Thursday, 31 December 2015

Well 2015, you've been a pretty good year all told. A job I enjoy, returning to uni and a fabulous overseas holiday. 2016 the only things to top it will be a ticket to Hamilton, the election of Hillz, and that thing I don't want to jinx by mentioning that will make both the first two things that little bit sweeter. 

Not too much to ask, really.

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Penultimate day of the year and it's suddenly occurred to me that it's the fourth full year I've kept this blog up. For someone as commitment-phobic as me, that's a damn good effort.

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

When you have zero interest in the subject matter, thesis editing is one of the most boring jobs on the planet. 

Monday, 28 December 2015

So if you're going to try and hook me up with someone, make sure they're capable of carrying on a conversation please or you're going to notice me making this face:

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Two movies in two days. One blew me away, the other left me feeling patronised and frustrated.

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Succumbed to the force and went to see Star Wars. So. Impressed. 

Friday, 25 December 2015

I do not like it when it's hot.
Hot at Christmas? I like not.
Next year I shall go where it's cold.
Do I sound like I'm getting old?!

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Why is Carols by Candlelight always such a whitey, white, white, white affair? Apart from one or two backing singers, every performer is whiter than my teeth. Hardly reflective of our country's diversity.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Christmas shopping completed. Bags packed ready to head out for Christmas Eve. Gin poured. Dinner on the balcony awaits.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

The SFAM arrived at dinner bearing these...

Rosie the Riveter mints and chapstick, plus the Hamilton Playbill.

Lost. My. Shit.


Monday, 21 December 2015

Early Christmas presents from Aesop are the BEST.  #spoiled

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Rewatching Fargo S01 in preparation for binge watching S02 over the Christmas break. Damn but it's a quality show.

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Christmas shopping done. Well, almost. One gift left and I'm done. Thank god. I frickin' hate Christmas shopping.

Friday, 18 December 2015

Unexpectedly packing up my lovely office to myself in Dance and moving to Art to share an office with a colleague. On the upside, there is air-con, plants and a coffee machine. This will be fun.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Wasn't planning to spend any money at our work Christmas party/winery tour.


Looked like a total lush on the tram ride home... bottles galore.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

No wonder David Jones is losing profits, if their customer service staff in Malvern are anything to go by. Waited for a full ten minutes trying to get someone to help me (while three staff were gossiping about their Christmas plans) and when one woman finally noticed me, she was so unhelpful I felt like I was imposing on her. Poor service, DJs. Really poor.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Benefits of being a singleton at Christmas... you can drop a wad of cash treating yourself to a new iPhone without a second thought because who the hell is around to give you grief about spending money on yourself instead of them?!

Sunday, 13 December 2015

House is clean, Christmas decorations are up, bed is calling. It's going to be a mammoth party week... I need all the sleep I can get.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

That Ash Flanders is a pretty amazing performer. Buyer and Cellar is one of the funniest things I've seen at the Arts Centre in a long, long time.

Friday, 11 December 2015

Essays submitted and quizzes completed ahead of schedule... no more uni work due until the middle of January.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

History assignments are so much more fun to write when you get to choose your own sources... one essay stemming from my current obsession with Hamilton the Musical is on the horizon.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Got the job. Time to channel my inner-Josh Lyman.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Interview is done. No idea how well I went, but I find out tomorrow with any luck. Now to write a half decent essay by Friday. 
Smashing out essays at the last possible minute is really not how I envisaged this trimester going, but then I didn't count on having to work a heap of extra hours, take three extended interstate trips, and then have to go through a whole application /interview process for my own freakin' job. 

Roll on Saturday, when it'll all be sorted one way or another. 

And yes, I am well aware that these are all first world problems and I should stop bitching... πŸ™„

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Yeah. That essay's not writing itself. I'm giving myself until midnight to churn it out... but it doesn't look promising.

I am a terrible student.

Saturday, 5 December 2015

As much as I'm down with the fact that I need to sell Kitty Lucy, I am not going to sell her off for next-to-nothing to someone who won't truly appreciate her. She's not just any old pushbike.

Friday, 4 December 2015

I'm just going to ignore the fact that I've got two assignments due and a job interview to prepare for (essentially for my own job, but let's not go there right now) and try and have a relaxing night at home.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Having the mother of all declutterings this week... getting rid of one of my sofas and my beloved Kitty Lucy, because I've ridden her once in the last three years and I need the space. Also, she deserves someone who'll actually put her to good use.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

How I feel dealing with one particular colleague at the moment...

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Realising it's the last month of the year got me like...