Wednesday, 28 March 2012


I stumbled across this article online tonight.  Its titled: 10 jobs you can get with just your GCSEs.  I read it out of interest as I am one of the (seemingly unusual) people who has a brain but no degree - you may remember me talking about this is a previous post - I was hoping that someone was trying to show some positive news for those of us without this magic piece of paper...but alas, wrong again...the article basically reinforces the idea that in order to get a decent job you need a degree.  The jobs they list are:

Accounts Clerks
Medical Secretary
Customer Service Assistant
Waiting Staff
Engineering Maintenance Fitter
Fitness Instructor
Sales Representative
Care Assistants

Whilst this may dispel any concept that you must have a degree to even be considered for any job, these probably aren't the best selection to make someone really confident...they are only a step away from listing Binman and Street Sweeper (both of which probably pay equal or more than those they have listed!)

Yet again, MSN article authors must try harder!

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Barbie WIN!

A score like that just couldnt be kept quiet!!

Good cover or Good song?

I like music.  I don't like to be elitist and stick to the same genre constantly, instantly shunning any other forms however. (some people may have gleaned this from my previous music related posts!)

A few days ago I found myself humming along to a strangers ipod on the bus.  People leaking music from their headphones is a huge annoyance usually, but this time I recognised the song...kinda.  I only realised on my way home that night that what I'd heard was a cover of a song I quite liked performed in a different style.  It made me think of other good covers and I thought I'd share some here...If you don't know the originals I'm sure you can look them up!.....

First, the song that started all this...(Although I still prefer the original!)
Seven Nation Army

and a selection of what I think are some pretty good covers!...


Smooth Criminal

Sweet Dreams

This could go on get the idea!

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Weightloss extreme?

In today's usual Internet wanderings I came across this article.  For those who don't want to read it for themselves, its basically about a new extreme diet...ironically called KEN.  It's not something that this level headed barbie would ever try though...the "diet" is that you stop eating for 10 days and feed yourself special nutrients through a tube.  I've tried some crazy things in my time to lose weight but that's not a diet. That's more like torture. 

Unfortunately there are people out there mad -or desperate- enough to try this but its basically a crash diet and they have never been considered a good idea...and if you really think about it, who really wants to cuddle a stick figure?