I’ve had a couple of things making me anxious this month. Not bad things, just pressing things. And now, something’s come up that’s pressing even more on one of those things. To quote Freddie Mercury, “I’m going slightly mad.” Continue reading “Of Timing”
I am sorry I have been missing from the blogging scene for a few weeks. But, I have a solid alibi for where I’ve been.
It isn’t the usual excuse – having a blogging/existential/both crisis. Well, it sort of is, but it has been more of me trying to avoid having a crisis in the first place.
Or I’ve been hypnotised by the very pretty Simon Baker, which has resulted in me bingewatching his TV show The Mentalist. Continue reading “Of Distraction”
If you judge a book by the cover
Then you judge a look by the lover
Your reason for living’s your reason for leaving
Don’t ask me what it means.
Two fantastic sets of ‘words of wisdom’, eh? I truly believe some of the best pieces of wisdom are out there in the most brilliant, perfectly perfect pop records. Continue reading “Of The Look Of Love”
Once upon a time, I had a movie blog. I reviewed movies I had seen. I won’t link it here, because I don’t think you’d recognise it’s the same person. That reviewer was sharp. Brutal. Snarky. Fearless. Not the wishy washy, whiney, mopey, mellow creature you’ve grown to know and love over the past few years here on Of Opinions. Continue reading “Of Reviewing Things”
The search is on for the next Doctor on the best TV show in television history, Doctor Who. (Seriously, if you’ve never seen it, make good of your Netflix subscription and watch it this weekend. Or now. You can thank me later.) Fans are already speculating about who’s going to be the next Doctor, with Richard Ayoade and Tilda Swinton Continue reading “Vote For The Thirteenth Doctor!”
We’ve decided to meet for coffee. She comes in, with her hair flying all over her face, alternating between two expressions: a wide, warm grin, and a downward half-spiral of the lip apologising for the grin. She sits, brushes her hair back, grins again, and out comes an unexpectedly deep voice, Continue reading “Joke Interview: Amrita on Amrita”
One of life’s fundamental truths states, ‘Ask and you shall receive.’ As kids we get used to asking for things, but somehow we lose this ability in adulthood. We come up with all sorts of excuses and reasons to avoid any possibility of criticism or rejection. – Jack Canfield
Don’t kick the seats.
I know only about ten people will read this, but if you’re somebody who kicks the seat in front of you while watching a movie at a theatre, or a play, or a concert, or any social arrangement that requires being in rows of seats (like a wedding or a funeral), DO NOT KICK THE SEAT IN FRONT OF YOU. Don’t you ever get kicked at? Don’t you feel Continue reading “Of Entertainment and Etiquette”
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Of Opinions: Essays on Life, Love and Loneliness is a collection of humourous, philosophical essays on contemporary life. Taking up topics as varied as beauty, exercise, sleep, common colds, art and the new religion christened by the author as Selfiesm, Of Opinions offers unique, good-humoured perspectives on our bewildering modern lives. Continue reading “Buy ‘Of Opinions’ – The Book For FREE!”
Today, I want to talk about the process of writing Of Opinions – the book. It was released last week, after almost five years of being in the making. It has had a long journey, so I am going to start from the start.
In 2012, writing personal essays on everyday life was furthest from my life as a writer. I was writing articles Continue reading “Of Writing My First Book”