Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Bad Blogger!!

It has been so long since I've posted!!
Probably because my life has been dullllllll and I have had nothing worth writing about happen to me!
I am on my mid-session break from uni this week.
It has been fantastic! I have slept in the past few days, watched lots of tv and played lots of playstation!

I also bought a new set of drawers:



I think it is amazing how new furniture can make such a difference to a living space!!

I have also finally gotten around to bleaching my hideous regrowth. Bleaching definitely takes its toll on my hair, so I did a hair treatment at home to super-condition it and restore some life back to it: 

And today I finally left the confines of my house, and went shopping with my good friend Beth in the city!

I bought these fucking sick-ass pants from Zara:

although the lighting does not show them off too well!
I will have to wear them out soon and do an outfit post!

Aaaaaand I got these goodies:

I am thinking soon I will do a beauty post, detailing what products I'm currently loving at the moment.

This weekend I'm house-sitting for my dad!
It should be good to spend some time with my siblings!

Monday, September 19, 2011

'You are all stardust'

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics.
You are all stardust.
You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded. Because the elements, the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars. And the only way they could get into your body is if the stars were kind enough to explode.
So forget Jesus. The stars died so you could be here today.”
- Lawrence Krauss

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Weekends and Winding Down

I am so glad this week is finally over!
Gosh, it was busy!
Three assignments due - one of which was a 40% difficult-as-hell one for property law. 
Even though I gave myself plenty of time to do it, I still don't feel I had enough time, nor that it was good enough for anything above a Pass. 

Anyway - the entire 2nd year cohort had no sleep all week. 
And on Friday night, was the law ball! I will upload photos when my friends send them to me - one of the only downfalls of not having facebook! 
It was held at the Portofino...

and was slightly underwhelming. I think everyone was looking forward to a good night to unwind, but this didn't happen. The room was so full of people it was slightly claustrophobic, the line to the bar took over an hour (even for non-alcoholic drinks!) because they had 2 bartenders for 400 people. Crazy, non?
And of course, due to sleep deprivation there was a general lack of energy from our cohort. 

It was fun dressing up though, and we did get up and dance a little!

On Saturday morning, my friend Cailin, Brad and I headed to Lee&Me cafe in Wollongong!

Cailin and I had the eggs benedict - ah-mazing hollandaise sauce!
And Cailin is weird and doesn't like tomatoes so I got hers too which was also DELICIOUS.

Brad had the granola with fruit. 

And there was plenty of coffee that morning!

I then headed back to Sydney for my dancing lesson. I was a little late, didn't warm up properly and have now sustained a shoulder injury =(
Wahhhh it's kinda really painful!

And I spent all last night being incredibly lazy, and snuggling in bed with J!

This morning, I'm off to breakfast with Meg, and then I have to spend the rest of the day doing trusts readings for class tomorrow morning, and studying for a constitutional law exam on Wednesday. 
Looking so forward to mid-ses break it isn't funny!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Interior Dreaming





Monday, September 12, 2011

Hats are Excellent for Bad Hair Days

My hair is in dire need of touching up. So today - rather than bother trying to style it to minimise how ugly my regrowth is, I chucked a hat on. 

...And a coat because it was cold outside

Friday, September 9, 2011

My Week in Photos!

This week I have ... 

...chased duckies around my Uni campus..
They are so cute!!!!! 
Spring is my favourite time of year, because they all have babies and we all get to see the cute ducklings!!
The mother ducks are so cute when they get all protective! 

...drunk way too many energy drinks...
I had three assignments due this week, and a massive property law one due next week. 

...dosed up on vitamin C...
Tangelos are such a strange fruit. I love citrus. 

...Cooked my first pumpkin...
Delicious salad. 

... stumbled across a pony just chillin' in my street...

...tried to embrace warmer weather with shorts and a t-shirt...
It was actually incredibly warm this day, so my jacket didn't get much wear - which is exciting! 
Also - sorry for the classy bathroom shot. 

....And got up to a bit of excitement:

The fire alarm went of at work yesterday!
I'm not 100% sure of the details - but they're re-furbing the 6th floor, and one of the air-con guys swung a pole around and knocked something, and thought gas was escaping, and the sprinklers turned on and it was just all happening. The entire floor was flooded - you might be able to see in the above left picture all the water spilling out onto the street. 
6 fire-trucks pulled up and some cops. Very impressed with their response time. 
Thankfully, nobody was hurt and we were all able to resume working not too long after. 

I've never had a proper fire alarm go off before, so we were all a bit excited by it. 

And, that afternoon I got to check out the David Jones Flower Window Displays, while waiting for my bus!
I think this one is my favourite - although they were all exceptional:


Thursday, September 8, 2011

10 years on...

Where were you on September 11, 2001?

I was in year four, only 9 years old.
I remember waking up on September 12, my mum was crying - bawling her eyes out - desperately trying to contact a friend she had who had moved to New York a few month's prior.
I don't think she was able to get through, because she was so distressed. I remember eating my Weet-Bix, watching the news, not understanding what was going on. I remember asking my mum what was happening, and she yelled at me to be quiet, desperate for any information the news could give her.

I remember being at school and talking about what we'd all missed as we slept peacefully in our beds, that terrorists had attacked New York. Terrorists. A word that was no doubt, not in my vernacular at that age.
New York was such a distant and far-away land, and I'm pretty sure that my friends and I lacked any comprehension of the gravity of the situation. I'm pretty sure we were quite unable to envisage how that morning would affect our lives, however indirectly.
It wasn't until the news stories followed, of mourning and despair, that I realised how many lives were lost that day.

I can't believe it's already been 10 years.
9/11 is often discussed with anguish and grief, and still - a lack of comprehension. Just how could this happen?
It has been 10 years of sadness and mourning for everyone who lost work colleagues, brothers, sisters, parents, friends that day.

I did not realise that day, as a somewhat naive 9 year old, that this event would shape the modern world as I now know it - that this event would help frame my initial perspective of international politics. That this topic would be of increasing interest to me as I grew older.

I cannot fathom that today, there are children walking around who were not alive to witness those first news reports. Who have no memories of that morning. Yet this event has still had such an incredible impact on their lives.

This Sunday will no doubt be incredibly painful for all those directly - and indirectly - affected by 9/11.
I will have those who lost loved ones in my thoughts.
I'm just praying that our media won't sensationalise this, or use it to capitalise on ratings and profits.
Please, treat the memories of those who died with dignity and respect.
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