Sunday, 31 July 2016

Sunday study session hijacked by my crazy family and their myriad issues. Sigh.

Saturday, 30 July 2016

First of two assignments due before I go on holidays submitted.

Now, what are the chances I can now read Titus Andronicus, find secondary sources and bash out a 3,000 word essay in the next 20 hours?

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Fairly certain that substituting a slice of hedgehog for a cup of coffee was not what my acupuncturist had in mind when she said I needed to cut my caffeine intake.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Awake at 1am. Tossed and turned until 4am. Fell asleep until 10am. Spent most of the day live-streaming the DNC, didn't start on uni work until about 5pm. Now it's nearly midnight and I'm on a roll, but I have an early meeting in the morning so I really should go to bed.

Ugh. Why am I so disorganised?

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Emergency acupuncture appointment has left me feeling too wiped to do anything but go to bed before 9pm. I'm going to regret this when I'm wide awake at 3am, I just know it.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Zero motivation to do any uni work tonight... not ideal when I have two assignments to hand in before I leave for the USA (in ten days!).

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Have not left the house all weekend.

I mean, I know it's cold and I know I have a lot to get done for uni before I go on holidays in a couple of weeks, but really. I need to stop being a hermit.

Saturday, 23 July 2016

So, I'm not thrilled with Hillary's pick for VP, mainly because I'm thinking 8 years ahead when he's the presumptive nominee and, hey, we're back to an old, white guy running the show... but I'll come around.

I just really, really wish she'd been able to pick Cory Booker, but he's needed in the Senate (because if he left to run for VP, Chris Christie would be able to pick his replacement and god forbid anyone lets that Republican moron pick even a karaoke song.

Friday, 22 July 2016

It's all very well to say "don't surround yourself with negative people" but when they're your immediate family, it's bloody difficult to put into practice.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

It's totally ok to come home and veg in front of the TV watching Law & Order SVU because I'm studying the female detective genre for my TV Studies subject and Mariska Hargitay is a BOSS.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Further proof that Laura Benanti is a queen who deserves ALL THE AWARDS.

Goddamned national treasure.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Oh the hilarity that was Day 1 of the GOP convention. Charles in Charge and the bare-chested dude from Janet Jackson's 'Love Will Never Do Without You' video were guest speakers (is there a list lower than Z?!); and Melania plagiarised Michelle O's speech from 2008. Oh and then Donald flat out plagiarised Barack Obama's tweet from 2012 in praising her.


Crying with laughter. Crying I tell you. 

Monday, 18 July 2016

So much crap going on in the world right now... negativity abounds (both close to home and in the world at large).

I'm just going to stay in the bubble of awesomeness that is the new Ghostbusters film for a while.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Finished my quiz early so treated myself to the new Ghostbusters film




I wish there'd been characters like Jillian Holtzmann when I was a kid. THE. BEST.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Really, universe? A cold? When I have a quiz on Monday to study for and two assignments to write before I go on holiday in 2.5 weeks?

Friday, 15 July 2016

Hurrah for my magician accountant.

He is a magic magician of the most magical kind. 

(It's tax time)

Thursday, 14 July 2016

State Library of Victoria all lit up for Bastille Day. 

I've had a craving for nutella crepes all day, but I'm trying to resist cos I need to lose some weight.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

This current trend for 'harem' style (read: dropped crotch) pants is annoying me. No one wants to look like a they're wearing a diaper, do they?

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Note to self: get to work conferences a little earlier so you don't end up having to sit at the table nearest the front... the struggle to stay awake and focussed on the speakers nearly killed me.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Mondays I'm always knackered. Is it because I have Fridays off (and therefore a long weekend every weekend)?  I mean honestly, this is me right now and it's not even 8pm.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Today was the final performance for Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo,  Leslie Odom Jr and Ariana DeBose in Hamilton, which is my favourite ever musical even though I haven't seen it yet*. 

Rory O'Malley's face in the background (second from left) is basically me watching their final curtain call, knowing: (a) I will never get to see all the original cast; and (b) listening to the band strike up The West Wing theme in Lin's honour (because he's a huge wingnut, like me).

* I say 'yet' because in just over a month I'll be in NYC and I have my ticket to see it! Even though the three leads have departed, I'm super excited to see Rory again (I saw him in Book of Mormon in 2011), as well as Daveed Diggs**, who I have long been a fan of ("it's clipping., bitch.").

** Update, 15 July. Daveed Diggs abruptly left the show this week, so I won't be seeing him either. BOOO. But oh well. I'm lucky enough to be seeing the show - WHAT MORE CAN I ASK FOR?!

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Clean house.

No study done, but clean house. And groceries bought. And laundry done... so there's that.

Friday, 8 July 2016

OK, so I'm totally in love with the Nordic crime genre after binging on The Bridge.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

It's a sad day when 4 glasses of red wine + no dinner = maggoted.

(Stupidly drunk. I am so old. And lame.)

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

My day. All day.

(It's totally legit though, it's for one of my uni classes).

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Barely at my desk all day... meetings, training sessions... oh and getting my makeup done for a photo shoot.

Not your average working day.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Here's what I don't get about Titus Andronicus...*

If they cut out Lavinia's tongue and cut off her hands and left her in the woods, then surely she would have bled to death. It's not like they had medivac.


* this week's set text for my Shakespeare subject 

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Slowly wading my way through the first week's worth of lectures and readings... and I thought this was going to be an 'easy trimester'.

Uh, no.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Voted, then had a democracy sausage.

Came home, was doing some gardening when my neighbour and her kids came out and said they were going to vote and have democracy sausages.

So I went with them and had another one.

Democracy rocks.

Friday, 1 July 2016

About the only things I've achieved today are collecting a package from the post office (4 text books, two of which I need to read over the weekend) and spend too much money at Mecca Cosmetica, because I have to have my headshot taken at work next week and I need makeup, so I don't look like an old hag.