Saturday 31 January 2015

5 tips on how to "people"


Hi guys!

For this blog post, I decided to do another one of the ideas of my little list. This is my idiots guide on how to 'people.'
If any of you know me personally, you'll know that im not the brightest bulb in the pack. I ask silly questions, I walk into doors frequently whilst sober, and I make very irresponsible decisions. In fact, my friends and I have come to the conclusion that im  more responsible drunk, than sober. This came about because I done something something most stupid that probably could have been excused if I was drunk. However, It happened the morning after the night before. This decision has carried on happening since the idea started, and its most likely not going to stop happening for a while.

I came to the conclusion that maybe there are other people like me that have problems with being a normal human, so I thought I would blog about it.

1. Find a group of humans that accepts you for who you are. 
I was a lucky bunny when I came to uni, and was stuck with the likes of Hannah and Eric. Although they arent idiots they are very odd so struck gold, in a sense. The same with my housemates currently. I couldnt name a completely sane one. I also get along really well with the majority of them. So I feel comfortable asking stupid questions, and coming up with silly theories. I know the majority of the time they propbably are laughing at me, but the laughter does die down and then they'll try to answer my question to the best of their ability. They also accept my very odd imagination. Last week, before Emily went home, Hannah and I came up with this theory that I was a slave trader. Selling my friends to people, to make them cups of tea. I was trading them for sheep. I was drunk when I came up with this, but my friends still humoured me.

2. Try and find something you're actually good at.
I think that theres always that chance that people think you're a complete idiot as soon as you ask something stupid, or do something silly by accident. But if you have a useful talent, then I reckon that it pushes you up the scale. I reckon its quite lucky that im able to cook a decent meal and can clean quite well. Otherwise I would probably be deemed as useless.

3. Try not to walk into things in public.
YOU WILL BE CLASSED AS FRAGILE AND CLUMSY. I have woken up with far too many bruises because ive walked into doors, or tables. Its not smart, its not clever, and it actually really hurts. It also doesnt look entirely attractive.

4. Keep your mouth shut.
The amount of times ive said something either out of turn, or something that was completely wrong and been given the "Shut up dickhead" look in uncountable. It does get boring, but I can never seem to shut up. Like, it could be classed as verbal vomit. It just keeps coming out. Its like, I cant stop talking when  I get nervous/anxious.

5. Try not to ask silly questions.
Like I have said, I tend to ask the most ridiculous questions I can think of. Again, its not on purpose I just act on impulse and then get laughed at. Verbal vomit, once again,

Thats all for now.
I hope you enjoyed this blog post.
Lots of love,

Saturday 24 January 2015

Three things I know to be true.


Hey guys,

As per usual, I am sleep deprived and hungover and got the urge at 10:30 to write a load of blog posts. So I got my little velvet notepad out, and wrote down ideas. I thought I would start with the one idea that wasnt actually mine.
While pre drinking last night, Hannah told me about a blog idea she had. Its called "3 things I know to be true" and I thought it was a fantastic idea. Especially for someone like me, who regularly asks my friends some of the most ridiculous questions.
I thought I would put my own spin on the idea, and do 3 things I know to be true about me, and about the world in general. Then you can all see the types of things that go through my mind. I might do one of these blogs, like once a month. MIGHT.

CAUTION: some of these things arent sane in the slightest.

About me:

1:  I currently have too much time on my hands.

I realised this epiphany this morning. Dont judge me, but within the past 3 weeks, ive been out drinking at least 5 times. Some people would say, "Ah who cares? You're a student" But after last night, I think im definitely cutting down drinking. Even the bouncers recognise me now. Im not going to lie, 4/5 nights were fantastic. As expected, I drank too much Jager, bruised like a peach and ruined far too many good pairs of socks. The one thing I havnt done myself is fallen over! Hallelujah!! I say done myself because of course I fell over, but I caught my balance, then my lovely, very drunk best friend, Hannah pushed me over. It was an experience, to say the least. I also know that I have too much time on my hands because Hannah, Emily and I have got through four seasons of Gossip Girl within like, 2 weeks. Im not complaining, I mean I get to see Ed Westwick on my tv screen all day everyday, and im not going to lie, I have rekindled my love for him. I dont think ive ever been so excited to go back to lectures.

2. I need to top asking ridiculous questions. 
This one seems totally ominous, and odd but wait till you get to the next section and you'll understand completely. I honestly have no clue why I do it. My housemates judge me so hard for it, but one of these days I hope they can humour me instead of laughing at my stupidity. 

3. I take too much shit off people.
Im come to the realization that I take so much shit off people around me. Like, obviously I give as good as I get. But I shouldnt have to, and I dont have the balls to say that they actually hurt me a lot when they say it. Im not saying I dont start sometimes, but

The world. 

