So I know I said that I was going to make it “lighter” this week, but there is something that we need to discuss!
I cannot get back into reading! It’s been horrible! Normally when I hear that I have a book waiting for me at the Library, I do everything I can do get there. But I’ve let two books go back now, without getting them! I decided to try and see if I could find them on my Kobo, but they’re no on there.
So I have found a couple of books on Kobo, thank god! That I am currently reading, but what if they don’t get me back into the groove of things either!?
What do you do when you have a book slump? Do you even do anything, or do you just wait it out?
The reason I call this post “sorry” is because I am about to talk about COVID…Mainly in my state.
Australia in general was doing pretty okay, except for the NSW. Now some people from Sydney will say that it was “rude” to “make” Gladys Berejiklian (Former NSW Premier) step down during the middle of an outbreak, which she actually caused, lol. Ever since, the cases have been on the rise. Berejiklian wasn’t “forced” to step down, and she didn’t step down because of the COVID. She CHOOSE to step down over corrupt charges dating back from and before the end of 2020.
Now, the Federal Government forced open international borders, just before Christmas. Whether states wanted them or not. So now, each state and Territory, are in the midst of the worst outbreaks of COVID each state and Territory have had since the beginning. The Northern Territory went into it’s first lockdown two days ago.
There were business owners, in my state, who were complaining that the Government needed to open up the borders, so people will shop in their businesses during Christmas. Now, these exact same business owners are COMPLAINING that the Government opened up businesses (not that they were closed to begin with, mind you) too early and people wont come into their shops now, because we’re having major out break problems. Within two weeks, the same people were complaining, with no irony what they had said JUST two weeks ago! My mum saw the articles in the Advertiser, which is a Murdoch owned newspaper. So my mum’s cancelled it. She kept meaning too, but things kept happening, lol.
Also in my State, during the previous outbreaks and lockdowns. That’s how my States actually started to deliver grocery food shopping. Which has been really successful, and very popular. So you can imagine my surprise, when I was throwing up sick yesterday and all the grocery delivery services I use, aren’t being used. Luckily my sickness isn’t COVID, it was just food poisoning. But if you have COVID, or symptoms, or have been a close contact, you have to isolate and you cant get into shops until you’re negative. That was the BIGGEST reason why grocery delivery was so popular. This time though, we’re not even in a lockdown and the closest grocery delivery I could get, is on this coming Tuesday!
It has been nearly two since COVID first hit. HOW are they still getting it wrong so much?!
In case you don’t have a single social media account, which is entirely possible. You may or may not have missed the whole #taketheknee who-ha. If you did, here’s a bit of a break down:
There is an American Colin Kapernick football player, who takes the knee in a peaceful protest against the very obvious racism in American, nothing at all to do with military…That is until Donald Trump, a war dodger said that anyone who takes the knee should be arrested. Without speaking to a single person who does take the knee, he just decided it was against the military….The guy who dodged the war and has never spent a day fighting in his life, is suddenly an expert in War. Suddenly people had a problem, when just the weekend before when Kapernick did the EXACT same thing and I doubt any of these people even noticed.
Then all hell broke loose. people started using pictures of dead soldiers coffin…you know soilders who can’t speak for themselves, which is so respectful of course *insert sarcasm here*…The biggest irony I found that a lot of Vets supported Kapernick. A lot of them actually said…with their own words and mouths…They fought so that people could peacefully protest, Kapernick has never ONCE said anything against the military. They fought against their people to have the FREEDOM to not be under a Dictator. Yet, people are completely ignoring this!
This is where my ultimate problem comes in…
These exact same people who have a problem with Kapernick…Have NO problem with the white supremacist group. That only a couple of weeks beforehand had worn the swastika symbols on their the tops…The people are “fine people” and they have no problems with those people. These “fine people” wore a symbol that millions of people fought and died to get rid of. In Germany it is ILLEGAL to advertise that symbol. Where’s the outrage for the soldiers who died under that symbol, where are the pictures of the dead soldiers who actually fought the Nazis, the pictures of the people who died in the concentration camps. Where are the pictures of the concentration camps of people who died because of that symbol? Where is the outrage against the people who wore symbols that soldiers actually fought against, the whole reason that Kapernick can peacefully protest against the more than obvious racism problem in America.
