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HOLY SHIT, it's nonchalance!

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well, it's almost the end of the semester. what have I got to show for it? Well, my sci-fi essay is going really well, ~4200 out of ~5000-6000 done, after scrapping half the draft,  and I'm pretty happy with what I've got. Cold War is going pretty well considering I haven't had a meeting with that supervisor for ages (and never accomplish much there anyway). So I've at least found things I like about both of them (esp District 9, I like it more each time I watch it). I've been working on amst stuff a surprising amount lately, it's quite nice... pleasant, even :P

soon Slosh will be moving to Hobart. he's coming back down for a couple of weeks near the end of this month in between PN and Hobart (I'm not sure how many people know this already, I can never keep track of who knows what about things...). I guess we'll have a "Slosh is finally leaving" party or something equally drunken :D

and~ party at Chez Homer this weekend, although lots of SCAdians won't be there. but I'm excited anyway because Ro will be there.

in short, my life is awesome. so there.
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I have work to do, and I haven't posted in a while = LJ post is the best answer right? :P

Uni is going pretty well. I did a lot of reading for sci-fi over the break... so much so that I'm ready to start writing my essay (on whiteness in District 9). All the further reading I have is one chapter my supervisor copied for me, and The Birth of the Clinic, and watching The Brother From Another Planet, which sounds like it'll be a lot of fun (more so if it was on dvd, but oh well :P). Cold war stuff isn't going as well, mostly because it'll be ~8,000 words (compared to sci-fi's ~5,000) so I was gonna get sci-fi out of the way first. Right now I should be reading The Culture of the Cold War. But it's not that interesting, even though the Cold War era is super creepy. I'm doing this essay in the revival of lynching during the 40's-50's, and I 've learned enough about lynching, the history of civil rights, whiteness in the States, etc... so this + looking at black Communists is really all I have to do.
I'm using a bit of Foucault (yay!) for both of them, which is always nice. I'd have his dead gay French AIDS babies anytime. [lol @ wiki: "In 1992 James Miller published a biography of Foucault that was greeted with controversy in part due to his claim that Foucault's experiences in the gay sadomasochism community during the time he taught at Berkeley directly influenced his political and philosophical works."]

I quit my job a while ago. I felt like I'd told everyone but it turns out I actually only told a few people (but I kept forgetting who I had told and then telling them again). So, I'm poor, but not stressed. Also, I actually have time to do Honours (it's pretty good). I have a good boss to get references from in the future, although if I end up staying in NZ next year I'll probably re-apply with them in November, 'cause it's by far the best job I've ever had.

So, yeah. What I do next year depends on where Slosh will be. While we could do long distance indefinitely, I'd rather not :P (also I don't care what country I live in) His PhD seems to be going well, and he's met (and introduced me to) some pretty cool people in Palmy, and that always helps. I went up there for a week in the middle of break and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be (I actually had fun). The campus is so pretty ^_^. He's there for a couple more months, then on to Hobart for "several months" (his supervisor's words), and then I guess we'll maybe find out? :P [I keep forgetting to tell Mum... I never did tell her about Germany :P]

And party here on Saturday, although it'll be a little one because our new flatmate (Cyren) has organised it and he just wants a fairly quiet (i.e. not-KAOS) party. But that's cool.
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So, LJ is pretty much dead... but it's been ages since I posted and lots of things have happened :O

- Hons plans have been made. I met with my supervisor this week and it's looking pretty awesome. I'm probably going to look at the case of Aileen Wuornos (the film Monster was about her) and how she was portrayed in the film, and probably in a couple of documentaries as well (including the money people made off her story). Also, Foucault. Obviously. But anyway, I'm not actually working on that till next semester - right now is just background stuff.

- I have class tomorrow! :D I'm taking Sci-fi and intelligent technologies (2-300-level paper) as a special topic <3 the lecturer used to take the class I wanted for my other special topic (Society of persecution: systems of repression), but I found out that two classes were combined into one, and I've already taken it (with the lecturer who'll be my supervisor). But I think we're gonna have a meeting about it next week.

- Slosh went to another maths conference last week and got offered a couple of PhD's - one at Purdue, and one at Massey. So he's applied for the one at Massey 'cause it looks pretty much perfect. So he's moving up there for a bit, at least a semester. After that possibly Hobart? Or possibly back in Christchurch. Then to Germany for post-doc. Not sure when he leaves yet, but will probably be ASAP (hopefully after the First Party).

