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Being More Time Efficient

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I am a faffer, procrastinator and all round dilly-dallyier. This must stop!

There seems to be a lot going on in my life right now (hence the blog not being updated much) and yet I am still spending time on stuff that is basically a waste of my time. I need to prioritise my time and what I do with it.

My main focus needs to be my diet. Making healthy food takes time and commitment and I need to do this more!
After that it needs to be exercise. I just got a new bike, which is awesome, and I need to make sure I go out on it when the weather is good. Yes I have to carry it down and up 2 flights of stairs. Bit this is essentially weight lifting and will help too!

Then my attention needs to turn to my arts and crafts. I really want to try and make this into a money earner. Even if it means that I go out less then it needs to happen.

What I definitely need to do is.spend less time wasting valuable time by going on twitbook when so much more time can be spent doing other things.

I will make the time to update my blog however, as this helps me process my thoughts. Yes, I know I could keep a journal or diary for the same end. But for some reason it is easier to do it on here. Plus it helps finds others that might be in a similar boat. It can also confirm/deny whether I’m going insane or not.

So right now I’m deleting Facebook,  messenger and twitter from my phone. I don’t need them. They are just getting in the way!

Onwards to being more productive!

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Man Alone in Las Vegas Airport Kills Time by Lip-Syncing Celine Dion’s “All By Myself”

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I don’t usually post this kind of thing. But this is genius!!

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Some may say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. But when a man named Richard Dunn was in McCarran International Airport overnight, he clearly wanted the world to know. So he turned a boring night into a hilarious viral video, lip-syncing Celine Dion’s “All By Myself” while sitting on the escalator, and slouching against the handrail of the moving walkway while looking longingly into the camera to show the pain of going nowhere.

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21st Century Dating

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For the most part, I consider myself to be a modern woman. I pay my own bills, I have my own (rented) flat, I can look after myself and I can even spend time on my own with out any problems. But there is one area that I think I feel like I may have a bit of a more traditional/old fashioned outlook, and this is dating.

I’ve been single now for about 4 months, and whilst I’m not in any hurry to find a boyfriend and lose some of my new found independence, I figure that there is no harm in looking. So I have signed up to a couple of dating sites to have a look what is available “on the market” at the moment. I have messaged a few guys and received a few as well, but I can help but feel a little frustrated by it sometimes.

Of course I have had a few weird messages, it seems to be part of the experience unfortunately. But there are other creatures that I have come across that are hard to define.

I have come across a few guys that are like this: “thanks for your message, you seem really nice but… I’ve recently met someone so will be deleting my profile soon.” and you seen that a few weeks later, they are still logging in.

You get the ones where conversation is extremely painful, like getting blood out of a stone, then they wonder why you aren’t replying any more. My theory is, if you can’t have a decent conversation in text form, then verbal is going to be even worse, surely?!

Then you have the ones you actually manage to get on with, you go on a date, they tell you how they really like you, how they would love to meet up again. Then you hear nothing from, or you do, but not a lot. Then when you’ve moved on to talking or even going on dates with someone else, they seem put out.

This is the part where I’m more traditional I suppose. I don’t want to be the one making all the effort to contact a guy. My philosophy is, if he is interested, he will do all he can to make sure he stays in touch. Even if our schedules are clashing, with technology how it is at these days, there isn’t really much excuse for not keeping in touch. Even if it’s just the one message to explain that things have been hectic or what have you.

If I like a guy, I do tend to go into contact overload. I text a lot, even if I haven’t heard from them since the last one I sent (we are talking gap of a day rather than minutes). But I am starting to feel like this makes me seem desperate or something. Is it crazy for me to feel like I’m wanted.

I happen to think I’m a damn good catch, and once it’s obvious that we mutually appreciated each others company, I shouldn’t have to chase after men, it should be the other way around!

I saw this somewhere on the internet the other day, and it felt like it summed it up quite well for me.

It is the least he could do...
It is the least he could do…

Is this a bit of an old fashioned view point? I don’t know, maybe. But I know that I refuse to do the chasing any more. I am getting too long in the tooth to be wasting my time on men that make it feel like they aren’t bothered. Regardless of what they say. Actions speak louder than words.

Maybe I’m just being too sensitive to these things and I need to learn to chill out a lot more.

Me + Boredom = Eating

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Those of us that are trying to lose weight are usually told to try and think of triggers that could be causing our weight gain so we know how to try and plan for when these things happen and stand up to it head on.

I have always thought that my biggest problem is that I eat when I’m bored. Today I have had massive proof of that being exactly the case.

Today I had a day off work, in the past this would end up in no ends of eating stuff I shouldn’t be. Snacking in front of the TV and not really having proper meals because I “can’t be bothered” to cook something.

However, today has been different. Today I have been doing my new addiction/hobby. Keeping my hands and mind busy on other things. I skipped breakfast and just had a mid morning hifi bar to tie me over as I woke up late. Then I had a proper lunch of cod, homemade potato wedges and veg. This is all I have eaten today. I haven’t felt the need to raid the cupboards or the fridge. I even have biscuits in my flat at the moment and I haven’t touched those either.
Tomorrow I go back to work and the normal routine and I just know that I will be wanting to munch all day.
Not only is this proof that I eat when I’m bored. It’s proof that my job is not what I should be doing as it’s not stimulating enough for me.
I am going to take lots of fruit etc with me in preparation to the snack monster attack. Let’s hope I can stick to that and don’t wander off to purchase something.

Does anyone else get the munchies when their bored? How do you combat it?

Brand New Facebook Page

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I have decided to try and kick my blog up a gear, actually get a hold of this and try and update it with some sort of regularity.

This has lead me to create a new Facebook Page for the blog. Quite exciting! It’s a bit bare at the moment, but I’m getting to grips with it still.

If you are a Facebooker, please like me and my page!

Big Tall Tales UK – The Facebook Page

Pity Party

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This evening I have officially got into my first singledom slump. One of those evenings where is seems almost everyone on your Facebook or Twitter or even friends texting you are talking about weddings or babies or maybe even both.
I know these days are going to come and go. But this evening it is bothering me. Not in a horrible way. I am genuinely happy for my friends. But it is times like these that I wonder if it will ever happen for me.
It probably doesn’t help that I haven’t had the best of Monday’s. My week was nicely kicked off by waking up to the feeling that my neck was twice it’s usual width due to the glands being swollen with cold. Confirming that my scratchy throat from the weekend wasn’t bad hay fever after all but the beginnings of a cold. Great.
Then I had a ladies issues appointment with the nurse. Completely undignified and uncomfortable. So yeah. Not the best start to the week.
I’m also in a massive Slimming World slump. I need to try and restart with my original enthusiasm. I need to remind myself why I joined in the first place. Set myself some targets to achieve and actually get the hell on with it! No excuses. No reasons to sabotage myself.

Things are not going to change unless I change them.