Hi readers! It's been awhile. Eighteen whole months! Or more! Long enough that I really should re-introduce myself. I'm Astrid, a 31 year old Sydney-sider with myriad interests. I spent my twenties trying out many different careers, and now I've settled into a 9-5 reception/admin job because I realised that I work well with that… Continue reading I’m Back! And a Quick Re-Introduction.
Author: Astrid Quarry
Yay for smartphones! I'm typing this on my lunchbreak on my phone. I thought I'd post a quick update since it's been so long since my last post. And once again I missed out on Calendar Girls. I went away at the end of September and started a new job right after I got back.… Continue reading Quick Update
Chapter 21. Going Aboard. & Chapter 22. Merry Christmas.
We gave three heavy-hearted cheers, and blindly plunged like fate into the Atlantic ~ Herman Melville, Moby Dick
Chapter 19. The Prophet. & Chapter 20. All Astir.
Ishmael and Queequeg run into Elijah the prophet, while on the verge of finally setting sail.
Chapter 17. The Ramadan. & Chapter 18. His Mark.
For we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head, and sadly need mending. ~ Herman Melville, Moby Dick Well I finally cracked open Moby Dick again. And I fell right back into Ishmael's world. We return from Ishmael finding a ship, the Pequot, to find that Queequeg has locked himself into their inn room and won't… Continue reading Chapter 17. The Ramadan. & Chapter 18. His Mark.
Calendar Girls September: Best Book Set in a School
My pick for September Calendar Girls: Back to School.
I'm back to blogging after being sick for two weeks, then catching up with life for another two. Welcome back!
Chapter 15. Chowder. & Chapter 16. The Ship.
Ishmael and Queequeg eat clam chowder at the Try Pots (while trolling Mrs. Hussey). Ishmael decides to ship out on the Pequod and Captain Peleg provides some back story for Captain Ahab.
Chapter 13. Wheelbarrow. & Chapter 14. Nantucket
We're back into the swing of things! Sorry about the silence. I mentioned briefly last week that this is around where I normally stop reading Moby Dick. Sometimes I get to the boat with Ahab, but rarely do I ever get further than right around here. It' not that far. So, let's get into it. Chapter… Continue reading Chapter 13. Wheelbarrow. & Chapter 14. Nantucket
City2Surf Update 2 – One Month to Go!
I'm a third of the way to my $1000 fundraising goal for beyondblue. My training is amping up and I'm enjoying the endorphin burst from running.