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Rant 16: I Don’t Like It When People Waste Food

https://i2.wp.com/www.deelip.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/121.jpg Howdy people and welcome to another instalment in my blogging rants. It feels like ages since I’ve done of these types of posts (just over a year) so I thought it was about time I started it up again. And today’s rant will be on something I’ve been meaning to write about for a while, and that is people who waste food and why it bothers me.

Now this is something that most people have done at one point or another (myself included) and usually it is not my choice, normally when food is wasted it is due to either not liking what you’re eating or the more common option is that you’re full and can’t finish the rest… HOWEVER! This blog post is directed at those who are self-aware, buy food and then chooses to waste it later, that’s the kind of shit that brings my piss to a boil yo!

So I’m going to present you with a few scenarios of where this kind of stuff happens.

Fast Food Places

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This is the main pet peeve when it comes to wasting food. Several times after nights out whether I’m just leaving the club and going home or leaving the house the morning after I always end up seeing boxes of chicken and chips or fish and chips or pizza just dashed on the floor. It could be half eaten, 3/4’s of the way done or completely untouched and that just bugs me. Why buy food if you’re not going to finish it? Now I’ve heard the popular argument, “Oh but if you’re drunk you may get full or not want to finish your food.” Well I have two things to say about that: 1) Know what your stomach is feeling before you buy your food! If you know you’re only a bit hungry buy a smaller portion of food or don’t buy anything at all! And 2) If you’re buying food that you can’t finish, bring it home and finish it in the morning! I know chips aren’t salvageable after a night out (don’t try microwaves or ovens, it don’t work), but with chicken, burgers, pizza or garlic bread, that stuff still tastes good in the morning. Trust me, I was a uni student and it worked just fine for me and plenty of the other people I knew.

Restaurants/Pubs

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Since I’ve worked in establishments as waiter I’ve seen first-hand how certain customers come in, order food, barely touch it and then leave. What the hell man? Why even come out and pay for food if you’re not going to eat it? Seems so pointless. Other times they’ll get through half of it and give up. If you know you can’t finish it all, get it in a take away container when you go home, I know with pubs that’s not really an option, but with a good few restaurants that it is an option, so why not take advantage? I just don’t get people sometimes. I know you can underestimate the amount of food your stomach can handle or you can try food for the first time and not like it, but I would say just stick to what you know and be sure you can finish it.

At Home

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This is a different kind of environment when it comes to wasting good. But it normally comes in the form of making food and not wanting to finish it because you’re full or experimented with flavours and ruined the food or ate some, left some for later but then left it too long to go off date. I know I have gotten rid of food I didn’t want to eat but it is mainly due to very quick expiry dates rather than making something I didn’t want to eat. I still get pissed at myself when I can’t finish food because I love to eat and I’d rather get the full value of my food eating experience.

Well that’s another rant over. Hopefully this has been somewhat insightful and if you’ve had any similar experiences please be sure to comment about it in comments below. Until the next time people, laters. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Posted by on August 18, 2015 in Life, Rant

 

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Let’s Talk About That Snow, Again.

Howdy ladies and gents, if you’re a resident of the UK right now then you wold have noticed the heavy amount of snow that has dropped in the last few days. And since I have a blog and an opinion, it is time to talk about that snow once again.

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That snow, oh that snow, it’s returned. Boo.

If you read this blog you know how I feel about that white stuff, but for those who aren’t aware here’s the short version: I despise it. Besides looking pretty, its cold, messy and disrupts all forms of travel.

So yesterday I was in London when I got a Snapchat message off of a friend and it showed what looked to be Sheffield covered in snow and I basically laughed at his misfortune. There was no snow in London at all, I think it may have rained, but otherwise it was pretty sunny, plus cold and wind added. It wasn’t until I came home around 5.30 that I saw snow had reached the Bedfordshire area and then I saw on the news that everyone in the north pretty much got the worst of things. If snow ruins people’s idea of a good time it only goes to show how terrible that form of weather really is. I consider snow to be good for children only, it is just an excuse to get out of school, nothing else. Once snow becomes part of your adult life, it fails to be fun and interesting, it just become troublesome and ugly. I look at snow like a disease from the from the sky that we must endure periodically at certain points in the year and I don’t think I’ll ever be down with it, because I’m all about that sun and warm weather yo.

