Hmm . . . I think I shall update . . .
Friday morning at around 1:00, Richie IMed me saying he was hungry and wanted to get something to eat . . . so he, Sarah, Em, and I went to the Four Seasons diner (its open 24/7) and they got breakfast foods--I got back to my dorm at around 2ish! O.Chem was bad because Blackboard *still* wasn't up, so I couldn't print off the lecture notes beforehand . . . we did more practice problems in Genetics--it took Jess and I about an hour to do one of them (it had several parts), but luckily we're going to finish them up on Monday in class, so we didn't have to do them for homework . . . after Gospel Choir, we went to the "Breathe Step Stomp" step show sponsored by BSU (yay for aliteration!)--'twas rather good, although the music started to get to me after awhile because it was *really* loud (even though we were in the balcony) . . . Erin, Dana, and I watched a few episodes of CSI (Dana has the first and second seasons on DVD) and I caught a rather ironic (yet nifty) image in the final frame of the "Alter Boys" episode . . . then Danielle joined us and we watched The Land Before Time (the first one!) in the Atrium--we were shocked as we watched the credits and learned that the movie was a Spielburg/Lucas collaboration and James Horner did the score (with Diana Ross singing the end title)!
Hardly anything to write about Saturday, since we didn't do anything--I literally did nothing but O.Chem. (and procrastination) the entire day
Today we (the SU Gospel Choir) sang at St. Paul's United Church of Christ (Chris' church)--our Chaplin preached, too, so it was as though SU was taking over the service . . . hehe. We our songs went quite well, which was a very happy thing :) Erin and I didn't really want to go to the caf for lunch, so we made macaroni and cheese, and Dana joined us for lunch . . . I alternatively did O.Chem. and procrastinated . . . and that's about it for this weekend . . .
( A Procrastination Acrostic )
I really want to get my paid account (for my many icons and nifty Sarah mood set), but I think I have to pay for my FoJG account this time and I still need to buy Christmas presents (after I figure out what I'm getting everyone) . . . Speaking about Christmas presents, Rehta, Allegra, and Sara (wow, your names all end in "a"!)--could I have your addresses? I'd love to send you cards over the holidays :) So you don't have to worry about random people seeing your address, you can IM me at firstname.lastname@example.org :D
Hmm . . . I should probably clarify *why* my roommate thinks I'm nutters, shouldn't I? She's been working on an essay for her Wilderness Lit. class the entire week and having tons of people proofread and revise it (I've revised it twice). She finally decided she was done writing it this afternoon, and said she was going to read over it once more before putting it away until tomorrow. And so our scene starts . . .
Dana: I'm going to read this out loud to myself, unless you want to hear it.
Me: *turns off music*
Dana: ok then
Me: Stowy time! Stowy time! Dana, Dana, tell us the one about Mark Twian and the Civil War.
*spoken in an innocent voice while hugging knees*
[and she put that part in her away message while she read me her essay!]
Dana: *looks at me, then laughs hysterically*
Me: *also laugh hysterically*
****5 minutes later****
Dana: *reads essay*
I went to the info session for the "Semester in London" that SU is having this summer (my friend Erin went last year). I REALLY really want to go, but I don't think I'll be able to because I also want to do study abroad in Australia next year (it's a money issue). I'd be over there for 6 weeks taking 2 classes (and getting 8 semester hours)in London. One of the classes I'd probably take is Intro to Music (which I have to take as a core class, anyway--this way I wouldn't have to take it during the reg. school year--another incentive) and the little blurb in the pamphlet says something about emphasising viewing live performances AKA going to concerts! Yay! And of course, if I ended up going there, I'd have to try to go to Her Majesty's Theatre to see PotO (*SQUEE!*) and visit Monk's House (where Virginia and Leonard Woolf lived) . . . however, although financial aid is available, I most likely will not be able to go . . .
Look at my new icon! Isn't it pretty? I got it from phantom_icons *insert shameless plug here*
And I've almost finished my Sarah Brightman mood scheme! (I'll be getting a paid account sometime . . . but first I have to renew my FoJG memembership, which expires next Monday . . . and buy Christmas presents). I'm having trouble finding a "bouncy/energetic/excited/jubilant/
and now I should probably do O. Chem. (even though 'tis evil) because I'm behind . . .
