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with fingernails that shine like justice
and a voice that is dark like tinted glass
baronessblixen
During finals week, our parents had the opinion to mail this form (+$10) to Hood and send their child a goody bag. There were two options - a "healthy" goody bag and a "junk food" goody bag. My parents sent me the healthy one (heee) which included an apple, an orange, granola bars, crackers, gummy fruit snacks, water, some other things that I can't remember because I ate them immediately, and packs of oatmeal. I love oatmeal and haven't had it for a while, and fixed the brown sugar packet for myself this morning. But the consistency is ALL WRONG and it hasn't set up. I know I didn't add too much water. Eh, cereal it is.

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Current Location: Hagerstown
Current Mood: relaxed relaxed
Current Music: Paul McCartney -- "Uncle Albert"

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Ah. Oh yes. No more finals. Take a look at what my finals schedule was like, and then take a moment to ponder why I might be so relieved to be on winter break.

Yesterday:
Christian Heritage Final 9:30-11:30
Astronomy Final 2:00-4:00
Women in the Novel Final 6:00-8:00

Today:
Environmental Science Final 9:30-11:30
BREAK to exercise, take used books back to the bookstore, return library books, edit and drop off Brit Lit paper, eat, clean my dorm room, and cram for the last test.
British Literature 6:00-8:00.

For these past two days, I have either been bouncing-off-the-walls manic or dead-as-a-log tired. I went through a cycle of literally cramming my ass off, then taking the test, then disregarding that information and cramming for the next test, then taking the test, and so on and so forth. I have no one to blame but myself, though, since the finals are self-scheduled. I really love that set-up because I got to the tests when I wanted and in the precise order I wanted them. I could have distributed them out over the week until Monday, but I wanted to be able to breathe a sigh of relief earlier AND have a longer break.

I am 3/8 of the way to my B.A. and have 52 out of 124 credits. Woo.

After my last final, I said goodbye to JenTilly and then we went over to the Memorial Dorm to see Jenn and Rachel. It was nice to be able to just sit down with three other girls and be silly for a change. I think that this semester, I felt so obligated to sit and tie myself down to my schoolwork that I would really let myself go out and socialize as much as I would have liked. When I did go out and about on campus, it was always me swimming through a sea of people and feeling overwhelmed and intimidated. I don't enjoy being in large groups: I feel as though the conversations and the connections are too blurred and that it's more difficult to get to know a single person on a level of high quality. Tonight, with just four, everyone had a chance to speak with everyone else on a close level. I'm glad that I got to know Rachel a little better, I think she's a sweetheart.

During the break, I refuse to be upset about what has been gnawing away at me all semester. I refuse to invest any more time being angry when it comes to my job situation. More and more frequently as time goes by, I'm following a "if you're unhappy with the way something in your life is going, change it" philosophy. If I can't get what I want, I have plenty of people to support me and a plan up my sleeve. I'll teach, so help me God.

I refuse to be upset about the fact that Nick is going to Florida for a week and a half in January to visit his sister, and that we won't get to see each other for a while. I 'fess up to being the selfish girlfriend and at first reacting to his "time off" note at work with a, "What?! Eleven days visiting his sister and not staying here with ME?!" But he'll have fun, he hasn't seen his sister in almost a year and hasn't been down to Florida in about five years. He asked me to come along with him, but I declined because he's traveling down with his parents and I wouldn't want to intrude on the time he spends with his family. His absence will give me a chance to enjoy doing things with my parents and friends (and do some fiction writing for myself), anyway.

This week promises shopping with mom, Shepherdstown with Caitlyn, not one but TWO parties with Donna's family (Eric came home tonight!), and cookie-baking. Mmmm. May the good vibes I'm feeling right now last for a long, long time.

Current Location: Hagerstown
Current Mood: optimistic optimistic
Current Music: Joni Mitchell -- "Carey"

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baronessblixen
Indeed I am alive, and updating from the computer in Megan's dorm room because my own computer's internets have gone haywire. When the problem will be fixed is anyone's guess, so until then, au revior.

Current Location: Frederick (specifically la Maison Francaise)
Current Mood: calm calm
Current Music: Megan telling me about her weekend!

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baronessblixen
Here is my schedule for the fall '06 semester at Hood. I met with the chair of the English department today for nearly an hour and a half to figure this all out. I'm really happy because Hood will accept credits from a class I didn't take. To make a long story short, the Spanish class I'm enrolled in this semester is Spanish 102. Spanish 101 was offered in the first semester, but I tested out of it and was able to jump straight to 102. Hood requires six credits of a foreign language - this semester would only give me four. However, because I tested out of 101, HCC is giving me an additional four credits. Even though there's obviously no letter grade attached to the credits from 101, Hood is still accepting them! This means that I don't have to take another semester of Spanish there!

Monday and Wednesday
PE 112 - Basic Conditioning - 9:55 - 10:20
ENG 222 - British Literature - 2:00 - 3:15

Tuesday and Thursday
ENG 271 - Portraits of Women in the 19th and 20th Century Novel - 9:55 - 11:10 (!!!)
HON 201 - Honors Colloquium III - 11:20 - 12:35
PHIL 221 - Philosophical Inquiry: Ethics - 2:00 - 3:15
ENG 278 - The Woman in the Poem - 3:25 - 4:40

The only class I really don't want to take is the Phys Ed one on Monday and Wednesday morning, only because I have this terrible feeling that it's going to be just like every high school general gym class. I might drop it and take Aerobics instead, which I believe is also offered Monday and Wednesday mornings.

I'm putting off the sciences for another semester. Shhh. ;-)

I've left my weekday evenings open for studying. I'll be out of class by 4:40 on Thursday and I have no Friday classes, meaning that I will still have some sort of a social life! Yay!

Current Mood: pleased pleased
Current Music: Duran Duran -- "Ordinary World"

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Current Mood: random.
Current Music: The Hours Soundtrack -- "The Poet Acts"

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baronessblixen
Rose is officially my second-favourite co-worker. I worked with her today, the first day that the store has been run by both women. Though I love my job, the testosterone levels in that place can be unbearable at times. We sat around today and polished the guitars and dusted the counters and gossiped. Girl Power, indeed!

Also, let it be known that I closed the store by myself tonight. I say this because Rose doesn't know the closing procedures at all, and so it was entirely up to me. Closing is difficult because it's full of printouts and reports and deposits, and I'm used to Randy or my boss doing it. It was my first time, and I'm 99.9% sure that I did everything correctly.

Even though The Phantom Menace royally sucked, I'm on a huge Star Wars kick at the moment. I just installed Photoshop on my laptop and at the moment, I'm iconing The Empire Strikes Back.

On the agenda for tomorrow is going to the DMV to get my full license (I've been meaning to do this for months and if I don't do it while I'm thinking of it, I'll never do it) and spending my Borders gift card.

Current Mood: full full
Current Music: James Taylor -- "Shower the People"

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baronessblixen
Here's to dyeing your hair red and having it look virtually the same as it did before.Collapse )

Current Mood: confused hmm.
Current Music: The Sugarhill Gang -- "Rapper's Delight"

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The Autobiography MemeCollapse )

Current Mood: content content
Current Music: The Animals -- "House of the Rising Sun"

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