30-day meme

Ganked from buzzruth , nezumiko , and darksideofstorm .

day 1 - your current relationship; if single discuss how single life is.
day 2 - where you’d like to be in 10 years.
day 3 - your views on drugs and alcohol.
day 4 - your views on religion.
day 5 - a time you thought about ending your own life.
day 6 - write 30 interesting facts about yourself.
day 7 - your zodiac sign and if you think it fits your personality.
day 8 - a moment you felt the most satisfied with your life.
day 9 - how you hope your future will be like.
day 10 - discuss your first love and first kiss.
day 11 - put your ipod on shuffle and write 10 songs that pop up.
day 12 - bullet your whole day.
day 13 - somewhere you’d like to move or visit.
day 14 - your earliest memory.
day 15 - your favourite LJ'ers.
day 16 - your views on mainstream music.
day 17 - your highs and lows of this past year.
day 18 - your beliefs.
day 19 - disrespecting your parents.
day 20 - how important you think education is.
day 21 - one of your favourite shows.
day 22 - how have you changed in the past 2 years?
day 23 - give pictures of 5 guys/girls who are famous who you find attractive.
day 24 - your favourite movie and what it’s about.
day 25 - someone who fascinates you and why.
day 26 - what kind of person attracts you.
day 27 - a problem that you have had.
day 28 - something that you miss.
day 29 - goals for the next 30 days.
day 30 - your highs and lows of this month

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Took two NyQuil last night in an effort to get to sleep. Was not aware that the effects lasted a full 24 hours. Might possibly still be very, very out of it.

As in, freaked-out-in-the-middle-of-the-dining-hall-because-I-forgot-where-I-was out of it. Organizing a to-do list so I don't forget to do important things, like eat and sleep.


1.) Study for BCS 172 exam next week.
2.) Study for PSY exam next week.
3.) Organize make-up work for DAN 209.
4.) Go to aunt's house. Retrieve banking information and Oxiclean. Also, running shoes.
5.) Organize LIN 110 notes.
6.) At some point, do laundry.
7.) Fold said laundry and put away.
8.) At some point, go work out.
9.) At some point, eat.
10.) Before 12:30 am, go sleep.

From Great Spontaneity Arises Great Confusion

Today was pretty much a wash. I woke up at around 12 pm, having gone to bed at 4 am the night (morning?) before, and futzed around on the computer for two hours before realizing that a.) I had Linguistics class at 2 pm and b.) I had no pants on.

Cue frenzied search for pants.

After staggering in to Linguistics class (five minutes early! I even had time to find a seat I liked!) I sat through an hour-and-a-half lecture about the International Phonetic Alphabet; the notes I took consisted of a drawing of a giraffe smoking a cigar and an anatomically incorrect rendering of a nude picture I'd found on 4chan.

Midway through the lecture my stomach reminded me I hadn't eaten by growling loudly and inappropriately in five-minute intervals. The girl who was sitting next to me alternated between shooting me amused looks and giggling whenever this happened.

After Linguistics class I wandered back over to the bookstore and tried to return a textbook for a class that I'd dropped a couple of days ago. The bookstore clerk gave me an unimpressed stare when I told him I'd lost the receipt for the textbook; after a minute or so of my most pathetic puppy-dog eyes, though, he relented and said he'd accept the return if I submitted a copy of the purchase from my credit history along with my Add/Drop slip within the week. Triumphant, I returned to the dorms to search for my credit history online…

And then realized that I'd forgotten my online bank account password. After frantically going through my files and almost completely trashing my side of the room, I was forced to conclude that I'd need to call the bank to reset my net password. I called the bank and…

Found out it was closed for the day.

Cue punching of wall.

Ever resilient, I resolved to not let this complete clusterfuck of incompetence ruin my day; I went with my friends down to the dining hall and went to work out at the gym afterwards. After running and working on the weights for an hour-and-a-half, I was walking down the stairs to the lockers when I looked through a window and saw…

People practicing karate!

