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The Week...end.

Ominous1

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So admittedly, I've spent the day pretty much glued to the screen of my iMac. Well, I have no money. I'm currently waiting on the background of a painting I'm doing for my sister to dry (for Christmas). So I've just been watching the US version of Shameless. And well, I love it. Between mouthfuls of Original Chips, and one bout of actually getting out of the house and going to the gym, I've watched three episodes. Considering it's a US version of a UK show I was a little hesitant. You see, I watched the show a couple of times (probably it's first season) when I was about 15. I'd sneak down stairs and watch it on low volume on our 30cm3 second TV. I think I just wanted to watch it because it had an MA rating (for people 15 years and older), and the worst my parents would ever let me watch was definitely M (I think you can watch this one with parental guidance if you're under 15, it's just recommended for over 15 year olds). That's about as rebellious as I got. But it was a good show to be rebellious to: sex, drugs, nudity; all a fifteen year old could want. Well the US version doesn't disappoint. It's all entirely dysfunctional and full of loose morals. Vicarious living at its best.

Honestly, this weekend doesn't excite me. I have work tomorrow, which I now have to wake up extra early for (I guess I shouldn't complain, I rarely get up before 9 these days) and then I'm reluctantly going to my ex's - boyfriend's- birthday pool party thing. Well you know how I'm still in the same friendship group, and it's quite tightly nit. I played tennis with the young chap a week and a half ago. Beat him, of course... I mean I don't mind the guy, but my ex is always trying to promote friendship between him and my best friend, and my other roommates. It was even suggested that he should move in with us. How does that not strike her as infinitely stupid and weird? I'm civil towards him, but that's about as far as I will go. I can't imagine living in a house where she's around all the time with him, it just seems supremely awkward. Not only that, but she actually put up the event on facebook and set the location as our place. Then, when after a few weeks of no one responding, she was like "oh well seeing as I haven't heard back from the guys, we'll have it at our place". What a bitch. I mean you don't just assume you can have a party at someone else's house, especially without actually formally asking them. I'm a nice person, but don't take advantage of that and don't expect me to bend over backwards for you. So I'm going to make an appearance at this pool party, I may even drink a little (if I can score free alcohol), and hopefully have a decent time. Without having to worry about cleaning up afterwards.

There's the promised update. I know I'm kind of cheating (with the non-harsh lighting). But believe you me (I've always felt semi-special saying that, it just seems so wrong) my face is close to 100% clear. I have small red marks fading on my chin and light raised bumps on my left temple and some tiny lumps between my eyes. But I'm actually pretty happy with it. And I know I have a tendency to be critical of any minor flaws. For instance, my forehead has a pretty rough texture (kind of like oily sandpaper). But we won't worry about that, will we. The seb derm has also nicely faded.

So, uh, this is awkward. What will I do with my life now? Blog on an acne website with clear skin, although I think I will keep blogging for a couple of weeks just to make sure I'm keeping up my regimen... Maybe I should blog on a body building website and I'll end-up with an awesome body. Or a professional pianists' forum and end-up with amazing piano playing skillz. Maybe a millionaires' forum...



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Holy crap Om, that's ridiculous! How can someone try and host a party at someone else's house?! Wow. Talk about a screw loose. Kinda funny though, as an outsider.

And the idea that he move in with you? Classic! I'm loving it, this is better than daytime TV! ;)

But seriously, that party is going to be so awkward. I wouldn't want to even make an appearance at it. But if you do, you need to take a date! Phone a friend, call in a lifeline, do whatcha gotta do.

Okay now I'm going to view and judge your photos. Yay! I'm excited.

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Ha ha, I'm glad you're excited to judge my photots. I know, I'm considering just pulling a sickie. Depending on what mood I'm in tomorrow. But I think it will be kind of obvious that I'm not sick if my roommates are going...

