Redhead Rambles #41

Hello everyone and welcome to ‘Redhead Rambles’. The series does what it says on the tin, it is a redhead (me) rambling about her week. I share what I’ve been up to each week, how I’ve been feeling and what I’ve been listening to or watching. Occasionally I will my share favourite blog posts and links I’ve found useful or interesting.

  • Over the past couple of weeks I have been spending barely any time on Facebook and I have really enjoyed it. Facebook is my least favourite social media (sometimes I don’t quite know why) and I’ve only been popping on once a day to check for any notifications.
  • I had a date last Friday and long story short it wasn’t the best. I didn’t feel comfortable and I found it hard to make conversation. He had ordered for himself before I arrived, he got his phone out and was using it when I was talking and laughed at me on two separate occasions for being short and liking Kylie Minogue. When it comes to dating I feel old before my time. I want someone respectful, not selfish and someone that can actually hold a conversation. (Hope you don’t mind my dating rants!)
  • I purchased a copy of The New Fashion Rules by Victoria Magrath (In the Frow). My book was shipped on Monday so it should arrive in the next week or two.
  • Sunday marked my first day back at work after my time off and it was nice to see everyone and catch up. I felt chatty and it was a good day.
  • On Monday I was offered and accepted a new job. It is still at the library but I will be working more on the administration side of things. I applied last month and was told I wasn’t successful but the other candidate is taking another job so it was offered to me.
  • As a result of the new job I will be working more hours so until I get into a routine and figure out everything there won’t be three posts per week. I am aiming for one plus Redhead Rambles.
  • On Tuesday I started doing some tasks for my new role. I am working my current job and doing training for my new job.
  • I won $30 at work as part of a Melbourne Cup sweepstake, the horse I had came 2nd.
  • On Thursday a customer at work gave myself and two colleagues cards for a free coffee to thank us for our help over the past few months.
  • I had Subway for lunch on Thursday and had a coupon for free bacon on my sandwich! It was delicious.
  • I haven’t been able to read very much this week as it has been full on.

How was your week?

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37 thoughts on “Redhead Rambles #41

  1. Rosie Culture says:

    If there’s anything I’ve learned about dating, it’s that most dates are uncomfortable. The kind of people you like are out there, it’s just a bit tough to weed through them all and even sometimes the ones that are uncomfortable are better on the second date (maybe not this guy though). I don’t mind your dating rants! 🙂

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    • Chanelle says:

      I see myself as quite a shy person but I try and push past that for dates and be a little more confident. I totally get that the other person is just as nervous but when they’re not trying to add to the conversation you feel like you’re talking to yourself. It would be better if they were honest and said they were nervous and they didn’t know what to say rather than making the other person guess if it’s nerves or there’s no connection. Thanks for reading x

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  2. danniijane says:

    I’m not a Facebook fan. I was maybe ten years ago, but now I check omce maybe twice a day😊 Congrats on getting a new job at the library💕 Oh man, he ordered before you got there? I’d not be impressed either! I’m a lot like you, I like someone respectful and thoughtful. Xx

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    • Chanelle says:

      I don’t have a big social life so I don’t find it exciting getting involved in gossip or drama. After he drank his coffee he wanted sushi and walked over to get some and didn’t even stop to consider I might have liked something at the place he got his coffee from. I want to feel included and thought of and not be treated like a puppet xx

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  3. Sarah says:

    That’s exciting about the new job! And regarding the date try not to get too worked up about it, you’re not going to gel with everyone and until robot boyfriends come out we’ve got to keep trying this way 😉😂

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    • Chanelle says:

      I know I don’t have unrealistic expectations but when people don’t make any effort it doesn’t make me feel like trying to compensate for them. If they came out and said they were nervous or they haven’t had many dates before or haven’t dated in a while you can understand why they may be quiet. I felt like I was talking to myself on the date lol

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  4. Holly says:

    Congratulations on the new job Chanelle. It really is his loss. You need to just think he was one of lifes experiences and move on. I do love reading your redhead rambles it’s nice to see how someones week was. If i did one mine wouldn’t be that interesting. Keep being you hun xxx

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  5. Claire says:

    Congrats on the new job and sorry to hear about the date! I had my fair share of horrible dates before finding my current boyfriend and it’s so worth it when you find that special someone! Just takes a bit to weed out the bad ones.

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  6. jenrosewrites says:

    Sounds like a pretty good week! That date sounds annoying, but at least you figured out what you want from dating (and that he’s not it). The thing with dating, I’ve found, is that you just have to keep trying and keep pushing and, eventually, someone lovely for you will come around- so don’t let it put you off, there’s someone lovely out there for you 💓 . I try my best to limit my Facebook use, as it’s more than likely just people inviting me to play Candy Crush or people ranting about something, but I do find myself going back to it 🙄. Congrats on the job, sounds exciting!

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  7. littlebeautyloves says:

    Don’t mind your dating rants at all! I was always nervous at my first date but I think I would have been super annoyed if I was in your shoes for this one. Being on his phone while your talking, and teasing you?! That’s just rude.

    Congrats on accepting the new position! That must have been exciting when you got the news!

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    • Chanelle says:

      I think it can be good to share and hear other people’s experiences with something like dating. I would never be disrespectful to the person I went on a date with and they remain anonymous.

      I had just gone back to work after some time off and was offered the job, it was a bit of a shock but it’s nice to be given a chance like that 🙂

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  8. alwayscleia says:

    I don’t like facebook very much either. I literally only use it to see if my family has sent me any messages. I rarely scroll through to see what old acquaintances are up to.
    That date sounds like it was awful. Keep searching, you deserve someone respectful and sweet!
    Congrats on your new job! I hope you’re able to find a good work life balance now that you’ll be working more hours. Have a great week! x

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    • Chanelle says:

      My mum hates Facebook and social media, she would never join or use it. I will keep searching until I find someone who ‘gets’ me and makes me happy.

      It will take a little bit of time getting used to the new hours and all the little things that go with the job. Thanks for reading and I hope you have a nice weekend and week 🙂

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