Unlucky???

I don’t know if I can ever watch sports again.

I’m so tired of cheering for the losing teams!!! No matter what sport it is – basketball, tennis, even GOLF! I always seem to pick the team/player that is destined to lose and play like rubbish…especially on the day that I’m watching.

Prime example – last night’s Euro 2012 football match. Okay not just last night’s – how about every single match that I’ve watched Les Bleus playing in since Zidane’s infamous headbutt in 2006.  I literally have not seen a single match where the French team has taken a victory for 6 years!

*if you don’t remember Zidane’s headbutt – watch it below*

Last night was the last straw. I stopped watching half way through the France – Spain match because I got tired of screaming at the television saying “run faster!” “allez, allez, get it!” or “hurry up you lazy bum!”  Spain beat us 2 – 0. TWO – NIL! Ugh!

Now before you all start giving me slack about supporting France and saying that’s what the issue is – it’s not! It’s not just in football that this happens! Every single time I watch ANY sporting event, my team loses. For a while I started to think I was bad luck for teams and shouldn’t support them… but then I had a reality check that the world doesn’t really revolve around lil’ ol’ me and I actually have no influence over the results what so ever.

Regardless, it’s no fun watching sports when your team ALWAYS loses, right!?

I always prided myself in the fact that I wasn’t a “glory chaser” – you know, those people who just cheer for the team that’s winning?? I think I might have to change that now.

Starting with football…

Les Bleus – you were my first love. But I think it’s time we break up because I didn’t agree on a “for better or for worse” with you and if you keep this up, I’m gonna give up on sports entirely!

Sincerely, your heartbroken fan…who will always love you really, but now needs to move on.

So… who should I cheer for now??

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STUPID WOMAN!!!!!!!!!!!

I feel SO bad.

You know those situations where you say something and the wrong person hears it and it all gets misunderstood?

Well that happened to me yesterday – with a complete stranger – and it made me look like a total meanie! (meanie is not really the word I would have used but we are keeping this blog rated G right?!)

So here’s how it all went down:

I went to meet some friends in Souk Al Bahar, and I was late. When I got there, they were complaining to me that I kept them waiting in the heat so I had to explain that the reason I took SO long. I was waiting AGES in the parking lot for this woman to perform her 18-point-turn-reverse-park into the spot next to me, and when she finally managed to complete this seemingly challenging feat, she proceeded to swing her 4×4 door open and BASH it into my little Toby (that’s the name of my car).

Now – as I’m sitting there explaining this whole story to my friends, there were some people who kept walking by our table to take photos of the Dubai Fountain, and one lady accidentally bumped into my arm as she was passing by. The unfortunate thing is that she bumped into me JUST as I was finishing my story with a dramatic ending, yelling “STUPID WOMAN!!!!”

Of course, I was referring to the woman who hit my car with her door, but this poor lady was so flustered and taken aback because she thought I was yelling at her and calling her a stupid woman. I tried to fix it and said “Oh my goodness! Nooooooooo! Not youuuuuuuuu!! You aren’t the stupid womaaaaaaaaan!!”  but she backed away with a look in her eye that was part fear, part sympathy because I’m sure she thought I was crazy.

I don’t know if she believed me that I really wasn’t talking about her and I still feel SO bad.

So – to the dear sweet random lady who bumped into my arm accidentally yesterday – if you’re reading this – I promise! It wasn’t you! I’m sorry and I’m not a horrible person!! Promise!!

Yes… I am face palming right now.

What I wanted to do after yelling “STUPID WOMAN”
Unfortunately I had to use my hand to palm my face instead.

Convenience Friends.

Have you ever had those people in your life who act like they’re your best friend and treat you so well when they need something, but then as soon as they don’t need you, you’re a nobody?? I’m sure we all have… and being someone’s “convenience friend” really doesn’t feel nice.

I’ve slowly started to learn the very important skill of recognizing when people are treating me this way and how to deal with them.

Don’t get me wrong – I totally believe in giving without having expectations of something in return, but at the same time it is important to realize that there are some people who add value to our lives and others who tend to bring us down.

I feel like in life we spend too much time chasing after people who don’t care and neglecting those who truly do and who deserve our time, attention and energy. It is important to surround ourselves with people who uplift us. People who love and value us and inspire us to be better. The energy of the people around us affects us more than we know.

This is why I think it’s important to “Spring Clean” your social life… okay Spring has passed so we are a little late on that one – but better late than never!

Take some time to reflect on your relationships and make sure that you are appreciating those who respect and genuinely care for you. Do little things to show those people that they mean a lot to you and you value their friendships. As for the rest, you don’t need to cut them out – I’ve never been very good at that – but at least re-assess your priorities and how much of yourself you are investing in people who deserve it versus those who may not. You should never feel like someone treats you well only at their “convenience”.

The most important thing with all of this though – is to let go. I know it may hurt to feel used or cast aside when someone no longer needs you, but dust your shoulders off and let it go. Remind yourself of all the great characteristics you possess, look at yourself through the eyes of the people who love you, wish the person who hurt you the best, and move on.

Although it may feel like a loss, it may not be. Not only have you cleaned up the energy in your life, but who knows, maybe you generated some good karma in whatever you did for that person! 🙂

Who Moved My Cheese??

Ok I’m not quite sure why I used that as the title of this blog because I’ve never actually read the book “Who Moved My Cheese”, but I know it’s a book about change… and I have realized that I should read it because I think I’m averse to change.

Some people love change. They get bored easily and thrive off the excitement of the new and unknown. I used to think I was like that, but now I am realizing that instead of excitement, when things are about to change, I feel anxiety.

It’s like this looming discomfort deep within the pit of my tummy (no, it’s not the burritos from lunch) and there’s this little person inside me that’s just dying to come out and throw a foot-stomping tantrum screaming NO! NO! NO! NO! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

That’s how I feel about my roommate (aka flatmate for the British-influenced) moving out. We’ve lived together for over a year and we’ve become like family. Now that my roomie is leaving, I am crushed and heart-broken. It feels like the end of an era… that things won’t ever be the same.

Even little changes make me uneasy. From the fact that they changed our seating arrangements at work to when friends leave the UAE; when close relationships fall apart to my favourite brand of face wash being discontinued…it all bothers me. Just when I’m happy and comfortable with life exactly the way it is, something has to shake it all up.

I guess I need to convince myself that change is good. Usually, no matter how much I resist the change at first, it ends up being for the better in the end. I want to learn to embrace change and accept it with open arms…to welcome new challenges and learn to grow with what God gives me. In reality, things are always changing. In fact, the only thing constant in life…is change.

With that in mind, I would like to dedicate this post to my roomie.  You have been wonderful to live with and I love you very much. I will miss you terribly – but may the future only bring us closer.

Bralellujah!

I dunno if you’ve heard about this bra from SPANX…but apparently, it makes you sing!

Okay maybe it doesn’t exactly make you sing, but word on the street is that this bra is “so comfortable it will make you wanna sing”…

Hard to believe, right!? I thought so too  – so I had to give it a try.

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect – I mean, ladies – we all know that SPANX can be our best friend at times – especially when we have an old dress that’s just a teeny weeny bit too snug… but I didn’t really get what a SPANX BRA would be needed for.

Turns out, there are loads of “perks” (mind the pun) to this new bra. From the material to the straps; the shape to the fact that it covers up your back fat bulges!! I think we forget about those sometimes considering we don’t really see them on ourselves!

So the people at K-Lynn Lingerie hooked me up with a Bralelluja to try out for myself and guess what!? I sang!!

Okay so maybe I sang because I was humouring them and I was in a bit of a silly mood (as usual), but in all honesty – I was REALLY impressed.

Check out the video if me singing to my new bra below:

Sheena Wearing a Bra That Makes Her Sing

Me wearing the SPANX Bralellujah… the bra that’s so comfortable it makes you wanna sing :p