And then suddenly, all my friends were getting married and having kids.
Just saw someone spell Tumblr, “Tumbler” for the first time. Really freaked me out
What I seem to have done
is to accidentally rip off a bit of scar tissue from where I had my toenail removed and now it’s extremely sore and quite bleedy.
When is a "YAS" not a "YAS"? When it's a "meh".
Almost certainly got funding for a PhD. On the one had, obviously YAS, on the other - kind of hinders my Cory Booker Senate race work ambitions.
FINALLY hit my target weight and got my BMI and Body Fat Percentage within the “healthy” range! Fucking yas!
I Hate Crises
Get to US Customs. They’re like “You flew half way around the world to do phone banking and put up lawn signs?” And when I said “Yeah”, they were not keen to believe me. Had to give them a phone number for the office I’m working for and he confirmed it and I got through, but I’d missed my flight by then. To be fair to Delta, they moved me to another...
Damn US Customs!
I fly out to Virginia to work on the Obama campaign tomorrow, and aside from the frustration of local times for 3 flights messing up my check in, I’m organised. My bag is packed. My music is downloading. I’ve got all the books I’m likely to need on my Kindle and I’m ready to go and start work. It’s weird though. I’ve done stuff like this before. I’ve...
Right, so obviously it’s great Andy Murray won the US Open and everything, and I stayed up until 3 to watch it and loved it. But I was looking at reaction afterwards and it was obviously all about how he’s “British when he wins and Scottish when he loses”. Aside from that not being true (he’s both all the time) it makes sense to call him exclusively British when he...
Got the Obama Campaign Job
Fucking AYE. That’ll do.
There’s a chance, a slim chance but a chance nonetheless, I could be getting a job on the Obama campaign starting in October and through to election night. How fucking cool would that be?
You know when bad things happen and you're just...
Actual job as opposed to guitar lessons Reasonable progress. At least 5 jobs per day applied for for the past 10 days. So far unsuccessful. Good effort. (B) Teaching English Abroad Significant progress. Decided on a course and applied for a few posts, still more work to be done. Keep up the good work. (B) Reading Read 3 books in the past 4 days. I fucking love books. (A) Script Nearly...
Andy fucking Murray in the Wimbledon fucking Final. A fucking Scot in the fucking Final. Ideal. There was no predicting that. Not really.
I have finished a law degree
There was no predicting that.
Fucking immigration law. It is the worst thing ever. The cases are depressing as fuck. The concepts are as convoluted as fuck. The course is difficult as fuck. I’m normally pretty chilled for exams. I like to think my attitude is pretty healthy. Do all you can, and whatever happens, happens. I’ve always been like that. Even that time I was really sick during a couple in high...
UK Asylum Tribunal on Rape
Rape for sexual gratification doesn’t count as persecution. It has to be rape for the purposes of persectution. Oh UK Tribunals Service, you’re so crazy! Seriously though this kind of shit drives me insane.
Me: The death penalty is a bad thing Nutcases on Twitter: FUCKING EXECUTE EVERYONE I DISAGREE WIFE
So I just watched Derek. I think it’s amazing. I’m not going to launch into a review, or a defence of Ricky Gervais’ freedom to make shows about whatever he pleases, all I’m going to say is that I’ve never come to care as much for a character as I came to care for Derek in such a short space of time.
Tim - The Office Series 2 Finale
“The people you work with are just people you’re thrown together with. I mean, you don’t know them, it wasn’t your choice, and yet you spend more time with them than you do your friends or your family, but probably all you’ve got in common is the fact that you walk around on the same bit of carpet for eight hours a day. And so, obviously, when someone comes in who you...
Before I begin this, I have no in depth knowledge of the goings on in and around Invisible Children. I’d heard of them before this but knew very little. I’d certainly never heard of Joseph Kony. So why is it suddenly everywhere? It’s everywhere because of a very brilliant piece of marketing from Invisible Children. A piece of marketing that cost a lot of money to put together...
That's my Gran dead.
Cue pity overload.
I don't feel guilty
And I don’t feel guilty about not feeling guilty. Okay, my gran is dying. So fuck, that’s only a big deal for my mum, aunt, uncle, and granda. It’s not my position to be depressed about it. Be sad, of course be sad, but I’m not going to compromise myself and suddenly fucking greet about it when that’s not how I feel. They forget that I didn’t know she was...
Is it weird
That I found the use of “dissing” a bit jarring in an academic essay about race, and the maltreatment of ethnic minorities, specifically blacks in America? “This depreciation is expressed in a range of harms suffered by people of colour, including demeaning stereotypical depictions in the media as criminal, bestial, primitive, stupid and so on; violence, harassment, and dissing...
Lana Del Rey
It’s very easy to dislike her. And I do.
“Patriots don’t burn the American flag” - Some fanny on Google+ circa a few hours ago. Patriots don’t burn American flags? Don’t be ridiculous. “My dad died for that flag” - no he didn’t. He died for what the flag represents, which is, the freedom to burn the flag. “They’re burning our flag” - no, they’re burning their own...
That's my Gran told she has a few days left
Can’t put shit like this on Facebook or Twitter. The pity avalanche is a nightmare.
…I can read about conditions in detention centres for immigrants and asylum seekers anymore. Surprise surprise, it’s contracted out and the company only wants to maximise profit. “Some inmates spent well over 12 hours in these conditions without food or water…or toilet facilities…two of the claimants were assaulted by detention officers or rapid response...
Detention of families for removal in the UK
“The family were detained for four months. [The son] had his first birthday in detention. His progress was so hampered by poor nutrition, that he developed rickets and anaemia.” Clayton. 2010. pg 562. Fuck this.
hurts. Called Doctor because it was restricting my breathing. He said “take some painkillers and if it doesn’t go away, call back” Thanks doc.
Cigarettes. Gin. Book.