THINGS-THAT-PEOPLE-I-DON’T-KNOW-SAID-THAT-INSPIRE-ME-THURSDAY #2

Another post inspird by my moody inner garden gnome. Who is he? Just click here and here.
If you’ve read the posts about my moody inner garden gnome you know I’ve done one of these before. It’s really just a post about some quotes I like and that might inspire you.

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
– Confucius
I really think Confucius has never heard of a traffic light. Although he might be color blind. That would explain a lot.

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”
– Walt Disney
Well, if your name is Walt Disney and you have billions of dollars you can.

“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.”
– Sam Levenson
Tick, tock.

“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.”
– Ayn Rand
I personally think that beating someone else can really help relieve stress. Give them a high five in the face with a chair!

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
– Mark Twain
Procrastinators, unite… Tommorow!

“Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.”
– Alfred A. Montapert
I prefer a bacon and eggs.

“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”
– Aldous Huxley
Or you could just come to my corner. Here everyone is welcome!

“Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.”
– Victor Kiam
The truth has been spoken!

“Who seeks shall find.”
– Sophocles
Has anyone seen my glasses?

“Every exit is an entry somewhere else.”
– Tom Stoppard
This is some deep sh*t!

“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.”
– Allen Ginsberg
‘GO CRAZY!!!’
‘Dude, stop yelling. Relax!’

Have a nice Thursday.

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WhateverWednesday #10

This is probably going to be a short post. I can just feel your disappointment.
‘No, Charlotte! Please give us more.’
Or this is just all in my head and you couldn’t care less. Let’s just get to the thing I wanted to write about. Focus. I noticed this today and wanted to know if you ever feel the same.
‘What are you talking about, Charlotte?’
Well voice in my head that pretends to be my readers, I’m talking about walking like a supermodel while crossing the street. Still too vague? Let me paint you a picture.
There’s this Highway that goes straight to my little town. The fun thing is there’s a traffic light so all these cars have to slow down so the people who are walking can cross the street. You can just feel the annoyance radiating from the drivers. This is what I wanted to talk to you about. I have to cross this street pretty much every day. When you feel the anger from the drivers you feel really powerful. The traffic lights disappear and all of a sudden these cars stopped especially for you and have to wait till you crossed the street. You walk in front of these cars and you can feel you’re walking like a supermodel. Head up high. Your butt swaying from left to right. In the distance you can hear a car horn honking at for you.

Do any of you ever do this? Just me?
I said I’d paint you a picture. So I drew this for you guys.
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I don’t even look like that at all. I don’t even wear dresses! I’m certainly not walking like a model. But whatever.

Have a nice Wednesday.

How-to-Tuesday #5

Yeey, another how to! This week: How not to be afraid!
Nowadays people are pretty much scared of everything. Arachnophobia, Aulophobia, Diabetophobia, Gnosiophobia, Menophobia, Thermophobia or maybe Zemmiphobia. These are just some random phobia’s. You would be surprised how many there are.
But some fears make sense. Spiders are scary. People weren’t meant to be in small confining spaces. Being high up in the air is terrifying. Sharks aren’t cute and neither are snakes. There are some pretty scary things out there. I wouldn’t want to offend anyone by saying their fears aren’t valid, but fear seems to be taking control of our lives. The thing is things aren’t worth doing if they don’t scare you. I wrote a book and send it to different publisher. Scariest thing I’ve ever done in my life. It’s hard to do things we can’t control, but that’s often when the best things happen. So this Tuesday I have some tips to not be afraid.

Tip one: Is it a code red situation? Ask yourself if you doing the thing you’re afraid of is going to kill you. Is it even necessary (a shirt has one collar, two sleeves! Anyone get it?) to be afraid? Just remind yourself the longer you keep thinking about it the worse your brain will make it seem. I mean the spider started out as a little creeper, but after a while your brain will convince you you’re fighting a dragon. Make sure you keep it real.

Tip two: What’s the worst thing that could happen? I mean really.

Tip three: Count till three. Don’t give yourself the time to back out. Count till three and ask that cute guy/girl out on a date. It only takes three seconds of courage and it can change your life forever.

Tip four: Think of the reward. Facing your fears head on and walking away unharmed is one of the best feelings in the world. Even when you lose you’ll feel like a winner. You did something scary. That’s awesome. Go you! Have a cookie.

Just remember it’s okay to be afraid just don’t let your fears stop you from doing the things you love! You deserve that! Don’t go looking for someone else to save you. Be your own superhero.
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Have a nice Tuesday.

MoodyMonday #9

Mood: Feeling a little Orange.

