Hello there! I’ve been absent, I know. I’ve been terribly busy, but that really is no excuse, as I have time to waste lots of time on the internet doing other things. Anyways. . . what have I been up to?
1. I took a quick trip to London.
It was just a quick overnight jaunt, but it was incredible. I went down to see Three Days in the Country (which if you know me, that should be no surprise.) The play is absolutely amazing; both Mark Gatiss and John Simm were brilliant! And I had a great seat with a perfect view of Mark’s . . . .assets. 😉 I really need to spend a day writing up all my theatre trips this year!
After the play, this happened. 🙂
2. I’ve been training for a half-marathon!
I’ve been doing a lot of running! I’ve just started week 8 of my training plan, and I feel pretty good. Tired, but good. Also, rungry! I’m actually pretty impressed with myself as I’ve only missed one training run in the 7 weeks that I’ve been training. I rolled my ankle on week 6, so I took a day off to make sure I hadn’t mangled it again. It was a bit tender, but it didn’t swell or bruise. Ice and resting helped it, and I was fine to continue on.
3. I’ve been writing. And writing. And even more writing.
My thesis has been progressing. Not with any amazing speed of course, but progressing all the same. I have my secondary annual review in 10 days, so I’m freaking the fuck out, basically. I have to get this chapter finished by the 9th and I am feeling a tiny bit hopeful. If all goes well, I will be able to finish up my PhD. If not, well, I don’t want to talk about it right now.
4. I went to the Doctor Who series 9 premiere!
With all the running and all the writing I’ve been doing, I haven’t had much time for fun (not since I saw Three Days in the Country). I’ve been pretty focused on getting my work done, so it was nice to take last Thursday to first get my hair done, and then pop over to Edinburgh for the premiere.
The episode was brilliant, and that’s all I’m allowed to say. 🙂
Afterward, there was a Q&A with Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin, which was pretty cool.
I can’t wait to watch the episode again on September 19th.
Other than that, my life has been rather boring. I hope to start planning my 40th birthday theatrepalooza very soon (Yay Hamlet! Yay Three Days in the Country! Yay high tea on my birthday!), and will share all the plans as soon as they are made.
Here’s a random Bailey 🙂
Oh and if you’re interested, new hair