Monday, 30 April 2012


So I've gone to this Generate my Blog Topic Because I'm a Creative Abyss by Which I Mean Things Go in and Nothing Ever Ever Comes Out web site blah here
Do you know what it gave me?
You don't. But it's OK. I'll tell you.
Hunting in winter.
So speaking as the experienced winter-hunter that I am, I will tell you a bit about hunting in winter until I get bored and ask for another topic.
Winter huntin', you need a lot of warm clothes and also some hunting things like a knife or a bow or a spear and probably not a sword. There. Go out in the world and make your way!
Obesity in Americans. Haaaaaaaa.
Math or English? I don't know why people see them as such competing things. People are always like "At least maths has a single answer! English doesn't have a specific answer for every question blah blah blah" but that's totally not true. Maths requires way abstract thought and English can have straight answers. And just shut up. They're both good.
Shoveling your self out on a snowy day. Is this a euphemism?
Albert Einstein's early life. Well, Mr and Mrs Einstein love each other very much and one day they decided to make that love into a person. But after that delightful beginning, they were constantly disappointed.
Your favourite novels. I'm assuming it means me. The Fault in Our Stars! Ender's Game! Twilig- Jokes. Divergent! I don't know.
How to make your boss happy. I think you know ;)
NATO countries. What? Um. There. I don't ... I don't know what I'm meant to say.
Dutch villages. This is just getting silly.
Your worst enemy. All those NATO countries.
Russian art. I don't know! There's lots of snow I would guess. They can probably paint you a picture of how to shovel your self out on a snowy day. Also some winter hunting.
The right amount of living space. ...
Poodles are fun things. Oh. You are just. STOP it.
Rings of Uranus. The planet of Uranus has a system of rings which were dicovered on March 10, 1977. There are 13 rings, and their radii range from about 38,000km to about 98,000km. They are thought to be relatively young, no more than 600 million years old (spring chickens!). Oh wait I mean no, rings of URanus, blog topic generator.'
Sheets or WaWa? OK, I'm done.
Tennis ball records. Yeah. Really. Done.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Today I played Guild Wars 2. And I can tell you one thing. I'm freaking awesome. I am the most badass.
If you look up badass in urbandictionary, it redirects you to the web site in honour of me, complete with fan fiction written about me, photos of the trophies I've won and the monuments that have been erected to commemorate me and the forums where people discuss how they might do stuff that would one day result in them being a fraction as badass as I am.
I think that's all.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

OK, I lied.

I KNOW I lied. I said I was back. Well, I am back but I didn't come back. To this blog. Right here. Like I promised.
Given that I have 8 trillion (see: 3) assignments due in the next few weeks, and had one due on Monday, I have actually been DOING work. I KNOW. Cray town. Population: me. And some confused crayfish.
Also, aside from that, my internet has been maxed out this month, which is always cause for a small party just kidding it stinks. But to load this 'write a blog post' page, took enough for me to get angry and go do dishes instead. DISHES. INSTEAD. I CHOSE DISHES.
Shit just got real.
So again, I am sorry, and I will make it up to you. I know I'll say "in a few weeks when all my assignments are done blah blah blah you won't be able to get rid of me" but let's be honest, shall we? Uni's are crap. They are crap in one way one of the same ways that high school is crap (yes, that doesn't make sense, but yes you know what I mean anyway). THEY GIVE YOU ALL YOUR ASSESSMENT AT ONCE. And then you finish it. Sweet relief, you might say. You may even begin to knead out the knots in your back and stretch your fingers that are suffering from Typing Too Much Disease.
Then you make the mistake of checking your course outline, and lo and be-freaking-hold. You've got another 17 things due next week.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Home again home again jiggity whatever

I am home. Great. Yeah, I had a really good trip and it was fun and relaxing and nice and no I didn't buy you any presents sorry but I will next time and yes I am glad to see you now that I am home and I am sorry for not posting but internet was painfully expensive and I was busy and I'm SORRY, alright? :(
Ah. Home.
The land of uni and homework and assignments and the most dreaded thing of all: linguistics. *shudder*
I'm struggling through my assignment now, and seriously considering how much I can't wait to drop this awful subject and whatnot but I still have to do it. And following after it are two psychology assignments, and an anthropology assignment.
I hate uni.

