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butterflyflight
10 July 2009 @ 09:32 pm
Wow, I never post in here anymore. I am thinking about deleting it. Except that it is more difficult to delete this journal because it's online. A regular diary is much easier to abandon, because you can simply stop writing in it, but give it a place on your bookshelf or in your closet and still have access to it every once and awhile. I don't think I can delete this, guilt or anxiety free, until I have a hardcopy of it... And how much do I really want to print this entire thing out? Not much.

Oh, nostalgia, how you chain me. To... LiveJournal. Sigh.

Now that I've bothered to write this entry at all, I suppose I should say something in the form of an update. There is so much to tell, however, that I cannot think what I should include. Solution? Random-ness!

A LIST OF... THINGS:

- James has the most impressive/dorkiest farmer's tan this summer.

- As I do not work outdoors, and spend most of my time in a bakery or in a classroom, my tan is less impressive/existent except on my feet. I have tan lines from my sequined shoes: my toes are strikingly white but the tops of my feet are brown.

- I'm working on a novel.

- I'm also working on a poetry manuscript.

- I'm also working on a painting series.

- Unfortunately, I'm also taking summer class and have no time to do much of anything else.

- I recently made a daytrip to Vancouver with James, where I went to Science World for the first time since I was approximately seven years old or something, and where we went to the Vancouver Art Gallery and I finally got to see Emily Carr originals.

- The Victoria Butterfly Gardens are awesome. A giant blue butterfly lit on my hand.

- I got my period a few days ago and was a hormonal mess, but talking on the phone to my mom later in the evening made me feel way better about everything.

- I miss Darrell!

- I eat a lot of bread.

- According to an info sheet on the back of a bathroom stall in Science World, your bladder can hold up to 300mL of pee.

- I'm doing my Honours thesis on sonnets. I love sonnets. (I hope that by the end of my thesis, I still love sonnets.)

- Recently I've been playing a Gamecube game called Super Mario Sunshine. It's super fun. I don't let James play it. I hog the TV.

- I make my bed every day when I get up. Every day.

- Today I escorted a Australian couple from the bus stop to Willows Beach.

- Tomorrow I start work at 7am and I am going to sleep now!
 
 
butterflyflight
05 December 2008 @ 09:28 am
Rawr! I am a busy girl!
 
 
butterflyflight
06 May 2008 @ 10:18 pm
Having a fine time in my hometown.
 
 
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
 
 
butterflyflight
Seriously, I am absolutely blessed.

Sometimes I still get struck with how many reasons I have to be happy.
 
 
Current Mood: happyhappy
 
 
butterflyflight
18 September 2007 @ 08:37 pm
Today felt good to me. My days have been feeling very good to me, in general.

A sonnet.

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“Ever have an older lover say: God”
by Julia Alvarez

Ever have an older lover say: God!
I once thought I used to love so and so
so much, but now that I love you, I know
that wasn’t love. Even though it feels good
at our age to be flattered with being
the first woman a man has ever loved,
it burns my blood thinking of those I loved
with my whole soul (small as it was back then)
quibble if what they felt for me was love
now that they’ve had a taste of the real stuff.
I say, Don’t trust those men with better,
bigger versions of love if they refuse
the small, shabby sample they gave others
the tribute of believing it was true.

*

I've felt grand, grand things before.

This is somehow different.
 
 
Current Mood: happyhappy
 
 
 
butterflyflight
At this point if I were to try and write an update of my life and what's been happening lately, I don't know that I could make it at all easy to follow.

So. I'm doing absolutely fantastic, I'm incredibly happy, and I hope you all are, too.
 
 
Current Mood: happyhappy
 
 
butterflyflight
10 June 2007 @ 01:43 pm
Last night I showed my mom the sonnet that I wrote this year.
 
 
butterflyflight
i promise to sleep
on one side of the bed
for the rest of my life

- from Sherwin Tjia's book of pseudohaikus, The World is a Heartbreaker
 
 
Current Mood: happyhappy
 
 
butterflyflight
02 January 2007 @ 12:54 pm
I've already been awake for seven hours.

But I am back in sunny, sunny Victoria (read: rain). Yay!
 
 
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
 
 
butterflyflight
Inventory really was as much fun as I thought it would be (read: not fun at all).

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I'm excited about school.

*

I don't have anything else to report, really, except that tomorrow is my day off. And the first day I will have had to myself in at least two weeks. I'm looking forward to some well-deserved me-time.

*

I need to write.
 
 
Current Mood: blahblah