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Thursday, 10 January 2013

Why?

♥ Why does this ^^ always happen?

♥ Why is the key to my essay writing productivity gin and episodes of Midsomer Murders*? I'm sure I will get the worst grade ever but 1,500 words in 2 hours is pretty impressive, right?

♥ Speaking of essays. Why can I write a thousand word blog post in half an hour but a 2000 word essay takes FOREVER, a billion braincells and 7 hours of me panicking about not knowing what to write?

♥ Why doesn't my toaster have any other setting than burnt-to-a-crisp?

♥ Why can't I make small talk successfully like everyone else? Why do I instead manage to make a complete tit/wally/fool out of myself. every. bloody. time.

♥ Why does little Ralphie still look at me so lovingly when I'm wearing sweats & my hair on the top of my head is looking very much like a wonky pineapple? Is it because I know where the treats are? I think it's because I know where the treats are.

xoxo

*For those unaware of Midsomer Murders. It's a bloody awful yet utterly amazing TV murder mystery show set in the fictional village of Midsomer that's SO predictable I could tell you who the murderer is within 10 minutes of it starting. That's not to mention with the amount of murders in Midsomer, I'm sure the entire village population would have been wiped out by series 2 at least.

88 comments:

  1. I love Midsomer for the sheer hilarity of it at times x

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  2. I used to have competitions with my mum who could guess the murdered quickest.
    Too much fun that show, and I was always amazed there were never any people bought it to explore the incredibly high murder rate. Something in the water maybe!!
    Small talk is one of my specialities. I think it was working for Clarins for 3 years, let me know if you want coaching!!!

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  3. this post made me chuckle!!

    I hate burnt toast, thank god I don't own a toaster cos I only like my toast lightly done!! I don't watch Midsomer but I think shows such as The Killing are more gripping. Maybe that's just me.
    xo

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  4. I know what you mean about small talk lol!
    I'm the worst.
    Cute post :) x

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  5. Yep , why !!? The picture thing always happens to me too ! And writing essays take allot of braincells :P

    http://hevastyle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. When I was in school and had to write essays, I'd start by researching the subject (and mind you, we did NOT have the internet yet, it was only starting and nobody had it home so that was books and library) until I'd get ideas and could form a thought, I would jot down all my ideas and then organize them into a plan. Then I would write and it would be so much easier this way.

    Is your toaster a Kenwood? Mine has another setting that is "not toasted at all". Not fun.
    xx

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    1. I'm so bad at the planning bit, I just dive right in and hope for the best! xo

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  7. The photos are exactly what I go through, I end up with about 50 odd! I have never watched Midsomer Murders! I feel like i want to now though to see if I can guess the murderer in the first 10 mins! haha

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. xx

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  8. You should get a new toaster. All the other problems I do not have a solution for. But you should get a new toaster. Maybe a Hello Kitty one. Oh. Now I want a Hello Kitty toaster. One of those who burn a Hello Kitty into your toast. It would make me happy every time I eat toast.
    Lots of love

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  9. You gotta love a bit of Midsomer Madness! You have made me laugh this lunch time, great post. I am the same with small talk, except I just keep on talking and cant stop, even when people try and move away, and its always nonsense that comes out of my mouth. x

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    1. Haha aww, that's better than me, I just don't stay anything at all! xo

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  10. I know the feeling! For my Creative Writing Portfolio at Uni, I wrote a 3000 story in about 2 hours, yet when it comes to Literature essays, it takes me days to write 1500/2000 words! xx

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  11. I used to spend hours watching Midsomer Murders whilst I was supposed to be studying. Good old days!

    www.parisianorchid.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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  12. Essays are officially one of the worst things ever! I think the problem is the more you think about it the more your brain turns to mush! And Misomer Muders is brilliantly awful! Love it!

    Harriet x

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  13. Ah, why indeed - why is it so much easier to bang out a blog post than write a three line email on a subject you're dreading!?
    And why is it impossible to find the one thing you actually need when you go round all of the shops, but find about a billion other things you don't need?

