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This morning I watched the season finale of HBO's Girls. For me, (although not for everyone, I know) it has perfectly encapsulated the struggle and evolution that follows life after university and being a 'twenty something' woman. So here are my favourite lines from one of my favourite shows.
- 1.Adam Sackler"And just because I could tell you her middle name, or what kind of record she liked, that doesn’t mean anything. That’s not a connection, anyone can have that. Really knowing someone is something else. That’s a completely different thing. And when it happens, you won’t be able to miss it. You’ll be aware. And you won’t hurt or be afraid." (Season 3, Females Only)
- 2.Hannah Horvath'It is really liberating to say no to shit that you hate.' (Season 3, Truth or Dare)
- 3.Marnie Michaels'Sometimes being stuck in my own head is so exhausting it makes me want to cry.' (Season 1, Weirdos Need Girlfriends Too)
I am the annoying friend who takes pictures of everything.
- 1.The Announcement of New House NamesOur school has been grouped into houses, but this year, they went for a restructure which of course involved new names. These were voted in by pupils and staff, and came from the names of uninhabited Orkney islands. We are now Fara, Eynhallow and Copinsay. Orkney Library were kind enough to let us borrow JK Rowling's ACTUAL sorting hat that she brought up when she visited Orkney.
- 2.The Old Man of HoyAmong Orkney's many beautiful landmarks, there is something about the Old Man of Hoy that I have always found particularly enchanting. Other than its obvious beauty, I think it is also because it's the first sign of Orkney on the ferry crossing. Whenever I travelled here as a child, being called on to the deck to marvel at this sea stack, it meant that we were almost home.
- 3.New JobI'm not much of a drinker these days, and generally only drink on special occasions. This is from the day I was offered a permanent job, and one of my loveliest friends and I, had a drink to celebrate. Getting a job as a new teacher has been a gruelling task, and on some days felt as though nowhere would take me on. But, perseverance paid off.
Since I've started teaching, a number of teen girls at school insisted I NEEDED to watch Pretty Little Liars. I thought I'd give it a shot and I WAS HOOKED. I watched all 6 seasons in about two weeks. Let me be clear, the show is basically total garbage but god damn is it entertaining. That being said, there is some bullshit I need answered.
- •They totally normalise a student-teacher relationshipWhat the hell? They basically spend the first few seasons making out as though everyone else is so unreasonable to an incomprehensible degree because they disapprove of a grown adult man having sex with one of his students. The show presents it as some Romeo and Juliet kind of shit but hellooooo? And nobody at any point in the six series says 'yeah. He probably should have ended up in prison.'
- •The amount of proms and masquerade balls conducted in one high schoolGod damn, they've had more proms and balls than they've had years on this earth. And always conveniently with a lot of masks which helps 'A' to wonder around murdering and what not without being revealed. Where do they have the time? The money? What kind of 16 year olds own that many ball gowns?!
- •A lot of people get away with murderLiterally. I think we are supposed to believe that they're all super smart, A in particular, but really it seems more as though Rosewood has quite possibly THE most inept police department ever.