February 5, 2011

Oh my god

oh my goodness.

this is too good to be true.

this is amazing.

but it’s too good to share right now, can’t jinx it.

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January 1, 2011

12 months of resolutions.

I posted a while back about 25 things I wanted to achieve by the age of 25.
Guess what?
I haven’t worked on ONE.SINGLE.THING.
Yep.
Fail.

So,
here are TWELVE of those goals broken down into manageable bite sized pieces.

JANUARY:
The Goal: Get out of debt.
What I will do: I have made the first step, I cut up two of my credit cards, deleted my eBay account and suspended my Paypal. If I want something, I save for it. Period.

FEBRUARY:
The Goal: Complete my Bachelor of Communications.
What I will do: I have un-enrolled. But don’t be disheartened dear readers. Come February I will enrolling in an events/sales course which will basically give me the qualifications to do the job I am already doing 😀
It just gives me the added boost in the industry.

MARCH:
The Goal: Save a deposit for a house.
What I will do: This is NEVER going to happen. Not as long as I am adamant to go it on my own.
I have worked out the pros and cons and have realised that in the long run it will probably work out in my best interest just to rent. I know moving is a pain, but you all know me, I can’t stay in the same place for too long so buying isn’t realistic [nor is my salary vs mortgage rates].
Watch out dear readers, in March, Lexi will be moving to the NC

APRIL:
The Goal: Get down to a size 10.
What I will do: By April I will be living back in civilisation which means, I don’t need to DRIVE everywhere.
That said, I will be also be [hopefully] back in a positive bank balance so I can afford gym fees again.

MAY:
The Goal: Make Gnocchi from scratch.
What I will do: The old fashioned test and try.
If one recipe doesn’t work, I will just try another. I have wanted to master this for SO long that I have been too scared to even attempt it. Hopefully I will manage, right in time for Winter.

JUNE:
The Goal: Cook my way through Italy
What I will do: I won’t be cooking my way around Italy, but I will be going to Italy [and Greece, and Egypt, and Abu Dhabi] in June 2012 so saving and planning this will be in full swing.

JULY:
The Goal: Meditate
What I will do: I need to get prepared for the busy season looming at work.
I will get back into meditation this month and possibly even attempt some seminars.

AUGUST:
The Goal: Finish the City to Surf
What I will do: Get my bum into gear. Couch to 5km will become my best friend. Gotta kick my butt into gear to finish the City to Surf

SEPTEMBER:
The Goal: Become fluent in Italian
What I will do: Practice. I am noticing that the more I study the more it is coming back to me.
Plan is to get a tutor though, my pronunciation is WAY off.

OCTOBER:
The Goal: Cook something I have grown
What I will do: Spring is in full swing [hehe] so my herbs will be ready to use.
Not exactly what I had in mind when I originally set this goal, but, baby steps.

NOVEMBER:
The Goal: Go a whole week without phone and/or internet
What I will do: I honestly could not go a week without a phone. Work demands are too high, and having Bratchild around means I need to have constant access to him [and emergency services] but in 2011 I will be shutting down my unnecessary internet usage [Social networking, non work related emails/websites, blogs etc] and go all out for the Global Communication Shutdown. From the 1st until the 8th of November, I will be shut down to raise awareness and funds for autism.

DECEMBER:
The Goal: Go Camping
What I will do: Gear up lovelies. It’s my birthday month and we are gonna hit the road and go camping.
Five star camping. I need hot running water and possibly a bed? Who is in?

What are your resolutions?
Do you make them? and how do you reward yourself when you keep them?

Happy New DECADE lovelies!
xoxox

December 31, 2010

The decade that was…

As the year draws to a close, as does another decade in the life of Lexi.
It has been a massive ten years.

I saw in the “Millennium” decade with orange juice, and I will bid it farewell with a glass of champagne.

Throughout the past ten years I have grown up in so many ways.
I went through puberty, through “fads”, hit milestones and have had a fair share of ups and downs.

Made new friends, lost some old ones.
Changed my hair WAY to many times to count
Became addicted to caffeine and nicotine
Learnt to drive
Started High School, and survived through to graduation.
Many, many moves.
Even more career paths.
Fell in love, had my heart broken – more than once.
Was almost married, and promised marriage, then watched it all fall apart – Twice
Experienced first hand the miracle of life with three perfect, gorgeous babies
Watched those babies grow into perfect, gorgeous children
Developed crushes on unattainable movie stars
Made ten New Years resolutions – broke them all.
Have been happy.
Have been down.
Have been depressed.
And have seen the light.
I’ve been tattooed – and pierced.
I’ve experimented.

