Archive for August, 2011

As everyone in the blogosphere knows, Steve Jobs has resigned.  In a 2005 speech he said some things I found really – not to be too cheesy – inspiring.

Remembering you’ll be dead soon is the best way to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked, there’s no reason not to follow your heart.

Currently in the middle of a quarter-life crisis, I find his thoughts both reassuring and unnerving at the same time. Overall: I feel emboldened.

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Miranda Hart
Photo by Jay Brooks

I am a little bit in love with Miranda Hart. She is just so beatiful and quirky and hil-arious!

Also, she is tall. Very tall. There is (according to Wikipedia), 185cm of her to love. Such fun!
This is one of the only TV shows that I’d actually really love to own on DVD. Miranda’s like the cool, kooky friend you like to hang out with because she makes even talking about herself really entertaining.
In the show Miranda is a single 30-something woman whose mother is desperate for her to get married. She lives above the joke shop which she owns and is managed by her best friend. Hilarity ensues. The whole cast is brilliant, and even includes the quintessential “sexy nice guy”. Huzzah!
Miranda - single ftw!
Something most people probably love about the show is Miranda’s asides spoken directly to the camera. It’s just so easy to love her and be on her side in any situation.
Something else I love about the show is there’s so much of Miranda Hart herself in the show and she’s so likeable as a person. That’s always a relieft, isn’t it? Watching her on the Graham Norton Show was really fun too.
Her playfulness and sense of humour are also obvious in her official website, which in my humble opinion is well worth a visit if you’re a fan of the ‘Randa.
Foxy ladyThe most fun I’ve ever had watching this show was with a roomful of other women. A lot of the jokes are so much part of the female experience. So many lol moments and a room full of ladies howling with laughter – seriously contagious! One of my favourite moments was when Miranda was in the changing rooms getting into her togs at the swimming pool. She started contorting herself around inside her towl in the most awkward way to avoid showing any body parts. Meanwhile there are other (slimmer) women just stripping off all around her. She ended up in a tight little ball on the floor. I just about wet my pants it was so funny – and come on, we’ve all been there!
Last year a friend asked me if I know any good British shows and I had trouble thinking of any that weren’t either period dramas or reality shows. Now I have one! An awesome one! Watch Miranda and feel good 😀
the cast of Miranda

Such fun!

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Song: Already HomeThe Song of the Week
Artist/Group: Annabel Fay

This is my favourite song at the moment. Annabel Fay’s had some other good songs recently too – notably River and Show Me The Right Way – I reckon she’s one to watch (and listen to!).

Annabel Fay - www.annabelfay.co.nz !

I like songs with good lyrics, but even most of those don’t actually have much relevance to my life or my situation. I think this song really does.

Come run away
So far away
Let’s go find a place
No one knows where we are
I just feel like the relationship with the one person in your life would be so much easier if you could just go away to somewhere where no one else knows you or has any expectations of you or your relationship.
Let’s hit the road, ’cause
It don’t matter, no, boy, 
Doesn’t matter what my
Heart already knows
Things always seem so much simpler and easy when it’s just the two of you. Just the two of you doing what you want to do. Not having to worry about anyone else’s feelings or needs or expectations. Just doing what is right for you.
Just hit the road, cause 
It don’t matter: Trust, boy,
It’s all that matters
Trust gets a bad rap these days. It’s like as a concept it’s gone out of style and seems old-fashioned and prudish or something. But that’s silly. I think trust is important in every kind of relationship. It’s what gives you the confidence to relax and be yourself and to be happy.
Just as long as I’m alone
With you
I’m already home
It’s a really beautiful idea, that of being alone with someone else. Because when other people are there they ruin it a little, and when you’re alone you don’t really feel like yourself. It’s only when you’re with that other person that you feel like all you can be; you feel like you’re home.
It sounds stupid but it’s kind of like in the Fellowship of the Ring when Frodo says he’s going off alone and Sam’s like “of course you are – and I’m coming with you”. Being with that person isn’t like being with anyone else. It’s like being alone. Together. It’s home.
Annabel Fay: Show Me The Right Way

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