Monday, June 25, 2012


Heys. Well, I hope that you enjoy reading these little insights into my life & quirky (sometimes completely irrelevant to everything) facts that I find amusing. The name of my blog, in case you were wondering, means 'nonsense that changes quickly'. So I suppose one could call this particular blog an 'update of nonsense'. :) I hope that I keep the blogs coming at a regular rate & that whoever you are, that you find them constantly interesting. Thank you & Ciao Ciao for now. ~C

Friday, January 14, 2011



Okay, I don't know if this would be considered treason, but I joined Tumblr the other day, & i've got to say it's quite amazing!
Really, the graphics are great, there is a wide range of things you are allowed to post (videos, photos, links, etc) & it is one of the most user-friendly websites (especially for beginners, like myself) that i've ever come across. :)

So here's my tumblr address, just don't expect it to be a replica of this blog. They are different.

This is the shortest blog I have ever posted (on this site) but I don't know what else to say, Blogger is great, Tumblr is cool!


Monday, January 10, 2011

Gossip Girl.


This post is ALLL about Gossip Girl & is basically a 'Gossip Girl 101 for Dummies' crash course. I think it would be considered wise for you to read this before watching Gossip Girl. I'll try not to include spoilers, just basic character outlines & any other need-to-knows. :)

The Upper-East Side.
I like to think of her as a character, & I believe the city really is important to the story. The city & what part of the city you live in pretty much seal your fate. The Upper-East Side is for the rich & famous & not for the feint-hearted. She changes people.

Serena van der Woodsen.
Protagonist. A true Blond Bombshell & a bit of a train wreck. Scandal follows her wherever she goes. But what's not to love!

Blair Waldorf.
The best friend. But she's much more than just that. Blair's the Queen B, at school, at home, at college. Everywhere. She's Blair Waldorf & everyone knows it. She's preppy & has a fetish for headbands.

Nathaniel 'Nate' Archibald.
Good looking, rich boy with family issues. He's hot but also probably the only 'typical/average' guy in this story. He's real, like-able & he loves sports, video games & giving relationship advice to his mates. ;)

Charles 'Chuck' Bass.
The gazillionare. The bad-boy. The flirt. He like his hundred dollar bills, cold & with side-serving of hookers. Just like his martinis. Chuck has many nicknames: Bass-hole, Mother-Chucker, Bass-tard, just to name a few.

Daniel 'Dan' Humphrey.
The 'Lonely Boy' from Brooklyn. He's a writer. Kind of a nerd. But a cute nerd, who unfortunately like everyone else gets chewed up & spat out by the Upper-East Side. But none the less he's still the good boy & the teacher's pet.

Jennifer 'Jenny' / 'Little J' Humphrey.
The little sister of Dan. Wannabe Fashionista. Loves designing & getting with alllll the wrong people. Little J goes from cute sister to Gothic Barbie in 0.3 seconds. Some people blame her connections or her rebellions but everyone really knows that it was the Upper-East Side that got to her.

Vanessa Abrams.
Another Brooklynite. Old friend of Dan's. Comes back into Dan's life & instead of falling back into his arms as she may have wished, the Upper-East Side claims another victim.

Eric van der Woodsen.
Is the absolutely adorable little brother of Serena. He tried to commit suicide when he was 13 & has had a bit of hard time. He has Daddy issues & you find out early on in the series that he's actually gay. He's one of my favourite characters & also not so tainted by the Upper-East Side. He reminds me of a cute puppy; loyal, friendly & down-to-earth.

And last but not least...

Gossip Girl, herself.
The blogger, the stalker, the only one you've got to worry about. Make your life a living hell? Yep, she can do that. No-one knows who she really is, but she sure has her finger on the ball. I don't think we'll ever know, it just adds to intrigue!

Well, what are you waiting for? Fashion, High-School & lifestyle on the Upper-East Side awaits.
Get watching bloggers.


Saturday, January 8, 2011

15 Happy Things!

Gooood Evening :)

I'm in a particularly good mood at the moment so I thought I might post about everything that makes me happy! I have tried to avoid being overly vague & annoying to give you the exact fifteen definitions of happiness (according to Carman as of the beginning of 2011!) so you can look it up in the future. Here we go.

