Article 70 – The Barber Chronicles

Here’s a little true story for you.

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So a few months back, I visited the barbers. A pretty normal thing to do.

There was an immensely long queue of people before me and so was there for a good couple of hours, pretty normal once again.

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Article 66 – My Thoughts on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Before we get started..

Disclaimer: Do not expect humour here.

I know I’m massively late on writing about something like this but I had to make sure that it was fully mainstream before I tackled it.

Let me give you guys a quick overview of what exactly this is.

Macmillan’s new campaign has truly gone viral with celebrities getting involved as well as your average Jack. The challenge is simple really. One person gets a bucket of ice-cold water poured onto them in exchange for a donation to charity and another records them and uploads the video to the net. Continue reading

Article 62 – How to Lose Weight in Three Easy Steps

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100% real weight loss solution

In an age largely reliant on the internet, there has been a massive change to people’s lifestyles in the last 15 years or so. That being said, We have generally seen an increasingly overweight human race… from what I hear that is (What do I know? I’m only 20). It’s not like I knew much when I was five, right? (Actually, I have heard I was a pretty smart kid but that is besides the point)…

Don’t worry, this isn’t an article that bashes the Internet and tells you to eat your vitamins, say your prayers and run around in the park for six hours. Instead I am focusing on something a lot more specific.

Note: This is my first proper article in a long time. So cut me some slack, let’s see where it takes us. (Oh, and the steps are at the end of this article).

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Blog 57 – The Duck Face – Why Bother?

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Ah, we all knew this would eventually crop up some time or another eh?

*Evil laughter*

This is like the perfect rant practically begging to happen, and don’t you know it…

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Blog 54 – Demons run when a good man goes to war

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No humour, no punchline. Just pure bullshit. Views make me feel warm and fuzzy inside so just go ahead and read it.

(Don’t judge me)

Demons run. Demons run when a good man goes to war.

Pat yourself on the back if you know where the title is from. Slap yourself if you don’t. (Comment if you know where I stole the title from)

What with people still on-about their resolutions for 2014… here’s a likkle pep talk/motivational speech sorta thing. It’s more for myself and fellow bloggers than for the general public to read. But don’t stop reading now. Trust me, there’s no turning back… Continue reading

Blog 53 – Why the New Year is like Facebook…

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First of all, what did y’all think of the “Xmas 2013 special” on my blog?

What?

What do you mean you haven’t read it?

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Blog 50 – What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger – Interpreted

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I’ve tuned down the humour for this article. It’s genuinely something to ponder about.

“What doesn’t kill you, make you stronger” is a phrase that has always been rather popular with the unwashed masses. Heck, It’s a pretty darn good saying an’ all, don’t-cha think? …. Don’t-chaaa?

Commonly used to raise one’s spirit, usually a lie told to yourself to make you feel like you are stronger than you actually are.

Is there anything wrong with that? Of course not… We all need to tell ourselves a little white lie once in a while so we feel comfortably satisfied with what has just happened or to help us come to terms with such and such.

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Blog 49 – Logic – Why Bother?

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Easy Peasy

Logic – “Reasoning conducted or assessed according to strict principles of validity”

I get amazed at the lack of logic us humans use sometimes.

It’s just plain and simple things that people over-complicate which causes them to have little to no logic in what they do or say.

Why can’t people just think like me…? Then the whole world would be a much simpler place.

For example:

Today is the 4th of November which means it’s almost Bonfire night.

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Blog 47 – Haters Gonna Hate

Or as you might say... "Haters gonna hate"

Or as you might say… “Haters gonna hate”

This is a topic that can pretty much be under any category. For example, I could have easily made this into an Interpreted article, a My Thoughts On article, or even added it to the most popular category, Why Bother?

But then I remembered, I had promised that you guys got to dictate what format of article you wanted. Apparently, 50% of you wanted a funny rant. Great.

Fucking great. Humour doesn’t just grow on trees you know.

Anyway, to this week’s topic…

Haters.

The way this term is thrown about over the internet, real life and in general conversation lately has started to bug me so much that I thought I’d write something on it.

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Blog 46 – It’ll be okay – Interpreted

“Interpreted” is the name of my brand new project on The EssWhyDee Blog. Well, I say project… I mean seriesNote: This is just a test to see how the article goes down with my readers. I’m relying on that Thumbs up/down gauge to the top left of this post for you to tell me whether or not you enjoyed it or not. Please click one of the two (You don’t need to be logged in to do so).

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Ah yes, this old classic.

Remember when life was shit? ….. – Ahhh yes, them good ol’ days.

Remember when times were hard? ….. – Yes. Wait, where exactly are you going with this?

Remember when life was giving you lemons? ….. – Lemons? The fuck. I never got any lemons.

One of your buddies comes along and tells you that one thing that you really want to hear when you’re down in the gutters. Continue reading

Blog 45 – The Friendzone

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I took over half an hour selecting an appropriate header image for this article, so please… Take a moment out to appreciate it. That is exactly what being in the friendzone feels like x 100 (From reliable sources).

I’ve been meaning to write this article for quite some time now, but I’ve never actually got round to it. One of the reasons being that I believed that I could write a decent introduction and a punchline finish (As per usual), but I didn’t know exactly what to write in the body of the text. I had informed some of my friends that I wanted to write this article and they seemed to quite like the idea. So here goes….
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Blog 44 – Saying Bye Multiple Times

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Just a quick post folks…

For the regular readers of The EssWhyDee Blog, you obviously know that I NEVER rant about anything, so here’s something new.

PSSSHTT.

It doesn’t really ‘annoy’ me as such, but is something that occurs waaaay more than what is considered a healthy amount… Continue reading

Blog 43 – Speaking Normally – Why Bother?

