Monday, January 31, 2011

January Blues...

I, for one, am thrilled to see the backside of January 2011. It has been one long month, and without the Internet for me it has been a struggle. The only way of coping was with an obscene amount of day time TV.  For the first week this was grand, healing, a lot of Murder She Wrote and The Biggest Loser.

By Week Two I could feel the void growing. I lurked outside many relations and friends house's. Planning to offer any babysitting services for the use of their precious Internet. Weirdly by week two I felt i had seen more of my family then before. It felt unusual for all of us to sit in the same room. Night after night we would sit in the room, now its not like we resorted to charades or anything, but it was kinda nice. I imagine that how the eighties were. Sitting at home with you're family watching the Six One news. 

Week Three we had all taken it upon ourselves to make sure my brother passed his Junior Cert. My head is heavy with facts and figures from the Stone Age, Dendrology, carbon dating and age of exploration and discovery.

The worst part about the lack of Internet was the feeling that  i was being left out. It was like being in a playground but not aloud to play with anyone. I'm a social creature, i don't like to walk into places alone, or worse have to wait outside somewhere alone. This is something I'm learning to get over, but until then I'll continue to sulk!

positive points of my life without the Internet:
  • talked to my family and actually know what they are all up too.
  • free time, the amount of time i spent surfing the web doing nothing is ridiculous.
  • my house is clean, as in all the time, no more mugs left all over the place because i was distracted by some pretty website.
  • i didn't stalk people and beat myself up for not having a high-flying career or fab social life, damn u twitter!
  • i applied for about 30 jobs the few times i got online instead of procrastinating on facebook and twitter.... result!
I cant wait for February, my birthday, a few fun jobs, a trip to London and possibly a new job are on the cards, as well as a lot of Pilate's classes, which I'm feeling a small bit terrified about come to think of's my new bff Adele...

and so its 2011...

January  has been blue so i'm glad the pretty people of Gossip Girl are back to help us all get our act together.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

living in the future

To be honest, I really thought we would have hovering skateboards by 2011, 'Back to the Future' promised so much!

This year i don't really have many resolutions, I'll clean my room and maybe go for a walk this week and feel better about myself.

However i have made a life changing decision. I have decide to live for a long time. Not that I planned to only aim for my thirties and then pack it in. Oh no, i plan to live for ages, I'm aiming for about 112. Most of the oldest people in the world live till about 115, the current oldest person in the world is Eunice Sandborn from Texas at 114. A woman, most of them are women, so I'm already ahead in the game.The oldest person ever live until she was 122, which a bit excessive i think.

The oldest person to ever live in Ireland was Katherine Plunket, she died in 1934 and was 111 and 327 days (the days seem to NB with these supercentarien's). She was from Louth and was an aristocrat, so probably quite a 'lady'. 
  • I too would be considered 'lady' in most company, in the Julie Andrews sense of the word. 
  • She probably lived on a basic Irish diet, considering her life was mostly set in the late 19th century, potatoes would have been popular I'd say...... I LOVE potatoes.
  • And lastly, her grandad lived in Bray..... MY grandad lives in Bray. 

So many comparisons, I'm well on my way to the title. I know what you're thinking, genes play a part, never fear, my grandad is 97 this year and all his brothers and sisters live well over 90, so its all good!
Of course there is a chance I'll die in an horrific plane accident or get eating by a shark, but sure i can only deal with that if it happens.

Now most of these supercentariens credit being relaxed/content/not bothered to a large part in their longevity. This is something i need to work on. I can credit every chest infection in the past few years to me over reacting or being stressed (the last being an unfortunate speeding ticket which resulted in my Christmas cold)

So that's its, I'm gonna practise this 'mind over matter' philosophy and live to be a supercentarien, no biggie, Happy New Year.