1. Muffins. The word might not sound as cute as 'cupcakes' but muffins are bigger, i.e. The bigger the muffin, the more chocolate-y goodness it can contain.

2. SPN. Otherwise known as Supernatural for all of you not-so-die-hard-fans out there.

3. Stay the Night, by James Blunt. I'm not a huuuuuge Blunt fan but this song reminds me of summer & ice-cream & light-hearted fun.

4. Buying cool stuff over the net. 'Cause the Internet has waaay better stock than your local mall.

5. Gossip Girl. Yes, I used to hate it, but that was before I really watched it at all. I am now officially guilty of judging a book (in this case a few DVDs) by it's cover. It wont happen again, GG is amazing. Which bring m to my next point...

6. Chace Crawford. Yeah. I can't even. *Drooling over keyboard*

7. Blogging. Really! This makes me happy, whether it's just because I like writing or because I have a sad life & I spend way to much time on my computer, who knows? :)

8. Tumblr. I've recently discovered some awesome Tumblr blogs, that are well, AWESOME! Here's one, for example, that is better than perfect if your a teenage girl obsessed with SPN, like me.

9. Rainbows. I had to! They really are pretty!!!

10. Tomorrow When the War Began. Now out on DVD :) Absolutely great movie!

11. Making a wish list. You can dream all you want... & I do, but putting ideas down on paper makes everything seem so much more real. :)

12. Motivational (or De-motivational) Pictures. Whoever created these, was a legend.

13. Air Conditioner. It is pure happiness. Although it's probably costing all of Australia double what it would to support a small 3rd World country, in Summer, it's a necessity!

14. Sunnies & Hats. As well as protecting you from all the baddy UV rays out there, sunnies & hats are adorable & I believe you can never have enough. I currently have 7 pairs of awesome sunglasses that I rotate & colour-coordinate with my outfits. Lame, but cute.

15. Betty Crocker Icing Tubs. WHAMO! Betty Crocker is my hero. Best icing ever!!! & Also very necessary if you're going to make those muffins I talked of earlier. :)

Enjoy Life.
& Have Fun.


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Kick-Ass! (& Other Superheroes)

"Like most people my age, I just existed." ~Kick-Ass

First of all... Happy New Year :)
2011. The beginning of a decade.
& Which holds the potential to be the beginning of everything & anything you've ever dreamed of. :)
Good luck.

Okay, So for Christmas I received a DVD called Kick-Ass, from Santa. This was one of those movies that I had been intending to see at the cinema when it originally came out... but never got around to it. Apart from fully living up to it's title, I found it to be a 'typical-teenager' movie, but better. It is without a doubt hilarious, random & just really, really cool! It made me both laugh... & almost cry. Kick-Ass is quite light-hearted but I reckon it also has a pretty awesome message (deep beneath the swearing, sexual innuendos & high-school jokes), of helping people. :)

In the beginning of the movie, the protagonist, Dave, sat down at a local comic shop with his two, 'cute-but-dorky' best friends & pondered why no-one had ever tried to be a superhero. Why hadn't anyone, out of all of the psychos, weirdos, superhero worshippers & mentally unstable people out there, thrown on a ridiculous costume & went out with the sole mission of fighting crime & helping those in need.

This is cool, but sadly true.

Another, not so 'let's-save-the-world' topic this movie got me thinking about was: If I was a superhero (a real comic book one) what superpower would I want to have, & why? This reallllllly got me thinking. At first I thought:

Flying. Definitely.
But then as I sifted through tonnes of different possibilities I found it hard to settle on one.

Invisibility, sure.
Telekinesis, awesome.
Accelerated healing, could come in handy.
X-Ray vision...

The list goes on. I'm still not 100% sure what I would choose... maybe Invisibility, or being able to climb up walls (Spiderman has been [& always will be] my favourite hero).
Well, I hope I got you thinking & wanting to watch, or re-watch, Kick-Ass. :)


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Libraries... :)

... are cool !

Seriously. I LOVE libraries. I don't know whether it's the mood, the smell, the peacefulness, the books or the comfy chairs, but I'm thinking it's a combination of all of these things that makes me love them. Big libraries are the best, where there are lots of little hidy-holes & nooks to curl up in. Of course libraries have changed a lot in the last decade. Now they have computer hubs with Internet, or some might have wireless for your convenience. Don't get me wrong, I do believe that we've got to move with the times & updating & upgrading is wonderful but I like how libraries used to be. I like the past in general, you can learn so much from it.

