Things I Love Thursday

Things I Love Thursday


The “No Complaints” experiment — I wrote about this a little while ago, & Simon & I decided to give it a try. The aim is to go 21 days without complaining (though you’re allowed to complain if you then follow up with a solution of some kind). We ordered some wristbands from Mike Dooley that say Thoughts Become Things… Choose The Good Ones!, & they arrived on Monday, so we’ve been monitoring ourselves & swapping the bracelet to the other wrist whenever we hear ourselves having a moan. It’s really interesting — the first couple of days I was a bit complain-tastic, but since then I feel like I’m mellowing out, & I’m really looking forward to how it changes me over the coming 20 or so days! If you’re keen to try it out, grab a bracelet of some description, & start!

iCiNG Transformation Challenge prep! — I can’t waaaait for the challenge to start on Monday! I went to the library the other day & got out a whole lot of books on being your own personal trainer, as well as exercise & health tips, so I’m hoping to be able to pass on some of what I glean to you guys! Mostly I’m excited to see how good I feel when I start making an effort. I know it’s going to blow my mind!

Exercise dreamin’ — It’s like California Dreamin’, except with less flowers in the hair! I’ve been investigating various things I can do to keep exercise interesting & fun. I wanted to do a trapeze or contortion class, but unfortunately they’re all full up. On the plus side, I have aerials, butoh, yoga & one of those weird inflatable ball things, as well as access to a gym & a whole lot of exercise DVDs… so I think it will keep me on my toes!

Things I Love Thursday


Bad television! — YES! I LOVE bad television! There is so much of it on the way. For example, Gossip Girl starts up again the 21st of April (otherwise known as Monday, the day the iTC starts — talk about a reward!), while A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila (yes, apparently Bobby wasn’t the man for her, so she’s back!) airs on the 22nd of April (Tuesday). So happy! Couple this with the fact that The Hills is back, & you have a very happy camper. Oh, & if that wasn’t quite enough for you, Australia’s Next Top Model hits our screens on the 22nd, too. Wooooooooooooooo!

Freedom — We are all free to be whoever we want. If you want to be a walking contradiction, a whirlwind, a mind-bending Sphinx-like riddle, someone who is happy with themselves & doesn’t answer to anyone else, you can be! Let criticism roll off your back. Embrace your individuality. No one is stopping you but yourself.

Having lots to do — I don’t like being busy for the sake of it, since I think that usually happens because we’re fearful of being alone or feeling like we have no direction. But I love having lots of projects on the go, piles of juicy stimulation & exciting people to work with, a head full of ideas & starry-eyed vision. I have so much to do today but I am totally amped about ALL of it! Bliss!

Things I Love Thursday


Treehouses — I just like ’em. I have a vision of an apartment in New York with a rooftop garden, lush & verdant, & a treehouse in the corner… it will require a secret password for access. It’s going to be good.

Honourable mentions: Enormous bowls of guacamole; The O.C. (oh, trust me, I know… I’m only five years too late, haha); birthday drinks that come with cupcakes; my new dachshund Love On A Leash purse (I took the strap off, it lives on the bed at the moment, & is excellent for snuggling while we watch movies); my charm bracelet; make-up experiments in the afternoon; ruby red grapefruit for breakfast; sweet-talking our ISP into upgrading our account for free (it pays to be charming!); Tycho’s ‘Past Is Prologue’ album (you can listen to it here); Cut Copy’s ‘In Ghost Colours’ album; Lindt dark chocolate (I bought some as a gift yesterday but I have snuck a couple), & of course, Simon in his stripey pyjamas.

“There is no time for cut-&-dried monotony. There is time for work. & time for love. That leaves no other time!” — Coco Chanel

What’s rocking your socks, pushing your buttons & grinding your pepper today?! Tell us, share the good stuff! Make a huge list that reaches to the sky. Get your best friend to make a list too, call your dad to ask him what he’s happy about today, surprise someone with a kiss & ask them what makes them so wonderful! & don’t forget to grab a badge & slap it up somewhere!