samatethecookie: (I love you more than rainbows)
Well, now we've started feeding the birds outside of our home. Which we always did, but lately we have to make sure we put out bird seed on the front steps in a little bowl so the birds won't steal the peanuts from the squirrels. Like, yesterday we had this group of starlings--which are very beautiful birds, I discovered--appear out of nowhere and sit on our front porch for hours, and they kept stealing peanuts. We haven't seen them before and we'll probably never see them again. That's how random their appearance was. And don't even get me started on the pigeons.

We're insane for taking care of these animals. Not that I'm complaining. They stay away from the windows and our cats, and they never leave a big mess, so it's no big deal.

Starting the day after today, I'm off for a week! I can get started on checking something for the Spring 2010 semester I'm aiming for, and I can be free and nerdy! I'm going to try and get my glasses fixed, and probably get some writing done.

(Also, I had this weird Teen Titans dream that wasn't about the Teen Titans at all but characters and settings were imagined in that style. I only remember a rich snotty girl forced to be some hero or something. Oh and I've been awake since five in the morning on eight hours of sleep. It was weird.)

I'm currently listening to Celine Dion. It's all your fault, flist.
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (NANA ▶ yay me!)
H-Holy shit I got an A in my Existentialist class and he said my final paper was one of his favorites and I probably embarrassed myself throughout the oral defense so he went easy on me BUT I DON'T CARE HE SAID IT WAS ONE OF HIS FAVORITES AND I GOT AN A

<333333

now if you excuse me I have to crash on EVERYTHING ELSE.
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (OTHER ▶ you're my type)
I feel a little under the weather today. I've been sleeping on and off all day--I slept eight hours last night, then took a nap for four and a half hours--and my throat is starting to hurt. I see a lot of floaters in my eyes, too. Oh and the cramps I should've had a few days ago? They were delayed, but they finally arrived today. I think it's because I consciously I told myself "mmkay no more school stress now I can relax" and ... yeah, now I don't feel good. @_@; I'm sick and in pain today.)

Anyways, have another meme for the day.

Day 04 → Your favourite book

My favorite book(s)... )
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1. Updated my list of recommended fanfiction recently! I'm always looking to update it, so if anyone has any stories, let me know because I'd love to read them when I have the chance.

2. I posted a playlist for one of my RPG characters, Lightning, over here, if anyone wants some music. It was fun putting this one together!

3. Also, I was thinking of putting together playlists for different ships as mini Christmas gifts, for those of you who can't send out cards/aren't comfortable with that. Is anyone interested?

4. I-I am currently busy building a personal playlist for Barret/Tifa from FFVII. I have playlists for Cloud/Tifa and Vincent/Yuffie too, but Barret/Tifa's the personal favorite right now. And it's bigger.

That's about it! Now if you excuse me, I'm going back to panicking about completing two papers that are due this Thursday, and trying to get some sleep in between the panic attacks.
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (FF7 ▶ because I'm awesome)
I ... I think I just got straight A's for my mid-term grades. I read it, it says straight A's, but I can't believe it.

If this turns out to be a joke/mistake, I will cry forever, because I never got straight A's before and omg. ;__;
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... I'm thinking of deleting all of my icons and fixing up the keywords. I am clearly insane and anal about my icon space.

In other news, I have a lot of school work to catch up on. Thankfully I'm going to the movies tomorrow and take a break from the stress. But uh, yeah, it's going to be hell on earth. I think I'll get through it, though.
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now ((pt) it's time to try defying gravity)
Because I'm the nerd that I am, I decided to post some poetry I've been reading and enjoying in my classes lately. I'm in Lit 111: Poetry and Creative Writing, so it's been nothing but poems galore this past week and a half.

A Beautiful Girl Combs Her Hair, Li Ho )

Love Poem )

Lorine Niedecker's Poem )
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now ((iz) you do not amuse me)
This was such a bad week, so I'm glad it's over. I hope it gets better from here.

Bad news: I have work all through this week and school starts next Monday. Fuuuuck. I need money for school books. And schedule a dentist's appointment. My teeth are still hurting me and giving me headaches. :\

Good news: I can register for graduation this semester so I can get my associates. I'm going to be the first out of my siblings to finally get my associates. Hooray? I'm scared shitless, personally.

Um. I'm wide awake and bored and realized that I have people on my flist that are fairly new. So here, have a meme.

