Friday, 28 June 2013

#Mashion & #Meauty No.13: My Guide to this Summer's Festivals

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The Thirteenth (#13) Post in this series of Posts where I challenge myself to try and understand the world of #BBloggers and even #FBloggers.  Click HERE to read the Previous Entries if you haven't.

Summer is here!..........What do you mean it's raining?.............Ok, British Summer is here and it's time for the summer music festivals to dominate the airwaves, radio, blog posts and social networking. Expect in the coming months lots of Festival inspired blog posts on....
"Your Festival Fashion" - which I can tell you now, is whatever Rita Ora or Kate Moss is wearing to festivals, so stop searching, I just saved you some time.
"Festival Must Haves" - It's Big Glasses and Hats plus lots and lots of baby wipes
and
"What Festival Suits you" - If you don't mind not washing, eating badly, drinking copious amounts of alcohol and listening to more bass and feedback from speakers than actual music, then go to any festival you want. There's not much in them.



So, why do I sound all pessimistic about festivals, I may here you ask. Well I'm actually a fan of festivals, or should I say use to be. I have fallen out of love with festivals over the past few years after I suddenly saw things there that made me:
A) Begin to feel old and out of touch
B) Begin to hate people

Now I am a very sociable person, anybody on Twitter will agree ( if anything I'm too sociable sometimes ) but being a local festival goer for the past 10 years and lapping up the non stop drinking and partying started to become hard work and I saw things at festivals which I never saw before (mainly because I was so drunk to notice) that I really didn't like. Things people did, wore or acted like that just put me off going to festivals in the future. Which to be honest is a good thing as it stops me going and spending money I don't have and causing damage to my body from alcohol abuse.

So For the remainder of this post I shall be giving everyone my tips on what to do whilst at festivals, so I will be put off forever!

1) Ladies when you go to Festivals make sure you are drunk by 1pm and spend the entire weekend drunkenly crying in front of me, Puking up near me, drunkenly argue with your friends next to me so you drown out the music and drunkenly fall into me so I spill my warm beer that I spent 3 hours queuing up for to get that cost me more than my monthly phone bill.



2) Guys make sure you never wear a shirt so you can show off your toned body and make me feel like a pasty, fat blob of a man who is slowly turning into Susan Boyle on a bad day.

3) When a band is on can you all please obscure my view and constantly sway from side to side so whenever I try to see past you, you prevent that. Maybe grab your girlfriend and put them on your shoulders, that is always a great way for me to enjoy the view.


4) Hey Mr Happy Mondays please continue to do drugs right next to me and then spend the next 40 minutes  staring at me because you think you I am actually an undercover copper and soon I shall be busting you for drugs and being hailed a hero amongst my police force. I can be Batman to your Joker.

5) Please if you buy noodles or any kind of food from the vans, please DON'T Finish them! You must always leave half of it and throw them all over the floor near me so I have to play minesweeper whenever I want to move. This is enjoyable, especially when I get home and can enjoy the leftover food from the bottom of my shoe.

and finally

6) Please, and this is important, if you need to go to the toilet, DON'T waste your time going to the urinals, Oh No! That would be too easy, just piss in a cup or empty bottle and throw it into the crowd. This is what people pay for at festivals! We all love going into crowds to see bands play and have urine thrown down our clothes. It really makes the festival in my opinion, I just love the odour of asparagus.

So if you follow these tips and keep these things happening you will be helping me out. I will save lots of money and possibly improve my health. And with this I thank you.

Enjoy your Festival.



Get your Blog HEARD!

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So hopefully soon I want to put together a special #BBloggers #FBloggers podcast special where YOU and your BLOG get......wait for it.......HEARD!! 

I want to do a special compilation style episode that involves your voice explaining your blog, who you are, what you write about etc. 

What I need is an audio recording of yourself that's about 5-10 mins long. 

In it you can say what you want. 
- promote your blog 
- tell people what it's about 
- show your character 
- record like you would a you tube VLOG 
- have fun. Sell your blog 
- read out a blog post if you want as of your are telling it for the first time 
- got a beauty line ? Talk about it
- got a fashion line ? Promote it 
- sing a song. Tell a joke. Whatever lol 

Do what you like. Just have fun and hopefully people will hear that and go to your blog. 

Once I have a load from people I'll compile an episode and release it. And promote it. Think of it as a FREE advert that you can then link to people. 

