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Rubys Notes – Chapter 1 part 1 edited


For those of you who are wondering, I posted my first draft copy, of my first chapter, of my first novel and for the first time. That is a lot of firsts. http://allworldissues.com/2012/12/05/rubys-notes-chapter-1-draft-thoughts/

I asked people for constructive criticism (yes good and bad) one thing you need to realize if you want to publish your work – you need to seek the criticism, and face the music – otherwise how are you going to improve and make it better?

Last night I spent a bit of time editing it (old school paper and pen style)

book edit pic

here is some of the edited copy – And for those who are wondering ALL my work IS in fact Copyrighted. So don’t be thieving ;)

Being a school teacher wasn’t all it had cracked up to be. Sure there were a few perks, seeing the smiles on those children’s faces every time I entered the room, just as easily they smiled when it was time to pack their bags and go home, teaching them all about how the world works… How much they actually listen to is a different story. My name is Ruby, Ruby Kensington but you can call me Miss K.

I’m not married, I don’t even have a boyfriend, I don’t have children of my own and I don’t have any friends. No I am not a weirdo or maybe I am. You can decide that for yourself. I’m going to tell you a story about how I ended up in the position I am in.

June 28th 8:40pm. 1993

It was the 90’s and I was fresh out of law school, already I had already received my first job offer. I was desperate, so I went for it not knowing quite what I was getting myself into. We had arranged to meet at 9am the next day to discuss what the job involves, the only problem was that I did not know who I was meeting or why. I had received the phone call out of the blue, and the person I had spoken to did not go into any detail about the job, they just gave me a time and the address of where I would be meeting my ‘potential employer.’ When you are a lawyer, you don’t think too much about those types of phone calls – although I would have preferred to pick the location myself.

That night I had a group date with my best friends Chloe and Sandra.

They had been my friends since we were in law school. Chloe had long blond hair with colors running through it, pinks, purples, blues and oranges. She was short, maybe 5’2 and she was very socially awkward. When Chloe was younger she really wanted to be a hairdresser, but her mum forced her into attending law school. Chloe didn’t want to upset her mother, so, she used her talents with hair as a side business as a way to make some extra cash. Now Sandra on the other hand was the complete opposite. Sandra was a girl of status in the law industry – as her dad was a lawyer. She was tall with luscious tanned legs that go for miles. Sandra had dark hair and dark eyes, with a European look to her plus she was really skinny and everything about her screamed sexy. Sandra always had all the guys pining over her like little puppies, even though she turned them all down.

As the night progressed I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was being watched. You know the type of feeling you get when you think there is someone who just won’t stop staring at you? The hairs on the back of your neck stand up and cold shivers run down your spine, as if someone had ‘just walked over your grave’ as they say. That’s the feeling I had now, so I decided to call it a night with my friends and walk home.

As I was walking I started to feel dizzy, queasy even… did I really drink that much? A few minutes passed by and I couldn’t bring myself to walk any further. I hailed the first cab I saw and jumped in. My house was about a 10 minute walk away from our favorite hangout but I just couldn’t bear to walk any longer. The taxi drive made me feel worse. I wasn’t even sure if I was even in a taxi anymore and I just passed out.

3D Ultrasound, Award post and so and so with a bit of such and such


Last night I logged on to find that I had been nominated for of the same awards. So I would just like to take some time to thank these people before I continue.

Firstly http://radaronelson.wordpress.com/ for their blog Seasons Of Insanity

You always have the most interesting posts to read and I never get bored when I read them. Although I must say I am sorry for never showing you that I have read them. Much like my presence in real life at the moment, the appreciation I should show for my friends gets left in bed when I wake up because my mind gets clouded with lots of other thoughts. My favourite post you have written recently is this one http://radaronelson.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/psycho-chick-magnet/

It’s just a tad naughty ;) and I must admit I like the naughty posts (giggle)

Secondly http://mittenskittens.wordpress.com/ For their blog Mittens Blog Stop

Every time I visit your blog to see something new, I see something extravagant and well written, exciting and enjoyable to read. I am always waiting to see the next post to come up. My favourite post you have written recently is http://mittenskittens.wordpress.com/2012/10/13/i-wasnt-neurotic-enough-before/ not only because it is well written, but because it is written in a sense that it can relate to almost everyone using wordpress. I think that is a wonderful thing being able to relate to your readers.

