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Feel The Comradery Of Everyone Sharing Their Random Notes App Yarns

Take note.

The Notes App is a weird and wonderful place, as you would know. While it’s most often used by celebrities as a means to offer up their most sincere apology to their fans, it’s known to us commoners for something quite different. 

We spoke about this on today’s episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

Whether you write in your Notes App when you’re stressed, when you’re angry or when you’re simply feeling chaotic, we write in our Notes App when we’re at our most vulnerable, and that’s fair. The diary walked so that the Notes App could run. 

While the diaries we had when we were younger were considered “safe” for keeping secrets, they weren’t really. You always ran the risk of having your mother, father or sibling storming into your room when you weren’t there and having a bit of a read. That’s why the Notes App is like the 21st-century diary, if you will. It’s kept on you at all times, you more-often-than-not need a password or Face ID to get in and your secrets are hidden in plain sight. How genius is that? 

The Notes App is the closest we will ever get to understanding our own, unfiltered minds. Seriously, if you’ve ever wanted to track your stream of consciousness, just go look at your Notes App. Really. We guarantee you’ll find some pretty incredible stuff. 

On Friday, the Internet took it upon itself to scramble through old Notes App entries and resurface the odd ones. And far out, we are a weird bunch of people. 

There was the person who so proudly wrote: “I twink, therefore I am.” Unsure of where this was going, but hey, we’re on board. 

There was the person who, we have to assume, was practising their comebacks to a high-school bully. Hey, no judgement, we can relate. 

There was the person who, of course, detailed their grocery list. But, what a mighty-fine list it seems to be!

And finally, there was the person who felt her feelings best be communicated via drawings. 

Honestly, do yourself a favour today, grab your iPhone, have a scroll through your Notes App and try your absolute hardest to remember exactly where you were and how you were feeling when you wrote each weird entry. 

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Why 2020 Should Be The Year You Finally Sell And Recycle Your Clothes

Could you be selling any more clothes?

It’s about that time that you sell all the clothes in that vacuum-sealed bag under your bed, just saying.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have engaged in working-from-home routines or more broadly, social-distancing rules. In this time, we’re socialising less and we’re wearing our most comfortable clothes more, going on Zoom meetings in sweatpants (if any pants at all). And while lockdown laws are slowly starting to lift, we’re noticing that a lot of our old “favourite” clothes have been collecting dust for the past few months, and so it’s probably time to sell them. 

Speaking of the pandemic indoors, we talked about how to stay creative on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

This pandemic has exposed our relationship to clothes. It’s the 80/20 rule. 20% of your clothes, you wear 80% of the time. Although, with this pandemic, it’s more like 3% of our clothes, 100% of the time. As we stare into our complete full wardrobes and reflect on the same five tracksuits we’ve been wearing for the past few months, we’re forced to think about a potential change in our clothing habits. 

This is not to say you should sell or recycle all your clothes, but we should start to think about a Marie Kondo-esque type of cleanout. Marie Kondo has her own cleanup method which is a 6-step process. According to Kondo, you should commit yourself to tidying-up, imagine your ideal lifestyle, finish discarding first, tidy-up by category and not by location, follow the right order and ask yourself if it “sparks joy”.

Now, this does seem like a commitment, and we’re not saying that you have to follow all these rules to clean out your wardrobe, but we do suggest you take that last point into consideration. If you feel like your wardrobe needs a bit of a clean, then definitely ask yourself if your clothes “spark joy” because if it doesn’t, then a) you won’t ever wear it, and b) it will definitely spark joy for somebody else. 

During this pandemic, we’re spending a lot of time at home. Without the commute to and from work, we’ve got a bit of extra time on our hands. Why not take that spare hour or two and go through your wardrobe, picking out stuff that you never use then take to eBay, Facebook Marketplace, Gumtree or Depop. And, if that doesn’t work out, donate them all to a charity. In the words of the brilliant rap-force, Macklemore, “one man’s trash is another man’s come-up.”

So what are you waiting for? Get cleaning and get selling so you can get buying again.

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This Guy's Reaction To His Wife Being Preggers Will End You

Straight to the doghouse.

Move over gender reveal parties, pregnancy reaction videos are the new trend on social media and boy, do we have a cracker for you today. 

Normally pregnancy reaction videos are beautiful. More often than not, they follow a grandparent or parent as they cry tears of joy at the news they’ve just heard. But, sometimes the reaction can be a little underwhelming, at which point you would decide not to upload the video to social media. Well, it looks like TikTok user Sayving Grayce didn’t follow that advice because her pregnancy reaction video has gone viral for all the wrong reasons. 

Speaking of TikTok, we spoke about the songs to come off the app on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

Racking up millions of views and hundreds of thousands of likes on TikTok, the original post by Sayving Grayce seems to have been taken down, but have no fear, reuploads are here. 

In the viral clip, you’re subject to a POV shot of what seems to be the TikTok user’s partner and their first child. The voice off-camera says, “Look at the jacket” to which, the partner responds by taking a very long time to respond, as he doesn’t quite get the memo quick enough. 

After a lengthy pause and awkward laughter, the voice behind the camera says, “Look at the jacket, look on the back of it” to which the man on the camera responds tensely, “I’m looking at it, what do you want?” Okay sir, let’s not have that tone today, you don’t know the half what’s coming. 

The man then proceeds to turn his daughter around, revealing that her jacket says “Big Sis.” After approximately 38747629 minutes, he realises what that means, and asks his partner, “You’re pregnant?” before awkwardly replying “… no shit.” 

No shit? No SHIT? That’s not the reaction she or anyone else was looking for, sir! You can watch the cringeworthy clip below, or if you have TikTok you can watch the full clip here

And yes – as you can imagine, the Internet’s reaction was glorious.

Yeah look, not the most heartwarming reaction we’ve seen from a pregnancy video. We can’t even begin to imagine the conversation that would have followed this encounter. Anyway, we live and we learn. Onto the next viral video

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