That's part of the reason I like libraries. Of course, it's also because I love reading... & that's what usually takes place in a library. :)

Just knowing that all around you, filling the shelves is information. Whether it be fact or fiction, reality or fantasy or past, present of future. It's all relevant. Just because a particular section might not appeal to you, it will to someone else. I can guarantee. Every single book in a library will be loved or just simply read and enjoyed by someone, somewhere along the line. As they say: one man's trash is another man's treasure.

I find libraries inspiring; because of the pure information they contain, because of the quiet, peaceful, reassuring safety they communicate, because of the interesting people that you meet there with interesting points of view (I don't know about you but I could discuss my favourite books for hours), because of they way that you can lost time with your head in a book, or just wandering the isles & because of what you can discover & learn.

Here's an inspiration & a half...

The Kansas City Library, USA.

How amazing. I would really like to visit The Kansas City Library someday... :)

Friday, December 17, 2010


Everyone is obsessed with something.

Usually, there is some world wide trend happening, in regards to a current television show, music artist, book, product or movie. In recent times some of the major obsessions have been: Harry Potter, Snuggies, Twilight, Justin Bieber, Facebook, Cop shows, Vampires (in general) & Fantasy books (seriously, there has been a recent overload of them & they are mostly ALL THE SAME!).

Well, at the moment I am obsessed with an amazing television series called Supernatural. :)
You may have heard of it. If you haven't (you haven't LIVED) it's basically a story about two brothers who, bound by tragedy and blood to a dangerous, otherworldly mission, travel the mysterious back roads of the USA in their '67 Chevy Impala, searching for their missing father and hunting down every evil supernatural force they encounter along the way. Supernatural acquires a dedicated following due to its thrilling story lines, great family drama, and charismatic young stars. The great soundtrack of classic rock, metal, country, and blues hits doesn't hurt either!

"Supernatural is a freak. It's a mutt. It's a Frankenstein's Monster of pretty much everything I love - horror, comedy, urban legends, classic rock, Joseph Campbell, Route 66, Westerns - all stitched together into one bloody, twitching package." ~ (Creator Eric Kripke, from a Titan Publications press release.)

 I love it. And this is why...

I recently (about 5 minutes ago) read a forum discussing Supernatural & why us fangirls & guys alike just want to eat it up. I found heaps of interesting points that people may not see on the surface. Also, some great quotes to describe the show. Hehe. *Spoilers*

"It's all about the pretty pretty men with the pretty pretty guns listening to kick-ass rock music in a kick-ass muscle car as they, well, kick ass and take names. Until, of course, it's not, and then it's about two lost little boys who aren't really sure where they're headed or what the hell they're going to do about all of the trouble that just keeps piling up around them." (

"[P]retty boys who fight supernatural beings, [...] have some daddy issues and an us-against-the-world mentality, paired with the added layer of the forbidden... it has fangirl material written all over it." (

"The overarching narrative is classic and appealing: Wandering the Earth Fighting Evil." (

1. Dean Winchester. :) He's an amazingly sexy combination of 2 classic stereotypes: the stoic hero & the reckless, flirtatious bad-boy rolled into one gorgeous packaging, with a soft, chewy, angst-filled centre. He'd to anything for his brother & has an undying, almost obsessive respect and obedience to his father. But apart from that he has addictions to unhealthy diner food, bad TV dramas, classic American muscle cars & women.

2. The believable family-orientated relationships. Seriously. This show does 'family' brilliantly. The relationships between the brothers, their father & a few of the more minor characters (such as Bobby & Ellen) are very realistic. You never come away feeling as if an argument was faked or that the acting was bad. Sometimes you can easily forget that the ACTORS have lives.

3. It's NOT set in a high-school environment. Supernatural appeals to both teens & adults & I love they way that it can appeal to adolescents without having to be a cliched, high-school drama, where the characters have to depend on their friends for support. The characters (although sometime seeming young and teenager-ish are independent adults & this series is not one for the tweenyboppers. (Let them stick to their high-school dramas!)

