Saturday, July 19, 2014
I asked lesbianloversofmiami if I looked cute.  She said, “You look very gay.”  Unsure if this is a good thing or a bad thing.

I asked lesbianloversofmiami if I looked cute.  She said, “You look very gay.”  Unsure if this is a good thing or a bad thing.

Monday, July 7, 2014
Trying out a new lip stain, which is a great excuse for yet another selfie in my yellow ducky sweater.

Trying out a new lip stain, which is a great excuse for yet another selfie in my yellow ducky sweater.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

So last night I was so nerved up and excited about my new job that I couldn’t sleep very well.

Which means that this morning I nodded off while being told how to digitally file business cards.

Luckily, the girl who was training me just laughed and asked if I wanted to go get coffee instead of sending me back to the trash heap from whence I came.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

sharpestrose:

carmensandiejager:

benepla:

benepla:

benepla:

describe your aesthetic in four words go

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KEEP GOING THIS IS GOLDEN

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I LOVE THIS GENERATION SO MUCH

Mermaid Pierrot Murder Femme

sad bird dating sims

still likes bright eyes

Friday, June 20, 2014
Today I got a haircut and ate macaroni and cheese loaf and that’s it. BEST DAY OFF EVER.
(Also, please note my fantastic gentleman’s trouser socks.)

Today I got a haircut and ate macaroni and cheese loaf and that’s it. BEST DAY OFF EVER.

(Also, please note my fantastic gentleman’s trouser socks.)

Sunday, June 15, 2014
  • What are your favourite smells? Fresh coffee, cut grass, clean laundry, winter and melting snow.
  • Can you go a whole day without caffeine? I can, but I choose not to. Also I get kind of weepy.
  • Who knows more about you than anyone else? Probably lesbianloversofmiami?  
  • What song did you last listen to? "Problem" by Natalia Kills.
  • Do you have a crush on anybody? Unless you count my unfortunate backslide into pseudo-heterosexuality regarding Sebastian Stan’s stupid potato face, no.
  • Do you like The Beatles? They are my Facebook “it’s complicated.”
  • If you could choose one color to wear for a whole year, what color would you choose? Probably blue.
  • Do you cook often? Not as often as I used to.  I work with food right now so I pretty much hate looking at it. Also, I’m lazy.
  • What was the last film you watched? Did you like it? A terrible British horror film called Exorcismus, in which a girl is possessed and her exorcist keeps NOT FINISHING THE DAMN EXORCISM.
  • Can you sew? For Family Studies in seventh grade we had to make stuffed animals.  I chose a little grey cat.  Its nose ended up on its forehead.
  • What is your favourite fruit? Cantaloupe, red grapes, and apples that manage to be crisp and sweet at the same time.  And clementines.
  • Do you curse a lot? I’m on the Internet.
  • When was the last time you had a pint of beer? An actual pint from a pub?  No idea. Years ago at this point.
  • Is there a certain food you often crave for no reason? Sushi. Always.
  • What was the last book you purchased? His Conquering Sword by Kate Elliott, I think.
  • Where was your last vacation? I went to Newfoundland for a few days last October to see my sister get married.  But my last proper vacation was in 2002, when I went to England to visit my mum’s family.
  • Do you shave your pits? Sometimes, sometimes not.
  • When was the last time you went out without a bra? Probably like an hour ago, I am pretty gross.
  • When was the last time you went shirtless in public? Ahahaha…. November 2nd, 2012.  It was my birthday and I was very, very drunk.
  • Have you ever broken a bone? If so, how did it happen? Never never! But I damaged my elbows pretty badly when I was in junior high and now they ache when it rains.
  • How do you like your eggs? Egg salad all the way.  Or deviled, but that’s too fancy for me to consistently manage.

(Source: pepperstrings)

Friday, June 13, 2014
Greeting the dawn with the charm and grace of someone who hasn’t slept yet and probably won’t for at least another, like, three hours.

Greeting the dawn with the charm and grace of someone who hasn’t slept yet and probably won’t for at least another, like, three hours.

Monday, June 9, 2014

I just went through my LJ selfie tag specifically to look at pictures I took of myself from 2008/early 2009.  That particular period of my life saw me making some very interesting choices regarding clothing and accessories and hair and, like, existence. Also, holy eyebrows, Batman.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

I really can’t wait to go back to school and talk to my smart, accomplished, educated classmates about our respective summers.

"I got a job in the provincial archive, helped build a library in Guatemala, volunteered as an ELL tutor at the local public, learned to speak Polish, and started hand-weaving tapestries.  What did you do, Elliott?"

"Uh… I looked at pictures of gay superheroes and wore pants as rarely as possible." 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
I really need a haircut.  Probably not gonna take off this stupid hat til I can afford one.

I really need a haircut.  Probably not gonna take off this stupid hat til I can afford one.

Today I had my final debriefing with my practicum supervisor, the very lovely branch manager of a public library just outside Halifax. He submitted a report back to the MLIS coordinator about my performance on the job, and he let me read it (and take home a copy!), and it was so nice I nearly got teary.

Elliott’s work term at [library] was a success.  [They] demonstrated a great combination of professional skills, enthusiasm, and a wonderful customer service work ethic.
Elliott worked quite well with patrons and staff alike.  Staff reported that [they were] a quick learner and a natural with customers.  [They were] also very pleasant and respectful.
A highlight of the practicum was Elliott’s preteen drop-in program.  Elliott planned and delivered a 1 hour zombie themed program.  Not only was the program well planned and engaging for the children, it attracted one of our largest pre-teen audiences in recent memory.
All in all Elliott did a great job at our library.  I feel strongly that [they are] particularly well suited to a career in public librarianship.

(square brackets because whoopsadoodles I didn’t mention my pronoun preferences the whole time I was there)

I didn’t really talk about my practicum much while I was doing it- there was so much going on at the time that I didn’t even think about writing any of it down- but it was so, so great and a wonderful experience and it’s really affirming to know that a) I actually DO enjoy library work and b) I’m kind of good at it!  It didn’t even feel like work most of the time, which I think means that library school was a good choice for me no matter how often I second-guess it.

The only downside is that it’s made me even more dissatisfied with my crappy food job than I was before, because now I’ve done something that I actually enjoy and going back to making sandwiches all the time is very jarring and unpleasant.  But there’s a saving grace in that, so long as I can channel that dissatisfaction into busting my ass to find a better job.

Ugh, so happy.

Saturday, May 17, 2014
I was trying to take a new Facebook picture this morning because hey, why not strike while the iron is hot*, and I ended up doing this “hey girl” thing.  

* The iron is my vanity.

I was trying to take a new Facebook picture this morning because hey, why not strike while the iron is hot*, and I ended up doing this “hey girl” thing.  

* The iron is my vanity.

Friday, May 16, 2014
This is a gratuitous selfie because I feel cute today.  Cute and cranky.

This is a gratuitous selfie because I feel cute today.  Cute and cranky.

Thursday, May 15, 2014
The other day at work a customer asked if my eye colour was natural.
Because I am a dope, I forgot all about coloured contacts and assumed she thought that I dyed them or something.

The other day at work a customer asked if my eye colour was natural.

Because I am a dope, I forgot all about coloured contacts and assumed she thought that I dyed them or something.