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In other news, I've mentioned before that I'm not a particularly big football fan (much preferring rugby) but since England was playing on Saturday I thought I would take advantage of my enforced immobility to watch the match and it was great - well I say that because England won of course, but I really did enjoy it. What gets me though, is that when Sweden did something amazing (which wasn't very often to be honest) they panned in to some beautiful Swedish fan cheering.
But when England did something wonderful (which was much more often) we got this lot:
Oh well, maybe that's a fair reflection of the state of play off the pitch but really! Come on England!
While I was flicking back and forth watching TV last night waiting to hear if any more boys had been brought out of the cave, I started watching a programme called "Rich Kid to Skint" - poverty porn I suppose - where they took some rich little princess and had her stay overnight with a single mother of two on benefits in her one-bedroomed flat. My God!!!! What crap TV. Now I don't know why the young mother was single but she came over as pretty decent but Princess Twinkletoes!!!! If she was mine I would be ashamed! But then again, it's obviously mommy and daddy that made her like that, isn't it! OK, they have money and spend it on their kid. That's their privilege, but she was such a vacuous, monosyllabic amoeba it was embarrasing. Massive hair extensions, one inch long false eyelashes, one inch claws attached to the end of her fingers. Again, her choice, but she could barely string two words together, flailing her claws all over the place, playing with her hair, taking selfie after selfie, it didn't seem that even a single brain cell was firing in that tiny mind. What happened to having a personality? What happened to hard work? Why do they all end up looking like something from TOWIE or Keeping Up With The Kardashians? It beats me, and I really do fear for the future of these characterless individuals. My goodness, now I know why I shouldn't have been channel hopping! It makes me so mad!
And finally, I have definitely made up my mind to retire at the end of the year. My boss was in Japan last week so I wanted to wait until I had a chance to speak to him before I spoke to my director. Trouble is, the boss is "a bit stressed at the moment" (it's a permanent state so I don't worry too much! My mind is 99% made up, even though I have an occasional wobble and run the figures (yet again) through the number-crunching machine and I know I can do it, buuut just this weekend I discovered a lovely blog called Miss Mazuma - a young woman aiming for early financial independence and how she is going about it. Is it ironic then that as I was having yet another wobble about retiring I came across this quote from her blog:
"But, seriously. Coming up against “the norm” in life is difficult. I mean, who doesn’t want to commute an hour to work [I WISH], put in 40+ hours a week at a boring job, drive home in traffic, eat a shitty meal in front of the TV, then head to bed before doing it all over again every weekday (minus 2 weeks vacation!) for the next 40 years. Who? Sounds exhilarating!! Why would anyone want to stray from that path?"
Thanks for the kick up the butt Ms Mazuma!
Glad you've made your decision, you deserve it - and you will be fine financially because you think financial decisions out all the time. You will live within your means - well I am sure. TV in general has a lot of vacuous people. Unfortunately as my Mother says, too bad humans don't need to take a test before reproducingReplyDelete
Your faith is touching! But I agree, it will work out. And as for the TV, in the UK we have TOWIE, Geordie Shore, Love Island - and they all seem to have interchangeable heads! Yuck!Delete
Now I am going to have to check out Ms Mazuma.ReplyDelete
I think reality tv is so bad for everyone who watches it (though I will admit The Real Housewives of NY is my guilty pleasure just because I am continually horrified that people can act that way, even if it is just for the camera)
I am beyond thrilled with the rescue of the 8 kids. I only hope they get the remaining out quickly and safely.
I only discovered Ms Mazuma on Saturday so I am reading back from the start. I like her style and definitely admire her drive. Let me know what you think!Delete
Congrats on your decision to retire. Life is too short to spend your days at someone else's beck and call if you are not required by finances to do so.ReplyDelete
It was a difficult decision because I'm not unhappy in my work and like my colleagues. 35 years in the same place, but time to look forward to the next phase, I think.Delete
Our tv stations are running an hour long cave update at ten pm every night so just when i need to get to bed i glue myself to the tv, watching pointless footage with the commentators saying the same things 50 times but I can't tear myself away!ReplyDelete
I'm dreadfully sorry the SEAL died, I only hope his death helped make everyone on the mission just that bit extra careful about safety.
Retirement sounds good, you might as well take the time to do what you want, while you can.
As for vacuous people, as we have more hair extensions, false nails and fakery we also seem to become more shallow than ever. It's a case of which was first, the chicken or the egg?
I kept my computer on "live" re Thailand and like everyone am thrilled that they were able to get them all out. And as for vacuous people - I think shallow just about sums it up.Delete
Anna, I am so excited to hear that you are planning to pull the plug on your job. What a big decision, but it sounds like you are well ready. Wonderful news!ReplyDelete
It is indeed a big decision (and a big surprise, not least of all to me) but the more I ruminate the more it seems feasible and the more I like the idea!Delete