Wednesday, 25 July 2012


Snip·pet (noun): A bit, scrap, or morsel

I applied for a job today. The position is to be a lecturer in biological psychology at a university in the UK. It took pretty much the whole day to write the application so now I'm exhausted. Good thoughts, prayers, crossed fingers or whatever would be appreciated! 

I don't really like my hair cut now after all. It was good for a few weeks and I received some really flattering compliments (including from you guys - aww thanks). Now it's grown to an awkward mullet-esque length and I'm stuck between deciding to cut it again and just letting it grow out. 

My home laptop has died I think. It's had a good run of about 3 years and luckily I was suspicious the end was nigh so made sure to back everything up. Hopefully I will get a new one soon - my supervisor has nicely allowed me to borrow a lab laptop for a bit so that's what I'm using currently.

Shot from last year's city 2 surf.
The City-2-Surf (a 14km run) is less than 3 weeks away and I have definitely not trained sufficiently to expect to run very much. I enjoy running and I know exercise should be a priority but it is a bit difficult when I've got so much thesis-ing to do! My friend and I have decided to walk most of it, which considering it's 14km is still pretty reasonable. Hopefully we'll still dress up as sporty zombies from the 80s!

I got to be involved in one of my favourite things - a trying on clothes montage. As I mentioned a while ago my sister is getting married next year so my mum and I went with her to give opinions on about 12 wedding dresses. Although fun and some of the dresses looked really lovely on my sister, I believe that the montages on tv/movies do not adequately portray how long and exhausting the day ends up being!

Disturbing fact: foot spas at pedicure places have lots (and lots) of feet cells of previous users clogged in the jets. That certainly does not make me want a pedicure anymore, or help my foot phobia one bit.

Ahh this is so comfortable soaking in other people's feety grossness [via].
My most recent baking disaster the other day saw me ruin yet another pot attempting to make custard. It was burnt so badly we've had to throw it away. That makes three now... oops. In a recent baking success however I made banana bread muffins which were awesome. Husband and I agreed it was the best thing I've ever baked (which perhaps considering the baking disasters doesn't say much). 

I got a 'revise and resubmit' from a journal for one of my papers. That's much better than a rejection so hopefully they'll accept the revisions!

OK that's probably enough snippets for now. Sorry for a not overly coherent post but... eh.


  1. Sounds like you are doing amazing at everything you are maybe the cooking...your getting better there :) I hope you get the job, my fingers are crossed.

  2. Ooh, all the best with your application - I'll remember it in my prayers. And that's great that you head back from the journal, hope the resubmit goes well :)

    That's really gross about foot spas. I've never had a pedicure, and I don't think I ever will now that I know that, eww! I'm not surprised that hasn't helped your foot phobia :(

    And, mmm banana bread muffins - an excellent choice to have a baking success in ;)

  3. I like this kind of post, it has little bits of everything and if you've missed out on a previous awesome entry you've linked back to it.
    All sounds good in the zombie camp over there!

  4. Good luck to you with the job hunt! Applying for jobs AND writing your thesis at the same time? All while having a haircut you don't like?!? That is the definition of stress! Best wishes to you! :)

  5. Keeping my fingers crossed for the job!! :::good luck vibes:::
    Ditto for the paper. And revise & resubmit is always better than rejected, for sure!

    I'm going to pretend I didn't hear that bit about pedicures...

  6. Congratulations on the revise and resubmit!! I got the same back but just haven't had the time to make the revisions, maybe next month! I don't go to the foot spas here - In Fiji the place I went to used gorgeous vintage tubs, lined with type of plastic, fill with water, you get the pedicure, they tip the water out and throw out the plastic cover thing...Sooo much better!

  7. Fingers crossed for the job app! :-)


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