You up For this? Go for it x

Hope to hear from soon. 

Email me at : barkerpodcasts@gmail.com or tweet me @barkerpodcasts 

Don't know why there's a photo of dannii Minogue here but enjoy it. 

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Its NOT Soccer - Ep24 : Billy Bangs the Drum

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It's NOT Soccer Podcast
Episode Twenty Four - Billy Bangs the Drum


  It's NOT Soccer Podcast is a Comedy Sports Podcast with the mixed ramblings of Hosts Adam @BarkerPODcasts and Billy @Bilo66. Each Episode The two sit down and discuss everything worth talking about in the world of Sport and much much more. Ranging from English Soccer to International Sports to Random Entertaining news and the Odd revelation from Billy.
It's a Sports/Comedy Podcast........Kind Of!


In this Episode, Adam and Billy discuss about the The Premier League Fixtures, Joe Kinnear upsetting people in his new job, The Confederations Cup, Billy's drunken Stone Roses gig. Plus More.



 Make sure you follow us on Twitter @NOTsoccerPod

Listen in and enjoy The Show about Sports and More.



Please Rate and Review The Show on iTunes and Fav and Thumb Us up on @Stitcher
It's NOT Soccer is part of The Barker PODcasts Collection. You Can go and Enjoy the Other Podcasts in the Collection by visiting the Website and Liking The Facebook page. www.barkerPODcasts.webs.com

Podcasts include The ODDcast PODcast UKMOVIEcommPanic StationsPOD GOD Dammit! and Ask An American

Monday, 24 June 2013

ODDcast PODcast UK Ep.97 - Related to the Queen's Corgi

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ODDcast PODcast :
Episode Ninety Seven - Related to the Queen's Corgi


The ODDcast PODcast UK, The Podcast Nobody is Listening to! #NOTlistening.
Hosted by Adam @BarkerPodcasts , Will @BadgerProdder and Ash @ConfusedasFark
Your Weekly Banter Filled Podcast from the heart of Essex. Contains Strong Language, Strong Opinions that may cause offence and Lots of Booze.

In Episode #97 of ODDpod, Will returns from his Podcasting aids to bring a lateral thinking question to Adam, Man of Steel is reviewed for Will to decide whether he want's to see it, Excuses as to why many people don't pay their TV License, New laws on British roads, news about the upcoming 100th Episode is revealed and much much more randomness.









The ODDcast PODcast UK @ODDcastPODcast is Part of The Barker PODcasts Collection and Also The POD GODS Network @PodGods

Please Comment, Rate and Review us on iTunes and Fav and Thumb us up on @Stitcher
Check out the Other Great PODcasts in The Barker PODcasts Collection at www.barkerpodcasts.webs.com

Including It's NOT Soccer PodcastMOVIEcommPanic StationsAsk An American and Pod God Dammit



Also Check out the Associated BLOG  www.NOTlisteningblog.blogspot.co.uk

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Its NOT Soccer - Ep.23 : Patronizing Ladies Golf!

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It's NOT Soccer Podcast
Episode Twenty Three - Patronizing Ladies Golf!



  It's NOT Soccer Podcast is a Comedy Sports Podcast with the mixed ramblings of Hosts Adam @BarkerPODcasts and Billy @Bilo66. Each Episode The two sit down and discuss everything worth talking about in the world of Sport and much much more. Ranging from English Soccer to International Sports to Random Entertaining news and the Odd revelation from Billy.
It's a Sports/Comedy Podcast........Kind Of!


In this Episode, Adam and Billy discuss about the Football-Less Summer, Tiger Woods sticking it in the hole, Golf and Ladies who play it and Putin's Superbowl ring.. Plus More.



 Make sure you follow us on Twitter @NOTsoccerPod

Listen in and enjoy The Show about Sports and More.



Please Rate and Review The Show on iTunes and Fav and Thumb Us up on @Stitcher
It's NOT Soccer is part of The Barker PODcasts Collection. You Can go and Enjoy the Other Podcasts in the Collection by visiting the Website and Liking The Facebook page. www.barkerPODcasts.webs.com

Podcasts include The ODDcast PODcast UKMOVIEcommPanic StationsPOD GOD Dammit! and Ask An American

Re Follow Me on Blog Lovin - Don't make me Beg

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So I Have Changed the Name of the blog and in turn changed the address of the blog too.This means You will have to Re-Follow my Blog on BLOG LOVIN

So if you could do that, that would be great :)



Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Monday, 17 June 2013

ODDcast PODcast Ep.96 - Podcast at Bernies 2

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ODDcast PODcast :
Episode Ninety Six - Podcast at Bernies 2 



The ODDcast PODcast UK, The Podcast Nobody is Listening to! #NOTlistening.
Hosted by Adam @BarkerPodcasts , Will @BadgerProdder and Ash @ConfusedasFark
Your Weekly Banter Filled Podcast from the heart of Essex. Contains Strong Language, Strong Opinions that may cause offence and Lots of Booze.

