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Monday, 23 May 2016

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Friday, 20 May 2016

Five for Friday

On Tuesday Jerall and I finally got to go watch Captain America: Civil War. Loved it. And I'm very keen for the Black Panther movie, and surprisingly the new Spidey one.

I finally got to go to therapy again, gosh was it needed. There were some big moments, and some plans for me to work on things - so I have an appointment again in 2 weeks to keep on track with things.

People have been annoying me lately; mostly because there is just so much stupid and ugly going on. *sigh*

Yesterday someone asked me if I'm coloured; because I couldn't be as I speak English too well. I was all kinds of what the hell? Seriously what does that have to do with anything. Ugh. Although, it's not new for me to receive comments on the way I speak. Mostly though people tend to ask me where I'm from - the implication of course being that I speak to well to be the stereotypical idea of what someone of my race should speak like. Ugh.

To end on a happier note, this video is me these days :).

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Book Thursday

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers  

Often, you come across some utterly gorgeous, breathtaking, works of art. And when you’re lucky, those works of art are books you can share with you child.This book by Oliver Jeffers is one of them. [I’m on a quest to collect as many of them as I can, they’re definitely more for me than Keiden ;)]

Each page is so beautifully illustrated that I want to frame and display them all. As an added bonus, not only do we have utterly beautiful art, but the story fits it like a glove. “Once there was a boy and one day he found a penguin at his door…” The little boy finds a way to help the penguin get home, and along the way he learns something big.

Sadly, Keiden isn’t as enamoured with the book as I am, but I’m sure it’s meant for a slightly older child...or one who loves penguins. So on the Keiden rereading it scale it scores a 1/5, but on the “It’s wonderful, and I’m heartbroken that my child doesn’t love it scale” it scores 5/5.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Zombie Prompt #20

Share some old family photos.

Sadly, I don't have any. So this is a bit of dud post for me. It does though remind me that I should make sure that we get more family photos done so that Keiden will have those one day, if he needs or wants them.

Do you do family photos regularly? Do you like taking them, or do you just do them because you know it's something important to do?



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Prompt from her, image from her.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

On gatekeeping, how I do it to myself and let others get away with doing it to me

I seem to be on a bit of a reflection kick...so I'll just roll with it. Last week Abigail wrote a great post on wondering if she's geek enough [which you totally are lady, btw] Which got me all wondering about my own geekness - spoiler, I am and am not a geek.

And I realised I act as a gatekeeper to myself. Which, is all kinds of strange...to say the least. To further confirm just how much I seem to hold myself back, I won a beanie to be made for me from Cupcake. I started googling away to find a design that would give me a kick to wear. And the more I thought about things, the more I realised that I wouldn't go with something that would make me super excited - like say Cap's shield design - because I just don't want to deal with the questions that come from men when you're a geek who happens to be female.

I don't feel like responding to being asked if I even read the comics, or know anything about the story because, duh I only like it because of the movies and Chris Evans. [Who by the way has done an amazing job in showing just how much of a true hero Steve Rogers is] So, I let people get away with gatekeeping, because sometimes being proudly female and geek is just too hard.

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I still haven't figured out what I'd like. I've wanted a Jayne hate for ages, but Adam Baldwin has near ruined the character for me. And the N7/Mass Effect designs I have seen don't make me giddy.  I have seen an amazing tardis one though. There is also the air bender tattoo to consider. And I haven't yet come across a great rpg themed one - and I'm hoping to one day get the favoured enemy the patriarchy t-shirt. So many options. Any ideas?

Monday, 16 May 2016

Let's Chat: Self sabotage

A heavy one this chat around. I was wondering does anyone else self sabotage to the point where it just seems easier to not do anything? I'm the self proclaimed queen of self sabotage - my specialty is procrastination. [This Wait but Why post is me]

Procrastination is the ultimate form of self sabotage, agree? Are there others forms? What's your poison?

Sunday, 15 May 2016

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