- So, we're looking for a new flatmate. Rent is like ~$92 a week, phone and internet is pretty much taken care of by work (as long as we don't go over 40GB, then we're charged 10c/MB), so the only bill we generally get is power. New flatmate would be in the house as Slosh is leaving some of his larger furniture etc here so I need all the space I can get :P

- I spent the weekend in Wellington and it was pretty cool but I don't wanna live there unless I have a car. I saw Isis and they were awesome. So were Jakob :D. I stayed with Ruby, Richard and Allannah in their awesome new flat. We went to Te Papa for a day which was pretty sweet.

- Work is going pretty well, I'm part time now and my manager is awesome :D

- I'm trying to put off buying the laptop I want, so it's kinda good that it's out of stock atm I guess :P I have the money but it's nice to have savings so I guess I'll wait till I have a bit more.
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I had a good christmas, hope you all did too :)

Work is going well, not a lot of time left before we go on the phones all the time. No work till the 5th! It's awesome ^_^

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I got up at 5 this morning and I don't feel gross at all. and I haven't even napped :O but I was only up so early 'cause Slosh left for his piratey conference for pirates at 7 and likes a leisurely morning (and also apparently underestimates the awesomeness of a full nights' sleep). He will be back on Friday so until then I guess I will spend my evenings doing things like socialising with people that aren't him :P (especially people that are Rosie)

Today has been perfect so far 'cause it rained for ages (so I don't have to water the garden or get dressed) and now it's sunny (so I can weed the garden/attack the ivy). Dana and Toby have set up a totally sweet vege garden. It even has brick edging, it's so cute~

I haven't really been looking for jobs any more, I start at Telecom in 3 weeks and my last WINZ appointment is next week... having money's gonna be great ^_^

German's going well, but we don't learn stuff very quickly so I'm looking forward to my textbook arriving so I can do the shit out of audio exercises.. and regular exercises. it'll be fine. I keep wanting vocab lists or something but we're not learning enough in each session to warrant that :P I expected something a bit more intense from something called "Crash course in German". Oh well. I can always take another one :P

Oh yeah, Slosh has started moving some stuff in, which is useful. I like having a decent bed and extra couch ^_^ we will have so many couches... *must remember to post a party to the list sometime around the moving in/out of people* [speaking of which, his birthday party was awesome ^_^ many more people than I expected, like a for reals party]

And, last but not least, this weekend is gonna be awesome :D Ric Halloween ftw! and then the LFoD fireworks (hopefully safer than last time :P)

tales of interest~
ladies
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so, things have happened since last time I posted. cool, huh? there are obviously all the usual things, like weather and kitties and drinking. and some less-usual things...
anyway, my flat is staying put but with one big change: Dave is moving out, and Slosh is moving in. I think it will be fun times :) party times for sure! (some of you know this already). so yeah. we will probably have a "changing of the flatmates" party. also I hope we don't have to do it the exact weekend our lease is up 'cause I start work for srs on that Monday. Also I hope we get to live here for another year but we almost certainly will, so that's nice.
also I'm enrolling in an evening course in German. yay languages ^_^
also hats and cigarette holders ftw! and corsets! and gloves! ladies things~~
oh yeah and I'm going down to Timaru this weekend for Mum's birthday. It'll probably be fine. Get to see the completed bathroom (exciting as hell).

before I forget (again)
herd
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we're having a party here on saturday night. from 9. it'll be great, and gardeny, and stuff.

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I gotta say, I'm pretty happy with life in general atm, and for the last month or two. You guys are partly responsible. So's Slosh. And so am I :O  I'm pleased I realised, 'cause usually I only see that it was good in retrospect, once things have gotten worse. But yeah. I'm gonna enjoy the shit out of it *proceeds to*.

In conclusion, we all own (except the people I hate, who will never own but this post isn't about them).

*pukes a rainbow of blood*

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I had an awesome time at the 48. We/you all own. Also I didn't puke (blood or otherwise) or get hungover. And I remember all the parts I was there for (mostly buttsex tbqh)!

Everyone should see Slosh's Simeon-made Ming the Merciless costume. It's awesome~~ (although there still aren't any pics up afaict). Battles are fairly amusing to watch but I don't think I'll bother next year. At least I know what I'm missing next time :P
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oh yeah..
herd
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I got the Telecom job. Also had a job interview yesterday for a boring but temporary job that starts next week. I don't really want it but I think WINZ will be angry with me if I refuse, since I have relevant experience. Ah well. Really I just wanna save enough money for computer (and post-BA tattoo) (and fabric). So yeah. Life. happyevilslosh got his Masters tattoo done, it's awesome ^_^ and didn't take nearly as long as they said it would... And we ate something called a Steak Bar which sounds really manly but I couldn't really deal with it. So meaty and dense. Too meaty and dense for me~ *pukes*

Bring on the 48. I will try not to get horribly drunk, woohoo!