In Episode #96 of ODDpod, Two of the Three make it to this Episode as Will is off with Podcasting aids. So This Leaves Adam and Ash to sit down and make up the loud void which is missing. The two discuss starting a T shirt Brand, Total ReCall, Movie Sequels, Science Ash and much much more randomness.




      




The ODDcast PODcast UK @ODDcastPODcast is Part of The Barker PODcasts Collection and Also The POD GODS Network @PodGods

Please Comment, Rate and Review us on iTunes and Fav and Thumb us up on @Stitcher
Check out the Other Great PODcasts in The Barker PODcasts Collection at www.barkerpodcasts.webs.com

Including It's NOT Soccer PodcastMOVIEcommPanic StationsAsk An American and Pod God Dammit



Also Check out the Associated BLOG Collective www.NOTlisteningcollective.blogspot.co.uk

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Curiosity Killed the Ditz #17: Why do we talk negativly to ourselves?

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Why; the three little letters that haunt my existence. From the moment I could speak I always wanted to know why. Now as an adult I am finding less and less people that want to answer my questions. I have been called nosey or weird, and angered many a person, with just those 3 letters. This is my story, quest you could call it, to try and find answers to my Whys.

WHY DO WE TALK NEGATIVLY TO OURSELVES?

This is one that is difficult for me. I am notorious for berating and saying things to myself that I wouldn't say to my worst enemy. Part of it is my social anxiety disorder but the other part is just the way I am. Buy Why?

When I look at the different angles of this issue, various reasons come to mind.

1. I'm just being honest with myself
Now this is not true. If I was honest, then I would provide both sides of a situation, not just the negative. For some reason though our brains seem to focus on the negative first.

 2. I need an ego check
This is true. Sometimes, I get a bit full of myself and need to check my ego. Eh, what can you do when you are this great. JK

3. I bully myself instead of bulling others
This one is partially true. I learn from others and don't want to make the same mistakes. When I see them have an error in judgment (my opinion), I try not to follow. When I do, I get down on myself. Now, I could in the beginning, try to bully them into doing what I feel is right and avoid the situation but I don't want them to feel bad. I would rather take it all on myself.

Hmmmm, other than being a bit crazy, lol, I may have a point with all this. I don't think I am alone when I say I speak worse to myself than others. This needs to change. I have been working on some visualization or relaxation techniques that have helped. An example: Try to isolate muscle groups from your toes on up. Tighten the muscles and hold for 30 sec. This will distract your mind from the negative thoughts.

 Give that a try and let me know if it helps you. Also, I would love to hear if you struggle the same way I do. Us Negative Talkers need to stick together. 


Keep questioning.

Love,

DD

Twitter: @DitzWitDTits

Monday, 10 June 2013

ODDcast PODcast Ep.95 - Google Mapping The Death Star

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ODDcast PODcast :
Episode Ninety Five - Google Mapping The Death Star





The ODDcast PODcast UK, The Podcast Nobody is Listening to! #NOTlistening.
Hosted by Adam @BarkerPodcasts , Will @BadgerProdder and Ash @ConfusedasFark
Your Weekly Banter Filled Podcast from the heart of Essex. Contains Strong Language, Strong Opinions that may cause offence and Lots of Booze.

In Episode #95 of ODDpod, Two of the Three make it to this Episode as Will is off with Podcasting aids. So This Leaves Adam and Ash to sit down and make up the loud void which is missing. The two discuss the trials of tweeting celebrities that backfire, What sort of Social technology they used on The Death star, Why iPhones are now being microwaved, Toilet Baby, The Royal Family and much much more randomness.







