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May. 5th, 2007 10:45 am
st_jane_ambulance: (six)
I should never post in the middle of a Friday.

At five Steven (one of the RAs) got a bunch of us and we went to see Spider-Man 3. Damn, the lines are long in Eugene! And although I would have been less pissed at the movie if my favorie had not died AGAIN, with the exception of a very specific ten minutes or so I liked the first two better. I might buy the DVD anyway, just to have Peter and Harry kicking as together which I've been waiting to see how long I cannot tell you! It was definitley the highlight for me.

The movie got out about 10, which meant Jessica and I barely got back in time for Stargate. I was a bit worried when the bus started making unnerving sounds halfway to the station. In any case, the episode: Adria planted one on Daniel and had a feeling about it a while ago, but it was still a surprise to see it! I already knew he was a (temporary) prior a LONG time ago. I guessed first, then spoilers confirmed it. Damn spoilers. But overall the episode was lighter than I'd expected. Jack and Daniel bickering, just like old times. Unfortunately iTunes hasn't got its shit together and uploaded anything from last night, or I'd be downloading it right now. On Atlantis they threatened to let Rodney ascend, which would have been something new for the books. I have a feeling the Ancients would have kicked him out within five minutes. That episode was fun too.

Anyway, that's my super-exciting evening, but I forgot to eat and now I'm starting to get hungry.

VALA HAS HER DANIEL BACK!!!
If Adria wants him, she'll have to fight her. This could get ugly.
st_jane_ambulance: (two)
Midterms are over! Okay, so I only had one, but it wasn't a complete breeze. It was also at 9 am. So I got up at 7 to study, and went back to bed at 7:30. On the bright side, it was the only school-related thing I had to do today. A nice, early end to a very interesting week.

Last weekend, video games. Mostly Mario Kart; I suck at driving, partly because it goes much faster than the old Super Nes game, but I'm pretty good at sitting on the back and throwing shit at people when somebody else is driving. Seriously, I tried Rainbow Road and I fell off about twenty times. And always in the same places on DK Mountain (the damned bridge!) and Bowser's Castle. I really can't get the hang of turning. And also we were at first playing three people on a 13 inch screen, and I had the hyper-sensitive controller, and it just made for a lot of losing on my part. But anyway: it was fun. Jessica also has the old Sonic games which I used to play all the time when I had a Sega (back in the day).

The first part of Monday was lame, all my classes were a waste of time. In history we had discussion gorups, which are useless because the students don't really know anything. And even if they did, I am not in the mood to talk to people at nine in the morning. Especially on a Monday. In Longsword we had a sub, and in German we had a sub, and learned nothing new. Work was about the usual (note to self: if working at the library next year, break up shift). Michael Shanks was bizarro on 24 (and is returning to Stargate tonight after three weeks, so excuse me if I bounce off the walls), and I missed everything he said in his first scene because I was trying not to laugh my ass off. Jessica had the same problem. It's a little weird when you see somebody playing the same character for so long, a nice character, and then see him play an evil sneaky bastard. It was interesting. It's just like James Spader: the first time I saw either of them, they were playing this awesome, sweet character (the same one, actually!) and later I discover they can be downright creepy when they want to.

Wednesday, I skipped class. I woke up with my alarm at 8, and decided the hell with it. Nothing important was going on in classes, and I was just too damn tired to get out of bed. I think that part of that may have had something to do with my allergy medicine, because I ran out of the good stuff and have been forced to take Zyrtec, which makes me drowsy. But in any case, I took the day off, slept for three more hours, and spent the day doing homework. I spent yesterday afternoon and evening watching a hell of a lot of Voyager on the internet.

Stargate is tonight! and Daniel is back! and I can't remember what the hell is going on in Atlantis, because I never do. I have homework to do this weekend and I'm not happy about it.
st_jane_ambulance: (four)
As if being under a mountain of homework wasn't bad enough, now I've caught a nasty chest cold that's wiping me out. Usually I get head colds, but instead of constantly blowing my nose, I'm coughing up phlegm and my head spins when I move it too much.

