Wednesday, October 29, 2014

TV series update

This update mostly goes out to F who have trouble keeping tabs on what I watch during a normal week and really I can understand why.

Monday
20:00 Once upon a time
21:00* Scandal

Tuesday
21:00 Big bang theory (sometimes)

Wednesday
21:00 Grey's anatomy

Thursday
22:00 The originals

Friday

23:00 Continuum
00:00 Continuum

Saturday
-

Sunday
19:00 Best ink (sometimes)

Shows I am waiting to come back:
Castle (stopped mid season 5!), Mistresses (stopped mid season 2! but will be back in December they claim), Hart of Dixie (s4), Game of thrones (s4), Glee (s6), Sherlock (s4), The vampire diaries (s6), True blood (s6), White collar (s6) and Endeavour (s2, back 3/1 2015).

* at the same time Revenge and Criminal minds are airing which bothers me, it seems I have ditched them in favour of Scandal now though, we will see if I catch up on them later.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

6 t-shirts I just must have

You probably didn't know this about me but I have a thing for t-shirts with stuff on them - I might be 27 but I haven't reached the mental age where a plain white t-shirt is THE t-shirt in my eyes. I thought I'd share six that are currently on my wish list.

From sunfrogtshirts.com
Reason: This would be the perfect t-shirt for me when organising events!

From Amazon.com
Reason: Do I really need to say anything?

From threadless.com
("Oh  great, who invited the herbivore?"
"I brought hummus.")
Reason: Best BBQ t-shirt EVER for a vegetarian (like me).

From lookhuman.com
Reason: Because it is true.

From shopgoodie.com
Reason: 1. because I cannot stop giggling when seeing it 2. being petite I can totally relate.

From shopgoodie.com
Reason: Needless to say but I am vegetarian.

Pinspiration for my NaNoWriMo novel

I have three boards for solely dedicated to my novel, I thought I'd share them with you and if you want you can check them out!

First is my all things writing the best book I can and NaNoWriMo survival guides:



Then is my snow inspiration since the novel take place around Christmas time in a snowy area, just to inspire me and remind how snow feels and looks:



And third, last board, is everything to do with my main character - things that remind me of her or scenes she will go through or even feelings.



Disclaimer: There have been lots of NaNo lately I know and I will either be super quiet in November about what I am doing - so focused - or I will continue to flood you with NaNo, if you want to stay away completely come back in December ;)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Catherine: my heroine

My main character in my NaNoWriMo novel which I hope I will manage to write in November is Catherine James.

Who is Catherine?

She is a 27 year old freelance graphic designer who live in her black jeans and cozy cardigans. She has a month or so ago before current events split with her fiancé from 10 years back and she's going home to her small town home town to visit her parents over Christmas but she never really feel she fits into the small town mentality or her father's new family, she is a big city girl. She likes classic books, favourite is Lady Chatterley's lover and tv series like Nashville and Grey's anatomy. She feel a bit stuck in her life and doesn't know what to do next. She miss pine cone forests which she grew up with.

Catherine's style: work and autumn/winter outdoor
Catherine James



Catherine's style: everyday cosy outfit
Catherine James: cozy



You will be able to follow my journey here and on twitter. No clue if I will make it since I am a newbie but I will give it a try.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

NaNoWriMo 2014

Working cover
So, this cookie have decided to take part of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) which means that I will be writing 50k words during November, sounds daunting yes so I am focusing on it to be 2k a day for 30 days instead.

I will be happy if I reach my personal goal of 10k since I haven't written anything truly long since my thesis in 2011.

Working title:
Catherine is coming to town

Synopsis:
Catherine is going home to her parents for the holidays, first time without her fiancé who left her just a month (months?) before. She has to deal with the insanity of her mother who wants everything perfect but seem to always forget that her daughter is vegetarian and cannot eat the pièce de résistance (the ham). On the other side she has her dad and his family which she cannot get along with since they are too much of a small town mentalities than her and like cars, she knows nothing about cars - she doesn't even have a driver's license.

Prologue (not in book, just for myself really) can be found here.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Two comic books I need

I'm unsure if I have mentioned this before but Ms Marvel Carol Danvers have been upgraded to Captain Marvel(!) and to top off the cake with some extra icing the mantle of Ms Marvel have been taken over by the muslim Pakistani girl Kamala Khan!

I am so craving these comic books. They are on my "must buy" list.

Covers borrowed from sfbok.se

Friday, October 10, 2014

Nobel peace prize 2014

Finally a pair who is truly deserving of the peace prize! It has been revealed that Malala Yousafzai (17, Pakistan) who work for girls right to education and Kailash Satyarthi (60, India) who work against child labour is getting this year's peace prize and I am so happy for that. Finally some true recognition to these issues! What I also like about this year is that we don't lift westerners.

Malala is also the youngest Nobel prize winner ever, pretty cool I say.


Sunday, October 05, 2014

TV shows that collide

I just learned that finally Revenge is back BUT it is on Mondays at 21:00 (9pm) where I already have the collision between Scandal and Criminal minds at 21:00 (9pm).

I have no idea what to do really, a friend of mine have offered to download the other two series for me so I can see them. This just feel so unplanned considering that these shows must have a kind of similar audience so they are trying to snatch viewers from each other! Damn channels, we'll see what times the reruns go and see if I can follow them then instead (unless it is super late, specially Criminal minds since I cannot watch that late at night).


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