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Date:2006-04-17 22:56
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I skipped class for the first time all semester today, and had a fabulous time. Matt and I watched a million episodes of Sex and the City, then played some basketball, then played some pool, and ate some publix subs. I should skip class more often. Only seven more days!

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Date:2006-04-05 23:23
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I know I've said this before, but people should have to take a test and get a license to be allowed to talk in class. I'd learn so much more if I didn't have to listen to drivel.

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Date:2006-02-28 12:18
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Mood: indescribable

someone hit my car. it's not bad, just some paint transfer from them and some flaking paint, but it kind of makes me sad.

I don't even know when it happened. I don't check my car every time I get in.

I guess that's what I should expect, parking in the commuter lot five days a week.

But still, a "sorry I hit your car" note would have been nice.

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Date:2006-02-05 04:48
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so I just had what was possibly the worst saturday night of my life.

From the start, it was promising. I didn't have to work tonight, so I got to stay up late (6ish) and didn't wake up until 2ish. The window was open and there was a nice cool breeze, and it was very relaxing just laying in bed and not needing to do anything.

And then the "fun" started.

Apparently the people upstairs are having a party. And the stairs are next to the wall that my bed is next to. And loads of people running up and down the stairs echoes. Thinking about it, I'm surprised they didn't wake me earlier.

And then the vomit parade began. If you were drunk in Stoneridge tonight, the place to vomit was right outside my open bedroom window. It was bad enough that I had to listen to people hurl for what seemed like hours on end, but it's the cheerleaders who really annoy me. You know, the guys who escort the drunk guys down and say things like, "C'mon, man, just let it out. you'll feel much better. C'mon, just open up and hurl." (The "open up and hurl" line is a direct quote.) "You feel better? You want some water?" yells up to the third floor "bring him some water!". And then the inevitable reply from the drunk person, "Man, I gotta piss." And down go the pants, and I get to listen to him urinate, too.

Sometimes I feel like the luckiest girl alive.

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Date:2006-01-31 12:32
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So I just got back from a meeting with my advisor. He assured me that not only am I graduating this semester, I am graduating with honors.

Not bad for the former drop-out from cedar key.

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Date:2006-01-24 23:37
Subject:the weirdest dream i've had in a while...
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I'm going to be late for work.

I just dreamed that Juanita was dating Smith Jerrod (for those of you who don't know, he's the total hottie that Samantha ends up with in season six of Sex and the City). I spent my whole dream trying to get him to come hang out with me. Not to steal him, mind you, just to... I don't know... touch him.

And for some reason it was vitally important that Kimmi get the news that I knew someone who knew Smith Jerrod. But I could never get through to her, and she wouldn't return any of my phone calls. :(

So now I'm late for work. But that's okay.

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Date:2006-01-08 07:55
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Mood: hungry

Tuna is BOGO at Publix right now. As is Northland cranberry juice. As is Hamburger Helper, and Betty Crocker brownie mix. As these are the staples of my life, I am now fifty dollars poorer.

I bought matt a Rachael Ray cookbook for christmas, and we now make chicken curry and blue cheese burgers about three times a week (each). These things are yummy and make me happy.

I don't want to go back to school.

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Date:2005-11-28 18:40
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Mood: euphoric

I rock, yo.

I took a test last monday. I needed at 40 out of 50 to get an A in the class (and not have to go to class again for the rest of the semester). My teacher just posted my grade. I got a 51.

One A down, three to go...

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Date:2005-10-26 14:18
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I'm so tired of race.

It seems that in all of my classes, we have to have that "race isn't biological, it's social" discussion, and there's always one or two people who just can't get it and have to stand up and spout their uneducated unwanted opinion. There is no BIOLOGICAL difference between people of one "race" and people of another. People make that crap up so they can either A) feel superior or B) feel special.

Granted, it started off innocently enough. Historically (since the europeans write the history books) race as a concept started when explorers left Europe and landed in places where for the first time they were exposed to people who looked different and talked differently. But it was a big big world back then, and it's a small small world now, and I don't see why people get so offended when my biological anthropology teacher refuses to refer to people as having different races.

I swear in my head it sounds much less like I'm a KKK member, and more like a rational person.

