Something I find terribly rude is to comment someone’s blog with nothing but advertising about your own contest. Yeah, someone actually posted such a comment on one of my recent entries. Seriously fucking rude! I’m not going to write the address of the blog because they don’t even deserve the negative attention that would give them. Oh yeah, it also appears as though they deleted my comment where I told them it’s rude to spam other people’s blogs.
Speaking of contests. Deadline to enter my contest is today! Info here!
By the way, is it just me or does the thought cross your mind that someone might have died if you can’t find them anywhere on the internet? When you try Google, Facebook, online phone books and no result whatsoever. If I can’t find someone who is my age and therefore certainly much be using the internet I do wonder if the person maybe died.
I’ve bought hot pink clip-in hair extensions to wear on Christmas with my pink dress. I bought white and baby pink extensions at the same time.
I remind myself of the things I should be grateful for every single day. I remind myself of the people I have in my life who love me, I remind myself of my cats for who I am their entire world. And I constantly, constantly remind myself of how lucky I am to live in Sweden.
Tonight I spent an hour reading about Sharia laws and women wrongly accused of crimes and stoned to death. My first thought was that I wanted to change the world so such things wouldn’t happen and my second thought was “thank god it’s not me. thank god I don’t live in a culture which condones such things”.
It’s easy to only compare yourself to people who are better off than you are but try doing the other way around. I can whine about not having enough money but I don’t ever let it bring me down for real. If I’m about to let that happen I just take a look around my apartment and when I see the beautiful things I’m surrounded by I instantly feel better. How can I not when I know that millions of people live in shacks while I own things to a value higher than the money those people will make in their entire life.
It’s not just about money. Like I started this entry with, it’s about the people in your life too. And the things you do. Everything you see. I do my best to take in all the beauty of the world rather than just passing it by on my way somewhere. I don’t just walk by the blooming trees in spring. I stop to smell the flowers. I admire the view from my balcony and photograph sunsets. I find the beauty in every day.
I’m not always happy. Of course I’m not. And I have a very bleak view of the world and mankind. Perhaps that’s why I so easily find joy in the small things. Because I know the world is full of suffering and evil but that I have been spared from it.
Like Bono sings in Do They Know It’s Christmas “Tonight thank god it’s them instead of you”. Some have called that line cynical but I call it realistic. Do thank god or whatever you believe in for the things you have. Stop and take it all in because you’re probably better off than most people are.
I’ve had my own Christmas tree every year since I was a kid but this year is the first time I have a full sized tree. It’s a white plastic one with black, pink, silver and white ornaments. It has a lot of pretty ornaments including balls, stars, snowflakes, hearts, mushrooms, prisms and my personal favourite; cupcakes! It has a silver star in the top and no less than 25(!) meters of pearl garlands.
I’m still sick and even feeling worse today. I’ve slept the entire day and woke up at 7PM with a fewer and a even worse cough than yesterday. Not on top of the world!
At least I’m happy over the Christmas presents I’ve bought myself. Since I can finally wear colourful clip-in hair extensions I bought five hot pink, two baby pink and two white 50 cm clip-in extensions. Since these extensions has to be clipped in underneath your hair so the little comb isn’t visible they don’t work well when all of your hair has the same length. Now when the shortest layers of my hair is only 10 cm long I can clip in the extensions under that hair et voila 40 cm of them are visible. They’re a bit too short but it’s hard finding anything affordable which is 65 cm long like my hair.
I also bought a new straightening iron. I have three but they’re all the old cheap kind which doesn’t work well. Now I bought a Ga.Ma Italy CP1 Electronic Ceramic-ion which was rather expensive but according to the reviews I’ve read about it one of the best straightening irons on the market.
I’ve also bought this. Or rather I bought it but my parents will pay for it. Every year I get a outfit for Christmas as one of my Christmas presents from my parents. The bow isn’t new but it goes perfectly with the dress so I will wear it with it. I’ll probably wear a black glitter cardigan over the dress plus black glitter stockings.
* Do join my CONTEST.
* Wanna exchange Christmas cards?
Here’s another photo of my new haircut. I like fluffy hair. After all, I’m an old panda. For you non-swedes, that’s a subculture. Google “panda poppare”. That’s the way I looked when I was younger.
Other than looking fabulous I’m not doing much. I’m sick actually. The fewer comes and goes and I’m coughing. So why do I look so fabulous when I’m home with the flu? Well actually I’ve barely touched my hair today. The teased style simply lasts surprisingly well. All I had to do today was comb and spray it a bit. Took like one minute. I didn’t want to look like I got straight out of bed when I went to buy dinner.
Other than that short arrend I’ve spent the entire day working on a digital painting. It’s coming out… not like I visualized it. But my paintings never do. I’m not talented enough to make them come out as amazing as I see them in my head. I’m very new to digital painting though so I guess not much else is expected. I’m not going to show you what I’m working on because the only thing worse than a bad painting is a unfinished bad painting. There’s still hope you know. When I’m done with it maybe it’ll look good. I give you this. It’s a portrait and it’s gothic. It’ll probably just take forever to finish. I worked on my last digital painting for a month.
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* Wanna exchange Christmas cards?
Yesterday my ELF make-up arrived. This is happy me with some of the make-up.
And here’s all of the stuff I bought.
Get the look dramatic eyes kit
New haircut. Same length, more layers and volume. At least it’s supposed to be more volume. On my way home from the hairdresser the snow made my hair flat and I still haven’t quite figured out how to style it myself. It’s been so long since I had a haircut that required styling. Now I’ll need to blow dry, straighten and tease it. Oh my. How long will it take for me to get ready in the mornings now?
BTW 1: Do join my CONTEST.
BTW 2: Wanna exchange Christmas cards? To those of you who’ve told me you want to exchange, I’ll get back to you with my address. I’m a bit slow.