“Instead of loving your enemies – treat your friends a little better.” ~ E. W. Howe
So I feel like we’re due a proper catch up. I’m not entirely sure where to start but in no particular order here’s what I’ve been up to.
~ Drinking lots of milky chai.
~ Eating lots of Vienetta. I didn’t even know they still made Vienetta. I hadn’t even seen a Vienetta since approximately 1988. But for the last few weeks it’s been on offer in my local supermarket. I’m not entirely sure how many Vienettas we got through but I do know that I felt vaguely embarrassed when I took the boxes outside to put them in the recycling bin.
~ Watching Made In Chelsea for the first time and despairing of humanity.
~ Rewatching the entire six series of Dawson’s Creek. Well, rewatching the first four series and then watching the final two for the first time to find out what happened in the end. It’s not quite the same TV show now I’m twice the age the characters started off at, and I spent quite a lot of time feeling creepy about the massive crush I had on Joey when I watched it the first time.
~ Wondering for the umpteenth time how cake ever got invented when cake mixture tastes so good.
~ Dating. Establishing I’m not ready for dating.
~ Watching Sin City. Being disappointed by its focus on style over substance; and characterisation, and dialogue, and acting, and pacing, and continuity, and plot.
~ Rewatching Casablanca because it’s simply perfection in terms of style, and substance, and characterisation, and dialogue, and acting, and pacing, and continuity, and plot.
~ Applying for all of the jobs.
~ Going for two interviews – missing out on the first to someone with more experience, being offered the second, where I will have managerial responsibilities and access to client funds, after a nine minute interview.
~ Walking 81 kilometres.
~ Drinking an inadvisable amount of wine.
~ Reading Jack Kerouac’s Lonesome Traveller.
~ Being sadden by Maya Angelou’s passing.
~ Thinking a lot about feminism. About how for a lot of my life I was very bad at feminism, and then I was very conflicted by feminism, but now I think I’ve found a way to live comfortably alongside my feminism. I’ll tell you more about this at a later date.
~ Looking for the end of the rainbow.
~ Watching so much Big Bang Theory that I actually started enjoying it.
~ Worrying constantly about being poor and unemployed and needing to find somewhere else to live.
~ Looking for somewhere else to live.
~ Learning that Google isn’t actually omniscient – it told me I was 31 minutes from home while I was lying on my bed.
~ Going to a local festival, mostly to watch my housemate’s comedy set.
~ Making lots of bolognese and listening to lots of Leonard Cohen – because there are no ills in life that cannot be improved by good bolognese and Leonard Cohen.
~ Finishing David Bellos’ Is That A Fish In Your Ear – The Amazing Adventure of Translation.
~ Successfully avoiding anything to do with the football World Cup.
~ Being scared by creepy crawlies – a massive spider ran across my pillow right in front of my face, then I couldn’t find it, very little sleep was had that night. And then a mouse got into the kitchen. I mistook it for a giant spider, screamed and ran away. Housemate devised a cunning if cumbersome trap for it, it hasn’t been seen since.
~ Being referred back to the psychiatrist.
~ Learning that eagles are surprisingly heavy.
~ Wondering why my local Coop Food sells puy lentils and quinoa but not cous cous.
~ Thinking that The Good Wife episode where Will gets shot is possibly the most perfectly constructed piece of television I’ve ever seen.
~ Needing hugs.
~ Going to the beautiful wedding of one of my oldest friends.
What’s been going on with you? I mean to catch up on reading all your blogs as soon as I can. I’m not actually very far behind, I’ve mostly kept up with reading but not commenting.