Monday, 29 August 2011

TV shows never tell you how much the drama actually impacts a person.
They say that you should decorate to show who you are. Traditionally I have my bedroom walls covered in art, pictures i've found, or drawn, as well as quotes, schedules, maps........ all sorts.
It's been in its last configuration for more than a year and a half.

Yesterday I pulled it all down. My walls are stark, and huge, and bare. Everything looks bottom-heavy - all this free space.
If I could pull apart my room, I would. Problem is, I have to be able to find things later, and it's more than a 1 day job.

Need to clean out my life. Things, people, everything.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

I like books. They give me the ability to immerse myself in another world when my own becomes too difficult to live in for any length of time.
Unfortunately, once the all the pages are read and the back cover closes, it's back to reality once more

And nothing seems to have changed.

Friday, 12 August 2011

West Wing

It's embarrassing, how I've manged to go from writing multiple times daily, to nothing for months at a time.
Partially, this is because I started another private-access one, only to realise that most of it amounts to me complaining about something. So I stopped.
Perhaps it's just laziness. I've got enough time to do other things, so why should a 10-minute writing session be excluded from daily routine?
So here I am.

After the departure of a certain boyfriend, I find myself with enormous amounts of spare time, even with Uni going into it's 4th week for the semester. So, like most normal people, I compensate by watching copious amounts of television. Since there's not really anything of substance on there of a weeknight, I've resorted to watching season-after-season of things we have floating around the house. Over the course of a year, I've managed to absorb 15 seasons of Stargate. However, since my initiation into the SG club was by B, this time, it's the West Wing - a parent-based initiative.
Originally used as a way to stop thinking about what was going on in reality, it has rekindled my love of the series, and after only 3 weeks, I'm halfway through season 6 (of 7).
My friends look at me funny when I say that my night consists of dinner and episodes of said programme. Probably because it doesn't involve fictitious creatures, spaceships, or ridiculous, superficial reality TV (Jersey Shore, anyone?).
It's smart. I understand more than when it was first on TV, but still only comprehend about 80% of whats going on - I, the humble Aussie, have no doubt that much of this is due to the fact that it's based on the American Government.
Still, it's inspiring in a way that reality isn't. Suppose that's why many people watch the more... educated? Literate? Programs - they offer an alternative, or at the very least, something to think about.

If you're at all interested in politics, people, or just something better than Reality TV, I'd recommend West Wing to anyone.