mymessycrate

reply time! sorry this took forever, this is the first time I’ve used a computer in 3 weeks and I couldn’t figure out how to do this from the phone app.


floggingink replied to your photo “Yes, this is indeed a selfie with a pile of books (and a scarf) and my…”

Not to be like, you know, but you’re super cute! :) I’m glad you had so many happy days.

compliments are always welcome :) thank you so much!

mymessycrate replied to your photo

“Yes, this is indeed a selfie with a pile of books (and a scarf) and my…”

¿Qué libros compraste? (una abrazo de osa para tí, de los que duran casi un minuto)

gracias Anina ♥

fourteenpavanes

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“Yes, this is indeed a selfie with a pile of books (and a scarf) and my…”

So pretty!! Which books did you buy? And what is the happy days challenge exactly?

I’m glad you asked! :)  I bought 6 books that day and 8 in total (and I was given another one and I had to carry all 9 of them in a canvas bag for the whole trip back home, which was lots of fun especially since the airport security decided to go through every single one of my items, I’m not kidding, every single book and notebook and folder and case), so if you’ll excuse me I’m going to make a list of the ones I bought:

  • How Watson learned the trick, Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Winged words: Victorian women’s poetry and verse, compiled by Catherine Reilly
  • London: the biography, Peter Ackroyd
  • The invention of murder: how the Victorians revelled in death and detection and created modern crime, Judith Flanders
  • The Victorian city: everyday life in Dickens’ London, Judith Flanders
  • London in poetry and prose, edited by Anna Adams
  • The English seaside in Victorian and Edwardian times, John Hannavy (bought in Brighton!)
  • Collected folk tales, Alan Garner (bought in Stonehenge!)

…I don’t know if you can see a pattern.

As for the 100happydays challenge, you can find more information on the website, but briefly: the challenge consists in choosing a media platform (instagram, tumblr, facebook, or simply the website’s email account) and submitting one picture each day of something that made you happy that day, and continuing for 100 days in a row. I found out about the challenge in hipsterjenny‘s tumblr, and so far 3 other friends of mine have also taken it up. (I did mine on my instagram, nudge nudge wink.) I encourage everyone to consider it, ‘cause it did have some positive effects on me and it was pretty fun some times (also challenging and all the other things I’ve already said.)  :)

mymessycrate replied to your post “shout-out to the guy who sat next to me on the bus for being the proof…”

¿Qué te pasó hija mía? :(

nada, que en el alsa oviedo-gijón se me sentó un tío al lado (que daba ya mala impresión por comportamiento y demás) y empezó a hacerme comentarios y a preguntarme cosas (empezando en plan “¿qué vas, a la playa?”) y yo estaba escuchando música y pegándome a la ventanilla (porque encima era de estos que ocupan todo el espacio que les apetece) e intentando pasar de él y contestar lo mínimo, y no se daba por aludido, y al final ya estaba en plan pidiéndome el facebook y preguntándome que dónde vivía y si quería ir a comer con él o verle más tarde etc etc

que me hace gracia porque describiéndolo así parece una situación ‘ideal’, y encima era bastante guapo, pero… no, era muy incómodo y lo estaba pasando bastante mal y me dejó bastante disgustada

y lo del señor, que antes por la calle me había parado aleatoriamente un paisano para decirme no sé qué de las chicas estas a las que no dejaron entrar en una iglesia en avilés por ir vestidas “como yo” en ese momento, y también me incordió mucho, o sea, por qué siente la necesidad de comentar que voy en pantalón corto (que ya me incomoda porque resulta que con esos pantalones se ve más de lo que me gustaría)