This all started (well, years ago in my first bio anthro class, but this rant anyway) today in my Language and Culture class. We've been talking about African-American Vernacular English ("Ebonics") for the past few days, examining evidence of it being an actual dialect, should it be taught in schools, should speakers of AAVE be required to learn the standard language, etc, etc, etc. My answer (which apparently isn't very popular) is 'yes'. Ms. Tari wouldn't let us say "ain't" in middle school, even though she was aware that the majority of the students she was teaching wouldn't make it out of Cedar Key, much less to college.

Anyway, we moved from that topic to the new NBA dress code. Apparently, now whenever NBA players are travelling to and from games, etc, they have a business casual dress code. Why? 'Cause the people who make the rules say so. But whaddaya know? It's obviously a clear-cut example of how the white man is trying to keep the brotha' man down. No more "bling". No more saggy pants.

I think people try to cry "race" in situations where it isn't applicable, and this is one of them. My high school basketball team (boys and girls) had to wear "business casual" clothes to school on game days, and breaking the dress code would buy you a seat on the bench. In the six years that I played varsity basketball, there was only one black student on either team. The coaches decided that "business casual" was the way that the team would represent the school.

Whoever runs the NBA made the same decision. And guess what? Whoever runs the NBA is who signs those multimillion dollar contracts that NBA players agree to. If they feel the rules are unfair, they can forfeit their million dollar paychecks. Burger King has a dress code. Brokerage firms have dress codes. Red Lobster has a dress code. Law firms have dress codes. Who makes those rules? The owners. People who have those jobs conform to those dress codes. If they can't follow the rules, they get fired. Pro basketball players are in it for the money just as much as the waitress who flirts with the ugly guys is in it for the money. And they should have to follow the rules just like she does.

I remember a certain race-related issue I observed once. An African-American woman and a Filipino man got into an argument about a technical problem. The man said, "How do you know? You've only got an A.S." The woman retorted with, "Well, what do you know? You're just a faggot Filipino." The man was labeled a troublemaker and transferred. The woman wasn't reprimanded at all.

I don't even really know where I'm going with this. I'm just tired of sitting through the same lecture over and over again.

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Date:2005-10-26 10:52
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Mood: happy

It's a beautiful day. I could see my breath when I walked to class this morning. Should've worn a sweatshirt, but since when do I take other people's advice?

Went to the Friends of the Library Book Sale yesterday with Matt and Nick. I bought 21 books for $3, mostly cheesy novels. Another copy of "the pelican brief" by john grisham since my last one fell apart, several more robin cook novels that I didn't have yet. Oh oh oh! And Nick managed to look through the same sci-fi section that I had already looked at and come up with two of the gap books by stephen donaldson that I didn't have yet. Now my series is 60% complete! :)

In more happy news, I got a 49.5 out of 50 on my second Language Development exam. And since I got a 48.75 out of 50 on my first exam in that class, according to my (hastily-done and possibly incorrect) math, I can avoid turning in assignments for the rest of the semester, and I'll still only have to get a 41.75 on the third exam to get an A in the class. Time to concentrate on the hard classes.

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brief conversation with matt:

him: (talking about a book character) I just figured that he'd want to be with someone more obsequious.
me: I'm tired. You're gonna have to define that one for me.
him: what?
me: uh, "obsequious". duh.
him: You know, syncophantic.

I swear, sometimes talking to that boy is like taking the SAT. But I always end up laughing.

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Date:2005-10-03 10:54
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Mood: impatient

my "Language and Culture" teacher is technologically inept, and can't seem to find the function in VISTA that releases test grades without letting the student look at the test. I know it can be done; I have two other courses in VISTA with teachers that seem to know what they're doing. It's very irritating to know that the test was graded right after I took it on Friday morning, but it's now monday, almost afternoon, and I still don't know what I got. I'd be more understanding if he actually had to grade them, or take them to the grader people, but dammit! It's already graded!

Yes, I'm a bit impatient.

My first round of midterms is over, yay! Two A's have been received, the other two A's are suspected but not yet confirmed. I felt good about both of the tests; they're B+'s, at least, but I would prefer A's. This means that I can slack off a bit, as I've been crazy studying all the time lately.

