Saturday, June 23, 2012

Housekeeping

Hi folks!

Just a couple things here...

Firstly, I uploaded two new videos of my crappy teenage poetry to my youtube channel.

Secondly, I've starte a new blog, and I'm going to retire this one! I feel like it's time, with everything that is happening and changing in my life, for me to start a new blog, too.

The new blog is Felted Nest, and if you've been following me here and want to continue to find out what the haps are, update your links and stuff! I also have a new twitter account that is my name, so that seems a little more appropriate, with the stagnation of the etsy shop and all...

Anyway, this is basically my sign off post from this blog, but not the Internet.  I am going to be over at Felted Nest from now on, and I expect to be uploading stupid YouTube videos semi-regularly as well for the forseeable future, so if you found that last one amusing, be sure to check those out, too. :)

<3
Wooden Bird


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Dramatic Readings of My Shitty Teenage Poetry

SO.

Because I am ridiculous, I decided to do this:

(There is a ridiculous video behind the jump. It was screwing up the blog layout, and I didn't want it to do that, so I put it behind a jump. Deal with it)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Review: Flesh And Gold


Flesh And Gold
Flesh And Gold by Phyllis Gotlieb

My rating: 2 of 5 stars



I abandoned it. I am loving her writing style, but the story is simply not gripping me.

I really wanted to like this book because Gotlieb is a Canadian author and I really try to get as much CanCon as possible in my life. But, this just ain't cutting it.

In other news, I'm going to start Stranger in a Strange Land tonight, hopefully that one will go better!



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Taking Stock

So, every year, I sort of take stock of my life.  I do this by comparing my life to my mother's when she was my age.  If you know my mother, this might seem a little dramatic, but it makes me feel better about my life!

For example, I could look at my life and say...

"Wow. I'm under-employed; I can only just afford to pay my rent and groceries, but I still spend too much on booze; I waste more time than I care to admit on facebook or asleep; my personal relationships are all over the place; I eat more than my grocery bill can afford or my lack of exercise can maintain (where the hell did these most recent 5lb come from godsdamnit?) and I post way too many pictures of my cats on Twitter."

Which, you know.  Is pretty depressing if you think about it.

OR! I can look at my mother at 24 and look at me at 24 and say.

"I am not a highschool dropout; I am not a divorced, single mother of two; I haven't been married to a physically abusive husband; I haven't tried to kill myself; AND I have a B.A. in honours social anthropology (during which I designed and carried out a research project on my own)."

Which is WAY BETTER than the first one. I'm basically winning at my family when I look at it this way. (I'm also the first of my grandmother's MANY biological grandchildren [the woman had 7 kids] to achieve a university degree! That's success, right there!)

Perspective, baby.

I do need to start exercising though, :/ I'm not impressed with the squishy belly.

 <3
Wooden Bird 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

I Did a Guest Blog!

It's really not as exciting as that exclamation point in this post title might lead you to believe. In fact, I didn't even know the blog I did a guestie for even existed until they asked me to a guest blog for them.  And the topic on which I blogged is depressing.  So that's not very exciting either...

THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME, my one reader is saying. Who did you blog for?! What did you blog about?!

Basically, I did a short blog about the same thing my thesis is about (Student Poverty) for my school's student union's blog.

"The Problem of Student Poverty".
A guest blog, by me.

Now you all know my name, too. Exciting?! Not really. Actually, if any of you looked at the picture of my thesis that I posted before, I guess you already knew my real name.

Anyway, I had a tough time writing it - they basically asked me to talk about in 300 words what took me 34 pages to engage with in the form of my thesis.

So, does this make me a talking head?

<3
Wooden Bird

Monday, June 4, 2012

Possible Future Vlog?

So, my plan to blog 3x a week is obviously going super well?

Well, I;ve set up my goodreads account so that my reviews automatically post here, so as long as I keep reading, I should have a bit more acitivity here.

I've also been toying with the idea of putting together a series of videos where I do dramatic readings of my hilariously emo teenage poetry. I think it would be a cute laugh. It's pretty freaking emo.

So, we'll see what's going on. In the meantime, if you follow me on twitter, you'll find that's where most of my online activity is these days. I think the sidebar here has a link or at least my most recent tweets, so you should be able to follow that to my feed.

Back to work for me!

<3
Wooden Bird