So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me, something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about, or something you've always been curious about but have never asked, or something completely silly that you'd like me to answer for kicks. No limits on the range of questions, either: ask me anything you want to know about, whether it's a question about a fic of mine or trivia about my real life or my thoughts on events in the offline world.

Ask away. Then post this in your LJ and find out what people don't know about you! Um, if you want to, go ahead, but I won't force you.
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (♥ FAIL)
Oh my God, I am sore. My neck and shoulders really hurt, and I was up all night with my scalp hurting me. I think I'm getting sick, because I haven't felt this sore since 2006, when I graduated from high school ... lost my voice completely, got body aches, and couldn't get warm like, at all.

:/ I hope this isn't a flu bug, because this is my last week of school and I've got a paper to write tonight and tomorrow. Why couldn't I get sick last week?! I skipped my classes twice, for God's sake.

Oh, well. At least I'm off from work this week.

A more positive note: I'm thinking about posting my semi-private Mytho/Rue mix that I've had sitting in my iTunes since I've first seen the show. Would anyone be interested in a zip? (I'm wondering if I should post it publicly, because the Princess Tutu fandom hardly explores Mytho/Rue, and that makes me sad.)
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (♥ book smarts)
I just realized that I haven't read anything at all during April. I was too busy with college and starting work this month that I just didn't feel like reading. Also, I'm back into playing computer and video games. I tend to go back and fourth between books and video games.

By the way, got my first paycheck on Monday. It feels awesome.

The closest thing is Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel, which I have to completely sit down and read through it, so ... meh. Speaking of which, I have to write a research paper on it all night and a little bit tomorrow. Hooray.
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (♥ the glamorous)
We had an discussion about racism in my Woman's Creative and Performing class, in relation to a reading we're doing, and it's ... frankly, it's amazing how comfortable everyone is with each other and how open we were to share our stories, and it's even more amazing how one class can open up your eyes to things you've never noticed before. (Also, the professor told us about this book about White Privilege; a white writer stopped to think about what privileges she had and wrote a list of over 100 different privileges, such as having a bandage that looks like your skin color. I need to get that book; that thing about the bandage alone got me thinking.)

Oh. And randomly, I spoke to a stranger on the way home from school on the L. I accidentally bumped into her, sat next to her, and she started a conversation with me about her day. I really wish I had gotten her name. She seemed really nice. :(

Just checked by mid-term grades. Only two classes are up; one class is an A, the other is a C. Not bad, but I'm raising that C as soon as possible.

Despite all these nice things about today ... I can't WAIT until I go to sleep tonight. I am EXHAUSTED.
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→ Hmmm. Why not?

☆ SAY ANYTHING ☆


→ My paid account is going to expire in ... about a half an hour, I think? I'm going to renew it right away, but now I have a crazy urge to delete all of my icons and replace them with new ones? I don't get why I'm so obsessed with icons.

→ I just found out that I'm actually six classes away from getting my associates. Chriiiiiiist. I'll have to take a summer class to make up for loss time.

→ On the plus side, my World Lit/Latin American studies professor complimented my writing and how much it's improved since her last class (which was in early 2007), so... that made my day. I'm excited about the research project we have to do. I have to pick from a list of authors I've never heard of, so ... it's going to be fun to explore them all.

Edit: InterlockingCoho (11:27:06 PM): When the robots revolted, I was not considered a powerful enough robot to enslave humans. That made me sad. DOWNTRODDEN ROBOTS OF THE WORLD UNITE!


Why me.
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (♥ smile like you mean it)
→ This week has been pretty badass. Hope the weeks to come are just as awesome! Though, I have a feeling I won't have time for ... anything anymore. I'll probably start going to work directly after school, so my entire morning and evenings will be filled these days. I also discovered that I have a lot more classes to take before I even get my associates, sonofabitch I'm so sick of school. :/ But I'll have money to pay for classes now, so I won't burden my parents anymore.

→ Got that DVD of Disney's Pinocchio. I forgot how much I love the music in that movie. Though, now that I'm older ... the Pleasure Island sequence disturbs me a lot more now. The kid turning into the donkey and freaking out never ceases to chill me. (That whale is pretty creepy, too.)

→ Meme time!

It's simple: provide a muse/character name and I will answer the following questions.