Also I've been quite bad at jobhunting this fortnight but oh well I'll do it tomorrow...

And Dana, I have decided on your Christmas present. It owns. (We should do Drexels some time :P)




another more different update
herd
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So. No more uni for me this year. Although I will probably be seeing a lot of you in the next couple of weeks, 'cause I'm selling course readers. After that, back on the dole (I got approved yesterday so they pay me next week). But hopefully I can find a job, it's way less boring + more money.

I haven't really been doing much lately, just jobhunting. Although our internet seems to be broken atm so it's a little more difficult. At least I can get the weekend paper tomorrow. I haven't even been drinking :O

I had my first tea party last Sunday (as most of you probably know), it was pretty cool. A lot livelier than I expected, considering the absence of alcohol. Also the kitty got really excited and tried to steal food. Bad kitty. It was the first time Andre had used his tea set, and the first time I'd used some bits of mine.. so that was cool. We're thinking of having them more often, since everyone seemed to have fun. Mmm, cupcakes and tiny sandwiches.

I finally went around to see where Acacia's living and meet her cute kitty Andromeda (and pick up Soylent Green for Slosh). She has a pretty sweet setup aside from the cold :P I also finally finally went to the library to get more Iain Banks books. But I was disappointed in the reviews, which had been really funny and frankly disgusted in the first one (The Wasp Factory), but now they're all like, oh yeah this book? owns. you should read it.

Annnyway I gtg to training/contract signing this morning so I'd better head homewards ^_^ hopefully the internet is working...

And before I forget, hahaha Slosh drinks wine now.

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Well, I had an awesome night last night. I hope you guys did too ^_^. I have no idea when people left (or even when I left). I did manage to find everything I'd left in the house that I shouldn't have, which is a relief (especially my glasses, which I just got).

So, drinking. Big, clever, always a good plan.

I'm not even that hungover :D


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I haven't posted for a while so here is a post. I hope you like it.

The holidays have been pretty good so far, lots of drinking and little work. There will be work this week though, since I have (ha!) to read Foucault and also write up my stupid report with gay results. Atm Liquor King has speights summer harvest for $6/6pack, it's pretty awesome... we've bought 48 so far. How can you afford not to? Also it is pretty nice, which isn't something generally expected of $1 beers.

Drinking at the Dollshouse tonight, om nom nom. And drinking next weekend. Oh, and my birthday next weekend. Hell yeah. I'll have to make sure I haven´t played records backwards and killed myself by then... (Acacia: one of Jim and one of Bombay.)

Yeah so apparently my life revolves around drinking (and metal). Truly noble causes.

Oh yeah and I'm finally getting new glasses ^_^ they own but probably won't be ready for like a week or something. They're totally metal (aside from... the lenses)

Mike's coming back~~~
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he'll be here 4-21 May. yes, there will be parties. orange ones.

edit: he told me to "spread the good news. LIKE HERPES!". but I'm doing it this way instead. it's wayyyyy easier.
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American Mike (who I think most of you have met) is having birthday drinks at Homer Pl tomorrow night (and also doesn't have a LJ :O :O). Turn up around seven, if you please.

Remember: drinking is big and clever.

Edit: there will also be Black Sheep.




Oh yeah I had a test and it went ok I guess but I'm going to drink anyway! Woohoo!

kimono fun
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last night, well yesterday around 4 actually, we went out (in the car, i cant believe we DO have one, thats the first time since i've come that we've used it!) to this place...it took awhile, anyway there was this shop that sells pretty much any sort of fabric one could want, and many many kinds one should not want (bad imitation leather, pink, silver sequinned stuff, all other sorts of nastiness) but also sells kimono fabric (or stuff youre supposed to use for kimono). we each (Yuka, Nishiki, me) got some for our yukata (summer kimono), which host grandma is going to make, and some for these cool short pajamas in a similar style which i think host mum is going to make. my kimono fabric is dark blue and has some pink flowers and i think fireflies...but isnt too crowded (unlike most of them). my pajama fabric is blue and has cool dragons on it, along with the kanji (龍) for dragon, rather cool. so anyway sometime this afternoon were going to host grandparents place to get measured its so cool, my own kimono, yay!
my thumb really really hurts (for no reason) ill stop typing now so it doesnt fall off!
oh yeah and i (very oddly) slept in till 10.30! very good indeed

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