Wednesday, 27 January 2010

All the world's a stage and Susie is merely a player

I suppose it’s stupid that I even bother having this blog anymore, since most of the time I’m too lazy to write anything, and even if I do get round to it I seem to find little to blog about than blogging itself. (What’s the word for a statement that somehow proves itself? I hope there is a word for it, because that was one).

I guess it comes down to whether I’m writing this for my own benefit or for someone else’s. These days, I’ve found that when I have some issue that I need to work through I usually find someone to rant off to about it. Whereas I used to write it all down, now I think about it and gradually let it out to the people around me. I suppose that’s perhaps a more healthy way to go about things, but ultimately when it comes to writing something down, I don’t really have any more I feel the need to say.

The rather old-school ‘today I did this and this and this’ blog doesn’t really satisfy me, either as a writer or a reader of others; but then there are times when I’d rather hear that from someone than nothing at all. What’s more, I enjoy reading back through old blogs regardless of what kind of content they hold. Maybe ‘enjoy’ is the wrong word, but I do it anyway. I like seeing how I’ve changed and grown up and appreciating how situations which felt horrible at the time resolved themselves and I got through them. Maybe that’s a good enough reason to keep it up.

Things I am enjoying at the moment:

  • My new double duvet.
  • The prospect of all of Mike’s friends coming to visit this weekend, all of whom seem like a right laugh and are (thank God) boys. Susie is saying this not because she is desperate and weird, but because she has spent a lot of time around a lot of girls and needs a change.
  • Being fortunate enough to do a degree in which even the horrible stuff is ultimately still enjoyable. I can’t now imagine having chosen a course for any other reason than it being good fun. Also, most of my new tutors are cracking.
  • Smirnoff lime vodka. I’m upset it’s a limited edition thing; I would drink it over any other vodka any day.
  • Being able to wear slouch beanies all day and pretending it’s because it’s cold, not just because I think they’re cold.
  • Fried cabbage, potato and bacon. Easy peasy, without the peas.
  • Taking (fairly) impromptu trips to obscure European cities. This time – Oslo, Norway.

Things that are not so enjoyable:
  • Having to do laundry.
  • Only being able to watch 72 (or sometimes 42, or sometimes 65) minutes of House/ANTM before having to wait an hour to watch the next bit. Also, having watched all the classic series of House with his original team and now having to decide whether or not to bother with the newer seasons.
  • Difficult and infuriating people on my course; always ending up in groups with them; having to be pleasant and patient and not smack them in the face.
  • Spending too much time with an arguing couple. Mike and Caitlin are great, I love them both and I love hanging out with them both individually; but I’m not sure I can stand being around the two of them together as much as I would like. Their arguments are rarely too severe, but awkward none the less and being put in the middle of a row where ultimately neither side is right or wrong is not a favourite pastime of mine. Want a major downer on a trip to Oslo? Go with a 'grumpy' boyfriend and 'irritating' girlfriend.

Susie is off for another 72minutes.