Category Archives: Not-writing

Officially a Doctor

I graduated on 22 January 2016, and am officially Dr Ro Smith, a doctor of philosophy in philosophy, passed with no corrections. Apologies for not posting about it at the time, I didn’t have any photos myself and only just … Continue reading

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Getting my shit together

No Music for the Apocalypse again this lunchtime, or probably until my PhD is finished. I am in Getting My Shit Together mode. My supervisor is very kindly letting me use his spare office (yeah, he has two at the … Continue reading

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No Music for the Apocalypse today, sorry

Life is happening at me. I have work. But because I was really ill for most of this month I’m doing most of that work this week, and I don’t have time to select a song, research it, and write … Continue reading

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Daenerys – Qarth Dress Cosplay

Me in my more upmarket Daenerys cosplay: I also got proper photos done by the official Nine Worlds photographer (only £3!!!). Big thanks to my mate, Steve, who bought me the belt/metal corset/thing for my birthday – it looks AWESOME. … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day: Inspiring Women #1

People are tweeting lists of inspiring women for International Women’s Day: On #IWD2014 women past & present who inspire me: Dorothy Parker Frances Partridge Dorothy Wilding Sally Mann @caitlinmoran — Lou Abercrombie (@LadyGrimdark) March 8, 2014   Love @LadyGrimdark‘s “inspiring … Continue reading

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Come to Nine Worlds!

You may recall that last year I went to Nine Worlds and it was kind of the Best Thing Ever. Well, it’s happening again this year and I booked my ticket before I quit my job so I will be … Continue reading

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All change! All change!

So, I bought myself a domain and I moved my blog to it. And then, because it was mine now, I changed the name of the blog from In Search of the Happiness Max to The Rhubosphere. And I changed … Continue reading

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Out with the old, in with something else

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 24,000 times in 2013. If it were a … Continue reading

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Lazy Vegetarian Recipes #1: Pasta, Vegetables, and Pesto

A friend of mine has recently gone vegetarian, and was asking me for recipes for healthy, cheap, tasty vegetarian meals. This is a question I often get asked a lot – actually, he’s asked me in the past, as he … Continue reading

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Announcing the Serene Slumber Party

I’m currently trying to produce a complete draft of my thesis for the PhD I’ve been working on since… I dunno anymore – the dawn of time. This is a terrifying enterprise from which I can be very easily persuaded … Continue reading

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