These people NEED to ask themselves why it’s alright to turn their backs on people who are just wanting their fellow countrymen to be safe…But yet don’t make a single noise about the white supremacist who wore a symbol that is ILLEGAL in Germany, who the allies actually fought against.
You are free to turn your backs on the NRL players, just as we are free to call you out on it. Being Free doesn’t mean you are free ONLY if everyone agrees with you?
In a shot of complete coincidence, I was watching “Band of Brothers” probably the most depressingly awesome series ever. Not just on War, but just an incredible series. There is one episode, I’ve seen it about 15 times “This is why we fight” I know it’s coming, yet, I can’t stop the tears. I can never watch with other people, it’s devastating. As I watched that episode again today, I found this article as well. If you can’t understand why you should be outraged by those “fine people” after watching that episode and reading this article…I am just going to assume that you have no heart.
Ha! I finally found another topic to write about under my “Single in a Small city” category. For those who don’t know there is a lot of irony in this particular category. I was 30, I had been broken up with someone for about a month and so decided to write about being single in a small town. Well the “irony” about it is that roughly a little over another month later, when I started this category, I started dating someone….And the rest…as they say…is history.
I felt it was a little wrong about talking about being single, when I wasn’t anymore. It was also funny because usually when I’ve broken up with someone, I’m usually would stay single for about a year. It’s not a rule, it’s just something that always seemed to happen to me, so to be dating someone a couple of months later was a huge shock for me.
The other problem with being a small city is that a lot of the time, it’s a Kevin Bacon six degrees situation. The person you like or are dating or are interested in, even when you think you’re dating someone completely different from your ex. There is usually someone they know who will know your ex in some form or another. So although there came a time when I refused to date anyone from the same group as my ex, after the appalling way I was treated by the “good guys”. Every ex since, has known someone from my ex’s group, who knows my ex…Complicated, isn’t it?lol … So you can have a rule about not dating anyone from your old friendship groups with a ex that you share, but it is so hard to do that here.
Do you have any rules, readers? When you’re single, do you not date for a set amount of time…Or are your rules more like “guidelines”?
After a weekend pretty much away from Facebook, I came back too all the drama and passive aggressiveness, and the hypocritical crud too…
Sigh Facebook, when will people learn! When will people learn! I’m getting tired of the bullshit…I literally had one “friend” who I am constantly having to put up with because she’s my best friends other best friend. She’s does the ODDEST things. I try to get over it all the time and just when I think that I am, she does something else.
I think that I’m just sticking with my Blogging and Safari Drive for a while.
Sitting here with a great cup of coffee, getting ready for what should I post about next? Then realising I have not written about being single, I figure that I should =P For me any-ways, at the moment everything has been drama free and I have been loving the quiet and peace that comes along with not really having to answer to someone.
One interesting thing that I have found when you are single is how people will react to you about relationship matters. A lot of my friends wont even tell me that they’ve met someone else for fear or “upsetting” me. Some of my friends constantly complain about their relationships, making me feel really grateful that I don’t have to worry about any of that. Especially when most of them people complaining, don’t actually want to talk about their problems with their actual partner.
I never judge a relationship either by Facebook, its amazing what people will tell you when they’re drunk. So one of the best pieces of advice I can give about being single (or if you are having trouble watching an ex move on, on Facebook) … Chill … No one EVER posts about what a miserable time that they are having when it comes to their relationship on Facebook. Also staying away from Facebook all together and NOT stalking your ex’s Facebook is a good piece of advice, block them…Block them right now!
Even with the beginning of a new relationship, that can be full of such doubt for my friends. One of my girlfriends, the guy is clearly a player. Kissed her and then let her know he was seeing someone, so she thinks it can’t be that serious…but still I told her to stay away.
Nope…I am really enjoying being single, no problems and all drama free.