Monday, September 7, 2009


This isn't nearly all the pictures I took, but these are from early last month. It's only taken me this long to post them because I haven't had access to my laptop.

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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Pic Spam To Come Laterrr

I'm naughty.

Really, really naughty.

On that note, I'll let you know why (because it's not for the reasons you're thinking, you dirty little chickens).

I have a massive load of homework. I haven't done any of it.

To give you an idea I'll post the links for a majority of my English homework and give you an idea on the assignments I have to finish in the next day.

For English:
We have to read The Prologue, The Author to Her Book, To My Dear and Loving Husband, and Before the Birth of One of Her Children by Anne Bradstreet (I'd recommend googling them. They're all very good. I especially like The Prologue).

To follow all of those up we have to read everything from the following links:

AND we still have to read the sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God".

That's just English.

I still have the twenty-six pages to read for Theatre from the textbook and the lab work for Biology.

On top of THAT I have Fem. Theory which is all as follows (taken directly from the syllabus):

Treichler and Kramarae. “Feminism” from The Feminist Dictionary
Walker. “Womanist,”
Bunch. “Not by Degrees: Feminist Theory and Education,”
Lorde, “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House,” (Link because I have the wrong edition of the book:
hooks. “Theory as Liberatory Practice,”
Lexicon of the Debates, (section pages: 34-55)
hooks, Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center : “Preface to the 2nd edition”

*sigh* This is gonna be fun.

I have no idea how I was talked into going to the Lia-Sophia party at 6 but I was. So that's going to delay my homework for at least another hour and a half.

*facepalm* I'm so dead.

If you're wondering about the title of this post it's because I went on a little picture-happy spree today. I was bored and it's a nice day sooo I'll post those pictures later. haha.

Alright, I've got dinner to eat.

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Friday, September 4, 2009

I Need A Moment To Rant


People are taking things to a whole new level. Not only has this person insulted my career path, which I can take because not that many people have a real respect for it anyway, but now they've gone on to insulting me on a whole new personal level.

This was just a low blow and I mean really low, like below the belt low. Like knock me over and kick me in the gut while I'm down kinda low.

I'm pissed and upset and this person is never going to know what they did because they are one of those people who doesn't acknowledge what they've done. They continue on as if nothing ever happened because they don't think what they're doing is wrong.

I've got a tough enough skin that I can take just about anything anyone throws at me but when you insult what goes on in my head and what I've gone through, you and I, we're gonna have some issues.

And I'll sit here and take it because they don't do this to other people. I guess I'm just special.

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

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Okay, first things first...

The thing I forgot in the last post was my first English class and I don't know HOW I could ever have forgotten this "conversation".

We had to go around and say our names, and how far along in our degree programs we were and whatever the hell else we wanted to add. So the first girl goes and she says her name (which I've forgotten already) and goes through the rest of that rig-a-ma-role and gets to the most recent book she's read which dun dun DUN just so happens to be Twilight.

And I'm at the back of the room going "YES, I'm NOT the only dork in here" and then she goes on to praise Stephanie Meyer as being one of the greatest writers of all time..and my face dropped and I pretty much went WHAT THE FUCK. The girl sitting to my right inched away from me, I swear.

And Retzlaff, let's face it, she's a little gullible, especially with the way this girl is going on and on and on and ON about how wonderful it is.

So I'm back there formulating how I'm going to set Retzlaff straight, because I love her and no one should be mislead like that. I'll admit Twilight is great for YA but seriously? Retlaff is someone who sits and reads Anne Bradstreet, and Austen, and Agatha Christie because she WANTS to. She likes that kind of thing and we're very similar in that sense.

So, it gets to my turn and I go through the motions and because I took WST101 with Kay and she remembers me (as the shy little lurker in the background with...oh how did she put it?... A "brilliant" mind..yeah, that's right I'm brilliant...thank you so much for noticing Kay) we were joking around and having fun and she was very interested to learn about how I wanted to pursue an education in Women's Studies with a focus on the literature.

And then I dropped the bomb...yes, the bomb that I TOO had read Twilight. Well..needless to say me and this other girl got all up in each others business debating Stephanie Meyers prowess as a writer. It got a little gory, I'll admit.

I like Twilight, but only for the concept not the actual writing and this girl is sitting there and she's OLDER than me and she says that the CLASSICS have nothing on SMeyer and I got all pissy about it because nothing beats a good Bronte or Austen on a rainy day NOTHING. Eventually Retlaff broke us up but she was all intrigued and one girl offered to loan Kay her copies (turns out there were three other women in there who had read it).

Needless to say, it was weird. I don't think I've ever gotten into such a heated debate with someone even that time in 8th grade when Matt Macone and I were going back forth about the Holocaust and he made me cry. Yeah, it was worse than that.

Okay to fast forward past all that angst and into today's angst. If you follow me on Twitter (because it's all sorts of magical) then you probably got the tweet I posted after my Theatre class (Something along the lines of "One of my biggest pet peeves is when people are inconsiderate...").

I have two classes they both meet Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you knew me at the time of last fall when I first started college you know about the three-month puking thing. Long story short, I have really severe SEVERE anxiety to the point that I can make myself physically sick (in the case of last fall it was everyday for three months straight). It being the beginning of a new semester, I haven't thrown up yet but I do still get very very nauseous. So nauseous in fact, that I can't eat breakfast.

