This weekend I went to the library to get myself a big pile of books to keep me occupied now the nights are getting longer.
This is something I do about once every 6 months – ideally I’d go and get books out more often, but I have to go through a whole shame cycle first because I invariably still have a pile of books from 6 months before that I’ve forgotten to take back, (read: spilled food on) and a hefty fine to pay. When I finally do take them back, it works out pretty well for all parties; the library comes into a bit of cash, I don’t have to feel guilty anymore and the local alcoholic who drinks in the biography section has someone new to yell sexual innuendos at.
Anyway, yesterday as I piled my books up on the desk, (there was around 8 of them, all hardbacks) the librarian says, “oh, look at all these! Are you doing a project or something?”
“Err, no – just grabbing some stuff to read for these cold evenings” I replied… and then I looked down. The first book on the pile was “The secrets of a Victorian hangman” and after that every title she scanned seemed to get worse and worse. ‘Charles Manson – Coming down fast’, ‘Bringing down the Kray twins’ - it went on and on as I tried not to look shifty and she tried not to make eye contact – until she scanned the final one, ‘Most Evil; murders that shocked Britain.’
What can I say, I like true crime.
Anyway, as I don’t have a whole lot of time to write a post today, I thought I’d share a some links to some of my favourite things around the corners of the internet over the last week, ENJOY.
Barbie & Ken’s marriage is falling apart - not only are these photos amazing, but I loved Simone’s point about the obsession with perfection that’s fuelled by the internet. When it comes to blogging/social media, the lives of other people can seem like a fairytale, but you rarely see the reality of what’s behind the lense.
This is absolutely terrifying.
Living with Jigsaw had me in hysterics.
This student union video has to be the most cringeworthy thing I’ve ever watched – but I haven’t been able to stop singing “…exec, exec, exec at LSU” for nearly two weeks. The absolute best moment is at 2min 3 sec.
And finally, whoever made this has officially won the internet:
Until next time… x