Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Almost 20

Today's been good. I had one class in the afternoon, in french, and boring as hell. I've given up on trying to understand the professor as I simply cannot follow him, partly because I am so uninterested in the topic. It's a module on french and foreign prisons. I took a class last year on prison photography and loved it, but it was so different. I thought I'd enjoy this one but it's a lot more factual, just theory and more theory. Whilst I am more interested in the humanitarian aspect of imprisonment, and the symbolism behind things. I look at it as an art, as I do on everything else really. Life is art to me, and I convert everything ugly into something beautiful. It's the only way I can feel the world.

After class I went for a drink with a friend, and then we ended up shopping. I wasn't very eager for that at first, with the whole weight gain issue I'm having right now, and practically running and screaming away from mirrors. But it was fun, I bought some things which looked really nice actually! And I felt like I needed new clothes as my jeans seem to emphasize my thighs too much these days, and I can't have that with my sister coming to town and all.

I'm also planning my birthday celebration right now. It's next tuesday but I'm celebrating with my friends this weekend. I think we're going to have a picnic (with cake of course!) by the Eiffel Tower on the Champ de Mars, and then go out dancing. Best therapy for everything. I'm excited :) But now there's the whole 'what to wear dilemma' so I may need to do some more shopping. And money is always an issue in my life. I haven't even looked at my bank balance lately, I'm too afraid! And rent is due in 2 days. I'm a bit terrified.

This amused me


  1. What a great way to spend your birthday!!! I am envious! I think I celebrated my 20th with a box of kraft dinner split between me and my 3 roommates, because that was all we could afford!!! Still, being broke and young was one of the best times of my life! Enjoy chickalet!

  2. I love the way you see life as art. I do it a lot as well. Makes it very interesting and it allows me to find beauty in the most unexpected things :)
    enjoy your birthday celebration! It sounds amazing!

  3. Happy Birthday to you~To a great year:)

    I was getting married.. just a few months after:)

  4. Have a great birthday Vi. The age of twenty is such an exciting time in a woman's life; and to be experiencing it in Paris...enjoy!

  5. Thank you so much for the kind words!