Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Oh, hai

So I realised over the weekend that it had been a while since I talked to you guys properly, and I figured that it was about time I gave you a general update on life and stuff!

So. Um.... Let's see...
  • Group projects are sent by the Devil to torment people.
  • I had this Facebook chat conversation with my brother, who's currently in America:  
C: Guess who we met in LA?
Me: Who?
C: Josh Duvall!
Me: Who the hell is Josh Duvall?????
Me: Is he some music person that I'm not cool enough to know about?
Me: Wait.
Me: Do you mean Josh DUHAMEL??
C: Yeah, that's the one. Mr. Fergie.
Me: *head desk*

  • I fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinally got the replacement for my 50mm prime lens today. HURRAH! There was this whole messy complicated thing where the guy at the camera shop said they'd courier it to me, but then someone else at the camera shop told him that I'd picked up the rest of my camera, and so I was obviously going to pick this up too. So they didn't courier it, and my poor lens was stuck sitting around the camera shop for an entire week.
  • Uni is going pretty well. It's still kind of hard to tell, because we've only had one assignment back from each class. But I've got three high distinctions and one distinction, so I guess that's a good sign??
  • I'm heading to Canberra for the weekend on Friday morning. Yay? It's for Emily's baby shower, and it will be good to catch up with everyone. But considering my entire experience of baby showers is the episode of Gilmore Girls where Rory and Lorelai go to Sherry's baby shower, I'm slightly scared that I'm going to have to shovel ping pong balls into a shoe box with a baby's face on it, or sniff nappies (American translation: diapers) with various smelly substances in them... 
  • I'm over at Childhood Trauma today talking about which of The Avengers are hot (and, you know, other stuff about The Avengers) with some of the greatest girls you can find on 20SB: Lor, Nugs, Harley and Shelly. It's pretty hilariously awesome, and you should check it out. 
How are things with you guys? Also, what the hell happens at a baby shower??? Seriously. Help a girl out.
K xx

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  1. I think at baby showers you eat little sandwiches and saw 'awwwww' A LOT. It is weird. But nice. No-one showers anyone, not even a baby... just thought I would clear that up for you. I don't know who Josh Duwhatsit is either. I will go youtube... I am sure you aer hitting our head on your keypad right now... soooowieeee. I just started my new newsday tewsday feature. It's a good day for spreading the news and I like that you think so too :) Love Elle xo

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    1. It wasn't that my brother didn't know who he was. He definitely knew who he was, because we used to watch Las Vegas together. He just massacred his name :)

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  2. I went to a baby shower once and it seemed like an excuse to get lots of presents and eat cupcakes and play some really terrible parlor games. Mostly I just remember the presents bit. That's probably because I left it to the last minute, killed the sewing machine trying to make something which I didn't get finished and therefore arrived empty handed. Epic baby shower fail!! Everyone else spent way too much on thoughtful cute things!!

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    1. Whoops. Stupid computer! It's Char. On the up side, my hand made baby toy was a hit when I finished it six months later!!! XX

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    2. The cupcakes I can handle. The presents I can handle. It's the parlour games that have me terrified!!

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  3. I've thrown several baby showers, and pride myself on them being as awesome as possible. You know, considering its a baby shower.

    We play Name that tune with songs containing "baby" either in the title or featured prominently in the lyrics. We unscramble celebrity baby names. We eat awesome food. We eat my gorgeous cake.

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    1. That sounds like an epic baby shower! Much better than the one in Gilmore Girls *shudder*

      Cake pretty much makes any event better. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed over that.

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  4. I was watching a movie with Josh Duhamel in it over the weekend. I described him to Chris as 'that guy who's married to the woman with a three-head', and that description made perfect sense to me.

    The only baby shower I've been to was awkward. Women aged 18-80+, who mostly didn't know each other. We sniffed nappies full of melted chocolate bars, and guessed the size of the belly with a length of string. Thankfully, we all got drunk on champagne (except for the pregnant lady).

