Saturday, July 24, 2010

Day 08 - Short term goals for this month and why

1. Focus more properly on my schoolwork, because shit's getting serious now so I need to get serious.
2. Get better at talking to my psychologist. For obvious reasons, I mean, I'm there to talk about myself and at current, I'm not so great at talking about myself.
3. Pay everyone back all the money I owe them, because it's the right thing to do and because I hate the feeling that I'm letting people down.
4. Write in my diary everyday. I get so lazy and if I miss a day, then I get into the habit of missing it. I need to start writing in it everyday and doing it properly.
5. Make sure I have more time to do stuff for myself, like going to the gym, reading, sewing and laying in bed with Tom. Time to do things that make me happy and relaxed, feelings which are rare gems in my life.

Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has had the biggest impact on you

I think it's safe to say that Thomas Abberton has definitely had the biggest impact on my life. If it weren't for him, I wouldn't be alive, pretty much. If it weren't for him, I wouldn't have known what it's like to feel true love, to be happy with yourself, to wake up in the morning with a smile on your face, and most of all, just to be happy and carefree because everything doesn't really matter as much as you thought it did. I am so incredibly lucky to have him in my life and I am eternally grateful that we met. Because basically, he is amazing.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Day 06 - Your favourite superhero and why

The Power Rangers were always a favourite for me. They remind me of days when I would sit on my uncles' beds and watch japanese cartoons with them, asking them constantly to tell me what was going on. The red Power Ranger has the same name as my mother, and I have a Power Rangers quilt cover, so I'm pretty sure that makes me their number one fan.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

In zee old days...

When I was a little munchkin, my one wish was to fly. For years I hoarded bird feathers that I found and collected them in a cereal box. My mum promised me that she would help me sew them all together into a flying suit when I had acquired enough, and I would often carry the box with me wherever I travelled in order to collect as many as possible. From the age of about 4 till I was 7, I faithfully stored feathers in my box, but never seemed to be able to gather enough, until one day I stopped believing and threw all my feathers away. It saddens me that I gave up on my dream so easily and I wish I had at least kept my collection, but perhaps I will start another one. I plan to get a tattoo of a feather on my foot however, as it is a symbol that seems to reoccur regularly in my life. I suppose I just yearn to be in the air. Free.

Day 05 - A picture of somewhere you've been to

This is the beautiful water at Semaphore beach in South Australia. I love this place like a second home, and I have some of the most wonderful and painful memories there. If I don't go to Semaphore at least once a year things get messy. It also happens to house two of my most favourite people in the world, my aunt Grace and Grandpapabear Foofy. I love them.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Day 02 - The meaning behind your blog's name

OK, history lesson.

Humourism was a theory of human philosophy adopted by Greek and Roman philosophers & physicians, and stayed the most common view of the human body in Europe until some guys started actually cutting up dead people in the 19th century, and realised what was really going on.

There were four humours, melancolia, phlegma, cholera and sanguis, also known as black bile, phlegm, yellow bile and blood, & these dictated what kind of a person you would be. The idea was that everyone had them inside, and when they were perfectly balanced, then you were healthy.

So. In the fine words of wikipedia:

"The Sanguine temperament personality is fairly extroverted. People of a sanguine temperament tend to enjoy social gatherings and making new friends. They tend to be creative and often daydream. However, some alone time is crucial for those of this temperament. Sanguine can also mean very sensitive, compassionate and thoughtful. Sanguine personalities generally struggle with following tasks all the way through, are chronically late, and tend to be forgetful and sometimes a little sarcastic. Often, when pursuing a new hobby, interest is lost quickly when it ceases to be engaging or fun. They are very much people persons. They are talkative and not shy."

The moral of the story: that's me in a paragraph. So therefore, that's me in a blog name.

Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself

1. I have two middle names.
2. The fingernails on my right hand grow faster than the ones on my left hand...
3. ... And two of my toenails don't grow at all.
4. I have a phobia of belly buttons.
5. I automatically cry when tickled under the arms, I can't help it.
6. I've only ever had one serious boyfriend.
7. I'm a hoarder and a compulsive collector.
8. My handwriting changes so much, I can't even remember what my real writing looks like.
9. I can still stand on one leg and say the alphabet backwards even when I'm completely trashed.
10. I'm always wanting something, what I have is never enough.
11. I wish at every opportunnity I get.
12. I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.
13. I'm glad I didn't have a perfect family.
14. I care about first impressions.
15, I'm addicted to writing lists.


Another one, lets see if I can finish it this time!

Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
Day 02- The meaning behind your blog's name
Day 03- A picture of you and your friends
Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn’t have
Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to
Day 06- Favorite super hero and why
Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why
Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days
Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad
Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends
Day 12- Why you made a blog
Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt you recently
Day 14- A picture of you and your family
Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play
Day 16- Another picture of yourself
Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have
Day 19- Nicknames you have; why do you have them
Day 20- Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future
Day 21- A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else
Day 23- Something you crave for a lot
Day 24- A letter to your parents
Day 25- What I would find in your bag
Day 26- What you think about your friends
Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge
Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?
Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned
Day 30- Who are you?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sisters who aren't really sisters

Are really wonderful things. I'm especially lucky, because I own two of these marvellous creatures. They also happen to be unbearably talented, gorgeous and long-legged. Three things I aspire to be. Benedict takes amazing photos, usually of less-than-amazing things, but somehow transforms them into objects of beauty. I think it helps that she also has a lot of beautiful friends... Whatever it is, she's incredibly skilled and amazing, and something you should be looking at.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Day 25 - Your day in great detail

Today, I told myself I would get up and out of bed at 9:30. This was not true, I only found myself in the shower at 10:20. I made feeble attempts at looking presentable and drove with mum to the Katoomba Centrelink office - I am now the proud owner of a fortnightly Youth Allowance payment.
After this we went to the op shop where I found the most wonderful bike ever put into existence, $10. I immediately bought it, however as mum had already done one nice thing for me today she proceeded to scream at me in the street about how ridiculous it was and how she wasn't going to let me have it because I was probably going to hurt myself and then she'd have to take care of me... How awful for her. So I was forced to take the bike back, and I didn't even try to ask for my money back (who asks for money back from a charity?).
On a lighter note, I was invited to a party on Saturday night by my brother, which will be tremendously fun. I deserve at least one party these holidays, I mean, it's holidays!
We got home at about 2 and I immediately commenced making a coconut cake that Mitch had given me the recipe for. It was so strange. When it came out of the oven it looked like a souffle and smelled absolutely divine, but upon closer inspection it appeared that all the egg had sunk to the bottom and formed some kind of coconut flavoured omelette... hmmm.
After that, I pretty much just chilled for the rest of the night (aka facebooked for several hours), and now here I am.

Sorry, my days are quite interminably boring.

Day 24 - Whatever tickles your fancy

I wish that my bedroom walls were painted to look like this. When I'm a grown up and I have my own house, my walls will look like this. It's amazing, and it makes me wish I was up in the universe being awed by the amazing - ness of the world. I love nebulas. I wish I was one.

These holidays, I plan to waste copious amounts of time being particularly uncool. I'm going to read all of the Harry Potter books all over and I might even watch all the movies again. Because being cool is really not that much fun. I might even do some knitting while I watch the movies. I can't wait.

Lessons in life & love #1

You know things are fucked up when someone thanks you for staying alive.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Mountain, molehill,

Moleskine. On my travels around the internet I found this lovely little site. is devoted completely to the beautiful little drawings that people create in these beautiful little books. Makes me fairly happy and a litttle bit inspired.

Day 23 - A Youtube video

Uhm, I'm not a Youtube sort of person. Sorry.