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 everything and I still do. I am literally PRAYING I get the job I am interviewing for later today just so I can go spend all my money there. The stuff is all so pretty and actually pretty affordable and I melt over it all every time I am in there.
The store in question? FOREVER 21!!
First lets take a look at my outfit for my birthday and then I will show some pieces I adored from the store, and hope I can find them online.
So even though I am turning the big 21 I am not doing much for my birthday. I am going to dinner with my family in our local GAA club, which is actually home to a very swanky restaurant, and then going to a gig and the club night that follows it. It may seem very simple or boring but it’s just the way I’d like things to be. Instead of getting really dressed up like I will be for graduation I decided to go for something semi casual that I will wear again. This is what I went for; 
I got the skirt in black and it is high waisted so there is very little space between the bottom of the top and the skirts waistband.

I needed a new black skater skirt anyway. But this outfit is perfect as it is light and airy, but I will be comfortable in it and enjoy my night out wearing it. I am going to team it with my metallic pink Doc Martens and some chunky gold jewelry.
Forever 21 have started doing loads of cute sweaters with Minnie and Mickey and other faces on them but one I saw in store and loved was a white sweater with a picture from Finding Nemo on it. Unfortunately I couldn’t find it on the website to show you all but I thought it was absolutely brilliant! It reminded me so much of a tumblr I saw ages ago, but typically couldn’t find to show you all, where they just had loads of images photoshopped onto sweaters. They were very cool.
€13.75 comes in black, grey, blue and red
I saw this dress and thought I must pick one or two up. I got a dress like this recently and have been wearing it for all my interviews with a scarf, tights, and brown brogues. They are so flattering and easy to wear. Of course black always looks smart and professional too.
This is when I started to just browse the site and look for bits to add to my wish list. I didn’t get very far before I found something I would like. It was the first thing I saw as I browsed.
€17.75
This boyfriend style blouse is absolutely divine. It seems light and airy and because it is a Love 21 item it runs a half size larger than standard. I would buy this in a size or two bigger and just wear it all the time with leggings or my trusty disco pants. I prefer this style of over sized shirt to the ones that were in fashion years ago. Remember them? We all wore them with leggings and a HUGE brown belt around the tummy. It was not a cute look.
Now I love both these pieces. They are variations of items I have already but wear constantly. I have a braided jumper quite like the one on the left but I went a bit overboard so it is a small bit TOO oversized and isn’t the best colour, so investing in a new one may be a possibility. If i went for the cream colour I would but a light black blouse underneath so the collar could be seen and vice versa. I am a big fan of the dolman cardigan too. I bought one years ago and loved it so much I bought it in a second colour. The two I own are shorter though and of a much thicker and heavier material. This one is nice because it is long and not so heavy. I love dolman cardigans because they can literally be thrown over everything. My favourite thing to wear them over is a tank top and jeans but they could be very cute over a blouse. I think blouses are slowly coming to be my newest love.
I just realised that all the items I have pointed out here are kind of things I have already, not new things. But I definitely feel they are staples every wardrobe should have, especially if you are in college or university. I’m going to wrap it up here but to finish I have mashed together photos of the pieces I did love on the site and would love to buy for myself. All the items can be found on the Forever 21 website. If there are any other stores you would like me to look at and pick my favourite pieces from do let me know.
I love you all so much!
x
All photos taken from www.forever21.com, all prices correct at time of publication.

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 contemplate and as a result get myself upset and angry over the stupidest little things. Lately I have noticed that the focus of these thoughts were boys and my future, however I have figured out my future for the most part so the boys are just kind of preoccupying my mind at the moment. 
I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND THEM.

