It's definately, offically Christmas break. My laptop yet again, is sick like all other long visits home, mom and I went shopping like crazy people yesterday (and it was so fun), and I know at least 3 of my presents.
Can you guess?! Yep! I found out I got both seasons of Mad Men! So happy! I kinda knew I would get it, since it was one of only like 5 things on my christmas list, but I'm still so happy it will be under the Christmas tree. Now I just want to watch it!
I hope everyone's breaks are going just as wonderfully. I know finishing the first semesester of senior year feels pretty surreal to me, but I'm very proud of myself. I offically have my BA in History all done. And its such a weight off my shoulders. I might only have to take 3 real classes next semeseter and that would be really nice.
I'm not quite sure why people are being so overwhelmingly negative about New Moon. It was infinitely better than Twilight, Taylor is a wonderful Jacob (this coming from the girl who still pictures Steven Straight when she reads the books), and IT HAS A REAL MEADOW. A REAL MEADOW people.
*Sigh* Can you tell I enjoyed it beyond rational means? Because I did. Giddy, fangirl means. And then at the end (with ya know, that semi-awful line delivery by Edward) boys in the audience yelled "What the HELL!?" And we all laughed.
My only issue, and I think this is just how it will be for the whole series, is Edward is far more human in the books. The movie has turned him into this stock angsty character of the series and its just not right. I mean, hello, Rob can actually act--I think the Remember Me trailer before the movie half proved that. I guess I'm just annoyed he didn't get to rip the plasma. lol
Watching the last episode of Emma and then writing a 15 page paper because I want it done and out of my hair for comps. Everything's written out and all the quote are picked and I get to rant about Disney. I think I can make it happen. I just have to edit that other paper too.
Heather has been doing absolutely NOTHING productive in leejay life in the past three months. Heather has been sandblasted with senior course work and refuses to complain about a situation she put herself in.
But its getting better! I've read at least 10 new books in the last 2 months (history and lit) which have really changed my outlook on history and literature. Its been wonderful. But its been so demanding as well.
I know I like it to have a few silly little updates from my friends list just to know they're alive and I've been horrible not to do the same. My scrapbook even fizzled out because I couldn't keep track of everything. And when it was down to only 4 months left no less!
Its October and its snowing/raining outside of my window. I am only happy about this on some weird, writing-inspired level. But the cold can totally do without.
She's so much better!! Mom and the boys got to bring her home today and the vet says she made almost a complete turn around. They have no idea what was wrong with her. I'm just so glad she's better. It just goes to show you the power pray and love has.
I'm on campus and today is freshman move in, and I'm pretty sure I told a gossiper some stuff that, though I'm not particularly worried if she tells it, was just a stupid move on my part. I suppose I just have to give is time to see how its going to go. Oh, and did I mention it looks like a flood is coming too? Yep. Just lovely. That's what I get for school in New England.
All the poor freshman in the rain. And I'm working in Admissions and Student Aid so I'm seeing all the kids who have issues with money. I don't know how they are dealing with it and leaving the nest. I know my first few days where a serious test of my nerves and emotional constitution. I just want to give them all hugs. And how the mom's and dad's are dealing, some of them you know are worried and about to cry and it just makes me think of my family (which I'm espiecally trying not to do today) and then I get homesick. Oh, memories. I should call mom. She'll have a happy voice.
It sounds like no one is very happy with their hours for work. I know I'm asking for 4 more and I got a lot more hours than most people. Maybe 6 if I feel particularly self-depricating. But I really do enjoy where I work. The ladies are awesome, I've made some really great friends, and always get the best gossip alive. lol.
Inkheart was simply wonderful (even with the extensive changes made from the book) and I think I'm going to watch Australia tonight.
For anyone who does not think True Blood is crack and freakin' amazing crack at that, I ask you to watch episode 209 and 210. I mean, how could this not be crack? And especially 210 because that was just INSANE. And there was no preview for next week; I feel I'm not in on a secret. It's awful. And I think for the first time, really all season, I was rooting for Bill and Sookie. Yay!
I had my first day at work today. It was nice to be back and actually be productive. Like, functioning on a level that will pay me in two weeks. Especially after the student news paper production went until 2am (I left at 1:30) and we found out the stupid thing doesn't need to be in till today at midnight. And there really is no reason for such end-loaded production. None at all.
I also raided the library DVD collection which I'm pretty sure has tripled since last year. I rented out Australia and Inkheart and the old french Beauty and the Beast. I'm so excited!! Those movies, combined with the insanity that is True Blood have made my day. (Not forgetting the Merlin season finale from last night either.)
And because I am particularly proud of my room (I didn't move in first, so I had less choice in placement and side), ( Collapse )