Daily Prompt – One At A Time

Today, write a post about the topic of your choice — using only one-syllable words.

Xmas.

Much stress. Much gifts.

I wrap gifts like a boss. Matte wraps and fun bows.

Smooth like silk with a bit of sheen. Scotch tape makes it soeasy.

Hard to make bows are,

well, hard, but look great when done

– if you can get it. Gifts for him and her and them

but none for me. All my gifts are cocoa-based. And so YUM!

They say I’m hard to buy for, but I’m not.

It is so easy. Gift cards make it so. When in doubt, cards

for tunes can sort it out, and I get to buy what I like. I say cards are good,

but some say they are not. I love tunes, so it is good for me, but not for those who do not

like tunes. Try a film gift card instead.

We all like a good film now and then.

**HAVE GOOD XMAS**

**SO XMAS. MUCH GIFT**

**STAY SAFE, HAVE FUN**

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6 Nov – Professional Blogger?

Do you consider yourself a “professional” blogger? Why or why not? What does that mean to you?

 

Nothing professional going on here… Move along…
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Daily Prompt – On Bees and Efs

Do you — or did you ever — have a Best Friend? Do you believe in the idea of one person whose friendship matters the most? Tell us a story about your BFF (or lack thereof).

There are a few particular BFF’s that I could write about, but I think I’ll focus on a past BFF – ‘D’.

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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 – Terminal Time

You’re at the airport, your flight is delayed for six more hours, and none of your electronic devices is working. How do you pass the time?

The first mission would be to haul ass to the local airline lounge, well, providing they have one, and then spend six hours filling myself up on buffet food until I need to roll myself onto the plane and sleep.

Failing that, I’d be finding a shop like a newsagent or something and buy myself a good novel to read in order to pass the time. But that in itself would be a struggle because when I get bored I get fidgety, so a book could end up being a bit of a challenge.

Worst case scenario – if there’s no lounge access and the newsagent is closed, I’d be in the corner sprawled out across a couple of seats having a sleep, because it’s the only other way I could spend that much time without being able to watch a couple of movies etc.

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Daily Prompt – Just Another Day

Our days our organized around numerous small actions we repeat over and over. What’s your favorite daily ritual?

One of my weird daily rituals is when I get home from my second job, and it’s late at night and after dinner I finally get to have a shower. It’s the one point in the day when I (usually) get to be alone, which means that I get to sit down and just be alone with my thoughts. I do a lot of my thinking, sitting on the floor of the shower.

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Daily Prompt – Saturday Night

S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y NIGHT! What’s your favorite way to spend Saturday night?

Given that Hulk and I both work two jobs, Friday night is the only night that we don’t work, so that’s usually either our night at home so we can veg-out, or we’ll have a low-key date night and head off to the movies.

Seeing as how Hulk works on Sunday morning, it makes it a bit harder for us to do anything on a Saturday night, however in saying that, the last couple of weeks have seen us going out with a couple of friends to a certain nightclub on a Saturday night to see some international performers… that then turns into our friends coming back to our place for ice-cream and / or nacho’s and a very, very late night. Then on Sunday morning, we have a big breakfast for the four of us, and Sunday becomes a bit of a write-off.

Sometimes we’ll have a proper date night, where we’ll get a little bit dressed up, and head to our favourite sushi place in the city, and then go and see a show somewhere in the city, and that’s always something nice for us to do, but because we’re a couple of nanna’s, all we really want to do is just get home, put on our PJ’s and have a cuppa.

Sometimes all I want to do on saturday night is just curl up on the couch in my pyjamas and play video games. I think if I was to find myself being single, then that’s probably what I would be spending my time doing… isolated and completely engrossed in one of my PS3 games like Tomb Raider or The Last Of Us.

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Mar 28 – My First Diary

How old were you when you started your first diary?

