thenerdygirl: (Autumn)
My problem, in gif form:


...Although, it does seem like the opposite of a problem. I went to the public library on my morning break and I restrained myself to four books this time, one for crocthing, one for watercolouring painting, one for psychology, and one that's kinda psychology but also about being organized. Sidebar, it's so awesome the public library is right next to the university library I work; all my book needs in one place! Or course, it makes it super tempting to take out too many books at one time.

There's always so much I want to do but it can be such a challenge to focus. It's like once I start planning my mind goes in a million directions at once, it's hard to sit down and say "This is what I'm going to do and this is how I'm going to do it". The only times I've ever seen to have much luck is when I did the 101 things in 1001 days challenge twice. The first time I managed to get 56 out of 101, the second time it was about 70+ out of 101, so who knows? Maybe if I did it again I'd get the full 101 things completed. I've been toying around with the idea of doing another list.

One thing I would add would be learning how to paint with watercolours. I did learn a little back in university but it was briefly touched on in a drawing class. Funny enough, in the two years of painting classes I did for my degree we never once had a class on watercolours. The focus was almost solely on oil with brief classes in encaustic painting and using gouache. Using acrylic wasn't encouraged which I always felt was pretty stupid and outdated of our professors....and I'm starting to delve into an art school rant apparently. Better stop before this gets two extra paragraphs. Suffice to say, I wished we had done more with other paint types.

All the hustle and bustle on campus has gotten me thinking about my days as a student. On days like today I think "Oh I envy the students. So much energy, so much to look forward to". Then there are other days when I look at my student loan payments, remember exams & assignments, and think "Yeah, I'm so glad I'm finished".
thenerdygirl: (What would Dorothy do?)
According to my email from Bootlegger. I don't know why find spam/advertising email subject lines amusing but I do. When you think about it, it is kind of weird to get emails from companies, especially ones that use your name as if you're old friends...but I didn't come here to talk about ads so enough about that.

Things have been good but busy. Work is still struggling with Alma and I've been mostly working on ordering and editing code for our work wiki. Nothing too exciting happened on the work front. John and I have been going to the gym almost every night this week and we've been trying out different equipment. It's been fun although I do find the weights section a little intimidating because it's always full of muscular people who look so intense and I'm here like "I have no idea what I'm doing, I'm going back to cardio". I haven't lost any weight but I've already noticed a slight change already. My belly's not poking out as much and I have more energy in the evenings now.

I also found out there's a bowling legaue at MUN which I signed up for. It's every week on Thursday and not too expensive, only 16 bucks a week for three games. I love bowling though and don't get enough opportunities to play so I'm excited. I just hope I don't feel too awkward in the crowd because I'm sure it will be a bunch of people from the campus that I've never met before. But hey, it's a bit more exercise.

The craft/flea market sale is tomorrow and I so do not have enough craft stuff to sell. I'm going to try and fix that this afternoon and tonight but at least I have a bunch of books to sell. Besides, who knows? Maybe the less I'll have to sell the more likely I'll sell what I have? I've never sold at a flea market before and I really just signed up to see if I could sell any second hand books there. I have a lot of books I need though not necessary want to get rid of and I figure if I can sell them that might motivate me to clear out my book collection a little. Second hand books I have no trouble giving away but I've a hard time just handing over books I bought new.

So that's been my week, I hope everyone else has been well.
thenerdygirl: (Hecklers)
Recently I told myself I wasn’t buying any more books or movies till after January 2016 but of course, after saying that, did I do everything I could to avoid the discount bin? Of course I didn’t. At least I can console myself with the fact that all together it was less than twenty dollars and that all three movies were cheaper than they would have been on Amazon or Amazon marketplace.

I feel I should explain that I love B-movies, cheesy movies, and movies others might classify as terrible and that I make no apologies for this love. Judge if you must :P So what so-called terrible choices did I make yesterday?

1: The 10th Kingdom, back when I was a teen and before Once upon a time or Fables the comic book, this was my favourite interpretation of fairy tales meeting the modern world.
2: Splash, I can’t justify spending twenty five bucks on The Little Mermaid but I can justify spending five bucks on the second place childhood classic.
3: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure & Bogus Journey double feature. Ok, so this might qualify as terrible but for five bucks I figured why not? It was the last copy and I'm a sucker for nostalgia.

Nostalgia has also gotten me into reading (or in some cases re-reading) Sweet Valley High recaps at [livejournal.com profile] 1bruce1. This series I will readily admit is terrible and should not be consumed by the age group it was written for but I will also admit I love looking back at how terrible & ridiculous it was. Essentially it's like someone had written crack fanfiction but managed to pass it off as legit.

So friends, what terrible things (books, movies, etc) from your youth did you love or still currently love?

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