Saturday, 26 May 2012

Singalong Saturday

Hi guys

I am sooo excited today! Why? you may ask, well - I am a eurovision addict. I can't get enough of it. I've been watching all the semis this week and the grand final tonight is just too much for me to take! Every year I have a party and this year is no exception. My apartment is only small; however, I do have a communal garden area and my neighbours have agreed that I can have a barbecue before the party starts. The weather is phenomenal right now - just perfect. I have invited my neighbours, but only one, a quiet guy called Liam, agreed to join me. I've also invited my family and Ella. I did invite Erin and her beloved, but she declined. No surprise there - she doesn't know what's she's missing.

After the barbecue, we are all going inside my apartment for the big event where I will have bowls of peanuts and other treats scattered around and shot glasses - we all have to drink a shot when a funny act comes on (so that means a lot of shots get drunk!) My favourite act, so far, this year is the Russian act. I just love those women - they have such a great attitude and I will be cheering them on. And as much as I love old Englebert (he's just like a cool granddad, isn't he?) I don't think our boring song is going to set the world alight. Sorry Englbert.

Anyway, I also have some other news - I applied for a job as a journalist for a local underground music newspaper and I have an interview next week! It will be my perfect job as I get to go to gigs and write about up and coming new acts - I can't wait. It's like my life is on the verge of change. As Lady Gaga would say, "I'm on the edge of glory..." etc. etc.

And that, my friends, is that. I hope you all enjoy watching the eurovision as much as I will (I automatically assume everyone is going to be watching it!) and until next time...

Callie signing off


Sunday, 20 May 2012

Sickly Sunday

Hi all

So sorry it's taken me until now to post. I have been ill and have not had the energy to do much at all, so I've spent most of last night and this morning, in bed. A lot of it is self-inflicted, I must admit, but I also have this horrible bug that's been going round. I feel achey, tired and I have the cough from hell that's been keeping me up all night.

I've still been in work - I don't get paid for time off sick and, as I'm now looking for a new job, I have to keep a good sickness record. Fortunately, I didn't get sent to see any weird people. I had to come up with another article though (which was hard because my boss doesn't like my "tell it like it is" sort of stories) and as I couldn't think of anything that wouldn't upset my boss I ended up writing some boring stuff about the importance of keeping fit by doing regular exercise and eating healthily and how I had lost half a stone in the past 6-8 weeks.

I saw Nick on Friday. I told him, beforehand, that I was a germ bag but it didn't put him off. We went to his friend's house for a party. I spent most of the night sat in the corner, coughing up green goo and knocking back brandies to try and burn the germ out of my throat (didn't work, though).

Oh, yeah and something bad happened on Wednesday night. I was really feeling sorry for myself and so Mum told me I could stay at her house for a few days and she would look after me (which was nice).
She made us all a nice spicy casserole and then I went upstairs to the guest room and read my kindle while they all watched telly downstairs. Lila's boyfriend stayed for tea and I don't know how Mum and Dad stayed in the same room as them - they were practically all over each other. This wasn't the bad part, though. The bad part was when I was just dropping off to sleep (it must have been about ten) and I heard the door opening. I didn't think much of it, at first, until I felt breathing on my neck and I felt somebody stroking my hair. I knew it wasn't Mum. I turned round and it was Lila's fella staring at me. I couldn't believe it. "What do you want?" I'd shouted and he just shrugged his shoulders and smirked. "I thought you might like a goodnight kiss," he'd replied. I told him to get lost and he scurried off with his tail between his legs. I told Lila, the next day, but she refused to believe me - saying that I was just jealous. I hope she knows what she's doing. I can't believe I actually thought he was ok - he's a total creep. I must admit, though, it made me feel a little bit warm inside to think that he had my much more attractive sister waiting for him downstairs and he'd still tried it on with me, even though my nose was oozing green stuff and my face and body resembled a zombie.

I am going to have to go now ,because I feel horrible and need to go back to sleep and a wasp has decided to fly in through my window and I can't relax when they are in my room - I much prefer bees; they don't try to attack you on purpose, like wasps do.

I hope you all have a great week and until next time...