In conclusion I hope this snow doesn’t become too bothersome as I have travelling to do and fun to be had so if the snow chooses to be a problem again, believe me when I tell you I will be back to rant about it lol.

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2015 in Life

 

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These Crazy Winter Days

Howdy people of the internet, time for a small personal blog post on the winter season and how I have endured it so far and what could potentially come over the next few weeks. I have made a good few blog posts about cold weather and winter over the last three years, and for some reason it just feels like it’s a subject that is easy to talk about. ๐Ÿ˜›

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Yep, this is the season we live in and some people really love it, I don’t understand why?

So it is December, again, and it feels like winter is truly upon us. For us UK people is usually pretty cold and wet all year round, that being said, when Autumn comes into play things get very questionable weather-wise and then when the winter comes in, it came be even worse. We could have anything from constant rain, to super windy days to the dreaded appearance of snow, add on top of that the super cold temperature that is almost unbearable for some, ESPECIALLY at night.

For me winter has always been my least favourite time of year, its cold, wet, dreary and doesn’t look very nice outside of a window unless there’s a bit sunshine somewhere. And then there’s the whole illness side of things. Do you know how much of a bother it is to get ill or be around ill people at this time of year? It is a bloody nightmare. If you don’t have a cold then you’re running around trying to avoid it and trying to increase your immune system. Unless you have no reason to leave your house then every time you leave your house it is a mission just stay intact, avoiding the sickness of others whether they be people in the street, co-workers, friends or maybe even your family. You’ll be lucky to escape it, but if you do catch something, then mate, you’re doomed and will have to endure a moody Christmas. I think a lot of people like this time of year because of the whole Christmas thing, but they forget about how cold, dark and stressful this time of year can be. Some people even want snow, the check of it all! If you’ve read my blog before then you know how I feel about snow and cold weather in general. I despise snow because of its cold and disruptive nature, and every year I hope that it never snows at this time of year, sure its part of Christmas and all, but I just can’t stand it.

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Since around mid-October the cold air of winter has been creeping in with the odd day/week of cold and now its coming to a head in the last two weeks. If you’re like me and live in the south east of England then you’ll know of the cold days that have really started to come into play. These days I go outside and it is pretty nippy and when it comes to the evening it is freaking freezing, not as bad as Sheffield by any means, but still cold enough to feel. It also doesn’t help that at my current job, I’m currently situated right next door to a set a set of automatic doors that lead straight to the outside and every time those doors open is frigging COLD and it’s SO annoying.

In the end I know it gets old hearing people complaining about it being cold, but it is always surprising when it does come to quickly and with the talk of snow coming and even colder days ahead, I just don’t even want to leave the house. I will become a house hermit for a month or two if it means my body temperature will stay in check haha.

 
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Posted by on December 2, 2014 in Life

 

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Rant 14: I Hate Being Inconvenienced

https://i2.wp.com/www.deelip.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/121.jpg Howdy people and welcome to another instalment in my blogging rants. Today’s rant will be on something that has bothered me for years, but has only become realised since coming to university. I am of course talking about being inconvenienced.

Let’s face it, everyone loves life when things are going their way. And the way I see it, that only applies to rich people, those who have no worldly possessions or old people who have nothing left to do because they’ve lived their lives already. Everyone else has to face some roadblocks here and there and most would say life isn’t life if their isn’t at least a bit of struggle. But the kind of inconvenience I’m talking about is the little things, just those tiny elements that can ruin a mood or mess with your entire schedule. I hate that shit. So today I’m gonna paint you some scenarios I’ve been and tell you how they’ve inconvenienced me.

Okay let’s begin.

People Walking

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Yes believe or not, I get pissed off with the way some people walk as that can become an inconvenience on a near-daily basis. Now I live my life by a little quote I made since coming to you which is “Step correct.” What that means is exactly how it is said, but if that doesn’t help here’s a better explanation. Basically when you’re walking in the street be smart about it, step swiftly, don’t move in slow motion and delay people behind you, avoid unnecessary body contact, if you see an opening in front of you slip through and go on ahead or if you’re at a traffic light crossing and there’s no cars, THEN FUCKING CROSS THE DAMN ROAD! You stuff like that. I can’t imagine how many times I’ve cruised through streets and town centers and have constantly been pissed off by the people around me. I just don’t like being delayed. Maybe I’m just an aggressive walker lol.

