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Apr. 25th, 2011

dirty angel

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I'm trying to figure out why I'm such a hopeless blogger... I think it's because I simply don't like blogging about myself. My life really isn't all that interesting and trying to find something to talk about in it is a bit of a struggle. That means I usually can't think of anything to say.

On the other hand, I'm ok at posting stuff which has nothing to do with me as such... go figure.

So I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this blog.

Sep. 15th, 2010

dirty angel

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Thought I'd share a blog from my Dolly blog...

I am considering setting up another LJ to post dolly stuff and x-post it with my dolly blog, which is softskintales.blogspot.com - that might open up a bit more audience to my dolly-blogging... or I could just keep randomly posting in here... tell me what you think!

The Dolly blog postCollapse )

Sep. 4th, 2010

dirty angel

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Counting down.

I do it a lot, there are only 2 weeks left (thank goodness) and another of the problems in one of my classes has announced that they are moving along.... (what a shame!)

And I'm moving out.

Sounds slightly more exciting than I think it will be. so in two weeks, I'll be on holidays and moving out at the same time. Hopefully by the end of the holidays we will have moved in properly and I will have everything set up and figured out how to get to work from the new place!

That's really all...

Apr. 8th, 2010

dirty angel

Music Memes...

I was doing it on DA... so I thought I'd do it over here too....

Step 1: Put your music player on shuffle.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 20 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing.
Step 3: Strike through the songs when someone guesses both artist and track correctly.
Step 4: For those who are guessing -- looking the lyrics up on a search engine is CHEATING!
Step 5: If you like the game, post your own.

1.       If you take a life, do you know what you’ll give - You Know My Name, Chris Cornell

2.       Life could be a dream, life could be a dream - Sh-boom, the Chords

3.       You are young and so am I, and this is wrong but who am I to judge? - Seventeen forever, Metro Station

4.      You know this boogie is for real - Canned Heat, Jamiroquai

5.       … From the day we arrived on this planet - Circle of Life, Lion King

6.       I’m so addicted to all the things you do - Addicted, Saving Abel

7.       The perfect words never crossed my mind cause there was nothing in there but you - Signal Fire, Snow Patrol

8.       We at War, we at war with terrorism, racism, most of all, we’re at war with ourselves - Jesus Walks, Kanye West

9.       See the pyramids around the Nile, watch the sunrise from a tropic isle - You Belong to Me, Jason Wade

10.   This town is colder now, I think it’s sick of us - Stop and Stare, OneRepublic

11.   Well alright! There are women in Cypress Grove - Cypress Grove, Clutch

12.   The nicest man I ever met, was more malicious than malcontent - Captial M-E, Taking Back Sunday

13.   Dear Mr President, Come take a walk with me - Dear Mr President, P!nk

14.   I heard your song, coming over the hill - You're the One, Chris Tomlin

15.   All that I’m hearing from you - White Noise, The Living End

16.   Heaven, must be missing an angel, missing one angel child - Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel, Tavares

17.   I’m holding on your rope, got me ten feet off the ground - Apologize, OneRepublic feat. Timbaland

18.   Well it’s midnight, damn right, we’re wound up too tight - Burn it to the Ground, Nickelback

19.   Hush now my baby, be still love don’t cry - River Lullaby, Prince of Egypt

20.   Like a gift from the Heavens it was easy to tell - Into the Night, Santana feat. Chad Kroeger

Feb. 24th, 2010

dirty angel

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Time to update?

It's 2010.  Has anything changed?

  • I'm still working. In the same place I was last year (and the year before). The only thing that has changed there is I have different classes (and strangely, more of them).
  • I'm still driving all that way to work... 50 kms both ways.
  • I'm still stitching - I've been a little more slack and haven't finished as many patterns as I used to. There are a few that have a 2010 finish on them, but they are mostly "Anti Twilight Militia" easy stuff.
  • I have ACTUALLY finished a stitch! I was sample stitching for a market (where I hope to sell some stuff) and finished the Robin for it!!
  • Last post I said that I was starting to collect BJDs.... I now have 14. Yes. 14 in just over a year.
Here they are...Collapse )

Aug. 1st, 2009

dirty angel

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Wow... like usual it's been a while since I was on here.

Not that it's surprising, as much as I love writing, I have never been very good at blogging. My life isn't that interesting at the moment, I've been working (like usual) and that, coupled with the drive that I have between home and work, takes up a lot of time.

Then there's my writing, my stitching and my new love... my dolls. A friend introduced me to BJDs... was that a bad idea?

I've been collecting since Feb, and while I don't have a lot of my dolls yet, there are a lot of them coming soon (three hopefully on Monday)...

Feb. 16th, 2009

dirty angel

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I am not looking forward tomorrow. When you have a full day of teaching and don't get to enjoy the small breaks allowed to you - I have a feeling that my final session is not going to be all that enjoyable.

I have to spend lunch with a bunch of students have placed - for one reason or another - in detention. After the final session I have a staff meeting, which is bound to run overtime (which staff meetings always do - especially when you get building works tours thrown in as a bonus). Then I get to go home... drive 50 kms and hopefully put my feet up...


wish me luck.

Dec. 30th, 2008

dirty angel

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Since I now have time to go back to my own stitching (in a matter of speaking) it must be time for an update. If you haven't caught up with the news, I was stitching a commission for the past 3 to 4 months and that was all I was stitching in the lead up to Christmas. I don't really have a great picture of it (there's one on my mobile phone, but that's about it!)

But that's been given in now, so I can go back to the multitude of WIPs that I have floating around. The three that I was working on before my Lilac Siamese commission are the only three that really need to be updated.... Other than that all I've been woking on has been patterns... I think I've done 19 in roughly the period of one month.... which is a little scary to say the least. I'll update them through my other persona (teap_revolution ) sometime soon.

Anyway, onto the updating.

Then there were threeCollapse )

Other than stitching, there hasn't been that much going on for the last couple of weeks. I finished work on the 21st and have been pretty much lazing around the house for the rest of the time. I did go to the city yesterday, cause I wanted to visit Magnation (three mags later), then I just happened to walk past Borders (two books) and Kikki K (1 photo box and 1 bag)... Interestingly enough not a bit of it was on sale.

I have been watching the cricket a lot though - Sth Africa has done really well to beat an weak Aussie team (which ironically enough was in firm positions to win in both), which has been nice for someone who prefers good tests to all out dominations (which is why in recent years I haven't been barracking for Australia. (note: Australia hasn't lost a test series @ home in 16 years...)

I am holidays until the school year starts again, which is not until the end of January (nice!), and I'm planning to go down to Hobart to visit a friend for four days, which will be very nice.

anyway, that's me pretty much updated!

Jul. 25th, 2008

dirty angel

I have a job.

I've been working full time for two weeks, and needless to say, I feel extremely tired.

Jun. 26th, 2008

dirty angel

Book Meme...

Book meme from [info]ringsandcoffee
"The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed."
1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've read 6 and force books upon them. 
My results:

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

6 The Bible

7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare 
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger

19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell

22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis

34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis

37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell

42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery

47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen

55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray

80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo (well… tried)

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