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.

On Other Types of Showers

Aw hell yiss. Also, there should be holidays to celebrate these events... kinda like how married people get a honeymoon. Got a new pet? Go on vacation! KITTENMOON.

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 3:03 pm 2

On Friday Open Thread

@planforamiracle Don't be scared! I met my boyfriend on OkC, so I am (highly specific, anecdotal) proof that it can work!

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 7:09 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@MrsTeacherFace nonononononononononono creatures in walls no thank you goodbye nonononono

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 7:07 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

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.

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 7:07 pm 5

On Friday Open Thread

@adorable-eggplant Yes I am now Curator of Cats and Gifs at the Lictoria and Lalbert (omg I wish)

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 4:45 pm 4

On Friday Open Thread

@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!

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 4:45 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread


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 I am going to spend this weekend having nightmares that the offer is going to be rescinded entirely.


Posted on September 27, 2013 at 4:38 pm 38

On Friday Open Thread

@Briony Fields I post Smiths lyrics paired with appropriate cat .gifs, but other than that I don't use it much.

Posted on August 24, 2013 at 11:35 am 0

On Friday Open Thread

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.'


Posted on August 24, 2013 at 11:29 am 8

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.

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 7:20 am 0