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moriath

Currently out of work, fandom- and wedding-obsessed 23 year old woman. Expect to see lots of posts about wedding, job-hunting, moving across the country (MI to NY) and fandom!

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March 19th, 2008

That seems like a lot...

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Best Buy wants $140 to reinstall Windows. Seriously?

Please tell me I know someone who can do it for significantly less.

Also: they put waaaaaaaaay too much garlic on my pizza at lunch. And I
loooooooove garlic, so that's saying something.

Work today is crazy. It's nice to be busy, but it's not helping the
funk I'm in due to PMS (stupid doctor not re-prescribing my birth
control in time. I DO NOT WANT TO BLEED THIS WEEK. Or any week,
really, but I'm digressing) + not going to prep + crazy complicated
orders.

March 13th, 2008

US HAS SLID INTO A RECESSION

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Or so declares Yahoo! News. Something about the phrasing of that just
strikes me as being slightly off; as if they can pinpoint the exact date
and time the US hit recession territory, as opposed to just "slow
economic growth" territory as Bush has been trying to reframe it.

February 22nd, 2008

Best. Name. Ever.

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"Tribbles Driving"



I LOL'd. Quietly. Because I'm trapped in my cubicle for another hour and
15 minutes.

February 20th, 2008

Irony

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When searching to see if the company "Creative Memories" exists in our
database already, I stumble across no fewer than 2 dozen different
companies. All named Creative Memories.

December 16th, 2007

LOL

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Commencement was postponed today until 6 tomorrow night.

Which...sucks in a lot of ways for people who were actually going to bother walking (like Misty).

1) Family might not be in town tomorrow
2) I, at least, am scheduled to be taking an exam at that time. Are they expecting people to choose between exams and commencement?

Whatever. I'm not walking, I wasn't going to go watch anyone walk, so I'm ... going to go back to my paper. Really.

December 13th, 2007

Blech

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Woke up early this morning hoping to get some paper work done. I've been up for an hour and a half and all I've managed to figure out is that, no matter how they dress it up, McDonald's coffee will always suck.

October 31st, 2007

Frustrating

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So all throughout my Senior Seminar lit class we've been discussing issues of defining literature, what literature should be discussed/taught, etc. Today we got around to the issue of multicultural literature and, again, how is it defined, how do you teach it, how does it fit into the traditional educational/academic structure.

Essentially the article we read and our ensuing discussion came down to Western Dead White Men lit was reified for its beauty, use of language and broad appeal while non-Western/Multicultural lit is seen as dealing with politics, social issues, race and gender. Mainstream lit is never talked about as political and multicultural lit is never talked about because it is inherently valuable literature. So the suggestion was made that all lit should be read "radically," especially when you get into tricky areas like queer lit and figuring out how that fits in.

So, little aca/fan me jumps in to say that the reason multicultural lit is a "problem" is because we're trying to shoehorn it into the traditional academic culture which, of course, began as the study of white male literature. But there is a huge group of people out there that are already radically reading and problematizing mainstream media entertainment and maybe instead of forcing exotic lit into our existing programs we should take a look at this largely non-academic fan culture and see how all of these people that aren't necessarily saddled by the language, jargon and prestige of academia are already radicalizing texts that were never "meant" to be read in such a way.

And then this bitchy woman who claims to be so open minded but gets huffy as soon as you suggest that maybe academia is too caught up in its "Ivory Tower" and needs to get off of its high horse for a little while claims that we can't really learn from non-academic people. And then backpeddles and says how do we convince Deans of Universities to listen to the proletariat.

And then I totally slammed her by asking how her statement was any different from how do we convince people (Deans included) that non-white literature should be significantly included in literature programs.

This woman has been getting on my nerves all semester. She's so incredibly pompous about being an English major that I really want to throttle her sometimes.

Okay, now that I've got that off my chest...back to work. Sigh.

Oh, and happy Halloween :-D

October 29th, 2007

This makes me happy

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Newsweek has an article this week about the uber-sexy Halloween costumes that are coming out for girls (like, 6 year old girls). And then at the end of the article they have a link to an Elizabeth costume, officially licensed from Disney, of her costume from the second movie.

More evidence that Pirates is probably the most bad ass movie trilogy of all time. And USA is even showing Curse of the Black Pearl, un-cut, on my birthday :-)

Ugh. I want time to move faster. Billy is taking me out for lunch when he gets out of class, but that's not for another half an hour, and I'm hungry (and freezing cold) now!

September 21st, 2007

...really?

