Month: June 2014

Day 59 – Let’s Go, Don’t Wait, This Night’s Almost Over

Cheat entry…and I’m not even sorry.

So, I had a pretty good day today.

A better writer would express their emotion by using words to paint a vivid picture for their reader. I am going to use memes.

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I think that sums it up pretty well.

Things I did instead of working:

  • Picked up my keyboard from the repair place #betterweekendstories
  • Had coffee out in the sun with C on a lovely winter’s afternoon. Wellington be cray.
  • Had drinks with A and AMcL 🙂

Random JB and AGaTrois lyrics: 

I’m on a boat, I’m on a boat
Everybody look at me
‘Cause I’m sailing on a boat
I’m on a boat, I’m on a boat
Take a good hard look
At the motherfucking boat

– The Lonely Island

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Day 58 – They’ve Got Me Runnin’ and Hidin’ All Over Town

I feel slightly incompetent today. I wrote the wrong grade in for one of my students and I feel pretty bad about it. Everything worked out fine but BAH I hate screwing up something that I checked over and over and over again. It just means next time I’ll be even more anxious and paranoid about the things that I do for tutorials.

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I still haven’t gotten around to watching Pretty Little Liars. What is this? I wonder if there is reasoning behind my reluctance to keep watching this show even though I always enjoy it when I do. Is this reasoning something that I can incorporate into my thesis?

ANSWERS. I NEED ANSWERS.

Things I did instead of working:

  • Met up with L. It’s so great to meet people that you have a lot in common with. I find it so inspiring to talk to aspiring writers, I wish I had their kind of passion and sense of certainty about what they’re doing.
  • Went to JG’s birthday dinner! Karaoke woooooooooo
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  • Set up meetings with C and A. I’ll allocate second letters once I know, haha.

Seriously though, my weekend is looking so busy now. I have so much thesis stuff I want to do this weekend. THEY MUST BE DONE!

Random lyrics I shamelessly sang at Red Hill. Own it, babes:

You know you love me, I know you care
Just shout whenever, and I’ll be there
You are my love, you are my heart
And we will never ever ever be apart

Are we an item? Girl, quit playing
We’re just friends, what are you saying?
Say there’s another and look right in my eyes
My first love broke my heart for the first time
And I was like…

Baby, baby, baby oooh
Like baby, baby, baby nooo
Like baby, baby, baby oooh
I thought you’d always be mine (mine)

– Justin Bieber

Day 57 – Please Forgive Me, For Forgetting To Blog Like I Do

Cheat Entry 😦 😦

What is wrong with me? I really am a goldfish.

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Just kidding. I’m not forgetful, I’m just really lazy.

I did spend some time thinking about the dead girl trope in Pretty Little Liars and how I can use that to consider the trickle-down effect of innovations at the high-end of television. I feel like there’s something there but I am starting to worry that perhaps I either chose the wrong case study or I am heading towards somewhere very different from what I originally intended. Oh the joys of postgrad.

Things I did today instead of working:

  • Bought an e-reader. Guess who’s gonna be reading about fan cultures and Pretty Little Liars on the bus?
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  • Spent all night telling five different people about my thesis and going into detail about how I plan on going about it. For fun. I’m that boring person at the party that talks about work.

 Random lyrics stuck in my head:

I got a Black Magic Woman
I got a Black Magic Woman
Yes, I got a Black Magic Woman
She’s got me so blind I can’t see
But she’s a Black Magic Woman and
she’s trying to make a devil out of me

– Santana

Day 56 – Please Forgive Me, I Know Not What I Do

Cheat Entry 😦

For shame

For shame

I don’t even remember what I did today. I apologise.

I think I did a lot of photocopying. Oh yes, and I read from Matt Hills’ Fan Cultures book. I also vaguely remember feeling unwell.

Am I a goldfish?

Things I did today instead of working:

  • Swiped right and left. It’s amazing how many matches you get during stormy weather. I guess there’s nothing quite like being alone on a cold night to make people want to window shop on Tinder.
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Random  lyrics for the stormy seasons:

Love is in the air
Everywhere I look around
Love is in the air
Every sight and every sound

And I don’t know if I’m being foolish
Don’t know if I’m being wise
But it’s something that I must believe in
And it’s there when I look in your eyes

– John Paul Young

Day 55 – It’s Going Down, I’m Yelling Tinder

I spent the whole day in bed again. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I keep feeling really sick and exhausted both mentally and physically. I think maybe I need to change my diet because my body is just not cooperating with my activities.