“When someone likes 8 of your posts in 20 seconds, are they the fastest readers in the world, or did they line up all the posts in individual tabs, read them all, then go back and click like like like? …Or are they just faking it in the hopes you’ll come check their blog out? Hmm. This happened to me once. Yeah man, I knew what you were up to! I win! The prize is the honour of being neurotic.”

This bit is my favourite because it happens so often. I think it might be because they read it in individual tabs and I just hope it isn’t because they would like to get noticed by spamming our inboxes with many ‘likes.’

So with that I must move on to all the different questions I should answer.

Mittens has asked me these questions

  1. Does Spongebob Square pants creep you out a little bit now you’re older?

HAHA YES!
2. What is your favourite kind of big cat?

Snow Leopard
3. What’s your personal favourite post on your blog?

Oh well that would easily be http://allworldissues.com/2012/09/05/my-personal-struggle-as-a-self-proclaimed-writer/
4. Who do you wish would make a wordpress account and follow you?

Katy Perry, because I think she would have some pretty unique things to write about.
5. What’s your dream job and nightmare job?

My dream job was being a mother (which I have now) and my nightmare job is working as a poop cleaner
6. What is your favourite kind of tea?

Twinning’s Lemon scented Black Tea
7. What is your biggest achievement (in your eyes)?

Writing the first couple of chapters of my novel
8. How many blogs do you run? Or just one?

Just 1
9. Favourite band or singer or song?

That’s a hard one ill skip this one
10. Would you rather be a part of the Brady Bunch or the Addams Family?

Addams Family

Now time for Seasons questions

1. Your favourite colour – Blue

2. Your favourite animal – Tiger

3. Your favourite non-alcoholic drink – Coffee

4. Facebook or Twitter – Facebook :/ Unfortunately

5. Your favourite pattern – I agree with Seasons here, the pattern 8 J

6. Do you prefer getting or giving presents? – Giving, always

7. Your favourite number? – Agreed 69 ;P

8. Your favourite day of the week? – I don’t have a favourite

9. Your favourite flower? – Lotus

10. What is your passion? – Writing, music, art and being a mum

 

Now that I have answered all those questions and you know a little more about me time for my nominees

http://promethios.wordpress.com/

http://blavamac.wordpress.com/

http://cherylmoore.wordpress.com/

http://37prime.wordpress.com/

http://writersclubkl.wordpress.com/

http://onceamonth4ladies.com/

So far

I can’t think of my own questions, so feel free to answer any of the ones I answered.

 

 

Now time for my Normal post –

This week has been hectic, I have realized a lot in this week about the way I react to a particular person and things this person has said. I still think about how manipulated I was for ages, sometimes I think that maybe I deserved it, but then I remember I am only human and the other person is only human too… so who can blame them for wanting things to go their way all the time and stopping at nothing to get it… all I can say now is sorry mate but you lucked out this time, but good luck next time right?

 

I recently took my son to the swimming centre, it took a little bit of time to get him used to the water again – as he hadn’t been in the water in so long – But I will just have to take him more often now to get him excited about swimming.

I also haven’t written about my 3D ultrasound yet, I was going to write about it, but the father forgot that I was even having the ultrasound done that day, so I got angry and refused to post the pictures and write a post until he remembered, and just as I suspected I had to mention it while I was angry to get him to remember… but at the time it was the perfect conversation changer. Sometimes I don’t understand how someone can forget something so important.

So here are some pictures

 

I have also been spending a lot of time with a really good friend lately, and we have been boarder line obsessing over our star signs and reading them every day then discussing some different interpretations of that particular text. I would like to share my Aires one today

“Life gets intense today. Your passionate nature is right at the surface of your consciousness. You’re attracted to potent people and deeply intimate encounters. You’re like a child playing with matches — drawn to the flame, though you’ve been warned about what will happen if you get too close! It’s good to delve into your own inner power, but try not to create dramatic situations purely for their own sake.”

Also check out my mums blog Marbox – Healthy, Wealthy and Wise

 

 

Sorry im not there for you to blame anymore


I recently received a comment on my post about how I was quitting Facebook, and of course it exposed the fact that I had actually returned to Facebook not too long ago – I figured with being pregnant and all that family and friends would just love to see pictures and care… but as a matter of fact, family outside of my house hold, do not seem to care at all. Like I said in my previous post, I am not going to hold back anymore, because this is MY blog. So recently I had my 3D ultrasound, and only a few people have seen the photos.

