Monday, 13 July 2009

Update...

Yeah, I've been AWOL for the past few months this summer, and probably the longest time I've been away from a keyboard all year. These past few weeks have been pretty insane, as far as summer holidays go...

1) Applying (and subsequently failing) for a job in a couple of local bookshops. Guess a recession really isn't the time to go jobhunting, but there you go. My timing is er... flawless as ever? Guess you could say so...

2) A university friend invited me out of the blue to go and spend a week with her in Belfast over the summer. Consequently I've been knotting my stomach with anxiety since the last holiday we took involving planes my mum was nearly stopped and searched - all because I forgot to take my Ipod out of my pocket. And then nearly lost my ticket coming home. Yeah, foreign travel? Bad thing for the nutty absent-minded students among us. Plus, it might be coincidence, might be not, but my dad's taken to watching such cheerful movie about plane travel such as Die Hard 2 (Planes crashing from the sky in balls of flame) and The Day After Tomorrow (planes crashing from the sky in swirls of snow).
I think I've decided I probably don't like flying. But I'm going anyway, so what the hell.

3) Getting horribly addicted to True Blood, alongside my mum. Ordered the first series from America, and my initial thought was 'ew.' Twelve episodes later both me and my mother are frantically searching websites for season 2 like international computer hackers. About 89% of my time at a keyboard this summer has been spent waiting for videos to buffer on Youtube.

4) The other 11% has been spent emailing my enthusiastic Transformer-addicted friend that whilst co-writing a fanfic together is a GREAT idea, I don't technically write the 21st century very well. Provided she doesn't actually mind reading Prime and Prejudice, a thoughtful emotional drama about class divide and aha... transforming robots, life should be great.

5) Horrible, horrible writers block on Tu Salus Fidelium that's only just coming to an end. Personally, I blame Prime and Prejudice for distracting me. There's an update coming before next week, I hope. I've finally cleared up my dilemma about where Mirrum should go next...