A day in the life of...

The young have something no one else has or ever will have. Time.

It's true. We are smart, beautiful and...alcoholic.

Monday, June 27, 2011

"Well excuse me if we haven't resorted ourselves to the gallows just yet"

It feels like it's been ages since anyone caught up with E. M, in particular, felt bad about it because they used to be such good friends but she basically hadn't seem him in 6 months. Probably she was too busy hanging out with her new skydiving buddies. But she refuses to ditch old friends for new friends and gave him a call to catch up, suggesting drinks with A and J. E was vague and they ended up organising a coffee date, forgoing drinks.

The coffee date was strained to say the least and left M feeling sour and guilty. She'd been so busy and couldn't help but blame herself for the drift in their friendship and she was feeling bad about it despite her apologies. However after talking about it with J she realised that the demise of their close friendship couldn't entirely be her fault. We've all been drifting a bit from E for a variety of reasons. It was always hard because of his history with K but as he was also closest with H when we stopped seeing her as much we suddenly didn't see him as often either. But if M was going to put in effort to fix things why was it so awkward? They'd gone time without seeing each other when they were busy before but it had never been awkward.

She tried to arrange another meeting with him and E admitted that he has a new girlfriend and the new girlfriend doesn't really like him socialising with other girls. M should have been more surprised about this but it has become a fixture of our lives now that people couple up and then disappear. It seems people are no longer content with their old 'single' lives when they couple up and have to cut off all their old friends. Like H. However E hasn't cut off any of his male friends. He sees them a little less but he still sees them and it's normal. Evidently the girlfriend just feels threatened by other female pals. It pisses M off because she and E have been friends a long time and she's never had those sort of feelings for him. She wants him to be happy and she wants him to have a great relationship but why does this mean she becomes garbage?

M suggested she, E and the girlfriend all meet up together so she can see how not into E M is and hopefully be more understanding of his friendship's with members of the opposite sex. E seemed a little funny about it but agreed to the three meeting them for lunch. His new girlfriend? Gorgeous. A definite 10 while E is...well, E is alright. M was surprised. How could this girl feel threatened from anyone? How could she think E was going to leave her for someone else? Seemed crazy. When E went to the toilet M tried to tell her all this and explain that firstly, she wasn't after E and secondly, well when E had someone like her he wouldn't want anyone else. Sadly the girlfriend took offence to these remarks, thinking M was suggesting E wasn't such a great catch and bagging out her boyfriend. M just couldn't win.

Once someone is in a relationship do their friendships always have to change such completely?Why is that?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

"The ending is just the beginning repeating"

Sometimes the only way you can figure out what you want is by failing something. Being successful can be good, but not at the cost of your happiness. At the end of the day life should be about following your passions and doing what you want to do and not what people tell you you should do.

When we were younger we all thought being successful and #winning was what would make us happy. As we grow older we realise this is less and less true and we just want to have fun and let life take us where we're supposed to end up. It's about the journey and not the destination.

L recently lost her brand new job. She thought she was going to be great at it and things were starting off well. That is until a lying cow decided to get rid of L by blaming her own mistakes on L. Ouch. It's the first time L has ever failed at anything in her life and it's starting to make her revaluate everything. She's been completely focussed on doing well at uni and working towards her future for the last year or so and now that this has happened she's starting to see all the things she's thrown to the side and is starting to see that it isn't worth it after all. She's lost most of her friends and gave up the only chance at a real relationship she's ever had (secret admirer) and all the things she's been doing suddenly seem a waste. She's decided that the only way to get out of her study rut is to defer from uni for the next semester. She isn't sure what she's going to do exactly- perhaps work some shitty dead-end job, perhaps travel, perhaps something else entirely. It's the Eat Pray Love life selfishly theory. It's the sort of thing everyone has to do once in their life. There's no point dragging your feet and trudging through life until you wake up one day and you've missed it all. L needs a break to figure out who she is and what she wants.

J is starting to realise her relationship with Motley Crue is really more of a relationshit. He's holding her back from doing the things she should be able to do and is trying (although probably subconciously) to turn her into the sort of person that she hopes to hell she never will be. The two of them have fun drinking together and having sex and just hanging out, chilling with each other's family and friends and being together but J just doesn't think it's going to work out. For one thing Motley has no interest in moving into the city on even moving out of home despite the fact that he is employed full-time. He also has no motivation to go any further career-wise. That doesn't bother J for now but she doesn't see a future in it and can't understand why she would be monogomous for a guy she doesn't see being with her long-term. She likes Motley as a person and wouldn't mind continuing to sleep with him in a typical friends-with-benefits arrangment. She just sees herself as superior although she hates how snobby that makes her feel. J finished hgih school. Motely didn't. J's parents, while not rich, aren't in the lowest tax bracket and are fairly settled in their finances enough so that her father is retired and her mother works part-time just because she wants to. Motley's family are low-income earners and both have to keep working to support his family. J want to finish uni and have a professional career and live in a good suburb. Motley is happy with his current job that he dropped out of school for and can't see himself moving city-side.

A has been celibate for almost a year now and it's starting to get to her. That and she hasn't been a very good non-sexual. It isn't making her feel like a better or smarter person the way she thought it would. She isn't exactly ready to throw caution to the wind just yet, but after failing an exam (and the subject) she's starting to think maybe it's time she took some time off university and focused on other things. She just wants a change and a chance to express some of her creative tendencies (yes she has them) rather than boring her way through classes she doesn't care about and therefore doesn't attend.

Yeah, change can be a good thing.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

"Oh, she's like a comet, yeah she's different"

Is everything back to normal?

B and K (and big sis T along with her fresh-out-of-prison boyfriend) have headed overseas for a family vacation. They've been hanging with R's sister and catching up on all the news from the only guy that's ever gotten love from their family.

