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Teeth Points

15 Jun

So right now, everything pales in comparison to my teeth. Specifically my RHS bottom wisdom tooth, it’s causing me more paint than I thought was possible. I don’t know if it’s infected, or just really shoving all my other teeth or, because of its position, whether it’s just really growing into my cheek, but it hurts like shit. It hurts to talk, swallow, chew, open my mouth, sleep, move and exist. I actually think how I will feel post-op will be a joy compared to how I feel right now.

In just two sleeps, I’ll be the proud owner of four less teeth. Not really “teeth” as such, since they are all growing sideways and don’t do anything my other teeth do, a couple of them have smashed up against other molars, trapping little germs and causing decay which has broken them so they are jagged and sharp and growing into my cheeks. It’s entirely my own fault that this is happening since I’m a massive sissy who has actively avoided dealing with having them removed until now.

They just called to move my appointment forward (YAY!) so that is very awesome. I’m spending the weekend with El Photog who will have the pleasure of listening to me moan in pain, feeding me baby food and otherwise being an epic shit with a sore mouth.

Yeah, I don’t know what else to say. I’m getting a haircut tomorrow in a vain attempt to having something going for me on Friday when I have the opening of the exhibition I’m in. I might be swollen and a little bloody and starting to bruise, but I will have great hair (it’s all about the details).

Catch you on the flip side! (With fewer teeth!) If you’re lucky, I might do one of those birth story type posts, where I explain my medical procedure in graphic detail. I fear it will be “So I got admitted, then they gave me this big fuck off needle and the next thing I remember I was awake and had four less teeth” but that’s still a fun story!

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Remember Me?

2 Jun

Hey, I’m not sure if you remember me? I’m Jen, I used to blog here about a million years ago…

So, I am very almost done with the first semester of uni. All in all, it wasn’t a great idea. I don’t have the time to study full time, I’m not sure why I thought I did, but I really don’t. Even dropping one subject didn’t make a massive difference, however, I made it through and next semester I’ll be studying part time (and hopefully externally, if I can find any of my subjects that offer it) so the hideousness of the last few weeks should never be repeated.

El Photog and I are super loved up. Like truly, madly, deeply. I think for all intents and purposes we basically live together, it’s a stretch if I stay at my own house two nights a week these days. I just don’t get sick of her. There are very, very few people who don’t start to shit me after a while, but she is just one of them. It’s all new for me, I’ve never been this loved up before. It’s only been a couple of months but happily ever afters have already started to be discussed, not even in the “LoLz, let’s get married, hahahah” kinda way but in the “I really want to wake up next to you every morning until forever” kinda way. This weekend I met her entire extended family, it was very much a “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” occasion being the only vego in the room, but thankfully a friend of ours also came for a while to help with the photo shoots (yep, I told you it was big) and he’s vegan so I had someone to take the heat off ๐Ÿ˜‰ I had a really fun time, I think there was more people in that room than there is in my entire family tree and it turns out Greek people are super loud so I had kind of a dull headache by the end of the evening, but not a bad word to say. I was welcomed so warmly, THANK GOD!

Business/arty stuff is really starting to pick up. The benefits of dating a photographer (aside from touching boobs) is having my product photos done…they aren’t done yet, but they will be soon so I will have a fancy new Etsy store to sell from. I’m in another exhibition in a couple of weeks. I’ll be showing five papercuttings and the most exciting bit about this one is that it will be on a while, so people can come and see my work AND I get the chance to sell them! It’s potentially a chance to make some phat cash, which would be awesome! I’ve been doing a monthly market and have inquired about a weekly one starting up soon. I’ve also been in talks about getting some space at a studio in the Valley and also having my work sold in a gallery shop, so please keep your fingers crossed tightly!

I guess that’s it for now? I thought for a long time I’d just delete my blog but now, having written a post, I think I remember why I like doing this. I actually miss it, so rather than promise to blog more often and feel bad when I don’t get aย  chance to do it, I’m just gonna say “Hi” and please know that I am around the traps, I miss you guys and I do want to blog more regularly so you just might be hearing more from me!

3 weeks!

29 Apr

God, it’s been over three weeks since I last updated! Not cool.

Uni is super busy, I just recently dropped one subject and it’s making life far better. Three subjects is still full time but next semester I intend to just do two subjects. It means it will take longer to finish my courses but I am down with that, at the moment, I have no time to do anything so it’s not working for me.