It’s Kingsday in the Netherlands. Now you might be like: What the hell is kingsday?! It’s the day we celebrate the king’s birthday. The royal family all dress up and go on this tour through a city in the Netherlands. This year they were welcomed by the citizens of Dordrecht. It’s just a way to remind all the Dutchies who those people on our money are. Most people don’t even know that the Netherlands is a monarchy and I don’t blame them. We do have three really sweet princesses. They’re so adorable.
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Okay, now let’s get to the point, because this is NOT what Kingsday is really about. I mean it’s fun and all to watch the royal family wave and shake hands, but it gets boring after a while. The real reason why the Dutch love Kingsday is ORANGE. Everyone dresses in orange clothing. It’s a horrible color for clothing. It’s just not flattering at all. But we don’t care!!! Kingsday is all about looking weird and going crazy. Proud to be orange!
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Kids do this little, hmm what do you call it, garage sales I guess. They’ve been collecting their old toys for weeks and get to sell them on the junkmarkets (that’s what the Dutch call it). Now they have all this money to spend on the junk that other kids are selling. It’s really just kids exchanging their junk. (The kids buy the toys they probably will be selling next year. Isn’t that what our economy is all about?)
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The ‘adults’ have another tradition. We get to drink and party and then drink some more!!! There are different festivals and parties happening. Every big city has its own traditions and festivals. You can do all sorts of things. While the royal family shake hands, we drink and share more drinks. It’s just a day to have fun and to be proud of our small little country.
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If you ever want to know what the Netherlands is really about, come visit us on Kingsday. Just don’t forget your orange outfit.

Have an orange Monday.

Face-off-Friday #5

Spoiler Alert: This post is going to be full of Grey’s Anatomy and Game of Thrones spoilers. You’ve been warned!

I know George R.R. Martin is known for his ruthless murders in GoT, but I’m going to show you that there is no crueler murderer than Shonda Rhimes. This face-off-Friday Shondaland vs. George R.R. Martin.
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Let this kill off begin!

Robb stark from GoT: He made a promise so he could win the war and then broke it. That’s just plain stupid. He got shot with multiple arrows. Did he deserve it? One would think so.
Lexie Grey from GA: She died in a plane crash! Did she betray anyone? Did she make a promise she didn’t keep? I don’t think so!

Viserys Targaryen from GoT: He just was a real assh*le. He used his little sister to gain more power. He wanted a gold crown so he got one!
Mark Sloan from GA: He could be an assh*le at times, but at least he had a golden heart. He barely survived the plane crash, but then died in the hospital. He wanted to be with his one true love. She killed McSteamy. Shonda, why u be so cruel?

Joffrey Baratheon from GoT: Viserys was a cutie compared to Joffrey. When he was poisoned the entire GoT fandom celebrated!!!
Reed and Percy from GA: They were pretty boring characters, but they didn’t deserve to die the way they did. They got shot by a lunatic out for revenge. How is that fair? Tell me Shonda!

Ygritte from GoT: Died in battle. That’s what happens when you’re at war. People die. (Side note: I really liked Ygritte!!!)
George O’Malley from GA: Sweetest guy in the universe. He was a bit of a softy at times, but everyone loved him! He joined the army, but got hit by a bus trying to save someone else! He didn’t do anything wrong. Everyone loved George!!!

Eddard Stark from GoT: Beheaded because he betrayed his king. That’s what kings do to traitors! They cut off your head. Winter is coming? You should have seen that one coming Stark.
Derek Shepard from GA: He saved four lives after a car crash! He saved them. It was a good day to save lives!!! Then he gets hit by a truck on his way home. Idiots at some stupid hospital can’t even order a simple CT scan and he ends up braindead. Shonda killed McDreamy! Is she crazy? You don’t just kill Derek!

George R.R. Martin may kill a character every other episode, but Shonda killed Derek. He got hit by a truck! How is Grey’s Anatomy supposed to go on without MerDer?

Have a nice Friday. I don’t even care anymore.

ThankfulThursday #6

Today I’m thankful for the guy that was brushing his teeth on the train yesterday. At first I was pretty sure he was a weirdo, but then I thought about it. As you guys already know I suck at brushing my teeth. After I’m done I’m covered in toothpaste. Him being able to brush his teeth while riding the train. That’s just a new kind of impressive. Not a single drop on his shirt!!! And it wasn’t even early in the morning. It was like 15:30 (that’s 3:30 pm). He just did it with such confidence.
If you’re able to brush your teeth like he did, you must have an amazing life. He just doesn’t give a f*ck about what other people think, but at the same does care about his hygiene.
I don’t know who you are man, but you’re the best! You taught me a valuable lesson. Don’t care about what other people think, just make sure you stay clean.
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I really think he might have been a hobo, but he’s my new personal superhero!

Have a nice Thursday.

WhateverWednesday #9

Last night I went to the midnight premier of Avengers: Age of Ultron. I won’t say anything. I don’t want to ruin the movie, but it was pretty amazing. That’s an understatement. It was EPIC! (Someone dies… I’m just kidding. Or am I? Okay, this is mean. Just go watch the movie!) I’m not even writing this post about the movie so I’ll stop talking about it.
Because I went to the midnight premier I only had five hours of sleep. Most people can still function with five hours of sleep, I can’t. My brain is just having a nap. There’s this note: out of order, better luck next time. This post might actually be sh*t, but okay.

The thing I really want to talk about is snooker.
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Now you might be wondering. How did we go from the most epic movie to the most boring game ever? Let me explain. I was exhausted from the movie, but had to wake up early for classes. My sister was downstairs watching snooker. And that game is honestly the most soothing thing ever. It’s great to watch when your brain can’t function. Just two guys holding a stick trying to shoot these balls into a hole. It’s fascinating. They can only use their hands. And the balls have different colors. I’m not sure what the rules are exactly. Sometimes I think there are no rules at all. It’s really just guys playing with their sticks and balls. Sometimes they use another stick to hold their stick. It’s very confusing.

But, whatever.

Have a nice Wednesday.

PS. Mission of the day: Don’t fall asleep on the train. Check!