Sunday, 8 September 2013

Do You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?

First of all, I apologize for the corny title, it's a line from Family Guy. But seriously,do you really know what grinds my gears? There's a couple, so bear with me.
So the first thing that 'grinds my gears' is people who live and strive for people's attention and gratification. It's so annoying! Like when people post pictures of themselves on Facebook or Twitter and they're basically half naked and they have the caption as 'oh, I'm so ugly' or 'oh my God, I'm so fat'. And I'm just here like, if the photo is that horrible or they don't like it, THEN WHY POST IT?! I swear that most of the teenage Facebook users these days are actually imbeciles and have an IQ of about 30! I mean, what's the point? Nobody, especially I, cares whether the photo is bad or not; but when the 'Facebooker' has a caption like that, 9 times out of 10 they probably are ugly and are just 'fishing for likes'. 
Another thing that really 'grinds my gears' is when people have bad manners. Like if I hold the door open for someone or pick up an item that they've dropped for example, and they walk past or just carry on with what they were doing. I literally scream in my head "HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF THE PHRASE 'THANK YOU'?". It's amazing how many people don't appreciate what others do for them. Whenever my nan tells a story like that - about someone not being polite or whatever - she usually ends it with "manners cost nothing". It's true, they cost nothing! Just a simple 'please' and 'thank you' once in awhile can do wonders.
As well as those two, another thing that really rubs me up the wrong way is bratty teenagers. Although I'm probably not really at liberty to say this; as I'm only 16, but I think I'm quite mature for my age. Anyway, I hate those people who are so materialistic and depend solely on their parents for money and transport. It's like the parents are personal chauffeurs and drive them everywhere! In addition, they buy their kids ridiculous amounts of expensive clothing (namely brands like Jack Wills, Hollister, Urban Outfitters and Topshop) and it just annoys me how the teens just take it for granted. I know someone who does this, and she annoys me so much (even though she's my friend). There was this one time in year 8 or 9 where she had this plain, blue, knitted scarf from Topshop. She would wear it in such a way that the tag that had the label and washing instructions on it - which also says 'Topshop' - would stick out, so everybody could see where it was from. Once my other friend told her that the label was sticking out and she replied "Oh, it's meant to be like that." We, personally, thought she looked stupid wearing it like that; we never told her though! 

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Out and About

This post is more of an account of what I've done today, so yeah:
Today was rather busy in fact because firstly I went to the doctors. This was because I thought I had tonsillitis.. turns out I correctly diagnosed myself! Quite happy with that (not the tonsillitis bit, the being correct part). Then I went to get my prescription for some Penicillin *GET IN MAH BELLEHH*! After I then caught the bus to take a visit to my school where I had the thought of blogging about my day, seeing as though it's a rarity that I escape from my what-I-call 'Hole' e.g. my house. 
Once I arrived I had to do this biometric fingerprint scan to allow 'cashless catering' - as the school call it. It's supposed to be a quick and easy way to pay for meals, check out library books, sign in and out etc. However, as my luck would have it, after about 5 attempts of scanning my prints we gave up. So now I'm going to have to have a card thing to swipe; which is slightly annoying because I have absolutely no room in my purse! I also collected my bus pass, which is a lovely shade of 'duck egg blue'.
So after that happened I went down the hill to catch another bus to take me into town. When I was on the bus, I went ahead and sat down in the seats prioritised for the disabled as I thought that there wasn't going to be very many people on the bus. Although there were other seats available, (like the one BEHIND me) I sort of got into a panic - God knows why - and sat at the first available seat. Then to my dismay, the people just kept piling on the bus; stop after stop. So there I was, sitting in my seat in and (this is going to sound stupid) I just felt too embarrassed to move! It sounds ridiculous (because it is) but I just felt so awkward, and then this woman came and sat next to me; so i couldn't just ask her "Sorry can you just stand up so i can change my seat?" because then that would be weird, if I did everyone would think that I thought she smelled or I don't like old ladies - then everyone would be looking at me and secretly judging me, which is much worse than feeling a little awkward!
Anyway, I got off the bus and the shopping commenced! I must say that it was pretty hot today.. so I went and bought a cardigan! Oh the irony! Although the reason behind the purchase was purely because I used to have this really nice red'y/burgundy, long'ish knitted cardigan from Republic and over the the summer it's just disappeared.. and i have absolutely no idea where it's gone. Although I have a suspicion that one of my friends stole it from my 'late birthday/end of exams' party. But the new one I bought is really nice, it's of a cream colour and has cute brown buttons. It also makes my feel about 50 years old! It's sort of a mix between an old lady cardigan and a cricket jumper.
With that out of the way I went around town and looked at various things in various shops and found items (mostly clothing) that I thought looked nice and then looked at the price and thought that it wasn't that nice. I went into Tesco's bought some 'bits and bobs' like some deodorant - meaning 3 cans as they were on spec': 3 for £4.00 - bargain! (which, by the way, smells AMAZING! It's 'Right Guard Women: Total Defence 5'). Also I got some school stuff, which definitely satisfied my inner OCD. The stuff included some 'Report Files', study cards, with dividers and a mini office thing that had paperclips of various sizes, pinboard pins (which I was in desperate need of) and some clip things, they're like bulldog clips but different. 
After all of that, I went to go and see my mum who works in town. I showed her my purchases.. she approves (this is not implying that she checks all the stuff that I buy and then if she doesn't like it then I have to take it back. If that actually happened I would proper freak out! What I meant by the comment is that she liked the stuff I bought... glad that's all cleared up! *read in a sarcastic tone*). Whilst I was there I also took my first tablet.. how exciting! 
After those shenanigans I went to leave for the bus. When I got to the stop the bus wasn't due for another 10 minutes, so I went to look in the shop opposite the bus stop, which just so happens to be Paperchase. I had a look around and basically experienced that 'love at first sight' feeling at this ringbinder. It's an A4 binder in the 'Secret Garden' pattern. It's so lovely and nice, and definitely worth the grand total of £3! Also I came across some more of those bulldog clip type things and I felt the urge to buy them; so I did! Then as I was at the till - the cashier, who was extremely nice and welcoming - served me, I then payed and she gave me the change and said the routine "have a nice day" and forgot to give me the things I just bought!
Then out of the corner of my eye I spotted the bus and, because I had my bus ticket in my pocket, I had to pile ALL of my shopping bags AND my handbag ALL on one arm, just to get the ticket! I then had to wait about 2 strenuous minutes while the bus driver pulled up properly to the curb, I showed him my ticket and sat in a more appropriate seat. 
Through all of that time I literally felt like that guy from the Yorkie advert - the one with about 10 shopping bags and then he puts the key through the door. It was invigorating to say the least!
Anyway, as most shopping trips go, you always have sore feet by the end, *check*, always have no strength left in your arms, *definitely check* and most importantly, ALWAYS have the feeling you've spent way too much, *without a doubt: check*!

