Pretty into Rookie's readers diary project.
Monday, 24 December 2012
185 words. Mainly stolen from people wiser than me.
A friend told me: “Never give up hope, it's what gets us up and out of bed every morning and what makes living the next day worthwhile.” I suppose that’s true.
Sometimes you gotta do what you really don’t wanna do to find out what it is you wanna do.
Let him open the door for you. It’s a win-win situation.
You are your problem. But you are also your solution. *stolen from Bridesmaids (and the only good scene in the movie)
Nothing reinforces being a woman more than sending a long-winded emotional unwarranted text to a guy you know doesn’t want or need to hear any of the information you’re texting. *stolen from Boycrazy.com
We accept the love we think we deserve. *stolen from The Perks of Being a Wallflower
You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world...but you do have some say in who hurts you. *stolen from John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars
If you're going to dive in, dive into the deep end. *stolen from Jake Gyllenhaal (yes indeed)
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
I know I'm probs super late on this one, but I have only recently discovered HeTexted.com and it brings me lots of joy. People are funny. Teaches you a lot about the human condition. In a bad way.
Friday, 7 December 2012
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
My Christmas Wishlist. Oh please Santa, please! I'd also be happy with vouchers for the shops* I can buy the below items in. Promised. Thanks. Big Love, Linda x
* Urban Outfitters, Wildfox, Benefit, Diptyque, MCM Bags & Nails Inc.
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
It’s this time again. Albums of the year. Don’t have my usual ten albums this year like I used to in 2011 and 2010, but hey so what? The ones I’ve got are good ones though. In no particular order.
Great band, fearless musicians and tremendously innovative. Haters gonna hate, but I love it.
Some true gems on this. Talking predominantly ‘Pyramids’ and ‘Bad Religion’. Worthy follow-up to ‘Nostalgia, Ultra’.
Big. ‘Backseat Freestyle’ - HUGE!
I know, I know it’s all been out before, but to hear it remastered and as one coherent album makes it all the more enjoyable. So much love.
Some indie stuff I like.
Mainly because of ‘110%’. What a tune.
Death Grips – No Love Deep Web
Simply because his relentless, don’t give a fuck attitude and all the fun bizzznizzzz with the record label really amused me, the tunes are sick and his angry energy is actually quite gripping. Literally. Also let’s not forget THAT COVER.
Saturday, 17 November 2012
Saturday, 10 November 2012
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
The other day I had an interesting conversation with a friend that started something like this:
Me: “No one has ever asked me out....“
Her: “Yeah because you don’t stop to give them the time to do it....there were at least three guys looking at you“
That got me thinking. Is it me or is it other people? Is it a combination of the two? Is everything a big misunderstanding because everyone is confused and no-one wants to get hurt. The answers are probably yes. Life’s complicated. People are complicated. Suck time.
So anyway, since I certainly don’t have any answers (as we all know by now) I asked my wise friend to author a post on what she thinks about love, life, gender roles and why all this is so complex.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we used to say. Now we should probably call it “power bitches and wimps"… it really is a pity that girls have surpassed the aim of emancipation and are now surprised that there are no “real” men because they simply 'out-emancipated' them.
Having become hardened in the work place and in the emotional space, women are longing for strong men whilst also demanding to be the strong one themselves. Checkmate.
Now that they are finally on the way up on the emancipation ladder, they unfortunately don’t have anyone to share this success with. After decades of struggle women are still alone, just in a different way. What’s missing in this perfectly successful little world is a man to give them strength, to bounce ideas off, to laugh with and to love.
Looks like they have to clean up the mess they created. A few ways to make this easier to simply let men be men. How you ask?
Let them open doors for you because it's nice. Let them pay your bill with the crystal-clear awareness that you could perfectly well do it yourself. Let them feel like your hero and protector. And don’t forget that that doesn’t mean a step back but a step forward to understanding that we need each other and that we need to work around the little quirks and with the little misunderstandings.
Most importantly, be patient with men because change is in the air for them too.