In ten years I have become who I am today
And whilst I am far from perfect, I am finally learning to stand on my own two feet.

It might take me another decade – but I will get there.

So whilst we say arrivederci to the Noughties – what has the last decade meant to you?

December 6, 2010

Always a…

Never has a truer post-secret been published.

You tell me you are single now.

So, please explain why her profile picture is the two of you on your wedding day?
Seems a strange photo for her to have of her ex-fiance…

November 30, 2010

Failure.

Failure isn’t new to me.
In fact, it’s what I will amount to in life – or so I have been told.

I never complete anything.
Everything just gets too hard and I run away.

I have done it again.
Wanted to work in PR.
Enrolled in the course.
And now, I either have until 5pm to complete my “exam” [Aka 4 essays]
OR
Not do it.
And fail again.

And I have chosen the fail.
I don’t want to do it anymore.
I can’t.
I’m not up to it – I don’t have the time – or the desire.

But,
Thats not saying I have given up on study.
2011 is the start of something new.
I will be completing my certificate in Events Management.
It’s more managable than a Bachelor
And I am excited.

And when I do complete it, expect me to shove it back your face.

November 22, 2010

To be nine again…

As a kid I always thought about how amazing it was going to be to be an adult.
You had freedom,
You could do what you liked,
Spent what you liked,
Stay up all night and sleep all day.
You got to eat what you wanted and spend as much time with your friends as you wanted too and you were never scared of anything.

But now,
As an adult, I would LOVE to go back to being a kid for just a day.
Just one day to soak it all in and appreciate how easy life was.

As a kid you have freedom, you aren’t burdened with mortgage repayments, with studying, with work.

You could spend all your money on Spice Girls CD’s and lipgloss and even though you didn’t have much, what you did have was all yours – you didn’t have to worry about using it to pay for petrol, for utilities.

As a kid you literally could sleep all day – you might not have been allowed to, but there was the odd occasion you could vegetate all day on the couch, watching TV, playing gameboy and you didn’t have to still get up to mow the lawn or watch your kids.

Mum may not of let you eat pop-tarts for breakfast, but all those other things you ate, those special treats, the ice-cream you were allowed because you ate your broccoli – as an adult you can’t eat those things because of your sensitive teeth, your lactose intolerance or your waistline.

Time with your friends was limited. You could stay and play until it got dark, or until Dad came and picked you up after work – but what time you had, you had together. There was no scheduling months in advance, or having a quick drink between meetings, time was not of the essence and you had the energy to play all day.

As a kid those nightmares and christmas beetles may have scared the bejesus outta you – but some of those fears never go away, as a 23 year old I am still scared stiff of Christmas beetles, but those fears are so minor. As an adult you fear scarier things, things like failure, commitment and the feeling of having control over nothing.


So yes,
For just one day – I wish I was a kid again.
Skinned knees are easier to fix than a broken heart.
And cleaning spilled milk is easier to wipe than a bad credit rating.

November 12, 2010

Just another manic Friday?

Thursday evenings are usually spent getting manicures, shopping, or sitting at home chilling after a hectic day.

Occassionally it means a dinner/coffee date with a friend.
Last night, dinner turned into many, many coffees to keep up with the late night out.

Late night out, turned into an early morning of blog surfing because of the caffiene high.
4:30 this morning I was still watching the clock.

This was fabulous when my alarm went off at 5am.
Snooze was pressed countless times until it was 6am and I was forced out of bed to manage to make the commute and get to work on time.

My hair is naturally curly.
But, just like the mystery of my natural hair colour – most of you wouldn’t know it.
GHD and straightening balm are my best friends.

Well, this morning – my hair DID NOT want to co-operate.
No amount of blowdrying, dry shampoo, straightening or swearing worked.
No time to wash and re-set, I am sitting here with ridiculously dry, hideous hair.
Thank goodness for the hair ties I keep in my car.

November 7, 2010

one hundred movies.

