So I went to the coast with Charles for a few days, a couple of weeks ago. I had a really nice time! It was good to forget about that frigging essay for a little bit. The weather was warm and we went swimming twice! Somehow I forgot to bring a t-shirt to the coast. I wore a blouse and had a singlet-top thing, and pyjamas. So I had to wear my pyjama top in swimming. But seriously. Who does that?
Apart from looking like a total dag, we did some fun stuff like visit antique* shops, where I bought some vintage children's books to use in my NEXT BIG CRAFT PROJECT. We also made a fire and had a barbeque outside, which was lovely. After having watched lots of Ray Mears' Bushcraft, we thought we could make a fire without matches. We couldn't. I think Ray Mears might be a wizard?
When I got back, my head cleared and I was able to finish my essay. I'd been working on it for months, and yet I could only write anything about 4 days before the deadline. My dad said "Nothing crystallises thoughts quite like a deadline".
The best thing about the Psychology department is the automatic stapler. You feed in your assignment and it goes BANG! I think I shrieked the first time I did that, 4 years ago. Sigh.
And then I went and looked at some duckies.
Thanks for kind words, dudes and ladies. In the words of T-Rex, I am always impressed by your wit, your beauty, your intelligence, and your sense of humour.
In some other words by T-Rex, HEY YOU! ACROSS THE STREET! I LIKE YOUR FRIGGING HAT!
Here's my old lame 3/4 length black t-shirt. Boring!
Here's what I did! I unpicked the sleeves! And then I got some similar black stretch fabric and made some short puffed sleeves! And then I sewed the old sleeves back to the bottom of the puffs! Observe!
I guess you could call it a leg of lamb sleeve? This is me in a mirror turned slightly to the right!
Me turned slightly to the left! Anyhow turns out everyone has these kind of tops now. Fashion? So I can wear it! Yay!
See? Puffed. Lame photo quality, but it's usually dark when I want to take photos, and also... I'm kind of embarrassed asking my parents to take photos of me in stuff I make. So self-portraits all the way! Parents don't understand blogging.
Cats and kittens! I am totally into Dinosaur Comics right now! I feel like they explain the finer points of my existence in comic form! COMICS ABOUT TALKING DINOSAURS!
So about 5 weeks ago I ordered a dress from Dear Celine - a black/grey classical high-waisted affair. It's been 5 weeks, so stuff is bound to happen in that time. I look at dresses online every day.
I've also been obsessing over a particular Victorian Maiden dress - which happens to be on sale right now. I keep telling myself that the reason I love it is because of the print - flamingoes! I just love flamingoes. And pelicans. But they don't have a pelican print.
Tonight I was just thinking about stuff I like. I thought about these two dresses, amongst others. I looked at the pictures. Then I thought... wait a second. Flip the Dear Celine dress. Enhance... Enhance.
I haven't posted in a while. You'll have to excuse me. I have been down in the dumps.
I think that this is mainly because of this course I'm doing at uni. I have a couple of assignments I have to do for it. I hate the course, and it's really hard. So even though I'm on holidays, I'm still down about it.
I haven't really been doing any projects of interest. I always think "I don't have time to make a ___, I have to do my assignments!" and then I sit and read articles or do something vaguely related to my research, in a really unproductive way. But at least I'm doing it? Right? It's really on my mind a lot. I've committed to being in two concerts soon, and I feel like I can't take any time off these assignments to do the rehearsals. Which is stupid because the assignments aren't even getting anywhere. I haven't even studies for my other courses.
Charles and I are going to the coast tomorrow, which I'm excited about, but of course I'm going to have to bring my lappy and work. And then my holidays are over and the assignments are due. So I am down in the dumps and haven't done anything fun these holidays. I just want this course to be over.
I've been taking photes of some of my outfits that I was proud of, but some of the photos are on film (!) and some are on Charles' camera, and my camera sucks. So no photos for you, Internet.
Should I delete my blog? Do I just need to sneeze? Time will tell.