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10 Things I Do Whilst Procrastinating

pro~cras~ti~na~tion
[proh-kras-tuh-ney-shuhn]
noun
the act or habit of procrastinating,  or putting off or delaying, especially something requiring immediate attention: She was smart, but her constant procrastination led her to be late with almost every assignment.
 

#1 Check Facebook. I scan new statuses, have a nose through a stranger’s photographs, judge them to be inferior to me, and then go to my own profile to make sure I look as upstanding as I feel. I click the “Like” button a few times to make people aware of my presence, maybe write a meaningless status about life / me / my day / the cats and comment on someone else’s status with a simple, but eloquent “lol”.

#2 Check into Twitter. Now, Twitter is my new baby. I could easily spend an entire day here. I’ll scan through tweets, maybe favourite a few and ‘RT’ some just causes. This media outlet is the place where my ‘Animal Activist’ persona lives. She does not live in Facebook land. That is for the ‘Essex Girl gone Suffolk’ persona. Anyway, back to Twitter. So I spend my Tweets telling others to ‘Stop Animal Experiments’, ‘Go Veggie’ or ‘Ban Hunting’ etc. etc. This tends to pass the time nicely, and I’m helping the Cause.

#3 Eat stuff. Everybody does it. Only, obese people don’t know when to stop. I like chocolate, but I don’t often have it in the house. So it’s usually biscuits. Failing biscuits… Well then it’s on to my dirty secret. Yes, I’m ashamed to admit it, but I have a bag of royal icing stashed away for emergencies. Only in dire emergencies, though. Hey, don’t judge me.

#4 Watch crap TV. Even if I’ve seen it ten times before, I’ll watch it if it means I don’t have to iron. Or clean the toilet. I hate cleaning the toilet.

#5 Wake the cats up. How come they get to sleep all day? They live under my roof for free, get food for nothing and wake me up at 6:30am on my days off for their breakfast, so why shouldn’t I get something out of them? I can just shake a little catnip onto the floor and watch them go…! It’s just a bit shit when they all get out of hand and start tearing into each other… And the carpets.

#6 I’ll write some shizzle to put on my blog. It might change your life, it might make you laugh. Heck, it might even make you cry. It’ll certainly make you do something. It was originally intended for my Twitter persona (Animal Activist Girl) so I could tell the world about the horrendous world of animal cruelty, but just lately I’ve added a bit of my creative flair into it. You know, just to cheer it up a bit.

#7 Listen to some music. Usually, I’ll put music on to motivate myself, but occasionally I’ll listen to it to waste my day away. I particularly enjoy pretending that I can sing just as well as the person I’m listening to. I know full well that I have no vocal skills at all, but I try all the same. I like to think Florence has nothing on me.

#8 I’ll get into my creative mode and spend the day making something useless like a bag made out of a pillowcase. Yes, I felt like I’d achieved something, but at the same time, disappointed because I knew I’d never be able to use it in public.

#9 Spend some time convincing myself I have a rare, incurable disease. WebMD is a great source of information. I can’t tell you the amount of times I knew I was pregnant.

#10 A great way to waste some time is to bake cupcakes. I like to research my recipe thoroughly on the net, go out and buy all the ingredients (from scratch, because that costs the most money), make a massive mess in the kitchen, eat the raw mixture, eat the cakes while they’re hot, eat them when they’ve cooled and eat the icing (until your teeth hurt). And here’s a great tip: always leave an even number of cakes after you noshed on them so that nobody suspects how greedy you’ve been while you were creating your mini masterpieces. Oh, and don’t forget the hours it takes to find all that cake mixture that got spattered up the walls.

 

When I’m procrastinating, I’m busy procrastinating.

Five Reasons I Can’t Write Today

The first reason I can’t write today is because I have nothing to write about. I simply can’t find anything worth talking about. I could write about the state of the economy, but I don’t have a clue about that. I could write about what I’ve done today, but I haven’t done anything. Except eat and shower. What about that? My shower was okay, though the plug hole is clogged and I have to rush so I don’t flood the bathroom. But that’s really not worth writing about. Not today, anyway. And I simply haven’t got the time.