Public Transportation

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Whether it be buses or trains, public transportation just screams “inconvenience” at one point or another. It is the little things like when your bus/train comes late when you expected it to be on time or when you have to get on-board and it is full of loads of people and there’s no avoiding it or when the bus/train makes unnecessary/unexpected stops. To all of these scenarios above you just have to ask, why? Sometimes it really is just random accident or something to do with the weather, but the you ask yourself “Why did this have to happen to me today?” Many a time that has happened to me and it has mainly happened on trains, and it sucked.

Weather (Mainly Snow)

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Oh weather, how you love to mess with people and change whenever you want, you asshole. I don’t normally complain about the weather unless there is rain involved… Or something far worse, snow. For me all I’ll ever need weather-wise is the sun and a bit of wind from time to time. That’s it. Rain is just wet and puts a downer on a day, plus any activities you wish to do outside when the rain’s involved gets cancelled like playing football, doing picnics, chill in the park, etc. The same rule applies to snow, but it is amplified by 10 times. Snow just messes with travel whether you’re on-foot, in a car or taking public transport just causes delays or shuts things down completely. Sometimes the weather can be the biggest inconvenience ever and it just pisses me off to the highest degree!

University

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When it comes to education that should never be considered an inconvenience, however any college or university can tell you that sometimes it can be a hinderance more so than a helpful experience. For all the things you learn, sometimes you don’t actually learn a lot and if you have other things going on in your life like having a job or if you travel a lot because you live away from home or have a massive social life, then uni will eat away at your time. And then there’s point when uni throws you several projects at once which means you have to try to manage your time overall multiple modules, all of which require your attention because they are very important to your final grade. This leads to unnecessary stress, procrastination and decision-making that feels more complicated than it should be.

Well that’s it really. I hope this has been an insightful rant and if you’ve had any similar experiences please be sure to comment about it in comments below. Until the next time people, laters. ๐Ÿ™‚

 
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Posted by on March 8, 2014 in Life, Rant

 

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I Hear Talk of Snow, And I Don’t Like It.

Hello there people of the internet, I wasn’t even planning on doing any blogging today, but recently something has been brought to my attention in the last 30 mins that I feel that I should address. It is something I have talked about on this blog countless times before and again I have to bring it up… It’s here again, THE BLOODY SNOW! GODDAMMIT!

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While this isn’t the scene that’s playing outside my window thankfully, I can only imagine the terrors taking place outside.

So check it out, there I am just chilling doing some work on Photoshop while also hanging around on Facebook and then I see a friend post about snow. I’m just like, “I hope that’s not in the Sheffield area.” Then I see several other people on my news feed talking about it and it becomes a frigging epidemic. And my mood goes from chilled out to totally grumpy,

And those of you who have been following this blog for a while know all too well that I HATE SNOW!

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This might as well be me when the snow falls, I fall apart, and then get very angry.

While I haven’t seen nay of the supposed snow that was falling earlier, I have seen the aftermath with the small fallen segments and slush in the street. *Grumble* If this is what is coming up through the rest of November and December then I don’t wanna be on the outside for a long time. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2013 in Life

 

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Problems Sleeping…

Hi peeps of the internet, today I thought I’d share a little bit of my personal life with you again. Whether you’ll care or not is down to you but I thought I’d blog about it either way haha. Recently I’ve had very questionable situations regarding my sleeping pattern or lack of it.

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Sleep, something I enjoy immensely but rarely get that much of.

Now I love to sleep, it’s just one of those things in life that doesn’t require any effort, all you do is lay on your bed, close your eyes and do nothing. It is the most relaxing and satisfying feeling in the universe and I can never get enough of it, especially in the summer when you have long days with nothing to do. Just taking random naps on summer days is just the best thing ever! So imagine these days in uni where I rarely get that kind of luxury, its terrible. Technically its my own fault because after I came to uni my sleeping pattern changed and then got fucked up. With all the nights out, long hours doing uni work or just messing around on the internet my time for sleeping has changed a lot. My bedtime is always after midnight normally between the hours of 2-6am. Stupid times to go to bed I know, but it doesn’t help when your body doesn’t feel like sleeping and you have to wait for it to finally shut down.