I've told you all that to tell you this,
I have my ENG102w class that meets from 10-11:20 and then I have my DRA110 class that meets from 11:30-12:50. I love my DRA professor. Batty is a little loony and if you just let him go off on his tangents he's a happy man. I do have respect for him because he knows what he's talking about just as I have had respect for all of my professors.

But what this kid did goes beyond disrespecting the professor, he disrespected the other seventeen students in that classroom.

Because I can't eat in the morning I have to wait until after my classes. Well, today was one of the days where they had a luncheon thing where you can meet the Student Government reps and my class is just down the hall from the lounge where they hold these meetings.

And they had pizza and it smelled GOOOOOOOD.

And we were all content to sit there and smell it and be hungry because we are good, diligent students.

Well...come noon, you can hear peoples stomachs grumbling but we all stayed and listened to Batty rant about poo-berty (because he pronounces puberty weird), all of us but one.

The kid behind me leaves the classroom comes back a few minutes later with two HUGE slices of pizza. I was pissed, Batty just looked surprised and everyone else was shooting him dirty looks.

He sits behind me and I hate it when I have people chewing in my ear so obviously I'm getting a little irked about it. Then he starts participating in the class discussion with his mouth FULL. He's spewing bits of food on the back of my neck and everyone is just sitting there watching him talk with his mouth full. I was actually having fun in my theatre class until that kid came back in with that paper plate.

Still, I got a couple good quotes from Batty which I will post for you now:

"We are a mean and horny race." -From our discussion on video games (I told you he gets off topic).

"The wonderful thing about censorship is that it always backfires"- From our discussion on censorship of Kurt Cobain songs over classic literature.

And now I have an unbelievable amount of homework to start on. Bright side of this, I have no classes tomorrow or Monday (because of Labor Day).


P.S. Being inconsiderate is not the only thing pissing me off today. People need to stop being so fucking ignorant. For one, it makes YOU look stupid. Two, it makes ME hate you (and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only the one who's going to hate you). Three, it's getting SO fucking tired.

Learn about it before you go spouting off shit that's entirely presumptuous. Seriously, if there is one sure-fire way to look completely uneducated it's to say stupid shit like that. Stop.
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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Taking A Second To Breathe...



Oh my geee. First week of classes is almost over, I haven't even gone back to work, and I already wanna crawl in a hole and sleep for a hundred thousand years.

I'm writing this real quick while my tremendous reading assignment for English102w prints.

I have so much to say and I don't think I can type fast enough.

Let's see, first, I've turned twenty. Yay! It was pretty great fun even though I spent most of the morning making lunch. I got some great presents and my cake was totally made of WIN.

I'm finally no longer an American Folk Festival virgin. I went twice and fell in love with Cherish the Women, a celtic band (who somehow worked in a Canadian violinist).

They had neat-o accents and I swear, I died a little when those dancers came on stage. So jealous! I've always wanted to do that.

Anyway, moving on, first day of classes I thought I was gonna puke because of nerves. Ended up not puking and not having a lab so I was happy. I've fallen in love with Klose, my Biology teacher. He rocks my non-existent (because seriously who wears 'em when it's still warm?) socks.

Ended up going to get an iTunes gift card to celebrate and I was TAXED for it. 75 Cents at that. Pissed as hell about it too. Completely ruined my day.

Second day of classes, again, thought I was gonna throw up but I didn't.

English was interesting. I love Retzlaff don't get me wrong, but I forgot how fast and how much she can talk. Class went over by five minutes and I had five minutes to get my junk out to my car and drive across campus and find the room for my DRA class. Yeah, went into the wrong room and ended up in a Statistics class. Thankfully I looked over at the kid next to me and noticed his book. Got up and left, ended up that the next class over was mine. I arrived with 1 minute to spare and thankfully the professor was late.

Batty was great but the room smelled funny. Apparently they're supposed to put new carpeting in (which I hope it's soon it seriously smells like piss in there).

Just checked the printer, only on page 19 of whatever and I'm starting to run out of ink...fantastic.

Alright, back to Batty. That man can go on trips too and I don't mean the fun kind. He gets completely off topic. It's a theatre class and I understand there's a great history involved HOWEVER, we got a history lesson on everything BUT theatre. I ended up almost falling asleep.

Ended up going home and taking my sister to the playground. Where, those of you on twitter, got a free picture show of our fun.

Came home and played Apples to Apples and Dev's boyfriend commented about my nipples. Overall, it was very awkward for everyone but him.

Ended up passing out around 8 because of a migraine.

Which leads us to today, the third day of classes. Today was a pretty good day. I only had Bio and because next Monday is Labor Day I have no classes, therefore I was assigned my lab assignment early. I'm a little panicky about it because it involves a computer game...don't ask me why. I suck at computer games, or well, video games period. I'm just not coordinated in a way that makes it possible to do them.

Came home, changed into my jammies, had lunch with Mumzi, got dressed again to go out to dinner. Parents were (still are) out of town so we went to McDonald's. Ended going to see Dev's friend Barbara afterwards so the little sister could get a strawberry milkshake. Colored pages at Nicky's while a little boy next to us spit chocolate milk out all over Devon.

And because we love spending any money that isn't ours, we headed over to the Hannaford to get junk food and then to the Dollar Tree. I ended up with a My Little Pony (thank you for renewing this obsession in me Brie) coloring book and Devon got silly putty.

Now I'm tackling the Everest size mountain of reading Retzlaff assigned for tomorrow. *sigh* I know I'm forgetting some of it. Not sure what it is and I'm sure I'll think of it later but right now I just wanna sleep. Alas, sleep has to wait for probably a couple more hours.

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