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The Blog About Nothing

“So, what’s the deal with mobile phones?” 

I wouldn’t dare make the comparison between my blog and one of the greatest sitcoms to ever air on FOX 8 (We Aussies tend to get everything way after the States.) but I can’t help but feeling like the similiarities are there while typing up a post.

I rarely have anything substantially interesting or deep and meaningful to post about and when I do, it’s usually centred around a topic of either a trivial or materliastic nature. Blogging was never my forte and blogging consistantly even less so. I would honestly be surprised if anything still reads this gobbledigook.

When I run into some more adventures or date another girl from across the pond, I’ll be sure to blog about it. OK?

Giddy up!

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‘Jobless & 21’ or ‘I Did 4 Years of College in Two and a Half and All I Got Was This Lousy Beanie’

Before I start this little post, I thought I would list all of the things that I have obtained since I graduated from tertiary college back in July 2016, just so that this post doesn’t come of as entirely negative. So without further adue, the stuff which I got after I finished uni includes:

  • Two flashy certificates with wax seal stamps (A degree and a diploma)
  • A beanie from one of my colleges.
  • A four-colour pen. (The tutor had a spare)
  • An appreciation for volunteer work.
  • An apperciation for working in the social work/community development sector in general.
  • A mechanical keyboard for my shitty six year old Mac.
  • A new phone that now, is kinda useless to me for anything other than making/receiving calls.
  • A mean looking ‘Middle Eastern beard’
  • Another friend group.
  • A taste for pale ales and lagers.
  • A taste for alcohol in general.
  • Patriotism.
  • A car.
  • A black pair of super skinny jeans. (Yeowch!)
  • A fondness for the beach and the ocean.
  • Lady friends in Italy. (Thanks Instagram!)
  • Lady friends in Turkey. (Again, Thanks Insta!)
  • A license to sell/serve alcohol. (I could become a bartender maybe … ?)

I am sure there are way more but I honestly can’t think of them off the top of my head. Now then, why don’t we make it fair and list the things that I did NOT receive or obtain after my graduation?

  • A job.
  • Money.
  • A job.

Despite applying for work like mad, nothing seems to be going my way. A lot of people have told me that going back to Uni would be a waste of another two or three years and would put me at risk of being considered ‘overqualified’ for my field of choice. Of course, I would take any job at this point in time. Hence why I’ve found myself completing short course after short course to obtain some extra skills in the employability department. (License to Serve, First Aid, a course on how to make coffees/cappucinos at a bar/cafe/restaraunt, a certificate in training and assessment, etc)

People keep telling me that something must come along eventually. Let’s just hope that these people are right, and are also talking from experience.

Anyways, that’s my post for the month/year/decade. What have YOU been up to?

 

 

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Lover’s Arrival II: Electric Boogaloo or ‘How To Successfully Date a EuroBabe Without Trying’

Much to my own glee, I am finally able to update this dusty litle slice of internet nonsense. Here I come, back but not in black. Why? Because you’d have to be made to wear any dark colours during an Australian summer but I digress.

Yes, so after much contemplation, procrasination and lamentation, all to do with my future course of action, I am back with another spontaenous and haphazard blog post about a topic that I didn’t think I would be writing about for quite some time: Love.

Although I have only been single for a couple of months now (Or at least I think it’s a couple, or a few at the very least. I am not entirely sure, I haven’t exactly been keeping count.) and have been enjoying the good company, drink and ‘benefits’ of the single life,  my inner romantic has been crying out across the seas after some interaction with some lovely ladies from across the pond. You can’t believe how lucky I am to be able to collaborate with and chat to such lovely people but most of it makes me realise just what kind of fun I have been missing out on in my life.

And that is a quirky, artistic yet fiscally conversative EuroCutie with an awesome sense of fashion!

Unfortunately it’s only a dream at this point. Being stuck on a giant sunburnt island sort of makes travelling to said cuties a bit difficult for me. But hey, maybe the allure and the legends of the Great Southern Land will lead them here to me instead.

That way, it saves me buying a plane ticket!

 

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Like the Sunshine (Two Year Anniversery on WordPress)

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Well now, this is special!

I’m posting tonight because I received a super special notification from the happy chappies at WordPress.com. Two years ago, I started this blog as a method of journaliing my musings and other ramblings as a way to manage stress. At the time of this blog’s creation, I had been faced with a lot of dreadful uncertainties that would leave me with knots in my tummy for nights on end. I had only just started my long distance relationship with an absolutely lovely girl and was afraid that we would never meet or be able to make it happen. My studies at both university and a community college had reduced me to a state resembling that of a nervous wreck; hair tearing and all.

The year after, my relationship had become stable. My classes had become manageable. I had begun my student work placement and had learnt more than I ever did in high school. About life, about love and about the world beyond high school. For once, my life seemed right. I was at peace.

And now, in 2016, many things have changed. My graduation, the fated meeting in Lover’s Arrival, the beginnings of my search for employment, the collapse of my relationship …

All of it proof that we are forever learning by experience. That the wildest and most unexpected things can happen, even when plans have been made and are seemingly set in stone. Life is what happens when you are busy making plans. And that, Mr. Lennon, is something that we can both agree on. Being the tired man that I am, i am not sure what I am supposed to be writing anymore here. The paragraphs that come after this were actually written first. This post is a mess, chaotic, just like life. It wasn’t planned. I had a general idea and the structure of the post all in my mind and then as I began to write it down, different thoughts flooded into my mind and altered those plans. Or took a sledgehammer to them. Completely.

