I can’t drive 55

#241: Take the third line of the last song you heard, make it your post title, and write for a maximum of 15 minutes. GO!

Boy, am I behind! As I mentioned during the week, it was my brothers birthday and we were out all day. Then this weekend I met up with a friend for the day and then spent went on to spend the weekend at my cousins before she moved back down to Bournemouth for her second year of uni. Combined with a dead battery on my phone, I haven’t been able to write my posts as planned. So, to catch up…

Wait a minute let me take you there (Jessie J, Arianna Grande & Nicki Minaj – Bang Bang)

I have been addicted to this song ever since first hearing it a week or two ago because the beat and tune to it is just amazing. I continued to read the lyrics to find out it’s quite saucy and packed full of innuendos! But hey, I guess that’s both Jessie J’s and Nicki Minaj’s style… either way, it’ll remain on my current playlist for quite a while.

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Ready for your close-up

#240: Cast the movie of your life.

Apologies for the lateness of this one… as you may have read on Wednesdays post, it was my brothers birthday yesterday and it was a seriously jam packed day, which involved a wedge of Choccywoccydoodah cake (of course!), an IMAX screening, dressing up as Astronauts/Red Arrow Pilots, eating too much and seeing a west end show. I will elaborate on our day very soon!

Hmm… Considering the majority of my life has been spent in education, it would be quite a boring film. So instead of a life movie, it would focus on my journey from Uni to the world of work. It would include my many adventures and opportunities experienced since entering the journalism world: – Heading to Iceland for the release of Ice Age 4 on DVD – Covering the European Premiere of Oz: The Great & Powerful – Being on the red carpet of the National Television Awards 2014, mingling with the stars – Interviewing a robotic Nigel from Rio 2, whilst the characters voice, Jemaine Clement, was in another room – Attending the World press conference of Thor: The Dark World – Attending a launch night of Nerf’s Zombie Strike range and making a short video to promote it.

Hopefully that wouldn’t be too boring!

I’d like to thank my cats

#239: You are receiving an award – either one that already exists, or a new one created just for you. What would the award be, why are you being honored, and what would you say in your acceptance speech?

Argh! Just realised I have missed yesterday’s deadline by 37 minutes! However, I do have a very good reason for it… I was wrapping up a couple of last minute birthday presents for my brother (whose birthday is now today… HAPPY BIRTHDAY!) and didn’t realise the time!

The award would be The Most Organised award… ask anyone I work with, I am THE most organised (borderline obsessive compulsive) individual they have ever come across. But, this of course regularly comes in handy when I’m in charge of organising and managing promotional events & festivals 🙂

I’ve never had to make a speech before as such… tonnes of educational presentations throughout sixth form and uni, but never a speech. So, I’d of course keep it incredibly short – I’d do the typical thing by thanking my family and everyone who has contributed to creating the person I am today, but I’d then thank the person who recognised just how much effort I put into my work, striving to make it as perfect as possible.

Funny ha-ha

#238: Do you consider yourself funny? What role does humour play in your life? Who’s the funniest person you know?

I’d like to think I’m quite quick-witted when it comes to a sense of humour but I wouldn’t class myself as hilarious or at the level of even a novice comedian… if that makes any sense! 

Luckily, humour plays quite a large role in my life. Although, I’ve always thought it should be a key factor in everyones life – I couldn’t imagine going through a single day without smiling or laughing. It just wouldn’t be right! 

The funniest person I know… this is a tricky one as numerous people make me laugh in different ways. There are the small little-and-often laughs and then there are the times when you can’t actually breathe or see through laughing so much, taking you to the point of happy tears. I don’t think I have one funniest person in my life… it’s more of an amalgamation of everyone! Happy times indeed!

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Secret of success

#237: What would it take for you to consider yourself a “successful blogger”? Is that something you strive for?

In all honesty, it’s not something I strive for but it would be nice if I became one. I simply began this blog to improve my writing and of course, to be a part of a community that supports one another in their mutual interests. Plus, not forgetting, that the challenge intrigued me as at times I can be quite the procrastinator, so saw this as the ultimate test – could I possibly stick to something for 365 days in a row? I mean, I have breakfast every morning but that’s not a habit… it’s part of staying alive, so could I stretch myself further? Really put my mind to it and give it my all?

I’ll let my fellow bloggers be the judges of that 🙂

These boots were made for walkin’

#236: Tell us about your favourite pair of shoes, and where they’ve taken you.

I would have to say my black Converse hi-tops as I pretty much live in them. I’m lucky enough that the magazine I work for is quite casual – plus in recent years hi-tops have become quite fashionable and more acceptable to wear on nights out, which is a bonus. I think I’m already on my third pair in just over three years – which to be fair is pretty decent going. I used to work in retail so for 20 hours a week across two years, I’d be walking about in them. I think I’ll always be wearing them… well, not for my wedding as some brides are now choosing. But hey, each to their own!

Pants on fire

#235: What was the last lie you told? Why did you tell it?

Hmmm… This is hard to remember as I prefer to avoid telling lies, regardless of how big or small. It was probably something really trivial, that was only told to either protect someone else or it was said to make them happy. I would never lie to hurt someone as it’s just too mean.

Viral

#234: The New York Times is going to feature your blog on its home page, and you’ve been asked to publish a new post — it’ll be the first thing tens of thousands of new readers see. Write it.

What an overwhelming honour. I quite honestly wouldn’t have a clue where to start… This prompt is going to take longer than a day to write. Any content suggestions my fellow bloggers?

Fifteen credits

#233: Another school semester will soon begin. If you’re in school, are you looking forward to starting classes? If you’re out of school, what do you miss about it — or are you glad those days are over?

A bit of both to be honest. I’m referring more to my Uni days as opposed to secondary school/sixth form days, and not just because there were fewer lessons thank you very much! At the time, I didn’t love Uni when the deadlines/exams were around, but I loved starting new lessons – entering a new lecture room, starting a new book/folder and taking an insane amount of thorough notes. There was something so gratifying about the whole process of newness… and of course learning. I think that’s probably the thing I miss most – learning something new every week. I’ve always loved learning and have realised that doing a job I know everything about can get quite boring. I’m a sponge that really does need to learn new things at least once a month, otherwise I feel like things have gotten stale or super mundane. I struggle to imagine that anyone wouldn’t want to learn new things and improve themselves – knowledge is power and all that. The mind boggles…

The full moon

#232: When the full moon happens, you turn into a person who’s the opposite of who you normally are. Describe this new you.

The opposite of me… hmmm…. So, the “full moon” me would be painfully unorganised, incredibly lazy, have an appalling email and telephone manner, would be wearing heels 24/7 regardless of where I was and I’d (disturbingly) hate music. However, on the plus side, I’d be an amazing chef and wouldn’t feel cold all the time! As with everything, swings and roundabouts (although I do prefer non-full moon me, of course).