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Elvis Costello's Spectacles

A gentlewoman and a scholar.

On Last Call for Jack O' Lanterns

I sliced up my thumb trying to carve a dinosaur skull into a pumpkin this weekend. Draping my pumpkins in sexy lace négligée suddenly seems like a) a much safer idea and b) the best euphemism ever.

Posted on October 30, 2012 at 3:06 pm 1

On Friday Open Thread < ):^/

Helloooo Friday! I tried to carve a dinosaur skull into a pumpkin and it kind of looks how it's supposed to. If you squint a bit. And I only sliced open one of my own digits doing it!

Plans for the rest of the weekend: put sloe gin in everything.

ALSO ALSO a letter from my Pinpal arrived after a very long journey! Hooray!

Posted on October 26, 2012 at 6:05 pm 1

On Friday Open Thread

Can't believe I've been at my new job for two weeks! And I just found the perfect house to move in to. I feel like a proper grown-up now, especially since I bought some hummus today.

Posted on June 22, 2012 at 3:51 pm 5

On Songs About Musical Genres That Are Not Done in the Style of Said Musical Genre

This is just reminding me of how disappointed I was when I first listened to the Eagles of Death Metal.

Posted on June 12, 2012 at 6:52 pm 2

On Friday Open Thread

Crazy week this week! I finished my degree, moved house, and start a new job on Monday. Pass me the wine!

Posted on June 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm 4

On Show Your World to Me

@josiahg "Cultural penetration". Heh. Eheh.

EDIT: clearly I am not alone in my base sense of humour.

Posted on June 8, 2012 at 10:13 am 1

On "He exists at the beautiful intersection of activism and stubble.”

@parallel-lines Hear hear. I often wonder why it is that I'm programmed to find stubble so damn hot when I don't want it anywhere near my actual body. WTF, Biology?

Posted on June 8, 2012 at 6:08 am 0

On Friday Open Thread

AHHH what a week. Started looking at apartments in the area I'm moving to in a few weeks for work; can't wait to get out of this dump!

On a more miserable note: things are NOT GOOD with the manfriend. I'm starting to really struggle to enjoy spending time with him, and most nights I spend with him I lie there close to tears because I just feel so lonely. The worst thing is that he's not an awful person or anything like that; I'm just gradually realising that we're super incompatible in a lot of ways. I'm not even sure that Being In A Relationship is right for me at all. Doesn't help that I recently reconnected with a pants-blisteringly hot acquaintance who does an excellent job of reminding me what I'm missing. Gah.

Posted on May 18, 2012 at 2:51 pm 1

On This is a Safe Space to Talk About Your Dissertation

I handed in my dissertation last week, and had done a damn good job of erasing the trauma of writing it from my memory until I saw this article. Oh well, back to the Scotch!

Posted on May 16, 2012 at 2:15 pm 2

On Stunning Nuts & Other DIY Projects for Preteens

I cannot believe I've been missing out on fancy nuts my whole life. Fancy nuts!

Posted on May 14, 2012 at 5:15 pm 4