Archive for May, 2008

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May 31, 2008

Write a drabble or haiku about cookies.

I don’t know what a drabble is. Here’s a haiku:

SGT likes fresh cookies.
Shep likes Maryland.
They suck.

Book review – they’re always fun.

I haven’t read a whole real book that wasn’t a textbook in some time. I have read a bit of Sperm Wars at Shep’s insistance though. It’s very dull. Actually the content is quite interesting, especially if you, like me are trying to get pregnant but as I said to Shep, matey could have fitted it all on one side of A4 if he’d just made bullet points. On that note at my hypotherapist’s suggestion I bought Why Men Have Sperm and Women Have Eggs/Joe Quirk (yes my life is very random and it has nothing to do with me pulling my hair out but bear with me) for Shep and packed it off to Scottishland with him. He thinks its better than his previously favourite book of all time!

Politic and religion – both together.

Ok, I voted green in the last two elections but if we have general I amy well vote lib dem. I’m never voting tory. Ever. I thought I’d vote labour forever but they seem to have abandoned their roots and I think they should change their name from the ‘Labour’ (like they give a shit about that anymore) to the ‘Middle Class’ party or even that might be too specific. That said thanks to Labour we do have a minimum wage and a slightly better deal for low income working families (i can evidence this because a single mum of three friend was able to go back to work because of those family tax credit things and can afford childcare and useful things like that which previously made it impossible to get off income support etc etc) Also this government made it possible for me to go back to uni and have enough money to live of without having to kill myself working part time (its still a shit deal for 18 year old students but hey you can wait!!) also Social Workers have had a Job Evaluation in Plymouth and starting salary is now £28k!! Its not all bad!

Right religion……

I’m not religious. I went to the tree hugging hippy school with no god whatsoever. However….I’m a live and let live person -your religion doesn’t bother me – I can’t pretend to understand what someone else’s life is all about so who am I to tell you they are false gods? If I had to be religious its Quaker all the way. Even though my lare stepdad left them for being too snobby. I am a bit snobby so I think it owuld be ok!

Existentialism and the modern film industry.

Hmm…do i create the meaning of my life?? Well who else is going to do it?

Films….its like this…….I like British mdern films and yank ones less so.

Cake.

I can make cakes I just don’t. I made a cake for my ex. I shouldn’t have bothered. Shep’s not so into cakes/puddings.

Filthy song lyrics.

Hmmm. I only like slightly smutty lyrics. Favourites being Busted, especially that song about Air Hostesses – makes me laugh every timeThe likes of the Bloodhound Gang just offend me as being childish and unoriginal. I don’t like songs about drugs much either.

More blog nominations welcome xx

Apparently….

May 29, 2008

This blog is not currently exciting enough for Shep. (Shep freely admits to being addicted to my blog but has complained its boring at the moment – even though I pointed out that the last two entries are moslty about him).

Please suggest some things I could write/tell you about that might amuse him/all of you.

Thank you

I agree, romance isn’t quite dead yet….

May 27, 2008

This was my going away present from ShepHotel Chocolat Choclatier\'s Table

Fat little girl i’ll be if i don’t share those!

I gave Shep a going away duck. This is what I woke up to after his first night away.

A quick one – whiles he’s away…

May 26, 2008

Shep was v keen for me to blog this and since he’s naffed off to Scotland and I’m a bit blue I will honour him.

This is himself in his special diving daddygro. As you can see he likes it very much!

the daddygro

This is me in my ‘ladygro’. Yes I look a bit cross but the other photo was worse!

Meanwhile….

May 21, 2008

I don’t have much to say right now…….
So I want to know – Whats making you happy right now?

Look if you like, but you will have to leap

May 19, 2008

So that was the end of a dark week at Shep Towers. Less said the better about that.

However…I had some high praise in my placement feedback and a reminder that I really need to get over myself sometimes. My course is hard but I am good at this being a Social Worker game.

We had a much needed night out on Saturday though and a trawl around the scutter bars on Union Street until we could bear it no more and went to Annabels. I got trashed for the first time in months but I was quite well behaved for me until the end of the night when my new Faith strappy stillettos got the better of me!

Lifted from Floatykatja

May 16, 2008

I can’t resist this…..

(It was devised by PhD students at Indiana State University. The original authors of this exercise are Will Barratt, Meagan Cahill, Angie Carlen, Minnette Huck, Drew Lurker, and Stacy Ploskonka. If you participate, they ask that you please acknowledge their copyright.)

Bold the true statements. You can explain further if you wish.

