I would like to point out that I do not actually use the word "bonkers." Beyond that, this BBC Wales news story pretty much sums me up at the moment.
Here's the story again in Welsh. I appear to have been completely overlooked by BBC Russia*, however.
My quoted use of "bonkers" comes from the press release that the BBC released about me the other day. The release also incorrectly states that I am 30 years old; I don't turn 30 until March 20. The press office ran the release by me before issuing it, but I didn't draw attention to these things because even though I am a big girl's blouse, I am not that much of a big girl's blouse.
I'll also add that I did not choose that picture of the child bride and me. I foolishly gave the reporter a link to my Flickr page and told her to "feel free" to grab a picture from there. How was I to know she would go for the picture of me looking like a scuzzy Ukrainian pirate?
The story links to this blog, so I saw page views quadruple today and my inbox was full of notes from well-wishers and a guy who wants to sell me a kilt. I suppose that if you made kilts, you would feel that a kilt is the perfect self-reward for all occasions: Congratulations on teaching yourself Welsh! You deserve a kilt!
New job? Get yourself a kilt.
Lost weight? Fit into a new kilt.
Getting married? Say "I do" to a kilt.
Actually, now that I think about it, I can't think of a situation that would not be made better with a kilt.
It's interesting and mildly unnerving how things seem to happen in groups -- when things go bad, they tend to go bad all at once. Right now, though, a number of things seem to be going alright for me. I'm happy.
I feel uncomfortable when things are going my way. It leaves me waiting for something crappy to happen, which is not a good way to feel shortly after having submitted student loan application forms. Fortunately, I am fighting a cold at the moment -- I have that to cling to. I'm thinking of going for an extra-long run tonight to keep myself sick. Stay away from me bad karma.
*I can't stop laughing at the woman in this BBC Russia story. Apparently, she, too, just sent them a link to her Flickr page.