Friday, 13 April 2012


THIS IS SPARTA** WHAT?! I am posting my BEDA (I feel comfortable saying 'BEDA' at this point, because it has been so far, though that may be about to change) earlier than 10 minutes before midnight?! What crazy insane-o land is this I am hailing from that would cause this kind of commotion? You have all, undoubtedly, gotten used to what could almost but not quite be called tardiness.
But alas, (I almost wrote alaz. And that is what I am going to write every time for the rest of my life even and especially in essays) I am going out to dinner tonight for my dear dear dear friend Gabby's birthday and I have spent the whole day avoiding doing homework and this is an excellent tactic for that.
I have been doing a top job at avoiding though. I managed to find an HOUR LONG youtube video from Nerd HQ, which is a thing organised by Zachary Levi (of Chuck semi-fame) where they have panels of cool people and people ask questions and the cool people answer and the cool people I watched were Nathan Fillion, Jewel Staite and  Adam Baldwin, who you all know are the super cool peeps from Firefly.
But then I did actually have to print a billion bajillion pages of things off for schoolwork to take with me to Queensland which brings me to my next point!
I am going to QUEENSLAND for a week tomorrow, and I am not entirely sure though somewhat doubtful that I will have internet. So if I don't, and therefore cannot post, I will EXTEND BEDA for however long I miss into May! Isn't that super mediocre?! I know, I know.
But I DID end up doing some printings for school and because I'm doing a lab report in psych which needs literally (not actually not literally) a million references, I have printed a bunch of papers and used this FABULOUS TOOL (ding) SUPPLIED BY THE LIBRARY RESOURCES that finds the journal articles or papers I'm using and WRITES MY BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR ME IN THE FORMAT I NEED IT.
People who write their own are chumps.
People who use this super secret and epically amazing thing are champs.
I am a champs.


*This is my one hundredth post. Woo! *small party* In fact, I think I will try and convert Gabby's party into an Adrienne's One Hundredth Post Party. A much snappier name.
**Sparta here equals madness. Also Sparta.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

I have a stinky crappy headache that I've had since yesterday when the doctor attacked me with burny stuff and needles and so I think you should be happy I rated all those books for you yesterday and you really should read Divergent I will lend it to you if you want it and today I watched Glee which was awful but Darren Criss was in the shower while singing Christina Aguilera and then he and Matt Bomer sung Somebody that I Used to Know which was kind of weird because it's a song about breaking up and stuff and they're brother and brothers but it was still AWESOME and now I'm just really tired but actually I would recommend you read any of the books I listed yesterday, most of them I would recommend very strongly except for the Book of Lies and the sequel because I'm sorry Moloney but you are an awful writer but definitely read The Fault in Our Stars because it makes you feel everything and Hazel and Augustus are just. Just. Perfect. Except for the thing that's killing them.
Goodnight. X

Wednesday, 11 April 2012


BEDA is a bad time to start reading this:

but alas that is what I have done so you will just have to deal with it.
In the spirit of books and reading and whatnot, let me now list for you the twenty books I've read so far this year, and like a star rating or something.
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
**and a half. Tried making a fancy half symbol. Didn't work.
The Abyss by Orson Scott Card
The Book of Lies by James Moloney
The Song of the Quarkbeast by Jasper Fforde
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (audiobook, read by John Green, which I counted yes get over it)
***and a half.
Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool by Odo Hirsch
Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
Master of the Books by James Moloney
* (shouldn't have bothered after the previous one)
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn
***and a half.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
***** Also possibly my new favourite book.
Grass for his Pillow by Lian Hearn
Wyrms by Orson Scott Card
**and a half.
Brilliance of the Moon by Lian Hearn
***and a half.
Scarlett Fever by Maureen Johnson
Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
***and a half.
Inversions by Iain M Banks
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
***and a half. (THE MOVIE OH GOD THE MOVIE <3)
The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
**and three-quarters
Divergent by Veronica Roth

So now I'm up to A Dance With Dragons. I am so keen. I will be honest: I have kind of forgotten what happened at the end of the last one, since I read it 5 months ago, but STILL. STILL.
So good.


Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Why you need me as your personal dessert cook:

A short post for tonight, because I need an early night. I mean, it's too late for that but I need an earlier night.
This is what Ben and I cooked yesterday and I can tell you. It. Kicked. Freaking. Butt.
Just, rest your eyes upon it, and then dream and hope and pray and wish on stars that one day I will love you enough to make you this. 'Cause damn, that brûlée was FI-INE.

Monday, 9 April 2012


Man, BEDA (which it has been so far! Hurrah!) is hard work. Creatively I mean.
I actually have nothing to say to you guys today. I was going to tell you a story about my day today, with pictures to accompany, but the pictures didn't send to me and now I am left, at 11.30pm, with nothing.
So here. tumblr fixes all.

TUMBLR QUESTIONS (from this blog)

  • 1: What eye color do you find sexiest? Brown ;)
  • 2: White, milk, or dark chocolate mocha? DARK. ALWAYS. Minus the mocha.
  • 3: If you could get a Sharpie tattoo on your back, what would it be? An octopus. No wait! A ROCKtopus. An octopus rocking out on the drums.
  • 4: Did you grow up in a small or big town? Did you like it? Er, I don't know. Melbourne, big, yes. Queanbeyan, small, it was OK.
  • 5: Your favorite adult as a child? (and not your parents, if they were your favorite) Andy Fyfe, I'mma say. He is the coolest person I have ever met, by ANYONE'S measure of cool. Unless your measure of cool is crap.
  • 6: What kind of smoothie sounds really good right now? A water smoothie. Gross. No. None smoothies.
  • 7: Most embarrassing moment from your primary school years? I hate these questions because I literally can never think of anything except not-even-that-embarrassing things. I sure hope this is the last of these.
  • 8: Most embarrassing moment from your high school years? Aw, crap.
  • 9: Most embarrassing moment from your college years? Ok, but I guess Primary = when I nearly got A Ticket for something on the playground. I don't know. Telling someone they weren't allowed to climb the wooden castle? High school =  Every. Day. Of. My. Life. College = That time Alyce and I saved a dog. No, wait, that was just the best. I DON'T KNOW ANY ANSWERS TO THIS AND I DON'T KNOW HOW PEOPLE CAN ALWAYS THINK OF SOMETHING AND I DONT KNOW IF THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH ME THAT IS THE REASON I CAN'T THINK OF THEM.
  • 10: Pirates or ninjas? Why? Dude. Ninjas. 'Cause. You can't see them, and then you're dead. Pirates just swear at you and smell bad and speak in words you can't understand. There's a reason there's pirate setting on Facebook and not a ninja one. With the pirate setting it's like "Oh, this is so funny and quirky and I don't know what I'm doing har har har har har." If you turned a ninja setting on, you wouldn't be able to find your Facebook page. Ever.
  • 11: Have you ever climbed a tree more than twenty feet 6.096 m off the ground? I very doubt it.
  • 12: Did you like swinging as a child? Do you still get excited when you see a swing set? Check and check.
  • 13: If you could have any pet in the world, illegal or not, what would you get? A whatever it was I saw in Barcelona. Ben! What was it? (I'll get back to you.)
  • 14: What's your most favorite part of your body? My diaphragm. It does pretty good and stuff.
  • 15: What's your most favorite part of your personality? My wit, charm, sense of humour, intellect and supreme sense of humility all tie for first.
  • 16: Madonna or Lady Gaga? Neither? Both? Who cares? I thought that Lady Gaga IS Madonna, in her 'Now Comes Fully Plasticised!" form.
  • 17: Have you ever watched the Superbowl all the way through? I have never watched the Superbowl even a little way through.
  • 18: Have you ever watched any major sporting event drunk? I have not. To be fair though, my major sporting event experience is limited to a couple of games of soccer, and a few AFL grand finals.
  • 19: What's the most delicious food you've ever eaten in your life? THE PARIS BEANS.