      




The ODDcast PODcast UK @ODDcastPODcast is Part of The Barker PODcasts Collection and Also The POD GODS Network @PodGods

Please Comment, Rate and Review us on iTunes and Fav and Thumb us up on @Stitcher
Check out the Other Great PODcasts in The Barker PODcasts Collection at www.barkerpodcasts.webs.com

Including It's NOT Soccer PodcastMOVIEcommPanic StationsAsk An American and Pod God Dammit



Also Check out the Associated BLOG Collective www.NOTlisteningcollective.blogspot.co.uk

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Curiosity Killed the Ditz #16: Why do we hum?

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Why; the three little letters that haunt my existence. From the moment I could speak I always wanted to know why. Now as an adult I am finding less and less people that want to answer my questions. I have been called nosey or weird, and angered many a person, with just those 3 letters. This is my story, quest you could call it, to try and find answers to my Whys.

WHY DO WE HUM?

This "why" was given to me by a coworker. It really made me wonder, why do we hum? I hum a lot but most of the time it isn't a concerted effort. it just happens. When I researched it, I came up with some interesting things. We hum to calm our nerves, to relive a moment, to help remember, and to soothe others.

I seem to hum most when I am trying to remember a song or tune I have heard. The act of humming helps to focus my thoughts on the song and more comes back to me. The whole process calms me down, and I find myself more relaxed afterwords.

I also have found the more I hum, the happier I become.There is a reason we become happier. researchers at the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden found that nitric oxide levels in the sinuses were 15 times higher during humming than during normal, quiet exhalations. Nitric oxide (NO) helps to dilate the capillary beds and increase blood flow.What this all means is that if you hum, your blood flows better and more oxygen will flow through your system, making you feel better.

Not only can humming make you feel better, it can make others feel better as well. The vibrations caused by humming can soothe an ear ache or calm someone down. It is reminiscent of the white noise experienced when a person is the womb. Be careful though, the wrong tone can be irritating and we don't want to do that.

Its definitely amazing what a little sound can do.

Keep questioning.


Love,


DD

Twitter: @DitzWitDTits

Friday, 7 June 2013

It's NOT Soccer Ep.22 - Nan's Voodoo Doll!

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Here it is! The Latest Episode of "It's NOT Soccer" Podcast. The Sports(!) Comedy Podcast. Not a Sports Fan? Trust me, it doesn't matter. Enjoy.

It's NOT Soccer Podcast
Episode Twenty Two - Nan's Voodoo Doll!




It's NOT Soccer Podcast is a Comedy Sports Podcast with the mixed ramblings of Hosts Adam @BarkerPODcasts and Billy @Bilo66. Each Episode The two sit down and discuss everything worth talking about in the world of Sport and much much more. Ranging from English Soccer to International Sports to Random Entertaining news and the Odd revelation from Billy.
It's a Sports/Comedy Podcast........Kind Of!


In this Episode, Adam and Billy discuss The lack of Football News, London NFL teams, Boring Cricket, Billy having a visitor to his toilet, Geeking out to sports and Nans and their sports views. Plus More.

 Make sure you follow us on Twitter @NOTsoccerPod

Listen in and enjoy The Show about Sports and More.








Please Rate and Review The Show on iTunes and Fav and Thumb Us up on @Stitcher
It's NOT Soccer is part of The Barker PODcasts Collection. You Can go and Enjoy the Other Podcasts in the Collection by visiting the Website and Liking The Facebook page. www.barkerPODcasts.webs.com

Podcasts include The ODDcast PODcast UKMOVIEcommPanic StationsPOD GOD Dammit! and Ask An American

Monday, 3 June 2013

#Mashion & #Meauty No.12 - The Beauty Personality Quiz

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The Twelfth (#12) Post in this series of Posts where I challenge myself to try and understand the world of #BBloggers and even #FBloggers.  Click HERE to read the Previous Entries if you haven't.

So, Hello! Are you still here? I thought maybe my previous post about Tulisa would have scared you away. Especially seeing as days after I posted about how cool I think Tulisa is, she gets caught up in a coke scandal and made to look a right gangster wannabe! Maybe I shouldn't talk about celebrities I like in case they turn out to be a dick head. I had a whole post in my drafts of Rolf Harris, but had to delete it! ( Only Kidding, I had no Rolf Harris Post written..........Ok, I did! )

So what am I going to write about today? Well, to be honest, I once again had no idea! So what I did to gain inspiration I simply trawled through a lot of #BBloggers posts and tried to get inspiration. I mean, the basis of this blog, wasn't to show off my knowledge of make up and beauty products or Fashion and trends. It was a blog series of posts to see if I could challenge myself and give a different perspective on the #BBloggers and the #FBloggers world.



