Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Chapter 92: Translation: WTF?

They say English is the most difficult language to learn; I would have to disagree. The most difficult language to learn, is that of the opposite sex. I don't think many would disagree. Women are complex creatures... I can say that because I am one. However, men, you all don't make arguments easy. Women don't mean what they say 95% of the time, whereas men are quite literal with their words. Basically men and women get lost in translation on a day to day basis because of our expectations...

So I am going to give a few examples of classic examples of how men don't understand women when they say one thing but really mean another:

1.       When we say, “I’m fine” it really means one of the following:
“No. No I’m not fine.”
“No. No I’m not fucking fine you silly prick.”
2.       When we say, “What would you like for dinner?” and men say, “I don’t mind.” We are thinking, “Well you should fucking mind, I’m making you your dinner and that’s something pretty special right there.  Unless you want a soggy Iceland ready meal, in which case I will happily whip that sleeve off and shove it up your…”
3.       When we say, “I want to go to go out tonight. Where shall we go?” And you say, “I don’t mind.” Please just get rid of that from your boring book of one liner’s, fellas.  
4.       When we say, “Look I’m done, don’t text me again now.” We basically mean let me cool off for an hour and if I don’t get a text saying, “I love you and I’m sorry...” then shit is about to get real.
5.       When we talk highly about a celebrity and say “she’s so pretty…” and you guys follow on by saying, “YEAH SHE’S WELL FIT! I WOULDN’T MIND GIVING HER ONE!” Please expect a swift punch in the ball sack afterwards. We don’t care if you agree or say, “she’s nice but… not my type.” But for the love of God, don’t make us feel shite about ourselves unintentionally. We also don’t give a shit if you think this about celebs or talk like that about them with your mates, just don’t vocalise it to us!
6.       I’m fed up of hearing you men talk about us mockingly by saying, “Does my ass look big in this?” Who the fuck says that these days? Most women are like, “Does my arse, belly, legs, toes look fat in this?” To you should ALWAYS respond, “NO!”
7.       When you guys say, “What’s your problem? You on your period?” Yes as a matter of fact, I am. GTFOI. Translation: Get the fuck over it.
8.       When we say, “Can you take the bin out please?” and you say, “Yeah I will in a minute.” Dude, just fucking do it now and make life easy on yourself.
9.       When you say, “I’ve just gone up the pub for a couple…” And you come back 6 hours later… consider the sofa your new cosy cot.
10.   And I can't forget, the ever so classic… Man: How long will you be? Woman:  5 minutes. 35 minutes later…  :)

However... When all is said and done, women and men will forever be this way. It doesn't matter if we are passive aggressive, or argumentative... we may think we are fed up with it, but would we be without this? No. Women will forever overanalyze and men will forever say what they mean.

Or maybe not...

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Have a great week guys and dolls.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Chapter 91: XXL

Hola peeps!

Well I haven't done this for 2 weeks - been very busy and went on holiday last week to Morocco and London! Was fantastic! I only went to Morocco for a few days but the weather was gorgeous and I had brilliant company! :). I have also joined the gym, got to get Bridesmaid ready for October, so I thought what better way than to get some abs! I'm kidding, I don't think I have any under my spare tyres... but it's worth a go!

So a few of you will recognise where this week's title has come from... yes that's right ladies, MAGIC MIKE! *insert love heart eyes emoji*. Where do I begin? I'll give you a synopsis of the first instalment:

Starring Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey, Dallas (McConaughey) is heading a lucrative business in the male entertainment industry where Mike (Tatum) is his leading star. Along with other male strippers (Alex Pettyfer, Joe Maganiello, Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez & Kevin Nash), they are all set for stardom when they plan to branch out worldwide. However, the sequel, XXL, see's that changes have happened within the group. But believe me ladies... it's ALL for the better!

Magic Mike XXL introduces new characters, such as Jada Pinkett Smith as the MC (introducing all the beautiful men on stage), and rapper, Childish Gambino who I just absolutely LOVE! He sings this wee beauty:

You know when you forget a tune and then you remember it and listen to it on repeat? Yeah I have played this sing about 30 times since watching Magic Mike XXL last night...

So the second instalment sees Mike owning his own business outside of the entertainment industry and in something more mundane... He then finds himself going back to meet the boys for a weekend convention and it is a weekend to remember... Look at me talking like I was at the fucking convention myself?! But I tell you what, it felt like I was! All I found myself doing was laughing and blushing... and my mouth was wide open throughout the most part haha! 

However I was listening to Radio 1 last week and the cast of the sequel were asked that if the film featured female strippers, would it work? This is was they had to say...

Co-star, Adam Rodriguez concurred stating:

However Jada Pinkett Smith provided a difference of opinion on the matter:

(Images used from the BBC Newsbeat website).

Me personally, I have to agree with Joe and Adam; I find female stripping is obviously of the more exotic and sexual nature and has undertones of seediness. Although Magic Mike connotes sexuality, it is mainly the entertainment value that draws women in and the fact that the men really involve the audience, not just for money, but to put a smile on their face! But I also agree, with  Jada, the movie could be done with women but purely as entertaining dancers and was done in a tasteful way. There is a scene in the second instalment where Childish Gambino refers to them all as "healers". Women may not be satisfied with their everyday lives and they lean on Magic Mike and his team to ask them what it is they want... What most women want really?

Pretty sure you ladies won't mind watching this... that's of course if you're any red blooded woman?! Enjoy!