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27th-Apr-2009 07:18 pm - Daisy needs a hug
appalling_cynicism: (The solution to life's problems)
I just feel tired and broken at the moment. I need something good to happen.

In order to make something good happen, well, I'm not sure what I'm going to do, but I'll do something. Maybe talk A into going out for cocktails. Get all dressed up and go out, listen to music, and maybe chat to some randoms. Just, something.

Music has been a big help lately. The songs on highest rotation have been:
Stitching Leggings by Kate Nash
Breathe by Anna Nalick
Samson by Regina Spektor
Get Better by Mates of State
Today Has Been Okay by Emiliana Torrini
Wrong Again by Kirsty MacColl
Special Ones by George
Keep Breathing by Ingrid Michaelson
Infinity by Inara George feat. Bryony Attkinson
Thanks for Today by Kate Miller-Heidke
You may note that they mostly involve a girl and her piano. Also, mostly kind of melancholy and pretty.
20th-Apr-2009 10:12 pm - Words
appalling_cynicism: (I'd kiss you if it wouldn't kill me)
I was told I blaspheme too much today. Seriously. I'd beg to differ on that. Swear too much, maybe, but blasphemy? I do blaspheme, but creatively rather than frequently. I have a policy, if it would make my Catholic grandmother laugh rather than look disapproving, it is acceptable. Yeah, she is a good Catholic, but not a great one.

I have done my last undergraduate mid-semester! This is awesome!

I need a life. I want a life. Having approximately one quarter the workload of any of your friends does not lend itself to spending time with them. They are all busy and I am just bored.
7th-Apr-2009 10:17 pm - Things will be better in the morning
appalling_cynicism: (A house of cards)
Well, that's the end of that dream, I guess. What the hell I am going to do now, well, that's anyone's guess.

You'd think after all these years, my friends would have some idea of how to cope with me when I'm devastated. Apparently, no. Apparently, they completely fail at common decency sometimes. Apparently, their idea of how to make me feel better first involved me cooking dinner for the five of us, then when I objected changing to they'll cook dinner but they will invite someone I absolutely can't stand. That does not seem to me like the best plan, but hell, what do I know? I am seriously considering just making an excuse, staying home, and watching sad movies.
1st-Apr-2009 11:18 am - But that is too much of a sacrifice.
appalling_cynicism: (Do I exist?)
Adrian Pasdar is so unfairly pretty. I mean, drop dead gorgeous. Especially when slightly dishevelled. Nathan and Claire starting to work it all out was lovely. Sylar is actually kind of interesting again, which is a nice change.

I have about 5 loads of washing up to do today. My current flatmate is appallingly lazy, and thankfully moving out at the end of the week. I want J to get a job and come back to me! Then I have to go and summarise 4 chapters about IHRM. This is not shaping up to be a great day.

This weekend will be better. I'm going to the coast to see my grandparents and my sister, and Mum may or may not be coming down for visits. That would be fantastic.
27th-Mar-2009 10:12 am - People won't talk the way I want them to talk *footstomp*
appalling_cynicism: (WTF world?!)
They are not now, nor will they ever be, Anzac cookies. Mostly I don't care when the American word is used. If it is a soft, chewy biscuit, I will often refer to it as a cookie. However, Anzac biccies are different to most biscuits. They are so tied up with the ANZAC mythology that it just seems incredibly wrong to refer to them as cookies.

There is no good reason for it to piss me off so much, but it really does.
4th-Mar-2009 10:28 pm - Am I a horrible person? Maybe...
appalling_cynicism: (Guns and cigarettes)
I am two weeks behind in my Heroes viewing because I don't really have enough download quota left to waste it on TV shows. This makes me sad, because it has actually been good again. Admittedly, it has been about 3 episodes, but that is more consistently good eps than they've pulled off in a while. In honour of this, and because I've been binging on it, I offer MattMo recs. While I have quite a few ships on the show, it is the only one I actually read fic for.

Recs, ahoy! )
14th-Dec-2008 12:46 am - Seriously, is it time to sacrafice a virgin to the gods of technology?
appalling_cynicism: (Do I exist?)
So, it is no secret that technology hates me. I know that sounds ridiculous, and it did start out as a joke, but I am truly starting to believe it. How else can I explain the death of my external hard drive and my laptop within a week of each other? I'm not sure whether the files can be rescued, but I am not optimistic. There is a horribly good chance that I've lost all my music, movies, television series, and documents. I am upset about that, but not overly so. The idea that I may have lost all my photos? Driven me to hopeless sobbing in my room. I have about 5 years worth of photos on those devices. Some are printed, most have probably been copied onto other peoples' computers, but there are still a fair few that are probably gone forever.

Also, I am ridiculously and painfully sunburnt.

There are good things happening in my life...I assume. I can't think of any right now, but there must be. Nothing is horribly wrong, it's just that nothing is quite right either. Losing my photos, sunburnt beyond recognition, extended family will be gone before Christmas, people I still considered friends treating me like nothing, sister in New Zealand doing all sorts of amazing things without me.

...I am baking tomorrow. Baking will alleviate my suffering.
27th-Nov-2008 11:48 pm - ...when did I start shipping Derek/George?
appalling_cynicism: (Default)
Tripod, make better shirts! I soaked mine in salty water to colourfast the signatures and ended up with ink smudges all over it. I have gotten them almost all out, there is nothing a girl armed with Google, Enchanted, and a well stocked pantry can't do. Still, Tripod is fricking awesome and I plan on listening to nothing else while I clean tomorrow.

Grey's Anatomy! Cut in case of spoilers ) And really, I have know idea when or how I ended up shipping Derek/George.

Also, West Wing rec!

Wayfinding by Jackie Thomas - The West Wing - R - He still had moments, even now, when he could taste the pavement in his mouth, when the sound of shattering glass rang in his ears, when every kid in a baseball cap concealed a gun and every building a gunman.

♥ This is one of my favourite Josh/Sam fics. Actually, it is one of my favourite West Wing fics. The characters are dead on and genuine. The writing is beautifully lyrical, and it just kind of aches.
5th-Nov-2008 08:54 am - Shiny news first.
appalling_cynicism: (Mmmm)
I need to get either 0 or 2 out of 30 to pass Australian Literature! This makes me incredibly happy because that exam was freaking me out. I feel like such an idiot in that class, everyone seems so much smarter than me, but 2/30? Even I can handle that. The assignment that got eaten was finally marked. I managed a respectable 18/30.

My shower has started leaking. The dripping is really bugging me.
22nd-Oct-2008 03:50 am - I can't stop listening to musicals.
appalling_cynicism: (Cartoon man in a cartoon world)
Do you ever get the feeling that your world is collapsing around you? Seriously, I just want one thing to go right. Okay, one thing that is more significant than an awesome new recipe.

I think I just need a break.
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