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Day 15 – I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends (and Sav)

I don’t really have time for a long post tonight because I have to wake up for a 9am lecture but I had a relatively good day today. I worked on more readings for the upcoming proposal and I’m feeling pretty good about it. I wish I could tell you more but I don’t really remember much other than the fact that I was very excited to try my new lime green teapot.



Of course, no day is complete without my daily Googling of ABC Family and Pretty Little Liars. Unfortunately I was little out of it today so I ended up looking at the results for The CW for a few minutes before I realised I was researching a completely different network. Oh dear.

They'll find out in 350 days

They’ll find out in 350 days

On a brighter note, I’ve finally realised the irony that my case study is about a group of teenage girls being stalked and judged by a bully using social media. Considering that a huge part of my thesis is about ‘following’ the moves of these four actresses on Twitter and making claims about their actions, it is obvious that I am in fact “A”. Bet the PLL fans didn’t see that coming.

I also found a lot of posts online about the fact that Ezra is clearly a sex offender. It restored some of my faith in humanity.



It’s late so  that is all. Young girls, if you’re ever just randomly in a bar, look out for dodgy English teachers. They’re almost as bad as the Media Studies crowd…

Things I did today instead of working:

  • Went to Hunter Lounge, JJ Murphy and The Library with JB. Let’s make this a regular thing, babes.
  • Stared at the moon. Wish I could dance outside without looking terrifying.
  • Watched *that* ADAM video with JB and CH. Woah.
  • Lay on the floor of the office with a hot water bottle, a blanket and pillow and wondered if that was the end. It wasn’t.
  • Wanted to hug my reading because it talked about HBO and branding. ZOMG industry, I missed you.

Random “Get out of my head!” Lyrics:

Say something, I’m giving up on you
I’ll be the one, if you want me to
Anywhere I would’ve followed you
Say something, I’m giving up on you

And I am feeling so small
It was over my head
I know nothing at all

– A Great Big World


Day 10 – I Walk This Empty Street on the Boulevard of Broken Sleep

Can’t really write too much today, I have reached the want-to-cry-and/or-vomit level of exhaustion so I have to sleep as soon as possible. I will say this though, I managed to finish the final comments for a whole class today. I’m about a quarter of the way through the second class and I am hopeful that I will finish most, if not all, the comments tomorrow. I can’t wait to hand back these assignments because ABC Family is calling out to me.

Not long now, my love.

Not long now, my love.

I managed to access some of the readings from the television class I tutored last year so I printed off more readings for me to get through once I’ve gotten through my current workload. I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am to see the names Lotz and Gripsrud. It’s like the mothership calling me home… or maybe it’s the flagship 😉

Lame TV studies jokes aside, I really am still excited to get this thesis started. Getting all my resources together feels kind of amazing. I’ll try to hold on to that feeling when I’m crying over badly written chapters in the coming months.

Things I did today instead of working:

  • Brought two apples to uni before ultimately abandoning them to eat pizza with CH. We also watched the finale of New Girl. Dinner break at its finest.
  • Admired a photo of Caleb Rivers because he apparently got a haircut. Technically this was research because he is coming back to Pretty Little Liars now that Ravenswood is cancelled.
  • Looked at cats on Tumblr
  • Ran home from the bus stop because everyone is scary at night
  • Sang ‘You’re Having My Baby’ wholeheartedly while getting ready for uni and thinking of Cory Monteith
  • Thought about Elle Woods and how I should watch Legally Blonde again to pump myself up. Ironically this movie inspired me to drop out of law school so I should probably watch with caution.

    Basically me right now

Random Lyrics From the Mostly Forgotten But Awesome Legally Blonde Musical

Seeing my name up on that list
That beats the first time that we kissed
You thought I was dumb
But I think that somebody’s judgment was poor

Seeing my name in black and white
It’s like making love with you all night
No wait, it feel so much better, hello, much better
It’s oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, much better
‘Cause I am so much better than before

– Elle Woods