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Thursday, September 29, 2005

Why I've been in a foul mood this week

I actually got a decent nightís sleep! Like, 12 hours. I needed it, too. Have been sleep deprived recently, mostly by my own actions. I feel better now, but weíll see how Iím doing by this afternoon. Thankfully, I only have one class today and tomorrow now that I think of it. My Religious Studies class isnít meeting today, and Prof. Carr cancelled Art and the Occult tomorrow as sheís in Iowa at a conference. Woo, Iowa. She also gave us an extension on our astrology papers until Monday, which is good, as I barely have a start on it. But I did start! Iím not procrastinating! Much.

Iím kinda glad I donít haver my Rel. Studies today, because on Tuesday we discussed Elie Wieselís book Night, and watched Night and Fog. I had a really hard time going to my poetry class after that, let alone doing anything other than curling up in a dark corner and having a complete emotional breakdown. Theodor Adorno argued that "writing poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric," and I really couldnít think of anything else during class.

In other news, I got a ticket because my parking pass is expired. Ouch. Well, now Iíll be sure to get a new one.

Monday, September 26, 2005

I really shouldn't have, but...

I went to the Renaissance Fair Saturday after all. It was fun. Kinda glad I went, Ďcause otherwise, Ade would have been going alone, and thatís no fun. Plus, itís a Renfest. Those are always fun. I watched the Duelists. Three times. Yes, they were that good.

THe problem, of course was that I had homework to do for today, and I knew I was going to be in Erie all yesterday afternoonÖ But that was fun too. There was an art show at the Paper Moon (a local swanky bar/restaurant/art studio), which is why I went up there in the first place. That, and a chance to see my family, which is always nice. Mom leaves for Israel again on Friday, and sheís planning on stopping here in Meadville on Wednesday so we can spend some more time together. She gave me an early birthday present, too. Some very good-looking foodstuffs, and Alpaca wool, with which to feed both my mind and my knitting habit.
Which reminds me, her birthday is coming up quickly. I should get her something before she leaves.

Friday, September 23, 2005

going medieval

Hotmail is being a ^@$^!#&)^#$! at the moment, and wonít let me into my mailbox. It isnít like the last time, where I needed to change the password because somebody had hacked into it, it just tells me the page canít be loaded.

Iím toying with the idea of going to the renfest tomorrow with Ade and company. But I do have a ton of work that needs to get done, and I donít see when Iíll do it since Iíll be in Erie a good chunk of Sunday. Stupid me and my being a responsible adult.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Projects

As you can see, my obbsession with a certain one-eyed pumpkin continues. I made a Lego Cyclor a while ago, and then another, mini-Cyclor.

Most recently, I knitted Cyclor. I'm happy with the way it came out, pumpkin guts and all, but it's not quite what I wanted. If I find the time between now and Halloween, I'll try again, and I think I know what to do to make it look more pumpkiny, and less orange-ball.

In other news, my phone mysteriously began working again at 7:15 this morning, when it told me I had a text message from 12 hours earlier. Not that I'm complaining, but that's not really how I wanted to wake up when I didn't have class until 1:30 this afternoon.

Monday, September 19, 2005

if it isn't one thing....

well now then. My cell phone is being stupid and not working. It keeps telling me the "service is unavailable", despite showing full bars and battery life. I can hear people when they call, but they can't hear me. I can't place calls. Very, very annoying. Hoping it will magically fix itself.

Additionally, I learned yesterday that next Sunday will be Aaron Kerr's last week as pastor. The Bishop has appointed him to the local Methodist church. WHile I'm happy for him, this puts a huge crimp in my religious life. They're replacing him with an old alum and Pastor Emeritus, whose name escapes me at the momnet, but I know him. He's a neat old guy, but he's there "for the semester", which makes me wonder what happens next semester. The school's still looking for somebody permanant, and I really don't think I want to deal with having four pastors in as many years.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

My Jeep

Well, the tow truck was just here. It was the same company that towed me in January (?) of my sophmore year, and maybe eve the same guy driving. In any case, it's on its way down to Carpenter's where hopefully they'll get it all taken care of quckly, and more importantly, inexpensively. I think it's a fairly simple problem, so it shouldn't be too expensive to fix, but its the labor cost that gets you. I should probably ask them to fix my window seals, too as they haven't been any good since my parents bought the car (as I discovered from my father this summer. I knew they were no good, but not that he had known about it for years).

Saturday, September 10, 2005

birthdays

do me a favor: let me know when your birthday is so I can be sure to remember and wish you a happy birthday when the time comes. THanks! 

Happy Birthdya Jess!

Well, I hope it was, anyway. She certainly seemed happy enough when I gave her that giant stuffed dog.
Despite my car deciding it doesn't want to start. I think there's a short in the engine, because jumping didn't help any. Geez. It seems like all my friends are plauged with bad karma (pun courtousy of Ade). First her, then Derek, then Nick, now me. Who's next? Heck, who else do I know that has a car?
In any case, Ade was nice enough to try jump-starting my Jeep, then give Jess and I a ride to Chovy's for dinner, which I had planned on doing. So I was nice enough to buy her dinner, too.

My mom, her parents and uncle Jimmy are gonna come down here tomorrow afternoon. I'm looking forward to seeing them, and this seems like a sign that Pop-Pop actually has the energy to get out of the house, which is definitely good.

Oh, also, a happy birthday (belated or early) to Joya, Sara, Amanda, Rose and Ganesh. Geez. So many birthdays right around now.

Friday, September 09, 2005

News!

Things still on my list:
1) Talk to Amara about my minor. She doesn't have office hours posted, so I should probably just e-mail her.
2)Get my meal plan changhed. The one I have isn't going to work. I need more munch money.
3)Get a parking pass. Will do this later today (in theory).
4) Get Kerry Bakken to sign a crdit/no credit slip for my Religious Studies class. I need to take sonmething this way now to relieve some of the academic pressure, and I think this class is the best choice as I don't need it for anything and it'll be tougher than my art history class.

In other news, Ben Slote has filled in for Prof. Forbes. This means a new syllabus, and I already returned all the books for the old one. It should be an interesting class , but I was kinda looking forward to historical fiction. Oh well.

And Jess's birthday is tomorrow! Yay!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

School and Stuff

So yeah... School.
I dropped my Environmental Economics class, as I wasn't going to do well in it, considering I have no previous experience in Econ. I'll take Ecological Economics next semester, which is an Environmental Science course instead as this will also complete my minor. In place of this class, I am now taking Art and the Occult with Prof. Carr, who if you recall, I worked for briefly waaay back Freshman year.
THe rest of my classes seem to be going well so far. Except for the fact that Prof. Forbes, who was supposed to teach my forms of fiction class is apparently seriously ill and needs to take the rest of the semester off. Unfortunate as it's his first semester here, but I just hope he gets better. I think I'd have liked him. The class will continue, but will be taught by someone else. Also, Prof. Quinn is now the Chair of the English Department. What happened to Prof. Slote? I have no idea.

I've gotten a lot done outside of classes, too. I'm going back to work for Francesca on Wednesday (I was supposed to go in today, but she called and asked if I could come Wed. instead). I also bought a new flat panel monitor, as the one I was using was at least ten years old, and had ceased functioning correctly. I have decorated my room, and built a crude bookshelf.

I still need to:
1) get a parking permit
2) return books I won't be needing, i.e. my Env. Econ book and all the stuff Prof Forbes had us buy for his Historical Fiction class.
3) call the chiropractor.
4) meet with Amara Geffen to check and make sure all my requirements are met for the Art nd Environment minor. I think I've got them all (except the one I'm taking next semester), but I just want to make sure.