It’s not you, it’s everyone else.

I was just thinking with some of my current Blog posts, like my “Women vs Women” and I wondered why is there not more discussions about them. Then I realised it’s because my readers are actually nice people.

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With so much ugliness, it can be hard to remember sometimes…That there are actually nice people in the world. It’s good to remember that from time to time.

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A most excellent Twitter thread!

I highly implore everyone to read this twitter Thread!

This thread is totally…

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One month…Kind of…Halloween!

Now in Australia we don’t really celebrate Halloween, it’s still very much an American thing. However, it does seem to be on the rise “down under” Halloween has brought up some very important issues these last few years. From issues relating too appropriate costumes, to the decorations to “pranks”.

Also “A nightmare before Christmas” is my favourite…Just ever,lol

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Big Little Lies

There have been some seriously amazing tv shows this year. I have to say that I was so extra happy to see that Nicole Kidman won her Emmy for Big Little Lies. I loved the show and I loved how uncomfortable I was watching Nicole suffer at the hands of tv husband Perry (played by Alexander Skarsgard). It really brought home some “today” issues. People are going through this right this second, as you read this, someone out there is suffering at the hands of their partner. The amount of times I wanted to go into the screen and just pull Alexander off of her.

As I mentioned above, there have been some seriously tv shows out there this year. I think it’s almost like it’s the year of the tv! I highly recommend it. Now its my turn to watch the “Handmaid’s Tale”! Apparently I will be horrified!

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I’m not sure how many of you have been watching the series “Big Little Lies” starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley…It really does have a stellar cast. I guess the best way to describe it is a bunch of, I guess what you’d call, white privilege folk and how everything in their lives seem so perfect. However, lies and their personal lives start to unravel. I have seen a few articles about how it’s not diverse enough, but I think that’s actually part of it. Being privileged doesn’t always guarantee you get what you want, having a big house doesn’t mean happy families. Having money doesn’t always mean being better off than other people. They don’t want to you feel sorry for these privileged ladies, but everyone has a story.

However, I digress…The main reason for the post today is regarding Nicole Kidmans character Celeste and great she is at playing this role.

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Nicole Kidmans character is getting all sorts of abused from her husband and father of her children (played by Alexander Skarsgard) They have not been holding back either, as Nicole and Alexander have commented themselves, they did not use body doubles. It is definitely having an affect. The first time I really saw him doing something to her, her grabbed her around the neck and the shoulder and it was intense. I had a very hard time from not stepping in and telling him to stop.

It made me feel so incredibly sad.

Although her character is fictional, this is really happening. Most of the time we don’t know it’s happening. I think what gets to me a lot, the women that I know it’s happened too, they are incredibly smart and successful women. I mean they were A++ in school while I was scrapping pass through on C’s. You really have to watch the series. Their scenes make you feel incredibly uncomfortable and you’ll find yourself screaming at the tv “LEAVE HIM!!!…Run for the hills!!!”

2016 … The year to be offended? Or not offended enough?

This post was inspired by something I was kind of involved with over the weekend. Mainly seeing the same saying coming up “2016…The Year to be offended by everything” People who were saying this were inspired by this post I found on Facebook.

It’s probably a phrase that most people are familiar with. Now what was cracking me up was all the comments *mental note: Stop reading the comments*…I was literally laughing through the comments, they run through from everything racism to how humans are superior to animals, to heated debate if Nala is a Queen or a Princess.

I know there are issues out there that are completely serious and people should “educate themselves” about *another phrase from 2016*. However, sometimes I think getting upset over topics like these, my comment “You all don’t know how to Disney”, detract from actual important issues. It just doesn’t seem to me to be proactive. Some things, to me, just need to stay fun. You need to have fun and good times, so you have the strength to fight for what matters. You can’t fight all the time, it takes too much out of you.

Plus, Nala was totally a Princess…Did you see any other male Lions around other than Scar? If you say Scar could be her father, we totally cannot be friends! =P

Labor Day

Today is South Australia’s Labor Day, so what better way to celebrate it then do absolutely nothing at all!

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For those who don’t know what a Labour Day (I honestly forget every single year that we even have one, I keep thinking that it’s strictly an American thing). Labour Day is where a lot of Government industries will shut down for the day, to celebrate and recognise the hard work they’ve been putting in all year. Now in South Australia a lot of our Industries shut down on this day, retail, etc included. In America this seems to be more up to that particular company.

It is observed in Western Australia on the first Monday in March and on the second Monday in March in Victoria and Tasmania. The Northern Territory observes Labour Day on the first Monday in May. It is held on the first Monday of October in Queensland, the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, and South Australia. Until 2012, Queensland observed Labour Day on the first Monday in May.

We have had Labour Day in Australia for just over a Century, in the 1800’s people were  typically working 6 days a week, and were working 12 hour days. On April 21, 1856, stonemasons at the University of Melbourne marched to Parliament House and pushed for an eight-hour working day. An agreement with employers for a 48-hour week was eventually reached and the workers welcomed the new eight-hour day.

So what do you readers when you have an unexpected day off?