The Illusive Maybe strikes again

The title to this post has a dual purpose.

1) I haven’t written a post in what feels like forever. I’m not going to make any excuses or mention any reasons because the drama that has occurred over the past month is feeble – if you consider the greater picture of life.

This post therefore serves as a comeback or a “sequel” if you must. I think the title has a real Star Wars vibe to it (is this just me?)

2) Today has been a day of constant bad news for me. I’ve received two “we need to talk” messages and just quite a few other things that have me begging on my knees for something great to come of today – in the remaining hour and a half (no pressure, Universe).

In addition to that, there are just way too many “maybes” in my  life right now and I don’t want these maybes and I don’t want to have to deal with them. I need things to be definite and I need to know where I stand. I suppose I want things to be definite because I’m a bit of a control freak and I actually cannot stand uncertainty. Things need to be in my control and I need to be able to plan my life around these things.

Wow, I’m going off on a bit of a tangent here and I’m beginning to sound relatively obsessive.

So there you have it!

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Mmmmmm should I post this or should I not?

Oh well.

*hits Publish*

It’s all about the bass (and treble)

There’s no denying that Meghan Trainor’s “All About The Bass” is insanely catchy. I admit and confess to doing a little dance in my car every time I hear it on the radio. I however don’t agree with the lyrics. If this song is meant to be about loving your body and seeing yourself as perfect (no matter what) – then why are the lyrics so one-sided?

In my spare time I have been working on some alternative lyrics that can be enjoyed and appreciated by ladies of all body types. Step aside Meghan!

“All about the bass (and treble)”

Because you know I’m all about that bass,
‘Bout that bass, and treble
I’m all ’bout that bass, ’bout that bass, and treble
I’m all ’bout that bass, ’bout that bass, and treble
I’m all ’bout that bass, ’bout that bass (and treble)

Yeah it’s pretty clear, I might be a size two
But I can still shake it, shake it like I’m entitled to
‘Cause I got that smile smile that all the boys chase
All the right awesomeness in all the right places
I see the magazines working that Photoshop
We know that shit might not be real
Come on now, make it stop
If you got true beauty beauty just raise ’em up
‘Cause every inch of you is perfect
From the bottom to the top
Yeah, my momma she told me don’t worry about your size
She says, boys they like all kinds of booty to hold at night
You know I won’t be no perfect idea of a women that you’ve made up
So, if that’s what’s you’re into
Then go ahead and move along

Because you know I’m all about that bass,
‘Bout that bass, and treble
I’m all ’bout that bass, ’bout that bass, and treble
I’m all ’bout that bass, ’bout that bass, and treble
I’m all ’bout that bass, ’bout that bass (and treble)

I’m bringing all kinds of booty back
Go ahead and tell all of the bitches Hey
No, I’m just playing I know you think you’re not pretty,
But I’m here to tell you that,
Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top
Yeah, my momma she told me don’t worry about your size
She says, boys they like all kinds of booty to hold at night
You know I won’t be no perfect idea of a women that you’ve made up,

So, if that’s what’s you’re into
Then go ahead and move along

Because you know I’m all about that bass,
‘Bout that bass, and treble
I’m all ’bout that bass, ’bout that bass, and treble
I’m all ’bout that bass, ’bout that bass, and treble
I’m all ’bout that bass, ’bout that bass (and treble)

Because you know I’m all about that bass,
‘Bout that bass, and treble
I’m all ’bout that bass, ’bout that bass, and treble
I’m all ’bout that bass, ’bout that bass, and treble
I’m all ’bout that bass, ’bout that bass (and treble)

Because you know I’m all about that bass,
‘Bout that bass, and treble
I’m all ’bout that bass, ’bout that bass, and treble
I’m all ’bout that bass, ’bout that bass, and treble
I’m all ’bout that bass, ’bout that bass

And trebbbbblllllllllle

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All body types should be celebrated. Media, memes and memoirs should be about embracing what the “greater powers” gave you and making the best of it.

Gone with gossiping

xoxo

“xoxo Gossip Girl”

I’m sure many are familiar with this line from the hit TV series – a series featuring much drama and intrigue and a series that unfortunately glamorizes the idea of gossiping.

A few days ago I came to terms with the fact that I have a big problem with gossiping. I all of a sudden realized that much of my time spent with people was going towards this guilty pastime. This is done without even realizing the repercussions. It’s all “good and well” and absolutely fine until you hear that people have been gossiping about you or saying things behind your back – and it stings. We all love to say, “I really don’t care what other people think or say about me” but there is no truth in this. Deep down we all care and deep down these things do in fact bother us.