4. All of the stand-alone episodes. These are great for a bit of humor of a change up to the story line. sure the arcing, main, intense quest id great but it can get a little heavy at times. the stand-alones are some of my favourites. they could be from a different characters perspective, written in a different way than normal, or just plain weird, but i love them.

5. Road trip! It's a road trip story. Who doesn't love 'em. Travelling the back roads, meeting interesting characters along the way. You can put the characters anywhere on the map & they'll adapt, survive & always have a good time. 

6. The Impala. :) It's love at first sight, but also goes by the name of a, 1967 Chevrolet Impala. It's black, shiny & pretty much oozes 'muscle car-ness'.

"Supernatural has wolfed down fandom with a side of fries and onion rings, in a seedy motel room, wearing flannel, while angsting with its gorgeous brother." (


Monday, December 13, 2010

Guilty Pleasures.

Well, hello there!
Today's session will be about 'Uncovering the Real You!' & then of course, if you are staying for the second part of the lecture the topic will be 'How To Be a Successful Buissnessperson'.

JUST KIDDING. Thank goodness, I hope my blogs aren't that boring... or intimidating.

I'd like to write a bit about embarrassing moments & guilty pleasures. (That is of course, if you want to read about them.) Everyone has had at least one 'embarrassing moment' in their life, & some people may have had many more. Here are some of the common ones that I've heard of recently:
  • Your mum 'accidentally' honking the horn as she drops you off in front of some of the hottest guys/gals you know. Cringe!
  • You tripping over and flashing those gorgeous Betty Boop undies. >.<
  • Tripping, in general.
  • Walking into something... like a bin, for instance can be extremely embarrassing.
  • Calling your 'mono-browed-not-so-crash-hot-fuddy-duddy-you're-wearing-the-wrong-sized-bra' graphics teacher 'Mum'.
  • Being caught out with your pants down. (Who knows what you were up to... Well, actually, now all of Facebook knows...)
Yeah, you may have laughed at a few of these (don't feel guilty) & that's good because laughter, as everyone knows, is the best medicine. Sure, this sort of incident may make you want to crawl under a rock for the rest of your life, but try not to let it. It's okay to feel down for a little while, but don't let it affect you forever! Get over it, move on & believe me when I say that it is NOT the end of the world.
To prove my ingenious thesis, I will let you all have a giggle over a recent 'that-just-made-me-wanna-die' moment of mine. Not that it was entirely my fault. So, I had a bit of a birthday bash and my bestie decided she would drag all of the party goers to the local supermarket and buy me some not-so-desirable items... I wont go into the gruesome details. It was a bit of a joke, but the cashier wasn't really laughing... He (who I might add, knows me & is well... quite remarkably good-looking) just proceeded with the transaction rather awkwardly. :\
Have a laugh. I didn't. Not at the time. But really, WHO CARES! You obviously can't hide your face forever. So forget about it. Pretend it never happened. Make a joke about it. Talk about it. Or don't. But whatever you do don't hold a grudge. Life is too short.

Onto the second, slightly related, topic for this post: Guilty Pleasures.
These can be quite embarrassing (almost as bad as calling your teacher Mum) & often tell you a lot about a person. They can be personal, or just plain silly. Everyone has a few. Some more than others, depending on how private or confident they are. I would like to share a few of my own, just for a giggle.

My Top 5 Guilty Pleasures:
  • Twilight.
Yes, I got sucked into the fang-demonium, a cult which fangs on and doesn't let go until it's bled you dry. I own all of the novels & more. I'm a bit of a twi-hard when it comes to Twilight paraphernalia. I've got magazines, posters, key rings, badges, bags, the list goes on... I wont bore you.
  • Singing & Dancing in the shower
Yep. I sing, at the top of my lungs and yep, I dance. In the shower. Nuff' said?
  • Procedural Cop Shows
I know they are all the same. I know they take more notice of the relationships between the characters than the actual work behind finding the bad guy. I know they're predictable & I know they are really, really bad representations of reality. But I love them! The tension, the drama, the characters, the blood & gore, the clues, the mystery & intrigue!!! I must say, I'm a sucker for a guy who knows how to handle a gun. :)
  • The Jonas Brothers
I'm sorry, really, really, REALLY, sorry. But they're kinda cute. And they sing in harmony... & they wear vests... & they know how to colour code. Again, sorry guys.
  • Drinking water straight out of the bottle in the fridge.
Sorry Mum, sorry Dad. If you guys knew I did this secretly, when you're out, or not looking, you'd kill me. But it's soooo far to cupboard to get a glass & at least I'm reducing the amount of washing up we have to do... & I admit. It makes me feel a little bit rebel. :)

There we go. Everyone has 'em. Everyone is ashamed of 'em. Sorta like pimples or toe fungus... Well anyways I think I have a thumb cramp...

