The incessant ramblings of a twenty something year old

Month: August 2013

I Just Want to Buy it All Feat FOREVER 21

I Just Want to Buy it All Feat FOREVER 21

So it’s my birthday on Saturday and I bought a dress to wear out. There was a hole in the dress however and when I went to change it in store I bought a completely different outfit instead. I just couldn’t help myself, I wanted […]

I Don’t Understand Boys!

I Don’t Understand Boys!

I said I wouldn’t talk about my relationships on here anymore, and I’m not, so if you were expecting some juicy gossip from my love life you can just leave now.  I spend a lot of time alone and in that time I think and […]

Feeling Under The Weather.

Feeling Under The Weather.

Okay let me tell you a little something about me. During August EVERY year, without fail, I get sick. It will normally be some horrid, chesty, cough or a really bad head-cold. It happens every August just before I have to go back to school, without fail. I would have been healthier than ever all summer but once mid August hits, I’m down and out for the count. Luckily for me I won’t be going back to school this year, so I won’t get sick, right? WRONG!! Out of nowhere I have found myself struck down with the worst cough ever. And to make it even worse, it’s not just an annoying cough that makes me sound like a dying power drill, no it’s a sore one, so every time I cough I kinda roll up into a ball with the pain. I really can’t catch a break. You might be wondering why I don’t just go to the doctors, get some medication and be done with it. This I can explain also. I have been getting these coughs for years and have gone to the doctor and gotten medicine, but at one point it was getting so bad I went to my university doctor and they diagnosed me with asthma and gave me inhalers, I still had the cough though. I have found the times when I fork out the money for the doctor visit and the medicine that it takes just as long to get better as if I had suffered through, so I am very tempted not to bother. That and I don’t have €60 for the doctor and however much the medicine costs. Instead I have chose to just plough through and deal with it. But that’s not to say I’m not feeling sorry for myself. 
So in honour of my impeding death by cough I decided to share my top things I like to do when I am feeling poorly and a bit under the weather. (NOTE: Flat 7up and dry toast is not on here because I never got that cure and obviously I am not Irish enough for that or something).
Soup
Yeah, I know everyone knows this one. But it is my personal favourite thing for when I am sick, especially when it’s a cough. I get to devour loads of white bread AND I love when you can feel the warmth soup sliding down your achey throat, caressing it with it’s soothing hands, yup, that is the life. Vegetable soup is my go to soup when I am sick, a nice giant bowl of it with at least 4 slices of white bread (and I wonder why I put on weight). However I will take what I can get. Tomato is my other fave. I think one of the things I miss most about my nana since she passed away is her way of cooking. She had a particular way of making tomato soup (and coddle) and it just made it all taste better and cannot be replicated.
A Hot Shower
Now being sick calls for a special kind of shower. This is not one where you clean yourself, don’t be fooled. This is a shower where you crank it up so it is a little hotter than you can bear and you just stand there. Until you are wrinkly like a prune. It makes it better, trust me. 
Painkillers
When I am sick I don’t take normal painkillers, in tablet form. No I take the kid friendly liquid version, I don’t want to put my throat to anymore stress do I? I also load up on Strepsils and Soothers, because my throat needs that TLC… A bottle of glycerine honey and lemon also works wonders, it is literally magic juice.
Bedrest
Being sick, for me, is crucial TV catch up time, if I wasn’t sick so often I’d be so behind on my shows. I’ve noticed when I am sick I have usually watched all my shows so I normally resort to 90210. It’s my go to sick show, and EVERY time I go to watch it it takes an hour to figure out what episode I’m on. Believe me I don’t even know what season I am on anymore. I also like to wear as many clothes as possible to bed. We are talking tracksuit bottoms, fluffy socks and jumpers. You can never have too many clothes on when you’re sick.
Junk Food
Now my favourite thing for when I was sick was to eat my nana’s coddle. But naturally my mum doesn’t have the same knack at making it so instead I choose to just eat crap. Crisps, jellies, ice cream and chocolate are all sleeping in the bed beside me while we watch 90210 together.
Lighting a Candle
I’m Irish, remember?
I’m giving myself a crash course in all of the above in the hopes I can go out tonight and not die. I am going out no matter how sick I am. But I am really hoping not to die.

