My big list of good things

Everybody should do this! I stole it from ultraruby

Make a list of 100 things you like in no particular order. Avoid the obvious (significant other, cake...) and be completely honest with yourself. If you try to think of things that you are curious about and inspired by, you'll end up discovering a lot about yourself and in doing so developing a sort of bank of your interests and ideas.

100 thingsCollapse )

Interruption in broadcast

The dreaded LJ specific entry. I'm going friends only. With the exception of a few entries (that I happen to quite like..) verte is now locked and will mostly stay that way. I'll certainly go back and lock anything I do leave open within a couple of days of writing it. I can't quite explain why I'm suddenly on such a paranoia trip, but because I've generally been writing so much recently I want to be able to actually record something here - the kind of personal stuff I've mostly avoided for so long. Even so it's hard to be as honest as I'd like, but I've realised recently how much I hide from people and would like to at least loosen the barrier, if not break it down completely. I have a few filters I've been using, but while I don't want to exclude anyone who feels they should know this stuff (ego trip a-go-go...) I don't want to bore/disgust any of you, so:

Poll #423644 LJ specific

What would you like to be able to read?

Fetish stuff
Book/film/music/theatre/academic rants
Cheerful day-to-day stuff
DOOM! (self-indulgent crap)

Alex should write more about:


On the way a miracle: water become bone.

I love the earthiness of Old English riddles, particularly after today's wonderful lecture. Can you guess what this might be?

Today I had my first Vagina Monologues rehearsal. There was no space booked, so we had to stand in an echoing corridor in the basement of the union, while John fixed his eagle eye on us and I hid my face in the worksheet and tried not to keep dropping my Northern accent. John is not a terribly good director, but fortunately my monologue, 'Flood', is so wonderful, with enough individual work I think I could really fly with it and make it more my own than anything I've done before.

Appropriate to this theme, the rivers in Yorkshire are flooding. Walking daily along the tow path I've been measuring, in my minds-eye, how the water has slowly risen up the. It will never touch us, but I like to watch it swell nearer the galoshes of the fishermen, as they sit illegally on the ledge.

The floods were worse in York when I visited yesterday. beeswing took some wonderful photographs of the river, including one of me in front of it, and has given me permission to post it. I much prefer looking at pictures on journals taken by others; natural, imperfect, momentary. The deliberation it's possible to take over digicam self-portraits does not suit my journal. Many of you, of course, will have seen it already.

Windswept, York, MondayCollapse )

Flood [Middle English flod, from the Old English]
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