Archive for July, 2011

Day Four

Posted in about the blog, Culture, Uncategorized, Work with tags , , , , , , , , , on 31/07/2011 by arabrhizome

Day four has been slightly better than day three and two, however not as good as day one. Still it’s an improvement and that’s a good thing. Hopefully, the rest of the night will be more productive. I woke up quite late and I don’t think that I will go to sleep anytime soon. In the mean time today has been one of the bloodiest days in the Syrian uprising with tanks going into Hama and killing a great number of civilians. There are also news of other massacres in other parts of the country. It’s really appalling. to see this kind of behaviour. I am also very disappointed in so called arab leftists who are nothing but apologists for the Assad regime. The “West” is useless in this situation, as it has been through out the Arab uprisings. Again I have more to say about all this but unfortunately I need to focus on my work. I would only like to say that the brave people of Syria have my full support and solidarity. I hope to visit a democratic Syria in the near future. The dead of the past months will never be forgotten. Stay safe everyone.

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Day Three

Posted in about the blog, Culture, Me, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 30/07/2011 by arabrhizome

Day three was unfortunately similar to day two. I spent all day watching stuff and listening to podcasts. I need to pick it up tomorrow otherwise I’m in deep deep shit. In other news I’v caught up with Torchwood: Miracle Day. Let me make something clear, I love Torchwood. I loved series one and two. The melancholy, the post-gender feel of it, the characters and how they are completely fucked up was fantastic. Children of Earth was fabulous as well. I was excited and a little worried about Miracle Day because it was co-produced by an American tv company. I was afraid it would lose it’s character. The first couple of episodes were alright but not as good as the earlier shows. But the third episode seemed to me to be a game changer and from now on the show seems to be going in a very positive direction. Anyway, I need to go and try to get something done today, so that it’s not a complete loss. I could have written a more extensive post but I need to focus that energy on my work. See you all tomorrow. Stay safe. Love you bye.

Day Two

Posted in about the blog, Me, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 29/07/2011 by arabrhizome

Well day two wasn’t as good as day one. This is a bad omen. However, I’m not going to dwell on it. I’m going to keep trying to work tonight since I woke up very late today. I wanted to be in a better mood and so write a proper post about something that matters. So much is happening and I have a lot to think about out loud here in virtual internet land, but I feel very guilty to do that while my work isn’t happening. I know it’s silly and stupid and probably counterproductive since this blog was started to keep me writing but I just need to get some more work done before I feel comfortable to write properly here. So with this I shall go and try to get more work done. Stay safe everyone. Love you bye.

First Day

Posted in about the blog, Me, Work with tags , , , , , on 28/07/2011 by arabrhizome

So the first day of my marathon work has gone more or less well. I didn’t work as much as I would have liked but manages to get some progress. If tomorrow I’m able to pick up on the foundation I’ve laid today and run with it then I think I’ll be fine. However, the fact that I spent all my day in front of my laptop working means that I have nothing of interest to talk about. Also, my brain is slow and sluggish. I think I strained it today by making it function, after it has been dormant for a while. Anyway, I shall go listen to some music and read something. I’ll see you all tomorrow. Stay safe. Love you bye.

Ready for A Long Two Weeks

Posted in about the blog, Me, Uncategorized, Work with tags , , , , , on 27/07/2011 by arabrhizome

So my mom left today for Paris. This means that the nest two weeks are pivotal for my thesis. I need to work non stop all day everyday and get as much as I can done. I’m hopeful. I had very little sleep last night which means that I am very sleepy now. I’m thinking of having a relaxing bubble bath and then go to sleep. That way I can wake up early tomorrow and work from when I wake up all through the day. I’m really at the breaking point. These two weeks are make it or break it for my thesis. If I get a lot done then I know that I’ll be fine. I just need to work hard. Anyway, I need to go run a nice bubble bath and relax for an hour or so, reading A Game of Thrones. Stay safe everyone. Love you bye.

Long Day Today, Long Day Tomorrow

Posted in about the blog, Me, Uncategorized, Work with tags , , , , on 26/07/2011 by arabrhizome

Hi everyone, I had a long day today. Spent a lot of it working and tomorrow will be the same. My mom is leaving for Paris, so the morning will be spent having coffee with her at the station before she leaves. I’ll then go back home and work very hard. Hopefully I’ll get some stuff done. I miss having the flat to myself and it will be nice to have 10 days without my mom here. She will comeback for another 10 days and then go home. The 10 days when she’s away need to be 10 days of constant and uninterrupted work. If I’m able to focus for those 10 days I think that I will finish my 2 chapters in those 10 days. I hope you’ll excuse me I’m going to go back to work right now. Stay safe everyone. Love you bye.

A Day of Tired Illness

Posted in about the blog, Me, Uncategorized with tags , , on 25/07/2011 by arabrhizome

So today was spent at home doing absolutely nothing. I woke up in the middle of the night with what seemed to be a bad bug. I got better as the day went by. I’m now almost normal. I think it was a 24 hour bug or a reaction to something I ate. I will spend tomorrow and the day after working very hard to try to get something done. Hopefully I’ll be able to get some writing done. I’m watching battlestar Galactica again. I love that series. Anyway, I need to go to sleep soon. Talk to you all tomorrow. Stay safe. Love you bye.