Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Buttons and Things

Gone to BlogHer 08

I'm Drinking at BlogHer 08

The Great Mofo Delurk 2007


The blogroll that will be the downfall of my thesis

*BlogHer Cards

3 Giraffes 5 Minutes For Mom A Cowboy's Wife Absolutely Bananas: Seattle stay-at-home mom blog Adrienne's house The Adventures of the Headless Family Attack of the Redneck Mommy beyond the loop The bird's got the word Busymom.net califmom the calm before the stork catherine-morgan.com The Dana Files DeliciousBaby.com Dimple and a Smirk (dot) com Don Mills Diva drowning In kids Fat Fighter TV Flackette Fog City Mommy Fog City Notes From Dates to Diapers and Beyond Glossed Over gorgeous footsteps in the sand. Hi from Mary of Owlhaven.net HR Wench It's Different For Girls Ju-Ju Coop! The Karianna Spectrum Life With My 3 Boybarians Lille Punkin' Reviews loraleeslooneytunes.com Mar Vista Mom Marie Millard Mommy Needs Coffee Motherscribe Oh! How Lovely! On life... On the Upside Outnumber The Sand The Periodic Elements of Style RookieMoms Blog Sarah and the Goon Squad Send Chocolate serendipity slackermama . com Stimeyland Stirrup Queens and Sperm Palace Jesters Surfette Table for Five-Taking it one day at a time since 1996 Three Kid Circus Tippy Toes and Tantrums WhatATrip whoorl Women & Hollywood zakka life

*BlogHer Attendees

*BlogHer Met

*BlogHer Speakers


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About Me

Hi. Welcome to the Ranch.

I'm really not sure what constitutes an acceptable About page - is it a mini-biography? is it full of links to posts I've already written that demonstrate who I am? does it include my favourite colour or animal? a hundred things? a cast of characters? - but I will start typing and see what we end up with. (I do that a lot, actually.)

My name is Missy. I am 23. Wow, 23 sounds kind of boring. 22 is young and collegey, and 24 is young and newly employed, but 23? Dull. Let's move on from there. I have a younger brother and a dad, who you may hear referred to as skywalker or vsquared.

I was born in Darwin, Northern Territory. I lived there for 20 years, going to pre-school, primary school, high school, and a couple of years of uni. I played a lot of basketball, and totally took the lack of winter for granted. I took a year off uni to work and do the summer camp counselor thing and some travelling, which was totally fun.

When I came back, I worked a bit more - at a sports store, and at a childcare centre as a support worker for a kid with autism - and uni'd a bit more then decided I really wanted to be studying English with the goal of working in publishing.

I moved to Adelaide, South Australia (oh yeah, did I mention I'm Australian? Cos that's true. And pretty cool, right? Australia is awesome!) in 2006, lived on campus for a year and a half while I got my degree, then moved to a house with two smelly boys while I did (am doing) my Honours year.

In July of 2008, I went to the BlogHer conference, and did some more travelling around the USA. Then I got back and had my birthday, and now here we are.

My Honours thesis is due in October, the rest of my uni work will be done by November, I want to go back home to visit my family / Darwin's weather at some point, I will need a real job soon after that, and I would love to win the lottery so I can go to BlogHer09.

I am on Flickr and a bunch of other things. I have so far resisted the Twitter Is Taking Over The World thing, but I'm not judging if you haven't.

For a list and descriptions of what I write about, there is the Categories page. For all the blogs I read, there is my Blogroll. There's even a page for all my retired Buttons and Things.

You can email me - meanwhilemissy AT gmail DOT com - or just leave me a comment somewhere around the Ranch. I would love to hear from you. (I'm supposed to be writing a thesis remember? I need the distraction.)


Adelaide/Darwin The differences between my two cities. Major Adelaide/Darwin events.

Before There Was The Internet Flashback posts. Things that happened before I would blog everything that happened.

BFFs My bestest friends in the world.

Bitchy McRant I get annoyed. I bitch.

BlogHer I sooked about not going to BlogHer07. I planned for and Yay!ed and babbled into infinity about BlogHer08. See you all in San Francisco, bitches!

Eat Me Once upon a time, the Hall cooked for me. Then I had to cook for myself. Then I felt the need to blog about it.

Hair/Clothes/Shoes I have long wavy hair that I usually straighten. I wear clothes and shoes. And maybe I sometimes obsess about all of the above.

Happy Chrismakeastoween Day People have birthdays. And other important Days.

Just Me Because all that other talking was not about me. Uh huh.

Let's Get Physical Sometimes I exercise. Ahahaha. Yeah, right.

My Boys Posts about my dad (also referred to as vsquared) and my little brother (skywalker).

NaBloPoMo07 Posts, posts, and more posts, all through November.

New House/mates I moved into a new house in February 2008. I live with two boys, Housemate (HM) and actually, the other one hasn't got a name yet.

Nights Out The Hall is big on themed events, and college kids are big into Shenannigans on Thursday nights.

Photos A picture is worth a thousand words.

Scarlet Lady My scooter, whose name is the Scarlet Lady.

Shopping Let's just say that living within 5 minutes of Marion Shopping Centre is so not a good plan.

Taggy Post Tip! You're It!

Teh Interwebs Yeah, I'm looking at you.

The Ranch This here blog.

TV/Books/Music/Movies Could I have made that any more vague? Anything entertainment related.

Uni - Classes The classes and the idiots in them.
Uni - Essays The essays that I ignore while I blog.
Uni - Flinders The university itself.
Uni - Thesis The topic of my Honours year: House and Holmes. Due October 2008.

Uni Hall Flinders University's residential college. Where I lived from July 2006 to February 2008.
Uni Hall O-Week Orientation Week. Full of themed events revolving around alcohol.

Weather It Will Darwin has two seasons, the Wet and the Dry, and is hot and humid all year round. Adelaide is not.

What The Blog featuring the Asshat of the Week series. Good times.

WiWtdWs What I Want To Do Weekends. Leading up to BlogHer08, I will post a number of lists of Things I Want To Do.
Part 1: USA.
Part 2: San Francisco.
Part 3: Bloggers.
Part 4: Los Angeles.
Still to come: Australia, Las Vegas, Sessions.

Working Girl Eventually I decided I couldn't be a student for the rest of my life. So I got a job. Then I decided, yes I can so be a student forever. But I kept the job as well.
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