Not So Secret and Not So Interesting.

Author's Note: This post will be written without the use of a single exclamation mark. Because I'd rather be stuck as Paris Hilton's jail buddy for 23 days than violate the sacred code of exclamation over-use.

Thankyou everyone who left a comment yesterday; having your paranoia soothed by the words of friends and new faces, is enough to make even the whiniest of bloggers' day. As for my verdict? I don't know if I was brave to submit myself to go under scrutiny, or just plain stupid. All I do know, is that a few more positives would have been nice. (You know, it's now a full day later, and I'm still puzzled by the partying reference. Apparently I have more of a life than I realised.)

In actuality, I'm tired of the monotony of the 'same old' that keeps happening, day in and day out. I'm tired of feeling grouchy over so many of the things that are happening around me. And my most prominent whinge of all, is that I'm tired of feeling so bloody tired all the time.

But rather than focus on all the negatives that I've been surrounded by lately, I've chosen a positive to share. That positive just so happens to be a friend of mine. We haven't had the longest of relationships, but it is one that has had a lasting impact on me and that few people are aware of. We are in contact every day, and any time I'm without this friend I feel lost and just a little dead inside. Her name, er, well, she hasn't actually got a name, but I'm sure you can help me figure that small glitch out. Yes. My beacon of positivity is none other than my sassy Ipod Nano.

If you're still reading, I applaud you. It must mean you're hanging around for one of two things; you're a secret member of the exclamation mark police force and are waiting to observe any apparent breaches of policy, or you're wondering why on earth I would choose a skinny piece of metal as my secret friend. It's not to say I don't have some fan-bloody-tastic friends of the human variety, it's just that my Ipod is always there for me, unconditionally. (And she doesn't talk back either, but that's a whole other story.)

My Ipod listens thoughtfully while I hold conversations with myself inside my head. She has the uncanny ability to spit out perfect songs for every occasion and for every random mood I happen to be in. She doesn't have stupid expectations of me and she is quite happy for me to fast forward through the boring bits and get to the juicy ones. And, unlike most friends of the human variety, she's survived falling off a treadmill, flying through the air and being tossed across the room and thudding against the wall (all by accident, of course) and she has lived to tell the tale. If there's one thing that's positive, it's her will to keep on living.

From now on, I'm going to try and be just like her. More positive. (Now don't you think it is only fair for us to christen her with a suitable name?)

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Svanhvit said...

Hi, Aly!!
Thought I?d come over from EP to check on you. I really like your blog and I like your style. Don?t think the review did you justice - well, not quite because you do have spunk :)
Going to keep on coming over every now and then if I may....
Big hugs to you!

~Kathryn~ said...

ohhhh i love the new header
make me one make me one

and i love that you are not whinging as much .... you know what i think of that - positive is much better

and what about Penelope ...????????

Jen said...

I tried to come up with something witty, comparing you to an iPod- and I just couldn't. I'm going to blame it on being tired and sick of assignments... *hates uni right now* Some of us don't spend our nights out partying with friends... You should stay at home some time and read a book or something. Then you'd learn how to write without using so many !!!s. That's your problem, missy. You don't read enough.

Don't even ask me wtf I'm on about. I don't know.

Laurel said...

The new header is mega cute! (So are you)

I got a new iPod last summer and I went for the video model... kicking myself that I didn't get the nano. It's just too cute!

Wow. "Cute" was used 3 times in this comment. Only 2 exclamation points, though.

julie said...

Sorry I just had to get it out of my system.

I don't know why but Sally came to mind.


Or Julie. Julie's a good name.

janet said...

Aly - Just be yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Yes, I dare the !!!!!!!!!!!! police to come get me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

nancypearlwannabe said...

Yes, the nano always understands. Even when it's on shuffle. Strange how we can become so attached to an object, eh?

Leslie said...

No matter what I do and no matter how many times I hit refresh, I only see the old header. I am either losing my mind or I am in dire need of a drink.

Vivi. Short for Vivian.

heidikins said...

(!!!!!!!!!) Had to get that out of my system. Ok, what color is Ms. Nano? That is essential to her namingness.


velocibadgergirl said...

I LOVE my mp3 player, so I totally get where you're coming from on this one. Mine doesn't really have a name, but I do call it the mpMonster, since it's a Sansa "Lil Monsta" player.

Audrey said...

I am awful at naming things, so don't even ask me! None of my stuffed animals I had as a child had names -- unless they came with one already on the tag! Our dog is named Ben because that is the name he came with, and even though he didn't know that was his name when we got him, we just kept calling him Ben! I have no idea what I'm going to do when I have a baby and suddenly the hospital and birth certificate folk are going to want a name for the little tyke!

Good goal on trying to be more positive -- that's always a good thing to strive for! You should also make a goal to bring back the exclamation points because I miss them! I will do what I can to distract the exclamation point police so that you can use as many as you want without getting caught!

Carrie said...

Why? Oh why? Do you people insist on having someone review you? Those people are always so darn cranky and mean. I love seeing exclamation marks because they make me smile. Screw them.

Anyway, I am still just flirting with my special friend. She is still feeling me out. And soon...soon we will concur the world!!!!!!!!

Lara said...

i hope by trying to be just like her, you're not going to start falling off the treadmill and bounce off a wall on the other side of the room. :-P

Aimee said...

I was thinking about this dog that i know named Faith. It's such a pretty name. And I have no idea why I was thinking of the dog. But anyway, I suggest Faith. LOL

My nano's name is Pod. duh. :P

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