A and L are trading texts about guyliner and the times when The Killers' Brandon Flowers was actually cool and how sheer maxi dresses are never going to take off no matter how many of their uni friends think they are approriate attire.

J is having sex rather than studying for exams and going for ocean swims (yes, in winter) fully clothed at 5am before going straight to work.

Oh...except H is still nowhere to be seen.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

"A boy who doesn't stand up for himself becomes a man who doesn't stand up for anything"

Disclaimer: this isn't supposed to be a feminist rant but as i wrote it i realised it kind of came out that way and screw it, that's the way it's staying. that's not to say i'm not a feminist in real life, just that i try (and probably fail) to keep politics out of this blog and it wasn't intentionally a feminist piece.

Being an aggressive female means you hold a special place in the minds of anyone taught women should be sweet, kind and submissive (so everyone)- that is, the place of a psychotic overly-emotional bitch. Men are taught being angry makes them strong, women are taught it makes them weak. So what's a girl to do?

True, there's a difference between being assertive and being aggressive. There's a difference between standing up for yourself and trampling over others. But the hard and fast of it is that when you're taught to stay down your whole life it makes it really damn hard to stand up.

It depends how you're brought up probably. A and J were raised in families of feminists and brought up to believe they could do whatever the hell they wanted. They were brought up with parents who heaped pressure on them to be successful but also supported a 'girls will be girls' agenda when they made mistakes. It's probably why they became so independent and why they have no trouble standing up for themselves. Well it is perhaps true that A falls into the category of psychotic bitch no matter which way you put it but that's neither here nor there.

K has never had trouble standing up for herself either, in stark contrast to her twin sister. They were raised in a typical Asian family where the girls were quiet and the men made the money. B has always had self esteem issues because of it and has always had to have someone else to fight her battles. It's always K making complaints so B can have an extension on her assignment or ensure she gets paid right. Then again, when it comes to men K has no idea. Her whole 'relationship' with end-of-the-train-line proved that. She's so desperate to please she can't man up.

So what's the point to all this?


L has never really had much courage. She let her mother fight most of her fights when she was growing up and her over-protective mother was all to happy to make sure L was treated the way she should have been. The result being of course that L could never stand up to her own mother and still can't disagree with her on anything. It also means she's pretty much destroyed ehr friendship with A and J, because she won't stand up to K and the rumours she's been spreading. It's pretty much stuffed her friendship with H as well becasue she doesn't have the guts to fight for their friendship and call her out on the mistakes she's made.

And now L has been fired from a job for something she didn't do, because someone saw her weakness and decided to blame her, knowing that she wouldn't point the finger back. Now she has a permanent black mark against her name that may never fade.

How does someone who's stood down their whole life stand up?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

"Glaciers melting in the dead of night"

All of us here at French Toast and Failure know two things: we love that Brad and Angelina aren't married because marriage is obsolete and hey, if they aren't married why should anyone be? and that we all want to be turned vampire, preferably by someone cool like Spike from Buffy or Blade and when we're vampire we do not want to sparkle or drink synthetic blood. We're also pretty sure we're going to fail our exams.

Oh, and we hate mice.

So fuck it, let's get druunk.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

"Of course it is happening inside your head Harry, but why on earth should that mean it's not real?"

Let's all dress up in fake blood soaked clothes, scream at AFl umpires, drink gin and throw up our half-eaten meat pies in the gutters of the CBD. Put your hand up if you love winter. Yeah, none of us either.

J has decided that wine is her new favourite study tool, the only problem is that the alcohol distracts her from drawing teeth and studying drugs. She's also hugely pissed at Motley Crue for continously inviting her out or drunk callin her when the last thing she wants to do is get drunk without her textbooks. He just doesn't understand higher education having never been enrolled in a course at any time. J doesn't want to be the snobby inner-city chick looking down at the suburban alcoholic band dude/tradie but sometimes she just can't help it. Prejudice runs deep. That and she has some suspicions about him and his ex-girlfriend, the girl she figures he will eventually marry when he realises she's never going to move to the suburbs for marriage and children. She just didn't figure it would happen so soon.

A and Dumbass have decided that the best way to spend the exam period is with litres of spiked coffee, timtams and the first three seasons of True Blood on repeat. Knowing their family they won't be attending their exams...and will still end up with envied marks.

G has confessed there's a friend she hasn't spoken to in over 2 months despite the fact that they've attended camping festivals together. They had a disagreement over the friend's boyfriend when he heartlessly dumped her. G was the only friend there for her since the friend did that H kind of think where she 'forgot' all her friends as soon as she was part of a couple. When they got back together G told her she didn't think it was such a good idea they got into a huge fight, G was called unsupportive and they haven't spoken since. It's always nice to know other people have issues in their friendship groups as well.

Speaking of, L had a lunch date with B and K where K continued to spread rumours about J and A even though she hasn't seen them in months and both have vowed never to see either twin again. K started up again about J being on drugs and being out of control and that A was going to fail all her subjects and all kinds of bizzare, blatently untrue horseshit. It doesn't even make sense why she's still trying to mess with us. L was extremely confused and is looking forward to the twins going overseas for a month so she doesn't have to see them. She's also trying to convince H, J and A that they should all meet up and become the fab four once again. No one seems that eager except her however.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

What we're doing this month...

Loving: caramel slice and hot coffee
Listening to: The Vaccines, awsome English band playing Splendour this year
Crushing on: those sufer dudes from Amazing Race Australia
Worshipping: people who can make it through winter and still fit into a size 7.
Eating: donuts!
Drinking: whatever we can that isn't cider
Rocking: gigantic rings that distract us from the rain.
Reading: Vampire Acadamy...at least it's funny
Failing: to give a shit