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Today was such a miserable day, simply because I wanted to get heaps of things done. I wanted to finish cleaning my room, I wanted to work out, I wanted to cook a proper breakfast… instead I lay in bed and coughed. At least I managed to read late essays so, that’s something.

Damn this day. Ruiner of What We Do In The Shadows trip and waster of time.

Things I did today instead of working:

  • Convinced by my friends to finally download Tinder. Since I was on bed-rest, it seemed as good a time as any. I’m not opposed to online dating, I’m just kind of a shy person. In fact, I got so nervous about right-swiping someone that I had to text a friend for moral support. Yes. Moral support on an anonymous dating app.
    Basically me to JB the whole time I was on the app.

    Basically me to JB the whole time I was on the app.

    Also I feel bad about rejecting someone because of their looks. The big red “NOPE” that pops up seems a bit harsh. I was trying to rationalise to a friend that I didn’t want to left-swipe a guy because I was sure he had a lovely personality. I was promptly reminded that that was not the point of this app.

  • Rude

    Rude.

    While it is a great ego boost to see the magical words, “It’s A Match!”, I do have to wonder if these guys right swiped every photo that they saw so that they can cast a wide net. I’ve heard that women often have better luck on these types of apps than men. I’ll make sure to remind myself that if I ever start to feel too chuffed from the texting.

Random high school throwback lyrics:

It’s just too little too late
A little too wrong
And I can’t wait
You know all the right things to say
(You know it’s just too little too late)

You say you dream of my face
But you don’t like me
You just like the chase
To be real, it doesn’t matter anyway
(You know it’s just too little too late)

– Jojo

Day 54 – Red Alert, Red Alert, It’s (Not) A Catastrophe

CHEAT ENTRY

Had a mini freak out that all the grades had to be in today but it turned out okay. That was an awful bus ride though. Luckily, our admin is amazing and managed to get me in for grade entry 30 minutes after I read the reminder email.

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I then felt absolutely awful when I got home. I’m not sure if it’s something I ate or if I’m just still tired from everything but that’s the reason I didn’t blog yesterday.

Things I did today instead of working:

  • Coffee with SH
  • Brunch with JB – On my way back from coffee with SH
  • Interrupted RH’s walk to the library in order to convince him to start watching Orphan Black. It’s that good.
  • Everyone should be watching.

    Everyone should be watching.

Random”damn, I need to watch Nashville” lyrics:

I finally kept my pride and hailed a cab
Those cuttin’ words you said were the last stab
There’ll be no tears this time, they’ve all dried up
No more sweet poison, I already drank that cup

This tunnel’s dark, but there’s a little light glowing
Just enough for me to run towards knowing

Nothing in this world will ever break my heart again
Nothing in this world will ever break my heart again
No pain this life will put me through will ever ever hurt like you

– Juliette Barnes

Day 53 – It’s Over and Done But the Tiredness Lives On Inside…

YES.

ALL THE (SUBMITTED) ESSAYS ARE DONE.

Let us rejoice at the return of sleep. Sleep is so beautiful.

Not so smug now, are ya princess?

Not so smug now, are ya princess?

Things I did today instead of working:

  • Instead of working? Nothing. But I did rewatch episodes of Orphan Black with my mum in between essay marking as a reward for every 5 essays I marked. Woo!

    I haz time management skillz

    I haz time management skillz

Random Hannah Montana lyrics I shamelessly sang in the shower:

Sometimes I wish when the phone rings
That it would be you saying, “Let’s hang out”
Then you confess that there’s something special
In between us, why don’t we find out

You don’t know me, guess you don’t need me
Why you’re not seein’ what you’re missin’
On the outside shyin’ away
On the inside dying to say

I’m unusual, not so typical
Way too smart to be waiting around
Tai Chi practices, snowboard champion
I can fix the flat on your car

I might even be a rock star

– Hannah Montana