Being an old lady

Pretty much all my friends and family tell me on a regular basis that I’m weirdly old fashioned for a girl/woman of my age and that I was the same as a child. You don’t just act 40, you were¬†born¬†40 Mandy. Through the years I’ve demonstrated a few times, how little I understand the generation…

I’m fine….. Liar liar pants on fire!

Everybody knows this dance. Partner is quiet and withdrawn, you ask the logical question, ‘Hey is anything the matter? You ok?’ The stroppy response of ‘Yeah I’m fine’ is grumbled, followed by a long awkward silence. Great. What next? Over the years I’ve noticed this bizarre routine of ‘I’m not fine but you need to…

First date terrors

First dates have implied rules. No-one likes admitting this, but we tend to treat first dates on a similar parallel to a job interview. Showcase your strengths, play down your weaknesses and be on your best behaviour. In past experience though, I’ve stumbled across individuals who are blind to this premise… Since becoming half of…

Fighting or fucking?

Which would you rather see? Because I’m not sure I can cope with viewing either all that gracefully. P.D.A. is incredibly common place and people often seem unaware that most of their friends will resent them for it. P.D.A. stands for two separate things in my mind. Public Displays of Affection, and Public Displays of…

Nerd apartheid

Star Wars or Star Trek? My loving family never warned me of this cultural divide (bloody hippies brought me up religiously watching both on a Sunday, instead of church) but it has become a massive part of my so called nerd life. You must choose! There’s no sitting on the fence to be had!! The…

I’m not homophobic but…

Those vaguely offensive statements that are deeply bigoted the more carefully you look at them. When you point this out however, ‘you’re being too sensitive’ and ‘need to calm down… I’m not a homophobe or anything’ I don’t understand why you date girls, you’re pretty enough to get a guy. I’m not homophobic, I just…

You’re a waste of carbon!

People who won’t quit. Won’t leave it alone until you agree with them. Can’t fathom that it’s incredibly rude to carry on and on, badgering a person into submission. ‘But why did you think it was rubbish? What was so bad about that film?’ ‘Well it just wasn’t my cup of tea really. Didn’t really…