Yesterday was the anniversary of my dad’s death. I can’t believe it’s been four years. It still feels so recent, yet I find myself struggling to remember the sound of his voice, or to immediately recall the details of his face. I think about him every minute of the day and I doubt that will ever change. I guess this is what it is to really, truly, hopelessly miss someone.
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This was a pretty good time waster. At least I got on the right continent every time!
I reeeeally want to get a massage this week because my shoulders are crazy tense from weeks spent hunched over desks but: a) I’m poor because I impulsively spent loads of money on bikinis for reasons I can’t understand and b) I’m so incredibly tired that I’ll fall asleep and I don’t want my massage therapist to have to try wake me up and deal with my sleepy wrath....
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I got 27 out of 37. Harder than I thought it would be!
I went 20-odd years without getting food poisoning; this year I’ve gotten it twice! Somehow I’ve managed to get sick from eating either day old pizza or a smoothie I made myself with ingredients that were fine yesterday. I’m in so much pain, feel so nauseous and dizzy and I have so much work to do that being incapacitated is infuriating! Did my body just decide to quit killing...
Do you live in NZ and are in the market for a snowboard? I’m selling my 2011 145cm Burton Secret (I’m upgrading to a longer board) for cheap! It’s a fantastic board to learn on - I started out on a camber board but it never really all came together til I switched to the v-rocker. Super forgiving, has never caught an edge, lightweight and easy to manoevre. If you’re...
This morning I woke up and realised I didn’t want you anymore. In the words of Rilo Kiley, “Oh it feels good to be free.”
A few weeks ago, I agreed to have dinner with friends I hadn’t seen in awhile. One offered to cook and I said I’d rather go out because all my friends are big-time carnivores and I’m not, so they’d have to make me a special meal which was just too much trouble. Now they’ve settled on a restaurant which almost exclusively sells meat. The couple of vegetarian items...
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For me, Angelina Jolie has always been someone I admired. A strong woman secure in her intelligence, her abilities, her sexuality and her choices. Working for a plastic surgeon, I encounter many women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. My boss works together with another surgeon to perform the mastectomy and breast reconstruction in one go. You wake up with your breast tissue gone, but...
So, do I change my flights in order to stay in LA an extra 4 days so I can catch the Dear Jack Benefit? It’s gonna cost at least $50 (on top of the $1680 I already paid), I may run out of money while I’m overseas and I might not have anyone to pick me up from the airport, BUT I’ll finally get to see Andrew McMahon perform. What do I doooo?
Went to see Arj Barker’s new stand up routine, ‘Go Time,’ last night. As always, it was brilliantly funny and I learned a little something too. If you get a chance to attend, I highly recommend it! I ended up buying the sticker pack at his merch table that had a bunch of hilarious sayings he’d come up with in the vein of, ‘build a bridge and get over it.’...
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calmingmanatee: Hello, HT here. So, I haven’t been posting much lately. A huge part of that has been that I am pretty upset about people reposting my images. This has been going on a while now, but I’ve been kind of tipped over the edge today. I put a lot of work into this blog. Every single Manatee picture on… Listen up, lovely followers.
Sometimes I get hopelessly, uncontrollably, irrationally mad at silly things. I can’t help it, but knowing how ridiculous it is after I’ve overreacted and blown up at someone/something, I get mad at how absurd my emotions are and the cycle perpetuates. I think I need to read more on BPD. I just hope this year is the year I finally manage to get my emotional rollercoaster to slow down,...
The brother of my friend whose wedding I attended the other week died yesterday of an asthma attack. I’m so shocked and I’m finding it so hard to believe - he looked so happy and healthy at the wedding only 12 days ago. I can’t believe in this day and age people can still die from asthma. My heart is feeling really heavy for her right now. I’m going to a comedy show tonight...
FINALLY! I finished the draft of my results, only an entire month late. Hoping to knock loads out for the discussion tonight so I don’t have to stress too much during my holiday. Though I forgot the university closes an hour early tonight. Feeling stressed but staying hopeful.
I am SO close to finishing this stupid results chapter that it’s a real slap in the face that I simply cannot get my head in the work zone right now.