Word Crush Wednesday: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

So today I learned I still have a job next week. Right now it's kind of going week-to-week, and it's very nerve-wracking. My contract began in July as a six-weeker, but it's been almost a full twelve weeks and I'm still there. It's good. I'm aimlessly saving money for a mystery thing, I don't know… Continue reading Word Crush Wednesday: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Word Crush Wednesday: Simone de Beauvoir

It's a sleepy Wednesday. It's the kind of day that wants to be a warm light springy day, but does not manage. Instead, it's been the kind of day that sulked for a while before eventually yielding some warmth. We're also beginning to wind down the year. It's nearly October, I realized today. Shockingly, that means I have… Continue reading Word Crush Wednesday: Simone de Beauvoir

Word Crush Wednesday: Lauren Bacall

I've done it again. That silly, silly thing where I map out a post, and then don't write it down? That. As a result, I stared at the blinky little cursor wondering what to write. Then I looked on a quotes site. I do that a lot, browse for inspiration. Trouble is I'm easily inspired. … Continue reading Word Crush Wednesday: Lauren Bacall

Word Crush Wednesday: Audrey Hepburn

I had something all planned out for tonight's post. I really did, but I forgot to write it down. Not my finest move, as I now have a hazy recollection of what I was thinking about and no idea of the quote I was going to select. This doesn't happen a lot - thankfully, it's… Continue reading Word Crush Wednesday: Audrey Hepburn

Word Crush Wednesday: Madame Bovary

I have a lot of time for Madame Bovary, both character and novel. It's by no means the oldest book in my collection (ahem, Shakespeare; I see you there, Chaucer) or the longest (Tolstoy, Thackeray), but it's one of the first I developed affection for on my own. I could write a thousand words on why I… Continue reading Word Crush Wednesday: Madame Bovary

Word Crush Wednesday: Paul Klee

So, this week marks the 'end' of my six-week work assignment. Turns out though, I still have a job next week. Apparently it could become ongoing, so I shall wait and hear. It seems a very open-ended placement, and the people are pleased with how things are working out. This year I've been working more… Continue reading Word Crush Wednesday: Paul Klee

Word Crush Wednesday: Invictus

So I'm sitting here with a pack of apparently never-ending Maltesers, and thinking. Don't ask what I'm thinking about, because that's the sort of thing that leads to tangents and you might walk away from a conversation twice as bewildered and with half the answer you sought. Here's one thing I am thinking about: quotes. Motivation.… Continue reading Word Crush Wednesday: Invictus

Word Crush Wednesday: Thomas Edison

I'm back to the inspiration mode, because on the bus home I was daydreaming about hammering out ten thousand words of fiction tonight. Whether or not I will start writing remains to be seen, because right now there's a headache creeping at my skull. Trying to, anyhow. I plan to try fending it off with tea… Continue reading Word Crush Wednesday: Thomas Edison

Word Crush Wednesday: Mark Twain

So this week, in honour of my first week of real-work, I'm bringing to the table a quote about facts. I won't tell you where I work, but I will tell you that there's a high level of accuracy involved. Fact-checking. I quite like it, checking things for accuracy and correcting them where needed is… Continue reading Word Crush Wednesday: Mark Twain

Word Crush Wednesday: M. C. Escher

This week I've been considering chaos. It's everywhere: mentally (some nights I have to really shut down the hard drive of my mind, just to shut off the thoughts that run wild), physically (hello 5pm motorway commute) and... well, anywhere else you might like to think of. I keep scribing ideas to an app on… Continue reading Word Crush Wednesday: M. C. Escher