Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Girls were made for dresses, not blogging

I don't blog enough! I need to get back into it. This lady does! And she provides competitions!


I hope to be more like her some day....

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Girls were made for dresses, I like them short and sweet

Similar to this blog post.

Basically, although I am an absolute lump (a lazy person who spends most of their time in bed, not because they're are tired or sleeping, but simply because they refuse to get out of bed), I have decided I need to start getting up earlier in the mornings, and going for a jog. So in order to do that, I'm gambling not taking a shower tonight and telling myself I MUST get up early in the morning or else I will smell for the entire day and nobody will want to talk to me. Here's hoping I have the willpower to get up, or else don't come near me tomorrow. If I can, then I know I will be able to get up for my jogs in the near future.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Girls were made for dresses, I wear one to work

I am currently a 40 hour week working girl!

Unfortunately, I don't get paid like one :( As part of my degree in UL, I have to do a semester of co-op, or work experience in other words. Luckily I managed to secure co-op with a very small payment, but it's not very much at all. Therefore I am still as broke as always. I suppose booking a flight to Australia was never going to help with my money problems. I am off to Melbourne, to Swinburne University for a semester in July. When I fly there, one of my stopover flights is in Changi airport in Singapore. I think it's cool I'll get to say I was in four countries in one day. Actually, it might be two days, I believe it takes a long time to fly all the way from Ireland to Australia, or so I've heard. I'll definitely find out for myself come July.

On another note, my task for my job in the morning is to go buy Smarties! I'm a research assistant in the Psychology department in UL. I have proper worky stuff I'm supposed to do as well, but I have prioritised with the Smarties! It means I'll get a bit of a lie in as well in the morning. Me saying no to additional time in bed is like any person out there saying no to free money, although I wouldn't say no to free money either, especially since I need something to live on.

Considering how broke I am (incase you haven't picked up on it from this post alone, I have no money!), I have decided to start making my own clothes. That also means I'll be able to make them exactly how I like them, once I get good at making them. I've never used a sowing machine before, but hoping to pick that up pretty quick. When I started baking, my sister used to tell me I should have done home ec in school if I wanted to be any good at it, and I have shown her. Anyways, I am going to begin dedicating this blog to the wonderful progression of my seamstress ways, keeping it up to date with all my future projects, with pictures! I'll keep you posted. By you I'm referring to anyone who has read this, for the simple reason that they have absolutely nothing better to do. (Yeah, I know that's the only reason you've just read this heap of dribble).

Hasta luego, or a direct translation to english, until then.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Girls were made for all type of dresses, wedding dresses when you're old and flower girl dresses when you're young

No matter how old you are, they're still all dresses. From age one up to age 79, you're still a girl all the same, wearing dresses year after year (if you're into that sorta thing).

I have a little story to tell. I was working at a wedding recently enough. In the evening there was a flower girl and a paige boy dancing together, holing hands. Neither of them were much older than 3. It was very cute. Later that even, I saw them again. However, this time the paige boy was now holding hands with the other flower girl heading for the dance floor. The first flower girl was hysterical, trying to pull the paige boy back, while he blatantly went off with the other flower girl. Moments later she was crying in her dad's arms, while the paige boy and flower girl number danced like paige boy an flower girl number one had before.

It just goes to show. Men are always the same, no matter what age they are.

Typical men.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Almost farewell USA, where I have bought dresses!!

Ok, so J1ed it up this summer in the USA!! Best summer ever. Basically, did 6 weeks in San Diego, and almost 6 weeks in Boston. Made it to Mexico, LA and New York as well as a few other places as well. Now, as the time to go home is getting super close, people keep asking me if I'm looking forward to going home. Well, I am and I am not. Basically, here is a list of all the reasons I can think of of what I'm going to miss and what I'm looking forward to going home to.

What I'm going to miss
  • American TV
  • Trips to Mexico
  • Super cheap alcohol
  • Super cheap McDonalds
  • Wendy's!
  • A lot of fast food chains in general
  • One dollar bills
  • Using dollars
  • American magazines
  • Being able to go to shops from magazines
  • Forever 21 everywhere!!
  • Hot weather
  • Being able to afford cigarettes
  • Six Flags!! (So I only went once, but it was great!!)
  • The public transport
  • CVS
  • American's super positive attitude
  • Being able to watch more stuff online
  • Shopping!!
  • Hershey's Chocolate Kisses!!!!!! (going to have to stock up going home)
  • Tanning (Well a little bit...)
  • Unlimited talk, text and internet on my phone (as well as to Ireland)
  • Fast internet that is actually fast
  • Eh... MARINES!!
  • Well, military in general
  • Seeing little dogs in clothes
  • Giant things!! (mostly food)
  • Squirrels!!
  • Vanilla Coke
  • Four Loco
  • All the gingerale (I know there's gingerale in Ireland, but not like there is here)
  • Being Irish making me cooler
  • Bigger Pringles containers
  • Apps that cater to so much more!!
  • Red cups
  • Loads of episodes of the Nanny and That 70s Show
Ok there is a bunch of other stuff that I can't think of now. Anyway, next is the list of things I'm looking forward to going home to!!