Callie signing off


Saturday, 12 May 2012

Swoony Saturday

Hi guys,

Sorry I'm late checking in today. I've been sunbathing - in Nick's garden! Well, you have to make the most of the sun when it comes out here in the UK. I don't know how long it will last. It will probably be raining on Monday. Anyway, I have goss...Nick and I are back together.  I met up with him last Thursday and I don't know whether it was the wine or the fact I haven't seen him for a while, but he looked gorgeous. He'd let his hair grow a bit and he's grown a bit of a stubbly beard. With my beer goggles on he reminded me of Dave Grohl - swoon! Anyway, he's been enjoying his job and he knows that I hate mine at the mo (because it's so boring) and he said there is an opening in his office, but it is just for an editorial assistant, which basically means proof-reading behind a desk all day - that's not me! I also don't think it is a good idea for me to go back to being his work colleague, either.

Anyway, when we got together it was like we'd never been apart. We got on so well and I couldn't believe that I'd almost let him get away! I was on full flirt mode. After we'd eaten all we could eat (I ate a bowl of chicken and sweetcorn soup, a bit of sweet n sour pork, some peking duck, some seaweed, another big bowl of sweet n sour pork and various other bits of rice and noodles.) Nick loves the fact that I eat what I want without worrying about my weight (little does he know! Just because I shove it all down me, doesn't mean I don't worry about my weight. It's just I have no willpower.) Anyway, I've been running a lot and have lost half a stone, so it doesn't matter too much, does it?

I met up with Erin, too, yesterday. She took me into town for brunch (she's gotten so posh!) and she showed me some magazines she'd picked up. I had to look at pictures of horrible meringue dresses that she expects me to wear for her big day. When I asked if she'd let me wear black she was horrified. My next choice was a deep purple velvet fishtail dress, which she was considering. Oh well, fingers crossed. It is her big day after all, and at least she hasn't asked me to be the maid of honour!

I'm going to go and get a shower now and later I will be going to Nick's again. I slept there last night and I will be sleeping there tonight too. It's getting serious. We have so much in common. I can't believe how much he's changed since he's been working in the city. He's gone so much more fun. He used to be so boring but now that he's actually enjoying life, I enjoy being with him much more. I am so happy - can't you tell!

Anyway, I will keep you updated on my exciting love-life and until next time...

Callie signing off


Saturday, 5 May 2012

Soulful Saturday

Hi all

How ya doing? My week has been pretty boring. I had no jobs to go and see and my boss said he didn't like my "only way is Essex" article. He said that it offended quite a lot of readers and he showed me a sackful of complaints. He said that we were lucky that they didn't sue us for defamation. I didn't say anything wrong! What is wrong with the world these days when we aren't allowed to express our opinions? I thought that was what a journo was meant to do! Anyway, I know my boss sometimes reads this so I have to be careful what I put - let's just say that he knows I aint happy and I've been speaking to Nick a lot lately, asking him how busy he is in his job. We have arranged to meet up on Thursday for lunch. I have the day off and I'm quite looking forward to seeing him again. He is working in the morning and then he has the afternoon off so he is coming to my apartment and we are going to drive into the city for an all you can eat Chinese banquet.

Lila is still with her sugar daddy and the other night she told me that it was getting serious. She was flaunting a new crystal necklace he'd bought her as she told me this news. I have my doubts!

And....Erin actually phoned me to tell me that she and her teacher are getting engaged. I almost fainted. I knew they were always together and everything but I didn't expect this. That's it for our friendship then, I guess. She doesn't want to know now so when she is married she will want to know me even less, probably. She wants me to be a bridesmaid too. I hate doing that. She'll want me to have girly hair and wear a dress! What an outrage! I've always said that when I get married I'll be wearing doc martens and a long black gothic dress. Not the done thing, I know, but since when have I done the done thing?

I've decided that I am going to do a photography course at my local technical college in September. The enrollments are in July and I can't wait. I need to get a new social life- and fast!

I've lost half a stone too! Since I've been going running and turning up at the gym twice a week to do some weights I've felt great - and I've still been scoffing Lila's easter eggs that she didn't want.

That's all my news for today, folks. Tonight I have decided to attend a local dramatic production of Quadrophenia ( apparantly it was a cult film in the 80s and I love cult films!) - not sure whether the local drama group will do it justice (my old Chemistry teacher is in it!) but who knows?

Until next time...

Callie signing off