Saturday, October 9, 2010

Day 4 - A habit that you wish you didn't have

This is my left paw.
I started biting my nails when I was about 8 or 9 years old. I don't do it when I'm nervous or stressed, it's pure habit. It may have started as a stress thing but how stressed can an 8 year old be? Anyway, anyway, anyway, I do it without even knowing I'm doing it. I'm only conscious of it when I'm in public because I know it's a horrible habit.
I've tried that horrible tasting stuff which worked for like a day and then I just got used to the taste and didn't mind it. Haven't tried fake nails because I know they will piss me right off and make my nails really brittle. If I could turn back time (if I could find a way :/), I would have harsh words with my 8 year old self to try and deter her from taking up this most unsavoury habit. Then again, she'd probably tell me to f*** off and do it anyway. Spirited child. 

Day 3- A picture of you and your friends

A picture of all my besties doesn't exist so I put together 4 which include some of the coolest people on the planet.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Day 2- The meaning behind your blogger name

No applesauce for you....
This ridiculous name comes from watching the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (<sex). Craig often holds up a sign saying 'NO APPLAUSE' when he wants the audience to shut up. But of course this leads to more ecstatic applause and laughter. A clever ruse. Anyway, anyway, anyway, one night after showing this sign he joked that there's a guy in the front that's like "no applesauce? What the hell?". See, it's funny 'cause at a glance, one could argue that the sign looks like it says 'no applesauce'. That's the joke. 
Shit. I wish I'd skipped this question.
Look if you really care, here it is on Youtube. From 2:10-2:35.

In summary, my blogger name has no meaning whatsoever.

Day 1- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself

My 15 'interesting' things:

1. I have a twin. Unidentical physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.

2. I love comedy. Most of my idols are/were comedians or comedic actors.

3. When I was 7 I had a recurring nightmare where I pushed my neighbour off a bridge and watched him float away down a river.

4. I have resented authority figures since I was little. I don't know why.

5. I can see an actor in a film or TV show and say what other obscure things said actor has appeared in.

6. I think fact no. 5 is useful.

7. I like saying things like ‘ladles and jellyspoons’, ‘take your foot off the exaggerator’ and ‘peace out girl scout’.

8. I have a girl crush on Jennifer Saunders and Shirley Manson.

9. I once punched a boy's tooth out for fouling me during a game of Gaelic football. I believe the tooth was loose before the assault, your honour.

10. Long queues make me want to harm. I stand there, count the minutes of my life as they tick past and contemplate revolution.

11. I desperately want to be one of life's 'go-getters' but am far too lazy and I procrastinate like I'm being paid for it.

12. I'm fascinated by the 1980s.

13. I'd love to have experienced '3 Days of Peace & Music' at Woodstock.

14. I have yet to meet a fellow disliker of Ferrero Rocher.

15. I hate talking on the phone and never remember phone messages for people.

The Thirty Day Challenge

Feeling a little uninspired these days so I've decided to try this 30 day whatchamacallit I saw on the whodyamaflip.

day 01- a recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
day 02- the meaning behind your blogger name
day 03- a picture of you and your friends
day 04- a habit that you wish you didn’t have
day 05- a picture of somewhere you’ve been to
day 06- favorite super hero and why
day 07- a picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
day 08- short term goals for this month and why
day 09- something you’re proud of in the past few days
day 10- songs you listen to when you are happy, sad, bored, hyped, mad
day 11- another picture of you and your friends
day 12- how you found out about blogger and why you made one?
day 13- a letter to someone who has hurt you recently
day 14- a picture of you and your family
day 15- put your ipod on shuffle: first 10 songs that play
day 16- your worst nightmare.
day 17- someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why?
day 18- plans/dreams/goals you have
day 19- nicknames you have; why do you have them?
day 20- someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future
day 21- a picture of something that makes you happy
day 22- what makes you different from everyone else?
day 23- something you crave for a lot
day 24- your dream car.
day 25- what i would find in your bag?
day 26- what you think about your friends?
day 27- five things you would have to have on a deserted island and why.
day 28- a picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?
day 29- in this past month, what have you learned?
day 30- who are you?

Starting today, the 7th day of the 10th month of the 2010th year.

