5/31/2013 | 1 comments | offline
An hour to get ready for my job interview. I'm really not coping with the nerves right now. Bleurgh.
5/30/2013 | 0 comments | offline
Check out my leftover Baci! I'm such a chocolate fiend. I adore the colours on the box. Plus, the little quotes are cute. I like messages in unexpected places.
One of my favourite things to do is visit secondhand bookshops and it's always a nice surprise when I find a note/postcard/letter inside being used as a bookmark. I saw one earlier this week in Books For Amnesty, where Tim had made a bookmark and typed a message on it Dear Jenn, Please read this. I think it is beautiful... in Things Fall Apart. I'd been wanting to get that book for years but now I've made a little resolution not to buy any books until I've finished reading the ones I own.
My book collection has tripled since I moved to Brighton. The secondhand shops here are amazing. I've always loved secondhand shops but I guess the shops here are better because there are so many more interesting people to start with. When I first moved here I remember saying Brighton seems like a transitional town. I don't know many people who have lived here for long or plan to stay here for long.
Anyway, I'm preparing for my interview tomorrow. I'm so excited. I went to a cafe earlier and my union rep just happened to be in there. Chatting to him made me feel very positive (I'd just come from a counseling appointment which left me feeling raw). I don't tell many people the full details of what I'm going through, so sometimes I feel very unsupported, but people do believe in me. That's something I need to take with me going forward.
5/29/2013 | 0 comments | offline
1. Open up your music library and put it on shuffle
2. Press play
3. For every question, type the song that's playing
4. When you go to a new question, press the Next button and skip to the next song
Opening Credits: Blues Are Still Blue
Waking Up: What Became Of The Likely Lads?
First Day of School: 40 Day Dream
Falling in Love: Morning After Midnight
Fight Song: Have You Seen In Your Dreams?
Breaking Up: Stay Positive
Prom: The Arm
Life: Jungle Drum
Mental Breakdown: Hold On
Getting Back Together: You Only Live Once
Wedding: 11th Dimension
Birth of Child: If Time Was For Wasting
Final Battle: Back Of Your Neck
Death Scene: Lips
Funeral Song: Foam Hands
End Credits: Wake Up
5/28/2013 | 1 comments | offline
How old will you be in 10 months? 32
Do you like someone? Yes
What do you look forward to most in the next 3 months? Hopefully a new job in education and possibly a short holiday in the Low Countries
Who was the last person to text you? R
Do you prefer to call or text? Call
Do you have any pets? I'd love one, but the living situation makes that impossible now
What were you doing at 12am last night? Drinking an Earl Grey, listening to Cocteau Twins, bumbling around on the internet
Are your parents married/separated/divorced? Divorced
When is the last time you saw your mom? Over a year ago
What happened at 11:00a.m.? Ate some cereal, texted some friends
How many cities/towns have you lived in? Two towns in Dorset and I live in Brighton now
Do you prefer shoes, socks, or bare feet? Socks
Are you a social person? Not really, but I do enjoy it
What was the last thing you ate? Cereal
What is your favorite ice cream? Salted caramel (with honey roast peanuts/cashews scattered on top)
What is your favorite dessert? Cheesecake brownie, or just gelato.
What kind of jelly do you like on your PB & J sandwich? Lingonberry
Do you like coffee? No
How many glasses of water a day do you drink on average? Not nearly enough, I know I'm bad
What do you drink in the morning? Earl Grey, if I don't oversleep
Would you rather sleep with someone else or alone? Alone, unless it's a cold night
Do you sleep on a certain side of the bed? The side furthest away from a wall
Have you ever been to Canada? No, I did consider moving there
Do you eat out or at home more often? Home
Do you know anyone with the same birthday as you? Not personally, I know I share it with Brody Dalle
Do you speak any other language? I'd like to learn a language, I don't think I'd have the concentration for it though (I remember learning basic German in school - I enjoyed it)
Do you prefer an ocean or a pool? I like looking at the ocean, I can't swim though
Do you prefer a window seat or an aisle seats? I tend to go in the aisle, just because I hate people staring past me at views
Do you know how to drive a stick shift? No
What is your favorite thing to spend money on? Food, books, Lush and day trips
Do you wear any jewelry 24/7? Wedding ring and septum retainer
What is your favorite TV show? The last shows I remember being addicted to were Wallander / House MD but I tend to watch more documentaries and political satire shows
Can you roll your tongue? No
Who is the funniest person you know? P
Do you sleep with stuffed animals? Yes, Moomintroll and a reindeer
What is the main ring tone on your phone? Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Do you still have clothes from when you were little? No, my mother probably kept some though
What is the color of your bedroom walls? Light green
Do you currently miss someone? Very much so
Do you sleep with your closet doors opened or closed? Open
Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of killer bees? Oh no, I don't want to make that choice
Do you flirt alot? Not really
5/27/2013 | 2 comments | offline
I joined the Slackers Club today. I've been meaning to do it for about a year. But, you know, I'm lazy. The Slackers Club just entitles you to see a free movie once a month.
I also went to Snoopers Paradise and saw an actionsampler for sale. It looks like so much fun. It has been a decade since I had a novelty camera (the Joycam) and I miss it sometimes. I love my digital camera, but it's old and has had a loose connection for years. I can't bring myself to part with it because it was the first expensive gift I was given. Plus, it's still a good camera when it wants to be.
I miss Creekmoor right now:
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