Thing’s I’m Bad At…

In life, no one is ‘perfect‘. I mean sure there’s them people that walk around; with their perfect hair, their perfect dream job, their perfect loving partner and seem to have everything together…but really they have flaws. EVERYONE has flaws…even Leonardo DiCaprio :O. So in short, this is a list of the things I suck at in life.

  1. Eating Breakfast – In a ideal world…I’d wake up early. Cleanse and moisturise my face. Then go get a healthy and nutritional breakfast to start off the day! But in reality I’m lazy. Lazy in the sense that I’d happily have those few extra minutes in the warm comfort of my bed…and then be hungry at work.
  2. Cleansing and Moisturising my face – All through life you will hear the saying “Look after your face when you are young, and you’ll look amazing when you hit 50”. That could all be well and true, but again when presented with the option of staying in bed or doing something which may help your skin later on in life…you know where to find me.
  3. Clothes Mountain – Ok so, If I wear something once for a few hours I won’t send it to be washed. Because in my opinion (even though my mum would differ) it is still clean. I mean unless I’ve rolled around in mud or been caught in a torrential rain storm. So once I’ve taken it off, I’ll put it on a chair in my room…with the intention to either put it away later or wear it the next day (outfit repeater :0 shock horror). However after a while of doing this, a mini mountain will begin to form on my chair, which you know is a issue I can deal with…until it turns into a avalanche.
  4. Updating my Computer – So normally I’m really good with keeping things updated. I’m one of these people that can’t stand notifications. I have to open apps, and emails to just make the little number disappear. Like when my iPhone wants a update and a little 1 appears next to settings, I need it gone. So I just update it. BUT on my mac…oh man it’s a whole other story. As a lover of YouTube I can’t deal with my laptop being out of action for so long. Yes I could watch it on my phone…but I’m all about that big screen. Plus to me the software updates seem unneeded as nothing ever seems to change.
  5. Document Hoarder – There’s a lot of unnecessary documents we get given in life. But unlike a normal person, there are some things I just can’t seem to throw away. This is anything from old drama work, to paying in slips. In my mind, you never know when you’ll need it. Granted you probably wouldn’t be able to find it when the time came to wanting it but still…you never know. Im sure I’ll get rid of it all. One day.

So there you have it, ‘a selection’ list of things I’m bad at. I could go on but we could be here a while. But do you know what, they are flaws, but they are also what make me who I am. So…that’s ok.

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🌟Christmas Apps🌟

As soon as the end of November approaches, I always without fail start to prepare my phone for December. Whether that’s just by changing the wallpapers, downloading a christmas countdown or even christmas games. So this is my lists of my top Christmas Apps this year for IOS.

  1. Advent 2015 – 25 Days of Christmas by appChocolate: This is just your basic Advent Calendar in App form. Everyday they offer you a new christmas game to download and enjoy.
  2. Christmas Countdown 2015 by UAB Target Works: A simple countdown with the added feature of a daily quote, plus you can also have it as a widget on your down bar so you don’t even have to go into the app to see the countdown.
  3. Christmas Wallpapers by Tick Tock Apps: This has a variety of christmas backgrounds to suit everyone’s needs during the festive season. Simple and brilliant.
  4. Pintrest by Pintrest, Inc: Now I know this isn’t just restricted to Christmas time, but it’s such a brilliant app for this time of year. If your struggling to know what to buy for that distant relative, or even just want to do some Christmas DIY or baking this app has it all. (It can even teach you how to make decorations).
  5. Manage Christmas by Simon North: This is by far my favourite app this year. You can make a list of who you need to buy for, the budget you want to keep, what you’ve bought, what you need. IT’s just brilliant, especially if your on a budget!
  6. Smashy Santa by Clive Smith: This is just a christmas game where you have to safely get santa across the roads, and streams without getting him killed. Fun but also annoying at the same time.
  7. Charades! Free by FatChicken Studios: We all know what charades is, this is just a digital version to play with all the family around christmas. Funny and no tidying away after the game is finished (or after you’ve had a few drinks).
  8. Netflix by Netflix, Inc: We all have a need for christmas films! This is just a great app that holds some of your festive favourites. For example; Home Alone, A Christmas Carol, The Santa Clause, and Jingle All The Way. Enjoy!
  9. Youtube by Google, Inc: This is just the same as pointers but in video form really. There’s DIY, christmas make up tutorials, gift ideas, and of course your favourite Youtuber’s. What more could you want?

There’s only one App missing from my collection and that’s the 12 Days of Christmas/Gifts App. This hasn’t been around for the last two years, but it was a great app with provided you with songs, films and apps to download on 12 days in December. I wish it was brought back. Anyway that’s just a few of my favourite’s, feel free to leave me a comment with your favourite apps for this time of the year :).

5 Little Things…

There’s a lot of things that make me laugh…sometimes I even laugh over nothing. But it takes something special to make me laugh out loud.

The first thing I can think of is: Memories. Now I have to admit majority of these are embarrassing memories. Like the number of times I’ve physically walked into a wall time or the time I threw up purple puke at the Blue Lagoon…and on that note I shall move on…

The next thing is Animals. And for this one I just thank the lord for YouTube! I’ve mentioned this before, but I can sit for hours watching Animals videos. They just do the most stupid and funniest things. From the No no no cat to the talking dog video. I may even go as far to say this is a past time of mine that I pass down to my children.