What I'm looking forward to
  • THE FOOD (There's loads of good food here, but I miss healthy food!!)
  • Calling fries chips
  • Chip shop chips
  • Garlic chips from superdine
  • Not peanut butter everything
  • My dog
  • My family
  • My friends
  • Being able to go on Facebook at proper times to talk to everyone
  • SOME British TV (not looking forward to shite Irish TV)
  • Not having to pay $20 to watch a GAA game
  • Being able to wear tights again
  • Not having to have the AC on at night
  • Ads that don't come on every 5 minutes
  • Buying curry in the supermarket
  • Vinegar on chips
  • My house in college
  • Over 18s in clubs
  • Tesco
  • Getting to wear all my clothes I've bought in preparation for the terrible weather ahead
  • Not having to watch boring baseball
  • Spray on deodorant
I'm sure I'm looking forward to more stuff than that, but that's all I can think of for now. I really don't wanna leave :( I would rather live in the USA forever, or Tokyo (even though I've never been). I guess it's time to start working on getting my green card.... :D

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Girls were made for dresses, not for doing things again and again.

Yet why do I find myself doing all the same rubbish I did last year?? That's why I have decided there is no point, even during the Leaving Cert this year that I shall cease going out or drinking.

For those that are not familiar, new year of 2009, my resolution was to quit drinking until the Leaving Cert over. Technically, many could argue I didn't keep it since I had to do the Leaving Cert again and even a year after I 'finished' it, I'm still tied up in its tight clench. However, I kept my resolution and not once touched a single drop of C2H5OH until June 16th, 2009, the day I finished my Spanish(my final) exam. This year however, I made no such promise and I have continued drinking the entire year. The exams start in less that a week and I'm still not quitting, in fact, I plan on hitting the town for a few drinks this Friday night. I'm confident pretty much the rest of the year have finished up until June 17th/21st/22nd/24th/25th/whatever date they finish, with the booze, hoping it will somehow make a dramatic difference to their results in August, even though they have been drinking all year long. Personally, I really can't say if quitting the drink made a huge difference to my results last year. I think without alcohol, I had no way of clearing my mind of all the stress the Leaving Cert entailed. It sounds like I'm referring to alcohol as a solver to problems, which is what alcoholics tend to do and it is referred to as in fact the cause of the problems, however, I think I hold a valid argument in what I am saying. During the Leaving Cert, you feel your life is completely controlled by everything to do with the Leaving Cert, the main reason being that you can't get it out of your head. This passed year, I haven't been able to trace a day where the Leaving Cert did not come to mind in some frustrating manner. Now fellow Leaving Certs reading this, think back to any night you have been out on the town drinking and how often the Leaving Cert seemed to come to mind. Sure some of us mention it when we're drunk, but most of us completely forget about it and just have a good time. Thinking of the Leaving Cert seems to have a knock on effect that stops one enjoying themselves. Therefor, the alcohol allows the Leaving Certs to have a good time and thus revealing some of the stress these lousy exams entail. Overload of stress causes a mental blocks and mental blocks mean bad grades. And for those that could argue that you're killing all the brain cells with all the essential information for the Leaving Cert, NEWSFLASH, alcohol doesn't kill brain cells. It has been proven, you can do a bit of Googling if you don't believe me. This is the reason I am going out before and during the exams. I have found that all my friends doing the Leaving Cert, even those that are usually relaxed about everything, are going into overdrive when it comes to stress. They will do themselves more harm than good by thinking too much about how it can go wrong, what they don't know and that they're not good enough for the course they want to do. Most have decided they have given up on fun until the exams are over and from here on in(and this has been the last week or two as well) it's study all the way. They haven't allowed any me time for themselves, any time to completely clear their mind of all the horrible exams that lie ahead(and I wont lie, they are horrible). All the worry just leads to more worry about if they're worrying right which leads to more worry about the Leaving Cert which puts them in a vicious circle where they are only getting themselves worked up about things that they have no control over. I have found, in comparison to my fellow Leaving Certs, that I am not stressing at all, I feel more relaxed about these exams than ever, in fact, from this moment right here, I am looking forward to them.

This is the reason I have not quit drinking, I feel when you enjoy what you do, you're better at it. If I'm stopping myself getting worked up and over stressed about these exams then I will screw up. I'm not going to take time out of study to go out, but I'm going to have a hell of a good time on a night out this Friday, I couldn't care less how close the exams are. It's not going to make the make or break difference in the exams, I can just sense it wont.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Girls were made for dresses, but they can do other stuff too

So here is my list of stuff I want to do for the summer of 2010

  • Make a summer album on Facebook, which is filled with, eh, millions of pictures
  • Go to Sea Sessions
  • Find a really nice new watch
  • Paint for fun
  • Make some new friends
  • Get WAAAAYYY back in touch with my good old friends
  • 5 day weekends
  • Find a super nice new dress
  • Find some new music, something I have never heard before
  • Dye and cut my hair
  • Spend less time on the laptop
  • Find a wine I like(and am able to drink)
  • Save some money(or at least learn how to)
  • (Most importantly) HAVE THE BEST SUMMER EVER!!!
This year has been busy enough to want to enjoy the summer so much. However, I have wanted to do so much with all my summers for the last few years, but never put down in words what those things are, thus most never came about. Hopefully, with this list, I will be more enticed to do the things I want to do and hopefully have a fantastic, fulfilling summer!! Feel free to make a list for yourself, summer is pretty much here people!!