Today I had a bit of a fun day (for a weekday, that is) . . . we had a discussion day in US History, and then I vacuumed our dorm--you can tell you have a small dorm when you can vacuum the entire room without running out of cord! All of us went to lunch and then [this is where the fun part starts] Sarah said she wanted to go to the used bookstore on Market Street to see if they had the 6th book in the Left Behind series, so Dana and I went with her, after the three of us got our wallets.
'Twas the first time I'd been in the bookstore, and I really liked it--'tis a small, one-room place, with books everywhere. I gravitated to the European Literature section and was saddened that it was only one shelf (Amer. Lit. was 2) and there was no Tennyson in the poetry section :( I considered buying Jane Eyre but decided against it because I didn't really want it in hardback . . . I wandered around the store scouring all the paperbacks and found Little Women, The Scarlett Letter, and Dante's Inferno (which I've always wanted to read) . . . When I asked the owner if he had any Tennyson, he said he thought he did, and then proceded to look throughout the entire store--after about 10 minutes or so (perhaps longer) he found a Tennyson anthology that he said he'd let me have for $3, but I didn't take it because I was really looking for The Idylls of the King (another one I've always wanted to read) . . . so I just got the other three books--for a grand total of $2.12 :D As we were leaving the store (I felt bad for making Dana and Sarah wait so long for me), I saw the sign for the Selinsgrove Dance Studio, which is apparently right behind the bookstore--when we got back to campus, I tried looking it up, but all I could find on it was the phone number . . . I really want to start dancing again--maybe I could stop by sometime next weekend (since this weekend is fall break *squee!) to see which classes they offer and such . . .
hmm, I read my lab for O. Chem. tomorrow while sitting in a sunbeam and listening to Eden . . . I took a nice nap at 4ish--it took me about half an hour or so to fall asleep and then I slept for an hour . . . then went to a quick dinner with Dana and Erin [do you think my journal entries are too boring?] before going to the weekly Gospel Choir exec meeting--I'm the treasurer, and it's the first time I've ever been an officer for anything (last week was my first meeting as treasurer, so 'twas rather overwhelming) . . . then there was much O.Chem-ness, which I should probably return to now . . .
[I've decided to go back to my usual font colour . . .]
This morning a group of SAVE/GeoClub people cleaned up our "Adopt-a-Highway" section . . . 'twas a bit scary walking along the highway, but rewarding as well . . . the most interesting thing I found was a large bit of duct tape, but Allyson and the other girls who were around me found a large basket, Dana found a fuzzy caterpillar and carried it around with her for the rest of the morning (she brought him back to campus and set him in one of the bushes in front of Fisher) . . . and Trout found pink underwear (which is just disturbing) . . . . . . when we got back at 11:30ish I checked my email and such and then worked on O.Chem (with a bit of a nap in there too--I tend to fall asleep when I'm doing O.Chem on my loft bed) . . .
which brings me to now: I'm a bit bored and don't really want to be doing homework right now . . . I wish I were more creative--I enjoy artistic things, but I can't create them: I love reading (literature and fanfiction, both) but I can't write a story or poem (unless I'm assigned a topic or something), I love listening to music and such, but would never be able to write a song, I love dancing, but would never be able to choreograph a routine . . . *sigh* . . . well, I guess I better get back to my O. Chem . . . or maybe I'll switch to reading Genetics . . . :\
US History was pretty good today for three reasons: 1) Class started 15 minutes later at 8:30, 2) We had a speaker that talked about a book he's writing about the historical significance of the boxing matches between Max Schmeling and Joe Louis, 3) We got out 20 minutes early at 9:30 (usually the class is from 8:15-9:50, so we had about half-an-hour less of class!)
And now for some ponderings, blatantly ripped off from Shakespeare ;) . . .
To upgrade, or not to upgrade: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to purchase
And so play with mood sets and use more icons,
Or to be satisfied with a free acount
And therefore save my money?
To those with paid accounts: should I upgrade? (oh, and I'll email you those pictures for the colourbar, Dawn--I was just trying to find another one) and now back to my O. Chem. lab reports . . .
oh, and A&E's Pride & Prejudice is officially my new favourite mini-series now . . . *deep sigh*
I found this on http://www.lunaestas.com/blog/
Choose a band/artist and answer only in song titles by that band: Sarah Brightman (I would use Josh, but Sarah has more albums = more song titles) . . . and since there were so many choices, I went song-title happy and used more than one for most questions, so I shall lj-cut this so 'tisn't huge:
( What You Never Know . . . or How Sweet the Answer )
And now it's O.Chem time again :(
I'm writing a paper for my US History course, so I can't write much, but I just want to write *something* (and that sentence was way too redundant *winces*) . . . I'm listening to The Hours as I'm working on this paper, trying to gain some inspiration . . . sometimes (ok, a lot of times) I wish I could write even a fraction as well as Virginia Woolf could . . . I've got the going-of-on-tangents and rambling part down [hehe, I love "A Mark on the Wall"], though, just read my entries! . . . oh well, I guess I better go back to trying to write this paper (as it's due tomorrow) . . . If I remember, I shall write about Homecoming (which was this past weekend and quite eventful) tomorrow . . .