This might sound awfully corny but I gotta write it …

In the past two years, I have become rather fond of moths. Now, I never liked moths as a kid. I always thought they were grotesque and wouldn’t think twice about shooing them away with a dainty wave of the hand. They were ugly to most people. Undesirable. And I often considered myself to be of a similar calibre. But all it took was one mental comparison, one alternate trail of thought, and my love for them began to blossom. There are those in the world that see beauty where others simply cannot. Those that find something beautiful where nothing of the sort can be found and observed by the average person. And I had the pleasure of meeting a few of these cherishable souls. The absolute honor of calling one my teacher, another one my friend, my lover …

Of course, you. My readers.

These people and their stories, their wisdom, their kindness and their love formed my coccoon and now I too, have become a one of these souls.

I’d like to thank you all for reading my blog over the past two years and do hope that you stick around for another.

May all the love in the world be yours. And remember, everybody’s gotta learn sometime. 

You know which song this is going to link you to … 

(It’s 3 AM and I sure could use some sleep … )

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Through and Through, Back and in Blue!

Aloha!

First of all, please excuse the title. It’s the first thing that came to mind. You would think that after all this time, what with my complete and utter lack of posts and blogging, that I would write something a bit more relevant like “I’M BACK!” or “Hope I Still Have Followers!” or even “Dude, Where’s My Blog?”

The fact that I frequently wear blue nowadays might not sound relevant at all, but it DOES tie into why I have been absent. Or at least very loosely. Oh well, we both know that I like a bit of a challenge. So without further adue, let me give you the whole lowdown as to why I’ve been so utterly absent.

 

A Meeting in Lover’s Arrival

Some of you that follow me might’ve known that I am in a long distance relationship with a lovely lady from another continent. Well, just a few weeks ago, we had our first meeting after two years strong. That’s right! Two years of Skyping, screen sharing, FaceTiming and the occasional dash of online gaming culminating in an actual face-to-face meeting Down Under. ‘Two Weeks with the Waifu: In the Flesh!’ is what I would call it if it were a comic or a manga or something.

Never been more motivated or encouraged to wear blue clothing before, either. Tis the lady’s favourite choice of hue. Heck, I even bought a rocking denim jacket for the first meeting. I normally don’t like to wear blue but it’s kinda growing on me. I guess that makes me a True BLUE Aussie now, huh? No? That’s fine, I’ll show myself out.

So yeah, she came around. We travelled about. We went to a zoo where the Aussie animals all seemed to be either asleep or hiding. But if you went to the zoo to obseve the average Pokemon GO player, you would not have been disappointed. We certainly weren’t. The next step will involve my own trecherous expedition to the New World, that is, the United States. I’m all sorts of anxious and excited but that ain’t gonna deter me from setting out for a damn good holiday. At least I won’t have to learn another language!

 

ConGRADulations!

Oh yeah, speaking of languages that I don’t understand, academia. Yes? No, that was a pretty bad joke. Awful segue too. But the pun in the title should say it all for I have officially graduated from my tertiary studies with a diploma, a degree and a tear in my eye!

You’d think after doing two courses, one TAFE and the other from a university, that I would wanna maybe take a break or something. Maybe get a year off to my self before attempting anything else. But like they say, there’s no rest for the wicked on the count of my possible pathway of enduring further studies. That way, I can have TWO degrees. The metaphorical stuffed crust of any resume!

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I seem to be running out of steam here. I will admit that I completely forgot about the blog altogether. But after remembering it in an ‘OH SHIT!’ kind of moment, I thought I would check out the News Feed and also make a post to kinda say ‘Hey, I’m not dead, nu-uh.”

No promises on a post anytime soon but I really do hope to get back into the swing of things between job searching, life planning and weekend partying. A cold one downed for every lovely follower!

Seriously, more than 130? I don’t remember having this many! Kudos and thank you!

Oh and P.S: I finally got that new phone. Posting on the go is probably easier than ever now. Can’t wait to read about what everyone’s up to!

 

Ta-ta!

 

 

 

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A Little Late to the Party …

Yeah, so, I just made a pretty huge discovery.

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“I rocked one of these til it went outta style. Six years, give or take.”

Not that it should be considered as such, since everyone, their mothers and their dogs seemed to know about this one particular feature. But you know that thing that you can do with your phone on SnapChat? The one where you’re taking an ordinairy selfie only to have your recently captured picture self spewing rainbows? Well, yeah. That’s a thing. I only found out about this a week ago at a party.

“But Dandy, ya numbskull!” You wail, gork and snort. “This feature has been present in SnapChat for AGES! How could you only find out about it now?”

And that’s a darn good question,  Mr/Mrs/Ms. Disembodied Voice over the Internet! But the answer is the real kicker.

It’s one word. ‘iOS7’

… well, that’s not really a word. More like an acronym. But yeah, you get what I mean.

 

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App Crash Landing!

Hey. Just posting to say that I will be … well, posting soon. The app keeps crashing so until I can actually access, finish off and post my draft, I’ll just leave you with this Western poem!

 

The burning sun, she blazes fiercely. 

Scorching all it touches. 

A genocide of crop; the roots decrepit. 

The cotton shirts drenched in sweat. 

Mountain trail, where does it lead? 

Weaving like an adder through sun kissed lands

Towering canyons, a sunburnt Olympus. 

The eagle’s home; the amber apex.  

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“Cowboys were bascially the knight errants of the Wil West anyway. Same goes for Space Cowboys.” 

Later!