Yes I did promise you all a post about it with pictures and stuff, but in reality I broke that promise… for a purpose of course. I was testing someone’s response to the photos not being there, and not saying anything at all. Thus the answer is what I expected and now making as much effort for this person would be pointless and just insulting to my self-worth. I do not want to stoop to that level again!

So how do you cope when you are in the situation where you just want to say to the person ‘Grow up, act the part and stop blaming me for your screw ups’ when they aren’t around, or making the effort to be around – then making up excuses?

Stand your ground and stand up for yourself!

Have a good day everyone

Brit xx

 

My big adventure day 3 Part 1: Music to my ears


The Script – Hall of Fame ft. will.i.am

There is always a few songs, that will come and go in your life, that leave you feeling amazing inside. This particular song is one of those, if you are reading this and you take the time to click on the link and listen, or you have already herd the song, then you know exactally what I mean.

Toda I awoke at 4 am… last night I had a sort of a ‘tiff’ with ‘J’ as usuall… we never can sort out our differences. Anyway a while ago when we had a ‘break’ I said to him “you need to learn to live with yourself before you can learn to live with us” and last night I mentioned how I said it a while back… He got angry with me, because i have this habit of saying something, that wont make sense to most people because i dont bother to explain what i mean. So after him being angry and claimng ‘I act like i know the secrets of the world’ I actually explained myself.

And i said “Jordan for a while now you have been lost, going around in circles because you dont know what you want to do with yourself… figure that out… what does jordan want to DO with his life. not what does jordan want IN his life… think about it”

I feel that this particular song is perfect for this situation. Because as it explains in the song… you can be anything in the world that you desire, and dont let silly things stop you.

I would say, especially not money. You do not need money to make something of yourself, because money just buys you things not happieness… Money just puts food on the table, and buys the fancy table for the food, it does not in any way hape or form fill that part of you that is reserved for just you and your dreams… unless your dream is to have all the moneys… then your on the right track he he.

On another note. Today is my 3D ultrasound. I am currently 35 weeks pregnant and ready to pop i would say ha ha ha. Now if you have never seen a 3D ultrasound here is a picture from my son Setesh’s ultrasound

As you can clearly see there is his foot, arm and his little nose there. So I will write my Part 2 post later after the ultrasound and show you all some pictures. Until then Have an amazing day.

How to find what to write and when to write it: What is your inspiration?


One question I am faced with every single day is ‘Well what do I write today?’

When I get nominated for an award, it makes it easy to write something to post, but when I don’t; I actually have to use my head. I don’t get out much, I am trying to save money (I mean really trying) I go out maybe once a week, twice if I am lucky and need milk in the middle of the week, damn my fiancé has more interaction with the outside world than I do right now.

Sometimes I wish I had the confidence to just call and friend and ask ‘Hey want to hang out?’ But really who wants to hang out with a 33 week pregnant woman and their 15 month old son?

Yeah no it not going happen anytime soon except maybe with my friend ‘C’ (I don’t want to use her real name for privacy reasons so I will refer to her as C.)

C is probably the only friend I have that I see and hang out with, I don’t know if this is because my fiancé doesn’t like any of my other friends or because she is one of my few friends that is actually a mother and not interested in getting drunk and clubbing at the time…

Yeah I don’t go out at all anymore *pout*

So I spend most of my time in front of a computer screen, tablet screen, playing with my son, reading books or in the kitchen cooking, and yet I still hardly have anything to write about… except complaining about having nothing to write. I still write my novel, that’s going well… I guess.

I really do think that a lot of people around me think I am not capable of writing a novel… or any kind for that matter, no I am not referring to my family, of course they believe I can. I am also sure that at least half my readers think I can, but I also know there are probably a few people who read my posts every time and laugh at how I am just. Going. To. Fail!

