Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Song Of The Month - July

I don't know about you, but I have always been quiet a big Arctic Monkeys fan!

Their early years were 'the shit'.
I listened to 'Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not' and 'Favourite Worst Nightmare' like there was no tomorrow! 

The first song I heard When The Sun Goes Down, and the 12 year old me went nuts for it! Now I listen to them a lot less, but when I do I have such fond memories from my high school years that it's impossible to shut them out of my 'add to playlist' list. 

I used to sit in English class and sing Flourescent Adolescent with my best friend over and over before we walked home singing Teddy Picker and Balaclava. I think my bebo even had a couple of Arctic Monkeys songs featured in my profile. 

Oh yeah, back in the bebo days I was all for the Arctic Monkeys!

With a lot of high school bands, the more albums they made the older they got and the more their music taste and genre taste differed, meaning a lot of bands went 'to pot' because people loved them for the stuff they made as we were teenagers! So for the Arctic Monkeys to still be selling out shows with no hassle really shows how talented they are, adjusting for themselves and still producing music the fans love.

One of my favourite songs is from their 2006 album 'Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not'. Mardy Bum made me laugh and I loved it, the lyrics were fantastic and it was so catchy, I still use the words Mardy Bum and sing it when people are miserable to this day! So it's definitely impacted my life enough to remember the lyrics 9 years after it's original release!

Really fond of this band, and this month they're my listen!

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

The Best Cookie/Sweet Jar, EVER.

I got back home from house sitting a couple of days ago, it was incredible having two weeks in a house of my own with my boyfriend. It was like a test run of how things would be when we get our own place. It went so well it was unreal!

We was house-sitting for Lewis' brother and wife who (lucky buggers) went to Jamaica for two weeks! Before they did though, we had a quick house tour.

"Press on button for TV to come on"
"Turn handle for water to proceed out of taps"
"This is the oven. Press, twist and FIYA"

Like that ^

The one thing that was shown to me though?
(In which my eyes lit up and sparkled like some kind of anime cartoon)
Was a Jack Skellington cookie jar!

Like me, it was for a sweet lover rather than a chocolate lover. It took every part of me to not demolish the entire jar for the duration of my stay! There was tiny jelly babies, haribo hearts, jelly snakes, chocolate buttons.

I was over the moon!

I ended up searching for my own, desperate to have my own little collection for my sweet tooth, and ended up stumbling upon a RARE Crash Bandicoot (holding onto a rocket ship) cookie jar! It was so awesome and I wanted it more than anything! However I couldn't justify paying £200 for a cookie jar because it was rare, so it was a no :(

I ended up finding an Adventure Time Jake cookie jar!
The reviews put me off a little bit, a couple said it was smaller than expected so I expected to be a little disappointed when it arrived but I bought it knowing I didn't want a bog standard polka dot jar with the word 'cookies' on it. It's perfect!

It came in the most MATHEMATICAL box!
It was so colourful and the top of the box had nothing but Finns smiling face on it! I was over the moon!

Because of the shape there's plenty of room at the bottom of jake and to be quite honest I think it's perfect for me! I love sweets but I dont plan on eating so many that my teeth fall out. It's perfect and I love it!

(Cartoon Network/Adventure Time shop also do a Lumpy Space Princess version, say whaaa?!)


Just look at how cool he is!
(Obviously, the sweets weren't included! I filled it up today!)
He opens at the top, the lid being his head and it has a nice rubber band around the ceramic top that makes it very easy to access the jar and put the lid back on without lots of clanging and banging! I am over the moon with this purchase!

Yay for geeky cookie jars!

Monday, 27 July 2015

Being Called 'Sister-In-Law' Without The Ring.

Good Morning!

I wanted to talk about something today that made me so incredibly happy!

(Nope, I'm not engaged - Just throwing that out there first!)

I work with my boyfriends brothers, which is pretty awesome.

My boyfriends brothers are team leaders and duty managers, so it's pretty awesome having two really close friends as your bosses that you actually get to hang out with and drink beers with and it not be really weird or considered 'wrong'.

My last job refused permission of any supervisor being in anyway friends with staff, supervisors and managers were not aloud to hang out with 'regular staff'. No, really. That was a rule. Unless our actual boss had organised the evening and those who were in work the next day didn't drink and we were monitored? It wasn't allowed. 

Not that we listened to the rules anyway, I ended up becoming really close friends with my Supervisor Hattie, who was the greatest worst influence I'd ever met. We all went to the pub 'just for a couple' one evening after work, we ended up drinking way too much wine (or at least I did) and I really jacked up my knee! Best supervisor ever. 

Point being!
It's super nice being able to hang out as co-workers rather than 'superiors'.

I ended up buying a drink after my shift and told my boyfriends brother to keep the change for himself! It wasn't much but at the end of the day it all adds up in the end!
He handed me my change and said "No you keep it! I'm not taking a tip off my sister in law!".

Bam. A small comment that lead to excitement and happiness, for me the most wonderful thing is being accepted into my boyfriends family, and all is well and good I know they like me! (I pestered my boyfriend after the first time I met his mom to ask her if she liked me) but I do know people who have been kind to their brothers/sisters partners because their sibling likes them, even when they don't! So it was a moment of pure joy that despite the long relationship yet only moving here in October? I'm liked enough to be referred to in a way that means theres a future for me in the family.


Friday, 24 July 2015

I Am Rubbish At Blogging -


I know that excuses are excuses but since my last post in April I got a job and then pretty much every piece of technology I own broke! Firstly and most importantly, the piece that I use to blog on - my laptop! So I've had no time or way to get anything done!

I've missed blogging and writing so much, but I didn't have the money to get my laptop fixed! Then some of my chargers for other items broke and my phone that was semi broken but still usable ended up completely dying on me from LITERALLY putting it on a table, I picked it back up and the screen was black.

Luckily (after a bit of a break down and woe is me) my boyfriend is awesome and stripped my laptop bare, swapped it back to an older version of windows and suddenly it actually started working, it only took about two days worth of updates.

I ended up buying a second hand mint condition iPhone 5 (best decision of my life because the only thing that was missing was that piece of plastic screen protector you end up peeling off anyway) so now the only thing that's broken is my Olympus camera. (that I bought to start up vlogging and never did from being afraid I wasn't interesting enough :')) Oh, not to mention the fact I've only used it once! Yet it doesn't work, so at least it isn't a complete disaster!

I'm soooo excited to start writing again because I have loads to post!

I'm back!