Advice From A Senile Woman

Today’s installment is interrupted by a sudden occurrence.

I was asked to take my grandmother to the doctor today and as she is senile she becomes increasingly irritated and suspicious.
She didn’t like the surroundings.
She didn’t like the doctor.
She didn’t like the weather.

When I finally got her home and tried to get her in a wheelchair she glared at me and said: Continue reading

Will You Be The One To Teach Me Something New?

This blog is about many things but first and foremost it is about people.
People and how they scare me.

I get scared a lot. Since social connections are paramount in this world it makes sense that each flinch of one of my peers has me wondering whether it was because I did something wrong.

I’ve done a lot of wrong.
I did it just the other day when I went off about Pole Fitness to a bunch of people whom I probably shouldn’t have spoken about it to.
Stuff got awkward.

And that’s life.
We live, we learn.

I like to think that my little stories about my own faults teach others to avoid the same or make them rethink something they did once.

Now I’m giving a call out for you guys: I want to learn from your mistakes. Continue reading

Dexter’s Laboratory Supports Gender Equality

I noticed it the other day as I randomly flipped past the show.
Mandrake is in love with DeeDee, right?
But have you ever noticed how she’s not at all interested?
Here’s a boy’s show where boys fall in love with girls and obsess insanely about them, like how girls do in a girls’ show, yet the girls are indifferent.
The roles are switched.
And there’s no problem with it.
And it doesn’t FEEL like it was done with the intention to “make a swap” between the roles.

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How To Become Interesting

When you enter a cocktail party, there are a few topics you can always rely on.
Like food.
Like how you find your job exhausting (at least occasionally).
You culd tell a goofy story about something the boy/girlfriend did.

But at some point these things will get old.
I start to wonder if a person cares about anything else than good food and wine.

Thus, I want to send a warrant out for passion.

People need more passion in their lives. Passion for something other than sleep, food, sex and money.
I don’t think there’s anything as thrilling as meeting a person so absolutely engulfed by a topic that they can go off for hours about it – and mostly they’re so knowledgeable that they won’t speak in a dreary monotone.

They become excited when they talk about it.

It’s the most fun to meet people with passions I’d never even considered.
Think of Ross from the TV Sitcom, Friends.
Ross is the only character in the group with a serious passion. Yes, for fossils (aka. rocks) but he can go off about it for hours. The other characters don’t let him and tease him because he’s a geek, but it made him more interesting than the other characters.
(Notice I’m saying interesting, not necessarily funnier.)

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And Then: A Man’s Hell – Flash Fiction

 

”-and then he told me to come to the party, and at first I thought he didn’t really mean it because he never meant anything he said to me before.” He grinned at his sister and swung the t-shirt over his shoulder, posing in a model-like fashion. “But I guess I’m awesome enough to be included now.” He showed off his biceps.
“You’re so full of it.” His sister rolled her eyes. “I don’t think you should go.”
“Why not?”
“They’re gonna get you drunk.”
“Well, hopefully.”
“No, they’re gonna get your drunk and put it as though you did something stupid.”
“I probably will.”
“Damn it, listen! They did something illegal and they’re going to set you up!”
He blinked in confusion.
And then he snapped. Continue reading

Stranger On The Street

Stranger on the street
To you I’m just another face
Blonde hair
Blue eyes
Black  tennis shoes
At best you remember and hate me because I did something wrong in the traffic
But I’m not a block of wood moving about
I’m not a robot
I don’t have software
I have feelings and thoughts for the future
I have a past
But to you
I’m just another stranger on the street

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This was written while I drove in the car on my way home from training. I often ponder how we look at people on the street and think of them as stereotypes. Imagening complex stories to each person we meet would be too much strain on the brain.

So I wonder what others see, when they see me.

7 Things Dieting Taught Me About Health

I’m done with dieting. Now I just do a healthy lifestyle.
But I had to go through dieting and all the research in order to discover this lifestyle.
I had to realize that there is no one lifestyle. Everybody’s different and need a different diet because the human body can respond in many ways.

However, I’ll share with you the things I’ve learned from dieting and show you how to implement them in your daily habits. The first one is the most important one, and I already mentioned it:

#1: We all have different bodies
One of my mantras is “everybody’s got something” as in we’ve all got some sort of ailment that makes life bothersome.
Some of these ailments can be diet-related and will demand you to change something.
For instance, I had severe digestive problems and had to cut out grains entirely. I don’t cheat on this one because the pain is unbearable.
I also have PCOS which demands that I stay away from all dairy products.

Another person with digestive problems might discover that they can digest grains just fine but not legumes.
Or maybe you, like my brother and mother and many others, suffer from a deficiency in a mineral and need to supplement or figure out a way to naturally get it from your diet.
We’re all different.
So know thyself!

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Danish Music #7: Asteroid’s Galaxy Tour

Today I’ll show you a band that you’ve probably already heard without realizing it.
I’ve become a massive fan of them. It’s another one of those bands I realized I loved because I found out that a lot of the good songs on the radio were by them.

Their name is ASTEROID’S GALAXY TOUR and they actually started in England because that’s where they had their contacts. This means that it took a while for them to get popular here in Denmark.
In any case, they’re a Danish band so they count.

Let’s begin with the song you probably know from the Heineken commercial:

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5 Views On Health That Don’t Get Enough Attention

Well, it’s Friday so I thought “let’s do something easy”.
And what’s more easily-digestible than a “5 things” post?
Not much. But to write them is not as easy as I predicted since you have to be pretty knowledgeable about something to do it.

But after going through 3 years of dieting and health research I think I can claim some ethos on this matter.
As I said, I want to keep it light today, so at the end of each section I’ll include a link for further reading if you’re interested.

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#1: It’s not about weight as much as it’s about your bodyfat percentage.
I used to have a BMI on 25,5. Just above the healthy interval. So I spent a lot of energy losing weight and changing my diet habits.
Now my BMI is 19,9. I should be happy, right?
Well, not just yet. Continue reading

My Problem With The Strong Woman Hoax

There’s the token black guy, the token gay guy, the token this, the token that.
We see them all the time – after all, it’s politically correct to let them crawl into our TV shows.
I wish there was a Token-hunter somewhere, sort of like a vampire hunter.

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The particular token that’s got it out for me this time is the token strong female.
Come on, you know her.
The female character that fights alongside the hero. She’s there to make women everywhere feel represented in the story which is why she’s so bland. The writers try to please our inner feminist.

Even if she only kills minions.
Even if she fails or has to be rescued at all major plot points.
Even if her being in a dress and not pants would change nothing about her character or the plot.

Let’s have an example, shall we? Nothing better than the average B-movie to show it. Continue reading