She is all about ridiculousness. She is very melodramatic. Dating her was like being on an episode of the Bold and the Beautiful, exciting but unrealistic. I think she just presumes that because it's been a while I should be over it and therefore very happily live with her boyfriend and be all good about socialising with them. But I still find it awkward and sometimes painful...but I don't want to be antisocial or make other people feel like they have to not go out of loyalty or something. So most of the time I just go and most of the time it's fine, but it is them hosting and celebrating this time. And I'm not really that close with her bf. Such a conundrum!!

I think I've just had too long to think today. An entire saturday by myself, with brief contact with my roommates (J-Dawg and gf went hiking, other one has been in his room getting high all day, J-Dawg and gf joined the baking celebrations after hiking) so I'm becoming progressively more miserable. Where's the next episode of Shameless...

Hopefully sleep will clear things up.

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Ok, so I was very disciplined and left looking at the photos till last. It was similar to not shaking the presents under the xmas tree. But I have to say, you're a good looking kid Om. I like the smiley photo. And no, don't worry, I'm not saying it in a creepy pervy way. But not only do you have great eyebrows, you can now add great skin. Good for you. Ps. Glad to see your hair is immaculately clean...

Right, your ex gf sounds very young. Is she very young? eg 18/19? If so, then all is forgiven. If she's in her early 20's then she needs to pull her finger out....

I've not heard of Shameless, but I'm a big fan of watching series on DVD one after the other. Start at 10am and then come out of your coma at 7pm once the whole series is watched. Perfect lazy way to kill a day...

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Lol, why thank you. In the most non-creepy non-stalkerish way. ;) See what I mean by how I say that I look like I'm 12 without any facial hair. lol.

No, she's 30! I can't handle women younger than me (generally), they're too immature.

TV marathons are the only way to go. When desperately poor and friendless or just ill. ha ha, time to go make an appearance at the sweet party.

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Thirty?! Wow. Would not have picked that. I agree with AyeAye, it sounds like she's either manipulative or incredibly naive.

The photos are hilarious, by the way. In my head I'm imagining you taking them, and spending an hour in front of the mirror to do it. Ha! Funny. By the way, I like your teeth (I have a thing for teeth; just as AyeAye judges people for their greasy hair I judge people for their unclean teeth. Creepy? Probably). They look very white against your damnably olive skin-tone.

Good luck with the pool party (which, by the way, sounds like it'd be a lot of fun in any other circumstances. Pool parties are awesome. Generally)! See if you can nick other people's drinks, get wasted, and then proceed to throw up in the ex girlfriend's / ex-gf's bf's shoes ;)

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It's true, I definitely spend an excessive amount of time taking lots of photos and picking the best ones and cropping them. Maybe I should feel embarrassed, but I have so much time to kill these days, so I was a little bit snap happy.

Oh, news flash: they've broken up. So this was an even more odd party. She threw a party for him at her place even though they're broken up. And then he was kind of acting like they were a couple. So strange.

But the party was alright. I didn't drink because there was no free booze. But just kind of sat around and talked and consumed free food (sausages and potato bake, yum). Ha ha, I think I was caught up in my own, self-focussed stupor yesterday. So it was an interesting party. An event for an ex bf with another ex bf and all the usual scene. I don't think anyone really knew what to make of it. Sort of just an awkward pool party BBQ, that wasn't particularly good nor particularly bad. Just odd.

Oh yes, I also have a thing for white teeth. I can't handle the look of yellow dirty teeth. Gross. I'm glad you both have pearly teeth, otherwise we wouldn't be friends. :P

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Ok ok....lets just back up a bit here.... She's 30?!?!?! Right, unless you're making her out to be worse than she actually is, then she may have a bit of a problem. I didn't factor in the manipulative side, I just put it down to immaturity, but that can't be the case. Ooooh Om, you sure know how to pick your ex's.

And secondly, you're not 12?? Just how old are you? And I don't think you look like a baby, just a nicelooking young man with disgustingly, undeserved olive skin. I mean, its not like YOU had to go through your whole childhood with friends asking if your dad was your step dad.....

Right, so thankfully both Om and I have made it clear as to what would be friendship breakers (greasy hair and white teeth)....but unblvbl, you've been very silent on this matter...