1. Father went to college
2. Father finished college

3. Mother went to college

4. Mother finished college

5. Have any relative who is an attorny, physician or professer.

6. Were the same or higher class than your high school teachers.
7. Had more than 50 books in your childhood home.
8. Had more than 500 books in your childhood home
I have two childhood homes and I would guess they have 2000 at least between them.
9. Were read children’s books by a parent
Continually by both and at least every day.
10. Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18

Ballet, tap, piano and horseriding.
11. Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18

See above.

12. The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively.

13. Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18

14. Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs

15. Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs
16. Went to a private high school
17. Went to summer camp

18. Had a private tutor before you turned 18

19. Family vacations involved staying at hotels

20. Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18
I got lots of nice clothes from my parents but when I was younger I lived for the hand me downs from my trendy older sisters.

21. Your parents bought your first car which wasn’t a hand me down from them.

22. There was original art in your house when you were a child
Yes lots and they seem to aquire it often.
23. You and your family lived in a single-family house

5 bedroom, 4 storey regency townhouse with my Dad and my Mother has always owned at least two houses at any given time.
24. Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home
25. You had your own room as a child
26. You had a phone in your room before you turned 18.

I’m sure I woiuld have had one if I’d asked, but I didn’t.
27. Participated in a SAT/ACT prep course
I sat common entrance – does that count?
28. Had your own TV in your room in high school

29. Owned a mutual fund or IRA in high school or college
30. Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16
Yes often.
31. Went on a cruise with your family
32. Went on more than one cruise with your family
33. Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up

This came up recently as Shep and I were driven down the Exhibition Road on the National Express. It turned out I’ve been to all the museums in London and he’d been to none. Not that I appreciated all of it – I hatedc the Maritime Museum and was terrified by the Imperial War Museum but I have always loved the V&A and made special trips to it quite recently to see Vivienne Westwood’s gear and such like.
34. You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family

25 out of 34 is pretty conclusive I suppose.

In need of a friday funny….

May 16, 2008

This is Shep at Monkey World. Insert caption here…..

Here is another post where I make a list of whats been going on lately….

May 13, 2008
  • The hypnotherapy is going really well. Yanking my hair out has reduced by about 80% and the therapist and I have interesting talks. He also discredits the dyslexia/ADD diagnosis however. He is writing a book about some visual processing thing and after lots of discussion he concluded that I don’t get headaches because I short sighted but because my brain goes so fast I can see pixels refresh on powerpoint presentations and old fashined tellys/computers. I think this is probably true since I have been watching alot of Prison Break lately without my glasses on but on Shep’s posh flatscreen telly and not getting the crippling headaches I used to.
  • I had my final observation at my placement this year. It went really well. I also had my final supervision session in which my supervisor told me I had laot of potential as a social worker and had been highly praised by everytone on the team.
  • My placement has finished now and I am bit sad. I will miss them all and resent having to leave somewhere I felt liked and appreciated, no buts.
  • My placement manager hopes to get me into a refugee and asylum charity next year or Women’s Aid or a drug and alcohol adult team which I am really happy about.

On the other hand….

  • I submitted extenuating circumstances for both my Social Problems module and my Law exam this year. Everything got too much. I will be submitting them/sitting the exam in the summer now. They will be counted as first attempts but I am already wondering if I have shot myslef in the foot a bit here since I still only get one go now to pass the year. We shall see….if I have to repeat modules and take a year out its NOT THE END OF THE WORLD. It just feels like it is.
  • This also means that I don’t get much of a break this summer. Well I get about 2 weeks between resits and the start of term but I will be at the playscheme then anyway since we are running it all school holidays now. Ho hum. Its just one more year right?

But…..

  • Shep and I drove up to Dorset to go to Monkey World yesterday. It was very nice. Photos on FB when I get around to it.
  • We watched the start on the Transat race from our balcony on Sunday. Get me!
  • I have been covering some after school shifts with the winkies lately. Doing me good I think. Children are soul savers at the very least.
  • Its v hot in Plymouth just now. Mostly it just annoys me though! (I never know what to wear and summer apparel offends my conservative style).

By SGT, aged (2)8

May 10, 2008
  • I have a snotty cold. I woek in the night feeling like goo.
  • Shep brought me berocca and drugs in bed. He is a good maid sometimes.
  • Then he left in his surf shorts with his day sack. He look very cute and fluffy.

Today we have a relative coming to stay for a week. I should be doing productive things right now but I…

  • Have been eating big cookies and smearing chocolate everywhere (on me!! Shep, not the house)
  • Singing along to The Hits and wandering around in my pants because today I still can.
  • Thinking that I really should get a move on….