Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Well at least I crossed two (of the fifteen) things off my to-do list today...

Ugh. So much procrastination.

Monday, 29 June 2015

There really isn't one, single, likeable character in Wuthering Heights*, is there? I want to slap them all for being narcissistic arsehats.





*This trimester's set text, unfortunately

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Had such grand plans for today, but ended up doing sweet FA.

Oh well. Sometimes you've gotta have one of those days.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

An awesome two days with my Goroka family doing digital storytelling workshops at ACMI. They're amazing.*

* My Goroka peeps and the ACMI facilitators. So much knowledge shared. 

Friday, 26 June 2015

Trimester 1 BA results are in:

ENCO100 - 82% (Distinction)
ENGL101 - 85% (High Distinction)

Not too shabby for someone who hasn't done any formal study for 15 years!

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Hello my precious...



My PNG family came to Melbs armed with my favourite treats. 

#HappyMands

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Still reeling from yesterday's reading revelation.

So. Much. Reading.

*help*

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Trimester 2 info released today.

Subject A: 3 x set texts and 66 readings 

Subject B: 0 set texts and 38 readings

That's a whopping 104 readings, in addition to the three set texts. And I'm going on a six-week vacation bang in the middle of the trimester.


AAARRRRGGGHHHHHH!


So. Much. Reading.

So. Little. Time.

Monday, 22 June 2015

My friends have the greatest "here's what I bought you while on my Hawaiian vacation" gift-giving skills. 


Crying with laughter. Well played, Lulu.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Last lazy Sunday for some time... a sleep in, some reading, a 6km stroll around the neighbourhood and a roast dinner. Perfect set up for the next two months of madness (read: back to study).

Saturday, 20 June 2015

A massive birthday brunch with some of my favourite people, some lovely phone calls from faraway friends and a lazy night at home. Not a bad birthday at all. 

Friday, 19 June 2015

Needed to be out of the house for three hours while it was de-moulded... so went to the movies and saw this

Sobbed like a child at Bing Bong's final scene.  Richard Kind is the master of pathos, even in animated form.


Thursday, 18 June 2015

It was always going to end in disappointment for one of the B siblings. Thankfully it wasn't my turn. Nice win Hawks. Sorry Crows/Brutha. 

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Come on Aussie $. Creep a little higher, will you? I'm off to Europe soon.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

I always knew I was a terrible sleeper, but my new Fitbit is showing me just how truly useless I am. Ugh.

Monday, 15 June 2015

All our Euro trip is now booked - and we're staying on a houseboat in Amsterdam!!!

My travel companion says this be us:



WORD.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

This fourth season of Veep is actually funnier than the past three seasons combined. And they were f***ing funny.

#BingeWatching

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Half the house is clean. Obsessively, wiped-down-every-single-blade-on-the-venetian-blinds-twice and pulled-out-furniture-so-I-could-hoover-behind-it kind of clean. I'm knackered. 

Friday, 12 June 2015

New haircut and colour, new boots, delicious lunch with one of my fave people and an early night.

Treat Yo Self Friday FOR. THE. WIN.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Got meself a fitbit with my birthday cash from the Mater. After more than a decade of not wearing a watch, it feels reeeeeeeaaaaaaallllyyyy weird.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Getting a High Distinction for my essay on Pride & Prejudice got me like:


Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Take-home exam submitted.
First trimester back at uni after 12 years done and dusted.
Guilt-free sleep is on the agenda.

And a whole new hair do in a posh salon awaits me on Friday morning. #treatyoself

HURRAH!

Monday, 8 June 2015

Pondering what to do for my "oh-my-god-I-survived-my-first-trimester-back-at-uni" treat. Because, in the words of Pawnee's dynamic duo, Donna Meagle and Tom Haverford:



Sunday, 7 June 2015

It's amazing what three solid hours at the library with no internet access and no distractions will achieve.

Pity they're closed tomorrow for the public holiday.

Saturday, 6 June 2015




Ergo, I am not a bitch.

Well, not today, anyway.

LA-ZY.


Friday, 5 June 2015

That moment you discover that you had an old copy of an assignment question and left out a key section but it's too late to do anything because you submitted it two weeks ago:


Thursday, 4 June 2015

Hellooooo 4 day weekend.

(Pity I have an exam to prepare for, but still. 4 day weekend!!) 

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

The old lady across the hall set off her fire alarm/panic button earlier. I thought it was just someone's smoke detector battery going flat until no less than six strapping firemen busted their way into her apartment. I feel a bit bad for not being a better neighbour, but then I looked at the firemen and was like, hellooooo boys. Come visit anytime you like.

That's my tax dollars at work, people.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Sometimes my OTT organisational skills even make me nervous.

I've just taken delivery of all my textbooks for Trimester 3. Which starts in November.

NOVEMBER.




Monday, 1 June 2015

My house is making me sick. Literally. Rising damp. Thank god for a "yep, let's just get it fixed whatever the cost" landlord.