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June 26, 2010

Kevin, Fiona, and Ethiopian food

meet my new friends: Kevin and Fiona.

Kevin and Fiona are the smiley smiley university students on the cover of my copy of the 2010 QTAC book. what is QTAC, you may be asking yourself? well, let me tell you.

i haven't the slightest idea. something about university.

but how, i ask you, am i to think about something as mundane and mindnumbing as university when i am so many levels of smitten? and how can i blog the situation without arousing suspicion...

for awhile now, the relationship with my excellent boyfriend has been rather shallow and routine. it was like eating at a very fancy restaurant. the kind where you know that if the cook went on Masterchef, they wouldn't introduce their cooking style by saying anything containing the words 'simple', 'basics' or 'enjoyable'.

the plate is set down in front of you and it looks a lot like something that would break if you breathed near it. is that bit edible or is that just crafted out of diamonds and gold leaf? not only that, but the portion sizes are ridiculous and...are those brussels sprouts?!

you know that you should like it but you just can't bring yourself to even think about picking up your fork. where do you even begin? so you just sort of shuffle the various elements around the plate, all the while ensuring your hosts that 'yes, this food is great. i love ethiopian cuisine!'

well, last night, i took a bite.

and let me tell you that ethiopian cuisine is the best in the world.

bon appetite! :)

June 24, 2010

ohhhhh kill me now

fml.

like seriously.


can i just disappear yet?

may i be excused from existance?

June 22, 2010

selkie skin

a selkie is a mythical creature. It comes in the form of a seal but when it chooses, it can shed it's selkie skin and become a woman reminiscent of Boticelli's Venus. So is the selkie really the seal or really the woman? what is a selkie when a selkie is being itself?

lately it seems as though i'm wearing a skin, many skins in fact. but who am i under the skin? and how much do the skins i wear say about me?

am i, in fact, the charming young person? the rebellious teenager? the rocker? the hippy? the sex kitten? the jesus freak? the singer? the friend?

what do i really think? how do i really feel?

what's beneath my selkie skin?

June 17, 2010

hooray

HOORAY FOR...

...long, hot showers after long, cold nights.

...chasers. they do make the shots a bit easier to endure.

...friends; old and new.

...hickeys. they are the souvenirs from little mini vacations.

...doonas. they are the reasons we go on living during the dead of winter.

...curry, which makes everything better.

...tea. (must i elaborate?)

...sport. no matter how often i neglect it, it's always equally as entertaining when i come grovelling back into its muscular arms.

...naps, without whom we would never stay awake past midnight or rise before the sun.

...cameraphones, which help us remember the night before.

...long weekends.

...skinny, white boys who are the salt of the earth.

...michael jackson, who is always appropriate. (insert 'Thriller' here)

...love, and the people who seem to become more enamoured with you when you have just woken up with a headache, a headful of tangled hair, and a sour disposition and who will help you laugh yourself right out of said sourness.
yes, love is a good thing.


Peace be with you, my kenyan babies.
V

June 14, 2010

hakuna matata

so.

earlier today i was flipping through the blogisphere, looking for blogs that seemed interesting enough to be graced with my comments (thus possibly gaining me more followers).

who knew that many people were that concerned with the 'war'?

i am, in actual fact, too uninformed to have any opinions on the subject. however, i do still think it's pretty stupid for a few reasons i probably couldn't hold up against an impassioned supporter. there are things worth fighting for, but they are few and far between.

on a lighter note, that is less likely to have me killed, i have this nagging suspicion that i am going to end up dying in a cardboard box before i'm 40. my career has already tanked and i'm only 17. fml.

peace be with you,
V

things to recall tomorrow morning

1. A = w/2 [(total end lengths) + 2(total middle lengths)] when the intervals along the survey line are EVEN.
however, A = length of survey line x average of mid-ordinate lengths when the intervals are UNEVEN.

2. FV = PV (1 + i)^n BUT PV = FV (1 + i)^-n (when in alphabetical order (ie. FV before PV), n is positive. when in anti-alphabetical order, n is negative)

3. Two methods of depreciation:
Straight line method (or prime cost method) where item depreciates by the same AMOUNT every year.
or Diminishing Value method where item depreciates by same PERCENTAGE every year:
FV = PV (1 - a/100)^n (a could of course be replaced by i)

4. Heron's formula: A = square root of s(s-a)(s-b)(s-c)
s = 1/2(a+b+c)

5. food goes in mouth. chew thoroughly and let you instincts guide you from there.

6. clothes are generally appropriate. there are very few situations where nakedness is expected or allowed.

