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Oct. 9th, 2009

Hello, loves!

Sorry I've been so MIA for the past few weeks. I'm going to pick up a wireless router this weekend, so I'll have Internet in my apartment. Plus, you know. Law school.

School is...boring. They tell me that's the life of the first year, but blah. Ennui, my darlings! Ennuiiiiiii! It's sad, but I'm really hoping that once I get further into my specialty (which, alas, will not be until next year...), my interest will be sparked.

I hate that I don't like school, btw. First time ever. Seriously. *sighs*

I'm actually typing this in my Contracts double period, but don't tell anyone. ;)

Anyway, life is dull. Not much to say. Most exciting things in the past 2 months:
~The Decemberists on 9/22 - amazing. The Hazards of Love is way more interesting live. And Richard and I were dancing a lot in the second "act". Too bad we were the only ones cool enough (or dorky enough) to do so.
~Hamlet at STNJ on 10/2 - also amazing. Gareth Saxe's Hamlet was: 1 part Mal Reynolds from Firefly + 1 part Bernard Black from Black Books + 2 parts Geoffrey Tennant from Slings & Arrows. Plus, Robert Cuccioli basically played Claudius as a mafia don, and Polonius looked (and acted a bit) like Tim Gunn. Plus, it was so much fun to see my SPTP girls.

Okay, back to "paying attention" in class. Oy.

Update

Classes start on Monday.

I'm scared, but mostly excited. I'm eager to meet my professors and get to know better the other students in my section.

My roommates seem cool.

My housing has been a mild nightmare. And REALLY expensive. My parents VERY GENEROUSLY have offered to pay for it out of pocket, because my financial aide package won't cover most of it. I'm going to try to find better/cheaper accommodations for next semester, however. But my apartment is very nice.

Though, I don't have wireless access in my apartment. Which they didn't tell me would be the case beforehand (nor any of my roommates, for that matter). Must buy an ethernet cable before going back to campus tomorrow. Bastards...

Also, my financial aide and my bill won't talk to each other. Spent about 3 hours running around campus between orientation events trying to get that to happen. It hasn't. *sigh*

Oh, and orientation did not mean tours around campus. Yeah, we needed to just...orient ourselves. They didn't even give us maps. Fail...

I'm at home until tomorrow. Realized there were a lot of things I neglected to pack which I need. Hence the Internet.

Finished all my assignments due on Monday, which is a relief. Not sure how well I did on the case briefs for Torts, but we'll see.

I need to find a grocery store near school. Camden's doesn't really have supermarkets, so I have to do some hunting, methinks.

Um, that's about all I can think of to say about school so far...

I read the latest Fables volume today. A little disappointed, but it's mainly set-up for future issues. I hope the build-up is worth it.

Mildly addicted to iTunes classical streaming radio, especially the "All Baroque Musick (1.FM TM)" and "CINEMIX" (film scores) stations. Instrumental music helps me study.

Julie & Julia was delightful. Saw that last week with Kristina after spending small fortunes at the Gap and Old Navy.

Okay, bed. Good night, Moon (the sliver of you...)

Writer's Block: I May Be Crazy

What does this Rorschach blot look like to you?
A wolf with a bat swooping down behind it.

Hand Guide to British Actors

How to Determine If You Are Watching a Bona Fide British Actor or Actress.

Abstract: In the age of Hollywood filmmaking fluidity, oftentimes the movie-going community may have questions as to whether the actors they are watching are True Brits or other nationalities masquerading as such. Through a simple series of steps, you will be able to determine quickly if you are, indeed, watching an official British actor or actress.

The Three Step ProcessCollapse )

This is still a work in progress.  I know that there are probably even more steps and criteria I could enumerate, but what do you expect between phone calls at work? :D

In other news - I think I might be slightly allergic to pineapple...

Writer's Block: Fantasy Sports

Imagine you manage a coven of baseball-playing vampires. The Cullen family is really strong this year and you want to bring in a ringer. Which currently active MLB baseball player do you sire?
Bwahahahahaha!  This is the funniest Writer's Block I've ever seen.  In the words of my friend Lauren: "Oh, Twilight..."

And my answer is Josh Hamilton, because he's amazing *and* a sexy beast.  That kind of skill and hotness needs to be preserved for posterity.

Working on a silly hand guide to British actors.  Might actually have it on LJ later today, but I'm the only one answering the phones today at work, so don't hold your collective breath.

Writer's Block: Birthday Shout-out

Happy birthday, J.K. Rowling! Which of her seven Harry Potter novels do you think is the most satisfying read?
It's a tie between Prisoner of Azkaban and Deathly Hallows.  PoA because it's the most tightly plotted and well executed of the Harry Potter novels (and Sirius Black and Remus Lupin, my two favorite characters, are major players for the first time), and DH because it's the end of a "Big damn emotional journey", as Ms. Rowling has said herself.

And it's also Harry's 29th birthday!  According to Wikipedia, he's been the head of the Aurors for 2 years, and (if my calculations are correct) James is about 6, Albus 4, and Lily 3.  Wow, Potter - way to be a total overachiever.

Yes, I am a total nerd. :D

Also, it's miserably humid.  I've been cleaning and reorganizing my room since about 10:30 this morning, along with importing music onto the new laptop.  The room's almost done (I'm really just storing up energy/cooling off before schlepping the vacuum cleaner up here), but the music is not even a quarter of the way uploaded.

!!!

Snagged from gairid:
BBC believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up?

Instructions:
Copy this into your NOTES. Look at the list and put an 'X' before those you have read. Tag other book nerds.

100 BooksCollapse )

In other news...

I GOT INTO LAW SCHOOL!

I also got a $5000 per year scholarship.  Classes begin August 24th, and I'm so excited!  Step One of Master Plan to Own a Production Company: Complete. :D

Tags:

The King Raven Trilogy



Robin Hood reimagined. Read them.

That is all. Back to your regularly scheduled LJ-ing.

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No Doubt @ PNC

A bunch of my friends and I went to the No Doubt show on Friday night. Despite getting pelted with rain and hail while on line to get into the show, it was a really great time. Most of us were in the back of the arena (originally on the lawn, but we did the $10 upgrade because we really didn't want to be wet and muddy), but my friend Jason and his sister Jessica were in the front row. Jason is the most maniacally crazy No Doubt fan in the world, and we have video proof! He made a sign saying he's been to 30 No Doubt shows and asked if he could introduce the band; Gwen Stefani saw it, pulled him on stage, and the rest is history!



Jason comes on around the 6 minute mark. Still having heart palpitations!

I'm also totally sold on Paramore, now. They were really, really good! Their guitarist does aerial acrobatics while playing and doesn't miss a beat!

Oh, and BTW - the law school application is done and submitted. Here's hoping...

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