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Alarms don’t work either, I have 3 and this week I’ve slept through them all or shut them off immediately.

During my second year of uni my sleeping pattern has gone from bad to worse with a lot of sleepless nights or random occasions where I’d wake up in the middle of the night. Not good times at all. In the last week I’ve had the worst time for sleeping and waking up. Every morning I’d woken up from around 5-7 hours of sleep feeling so exhausted and lifeless, some days I would leave my bed for hours because I didn’t have the energy to bring myself out of there. The feeling of exhaustion and tiredness is the worst and I felt like a zombie when I dragged myself outside.

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I’ve felt this way for several days now and it was the worst.

Today however was the complete opposite. While I didn’t change my bedtime, I didn’t actually get out of bed until around 18:30 today. I’ve been in and out of sleep for several hours since I initially saw sunlight at 09:30am this morning. I didn’t have the power to drag myself out of bed so I just laid there and the hours just moved by me. I honestly don’t know what the deal is with my body clock right now but I think I’m going to have to sort this out or maybe consult me doctor.

Well that’s it for another blog post peeps, hopefully I’ll see you lot under less tired circumstances. ๐Ÿ™‚

 
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Posted by on March 28, 2013 in Life

 

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Rant 11: Ewwww. I Can See The Snow Outside My Window Again.

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Yo yo people and welcome to another installment in my blogging rants. Today we are moving back to a subject I just can’t seem to stop rating about these days, of course I’m talking about everyone’s favourite form of weather, snow.

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I don’t understand why this keeps happening. For a while now we’ve been enjoying a good few weeks of basic dry sunny days and the occasion rainy day, and that’s all I want at this time of year. This is the point when the snow along with the winter season should just fuck off and give spring its time to shine. But no, the winter seems content with continuing its stay and throwing that horrible snow in our direction once again. It makes me feel so much anger and sadness at the same time.

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I might as well look like this when I’m moaning about the snow because that’s how I feel.

Now for those of you who have been following my blog you know that I tend to moan and rant about snow A LOT. And you’re probably wondering, “How can this guy rant about snow so much?” And I say how can I not. It’s just disruptive, annoying and cold. I can’t stand it. All I want is the sunshine and warm weather. Maybe that’s due to my heritage as black man from the Caribbean as I fare better in hotter conditions, but whatever the case is this madness needs to stop.

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I want this hoody.

I looked at the weather forecast for the next few days for Sheffield and it looks like this snow is gonna continue for a few days more which really bugs me. If I need to go to the cinema over the next few days which will be a very likely situation then I’m gonna hve to endure this horrible weather in full force, meh. I really hope this ain’t going down on my birthday or things will definitely be in the shitter. X(

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2013 in Life, Rant

 

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I Want The Summer Back Again

“Man I really want the summer right now!” That’s what I say to myself at this time of year and I tend to get in this mind-set as soon as we get a little ways into January. I know that we must go through all four seasons in a year, but in recent years I can’t stand being away from the summertime anymore. I just need it! Around February last year I made a post related to summer, and while I highlighted what makes the summer season so good I feel the need to talk about it again because I can’t stand this point in the year.

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It just makes every so much better.

So summer, what makes it so good? Well for one the weather is usually better. If you’ve been following this blog for around a year you’ll know I detest snow to the highest degree because of its disruptive nature, then there’s rain which is okay in small amounts but ultimately if it sticks around too long it makes things around you seem pretty boring and wet. The summer is all about the sun, heat and hanging outside. The summer sort of opens a window to all kindsโ€™ opportunities for fun and makes going outside the best thing ever.

In summer you can have barbeques, go to the park, play sports outside, go to the pub and have a few drinks out in the beer gardens or just chill anywhere until the sun goes down in the later hours. Summer just equals automatic good times.

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This is what we all need, just a bit of this some Summertime Lovin’ haha. ๐Ÿ™‚

Last year I was in uni halls and sitting around there in the winter was the worst thing ever, it snowed and rained a lot and it left me and my flatmates in a right state of boredom and in some cases depression too. Bad weather along with not very enjoyable living space doesn’t quite put you in the right groove. So when summer came around for us last year things changed and got so much better, we went to the pub, partied on nights out and just hanged outside nearly 80% of the time. It was heaven. It’s that kind of feeling of freedom and fun that I miss. So this year I’m already just trying to fast forward time towards May when I get out of uni and get to be free of the place and then get to go to the cinema and play loads of video games and hang around outside with my friends in much better weather conditions.