I mean I don’t use big words to describe my thoughts and feelings… for example I would simplify my work by saying ‘The smell of the drink was really strong to her’ instead of ‘The smell of the drink was very potent’ and so on. And I don’t use a lot of punctuation or (inserted things like this) and something that goes like this; but I do use my grammar… when it is needed, maybe not on facebook but definitely on here, except when I am using my tablet, then you can kiss any chance of my writing actually considered writing at all. See post here: http://allworldissues.com/2012/09/23/hey-samsung-heres-a-tablet-i-would-like-you-to-swallow/

What I am really getting at here is, if I don’t go out much, and I don’t watch TV much , then sooner or later I will run out of things to complain about and actually have to put my foot down and go out and do something… right? Or am I doomed to a life of sitting at home playing ‘happy little stay at home house wife with no friends but her children’ for the rest of my life? I am starting to think my friends are sick of me purely because I am never around for them to get sick of me that way.

Today when I was thinking of something to write I thought ‘Hey the Emmys looked decent, maybe I could do that best dressed post’ EHHH… Nope everyone had already covered that, so then I thought ‘Maybe I could write about the weather, or my pets, or my family’ Yeah no too boring, readers left with an empty hole to fill… In their head because I had just filled it with boredom, so then the magical idea came to my head ‘Hey I will just complain about complaining and having no life and nothing to write about’ that is surely something to write about.

So with nothing really more to say on the subject… I guess I am going to make a cup of tea, sit down in front on the computer for another hour while my son naps, and read some cool and interesting posts from people.

Oh and another thing, head over to this blog http://mittenskittens.wordpress.com and read her amazing Duck story, it will surely give you the satisfaction my post couldn’t give you today and if you sign the petition you can help the ducks.

 

Hey Samsung, here’s a tablet I would like you to swallow!


So I have had my Galaxy tab for around 4-5 months now, maybe less, and there are just some things that bug me about it. Sure it is great having a mini portable computer, that takes a sim card, has portable in-built Wi-Fi… but it is nothing but a crappier version of a laptop… with less features, perks and you have to buy an attaching keyboard if you don’t like the touch screen.

Not only that, BUT the Android market does not offer you a free word document app that checks grammar and spelling. But it does offer you a wordpress app… Without the spell check,
this is insanely annoying because not only do I go through my posts and realize that i have made a lot of mistakes, I have left out letters that I could have sworn i had touched and i have added a lot of letters that didn’t need to go there at all…

Also not to mention the tablets inbuilt auto-correct is worse than those iPhone auto-correct screen shots you see floating around on facebook and on various sites. No it’s not that it auto-corrects words to what it thinks it should be… it AUTOMATICALLY places words it thinks should come after and changes words to make you sound like a blubbering idiot that doesn’t know what she is saying.

I am not saying that I dislike having a tablet… not at all, I just think that maybe the next time Samsung want to bring out ‘the next best thing’ someone should direct them over here to read this, just to get a few good and useful ideas.

1)      We do not need auto-correct… we need a spell check option we can choose before we post up anything on the phone or tablet, and I mean anything

2)      We need grammar checkers too… How else do you expect people with poor grammar to not only learn about it, but avoid the embarrassment and harassment that comes with not knowing your ‘shit’

3)      I think it would be safe to say that maybe you should make it compatible with computers. I have an usb charger cord here and I plug it into my computer and then… yeah nothing happens. Thus leaving me sitting here after half an hour of trying to figure out how to use my Bluetooth settings, trying to Bluetooth all my eBook’s off my father’s computer onto my tablet.

4)      MICRO SD SLOT… mine does not have one… so when my space runs out I will have to find some other way of storing the next 6 months of my life…

Just to number a few… Now I know you might be thinking “why don’t you just use your lap-top?”

Well that is a funny story… it is sort of broken, slow, doesn’t have a completely functional keyboard and my partner is using it… Oh did I mention it runs off the Android system too? Yeah, me thinks something fishy might be going on here.

So what are your thoughts readers, does your electronic device need something, what bugs you about it and what could you suggest for the next update (In hope that maybe these companies will come across this and steal our ideas, but only in order to benefit us.)

Looking forward to your responses

My crusade to help the youth.


If your like me then growing up you found it hard to fit in at school. People spread rumours about you and eventually you lived up the reputation they gave you.

That is problem one with bullying – for example; you get called a freak all the time and eventually you start to believe it. then you start to change the way you dress to fit the name you have been given and then you start to ‘act’ like what you think is a freak because you believe you must be. soon you get an Internet fan base and you are now popular and start to bully people back for bullying you because now you have the control and the friends.

