Archives for Month: September 2015

Ariane is one of my newest ‘blog friends’, I guess you could say. I’d describe her as someone who loves a bit of fun and adventure! Since I don’t know her very well, I think this was a great opportunity to get to know a little more about her. 😄

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All Colour Envelopes sent me a large assortment of envelopes to review. The company is based in the UK and yes, they sell envelopes only. It might sound rather niche, but when you think about it, envelopes have a huge variety of uses, some of which I didn’t realise until I got a large sample of their products.

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In the last couple of weeks at my previous job, my friend Andrias pointed out that I was invincible and could do anything I wanted because I was in ‘god mode’. It was common to see that anyone leaving the company was pretty much doing anything they wanted and getting away with doing less work as they wrapped things up.

God mode is hilarious. It takes me back to throwing cheats in Duke Nukem 3D back when I couldn’t be bothered going through and killing all the monster in a level. It takes me back to that particular level that was in Arizona or some kind of rock-desert area and it was just a massive maze of earthy rock, and the only way I could get to the other side was to go through the rock.

I forgot what the cheat was called, but basically, ‘go through walls’ was all I needed, and thank cows that there was a cheat for that.

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Nick and I travelled south to go to the Tulip Time festival. Because I went to Floriade in Canberra last year, I didn’t go last year. Each year the tulips look the same but it’s still lovely to see them each time. Tulips are my favourite flower. 🙂

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I pre-ordered the rose gold iPhone 6s when it became available, and it arrived at my work desk on Friday. I was very excited to receive it, I was waiting impatiently until about 4pm for it to arrive. I was chatting with a friend downstairs in the lobby when I saw a postman with a huge container of similar-sized, small boxes.

Yeah, there was no mistaking it – it was likely a box of packed iPhones. When I returned to my desk, there it was!

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Time for another Fashion Friday! I am excited about this one because Nick played with my new camera lens. I got to have a feel for it too, since I bought it – though I’ve yet to give it a spin for my forte: at a gig or concert. I am not sure when my next concert to photograph will be.

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One handbag is all you need

Handbags puzzle me. When I was younger I had just one backpack. I used it for school. I sometimes used the same bag when I went to dance classes. When I had classes straight after school and travelled to the dance studio, I just had my bag.

Messenger bags slowly became a thing, and at the time I had that ‘rock chick’ style. I collected a lot of badges/pins, and people often pinned badges on the straps of their messenger bags. My strap was really flimsy so I pinned them on the front of my bag instead. It got insane. My bag was absolutely covered in badges.

After messenger bags, handbags became trendy. Girls in high school would carry a shoulder bag or a tote bag, then carry their books in a folder. I had a favourite shiny silver handbag, but it got thrown around a lot and because I had to put it on the floor (damn it I hate putting my bag on the floor), the bottom of it wore out eventually.

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My eye has been hurting all day. I will admit it was hard to open my eyes this morning. I attributed it to being tired but after I kept hitting the snooze button multiple times on my phone, I found that it was actually really difficult to open my eyes because they hurt.

I got through most of the day but I felt a burning sensation on my right eyeball. My left eye is fine. […]

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I probably wasn’t the goody-two-shoes kid in school, but I had a lot of kids pick on me too, so maybe it was fair.

Though I only really remember a couple of things I did that probably made me a bit of a naughty kid. Both things have to do with glue…

Glue sticks were annoying to carry, back in school. People often forgot their glue sticks and if the teachers weren’t mad, they would happily offer you a pot of this cheap, weird, porridge-like Clag glue which came in a pot where the lid had a brush attached to it, and you would dip it in the pot to get some glue. I think it’s called Clag paste now?

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The question most curious people ask is, ‘Why do you love x?’

‘What kind of question is that?’

Most people are not able to explain why.

In my current relationship, compared to previous ones, I can pick out the mundane, stupid things that are so obviously and hilariously affectionate, that I couldn’t possibly imagine being OK doing to, or with, anyone else.

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