Pet Hates

Before I start this I hate the expression “pet hates”. Why is it called that who says our pets hate things, I don’t understand.
Anyway…

These aren’t pet hates that most people have, like nails down a chalkboard (what schools have a chalkboard these days it’s all about the interactive whiteboards). I have a feeling these things are just things I don’t like, unless you don’t like these either, in which case you can be my best friend

Words
This isn’t just words in general, I like words, I don’t even have an issue with the word moist, I don’t however like the word “breathed” it just sounds wrong, you know the past tense of “swimming” is “swam” not “swimmed” I feel like “breathed” shouldn’t be breathed. The same goes with “braked” as in the past tense of “brake” as in car brakes. I even had to Google those to make sure they were right, they don’t even sound like they should be real

Hair
I have a lot of hair and when I wash it it does go everywhere. But. I HATE THE FEELING OF WET HAIR. You know when it falls out and sticks on you nope cannot deal with that it makes me feel sick

Toes
I hate the feeling of things between my toes. I cannot wear flipflops because my feet involuntarily fling them off. It’s pretty embarrassing, especially when you’re in a shop and you fling them in the face of a fellow shopper

Velvet
If I touch velvet or that cheap velvet stuff I will cry it feels awful and I hate it

Dishes
I don’t understand people who can wash dishes without rubber gloves and not in a plastic washing up thing. The feeling of wet food is disgusting and literally makes me want to vomit

Repetitive noises
If I’m trying to sleep and I can hear snoring or a clock ticking I actually cannot fall asleep. If you snore or tick I will throw you out of a window

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The glamorous life of a film novice

As someone who studies a media based subject I’m expected to know a lot about pop culture. I don’t. In fact I know very little about most things to do with pop culture. The thing I know the least about is the film industry.
I have watched about 20 films in my life and I can’t remember the names of most of those. I do wish I’d seen more but I just can’t be arsed with sitting through an hour and a half of film. I’d rather watch an hour and a half of stand up (as in comedy not just someone stood up).

When people say to me “have you seen *insert film name here*?” my answer is always
“no.”
My friends at college literally don’t bother asking me my opinion on a film anymore because they know I’ll answer with no.

However, in some situations when people don’t know this fact about me then I end up lying to impress.
I was in the hairdressers recently, and as you know from a previous post, I find this quite stressful anyway, but on this visit the hairdresser was very chatty, lovely, but chatty, and she decided to talk to me about films. She was asking me if I’d seen Avatar. I hadn’t, but obviously I said “yes I did” because I’m awkward and was trying to sound cultured, she then asked me what I thought of it. I had no idea what to say so I just said “it was good I liked it”, this seemed to satisfy her slightly but I was left slightly nervous. She then decided to talk to me about the latest Fast and Furious film, which again I had no idea about. So I just smiled and nodded, and by nodded I mean nodded as best I can with scissors in my hair.

Why are parents STILL so annoying?

Hola, ooh Spanish today, how exotic. I’ve done a post like this in the past called “why are parents so annoying” and since being at home for the last few weeks on my Easter holiday, I’ve noticed a few more things that have really started to annoy me, if any of you have parents who do similar things then we can share the pain and annoyance.

1) Emojis
My parents have recently discovered emojis and in EVERY message they send me they have to include dozens of emojis that have no relation to anything… for example my mum may text me something like “can you turn the oven on?” but include emojis of flowers, elephants, cakes and a variety of smiley faces, it’s all very unnecessary.
2) Standing in the way
When my mum and I are watching the TV in the evening my dad will come into the room and stand in front of the TV to watch what we’re watching even though he’s not even aware of the name of the show, he’ll still stand and watch it, and if you ask him if he wants to sit down to watch it he’ll stay “no I’m not staying” THEN WHY ARE YOU HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE. Seeing him just stand there makes the room look untidy and it’s so, so annoying.
3) Subtitles
Talking of my mum and TV, as I’ve mentioned before she’s not got the best ears, (hearing, not shape or size, her ears are normal), and this means that we have the subtitles on. However the subtitles are always out of sync with the programme. They’re either behind which becomes distracting or ahead which then ruins the show, especially if it’s a murder mystery (you know how much I love those). I know this isn’t technically my mums fault but I’m going to blame her, sorry mum.
4) Listening, but not hearing
Recently my mum has been guilty of this. I’ll talk to her, she’ll be making “I’m listening” noises and/or gestures, and then I’ll look at her as I wait for her reply. She’ll then notice me looking at her and then she’ll say “what did you say I wasn’t listening”
You serious mum? I’ve just been talking for five minutes and you weren’t even listening. Why, what is the point in pretending to be listening?! Either listen or tell me to shut up, but preferably the first one…

I wish…

In this culture we associate a lot of things with wishes, blowing out candles on a birthday cake, seeing a shooting star, a fallen eyelash, it’s almost like wishes are being thrust upon you on a day to day basis (don’t laugh at the word thrust). You’d be forgiven for thinking they can’t come true.

But they can.

Over the last few years of my life the “fangirl” part of me has grown and with that has my use of the phrase “I wish” and over the last few years these wishes have started to come true. I’ve seen favourites live which are experiences I never expected, I’ve met some of them which makes me so happy even though I struggle to believe it ever happened, and I’ve made the best friends I always wished for through being fans of celebrities. Truthfully, I’m the happiest I have ever been and those celebrities and those friends are the reasons why.

I’ve always been one for wishing, but those were for trivial things, such as “I wish *insert name of an ex-best friend here* would stop being such a massive knob” (didn’t work) or “I wish I could pass this exam” (did work) and as you can see they had varying success levels. But a part of me always feels like a failure, so I wanted to make all the things I strive for a success to try and stop me feeling so negative. So I decided I would start reading up on quotes to help me think more positively and help me to believe in myself, my wishes, my hopes and my dreams a little bit more, and I know a lot of people, including my family, think quotes are stupid but honestly they really have helped, things like
“she turned her “cants” into “cans” and her wishes into plans”
and
“Don’t be pushed by your problems; be led by your dreams…”
and my all time favourite
“laughter is timeless, imagination has no age and dreams are forever”

Over the last few years I’ve made wishes I expected to not come true, and they have, and I truly believe even more can come true in the future.

So when you sit there thinking of something you want to happen more than anything, remember, wishes can come true, you just need the courage to persue them.