Gender Neutral Backlash

The gender neutral bandwagon has passed.

The new bandwagon is ‘gender neutral – it’s gone too far!’

Gender, or more specifically, gender neutral debates have become as popular and as heated as political, sexism, feminism, sport, vegan and parenting topics. All it takes is for a retailer to release a press statement detailing how they plan to make kids clothing, exactly that, kids clothing instead of boys and girls clothing, and, well, the comment section on that article are going to go through the roof. Continue reading “Gender Neutral Backlash”

The Scottish Tag

Shout out to my ginger from another ming…er? No,thats terrible. Shout out to my lady over at lifeinthegingerlane for the nomination. Thank you very much!
I do love a wee nomination and whats better than a nomination that is asking questions about Scotland and one that doesn’t require me to nominate 3 billion people!! This is my kind of tag!
Please go and visit my ginger friend, it might give her the boot up the arse she needs in order to give us more posts (she says, as one that rarely blogs these days). She might use the excuse that she is a mumma with another one on the way, but I don’t buy it! So lets all gang up and annoy her until she starts pumping posts out every week!

The Scottish Tag

Question 1: Whereabouts in Scotland are you from?

I’m from a dark and murky city where murders run rife in the streets, kids shout up tae their maw to ask them to throw a piece n jam oot the windae. I live in coronary disease capital of the world, I live in Glasgow, colloquially known as Glesga.

Question 2: Where’s your favourite place you’ve been in Scotland?

Interesting…mmm, let me think. I’m never a favourtie kinda person, I’m dead inside. But, I do feel very much at peace in the highlands. We have use of a family home in Embo, up on the east coast of Scotland, so if you forced me to pick a place, then this is where I would pick.

Question 3: Where would you like to visit in Scotland?
All of it! Like my ginger friend, I too have never been to many of the islands. Well, I did go when I was younger but I don’t remember much. I would also love to go on a spooky haunted tour of Scotland, visiting old abandoned buildings, especially old hospitals for the mentally ill. That would be amazing,  but don’t go planning anything and inviting me as I would most likely bail on account of being a scaredy-cat.
 
Question 4: What is your favourite Scottish film?
Aww man, I don’t know. I hate favourite questions as I never have favourites – other than food and chocolates bars. I feel like I must pick something amazing and cultural, the best of ‘Scotland’…I haven’t even seen Trainspotting. Christ, I can’t even think of a film that is set in Scotland…Dave is going to beat me with a stick for not answering this correctly.
Can I say World War Z? I’m sure they shot some of that in Glasgow?….
*hands David the stick and prepares back for a beating. sigh*
 
Question 5: Do you match up to any Scottish stereotypes?
Pretty sure if you put me in a line up, I would be singled out very easily for being the Scottish lassie. I’m paler that a milk bottle, I have freckles, nae tan – honestly, I can’t stress my paleness enough, my accent is pretty darn Scottish, I would say I have the feisty, stubborn, sarcastic and rude attitude that all us Scots are meant to have. At the drop of a hat I would bend over and flash my arse to you, and slap it for good measure, while shouting ‘feast yer eyes!!’
 
Question 6: What is your favourite Scottish food?
 
Well, well, well…where oh where do I begin?! Listen, I’m taking chicken pakora as Scottish,purely because I can never find it south of the boarder…and I love it. Obviously Irn Bru is there to wash the chicken down. Haggis? I can take it or leave it, although if it’s in the form of a haggis, neeps and tatties stack, well my friends, that changes everything! Get it in me! I’m also a huge fan of the many, many, mannnnny Indian curries that have either been created in Scotland or been given a good auld twist to entertain our Scottish taste buds, I’m thinking Chicken Tikka Masala. Yes baby! There is speculation and debate about the origin of this dish, but for the purpose of this post (and my love of curry and just plain wanting to add it here) I’m going with it being created in Glasgow back in the day.
Sorry to disappoint but I don’t ‘do’ fish, I don’t ‘do’ deep fried anything (gies me the boke), unless that deep fried is a cut tattie in the form of chips then smothered with gravy and vinegar, then we’re talking!
Question 7: Do you follow any Scottish traditions?
Mmmm….other than the tradition of being batshit crazy, i don’t really think so. I’m not a huge fan of Hogmanay, but given the chance of a swally, I do celebrate it and if with friends we will belt out ‘Auld Lang Syne’ while jumping…which might result in the down stairs neighbours ceiling caving in….maybe.
Is it a Scottish tradition to look for fairies while out in the forest? If it is, then yes I follow that one. Can’t wait until I can take Jess a walk and involve her in my hallucinations.
 
Question 8: What is your favourite Scottish word?
Too many. Especially naughty ones or offensive phrases, like ‘shut yer face’ or ‘get tae’. I do partake in a little sweary word now and again and again and, well basically every single sentence, I cani fucking help it.
For fear of looking like a right swear bag nutter I will refrain for listing my favourite profanities or sayings. I’m quite the fan of ‘havering’ as in ‘David, I think you are havering mate’ – talking shite, I say it alot…or maybe David talks shite alot…
‘Don’t gies is’ – You are lying or talking shite, exaggerating, being a pain – basically I’ve had enough of you and it best you beat it.
 