I've got a ten-page paper due next week that I haven't really started yet on a thousand-year-old poem in a dead language. I figure I'll just analyze the hell out of it, and since nobody really knows what it means, I can say whatever I want as long as I can back it up with text. I'm not too worried about it. I'm staying home from classes tomorrow, partly because I need the time to do homework, and partly because I might pass out if I get any worse than I was today. I'll be spending Saturday morning filming our German rip-off of Iron Chef, so I'll need my strength for that.

Jessica and I are going to be roomates next year! Seriously, she's the one person I know here I could live with, and she needs to be in a double for cost reasons or else get an apartment. She'll be the only one of my friends still here next year, and I want to stay in the dorms. So we'll be roomies. We're going to try our damndest to get our own bathroom. We've been watching Stargate SG-1 for half the term, because she hasn't seen it. Last week we finished season 5. Woot! If only we had time to do six before the break. But homework came to bite us in the ass. She has the same ten-page that I do 'cause we're both in Old English.

It turns out that I'm astoundingly behind on my upper-division credts, moreso than I thought. I'll have to take two terms of 17 credits and two of 21 to graduate next year. Which means I'll be up to my ass in homework for more than a year and probably have to take some time off before grad school. I really don't want to spend another year getting my bachelor's degree, partly because living here costs so much. Next term I have lined up Old English III (Beowulf!), Dante in Translation, German 103, Late Middle Ages History, and Italian Longsword (which I'm really excited about). I also want to take an Ancient Maya class because 1) four upper-div credits 2) it's at a time that works for me 3) three of my friends are taking it. It might be full by the time I get to sign up, but I'll go the first day and wait for somebody to drop it. That class will put me at 22 credits. Let's hope my brian doesn't explode. That's nine credits more than what I'm barely surviving now, but most of that is due to the amount of time spent slacking off with friends and watching Stargate.

Speaking of Stargate, I saw the promos for the second half of the season of both shows last night, and I am excited to DEATH about them. Episodes return in five weeks!!!
st_jane_ambulance: (three)
I'm dyeing my hair tomorrow. I semipromise pictures.

On Wednesday we went to Borders and the liquor store, and I have Stargate Atlantis season 1 and Duggan's Irish Creme. I've tried quite a few different alcohols this week, but I have yet to be drunk. Which is good. I have discovered that a drink or two in the evening makes me fall asleep faster and I've been resting quite well this weekend. I have also discovered that Parrot Bay rum with pineapple is quite good in Wild Cherry Pepsi.

Yesterday we went to Valley River Center, and I got JEANS! and a new belt and a coat that was on sale. The jeans need stretching out, but they look awesome and jeans from Buckle fit better than any I've found anywhere else, even if they are more expensive than they have any right to be. I didn't buy anything at Hot Topic and I'm proud of myself for that. We also went to Torrid, which is really hot fashions for plus sizes because a couple of my friends fit into and love their stuff. I love that stuff, too. I'm a little sad that I don't fit in any of it.

Tonight we had dinner at Applebee's, and my steak was yummy and Sobe Adrenaline Rush with orange vodka is not bad. It was very hot and stuffy in the restaurant, though, and by the time we left I was starting to get a headache. I now have fun new products for my hair, and dye that I decided to buy in a rare fit of spontanaety. Mom will be surprised next weekend when she comes to visit.

Jessica and I are making our way through Stargate SG-1. She wants to see every episode, and who am I to suggest otherwise? I found out today, however, that SHE HAS NOT SEEN THE MOVIE! If I had known this, I would have had her watch that first, as it's kind of important. We'll have to watch it later. I like going through the whole series again, and it's fun to watch it with someone other than myself for a change.  Usually I have to force people to watch with me. It's eight weeks, by the way, until new episodes start up again. I am so uber-excited.

I've been on city buses more times in the past two weeks than EVER IN MY ENTIRE LIFE.
st_jane_ambulance: (one)
I recently woke up from a NAP. That's how tired I am. The day has now been split in two because I'm not accustomed to sleeping in the middle of it.

Hez, you were in my dream last night, I'm not sure why. It was nothing bad. You were just there.

It's been busy as hell. I have more homework than I need, and I spend more time wih my friends than I should in order to get it all done. Last Saturday we went and saw Blood and Chocolate, which was awesome. Not your average werewolf story, and I really like how they did the wolves. They used real wolves! Also, there was an adorable male lead who got whumped on a lot. I really liked the movie. I might get myself a copy when it comes out.

