Monday, 30 June 2014

Are you satisfied?

This is the second time I've written this post - the first time it was just way too deep and I couldn't handle it. This really isn't the place to gush about unnecessary feelings and post unwanted passive aggressiveness (okay, maybe the second.) I'm still not entirely sure that this is even blog-worthy, but lets just roll with it and see how disappointing it is at the end!

I was stuck in a dire traffic jam the other day mulling over some of the pointless things that enter my brain like 'who invented cat's eyes on the side of the road' and 'who thought roundabouts were a good idea,' when I began to consider the future (I think I'm becoming an adult... It's scaring me and will it hurt?) I do tend to do this from time to time, and then I'm reminded that I can just about focus on the here-and-now, let alone 20 years down the line! I supposed that the ultimate goal in life was to be satisfied with the current, and to be prepared for the future. I was thinking about all that I had done in my life, up until that point, which had enabled me to begin along this 'path to satisfaction.'

Before I got too profound and out of character, 'Let It Go' came on the radio and I sang my heart out which was an effective distraction from over-thinking (I hate it when brains do that 'diarrhoea-thought' process thing.)

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Summer Playlist 2014

It's finally Summer (although whilst I'm writing this the weather has decided to take a turn for the worst; the rain is making me want to go to the loo!) It's the season for sunbathing on the beach, ice creams in your back garden, dads wearing those dodgy sandle/sock combinations, and BBQs smoking out your neighbours (smoke them out like the insects they are.) However, the best thing about Summer is the music. 
Every year there's a plethora (new word of the day, please tweet me it to show me you care) of new artists releasing great music, oldies releasing some smashing tunes, and artists, that should have quit years ago, struggling to tread water (Mariah needs to stop. Just stop... (okay, that's a little harsh, sorry.)) This year is exactly the same; there are so many good tracks out there already. If you're like me then you'll probably struggle to find a place to start, run helplessly to the iTunes chart to see what's going down and realise you LITERALLY HAVE NO IDEA. 

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Another 'YouTube Culture' chat

YouTube scares me. YouTube scares a lot of people. Not in a ‘OH MY GOD I’M GONNA DIE!’ sort of way, but in a ’30,000 is a HELL-OF-A-LOT of people’ sort of way. First off, I’m so grateful for all of you wonderful people that are subscribed to us on YouTube and, secondly…. well, there is no secondly, I just really like lists (because lists are cool.)

Sunday, 15 June 2014

My Wish List

Money… money, money, money, money, money. Ever since graduating from University, it seems as though my life revolves around my constant pursuit of making money, avoiding delving ever-deeper into my overdraft, and resisting the urge to buy copious amounts of peanut butter (I have real issues.) I know this is wrong, I totally get it. Money doesn’t make you happy (but it sure makes things a lot less stressful!)

The other day I was sorting through my wardrobe preparing the annual “eBay it or give it to someone else who’ll look 100x better than you did in it (because we all know you bought it when you had absolutely no style in 2012)” I was mid-clothes purge when I thought ‘what if money wasn’t an object;’ what would I splurge on? We all window shop, so here’s my wish-list! To reign it in a little bit, I restricted my mind-spend-up to around £500 (one day my friends, one day.)

Monday, 9 June 2014

Karma's A Bitch

It just makes sense, doesn’t it? The energy we put out into the universe will come back to us in one form or another, and probably equal to the energy we put out. I’ve been convinced, since learning that the world and universe can be broken down into its rawest elements, energies and reactions, that karma exists. No matter what walk of life you’re from, what religion, if any, you practice, we’re all taught to do ‘good things’ and that, in turn, good things will happen to us.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Scared of the Dark

More often than not I get inspired to write a blog post by listening to music, but I think that goes hand-in-hand with the fact that music makes me think about a lot of pointless things, pointless things that I figure a lot of other people must also have thought about. There’s no better time than when you’re walking your dog (or younger siblings if you don’t have a pet), jamming to your favourite tunes (unless the dog has poohed, otherwise the headphones make it really difficult to manoeuvre, along with the dog lead, poop bag, and a restless dog just dying to chase the ducks (context: I walk the dog along a lake)).

Monday, 2 June 2014

How to start a YouTube channel

It has been a year since Niki and myself posted our very first video online (which wasn't on Niki'N'Sammy(click)) and ever since then I've received so many questions from you guys in regards to 'doing YouTube', so I thought it was about time I scribbled down some answers! I asked you to send me them on twitter but, unfortunately, there were too many for me to answer them all, so, being the incredibly fair and divine human being I am, I've decided to answer your most frequent and popular question (please love me even if I don't get to yours!)

Disclaimer: I'm sorry. There isn't a secret recipe for success, no hidden way of gaining 1,000 subscribers over night. Hopefully I can help you in the right direction though!

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Sex Sells

I know a lot of my posts have been plain text, but I wanted to share some of the fun photoshoots I've been lucky to have been involved with (and lets be completely honest, modelling doesn't come easy to a lot of us including and especially me!) We all know how important those profile pictures are, so we got a little serious (and satirically sexy, with a huge-mongous dose of swag).
The Swaggy Egyptian and the 'cold-eared' fisherman (not really the title)

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Getting Stuck

Life update: coughing continuously for the past week has left my ribs aching and my throat sore... FEEL FOR ME I'M A MAN, THEREFORE I NEED ATTENTION WHEN I'M ILL

Now that I'm right up in your face, invading you personal space (rhyming (and what)), lets talk. Lets talk about getting stuck. By stuck, I mean everything ranging from being down in the dumps, to running out of that magic mojo that makes you tick.

Anecdote: this post was inspired by a struggle myself and Niki had yesterday trying to think of a video idea (don't worry, we found it.) It's so scary when you just can't think, when you just can't summon the energy to conjure a marginally viable thought process. It's for situations like this that FarmVille was created and/or every cheap alternative of Flappy Bird (that seems to have found its way onto my phone (I hate myself.))

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

First things first, I'm going to apologise for not posting in nearly a week, I've been ill. Secondly, I'm going to apologise, in-advance, for the amount of time I will spend in this post whining about that fact that I've been feeling slightly under-the-weather with a lost appetite, and having developed the inability to regulate my own body temperature (you can just tell it was man-flu).

I can't be the only one that, when ill, forgets what it's like being 'normal'? I forget what it feels like to not have to blow my nose every five seconds, walk about without aching like an OAP (no offence to any old girl that stumbles across this). I can't remember what it feels like to not have to ingest a pack of soothers (leading to another 'sticky' situation A.K.A the runs, the squits, etc.), or keep rubbing that disgustingly-nostalgic Vickes into my chest (BLARGHHHHHH).