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12 March 2012 @ 09:11 pm
I had intended to do weekly updates on my sewing/craft projects to help keep myself motivated, but you can see how well that's turning out already.

My excuse is that last weekend my parents came to stay so I couldn't do anything on Saturday or Sunday, but that still doesn't really explain why I didn't do at least a little work during the week prior to that.

Anyway, the week just gone has been a little better, though I've mostly worked on little bits of things rather than finishing anything major.

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28 February 2012 @ 08:55 pm
Okay, I promised Laura a post about my sewing adventures!

Basically, it's a good thing I never got around to making my New Years Resolutions post, because this is the only one I've even approached making an effort on.

ANYWAY, one of my resolutions was to learn how to sew! I'm not entirely sure what brought this on - possibly partly the fun I had making the incredibly shitty Sailor Moon costume I wore to a party last year, partly the fact that there are some years when I just can't find any clothes I like in the shops (seriously, half the 'dresses' they sell I would only ever wear as a top :/ they cover NOTHING).

I only recently stole Mum's sewing machine from her, so I'm still working on my first couple of things.

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28 February 2012 @ 07:49 pm
Anyway, my internet life recently has been almost entirely conducted on tumblr. I'm steffishly there since someone else got my name, but seriously pretty much all I post is Homestuck reblogs.

I like it because I'm new and have no followers, so I can say what I want without worrying what people will think. The internet: I'm pretty much doing it completely wrong.
28 February 2012 @ 07:19 pm
I am fortified and ready to brave you.

Recently I have been terrible at everything. I have a backlog of 50 things in google reader, I have 752 cards due in Anki (translation: I have not studied Japanese in the slightest in like a month and am forgetting things at a terrible rate of knots, and YET I CAN'T GATHER UP THE GIVE A FUCK TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT). I usually read emails as soon as they pop up on my phone in preference of concentrating at work, but no, I have ones from a couple of weeks ago still sitting there.

Right now I have a bottle of wine, so I am going to achieve a high enough level of "don't give a fuck" that it loops back around into productivity!

Excuse me while I go get shit done.
Current Mood: drunktipsy
24 January 2012 @ 09:10 pm
...Time has passed, not much has happened! My life continues to be basically boring, and I still fail at meeting new people or doing anything productive with my time.

And then when I do something actually worth a lunchtable "Hey, I'm doing something this weekend! I'm a proper person!" conversation, it's actually too embarassing to even mention. I get as far as "I'm going to Sydney", but then make up some bullshit about it being "just because... touristy stuff..." rather than "HELL YES I AM GOING TO SEE A BAND, IF YOU'VE EVEN HEARD OF THEM YOU PROBABLY THINK THEY'RE LAME!"

One day I will start owning my loserness (it's even kind of one of my New Years Resolutions!). But just... not today.

(Maybe when I make some friends I can be a geek with in Real Life? As if that will ever happen.)

But anyway, Sydney! I don't even know what I'm going to spend the rest of my weekend there doing. I've been recommended to go eat pancakes by one of my workmates, but aside from that my list consists of: see touristy stuff. maybe go to Kinokuniya. ride public transport (ah, I miss trains!).

Secretly a little part of me wants to stay home and finish catching up on Homestuck. Advance bookings, always interfering with new fandom love!
Current Mood: geekygeeky
04 December 2011 @ 06:36 pm
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Current Mood: embarrassedembarrassed
01 December 2011 @ 06:21 pm
Is it ridiculous that I'm thinking of going to Sydney to see MCR in January? Even though I'm not in bandom anymore (does it even still exist?), too old, and have no-one to go with?

Well, it's that or pay an excessive ticket price to go to the Big Day Out and be sun-roasted and squashed, and either alone or with people who want to see different acts. Either way I only have to ask for one day off work. At least this way I get a weekend in Sydney? (Long weekend, even - just realised the following Monday is Auckland Anniversary Day!)

I just really still love those boys <3

(OMG, I'll write an actual entry on here one day soon. Maybe once I get the photos off my boss of my fully-clothed swim in Lake Taupo this morning XD )
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
26 August 2011 @ 08:02 pm
Since I last wrote here, I've managed to get a new job! And because I've been procrastinating on everything, it's already my last day living in Hamilton. Tomorrow I'm moving down to Taupo, and on Monday I'll start at my new place. I'm half scared and half excited... I only know one person down there, and her only vaguely. But I was getting fairly bored at my current job, which I've been doing for 5 years. It was definitely time to move on.

I've just finished up my packing now, and I'm off to drinks with my workmates tonight. Last night was dinner and karaoke with my friends from Monday night quiz at the Cook, and today at work hardly any actual work was done, thanks to shared morning tea, lunch at Furnace, and having a last chat with lots of people in the afternoon :)

I don't know what I'd do without the internet: it's nice that even though I'm leaving all my RL friends behind, we can still keep up with each other via Facebook - and of course, that my LJ/DW friends will still be the same as always XD
Current Mood: excitedexcited
13 July 2011 @ 08:18 pm
I feel like I've been busy recently, but now that I come to write about it I really haven't done much. I think I just feel like I haven't had enough free time because I've had things to do on the weekends and stuff to work on at nights.

So, things! My uncle got married last weekend! The wedding was really small, just 14 guests, and was held in a restaurant in Devonport. It was actually nice having just a simple ceremony with family and a couple of close friends there rather than the full production. I was the driver for the bridal vehicle (my sister's car), and we arrived the requisite 20 minutes late due to the bouquet having been forgotten XD The ceremony was short and sweet (though the celebrant got on my nerves a little bit), and the lunch afterwards was delicious. The bride's Mum had made a booklet entitled "A modern love story" with photos and the story of how the couple met (online!) which she read out. The weather co-operated, and we were able to take some nice photos outside as well, which I'm looking forward to getting copies of.

In less happy news, last Tuesday night some asshole cut all four tyres on my car while it was parked on the road outside my house, so I got to spend a day's time and a week's pay getting new tyres organised (while having a cold as well!). I just don't understand why someone would do that - even though it costs me money, it's not like they're getting any of it. Surely it can't be that much fun :/

This coming Saturday is my work's Midwinter Party, and this year it's cartoon characters and superheroes themed so I'm busy getting my costume ready. Sewing is harder than I thought it would be....

And tonight I'm going to see Harry Potter!! Just filling in time until midnight now - lucky I have so much sewing to work on :)
Current Mood: excitedexcited
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