Category Archives: realistic expectations

‘Manche Menschen sich ändern nie’- I hope not to be one of them.

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‘Manche Menschen sich ändern nie’- I hope not to be one of them.

Life is a bit of a broken record, it’s probably just been my recent apathy towards it which is the broken record though. Same activities week after week, same places, same faces, it doesn’t take me long to want to run screaming from Leicester and never look back. That is certainly not to say that I hate these places and faces, that certainly is an extreme and probably quite offensive thing to say. Plus, what I’d do without some of the amazing people here is something certainly not worth thinking about, though people are slowly being filtered out, usually just through the pettiness of deleting the facebook friends that spammed my newsfeed with word incontinence and extreme self indulgence.

I have decided that the shake up starts the moment I finish off the final essay, the final essay sentence, the final verb conjugation. Preparation has begun, I have been endlessly scanning ski-job sites, average flight costs (mostly to Vancouver), which bike I want to get next (I am going to get a roadie and start taking the old exercise a lot more seriously this summer) and finding ways to keep myself occupied for the inevitably long summer and autumn in Lancaster.

So, whilst I will always look upon Leicester fondly, I don’t expect I will live here any longer than I have to.

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If I had a superpower…

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Back when I was at secondary school, I was OBSESSED with Heroes. Generally any sort of storyline which involves people with superhuman abilities has always kept me fascinated and entertained and I have always wondered if ever I was to be landed in a sweetie shop situation where each plastic tub contained a different power and I could only choose one, which one I would choose.

Flying- This is often the one that most children dream of, who wouldn’t want to be able to go anywhere they wanted in the world, getting the full bird’s eye view and spitting on their enemies. It has been pretty highly rated, but then if you’re not very aware of things like turbulence and vortexes then you might come to a crunchy end.

Telepathy- I’ve always kind of wanted to be able to do this, as I can be very socially awkward so it could always help me to say the right thing. Problem is, if someone is thinking something you’d rather not hear, or if you discovered a big secret, what’s to stop me from interfering with things that I shouldn’t meddle in?

Moving objects with my mind (or telekinesis as Heroes calls it)- this would be awesome, but I can only think of a few times when it would be useful. 1) When the T.V remote is too far away to reach 2) a replacement for general laziness. I think that having “telekinesis” would just result in me getting really fat and lazy.

Super-speed- I think this one appeals the most, however it does require being a bit more coordinated than me, and I’m also not really built for speed, also, how many calories would you burn off? Wouldn’t you get a stitch from running really fast?

Ability to heal- This is kind of boring, but also really cool since I seem to get into a lot of accidents. Though if I knew that every time I fell, I would instantly regenerate, I would definitely part-take in many more extreme sports.

For now though, I think it’s time I stopped fantasizing about the impossible and maybe just tried to perfect a talent a little closer to home. For 2013, I want to become good at just one thing. Time to start taking guitar lessons perhaps?

A list of things I’m looking forward to over the coming months.

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a)Christmas

b) Seeing my Dad when he comes back from Saudi

c) Seeing my family in general

d) The language show in London

e) Graduation next year

f) Getting all my essays out the way

g) Being able to emigrate to more exciting places and activities.

h) The current moment. Life feels good because it’s so busy. I haven’t time to be bored which is making me thrive!

26 reasons why my life will never be a Taylor Swift music video…

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Image from: http://vimeovideo.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/taylor-swift-you-belong-with-me.html

Let’s face it, the songs are catchy, the videos feature a lot of Swifty depicting a(n often failing) relationship with a very hot guy.

a) My hair will never be wavy and blonde

b) I will never look as elegant in a ball gown.

c) I can’t sing. Ask my friends/ house-mates

d) I’m not as endearing as dear Taylor.

e) I’m not 6ft

f) or size 8 for that matter

g) I am far more cynical than dear Swifty about all things men and relationships

h) I can’t play guitar

i) I don’t have any spare squirrel costumes

j) Or a wardrobe with that many pyjamas

k) If a guy dumps me, or just isn’t interested, the first thing I do is hit the wine/ chocolate, I don’t dance around my room singing about it.

l) I have had American people explain to me numerous times what bleachers are. I will never understand why they are called bleachers. Why can’t they just call them seating areas. It’s far more straightforward.

m) I can never see myself telling a guy “you are the best thing that’s ever been mine” without laughing hysterically as I do it.

n) My life isn’t set in a series of romantic lakes, forests or cafés.

o) I have never compared any of my relationships to Romeo and Juliet

p) and on that note, I think we are way past the age when men asked the girl’s father’s permission for her hand in marriage.

q) my family background is relatively stable and sound, I need a bit more sorrow in my life to make the cut for a Swifty music video

r) I don’t wear thick rimmed glasses with the lenses punched out, because I can accept that I have 20:20 vision.

s) I don’t have a band at my disposal every time I have a break- up

t) or a ballroom

u) my bedroom is a box. So there’s no  room for tantrums or angry dancing/ air guitaring,without sending my whiteboard/ noticeboard flying!

v) there is no hot guy neighbour whose bedroom window looks into mine, as we gaze longingly at each other, falling that little bit more in love every day.

w) There is a distinct shortage of elegant white ponies around here. Plus health and safety regulations mean I can’t keep one in my bedroom and play my non-existent guitar to it.

x) There have been times after break-ups when I thought… “well actually, we might get back together…”

y) When it’s December where I’m from, you can’t sit in the house in a skimpy vest top and bare feet. You need hoodies galore, fleecey pj’s and ski socks.

z) I don’t have edgy, cool, vintage furniture. Instead I have a mattress with broken springs, a broken chest of draws and a desk designed for toddlers.