Monday, 28 December 2009

Merry Christmas... My arse!

I'm no Jim Royale.. honest!!

So... I haven't been on here for quite a long time.. apologies! What can I say?! Christmas time for me involves numerous social activities including consuming the wine you only EVER drink in the festive period - mulled and copious amounts of food in the same category (Cheeselets and Twiglets)! Infact I can probably give Shamu, the giant killer whale from Free Willy a good run for his money on the scales!

It may be late but with all the sincerity I can muster as the zip on my jeans refuses to close, Merry Christmas! I hope you have had a good one.. I definitely did!

Christmas Day resembled a soup kitchen as the small space was turned into a military style zone, stuffing, chipolatas and veg thrown about as we tried to turn the dinner around for 1pm.. it totally paid off. The dinner was lush, and I felt not a shred of sympathy for the turkey that according to my mother weighed '"twice as much as I did at birth".

Infact as many households are, we are still devouring Trevor the turkey, curry yesterday and as part of the bizarre Christmas eating pattern I have embraced, pie for breakfast.

I hope to resume normal service on here pronto, and once again I hope you are enjoying the festivities.

Love, SGS xoxo

Friday, 18 December 2009

Guilty Pleasures

Werthers Originals- Shouldn't like them but I do...

To me, these sweets are buttery drops of heaven!! Just look at the advert too... it exudes love from every angle! I hope I'm very special too....

Nuff love

1. Taste amazing- a melted butter sweet, what more could you ask for?
2. Individally wrapped in gold paper.. so special
3. Makes you feel warm inside

Nuff hate

1. It is unacceptable to purchase them if you are under 60
2. The advert lies... that Grandpa is sort of creepy
3. On the street these sweets have no cred, against the fruit pastilles and wine gums these sweets are feminine...

Tough, I still like them....

Love SGS, xoxo

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Tunes for a Tuesday

Shakira - Did it again

Mrs She Wolf is back with a high tempo, drum filled, choreographed masterpiece video and new single. Love, love, love this! Can barely understand a word the pretty lady says, but her videos are almost hypnotic and found myself staring in a trance like state at it! Shakira and her hips that don't lie just get better and better :)

Private- Secret Lover

Private have recently signed to global music corp Universal, and are a musical trio from Copenhagen, thats Denmark for those who don't know. I first heard this as the remix version when Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills made it his 'Record of the Week', and loved it. I can see the occupants of G.A.Y adopting it as an anthem.. and why not?! slightly camp pop with a remixed electro twist.

Kid Sister - Right Hand Hi

Melisa Young or Kid Sister is an Illinois born rapper who has enjoyed some success with single 'Pro Nails' released with big mouth and 'jackass' Kanye West. Right Hand Hi is taken from her album 'Ultraviolet' and is produced by the super talented Steve Angelo and Sebastian Ingrosso from Swedish House Mafia. It really shows too, the chorus is banging and anyone who includes 'Hey Sookie Sookie' in their rap in reference to hit vamp show True Blood is a-OK in my books.

Love, SGS xoxo

Monday, 14 December 2009

XXX = Love? or Lust?


Not far from the Worcester pad is a private shop, blacked out windows and closed door, promising the best in adult entertainment. The street is very busy and I have never ever seen anyone go in, yet...

On the wall is a sign meant to read 'PRIVATE SHOP' and due to perhaps weathering the letters have come off and have aptly left 'I ATE HO' which does make me childishly snigger each time I walk past.

I looked at the window the other day to see they had hung red hearts in the window, which struck me as rather odd. Is that the I ATE HO's attempt to be festive?! Are love and porn connected?! Does XXX mean love or lust?

Surely XXX is all about lust? Are people entering that shop to buy items out of love? Maybe love of porn, but surely not love of another person? "Darling for your birthday, and because I love you I've bought a copy of Shaving Ryan's Privates and a double ended butt plug".

To me, that's not normal! I see XXX as a premise for purely lust and desire, feeding an individuals need for sexual gratification. The hearts in the window only serve to confuse me.

Perhaps my perspective is clouded and maybe couples in love enter the door to the strange world to buy things for each other... that would make sense. For now though, I don't see how the two connect, call me old fashioned...

Love (not lust), SGS xoxo

Thursday, 10 December 2009

I dreamed a dream...

Are dreams the key to Ker-ching?!

I woke up this morning around 6am after having a dream.... so what? you may say, well my dreams have always been vivid.. but the dream I had was exceptionally vivid. I was looking at it as if I were behind a camera capturing the moment, and it was beautiful and in my dream I cried.

I'll call it a scene, because in my head thats what it reminded me of. I saw different shots, visual effects and it didn't feature anyone I know. I knew the characters, the plot, the way it should look and I felt compelled to write it down. So like a loony I went downstairs, got a pad and pen and sat on the loo...

So I'll set the scene for you...

It's a small town in America, mid 80s and Avery a young man with curly hair and a headband feels the need to see his father who lives in a static home. He gets on his bike and cycles to his dads home, he opens the door to find his dad standing in the kitchen staring at a pair of diamond drop earrings that are placed on a shelf by the stove. Avery inwardly sighs because he knows the questions that his dad will ask him, because his dad asks him the same questions, at the same time every day.

His Dad looks at him and asks, "Where's your Mom"?

Avery replies, "Dad, Mom died 10 years ago... she left the earrings on the shelf the night she died, it's where she always put them".

His Dad begins to well up with tears, and says "That's right, where's Lucie?"

Avery replies, "She died too on the same night".

His Dad begins to sob heavily and puts his head down, and today Avery begins to sob too and says, "Dad I know that you don't see me every day, or talk to me every day but I love you".