So I have made an active decision to attempt to curb this bad habit. Why should I be participating in something that could cause so much upset and pain?

I am a firm believer in karma so it’s definitely time for me to start putting more positive actions and thoughts about other people (and even myself) out into the universe.

Instead of saying something rude or vaguely negative about someone I will be trying my best to be involved in “positive gossip”. There is so much good to be found in other people. Let us celebrate this instead.

It’s going to be difficult but I could really do with a challenge in my life right now.

Who’s with me?

Giving thanks

Today is Thanksgiving and even though it is not celebrated in South Africa I thought I could still take this opportunity to reflect on my life and  what I am truly thankful for. There are several things of course – my friends and family, the roof over my head, food, my education (and the list goes on). I however have chosen this day to nominate something that I definitely take for granted – my legs. These two trusty steads carry me for hours on end.

After working an 8 hour shift I decided to go and do some “retail therapy”. Unfortunately, after half an hour I began to feel pain in my knee which caused me to cut the therapy session short. This awful pain reminded me of an event which took place just over a year ago. In October last year I had a scooter accident. Today in the mall I had a flashback to what it felt like and what I went through that night.

After sliding on some gravel in the road I was flung off my scooter, my helmet came loose and I landed in the middle of the street. Upon regaining consciousness and taking in what had just happened I began to have a major “freak out” session. This was because I could not feel anything in my legs. I immediately assumed the worst – that I had been paralysed. I would never be able to run, walk, dance, skip, jump, stand up…

Thank goodness there seems to be a greater power looking out for me. I escaped the accident with only a slight concussion, some scrapes and an injury to the knee. My lucky legs remain fully functional.

The fact that I do have healthy and strong legs is definitely something that I don’t appreciate enough. It could have so easily been taken away from me that evening. I should thank my lucky stars a lot more frequently for all he things in my life which I would definitely struggle to live without.

An ode to sushi

Anyone who knows me personally will be completely aware of the fact that I am an absolute die hard sushi addict. From the first time I came to “know” sushi it was truly love at first bite.

Apart from the fact that sushi tastes like little fairies dancing on your taste buds – it also has several health benefits. How’s that for a win-win situation?

And so, I present to you 8 mind-blowing health benefits of these tiny parcels of joy:

1)  Sushi, as a whole, is low in calories.

2) Oily fish is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which can be effective in preventing heart disease, strokes and arthritis.

3) Rice is a great source of carbohydrates and protein.

4) The vinegar which is used to make the rice has anti-bacterial properties. It also aids in digestion and lowering the risk of high blood pressure.

5) Ginger is a natural antiseptic. This pickled root boosts the immune system and helps fight off colds and flu.

6) Soybeans (used to make soy sauce) are high in protein, magnesium, potassium and iron. Soy products contain phytoestrogens, which have been successfully used to treat problems linked with menopause.

7) Nori (made from seaweed) is highly nutritious.  It contains protein, minerals–especially iodine–and is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, niacin and C. Nori helps prevent cholesterol deposits from building up in the blood vessels.

8) Wasabi is rich in Vitamin C. It stimulates the production of saliva and in turn aids digestion.

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I don’t know about you but I’m considering exchanging my daily multivitamins for a daily dose of sushi! I completely understand if you are not a fan. We are all entitled to a list of foods that we just can’t stand (and I respect that). If you haven’t tried sushi though – maybe it’s time?

*A sushi piece stands in a bar on karaoke night and sings Abba’s “Take a chance on me”*

 

The movie haiku

This blog entry is my “Daily Prompt” attempt.

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I will: eat, pray, love.

To India, Italy

And Bali I go!

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Instead of writing something a lot longer I decided to write a short and sweet haiku about “Eat, Pray, Love”. Poor haikus are always so neglected and I’ve always had a liking towards them.

~Catherine Yorke-Hart

Eat, Pray, Love

Message from the music Gods?

Is it just me or do songs always seem to play that apply so accurately to a situation that you are currently experiencing in your life? Or is it perhaps the fact that we are more aware of these applicable songs due to the fact that we are so preoccupied with thoughts of the said situation?

I suppose it is the latter. I would however like to believe that there is some kind of “music God” looking over us and sending us messages (or perhaps just making us more upset with the copious amounts of love songs out there).

Today, quite a few songs being played in public or over the radio caught my attention but this one stood out the most. I think this song applies to such an incredible amount of people. The lyrics are so easily related to.

Commence drumroll!

Brought into this world on July the 29th of this year: Maroon 5 – “It was always you”

 

Enjoy, reminisce, cry?