Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Thinking About..Friends

Today, I will be talking about friends. I think having good friends is a necessity, in people our ages, lives. Most of my friends are boys, which can be a struggle at times because they don't seem to understand how the female mind works. They think they do, bless their cotton socks.

Having a group of boys as friends can have its advantages. I think I am half boy. I have a sister who is very girly and a brother who is a "manly man", so I suppose it was only natural I turned out this way. I am a bit of a nerd. I fangirl over things my friends don't even know I enjoy. But then again, I think there has to be a level of secrecy or they'd think I was completely weird. Well, we all are kind of weird, but I guess that's why we clique so well.

I do have some friends who are girls, but I really do enjoy male company more. My female friends aren't really full of drama, like most people like me would say, but I just feel more relaxed around boys. I think we have more in common.

Of course, there are times when I want to let my inner girl out, and I have friends for that too. I think I have friends to fit every need I have. Whether it's just for fun or if it's for a serious conversation about life, I have someone for everything. I make it sound like I went out searching for people to fit these needs, but it's just that each of my friends is unique. I think it's our strangeness to everyone else that brought us together.

I do plan to go into my friends in more detail, but I just got the Hunger Games on DVD. So damn professional.

~Zoe

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Finished School (For The Summer)

I think I'm one of the only people who didn't want school to end today. Maybe it was because it ended a way I wasn't use to. We had tests. All day. On the last day. Not cool.

So, I was sitting there chilling after my biology test. There was still an hour and a half to go. I did, of course, do the paper to "the best of my ability" (if you go to my school you'll get that). Just sitting there, staring at a wall, got me thinking. Why don't I just have fun with this? It's the last day and I'm probably going to fail the paper anyway. I couldn't help myself. I came up with the following "humorous" answers to some of the questions. I do warn you though. My sense of humor is drier than...a towel that hasn't been used yet.

The questions were quite stupid to be fair.

1. Suggest why one eye is better than one.
Because one eye would look stupid.

2. Give four factors that influence the size of the human population.
Sweets, Mini Coopers, shops making there clothes too small and McDonalds.

3. What term is used to describe an animal that is killed and eaten?
Slow.

4. Why is one chamber of the heart thicker than the other?
Leave him alone, he didn't try very hard at school.

I really did want to write some of these down. I suppose it's a given you won't find these funny but when you're sitting in an exam hall for and hour and a half, and all you have for entertainment is a light up pen to play "lumos/nox" with anything and everything will give you a giggle. It's not like science has done much for us anyway :)

~Zoe



Sunday, 26 May 2013

Thinking About...Today's Life Lessons

Today's entry isn't going to be anything amazing. (when is it ever amazing says you). Today I have learned that I am a terrible procrastinator. I mean terrible. The definition of "procrastination" is; "To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness." or "To postpone or delay needlessly". Postpone means to put off something but it will be done eventually. The thing is, once I put something off it never gets done. I have study I was planning on doing for the past four days. I didn't do it. Instead I played Minecraft. I'm writing this as a form of procrastination. 

Today I have also learned that pillows do not make good tables. To a normal person that would have been a given. Turns out they are quite squishy. I felt like I was in the Tweenies art corner. Although my fingers may be turning blue because of the constant drop in temperature in this room, I feel that I am not yet going to turn into Bella.

Sub lesson; Bella was a bitch. 

I also learned that I am more camera shy than I thought. I was all set up to make a video today (I had my camera and my stand and everything all ready) and I could physically not bring myself to turn on the camera. Fuck knows why. 

I am now going to teach myself Portuguese. Procrastination is truly a horrible thing.

~Zoe


Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Why Being A Gamer Girl Sucks

The internet lies to me on a daily basis. There's always things about what boys think is the "perfect girl". Emma Watson's face, Angelina Jolie's body, sandwiches and being a gamer. It's all lies. Well I guess, who wouldn't want Emma Watson as a girlfriend? I'm getting a bit off track...

Being a gamer girl sucks because it is (almost always) a first class ticket to the "friendzone" with any boy. Gamer boys tend to say "Oh I'd love a girl who wouldn't mind staying in and playing COD with me instead of going out". My ideal date is a Playstation, a cuddle and a bag of chips. Why isn't there a queue of boys at my door? I also make a mean pizza sandwich. Just saying.

Maybe I run into all these problems because don't know what a real gamer girl is like? The internet lies to them too. If you type "gamer girls" into Google images, half naked chicks come up. That's not a gamer girl. That's a slut with a controller. Fair enough, I'm not the most patient or the most intelligent gamer in the world, but I'm willing to learn and I enjoy the experience. I couldn't give 2 Wumpa fruit's if you say "that doesn't make you a gamer". Maybe I'm not. My friends gave me the privilege of the title "gamer girl", not me. It's just something to think about. Maybe people should start being more realistic.

