Day 50 – If You Can’t Hear What They’re Trying To Say, If You Can’t Read From The Same Page…

…you’re probably really tired from marking assignments.

CHEAT ENTRY (This is getting ridiculous… get your act together!)

I woke up really early so that I could finish my marking. I was pretty stoked because I got all of them done in time.

Then I got to uni and realised seven essays had come in late.


That’s Saturday’s problem now.

Oh well, 39 essays is still a pretty decent (torturous) amount to get through in a short period of time.

Things I did today instead of working:

I wish I could tell you more about my day yesterday but I am so tired, I genuinely don’t remember.

Random flaky lyrics:

So take me as I am
This may mean
You’ll have to be a stronger man
Rest assured that
When I start to make you nervous
And I’m going to extremes
Tomorrow I will change
And today won’t mean a thing

Meredith Brooks


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.


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.


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:

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 22 – What Do You Do With The Leftover You?

Ugh, everything is going so slowly. I’m just typing fragmented sentences into my proposal now. I hope when I look back at all of this, I’ll somehow be able to make sense of my ramblings. It’s not that I’m unaware I’m burnt out. I just have no way of resting because there are deadlines to be met.

I caaaaaaaan't

I caaaaaaaan’t

I can’t wait to hand in this proposal. I really want that feeling of having nothing stopping you from doing research. However, I also have to mark some essays starting tomorrow so I’ll have to find a way to slowly get through those at the same time. On the bright side, I should be getting a lot (if not all) TV essays. I can’t even begin to explain how happy that makes me. I won’t even try because no one needs to hear that nerdsplosion.

Confetti Happy. That’s how happy.

I still really miss fun.  I need to go out and do something other than thinking about media studies. The problem with that is, if you’re all very passionate about a subject (as we obviously all are, considering we’re postgrads), conversations will eventually go back to media stuff, no matter how hard we try. Geeks. Then we’ll get depressed about the world. Best. Night. Ever.

Okay. I need to start packing up. Gotta get out of here before people start thinking I live here (I do).

Things I did today instead of working:

  • Finally got around to watching the last two episodes of Pretty Little Liars. Considering they ended up creeping me out so much that I was too scared to go to the bathroom at uni, I should probably stop talking about how lame the show is. Sorry PLL.
  • Watched two episodes of Friends because JB put the show in my head. No regrets.

    The eternal question

    The eternal question

Random “This song is always in my head because of CH” lyrics:

Baby you light up my world like nobody else,
The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed,
But when you smile at the ground it ain’t hard to tell,
You don’t know,
Oh oh,
You don’t know you’re beautiful

One Direction