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I haven’t posted anything in 16 days…. Oooops… There are a few reasons why

  1. I was feeling like shit. After more than a year I finally told my mother the truth about everything, how “depressed” I’m feeling and loads loads more… I was a hormonal mess and I might have cried more than I should have.
  2. I was watching 10 seasons of “Friends” in a week and a half.

Let’s just focus on the fun part of the two weeks I spent trying to get my shit together. (I didn’t BTW, I am just pretending to…)

Anyway, “Friends” is just the best… After the weeks (months and year) I’ve had, I was looking for something fun. I have been looking for that for a long time but the series I watched were fun but not funny. On the other hand, with Friends I laughed so much…

I have never laughed that much for a comedy tv show… There was the occasional smile and the chuckle, but almost never the actual laughter.

Some people say that laughing helps us boot our mood: when we laugh, our brain releases endorphins, the same enzymes we release when we have sex. They makes us feel better and happier. And I did!  I have been fine for a couple of days, I even went to Uni today!

I spent a week and a half laughing. Truly laughing out loud. With no complications, no fake laughter (which I am weirdly good at) and no hiding.

When I am feeling particularly down, my medicine is “You’re the worst” season 2… Watching Gretchen unashamedly embracing her depression is therapeutic… It makes me feel like I’m not the only one feeling down and that it’s okay to feel sad sometimes.

“Friends” just makes me laugh. It helped me trying to be better, feel better and get out of this black hole I dug myself into.

Also, can we talk about the late 90s and early 2000s? I basically fell in love with the 90s… I was born in 1996 but I couldn’t actually experience it! What a great decade!

I’ll go make my cup of tea now… yes, with milk… yes, the english way and yes, with english tea.

xoxo

Georgia   🙂

Getting my Driving Licence

I am 20 years old and I do not have a driving licence. In the small town where I live there are no means of transportation than can allow me to go around without a car,  so I am basically forced to get it.

I hate it. Totally hate studying for my theory test. I think the questions are stupid an purposefully made to confuse me.

Anyway, I have been trying fo a while to study, but frankly the reason why I seem to be unable to pass the test is that I have terrified of actually driving a car.

I am a pretty paranoid person. Well, no. I am a SUPER paranoid person. And a control freak. So being behind the wheel and driving a car is scaring me to death. I NEED to be in control of what’s happening around me.

My family has been pressuring me to get the licence and the more they ask about it, the more scared I am.

As of now, I’m studying the manual again. Usually I read it, study it then I get to the tests and I CAN’T PASS THEM!!! So obviously I get frustrated and I abandon everything.  This defeats my concept:

YOU STUDY => YOU LEARN => YOU PASS YOUR EXAM => YOU GET YOUR LICENCE

But my logic doesn’t seem to work in this situation and it is making me quite frustrated. I am halfway through the book and I have been using a new method of study: flashcards.

I saw it on Grey’s Anatomy and I decided to give it a go. Don’t know if it will work.

The next step: ask my mom to take to the place where I can book the test. Like that is going to be easy!

 

Georgia  🙂

Popular TV Shows I haven’t seen (yet)

If you have read a few of my blog posts about TV series, you will know how much I LOVE television. Especially american television.

But there are still very popular shows that I haven’t seen yet and some that I won’t be watching.

When I began watching them in a serious way, I was 15 and not living in an english speaking country. So imagine when I figured out how much I’ve been missing out. This world unraveled in front of me and I was mesmerized. Since them I’ve been trying to catch up and learn as much as possible about TV culture and entertainment.

But enough of this. I googled “Most popular TV shows” and IMDb suggested a list. Here is what I haven’t seen.

  • THE WALKING DEADthe-walking-dead-season-3-poster-full

Why is this a tv show? I have been asking myself this question for a long time. I can’t seem to find the point of watching a series about zombies. I am not a huge fan of dystopian and postapocalyptic books/movies/series and this is definitely not my genre.

It’s probably incredibly well-made and there are a lot of people obsessed with it…

  • THE BIG BANG THEORY7

Never seen it. Will never see it. I don’t understand why people find this show funny.

Will talk about it more in the future in a post about TV series I hate.

  • THE SOPRANOSthe-sopranos-2_7524

I was 3 when the show came out… And it ended in 2007. I was 11. Definitely too little to watch it and there are so many new tv shows nowadays that I can’t also watch the ones in the past.

  • SEX & THE CITYp184689_b_h9_ah

I was again to little to see it when it was out and they don’t usually broadcast a lot of re-runs… I never had to chance to see it, but I am definitely going to check it out. My friend is totally obsessed and she’s been recommending it to me for AGES!

