Soren Bowie

Day 49 – Keep Movin’, Don’t Stop Markin’

I spent the whole day just marking in my living room. I think at one point even my dog felt sorry for me.

Do you remember people? I miss people.


 I saw a little bit of a Gilmore Girls rerun though. So I have that going for me.

I am so very, very close to being done though. Just need to keep pushing on…



Things I did today instead of working:

  • I watched an episode of Twin Peaks when I woke up.
  • Watched the latest episode of After Hours. I love you Soren, thanks for the lolz.
  • …that’s it.

Random 90s rap lyrics:

Here I go, here I go, here I go again (again?)
Girls, what’s my weakness? (Men!)
Ok then, chillin’, chillin’, mindin’ my business (word)
Yo, Salt, I looked around, and I couldn’t believe this
I swear, I stared, my niece my witness
The brother had it goin’ on with somethin’ kinda…uh
Wicked, wicked (oooo) – had to kick it
I’m not shy so I asked for the digits



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!!



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

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 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 17 – OH! We’re Halfway There!


I managed to write my three research questions today.  I think I owe a lot of this productivity to CH for napping on the floor and giving me the soothing sounds of her sleep-breathing to use as my writing soundtrack. Thanks babes. Told you I’d mention it in the blog.

I’ve also mostly finished my bibliography and on top of that, I have worked out a draft for my methodology, theoretical framework and research gap sections. Phew! It’s been a pretty busy day but it’s really helped me get back in the mood to research. This part of the process has been amazing in getting me interested in the topic again. I think I forgot that this whole thing was my idea in the first place but I remember now. Hopefully I’ll get the whole thing done by Monday so that I can send it off to be checked and still have time to modify the sections that need work.

I can’t wait to go back tomorrow.

Uni on a Sunday? Hell yes!

Uni on a Sunday? Yes, please!

Oh yeah, I should probably note that my day started off amazingly. I know I dedicate a lot of space to writing about how much I hate the 23 bus but today, it blew my mind. I’m not going to say it came on time. Don’t be ridiculous. However, my first bus was so late that it coincided perfectly with the lateness of the 23. I waited less than a minute to connect my ride to university. Using public transportation fails to my advantage, hells yeah!

Here's to winning the bad luck lottery!

Here’s to winning the bad luck lottery!

Things I did today instead of working:

  • Attempted to do the Hoedown Throwdown with CH.

    Try it at home, y’all!

  • Laughed hysterically about Lemon-Stealing Whores.“If you were a lemon I would put you on my shelf and cherish you like I cherish all our lemons.”
  • Watched waaaaay too many After Hours videos. I really need to find my own Soren Bowie to argue with about movies and television. Where are all the passionate media dorks?
  • Ordered from Hell without buying a pizza. CH and I decided that if the same delivery guy keeps delivering, we’ll eventually invite him in to watch a movie on the computer with us. Yeah. That won’t give him the wrong idea at all.
  • Resentfully watched first-years as they went off clubbing while I waited for the bus. I miss fun.
  • Thought about Zack Morris and Kelly Kapowski:
    Aaargh so cute!

    Aaargh so cute!

    I am still on such a Saved by the Bell kick. I have to make sure I include the show in my thesis somehow… Crap, now I’ve thought about it too much and I have to watch another episode before bed.

    *retro swoon*

Random totally awesome Bruno Mars lyrics:

I love you so, that’s what you’ll say
You’ll tell me baby, baby, please don’t go away 
But when I play, I never stay 
To every girl that I meet, yeah, this is what I say

Run, run, runaway, runaway, baby
Before I put my spell on you
You better get, get, get away, get away, darling
‘Cause everything you heard is true
Your poor little heart will end up alone
‘Cause Lord knows I’m a rolling stone
So you better run, run, run away, run away, baby

– Bruno Mars