So, What the bloody hell am I going to do? Well to pass the time in attempting to think up a really intelligent and intellectual post I found this Random Beauty Quiz on-line. I see women take these quizzes all the time, so thought let's take one and possibly use that as an excuse to write a post with a Beauty theme. It's weak I know, but I am actually quite busy and believe it or not, Beauty and Fashion isn't my life. I Know Shocking right? You'd have thought I was the Next Gok Wan by now.

Anyway, Here is the silly little quiz I took.

"What is your Beauty Personality?"

 So First Question and I suddenly remember "These Quizzes are for Females" So in order to try and get the most accurate answer I had to answer them as if I were a female. So basing the questions on what I would do as a man and flipping it to answer as a female. Confusing? Tell me about it!
Simple Answer really. As a Male, I like to do my hair into a specific style if going out. I Put some wax or gel in it on nights out and when I'm sitting at home I can leave it natural or wear a hat. So Far so good....

Never changed the colour of my hair EVER!....Well actually when I was 12 I had highlights in my hair and I looked like a drug reveller in Ibiza!.....Oh and when I was 14 I applied some Red hair colour mousse to my moppy, curtains hairstyle! It was my Mum's Red hair colour and it looked terrible on my brown hair. It ended up going purple. Why did I do it? I was drunk!.Since then my hair has always been light brown. Although at the age of 27/28 I am starting to go grey!.........No seriously.

Ok, FIRST proper Girl orientated question. Had to think of the whole "If I were a girl" etc. I mean do I like girls who are natural? Sure! But it doesn't hurt for you girls to put some eye liner on does it? I mean, you spend enough time creating the make up charade, what's a few mins in the morning to apply some eye care? I like to see women with pretty eyes, so I'd be the same. I don't see the point in a full face of make up 24/7.

For a weekend away, suppose it depends, but grab the essentials. Don't take too much and just keep it simple I say. I don't like High Maintenance girls, so I wouldn't be one myself.

This one I would have picked ALL three to be honest. I like the idea of all these vacations. But suddenly imagining sitting on a white sandy beach, beer in hand and chilling seems lovely. Although, a few days there, then I'd be off to Ibiza to get shit faced and then finish up wandering Paris or something.


Ok, So apparently I am a Natural Girl! Must mean I like to spend more time being simple in ym regime? I think it just means I'm to lazy to sit in front of a mirror applying layers of make up.

So, Pointless Post? Maybe. Pointless Quiz? Definitely! But I guess I proved to myself that I am not High Maintenance and like to live natural. I guess that mean's I don't shave my legs or armpits?


Hope You are enjoying my series of Posts. Please feel free to leave me your thoughts below and even a Tweet at @BarkerPODcasts  

ODDcast PODcast Ep.94 - DonkeyWhore

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Here it is! Episode 94 of The Podcast Nobody is Listening to #NOTlistening. The weekly Comedy and Banter Podcast by Three Dicks and a Microphone. Enjoy the ODDness and Randomness as they we discuss anything and everything. Its FREE! Listen!

Episode Ninety Four - DonkeyWhore




The ODDcast PODcast UK, The Podcast Nobody is Listening to! #NOTlistening.
Hosted by Adam @BarkerPodcasts , Will @BadgerProdder and Ash @ConfusedasFark
Your Weekly Banter Filled Podcast from the heart of Essex. Contains Strong Language, Strong Opinions that may cause offence and Lots of Booze.

In Episode #94 of ODDpod, The Three Idiots with a Microphone sit down and discuss Where Ash and Will have been, The X Box One, Ash and his mindless monologues, Dom Joly hates Chelmsford, Angelina Jolie and her White Dog Poo Hair and more randomness.







      




The ODDcast PODcast UK @ODDcastPODcast is Part of The Barker PODcasts Collection and Also The POD GODS Network @PodGods

Please Comment, Rate and Review us on iTunes and Fav and Thumb us up on @Stitcher
Check out the Other Great PODcasts in The Barker PODcasts Collection at www.barkerpodcasts.webs.com

Including It's NOT Soccer PodcastMOVIEcommPanic StationsAsk An American and Pod God Dammit



Also Check out the Associated BLOG Collective www.NOTlisteningcollective.blogspot.co.uk