There is just so much I don’t get. This is where the rant is going to go off on a tangent so bear with me. I am trying really hard to keep this structured. Actually I am going to write down all the points I am going to discuss.
Right I’ve done that so maybe I might make some sense.
The first thing is boys are ALWAYS TAKEN. Now can I just state that In at least 50% of cases I will talk to a boy first, and that 80% of the time I suggest meeting up. So I’d be chatting away to someone for ages and they would be quite flirty and that… or I’d think they were… or things would just be going well and I would get the impression that they were single and maybe suggest hanging out or swapping numbers or something and they always end up being taken. Not even TAKEN taken though. But seeing someone and they always seem pretty committed. I never seem to get that much attention when I’m doing someone. But it genuinely seems that everyone is shacking up these days. Soon there won’t be anyone left for little old me.
Compare this to the fact that NOT very many boys these days seem to be LOOKING for anything. Everyone who isn’t shacking up is going through some ‘me’ time. Now I can’t talk, I’ve vowed to stay single until 2014 at the earliest in order to have some Lynn time. But all the same I am still keeping the door slightly ajar, after all who doesn’t have the odd day where they just want a cuddle or to lay around and watch movies or just have a chat and a flirt. I thought it was basic human nature to want that from time to time. Guess you’re all happy either being completely off limits or completely alone… from what I can see, anyway, there doesn’t seem to be very much middle ground.
Okay just very quickly to fill you in. I was chatting to my friend the other day about being the whole being single, having ‘me’ time but still wanting some company scenario the other day and we decided to join dating sites in order to liven our lives up a bit and see what happens. It is kind of a bit of fun while we are taking a break from it all. We joined two, Ok Cupid and Plenty of Fish and it is on these sites that I have noticed the following few things. I’ll look at those specific to dating sites first and then I’ll discuss the other point which is just something I observed more from being on the sites, which I am sure applies in person too but I don’t really experience it all that much due to not really being out all that much. 
Okay. One thing I do value on the two sites are ORIGINAL OPENING MESSAGES which there are a SEVERE LACK OF.  The one everyone seems to go for is “What’s up?” and I’d be lucky if it was even spelt that well. Like I literally was replying to someone who had been asking how I was getting on on the site and I messaged them and complained about the whole “What’s up?” scenario. By the time I did that and got back to the inbox, a process which can’t have taken more than 30 seconds max, I had a message saying “wts up”. No capitals, no punctuation, basically no vowels for christ sake. Like seriously. These are dating sites. It’s not picking someone up on Bebo. A “wts up” will get you nowhere, especially not with me. I have a degree for christ sake. What concerns me more is both sites operate, mainly, through their respective smartphone apps. Most smartphones have dictionaries and spell the words out for you. The fact someone out there is still writing as if it is 2004 and we are trying to make messages as small as possible, whilst on a dating site and, I’d imagine, trying to impress someone is COMPLETELY beyond me. Like I can’t even START to comprehend that.
The other thing is the ABUSE I got on that site. I had joined Ok Cupid before after my break up with my ex but I got a lot of abuse from one user when I refused to reply to him. This is someone who had no photograph and nothing written on his profile. Like I will give people a chance but that’s a bit extreme, you joined a dating site and wrote not one single thing on your profile. I don’t even know why these people are allowed on the sites. Anyway this person sent me some nasty mail because I wouldn’t reply, it was exam season too, so I blocked and reported him. For him to make multiple accounts, a new one every time I blocked and reported him, if it was a him. At one point I had two or three accounts emailing me almost identical messages. Anyway, five minutes after re joining the site I had a message from him again. Same username and everything basically saying I seemed nice but if I didn’t reply it would say a lot about the kind of person I am. I replied saying something to the effect of “you sent me abuse on here before I would appreciate it if you would leave me alone”. To which he blew up, calling me fake, that I wasn’t real, that I was on the site to troll guys and so on and no wonder I was single and stuck on the site. This is the person who is still on there abusing girls for not replying 6 months after I joined in the first place. God knows how long he had been on there beforehand. It is my choice to be single. I am not on there to meet a man, if one came along I’d chance it, but that is not my goal. I have chosen to stay single. However it is no wonder someone like that is on there leading such a pathetic life if that is how they go on.
The other thing I am not getting, this is the thing I said I noticed mainly on the sites, is the fact that THE PEOPLE I HAVE NO INTEREST IN ARE THE ONES WHO MAKE AN EFFORT WHEREAS THE GOOD LOOKING ONES ARE LITERALLY THE MOST BORING.
Like seriously, there are guys on there who send me some nice messages, that put a lot of effort into them but it is just never going to happen because I just am not into them, or don’t fancy them or something. Like if I don’t feel a physical attraction to you it just won’t happen. I am kinda shallow like that but I believe attraction has to be there. But then the ones I do fancy, and who I message because their profiles seem decent and they seem like someone I can get on with… they just don’t bother. Like it is literally like taking blood from  a stone. It is just not there. Like what am I meant to do because I am not one to settle, no way no how. Like one guy, I really did not fancy him, but his message started off so well. Then he asked what Game of Thrones house I belonged to… I love Game of Thrones, but that’s a bit much for a first message. I don’t want to be part of that intensity of a fandom just yet, and if I did I would have joined it on Tumblr a long time ago. 
That’s the brunt of my rant to be honest. I want to finish by just kinda having a little moan about BOYS IN GENERAL. I really think they lack social skills in the way they go on and behave and stuff. Like boys would never think to say “I’ll be busy today so I will talk to you later” or to tell you something straight out instead of ignoring you for a week because they think it’s better, or they take stuff at face value when really it’s just a joke or think you will come out to them at 2am because they happen to be walking by your house.
A few guys have done idiotic things in my world lately and I just wanted to rant about it all. They’re just so stupid, even the really intelligent ones.
I would definitely expect another post about this in the next week. I don’t think I have let it all out yet. I need to start writing things down as they come to me.