  • 20: Margarine or butter? Which did you grow up with? Butter. That's all.
  • 21: Whole, skim, 1%, or 2% milk? Mostly whole, though if I'm feeling dangerous, I'll give 2% a whirl.
  • 22: Which continents have you been on? ...Seems a strange way to pose the question but, Australia, North America, Asia, Europe.
  • 23: Do you get motion sickness? Any horror stories? How are these related? No, except on boats, or if I read while the plane is taking off. Not any good ones. Related: Because there was once this kid who got motion sickness so bad his parents killed him and then he haunted them and everytime his parents drove anywhere, they would see the red demon eyes of their dead child in the back seat and the parents would be incapacitated by vomiting.
  • 24: Backpacks or satchels? Satchpacks. By which I mean Backchels. By which I mean obviously satchels.
  • 25: Would you wear a rainbow jacket? A neon yellow sweater? Checkered pants? YES to all of the above. And I have worn two of them already in my past.
  • 26: What was your favorite cartoon growing up? My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is the only cartoon in the world why is this a question.
  • 27: If you had to have a cow or a pig, which would you take? Why? Pig. TEACUP PIG.
  • 28: If you had to look at one city skyline for the rest of your life, which would it be? I hate to be That Guy but I gotta say NYC. But like, 12 years ago, so a) I can be in Friends, and b) I got the Twin Towers. 
  • 29: Longest plane ride you've ever been on? Er ... 14 hours? From London to Tokyo, I THINK.
  • 30: The latest you've ever slept? 1pm.
  • 31: Would you buy a sweater covered in kitten pictures? Would you wear it if someone gave it you for free? Covered in pictures of kittens, or covered in kitten pictures, question asker? Because pictures of kittens, I wouldn't buy it but I'd wear it because like, free 'sweater'. But kitten pictures makes me think you just safety pinned a whole lot of pieces of paper with kittens printed on them onto my jumper, which is weird and you should look up a therapist in the yellow pages. But yes. I'd wear it.
  • 32: Do you pick at scabs? To my never ending suffering and torment, yes.
  • 33: Favorite kind of bean? Kidney? Black? Pinto? The ones in Zambreros.
  • 34: How far can you throw a baseball? Back to myself.
  • 35: If you had to move to another country, where would you move? Forever, probably the US, Canada or the UK? For a while, Norway, Switzerland or Italy.
  • 36: Have you ever eaten Ethiopian food? Vietnamese? Korean? Nepalese? How was it? Yes to all of the above. Pretty good I think to all of the above.
  • 37: Small, liberal arts school or public university? Why? Whatever ANU is. 'Cause that's where I am.
  • 38: A relationship with love or one with sex? Love, obvs.
  • 39: Do you eat enough vegetables? Not quite. I think I'm on the line though.
  • 40: Do you like horror movies? How about thrillers? Only slightly, and in the day time with a dog next to me and a friend who is more scared than I am.
  • 41: Would you scratch a crotch itch in public? I ... don't know? I mean. I don't really think about scratching itches so like probably, but I can't verify.
  • 42: Do you swear in front of your parents? In my blog only.
  • 43: Coolest thing you've ever been for Halloween? A person. A person who doesn't do Halloween.
  • 44: If you could change your natural hair color, would you? To what? I have and would and will to dark brown or black.
  • 45: Do you want to get married? Have kids? Yes and ew. Maybe. Or I'll just steal them.
  • 46: Do you use a reusable water bottle? If not, you should. I do. So that's good.
  • 47: City or nature person? Both at different times.
  • 48: Have you ever used something other than "makeup" as makeup? (Like paint? Markers?) Yes. Markers and highlighters as nail polish and I think I did pen-eyeliner once. Bad. Move.
  • 49: Can you walk well in high heels? Even if you're a guy? I am not a guy and I can. For a while.
  • 50: Post 5 awesome things about yourself. BRAG AWAY! No. YOU CAN'T MAKE ME.

