I came home to sunny Wales on Good Friday, and have been a busy bee since then. I did a lot of gardening this week at my parents’ house – they’ve got a patch of earth at the bottom of the garden which I’ve claimed as my own, and spent a few days weeding it and putting in new plants. It’s now full of lovely green things, such as mint, lavender (blue and purple), rosemary, marjoram, lupins, bluebells, tulips, dwarf daffodils, and a few other pretty plants that I can’t remember. I’ve spent a lot of time eating, reading, gardening and chatting al fresco. I also took my pal Victoria to Eddie Rocket’s Diner this week, a 50s-style American diner. It’s an awesome place, with 50s decor, American-style hamburgers and shakes, and those coin-operated jukeboxes on the tables! I’m a sucker for kitsch.
Zine Update: My zine Here. In My Head. #4 is now being stocked at TWO distros – Marching Stars Distro and Vampire Sushi Distro! I am over the moon about this news. I’ve also done a few trades, and received a few letters. Letters always make me so happy. <3 Speaking of zines, I have a question for everyone: I’d like to start reviewing zines, as I love writing reviews, and don’t know of more than three blogs that review zines. What does everyone think of this idea?
101 Things Update: I failed my challenge to wear make-up once a week – I don’t think I’ve put anything other than tinted lip balm on for at least two weeks. I set myself that challenge as a way of improving my self-esteem slightly – if I make an effort with my appearance, I do tend to feel better about myself for a while. However, putting on make-up seems like too much of an effort when the people I’m with don’t wear any make-up, and don’t care if I’m wearing any. Ah well, it wasn’t much of a goal anyway, and I don’t feel at all bad about failing that one.
I forgot that I set myself the challenge of going a day a month without using my laptop or my TV, and so I failed it this month. I’ve gone quite a few days without my laptop, but it’s the TV part that’s difficult. How tragic is my life that I can’t go one day without a TV? I guess it was quite a hard challenge. Nevertheless, I’ll try to go a day without laptop and TV every month from now on, and I won’t beat myself up if I can’t do it. I’m actually writing a piece about television for the next issue of my zine, so keep your eyes open for that.
I also watched Trainspotting for the first time last week, and as it is at #153 on the IMDB Top 250 Movies, it’s going down on my 101 Things list. Although I loved the film, I felt so bleak afterwards that I had to watch something cheery before I went to bed.