About the author who likes to talk about herself in third person but that’s crazy so I’ll stop:
Hi. I’m Alex, formerly known as Still Life with Grad Student. I started this blog way back when to chronicle the trials and tribulations of grad school and life in general. The blog back then got to about 250 posts, but I only kept about 70 for nostalgia’s sake, y’know, the ones I really liked. I changed everything around here because I actually got my degree in English literature, I’m a freelancer, and I just turned thirty. Usually around the time I mention my age people leave, so kudos if you haven’t closed the tab yet.
I’m, in no particular order, a pretty decent cook, an avid player of World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm (yes, I do indeed not possess any kind of life), an even avider (is that a word?) reader of William Gibson and Terry Pratchett novels, I’m on the bisexual side of life, I like to make up words and I can quote Star Wars at you all day long.
About this blog thing:
Rambling. Ranting. Raving. Other words starting with ‘r’. Annoyances of everyday life available in small, medium and large. Frustrations of every shape and colour that nobody wants to hear, so random internet strangers will have to suffer instead. The many problems one encounters in the process of doing absolutely nothing. Contains lots and lots of swearing and the occasional mention of human body parts (you know which ones). This is my little personal internet corner where I can write like a human and don’t have to mind every comma. Just the life of a mildly weird and hugely socially awkward person in a city in a country most inhabitants of this planet probably cannot find on a map (hint: no kangaroos, the other thing), trying to make people across the vast of cyberspace go “Huh, yeah, I can totally relate actually”. Or at least “Huh, yeah, you’re weird”.
About Blogging Awards:
I’ve said it in another post (there, in there somewhere I think) already, but here goes again: Guys, I know you mean well and I’m honoured, and I’m grateful that you want to nominate me… but all this re-blogging and question answering and the whole shebang, that’s work and doing stuff and if you’ve read any of my blog entries you know how I feel about doing stuff. Thanks for thinking about me but it’s too much doing stuff. Don’t take it personally please, it’s not you, it’s the stuff.