7. the cap must be removed from the pen in order for it to work. likewise, calculator must be turned on first.

8. horses are majestic and nice.

9. shoes usually require socks.

10. the tongue should be kept inside the mouth during most events. there are some exceptions to this rule.


peace be with you, kidlings.
V

June 13, 2010

experimental

i can't help feeling like i'm talking to no one....let's say something provocative, shall we?

edward cullen and i are going off to ecuador to have lots of messy sex.

this is provocative because:

A. whenever the words 'edward' and 'cullen' are used near each other, people immediately get involved. there are mainly two parties: 'i love edward. he will marry me.' and 'edward cullen is a sparkly fag.' then there are those who care so little about stephenie meyer and everything twilight that they do not deign the parties worthy of their attention.

B. clearly, ecuador is too sunny for edward. duh.

and C. it has 'sex' in it, which immediately draws our curious eyes to the word and all the taboo conotations and fantasies inspired by it. oh the joys of the human psyche.

taking cake and many forks to church tonight. yay for chocolate.

peace be with you,
V

June 12, 2010

i am woman

i love study leave - you get so much done. unfortunately, most of it is not studying.

i have baked a baker's half dozen cupcakes and now a double layered chocolate cake is in my oven.

to be fair, i also have done about a chapter of maths revision and watched all of the first disk of the Two Towers special features (gollum becomes less annoying when you see andy serkis doing the work...)

i have also ripped my new tights. damn you, netting, and your flimsy disposition. never fear, dear readers, i have repaired the dusty purple tights with hot pink thread. :)

in short, i am woman: hear me roar as i burn myself on the oven and stab myself in the thigh with the needle (yes, i did fix the tights while wearing them...i'm that talented)

peace be with you,
V

June 11, 2010

procrastination cakes

english exam this morning - you don't care so i will go no further.

got home and procrastinated by watching the Lord of the Rings special features. i love them because they are like reliving hours of my childhood. (btw, i am well versed in the making of the films so i kick ass at Lord of the Rings Trivial Pursuit, and one day, when i finish the books, i will kick ass at all the different catagories)

attempted to do maths study. ended up yelling some colourful words at the paper. becoming a prostitute tomorrow.

procrastinated by making cupcakes. :)........................................ (<-- those are because i splashed icing on my laptop while making said cupcakes and i was getting it off of my '.' key)

proceeded to fight with blogspot over the prettyness of my page. this is more difficult than myspace was.

i love you my people. i enjoy blogging my thoughts and activities.

peace be with you,
V

June 10, 2010

procrastination

today was the first official day of study leave - YAY.
although i have an exam tomorrow morning, i decided to take the first day off (the only day off i'm taking until the end of term) to hang out with my lovely boyfriend, ben.

woke up early, checked the blogisphere (1 new follower - hooray!) and headed off to carindale heights. got there before 10 and the chilling began promptly; hooray for movies (and for pawpaw ointment as i'm not afraid to admit that i have some pash rash to recover from). got home a few hours ago and promptly watched masterchef while eating mi goreng as fast as possible in my freezing state. and now it's glee time.

continuing to procrastinate studying for english in the morning, i am now posting a second blog for you good people to enjoy.

until next time, peace be with you.
V

(PS. found an additional follower after logging in tonight - double hooray!)

June 9, 2010

hello, good people

i believe the purest sound in all the world is the voice of Kim Deal; chick-bassist extraordinaire. not only is she, like, amazing with a bass guitar but her voice is like angels in their most content and beautiful state. in addition to her heavenly vox, she is wonderfully and oh-so-perfectly tainted with the punk/grunge/growling noises sound of the band in which she features: Pixies. Special mention also goes to their lead singer, who can scream like the devil in songs such as 'Tame' and go on to sing with remarkable clarity in songs like 'Monkey Gone to Heaven'. In fact, kudos to all of you crazy weirdos.

now, shall i introduce myself?
my name is violet.
i like what i like (ie. music, movies, uncontrived randomness, people who make me laugh, art that makes me nostalgic, and a number of other things that i withhold the right to disclose at any time. (see how i covered my ass for liability there?))
i run on a unique wavelength only shared by one person i know of.
i laugh at my jokes more than anyone else does. this gives me a healthy self esteem.
i am most often feeling cardboard (that's an emotion) but occasionally i find myself hysterical in any of its forms (happiness, anger, dementia, stress, misery...)
i also enjoy parenthesis (can you tell yet?)

i look forward to blogging with you,
peace be with you,
V