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21 January 2009 @ 04:43 am
Not dead, FYI, but kinda wishing I were.  
Why My Life Sucks (In Bullet Form):
  • Crappy sleeping schedule.
  • Hours at work (and inevitably the dollars in my paycheck) drastically cut.
  • Am not losing weight, but gaining.
  • Chronic writer's block.
  • Computer crashing (twice).
  • Losing all my music, anime, manga, and programs because of said crashes.
  • PMS.
And thus my problematic holiday was.  In my absence, I hope everyone has been well and in turn had excellent holidays and birthdays (should there have been any that escaped my notice).  seshennu , I got your lovely Christmas card!  Thank you so much for the postcards; they're spiffy! =D  I hope you (and everyone else who asked) got my card in return.  Sorry there were no drawings, but I have a nice idea for Valentine's Day I shall implement very soon =3 (gotta put that drawing tablet I got for Christmas to good use!)

Crappy shift at work today.  Four hour shifts are the bane of my existence.  Am not looking forward to it D:<.  Rachael asked me to cover her seven hour shift on Friday though, so my paycheck should be moderately decent next week.  Still, I'm going to have to look for a second job and/or see about a work study once I head back to school (next week).

Speaking of school, man, how late am I going back this semester?  My classes don't even START until the 27th!  We're still geting out around May 18th though, so....  I guess it all works out somehow?  Much to my chargrin and annoyance, they dropped Graphic Design II due to low enrollment.  adlfajflakfj;af now what am I going to take?!  I'm totally bummed, too, because Anna was taking that class with me ;~;.  On the agenda elsewise is:
  • World History II (...despite not having to take World History I)
  • Intermediate Algebra  (Ew.)
  • Advanced Radio Broadcasting (In which everyone will think I'm a flake due to my lackluster Assistant Programming Manager duties last semester (for reasons outside of my control), and the fact that I haven't been able to make a single one of my radio shows during winter break despite having signed up to).
  • ???
I'm really hoping there's an art class available to take.  Considering I'm planning on majoring in Graphic Design, however, really pisses me off that GDII was dropped.  I'm going to see if I can get into Figure Drawing, but I can't say I'm too excited by the prospect to draw naked people :/.  It will, apparently, boost my drawing skills a lot though (or so I've heard).  Hmm, dilemma, dilemma.

On the bright side, I did really well in all my classes last semester!  With the exception of a C- I feel was unjust, I got all high Bs!  I was so shocked when I opened my report card because I honestly thought I was failing most of my classes, haha.  I had even signed up to retake Adolescent Psychology that's how poorly I thought I was doing (and yet I scraped by with a B!  I don't know how I managed that, really I don't.)  And thus my GPA has been elevated.  I hope I can do just as well if not better this upcoming semester.
I'm selling some of my manga.  I'm planning on putting more up in the next few days (anime and regular books, too).  Cleaning my room has been a tedious process, but I'm glad to say that it's going moderately well (it's only been in perpetual disaster for a year now).  I HAVE TOO MUCH STUFF!!!  DX

I'm re-reading Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden instead of reading The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor.  I'm hoping the Japanese setting and language will help me write my NejiHinaKiba fic that's been sitting on the back burner for two years now (wow).  I do plan on getting around to TLGW soon, I just can't seem to get past the twenty page mark :/.  I was like that with Twilight though, too, and then I zipped through it and the next three books in the series.  And I want to re-read Summers At Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn.  It's my all time favorite book.  Seriously, I've read it at least once every year since I first read it in the eighth grade.  I recently heard that Sharon Shinn plans to put out an anthology (Quatrain) that features a story set in the world of Summers At Castle Auburn!!!  I am so excited about the prospect of seeing something else from this setting I can barely contain it XD.  I had a wonderful and satisfying ending, but every time I finish the book I always want more.  She's also going to be releasing a new young adult book called Gateway.  I've liked all her YA books thus far, especially the -Keeper trilogy.  I'll be curious to see how the new one fares.

Huh.  Apparently I never posted results for the naruto_choice  contest that ended several months ago.  Awesome.  I'll have to do that.

And that's really all I have to say at the moment =).

- April

Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: "A Whisper" by Coldplay