Oct. 27th, 2006 08:20 pm
100indecisions: my chains are broken (unreal city)
Fiddling with the layout. Yeah, since it's the "Poe" layout, I really should have quotes from Poe on everything, but I heart my Eliot, and anyway I'm too lazy at the moment to go downstairs, get my Poe book, and pick something. Probably later. I mean, what over layout could be more appropriate this week?

Probably change it back soon's Halloween is over, though. It's too big on my monitor and it won't let me shrink it.

And...and...I need to change my icons again...and I'm having another one of those days when I really just want somebody to know and care that I'm alive, and I'm really not sure why...it hasn't been a bad day, but I was feeling really tired and out of it and pretty depressed earlier for no real reason. Probably lack of sleep. And the everlasting homework concerns, of course.

ETA: New icons. w00t.


Jul. 31st, 2006 11:47 pm
100indecisions: my chains are broken (rain)
*annoyed* So, I am Back, and in fact I have been Back since sometime very late last night, or very early this morning, as you prefer. However, the internet went out shortly before I got up (late) this morning, because our company is really brilliant and special and decided to do a scheduled maintenance from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. today in certain areas of town. How is that even sensible? At least when stuff goes down at UAA, they do it at, like, 2 a.m. or something. What if people were working in these areas and needed the internet for that? Of course, screwing it up all day long wasn't enough...I didn't get it back up again until maybe half an hour ago, when I finally called and got through to a live person after ten minutes on hold, whereupon I was told that whenever the modem goes down for any reason, my router has to be rebooted--i.e., I have to unplug it an plug it back in again. *headwall* Well, in my defense, I would normally think of that, but I really thought their "scheduled maintenance" had just gone several hours later than scheduled--which, knowing this company, wouldn't be so surprising.

Anyway, I need to go to bed, but I imagine I'll be back on tomorrow. Or something. Of course, I'm going to be working two jobs here at some point until I quit the Fred Meyer job, and I've got several things to do Very, Very Soon (like unpack, and write a scholarship essay, and weed out my burgeoning closet, and clean up things all over the place, and stop putting stuff on my bedroom floor when I don't know what else to do with it, and I don't even know what else), but yeah.
100indecisions: my chains are broken (mae)
I'm in Washington now, currently, to visit my mom's side of the family. It's not as hot here as it was in Minnesota, which is a Very Good Thing (although even there it wasn't nearly as bad as it could have been--we were watching the Weather Channel last night and it seems to be in the 90s and 100s almost everywhere). This hotel has a computer to use free, which is also a Very Good Thing. Also, I slept in the same bed as someone else (my sister, and only my sister, pervs) for the first time in over a year last night, and I actually...had a pretty decent night's sleep.

Unfortunately I didn't really get any writing done at the Corner at all, because...heh...I'm still trying to finish off the journal I should have written every day, but didn't have time, in D.C. I do want a good record of that trip, but it's getting sort of ridiculous. I'll be lucky if I finish it by the flight home and get a little real writing done then.

However, my suitcase--my massive suitcase, jus under the weight limit from other people's stuff and all the garage sale shopping I did in Minnesota--is currently missing. The airline has checked the Portland and Seattle airports, to no avail, and apparently the last resort is the Minneapolis airport. Pray I get it back, okay? I don't need it back soon--I can buy enough clothes and toiletries for the last few days of this trip--but I really, really want this bag back. I got all kinds of great stuff for almost nothing when I was down there: a cheap copy of the new Pride & Prejudice movie, Eats, Shoots & Leaves, a light green prom dress for only $3, a black dress cape, a pair of dress pants, a red cashmere cardigan that's in fairly decent shape, a vintage-looking plaid skirt...well, and then there's all the other clothes I took with me, too, like tank tops I've only worn once, and a pair of jeans I haven't worn at all, and books I got when one of the Christian bookstores in town was closing, and...all kinds of things. So yeah. Some of that--the newer clothes--I can probably replace...I know I've got a couple t-shirts I really like that I can't get back...I'd never be able to get all that great garage-sale stuff back, of course, which would be sad.

Also, I have finally read Pride and Prejudice, and I have decided--based on a sentence near the end of the book--that Mr. Bingley is a Hufflepuff. *nods* He's so cute; I adore him. Mr. Darcy's cooler, of course, but I love Bingley too.

Well, crap.

Jul. 4th, 2006 01:22 am
100indecisions: my chains are broken (hp | Dear Body: I hate you.)
I don't know if anyone here remembers me talking about how my back was bothering me part of fall semester and all of spring semester, but I think I'd done something to a muscle in my lower back shortly before Christmas break and kept reinjuring it. It finally healed, I thought, once I got out of school and stopped hauling my backpack around; even dragging suitcases and crap around in D.C. didn't seem to bother it overmuch.

