Month: May 2014

Day 31 – Everybody Makes Mistakes, Everybody Has Those Days

I had planned on doing so much today. Clean my room, mark some essays, do a little reading.

This is how my day really went/ Things I did instead of working:

2 am: Oh crap, I should probably start getting ready for bed. Just one more After Hours episode.

I don't care how tired you are. You pay attention when Soren is dressed as Captain Reynolds.

I don’t care how tired you are. You pay attention when Soren is dressed as Captain Reynolds.

7 am: Shut up, birds.

10 am: I should probably get up now… What the – Why am I still wearing my dress?? Did I really sleep with my phone on my face?

10:01 am: Oh cool, Facebook messages!

11 am: Sooo hungry. Too late for breakfast but too early for lunch. What to do, what to do…If I wait 30 minutes, I’m sure someone will make lunch.

11:45 am: I should watch something to pass the time. Maybe I’ll finally watch The Lord of the Rings…

11:46 am: Pfft.

11:47 am: It’s 11:47, hey! And I’m running out of- oh, wait that song is called 11:57

11:50 am: I should probably make sure people are home and are making lunch rather than just assuming.

12 pm: Ready salted chips could be considered lunch, right?

Let's do brunch

Let’s do brunch

12:03 pm: You know what would go really good with these chips? A movie. I should take this opportunity to finally watch a classic.

12:15 pm: Dun dun dun dun dun dunnnnn dun dun dun dun dunnnnn dun dun dun dun dun… Hell yes, I’ll finally know what Star Wars is about!!!!

12:30 pm: Luke Skywalker is kind of cute.

1 p m: Ooh lunch time.

1:15 pm: Princess Leia is the best thing in this freaking movie. More Leia!

2 pm: How is this movie still not over?

2:10 pm: Chewbacca DOESN’T get a medal???. That’s just bullshit.

Why did you even make him walk with them during the ceremony, you freaking speciesist? Rude!

Why did you even make him walk with them during the ceremony, you freaking speciesist? Rude!

4:28 pm: OMG, did I black out? How did I fall asleep again?

4:30 pm: Hmmmm too late for afternoon tea, too early for dinner. What to do, what to do…

4:35 pm: Yay, mail! Gonna read my Teen TV + Movies book, woooo!!

Research!

Research!

4:40 pm: Hahahahaha, “research”

5 pm: Ugh… I wasted the whole day 😦 Guess I should just watch more After Hours…

6:30 pm: Yay, dinner!

7 pm: I really want grapes

7:05 pm: Chocolate would be really good right now

7:15 pm: I really want to go to New World…but it’s so cold…

7:30 pm: YAY NEW WORLD!!! Buy ALL the grapes!

7:40 pm: Oh hells yes, camembert is on sale. Life is good.

My world is so small today

My world is so small today

8 pm: Got my camembert, my crackers, my grapes and my Ribena. Movie time, baby!

8:05 pm: Nananananananana Nananananananana BATMAN!!!!!! (or the Nolan version, whatever).

…Aaaaaaand that was my day.

Random new lyrics I learned today:

Fox in the snow, where do you go
To find something you can eat?
Cause the word out on the street is you are starving
Don’t let yourself grow hungry now
Don’t let yourself grow cold
Fox in the snow

– Belle & Sebastian

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Day 30 – Looks Like We Made It

Milestone one has finally been submitted! I am still quite tired so I’ll keep this brief.

Pretty much after I submitted my proposal, my brain quit on me. While I was tempted to just abandon everything to go home and sleep, SH suggested that I celebrate with dinner. Unfortunately it was only 1pm so I spent the rest of the day “researching” Twin Peaks.

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Damn good coffee

Watching Twin Peaks is the only thing that I can do to procrastinate without really procrastinating. It’s the best part of my research because every episode I watch is something I could potentially use as an example when analysing the similarities with Pretty Little Liars.

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Feeling a little attracted to Agent Cooper

This programme really freaks me out so I’m sure, sometime in the near future, I will write a long entry about how Bob robbed me of sleep. It’s so creepy but so brilliant.

Things I did today instead of working:

  • Celebratory dinner with SH. OMG so full…
  •  More After Hours. All Soren, all the time.

    How can you still be unhappy after seeing this face talking about movies and television?

    How can you still be unhappy after seeing this face talking about movies and television?

  •  Solitary Twin Peaks marathon. So glad CH was in the room when that creepy red room scene was on screen.

Randomly terrifying lyrics:

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Her name is Lola, she was a showgirl
But that was 30 years ago, when they used to have a show
Now it’s a disco, but not for Lola
Still in the dress she used to wear, faded feathers in her hair
She sits there so refined, and drinks herself half-blind
She lost her youth and she lost her Tony
Now she’s lost her mind!

Barry Manilow

Day 29 – Seems Like It’s Been Forever, That You’ve Been Gone

I’m talking to you, sleep. Where are you? I miss you.

Come back to meeeee

Come back to meeeee

The first month is almost done. I worked really hard on my methodology section today. I hope it is adequate. I still don’t really feel like talking about it but I am just exhausted. One more day and this will all be out of the way!

