I think I'm done. It really should be longer but I have nothing left to say. I just want to go to bed. Very strange, this essay has elicited almost no stress response in me at all (unlike the Report of Doom). I can't seem to bring myself to care that it's too short or that I went to trivia last night instead of working on it. Meh.

I'm stuck choosing between Smash attacking the pages as they come out of the printer, or attacking my keyboard as I type and eating my fingers in the process. Hard choice.

And it turns out it was PMS, a week early. No wonder I've been feeling like shit.

My desk is completely covered in print-outs of journal articles that have been attacked with red Bic or orange highlighter. The cats have been taking turns making nests out of them.
Didn't get any writing done yesterday. First there was the sleeping, then the waiting around as Adam dithered about the house before I drove him to the bike shop to pick up the wheel he dropped off a few days ago (he cracked a spoke or two getting out of the way of a stupid bitch in an SUV last week... the shop called at 9 to say it was ready and we didn't leave until 11). Then on to Burwood so I could grocery shop while Adam finally went to the RTA to renew his license as it expired 2 months ago and obviously nagging has only just reached critical mass. Only for him to be told it involves faxing shit to Qld and back and it will take days to process. WTF? They did mine on the spot! It required a little dicking around, but they did it no worries. And why fax, why can't they fucking PHONE Qld Transport? Argh. So once again I'm doing all the driving this weekend (30km south to Cronulla and back, then 2-3h west up the mountain range to Lithgow). Not that I mind driving, it's just nice to have the option. Plus Adam is a terrible navigator :p

However I did manage to find a few fabulous journal articles yesterday, so that's something at least. I printed a bunch of the ones I haven't read yet and I'm taking them with me, along with my books and a copy of my essay plan and I'm hoping to do some work on that over the weekend. I also finished my pants last night while watching Castle which is HILARIOUS (Nathan Fillion as an arrogant, self-absorbed crime author FTW!!), then cooked dinner etc during the first two episodes of Merlin which was also pretty cool.

Anyhow... Jess is going to be here in about half an hour, she and Adam are going to ride their bikes to Cronulla for Anarchy, and Jake and I will drive and meet them and [livejournal.com profile] jb_rulztheworld there. Some BBQ, a beer or two, some good company, I take a bunch of photos of the ocean for my photo essay... then home to drop Adam's bike back and pick up all our stuff for Lithgow and off we go again. Jake is getting the train home with Jess.

And then Ironfest tonight/ tomorrow. Hang out with [livejournal.com profile] knightsmarshall and Dee AGAIN, meet Sandham's Battery, play with cannons, catch up with some folks then home again. Hooray!

Lest We Forget. Those who have fallen. Those who have lost. Those who made this country proud. You are remembered.
Came third at trivia tonight, won a bottle of wine. We ended up with a team of 9 which is pretty impressive, we normally only have 5 or 6.

It's rained every day for the last week and a bit. The tents are still up in the yard and soaked through. There will be large dead patches of lawn shortly :(

Still working on this fucking report. I'm about halway through which is something at least, but after 2 days I was hoping to be done and on to the next essay by now. Humph. If I'm not finished by tomorrow afternoon I'm going to move on and hope inspiration strikes once I'm thinking about something else.

Trivia also means no no progress on the trousers thus far. I'm not going to do pockets this time so that should cut some of the finicky out, fingers crossed I'll knock a decent amount over after dinner tomorrow.

Bed time. Brain is broke.
On Wednesday [livejournal.com profile] knightsmarshall was called to Sydney for an emergency meeting, so he crashed the night at our place and joined us at trivia where we tied first. Hooray!

Thursday morning I got another shift at work, this time sitting in the warehouse counting leaflets and posters and bundling them into job lots. Not especially exciting work, but it was easy and I had my mp3 player and good company. Plus for a good hour of it I got to stare at Daniel Craig as one lot of leaflets was promo material for his next movie. Mmmm...

Then home to pack a bag of clothes and a bigger bag of fabric and back onto the road down to Canberra. [livejournal.com profile] knightsmarshall and Dee are off to the Jane Austen Ball tonight and I offered to babysit, and Dee still hasn't finished her regency kit *facepalm* Yesterday I whipped her up a set of short stays just like mine (I even managed to handsew all 24 of the eyelets before the end of 'Pride and Prejudice') and made some covered buttons to close her dress. This morning it was more bloody eyelets as I made her a reticule for her wallet/ camera/ etc tonight. Right now we've resewn the sleeves on her dress (they got botched and removed multiple times over the course of the week before I arrived) and I've attached the buttons, now it just needs buttonholes and the bodice lining tacked down and we're finally done, phew! My fingers are blistered and filled with needle holes, and I haven't actually done any of MY kit yet for next weekend :p

I've also been trying to do some reading for uni, although there has been no actual essay progress as yet. Bad Jess.

There has been the tiniest bit of wedding progress though. Cake is now sorted, I have all the shit to send to the printers for the invites (although I haven't sent it yet as I still need to compile it into a useable format, but I have rung my aunt and uncle and apologised for the delay and confirmed that it's all still OK for them to do them for me), and the mother-in-law is trying to make us have a bagpiper, or possibly an entire bloody pipe band *sigh* Apparently the fact that Adam is wearing a kilt means that we're having an entirely scottish/ celtic wedding, which was not our intention at all. Adam just wants a kilt *L*
Epic photo post is epic )

Had a chiro appointment today, she's happy with my progress and I'm down to fortnightly visits, woot! I also went to Just Remnants and got free fabric, huzzah! I got a bunch of remnants (surprise!) ranging from 0.5-2m in some gorgeous satins and silk dupion, it came to $19.80 and I had a $20 voucher... also had a great conversation with the chick behind the counter about fabric and camping, we always have a long chat when I go in there although I'm pretty sure she doesn't remember me.

It's also pissed down rain all yesterday so the tents are no longer dry. Then they were getting close to the point where we could take them down again this afternoon when a massive thunderstorm hit. Although Jake didn't zip the door up when he put his up on Sunday and the inside filled with water *facepalm* Boys are useless Alec Baldwin!

Got my first mark of the year back- a Credit+ for the sound assignment. Fuck yeah! Apparently we were very close to a Distinction, but the sound quality let us down (static and volume changes etc), however since we were recording in a pub and also with a PA system they admit we did damn well and our mixing was great, our chosen topic was interesting and our narrative was very strong. Hip hip huzzah! Personally I think the 'static' she heard was to do with the fact that we had to compress to an mp3 and possibly to do with the speakers they used as it sounded way clearer on my computer than on the uni projecter. Ahh well.

Now I just need to get motivated to start my next 3 essays due in a fortnight *sigh*
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