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March 20, 2011

Mostly about food

I haven't blogged for more than a week, but not only because I haven't had any time, but because I haven't been doing anything to blog about. I've just been trying to keep up with the all the work I need to do for uni! But here are some pictures I took over the past few days.

My mother bought a stack of Time Outs... this is only about half the number she brought home because I'd eaten most of them already. I practically inhale one every day when I get back home so I can use the sugar rush to actually shower before falling asleep on my feet.

Bad picture of what I wore on Friday. I'm on the lookout for more coloured tights, since winter's coming up and they make otherwise boring outfits look more fun. I own a a red pair, but they've got a tiny ladder and they're not quite the right shade of red.

Honeycomb Tim Tams... so bad/good.

I've been drinking more tea than water, just to stay awake in the evenings while I try to get work done (I'm not a coffee person).

Well that's pretty much my life right now, and for a few weeks to come... unless I buy lots of things and take pictures of them ;) Speaking of, I am on the verge of buying a new lens for my camera, hopefully quite soon! Maybe that would get me to take it out with me more.

March 10, 2011

Quick post

Well, at the moment I'm almost drowning in work here; I didn't know uni could be so intense! I meant to post this almost a week ago, but I just couldn't find time (I'm really supposed to be working or sleeping at this very moment).

You know those days when you've got a lot to do, but you're feeling kind of down? Well, what I find helps is dressing up in something nice, fixing my hair and makeup (even if I'm not going out that day) and just prancing around the house like that for half an hour or so. Sunday was one of those days, and it perked me up instantly.

Those shoes are from Urban Outfitters; these ones. I'd been wanting a pair of wedges for a while, and I liked the casual look to them. YY, however, was horrified at the concept of the shoes and the fact that I bought them. I suppose they are "ugly", but in a charming sort of way (to me). They are a bit big for me, you might be able to tell, but that's the risk of buying online.

I also read Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote. I got through it in a couple of hours - it's such a lovely book (or novella, I should say), and the three short stories at the end are amazing as well. To be honest, I'd discounted the fact that so many people liked the book, since I'd thought that it was only because of the movie - I was wrong.

I also watched the movie last weekend. Audrey Hepburn was gorgeous in it, but I think the book is definitely better. I suppose the changes made to the original story made sense for audience appeal, but I think the ending of the book was perfect; it was an open kind of ending, but it didn't feel like a cop-out.

Now, I'm off; I'm going to try and return comments, but I don't know if I can get to all of them - sorry if I don't! I'll catch up soon, I promise. Also, excuse any spelling or grammatical errors!

March 2, 2011

University and lopsided shoulders

My first (ever) day of university was on Monday. To sum up various rants I've made to friends, I've been finding it kind of overwhelming. I am definitely missing the cosier atmosphere of high school. I've also been feeling quite self conscious because I am so obviously new (I have no idea where I am on campus half the time). Luckily, I do know people doing my course, and I've been sticking to them like glue - probably not a good thing, because I haven't really made any new friends yet. But it's only been three days, so it can only get better, right?

Anyway, onto less emotional, more materialistic things. This is the bag (from Forever21) I used for the first two days of uni:

I loved it when I first got it (lots of space and compartments), but I soon found out that when the weight of the bag (not that much heavier than other bags) was combined with the weight of my things (not many), the resulting feeling was as if I had an elephant perched on my shoulder (not good).

That's what I get for buying before I work out what I actually need.

So now, I'm on the hunt for another bag. I definitely need a backpack so that the weight is spread over both my shoulders, it needs to be nice (I don't really like those sports ones), but it also has to be functional and comfortable. I was thinking of getting a bag like this one from Baggu, but YY pointed out that the straps would be really bad for my shoulders/back. I think I'll look around in stores (physically) before I resort to online shopping this time. Does anyone own or know of any nice backpacks?

Today I used this tote (which loses out on the functional and comfortable part but it was way better than the first bag). I got it as a birthday present last year. It's my favourite bag, even though I don't use it much cause the colours are hard to work with (and to be honest it's kind of ugly).

Props if you "get it"! ;)

I can't wait for autumn/winter - there was definitely a feeling of winter in the air today. I know this might sound weird, but I'm more sensitive to heat and Australian summers get really hot. Besides, my winter clothes are definitely better than my summer ones.