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.


12 thoughts on “About

  1. screamsandmuses September 25, 2014 / 10:02 pm

    I liked how you tell us where you’re from without actually saying it. 😀
    And I think I’m going to enjoy reading your posts!


  2. Hayley Margaret September 25, 2014 / 10:20 pm

    Hello there! Vienna is the first stop on a train-y travel-y trip I’m planning with my boyfriend next summer! Can’t wait to visit it! Sounds lovely! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • alexdoesstuffsometimes September 26, 2014 / 6:27 pm

      Awesome! If you want tips on what to see while you’re here (if you haven’t decided already), feel free to ask 🙂


  3. Alexander Atkins March 21, 2015 / 5:47 am

    Alex: Very funny observations, ruminations, and rants here. Thank you for following Bookshelf, written for individuals like you who love literature (and of course, at times, get annoyed with it because it can be so obtuse — i.e. Finnegan’s Wake). Nevertheless it takes a curious and discerning literary person to focus on all the nooks and crannies of life that make great fodder for entertaining posts. Keep up the clever work. Cheers. Alex


  4. inidna April 9, 2015 / 8:10 pm

    So far from what I’ve read I can say you have a fantastic way with words! I think I will thoroughly enjoy reading your blog 🙂


  5. Julia April 23, 2015 / 11:07 am

    Love your attitude:) Very honest and straight forward! A breath of fresh air!


  6. samanthamacmaster November 18, 2015 / 2:11 am

    Hello!! I am throwing out a new challenge: a 2minute free write on why we crazy people think writing is such a good idea! Please link to my blog if you decide to do it! Sam


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