Thursday, 26 April 2012

The diary of a ten year old part 1

I was sorting some stuff out the other day and came across my Winnie-the-pooh diary from 1997.
1997 was a pretty good year; I turned 11, my sister was born (yes there is a big age gap between us), I started 'big school' and it would appear that I started to become interested in the opposite sex. Shocking!

I just had to share some of my diary entries because they really tickled me. I think it will be best to split them over a couple of posts because I don't want to overload you with 10 year old Katie - she's a bit full on sometimes.
So this first lot of entries all surround my 10 year old love life:

22nd April
So yeah, from the start I obviously played it cool and wasn't overly dramatic or anything. Loving someone for infinity isn't that long is it? I love how after making such a statement I then have to also write that I went swimming (with Emma), like that was equally important on that day.

2nd May
Oh dear. I can't believe Emma told my secret, when just over a week earlier I had been swimming with her. Don't think I was a happy bunny. I love how I turned the 'M' in Matthews name into a love heart.

17th May
My birthday, as you can see. How tragic a diary entry is this? I actually remember this. I had had a bowling party and both Matthew and Kayleigh, amongst other friends (including Emma - we made friends) came and in the car on the way back he said he fancied Kayleigh. And it had to happen ON MY BIRTHDAY. Oh dear.

10th June
This was the last diary entry relating to Matthew. It had been exactly 49 days since I had admitted my 'infinity' love for him and he had gone and got a girlfriend who I was obviously not happy with. I wasn't bitter or anything. Honest. It would appear that that was the end of my 'love' for Matthew and I had to move on. (p.s. the part about my Mum related to her going in to hospital to have my sister)

14th July
Then there was George. As you can see, that was pretty short lived.

22nd October
And finally there was Sam and the cycle begins again.

Who knew a 10-11 year old could have such a drama filled love life eh?

Thursday, 19 April 2012

7 Reasons why I don't like Facebook..... even though I still use Facebook

Everybody has Facebook nowadays. Parents (thankfully not mine), grandparents (again, not mine), Aunties, Uncles, long lost classmates, teachers, everybody has got into the Facebook action.
I first joined Facebook whilst I was at uni when my uni friends began telling me that 'Myspace was sooooooooooo dead'. When I first joined, you had to have a university email address, i.e. one that ended in here (obviously different for different countries) You could look at all the people's profiles who were in the same uni as you and then to see any others you had to be friends with them.

I don't think I can remember the point in time when Facebook blew up and everybody including people's pets started popping up, requesting to be friends and updating their profiles with pictures ('this is soooooo going to be my profile pic'), statuses and interests.

Anyway onto my 7 reasons of disliking Facebook:
*Before I start, this is only supposed to be light hearted and I'm sure to an extent I too am guilty of some of the following because I do still continue to use Facebook*

1. Pointless/too much information status updates - Guess what I don't care if your tea was really 'yummy' or if you're having a 'cheeky vino' after work. I also don't care for a minute by minute breakdown of the programme you are currently watching - if I wanted to know what's cracking off, I'd watch it myself.

2. People having 600 friends. 600? Really you have SIX HUNDRED friends? Whatever. Maybe it's me being insanely jealous that you can find 600 people who like you and want to be friends or maybe it's me being annoyed at listing somebody you met in a pub toilet, once, as a 'friend'. Either way, either way.

3. The 'Love my kids/ Love my wife/ Love my boyfriend/ Love my family' status updates. Wow you love your kids? No way, never would have thought that you would love your kids and I'm so glad you remind me and your other Facebook friends every other day. And really? You have the best boyfriend in the world because he put the toilet seat down/brought you a yogurt from the fridge/bought you some flowers? Wicked. I care.

4. People writing on the walls/photos/status updates of other people who are blatently in the same house/room as them. Open your mouths and talk to each other; you don't have to put on a show for us all.

5. Those 'woo it's the weekend' and 'can't believe it's Monday again' statuses - believe it or not I am aware of the days of the week and the order in which they fall. You don't need to remind me. I have lived through almost 26 years worth of weeks and was probably aware of the days contained in those weeks for at least 20 of those years.

6. The cryptic status updates. The 'I'm only going to give you a taster of something but don't want to go into detail about it on Facebook' status. The 'ask me a question about my status because I then want to announce that it's too personal for all to see' status.

7. Game requests. No I don't want to send you a packet of seeds for your online farm. No. Just no.

As I say although these things do my head in; I still do use Facebook. I wrote my dissertation on Facebook - 10,000 words on it. In a way it's fascinating, but on the other hand it just annoys me. This means I have certain people on the 'show me less updates' option because I want to avoid the politics of friend culling. Oh it's all just too much isn't it :)

Anything that annoys you on Facebook?

How many times can I say Facebook in one blogpost? Facebook.
This is like my dissertation all over again.

Rant over.

Monday, 16 April 2012

A New Beginning.

Hello or 'Ay up' as they say around my part of the country :)
My name is Katie and I have decided that my life is far too exciting to not blog about. This happened whilst I was watching Criminal Minds reruns, drinking my cup of tea and observing my dog eat/play with a fly that she found on the windowsill. I know, it's all so thrilling isn't it?

But really, I thought I would give this another go. This is actually my third attempt at blogging but we'll ignore that and pretend you are my first. The others didn't mean anything to me. Honest.

So shall we kick off with some 'get to know me' facts?

- I am 25 years old, almost 26.
- I live with my other half; who I have been with for almost a decade.
- We have a crazy dog called Penny.
- I love crap tv. It's my guilty pleasure.
- I'm not the best at conversation making and am quite happy to sit in silence. My other half makes up for this as he doesn't shut up.
- I get cold sores, on my cheek. They make me feel like this..
- I am a very messy person. I try not to be, but what can I say, I find a little comfort in a little clutter!
- And finally (for now)... I love to eat. Recently I have been eating too much and have become a bit of a fatty; so now I am dieting to try and feel more comfortable in my own skin again.

Laters taters x