Thursday, May 27, 2010

Pants of Friday: and the guide to week survival

Oh yes oh yes! When it finally comes around you just feel exhilarated, jump out of bed and let your hair loose (the hair on your head! for those of you who are balding, please do not let any other hair loose!!!)


It's in the title, the day you get fried! Fried in the brain, fried in the food and af-fr(a)ied if you have not done your work for the week! The fact that you know you can get up the next morning, flick on the Saturday Disney cartoons- uh i the mid day Video Hits countdown...and relax every bone in your bod is just a beautiful thing. I think the phrase TGIF is a muscle relaxant in itself. Who needs Voltaren emugel when you can just listen to a bit of Pant's of Friday with Hamish and Andy and take advantage of the 6 dollar steak down the road.

So what can we do if we are mid week? Friday only comes around once but you have four other days to plow through while you are waiting for this magical day.

Monday-"don't speak to me day": you will have to go to work, school, uni or whatever it is that you do, because this day shows your dedication. Monday = make your mark day. Show your presence...and then fade away for the rest of the week.

Tuesday-"Take me now day": You are basically running on two cans of red bull and a chocolate muffin you shoved in your gob earlier that morning knowing full well it was chocolate and pretending that it was bran. You can get through this day if you remember one phrase "tight-ass Tuesday!" Tuesday in Aus is known as the day for cheap everything. Highly suggest looking up some movie times in the day and planning out who you will drag along to the next comedy, romance, rom-com or thriller (Michael Jackson moves inserted).

Wednesday-"Kill me now aka. hump day": OK so Wednesday is the hump in the road...It is usually a day of meetings, classes and tests. Hump day is only good if you have a hump day treat. Get through this day by teaming up with your friends, co-workers or whoever you choose to hang out with (or are forced to hang out with by default) and get out of the office (or your other type of confinement)...the Gym, the park, the shops...whatever it is- go do it and free your mind a little with "highly legal" methods ;)

Thursday- "One day till Friday": The tunnel is opening (and i don't just mean in the Cross). The light at the end of the tunnel is 24 hours away! Also- late night shopping. Have you forgotten to buy a present, get some new pants, underwear or the latest Eurovision cd? Well spend your day planning your night! Hours 1-5 = What am i having for dinner and who am i going with. Hours 5-6 = lunch. Hours 6-9 = What do i need to buy, and who can i scab money off! Your day will pass like a nerdy student.

FrrrIIIIDAYYY- "TGIF": The day that needs no just is.

Enjoy your week!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Bieber Fever!

I sat watching the children of Sydney lined up outside the Channel 7 Studio in Martin Place with their sad little faces, signs and digital devices ready in hand trying to get a glimpse of their beloved childhood heartthrob and screaming at any mention of the word Bieber...and all i could do was laugh.

It seemed so silly, hundreds of children looking out for a side hair swept 16 year old pop star that wouldn't even know they were there! Justin Bieber seems quite lame to me. Well the hype does, he is quite talented and seems like a sweet boy. The whole thing just seemed a little over the top and it made me reflect on my childhood and my experiences and shamed love affairs with the bands of the nineties.

I can remember waking up with not an inch of my baby pink painted wall showing as it was plastered with overlapping posters of Hanson. Mmmbopalicious! I to be honest didn't crush on any of them but i loved the songs, i loved the exclusivity of knowing everything about them and it was just something that keeps your life going as a child..not too sure why?

We all find that need to place our adoration on something external to us. Something that is not in our immediate lives such as a band, a TV series, movie (twilight for example) or celebrities galore. They represent something that we want to be close to but can not reach in our daily lives. Hanson represented - well i can not really place my finger on it? Boys? Music? Fun? Belonging? whatever it was it was a little weird obsession! Because i placed them in my lives i felt cooler some how.

The day that you disengage with your childhood crush is one that happens so instantly. For some it is because you find another boy band, celebrity heart throb or general interest to tickle your fancy. For others it is because they have plainly out grown the stage. For was the moment when i was trying to watch Hanson on the television and my mum said..."oh is that the band with the 2 boys and the little girl in the middle like the poster on your wall?"

ABSOLUTELY HORRIFIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I had forgotten about Hanson within 24 hours.

You can only really laugh at these situations and weird obsessions much after the incident takes place. It's that moment that you look back and say- what the h e double hockey sticks was i thinking....and then you say, wow that was lame i should have said HELL.

I jump from heart throb to heart just can't help it. Currently i am on my Hamish Blake/ Hamish and Andy obsession...that's lasted about 7 lets hope i don't look back and go...daym!...i was lame. But eventually i believe that will just happen when they are old and fat with no hair and are ghosting people, but really just harassing women on the street.

Bieber may be a fad but you might as well go all out whilst you can. It's just the way life goes...go with it!