A thank you, and goodnight. x

Sunday, 8 April 2012

100 Foodings

Here's this food thing which is like, the best and goodest and foods you should try before you die and apparently the average person has only like 20, which could just be a completely arbitrary estimation but I don't care so let us see how I go. I will cross the ones I've consumed out. 
1. Abalone
2. Absinthe
3. Alligator 
4. Baba Ghanoush
5. Bagel & Lox
6. Baklava
7. BBQ Ribs
8. Bellini
9. Birds Nest Soup
10. Biscuits & Gravy (I'm like, 90% sure I've have this)
11. Black Pudding
12. Black Truffle
13. Borscht
14. Calamari
15. Carp
16. Caviar
17. Cheese Fondue
18. Chicken & Waffles (what?)
19. Chicken Tikka Masala
20. Chile Relleno (Er. No.)
21. Chitlins (See above parentheses)
22. Churros (is a Spanish Donut!)
23. Clam Chowder 
24. Cognac 
25. Crab Cakes
26. Crickets 
27. Currywurst
28. Dandelion Wine
29. Dulce De Leche (No, but man. It's number one on my list now.)
30. Durian
31. Eel
32. Eggs Benedict
33. Fish Tacos
34. Foie Gras
35. Fresh Spring Rolls
36. Fried Catfish
37. Fried Green Tomatoes 
38. Fried Plantain (I feel like I've had this but I'm not completely sure...)
39. Frito Pie
40. Frogs' Legs (But I wanna!)
41. Fugu
42. Funnel Cake
43. Gazpacho
44. Goat
45. Goat's Milk (I've had goat's milk cheese, so it's counting)
46. Goulash
47. Gumbo
48. Haggis
49. Head Cheese
50. Heirloom Tomatoes
51. Honeycomb
52. Hostess Fruit Pie 
53. Huevos Rancheros
54. Jerk Chicken
55. Kangaroo
56. Key Lime Pie
57. Kobe Beef
58. Lassi
59. Lobster
60. Mimosa 
61. Moon Pie (I've had Wagon Wheels, does that count?)
62. Morel Mushrooms
63. Nettle Tea
64. Octopus
65. Oxtail Soup
66. Paella
67. Paneer
68. Pastrami on Rye (I've had pastrami and I've had rye?)
69. Pavlova
70. Phaal
71. Philly Cheese Steak
72. Pho
73. Pineapple & Cottage Cheese
74. Pistachio Ice Cream
75. Po' Boy (No, but I totes should have when in New Orleans)
76. Pocky
77. Polenta
78. Prickly Pear
79. Rabbit Stew
80. Raw Oysters
81. Root Beer Float
82. S'mores (Andrew...)
83. Sauerkraut
84. Sea Urchin
85. Shark
86. Snail
87. Snake
88. Soft Shell Crab
89. Som Tam (Oh, yeah and I'm pretty sure this is what made me vomit for two straight days in Vanuatu)
90. Spaetzle 
91. Spam
92. Squirrel
93. Steak Tartare
94. Sweet Potato Fries
95. Sweetbreads
96. Tom Yum
97. Umeboshi
98. Venison
99. Wasabi Peas
100. Zucchini Flowers

I got 41! And that's not including any of the "I think I've eaten this" or "Wagon Wheels?" or anything. Please also note that this, being a pre-made list I just had to check off, seems like a bludge of a blodge I mean blog but it really wasn't. I had to look up about 30 of these to see what they were, and then I had to remember if I had had it and yeah. It took half an hour longer than I was expecting. 

Anyway, that's all. Except that I watched a weirdly great movie on TV tonight. (On channel Eleven, can you believe it? They showed something other than Supernatural ads and Everybody Loves Raymond. Don't worry, Raymond came back on after.) So anyway, if you didn't tonight and you ever get the chance, watch the movie Penelope. I mean, it has Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Peter Dinklage (!!!) and Reese Witherspoon so there is LITERALLY NO WAY it can be a waste of your time. Even if it just means you get a whole movie with James McAvoy in it.