I also knew that Avery's Dad was either suffering from dementia or refused to remember day to day events to block out the pain. So every day at 4pm he calls Avery to ask him to come over and asks him the same 2 questions and doesn't recall ever seeing Avery.

I want to write a short story... even a script but I know that this is just a pipe dream at the moment. Do the outcome of dreams ever result in anything tangible?

The prime example is that of Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight Saga novels. Her dream of a beautiful male vampire sparkling in the sunlight, having a conversation with an ordinary human girl in a meadow sparked a series of four international best selling novels, two box office smash movies and has made her a millionaire. Not bad for a stay at home Mom from Arizona!

Anyone can dream, buy can they be turned into something more? I'll try to find out..

Love, SGS xoxo

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Guilty Pleasures...

So for Wednesdays, I'm going to introduce a new blog topic... Guilty Pleasures which are going to be about things that I like, but really shouldn't because they are either crap, immature, stupid or just plain embarassing.

First up.. Miley Cyrus

I am forever singing this song but have to admit, I HEART it massively.

Miley Cyrus- Party in the USA

Nuff Love

1. She has nice hair - I'm jealous
2. She loves her family
3. She totally bamboozled Jonathan Ross on his Friday night show
4. She has a pretty good voice
5. Unlike most Disney stars she probably has had sex

Nuff Hate

1. She is VERY annoying- "Hey y'all..." SHUT UP
2. Her dad was Billy Ray 'Achy-break heart' Cyrus.. mullets aren't cool
3. Her Southern accent, sorry but it's too Hillbilly for me
4. She is a Disney star - very annoying claim to fame
5. Style wise she tries to emulate Nicole Richie etc.. get your own you hick

Love, SGS xoxo

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Tunes for a Tuesday

Simian Mobile Disco - Cruel Intentions

Simian Mobile Disco first formed in the 90s when Madchester students James, Jas, Simon and Adam began crafting melodic electro beats in the basement to become Simian You may know SMD best from their tune 'Never be alone' which was made uber huge when French duo 'Justice' remixed and released it. Cruel Intentions is released from new album 'Temporary Pleasure's and features the dulcet tunes of Southern lycra wearing belle, Beth Ditto.. MEGA!

Sub Focus - This could be real

Nick Douwma, better known by his stage name Sub Focus, is an English drum and bass record producer. First entering mainstream consciousness when he released 'Rock it/Follow the light'
it was championed by Radio 1, with presenter Greg James making it his record of the week. This track MUST be turned up loud.... nuff respect.

The Gossip - Four Letter Word

The Gossip lead singer Beth Ditto crawling around on stage in lycra and spandex may not be visually pleasing but her sharp vocals and strong voice make The Gossip runny like honey for me. With slices of electro against Ditto's vocals with a Southern drawl twang makes this track a cert for lots of radio play and the new album 'Music for Men' well worth a listen to.

Love, SGS xoxo

Friday, 4 December 2009

Festive Fashion Friday

Be too cool for Yule...

When thinking of festive fashion we could be easily be forgiven for thinking of this hideous reindeer jumper as sported by Mark Darcy in 'Bridget Jones'... but festive fashion for this christmas is uber cool.

The high street has embraced the retro feel of Farisle knits, patterns, and festive animals on a variety of garments and accessories and I love them for it.

Topshop has a great selection of knitted jumpers and two in particular and warming my cockles..

Stag Knit Jumper
Penguin Knit Jumper

Accessorize, always a champion of the festive season has some fantastic scarves, gloves, hats and gifts.. so much so, I could easily spend my lifes wages in there.

I'll look at the 3 of the best...

Fairisle Slipper Boots - £16

How cute?! and bound to keep those tootsies roasting nicely

Striped Earmuffs - £16
There is nothing worse than earache, and with these striped babies you'll never have ear pain again!

Fairisle Pom Pom long gloves - £14

Classic print and just so sweet poms poms... lush!

Happy Shopping boys and girls

Love, SGS xoxo

Thursday, 3 December 2009

All that glitters.. is Silver!

Second place, doesn't win the race...

I know how she feels.... lets face it, we don't enter things to lose do we?!

Do we enter the Lottery just to find we are one number away from a tenner? No.. we want the millions!! Would we want to enter our baby into a Cutest Baby contest just to say we have taken part and had fun? No... we want the judges to say our baby is an adonis...

So why in competitions are there generally 3 medals up for grabs, Gold, Silver and Bronze? Surely it's to award competitors for their hard work, dedication and commitment on a fair level, how rubbish would it be just to see one person on the podium all the time?!

For me, applying for jobs has now become a competition.. I am competing against sometimes hundreds of people for 1 job. At the moment the competition has reached Liger* standards of fierce (*see Napoleon Dynamite for ref Lion + Tiger), factoring in older competitors with more experience, something that can't be bought or indeed taught. It's basically the Alphas vs young cubs.

So the first hurdle is getting the interview, from then on its a battlefield. You have one opportunity to convince the people on the interview panel that you are what they are looking for, the cherry on their cake. You can second guess what you will be asked and prepare beforehand, but somehow theres always at least one curve ball in there.. just to let you know you are the carcus and not the Liger.

Today I was told that I came second for a job, now second out of maybe 6 or more candidates isn't at all bad really.. yet it's not good enough! From the feedback it sounded like a classic case of Alpha vs Cub eyeing up the prize and like always, the Alpha wins.

Unlike other competitions I do not get a bunch of flowers or a medal but what I must take from this is that I am almost there... I need to keep chasing these jobs and believing that I am good enough to one day see that gold medal hung around my neck and know I can feed off the carcus too..

Love, SGS xoxo