A little while ago I got into a deep and meaningful chat with one of my bestest friends, about something I do a lot that’s a bit of a problem. Basically, I accidentally ditched her to hang out with other people at a party, and she called me up on it, saying that I hang out with one of these people a lot in particular. She said that I often “embody the personalities of the people you’re around,” and I knew that I took on a lot of mannerisms of the people I’m closest to, but this was something completely new to me. As soon as she said it though, and told me that I’d done it before with my American sister, I realised that she was completely right, it’s something I do a lot. It’s probably a flaw, really, since it ends up with me doing things like abandoning my friend at parties when she isn’t close with anyone else there!
Continue reading “My Biggest Flaw”
After, quite honestly, way too long, my parents and I finally go around to going to the museum and seeing the Gallipoli display they were showing. If you don’t know (as in, you’re not a New Zealander or Australian who go taught it every year), the Gallipoli campaign in WWI is one of (or the?) worst we’ve ever fought. Basically, when the ANZAC troops arrived, in the wrong spot, the Turks simply stood at the top of the hill and picked them all off one by one. It was barely even a fight. They stayed there for EIGHT MONTHS, and never really recovered from that first awful day. What Te Papa, the museum in Wellington has done is created these huge models to go along with your typical exhibit, and it was AMAZING. Made by Weta Workshop too, the people behind Lord of the Rings and stuff! When you first walk in, this is what you see.
My history nerd side fell completely in love. Continue reading “I’m a history nerd (WWI exhibit)”
I GOT A JOB! A holiday, casual job, working at the stadium, nothing that’s going to pay me like a proper job. And don’t get me wrong, I’m really happy that I’ve got this job. But do you remember this video? Where I celebrated me finally getting a job? And, not sure if I posted this online, but I got another job handing out flyers once I realised my hours weren’t great. Now, a third job. And I’ve still got hardly any hours. Continue reading “Too many job interviews, not enough jobs”
For a while now I’ve had the vague idea in the back of my head that I wanna dye my hair. I tried cutting my hair short as some sort of change, but it had to be mainained at a paricular length for it to look good, and I’m not here for that much effort. So, my next idea is to dye it. Not just blonder or browner, like the kind of colour that random people on the street want to come up to me and go “wow, I love your hair!” Maybe this; Continue reading “I wanna dye my hair”
People are scary; all of us know this. And for some people, going up and talking to strangers is fine. Or maybe you’re the one in your group that’s always up for hanging out and hosting things. Or maybe you’re me, the one that stresses about every. Little. Thing. I’m getting a lot better though, enough that I felt like I could host a party on Saturday night. Spoiler; it went really well. But holy moly was I stressed about it beforehand! Continue reading “Social Stress (pt1)”
Until just the other night, I’d never really been in a situation which was a proper emergency. And don’t worry, this situation felt like a crisis at the time, but it’s all fine now! What I found really interesting was how differently me and my friend handled it.
So, setting the scene. Me, my best friend, and my other best friend/her boyfriend, staying in my room after a party. He fell asleep, we stayed up talking for ages. He woke up, a bit drowsy but enough to talk to us. He needed to pee, so he got up to go. When you walk out my door, there are two doors going to other bedrooms, and one going into the lounge that’ll lead you to the bathroom. Apparently, this was too much, and he seemed to get a bit lost. We could hear him breathing right by my door, so my friend got up, and I heard her telling him she’d help him get to the toilet. Weird, but he’s just tired, of course. It was 4:30am, fair enough! Continue reading “Handling a Crisis”
Recently, I’ve been just a little stressed (maybe a lot stressed). It’s mostly because I let things get to me too much, but hey, it’s still stress. Usually, a lot of stress is sort of curable, as in I can rant to my friends and they can make me feel better about it. This time, though, I just went and hid away, and kept all that stress bottled up. I haven’t posted on here for a week, and I’ve barely been talking to my internet friends.
Apparently, the internet can stress me out a bit. Who knew, right? Continue reading “An Internet Hiatus (it’s over now, don’t worry)”