st_jane_ambulance: (one)
We've got three lovely new butterfly koi in our pond, one of which I've named Albus because it's white (and I read that's white in Latin, but even if it isn't it's still a good name for a fish). The others are black and orange and Mom says we can call them anything as long as the names are paired (eg. Holmes and Watson, Thelma and Louise, Benny and Joon). The backyard has become a very nice place to hang out. I've been knitting out there in the evenings because it's been chilly and I can use my scarf as a blanket.

I've been a litle bit bored lately, which surprised me, because I thought I'd have so much stuff to do this summer. And I would, if I would just do it. I'd have videos to make if I would record the footage, but that takes hours and can be so tedious. I'd love to be writing, but I don't have anything ready to be written, and most of the time I try to work on it in the afternoon when my brain doesn't function.

We picked up Apples to Apples yesterday but nobody seemed interested in playing it, dammit. I made a TARDIS card anyway.

Week 1

Jan. 14th, 2007 03:23 pm
st_jane_ambulance: (one)
Wow, it's been a week. Okay.

So I'm back at school. The night we got back we had a round of Apples to Apples with Joe's new expansion pack until about two in the morning, even though we were already exhausted, because we hadn't seen each other in a month and Apples to Apples is so much more fun on sleep deprivation anyway. The next day was the first day of classes. I dropped two, Chinese Religions and Japanese Anime, because I'm going to be busy enough this term and apparently the anime one is open to the public anyway. I don't know anybody in my German class because I had to change teachers due to a schedule conflict. The room we're in sucks, and there's barely enough space for the desks, but at least it's warm. My Humanies class is in a lecture hall and I love the class. We've only had two sessions because on Friday the teacher was iced in, and tomorrow there's no school, but the reading is interesting (for a change) and my discussion group is small and our GTF is wired on coffee that early. Old English is also fun, even though we don't have Professor Bayless anymore, and there are fewer people. We may get to go on a field trip to the Mt. Angel monastery and, if we're lucky like last year's class, might get to see the old manuscripts in the vault. I'm crossing my fingers.

On Monday it was 60+ degrees, and on Thursday it was snowing. Go figure. Jessica got snow for her birthday, but it looks like I'll get rain for mine. On Monday nights I work at the library from 3-8, so I miss dinner with my friends at Barnhart. Fortunately there's a microwave on my floor and food at Grab 'n' Go. I will not be eating Campbell's Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup again. This week it's either three-cheese rotini or Spaghetti-os. I've been practically living in a friend's room on the third floor this week, huddling under a blanket because her heat's been out and watching either whatever's on tv or her play Twilight Princess and Lufia II. I haven't worked on my scarf much lately, but I might be joining a weekly knitting circle in my hall on Wednesdays if I don't have too much homework. We're trying to corrupt Anne-Marie's new roommate Hilary with our evil ways.

Thursday was Pirate Night, which I was going to dress up and go to (they had pizza and watched POTC) but none of my friends were going so I watched Grey's Anatomy with them instead. I don't think I'd watch it by myself ever, but it's very fun with them, and it's how I met them in the first place. On Friday we started introducing Jessica to Harry Potter, and she's convinced that Dumbledore is a dirty old man. We'll finish the marathon tonight or tomorrow. Yesterday, in celebration of my and Jessica's birthdays, we ate at Sakura (ELEVEN of us), which has very yummy sushi. Areum gave me an adorable pink umbrella from Korea. Also, the heat was out for the whole building for most of the day. I was so pleased this morning when there was hot water. Today it's about 30 degrees outside.

I have a new PEBL phone, which is blue, and the number is 503 560-3352. Seriously, our family plan has more minutes than we can use in a month, and nights and weekends are apparently free. I absolutely love the thing and I take it everywhere because it's my newest toy and it's so adorable. It is my precious.

Jessica told me that she thought I looked "neat" when she first saw me and wanted to get to know me. How cool is that?! I swear the two of us share a brain or something, we're freakishly alike. Except I like bright colors and she's better at video games than me.

I've got a crapload of reading and translating homework to do, not to mention a couple of papers to start working on. I'm still reeling from the change of pace and lack of sleep, and I seem to be having trouble staying asleep after 7 am. I have no idea why.
st_jane_ambulance: (four)
This paragraph will be in German as my final is on Wednesday and I need the practice.

Heute ist der dritte December. Am Freitag nach Abendsessen meine Freunin und ich haben Apples to Apples fur sechs Uhren gespielt. Am Samstag wir haben fur vier Uhren gespielt. Dann wir sind zur Abendessen gegangen. Gestern Abend wir haben Spirited Away, Nausicaa, und Porco Rosso gesehen. Heute Joe, Jessica, und Greg sind zur Grab 'n' Go gegangen, und ich hat ein Sobe Adrenaline und caffeinated wasser gekaufen. Morgen muss ich arbeiten. Ich muss studieren. Diese Woche habe ich finals.

Today is December 3rd. On Friday after dinner my friends and I played Apples to Apples* for six hours. On Saturday we played for four hours. Then we went to dinner. Yesterday evening we watched Spirited Away, Nausicaa, and Porco Rosso*. Today Joe, Jessica, Greg, and I went to Grab 'n' Go and I bought a Sobe Adrenaline and caffeinated water*. Tomorrow I have to work. I have to study. I have finals this week.

*Apples to Apples is a hell of a game, especially with a bunch of highly caffeinated nerds. It works much better late at night, however, than in the middle of the day.
*We had a bit of a Miyazaki marathon. One of my friends is a high priesess of the First Church of Hayao Miyazaki in Quebec. I shit you not. They tried to get it made in to an official religion, just to see if they could, and it worked. Apparently she has the power to marry people. I think I know where I'm going for my hypothetical wedding.
*Yes, caffeinated water.

Okay, so my German isn't over complicated. I've only been taking it for ten weeks. I can say a lot more, but you don't need my life story and I don't have time. Damn finals. Maybe when I get home I'll do a series of posts in German, because I need to practice over break anyway. I had intended to start my studying on Friday night, but unfortunately for my academic career, I have friends. I got very little done on Friday, and absolutely nothing on Saturday. But I had fun, and I still have two and a half days with only a little work time, and who needs sleep?

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