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23rd-Jul-2014 06:39 pm
Loz Cola
Things I have done in June and July:

1. Most of the time I have followed my self-prescribed routine, although lately sleep has been difficult again. I'm back at school after a leisurely 2 week break, so it's probably stress keeping me awake. As soon as I settle back into school and work on some behaviour management stuff with my students, exhaustion will take over.

2. I've been trying for a year and a half to kick my coke zero habit, so, I may only have one can a day. This works until the weekend, at which point I'm a flake.

3. In attempting to stop drinking soft drink, I have bought a metric butt-tonne of tea! A specialist order came today with such tea titles as: terrific toffee (which I just had a cup of, and which was delicious), Adelaide breakfast, orange zing and morning red. I already have my favourite english breakfast and a few fruit tisanes.

4. Cauliflower crust pizza. That's the entire dotpoint. Cauliflower crust pizza. Pizza on a crust of cauliflower! When I finally discover how to stop it sticking at all as opposed to half the time, I'll be ecstatic.

5. I wrote a fic and completely changed the ending from that which I had originally intended, because I couldn't do it to the characters or the readers. I couldn't do it at all. I felt physically ill and headachey at the idea of ending it the way I thought I would. I think I've become a soft touch. I almost can't believe I ever wrote Palimpsest, Keep Me Hanging On or Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometimes. I can't end on tragedy, ambiguity or bittersweetness anymore, it seems. I'm trying to decide if this is a good or bad thing.
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23rd-Jul-2014 11:08 am (UTC)
I think the fic thing depends on what you wand and how long it lasts? There's a lot of good stories that end on tragedy, bittersweetness, and ambiguity, but there's also a lot of good happy endings, Sometimes people go through phases where they want to write lots of a certain kind of thing, and it passes, and sometimes people find a direction that works for them. (I seem to have trouble doing original work that does end with clearcut happiness. I can do straight happy endings in fanfic, but they're not my strong suit even then.)
24th-Jul-2014 08:28 am (UTC)
Yes, I think I'm in a happy, hollywood ending phase. I just didn't realise I was.
23rd-Jul-2014 08:01 pm (UTC)
Do you have a recipe you recommend for that pizza? I am intrigued!
23rd-Jul-2014 08:46 pm (UTC)
Cauliflower crust pizza sounds... interesting.

Also, I feel your pain re sleep. Most nights these days I'm awake until 2am with insomnia and hot flushes (oh the joy of being perimenopausal!). Then Willow has her first waking at 3am. And another a 4.30am. And 6am. And 7.30am. *yawns*
24th-Jul-2014 08:26 am (UTC)
It's delicious.

:( You poor darling. Do you get to sleep at all during the day?
24th-Jul-2014 10:11 pm (UTC)
Nope. It's amazing how your body can get used to chronic sleep deprivation, though. These days I tend to be lethargic, forgetful and irritable unless I remember to not be those things. To be fair to Willow, she is doing much better with sleep than River was at her age. I have hope that we may be heading towards stretches of 4-5 hours of unbroken sleep before Xmas!
24th-Jul-2014 12:59 am (UTC)
For the crust, have you tried putting down baking parchment (internet says that it should be sort of the same product in the US and Australia)? I've had a hard time finding anything that'll stick to that.
24th-Jul-2014 08:28 am (UTC)
You know what? I used greaseproof paper thinking it was the same thing, and internet research just told me it isn't. Thank you <3
25th-Jul-2014 08:47 am (UTC)
I went to the shop and got specific baking/cooking paper and it worked perfectly, thank you <333
25th-Jul-2014 10:19 pm (UTC)
Also, I posted a lot of entries a few weeks ago that you probably can't see on your friends page since lj started limiting how far back you can see.
31st-Jul-2014 08:06 am (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know <333
30th-Jul-2014 02:55 am (UTC)

I haven't had a soda in years now but I do remember the effort it took to give it up as it was such an innocent treat in the grand scheme of things... actually, I'm not convinced that it's bad for anyone in general it's just that in my case diet soda made me really hungry all the time so it had to go.

I think when it comes to fic and happy endings it's often a matter of the fandom and characters and how you feel about them. LoM, for instance, generated a whole lot more ambiguous, bittersweet and downright unhappy endings than most fandoms.

Edited at 2014-07-30 02:55 am (UTC)
31st-Jul-2014 08:07 am (UTC)
They're terrible for your teeth, which is why I have to let them go. My teeth are bad enough as it is.

I agree that the context is a huge thing. But I do think I find it harder to be that way now than I found it before.
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