Sunday, March 9, 2008
Hi everyone,

I've finally decided to bite the bullet and switch over to Wordpress, so the new url is:

and please update your feed readers with this:

Thanks so much, and see you over at the new blog! :)


PS. Does anyone know if it's possible to redirect traffic automatically over there from this page?


posted by Shopgirl at 1:39 PM | 2 comments
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
I walked past my shadow twice today.
It was dragging its feet,
faint on the sidewalk from the weak winter sun.

So tired from late nights, unsatisfying jobs,
pretending to be a grown up, pretending not to care;
my entire being is begging
for a deep, dreamless slumber to rest my weary
head, heart, body.
“Please, please, please,”
they’re begging,
“give me what I want.”

Discontent and disconnect
wear me out.
"Please, please, please,"
I beg,
"give me what I want."

© Copyright Clueless Cat @

3WW words: rest, sidewalk, twice

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posted by Shopgirl at 3:51 PM | 19 comments
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
All I’d been waiting for, was for you to consider
the distance between us, physically, then
emotionally. I thought stepping away for a while
would do the trick, would make you miss me. But all it was, was me
waiting tortuously for a phone call, an email, anything
to indicate that you cared; waiting for something to break the silence magnified
by each and every
mile of distance between us.

How foolish I’ve been.
I, who made it too easy for you, practically
begging you to
take me for granted.
I became the person I wanted you to be:
affectionate, thoughtful, sweet for no reason,
and always,
always loving.
(It’s really too bad I can’t date myself.)

I owe myself an apology
for the way I failed me.
“I’m sorry,” I whisper. “No more,
no more.”

© Copyright Clueless Cat @

3WW Words: apology, consider, distant (I took the liberty of using 'distance' instead...)

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posted by Shopgirl at 4:55 PM | 22 comments
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
The sun slowly approached the sky,
peeking over the horizon, shy at first,
but quickly learning to blaze brightly.

The wind played with my hair,
curling and twisting it in the air,
moving just the way my body had been moving
only a few hours prior.

Another night has come and gone,
slipped out of grasp the way
smooth brown beer bottles slip out of drunken fingers –
loud and obvious but still
barely noticeable all the same.

Bed is calling my name.

Let the sun blaze away, shine in the spotlight
while I rest my weary head;
everybody needs a break once in a while.

© Copyright Clueless Cat @ 2008

Words: approach, bottle, smooth

**Title still tentative

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posted by Shopgirl at 3:34 PM | 15 comments
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
In an attempt to keep up my poetry, I've started checking out blogs that give out prompts on a regular basis. This is my first attempt at a 3 Word Wednesday (3WW).


My breath catches, heartbeats scatter

at the thought of what a far away tomorrow may bring:
you and me
breathing as one
scattered minds coming together...
tomorrow, tomorrow.

Words: breath, scattered, tomorrow

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Thursday, January 17, 2008
This fortnight's question at Twenty Something Bloggers:

If you won the lottery, would you keep it a secret?

First of all, this is going to be hypothetical if I won the lottery right at this moment in my life. I would definitely tell my parents and sister, and probably my maternal grandma. This is so I can buy them things - specifically, I'd buy my parents a house/apartment and pay for renovations if they find a place they like other than our current apartment, so that they don't have to pay for mortgage anymore. I'd also buy my grandma her house in California so that she doesn't have to worry about that either. Then I'd take my mom and sister and grandma shopping (jewellery first, then bags, shoes, and clothes).

After that, I would fly first class to move to New York and buy an amazing apartment there overlooking Central Park, so I can continue being a poor writer but not worry about rent. With the rest of the money, I would buy my boyfriend Colin the new Macbook Air and the iMac (his desktop is literally in pieces on his bedroom floor, and his G4 is really...old. haha).

After I've done that, I'd probably just put the rest of away in savings to pay for utilities, plane tickets to visit family, and travelling. And I'd be happy.

That's all! :)

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Other bloggers:
Ana@eclectic closet
Donna@A Glass Full of W(h)ine
James@The Ink


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Thursday, January 3, 2008
(2nd round of questions on Twenty Something Bloggers' fortnightly debate.)

It's time for new years resolutions. What is one thing about yourself that you are definitely NOT changing?

I've had some hard times last year, in relation to family, my career (& finances), my friends, and my love life - basically all aspects of my life! (Again, quarterlife crisis, anyone??) I think the one thing about myself that I am keeping is my optimism.

I've always been quite an optimistic, happy person, and yeah ok, I wasn't so optimistic during the last quarter of the year, but seeing how everything's turned around so quickly has really brought it back to stay! Being jobless for so long, then suddenly being offered a job and then getting another interview (still haven't heard back yet, btw); being single for a year and a half, and then towards then end when I was realizing that although for the most part I didn't mind it, I was ready for a relationship again, Colin came into my life and turned it upside down and brought it right back up again, higher than I was before; even finding out who my real friends are - I have to say, everything really is ok in the end, even though this is really more the end of a beginning.

This year, I refuse to get suckered down into another "my life sucks, I'm so depressed" mode, because, as I said above, everything really does turn out fine, if not better.

If anything, I have to be an optimist now that I'm in a long distance relationship. It's going to be tough, and being depressed about it will only make it tougher. So, dear God, I will cling on to my optimism as hard as I can, because He only knows I'll really need it this year, if only to keep my relationship alive.

Other 20SB's opinions:

Chasing Paradise
Very Bad Cat

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posted by Jess | the Jess Journals at 5:38 PM | 5 comments