Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Was I born in the wrong era?

Dear Blogo-sphere,
On numerous occasions and by many different people I have been told that I may have been born in the wrong era. With high morals, an aversion to Lady Gaga and a relatively 'old fashioned' outlook on the world it's not difficult to believe. However, there are some things in popular culture that really make my blood boil....

Number one: The strange and inexplicable race for young girls to grow up. Whether it's ten year olds dancing like Rihanna at a disco or 14 year olds going out clubbing every weekend. The girls in our society seem to think that they must become tiny adults, and this is wrong. When I was little I liked nothing better than dressing up, but it has gone a step too far. When has it ever been right for ten year olds to grind to the Hokie Cokie!? 

Number two: Music videos (This is only aimed at a small sector of the music video corner. Don't hate me, I like most of the others)  Again here showing my "age" but seriously the last thing I want to see is singer writhing around wearing what can only be described as glorified underwear. I am all for women being independent and powerful etc. Surely this is just objectifying women? and all it really does is make me feel uncomfortable and reluctant to buy the music.

Number three: The fact that people just can't seem to be nice to each other. Whether it's friends bitching or arguing with or about one another or countries fighting. The human population seems to be completely unable to get along. To be honest I don't see why people play nicely, conflict is tiring and pointless and really at the end of the day is it worth it?

Okay, I feel I have forced my opinions on you enough. Rant over. 
 Thank you and Goodnight.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

the new pen conundrum

Dear blogees, 
This week i have come to realise that in fact it is the little things in life that make us the happiest. What made me come to this conclusion? A new fountain pen.

Yes a fountain pen, on Saturday I finally replaced my old leaking fountain pen with a brand new shiny one. I know, it's not that exciting or interesting! However, to me this fountain pen was potentially the most exciting point of my week. At first I was horrified by this, had A levels completely sucked all the fun out of my life? Maybe. BUT, once the original horror had worn off i suddenly realised that I didn't care, if a new pen was exciting to me then what did I care about the rest of the world. 

I guess in my own round about and strange way is that it is these little things in life that make it worth it. So if you want to get excited about a new pen you should. If you want to listen to Disney music reeeeally loudly you can and if you want to drink fifteen cups of tea, JUST DO IT. 

Because (and here comes the cheese, brace yourselves)  at the end of the day life is full of lots of downs and you should do whatever you can to fill it with little ups. One day you'll get to the top of the mountain and be able to look back and enjoy the view.

And with that cheesy bombshell I bid you adieu.