Also, I know I have gotten better at posting lately but WORD OF WARNING it is my birthday this weekend and my graduation next week so posts will be thin on the ground. I will do a big post on each even soon after though to fill you all in.
Also I passed 1,000 VIEWS this week and I want to thank you all so much for reading and visiting the blog and supporting me. It’s great to have an outlet but also SO amazing to have people read what I have to say. I hope I can keep posting things you all like, if I am not, feel free to suggest things. 😀

I love you all SO SO MUCH!
x

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

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 worked less than 5 minutes from a Lush store I was always running in and picking bits up for baths and stuff. As I would always be stuck for time I never really got to hang about and chat to the staff.
On Facebook about two weeks ago I saw an advertisement for a VIP night in the Lush store on Henry Street in Dublin City Centre. This is the store I always visit, and it was a free event offering free goodie bags so of course I was dying to pop along and check it out and maybe open myself up to some new products. 
My mum and I started off the night by treating ourselves to some Eddie Rockets before we ventured over to the store. 
We were a little bit early but at just after 7:30 we were allowed into the store. The trainee manager, Lisa, offered us all a drink and then introduced us to the staff members who would be taking care of us throughout the night. She gave us a quick run down of what would be happening, and details of a competition that would be open to us as attendees of the event. My mum and I kind of started to wander around when we were stopped by the bubbliest and most friendly staff member I have ever met. I go on about how deadly a sales assistant I am but Sinéad even put me to shame. She is the kinda person I can see myself being best friends with! She started off by devoting all her attention to my mum and bringing us over to the little station she was manning for the night. Here she gave my mum a good wash. Yeah you heard me right, a wash. She got her to delve her arms into a basin of water and washed them. She started off by using Rub, Rub, Rub on my mum. Now Jasmine seemed to be the scent of the night and Rub, Rub, Rub was the first of the Jasmine scented products we got to play with. It’s a shower scrub and you use it in the shower and it leaves your skin silky soft. When you wet your hands and rub the scrub onto your skin with them it produces quite a nice soapy mixture which is perfect for rubbing onto the skin. Obviously I got the same treatments done as my mum and what I loved about Rub, Rub, Rub was that it wasn’t too harsh. I absolutely hate the way a lot of body scrubs can literally feel like they are tearing chunks of your skin off, so the fact this exfoliated the skin quite gently, whilst doing the work of it’s harsher counterparts really appealed to me. Sinéad then patted our arms dry lightly, keeping a bit of moisture to them, before introducing us to Ro’s Argan. Ro’s Argan is a body conditioner. Now I have seen adverts on TV for body conditioners and I absolutely love the idea of them. You put them on after washing and basically when you get out of the shower you don’t have to moisturise because the conditioner has already done the work for you. I love this because I am quite lazy and when I shower it is either before bed when all I want to do is sleep, or when I am about to run out the door to go somewhere. I never seem to have the time or the patience to sit down and wait for moisturiser to dry in and as a result I only ever moisturise my face and hands. Ro’s Argan is rose scented and is not as soapy as Rub, Rub, Rub when applying it to your skin but you can feel how silky it is going on straight away. After drying off from our arm washing experience we were then treated to hand and arm massages using the Lush massage bars. Now my mum and I chose different bars here. My mum chose Wiccy Magic Muscles as it had a quite pepperminty/cinnamony scent which appealed to her, personally it made me feel a bit ill, but that may have been all the nachos I’d had a half hour before. I chose a bar called Therapy. Now the reason I chose this bar was simple. Sinéad took us through all the different massage bars giving us rundown of their properties and when it came to Therapy she told us it worked brilliant with scars and stretchmarks fading them and stuff. She explained how she had been in an accident a few years previously and had very scarred legs and that she had noticed a difference in the scarring since using the Therapy bar. Because I have a huge scar up my arm I decided that this was the bar for me as I wanted to see the effect it would have on the scar. I have never gotten a massage before but I have to say it was lovely, Sinéad even showed us a few techniques she learned which I can’t wait to try out on someone else some day. She then finished off the hand and arm massage with some perfume, I got Imogen Rose which had lovely floral tones to it and I’m not sure which one my mum got, I think it might have been Breath of God, it was blue and kind of spicy like the massage bar. We also got a sprinkling of body dust. I got Silky Underwear which again was Jasmine scented and was a nice finish to the massage. While I am talking about the hand and arm massage I want to share a great recommendation I got for a tan from Sinéad which is for the Black Stockings body tint, it gives a really natural sun kissed colour to the skin and when you put the dusting powder over it it leaves the skin with a lovely healthy glow!
Rub Rub Rub – Body Scrub

