Saturday, May 19, 2012

Agony Aunts

I just started watching Agony Aunts on ABC. It's so funny I started to cry.

Mirka Mora and Hannah Gadsby are ridiculous. Love them both. I wish I could have had this series to watch when I was a teen. And then again in 2004, then 2007, then 2008.  Would have been HANDY.

I took a few things from the show. One was that I shouldn't assume that a man knows he's going bald. Apparently sometimes they don't know.  Not sure how to feel about that. How do they not know? Does this happen often?

There was a cute piece on how to react when someone says 'I love you'. The most stand out 'I love you' I've ever had came from Mr N, which does sadden me. Actually, I'll save that little rant for the next post.

Back to Agony Aunts.

Best piece of advice was Hannah Gadsby saying that if you go on a date you should make sure that you both know you're on a date. I can't say I've had that problem, because I never got asked out on dates. Mr G was probably the first to properly take me on a date.  Still, excellent advice.

Also, the funniest quote was "girls, sort out your lady garden, that's gotta be minted up" - Bridget Taylor.  At least, that's what I heard. I didn't want to go back and re-listen in case I was wrong.

Great show.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Man appreciation time

Today I told Mr G that we needed to discuss my thesis. Or more accurately, that he needed to understand that it will suck the life out of the next 8 years and that he needs to support and encourage me. In response to this he shouted "WORK HARDER!", then asked if there was anything more he should do. I couldn't think of anything.

My supervisor didn't frighten or upset me during our meeting today, even though I probably deserved a talking to. I think he uses kindness as a tactic, because I'm now going to work so hard that his head will be blown apart by the sheer size of the email attachment he'll get next time.

The wonders of Mr P just don't stop. I spoke about my work at uni today and it wasn't until after that I realised that I'd completely forgotten that I hate talking in front of groups! In fact, I was even looking forward to saying what I'd been working on. At the end of the year I'm going to bribe a few friends to come around so that I can practice my 20 minute thesis speech. I'm a little bit excited by it, which is an interesting feeling. I have to give a talk for my thesis confirmation so I figure that if I practice it a few times I'll nail it.

Mr G has a friend called Mr L. Mr L is a builder and has organised for our house to be re-stumped. He's also flattening out my backyard for me. He has been so generous that sometimes I just don't know how we're going to thank him.

I have a tiny little crush on a very scary man at work. He sent me an email with a smiley face on it and now that I know he's human I'm all shy. I think Frog was a bit disgusted when I told him, because he waved his arms around and ran off. To be honest, it was a better reaction then I was expecting. The scary man is being very helpful - sometimes I think that all a man has to do to win hearts is be kind.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Hypnotherapy - it cures everything

I'm a convert.  I'll admit it, I was still a bit skeptical about how I'd go today, but thanks to all the work with Mr P, the presentation was fine.  In fact, it was better than fine.  It's amazing to go from terrified and ready to throw up (and a big frown to the colleague who kept giving me gorgeous sympathetic smiles at my last fear-filled speech) to something close to relaxed.

Ok, so I wasn't relaxed. But on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being ready to throw up, I think I was a 3.  Which was exactly what Mr P promised me.

So, next is dealing with my motivation to exercise and eat better. I want more energy. I'm sick of feeling tired all the time.  I've got a full-time job, part-time uni and a house that I'm busy 'fixing' (because everyone needs a book covered library with a massive Chesterfield for snoozing in).  Life is busy, and my eating and exercise are always the first things to go.

I've got a bit of extra cash from all my public holiday work, so perhaps I'll book a few more sessions with Mr P.