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Day Four: A Guilty Pleasure Book
A guilty pleasure… Anything by Melissa Nathan or Janet Evanovich. Awful romantic books about comedically frazzled women who keep doing ridiculous things and making me laugh and driving men who love them crazy. Candy for the brain. But sometimes, candy is a nice change.
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Day Three: My Favourite Book Series
Okay, time for a big scoop of embarrassing honesty. I love lots of books series. Dresden Files. Chronicles of Narnia. The Vampire Diaries book series which has no resemblance to the TV series at all whatsoever. Gormenghast. Lord of the Rings. Howl’s Moving Castle trilogy. Allison Croggon’s trilogy the name of which I cannot remember off the top of my head. I’m not including...
And if I may speak with you forthright Without edge, without pretense, At last...– “To Address A Gentleman: An Ingénue’s Appeal” - Shawna Howson (October ‘11)
Day Two: A Book I Have Read More Than Three Times
To be honest, I’ve read almost all my books more than three times. I seek them out, in their hiding places and take them to the bedroom. I curl up and read a chapter here or there, comforting myself with the familiarity. I read them from the beginning, remembering when I first met them, how I met them, how that felt. Knowing how it ends and meeting them again, like the Doctor, meeting...
Day One: The Best Book I Read Last Year
This is a hard one for me, even though if I’m being honest I didn’t read nearly as much as I normally do last year. So I’m going to pick… I was going to say two… and then I picked one of them… and then I realised that wasn’t quite right and then I thought there were three… The best Christian Living book I read last year was, hands down,...
I just watched a bank heist movie called Flypaper starring Ashley Judd and Patrick Dempsey. Fantastic movie. Little heavy on the language front but seriously funny and highly engaging. Strong recommendation.
Prac finished today and I am sad because I will miss it but happy because I get to sleep past 6AM tomorrow. No one in this house wants to geek out over Deadpool with me. To be fair, none of them read Deadpool comics so… but yeah. ShirtPunch today. I would order it but I’m still waiting on my 9 week old order from them to arrive. I’m still tempted. I miss tumblr a lot. ...
Life is good.
I am tired though. But stuff is good :-) I just miss you guys. More than you know.
I want to punch Pittacus Lore in the face. Because he inserted himself in the book. And then his author bio was like ‘I’m a Lorian Elder, as described in the book’. I HATE SELF-INSERTION. I understand the appeal… but seriously. No.
Teaching Career Made
Context: 13 year old boy has punched someone and I'm running restorative practices. We've talked about what happened and why, and who the actions affected and we're on the second last question...
Me: Okay, so what would you do differently next time?
13 year old boy: In the immortal words of Wil Wheaton, I won't be a dick
Me: /trying not to laugh/ I think that would be a great idea.
Hi, I’m still alive For all those who asked, on Valentines Day I nearly forgot it was the day, got asked if I would be a 13 year old boy’s valentines, and I ate chinese take-away and watched Chuck with my husband. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BEST FRIEND SARAH. I honestly do not know how I existed before these amazing people entered my life, and Sarah is just one of those who blows my mind...
Good Morning Melbourne:The Amanda Palmer...
neil-gaiman: … When it ends, still clutching her ukulele, she will be led, suspecting nothing, to THE RETREAT HOTEL - 280 Sydney Road, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia — and into the beer garden out the back. Be there by 7:30, or even a little before to be on the safe side. Head for the beer garden. Do not form lines. Get a drink, or something non-alcoholic and try to blend in. You will...
I feel sick and I have to go to prac today and yeah… been dry-reaching since last night after the vomiting stopped.
Today I told the truth and was not afraid. I was not afraid to be wrong or laughed at or criticised. I told the truth and I stood strong and it went well. Maybe I’ll do it again tomorrow too. I’ll do it every day until confidence and courage are natural and I can wear them like a favourite sweater or trackpants that you never take off. Some days I’m a person I’m...
You know that saying:
A watched clock never ticks? that turned into A watched phone never rings? that just turned into A watched podcast never downloads….
I Love Talking To Sarah On Skype
I think we decided I am the Queen of the Ridiculous and Social Anxieties. Especially because one of the things that I freak out about the absolute most is something I do all the time to everyone else. I don’t think I’ve ever told anyone to shut up so much in my entire life. I love you Sarah. I’m so blessed to have you.
Friends: Are you ok?
Me: I'm fine.
Friends: Oh good.
Friend on the internet: Are you ok?
Me: I'm fine
Friend on the internet: No you're not, I can tell. Tell me everything.
I went to a food and wine festival with the husband He bought me a heart shaped lollipop to enjoy my ire He also bought me ice cream (thus I forgive him) I watched my salsa group perform I really enjoyed not performing this year, but I think I will perform next year I have lots of baking to do tomorrow First time at MY church in about three weeks because of work! Pretty excited I watched...
I think that most of us, anyway, read these stories that we know are not “true”...– Orson Scott Card (via danseurs)
I took today off work. I called them yesterday. I have three days in a row off. I don’t think this has happened in a while. I’ve no origami due, no food due, no cleaning, no uni and and no work. It’s kind of nice. I’m huddled on the couch for my first day alone in the house in a very, very long time (NoRuffles is fishing with Dad). I just ordered my groceries...