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What the actual fuck goes on here?

Certain people have this habit. The habit of whispering instead of talking.

Whaaat? Why would you even do such a thing?

As it is, We’re in a noisy environment. These people then decide to go on and actually WHISPER (or near about) as a means of communication.

As if I haven’t had a tiring day and want to just kick back. Now I have to put in all that extra brain-power to solely focus on the bullshit coming outta their collective mouths.
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Blog 42 – My Gap Year…

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Got some good news people… (YES, I can be positive sometimes, okay)

The EssWhyDee Blog has reached 100 Followers on WordPress!!

That, and I have been accepted into University! It’s a great step for me to take… What a gap year it has been so far, I’ve accomplished almost EVERYTHING that I had wanted to do this year and it certainly has been eventful. I’ve been out of the country twice, I’ve had paid jobs on 3 different occasions and have had some great experiences. Continue reading

Blog 41 – The Human Jolt (Awkward Sidesteps in Public)

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I haven’t posted in a while. Which is good news for society because that usually means that nothing is annoying me enough to sit down write about it.

Anyway, today I experienced the human jolt. You heard… The human jolt… – That sidestep thingy we’re forced to do in public.

You know… When two people are walking in opposite directions to each other and you try to judge the other person’s movement and steps to see which side of the narrow pavement they are going to walk on. In movies, It’s a great scene, sure… Some would say it’s ‘cute’, even. But real life tells a whole different story. Believe me… Continue reading

Blog 39 – That Fake Smile – Why Bother?

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Whether it’s full or a half-smile, whether it’s natural or forced…

You already know which smile I’m talking about.

We do it all the time… In fact, we receive them just as often if not more. We can all recognise a fake smile when we see one.

You’re doing it right now aren’t you? Look at you, practicing and that…

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Blog 38 – Secondary Blog Update: Introducing “EssWhyTech”

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Just a quick update…

So you know how I was thinking of making a secondary blog? Surely you must have read Blog 36 – Secondary Blog?

I was thinking of a particular niche to write about. Apparently 40% of all blogs in 2011 were technology based (still finding the site where I read that). But anyway, I bit the fruit (No, not the forbidden fruit. Just the fruit).

If any of my followers are into technology, particularly smartphones… Check out my secondary blog, which is called EssWhyTech

The URL is: http://techsyd.wordpress.com

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Blog 36 – Secondary Blog?

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Yesterday night, I made the decision to go ahead and delete Blog 36. I realised that it wasn’t the type of post I usually share and therefore would be robbing my regular readers of an entire article in place of a post full of GIF images… If you don’t know what I’m on about, don’t worry. I deleted soon after publishing so you might not have seen it.

Anyway, this gave me a thought… What if I created a secondary blog… One with a niche. I wonder how that would fare compared to this niche-less beast of a blog (barely). So I started thinking… How about technology? My 3 most viewed articles of all time are regarding technology

But then I had second thoughts…
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Blog 33 – Change is on the Horizon

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Change is on the horizon my friends. (I have no idea why I just wrote that, It sounded inspiring and I didn’t know what to name this post).

I finally did it guys…

I embraced ‘change’ with open arms and squeezed the living daylights out of it.

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Blog 32 – Originality – Why Bother?

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Yeah, so I had an alright weekend. You know, just the usual…. Flying planes and stuff… Ah, Who am I kidding? It was frikkin’ AWESOME! (It was a belated birthday present).

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Blog 31 – Trying Waaay Too Hard – Why Bother?

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Quick note: I will not be posting as much in the weekdays as I’ve started working. I knew you’d understand! Now, let’s crack on…

You know what annoys me a substantial amount?

We don’t want to know.

“Tell us more, Syd!”

Ok then, if you insist. Here goes…
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Blog 30 – Evolution of The EssWhyDee Blog

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So… It all started as a mere idea.

I was on a gap year and I had a desire to express my views… In particular, I wanted to share a story.

The first hurdle for me, was choosing the right blogging platform for myself. Blogger seemed like the obvious option, but immediately I was put off… Same situation with Tumblr, but decided I wasn’t going to be a micro-blogger. Finally, I found WordPress, downloaded the Android app and stuck with it… And boy am I glad that I did.

So I finally typed up the story I had to tell. It was called My Bizarre Experience. I split it into two parts because initially, I wanted the very first readers of my blog to return a few days later. I had chosen a very bad, dark theme at the time and everything was all very… Urm… Amateur.
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Blog 29 – Wearing Sunglasses Indoors – Why Bother?

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Seriously?

Who even wears sunglasses indoors?

*70% of the internet raise their virtual hands*

Why would you do such a thing?

Does the Sun penetrate your ceiling, before burning the insides of your retina???

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Blog 27 – Have you Ever…? ( A Tearjerker )

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What you’ll read below was written out of boredom and has been sitting in my drafts for a very long time.

Usually, If a post goes into my drafts folder, it doesn’t end up getting published…Ever. What goes in, doesn’t necessarily come back out. (Cue evil laughter)

I’ve published it because it had the highest votes in the poll, within this article. However, I don’t expect it to gather many views or likes as it was written very quickly. (Wait, have I just put you off reading the rest of this article?)

But anyway, Get your tissues ready, because you are about to enter the emotional roller-coaster! (Height restrictions apply)

Have you ever…

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Blog 17 – My Thoughts on People’s Egos

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A major cause of conflict in this world is down to many factors but the one I’m going to give my thoughts on in this article is; The issue of people’s egos.

It’s not anything new and indeed it may sound cliche…but it’s something we can’t physically visualize and so is often overlooked…

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