Ro’s Argan- Body Conditioner
Sinéad then brought me over to the delectable Darragh (I hope I spelt that right, there are too many different ways to spell that name!) Now Darragh’s goal was to give me a quick skin consultation, something my mum didn’t really need but as I have been having some trouble with my skin lately I thought I would give it a go. Now I hate skin consultations because I always feel I describe my skin wrong but Darragh was lovely, not just recommending products for my skin type but all skin types, whilst pointing out the ones that would suit me best. We didn’t really get to test these products out as obviously that would have involved me having to wash my face, but we did get to sniff them and rub them into the backs of our hands and that. My skin at the moment is quite oily, I am not sure whether that is down to the products I am using to treat my acne or not, but no matter how oily it is it just looks dry when makeup gets in contact with my skin. I also have had trouble with breakouts on my chin, all which I explained to Darragh. He recommended  Herbalism, which is a face scrub to me. Now this scrub is for troubled skin specifically so it would tackle my breakouts. The one thing that didn’t appeal to me was the smell but as my mum said the worst smelling ones normally work best. There are nettles and rosemary in the Herbalism scrub which would exfoliate it and draw out the impurities which would suit me best. In terms of moisturiser he recommended Vanishing Cream to me. Now I put some of this cream on the back of my hand and I loved the way it rubbed in and absorbed super fast, my hand feels really soft now too. The Vanishing Cream has alot of the same ingredients as Herbalism so they compliment each other really well. He also told us a little bit about the different facemasks they offered and the different things they could offer my skin. Brazened Honey would definitely be the one I would go for. 
Herbalism- Fresh Facial Cleanser

Vanishing Cream – Facial Moisturiser
That was about where our journey ended, my mum went on a bit of a splurge getting about a million bath bombs, the Rub, Rub, Rub, and Ro’s Argan and a gift for a friend. I got a lip scrub because my poor lips are in a dire state, and mammy treated me to the Therapy bar. Our goodie bags had two little treats in them, Rock Star soap and a charity pot I was so glad of this as my charity pot had recently run out. I would have loved to buy the skincare items Darragh recommended (amongst everything else in the store) but money is tight at the mo and I’m using a medicated skin treatment at the moment, but they will definitely be future investments. I cannot commend the staff enough on how pleasant and helpful they were and for putting on such an informative night. I will definitely be going back to the store and chatting to them more about different products.

While I was in town I also bought a new foundation and concealer which I will be trying out over the weekend so look out for a post on that. 