x

Lush VIP Customer Night

Lush VIP Customer Night

So I just got home from a brilliant night out and I wanted to tell you all about it!Now my mum and I have always been Lush addicts, ever since they donated some stuff for the UCD Fashion and Design Society goodie bags. Having always […]

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Hey Guys,So about a week ago I paid for a TEFL course. For those of you that aren’t sure what that is, it is a course where you learn to teach English as a foreign language. It’s normally taught to students or professionals who need […]

The Future

The Future

Hey people of the internet.
I am sure most of you reading this have found my blog from my tumblr or from my twitter, so odds are you know me pretty well, or fairly well from following me. If you don’t know me then I shall give you the lowdown. As of June this year I have been a university graduate, well my graduation isn’t until September but you get the idea. Since that time I have found myself going through what I have called a quarter life crisis, quarter because I am not quite old enough to be going through a mid life one, feel free to use the phrase also. The reason I describe it as a quarter life crisis is simple. You know in movies the way the character is about to turn 40 and they feel they haven’t done anything with their life and they don’t know where they are going yadda, yadda, yadda. Moral of the story is they freak out, have a breakdown or do something drastic like dye their hair and go on the pull for young, single meat. Well that is what I am going through. 
I AM A TWENTY YEAR OLD COLLEGE GRADUATE WITH NO JOB AND NO PLANS FOR THE FUTURE.
There I’ve said it. This is the battle I have been dealing with ALL summer, more so since I was made redundant. There are so many things I want to do with my life but I couldn’t decide which I wanted to do or when or how I was going to afford it. So I sat down today and did some thinking. Well actually I was trying to get an admin job in a school, when I decided I definitely do want to pursue my original life plan, of being a primary school teacher. This led me to look up two courses. One online and one in the college I originally wanted to do my primary teaching degree in. Now the online one starts in September and March, and is done from the comfort of bed for like half of it, but it’s a €10,000 payment before the course even starts, it is two academic years long though. But I decided that wasn’t for me. So I have emailed my preferred college and am just waiting to hear back from them. Their H.Dip programme starts in January and carries on for 18 months. So this is my life plan; I am now embarking on a gap year, well gap year and a half, where I will save up for the course and hopefully make a dent in those student loans. Then come January 2015 I will be starting back in college to FINALLY qualify as a primary school teacher.
All I can say is now I have decided what I want to do I am CRAZY excited, and relieved. I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders, and for the first time in a long time I am really looking forward to the future! And mainly to having a great year or so before I go back to college. I am about to start a TEFL course so expect to hear more about that and hopefully I will get to do some travelling!

Also I have gotten in touch with people to write about their experiences since finishing college, I am calling it ‘The Summer I Graduated” so expect to see those posts appearing in the next while.

x


Second Time Around.

Second Time Around.

Just checked my emails and I have an interview tomorrow.It’s for a cute little boutique near enough to my house, selling the kind of stuff I sold in my old job.I am nervous but also EXTREMELY excited. I really would like to get this job. […]

The New Doctor

The New Doctor

OKAY! So let me start off by saying I am not a Doctor Who fan. I never have been and probably never will. I’ve seen maybe 5 minutes of an episode and decided I didn’t like it. While that probably isn’t fair and you shouldn’t […]

Ten Years

Ten Years

Ten years ago today one of the most important things in my life happened.
McFly formed. That band has been a crucial part of my life. I grew up with them. I am turning 21 now.
They have been in my life for half of it. They were the soundtrack to my summers, heartbreaks, love affairs and all the other things that happened in my life both good and bad.
So I recently started following Chris Hardman on Twitter…

So I recently started following Chris Hardman on Twitter…

When I saw Chris Hardman you may not right away know who I am talking about so here is a little clue… I am indeed talking about LIL CHRIS and whilst he may not be quite so lil anymore he is definitely quite as cute. […]