25 April 2011

LIFE // facepalm

Facepalm is a colloquial term referring to the physical gesture of striking one's own face in a display of exasperation. It is similar in function to a sigh. In Internet discussions, the term is used as an expression of [...] disgust or general woe. (via Wikipedia)
See also: facedesk - The act of planting one's face into a desk at high speeds, usually due to frustration. (via urbandictionary.com)
The above gif is more of a facedesk (technically, facecouch, since my forehead doesn't appreciate being slammed into desks), but I think the sentiment of a facepalm is still very appropriate.

Why the facepam/desk/couch? Today was my first day back in school after vacation. That is the only answer. Time has never ticked by so slowly. And we have eight more weeks of breakless, holidayless, vacationless school before the final week which is (o joy) full of our final exams.

Anyway. I need to get back on my feet after vacation (hello, C in math class last quarter) and *meep* I've started outlining for a new book. (Yes! Me, outlining! Isn't it bizarre? Ara made me see the light with the program FreeMind.) Add on a web design job and I am, to put it simply, swamped. So I've decided to take a short break from posting.

But do not worry; I am not gone forever (I estimate I'll be gone a week or so, maybe two) AND I have emailed some incredibly talented bloggers asking if they'd like to guest post in my absence, so horsefeathers will not lie dormant and there will still be tons of new stuff for everyone to read.
(If you'd like to apply to guest post, please email me. If one of my emailed ladies decides she'd rather not post I will consult my list of people who have emailed for backup.)

I'll pop in on Thursday to announce the winner of this week's giveaway and post the next one, too, so the weeklygiveaway will continue while I'm gone.

Basically this post is just to let y'all know that horsefeathers will be under foreign rule for a while. I hope you'll keep visiting, because I'm sure the lovely ladies who will be guest posting will have very interesting posts for you.

PS: I've added a bunch of new items to my Etsy shop if you'd care to browse, plus started my first "collection". Don't forget, you all get 15% off with the coupon code "BLOGLOVELIES". The newbies:


listening to: Soulmate by Natasha Bedingfield
beautiful song, if you haven't heard it already. plus her dress is fab.


  1. watching that gif over and over kinda gives me a headache.

    also, you look a little stunned each time you sit up. it made me smile. :)

  2. Um...totally right there with you on the school thing. Summer can't come fast enough!! Guest posts=love. :)

  3. I *am* stunned, lol. Stunned that I made it through the day.

  4. HAHAHAHA. I prefer the term "headdesk" when referring to striking one's head on a desk.

  5. This comment has been removed by the author.

  6. sad to hear you're going away for a little while, but happy to hear about some guest posts!! hope you have a great hiatus... ;)

  7. Have a good break! Take it easy and drink coffee :)

  8. Aw! This is one of my favorite blogs. Won't be the same without Olivia, though I am looking forward to seeing those new posts. Bye (for now)! We'll miss you!

  9. Have a nice little break Olivia! :) And cool gif!

  10. I'm getting incredably lazy when it comes to school these days...I love your blog :) You will be missed.

  11. I would love to guest post, if there are any spots left! You can email me at hedesignsblog@gmail.com

    Hope you get a good final grade! (btw, I know how awful school can be, a.k.a. Algebra 1)


  12. Ugh. School. I feel your pain. :(
    Wishing you all the best.

  13. I feel weird, like I'm getting away with something by not doing school anymore!! :D But I can still remember the agony of Advanced Mathematics [think Pre-Calculus].

    I started outlining in FreeMind...yesterday, I think. I have only one more element to discover and interweave into the story. I need to give my MC a motive and "sub-plot" to clash with the Antagonist. I wish you the best of luck with the new story!! :D


    ps: I usually read all your posts...I just forget to comment. *roll eyes*

  14. lol that is so funny. I hope it didn't hurt when you slammed your head on your desk.


  15. lol, That facedesk is hilarious! Sorry. :P


  16. I'll probably be emailing you then! I hope all this swampiness clears up :P That being said, I am up to the knees in the swamp, with homework, etc. :( I'm looking forward to the guest posts!

  17. Have a nice break! This is a stupid question, but how do you make a photo like that?


because comments = ❤

read about