Cross Out What You’ve Done

Graduated High School.
Kissed someone.
Smoked a cigarette.
Got so drunk you passed out.
Rode every ride at an amusement park.
Collected something really stupid.
Gone to a rock concert.
Helped someone.
Gone fishing.
Watched four movies in one night.
Gone long periods of time without sleep.
Lied to someone.
Snorted cocaine.
Failed a class.
Smoked weed.
Dealt drugs.
Been in a car accident.
Been in a tornado.
Done hard drugs (i.e. ecstasy, heroin, crack, meth, acid).
Watched someone die.
Been to a funeral.
Burned yourself.
Ran a marathon.
Cried yourself to sleep.
Spent over £200 in one day.
Flown on a plane.
Cheated on someone.
Been cheated on.
Written at least a 5 page letter.
Gone skiing.
Been sailing.
Cut yourself.
Had a best friend.
Lost someone you loved.

Shoplifted something.
Been to jail.
Dangerously close to being in jail.
Had detention.
Skipped school.
Got in trouble for something you didn’t do.

Stolen books from the library.
Gone to a different country.

Dropped out of school.
Been in a mental hospital.
Watched the “Harry Potter” movies.
Had an online diary.
Fired a gun.
Gambled in a casino.
Had a yard sale.
Had a lemonade stand.
Actually made money at the lemonade stand.
Been in a school play.
Been fired from a job.
Taken a lie detector test.
Swam with dolphins.
Gone to sea world.
Voted for someone on a reality TV show.
Written poetry.Read more than 20 books a year.
Gone to Europe.
Loved someone you shouldn’t have.
Used a coloring book over age 12.
Had surgery.
Had stitches.
Taken a taxi.
Seen the Washington Monument.
Had more than 5 IM’s/online conversations going at once.
Had a drug or alcohol problem.
Been in a fist fight.
Suffered any form of abuse.
Had a hamster.
Petted a wild animal.
Used a credit card.
Gone surfing in California.
Did “spirit day” at school.
Dyed your hair.
Got a tattoo.
Had something pierced. 
Got straight As.
Been on the Honour Roll.
Known someone with HIV or AIDS.
Taken pictures with a webcam.
Started a fire.
Gotten caught having a party while parents were gone away


Put your iPod on shuffle. List the first 10 songs to play:

1.  Black Mirror - Arcade Fire
2. Futher - Longview
3. Sunrise - Yeasayer
4. Look After You - The Fray
5. California Dreamin - The Mamas & the Papas
6. Run This Town - Jay Z feat. Rihanna
7. City of Blinding Lights - U2
8. Cheap Kicks - The Noisettes
9. Live Like You're Dying - Lenka
10. Lazy Eye - Silversun Pickups

An ok representation of what's on my iPod. There should be some David Bowie or the Black Keys or Fleet Foxes but hey, them's the rules.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Mantras Mayall-style

I was wasting my life on the internet as usual earlier today and came across a video of Rik Mayall being awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Exeter in 2008 and his subsequent speech (that's a complete lie actually, I googled it with intent). Of course Rik was taking the piss as usual, saying how bizarre it is that he only attained one 11-plus and 3 o-levels and now he's getting a doctorate....
The University of Exeter has given this award in previous years to  Brian May, Jennifer Saunders and Adrian Edmondson and others that I care less about. From the few speeches I've seen, the honorary graduates (celebs) give some advice for the future to the proper graduating students of that year. For example, Ade Edmondson (love him) said at the end "don't let the bastards bring ya down!" and Jennifer Saunders (love her) said to "leave with an open mind and go on to enjoy your life because it slips by very quickly".
What Rik said was quite cool too. He spoke about the 5 mantras which have helped him in life:
  1. All men are created equal. Therefore nobody is genuinely superior to you.
  2. It's your future to create. Your future is as bright as you make it.
  3. If you want to live a full and complete life, you have to be free. Freedom is paramount.
  4. Change is a constant in live. So don't ever lose your wisdom.
  5. Love is key (something like that).

    Now, if I was the kind of person who used mantras in life, these would rank fairly towards the top. I bow to you wise Rrrrik!

    Link if you're interested:

10 Things I Can't Live Without

1. Computer- technology happily replaces the absence of organised religion in my life.
2. Internet connection - (duh).
3. iPod - them tunes is sick yo.
4. Phone (A texter not a talker. Don't call me. Ever. Also, it's both my watch and my alarm.)
5. Comedy - laughter is the best medicine. (Though I'll admit I've never tried morphine)
6. Friends - they are truly the cat's pyjamas.
7. Rowntree's Tooty Frooties - sugar is the key to lasting happiness. I think that was the quote.
8. Hairspray - All the ladays who prone to frizzay through your hands up at may!
9. Shoes.
10. Oxygen. Apparently.