Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Price of Looking Good

Ok, so in an effort to improve the image, fashion wise per se, I have been looking through a lot of the men's magazines, and pretty much everything to do with male style and stuff like that. And I think that the things that I have found in here during my readings will apply just as much to the feminine side of things as much as it does the male.

I unequivocally refuse to believe that the average person, the you and me of this day, can warrant spending more than $1000 on one single outfit. To me it seems bizarre to spend that much on a shirt, jacket and pants, and what to me seems even more bizarre is that guys who probably wouldn't be making a lot more than I am would spend nigh on all of their paypackets on stuff like this. I just can't believe it, I won't believe it. But it's not even that. I cringe when I look at jeans in places like Glue or General Pants and they're like $200 or so, and cringe even more when I see people actually wearing them. I dunno, I suppose it's their choice, but do brand names really matter all that much to be honest? If I got the outfit of a Lacoste Polo, Levi Jeans, Hilfiger Sunnies, the shoes with a price to kill, and just all the items for general upkeep, it would literally take me months to pay off, and that is investing the entirety of my pay into it. And then there was this article about your 'style essentials', what you should take on to your cabin bag if that is the only thing that you are allowed on the plane, and it totalled to $3284.95! And these are just the essentials. No wonder why it seems like I'll never have any style, if that is what it costs. I think I'll stick with my Bonds cardigan for a little while longer.

The other thing that I will refuse to believe is that people go to the gym daily and are there for hours on end, again this might just show the extent to which I am enthused about exercising at the gym. To me it's kind of like the bane of my existence, in the few times I've been there there hasn't been one person that doesn't seem to be in peak physical condition, so this might be a litle bit of a paradox, but the gym to me doesn't seem like the best place to start off exercising. I know that in essence it is, but it's kind of disheartening to see the people working out make it look effortless. Either way, I know that some people do it, but I just can't believe the average guy would spend that amount of time and money at the gym. :| In a way this is kind of a green jealousy, as it would be great if i had the time and/or indignation to actually commit to such acts of cruel kindness to my body, but it still seems beyond me that people can actually do it.

And then the last thing that I can't believe is how all these magazines tell you that you have to work out for X amount of hours a day, buy clothing and accessories in excess of $5-10,000, and then they still tell you what gadgets you should buy, what clubs and stuff you should go to in order to pick up girls, trying to impress them with the cool clothes you're wearing and your awesome guns. This is the one that I just cannot fathom, how can people who follow all the things that you are supposed to do have time or money to have an actual life?

However, there are some good things in there, you can always buy very similar things on the cheap, and so in a way there are a lot of good ideas, but the general idea that you should own this brand of watch, and get that particular pair of headphones, and never get caught dead wearing these types of shoes is getting a little irritating, and it would be great to get a poll or something like that just to see how many people who would actually spend the money getting everything that is recommended to them.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Simply for efficient blog posting

Nothing of great import has really happened in the last couple of days, since I last blogged, which is good in a way. At the moment I've been getting out the old laptop and I've just tried to start writing a whole lot of stuff again.
Really, I have just been noting down anything and everything, because I'm kind of in the novel writing mood again. Or perhaps the novella writing mood, depending on how good a story I can come up with.

There is something which can be said about writing a novel which in one way, can make it really enticing as a prospective occupation, but in another just strikes fear into your heart. I'm not sure if I can be fully committed to writing for a set number of hours per day, heck, I sometimes find it hard to keep up the blog at times. Although, trying not to give myself any excuses for failure, I could well just take around a notepad or something like that and write things down as they come to me.
And I think that that is where a lot of people just generally stuff up, for a lot of things, myself included. Normally I'm just far less prepared to note down anything and everything, whenever a thought comes along. But now that I have sort of identified that flaw, and with the help of a few creative writing exercises, I shall be on the path to actually writing something substantial. And I encourage everyone to do the same, as the saying goes everyone has at least one good novel in them, so why not try?

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Post-movie desires

I don't really know if it is just me, but everytime I watch a movie I'm always inspired by whatever the movie is, to go out and try something new and different. For example, I just finished watching the Lord of the Rings and I can't help but thinking of how great it would be to be able to ride a horse really well, and perhaps even be able to fence, or something like that.

In all honesty, I know that in my heart of hearts, I probably shall never take up horseriding, nor fencing, as a matter of fact, but during the few days which follow watching movies like that, there isn't anything in my mind that would seem cooler than giving it a go.

But yeah, I may just be one of those types that are just easily got by good movies. I'd be that one idiot eskimo who would buy the ice from the salesman with all the bells and whistles. But that would make me a little bit of ice up on all of the rest of the eskimos. Plus it would be doubly impressive if I were an eskimo with ice and who had the ability to ride a horse and fence.

Also, archery would come into the category of the things which I would love to try at this very moment. Just fyi.

Meanwhile, it's Monday tomorrow, which means that it is my long long long day of university tomorrow. It really is annoying that there were no other options for the class that was scheduled from 4 till 6. I hate learning in the evenings, I'm just never as engaged because I just want to go home at last. Either way, it doesnt really seem like I have a choice in the matter, so I should probably get a fairy long night of shuteye.

peace folks x

Thursday, August 12, 2010

so here goes

I've kinda decided to put the Hawaii thing on the backburner for a little while. I've discovered that I am actually far less prepared than I would have liked to have been, and as a result of that, I've kind of shunned blogging for a little bit. What with work and university and all the other tidbits of my life, blogging just hadn't been on the highest list of priorities at the time.

BUT NOW! without the threat of actually having to do something, I'm able to go back and ramble a fair bit. Which I like doing, because I don't often have the chance to just ramble on to people about stuff these days, everybody (including myself) is just so hectically busy that I haven't had a chance to catch up with a whole bunch of folks since a couple of months ago. Hopefully when I get into more of a routine with university, I should be able to just pop out and do things here and there, see people whenever I can.

Anyway. Things have been pretty good though at the moment. I am absolutely loving all my courses at uni at the moment, we'll see how long that lasts for, but I think that this term is actually going to be a whole lot easier than last term. I suppose now that I am already settled a little bit, have my friends there and just am a little bit more open in meeting a bunch of new people, it is a lot easier in that respect. And I know when to push myself a little bit more when I'm not studying as much as I should be. Which is often. I have a really awful habit of studying things that have nothing to do with anything I'm studying at university. But I spose it can never really hurt having a large general knowledge :D

I hope to blog a tad more frequently than I have been doing lately. I kind of feel bad for not blogging a whole lot in the past couple of weeks, but really, I have just not had the time, and whenever I get home from work, the last thing I want to do after typing on a computer for the last 5 hours is to get on the computer again and type some more. Either way, hang around for a while, there should be a few more blog posts in the not so distant future.

peace x

Friday, August 6, 2010

I'm still alive

So don't fret none.

But at the moment I'm finding it a slight bit difficult trying to fit blogging around work and university, I think after a little while I should be able to get into some sort of routine, but at the moment it is really hectic. I hardly stop for breath on my normal blogging day of Monday, which is kind of a bummer, but I'm pretty sure that I can fit in a bit here and there.
And work is kind of just exhausting, in computer terms. After staring at a computer screen for 5 hours a night or so, the last thing I really want to be doing is coming back and staring at a computer screen for another couple of hours.

But I do kind of keep a little bit of a journal of blog post ideas and stuff like that, now that I haven't done a bit of free blogging for a while. After I'm finished writing the Hawaii series, I'll have so much stuff to write about I won't know what's gotten into the blog :D

peace x