EVER FEEL LIKE YOU WERE THE ONE TO START A TREND? WHETHER IT WAS A CATCHPHRASE, TV SHOW OR SPORTING TEAM? THE HOT91 CREW RECKONS IT HAS
We already know that jumping on the bandwagon means to join an activity that has become very popular or to change your opinion to one that has become very popular. Mainly, it’s just so you can share in its success. What if, though, you were the one to create the bandwagon?
You were the one to start something that everyone else loved. Well, in actual fact, I am currently doing this now with #Abs4april. Ok, it’s not fully a bandwagon yet as only a few people are in it, but how can you get people on your bandwagon if you don’t tell them about it?
I weighed myself recently and realised I am the heaviest I’ve ever been.
As I was talking with a mate, we realised that there are heaps of people feeling overweight at the moment. I am a 32-year-old old dad of three kids, so it’s been difficult losing the sympathy baby weight. However, it’s time we made a change, so here’s what we’re doing for the month of April.
If you’d like to join, please do because knowing other people are doing it too actually really helps.
There are three rules. One: work out every day in April. Who cares what you do, just get moving.
Two: text a friend every day about what you did in your workout.
Three: eat something every three hours. #Abs4april It’s that easy. No pressure. Honestly, for me, it’s just about getting moving and doing something other than watching Netflix.
If you’re keen to join me for #Abs4april, hit me up on Facebook, Insta or Twitter @hidavematthews
Game of Thrones is touted as being the greatest TV series of all time. With millions of viewers worldwide, the series is about to enter its eighth season and every second person you talk to can’t wait.the show is referenced in pop culture almost daily with phrases like “you know nothing Jon Snow” and “winter is coming” part of the modern vernacular. But who thought it was awesome first and why does it matter? There is a sense of entitlement, even smugness, from those GOT fans who tuned into its very first episode in 2011 who now represent a sub-set of people who feel they created the bandwagon. Not the creators who made the masterpiece and its universal appeal, but simply the early adopters because they said “this show goes all right” and supposedly created the tsunami of love that followed. With this rationale in my mind, I got to thinking, what bandwagon have I built? The answer: smashed avo. Yep, you’re welcome. I think it was about 1983, possibly January – my sister Pip would make avocado on toast and spread it on thinly like peanut butter and then season it with cracked black pepper and garlic salt. However, I noticed something wasn’t quite right – an opportunity to enhance this already handsome culinary creation. I couldn’t put my finger on it at first, then it hit me: it was the texture and consistency that was the problem. I don’t want this magnificent fruit reduced to a common breakfast spread. I need variety. I need boldness. I need chunks. I need SMASHED AVO. So, hipsters and café owners, don’t fret. I’m not seeking a percentage of your take from the ridiculous amount of money you charge for this. Maybe just a little nod and a smile next time I’m in.
“Jumping on the bandwagon” is to jump aboard an activity that has become very popular or to change your opinion to one that has become very popular so that you can share in its success.
In this case, we are talking about Game of Thrones.
Season eight is about to launch on April 15 and Game of Thrones fans are going bananas over it.
I’ve just started watching Game of Thrones from the start.
Yes, you read correctly: from the start. I know, I’ve been told it’s too late to start watching it now.
Now it’s probably not worth getting into because it’s too complex.
Blah, blah, blah ... but I’m committed. I like to think I helped build the Sunshine Coast Lightning fan bandwagon.
Being the only regional team in the competition, it was always going to be hard for them to gain memberships and fans. But as Sunny Coast people do, they jumped on board the bandwagon hard and haven’t got off. Now two premierships later, there’s no sign of this bandwagon slowing down any time soon.
As the Sunshine Coast Lightning game-day host, I feel as though it is my responsibility to get our passionate fans loud and proud not only on the court but off the court as well.
They do a damn good job because we have an awesome team to be super proud of.
So, as it’s my duty, I’m announcing their first home game for the season is on May 12 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre (until their USC stadium refurbishment has been completed).