  • MAD MENtumgfygqk0xhzcezxbzg

Heard a lot about this one. Especially about Jon Hamm. I am not particularly into the period dramas (except Downton Abbey and Victoria) and this is set in the 60s soo… I’m not attracted to it, despite its fame and the many MANY Emmys and Golden Globes the show has won.

  • LOSTlost2_1280x1024

It’s not my genre… I am not attracted to these types of show and I just never saw a re-run (they don’t even make them here in Italy) and I was like “meh, I can live without having seen Lost”

  • ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK146-orange-is-the-new-black-p-streaming

This show was pretty big when it came out and I might have even watched the first few episodes but I didn’t get into it. It wasn’t something that appealed to me and that I thought I would be interested in watching.

It was a few years ago, so maybe my opinion would be different now… Maybe I’ll try again but I’m not sure.

  • SUPERNATURAL & THE VAMPIRE DIARIES16917305_900x1200mv5bmtq0mzc1mzm4ov5bml5banbnxkftztgwnjuxotg3nje-_v1_uy1200_cr8506301200_al_

A friend of mine tried to convince me to watch “Supernatural” but she didn’t make it. The title says it all: it’s about out of the ordinary stuff.

Both these show aren’t something that I would enjoy. I am still obsessed with Harry Potter, I love “The Hunger Games” and I used to love Twilight but these kind of things? No.

  • POLDARKp11546269_b_v8_ac

First and probably last british TV show, so fellow british readers let me know if you have seen the show and your opinion about it.

Aiden Turner is a thing of beauty and I know that the series is amazing but I never had the chance to watch it. I definitely have to fix this!

  • NARCOSnarcos_7uh1

One of my best friends has been obsessed with the show and it’s Netflix so it’s almost a guarantee stamp for an amazing series. It’s all about the colombia drug lord Pablo Escobar and THIS is something that I would enjoy. So it’s definitely in my list!

Also, doesn’t Escobar look extremely similar to Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation?

 

 

and last but not least, one of the series I am most ashamed for not watching… Everybody has seen it, everybody knows it but I haven’t watched it yet… Here we go… (please be kind to me)

  • FRIENDSfriends

It’s almost impossible, but yes, I have never seen a whole episode of one of the most famous and worldwide american series of all time.

YES, I am ashamed. Deeply ashamed.

Writing this has made me realise that I NEED to rectify this and watch it. So tonight (after catching up on “Victoria”) I will be watching the first episode!!!



 

So, here it is… This is my list of popular shows that I haven’t seen. There are a lot more, of course… Maybe I’ll do a part 2… Also, I really want to do a “tv shows that I hate” post but I’m not sure. I’ll have to think about it.

Let me know which famous shows you haven’t seen and which ones I definitely SHOULD watch. And make sure to check out my latest post which is all dedicated to the wonderful Alicia Vikander.

 

Hope you’re all having a nice week!

 

Georgia    🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alicia Vikander

I have seen her in “The Danish Girl” and I have basically fallen in love with her.

Born and raised in Sweden, Alicia starred in the critically acclaimed movie and for that she also won an Oscar for “Best Supporting Actress”.

She totally deserved it because she was truly amazing… I cried so much watching the movie… It was so moving, sad and you could feel the internal and deep struggle Elbe Wegener.

Anyway, I totally love her and here are a few of her red carpet looks I ADORE.

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Her style is so simple and perfect! It doesn’t even look like she is wearing much. Glowy skin, mascara, neutral eyeshadow and a soft pink lipstick… It’s so natural, light and it fits her perfectly.

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Here Alicia has a shimmery gold eyeshadow, pink lipstick, mascara and… that’s it! It’s incredible how gorgeous she looks!

"Macbeth" Premiere - The 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 23: Alicia Vikander attends the “Macbeth” Premiere during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 23, 2015 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

In this last pictures she has a shimmery silver eyeshadow and some gold in her lower waterline.

Even tough the colour don’t mix together, it looks AMAZING!!! It’s still a soft look, but a little bit more than usual.

Also, go back and look at her fabulous hairstyles! SO STUNNING!!!

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And here with a rare bold red lip….. absolutely stunning… 🙂

Aside from her makeup and beauty, she is truly a talented actress and I hope to see her in many many movies.

 

Hope you liked this post! Let me know in the comment your favourite look! Mine is probably this last one! ❤ ❤ ❤

 

Georgia   🙂