Wednesday, February 2, 2022

9-ish years later

Welcome back. I shall provide you with no updates on my life for the past nine years. You will just have to figure it out yourself through context clues.

So for the next six months or so (possibly a year), I won't be working as much as I have been the past few years. I will also be on about a quarter of my usual salary. Am I an idiot? Possibly. But I'm really cool, so I guess I've got that going for me. 

Until I start my postgrad in March, I'm just going to be dicking around the house for a bit. This was my dream scenario last year. Now I am bored as batshit. Last year I watched Anne with an E and was overcome with jealousy towards Marilla Cuthbert. I know she is really fucking poor, and I know she's only got one outfit, but SHIT man. What a life. She wakes up at like 4am, milks some cows, picks some flowers, and then spends the rest of her day preparing meals for the family. Sometimes she might yell at Anne for being a big stupid feminist, and sometimes she might ride her horse to Rachel's house for a nice healthy gossip, but mainly Marilla just spends her life cooking, cleaning, gardening and being stern. 

During my most stressful work moments, I wished I could have this life. I bet Marilla never had to scream at any teenagers for hooking a seagull to a fishing line in order to use it as a kite. I bet she never had to remind any children how inappropriate it is to take your shoes off during class and force other students to smell them. And she certainly would never have put up with any rat-faced HODs who, despite never so much as touching a musical instrument in all their lives, thought it prudent to inform you of how to teach the subject you've been studying your entire life. NOOO. Marilla would never. She's a bad bitch. And so am I, I guess. (Yeah gurl get it, woop woop.)

But I'm just really fucking bored now that I have a lot of time on my hands. 

Anyway. These are some things I wanted to do with my time, back when I had none:

Gardening: I have literal acres of land on which to grow things. Back when I had no time, everything died. Now I have lots of time, everything shall live. Hurray! 

Photography: I used to do this a lot, but I don't see much point in it anymore. I really struggle with doing things for fun if they aren't going to make me any money. Also, where do I share it? Instagram? Bleugh. So if I can't share it, and I can't make money from it, then what's the point? Yes I know. What a dumb outlook. Don't worry, I am in therapy for this. Anyway, photography. Will have to just be happy with taking amazing photos that are only destined for my desktop background.

Writing: Hey, look! I'm doing it! 

YouTube: Before we moved here, I had grand plans of making a YouTube channel all about gardening, self-sufficiency and home improvement. Work got in the way of this, OF COURSE, so inevitably everything died and I became grumpier with each passing day. Also every time I make a video and post it online, I end up deleting it in a matter of hours. I bet Marilla wouldn't do that. Probably because she's fictional.

Pottery: I have to wait til March for this one, because that is when the nearest pottery club opens again after having their Christmas break. I am not even joking. 

Piano/voice: I am supposed to be really good at both these things, but I never practice. Probably should sort that out.

Exercise: I went to the gym today. I also think I would like to do some yoga, but I cannot remember if I despise it or not. Will get back to you.

Business: I would like to grow mine, and also start another. I don't know what the other one is yet. I had so many ideas but they have all turned to mush in my mushy brain. 

Ok that'll do. I wrote some stuff. Now I have to wee. Good day. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Hello, goodbye, and new beginnings.

Me + Burger = BEST FRIENDS (until I ate him)

Oh! OH! Ohhhhh hey there! What is this? A post? And what is the above photo? Ohhh nothing, it's just a photo of me at MY ENGAGEMENT PARTY a few weeks ago. Yep, engaged. What even is that? Look, here's a ring as proof:

Yes, friends, it seems that somebody likes me enough to put up with me for a WHOLE LIFETIME. We get married in one month. Hurray! (No, I'm not pregnant.)

