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So when a cockroach invaded my already disagreeable morning, I was underwhelmed. Ugh!

I caught it in the kitchen and put it outside, not because I have any sense of justice or right-to-life sensibilities towards cockroaches, but because I was too squeamish to kill it. They are so disgusting, eep! *shudders* That said, I am glad not to live in Sydney.

I was horrendously late to work today, even by my standards. Unlike yesterday, I didn't even have a reasonable excuse. I just...struggled to get my arse out the door.

YESTERDAY. I received my new dress in the mail! \o/ It's so pretty. I bought it at Review in Canberra, only they didn't have my size in black, so they called another store to mail it to me.

Last night, mum, dad, our three German folk and I went out to a waterside restaurant, which was so definitely waterside as to be situated on a pier. Needless to say, there was a lot of fish on the menu. Many fancy things were available, so what did I order? Fish and chips. Sophistication, I haz it, yo. Altogether, it was a lovely night out; mum got drunk on two glasses of wine, which kept me amused.

I've nearly finished 'Emma'; I spent much of the book annoyed at the main characters, but it improved as it went along, which, I suppose, was the whole point of the book. Still, urgh. Irritating protagonist, dnw. Nonetheless, Mr Knightley makes me go ♥_♥; I wish I could write into existence a character like him for myself, minus the creepy "I've loved you since you were 13" sentiment, which would not have been creepy if they had been 13 together, but indeed he is a good 15 years older than she. Things have changed since Austen's time.

MERCH. \o/
I'm getting three tees, courtesy of this post. I've taken the black Cobra Starship one, the MCR "three cheers" era one, and the Hush Sound "dance me across the country" one. Even taking into account currency conversion from USD, and postage, it is still far cheaper to buy merch this way. Once again, no love for my country's location at the bottom of the civilised world. *spork*

Date: 29/1/10 01:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] therathasspoken.livejournal.com

are we still on for tonight?

Date: 29/1/10 02:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] why-am-i.livejournal.com
Hell yes! Where will I see you? Either 6:30pm at Flinders under the clocks, or at 7pm there?

Date: 29/1/10 02:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] therathasspoken.livejournal.com
7pm-ish there, i think. :)

Date: 29/1/10 02:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frankiefan13.livejournal.com
Cockroaches are foul and evil little beasties.

And I haven't read Emma, but Mansfield Park's protagonist annoyed the snot out of me too. Still a P&P fangirl over everything else, though. :)

Date: 29/1/10 02:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] why-am-i.livejournal.com
I really love Jane Austen's writing; her wit, her elegance of prose, her insights into society's quirks, her intuitive understanding of psychology before that subject was ever invented. I don't, however, always like her characters. I really liked Mansfield Park; I thought that the protagonist was occasionally insipid and spineless, but on the whole, I was willing to forgive her her flaws and get on with enjoying the book. With Emma, I just wanted to sic Elizabeth Bennet on Emma, with the line, 'Bitch, please!'. >.<

The Austen Wars: When Characters Go Rogue, And Other Tales.

P&P, ftw! <3

Date: 29/1/10 05:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frankiefan13.livejournal.com
Me too. I love P&P the most, with Northanger Abbey and Sense and Sensibility a close second. I loved the actual plot of Mansfield Park, but I spent most of it wanting to tell fanny Price to just stand up for herself already. And Elizabeth Bennet solves all problems. She is the Chuck Norris of the literary world.

Date: 29/1/10 02:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] why-am-i.livejournal.com
And 'a-men' about the cockroaches. Ugh!

Date: 29/1/10 05:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frankiefan13.livejournal.com
there's a single cockroach living somewhere in my house, and i only find it late at night when it's too late to scream with rage and attack it.

Date: 29/1/10 07:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sjl.livejournal.com
There's a single cockroach that you know of. But the fact that you only find it late at night is a good sign.

I think I'm getting good results from a glue-based cockroach trap: expose the adhesive (very sticky stuff), pour some attractant into the middle of it, cover it with cardboard so you won't inadvertently step on it, and put it beside the wall, where cockroaches tend to run. I've caught several juveniles and an adult with them; there's one or two permanently out now. (Cleanliness is also important; no good catching and killing all the cockroaches if the place isn't kept clean of food debris and stray water spills, because they'll just move right back in again. But I'm assuming that you already have that part of it dealt with.)

Date: 29/1/10 09:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] originaluddite.livejournal.com
Your cockroach story suddenly flashed me back to staying in the living room at Ayla's during SNIV. I think there was some encounter then...


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