The second reason I can’t write today is Twitter. It won’t leave me alone. I would have left it alone, only it’s Friday and I have to do the whole #FollowFriday thing, otherwise I’d just look rude. And it sucked me in. Followers thank me for the #FF, And I say “You’re welcome” and then we all converse about having a good weekend. Which I won’t, by the way. And that brings me on to….

The third reason I can’t write today. Well, I have to work over the whole weekend. Yep. Two thirteen hour shifts, no less. But I don’t like to moan about it. I mean, that’s 26 hours work in 48. I need the rest. I did the housework yesterday so that I had today to relax and do nothing but eat and shower. And watch TV…

The fourth reason I can’t write today is the television. My TV schedule is full, you know. 9:00am is Quincy, followed by a double bill of Diagnosis Murder, then a double bill of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, then a double bill of Criminal Minds. I then have to go back to Diagnosis Murder, and after that I need to watch an episode of Futurama (one of which I will have seen six times before) until Ben gets home. Then I have to make dinner, eat it and watch TV with Ben. Then when he wants to go for his shower, I have to follow him around and generally annoy him until I get bored.

The fifth and final reason I can’t possibly write today is that I have to go to bed at 10:00pm on a work night. I mean, I have to be up at 6:00am… Yes, you heard right – 6:00am! I mean, not only do I have to work 26 hours out of 48, but I have to get up at a stupid time in the morning with it. But I don’t like to complain about it.

So you see, I really haven’t got the time to write a single word today. I’m just too busy.

Nora the Chicken

I follow @OneLittleEgg on Twitter and yesterday they posted a picture of Nora the chicken on TwitPic. Very poignant.

 
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10 Questions

I’ve been tagged by Lisa Onykahonie, to answer 10 questions about myself.

What you have to do if you want to join in, is:

1) Answer the 10 questions below.
2) Tag someone to do the same.
3) Go and leave a comment on the original blog post over at Super Amazing Mum to say that you’ve joined in, to find out who else has been tagged and to compare answers!

So here goes….

1. Describe yourself in seven words

I’m a vegetarian and I love cats!

2. What keeps you awake at night?

Usually one of the cats.

3. If you could be anyone for day, who would you be and why?

Hmm. I think I’d be Ewan McGregor’s wife because that’s who I was born to be  😉

4. What are you wearing now?

Long chunky navy cardigan, light green top and jeans.

5. What scares you?

Confrontation, the dark (!) money… But mostly people. People scare me.

6. What is the best and the worst thing about blogging?

The best thing about blogging is it’s like writing a diary. I always feel much better after writing my blog. The worst thing is if people don’t read it!!

7. What was the last website you looked at?

Gmail.

8. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?

I would be more confident and less of a worrier. I worry about the silliest little things.

9. Slankets – Yes or no?

Nah. I’ll manage to untangle myself  SOMEHOW if I use a blanket.

10. Tell us something about the person who tagged you?

Lisa Onykahonie has a blog called We Don’t Eat Anything With A Face. I like to have a read through her blog as she writes good reviews on veggie products etc and has lots of recipes too!

I’m tagging:

@bennal http://forthebunnehs.blogspot.com/

@veganation1  http://myveganation.blogspot.com/

@rhiannonfox http://rhiannonfox.wordpress.com/

@veggie_4_life  http://veggie-4-life.blogspot.com/

Goodlife’s Nut Cutlets

In an attempt to be a little more vegan during World Vegan Month I decided to put a lot less products that contain dairy in my shopping trolley. As with Goody Good Stuff, I had come across Goodlife on Twitter. They are a company based in Cheshire that makes meat-free and dairy-free products. To me, their products looked absolutely beautiful and I really wanted to try them. I’d also been out with my mum a few days before to a Wetherspoons and had a vegetarian burger (lentil and spinach I think) which was delicious. I then got a hankering for something similar while I was shopping!