Keep Laughing!


I have a lot of so called, 'hobbies', things that I love to do & ways that I love spending time. But right now, I'm just going to tell you about 1. Just one.

I love reading, soooo much. It's great for everything.
  • Healing a broken heart. (... I think, although that's something I don't really, fully understand because if your heart is broken, then you would be dead. Say you got shot, in the heart. This would 'break' your heart, so to speak, but you would die. Also, if you were stabbed in the heart, you would die with a 'broken heart'. So it would be more correct to say that if it's your emotions that need healing, reading can do just that. But then again, so could a big tub of Ben & Jerry's)
  • Escaping. This is one of my favourite aspects of reading a good book. If you find one that appeals to you, that you like & even that you can't put down, you can get completely absorbed by it. Lose yourself in the storyline. Relate to the characters. Love the places it takes you. Find a good book & a comfy armchair & you can escape into the story for hours. Leave behind all of your worries, forget about all the bills that are overdue & fade out the noise of every day life.
  • Learning. One can learn a lot from reading. It doesn't matter if what you're reading isn't something along the lines of "The Boring But Completely Factual Book Of Quantum Physics", you still learn things; skills, mistakes, lessons, words, hell even geography! Reading expands both your general knowledge & your vocabulary. Take this blog for example, the title is not a made-up or foreign language, but interesting & unusual words which mean: nonsense that changes quickly. Also, you may notice the URL I have chosen for this blog, the-kvetch-of-Carman. Kvetch is an uncommon word which means to complain constantly, so you could say this blog is the constant complaints of me, Carman.
This is going out on a limb here, but I believe that books can have a significant impact on a generation or a particular society. (I know this example is widely used, but it's true) Harry Potter for example got children to read. It helped kids & teens to escape into the magical wizarding world & is said to have had a great impact on that certain generation. The Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling, has received a lot of praise over the years & I guess I am doing just the same, but I think it deserves it.

Also, If you think about it, the Classics not only would have greatly impacted on their society because of the great way in which they were written or the way that they were so ahead of their times but because they were popular (& still are) & encouraged people to read. Nowadays the Classics, such as: Jane Eyre, Pride & Prejudice, To Kill A Mockingbird & of course anything by Shakespeare, give the reader a beautiful insight into another time.

Thanks again...
Keep Reading !!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Well, hello there. :)
Welcome to my blog. This is my first ever entry, so lets see how I go...

Recently I have realised something, you may call this realisation an epiphany: Family is the most important thing you could ever have. Now, 'family' comes in a lot of different shapes & sizes (especially in this day & age) but whatever your 'family' may look like on the outside, essentially they all love you unconditionally, on the inside. Families can be easy to deal with or very, very hard to handle. Whatever you do, make sure that you make time for your family. Time, is hard. Harder than family, harder than that physics exam or the 10,000 word term paper on the logistics of ancient society.
:\ Scary.
People, I have also realised, are all brilliant at one thing, making excuses. From the common, "I've just been too busy lately!", to the not so common, "Four of my eight cats have had conjunctivitis in the past month!", everyone can automatically regurgitate responses that rid them of responsibility. Excuses are silly. So what, you've been working the late shift & haven't been able to drop a line to the parentals. They want to know how you are. And DON'T dribble that self-effacing crap about 'not wanting to bother them!' Family love you. Sure, your sister might burn the Christmas roast chatting away to you on the phone, but she'd rather get a fresh & friendly update than eat a 'still-pink-in-the-middle-almost-raw' chook.
Believe me.

Forget about the fights between you & your little annoying brother or the misunderstandings between you & your favourite cousin. Call them. Drop in on their doorstep. Text them. Talk to them. Tell them you love them. And (sorry to be a bit on the negatory... but) make sure they know you appreciate them before it's too late.