Maybe it was goofing around on a playground Tuesday night that did it, although I didn't feel it then, or maybe--I find this more likely--it was something at work, but it's back. It'll stop hurting for a while and then I'll reinjure it again with something like reaching up a bit too high to hang up something at work, or leaning over the tub to turn on the shower. Right now there's a sort of painful pressure on the right side of my lower back, about level with my hipbones. It'll probably be gone by tomorrow, but I can reinjure it by bending wrong, crouching wrong, stretching wrong, lifting something too heavy, etc. ad nauseum.

Not cool. I wonder when my next appointment is with my orthopedist...I finally got sick of the last one and switched, especially since his attitude on any back pain I mentioned was "Well, if it's not in the shoulder area with the curve from your kyphosis, then it probably doesn't matter and I don't really care". Don't remember what the new one said about this problem, though; he'd better care, since it's suddenly turned into a really recurring issue.

Also, I hate academic papers. Guess who had an entire month to write one five-page paper for her summer poli-sci class? Guess who kept telling herself for weeks that she was going to start it tomorrow? Guess who put it off until the night before it was due, just like always?

You get three guesses, and the first two don't count.

Yeah, I've really got to try to kick this procrastination habit someday.

*goes back to typing the hated paper* Oh, right, and then tomorrow I need to write up an essay for the honors office, and the day after I need to figure what I'm going to say about the D.C. trip at the very last class on Thursday. And then I get to use the rest of the summer for whatever I want, provided that includes ordering next semester's books, applying for more scholarships, getting a new job for next semester, and trying to decide on a major.

100indecisions: my chains are broken (mae)
When I posted that incredibly long list of D.C. songs, I forgot the one CD I listened to the most: one I'd burned, mostly of songs [livejournal.com profile] timetakestime sent me. I'm listening to it now, and it's reminding me that nearly all of those songs fit too.

Between the motion and the act falls the Shadow )
100indecisions: my chains are broken (rain)
And everything...feels strange. It's home, and it feels like home, but at the same time it doesn't feel like home anymore.

The whole fact that I'm still sickish and didn't sleep enough last night, and have now spent over an hour on here doing nothing, having drunk almost nothing and eaten less, doesn't help. I now have a headache from sleeplessness and dehydration. I really, really don't want to go to work, and when I put in The Everglow just now to cheer myself up a bit, I realized it hasn't been played in so long that it now reminds me of last summer. And summers now seem to be very uncomfortable times for me. I really wish music didn't make these associations like this--a song reminding me of something is fine, but not when it brings this vague, undefinable uneasiness with it. I'm just kind of...screwed up right now, which I expected, but yeah.

Like Churchill, though, I can sort of say that I have a song for every period in my life. This trip certainly accumulated a lot of them.

I didn't listen to a lot of music on the D.C. trip, but a lot of what I heard seemed to apply oddly well to one part of it or another )

Going to have breakfast and attempt to accomplish something now.
100indecisions: my chains are broken (Default)
-Apply for honors program *gag*
-Apply to Western Baptist even though I won't be going there scratch that, I can't even find a deadline on the site)
-More yard work
-Cards (Father's Day etc.)
-Apply at Sam's and Wal-mart
-Clean the rest of my room
-Dust my room
-Go through stuff in dresser
-Go through stuff under bed
-Go through massive amounts of stuff in chifferobe
-Finish setting up filing cabinet
-Clean the bathroom
-Set up interview thing for Fred Meyer
-Change orthodontist appointment
-Pick up senior video from school office
-Check to see if final transcripts have been sent to UAA
-Write more thank-you notes
-Find a picture for my dad

Agh. I know there was more. I have too much to do and I can't even think of most of it, so I don't do any of it. And then of course there are things I actually want to do:

-Type up ideas notebook
-Type up other notebook
-Type up Wormhole, finally
-CD-ROM stuff, like ZooTycoon and The Sims
-Take more stock pictures
-Submit pictures from the last several trips
-Do various computer maintainance
-Photomanips. Like my hopelessly late reward for [livejournal.com profile] faeriemaiden catching my 2K pageview. GOSH.
-Do more with this LJ
-Update my photo album...again
-Update my binder of stories, again
-Write Blade That Was Broken, part 2 (yeah, first I need more inspiration)
-Learn to use the cheap little recorder my mom bought me from a garage sale
-Find out more about free sword lessons--probably too late
-Find out about tae kwon do stuff, again probably too late
-Weed out/respond to some of my 400+ e-mails
-Put up reviews for various stuff on Amazon
-Weed through enormous amount of message centre items on dA

And I can't even think of other stuff because there's too much and I'm 90% positive none of it will ever get done.

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