I haven’t posted in oh so long, I know, I know… Though I do have reasons, mainly associated with University. I believe I mentioned in previous entries about my dissertation; considering the amount of effort I was already putting into it (working in the lab for hours, writing up results etc. etc.) once I went back to University and had to attend lectures, workshops and finish other coursework, I just didn’t have the time or energy for artwork or blogging. Every time I sat at the computer I would open up a document and start working on it, so when I finally did get some time to do something other than work, the last thing I wanted to do was type more words.
But now I have finished my dissertation and I find myself wanting to type again. There are words and things appearing, so here we are.
The family and I went out for my mum’s birthday today (though her birthday isn’t for a few days, but we thought it would be easier to do something over the weekend, since weekdays tend to be busy) and decided to invite my boyfriend along :) It was really lovely and he seems to be getting used to my family’s oddness, but his presence did raise an interesting question. Do I call him my boyfriend? Now, I don’t mean this as in ‘are we actually dating or not?’ We are definitely dating. Rather, as he and I are both adults now… well, he more so than me but that’s beside the point. Anyway, is it still alright for me to call him a boyfriend? This was the discussion between my family and I, haha. Manfriend sounds too… weird. Partner makes it sound like we’re in a business partnership, while ‘significant other’ is just, bleck. So yeah, trying to come up with something else to call him, which could be interesting.
We also had a bit of a scare with our Leopard Gecko, because he wasn’t eating anything. Even though we know they can go for a long time without eating, this was still a concern, since he’d been eating really well only a few days previously. Asked some advice from the local reptile/pet shop type place, where we get the food from. One of the staff members asked if he seemed thin (he isn’t), or lethargic (again, he isn’t) or if we’d noticed any peculiar behaviours. We mentioned he would come out of his little house and seemed to be looking for something, would get really excited whenever I took him out of the tank and that his tail had made a strange quivering movement a few times. The guy smiles and says ‘oh well, it is Spring now, I think he’s looking for a female, geckos tend to stop eating when they’re looking for girls’. Apparently we have a randy gecko and he seems rather interested in me. Perhaps this is why he likes hanging out in my hair? Who knows? XD
Well, I don’t have too much else to say at the moment, this was just a journal to get me to log back in and actually write something again. I’m currently working on some blog posts for a friend, since I co-author on her blog, so that should be fun :) OH YEAH! I can start going to the gym again! You guys have no idea how happy this makes me. When you spend over 6 months living half your day sat down in a lab or lecture theatre and the other half sat typing at a computer, while eating whatever might come into reach (usually biscuits) you start to feel real unhealthy. But I can run and lift and row and cycle again, oh god, so happy ;_;
Whelp, think that’s it for now.
So yeah, have a picture I doodled.