Wrapped Up In Books


Now you know that the time has come [And they said it would never come for you]

Done my Master’s. I don’t even know what to do with myself now. Granted, it’s been just over 48 hours since I submitted my thesis, it’s all I poured my time into – without it, I’ve felt just a bit lost.

Went out last night though to celebrate (was way too tired on Thursday) and have been sick all afternoon – I will not even look at Jagermeister again in my life. I feel wretched.

Now I need to pack (quickly) and get on a train to Edinburgh so I can sleep in the airport and fly to Berlin tomorrow. Back in a week-ish.

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The Cleverest Blondes We Ken [What’s getting me through writing today]

EDIT: Just realised the lyric is ‘the cleverest blondes we ken’ [we know]. Damn Doric, I’ll never understand it.

Check out The View – the band, not the awful talkshow for soccer moms – from Dundee. I need something relatively peppy today to start me up and keep me going. Waking up at 6.30am today felt like sleeping in. There’s something wrong with that.

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“Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.” [RIP, Frank McCourt]

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I’ve been considering re-reading Angela’s Ashes for about a month now, and I think I’ll finally get around to it when my thesis is over. Here’s to being reminded that life could always be worse, and to the wonderful ignorance children have for their surroundings.

Photo via Slaughterhouse 90210.

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I know this is a spoof, but [My Mother’s Red Hat]

I adore Alanis (see multiple previous posts) and Alicia (fellow vegan)! Jaysus, Jaysus!

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And the icing on the cake is that they play…

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The Rural Alberta Advantage! Stab at indie movies all they like, I loved it anyway.

God bless Funny or Die. Humour me and watch the video.

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Playground Love [Air/The Virgin Suicides]

An awesome cover from one of my favourite books/movies.

Doctor: What are you doing here, honey? You’re not even old enough to know how bad life gets.

Cecilia: Obviously, doctor, you’ve never been a 13 year old girl.

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‘It is so funny where words, love, and experience can end up in time.’ [Postcards & time travel]
July 12, 2009, 8:18 pm
Filed under: A, Paying homage, Travelogue | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

My friend, J, is something of a world-traveler. Most recently she was in Poland, and sent me a postcard. It came in an envelope, which was a bit unorthodox. Once I opened it, I realised why:

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While in Łódź, she came across this postcard in an antiques shop. It’s from Niagara Falls (the Canadian side, which is the prettier one) and dates from 1969. To quote her note accompanying it, ‘It is so funny where words, love, and experience can end up in time.’ It was so incredibly thoughtful of her to have sent it.

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My friends’ wedding at Balmedie Beach last weekend [July 4 2009]
July 12, 2009, 7:28 pm
Filed under: A, Paying homage, photography | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Balmedie Beach

The North Sea, view from Balmedie Beach

A & C

A & C

J sledding down the dune

J sledding down the dune

Sparklers

Sparklers

View from the peak of the dune

View from the peak of the dune

Gigantic bonfire

Gigantic bonfire

Taken at 1.30am, and the sun was still just below the horizon.

Taken at 1.30am, and the sun was still just below the horizon.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get a good photo of what was going on inside the tent (gorgeous set-up) or the fireworks that were set off, but I give A & C major kudos for pulling this off all on their own. It was the most beautiful day (23C, sunny) for a beautiful couple. So heart-warming.

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