Friday, 24 April 2009

Friday Fragments

Mrs4444 does Friday Fragments every week, and always invites people to join in. I thought I'd finally take her up on that. So here are mine for this week... and check out hers, and the other links!

-- What is the point of washing dishes if you don't rinse them? I hate doing the dishes, but I don't want to use the dishes my flatmate washes (though I very much appreciate that he does wash them). It's a very British thing, apparently, to fill the sink with soapy water, wash the dishes, and then set them on the rack to let the soap slide off. Seriously? The soap just dries on the dishes, people, and you end up with soapy coffee the next day. I don't get it.

-- Statistics say we wear 20% of our wardrobe 80% of the time. What would happen if we were to cut out that 80%? Would we then wear 20% of our significantly smaller wardrobe?

-- I hate ironing, and put it off til the very last minute. That means that about 50% of my wardrobe (well over my 20% from the previous statistic) now needs to be ironed before it can go back in rotation. I wonder what that does to the statistics....

-- I am quite proud of myself for resisting the latest time-sucking distraction on Facebook, even though all my friends are playing it and inviting me. I have enough things on there to keep me from doing what I should be doing. I don't need Mafia Wars to add to that (sorry, friends!).

--Apparently, I have my own line of skin care products. I was quite pleased to see them in Boots, and I have since bought them. Granted, they are 'purely for young skin', and my skin isn't exactly young, but... they have actually worked better on my very aggrivating combination skin than anything else I've found. And no, this isn't an advert. I'm just saying.

-- I have mixed feelings about anti-depressants. On the one hand, being told that I should take them makes me feel more depressed, ironically. On the other hand, anything that is going to help me get back to my normal self can't be bad. Right?


Barb said...

So is "friday's fragments" just random thoughts? I agree completely with the whole soapy dish thing. I couldn't believe it when I saw my flatmates doing that. Gross! And the Amie skincare products look pretty, and if they work, great! As for antidepressants, I think we all need a boost sometime, and if they're gonna bring back the chipper and lively Amie we all know and love, then go for it! Miss you, friend!

Amie Vaughan said...

ooops, yeah, i should have explained that, i guess. friday fragments are your random thoughts throughout the week, not long enough for a post but too good to just ignore.

and thanks. i miss you, too!

Mrs4444 said...

Glad you joined in this week, Amie; it reminds me to come over and poke around. I haven't opened my reader in a very long time, so I'm glad you stopped by.

Antidepressants can be life-changing. They also do not have to be long-term; depression is often a cyclical thing. If you feel uncomfortable, you could consider something herbal, maybe? Otherwise, I know many people who take antidepressants and have found them very helpful.

And WTH is with the soapy dishes? Are British people stingy with water or something? Next, you're going to tell me they share each other's bath water...?

joyous said...

I like this post. The dishes thing would drive me bananas. The wardrobe thing makes me want to toss my clothes but every time I go to do that, I see stuff that I think is cute.

Pouty Lips said...

If you are clinically depressed, you can't combat it with your own inner strength alone. I've been on Prozac for 10 years. I'm not telling you what to do but thought it might help if someone else out there has been there. I started on a low dose 10 mg and have only gone up to 20 mg in those 10 years. I have heard there are even better new anti-depressants like Lexapro. Why not be kind to yourself?

Jenny said...

Oh, girlie, I feel ya about the anti-depressants. One thing you can try if you don't want to take them is exercise (yuck, I know). It has been proven in studies to be as effective as antidepressants. Might be worth a try, anyway.

Amie Vaughan said...

thanks, everyone, for your encouraging comments. i really do appreciate it.

as for the dishes... iknow, right?! yikes.