alexwearspants: (lets turn the conversation back to me)
It's been a weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek. Recently mostly of awesome. To veer wildly into TMI, I can generally tell just how I'm feeling (even when I don't want to acknowledge it) by how many showers I take a day.* When I'm anxious, I shower a lot. When I'm depressed, I tend not to shower at all (I ... did say TMI.) On Monday I showered four times.

This has led to me taking a week of rest and relaxation and also plenty of other stressful and problematic things because life won't actually not throw things at your head just because you've decided you need some you time. But there's been lots of awesome stuff too. We went mulberry picking and Princess(age 7) made her first ever dinner for the family and there were walks and Dad fixed up the carrier for my scooter (on the downside the carrier for my scooter broke again, but only on the weaker fibreglassed joints so I'm not too concerned) and we played with the dogs and saw family and I rewatched a lot of Bones and started to read another Ben Elton novel(why do I do this to myself?) and talked to people and had good food and wrote a bit and finished half of this Shalka vid (not so good, but cracky-kinda-fun) and generally had a good time of it. Which was nice. Then there was other less-nice stuff. But I don't want to talk about that.

Anyway some fun and interesting stuff has been happening on the internets, and whilst y'all are cool-cat types who have no doubt seen all this I am going to relink it here, for my own further perusal if nothing else.

This article about gender sterotypes plays to many of my biases, and therefore does not require me to think at all, which is nice.

[ profile] karenhealey is about the coolest person on LJ (and possibly all of Melbourne, but then there's Tripod, who are after all one man with three bodies), and she wrote an awesome and interesting and mildy terrifying review of the anti-vaccination movement.

Maureen Johnson, who is also pretty awesome, wrote about the dearth of Boy's Books in a way that made sense, and wonderfully articulated a lot of things I didn't even know I wanted to say whenever this tired discussion comes up. If you've never encountered it before, or even if you have, give it a read. She's funny and awesome and also you should read her blog. Sometimes, there are pictures.

And on a completely different note, this is the coolest Doctor Who/Sense and Sensibility crossover ever. And it doesn't drag and isn't too long and doesn't leave you with nagging questions (thus demonstrating it isn't too short either). You really should read it. It's simply delightful.

Also I've been listening to a bit (for me a lot) of Katy Perry. At least
[ profile] mezzopianoforte will be happy. *sighs*

*And god, god, I know, this is the most enviromentally unfriendly stress-relief method ever I am so so sorry planet ilu I will be rich and plant lots of trees oh dear. (I ... I am not trying to say this is an entirely controllable thing though. Which is not to excuse myself, more just. This is a reaction I've noted in myself, not something I'm necessarily choosing to do.)
alexwearspants: (lets turn the conversation back to me)
Plus: Got petrol, two jerry cans full. Well, one and a half, as I am still too scared to fill my tank up at the bowsers most of the time and so transferred when I got home. Look, I get upset enough as it is when other people flood my baby. Why should I contribute to that pain?

- Double plus: Guy at the servo was really, really cute and sweet. Am now tempted to go back and and get more petrol later in the week.
Problem: Have already gotten enough fuel for at least a month, if not two. (She runs on the whiff of petrol, I love her.) Also don't have have enough money for more petrol as, as noted, I've stocked up ahead.

Minus: Have now spent almost all food money on stocking up on petrol. While this is good for the future, it means that shopping for food right now is a problem. And am really really hungry. No actual food in house but I dislike shopping when I'm too poor to decide which one thing to buy. Also they say don't shop on an empty stomach and I tend to believe them. That way madness lies.

Minus: It looks as though the battery's on the road to carking it. Do not actually have cash to replace battery.

- Extra minus: Have already stocked up on petrol.
Bonus?: At least I won't have to spend any more money on petrol.

Possible Plus: Am also nearly out of oil, which means I can go to servo and flail and ask silly questions and break down over WHAT IS THIS TWO STROKE WHY DO I NEED A CERTAIN BRAND OH GOD PLEASE MAKE THIS MAKE SENSE WHERE DO I BUY THESE THINGS!? Will not actually do this because of Silly Female Stereotypes, but instead because I tend to get flustered and flail at the slightest event and beg the nearest stranger for assistance. Inevitably I make an ass of myself, but as this is going to occur no matter what I can take comfort from the fact that at least I will have a prolonged conversation with Incredibly Cute And Sweet Servo Guy, or perhaps a prolonged crying fit. I am aware how sad it is that I consider this a Bonus.

Neutral: Am wittering away my time making LJ posts until the shops close so that I don't have to actually confront the fact that I won't be eating tonight and that if I really wanted to I could go and buy a potato. I don't want to. That potato will be my Golden Potato, spurring me on through the days until I actually go and buy it, at which point cold reality will not live up to the dream.

Minus: Feel really quite ill possibly from hunger.

Plus: Haha! Found an orange! I am not sure what it was doing in my bag but as soon as the nausea passes I shall eat it! Now feel very justified in putting Quest For Potato off. Has been a very good hour.

Sub-Plus: Also had actually very quite good day doing various other household tasks and spending lots of time with lovely people and having good conversations and so on. Am also nearly done with art. Had a few minuses in there but nothing nearly so dramatic as the Discovery Of The Fruit (which was a plus anyway).

Balancing Act?: Digital art is going quite well but drive to paint from two weeks ago has nearly completely disappeared. Will probably come back at some point, until then to sigh langourously and continue to bugger up my eyes.

On balance a reasonable, if not very good, day. I would have another like it.
alexwearspants: (seven)
* The 'Look, No Hands Ma!' trick: possibly the most foolish and most awesome thing I've yet managed to achieve on my scooter. Awesome for singing 'Whole New World' along to as well.

* Eight hour cuddle parties: awesome. Guys, I love you all, seriously. Please to never change.

* How To Train Your Dragon: actually quite brilliant. Toothless' character design is amazing, and the story while structurally familiar was handled well and the characters had depth. I was impressed.

* Cleaning: blergh.

* I will probably never really post about this, so I would just like to note that - ELEVEN. YOU ARE NOW ONE OF MY DOCTORS. PLEASE DON'T BREAK MY HEART.


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