Well, most of the time. My summoning necromancer is level 61 now, making him the highest level Diablo II character I've ever had. (His name is Lame-O, in case I've never mentioned it. I think I'm quite funny sometimes. Like the other night, when I was lying diagonally across the bed, proclaiming over and over, "I'm a slash! I'm a slash! Wait, no, I'm a backslash!" I don't remember this occurrance, as I had been awake for over 25 hours when it happened, but Matt remembers and was very entertained. Upon retelling, so am I. And people in the computer lab are looking at me funny for laughing.) Lame-O is about to do some significant leveling, however, because (drumroll, please...) my new laptop is being delivered tomorrow! According to UPS.com, it arrived in Jacksonville at 9:38 this morning. So it better freakin' be delivered tomorrow. And I finally will have something to do during the five extra hours I'm on campus every day (especially since the release date for CSI season five has been pushed back to november. sad.)

I've got this annoying kinda-wheezy cough. Hopefully it doesn't get any worse, and it doesn't rain on Friday night during Gator Growl, 'cause that probably won't be good for me. I'm taking my brothers to GG, since we used to watch "who's line...?" together all the time when I was in high school. And since Benjamin has bronchitis/pneumonia, I really hope it doesn't rain.

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Date:2005-09-28 14:02
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I just bought a laptop. I spent over a thousand dollars on a single purchase. I'm terrified, yet exhilarated.

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edited to add a recap of my buying experience
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ktchpgrl00: what sort of laptop did you buy?
hangontoyou: dell
ktchpgrl00: sweet
hangontoyou: I'm a bit irritated with dell already
ktchpgrl00: why?
hangontoyou: several reasons
hangontoyou: I got an order confirmation email from them, but when I tried to sign on (although i know the order isn't ready yet, purely out of novelty) they said that I didn't order anything
ktchpgrl00: lol
hangontoyou: yet, either I spent a thousand dollars since yesterday and forgot about it or they already took the money out of my bank account, even though they said my card wouldn't be charged until my order was shipped....
hangontoyou: beauracratic bullshit
hangontoyou: I called customer service and was forwarded to someone in india who barely spoke the language
ktchpgrl00: aw
ktchpgrl00: i hate when that happens
hangontoyou: that's really annoying
hangontoyou: I hate the phone enough as it is, but it's worse when I can't communicate
hangontoyou: I wish they had an IM/chat customer service type dealie
ktchpgrl00: aw
ktchpgrl00: lol
ktchpgrl00: that'd be funny
hangontoyou: the poker website I used to play on had one, and I loved it
hangontoyou: it would just make the system so much easier
ktchpgrl00: word
hangontoyou: I could send them links and ask specific questions, instead of shouting in the computer lab, "what is the default video card for your 600m model?" and hearing in response, "integrate"
hangontoyou: which, almost suprisingly, turned out to be inaccurate, according to the website
ktchpgrl00: lol
hangontoyou: and since the website had a much better command of the english language, I chose to trust it instead

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Date:2005-09-26 10:35
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the sorority girl sitting next to me in the computer lab (in one of those too-cute blue swamp things tshirts with the collar cut out so it kind of drapes over one shoulder, showing off her awesome tan) just used the word "like" 13 times in one sentence.

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Date:2005-09-23 04:08
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Mood: annoyed

My niece turned four this week. So my sister decided to throw a dinner party.

My sister recently found a house and moved out of my living room. The house has two bedrooms, a huge backyard, a big living room with a gigantic set of windows... It's a really nice place. I am supportive of this venture. I woke up at 5:30 (five and a half hours early...) to shower and get dressed and get over there, with several Batman-wrapped packages in tow.

When I get there, I find that she's been busy all day. She had to work until four, and as soon as she got off she started making the fettucine alfredo and the spaghetti sauce from scratch. It was the first time that her family and her boyfriend's family were going to meet, so she was under that pressure, as well. The preparations are coming along nicely when she notices that she's forgotten something, checks the clock, and decides she has time to go to the store and come back before people show up.

