Thursday, February 23, 2006

Movie star double

I just did one of those silly questionnaire things to find out who my movie star double is...

Reese Witherspoon

A space cadet (in the nicest sense of the word) like you needs to be played by someone who has her own rosy outlook on life, someone who is completely loyal, someone who is unbelievably endearing, someone like Reese Witherspoon.

Whether she's lighting up the stage as the dreamy darling in The Importance of Being Earnest, or pushing passed her blonde image in Legally Blonde, Reese's perfect for the part of someone who's seemingly clueless at times, but oddly intuitive when it matters most (even if we know that in real life she's a clever cookie).

Maybe you sometimes get preoccupied when people are talking around you, but who cares if you jump back into the conversation with a slightly bizarre comment or two? It just means your mind has been wandering in interesting places. You, like Reese in her leading lady roles, probably prefer to dedicate your full attention into the things that give you the most joy: your friends, your family, or a cause you're dedicated to. But ultimately, that's part of what attracts people to you and why they love having your good heart and supersensitive brain around. And that's also why Reese Witherspoon would be a box-office hit in the movie of your life.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Sugar and spice...

These past three days I have been a complete sugar fiend. Wham bars (still 10p!), strawberry chewits (make me hyper), drumsticks, jaffa cakes, cookies... oh dear. I LOVE eating them, but the come down from the sugar high isn't good. God job I don't ever do drugs, I'd be rubbish!

My friend Annabel should write a book on relationship counselling, or at least helping people understand what might be going on in the heads of other people when it comes to things like that. She is GOOD. I think she should start a blog, like an agongy aunt type thing. Ooh, that's a great idea (only just had it, see)... watch this space.

Here is some of her advice I want to remember so I can be more empathetic towards some of my friends: "I think if you get to the stage in a relationship where you realise that you are bumbling along, but it isn't enough, then it is time to call it quits. Takes a lot to get over that though, I would think. It is sadder than a forced breakup. Makes you feel much more empty inside. A forced breakup makes you feel angry and upset, but you fight back from it. A natural breakup makes you more reflective, thinking about investing in someone, thinking it is right and in the end it isn't. Harder to work out and justify and get over and build up your strength again. Makes you feel so sad about relationships. Makes it hard to trust yourself or anyone else. Bit of 'what's the point?'. Perhaps you can go with the flow with someone new for a while but then you get the overwhelming 'stop' feeling. Doesn't mean that you can't have fun and won't again - just takes a bit of time."

Aaah, time...

Friday, February 10, 2006

Very nearly the weekend...

Is it bad that I really really want it to be the weekend?

Not much has been happening recently. I've been eating too much sugar (e.g. spoon's full of pure golden syrup). Mega highs, mega lows! Ooops.

What else? I can't even think of a story in the news that has made me laugh or go yuk this week. Haven't got very far with the new year's resolutions... quick update on those then - that'll fill some space!

1. Be strong (in mind) Hmmm, I have moments of clarity. But basically am needing affirmation from other people to tell me I'm a nice person (or not). And whether I'm an attractive person (or not - this one is the b*gger...)
2. Stay fit (get fitter) Not doing too badly on this one. Apart from eating too much suger. At least I'm still doing training and stuff. And I ordered an iPod shuffle yesterday (even though I have no money and tonight am going home to my parent's house to raid my cupboards for things to sell on eBay) to listen to whilst training. Have you seen one? They're teeny weeny!
3. Drink lots of water (to stay young looking!) Not consistently. Bit rubbish really.
4. Be positive and optimistic Grrr. I try. Mostly. Like I said above - moments of clarity marred by feelings of rubbishness and 'what-am-I-doing-with-my-life' type stuff.

Ok, so that's the 'overarching' ones... how about the more specific jobbies...

1. Actually write the text for the children's books I've been thinking about for months Nope, haven't even looked at this. Just have two main story ideas so far. Just need to write them down...!
2. Write the synopsis for the 'Place Called Victoria' TV documentary to sell-in with Mille in May Mille keeps asking me about this. I really should sort it. I think I'll come into work one weekend and do it. I really need the internet to do it (so I can copy someone else's work!).
3. Start my first ever screenplay, i.e. get beyond the initial idea and actually start writing it! However bad it might be... got to start somewhere! What do you think?!
4. Start my own website - e-commerce or otherwise Ah, well I have actually started to progress this one a little bit. I bought a domain name the other day and have started researching the products that I want to sell... watch this space (but don't hold your breath!).
5. Work out what I actually want to do - or at least sort out my 'career', cos it's not going anywhere at the moment Who knows? Not me.
6. Have regular facials! Ooh, and do a reflexology or Indian head massage course... Annoyingly can't afford it! There's a place about two-minutes walk from where I live. When I've sold some stuff on eBay I am definitely booking a facial. Or this really nice back massage thing they have.
7. Find a man of my own. No no no. And the one I want is definitely keeping me at an arm and a half's length! It's just an ego dent I guess. That and when someone tells you they really really like you then it's nice to believe them, until they go cold turkey on you. ANNOYING.

So, there you are - not much has progressed really. Except that I weighed myself last weekend and I was under nine stone. This is very exciting for me (sad I know) as I don't even remember the last time I was this slim. Yahoo! So, one thing is good at least (until I weigh myself again and realise I've put all the weight back on again. God, I'm such a girl talking about things like that. I'm not really that bad. Honest!).

Have a lovely weekend everyone... anyone...

P.S. This song is great. 'Ooh Child' by The Five Steps. I've just stolen it from Mr Lurchyboy at Beesnthings Blog! Hope he doesn't mind. It's a good song to start the weekend.