I want to finish off by asking a huge favour of all of you. My friend Des Foley is in a competition to win help with starting a career in his dream job. Now I have known Des since I was about 16 and he is such a hard working bloke and definitely does not take the easy route in anything and I really would love to see him win this. If all of you voted for him and got one friend to do the same it would mean so much to him and of course me. To vote for him go to www.todaystheday.com click on the little picture of Des and then under his video click Vote Des, it will only take two seconds and it means he gets help starting his dream job as a videographer and get to stay close to his first love of motor sports. 
Talk to you all soon and thanks for reading my first REALLY long post 😀 x

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 to improve their English abilities. Most people take up a TEFL course as it basically means you can travel on a working holiday, teaching English, in foreign countries.
Now these courses are normally over €400 but I was lucky enough, thanks to my cousin, to find and avail of an offer where you only paid €59 for the course.  I managed to borrow this money off my bad with the intention of paying him back once I get a job!
Now I’ve been very bad at getting into the course but I am not doing too bad. It is a 140 hour course, and you have 90 days to do it. I am just about finished the first core section of it which is all about setting up lessons and classroom management. I must say though it’s hard going. It is very hard to sit on your laptop reading off reams of class notes and not getting very far with them. But I’m not hating it, and to be honest I am really excited about having another qualification on my degree! I will keep you updated with my progress!
x

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.

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.

I’m off now to try wash the pink dye out of my hair for the interview. 

Wish me luck!!

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 be so quick to judge… well tough toenails that’s what happened and now I am pretty set in my resolve that I just don’t like Doctor Who.

 But I am a big user of twitter and tumblr and so the ongoings of the world of Doctor Who did not evade me. I knew that Matt Smith would be leaving and that there would be a new Doctor, all that would happen in the oul Christmas special. I also knew there would be a live reveal where the world would find out who was to play number twelve. I knew all this was happening but to be honest as I don’t watch the show I really couldn’t care less. I knew twitter would inform me of who the new Doctor was and my life could go on just the same.

So anyway, the live reveal came and went and twitter was all excited, but noone was revealing a name, which really bugged me, I was relying on twitter to fill me in on this thing I don’t really care about and it wasn’t even doing that. But just as I was about to go searching to settle my curious mind the internet blew up. Now most of the people I follow who were waiting to see who was to play number twelve were celebrities and the few nerdy guys I follow, and being honest they all seemed to be on the same side of the argument that was taking over the internet, but I was able to gauge what was going on.

Peter Capaldi was chosen to play the Doctor. Now I ADORE Peter Capaldi. I have loved him in everything he has been in, so was excited for him, I still won’t watch the show though. Loving Peter Capaldi was the reaction of everyone I follow online. However I could see everyone’s reactions to something else which seemed to be brewing online. Apparently all the little fan girls were disgusted that this 55 year old man would be playing the doctor and how he “so wasn’t hot”. Now I’m sorry, as I said I spend alot of time on the internet so I know what’s going on in Doctor Who land and I distinctly remember 1. that the majority of the Doctors were older men, and 2. no one thought Matt Smith was hot when he started either and 3. all the actors to play the Doctor were the best at what they do.

It disgusts me that people seriously base their opinions of a new actor on whether or not they are good looking or not. So what if he is not a 20 something beefcake. This man has years of experience and can bring ALOT to the role and make it something new and different, something other than what it was before.
UGH young teens on the internet just annoy me. I think that’s what this post has been about more than anything. The way teenagers go on these days and how if someone isn’t hot they are not interested. Like not going to see a movie because the protagonist isn’t hot. Not liking a singer because he isn’t attractive… until he gets his number 1 that is. There’s always someone labelled as the ugly one or the fat one and tbh it’s just not fair. So what you don’t find someone attractive, there’s someone out there who does and it isn’t fair to jump off the bat and label them based on your opinion of them and judge them or presume they are less capable because they “are so not hot”.

Rant over and good luck to the new Doctor. I’m sure he will do bitchin’

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…

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. He has actually starred in the lead role in the West End musical of Loserville (by James Bourne of Busted/Son of Dork fame no less) and his twitter is one of my favourites. He is constantly retweeting all his followers tweets and thanking them for their support. I think the main reason I like it is because he uses it like a normal person uses twitter, drunk tweeting and talking about exs’, things you don’t normally see on the twitters of those who are in the public eye.

Give him a follow but prepare for alot of retweets from teenage girls declaring their love for him. 

www.twitter.com/CJHardman