I decided to reward myself today by spending a few hours [okay more than a few hours] at Borders Books in Robina & left the store with a new book:
How To Have Creative Ideas by Edward De Bono.
Bascially, its a workbook for becoming more creative in your thinking & I'm hoping it will help me with the rest of my studies this year & beyond. So, tomorrow I am going to purchase myself a nice new writing book, in which to record my journey. I might even share a few things here - but I'm not sure how this is all going to go, so let's just wait & see.
I've also spent the better part of this evening rewarding myself by reading a blog by Belle de Jour of the Secret Diary of a London Call Girl fame.
I know some people might be a little shocked or upset that I regularly read the blog of a former escort, but as I see it, she choose that life & how often do you get to find out what it's really like on the other side of the fence...?
Not that often really, these days most people couldn't be bothered to make the effort to find out how the world is from someone else's viewpoint & I have found that in some ways we have similar opinions on things.
No, I'm not going to change careers & become a call girl - you can calm down now Mum - lol!
What I mean is, that I understand why she thinks the way she does on certain issues.
In this age where "celebrity" is celebrated, why is it so hard to believe that a woman chooses to be an escort ...?
We all have to work for a living & I'm sure that we have all done things we haven't liked while at work - a shop assistant dealing with an angry customer springs to mind.
So, why is it that her choice is the wrong one?
Why is it, that it is okay for politicians to visit strip clubs & pay for escorts with their government credit card but that it's not okay for a woman to choose this lifestyle...
Yes, I know I am on my soapbox here, but I really cannot understand how people can have such double standards anymore.
Obviously, its okay for a celebrity to be so drunk that when she is standing outside a nightclub having her photo taken by the press, she doesn't realise that one breast is hanging out ...
If you or I did something like that, our families would pack us up & send us off to rehab & with good reason too!
But, because Tara Reid [sorry Tara but it was you] did this, its acceptable ... puh-lease people; when are you going to wake up & smell the hummus!
What I'm trying to say here is that, we all need to be a lot more tolerant of people with different views & lifestyles to us.
Today I was guilty of this very same thing; the cashier who served me when I bought my book was a charming young lady. Mid 20s, long curly hair, dressed in Mary Janes with long striped socks, an asymetrical skirt & t-shirt & 1 or 2 facial piercings. To me, she looked like a very 'alternate' type of person.
While talking I found out she's a big Sci-Fi fan, & although she works in a bookstore, she knows nothing about childrens books but had a customer enquiry for a childrens book with butterflies. Luckily I was able to recommend the Felicity Wishes books by Emma Thomson [the actress]; I have read more than a few of these books & they are all simply wonderful!
I had completely mis-judged her [sorry], from her appearance she did not appear to be a Sci-Fi enthusiast. Good thing for me is that now I will be able to use her recommedations to purchase a good Sci-Fi book for hubby :)
So, next time you meet someone who doesn't fit your "idea" do us all a favour & take sometime to find out what is going on behind the persona they show to the world. You might just find someone very interesting :)
Until next time, take care.