Thursday, October 07, 2010

30 Days of Me - Day 30 - FAVOURITE SONG!?!

Sunday: Last Night

My favourite song? My FAVOURITE SONG? Really? That's what the meme ends on?
Oh lord but that's pathetic.

Anyway. I'm going with one of my favourite songs to sing.
Also, there are a lot of different versions of this one. And so far, the only one I don't like is the Jeff Buckley one.

Now I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do you?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you
To a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Baby I have been here before
I know this room, I've walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you.
I've seen your flag on the marble arch
Love is not a victory march
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

There was a time you let me know
What's really going on below
But now you never show it to me, do you?
And remember when I moved in you
The holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

You say I took the name in vain
I don't even know the name
But if I did, well really, what's it to you?
There's a blaze of light
In every word
It doesn't matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn't much
I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch
I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool you
And even though
It all went wrong
I'll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah etc

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

30 Days of Me - Day 29 - 30 Days of Me

Healed Jitterbug

What have I learned in this past month?
To be honest, not a lot. Actually it is more like NOTHING. Apart from: updating every day makes me GROUCHY.

Of course, as I said a couple of days ago, none of the questions were exactly ... thought provoking.
Sometimes I LIKE thought-provoking.

That being said, in terms of the goals I set back on day 8:
x Reconnect with London - No.
x Take more photos - Yes.
x Be more organised - No.
x Read more - Yes!
x Organise my "office" - No.
x Decide what I want to do for my birthday - Somewhat.
x Finish this damned meme - Looks likely.


Tuesday, October 05, 2010


This afternoon I had a little too much caffeine and a lot of time on my hands.
Actually, it was the other way around but that is hardly the point. The point IS that I have compiled a list of things of which I do not approve. Are you excited? I'm excited.

1. Discussion of Golf. Unless it is "Golf is very very boring and I hate it a great deal. With the annoying pants and polo shirts and general tubbiness of the players" in which case, I both concur and approve.
2. Surface piercings. They make me shudder.
3. CBT*.
4. The phrase "so, you know" being used as a verbal space-filler
5. That I have a bottle of Pinot Noir in the cupboard. I do NOT like red wine especially when it's in the same kind of bottle as one of my favourite white wines. TEASE.
6. That my favourite co-worker is away.
7. Mesclun lettuce.
8. My fringe being too long, my hair being too faded, and my nailpolish being chipped. ALL ON THE SAME DAY. There are not enough hours.
9. Being sensible and responsible and grown up.
10. Glee.

*DO NOT GOOGLE THAT. JUST BELIEVE ME. Also. I left the do not google warning all the way down the bottom here just to mess with you. Hee.

30 Days of Me - Day 28 - Past Sarah-Rose, Present Sarah-Rose

At Work

Craig was trying to steal & unbox my 550D!

Admittedly, these photos are from January 2009 and October 2010 but they are two which show the greatest differences in ... me.

In 2009 I was growing out a hair cut. Now my hair is almost at my elbows.
My hair was very very dark golden brown. Now it is a dark ash brown. I've learnt my colours.
I cut a fringe.

I was 18 kgs (40lbs) heavier.

Craig and I were living with my parents in the Hutt Valley.
We still live in the Hutt Valley. I still hate it.

In January 2009 I had one tattoo. In 10 days I will have the first sitting for my sixth.
I am a walking art gallery. I love it.

I can't think of a way to say this without sounding like a complete tool so here goes:

If I am completely honest, the thing which has changed me most in the last 18 months is losing weight. I remember the first time I ever heard about BMI was in a doctor's office sometime in my early teen years and even then, even then, I was not in a healthy weight range. Earlier this month my BMI finally hit the healthy range.
It sounds ridiculous but I don't consider myself to have "dieted" my way to this weight. I changed my whole outlook on food, portion sizes, exercise, snacking, everything.
I eat better, I exercise more, I have spent far too much on clothing.

Monday, October 04, 2010

30 Days of Me - Day 27 - But WHY???

Sunday: Sickbed

Meme [meem]
– noun
– a cultural item that is transmitted by repetition in a manner analogous to the biological transmission of genes.
1976. from the Greek mīmeîsthai to imitate, copy. Richard Dawkins coined the term in his 1976 work "The Selfish Gene".

Why, oh why, oh why am I doing this 30 Days of Me Meme?
If you recall it was the combination of a large glass of wine, a giddy mood, and just a smidge of pressure from some of the darling people I follow on twitter that started this whole thing.
And I've only kept doing it because I started it, and hate leaving things unfinished. Also, it finishes neatly before my birthday which is very tidy.

I am sick of it, however, and I wish that some of the questions had been a little less completely rubbish and a little more Proust-ian.

Incidentally? one of my completely adorable sisters asked me last night why I was doing this "me me" thing. Which, considering it's a meme all about me, is rather an appropriate misunderstanding. Me me meme!

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Week Forty

The Week in Photographs

Sunday: Brunch at Floriditas
My new baby camera out at brunch at Floriditas with Craig's aunt and uncle.

Monday: Retro Sign
I love the retro font on this sign near my work.

Tuesday: Jewellery and Stingray
I keep my most worn jewellery in this little dish on my chest of drawers. And yes, there's a plastic stingray just behind it.

Wednesday: Tempted to buy Billie Bones & his unattached Teeth
Tempted to buy Billie Bones and his unattached teeth. But I didn't.

Thursday: Waiting for our wood-fire pizza & gelato
Waiting for our wood-fire pizza and gelato at Mediterranean Food Warehouse.

Friday: An early morning photo near my desk.
Keep Calm and Carry On near my desk.

Saturday: Hungover. But in a nice way.
Hungover, but in a nice way.
I sat in town and ate a fruju then caught the train in the sun and showered and went to bed around midday. I was lethargic and tired but not nauseated. That's what I meant by a "nice" hangover.



30 Days of Me - Day 26 - Friends (v3)

Group moustache shot

Today the meme demands to know what I think about my friends.
Which is really just the most ridiculous question ever.

I think they're quite lovely.
Otherwise they wouldn't be my friends.

Simple. As. That.

Stupid meme.