Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Monday, 26 January 2009
Sunday, 25 January 2009
I open my window and breathe the wind
which speaks to me and says, “Go!
Do no stay! Do not delay your travel!
Go to places where gold domes glow,
above the marble white as snow,
within tragic tales told on triptychs.
Onwards to silver-topped mountains,
glaciers glistening, wind whistling
an unknown, unheard tune.
Then to halls where the om-pah plays
or the markets with the dancing,
prancing, chanting enchanting your soul.
The turning, churning yearning
will never rest!”
I close the window and sigh as all is
I'm hoping to submit a poem/ short story for an anthology, but the deadline is next Sunday. I'm sure I'll manage. It'll be really cool to be a published poet.
Friday, 23 January 2009
Here are some for starts:
Points will be allocated for the nature of the comment, the age of the post (1 point for every month) and evidence of having read the post (negative marking if this isn't shown). Don't worry that your comment may not come up straight away. I have to moderate them. You have until Monday. The winner will know that they have played to my ego, and made me feel popular. It's called altruism, people. Now, go!
Wednesday, 21 January 2009
Art-school and postbox
I don't know whether it has cured my desire for snow, or only fueled it. I still haven't done anything I said I would do in my last post, so I have to go.
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
Friday, 16 January 2009
Thursday, 15 January 2009
Wednesday, 14 January 2009
Can I ask why Blogger is insistent on adding line breaks when you add images. I bet wordpress wouldn't do that.
Anyway, I must go, I'm meeting someone who is back in the country for a few days in about ten minutes. Maybe I will get over my loss, but I doubt I will.
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
Also, Rachael and I watched Casablanca today, which was cool. Better than Twilight at the very least. I'm getting into the old classics. The other day I watched Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes, which was also quite good. Although these old classics are always quite slow to start, I mean often you're not even introduced to the main character until twenty minutes in, I still like them. Yes, I know, you're thinking, 'hang on, your problem with Twilight was the slow start. One rule for one, one rule for another, eh?'. Well, yes. Casablanca and The Lady Vanishes were not trying to be something they weren't. They were made in a time where things weren't expected instantly, patience was still a virtue, and that was the way things were done. Twilight was trying to be too arty, and was made in a time when things are demanded quickly and where, worryingly, patience is becoming more obsolete. The lingering scenes in it were unnecessary, whereas there were no superfluous shots in these oldies. Well, the English-cricket-obsessed-gentlemen were very irritating, but I suppose hackneyed stereotypes were acceptable back then (possibly because they weren't as hackneyed).
I also found a fantastic site with the help of my friend Rachel, which helps you make meals from your left over foods, lovefoodhatewaste.com. Seeing as I am short of cash at the moment it will be really helpful, as well as the fact that waste is not good. I was going to link to the actual post where she recommends this website, but I couldn't find it. So I will link to her entire blog here (as well as the link in my sidebar). It is also a cool example of why wordpress has benefits over blogger.
And I shall leave you with good news, I'm now back on track with my posts.
My body is currently trying to sabotage my mental health by not allowing me to sleep. This meant that I am feeling too sucky to do revision for my exam next week, and have had a lazy day. I will panic about it tomorrow, descend further into the abyss of mental illness and have a nervous breakdown. So that's January 2009 sorted then.
In an attempt to procrastinate I have renewed my interest in French and Twitter as well as becoming (momentarily) obsessed with Twilight. I do not know why. I thought the film was bearable and I haven't read the books. The lengths people go to in order to circumnavigate the undesirable. I haven't started tidying my room yet, but it will happen in order to avoid revision.
So a bit more about Twilight. I went to see it yesterday, and most of the girls I know (except the stable-minded Nerys) have fallen in love with Edward Cullen. The beginning half an hour was almost devoid of comprehensible dialogue, making it agonising and things only picked up (a bit) once Edward and Bella started to actually speak to one another. However, on the plus side, watching it made me appreciate LisaNova's parody of the trailer even funnier.
So, now I'm going to get back to my French.
Sunday, 4 January 2009
I need something that will be stimulating, non-office based, and slightly adventurous, but nothing seems to cater for this. Or if it does, I'm the one that will have to pay for it.
Sorry that my first blog of 2009 was on such a bum note, but I would be a hypocrite to write that everything was stress-free and breezy for the contentment of my 1 reader, Stephen.