I'm halfway through a game when an asian mother and her approximately six year old son come on the train. They sat away from me, but they caught my attention because the son changed seats and came to sit on the seat that was closest to me.
Except I've said that wrong... he didn't sit at all! He knelt on the seat backwards, watching me play my game!

For the first 10 seconds he tried to be discreet as he was trying to see what I was doing, but after that, he didn't care. He leant over the people that were next to him on the seat, just so he could get a birds eye view of my tetris game.
Imagine that.
Who would have ever thought Tetris was a spectator game!

When I realised what he was doing I got quite nervous! After all, I had to show him what a master player I was, without appearing too geeky or uncool.
So much for trying not to let the other passengers know what I was doing!

That day, everyone knew I was playing tetris because this little boy was wriggly on that seat and making himself known.

So what would you have done? Stopped playing? Broken the little kids heart?

I didn't want him to make me stop playing so I kept going. I had something to prove now!

He watched me until the end of my game and then I put the ipod away, even though the podcast I was listening to still wasn't finished.
The kid looks up at me with a "you're kidding right?" look on his face but I pretended I didn't notice and got my book out.

It was actually pretty embarrassing mostly because everyone on the train could see what was going on.

The kid then went to go sit by his mother again..

Sometimes it seems these things only happen to me!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

It's a temporary relationship...

Lately I seem to have a bit of a shoe problem.
No, it's not finding the right size... I've gotten over not being able to find my size easily.... Well that's the wrong thing to say - I've come to accept that I have and will always have, big feet.

But lately it seems that my shoes are just not lasting. I buy them, admittedly wear them every day walking all over the place, and within a month or two, they're broken.
Either the heel comes loose, or straps break...
I can't remember ever having this much bad luck with shoes before!!

Now I'm not out there buying the most expensive brands, but I'm also not buying elcheapo brands and at the very least, shouldn't they last the season? That's all I expect of a sandal!!
Last me the season please!!!

So, with the death of another pair today, I only have a black pair (only bought two weeks ago) and a red pair of sandals from Miss 16 who finally gave them to me seeing as she will never wear them (I've been after this pair for a while!)

Please, please, please, at least last to the end of Summer!!!