Onto Number Three. Friends. Being a weird person, I tend to make friends with weird people. And that in itself can brighten up anyones day! From strange accents, to weird dances with a mop. Whenever I have a rough day I know they are there to get me close to peeing my pants with laughter.

Fourth on the List is Accidents. This one can be quite childish at times. It involves a lot of those moments where you know you shouldn’t laugh…but you do. The most common causes are: people slipping off the curb, hitting themselves in the face, or just walking into things. It’s ridiculous because if I did it I wouldn’t want people laughing…but It’s a natural response I guess.

The final thing that makes me laugh uncontrollably is Comedians. Now this mights be an obvious answer…but what is a comedian without the ability to make you laugh unexpectedly. My two favourite Comedians are Lee Evans and Michael McIntyre. I don’t know why but I seem to prefer male comedians…a lot of woman comedians just don’t seem to hit the spot. That might change the more I watch them though…so we will see.

It’s a strange thing laughter, sometimes you can’t control it, sometimes it’s polite and then other time’s it’s forced…You can never quite tell…

30 Random Facts About Me

  1. My middle name is Jane.
  2. I’m 22.
  3. I have 4 pets; one cat, one guinea pig, and two gerbils.
  4. I studied Performance for Stage and Screen at University.
  5. I’ve worked in cafe’s since I was 16…Starbucks was one of them.
  6. I drive a Vauxhall Corsa.
  7. I lived in Sheffield for 2 years.
  8. I’m an attempting photographer.
  9. I’d like to move to Iceland when I’m older.
  10. I’d like to travel around America one day.
  11. I’d love to have a monkey as a pet.
  12. I’ve read into dream meanings before.
  13. If I went back to university, I’d either study Psychology or English Literature.
  14. Leonardo DiCaprio was and still is my dream guy.
  15. My alcoholic beverage of choice is tequila and orange juice.
  16. I can eat a whole tub of Ice cream in one sitting.
  17. My favourite fashion item at the minute is my new Brogues.
  18. I hate shopping for boots…only because I can never find one’s I really love.
  19. I only tried watermelon a couple of months ago, and I LOVE it.
  20. The whole ghosts/demons thing interests me, however I do think it can be dangerous to get involved.
  21. I struggle with Eczema, and used to struggle with the spelling of Eczema.
  22. I’m easily distracted, especially at work.
  23. My favourite author is Mitch Albom, although I am warming to John Green.
  24. My favourite Youtuber is Gabriella Lindley aka VelvetGhost.
  25. I’d like to learn more about graphic design.
  26. I’ve never lived without an animal in my family home.
  27. I believe I have what people call a ‘resting bitch face’.
  28. I don’t understand people’s disgust with the word…mind my language… ‘cunt’. To me it’s a word.
  29. I still listen to Busted…
  30. One of my favourite past times is waiting for everyone to leave my house, putting on my iPod and singing at the top of my voice.

Innovation over Creativity

“Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.”

— Theodore Levitt

In my opinion I think I’m quite creative. I’m creative in the sense I can make things, write things and maybe even see things others wouldn’t. However what I do lack majority of the time is Innovation. You see, I may notice opportunities where creativity is needed but then I fail to act upon them. So to state the obvious it holds me back…quite a lot.

I’m still trying to work on my new years resolutions and one of them was to improve myself. I’ve always thought that the first step to improvement was noticing the issues and this is one of them. Soooooo now I just need to work on it.  In the next few months I hope to start my own YouTube channel, I already have the layout for it and also some video ideas. But there’s one thing stopping me. What to upload for my first video?

I had a couple of ideas, one of them being a thirty-second video of me pretending to do a tutorial of how to eat a starburst with a funny accent, but then my mind starts thinking. What will people think? This will be their first impression of me, and I don’t want to mess up already. Ahh the issues of having a woman brain.

Overall I just want to start doing things, not just dreaming of them. So I think I’m just going to set a deadline to upload the first video and go from there. If all else fails the first videos that go up will be vlogs from my second trip to Iceland. I’ll just have to see how it goes…fingers crossed.

Obsessed…

with Youtube.

When Youtube was founded in 2005 I can’t say I was really interested. Then a few years later when I got my first cat I went looking online for information and tips. BIG mistake. At first it started off with a harmless funny cat video. Cats chasing mops, cats chasing laser beams, cats even chasing themselves through a mirror. But then one video became two, two became three and so on. What began as a three minute cat video became twenty minute compilation videos, and pretty soon I’d seen all manner of cats on Youtube, but I still wanted more.

As I was browsing the many videos of Youtube one person in particular caught my eye. This person was Marcus Butler. Now in the beginning of his career the main videos on his channel were challenges, comedy chats and his take on music videos. As the years went on we (his viewers) were introduced to other people who he knew on Youtube who later became his best friends. These were Alfie Deyes, Sam Pepper, Caspar Lee, Joe Sugg, Zoe Sugg, Louise Watson, Louis Cole, Jack and Finn Harries,Tyler Oakley, Jim Chapman, Tanya Burr, Joey Graceffa, Conor Franta, Sawyer Hartman. The list goes on. Not to mention my later find on YouTube ‘The Shaytards’. Who are now a part of my daily routine!

As my passion for drama and acting grew so did my need to start my own YouTube channel. I brainstormed what content I would have, what topics I would cover and even what viewers would be interested. This is still something to begin, and after all this time I still have no idea where to start. Maybe my plan to travel will be the start of my YouTube channel. Only time will tell…

“So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.” – Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie.