It’s been a while since I’ve blogged, and although I always seem to say that in an effort to justify my laziness, the truth is that I rarely feel that I have something to say – I may have something to say but the honest truth is that I’m not entirely convinced anyone will read it.
- I have mad love for pizza… Food in general!
- And when I don’t get it…
Last night’s Springbok performance at the 2015 Rugby World Cup against Japan not only shocked a nation, it shocked the world. Labelled as “The Biggest Upset in Rugby History”, the Springboks faced the height of embarrassment with a final score of 32 – 34 in favour of Japan. Obvs!
— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) September 19, 2015
The #RWC2015 is already rolling with a completely underwhelming Opening Ceremony in London. A bunch of dirty men taking a part a giant inflatable rugby ball, a dude that I’m pretty sure wasn’t saying much of relevance and this all only took place in a space of 20 minutes. What’s up with that?
No. Just kidding. It’s the English in drag. #RWC2015
— Kirsty Ballard (@KBellSays) September 18, 2015
I’ve just got back from a once in a lifetime trip to New York City! Home of the Empire State, Central Park, Queen B and Jay-Z (Who by the way was not lying when he said these streets would inspire you!).
Initially I was on business with my clients, performing a specific role on behalf of their brand but after a few hours I sort of decided that I could totally get the best of both worlds… Because why not? A little work and a whole lot of play. It’s NYC bro!
Here were my Top 10 favourite things to do:
Monday kicks off tomorrow, and needless to say I’m not looking particularly forward to it. If it contains a jug of Gin, accompanied by Eggs Benedict, then we’ll talk.
If you want to know what Sunday’s sound like, then this is it.
What does your Sunday sound like?
I love LEGO as much as the next kid, but I love LEGO way more than the next adult! I remember growing up as a kid, my uncle was a plastic moulder by trade, and receiving buckets – neigh! CRATES of LEGO after one of his testing experiments back at the factory.
There are very few things I love more than LEGO, like a good cup of tea and a day in bed with a self-adhered dose of series, slipping me into a pleasant coma of happiness.
To show you how happy it makes me to love all things LEGO, I’ve found 10 things about LEGO that make being an adult even more awesome. Check them out!
I’ve been stuck in bed for the last four days with flu and on the fourth day, I had been feeling well enough to get my ass out of bed and scrounge around the fridge for food like a homeless squirrel that didn’t get the hibernation memo. Food was the greatest adventure I’ve had in the last week let alone any sex.
During this appalling approach to address my appetite, I missed a call from my mum. I don’t think I ever could have prepared myself for the conversation that followed…
I was introduced to these creatures a few years ago and I haven’t looked back since. It’s one of those, “listen-until-you-get-sick-of-it-and-then-wait-6-months-to-do-it-all-again” kind of bands.
I have since rediscovered my of love them and it’s time!
Bruce Jenner, won the world over with the brave creation that is now Caitlyn Jenner. We all revelled in the excitement as the Kardashian step-father took on his boldest broadcast yet which was to introduce us to his new self. If only we looked that hot at 65!
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) June 1, 2015
Dan Zarella, a Social Media Scientist at Hubspot did some studies into the habits and behaviours of Instagram users. He even went as far as to create a FREE Instagram tracking tool called PicStats, that’ll provide you with analytics of not just your own account but a friend or competitors’.
And for my next trick… Made with 1 000 photographs & 24 Hyperlapse clips, here’s a little bit of magic.
I still remember my parents rewarding me with a cellphone at the tender stupid age of 10 with a Nokia 5190 hand-me-down. I was so stoked to just be able to play Snake, not use the tiki-box for reverse calls and be able to send long-winded emoticon ASCii SMS’s to my friends. It was totally all the rage… It didn’t take long for me to switch to a Nokia 3310, have all the latest monotone ringtones and master the art of feeding a Snake large enough to fill up the small matchbox sized screen.
I’ve only been back at work for the last two weeks, and as much as they had tried to convince me with, “It’ll be fine, you’ll ease back into it”, I was sceptical.
The first two week’s have hit me hard. Much like Sharapova being bull-dozed by Williams, the month has slammed me in the face six-love. I’m currently working on the biggest campaign of my very short-lived career in the social media game that has earned me a seat to Australia for the Cricket World Cup. There are days when I think, “Kirst, you got this shit!” and the others that have me thinking, “Holy Fucking Mother of Pearl! What have you done to get yourself into this? You’re in deep shit!”. Most of the time it’s the last option that finds itself on repeat. I keep reminding myself that the time spent trying to make this happen is totally worth the hours, the stress and the almost free-flowing spout of tears that turn into uncontrollable laughter.