01. Full name:
02. Best friend:
03. Sexuality:
04. Favorite color:
05. Relationship status:
06. Ideal mate:
07. Turn-ons:
08. Last sexual experience:
09. Favorite food:
10. Crushes:
11. Favorite music:
12. Biggest fear:
13. Biggest fantasy:
14. Quirks in bed:
15. Bad habits:
16. Biggest regret:
17. Best kept secrets:
18. Last thought:
19. Worst sexual/romantic experience:
20. Biggest insecurity:

I may or may not be able to answer the sex questions for everyone, so I'll either not answer or try to guess. Characters are here:
[livejournal.com profile] kory_of_tamaran - Starfire
[livejournal.com profile] trickstersparx - Lightning
[livejournal.com profile] seemoreofhive - See-More
[livejournal.com profile] regainmyhonor - Zuko
oh what the hell, [livejournal.com profile] feelsconflicted - THE BOULDER
And any original character you can think of, or if I'm missing anyone on this list that I've played before, shoot away.
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (♥ sullen girl)
In the end, if the wrong in me is that I a woman compose poems, since clearly man have done so and to great praise, what evil is there in my being a woman poet? (Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz)


Recently in my World Literature class, I was introduced to Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. I thought I'd share a quote from her as well as a poem of hers, translated by Willis Barnstone.

She Complains about Her Fate: She Asserts Her Aversion to Vices and Justifies Her Pleasure in the Muses )
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (♥ be my friend)
I feel pretty good today! Went to class, took a test and most likely aced it.

I've been reading the book "Inkheart." I originally purchased it for my sister, but she hasn't been reading it so I picked it up. It's good! It's a children's book, but so far I'm enjoying it, since it's one of those stories written for kids and adults. I loved these kinds of stories when I was younger. I also have to read "The Courage to Create" by Rollo May and "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf" for my classes.
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (♥ sparta)
I took a quick glance over the book He's Just Not That Into You out of curiosity, and it's quite the brainless self-help book. Apparently, some people need a book to understand what common sense looks like on paper. All it does is take things we already know ("he's not into you if he's married, not dating you, not calling you," et cetera) and apply it into a book. It even comes off as sexist at times. I'll just sit here and wonder why anyone bothered turning this into a movie.

In lighter news, I got a 40/40 on that monologue I wrote. I'm not going to jump around and show just anyone, because it's still embarrassing and I can't believe I have to read this in class. D:
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (♥ growing up cullen)
You know. There's moments where I forget why Stephen King is awesome. Then this happens: Stephen King says Stephenie Meyer can't write. Then I remember, I laugh, and all is well in my little world.

Except that I have a headache, and I have to write my own personal vagina monologue ... when I really don't want to talk about it. I get why it's important, but I'm so 'meh' about it. :/

In the meantime, I'll help make dinner and listen to the rest of the audiobook for "Boy Meets Boy" by David Levithan. It's so unbelievably corny to listen to (I just can't dig the way the narrator is telling the story from Paul's POV), but so far it's a decent story.
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So, I started "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult, and it's kinda ... it's predictable. I can't stand these kinds of books. I think I already know how it's going to end; Picoult's fallen on so many cliches so far that it's hard for me to expect anything otherwise. But I'll keep reading it. It might get better, who knows?

My classes are pretty cool so far. I don't have my books yet, but one of the few amongst them is the V-Day version of "The Vagina Monologues." We're planning performances around the book for the Women's Creative Performing Arts classes. oh lawd i hope i'm not one of them. D:

!!!!!!!!!!

Jan. 20th, 2009 02:11 pm
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (♥ starfire loves you)
I have to admit, this is a pretty emotional day for me.

I woke up at ten o'clock, in enough time to see former-presidents and their families come out, and to hear Obama announced. I had to leave in the middle of it, so I didn't get to hear them formally announce Obama as the president and wasn't able to hear his speech. But I was able to watch the end of the inaugeration in school. My Humanities professor let us out of class early to see Former-President Bush and his wife leave (oh my god i cannot begin to explain how freaking relieved i am now, and how ecstatic everyone was as they watched him leave; I thought the "da na na na" song was a little too disrespectful, but I guess that's karma).

In the meantime, I got to go to my classes. My previous Opera professor, who recognized me the moment she saw me (hooray! I think xD;), and Women in Creative Performing Arts looks like it's going to be a blast.
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I fucking hate registration.

That is all.

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