HELLO. I am a derisive owl, as well as a PhD-er in art history. Sometimes I like to stay up late and eat pickles. I ALSO HAVE A WEAKNESS FOR CAPS LOCK.
@planforamiracle Don't be scared! I met my boyfriend on OkC, so I am (highly specific, anecdotal) proof that it can work!
@MrsTeacherFace nonononononononononono creatures in walls no thank you goodbye nonononono
Why are the FoTs becoming quieter and shorter every week? Are 'Pinners migrating to The Toast. Ok, that's cool, The Toast is ace! But here is ace too! POST MOAR.
Also this week I went to Paris and made friends with some stray cats in Montmartre. It was great.
@adorable-eggplant Yes I am now Curator of Cats and Gifs at the Lictoria and Lalbert (omg I wish)
@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) I will try to get London or visiting-London pinners into exhibitions for sure!
I got a dream job today! I'm going to be starting as an assistant curator at a London museum which rhymes with Schmictoria And Schmalbert...
I'll be in the Sculpture/Ceramics/Metalwork department... even though my PhD was in prints... but that means I get to play with their jewellery collection! ESTATE JEWELLERY HERE I COME.
I'm slightly nervous because I already have some teaching work lined up at my former PhD department, which I committed to months ago, and I don't yet have confirmation that they can accommodate it - though it's only 2 hours, one afternoon a week, in term time till the Spring. I am going to spend this weekend having nightmares that the offer is going to be rescinded entirely.
NONETHELESS, A CURATOR IS ME!
@Briony Fields I post Smiths lyrics paired with appropriate cat .gifs, but other than that I don't use it much.
I haven't been active on a FoT for ages! I have been boyfriending - he works out of town during the week so we can only spend time together Friday-Sunday.
My flatmate's cat had to go to the vet last night, to get checked out for a feline UTI. She's fine - this morning she was curled up next to me, spaced out on whatever the vet gave her, and I said to boyfriend 'man, I'm going to miss this little fucker when I leave to move in with you,' and he replied (in his strange Irish-Canadian accent) 'ah, sure, we'll get a little fucker of our own when you do.'
CAT LADY'S BOYFRIEND, UR DOIN IT RITE.
On The Cora Crawleys of the Gilded Age: "As fast as our honorable, hardworking men earn money their daughters toss it across the ocean"
Aw man, now you've reminded me that I have pre-emptively refused to watch season 4 of Downton Abbey because of last season's egregious shark-jumping.
IT'S FINE, REALLY, BECAUSE I WASN'T PLANNING ON EVER SLEEPING AGAIN ANYWAY.