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2008-05-24 01:20 am


For an archaeologist, Indiana Jones has pretty good language skills.
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2008-04-28 06:48 am

meme time

Answer the following, please :) ... if anyone even remembers I have a journal ;)
1) Are you currently in a serious relationship?

2) What was your dream growing up?

3) What talent do you wish you had?

4) If I bought you a drink what would it be?

5) Favorite vegetable?

6) What was the last book you read?

7) What zodiac sign are you?

8) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.

9) Worst Habit?

10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?

11) What is your favorite sport?

12) Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude?

13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?

14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?

15) Tell me one weird fact about you.

16) Do you have any pets?

17) What if i showed up at your house unexpectedly?

18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm...careful!)

19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?

20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?

21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?

22) What color eyes do you have?

23) Ever been arrested?

24) Bottle or can soda?

25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?

27) What's your favorite place to hang at?

28) Do you believe in ghosts?

29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?

30) Do you swear a lot?

31) Biggest pet peeve?

32) In one word, how would you describe yourself?

33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?

35) Do you believe in God?

36) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?
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2007-12-11 10:46 pm

(no subject)

Also, I need a good name for my new MacBook.
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2007-10-09 11:45 pm

more evidence that I watch too much TV

Friday Night Lights + Jericho = genius.
My bank account = suffering.

But that's OK.... I'm all about supporting struggling but genius TV shows by buying the DVDs when it's too late. At least I can still get more episodes from both of these shows. I didn't start watching Veronica Mars until the very end of its last season.

Also, Mariska Hargitay is scaring me with her hair changing drastically between episodes and even between scenes (though that part is more just styling). Also, do we need so many guest stars? It's distracting. Especially when Melissa Joan Hart can't act. Sorry, Sabrissa.
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2007-09-13 12:58 am

Weathery fun

For the first time that I'm actually in the same place as a tropical storm/hurricane, this is pretty boring. Not that that's a bad thing.

An earthquake and a hurricane in one summer. Fun stuff.
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2007-06-13 05:53 pm

Grammatical idiocy

Lamest defense to make on the House floor?

"I thought I was using the hortatory subjunctive...." (to paraphrase)
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2007-05-23 01:16 am

Grammatical foibles

Posting again, just to let you all know how proud I am that, in my just-posted entry, I not only split an infinitive, but even used 'hopefully' to mean something other than "in a hopeful manner." Take that, prescriptive grammarians!
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2007-04-19 10:58 pm

When it rains, it pours

• Go to IMDB.com and look up 10 of your favorite movies.
• Post three official IMDB "Plot Keywords" for these 10 picks.
• Have your friends guess the movie names.

1. High School, Pregnancy, Satire, Jesus Christ Saved! [profile] _chibiko_
2. Wilhelm Scream, Severed Hand, Stop Motion The Empire Strikes Back [profile] _chibiko_
3. Title Spoken by Character, Subway, Guitar Rent [profile] irishwanderer83
4. Blood Spatter, Cliff, Loss of Husband, Rhinoceros <-- 300
5. Corruption, Naivete, Filibuster Mr. Smith Goes to Washington [profile] ilium_rose
6. Acorn, Destiny, Impalement Willow [profile] ilium_rose
7. Letter, Grandmother, Miners Strike, Dancer <-- Billy Elliot
8. Marijuana, Kleptomania, Insult, Student Athlete <-- The Breakfast Club
9. Fantasy Sequence, Multicultural, Nightclub, Football <-- Bend it Like Beckham
10. True Love, Parody, Funny Accent The Princess Bride [profile] irishwanderer83

Well, there we go. Thanks for the distraction,
[profile] irishwanderer83 and [profile] _chibiko_ :).

**Oh, and no fair looking on facebook. I just realized a bunch of these are there. Oops.**

OK, I supplied the rest of the answers.
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2007-04-19 10:32 pm


Spider-Man.... on Broadway? Directed by Julie Taymor (of The Lion King fame)? With music by Bono and the Edge from U2? Crazy.
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2007-02-01 05:50 pm


Less than six months until Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!

Also, my presentation is done, though it sucked mightily. At least I think others had some interesting discussion out of it. But yeah, I suck.