Today was my last day of classes as a Susquehanna freshman! Woo! ‘Twas on Friday schedule, though, so ‘twas a bit odd . . . I think the weather forgot that ‘tis Spring now---it was seriously only 46* this morning! My 11:15 class was cancelled, so I was talking to my mom and told her something along the lines of “it’s chilly today, but I’m wearing a jumper so I’m fine . . . I mean sweater” . . . you know you’ve read too much Harry Potter (and Brit. Lit.) when . . . (although when Erin goes to London this summer, I’m having her keep a list of Briti-cisms [totally made that word up] for me J . . . and I definitely used “queue” too—haha). After a nice, long nap, I went with Richie, Benny, Sarah, and Lori to Amatto’s—a little Italian restaurant about a mile from campus—we had to walk and ‘twasn’t very fun on the way there because we were hungry and most of the way was uphill. Everyone else got cheese steaks, but I got the fettuccini alfredo w/ chicken—‘twas sooo good—the pasta at the caf. is pretty good, but I hadn’t had real Italian pasta in a long time . . . afterwards, I went to a concert at Deg. Theatre (I’ve been to so many concerts these past two weeks—hehe)—the guy is an internationally acclaimed piano virtuoso and he was sooo good [he’s recorded with Isaac Stern!!]. After intermission, I found Chris and Dana and we moved to the top row of the balcony (I’d had “hand seats” before, but these ones were even better). The audience gave him a standing ovation, and he gave us two encores—the balcony was full of SAI sisters, PMA brothers, and music people, so they were happy about that. When he announced his second encore, there was a resounding cheer from certain parts of the balcony—you could definitely tell where the piano majors were sitting! Hehe . . .
Well . . . I better go and study for my Bio final . . . :\ . . . feel free to IM me if you want to talk though . . . ;)
lalala (to quote Richie)
Well . . . I'm sitting here updating when I should be working on the protocol for tomorrow's Bio lab . . . today was an ok day, except we got our Bio midterms back . . . let's just say I hope my lab grade is high enough to pull my grade up :/ . . . I love the book we're reading for Thought now-- A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. 'Tis about when the author decided to walk the Appalacian Trail with his friend and it's hilarious! Hmm . . . let's see . . . . we had a very interesting dinner at Encore today . . . quite scary, but that's what you usually get when you put Sarah, Richie, and Benny together (I still love you guys . . . haha) . . .
I'm going to see Josh next Saturday!!!! I can't wait!! :D :D (SU friends--you'll probably get tired of me by next week [if you're not already] . . . I apologise in advance . . .)
I did figure out how to modify my "mood" and "music" things to make them nifty-looking *smiles* (yes, they're both Shakespeare . . . and my username is Woolf and Tennyson . . . notice a pattern?)
hmm . . . I suppose I should go back to my Chem homework . . . . (in Sarah's Stewart voice) but I don't waana!
ooh--any of my SU friends want to watch Love Actually with me on Friday at Charlie's?
Oh my word . . . if anyone has ever seen the Marshmallow Peeps Bunny Survival Tests . . . or likes LotR humour, you have to see this:
http://lordofthepeeps.com/ . . . The Fellowship of the Peep . . . basically a parody of FotR done with Marshmallow Peeps Bunnies :D
Chris: yes, i just read that
Me: hmm . . . that's a good idea for a road trip
Me: drive around the Susquehanna and try to set up an ideal society
Me: do you think we'd get extra credit?
Chris: we could set it up on the isle of Q
Me: what's that?
Chris: it's down on the other side of selinsgrove at the river
Me: how big is it?
Chris: i dunno
Chris: i was only there once
Chris: big enough for an idea society
Me: big enough for a small ideal society?
Me: who do we want in our society/colony?
Chris: nobody, people would ruin it
Me: how do we have a society/colony without people?
Chris: well, i don't see any other way of keeping it ideal
Erin and Richie (and whomever else wants to come along) . . . are you up for a road trip?