Me: *flicking through our four TV stations* God, I hate I’m A Celebrity! Can’t believe it started AGAIN this year!
The Boy: Yeah I know.
Me: And the annoying thing is that I’ll probably end up having to watch it just like last year, because it’s on at the time I’m home and it replaces the decent shows.
The Boy: It’s just so pointless. They’re all nobodies trying to boost their careers.
Me: Yeah! *attempts an Australian accent* G’day mate! I’m in Austraaaaalia. *realises it sounded Indian* I’m not really very good at doing accents, am I?
The Boy: It’s not one of your strongest points, baby.
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Me: *flicking through our four TV stations* God, I hate I’m A Celebrity! Can’t believe it started AGAIN this year!
While making the rounds to promote her solo headlining Australian tour, Lady GaGa was interviewed by a Brisbane morning radio show and, sure enough, the question about her lady parts made its way into the conversation.
Naturally, she handled herself well when the DJ asked, “where are we at the tiny penis issue right now, Lady Gaga?”
“My beautiful vagina is very offended. I’m not offended — my vagina is offended.”
When asked if she was embarrassed at all about the rumors floating around, GaGa says in her calm, cool demeanor: “I’ve sold four million records in six months. I’m not embarrassed about anything.“
GaGaloo continues with the explanation that the silly rumors are based on “society’s reaction to a strong woman — the idea that we equate strength with a man and a penis as a symbol of male strength.”
Well, she said it all!
GaGa may be odd and she maybe be rude, crude and in your face sometimes, but she’s the most wonderfully dry and underated person in the music business and soon-to-be Queen of the World!!!!
For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking, the short version is basically that moi et The Boy were supposed to be moving to Australia (from Ireland) in February for a year, but after some ‘signs’, some negatives and poor family health, I was having a mild meltdown as to whether or not we should actually go.
We have arrived at the answer.
That answer is No, we are not longer moving to Australia.
However, after much discussion and snots and tears, we have devised a new plan.
A much better plan.
A plan that feels like THE plan, the RIGHT plan, the We’re Finally On The Right Life Road plan.
Myself and The Boy …..
….are moving in together!
If plans go to plan then by October, I will be all loved up with my lovely boy in our own little apartment (well our own little rented apartment)!
I’m too excited!
And then we’re applying for Canadian visas in December to keep our options open, so that we can move to Canada for three or so months next Septemeber/October, come home for Christmas, and then tour Europe for a couple of months.
But that part isn’t set in stone ….it’s more of a If We Still Feel Like Living Abroad For A While plan. And a darn good one at that.
And you see, I think this is what we were meant to do.
I’m a firm believer in signs and instincts, and while we were like Wooo Australia, it was more Wooo Travelling than Wooo Australia.
Except he was happy to be living abroad and with me, not living in Australia.
But this plan ….this plan has ‘clicked’, it feels right, I don’t feel anxious about it, I don’t feel like I’m battling doubts into the background.
I feel like I’ve finally arrived home after pottering around for the last 22 years and I have that warm, comfortable, safe, happy feeling in my belly when I think about it.
I really do think this is a fate thing.
You really have NO idea how COMPLETELY happy I am right now!
Even though a really mean PR lady has just treated me horribly and was nasty and pretty much said she was going to make a complaint about me for being unable to fulfil her unreasonable and frankly, stupidly impossible, request.
As you all know, The Boy and I are planning a move to Australia (Perth to be exact) in February.
As soon as anyone who knows me hears this, they all reply “You? In that heat!??” followed by laughing and that Are Ye Mad look.
Well I’ve ignored this. Yes I hate the heat, yes it makes my hair go crazy and that upsets me, yes I detest sweating, yes anything above about 20′c makes me incredibly cranky.
But sure I’m not going to care ….this is an adventure!
But then someone in work told me about this poison-filled spiders that are in Perth, and I freaked out.
I fear needles and that has dripped over to include any insects that bite and suck blood or put something else in, like poison or baby insects.
The lovely Bambola has sent me a nice little email calling me a crazy person because you hardly ever see them, but this came AFTER many hours of internet horror stories regarding these spiders and also my work mate’s own Attacked By Killer Spider story.
So I immediately told The Boy and he, knowing what I’m like (being there for The Mosquito Incident and being my ear during the I Couldn’t Sleep For A Month incident when I was convinced a bedbug had stowed away in the my bag from Venice), he knew this was a serious setback.
The weather I could probably deal with, but being constantly in fear of coming in contact with something that could cause me pain and possibly end up with an antivenom injection!?
You might call me a coward and you might be right, but it’s A fear like claustrophobia and I don’t think I can do a lot about it.
But then other botherments I’d been ignoring came flowing forward:
- What if something happened by brother while I was gone and I didn’t get home in time? He has a heart condition and I really don’t think I’d ever forgive myself if I couldn’t get back …being two days of flying away is a BIG risk.
- There’s a good chance things mightn’t work out over there, and considering the cost of flights and the fact I’m giving up a good job to go there, is it really a risk we should take?
