Saturday, December 13, 2014

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Letter A Day v 2.0

Such a huge delay between updates! I have been busy with the start of my final semester, and of course being engrossed by the always fantastic The Walking Dead and now cult hit True Detective.  Sadly for me, the last units I have to complete for my degree are essay based. So many essays. Bah. It is almost the end of semester though, so soon I shall have all the time in the world.. to work full time. I am not sure which option is better. The units are all based on novels still, so I have had the opportunity to read and re-read some pretty amazing books. Handmaids Tale, The Hunger Games, Lolita, American Psycho are just a few.

Now for the actual purpose of this post. On January 1st I decided to try the letter a day challenge.
Annoyingly, I had some personal stuff come up and basically I have restarted the challenge.
I have been noting down who I sent the letters to, but forgot to take photos. Remembered last week  though and today. Yay for mail.

Swear I have a fish brain sometimes. Either way, I had been making brilliant progress, writing every day, not second guessing/self editing everything. Until last Tuesday.
Instead I had to have a few days rest after an idiot decided that the give way sign was entirely optional.
Thankfully I wasn't injured too badly, though the car is a mess.
Now I have the lengthy and frustrating wait to hear back from the insurance company.
There is damage to both sides and the front. So very frustrating. Today I managed to drive a fair distance without much trouble, and dropped kids off to daycare. Got a coffee before leaving to attend work meeting and idiot cab driver cut across double lines to stop at the taxi bay. Argh! I have always heard comments about Canberra drivers being some of the worse, but now I am hyper aware of what they are all doing, it is both frustrating and disappointing that people risk their lives and others just to get somewhere quickly.

I wasn't ready to drive over the long weekend, but I did do plenty of reading and binge watched Naked and Afraid. Camping made all the more unappealing once again.

Now I have a wonderfully fast printer, it is time to print all my form site replies and get cracking on letters for fellow LEP & IGGPPC members. Woo.

Monday, November 25, 2013

And I am back

Have a tendency to get wrapped up in things and forget to update blog.

Uni is now almost over. Have final works to submit but in the meantime, I am dealing with a sad sick little boy who turns 3 next week. Who I may have turned into a zombie child in the final project.

I spent most of today playing with the blog set up and watching Orange is the new black.

Pet rats passed away on the weekend, so I have the sad pants on. Also have a stupid stress ulcer and everything hurts to eat. Even coffee causes me pain and that just isn't right. Ice-cream for life!

No incoming mail so far this week, and haven't decorated anything recently. However, all the artistic ability has moved across to Miss I.  She drew a portrait of me, complete with headphones. Because lets be honest, Skull Candy Aviators are just that rad.

Only a small update I guess, but better than nothing.

1. That's me. Woo
2. Attempted making stove top coffee while making breakfast. Fail.
3. Zombie stickers at uni.
4. Sugar Skull stamp I am loving.
5. New season Walking Dead fixes everything.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Finding inspiration to write

Sometimes I question why I write this.
I tend to share and then quickly delete what was said. I don't know if people read this. There is also the possibility it could float around the web until unwanted people discover it.
Perhaps I could put a notation in each post just for them. *Please feel free to die*
Nothing new is happening here really.
It is spring, busting to wear t-shirts and jeans. Do so, and end up with a cold. Though realistically the air-conditioning unit and daycare contributed more. Nothing like a breeding ground of communicable illness to make your week.

Took husband to have Pho on Thursday. I don't have a picture to post. Despite the fact I have had it 3 times now, each time I am too excited to take a photo. Having only just discovered this soup/noodle dish, I am devouring it every chance I get. Plotting, of course, to try it at home. For now I am happy just to hand over cash and drown myself in broth. Tried to counteract the cold by adding way too much chilli any time I have it. Delicious and burning, but didn't fix cold.

I have ended up with a huskier voice than usual. Though to be fair, if I speak normally, it is pretty deep. It is only when I am wound up that it is higher pitched. Truth be told, I am usually wound up, so that doesn't really matter. Either way, I am able to sing along with Eddie Vedder without sounding like the female back up vocals. Woo.

Nothing much else to report. Reading The Passage, and trying to stop writing in first person. Lots of learning to be had. Showing rather than telling while writing. I have under a month to get the 7500 words and it just isn't happening. White paper is incredibly daunting. Sharing even more so. I don't think I will ever be a real author.

There is really no point to this post, but learning to write again. There are always more important things I can be doing. For someone who is constantly distracted, I found a study tip for staying focussed.
Something called the Pomodoro Technique. Still searching for inspiration, Diablo 3 and Walking Dead season 3 to the rescue.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Spring cleaning life

Received two lots of meh news in the last few days.
Did a general clean of house today, super clean of office and given it is almost spring- I am thinking about spring cleaning rest of life.
Not sure how to do that though. Maybe a postcard or a sky writer- "Hey hey. Yep I am done. Bye"
That could totally work.

In other news, I got a little friend who I named Jemima and the Ps3 remote died. So plenty of writing is being done. Can't kill dragons, write letters. Perfect trade.

Have had no mail in the last 1 1/2 weeks, which has been kinda crap & good at the same time. Allowing me to catch up on letters. Bills or junk mail only sucks though.

Temporary hiding spot complete with frozen peas