I've been having fun with Sims, even though I haven't played in two days, partly because I've been as mentioned busy and partly because it crashed my computer on Sunday night. When I see the words "the system has recovered from a serious error," I start to get all twitchy. Anyway, I made the Stargate gang and the Potter family, as well as a few other. I really like making families. And Jessica taught me the money cheat, so I can make the houses as nice as I like.

House sucked last night. Sorry, Hez, but it wasn't a proper House episode. It was much more fun watching Hugh Laurie win the Golden Globe and SAG awards.

CSI these days! I am much enjoying Liev Schreiber being on the show and I think we should keep him. They need some new blood anyway. And now Nicky's getting all emo, which I love to pieces. Now he just needs to grow his goddamn hair back. And I wish Grissom would get back so he could open that bloody box!
st_jane_ambulance: (six)
So I was in Jessica's room when Karen came in and told us that Joe had just accidentally walked in on Anne-Marie and Greg, who have been going out for a while. Word from Karen has it that he looked a bit shell-shocked. I don't have details yet, but at the very least there was some snogging going on. Karen's on the evil side, so she got an especially good kick out of the whole thing. Ah, friends.

It's been a very entertaining evening, but I think I'll go to sleep now.

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: (one)
I have a caffeine hangover and a cold and nobody will leave me alone!

Seriously, last night was a blast. But I think twelve hours is a bit long for me. I'm not fourteen anymore.






By the way, Sam made a kick-ass techno song with Brian's "The Dildo of Avalon."  We're editing fiends.

My plans for today include any or all of the following: knitting, drawing, video editing, and watching movies (particularly Empire Strikes Back and Strange Days, because it's that time of year again).

I love you all! I need coffee.
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?
st_jane_ambulance: (four)
My hair looks so damn good these days it's not even funny. I wish I could keep it at this length by will.

I've been watching cartoons galore because my awesome friend showed me where to find them online. I'm catching up on X-Men Evolution and Teen Titans. Next, original X-Men WITH GAMBIT, the Venture Bros. eps I missed, Robot Chicken, probably Gravitation, and maybe Earthworm Jim. And Jack of all Trades because DAMN! That show was hilarious. There's so much stuff to watch. I've fallen a bit behind on CSI and WAY behind on Numb3rs and my friends are getting me into all sorts of other stuff. Last Saturday we watched Howl's Moving Castle and a French Canadian comedy/fairytale/musical (Anne-Marie's from Quebec) and they were both great but I had eyestrain from reading so many subtitles. I really should be finishing my geology homework but I'd rather be watching cartoons. I'm back into the ReBoot zone big time after a dead long hiatus and maybe I'll finish that story I had that idea for about five years ago.

They turned on the heat in my room and now I have to sleep with the window open and it's noisy. I'm not happy about this. On the bright side, I'm not huddling up under blankets with the heating pad in the daytime anymore. I can't wait to spend a month at home where the temperature is at my command. There's so much stuff I want to bring back after break. I want a fridge.

damn

Nov. 9th, 2006 12:51 am
st_jane_ambulance: (two)
THE DEMS ARE IN DA HOUSE!!!  AND THE SENATE! TAKE THAT YOU REPUBLICAN BITCHES!

A bunch of us stayed downstairs late last night to watch the Daily Show/Colbert Report on the election, and then half-watched coverage until 1:00 hoping to see the Democrats take the Senate. Then we sort of gave up and played Final Fantasy XII.

A guy in my OE class found out I like Scandinavian metal bands and has offered to lend me some Nightwish CDs to burn over the weekend. Score! I got him into Apocalyptica. Spread the love.

I started writing this before my friends got me for dinner (around six) and I just got back from spending the rest of the evening watching tv in Jessica's room. She's a writer too (!!). I showed off my drawing book, and she showed me a website where I can watch episodes of ReBoot. OMG. I missed Lost, but I can download it tomorrow. It works out. When I watch things by myself, I can pay more attention.

