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Things I can do now that I'm out of school (in no particular order):

1. Reawaken my muse.
2. Get more involved with the worship team, of which I am now a member (keyboard).
3. Read for fun.
4. Work on building [ profile] austenfic
5. Save money.
6. Journal more.
7. Get more sleep.
8. Exercise; start paying more attention to appearance in general.
9. Travel.
10. Chat!

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I'm bored. I thought I had study group today for one of my term projects, but just remembered I didn't, 'cause the other girl had to work, but I work at 3, so now I'm sort of out of things to do until 3, when I'll be absolutely miserable, because I hate my job.

Of course, I can now comfort myself that I don't have to put up with it for much longer because I got another job: I will soon be teaching piano at the music school/store down the block. Yay!
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Can't sleep. Keep thinking of couple who really blindsided my family with horrible abuse last July, and dreaming of ways to get back at them and/or "smart" things to yell at them, should I happen to pass them in the street sometime.

Is very unhealthy, but I can't help it. It's been going on for a few weeks now, I just start thinking about the ordeal for no reason, but this is the first time it's impeded my sleep.

On the bright side, being unable to sleep made me check my mail, which contained a notice from my professor that tomorrow's early class has been cancelled, so I don't have to get up quite as early as I thought.
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I had a dream last night that Ron Weasley was going to die in the next HP book, and I only just now realized it wasn't real. That happens surprisingly often with me: I dream something weird, and it takes me awhile to realize it wasn't real. I'd love to be able to find out how Ron Weasley got into my dream to begin with, but that's as far as my dream memory will take me.

I was listening to music in the car this morning, and suddenly realized I'm in a terribly sort of "I want to wallow in over-emotional hogwash for awhile" mood. I think it was the combination of Jennifer Knapp and Linkin Park. But it got me to thinking of fanfic.

I wish I were capable of illustrating the link in my brain between over-emotional music and fanfiction at the moment, but I think my brain is fried.

I think I'm in desperate need of stimulation. Even the over-emotional kind.

My last final of the year is tomorrow. Yay!
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Despite working in the same place as two of my sisters, I hate my job. (I know, I know, big news flash there.) One of my sisters has an interview at a different store this afternoon, and I'm as excited as if it were me who might possibly be breaking free of the evil Big K.

I still haven't registered for spring classes. It's weird, knowing that once I finish those classes, I'll be able to start interning.

Haven't done a whole lot lately other than genealogy research. I find it amusing to enter my ancestors' names in the rootsweb database and see what comes up. There are actually people who believe they can trace their ancestry back to Adam and Eve.

I wish I had time to do laundry. Our drier broke a few weeks ago, and we haven't been able to replace it yet. I don't usually have more than a couple hours to myself a day, if that, and since line drying takes a lot more effort, my laundry has been piling up. I was going to do some yesterday, but it rained all day.

I still don't know what's going on with that person I like. Every now and then I'll think I'm brave enough to call him, but then I remember that he has my number, and if he were interested, he would have called me by now. So it's probably going nowhere. Still, it's nice to think about as long as we're in the same class.

Sometimes I think my life's not really going to start until I move out of my parents' house.
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I have Saturday off. Whoa! Some weird fluke of my school schedule; I now have weekends off. Of course, I'm busy pretty much nonstop the rest of the week, so it kind of evens out so that I'm no more or less busy than I have been for the past year.

I have three tests this week. One Monday, one Tuesday, and one Wednesday. The pain of accelerated courses. Have realized how painfully lacking I am in any kind of scientific knowledge. Not for lack of having been taught, but because I can't retain anything scientific for beans. It is so not my area.

Can't find my brother's digital camera. It's a bummer.
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I'm not ready to go back to school tomorrow.

Oh! Just remembered: I always used to tell myself, before resignation set in, that guys were just too intimidated to approach me. A couple weeks ago, I received some confirmation that guys think I'm "scary."

I don't know what that means, but it's better than "repulsive."
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They took my grandfather off dialysis last night. We're heading up to Georgia tomorrow.

I don't know if I'll be back in time for next week's classes. Just in time for all my papers to be due.

Funny, I'm not worried about work at all. I don't know why I expect less from my professors than I do from my employers. Especially when one of those employers is a corporation.
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Cleaned my room! Yay! Still have to vacuum, but right now I'm just happy I can see the carpet at all!

My professor for my Women's Lit course showed the first half hour or so of a documentary by Ken Burns about Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Was very interesting. I knew, of course, that the causes of women's suffrage and abolition were very closely linked, but I didn't know they were also linked with the temperance movement. I thought that was very interesting.

What was even more interesting, though, and even a little disheartening, was the thought that, for all the focus history books put on abolition and the American Civil War, why is the women's suffrage movement so little mentioned? Not to minimize the abolitionists' cause, but I hardly heard about suffrage at all in school, and what I did hear was terribly unflattering.

Anyway, I put the documentary in my Netflix queue, and I should be receiving it in a couple days. On a completely shallow note, even if I cared nothing for the subject matter, I'd still want to watch it, if only to see the pictures of the suffragettes. The pictures from the early 20th century are especially pretty; I love those fashions.
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So sleepy.

Want to write, but too sleepy. I keep telling myself, maybe I'll be able to write tomorrow. But I have class in the morning, then work in the afternoon until late at night. Next day, I work in the morning, then have orthodontist appointment. So probably most reasonable day to shoot for, writing-wise, is Friday. And this makes me sad. And sleepy.

Have been up for about 17 hours, much more than I'm used to. Haven't written anything in my journal for tomorrow's class yet. Must get on that. Mary Wollstonecraft. W00t.

Hazardous day at school. Treated myself to McDonald's as a reward for getting through it unscathed. Who lets teenagers drive, anyway?
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I feel like I have nothing to say lately.

