Life, People

The Kinds of People That Annoy Me

The title is self-explanatory, so here goes:
  • People who don’t use their turn signals, or turn when they’re in the wrong lane, OR DO BOTH AT THE SAME TIME. Seriously? I’m looking at you, city of Richmond, BC.
  • People who talk very loudly into their phone when they have no need to. The person on the other end can hear you, you don’t need to yell.
  • People who get intoxicated and use that as an excuse to be stupid. I know some people do make stupid decisions after a couple of drinks because their judgement is sub-par at that point, but I’m talking about the people who do it on purpose. As in, they get drunk or high so they can “get away” with doing stupid things.
  • People who ask me how my day/weekend/life is going, but they interrupt me with something totally irrelevant proving that they don’t care or that they weren’t listening. Don’t ask if you don’t actually care.
  • People who are obsessed with being the centre of attention. Go away.

There are a lot more kinds of people that annoy me, but I’ll keep it at my top five.. For now.

xo DP

Life, Personal

Is it Possible to Change Who You Are?

Sometimes I wonder why I am the way I am. I’m extremely weird and awkward, and it drives people away. Although I do constantly make the people who stick around (and myself) laugh quite a bit, I’m not sure that it’s worth it. The amount of people I drive away is rather unbelievable. I’ve never been one to “follow the herd.” I’ve always been that friendly loner who sits back and just watches life happen. Not that I just sit back and watch life happen, I do live my own life. It’s just unconventional. I like to read for fun. Most people my age don’t do that these days. They’re more into partying and having a social life. I’m not saying that I don’t enjoy those things, it’s just that I’m not any good at it.

And I’m not saying that I’m completely alone. I do have friends, they just prefer not to spend time with me. Occasionally they realize that they haven’t seen me in a while and tell me that they miss me, but usually I’m the last person they would think of when planning an outing or an event.

Should I change the way I am? Not to conform, but to be able to speak to people without scaring them away. I mean, I don’t scare everyone away, but it does happen quite a bit. I’m not sure if it’s my brutal honesty, or the fact that I say things that shouldn’t be said. Maybe, just maybe, I should stop saying the things that people don’t want to hear. But what’s the fun in that? People need to hear those things. Hmm.. Now that I think about it, do I just bring people down? I hope not! Because I am that person who sits there and smiles all the time, and there doesn’t even have to be anything on my mind. I just like to smile. Except when I’m tired, then I remain expressionless. Or grumpy.

Maybe I’m just crazy. No one wants to associate with a crazy person!

xo DP

Social Networks

People on the Internet

I don’t know where to start with this, or where I even plan on going with this, but I need to start somewhere.

There are certain people on the internet who are just doing it wrong. Absolutely wrong. You’re probably thinking, “Who is she to say that someone is using the internet incorrectly?!” Well, I’m not sure where I stand in the superiority rank, but from my standpoint I will say what I want. And here is where I start my story:

I’ve been an avid internet user since the age of twelve, but had my first email account when I was eight so that I could have a Neopets account. And by now, I know how things work on the world wide web. (Although people may say that I am a hypocrite since I am appalled at the fact that twelve year-olds are on social networking websites today.) I started social networking when I was twelve. I don’t know why I was on social networking websites, when I did not talk to anyone that I did not know in person. I guess I just thought that I was cool. Yup, that’s probably it. But anyway, people on the internet these days are really pushing things. There are no boundaries anymore, and everyone seems to get away with anything. There are the straight up creeps, the annoying spammers, the trolls, and the people who are just desperate to become “internet famous”. How sad is that?

When I started social networking, I would get offended over any little thing. But now, since I’ve been using them for so long, I tend to be on the trolling side of things. Well, not really. But I’m close enough. I mean, it’s always fun to have a good laugh, right? I’m pretty much able to laugh anything off, or just not care in general. It’s pretty hard to take thing son the internet seriously these days. Take myself for example, my Twitter description is ridiculous. But hey, if anyone actually believes it, then they probably live a sad, internet deprived life. Or they’re just too humourless to understand sarcasm.

Stay classy,
xo DP


I Wonder What Comes Next

My life lately has been nothing short of disappointing. Yep, I went there. Don’t get me wrong, work is great. I love what I do. But as for school, I’ve been slacking. I know that I can do better, but all I’m doing is what I HAVE to do, not what I know I CAN do. I can do so much more. I used to be the type of student who goes above and beyond what has been asked of me. Now all I do is what is asked of me. Actually, I haven’t even been doing some of what’s been asked of me. I missed a couple of classes, and in the school I’m in, one class is equivalent to a week in regular school. Yeah, it’s tough. I’m even paying to take these courses, and yet I don’t show up. I need to get my priorities straight!

First thing’s first, I need to fix my sleeping schedule. I literally will go to sleep at 6 or 7 AM, and wake up around 12 or 1 PM. Yeah, that’s definitely not good. The lack of sleep, or sleeping into the afternoon makes me crazy or just plain lazy! That’s something I definitely need to fix.

The second thing I need to do is catch up on some homework. Well, not really. I just need to go over my notes and make sure I know what I’m doing in my courses. Right now, I have no idea what is going on in my math class. Well I do, but I just haven’t grasped it yet. I’m getting there. Slowly, but surely. The saddest part is that my test is later tonight! Yay, I’m totes gonna ace it! Yeah, in my dreams. I also have a presentation tonight. That’s gonna be fun. I’m gonna be mumbling, starting everything with “Ummm…”, then ending everything with ” And, yeah..” Tonight’s classes shall be interesting!

Stay classy,
xo DP


An Idiot Abroad

I usually don’t watch much television. Hockey is pretty much the only thing I consistently watch. But there are certain shows that have me checking network websites to make sure that I don’t miss any episodes. An Idiot Abroad is one of those shows. If you’ve never heard of that show (as most people I’ve tried to talk to about it haven’t), it’s a documentary type show presented by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant and it follows a very simple-minded man named Karl Pilkington as he travels around the world and learns about new cultures. He’s extremely reluctant to go on these trips, but Ricky and Steve always end up convincing him and put him in situations that he wants absolutely no part in. His reactions are usually pretty hilarious.

I’m not sure how I make it sound, since I watch the show and know what it’s all about. I’m just not very articulate at them moment. You’ll just have to see for yourself!