- Also The Boy’s nanny hasn’t been well this year, so I know he’d feel bad if he wasn’t there, and I’d feel bad because Australia was my idea.
So we spent nearly four hours in our favourite diner discussing this, and while we haven’t scrapped the Australia idea, we’re aware of the fact that it’s not really the perfect plan for us anymore.
So we’ve to come up with alternatives.
- It has to be during 2010.
- It has to be at least 6months long, otherwise it’s not worth my while giving up my job.
- We will need to work at some stage during it, cos our savings won’t get us THAT far.
Initially we had this great plan of working for 6months in the US and then travelling around Europe for 4 or 5 months, but US visas are near IMPOSSIBLE to get when you’re over a year out of college (which I am) and don’t have ten years to waste waiting for your visa to come through.
It’d be TOUGH getting jobs in Europe cos we don’t speak any of the languages (well apart from The Boy speaking French).
Canada is a possibility, but they’re not accepting working holiday visa applications for 2010 until December and I’m reluctant to leave this all up in the air until then.
Guys …..any suggestions?
I was tagged by Lyndsay to do this …
1. respond and rework: answer the questions on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own.
2. tag eight other people.
What is your current obsession?
Material possessions …I’ve been like a magpie recently, snatching up anything even remotely pretty to hoard away with the rest of my collections. Interior Designment, here I come …
Who is your favourite photographer?
Tim Walker…I just ordered his book from Amazon …yipeeeeee! Also liking
What’s for dinner today?
Why is today special?
It’s special because I’m going to the gym for the first time in a year!
What would you like to learn to do?
Stand on my head ….or photograph professionally.
What’s the last thing you bought?
A ticket for the Monday matinee of Killed by Curriculum.
What are you listening to right now?
Friday’s recording of McGurk on 4FM
What is your favorite weather?
Warm and sunny or frosty and dry.
What is your most challenging goal right now?
Not walking out of my office job so I can save money for my move to Oz.
What do you think about the person who tagged you?
I think she should continue her career as a banjo player.
If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
In Dublin …I wouldn’t really want to live anywhere else for long enough to purchase real estate.
What would you like to have in your hands right now?
Something that’s not work related…possibly a lasagne.
If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Egypt …just enough to see the pyramids, but without having to get vaccinated.
Which language do you want to learn?
Improve my French, I suppose ..it’ll come in handy in a couple of weeks.
Who do you want to meet in person?
Tim Walker, Judy Garland and Audrey Hepburn.
What’s the favorite piece of clothing in your own closet?
Greg’s grey wool jumper.
What is your dream job?
Features writer or photographer for Vogue.
Any favorite models?
Lily Donaldson, Agyness Deyn, Lily Cole, Sasha Pivovarova.
If you had $100 now what would you spend it on?
Stella McCartney, Christopher Bailey for Burbery and Coco Chanel.
Fashion pet peeve?
Lol …uggs. Oh and combining denims.
Zooey Deschanel, Emma Watson, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett.
Describe your personal style
Hmmmm I dunno …generally I just like my clothes to be pretty, comfy and a little quirky.
If your personality was a Magazine, which one would it be?
Vogue UK-Domino hybrid.
If you could be one item of clothing, what would it be?
A pretty and versatile tea dress.
I was also tagged by Lottie to do this….
The rules are as follows:
1. Put the link of the person who tagged you on your blog.
2. Write the rules.
3. Mention 6 things or habits of no real importance about you.
4. Tag six persons adding their links directly.
5. Alert the persons that you tagged them.
1) I have an entire journal filled with pitcures from magazines.
2) I can make my face turn a bluish-purple.
3) I spent two whole teenager years saying ‘groovy’ and ‘wreck da head’ while thinking I was super cool.
4) I am completely against abortion …and this does not make me conservative, Joey
5) I’m hugely irritated by anyone who’s brain doesn’t work as fast as mine does…it’s not personal, I just hate having to slow down my train of thought
6) I came second in a cookery competition when I was 15, yet spent all of last year living on various combinations of lasagne, garlic toast, guacamole, penne pasta, noodles, soy sauce, waffles, baked chicken and lemon and corriander humus.
I’m going to spare you all a tagging since I tagged some people in my last post!
I’ve got a baaaaaaad case of Spring Fever, y’all.
This happened for a number of reasons:
- The thing that made me aware of this was hearing Taylor Swift’s Love Story, which I based my last post on. As I said it makes me feel summery, makes me think about last summer, makes me want summer-like things, etc, etc (just read the last post!).
- Venice was amazingly Springy, so when I came back I was completely in the mood for nice weather and moving on the Late-Spring goings-on.
- The fact that it’s actually Spring is probably a factor. It’s not dark when I’m going to work anymore and there are tonnes of bird-couples and daffodils all about, and there’s just that feeling in the air.
- Plus talking about Australia plans is making very anxious about staying in the same, wet place and makes me want to run around a beach and build a big ol’ bonfire and play a guitar (note to self: ACTUALLY learn the guitar).
- Also while browsing this blog, I came across the Orla Kiely Spring/Summer collection. It’s so lovely and sunny and awesome -just look at it!!!
If I was a rich girl, eh?