03 June 2010

June bug

Whaaat? We're already in June?! How fast this year is going is incredible!

There's me thinking May was busy, what with all this jazz going on;
  • my choir's summer concert
  • one of my best friends' 30th birthday
  • my cousins long awaited wedding
  • applying for an editorial job and failing, miserably (I'm yet to tell you about that!)
  • writing a lengthy funding application only to discover all funding had already been allocated
  • R and I making the decision to live together, temporarily (I also haven't told you about that yet!!)
  • confessing to Super that my PhD is so awful, I want to quit!
  • attempting to plan a conference trip to San Diego
  • and endless parties, birthdays, nights out and shenanigans, cinema trips, dinners, voluntary work, etc.
Yet all that seems to pale in comparison to what I can expect in June, July and August;

  • finalising a monumental conference proceeding manuscript to get my first publication (oh and actually getting the results to go in it)
  • moving out of my flat and maybe moving in with R, if we find somewhere that is
  • chucking out a phenomenal amount of junk I have accumulated over the past few years -- I really want to do a car boot sale! 
  • two conference trips; fingers crossed for the one to San Diego! 
  • R and I's 3 year anniversary is on the horizon 
  • ...and the end of my PhD ... let's not talk about that.
What was your May like? What are you looking forward to, or dreading, in the next few months?

p.s. I never knew there was a June Bug cocktail! Looks nice doesn't it! After Googling, I found this recipe (unfortunately with American measurements) for you. I haven't tried it, though!


  • 3 cups ginger ale 
  • 4 T. grenadine 
  • 4 T. orange juice 
  • 3 scoops orange sherbet 
  • To make a version with alcohol, add 1/2 orange vodka 


  • Blend together ginger ale, grenadine, orange juice, and sherbet. 
  • Pour into ice-filled cocktail glasses.


  1. Definitely sounds like some busy times! Sorry to hear about the bad parts of May, but I really hope June, July, August more than make up for that with lots of happy times! First publication? I need to hear more about this, and conference trips to San Diego ... sounds awesome!

    My May was alright, full of celebrations and lots of class, and I'm looking forward to graduating (though still going to school for an extra term or two), working (surprisingly!) and maybe going to Europe!

  2. The next few months are going to be pretty scary as my husband and I are thinking of biting the bullet and starting a family, or trying to anyway! Scary in a good way, I think!

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