My Productive Day

Today I Googled for photos of Aidan Turner as Dante Gabriel Rossetti in ‘Desperate Romantics‘.

Aidan Turner as Rossetti. Very nice.

Aidan Turner as Rossetti. Very nice.

I uploaded some Pinterest pins about ‘Call the Midwife’ and views of the Perth CBD from King’s Park.

Miranda Hart and 'Call the Midwife' co-star enjoying a cuppa.

Miranda Hart and ‘Call the Midwife’ co-star enjoying a cuppa.

Perth CBD from King's Park, circa 1963.

Perth CBD from King’s Park, circa 1963.

Perth CBD from King's Park, circa 2000s.

Perth CBD from King’s Park, circa 2000s.

I tweeted. And from the lack of responses, I was carrying on a tweet-ersation with myself – @lke73.

I had a vegemite scroll for lunch and 2 Strawberry Freddo Frogs dipped in hot chocolate for dessert.

I have written a ‘thank you’ to Mr Alexander McCall Smith, who did something jolly nice for me and the ease with which an email is sent does not convey how gratefulĀ and appreciative I am of his kindness and loveliness, hence, a postcard.

I posted a little parcel to my nephew in the UK as it is his 8th birthday next weekend and I wanted to contribute some candles and balloons to his party.

And my thesis? Well, chapter 4 has been on the table since I set myself up this morning, but the most I have accomplished is glaring and audibly sighing in resentment at it.

Chapter 4 all set for action, but the author feeling most disinclined to do anything about it.

Chapter 4 all set for action, but the author feeling most disinclined to do anything about it.

So a productive day all around really.

Sigh

It would seem I haven’t managed to leave behind the ‘Fart-Arsing About’ part of my Thirties. Been sitting at the library since 9:46am and I have accomplished absolutely nothing. If you count tweets posted and Pinterest uploadings, then I have accomplished a lot. And I have managed to update the software on my beloved iPad.

What I should have been doing was trying to sort out this jigsaw puzzle of Chapter 4.

Lisa ponders the jigsaw that is Chapter 4.

Lisa ponders the jigsaw that is Chapter 4.

Oh, and I did manage to Google some rather lovely images of Aidan Turner, who I recently ogled in a little telly series called ‘Desperate Romantics‘ in which he played the fickle cad and Pre-Raphelite painter, Dante Gabriel Rossetti. It’s available on iTunes if these pics get you all hot, bothered and intrigued.

Aidan Turner as Rossetti in 'Desperate Romantics'. Oh my!

Aidan Turner as Rossetti in ‘Desperate Romantics’. Oh my!

How on earth do I find enthusiasm for my thesis? If anyone has any advice, please let me know. I’m now in my eighth year of [avoiding] working on the Blasted Thesis and there is no end in sight, mainly because I just cannot be arsed working on it. I’m so over it, but I can’t be because, IT’S NOT FLAMIN’ FINISHED!!

Big sigh…