Can’t wait for Subclub toniiiiight. Trying to figure out what I’m wearing right now, because it’s not quite de rigueur to doll up for it the way I usually would. Jodie said she saw someone wearing head to toe charity shop gear with a cape on top once. Speaking of, better go see her at the flat and make sure she’s still alive!
I know this guy who works for a centre-left party in Ireland as a research analyst, and he is actually banging on about Ron Paul’s “anti-abortion” campaigns, how giving the baby up for adoption is “a credible alternative” to terminating a birth, thanking God that abortion isn’t legal in their country etc. This is the same guy who is telling me that I should vote for Scottish independence.. To be honest, I don’t think any man has the right to tell women on a social networking website what to do about pregnancy. It’s easy for them to take the moral highground as they will never have to go through it, and such misogynist opinions don’t belong on a Facebook status.
My school was very much pro-life, and I admit that I was for a while myself, however at the time it was more for fear of being criticised by my class and my R.E teacher for not agreeing with it and condoning “murdering babies”. The only girl in my class who admitted to being atheist and pro-choice actually did get a bit of a hard time for it, believe it or not. I really didn’t question much of what was force fed to me in school, and it took me up until a year after I left to even question the existence of God. Regardless, the status pissed me off because it really isn’t for a man to get up on his high horse and tell all women, regardless of circumstance, to keep a baby, go through a birth even if they’ve been raped etc. Any choices regarding the pregnancy should be between a woman and her doctor, and if politics ever steps in, things will get worse.
Carrying on from a previous subject that Jodie raised yesterday, I was talking to my sister about her job at Hollister, who was despairing at the lack of good chat her workmates have. Like her, they are all beautiful, but none of them have a good sense of humour, or much banter whatsoever. Both guys and girls sit and talk about diets in their faux American accent, waxing lyrical about their boyfriends/girlfriends and how “We’re like, in love, you know?”
When I worked in All Saints I was surrounded by gorgeous people, most of which- in my opinion- were even more beautiful than the ones that worked in Hollister. But maybe it’s because they actually had good chat. They had intelligence, wit, were outgoing and were not pretentious in the slightest. They were charming, funny and didn’t let their appearance go to their head. They were just all round amazing people, with qualities that obviously make for good sales assistants too. No one wants to be served by someone unapproachable who would stare blank-faced at you if you made a joke at the cash desk. So yeah, there is a lot to be said for people who can be what I would call a “triple threat”; beautiful, friendly yet able to hold an intelligent conversation.
I think a lot of people today forget that looks fade and your character lives on. Your looks won’t get you everywhere in life, or justify a shit attitude. You’ve got to have a bit of substance or you will disappear into the crowd altogether when you grow older. Just lighten up.
Disclaimer: This isn’t an attack on Hollister employees, just people who act like that in general.
I HATE this. If you’re trying to justify being single then why make it what its not about and instead what it is about?! Stop trying to justify your loneliness and embrace it. There’s always going to be that 50/50 divide on loving being single and loving being in a relationship, where you…
100% backed Jodie. Any girl who thinks that they will be complete simply by having a relationship is very deluded. Especially if all they do is moan about not being in one while they are single, acting as if it’s a social disease even though they are only in their teens or twenties. No one will want to date a girl that puts that at the centre of her life, because she simply isn’t her own, complete person in the first place. I despair.
I don’t know anyone who finds studying more of an ordeal than I do.
It’s not just “Boo, studying”. I literally find it the most depressing thing ever. I feel and look like shit, sitting in a chair for hours at a time in front of a screen, not wearing nice clothes and just looking like a complete wash-out. Part of me wants to go a run to feel healthy, but then I feel guilty about the studying I’d miss out on. Plus, it’s not even a subject that’s remotely enjoyable. Retail Buying and Logistics is an absolute comedown of a module. Supply chains and other ugly business terms that I just can’t abide by. Retail Buying and Logistics is to Fashion Marketing what Rick Santorum is to U.S. politics. I was hoping to get a 2:1 in this module, but now I would be happy just to pass it and get it the fuck out of my face and kick it full pelt in the arse as it goes by.
It’s a shame how people that were at one point were a real part of your life can turn to strangers after a little while. I’ve let a lot of people go, be it old friends, or guys that I have stopped seeing and drifted apart from. I’ve let it happen so often over the years. I thought it would be better to be ruthless, and granted it’s got me where I am now, surrounded by amazing friends and good people. Also, sometimes it’s easier just to act like these people never meant anything to you. But from now on I’m making a conscious effort not to let it happen in my life, if the person is worth keeping in it.