26/04/2012

IN WHICH I FEEL LIKE MY LIFE IS GOING SOMEWHERE

Famous last words, I know, and - as I sit typing with hello kitty band-aid covered hands and chipped nail varnish you might not believe me.

But, through sheer combination of sunny afternoons and the discovery of all-in cookies, I actually feel really on track. This is, of course, subjective. 'On track' in this context means 'made-a-bit-of-a-mess-of-everything-but-whatever'. 

Chaos ensued after I went for an interview for head girl and didn't get it, which led me to the worst revelation: that I wasn't too bothered about it in the first place. It is awful, because all my doubts about the interview and the ensuing decision have been replaced by sheer guilt for the other refused hopefuls who are genuinely upset. I felt like a wolf in lambs clothing throughout the whole process (you could tell, I was the only one who opened my envelope with a shocked 'people voted for ME?!') and I guess that the higher authorities saw right through my disguise.

Happily, this has led me to the things I enjoy doing. Instead of feeling abject shame for not being suitably distraught, I'm occupying my time with staying up late watching twin peaks and doing slight revision for a couple of finals I have in the next month (this is my way of saying that blogging is going to be scarce in mid-may and early june). I've never mentioned this, but I study two languages, with my french study being independent and today I had an interview and acceptance for modern foreign languages prefect which means great things; namely the excuse to hang out in the languages department, spend time with my other prefects who are some really solid people, and put on clubs and stuff where we can eat crêpes and drink chocolat chaud - très passionnant!

To add to my whole conquering the rejection mood, I had a message for me from Janie waiting for me! I find Janie so inspirational and just a generally great person with a whole heap of integrity - but she is the hardest person to track down and arrange to meet up with! Trust me. She blogs too, in the most beautiful and heart felt style. Read her blog here.

There's no moral to this story. Apart from the universally held truth that you can be too riot grrrrl for head girl.

21/04/2012

IF YOU'RE MOVING OUT TO THE WEST, THEN YOU'D BETTER LEARN HOW TO SURF

OH MAN IS THE WEATHER CRAZY.

If I'm not running in the rain to lessons (which I'm perpetual late to, not that I'm an eager year seven, but I'm of that lucky disposition that no one notices me slipping into lessons) then I've been sitting on my roof in the seldom seen sun. Today, my mother and I took a walk along the beach and it looks like a sight from old american coast postcards, rather than the drizzly mess that it is about 70% of the time.

And below: can we all just appreciate the right angles my forehead breaks into the second I start to talk?

Appreciated? Good. It's a testament to the reason why I'm not a vlogger.
(Apart from the obvious stupidity of calling yourself a 'vlogger')

14/04/2012

POP CULTURE PLAYLIST

This is my last weekend of being a complete slacker, so let's revel in my day's work!
(In a perfect world, it should have been a combination of religious studies and maths revision, but I am so grateful that this isn't a perfect world).

Hmm... uncertain as to what was going on in my twin peaks saturated mind when I curated this, because it could be way more introspective and thus more relevant, but it's still totally useful for bedroom dancing and wishing you were more/less introspective*.

"Laura Palmer's Prom" (click for songs)

1. Lust for Life // GIRLS

2. Deceptacon // le tigre

3. Inside Outside // The Grates

4. The Kelly Affair // Be Your Own Pet

5. Monogamy // I Heart Sharks

6. Twin Peaks (allen blickle remix) // Surfer Blood

7. Debaser // Pixies

8. Miss World // Hole

9. Home Vs Home (blueskies remix) // The Xcerts

10. Laura Palmers Prom // You say Party! We say Die!




*That, and I really wanted to listen to these songs.

11/04/2012

WHERE I AM NOW

I'm pretty sure that I've found my niche. It's an inexplicable thing so I'll just stop now. 

I've realised that I've been stressed at school because it feels that I was happily working on all kinds of inconsequential matter or practise runs, and suddenly I've been thrown into the real things, and stuff that will make a difference. It scares me, but I don't want to let go of any opportunity simply because of fear. I also can't work out how I feel about exams.. do they matter? Will I regret not studying, or not doing the things I love? 

I've drawn a venn diagram quickly to show how I feel about STUFF. 

Not much cross-over. Also, a great testimony to why I took GCSE art...

10/04/2012

WHERE I HAVE BEEN

To summarise what you may have missed whilst I've was off social networking, just play really loud, really bad, angsty music and imagine me running around with a 35mm camera in hand. And that's it. 

Abigail

 
Bethany

 Shoreham-by-sea

London

Hastings

 (The Maccabees were incredible live; I really recommend going to see them.)

Kings Cross station

Edinburgh

I had an excellent time in Scotland, and I've mentioned on here how transfixed I was on the place. I wasn't disappointed. Although it's good I spent only four days there, for all my bodily fluids were slowly, but surely, turning the acrid orange shade of irn bru...

08/04/2012

HAPPY EASTER

(now might just be the right time for a witty comparison with Jesus... or not.)

Hello! I'm back to blogging, and returning to social media with a vengeance.
Well, not really. But I'm glad to be back online and I've done so much over the last month and a half that I want to share, so expect to be inundated with future blog posts from yours truly. 

I hope you're all having wonderful days off today, I've spent the day eating my body weight in pierogies and chocolate (not together... gross.)

This is a picture I took in Edinburgh last week. Spring is really great this year, isn't it?