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( Oct. 4th, 2010 09:18 pm)
Have given up my job, thank god. Am poor as a church mouse, but ten times happier.

Am looking forward with enthusiasm to cauliflower cheese for dinner. Basically, I've just shaved a quarter off our weekly grocery bill, by doing a week's menu consisting of the sorts of meals my mother used to cook back the day.

At the time I'm thinking, she had 2 cleaning jobs to support us and going without was a way of life. It actually really sucked, but right now I don't mind, because it means freedom, to study and enjoy it because I have time for it, and to be a better mummy to the sausage, because I have time for him. Win win.

Plus, I'm still deliriously newly-wed happy, and I get an extra kick out of knowing that we're experiencing tougher times for the long term benefit of our family. Aww.

In fannish news, I came across mention of a hate meme the other day. Of course, I've heard the term, but never gone and browsed the entries.

This one was a Harry Potter one. For those as blissfully ignorant as I was, this involves someone posting an admittedly amusing macro, and then everyone anonymously posting about how much they hate this and that fen. Why, ladies and sometimes blokes, why? I wish my eyes could unsee that; my fandom is a shiny place.
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( Aug. 21st, 2009 05:51 pm)
I always say I grew up on Star Trek - didn't every one born pre-1975? So I was surprised to see that the last original air date was 1969, the year before I was born. I had no idea at the time that I was watching it on its 2nd time around.

I really, really wanted to marry Kirk. I'm surprised I didn't instruct my dad to get right on it for me, as I did after hearing Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. I told him that when Sgt Pepper came on tour, he was to take me to see them. He just said okay, sweetie, never pointed out the error of my ways :)

I've decided to start cross-posting between LJ and DW. Seems like I spend half my time on LJ; it's a little silly to jump ship just yet.

Been quiet lately, getting my head around working on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. But I've had some nice times too. Last night, I met [livejournal.com profile] mirabile_dictu who was over in London on holiday. You know how you can just tell how nice some people will be in real life from their journal? She was lovely. So many fun, fannish and interesting chats. And it was a real plus to meet one of my favourite writers.

Also just got back from the Waterhouse exhibit at the Royal Academy of Arts. Three rooms, crammed with jewel-like gorgeousness, and melancholy beauties whose clothes were all in the process of slipping off.


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