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There's a jazz song on the radio right now that I swear starts with "Smells Like Teen Spirit." It's kinda...weird.

September 5th, 2007

Life = suck

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I have to continue to be a full time student in order to stay on insurance :-P That means tonight after work I need to pay off my bill to the school and sign up for two more bullshit classes. Also, I can't get a second job at the tutoring center like I'd been contemplating.

Suck suck suck.

Also for the past day there's been no internet at my apartment. The tech dude was supposed to show up between 9:30 and 12:30 today but...didn't. I called at 12:30, they said they'd get ahold of the technician and call to tell me when he'd be there...they didn't get back to me for almost another hour and then I had to book it to work. He was allegedly 10 minutes away then, so hopefully all is well.

Picked up my new Lybrel birth control last night. I am incredibly entertained by the container it's kept in. It's totally like a high tech PEZ dispenser, only giving you period-blockers rather than sugary candy. I have to admit, I kind of can't wait for my period (MY LAST ONE FOR AS LONG AS I CAN MANAGE IT!!!) just so I can try it out. Am not looking forward to remembering to take my pill everday, however. I think I'm going to take it at 8 at night or something, a time when I know I'll always be awake and not doing anything that can't afford me two minutes to take a pill.

Gotta admit; I'm a little nervous. I got on the patch just so I wouldn't have to remember to take a pill every day. But I'm gonna try this and see what happens. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Had my first class today, my senior seminar. We're gonna read Lolita! And a whooooooole bunch of theory, which is awesome to me since I'm a geek. The professor helps out in Lyceum (lit society) as well, so I already have an "in," lol. Had the requisite "Is Harry Potter literature" discussion this morning, and I was the only one willing to defend its place in the lit classroom. The professor is totally on my side ;-)

While wasting away without internet, Billy and I have gotten hooked on Lost. We really need to stop buying TV season box sets. We get obsessed (see: Monk, House and Battlestar Galactica). We're probably going to buy Season 2 on DVD tonight (...it's on DVD already, right? 'Cause didn't they just finish Season 3? I have no idea...) because we are that lame. Billy is also allegedly going to make dinner for me. We'll see how this goes...

August 30th, 2007

Dude

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One of my favorite authors (I know,I have several) wants my mom's salsa recipe.

For some reason this is amazingly awesome to me.

I am such a geek.

I think my work on the diseases for GTP impressed the guys; they keep handing me new and increasingly complex jobs to do. Right now I'm doing a fucking statistical analysis of a bunch of abilities. Or at least a pseudo-statistical analysis. Can someone who failed algebra twice do a real analysis?

Going home for a few days tomorrow. Making the aforementioned salsa with my mother, visiting the doctor for gynocological stuff (renewing birth control FTW) and having my follow up appointment with the eye doctor (god I hope that my eyes aren't mushy anymore. I really want my contacts back!). Also want to go to the farmer's market back in Holland. I don't know why I never go to the one here in Ypsi...I think I need the safety blanket of my mom there to tell me what's good and what isn't, lol.

Also? Ian McKellan is crazy!awesome

August 29th, 2007

yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssss

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Sweeney Todd slated for holiday release

Damn right it has broad enough appeal to have a normal, holiday release!

Seriously, you have no idea how much it would piss me off if they tried to make me wait an extra month or two to see this. I got antsy waiting for Brokeback Mountain to make its way to Ann Arbor; I think I would die if I couldn't see Johnny Depp on opening day :-(

Hasn't the success of Johnny Depp/Tim Burton (...there's fic like that, isn't there? Oh god...) proven that people will come out to see it, no matter how weird it is? And is this really any weirder than Edward Scissorhands? Have some faith in the public, studio heads!

I hope it comes out on Christmas so it'll be the film my family and I goes to see that day. 'Cause if it comes out before then I'm going to have to go opening night. Because it's singing Johnny Depp. Johnny Depp singing Sondheim. Squee!

August 17th, 2007

An addition to the "Unfortunate Name" files

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Background for my new friends: I work at an NPR-affiliate station on campus. No, I'm not on the air doing anything glamorous; I spend my afternoons inputting information about CDs into a computer. It's extremely boring, but as far as part time jobs go it could be a lot worse (see: my two years working in two different lingerie stores).

As part of my job I have the pleasure of coming across some amazingly unfortunate names. Like Dick Hyman. Or Steven Segal (yes, he in fact has TWO blues albums. Who knew?)

Here's today's addition:

Daubert Nobacon

Life would truely be sad if there were no bacon in it :-(
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