Yea I guess it is my first "me" shot since we started tumblring :) I took inspiration from your goodself, though I have to say - you don't look much like your wee avatar... guess I don't either.
So yes, I shall be posting more such photos so people can see who they're following & such :)
Longer - I've tried for years, it just gets to a stage where I get annoyed with it and cut it off. I think I look better with it shorter, not sure. And also cos my hair is thick it makes it crap to deal with hah.
oh yea? how come it doesn’t look like me?? albiet it was about a year ago when my hair was much shorter.. i’d change it but when people do that it confuses me… i’ll keep my identity secure for now! i’m always wondering if people think i’m being big headed putting pictures of myself up but then i think well it’s my blog, about my life so what the hell. makes my mum feel like she’s seeing me everyday hahaha :)
btw, how warm has it been where you are? (dundee right?) i always assume it’s warmer in the west, we have around 17 degrees recently.
recently i pondered whether i was really meant to be doing this.. history and academia and reading a lot of books and touching old letters. i found myself not enjoying history as a whole, and wanting to cry when people mentioned colonial india or something similarly dire as they knew i studied history and wanted to engage. i thought this not wanting to know everything was my downfall and it made me doubt all that i’m doing. but today i sat down knowing i needed to write some more of my thesis and once i had got going i started to enjoy it and by the time i was finished i felt a lot more happy and accomplished. there is something very fulfilling about transforming scattered research and muddled thoughts into concise, academic literature. so i’m not doubting it anymore. now i just hope i get funding for the next three years or this little revelation will be about as useful as my degree.
So if you truly can’t handle Harry Potter criticism, please don’t read this.
I spent some time last night reading a good portion of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, because I have quite a few friends who are genuinely consumed by Harry Potter and I felt I should at least try to…
i tried to read harry potter once too and felt very similarly. it struck me that harry potter is merely acceptable due to its mediocrity. as is so often the case the true works of genius lie hidden as they wouldn’t be understood by most.
this is my long blog, for any who don’t know what it is. tumblr always has a problem in co-ordinating itself with blogger, so i end up usually posting the same blog twice. apologies in advance on this occasion. this one is about the internet/real life skism i feel everyday.
Please stop telling me how to be a man. It’s weird. What kind of man goes around telling other guys how to be a man? Oh and you don’t get to tell people how to be a man if you’re under 21. Not because you don’t have something valid to contribute, but because I’m 28 and it’s weird getting ‘man advice’ from people who aren’t finished deciding whether they’re gonna be the next Kurt Vonnegut or Jonas Salk.
Also being a man does not entail manners or specific knowledge. You don’t hold the door open for just women. You should do it for anyone. You chew with your mouth closed because the alternative is just gross and unappetizing. You are polite and treat people with respect because you’re a decent human being. Girls should be polite and gracious as well. And if I’m carrying a big ol’ box I totally appreciate anyone holding the door open for me. You’re a man because you have a penis. End of story. Sure sure, a ‘man’ in the figurative sense is what you’re referring to. But again, most of those points are salient no matter what parts you got under your jeans.
I’m not gonna lie, I’m tired of style advice about as much as man advice. But I feel like style advice is often asked for, which is something different entirely. But the whole “You have to wear it like this or else look like one of ‘those’ guys” mentality is terrible. I feel like the ‘dress and act like a man’ thing verges way too much on elitism. And if you are a so called style expert, no crowd sourcing information on tumblr and twitter. You don’t see the Gilt guys asking where to get a solid pair of affordable chinos, do you? That’s because the minute they start asking, their credibility as experts dissolves. That’s kind of the whole point of being an expert.
"basically a shortcake trough FILLED with caramel." *jaw. drop* OMFG omnomnom!
holy crap, that is expensive, I'm not loving how much train fares have gone up recently. And I've only got til Dec until my young persons rail card dies :'(
i know! i love the train but can’t afford that… it’s £15 for a single from edinburgh to glasgow which is ridiculous! i should get the bus if i go but the station is 100m from my flat. i’m lazy :)