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June 16th, 2009

I Cave @ 07:14 pm

Current Location: home
Current Mood: bemused

All right people.

I suppose this is what I get for being ahead of the curve.

To be honest I was sort of over the whole online social networking thing. Not because I think it’s bad—no—but because I started it way back in 1999 just sort of lost interest.

But now everyone and their priest’s pet monkey is into social networking…so I’m going to give it a go again. I will make the effort. So, drop me a line if anything I have to say interests you.

October 13th, 2007

Of Rain and Chorus Boys @ 10:56 am

Current Location: home
Current Music: Les Choristes

Ugh, so we had our first big storm yesterday.

Rain I know is a necessary evil, but I hate getting wet because it means I have to nurse myself when I get home to make sure I don't catch a cold. I dried my poor feet off when I go home yesterday and put on two layers of socks; still, it took a couple hours for them to feel warm again.

On a brighter note, I'm listening to the soundtrack from Les Choristes and it is gorgeous. I will have to rent the movie because it sounds intriguing (yes I know it's been out a few years but I just discovered the music). Subtitles for the win!



October 7th, 2007

I'm Edumacated! @ 04:08 pm

Current Mood: content content
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 You know every once in a while it sill gets to me. I have a Bachelor's degrees. I freakin' have a Bachelors degree! Sure, so do a lot of people. Getting it doesn't make me feel self-important or anything, but it does validate that all those years of mental and emotional struggle finally paid off.  Maybe I can make my father's name mean something. No one on my father's side has a Bachelor's degree that I'm aware of, and only some relatives from one branch on my mother's side do. Maybe I really can break the cycle and do things many in my family have never done. I want to travel, I want to see Europe, the east coast, maybe even other parts of the world. I don't want to become a workaholic who never goes anywhere, and I don't have to be. I don't want to follow in the footsteps of my family. I have the choice not to. I believe I am moving in the right direction, slowly but surely and that's an exciting thought. The B.A. was a very big step in that direction. 

May 15th, 2007

Antiquated Catch Phrase Time! @ 01:43 pm

Current Location: school
Current Mood: amused amused

So yesterday I was at the grocery store, and I went to get some ground beef for meatloaf.

Supplies, apparently were running low because there wasn’t much left and most of it was nasty 15% fat beef.

Finally I found some 7%, which is okay (although I prefer 4%, and there’s only a few cents difference in the price between 7 and 4).

But I actually fond myself looking at the paltry supply of meat and saying “Where’s the beef?”

April 11th, 2007

C' vie? @ 06:36 am

Current Location: home
Current Mood: pensive pensive
Current Music: the birds outside
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So, I am about to graduate this May (FINALLY). But honestly I’m feeling apprehensive about graduate school. I want to do my graduate work in children’s Literature, and what’s perfect is that there’s an in-state public school (out-of-state tuition and private colleges are just not options for me).

But it’s in San Diego.

I don’t dislike San Diego, don’t get me wrong, but it’s in southern California, and last time I was there I crashed and burned. Remember UC Riverside? I really liked that school, but that area is rather boring and…not good if you don’t drive.

But San Diego isn’t nearly as agricultural as Riverside. There is more to do, and there’s an actual theatre that houses touring Broadway shows, and I can also go with some friends to the beach or Mexico pretty easily.

If I do go back to Southern Cal, I’ll be a lot closer to my old friends from Riverside, and I can actually go visit them on the weekends by bus or train.

If I leave the Bay Area, I leave San Francisco behind and I freakin’ LOVE going to San Francisco. I can always visit, but it’s not the same.

On the other hand it’s only for two to three years. I can always come back. But then sometimes that’s easier said than done. The Bay Area is expensive.

But who knows, maybe I’ll find something or someone special there in San Diego. Maybe it’s time for me to test myself again. I’ve certainly grown up a lot in the five years since I left Riverside (whoa it seems ages ago now). I think I can take on southern California and the public transportation issues this time. I know more now, and I know how to use the resources available for me to get my groceries, (or get them delivered).

If I really want to learn children’s literature, I need to go where the education is. I’m just not going to get the same education by doing a “special major” at San Francisco State as I would by going down to San Diego State. I need to work with scholars who know and appreciate children’s literature.

Life is scary sometimes.

December 20th, 2006

Scans from the Dreamgirls Souvenir Book @ 03:22 pm

I only scanned the pages that have text on them, for those who wish to read. They aren't the greatest scans, but frankly this took long enough as it was.

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July 23rd, 2006

(no subject) @ 04:10 pm

Current Location: home
Current Mood: annoyed annoyed
Current Music: the fan trying to keep me cool

It's 110 degrees!

And the power goes out every 45 minutes.


June 15th, 2006

Bush's Sunglasses Screwup @ 06:33 am

Current Location: home
Current Mood: amused amused

So Bush mocked a man in sunglasses who turned out to have an eye disorder. Oops.

But that funniness aside. I like that Peter Wallsten said he didn't want people to dwell on his vision problem. He wanted his question answered, which Bush never did.

June 3rd, 2006

If You're A Computer Nerd @ 07:23 am

Current Location: home
Current Mood: amused amused
Current Music: I Will Alaways Love You: Dolly Parton

This article is hilarious!

June 1st, 2006

The Search for a Place to Live @ 12:41 am

Current Location: home
Current Mood: aggravated aggravated
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So I’m finally ready to move out, but the hunt isn’t going too well.

I don’t want to live alone. Not right now. Even if my roomie and I never interact I think it’s good at this point in my life to live with someone.

I want to live with another female, (or two or whatever) for sure. I have nothing against guys, I just want to live with another girl (can I still say girl when I’m in my mid-20’s?). I’m just not used to living with guys after growing up in an all-female household.

And then I want my own room. I just need that personal space. I don’t mind paying more.

But so far it’s a no go. I guess I’m particular, but I need to feel comfortable in my new place, This isn’t just going to be a “college home”. (So no living room bedrooms.) And I defiantly won’t live with someone who smokes indoors. So I’ll just have to keep looking. I may try contracting an agency that helps people find roommates.

Sigh, I hate hunting for housing!

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