Spent the last hour or two looking up apartments in my area, and then trying to find a job that would allow me to be able to afford an apartment.


Gotta finish school. *counts* Three years.


Bored now!

Jan. 9th, 2006 11:28 pm
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Today was nice. Went to the movies (saw Narnia again). Found an interesting little thrift store. Looked around a bit. Relaxed.

Started a new class: Women In Literature. It's relatively new at the college; I think it and African American Lit are the newest additions to the catalogue. So far (one class in), I'm really enjoying it. Professor is passionate about the subject, and seems to know what she's talking about. Score one for this term: I will enjoy at least one class. Last term, I enjoyed none.

I'm so sleepy. Don't know why; it's only 11:30, and I took a nap after school. *yawn*

Going to try to get some writing done before I go to bed.
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Time for an update. I seem to be doing that less and less lately.

School starts again next week. I purposely scheduled myself Monday through Wednesday only, in order to preserve time for my cousin Amy's wedding in February. Now my mother says we'll be staying in Michigan through that Monday, which totally negates my plans. But then, I guess there's nothing stopping me from flying home by myself in order to not miss class.

Still need to find a dress for that shindig, by the way. Sadly, all the dresses to be found in Florida are flimsy little things that could not possibly stand up to a Michigan February. Come to think of it, I don't have a real winter coat, either. I have my brand new Johnny Cash "Man in Black" hoodie (which Trevor got me for Christmas. Squee!), and a couple jackets, and that's it.

Looking back on 2005, I realized I'd accomplished a lot as far as claiming my independence and moving on. I got my driver's license, I started school, and all that fun stuff. I don't want to stop moving forward, and so I'm getting my braces off in two weeks. Got sick of vacillating on the issue of surgery and decided a decision must be reached regarding the whole thing, and I decided to just forget about it. So off come the braces.

I think I'll get my hair done after that. I was going to do that after the surgery, but now there's no reason to wait.

I'm hoping to get moving on my writing again soon, but as long as I'm doing school and two jobs, I don't see myself getting much time for that. And that saddens me. But I'm also hoping to be able to quit Kmart soon. I'm in a different department now than I was two years ago; much more bearable and not as frustrating. But it still takes up way too much time. Nothing so pointless as folding mens' clothes.
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Got my grades back. Am astonished to have gotten an A in speech. My 4.0 is secure. For now, anyway. *g*

My parents' 25th wedding anniversary was Tuesday. We took them to Thai Spice, a restaurant in Fort Lauderdale that Eddie and Rita used to own (Eddie's son took over when Eddie retired). Excellent food.

Not much else going on. Got a bonus from Dr. B, which allowed me to pay my car insurance bill on time. Yay! And I'm cleaning my room in preparation for the holiday. Also, still haven't wrapped my presents. Can't bring them in from the car until my mom leaves the living room, and the last two nights I've been too tired to wait for her to go to bed before me. So I figured, if my room were clean, I could just bring them in here and wrap them.
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I haven't updated in awhile. *guilt*

It's finals week. Blah blah blah, cram cram cram. Really not worried or stressed, just busy. I am a little perplexed over my persuasive speech which is due on Tuesday and counts both as a speech and as a final (actual finals were cancelled due to Hurricane Wilma). I don't know what I'm going to do it on. No religion, no politics, per the professor's instructions. What else is there to persuade about? As said in Fiddler on the Roof, everything's political.

Meh, I'm just worried because I don't have strong opinions about many things that are not Absolutely Trivial. I did way better than expected on my first speech, though, so I guess I'll get by. And hey, after Tuesday, it's over. *g*

In other news, I seem to be losing weight. I pigged out yesterday and am still 2 pounds lighter than I was last week. I guess working retail really works for my metabolism. Is okay with me, since surgery seems to be a no-go at this point. Only way to get it done, it seems, is to raise $30K by ourselves.

Guess it's time to get these braces off.
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Saw Walk the Line last night. Was very good. Johnny + June = OTP OMG.

I'm depressed. I now have even less money than I did when I complained about having no money the other day. Also, Tropical Storm Gamma (!!) is now threatening South Florida, and may come just in time to wreck my favorite holiday. And my car is still incapacitated.

The mechanic was supposed to come today to fix it, but nope. Couldn't do it.

On the upside, at least I don't have to write a paper for two weeks, thanks to the holiday.
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Time for my compulsory Thursday night "Woe is me!" post.

I'm feeling depressed at the moment, but I'm 99% sure it's just because I've been up for 18 hours. I can't go to bed until this essay is written, after which I will be free to enjoy tomorrow.

I really hate writing about literature.

NaNo's not going well at all. I have about 1200 words now (haven't updated my profile yet. didn't see the point for such small progress). Think I might be able to work on it on Saturday. Tomorrow's just too full. Am beginning to think it would be better if I concentrated more on finishing BL instead of distracting myself with this other story.

*sigh* Back to trying to write about imagery.
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*whimper* How am I supposed to write 1000 words on the use of irony? I'm not that verbose. In fact, I find that level of verbosity repellent.

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Got our electricity back yesterday. Was riding home from school when my dad noticed the house lights on our block were on. Began to get excited, but not too excited, as is possible to hook house up to generator. Got nearer to our house and noticed the front doors to our house and the house next door were still open, so began to be disappointed. But our neighbor was out on his lawn and he saw us and smiled (I'd never seen him so happy) and said, "Hey, lights back!" And then Nicole appeared in the doorway, waving her arms and jumping around. And we giggled. And there was much rejoicing.

So now all that's left to do is replace my modem.

Spent $90 today on a puny little schoolbook. Am kind of depressed about that.


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