Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Not my idea of fun

Yes, yes . in case you were already wondering (who am I kidding, it's unlikely anybody really noticed that I didn't post for a few days), I am still very much alive, I just haven't been around online much, recently.

One of the main reasons for my absence was definitely work. I don't wanna go into detail but I don't think I can keep this up much longer, and several things connected to my job really dragged me down.

You might know from my frequent rants and comments on things I find in the vastness of the web that I get easily upset about things I find utterly stupid. Lately, I felt like I kept coming across more and more such things (the latest example being people who sincerely believe drinking bleach is protecting them from getting cancer and can "cure" autism) and as you can imagine, being constantly upset about something didn't do much but make me utterly miserable. 

Hiding under my blanket forever seemed like a valid option at that point, but oh, society and it's stupid expectations...

Paired with the fact that I caught some nasty bit of malware on my computer that I could neither properly identify not remove without having to do a complete new set up of Windows, I honestly have to say, these past days I have really been hating the world a lot. And while I keep promising myself everything will get better and I will work harder to overcome my obstacles, I don't really feel like I'm making a lot of progress - on anything. I don't really feel like writing a bunch of negative things here once again, so I'll leave this as it is. One of the main reasons I haven't been bloggging lately - I don't wanna complain all the time, but I can't think of very many positive things to write about either.

I just wanted to let you know that I really appreciate all of you who still come by from time to time to read the stuff I write and comment. Thank you for your comments and words of consolation on the post about my cat, and all the encouragement I get from you all the time. During these last weeks I actually got more readers, despite posting less than ever. Thanks a lot!

Nothing more to say, actually. Hope you're having a better time than me at the moment, and I hope to write some blogposts (it's not like I don't have any ideas....) with more interesting content soon!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Not quite dead yet

I've been neglecting my blog these past days, mainly because I didn't feel like talking about anything that's going on in my life right now.

But last Monday I went to see the new Captain America movie "The Winter Soldier". Interestingly, in German it has an alternate title, however it's still in English - "The Return of the First Avenger". Kinda confusing! We went to watch it in English though anyway.

I really think more cinemas should show movies in their original version. There are only two cinemas in Vienna who show English movies in original and now that we don't live in the city anymore it's always a bit annoying to go to the inner districts - and especially to get back home at night.

So anyway, this was the look!

Carp quality photos provided to you by the fact that I didn't notice a change in my camera settings or something, so despite the pretty good light in my room they turned out really shitty -__-

Anyhow, my favorite thing about super hero movies - or going to the cinema in general - is putting on some themed make up that fits the movie! In this case I tried some "US-patriotic" colors to mimic Captain America's super hero costume...

Monday, April 7, 2014

Farewell, old friend

Two weeks ago, I heard that you went missing, and last week end you were found. I already knew that you wouldn't come back to us. It was the logical thing to think. You never ran away, rarely got yourself locked up anywhere and you were old. So old in fact, that those past years, when I saw you sleeping somewhere, I was always somewhat scared that one day I'd find you dead some day. So you would assume I was prepared for this. But I was not.

People say cats are less attached to their human "owners" than dogs, less loyal, less protective. They obviously never met a cat like you.

Narcissism vs Body Dysmorphic Disorder, or: The Selfie-Addiction

Hey guys!
It's time for another pretty long rant. If you don't feel like reading through all of it, I'd still be interested in your opinion on the article in question, so if you read through it, leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

So I just recently came across this article about how "Scientists Link Selfies To Narcissism, Addiction & Mental Illness". Bam. What should I say. I know it doesn't make sense to give this article any more attention when I actually think it's poorly written, but I just wanted to put in my two cents on the topic. Anyway, give it a short read and a few minutes to think about the article before you continue to read here - and feel free to tell me your opinion in the comments!

First of all, personally, I really don't like how this article seems to throw Body Dysmorphic Disorder and narcissism in the same pot. These are like complete opposites. Simply check out traits and signs of narcissism vs signs and symptoms of BDD and notice the differences.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Cupcakes, cotton candy and jewelry

Hello guys!

I somehow procrastinated too much this week so I didn't update my blog, shame on me!
Last week end I was at a party - it was Mimi's (not Mimi my former room mate, but a Lolita friend) birthday and so I decided to use the opportunity to dress up in Lolita!

Sorry for the crappy photo again...