Anyway, I guess what I came here to tell you was hello, and also goodbye! I am not going to be posting in this blog anymore. I don't have enough interesting outfits to share with you, and I don't do enough exciting things to take photos of. If this blog continued, it would literally be photos of my cats once every three months, because they are the pride and joy of my life. Also, over the past year or so I have felt a bit disheartened by the fact that a) most of the blogs I used to read seem to have stopped posting (like Roni, Emma and Betti), and b) I'm really sick of seeing these "c/o" clothing items that you know the bloggers are only wearing once for those particular photographs. Oh, and as an afterthought, another reason is c) "elissiam" is a stupid name. I'm just not feeling it anymore, bruv.


I have just started a new blog called Kirsten Learns (that's me!), wherein I attempt to do things that I have always wanted to learn, but have previously been too lazy to do. These things include cooking, languages, photography, sewing ... many many things! I bought some fancy studio lights and everything so my photos and videos can be extra good. I am really excited about this, and plan to make it a proper website that can help out other people as well. It might be a bit slow to begin with because I am going on HOLIDAYS FOR TWO MONTHS in TWO WEEKS where I will be GETTING MARRIED buuuutt I would love it if you would come and visit me over there sometime, and follow me through Bloglovin if you use it.

To anyone who has ever visited, followed or commented on this blog: THANK YOU! It was fun, and I like this blog, but I want to move on to bigger, better things. I hope we can still be friends!


Sunday, April 21, 2013


Outfit details:

Blouse: Dotti
Jeans: Forever New
Shoes: T.U.K


Howdy doody! I wore this to venture into the city today. As you can see, Brisbane has some pretty dang cool buildings, which I have photographed to entice you all to come visit me. I don't go into the city very often, but today I went to watch my friend's band play in the mall. As it was a jazz band, I wanted to wear something comfortable so I could do some hippin' and a hoppin' like the young people do. Not really. I am a horrible dancer. There were some old people who were getting into it, though. Anyway! I love these jeans, they're so friggin' comfortable. I never want to be parted from them. And I got the shirt for $7 reduced from $50. SEVEN DOLLARS. Madness. What is the world coming to?!

I am going to go now because I keep making mistakes when I type. This is because I caught the ball like a mental person at netball this afternoon and bent my finger right back. I very eloquently started yelling "MOTHERFUCKER MOTHERFUCKER MOTHERRRRFUCCKKKKKER" when it happened. I am a lady. Goodbye!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

give me your clothes

1. Ivana                                                          2. NoĆ©

3. Sonja                                                                 4. Rosalie

5. Rosie                                                           6. Olivia

7. Kayleigh                                                              8. Lua

9. Kayleigh                                                    10. Carly


These are some of the pics that I have saved to my "iNsPiRaTioN!!11" folder on my puter in the last couple of months. I wish to eminate the styles of these lovely ladies and steal their clothes. As you can see, I am definitely drawn to a more casual style and quite enjoy the look of pretty dresses, tartan, stripes, creepers and tight jeans.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to do a spot of sneaky online shopping. Teeheeheehee!

PS - I'm not going to be using Google Reader or Friend Connect anymore because a) they are soon to be no more, and b) they are poop anyway. So click here to follow me on Bloglovin' if you will. :)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

i am wearing clothes

Shirt: Glassons
Dress: Dotti
Wonky lipstick: Illamasqua's "Don't Forget To Re-apply Your Lipstick After Eating Sushi" collection in the shade "I'm an Idiot".


Oh heeeeyyyy! Check out my little kitten pals being all cute and stuff. They have been in my family for two months now! Woaahh time, slow down man. 

So I suppose I should probably talk about my outfit now. I wore this for my first day back at uni today (noooooooo) and quite enjoyed wearing it. It's all loose and swishy and covered up my post-sushi food baby. Comfortable AND practical. Looking at the photos though, I don't think the cardigan photographed very well. It didn't look nearly as shitty in real life. PROMISE. This is the dress that I was wearing underneath and eeeeeeek it's so cute. I just want to put it in a pie and eat it, which is a completely normal thing to feel. 

Anyway! It is 1:40am and I need to get up at 6am. Good luck, me. BYEEEEE.