Monday, 2 September 2013

Lazy Day'z'

Recently I've been thinking, well not exactly recently - more of an ongoing thought that I've had for about 2 months - I've done ABSOLUTELY NOTHING this whole summer! It's ridiculous. I see loads of things on social networking sites of my friends and others in my year group having a whale of a time, going on holiday, going to the beach, going shopping with loads of friends.. and don't forget all the parties. And here's me: sat in my pyjamas all day, watching re-runs of House M.D. and ER, whilst having no social contact from my so called 'friends' whatsoever.
I'm not having a go at them as such, however I hate the fact that at the end of the school year we were going around school saying things like 'This summer's going to be the best, we'll see each other all the time' and 'We WILL stay in touch'... bull--shit! I do understand that some friendships do fade over time, and people do lose contact with them, but I mean seriously?! Is it too much to ask for a weekly 'gathering' in town, or at least a text here and there? Although saying that I guess I could have put a little more effort into keeping up relations but that by no means allows them to basically forget about me, also I think I've developed an 'if they don't text me first I won't talk to them' sort of attitude, which frankly depresses me. 
For instance most 'typical' teenagers are really sociable and would jump at the opportunity to go out and see friends. But not me. I'm quite the opposite in-fact; I'm not that sociable and I'm quite shy in new surroundings and I just feel that making all the effort to see friends is somewhat annoying in most cases.
But I'm sort of going to make a New (but rather late/3 months early) Year resolution! With the start of the school year fastly approaching - one week today - I am going to make some changes. As it's going to be the start of a new chapter in my life and a fresh academic start I am going to try to be more forward with new friendships (but not too much or I'll look like a weirdo) and have a more positive outlook on life. I'm going to try and balance out 'work and play' (school and friends) and just generally be a better person overall!
The count down begins...

Sunday, 1 September 2013

The Internet!

God! Do you know what, I actually really hate the internet at times. Like, of course, it has it's benefits like world wide connection, the ease of accessibility and having information at your fingertips. However it just exploits EVERYTHING! Well, not the internet per say, but what I mean is that the internet is like an enabler, it allows the users (us) to do whatever we like. So take for instance this whole Miley Cyrus 'phase' thing that everyone is going through. At first she's this sweet, innocent Disney actress/singer person who portrays the role of Miley Cyrus and Hannah Montana, in the hit-show 'Hannah Montana'. And then she went 'off the grid' for years and now she's released a song which just happens to have an unruly, eccentric video, she's cut all of her hair off and wears skimpy clothes and everyone basically hates her. I think it's just amazing how much everyone has taken such a sudden distaste to her. 
In my honest opinion I think that because she was so well known from her 'Disney days' that everyone has made a sort of stereotype from what she was like and are comparing it to how she is now. Of course everyone changes and adheres to common trends and the latest fashion styles but I think everyone has just over-reacted to this and it's ridiculous. For instance, why does it even matter what she does and what she wears? And now since the whole VMA performance, everyone thinks she's a massive slut because she was twerking in front of Robin Thicke. But in all honesty, she has become a lot more wild and borderline barbaric but that by no means allows us to judge her in such a way that people start to create spiteful comments and insensitive opinions about her. About the internet relating to this situation in particular, it's like a wildfire. The source of the fire is, in fact, herself and the factors that contribute to the spreading is the internet and media. The thing that really annoys me is the fact that the internet is allowing her to be undermined by its users and there's nothing you can do about it. And that's the cold, hard truth!

Blogging Virgin

This is my first blog.. so i guess you can call me a 'blogging virgin'? Anyhow, this blog is purely for personal reasons so I'll be rambling on about things that pop into my head, my thoughts, my dreams, my aspirations and, I suppose, my innermost feelings. So if anyone reads this: good, great in fact, however if this blog goes totally unread: who cares?! It's just the written musings of a 16-year-old girl with a laptop!