Know the difference.




Love ye's

~Zoe

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Thinking About..Growing Up

I've wanted to write about this for a while but even writing about it scares me. Growing up scares me. I don't  take life too seriously and now I've gotten to the point where not knowing what I want to do for a living is stressing me out. I have one year left in school. Then what? Having a "fuck it be grand" attitude doesn't seem to go down well.

I have commitment issues. Anyone who I've ever been even remotely romantically involved with never knew that. Well everyone knows now. Being tied down to people or jobs or whatever freaks me out. Having to be committed to raising children..don't even get me started on that. I would like to go to college, don't get me wrong, but I change my mind all the time. I don't have the brain power for more than one course or class.

My plans for after school (for now) is to study media or film making or screenplay writing..any of that fancy shit. I'd also like to be a comedienne. That's not very realistic. I have plans to live with a friend. That scares me. I think I'm too much of a free spirit to be bugged down by bills and responsibilities. I can't work the washing machine, and I don't think asking my mom to move in is in the room mate agreement. I don't like working when it's not something I like. I don't like customers. I worked for a week in an electrical shop and it was fricking awesome. I sold a toaster. I'm not sure that's what I'd like to do for the rest of my life though.

I suppose life in general scares me.

~Zoe

Saturday, 18 May 2013

How To Deal With Friends Ignoring You

Since we were talking about backstabbing friends a couple of days ago, I've decided to talk about what to do if a friend starts randomly ignoring you. I suppose the first thing to do is go confront them and ask them "dafuq's going on?" I'm sorry, I haven't really thought this through...

First thing to do; Consider this; is this friend actually ignoring you? Are you just being over dramatic or are you over analyzing it? If you think you're just being silly, maybe tell your friend how you're feeling and plan to spend some time together.

Second thing to do; Figure out if it's only one friend who's ignoring you or a group.
If it is just one person, talk to them when no one else is around. If your friend is ignoring you because they've made a new friend, it's not really fair for you to intervene. Yes, it may be extremely annoying (trust me I've been there) but maybe you should give this new person a chance? You might have something in common.

If it's a group of friends, pick out the one you know the best or the one who may feel guiltiest about ditching you. Get them to tell you what's going on. Don't get angry or this will get back to the rest of the group and it'll make you look bad.

Third thing to do; Ask them what's wrong. Maybe you've upset them? Maybe they've made a new friend? Maybe you've made a new friend and they feel left out? Maybe you've outgrown each other? Whatever the case may be, don't be afraid to talk and let your feeling out.

Note; Do not cry or beg them to be your friend. That'll make you look like a weirdo.

That's really all you can do. I'm afraid. It is hard to lose a friend, but I think the "there's plenty more fish in the sea" rule applies here. You just have to put yourself out there. If I can maintain a few healthy relationships, there's hope for anyone!

~Zoe

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Thinking About..Video Games

Gaming is something quiet close to my heart. If I look to my left, I see what makes up my life. People say it's sad and it's killing my brain. How? I'm thinking about my set quest and you're refreshing your twitter feed. Now tell me who is doing the most work! I've saved Shaun Mars. I killed the almighty and powerful Gnarsh. I rebuilt the Third Street Saints. What have you done? Oh..you went out with you're boyfriend? My Sim has a boyfriend.....

Owning trophies and knowing the script to my favorite game has become a main priority in my life and has been ever since I got my first Playstation (there were no trophies for the previous two playstations but you know what I mean). I still own that Playstation one. I spent one the first Christmases that I can remember, trying to save Lara Croft from wolves and getting a swelled thumb from pressing the x button so hard in an attempt to beat my brother at Cool Borders (true story). It's weird admitting to this now because I always said I didn't start gaming until I was about 11. Oh, if only they knew.

Even if I wasn't playing I loved watching other people play. I just found it so amazing. Looking back now, the graphics are awful. Even comparing some of the earlier Playstation 2 games to what I play now really makes me think how I ever played a Playstation one. Come to think of it, I played the Sega Mega drive before the PS1. Now that's just..that's just..HOW DID WE LIVE OUR LIVES THIS WAY..IT COULDN'T SAVE PROGRESS!!! My sister and I restarted Sonic the Hedgehog about 1000 times in the course of our lives. We'd play it for about 6 hours a day and restart it again the next day. Oh it sounds so bad now...

I wanted to show you a screenshot comparing the first Sims game to the third one but I actually can't find one.