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    1. Hahahahaha, I probably would have described her as "that woman who isn't a Kardashian but clearly wants to be judging by her fashion sense".

      And that baby shower sounds horrible. There is not enough money in the world for me to sniff any kind of nappy, even if it hasn't been anywhere NEAR a baby!

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  5. I was watching a movie with Josh Duhamel in it over the weekend. I described him to Chris as 'that guy who's married to the woman with a three-head', and that description made perfect sense to me.

    The only baby shower I've been to was awkward. Women aged 18-80+, who mostly didn't know each other. We sniffed nappies full of melted chocolate bars, and guessed the size of the belly with a length of string. Thankfully, we all got drunk on champagne (except for the pregnant lady).

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  6. I missed my own baby shower, my baby arrived a month early - week before the baby shower was scheduled to happen. ::oops::

    My only other experience was my sister in laws baby shower where we sat around watching her open presents, at morning tea and the mothers shared their birth stories.

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    1. Oh God. If people share birth stories, I will run screaming for the exit... O.o

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  7. "Group projects are sent by the Devil to torment people."

    BAHAHAHAH. True, that. (Sooo freakin' true. I looooaaathed group assignments at uni...espesh if my team happened to have the Smug Asshole Who Knows Everything and Has Major Smugface Happening.)

    Love the chat with your brother, bwah!

    Three HDs and one D? Freakin' fantabulous, missy!

    Glad you got your 50mm lens replaced, yay! (My boy is an amazing photographer so I've learned a lot about lenses and depth of field and whatnot by default, heh heh.)

    I miss the Gilmore Girls. That is all.

    I shall have to check out Childhood Trauma soon...I see they've done reviews of the Baby-Sitters Club books which I used to INHALE as a 10- and 11-year-old.

    XOXO

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    1. We seem to be stuck with "Person who doesn't understand the assignment and who never checks their email. And who says it will take them four days to type up a list of 10 URLs". It's pretty horrific... But at least there's no Smug Asshole?

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  8. Never been to a baby shower, either, so I'm afraid can't help you there. I hope it's fun.

    Huzzah for finally receiving your replacement 50mm!

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    1. I hope so too! And huzzah indeed - I'm SO glad to have a 50mm lens again!! I kept looking at my camera and going "Ooooh, I could take some photos. Ew. Kit lens... *sigh*" for weeks.

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  9. Can I just repeat how much I loved our Avengers post? We are made of things that are awesome and successful, my dear friend.

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    1. Seriously, that post was made of win. Especially some of Shelly's comments. OMG, I almost fell off my chair I laughed so hard. Also, PRETTY PLEASE Photoshop George Bush's head onto Captain America's body? Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze???

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  10. Most Baby Shower's are awful things in which women are forced to play gender stereotyped games and basically absorb an unhealthy level of cutesy schmaltz. Hopefully the one you are going to is more progressive!

    BTW what are you studying?

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    1. I really hope so!! O.o At the moment, I'm just hoping that there's lots of cake. And not the kind of terrifying cakes that end up on Cake Wrecks...

      Am studying Information Management, so basically librarianship and archives/records management-y stuff.

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  11. I've been to a couple and mostly they involve a couple of little games and prizes (e.g. guess how much this baby-related item cost), plus a heckload of eating and not much else. I won "pin the sperm on the ovum"!

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    1. Oh God. As if that bloody "pin the bouquet on the bride" game wasn't traumatic enough (I walked into the wall because BFA apparently can't spin people properly).

      Also, isn't the answer to the cost of every baby related item "what you think it should cost + $50"??

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  12. Oh gosh, I hate group projects. Partly because people are morons and partly because I am a Last Minute Bandit and don't like working to a schedule set by others. Catch-22.

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    1. I'm getting progressively worse at doing things ahead of schedule. The dumb thing about group projects is that they're meant to teach you what things are like in the real world. But in the real world, people who slack off or do completely the wrong thing would get fired!! Whereas in a group project, you just have to plough on and hope it doesn't affect your grade...

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