Excitedly, I ran in to the room and asked if they'd let me sit in on their class. The sensei, a nice graduate student called Kate, allowed me to participate. I got to kick and punch to my heart's content for an hour, after which I happily exchanged phone numbers with some of the other students. It was then that I realized that I'd been at the gym for three hours and it was snowing outside.

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    "My Leftovers" by Porcelain and the Tramps
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Yamamoto KHR

Hum-drum days

Nothing much to report on the home front. The University held a memorial service for Jeffrey a couple weeks ago; I went, and listened to his professors and family talk about his life. So many people loved this boy; the chapel where we held the gathering was full--people were eventually forced to stand against the walls during the service.

This is the first time someone I was friends with died. I feel numb, a little. It's hard to think that he's gone. There's a hole in the universe he should have filled with his presence, and it feels like I'm getting punched in the stomach every time I open up my email and his username is the first thing that pops up in my chat box. I can't bring myself to delete it; whenever I move my mouse over the chat box his picture pops up. He's staring right at the camera in this photo; eyes crossed, tongue out, completely un-self-conscious like he always was.

I miss him.

My friends online and in real-life have been wonderfully supportive, and I'm extremely happy that I know such amazing people. I'm getting my life back on track, bit by bit. Classes haven't let up at all; it's a relief, almost, to lose myself in the work.

Winter has hit Rochester hard this year; every time I step out of the dorms it's like getting punched repeatedly in the face with an angry snowball. I'm looking forward to spring, and new beginnings.
Aren Fairchild

RIP, Jeffrey Bordeaux Jr.

Early yesterday morning one of my friends was involved in a fight in one of the frat houses that ended up with him being fatally injured. His name was released to the public at 1 pm yesterday and a service was held for him in the University's Interfaith Chapel at 6 pm.

Rest in peace, Jeffrey. You were smart and funny and kind; no one was beneath your notice--there wasn't a trace of arrogance in you, though you had the right to be. You had two scholarships to study abroad, you were on the track and field team, and you had grand plans for the future. You would have changed the world, and I would have been proud to have said that I knew you when you appeared on the front page of Times. I stole your hat once and wore it all class, just because I could--you smiled and laughed at me. I wanted more time with you--everyone who met you did. You drew people in. You weren't afraid to laugh at yourself, and none of your jokes ever held any sting.

You sat behind me in debate class--one desk to the left, diagonally. You talked with me in person and online; you weren't afraid to talk with anybody you felt like, no matter what your friends said or thought. I will miss you every day, and you will always be in my thoughts.
Will kick your ass for fun or profit.

Character list and journals on LJ

1.) forsaken_steel--Ueno Katsuko on triad_rpg

2.) slightly_stabby--Shimizu Raimei on amongst_thewave (warning: NSFW content)

3.) ueno_404--Ueno Katsuko on naruto_404 (warning: NSFW content)

4.) hostile_manager--Ueno Katsuko on konoha_onsen_rp (resigned)

5.) o_akira--Komatsu Akira on onryou_rpg (community closed)

6.) shuriken_dance--Mai of the Fire Nation. Never used.
...I wanna be evil


Finals are slowly eating away at my soul, corroding the few shiny pieces of sanity I have left. I have one final paper left to go. Just ten pages of this burning, blistering, festering hell-on-earth, and I am home free. FREEE. FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

I stayed up till 5 am last night (today? eh) getting my second-to-last paper done, and woke up at around 1 pm today. When I did so, my feelings were as thus:

However! I've signed up for a Theater in England seminar, which starts the day after Christmas and goes on for two weeks--during that time, my classmates and I will be seeing 21 plays in the glorious city of London! So I have that to look forward to. Now I just have to get to London on an airplane in one piece, and not accidentally end up in Hawaii or South Africa. (You think I am joking, but this is an honest concern. I have been known to get lost in the strangest, most pathetic sorts of instances).

Anyways! Ten pages, with breaks in between to update owed logs and tags! YAYSCHOOLREADYSETGO