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Yes, I think she may have a bit of a problem too. She's very manipulative. I'm 23. I think I feel sorry for her current ex - he's younger than me and threw a whole lot more time into a really insecure and manipulative relationship. Thank Goshness I got out quickly.

Ha ha, it's funny. I've always quite liked pale skin, it always looks so delicate. Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Angelina Jolie all look fantastic with fair skin. If we were back in the 19th Century, your fair skin would be a sign that you're a lady, and was highly sought after. So embrace it!

Unblvbl was the first to say that she had a thing for teeth.

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Ok, so she's 30 and went out with you and now with an even younger guy? Interesting.....

I shan't embrace fair skin and you can't make me!

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Oh, news flash: they've broken up. So this was an even more odd party. She threw a party for him at her place even though they're broken up. And then he was kind of acting like they were a couple. So strange.

Ahahahahaha!! biggrin.png

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Okay sorry, I've pulled myself together. But that is freaking hilarious. Gees Om, you're good value these days. Ex's new boyfriend's party which turned into an ex-hosted ex's-ex-bf's party? Ex-traordinary! wink.png

...It sounds like the woman older than you is also too immature. I hate cruelly manipulative people. Almost as much as I hate fresh coriander. And that's a lot.

Ha! People with pale skin (or, as those of us that way inflicted like to say, "melanin-challenged") envy olive-skinned people, and people with olive skin envy fair-skinned people. I still find it hilarious that in Australia there are all these "bronzing" products, whereas when you go to SE Asia everywhere you see "skin whitening" products. Unfortunately there status is still implied by skin tone, with tanned people expected to be labourers, etc.

Friendship breakers? Hmm... People with stinky breath (probably relates to the teeth preoccupation); racism; people who are extremely ignorant, yet simultaneously judgemental (e.g. on current issues like asylum seekers. Generally these people are also the most vocal, much to the detriment of society. I partly blame shows like ACA and Today Tonight); people who watch ACA and TT; people who try to foist coriander (herb of Satan) on me. There are probably more...

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Ha ha, yes, the ignorant and misinformed (all of right wing politics?). Let's burn them all at the stake! ;) I sometimes watch ACA or TT just for kicks. It's that good.

I'm not sure that I'm at the envying stage; I like having olive skin. But I also like fair skin. So if I could swap skin colour based on my mood I would be happy... I also snickered at the irony of it all, when I was in SE Asia.

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Unbvbl, you would be perfect if only you liked the herb of Satan.....

Best not miss ACA tonight, they are doing ground breaking investigative journalism on hypnotic lap-band surgery. Should be riveting....

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AyeAye, you would be perfect if only you woke up to how vile and evil Herb That Shall Not Be Named is wink.png

Ugh! Om don't even joke about that! It would be more productive of you to watch the inside of your microwave when it's set to high than watching those shows. They should come with warnings.

Warning: The following program commonly contains misleading propaganda of dubious substance, and may be offensive to intelligent viewers. Remember: "Every Episode is Doing You Damage".

Okay I was going to make up some examples of less dangerous *cough* exposés they might do (e.g. "Which bathing suit suites your body this summer?", or "Gross-eries: how to beat the supermarkets at their own game this Christmas"), but the actual ones are so much better!

For example; "Killer Trees... investigating the faulty and poorly-made decorations that could ruin your Christmas, and put your family at risk!" (ACA, Dec. 2011), "Exploding barbecue alert! As summer approaches, we're being warned about the alarming number of people hurt in barbecue accidents, as hospitals brace for a flood of injuries" (TT, Oct. 2011), and my personal favourite: "Teenage drug tests: Would you test your teenager for drugs if you didn't have to tell them you were doing it? A new $30 forensic kit is now available - and all you need is access to their bedroom" (ACA, Dec. 2011).

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OMS, I have just discovered this comment and have nearly just wet myself laughing. You couldnt make that shit up. Oh its no wonder that we are becoming dumber each year.... And thats even before we start with 60 minutes.

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