Question 9: What is your favourite Scottish song?
Nawwwww, no again! Please, I don’t have favourites! Aw help ma boab! I’m no picking the Proclamiers or the drunken song we sing at the end of a wedding, naw. Despite loving a Scottish Tag post, I’m no that into nationalism and ‘Moan the Scots!’, so I’m finding it hard to think of a song that doesn’t make me cringe (see The Proclaimers). Sorry, I’m out.
 
Question 10: Can you recommend any Scottish you tubers?
You know, I don’t think I watch any Scottish Youtubers. Saying that, I did come across Jamie Genevieve recently, and I like her videos. I’m not into make up and all that beauty carry on, well I am but I’m far too lazy to be doing all that jazz. But I do like watching her videos, she’s proper Scottish, that accent! Do we really sound like that? We do, don’t we. I always cringe at our accent on TV, but it is what it is eh?

 

 

Rightyo, done!

I’mma gonna mix things up a bit, instead of nominating Scots I would like everyone and anyone to give it a go. Swap out Scotland for your country and then answer the questions. I love reading and learning about other parts of the world, especially all our quirks and differences.So if you feel like it, then give it a go.

There are some people I would like to nominate, purely as I’m a nosey beast, those are –

Fem pants – my sassy Nigerian friend

Mahbuttitches – my weird Goldblum obsessed friend

Opinionatedman – my opinionated man friend and helper of blogs

TheSilentWave – my aspergers informant and great source of knowledge

Becca – my funny ass, like minded friend

DorkyMomDoodles – my weird ass MmmBop loving friend – I don’t judge

And Kat!! But I can never find her blog! Where you hiding lady?! I even went to the great effort of checking FB, but I can’t find your blog! You are probably too busy sunning your self on that Greek sun, but when you have a minute you give me your blog (yet again, I don’t know what I’ve done – I probably do have an email, but since I have over ahem 1000 emails now, well I’m just going to pass on that one) and stop this madness.

*Update – I found her!

As always, there is no obligation to bother your arse with this tag. I’m just curious to see different parts of the world and how we all live.

Bye bitches – the latest line I have been teaching Jessica. Top parent!

 

The Myth of the Nagging Wife — It’s Invisible Burns That Actually End Marriages

One of the best blog posts I think I have ever read. Please, give it a read. So many couples struggle with this day in and day out, I know I have (do).
Married or not, this ‘hurt’ drives couples apart and it’s heartbreaking.

Must Be This Tall To Ride

Burn victim with medical bandages Sometimes we’ll find it’s the husbands, or men, in relationships whose invisible wounds aren’t properly cared for. Just not most of the time. (Image/RawStory) We sometimes hear husbands complain about their stupid, bitchy, nagging wives.

Some of them probably are married to petty, unkind women who’ve been plotting all along to make their husbands’ lives miserable. Statistical probability and whatnot.

But that’s NOT who most women are.

Most women said yes to a man’s voluntarily offered marriage proposal.

This isn’t arranged marriage in medieval times. This is one adult voluntarily asking another adult to give up being single together to form a partnership and live together faithfully for the rest of their lives, share property and finances, and maybe have children together.

Maybe some people don’t mentally grasp the parameters of a typical marriage agreement, but I feel confident in speculating that most do. Most people know what they’re signing…

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I haven’t been on the blogging train this week, I’ve been ill with man flu and when I’m not choking of phlegm I’ve been playing Splatoon 2! So I have been neglecting the blogging world. 

It is weird that I feel bad, like I’m avoiding that party I said I would go to? I felt compelled to explain my absence, you know, just incase every single person that follows me is sitting waiting for a blog that never shows…..talk about having anxiety! I actually feel more anxious that I haven’t blogged in a whole week, that I do that I haven’t been to work in a week. 

So just incase you all thought I was dead or finally ran away to Barbados with Alexander Skarsgård, I can very much assure you that I’m still here, Alexander was too busy with work to elope with me this week. Sigh.

Feel free to send me a big dose of blog mojo in the post. My address is 2529 WhatdoIblogabout, Bloggers Block, Help, Scotland. 

Telling you, that Splatoon is ruining my bloggers life. #addicted.

Self Care – Awareness

Become Self Aware to improve Self Care

^^ I’m copywriting that stroke of literacy genius up there^^

I never thought I would see the day that I, HonestK (that’s my name, check my birth certificate if you like), would not only have huge interest in self care, but that I would actually be writing a post about it. As I have mentioned previously in ‘Bitches be crazy’, I thought I was pretty immune to the mumbo jumbo nonsense that is mental health and self care, tainting it with the perception that it was all a bunch of crazy, for crystal swinging, essential oil sniffing, bendy yoga loving, incense burning nutters.

Well, it’s not. Continue reading “Self Care – Awareness”