Sunday, January 27, 2008

Music & Personality?

At last! I have had the luxary of staying home on a saturday! No work, no parties, no get togethers, no shopping sprees, no trips, no nothing. Basically I got to just laze around the house today. Like when I was twelve and was having school holidays.
So what does a girl do when she has too much time on her hands?
Well I WOULD love to go bungee jumping but since that would mean stepping outside the house its not a viable option.
Surfing, on the other hand was entirely viable.
Surfing the net i mean.
Anyway after some random sites I landed on some research papers on music and personality. Intrigued? So was I. Still more random clicks and I got to this quiz which promised to give a personality discription based on my musical preferences. Hmmm
I'm basically a Rock music chick. Hate rap. And not that into hip hop. Sooo what does this say about my personality?
Well, according to the site:
I am "Edgy & Aggressive" and also "Fun & Simple"

The Edgy & Aggressive thing is like this:
People with high scores on the energetic and aggressive music-preference dimension tend to enjoy taking risks and engaging in thrilling experiences. They also tend to be dominant, imaginative, and energetic. They tend to be politically liberal, and believe that freedom, independence, and excitement are important aspects of life. When it comes to lifestyle, lovers of edgy and aggressive music, tend to come from the middle to lower classes. As for media entertainment, they're likely to enjoy watching action, science fiction, fantasy, war, and horror movies.

Am I like this?? I dont know! Might be true about the movies though. I actually tend to fall asleep watching chick flicks or romantic comedies.

Anyway this is what happens when people have nothing better to do on saturdays...

Thursday, January 17, 2008

January : Red Pill down my throat

January! The whole sound of that month makes me feel as if I'm supposed to be sensible and face the facts.
Something along the lines of "Wake up and smell the coffee"?
December was more like "Stop and smell the roses"
And November? Oh November was .... my sweet sweet November. If I could relive a month I would go back to that last November when everything was beautiful. When I was deliriously happy. When I actually quite literally danced in the rain...

However due to the inefficiency of current quantum physics grad students the world is denied the luxury of time travel.
Thus I am forced to face January. I shall face it but I don't have to enjoy it do I? Well I shan't! And YOU cant make me! So there.
Huh A Rebel without a Pause?(not Cause. Pause)

I wonder if Morpheus offers me a choice of the Red Pill or the Blue Pill what choice I'd make?

Given the choice of :
feeling like Susan in Meet Joe Black and having to tackle a whole year (and possibly an eternity) with a love that has forsaken me OR
ignorantly yet happily stumbling along the many paths of dreamland,......

I think I'd take the Blue Pill. So sue me. Ignorance IS bliss.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

How to fit into your old jeans without starving yourself

Despite the fact that I am now a few extra kilos heavier than when I started uni, I can still quite easily fit into my old denims. Some of them I've been wearing A/Ls? Thats like 5 years!
Since this seems to be an amazing feat when compared with most of my friends, I have decided to take pity on all you poor celluloid battling mortals and instruct you all on the art of not getting fat without starving. or going to a gym.
Basically the key to this methodology is procrastinating. and daydreaming.

When you get up in the morning, what do you do? Do you jump out of the bed ready to tackle the new day?
If you do, DONT!
If you have to get up at 6, set the alarm at 6. Then set a second alarm at 6.30. This will ensure that you get up at 6.30, thus making you 30 minutes late. Also never ever iron your clothes the night before. Leave the ironing till morning.

At about 6.45 you will suddenly realize that you're really really late - again - and you will automatically shift into hyper speed gear. Operating in hyper speed will make you run around the house like crazy and will burn more calories.

Of course all this is ineffective unless you have to be on time at the office/school/uni and you're traveling by a staff van/transport. Beware that if you're using public transport this methodology wont work. That is because you tend to think : "Oh im only a few minutes late. But I can catch the next bus/train".

Also you need to live at least 5 minutes away from the main road. And your transport must only pick you up from there. If you live very near the main road, sell your house and move further away right NOW!

When you're ready to leave the house, ensure that you leave at least one item (eg: glasses, lunch, phone) behind.
Then run halfway to the road.
Remember that you have left some stuff behind. For the benefit of the onlookers (aka jobless losers who stare bleary eyed over their walls) slap your forhead and say some inappropriate swear word.
Turn back and run back to your house.
Pick up your thing and run back full speed.

Note: It is important that you do not overdo the lateness ritual. This might make you r transport leave without you and REALLY make you late for work. Also always keep an extra hair brush in your bag just in case you dont have time to brush your hair.

If you follow this ritual everyday I can guarantee you that you can continue eating chocolate ice cream AND wear your favourite old pair of jeans.

Arent I a genius or what?!