I have loads of stuff to do this summer from moving into my new house with me housemates, possibly going on holiday, working my ass off to get more money and as I said before going back to the cinema and hanging around there for the majority of my time haha. Please summertime come as quickly as you can, I need your glorious sunshine yo! XD

 
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Posted by on March 19, 2013 in Life

 

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Random Blog 03: Now I’m Just Writing Randomly.

Hi people of the interweb, it’s time for another instalment of my Random Blog series and today it really is random because I have made this blog post purely out of boredom. Normally with this series of blog posts there is a rhyme or reason as to why I make it, but not today, today at this current point in time I had absolutely nothing to do and the only thing I felt like doing was blogging so here I am.

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While I may not be at work specifically that rule still applies at home for me, hence me making this blog post.

So what’s going on in my life at this current point in time? Well outside in Sheffield its frigging winter wonderland thanks to that damn snow falling all over the place, I was actually gonna go outside today but decided against it because I hate feeling cold, I hate travelling in snow and I am sure as hell not gonna risk my life on those slippery roads or get attacked by people throwing bloody snowballs! I look outside my window and while loads of other people see joy and opportunity all I see in danger. Instead I have decided to sit inside instead but what are my options? Well I am deciding what TV shows I should watch whether I should continue with Home Movies or go back to Fringe or continue where I left off in Breaking Bad or get back to my anime fun with One Piece. I have a lot more TV shows and films on my list outside of the ones I listed there and then there’s sketching. Last night I started a picture that is a prototype for potential title cards I’ll use in my future YouTube videos, here’s the original sketch:

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It is obviously themed around Iron Man, it is me in the Mark VII suit from The Avengers. This would be used for my eventual Iron Man 3 review.

I started the Photoshop touch-up work last night and it is taking ages! I mean work like this always does, but man I really would like to get it finishes ASAP so I can move onto another project. Now I am procrastinating and making excuses to stop doing it. I am terrible haha. And then lastly there’s the video games I should be playing too. I have yet to finish The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and brought my Wii back up to Sheffield for that purpose alone and yet I have yet to play the game. Why? I also need to play Kid Icarus: Uprising, but for some reason I just can’t get into a gaming groove with that game, maybe because it’s a portable title. Who knows? All I know is that video games are important to me, but not giving them the time of day is bugging me on the inside. So now I am escaping to my blog to do something, but I fear my boredom will conquer me and make me waste the day away.

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While I don’t think I’ll get this bad, some people do get up to some crazy shit when they’re bored.

Well okay I’ve rambled on for long enough. What am I actually trying to say? Basically I am bored and I have to think of something to keep me busy or I’ll mentally blow up. The weather keeps me trapped inside my house, one of the few places I enjoy being in for extended periods of time so here’s hoping music can keep me at alive and I can find something productive to do. Wish me luck people. ๐Ÿ™‚

 
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Posted by on January 21, 2013 in Life

 

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I See The Snow Again! Noooooooo!

Oh god, it’s that time of year again. You know what I actually thought just once there wouldn’t be any snow falling in the winter season, I mean while its showed up at the typical time of year it was later than last year. So with that in mind I just hoped that the snow would just not show up at all. But hell that was just stupid of me because last night as I ventured outside I saw it… SNOW! It was light, but it was very visible!

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Now for those who know me and read my blog posts then you know how I feel about snow, but for those uninformed then allow me to explain… I HATE SNOW!

Hell sure it’s pretty to look at and gets you out of school/college and maybe work and university, but when you have to go outside you are inconvenienced beyond belief. It causes car accidents, slows trains down and when you’re walking you are freezing, plus if you don’t have proper heating in your house then it can freeze your house over too. I could think of many reasons why snow and cold weather suck, but I’ve highlighted it like 5 or 6 times on this blog already.

Basically I hate this time of year and it makes anything an effort to do if you have to leave the house. Going to university is already hard enough when I can’t wake up properly and now there’s this goddamn snow, I think I want to go to sleep for a few months and wake up when this nightmare is over. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2013 in Life

 

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