Whilst traipsing around a busy Sainsbury’s with my oversized trolley (I’m only 5’2!) and a shortening temper I found my way to the freezer aisles and began searching for the vegetarian options. This is my favourite part of Sainsbury’s and I always leave it to last to cheer me up. I scanned the freezers and found a single row of Goodlife Nut Cutlets. I was pleased that I’d found what I was looking for, but disappointed at the same time because of the lack of products they carried from the range. (Maybe it was because I shop in a smaller store.) But anyway, I grabbed my pack of Nut Cutlets – “Nuttier than a squirrel’s tea party and a damn sight tastier too!” and went on my way.

That evening I thought I would try my new goodies. There’s four in a pack and they cook straight from frozen. I stuck them in baps and served with curly fries and baked beans. I didn’t tell Ben what they were, but being the spoil sport he is, he guessed straightaway. I understood why though. They are very nutty! I didn’t know what to expect as I’d never had a nut cutlet before, but they really hit the spot. I thoroughly enjoyed my “nut burger” and felt they were a great alternative to a meat or even a TVP burger.

It’s also great to see that Goodlife’s website also offers the recipe for their products so that you can try them out for yourself! They have a fab range of products to try – the next one I’ll be trying is their Garden Vegetable Quarter Pounder… Looks yummy!

So all in all, I really liked Goodlife’s Nut Cutlet and would definitely buy them again.

 

Goody Good Stuff Sweets – A Review

I had my first wander around Holland & Barrett’s the other day. As a fairly new vegetarian I had not realised they carried anything other than vitamins and supplements for menopausal women. How wrong I was! Scanning the aisles I found an array of vegetarian and vegan goods I thought only existed in shops on the internet.

As an avid ‘tweeter’ I happened to start following a company called Goody Good Stuff. They seemed a friendly lot and would often do little competitions and giveaways.  They sell sweets suitable for vegetarians and vegans and have no gluten, nuts, GMO, soy or fat in them. I had not been able to find any at my local supermarket so had not had the opportunity to try them. But walking into Holland & Barrett a bright green packet endorsed by a little koala bear caught my eye. There were a few flavours on offer but as I’m tight with my money I decided I would only buy one for now. I picked up a bag of Tropical Fruit along with a few other items which included some vegan mozzarella style ‘cheese’ and made my way home. When I got back I immediately opened my bag of sweeties and was pleasantly surprised.

The wonderful aroma of sweets wafted up my nose as I dived in and picked out a jelly banana. The consistency was perfect; not too squidgy and not too hard. What also amazed me was the taste of these little sweeties! Instead of an artificial aftertaste, they seemed full of flavour and fragrance. Maybe, I thought, it’s because I haven’t had jelly sweets for a while. I was very partial to a bag of Haribo Starmix in my meat-eating days and would regularly pig-out on a bag. But no, I don’t think it was my abstinence from them.

I decided (while I was still eating them) that I would just drop a note on Twitter to Goody Good Stuff to say what a lovely product they have. I did so, and a few minutes later I received a message of thanks and then an offer of some free samples. Well, I can’t say no to something free!! I left my details with them and promptly forgot all about it. But this morning as I was watching the TV, the postman knocked on the door. I wasn’t expecting anything so I sent Ben to see what he wanted. He  came back and handed me a large, heavy packet. I didn’t recognise who it was from so I ripped it open  feeling like it was  Christmas.

Inside was a bag packed full of sweets…It really was Christmas! I dipped my hand in the bag and pulled out eight bags of Goody Good Stuff sweets. Every flavour in the range was included. As it was about 10:00 am I decided it wasn’t too early to eat sweets and opened up Cola Breeze. They are slightly chewier than gelatine-based sweets, but that isn’t hugely detrimental to them. Very cola-flavoured and very tasty. I then went on to try Strawberries & Cream which are very small in size but again, big on flavour. Next was Cheery Cherries; my favourite so far. I adore cherry flavoured sweets and these are no exception. Smaller in size than the ones you used to buy from the corner shop but they smell delicious and taste so. The last flavour I’ve tried is Summer Peach. About the size and consistency of a dried apricot, they remind me of…. Summer! I still have a few more flavours to try but my overall impression of these sweets is excellent.

All in all I’m very impressed with these little sweets and would give them a 9.5/10.