Well, such is life.
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2007-01-11 06:27 pm

(no subject)

Wow, this is so my life.

Except, I haven't really gotten into 24 yet. Though I did watch the last few episodes of last season, because I was at home, and Jeff was a fan.

But yeah.... season DVDs = evil. And yet so wonderful. But if I fail out of grad school, that's why. Or rather, my lack of self-control in the face of them.
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2006-11-15 08:22 pm


It's amazing how a tall glass of chocolate milk can turn your day around. Now, if only it could get me motivated to read some Sallust.
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2006-11-11 07:59 pm


I just said "bless you" to Alan frikkin' Alda, after he sneezed, in the Shakespeare section, at Borders.

How awesome is that?
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2006-11-11 06:37 pm

(no subject)

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The West

Your accent is the lowest common denominator of American speech. Unless you're a SoCal surfer, no one thinks you have an accent. And really, you may not even be from the West at all, you could easily be from Florida or one of those big Southern cities like Dallas or Atlanta.

The Midland
North Central
The Inland North
The South
The Northeast
What American accent do you have?
Take More Quizzes
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2006-11-07 08:39 am

Election Day

I just voted... walked into my precinct right after someone shouted "The polls are open!" to announce that voting had commenced. I'm pretty sure I was the first to cast a ballot in my precinct. Wow, I'm a nerd. And, awake waaaay too early. But I have a lot of work to do, and didn't want to do any last night, so I am awake now.
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2006-10-25 12:51 am


I miss Texas.
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2006-10-09 08:11 pm

In which I continue to slack (sort of)

It's amazing.... how I continue to be as slackerish as possible. I mean, I guess this mainly manifests itself in a bit of a lack of sleep the night before I have classes, since I do generally do all of my work. But, it would be nice to get it done early once in a while, maybe have some time to ponder things on a more than surface-deep level. Maybe I'm just a shallow person ;).

I'm sort of feeling cosmically off-balance, whatever the heck that means, as well as missing home, friends and family. But you know, it was about time for a random weekend-of-depression, so it's all good. Also, stayed up until 7 AM Friday night/Saturday morning, which was entertaining.

Choir on Sunday morning seemed to have been designed intentionally to upset/embarass/torture me, but such is life.

In exciting news, I have two and a half hours of good TV coming up, and then it's hitting the books for real for a few hours to get that Plautus finished off.

*Now, off to collect my hopefully dry laundry. And yes... the asterisk indicates that the sentence is, perhaps, grammatically incorrect -- because I don't like that usage of 'hopefully', useful as it is.
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2006-10-04 11:47 pm


I keep seeing folks wearing UT t-shirts. I don't think much of it as I walk past, and then I realize, "oh, I'm in California!"

But then, it's too late to comment on their shirt.

Okay, not that great a story, but it happened again today.

Also, I finally saw some people from UCLA's APO chapter. Sounds like they're a similar size as Delta Pi... we rock! Though, I'm not really part of that we anymore. But, I digress.

Back to Plautus....
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2006-09-30 11:13 pm

I keep meaning to update...

... but then I don't get around to it.

So, obviously a lot has happened since I last posted. My grandpa's been in and out of the hospital, my grandma's in the hospital now, and my great aunt died.... so yeah, hasn't been the happiest week for me. But at the same time, classes finally started here at UCLA, and I'm getting to know folks better and such, and generally having a good time. It just sucks being away from my family at the time when I feel like I should really be there.

This week I learned that 12 bottles of Smirnoff Ice in a night is a really bad idea... although it's fun at the time.

John Papadopoulos seems to delight in torturing me, by encouraging my fellow students in his archaeology class to give me a hard time during my presentation next Friday. Oh, joy. As if I wasn't stressing about it enough already. It'll be a good character-building exercise ;).

I should be reading some Plautus right now, as I've only gotten through 60 lines of the 550 I need to read by Thursday. But hearing from my dad tonight really killed all the motivation I had, so instead I watched some TV, did some reading (of non-school-related stuff), and played Final Fantasy IV on gameboy for a while. Apparently I'm a bum and doomed to fail out of grad school. At least my Greek and Latin diagnostics seem to have gone decently, so they haven't kicked me out already ;).

OK, enough for now....