I think I'm making myself out to be the Queen of gamers. I'm not the best, to be honest. I have my fair share of fail moments which will lead to fits of serious gaming rage. Maybe I can count that as a seal of approval? Maybe not.

Of course they're are a lot of other things I could be doing with my life but why lead one life in the real world when I can lead several more exciting ones in the land of Amalur or Steelport? Yes, I could grow old and alone but at least I can say I died happy playing a game of "Free For All" on Bog. My mom doesn't like it but what are ya gonna do?

~Zoe

Monday, 13 May 2013

Dealing with backstabbers

Hello, delightful people! Today I am going to talk about the issue of backstabbing friends. I have lately realized that you have to be extremely careful about who you trust because, they could end up being a backstabbing psycho hoe. (Was that a swear? Nah, don't think so)
Anyway, after doing some quick research online (and by "quick research" I mean searching it on wikihow.com) I came across some tips to help deal with a backstabbing friend.

(May I just note that this is not about anyone in particular, this is a general thing...I'm sick of getting in trouble)

Tip 1; Ask your friend if you can have a quiet chat together.

I have an issue with this already. I feel like the word "quiet" should be stressed more, because for some people making sure the whole school/office/bar know that something isn't right. I have come to the conclusion that the guiltier someone is, the more they will raise their voice. This is because they don't want to here you side of the story so they can't look like the bad one.

Tip 2; Allow both sides of the story to be told.

Yeah because a screaming, psycho chick/dude really wants to hear what I have to say....

Tip 3; Be aware that people from outside your friendship may try to stir up trouble

Most of the trouble would be caused by the backstabber, so what harm will a few rumors do? The more the merrier.

Tip 4; Decide what to do if your friend is not willing to talk.

Label them as a liar who has something to hide.

Tip 5; Slowly gain back trust.

No...

I hope those tips where helpful and that you call all draw the knives from between your shoulder blades and continue your on/off friendships!

~Zoe

Note; In case there are any Sheldon Coopers reading, a great deal of sarcasm was used in the above entry :)

Sunday, 12 May 2013

In dreams we enter a world that is entirely our own -Albus Dumbledore

In case you didn't guess it by now this entry is going to be about dreaming.

So, Albus Dumbledore once said "in dreams we enter a world that is entirely our own". He would, most likely, be correct. What about nightmares though? If I willing created this world, why am I afraid of it? Or perhaps this world has been created through my innermost feelings. When ever I've had one of my dreams explained to me, they represent feelings I wasn't feeling so they must be very far in. Heck, I didn't even know I could feel such things. Dreams are also supposed to give you a message about your life. It's not very helpful if I've forgotten 90 per cent of the dream in the first minute of being awake. (That is a legit fact)

In the case of recurring dreams, they recur because the message in the dream is too important for us to forget. If you think about it, if I need this message so badly that must mean that I have no previous knowledge of the message. So how is my subconscious transferring the message to my dreams if I don't already know about it? My subconscious is me right?

I hope that made sense. It probably wasn't the best idea to write this straight after waking up. I'm so damn professional. ~Zoe

Here are some facts about dreaming for your enjoyment.

1. Human beings spend roughly around 6 years of their lifetime dreaming
2. Thousands of years ago, the Egyptians were the first to create a dream dictionary in 4000 B.C.E
3. Humans tend to have around 3 to 7 dreams a night. We dream around 2 to 3 hours in a whole night
4. Men tend to dream about men more than women, and women dream about people of both genders
5. You can lucid dream for up to 30 minutes if trained properly
6. It is impossible to dream when you're snoring 
7. Babies don't dream about themselves until the have reached the age of 3
8. 12 per cent of people dream in black and white
9. Some blind people can see images in their dreams.
10. While dreaming we become temporarily paralyzed (unless its a very dramatic dream about falling or being physically hurt)

Saturday, 11 May 2013

11/5/2013

Soooo...I havn't blogged anything in about 2 years. I am a horrible person! I've never really been very good at writing things for other people to read. Usually everything I write is written and hidden from the world. I like to keep it for my own satisfaction. I'm not sure I like the idea of people reading what I've written and judging me. This is why I rarely post on Facebook. Facebook seems to enjoy asking how I am feeling and what is on my mind. I feel like I should consider a restraining order. Facebook also seems to enjoy suggesting friends for me. 9 times out of 10 I'm deliberately not friends with these people. Thank you Facebook for reminding me of the people who dislike me. Now if you don't mind, my Farmville tomatoes are ready to be harvested. Oh looky here! I've just been sent a free duck! Oh wait..some girl has just changed her profile picture...awkward. Au revoir! ~Zoe