I am still all loved up. El Photog is super busy at the moment being all talented and successful but I still stay over at least 3/4 nights a week. Last weekend we went away to her housemate’s parents house in the hinterlands near Byron Bay. It was totally amazing. Gorgeous weather, a super amazing place to stay and just heaps of time chilling together, it was so fantastic. Even more amazing, after almost three days of each others company 24/7, there was no fighting or nit picking! It’s just awesome, she is awesome, I am very happy at the moment ๐Ÿ™‚

Business stuff is also going well, I’ve got another market coming up which should be cool. I had one the other month which was pretty good – aside from being as hot as fuck and wildly uncomfortable but this time the weather should be a little cooler and I have invested in some low beach chairs, so comfort levels will be better as well. El Photog is incredibly wonderful to me and is going to help me get a product catalogue sorted and shoot my things for a new online store. I would really like to start getting stocked in stores by the end of this year, so a product catalogue will be very useful for that. Brisbane is also getting an In.cube8r, so I wanna grab a cube when that opens too!

What else? Fam is good, friends are good, I’ve booked to go to Japan later in the year, once with the Fam and a few weeks later with Ramz-o-saurus. No real idea how I’m going to afford these trips just now, but I am hopeful it will sort itself out.

I’ve just registered as a Qld Teacher, I figured almost 2 years after I graduated is a good time to actually get it done, plus it means I can get relief work in schools. Relief teachers get paid silly amounts of money, and if there is anything I like a whole bunch, it’s silly amounts of money! It also means I don’t have to work at the Magic Store anymore. It stresses me out in a massive way, not the work so much, but the dude I work with. It’s not worth the amount of stress I get as a result of working there.

Right now I have to run because I have an appointment with an oral surgeon. After years and years and years of dodging the fact I need to have my wisdom teeth out, I’ve bitten the bullet and started making moved towards having it done.It terrifies me, but it’s getting a little bit ridiculous now, so it’s time…

It’s Official

4 Apr

El Photog and I have had the talk, and we are FB official now.

Well, real life official too, but it’s also had the official announcement on the Book of Face. It’s kinda funny having that conversation. Pretty much since we had dinner for the first time, we’ve kinda of become intertwined. Her housemates are just super lovely (and are now FB friends of mine), her friends are really nice and it’s just so fun. She’s so good at what she does, and is so motivated and driven and just a total pleasure to be around. Despite the fact she has amazing olive skin, superย  thick, wonderful hair and eyelashes I would kill for – I am most fond of her. She’s been away shooting at Bluesfest for the long weekend and I haven’t seen her since Tuesday night. I miss her. It’s ok, I will see her Tuesday after work and then we have lots of fun things to do over the next couple of weeks, so it’s all ok. It’s sort of nice to miss someone, it makes all the reason you want to be around someone all the time super obvious.

Even more excitingly, she’s going to let me have a go at being a stylist on a shoot she’s doing soon. It’s just a shoot she’s doing as a favour, but it’s still exciting being a stylist. I really love dressing people and making things look great so I think it will be something really fun to do. Not to mention the fact she thinks I am clever enough to help her, it’s really awesome. She is really awesome.

In other news, uni is ok, I feel like I am super behind is everything and going to fail miserably, but I think it’ll be ok. It won’t be amazing, but it will be alright and I’m ok with alright. My businessy stuff is feeling really promising at the moment and my wonderful Photog is going to help me do some product shots so I can put together a bit of a catalogue. She’s also got some pretty awesome contacts and she won’t let me chicken out of awesome opportunities like I am so good at doing, so I think things are gonna work out really well….all thanks to her ๐Ÿ™‚

I am a shit blogger #8763

27 Mar

Dudes, hi! I am not sure if you remember me, I’m Jen. Yep, the girl who you’ve been reading for years, the girl who was once a dedicated post-a-day blogger…. yeah, that’s me. Anyways, rather than telling you I’m sorry (yet again) for being neglectful, I’ll update you and then tell you what’s the new plan.

Ok, so you know how I said I didn’t expect to meet anyone? Yes, well, that’s normally a big invitation for the Universe to come along and kick you in the face and make you realise that you don’t control everything, and this time was no exception. So, I’ve kinda met someone… let’s call her El Photog. So, as you might be able to deduce from her cryptic blog name, she’s a photographer. A pretty good one, in fact. If you pick up any street press* in Brisbane the odds are very good you’ll see her work, not to mention all the other projects she works on.

Anyways, aside from being really good at what she does, she’s also just really nice, super smart and just a pleasure to be around. She cooks, comes Greek heritage so she has olive skin and eyelashes that inspire fits of jealousy but she totally gets my deep and passionate love of haloumi, she also owns her own business and gets what I do. The other night we were lying in bed talking about invoices and BAS statements (I know BAS statements is the same as ATM machines, try and deal). It’s pretty new so I can’t tell you heaps more simply because I don’t really know, we have plans to see each other fairly often, so let’s just say we are seeing each other? If nothing else, the quality and composition of the photos I post are bound to improve somewhat ๐Ÿ˜‰

So the other news is, I am going to commit to weekly posts, at the very least. There is no real reason I can’t do this, aside from the fact I tend to piss away non-uni time so I end up with no time. The blame lies quite heavily on “Bouncing Balls” on FB, it’s becoming a problem. I should probably just cut myself off from it like I had to do with “Crystal Balls” and “Bejewelled”. I’m a fairly non-competitive person, but if someone beats me at a FB game it becomes a blood spot to regain my title. Clearly time that would be better spent on more worthwhile pursuits. I’m going to Japan twice in September and October of this year, so making some money from said pursuits is rather paramount. Watch this space for my new Etsy store!