I’m not entirely sure how old I was, but I know that I was in high school – perhaps year 8 or 9… so maybe 14 or so. I remember that it was a week-per-opening diary, which was used as a homework diary initially – but then it also became more of a memento diary. I’d use it to store notes my friends had written during class; I’d paste in ticket stubs from the movies or theatre; and because I was also completely obsessed with the spice girls, it was completely full of Spice Girls stickers, cards and pictures from magazines etc. I’d mark in the school holidays, and when I had big tests coming up, and I’d use the hourly breakdown to plan study time and breaks… although I didn’t really stick to them, because I was too busy doing other stuff.

It was several years ago when I did a big clean out that I actually came across one of these diaries… and I recall becoming completely sidetracked by it. Instead of just throwing it out and continuing on with my epic spring cleaning, I found myself spending a couple of hours flicking through each page of this diary – re-reading all my entries and the notes, and reminiscing on days gone by.

Daily Prompt: Linger

Tell us about times in which you linger — when you don’t want an event, or a day to end. What is it you love about these times? Why do you wish you could linger forever?
 

Generally speaking, it’s usually whenever I have a day off or when I’m on holidays. And if it’s my holidays, it’s usually the absolute last day of my holidays – it’s that day when I realise that I haven’t utilised all my time off the way I really wanted to… instead, I’ve wasted it spending my time sleeping, or on the couch watching stuff I’ve recorded / downloaded instead of actually being out and about and making the most of the free time.

Summer holidays are the absolute worst!! Here in Australia, our latest summer saw temperatures reach up to 47 degrees celsius (116 F) which was ridiculous, but for me, when it gets that hot, my body just wants to sleep. So whilst the rest of the country is feeling disgusting because they can’t stop sweating, I can quite easily go and lay down and just sleep for hours and hours at a time. The only exception to this rule, is when it’s hot over night. There were a couple of nights this past summer where the overnight low of 34 C (93F). Let me just clarify that it’s not like that every day / night, but we’ve had a few scorchers just to test the human limit whilst making their power bills soar from having the air conditioner on constantly.

Instead of getting up early and seizing the day, I’m more often sleeping until about 11, lounging around until about 3 or 4, then finally dragging myself into the shower, and then my day will start around 4-5pm, and by that stage, shops are getting ready to shut, and then I’m awake until about 2am. Going out to catch up with friends? Too much effort. Calling whichever company about a bill dispute? That can wait until tomorrow. Going outside and spending time at the beach? That requires too much travel… and it’s too hot. Spending the whole day on the couch in my pj’s? Well I’m already here, so of course I can quite easily do that!!

I always tell myself that next time I’ll be better, and I’ll be more productive. I’ll get up early and go to the gym. I’ll set aside three hours just so I can write. I’ll sort through all my clothes. I’ll tidy up the spare room etc etc. BUT NONE OF IT HAPPENS!! And then on that last day I’m just full of regret.

On the other hand, the thing that pisses me off the most, is when I have a day off, and a certain somebody (not pointing any fingers here, Hulk), decides on what they want me to do that day… with absolutely no regard whatsoever as to what I might want to do with my free time… for me… Nope. Four of five loads of washing, stack and unstack the dishwasher, fold all the washing and put it away, vacuum the apartment, clean the bath, mop the floors, put the cover on the barbecue, go to the supermarket, set up the DVR to records a few shows, etc… I on the other hand might have plans to go to the movies by myself, then go have a massage, come home and have a bath, cook dinner and have an early night… but somebody thinks that’s just a complete waste of a day. Perhaps because this same somebody doesn’t actually know how to relax, and believes that if you have free time, then you have time to work / do chores.

I’m not saying that I don’t want to do them at all… let’s face it, I secretly love doing the laundry and vacuuming the apartment (because I’m weird like that), but the last (and worst) thing for you to do is to tell me what I have to do on my day off… great way to go about pissing me off, and making sure that I retailiate and do almost none of it.

**Insert reference to previous posts about being stubborn!!** hehehe.

I think next time I’ve got some leave up my sleeve, I’ll put in more of an effort to force myself to do something productive with it – get out of the apartment more. Be social.

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