While she's at the store, some asshole decides that it's a good idea to throw rocks through her living room windows. So instead of getting down to the candle-blowing and the present opening, the people that are starting to show up get treated to the cops writing a report, trying to keep the kids out of the way while they pick up the glss, and Jason's and my dad boarding up what used to be a nice view.

People suck sometimes.

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Date:2005-09-11 05:55
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Mood: amused

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Date:2005-08-31 10:44
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Mood: annoyed

My apartment is no longer my home. It has turned into a hotel. Well, a lousy version of a hotel where people don't make reservations or pay, and eat my food.

I'm really really starting to get sick of this. I tried to talk to my mom about it the other day, and her response was, "well, I'm sorry you have family." Well, I'm beginning to be sorry I have family too. I have no problem helping people out when they are the least bit appreciative and don't take advantage of me, but seriously... My power bill for last month was $89.00. My power bill for the month previous was $45.00. And, to top things off, I was probably at home for five or six days out of the last six weeks (I've been sponging off of Matt and Austin and Paul; probably doing to them the same things that I complain people are doing to me... but I don't eat other people's food or leave my messes around for them to clean up).

There were two people sleeping in my living room when I got home from work this morning. I don't even know who one of them was, and I'm damn sure that I didn't tell my brother he could bring friends over to my place. Ever feel trapped, and completely unable to get out of a situation without feeling totally selfish? That's me.

Not only that, but someone ate all my oatmeal squares that I take to campus and eat during my break. I hate hate hate when people eat my food. My schedule sucks enough that I can't just run to the store at any time; sometimes replacing eaten items is not only pricey but decidedly inconvenient. Damn damn damn!

Then my dad had the nerve to tell me to drop my forensic anthropology class. Uh, no. He said, "I don't want you taking that. It doesn't fit in with your schedule and it'll be too much for you." Fine. It's my schedule and I'm the one who's affected by it, and I'll be damned if I don't do something I really want to do simply because of work. I think I'm gonna have to move out. Having people all up in my business (and my bathroom) all the time is too much for me.

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Date:2005-08-29 10:45
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Mood: sleepy

you guys wanna hear how lame I am?

I just paid all my bills. At the same time. And I'm so excited!

It feels so good to not have to juggle around or wait for my next paycheck to pay certain bills. Yay financial aid! Where have you been all my (college-attending) life?

In other news, I got very little sleep all weekend for no reason at all. I didn't really do anything; I just couldn't fall asleep. So now I'm finding it very difficult to stay awake. But hey, I've only got eight or so more hours to go before bedtime. :)

Study time now. I'm trying to be a good student this semester. That'll probably last another week or so... :(

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Date:2005-08-26 05:47
Subject:classes and such
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Mood: cheerful

so far, looks like:

8:30 - Human Evolutionary Anatomy
9:35 - Language Development
11:45 - Either Psycholinguistics or Environment and Culture something
12:50 - Language and Culture
5:10 (yes, that's 5:10 in the afternoon) - Intro. to Forensic Anthropology

The good thing about this schedule? It's MWF only. This is the first semester I've had classes on only those days, and I am very happy about this. The bad thing? Obviously the 5:10 class. Unfortunately, it's the only class I've ever really really wanted to take, and he didn't offer it last spring or the spring before, so this is probably my last chance to take it. I'd ask him, but he's in Thailand, and won't be back until Monday. Maybe if I beg, or cry, he'll offer it in the spring.

Those of you I've been meaning to hang out with (Juanita, Sydelle, anyone else...), I'm free MWF from 9:30ish to 11:45, and then again from 1:40ish till 5:10. Unless I end up dropping the forensics class, in which case I won't be free quite that late, but it is negotiable (as are Tuesdays and Thursdays).

I might be able to cut my work down some, but I don't know yet. Depends on how finances work themseves out.

In other news, I have a level 32 summoning necromancer named Lame-O. I'm sad because my computer doesn't seem to want to run Diablo II, so I've been playing at Matt's a lot. (My mom saw the Diablo II case on my desk the other day. "Christina, how can you sit there? There's a demon staring right at you!!")

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Date:2005-08-23 07:27
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I have so many lj friends these days. :)

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Date:2005-08-09 13:58
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Mood: confused

I got an A in my mythology class. An A I didn't deserve. I don't understand.

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