Friday, 19 February 2010


       A person, thing, or situation in which inconsistent elements are present.

Apologies for the definition.  It's the English Teacher spilling out.  I can't help myself.

I love contradictions.  I love the things that lie inside us that we just can’t reconcile, no matter how hard we try.  I love that we are all complicated and unexplainable and so, by way of an introduction, I thought I’d give you an insight into some of the contradictions that live inside me, that drive me a little mad.

I read The Times on a Sunday but Heat Magazine on a Tuesday.

I love going to the theatre but I love High School Musical.

I’m a 27 year old with an apparently responsible job but I feel, and sometimes behave, like a slightly bizarre 13 year old. 

I get ranty and angry about things I can do very little about, but am really laid back about things I could actually change.

I can be really negative about things in my own life but relentlessly positive about other people. 

I dislike the consumerist culture that we to live in… but I love fashion. (This one is on my mind a lot as I’m really easily distracted by pretty things.)

I love to cook but every now & then all I want is a Chicken & Mushroom Pot Noodle with ketchup mixed in.

I think all this boils down to criticism.  I would really like to be more critical of some things but at the end of the day some things are just fun.  We can know something is wrong and just not care.  At the end of the day, after everything that can go wrong in our lives, should I feel guilty for wanting to know what the latest gossip on Brad and Angelina is?  Maybe.  I’m hoping this is the stuff that makes us all more interesting, if a little confusing. 

All this is a long-winded way of introducing some of the things that will be cropping up on this blog.  It’s not going to be a film blog, or a news blog, or a fashion blog, or an art blog.  It’s going to be a slightly confused mix of all the things that interest me.  I’m sure this will come across as a little schizophrenic but well, that’s just part of the fun! 

Anyway, a short post today but I’d love to know what you think.  What are your favourite, or least favourite contradictions?


Anonymous said...

I'm this way too, don't worry. I think following celebrity pop culture is silly but I still read about it every day when Britney Spears went all bonkers a few years ago.

My least favorite contradiction about myself is how obsessive-compulsive I am about certain things, but I haven't cleaned my bathroom in a month...

PEH said...

Having to work during a 'holiday' leaps to mind as a contradiction I love, which is.... I've enjoyed the blogs so far Jess. What are your views on Goldie Hawn as the next Minister for Education, Cheese and day trips to Fisheries? My very, very top like fave contradiction is me,or is it? As you know I love the theatre, all genres. I was spotted at Home and Away the musical. So High School etc are ok. PEH

Jess said...

Thanks altochik!

Yes Mr H, working in the holidays is indeed pants. I do love the idea of Home & Away the musical though. And the idea of you watching it even more! Might save the Goldie Hawn thing for a future post. Thanks for the idea!