You know how some fitness/beauty/lifestyle Internet personalities have little chestnuts that they live their lives by? I’m by no means throwing shade at anyone, but everywhere you see the phrase ‘I swear by…’ cropping up in vlogs, blog posts and Instagram captions. I thought, seeing as I technically fit the description of ‘Internet Personality’ with this here blog, I would divulge some of the things I swear by.
Prepare to be not at all surprised.
I swear by the end pieces on a loaf of bread. They taste the best and are worth squabbling over.
I swear by decaf coffee. I have never been one to use coffee for its caffeinating(?) benefits – I just love the flavour of coffee and the warmth of having a hot mug of…something.
I swear by easy listening, ‘middle-of-the-road’ music. Think James Blunt, Westlife, Snow Patrol: pretty much any slightly less cool variant of Michael Bublé. Being as into music as he was, my Dad would be turning in his grave (if he had one), but if I need to relax I want something soothing with a simple hook to listen to. Don’t look at me like that.
I swear by buying books and then either not finishing them or not starting them at all. This is regardless of whether I’m enjoying the book or not. The Time Traveller’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger? Loved it! I think it’s plot is incredibly clever and driven and I enjoyed getting invested in Clare and Henry’s story. Did I finish the book? Of course I didn’t! (Do I know why I do this? Not a fucking sausage!!!!)
I swear by making fairly lavish purchases, for someone on practically minimum wage with a pitiful amount of hours some weeks, then only totting up how many hours I’ll have to work to re-imburse myself afterwards. Thank God I’ve not tried to do this for the 40 grand (or so) of debt I’ve amassed getting my degree.
There are countless other things I swear by that are a lot less tragic if we call them ‘quirks’. Yes, over spending and listening to Westlife. So…quirky.