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  14. Oh Jennie, this post made me laugh sooooo much!

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  15. Ha! Yes, why is Midsomer so predictable! Also, why do people choose to live in that darn village. I was always more of a Jonathan Creek girl! xxx

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  16. I'm struggling with my essay at the moment. Maybe I will try some gin and midsomer murders :) xx

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  17. Can totally relate to the toaster comment, half a load of chargrilled slices end up in the bin before my toaster gets it right!

    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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  18. Feel your pain with the toaster! xo

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  19. 1,500 words in 2 hours is seriously impressive ;)
    I'm rubbish at small talk too!

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  20. Haha I love this post! Nice and down to earth, and brimming with your wonderful personality!

    I am exactly the same with taking self portraits, which is why I tend to avoid it on the blog at least. Don't even get me started on taking outfit shots!

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  21. I love the photos, you're so adorable and your glasses are amazing x

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  22. This is me down to a tee. I literally think my toaster has no other setting than that, either. And I do find myself watching Midsomer Murders and trying to kid myself I don't know who the murderer is even though I've known from the first 10 minutes just to make it more enjoyable! x

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  23. I can't do small talk either. Seriously, how can others do that? At least now I know I'm not alone... :)

    Miri xx
    mirisblogazine.blogspot.com

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  24. Hahaha, so true to all of these! I am also totally inept at making small talk, I talk about the weirdest things! xo

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. Ralphie is a true gent! And I hate the small talk too - never can and never will be able to make it xxx

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  26. I have the same picture trouble, too. Isn't that just a blogger thing?

    Midsomer Murders is hilarious. You'd think there'd be nobody left alive there. Or after like the 20th murder, people would start moving away. Surely.

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  27. Ha ha I love the small talk bit. I ve never figured out how I can stand in front of 500 kids and do assemblies no problem, yet put me one to one with a stranger and I seem to turn into mr bean!

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  28. Oh Jennie I feel ya! It makes me forever to write papers too, but I can write blog posts so easily, haha :D

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    1. Haha, I'm glad I'm not alone! xo

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  29. i'm the same way - i can tap out a blog post like it's the easiest thing in the world, but when i try writing something for someone else... i freeze up. it must just be a thing.

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  30. the best essays are always the ones you didn't think about i find!

    x

    my little ol' blog : bam bas bat

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    1. I'm keeping my fingers crossed! xo

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  31. Oh Jennie, i'm loving these photos, they're great! xx

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  32. I can relate to every single point!! Midsomer Murders is ridiculous. We were watching it last night, well I say watching, Mama & Papa K were paying lots of attention, I was ignoring it. The minute I actually listened I figured out who the killer was and I just sat there in fits of laughter at the whole thing! xx

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  33. I am so with you on the small talk, I am terrible at it. I always feel like a babbling fool.... :(

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  34. I hate taking photos (of myself) so much I decided not to upload a single one on my blog. Mission accomplished ;-)

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  35. Haha good post. I know how you feel with the essay! 5000 word essay and I left it until the last minute, 2 weeks until the deadline, no social life for me haha. Very impressed with the 1,500 in 2 hours! Well done! xx
    - Keeley | Living In Your Imagination

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  36. Haha the second point is so true! I used to spend hours watching US dramas and youtube videos whenever I had an essay or uni project to hand in! I'm awful at small talk too x

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    1. Hehe I'm glad I'm not the only one! xo

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  37. Haha, i know this oh so well!

    http://studsanddreams.blogspot.co.uk/

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  38. lol good luck with essay writing x

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  39. Hahaha! You are adorable!


    Cindy x
    http://www.cindynguyen.ca/

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  40. Luckily when I moved in with my boyfriend, he had a super expensive toaster he received for a gift, so now I don't have to deal with super burnt toast anymore! Yay! Anyway, you're blog is super cute.
    Liz
    http://liz-makes.blogspot.com/

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  41. I used to watch that tv show like crazy when i was younger, though i always had two options for the murderer.
    those photos are funny. :d
    good luck with your essay!

    http://imeowlife.blogspot.ro/

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