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28th-Apr-2006 09:22 pm(no subject)
It's a sad day when you realize you're envious of friends in other colleges who have heavier workloads. Who get to take more than three classes a term, and who get big research papers, or assignments that require actual thought.
5th-Apr-2006 08:43 pm(no subject)
Cause everyone else is doing it...Collapse )

So yeah, a friend of mine from the Oxford/Italy program I did a couple summers ago is going to Boston University next year. I'm so psyched for her, and I love it when people come to Boston for some reason or another. I'm way too fond of that city; I can't wait for Lauren to visit next winter so I get to show it to her, and possibly Brian this summer. It helps that they're both history buffs, so activities are an easy pick: all the dorky history stuff, like the Freedom Trail and The Cobblestone Upon Which The Boston Masscre Happened. It's not, admittedly, 100% confirmed that either will come, but hey, a girl can dream.

And now I'm just trying to catch up with life and *rest* before I go to Chicago this weekend to see Mom, who's visiting. I feel awful saying it, but I sort of wish I could have a little longer solo before having to deal with her. It's been a fabulous week, but I want a little more time to breathe before dealing with The Maternal Unit, with whom things have been a little tense since break. So we'll see how it goes, but I'm a little anxious. At least it's only two days.
26th-Mar-2006 01:43 am(no subject)
List of random shit nabbed from Dana and Stephen, because I'm just that bored.Collapse )

Okay, so all I learned from that was that I'm surprisingly content with my life.

Good thing to learn, I suppose.
18th-Mar-2006 12:06 pm - Bookstore shocker [bennington]
So I'm in the Booksmith with Hannah yesterday -- we're just poking around, glancing through the shelves, when she starts laughing. "Hey Shosh, look at this," she calls, pulling out a book titled "The Only Bush I Trust Is My Own". I laugh as well and glance over it. As she's putting it back I suddenly realize that the name and face on the cover seem familiar. "Wait," I reach for it, "holy shit I KNOW HER."

Yeah guys, I saw Periel from Bennington naked in a bookstore.

9th-Mar-2006 11:49 pm - Mmm, Firefly
Just watched "Firefly" for the first time tonight and oh my gaaawd I sense a new budding addiction. I am completely in love after just one episode. The only thing that weirds me out is that the guy who plays Mal played Johnny on "Two Guys, A Girl, And A Pizza Place". So there's definitely a little voice in my head going, "He doesn't fly spaceships! He fixes water heaters!"
1st-Mar-2006 02:29 am - Balancing [musings]
So, mmm, crazy week. It's sort of amazing how in under seven days things can take such a dramatic turn-around. At least being online too much isn't a problem anymore. Actually, the way things are going, I'm spending less time than I should be, in certain aspects, and that's something I'm going to need to figure out how to balance. If anything I've been a little too hermit-ish lately (in some online regards and in some offline ones).

But it's good. Because I've finally sorted out some things that needed so badly to be sorted out, and while there's now a whole new mess of stuff to fret over, it's my stuff this time, and it's just good. I can tell I'm doing better. I mean, hell, I haven't eaten half as much chocolate in the last seven days as I usually would; that alone says something. The only downsides so far have been the lack of sleep and, yeah, the balancing.
27th-Feb-2006 12:36 am - Very Merry Questions [holidays, musings]
Inspired by a conversation with a friend...

Do you consider Christmas a religious holiday, personally?

Do you think that, on a broad, general, public scale, that Christmas is still a religious holiday? Or has it evolved into something different, with different meanings?
19th-Feb-2006 11:22 pm(no subject) [ceramics, homework whining, knox]
This may be the first weekend this term when I made it to the studio both Saturday *and* Sunday.

I know, I am such a bad art geek.

Still, I'm proud of myself. And sure, if you think of it in terms of the term, that's a pretty shit learning curve, seeing as there's only two weeks left. But if you think of it in terms of the *three and a third years* more I have left here, it's pretty good. Since I'm totally planning to take a ceramics class every single term until I have this *ginormous* stack of ceramics credits and look like a veritable minor ceramics goddess.

It's almost sad; all this dedication, and I'm not even minoring in it. But a minor would require a credit of art history and -- worse yet -- drawing, and I'll be damned if I'm going to pick up a pencil and further enrage my complete inability to copy images onto paper with my bare hands.

So instead I will have, by my rough calculations, five totally useless ceramics credits upon graduation.

On a more paniced note, I have twenty-five -- TWENTY-FIVE -- pages of fiction to write by March 7th. That's two weeks, for the less calandar-inclined of you. Actually, ideally, I'd have all twenty-fucking-five done in a week, or a week and a half, to leave time for editing but, well, HA FUCKING HA. I do not, contrary to popular rumor, possess superpowers. And these have to be polished pages, not rough NaNoWriMo-esque pages.

And of course, in addition to the pages of DOOM there's still the hundreds of pots that I haven't thrown yet and should have been done YESTERDAY, DAMNIT.

So yeah. If you encounter me in the next couple weeks and my response to your polite, "How's it going?" is a drawn out scream, followed by incoherent garbling and the thud of unconciousness... that's why.

And truly, it's nothing personal.
19th-Feb-2006 01:11 am(no subject) [meme]
Crazy accurate meme thingCollapse )

Though I'll be honest; I changed one answer I wasn't sure of and got "Four" and that was pretty damn accurate too. I think a lot of the traits they list are sort of... generally universal among people. I mean, who *doesn't* like to be reassured that things are okay, or (in the case of 4) get a lot of compliments?
19th-Feb-2006 12:53 am(no subject) [ceramics]
I feel like such a good, productive doobie. After going to the Knox production of "As You Like It" (which, by the by, was fantastically done) I meandered down to the studio and proceeded to make up for yesterday's skivving of studio-time by pumping out four pieces (3 vases and a bowl) and finishing -- finishing! -- my damn teapots.

I also cleaned up my shelves, by throwing away a couple pieces I didn't want; putting away unused bats; and taking things that I'm going to fire out from under plastic so they can dry properly. And of course, all the empty space proceeded to be filled by new work, which makes me all giddy and happy at its very existance.

...And of course now I'm remembering I forgot to sign the teapots, and to cover the bowl. Balls.

But still. Horray productivity. And horray spending today getting things *done* instead of doing arse-all nothing like yesterday.

On a slightly different, but related note: is it a bad sign that I'm cramming for the end of term already? When it doesn't end for three weeks?
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