1. Apparently, brussel sprouts arent from Brussels. 
This has such a stupid story behind it. Basically, over Christmas I was reading Zoe Sugg's book, and she wrote something about sprouts and of course, my curious brain wanted to know where they originated, and whether they actually came from Brussels. If you're actually interested, Brussl Sprouts originates in Europe in the 16th century and are classed as mini cabbages.

2. Skeletons have toes.
I was scrolling through tumblr the other day, and came across a skeletons head and remembered Hannah and Ryan telling me that when you die, you're skeleteton wont have a nose, or ears because theyre mostly made of cartilage. So I was wondering about toes. I dont seem to pay much attention when  I see pictures of skeletons because I never notice fingers or toes.

3. Reindeers do actually exist.
In my first year, I was sat in the kitchen with Hannah, Eric and possibly Ryan, and I asked them whether reindeers exist. I will never live this one down. Apparently, Reindeers are a form of deer that tend to live in North America, North Europe and Siberia.

You see why number 2 was a thing now?
Ok, thats all ive got to say for now.
I hope you're all fantastic.
Kirst x

Saturday 3 January 2015

Life lessons.


Hi guys.

Its going to be a bit of a weird one.

Ive had a really shit day today, to the point where I didnt even want to be in Cheltenham. Where I probably should have been in Cardiff. Where I couldnt even talk to someone without getting really sad or really angry.
It got a bit better in the evening, but I havnt had one of these days in a long time. I went for a walk to clear my head, and while there I thought about things that i've learnt over the past few years, which have helped shape me into who I am today.
This would include:

  • heartbreak
  • losing people I love
  • doing bad in things
Im currently watching one of my favourite films, and thought I would tell you what I've learnt from them. Please don't judge me on these films. Some of them, in fact, probably most of them are cheesy and girly, and maybe some of you wont be interested in them in the slightest. But I would like to believe that you read this blog to get to know me, and to see what I've been up to. So here goes.

1. Opposites attract. 
This little lesson was learnt from none other than my big favourite, Dirty Dancing. For those who havnt seen it, its about a rich girl, and a dance teacher. The dance teacher, is a bit of a dick, the rich girl is one of those people who would do anything to help anyone. Of course theres a big romance between them both and although everyones routing for them to get together, you cant help but question what the hell they have in common? Honestly, I loved this part of the film. Like, when hes around her, she brings out the best in him. 

2.  Things get better.
This one comes from the adaptation from my favourite book. P.S I love you. If you didnt know, Its about a woman who loses her husband from cancer. The husband leaves the woman 12 letters, of this she has to do each month. IT IS HEARTBREAKING. However, my favourite part of this film is that, although one of the worst things has happened to her, she gets through it. She gets through the unimaginable. Even though, I couldnt think of that happening to me, This shows me that even if im having a bad day, it could be better tomorrow. 

3. You never know what the person next to you is going through.
This lovely little lesson would come from The Breakfast Club. I would be ashamed of anyone who says they havnt seen this. As you can tell, 80's movies are a recurring theme in my movie choices. If you didnt know, The Breakfast Club is about 5 high school kids that have been put into detention for different reasons, but it turns out that all of them are acting out for near enough the same reason, but you wouldnt expect it off 4 out of 5 of the kids. It made me realise that, if you think your problems are bad, someone else might have it worse. Which is why I dont tend to talk about whats wrong with me.

4. Fuck what people think of you.
This probably isnt what you're meant to get from the morals of this story, but thats what I got from Perks of being a Wallflower. The best thing about this film is that you can actually see the character grow. At the beginning of this film, Logan Lerman, or Charlie Kelmeckis talks about how many days of high school he has left, throughout the film you can see him making friends with Patrick and Sam and how much they help him through that year. In one scene, Charlie decides that hes going to make an effort at a school dance and goes to dance with Patrick and Sam. The dance in question is what they call "The living room routine" and its the greatest dance ever. But you can see quite clearly that they didnt really care what the people around them thought, just that they were having a good time.

5. Family should be one of the most important things to you.
my last lesson, is from Lilo and Stitch. One of the Disney greats. Lilo, a little girl that lives in Hawai parents die, and is let to be looked after by her older sister. It breaks me that Nani is such an underrated character because you can see that she is trying her hardest to be a parent to her little sister. There is also a tiny blue alien in this called Stitch. By the end of this film, you can tell that their morals have rubbed of on the monster, its so heartwarming. It proves that no matter how big the family is, no matter how broken the family is, they're still family and should never be forgotten.

I'm sorry if you didnt really enjoy this post.
I quite enjoyed writing it though.
Cheers for reading it.
Kirst x