That is one example of how bullying can effect someone. Here is another example of the effects of bullying.

When a girl has a lot of guy friends behind her back all her ‘friends’ are calling her names assuming that she is obviously sleeping with all her guys friends. Eventually her ‘friends’ decide it is a good idea to spread around that she is… To the whole school. The boys that are involved with the rumours don’t denie any of the allegation in fear or not looking or being ‘cool’ to his mates. This girl is now being called names and all her previous friends hate her and continue to laugh and taunt. They spread more rumours. Because to them it is funny and they have the power in the situation.

This girl becomes depressed and usually goes either 3 ways
1) downward spiral turns to drugs and alcohol and lives up to this reputation
2) attempts to and sometimes succeeds to commit suicide
3) she ignores it and rises above it all

No matter what option this girl chooses though she now has this reputation behind her that others have created for her. So no matter where she goes or how old she is, she cannot avoid the talk. about 4-5 out of 10 times the people bullied choose option 1 and eventually lives up to the reputation they have been given, because it is easier for them to deal with if they make it true and it can be an easy escape from reality.

I can honestly say once upon a time I was the girl who chose option one. It had eventually reached the point where I gave up the fight to keep my reputation clean because other girls had already tarnished it beyond return. Eventually I did also discover drugs, but before that I would just go to party’s with the friends I had left. They were people who still liked to spread rumours about me so they weren’t really friends just people to hang around with. no matter what I did the rumours kept popping up.

It had gotten to the point where I felt like nothing I did was worth anything at all because I had already been ‘branded’ by lies that were far more important than the truth… The truth can be boring to these people.

Ok lets take a pause here and get something straight. I am not writing this so that you all know I was very unpopular at school, I am writing this because maybe there are some youths out there who need to read the effects bullying can have on someone. Some people just need to be bought back to reality and realize that bullying people in any shape, way or form is never ok.

I am sure at the time it will make you feel powerful and superior. You feel amazing when you’re in power and sometimes you can get ahead of yourself.

So basically my post today is another one of these awareness posts, because I have been bullied, I have dealt with the effects of it for years and I still am, to this day dealing with it.

I hope the people who bullied me are reading this now and realize they aren’t cool for bullying me. There are people out there who to this day think that I deserved everything I got and I had it coming to me. How can you have something coming to you if you never did anything wrong in the first place?

I do not see how a 14-year-old who had no friends anymore, who’s grades were slipping, who just went to school and went to work, who watched everyone else go to friends houses and underage rages deserved to have a metal ruler thrown at the back of her head in class, or deserved to be chased around the school by more than 100 people throwing rotten food and things they had found in the trash, or to be hit in the back of the head over and over again because a girl just felt like doing that every time she saw me. Nobody deserves that ever.

You see all these campaigns about bullying but do they really teach kids that bullying is wrong? Do teachers even care enough about it? Or parents for that matter? When I was in school that is what happened to me and not once did a teacher stand up and say ‘hey that’s wrong.’ They just ignored it or sent me out of class. I never once saw an anti bullying dvd either. To this day I still get called names and I still sometimes receive abuse from those I went to school with and people who are adults and should know better than that. I see bullying all over facebook older women fighting with each other, kids attacking other kids, adults attacking children, facebook groups aimed at bullying individuals, people with a disability being bullied and being the bully themselves, mothers of disabled children bullying people because they are not paying attention to their disabled child and people bullying the government for making a mistake or demanding they deserve more money… the list really does go on. Ever since the internet arrived it has just become an easier way to bully someone and get away with it.

I have many readers and every day I am reaching more and more people. I would really like your help on this, I would like the spread some awareness against bullying the most powerful way I know how – the internet and written word. I would really love to be able to start my own world wide campagne against bullying and actually visit schools and try to make a difference. But where can I start? Well I can start here on my blog.

If you are reading this I would like you to help spread this around, because it really does have to improve. Please write a post about your experience with bullying, how it effected you and the person you are now because of it. Link it back to mine so that I can read it and the readers of yours can also hear my story and my crusade and hopefully write a post aswell.

I am determined to get my message out there and hopefully help younger people avoid being in the situation I was.

Thank you