1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
2. The Godfather (1972)
3. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
4. Inception (2010)
5. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
6. Pulp Fiction (1994)
7. Schindler’s List (1993)
8. 12 Angry Men (1957)
9. 8.8 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
10. 8.8 The Dark Knight (2008)
11. 8.8 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
12. 8.8 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
13. 8.8 Seven Samurai (1954)
14. 8.7 Star Wars (1977)
15. 8.7 Goodfellas (1990)
16. 8.7 Casablanca (1942)
17. 8.7 Fight Club (1999)
18. 8.7 City of God (2002)
19. 8.7 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
20. 8.7 Toy Story 3 (2010)
21. 8.7 Rear Window (1954)
22. 8.7 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
23. 8.7 Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
24. 8.7 Psycho (1960)
25. 8.7 The Usual Suspects (1995)
26. 8.7 The Matrix (1999)
27. 8.6 The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
28. 8.6 Se7en (1995)
29. 8.6 Memento (2000)
30. 8.6 It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
31. 8.6 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
32. 8.6 Sunset Blvd. (1950)
33. 8.6 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
34. 8.6 Leon: The Professional (1994)
35. 8.6 Forrest Gump (1994)
36. 8.6 Citizen Kane (1941) 140,233
37. 8.6 Apocalypse Now (1979)
38. 8.6 North by Northwest (1959)
39. 8.5 American Beauty (1999)
40. 8.5 American History X (1998)
41. 8.5 Taxi Driver (1976)
42. 8.5 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
43. 8.5 Vertigo (1958)
44. 8.5 Saving Private Ryan (1998)
45. 8.5 Amelie (2001)
46. 8.5 Alien (1979)
47. 8.5 WALL·E (2008)
48. 8.5 Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
49. 8.5 The Shining (1980)
50. 8.5 A Clockwork Orange (1971)
51. 8.5 Spirited Away (2001)
52. 8.5 Paths of Glory (1957)
53. 8.4 The Pianist (2002)
54. 8.4 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
55. 8.4 Double Indemnity (1944)
56. 8.4 The Departed (2006)
57. 8.4 The Lives of Others (2006)
58. 8.4 M (1931)
59. 8.4 Aliens (1986)
60. 8.4 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004
61. 8.4 City Lights (1931)
62. 8.4 Requiem for a Dream (2000)
63. 8.4 Das Boot (1981)
64. 8.4 The Third Man (1949)
65. 8.4 Chinatown (1974)
66. 8.4 L.A. Confidential (1997)
67. 8.4 Reservoir Dogs (1992)
68. 8.4 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
69. 8.4 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
70. 8.4 Modern Times (1936)
71. 8.4 Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
72. 8.4 Back to the Future (1985)
73. 8.4 The Prestige (2006)
74. 8.4 Life Is Beautiful (1997)
75. 8.3 Raging Bull (1980)
76. 8.3 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
77. 8.3 Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
78. 8.3 Cinema Paradiso (1988)
79. 8.3 Some Like It Hot (1959)
80. 8.3 Rashômon (1950)
81. 8.3 Amadeus (1984)
82. 8.3 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
83. 8.3 All About Eve (1950)
84. 8.3 Inglourious Basterds (2009)
85. 8.3 Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
86. 8.3 Full Metal Jacket (1987)
87. 8.3 The Green Mile (1999)
88. 8.3 Braveheart (1995)
89. 8.3 The Great Dictator (1940)
90. 8.3 Downfall (2004)
91. 8.3 Up (2009)
92. 8.3 The Apartment (1960)
93. 8.3 Gran Torino (2008)
94. 8.3 Bicycle Thieves (1948)
95. 8.3 Metropolis (1927)
96. 8.3 The Maltese Falcon (1941)
97. 8.3 The Elephant Man (1980)
98. 8.3 Gladiator (2000)
99. 8.3 The Sting (1973)
100. 8.3 Sin City (2005)

October 31, 2010

Global Communication Shutdown

I hereby challenge everyone to join the global communication shutdown on Monday. It’s for a great cause:

Communication Shutdown. Nov 1.
A global fundraiser for autism.
Shutdown your social networks in solidarity for people with autism. Donate $5 to get the CHAPP (charity app).

Check out https://communicationshutdown.org for more info

October 26, 2010

Fails.

Posted a massive long blog here about all the shit that has gone down in the past 2 months.

Then I deleted it.

Let’s concentrate on the positives.

Baby Ruby will arrive in less than 10 days.