Monday, 30 June 2014

the things i do and bad habits

sometimes i pretend to date a certain actor from the HBO tv show True Blood . i don't fancy a boyfriend , but when the mood strikes me , i like to pretend that i didn't make my dinner . . . but rather , that he did !

i am an expert at convincing myself that i desperately need a new bag . i have a thing for handbags , like other ladies have a thing for shows . i like to change it up every couple of months , and every time a new one arrives in the mail , i desperately try to cling to the fact that this bag is the one for me !

i recently started watching Game of Thrones . i'm not the hippest or coolest person , so most times when people say that something is incredible or amazing (( like they did with GOT )) it'll usually take me a year or two before i'll follow . i don't know what i feel about the show . i like the blond girl , she's cool . most of all , however , i like to eat cake whilst i'm watching .

i like plants and fresh flowers . my guilty pleasure is to buy a new plant every time i'm feeling down or if i think i deserve it - which is quite often . last week i bought two new cactuses - they're very pretty and green , however , it took me an hour to figure out where i should put it . . . and that i didn't have enough plant pots .

i have a bad habit of baking a lot . this in it self is quite the accomplishment , since i only have a combo-oven . however , i've gotten the hang of a simple "sand cake" as it is called in danish (( don't worry , it's way more delicious than it sounds )) . the problem is , that even though i bake a pound of cake , it seems to vanish rather fast - like "in-the-course-of-two-days" fast !

a stupid habit i have , is that i at night rinse my face of makeup , put on moisturiser and then eat a bag of chips . i eat like a demented old circus monkey , so of course i have to re-refresh my face . it's quite the expensive moisturiser fee !

Sunday, 29 June 2014

have you met miss jones? #2

1. this was the week where i finally graduated - 5 years later than normal customs here in the dk , but still a big whoop-whoop ! this means , as pictured above , countless of roses and bouquets - actually , more than i actually know what to do with them !

2. graduating also means lots of fun stuff - presents , delicious food , happy times with friends and family and oh yeah , presents ! due to my great GPA , i was "awarded" with a new iPhone and iPad - not too shabby !

3. graduating also means lots and lots of parties . since i don't drink , i only stick to water . however , that doesn't mean that other people don't get a little tipsy - as well they should ! but still , i have set tomorrow aside for washing my clothes - not because it's laundry day , but because i think i can drain a few bottles of beer and champagne out of my clothes , just by squeezing them - yes , the only one who doesn't drink is - apparently - the one who gets spilled on the most !

4. graduating also means that you suddenly stop taking notice of the rest of the world for one week straight ! i have not read a newspaper , watched the news or otherwise engaged in the adult act that is "knowing of the world situations" once this week ! however , i did manage to read a story on Facebook that included pets dressed up as people . . . fascinating !

5. graduating also means looking your best . my mom made a comment that my hair was too shaggy , and since i only cut my own hair , i decided to find the ol' scissors and cut away . it resulted in 3 inch long locks (( which i've been fighting a battle to grow out over the last year ! )) laying on the floor of my bathroom and me close to laying in a fetal position next to them !

6. graduating also means down-time with friends . my best friend Kasper and i have been together a lot this week ! we've taken long walks , eaten delicious dinners and had so much fun . this is the perfect "relationship" for me - fun , food and friendship , but no romantic stuff (( i ain't the commitment type o' gal ! ))

7. graduating also means no time for healthy food - not that i do too much dabbling on that front anyway ! however , i find that when you graduate , you completely stop caring about what you eat . i think i have eaten about 3 pounds of pasta , 5 pizzas , countless cup noodles and of course endless bags of potato chips this week - long live fast food //and// fast deliveries. (( here, "you" = me ))

8. graduating also means happiness and lucky accidents . remember my beloved mac and the blue line on the screen ? well , it went away all by itself ! happy accident - yes ! cause of worrying about water behind the back of the screen - yes ! am i gonna take it to get checked out - no ! do i hope it'll never happen again , and otherwise just pretend that it never happened - definitely !

9. graduating also means getting together with the old gang . i spent all of friday with the trusted gang of friends , and ended up going to bed at 4 . might not seem like a big deal , but i do feel old . . .

10. . . . this is of course due to the fact that i spent all of saturday sleeping , then waking up at 1 - and spontaneously thinking that i'm full of energy , visiting my sister and her 3 year old . safe to say that my niece thinks it's very funny to paint , play , throw balls , dance , jump and in general , just keeping her aunt from 1 second of rest . oh , and i was also decorated in some lovely sticky plastic necklaces ! there are no limitations of what i will do to claim the title of "favourite aunt" - of course, competition is slim pickings since i am her only aunt . . . but still !

. . . don't you see it ?
am bridget jones 

Sunday, 22 June 2014

have you met miss jones? #1

1. this was the week where i , after a year of night classes from 5 to 10 every friggin monday evening (( and that's adding the 6 hours of school before that )) passed my english A level exam with a B

2. that B was directly followed by my teacher saying that it was the smallest b in the history of english exams - apparently because , in the heat of the moment , i made the mistake of saying "many money" in stead of "much money"

3. i've been studying like crazy for my last ever high school exam . the last one is danish on A level , which is tomorrow - and then i'm finally graduating . . . which is an awesome feeling

4. sometimes , however , that feeling is accompanied by the memory of the people i went to high school with in my actual teen years , are all graduates in college

5. however , that didn't stop me from planning next weeks graduating-palooza - parties , fun with family and friends and gifts will be included .

6. this was also the week where my beloved (( and only 9 months old )) macbook air went bad-shiz-crazy

7. which means , that right now as i am writing this post , a 2 inch vertical blue inverted pixelated line is annoyingly having a party at the left side of my screen .

8. when i took it to an apple genius (( who had bad tattoos and was neither a genius nor very service minded )) he told me that the screen needs to be replaced . that is just awesome (( insert exasperated emoji right here ))

9. last night , danish tv showed the movie "trapped" with charlize theron and kevin bacon (( that name always tickles me , fyi )) . it was made in 2002 when i was 12 . i felt very old . . .

10. . . . which resulted in ice cream binge eating . i ate 6 sun lollies (( with pineapple flavour )) in under 20 minutes .

. . . don't you see it ?
i am bridget jones !

Saturday, 21 June 2014

the inconvenient truths of natalie

dear you .
if you have fared this far to the deepest corners of the world wide web , you have probably stayed up all night , doing a random " i'll just check my mail , then i'll sleep " routine in which we all know that sleep will not happen until 40 minutes before the alarm clock rings . 

in any case , i bid you welcome to this dark corner of the interwebz - this is my corner , and here you'll find dust under the carpet , lipstick on the teeth , an mentholated cigaret addiction , a closet full of un-worn clothes , coffee drinking 'round the clock , an unhealthy habit of always serving pasta for dinner . . . and oh so much more .

blogs are usually created to show a person's best sides - whether it's a fashionable and creative sense of style , a politically correct opinion on a hot topic , or a smart way of "life-hacking" yourself to a easier existence . well , i've done it all ! i used to live over at fat&fancy , but after much consideration i've decided to move on and start a new adventure . this time , i won't pretend to be perfect - in stead , i will try to contribute to the " ever lasting quest of someone noticing you " by being . . . well , completely myself ! flaws and everything !
just think of me as a slightly fatter and even more clumsy copy of bridget jones , and i'm sure we'll get on very well . 

this blog is created as an outlet for my life - you'll read about funny stories , embarrassing memories , not-so-flattering habits , the joys and fears i have . . . in all it's simplicity , the inconvenient truths of natalie 

welcome !

ps : i'm natalie