Things I did instead of working:

  • Spent a lot of time with Soren. You are just the best, Bowie. You know exactly what to do to cheer me up when I am down.
  • Coffee with SH before I even got a chance to go to the office lol
  • Celebrated the fact that I’m back to tutoring TV studies next trimester
  • Officially decided I need to watch Game of Thrones. You can’t teach TV studies without knowing the most popular show out there.
  • Dinner and drinks with JB. Always a pleasure… and always expensive fish and chips.

Random “I miss you, Maroon 5”  lyrics:

You burn another bridge
Break another heart
You try again, it will only fall apart

Infatuation, not seeing the rest of you
Is getting the best of me
It’s such a shame that you shot me down
Would have been nice to be around
I’m touching your skin
If it’s only a fantasy then why is it killing me?
And I guess this must be infatuation

– Maroon 5

 

Day 28 – I’m Tellin’ Y’all, It’s A (Self) Sabotage

I had my very last day at work today. Bittersweet. Bye bye, Angel face!!

I’ve been feeling super down lately. Totally my fault though. I’ve been eating badly and not exercising. I think I need to go back to my daily spin because obviously all this time in front of the computer is making me angsty. Maybe it’ll get the endorphins going or something. I’m going to try to keep my mood up. There’s nothing worse than writing while stressed out/depressed/tired/all three combined. It’s been so hard to stay motivated when my body is not only tired but also running on junk food. No more!

Hopefully they don’t quit on their MA either.

I have to make a few more edits to my proposal tomorrow. It’s a little stressful but I just want to get it out of the way so that I can start researching for real. I can’t wait to start writing and actually talking about what I found instead of what other people have said. I really don’t enjoy writing literature reviews but it definitely does help me remember where I am going. It ended up feeling amazing to be able read it back and think, “Oh yeah! That’s why I’m here!”

Okay. Enough of that.

Things I did today instead of working:

  • Nothing. I may not have done much on my thesis but I had tutorials at uni and the other place.
  • …seriously, nothing.

Random lyrics about postgrad:

Spend some time improving what’s inside your head
Out, out, put it in storage, sell it on eBay, leave it behind
Out, out, what, are you angry? Good, so get angry
You may find the chip on your shoulder
Ooh, the room just got colder, hey
But with the chance you’ve been given
Why are you not driven as hell?

– Emmett

Day 27 – What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Exhausted

I still don’t really feel like talking. Perhaps after this thesis milestone, I’ll have more sarcastic quips for you.

I will say this:  Britney Spears was a sweet soul who was massacred by the Hollywood machine. You all have FS to thank for that random epiphany.

Things I did today instead of working:

  • Read the news and was sufficiently horrified.
  • Watched Black Mirror to get over my horror. I was then horrified in a completely different way.

    Almost cried. Seriously.

    Almost cried. Seriously.

  • Watched Britney & Kevin: Chaotic. Essentially this whole day was about horrifying myself in every possible way.

    Run, Brit-Brit!

    Run, Brit-Brit!

Random 10 Year Throwback Lyrics:

I cannot sleep, I cannot dream tonight
I need somebody and always
This sick strange darkness
Comes creeping on so haunting every time
And as I stared I counted
Webs from all the spiders
Catching things and eating their insides
Like indecision to call you
And hear your voice of treason
Will you come home and stop this pain tonight

-Blink 182

Pretty much though

Pretty much though

 

Day 26 – You Change Your Mind Like A Person Changes Clothes (BECAUSE WE ALL WEAR CLOTHES)

I don’t really have anything to say tonight.  I always seem to flip flop between loving my thesis and just wanting to crawl up in a ball and pray for daylight. Let’s let the video do the talking. I clearly need sleep.

Really need to go out and have fun soon.

Things I did today instead of working:

  • Spent some After Hours time with Soren and his buddies. You always make me feel better, imaginary digital friend.

    Pretty much

  • Stared at the shower wall and considered life’s big questions… Why DID Justin have to bring sexy back? Was 2003 – 2007 a very unsexy time?
  • Deconstructed The Devil Wears Prada  so that I can use it as an example of habitus, doxa, cultural field and cultural capital. Tomorrow should be fun.
  • Missed four buses trying to get to uni. FOUR.
  • Also sleepy AGaTrois says this:

    Thanks, CH.

    Thanks for the visual aid, CH.

Random creeper lyrics:

When I saw you over there
I didn’t mean to stare
But my mind was everywhere
I wanna know you

Gonna guess that you’re the kind
To say what’s on your mind
But you listen when I have something to show you

– Hannah Montana

And this is how it would really play out

Day 25 – Enough Is Enough Is Enough

I finally finished my proposal! Tomorrow, I’ll give it a final glance over and edit then I can give it to my supervisor to be checked before I send it off on Friday. Yay!!

Now I’m back to marking essays.

There's an end?

There’s an end?

I really have nothing more to say. I’ve had enough writing today.

Things I did today instead of working:

  • Brunch with SH. Brunch is basically the best thing ever

    I mean, right?

    I mean, right?

  • Started watching Gravity Falls. Hooray for more procrastination techniques.
  • Debated with myself about whether or not I should start Twin Peaks from the beginning. I can’t watch that show alone but I need it for my thesis. Aaargh. What to do, what to do?

    You said it, Dale.

    You said it, Dale.

Random “I should eat something” lyrics:

Well, I never saw it coming.
I should’ve started running
A long, long time ago.
And I never thought I’d doubt you,
I’m better off without you
More than you, more than you know.

Daughtry