*I know anyone who is involved with street press tends to loathe it, and it’s considered the lowest common denominator in any professional circles, but you know what? I love it. I love it’s free, and accessable and a really tops way to get a bunch of cool perspectives on stuff. Not to mention the fact you can actually get your work in print. Call me old school, but there will be epic squealing when I get published in street press. It thrills me!

Up to Date

21 Feb

I am becoming a poor blogger again! Writing for Grace, Samesame, working, going out and sleeping and shit doesn’t leave a huge amount of idle blog time. I was already thinking that I was becoming overdue for a post, but then on Friday night Dish asked me to update. It’s poor form when a reader asks you to update, right?

I don’t really know what to tell you about? For the sake of keeping everyone on the same page, I’ll tell you more about what is happening with Dish. Nothing. That essentially covers it, but I will give you a bit more than that. A few weeks ago, and about four days after the inital pash-fest Dish decided she didn’t want to do it anymore. She said she was an all or nothing sorta gal, and she wasn’t looking for an “all”. I won’t lie, I’m a little heartbroken. I like her a bunch and she is just so fun to hang out with, but what can you do, right? I am glad she was honest, it’s better than her just going along with things for the sake of it. We still hang out. At the moment I’m really trying to remind myself that we are only friends and will be only friends and not to think things are anything more than that. Just for something different, I’m trying not to fall for someone who isn’t interested. It’s really hard, but I know that when she meets someone else or whatever it won’t be that “slap in the face” feeling so it’s better to get it sorted now.

What else? I’ve been pretty busy with business stuff. I do a fair few custom pieces and I’m working on building stock for a market stall. With uni and everything else, the time involved in the online store is a bit crazy so I’m going to try having a fortnightly stall and just work online for custom work and stuff. I don’t want to do a half assed job of things, so I’m trying to figure out how to best manage it all. I seem to be pretty half assedย  in every aspect of my life at the moment, so I am trying to sort out things piece by piece. Nothing is bad but nothing is great either, I am confident I can improve things though.

That said, it’s midday on Sunday and I am yet to brush my hair. Nor have I showered or changed out of PJs. I can’t even blame it on being hungover, I am just lazy. Hey, at least I am honest though, right?

P.S. I have a desperate urge to make things with gingerbread man motifs at the moment. For some reason, I just want clothes adorned with them, I’m thinking a tshirt with a gingerbread man collar. You heard it here first kids, gingerbread men for Winter 10. It’s all I’m saying.

A scoop from the Dish

25 Jan

Everytime I see her, which is kind of a bunch [which I kind of really like], Dish tells me to put something on the blog. Either something we’ve done or said or seen, which is awesome and makes blogging far more interesting for both you and I. I’ve decided to dedicate a little post every now and then to her most recent blog urgings.

  • So, the first time we kissed we were at a bar and there was karaoke on [80s karaoke, to be fair!]. While we were kissing I said “God, I love this song”. I didn’t really think anything of it at the time [It was an 80s song! I would be a traitor if I did not proclaim my love of 80s music whenever I hear a great song] but now Dish has taken to asking me if I like this song everytime we kiss. It’s funny, and for the record I have since been indifferent to most every song that has been played during more recent PashFests so I maintain it was an awesome song.
  • K, so that was my silly fan girl 80s music story, but Dish <3’s Lady Gaga. Like in that way. I am not a dancer, as most of you will know, I don’t like dancing – it makes me feel like a bit of a tool and I just don’t like drawing attention to myself. Dish and her Best will hear Gaga being played and immediate dump their drinks/bags and go dance. It’s super cute, I even kinda like being a Lady Gaga widow for a few minutes every once in a while during a night out, I like peeps who really love stuff.
  • There was something else today I was meant to blog, but I don’t recall it right now. Dish came and visited me at work, and I know where she was sitting when she told me what I had to blog, but I don’t remember what it is. I went to collect my bag when it was time to shut up shop and there was a little note stuck to it that she had left for me. It was the sweetest thing ever! We also did a bit of saying goodbye, which was awesome and definately lead to one of the best days at work ever! It’s kinda great to work alone in a quiet shop ๐Ÿ˜€