Two weeks till I go home!
st_jane_ambulance: (four)

I spent the better part of my Saturday watching one person or another play Final Fantasy XII and hanging out with friends from the third floor. I got very little homework done. I was in four different peoples' rooms this evening. We watched House and Bones, made tea, watched Salad Fingers and Potter Puppet Pals, ate Japanese snack food, and carried around Walter, Jessica's beanie giraffe. Jessica's room is directly above mine and she has managed to fit a hell of a lot more stuff in there. Karen's room is draped with giant batik hangings, including one that stretches to form a tent ceiling. Anne-Marie is in a double and had a lot of purple and pink. Greg's room reminded me of Sam's: clothes all over the floor and drink containers on every surface. Aside from that and a tall cactus, not much adornment. Now I really want to bring lots of stuff from home to make my room fun. I have room for a plant now, and certainly a few milk crates to keep random stuff in. I need lots of stuff for my walls to make them not ugly and white. I FINALLY used up all my weekly mealpoints, I think.

It's raining so much here the last few days to the point of where I am almost constantly damp. The heater in my room doesn't seem to work, but that's okay because I don't seem to be in here all that much and I like to sleep when it's cold. And I have lots of things to bundle up in. It will be nice to go home for winter to a room with a heater that I can control.

I sleep now.

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I talked to my Mom this afternoon and they support my need to change rooms. When they generated the Mom stereotype, they used mine as the mold. She always makes me feel better. At dinner I picked up the room change request form. When I asked my roommate for her signature, she was very nice and understanding. Either that or she's happy to be rid of me. Either way doesn't make much difference to me. I still need the complex director to sign before I turn the form in and make it on the waiting list, but I should have my own room before too long (I hope). I'll just have to suffer through my sleep deprivation for a little while longer. 

Last night was horror movie night in Riley. Sort of. We saw Shaun of the Dead, and then the entire Evil Dead series, which I haven't watched all together like that since I first saw them. We were all shouting at the movies, and it was so much fun. I like my nerd friends. I feel so much more comfortable around people who are weird. The guys I watch Lost with are not so weird, and I'm much more reserved with them. They're all right, and sometimes I eat with them, but they're not the kind of folks I really fit in with.

We must initiate Jessica into the ways of Harry Potter. If she's the kind of person I think she is, she'll like them. She just hasn't been properly exposed.
st_jane_ambulance: (four)
There's a girl from my building in my OE class. We hung out this evening after the hall meeting and watched Family Guy, CSI, and a bit of Animal Planet. She certainly seems like friend material (plus she's an Anime addict, like all my other friends). She also said she was considering majoring in Medieval Studies, so I may have finally found a study buddy as well.

I really should have gone to bed an hour ago. I'll be getting up at seven for my job. Coffee may be necessary. Running around the library for three hours may help stimulate the waking-up part of my brain. I'm so glad I only work that early once a week. I'll sleep tomorrow night.

My roommate was very excited about all the Stargate I brought to back, and she wants to watch Pirates of the Caribbean sometime. Girl's got good taste.
st_jane_ambulance: (three)
It's the last hour of September 2006. Today I watched some Star Trek, bought some stuff I needed, saw my lovely friend Delaney, and did no homework. I'm taking my old backpack to school because my newer one, though it is very nice and has so many pockets, is too big and heavy. The old one doesn't have as many pockets as I'd prefer, but at least I can carry it. Maybe I'll shop around for a new one. Anybody want to buy a Swiss Army laptop-convertible backpack, hardly used? Strong shoulders and back recommended.

I brought the box home that my textbooks came in intending to fit my Stargate collection to take it back to school. But no matter how I arrange them, I can't fit all of them in the box without one sticking out a bit. A little tape ought to fix that.
st_jane_ambulance: (boys)

I'll be spending the next day or so in detox from all the soda I drank yesterday. There must have been enough sodium in my blood to conduct electricity. There was a lightning storm not too far away but I didn't think to test it out. Also, it would have hurt. 

The party, at the house of a friend of Erica's parents, was more enjoyable this year partly because I'm getting used to going and am not so uncomfortable anymore, and also because Linnet came this year and Erica and I had someone else to hang out with for a while. And she and Ashley are joining us Thursday for Pirates! Yay! I like getting back in touch with old friends. Anyway, Erica and I kept ourselves busy playing hangman for a while. Erica -- and this is classic Erica -- turned her hangmen into recognizable characters. I got Harry Potter and half of Jack Sparrow hanged. 

Once again, Erica and I were masters of the fireworks display. I jumped over a few like always, and held the Solar Torch. I don't recommend that if one has long hair or has been doused in anything flammable.

I want House's jacket!

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