Daily Prompt – Musical Marker

We all have songs that remind us of specific periods and events in our lives. Twenty years from now, which song will remind you of the summer of 2014?

I wouldn’t necessarily say that there is any music that is that iconic that it would bring back memories of what is actually our winter 2014.

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24 July – Bullet Blogging

At the conference and pressed for time? Blog in bullet points: tell us 10 things about your day.

 

– slept through my alarm. Didn’t want to get out of bed
– busy, yet productive day
– spent the morning booking flights, hotels and car hire for work colleagues
– giant cup of tea and giant smoked tuna and cheese toasted sandwich with my best girlfriend, crazy cat lady
– opened my packet of peanut butter tim tams
– worked through lunch moving boxes upstairs
– 3 mandarins for lunch
– wrote a few blog posts
– called customer service regarding our fancy new blender
– weather turned foul later this arvo and brought string winds and heavy rains
– parts of South Melbourne now flooded
– had to jump over puddles to get to the tram
– now have wet socks and shoes
– all trains delayed
– just want a hot shower and giant cup of tea in bed.

Daily Prompt – Adult Visions

As a kid, you must have imagined what it was like to be an adult. Now that you’re a grownup (or becoming one), how far off was your idea of adult life?

When I was a kid I had all different kinds of fucked up images of what adulthood was going to be like… and it’s nothing like I thought. Continue reading

23 July – Blog Love

Tell us 10 things you love about blogging.

1. I never thought I’d actually be a blogger

…and now I’m hooked. I love that I’ve actually started and more importantly continued writing my blog. Granted, I currently have, like 18 posts to catch up on, but fuck, man… I have no time!

 

2. I have followers!

I’m amazed that there’s over 130 people out there who actually read my ranty bloggy randomness. To all my followers (really, I’m more amazed that I actually HAVE followers!) – THANKYOU!!

 

3. It’s a challenge

Blogging has provided me an outlet to create some creative writing pieces, as I continue my writing journey, and it makes me realise a) just how much I enjoy creative writing, and b) how hard it actually is.

 

4. It’s practically anonymous

That’s not me

When I started my blog, I made a conscious decision not to tell everybody I know about it, because well, I wanted to keep something separate from the rest of my social media life. Granted, only a select handful of people I know, know about this blog, and I quite like that. It’s almost like exclusivity.

5. The challenge.

Trying to blog daily and work two jobs and maintain a relationship and everything else that comes with life has been a bit of a struggle. In hindsight, I probably shouldn’t have decided to take on two separate post-a-day challenges, but I have and I’ve stuck to it. I often find myself with quite a backlog, but then I get to a point where I can smash out ten posts on a sunday afternoon which helps me catch up… and then when I do, it’s such a sense of accomplishment!

 

6. Other people’s blogs

It’s been quite interesting opening my eyes to the blogging world. I still tell myself that I’m still trying to find my feet with it all, and am constantly amazed at just how many blogs and bloggers there are out there. I’m always learning more… I didn’t even know there were such things as ‘Blogger Conferences’!!

7. I’m not the only one.

I’ll never forget the moment when I started following a couple of my follwers’ blogs, only to discover that they were also full of ranty, sweary, bloggy, randomness. Sitting there like a kid on christmas morning, I realised that I’m really not the only one who is also feeling jaded and generally hating people for being a bunch of fucktards. You guys are my new best friends… that I’ve never met. *hugs*

8. The push for more creativity.

Through my blogging venture so far, I’ve realised just how much I miss writing. I know that I have a lot of shit going on in my head, and I’m the sort of person who just wants to get it all down on ‘paper’, in an attempt to try and calm my mind. As a result, I’ve discovered that there are a few different writing ventures and aspirations that I would secretly like to achieve in addition to keeping up my blog… but those things take time, and time is something I don’t seem to have much of.

9. It’s something that I can do wherever I am.

Mobile blogging is fantastic. I love being able to spend work time updating all the posts in my draft folder, then spend my time in transit between work and home and the gym etc tapping away on my phone, or sitting in a food court killing time updating my blog. Previously I was spending that time watching catch-up tv shows, but now blogging has overshadowed that.

10. GIFS!! USE ALL THE GIFS!!

Because gifs are so fucking awesome and they complete me. Gifs make everything better.

Daily Prompt – Middle Seat

It turns out that your neighbor on the plane/bus/train (or the person sitting at the next table at the coffee shop) is a very, very chatty tourist. Do you try to switch seats, go for a non-committal brief small talk, or make this person your new best friend?

Given how much I generally loathe people, let alone having to interact with them… I’m sure you can guess what I would do… Continue reading

22 July – Packing Essentials

What are 10 things you pack whenever you travel?

 

Travel essentials:
1) Travel docs – passport, flight itinerary, travel insurance docs, hotel booking etc. I keep everything on my iPad, and take a paper copy with me just to be sure.
2) Money – local currency, international currency, travel money card, credit cards
3) Toiletries
4) Devices – iPad, iPhone, laptop etc
5) CHARGERS!!
6) Entertainment – enough movies / tv shows to last the flight there and back
7) Appropriate footwear – a casual pair and a dressy pair as a minimum.
8) Appropriate clothing – including something to wear to the gym and something to go out to dinner / drinks in.
9) PLENTY of socks and jocks – you can never be too careful.
10) Travel SIM card for my phone, already with phone credit so it’s ready to go as soon as I land.

Daily Prompt – Can’t Watch This

When was the last time you watched something so scary, cringe-worthy, or unbelievably tacky — in a movie, on TV, or in real life — you had to cover your eyes?

The most recent video I saw was a video of bombing victims in Gaza – particularly innocent children. Continue reading

Daily Prompt – Sudden Shifts

You’re at the beach with some friends and/or family, enjoying the sun, nibbling on some watermelon. All of a sudden, within seconds, the weather shifts and hail starts descending from the sky. Write a post about what happens next.

When Hayley and Lucas ran towards the water, it was the absolute perfect summer day.

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