Saturday, August 11, 2012

The tymes they arrgh-a-chain-gin

"You better start swimmin' or you'll sink like a stone"

Hmm, long time no blog due to stuff in my life happening. I have lots of things to contend with unfortunately I am one to avoid confrontation of many kinds I don't even like talking on the phone. I really gotta write my thesis. My new thing in my life is Nutella on cruskits, those like corn biscuit things. It's so delicious and now that's like my afternoon sugar fix rather than chocolate. I'm at work listening to Bob Dylan and no-one has come in. Soon I will get out the cruskits and Nutella although I should be doing a bunch of other things. I'm also thinking and wondering if I'm really highly strung or not. I think I am unfortunately but I always have believed that what you feel should never be compromised or have excuses made for it. If you feel a particular way what else can you do? If small things make me feel in big ways though, I guess I'm highly strung or something that's what people say. But hey so what, whateva.
On the bus this morning there was a kid who was having a massive tantrum. He was literally screaming for 45 minutes "I WANNA GO HOME" and after a while I felt like taking off my headphones and turning around and saying "Hey kid, me too" Doesn't everyone just wanna go home after a while? And, if you're away from home somewhere else for that long, the new place that is away is your home, and then the whole thing starts over again.

And yo gonna make me lonesome when you go.

:)



10 comments:

  1. Hmmm high-strung... maybe you are a highly sensitive person, lots of artists are. You should do the self test: http://www.hsperson.com/pages/test.htm
    If you are, read the book! It has made my whole life really make a lot more sense. The book talks about the positives of being highly sensitive and also how to overcome the difficulties.

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    1. Haha, yes highly strung and sensitive go hand in hand! I should totally do one of those personality test things, my friend really likes them we were talking about them the other day but I reckon it will confirm some fears! ha! Thanks for your comment XXX

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  2. Hi Minna! I'm a long time reader, first time commenter (found you via rookie). I do agree completely with the screaming kid/you. I work a long shift in retail on saturdays and always get that feeling. I actually have timed it so I'm late for the bus every day and have to sprint down the hill but 90% of the time I catch it. It's a fun game i play that is now a ritual for energising myself in the morning to deal with retail dread. Have you read Norwegian Wood by Murakami? It diagnoses student life/part time jobs etc perfectly. I'm reading it currently.

    Have a nice day!
    Bianca.

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    1. Hey Bianca! Firstly thanks for being a long time reader, how lovely! :) I can feel your Saturday retail shift blues, I know how you feel! I had a cafe job for three years and I'd work 8.30 till 5.30 every weekend and boy I had heaps of methods for dealing with this terrible commitment! I reckon you have to go through those lousy jobs at stages in your life, leads to other stuff and makes you appreciate the other stuff! I hope your job isn't too bad ! I like your rushing to get the bus method! I haven't read Norwegian Wood I think because I heard it was sad or something ha, but I should totally read it, thanks!!!
      Thanks for your comment, you have a nice day too xxx
      Minna

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  3. "if you're away from home somewhere else for that long, the new place that is away is your home, and then the whole thing starts over again." fucking hell its bizarre. now i've lived in melbs for like 6 mnths-ish when i returned to the UK for a few weeks i felt like i was holidaying... & i'm british! tho still not sure i would call melbs HOME. not sure i've found anywhere that feels "100% home" whatever that means but guess thats a normal feeling for a young person
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QONvHhi0jNM

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    1. Ha totally! I dunno what 100% home means either I guess, I think people can feel like home more than places you know... Hope you're enjoying Melbourne!!!! & thanks for the link chicka, a perfect cover of a perfect song!!
      XXXXX Minna

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  4. I know exactly what you mean, about feelings and standing by them. I'm like that... I can't compromise the way I feel and a lot of the time I can't change it anyways so what do I do? This guy keeps texting me to hang out and I really don't want to see him again but he keeps trying and my gut feeling is telling me no but I also don't feel like dealing with confrontation so I'm just avoiding it altogether. Sorry, you don't know me but it got me thinking and those were my thoughts :)

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  5. I dont know what highly strung means but I'm sure that's not the case! I am definitely the same, I have very strong emotional reactions to things. ! I've been talking a lot with my friend recently about this, I think artists generally do feel emotions very strongly, and that is why creative people are driven to express those emotions visually/musically/etc. so I think it's a good thing! I've been reading the artists way lately and it's awesome. Kind of hippy/kooky (though I don't think you are bothered by such things!) but so interesting as far as getting an insight into one's creative process :)

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