May 16th, 2007
Kacie and Alina are road-tripping in Maine and to Canada.
Kacie went to Ireland last summer.
Alina went to Germany.
Susan and Brian spent the semester in England.
Bethany A spent a semester in France and is spending the next two years in Madagascar.
Bethany T was in Scotland.
Deborah is going to Australia next semester, as is Eric.
Max went to Spain, France, and England last summer.
Sarah is in Germany and is going to Greece and maybe Lithuania.
Ryan is spending part of the summer in Mexico, where Taylor also has been.
Charrise is doing a summer program in Ghana.
Kaitlin is doing a summer program in Russia.
Mimi is thinking of studying in England, and Stephanie is studying abroad in Japan at some point.
Phil C spent last semester in China.
Phil W has been to Uganda.
Colleen was in Hawaii for Spring Break.
William Boede, a delightful old man and LA Zoo docent, has been to all seven continents.
Quentin spent a year in Germany and has been to Italy, France, the Czech Republic, etc.
Rachael is going to England, Scotland and Sweden in a week and a half as a graduation gift.
I've never even been to Florida.
When is my turn?
Current Mood: wanderlust
May 12th, 2007
Good man, Eddie Izzard. Yes, he is.
Rachael's parents treated us to Cheesecake Factory for lunch today! Very yummy, it was!
Rachael asked last night, "Girls wear pants, why can't guys wear skirts?" Smart lady, this one!
I have never been on a road trip with a couple friends. No, I haven't.
My birthday is two weeks from today. Act accordingly.
I can't think of anything funny to end with. My entries need to revert to funny.
Current Mood: cheers!
May 7th, 2007
CompSci 100: A-
German 118: A-
Chem 83: A
Linguistics 187: A
I need two classes (112 and 215) to complete the Linguistics major.
I need three classes (104, 108 and 110) to complete the CompSci minor.
I need two classes (BAA 93 and maybe Religion 44) to complete general requirements.
Seriously, I'm taking a course next semester on fairy tales, just for the hell of it. Swell!
On the flipside, I'm going out with a senior for exactly the last month of her collegiate career. After Commencement next Sunday, who knows what happens?
I need a job this summer and new shoes.
Current Mood: thinking
April 27th, 2007
My roommate just ate 25 Chicken McNuggets.
I spent the five and a half hours before that reading through all the dialogue in 12 short stories from different eras of Southern literature, noting the number of occurrences of each of 10 or so markers of Southern American English, as well as the number of places where each of the 10 or so markers could have been used, but weren't; all of this was in preparation for analysis of the data and the writing of a 3000-word paper to be written by 5 or 6 tomorrow.
After 5 or 6 tomorrow, the world will be a better place.
Rachael is awesome.
Seriously, 25 Chicken McNuggets.
Current Mood: I should do work on time...
April 19th, 2007
|10:43 am - Like Jello Pudding Pops!|
My sleep pattern has become absolutely awful.
Friday night: bed at 6 am, no real sleep, up at noon.
Saturday: nap from 6:15-7:45pm.
Saturday night: bed at 11:30 pm, up at 2 pm.
Sunday night: bed at 3 am, up at 9 am.
Monday night: bed at 3 am, up at 10 am.
Tuesday night: bed at 1:15 am with the aid of an Ambien, up at 9 am, back to sleep, up at 11.
Last night: bed around 4:30 am, no real sleep, up just now.
I plan to nap in Chem lecture, maybe skive off work to nap, too.
I love sleep, but there are apparently things I love more.
Current Mood: tired as heck
Current Music: Rachmaninoff won't get out of my head
April 9th, 2007
|09:04 pm - Quotable|
A few signs from today that I have some good friends:
"If you were a zombie, I'd be dead by now."
--Rob, as I walked past him towards the bathroom
"Jay, you want to watch some more episodes of Firefly. I think you should do that now."
--Jodom, desperately not wanting to do homework as I'm typing this
"Could you derive [something important] wave equation?"
--Jodom and Mike
"Would this be considered an interruption?"
--Jeremy, loudly, while the teacher talked about interruptions as speech acts
"So I have to get it from the big pot to a little pot, and I do not own any spoons. It'll be an adventure!"
--Kaitlin, on her matzo ball soup
"But I would think bones instead of blood. Little Christian bones."
--Stephanie, on Kaitlin's matzo ball soup
"We got our Scottish on and tore it up."
"I tend to just backhand from the wrist."
"Not all girls are fickle. Some are just immensely confused."
--Robyn; funny, funny, absolutely correct
March 30th, 2007
|11:03 pm - Room for Rent|
On the second floor of the apartment building at 205 Alexander on Central Campus, there are four flats, E-H. The eight people living in those four flats are all people I know. Yessir, we have monopolized an entire floor of an apartment building. That means rent costs double. We're going to buy Legos so we can build hotels and raise the cost even more. This is how we plan to pay for senior year.
Lion King sing-along in an hour.
Current Music: people screaming joyously outside somewhere
March 25th, 2007
|07:56 pm - *sigh*|
It makes me sad when a friend tells you they will do something with/for you at some time or date, and then doesn't. I try not to renege on promises like that. I get really disappointed when other people do. Worse yet is when the friend just forgets. I wish I meant more to my friends than that.
Not totally unrelated, but mostly:
Come to the Chorale show if you can. Thursday the 29th, 8pm, Baldwin Auditorium, East Campus. Free.
Current Mood: disappointed
Current Music: Cicadas
March 19th, 2007
|07:21 pm - Out of the frying pan...|
Spring Break was almost exactly as relaxing as you'd expect 6 concerts in 7 days, riding in LA traffic, and a seven-hour bus trip to be: that is, not. I will concede, it was very fun, and the Chorale sounded very good in most of those concerts (our penultimate concert, at Stanford, was very, very well sung). I have learned that San Diego tap water sucks. I got to walk up the crookedest (and maybe second-steepest) street in America in San Francisco, without purposefully setting out to do so... we decided to walk back from Chinatown to the hotel, and for some reason didn't take the Broadway tunnel. I got to see Andy King and my cousin Pete, who showed me around UCSD and LA, respectively.
The local edition of our tour concert, for any of you who wish to and are able to come see it, is two Thursdays hence, March 29th, at 8 pm, in Baldwin Auditorium on East Campus.
And now I get to do academic crap again. Academic crap is icky. But there's no Chorale rehearsal tomorrow night, so I may finally be able to go play at the DDR night they hold each Tuesday.
Anyone whose curiosity is piqued by either Fact A, that my roommate had an embarrassing bathroom experience at RDU, or Fact B, that Bethany (the Chorale student president) cannot watch me drink from a water bottle anymore, should see me for more details.
Current Mood: sleepy
March 9th, 2007
|01:13 am - Get it? Cal? Chorale? Get it?|
Choralifornia will be my first trip outside of this time zone since I was 6, and my first flight in at least 5 years. I'm sorry I won't be around to see you over Spring Break (of those who may read my LJ, I will only see Anna), but have a nice break anyway. I have to wake up in 5 and a half hours for a flight in 8 hours. Luckily, I have enough candy corn and Twizzlers stashed in my backpack to feed a relatively small refugee camp on any given continent. Hope for my sake that I don't forget anything important. I inevitably will, you see.
Catch you on the flipside.
Current Mood: must. get. some. sleep.