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Jul. 11th, 2015 10:18 pm
sidentity_crisis: (barcode work)
 So I have mostly abandoned LiveJournal as a personal blog (I really only use this account to follow other people here), but my tumblr is

and that gets updated frequently. Cheers!
sidentity_crisis: (barcode work)
Okay, so I'm running out of options, which is why I'm putting out this plea. I need to find a place to live in Pittsburgh, near Carnegie Mellon University, for January - May 2012. 


1. I am a 20-year-old woman who loves long walks on the beach to have fun, but I'm more on the quiet side. READ: I don't do wild parties, I definitely do comfortable nights in, Scrabble, and heated debates over fictional characters.

2. I'm studying dramaturgy, history, and English. I'm a bit of a nerd. Okay, a lot of a nerd.

3. I cook pretty well, if I do say so myself, and I'm pretty tidy. I also consume massive amounts of tea.

4. I will spend a lot of time out of the house. I will have many nightly rehearsals, I work, I have classes, and I'm on the Quidditch team. I am busy, a lot.


1. You're a non-smoker, or else you only smoke outside, or casually. I don't hate on smokers, but I can't live in a smoker's house.

2. You're a responsible adult. I guess what I mean by this is that you don't go nutso every weekend and you aren't dirty (a little sloppiness is natural, though). 

3. You are a woman. (I don't care what your sexuality is, but my parents are helping pay for my housing, and they'd flip if I was living alone with a guy. Sorry, boys.)

3b. OR You are a couple or family willing to rent a room to a poor college student.


1. It's got to be very close to Carnegie Mellon University. I do not, at the moment, have a car.

2. I think this kind of goes without saying in the real world, but it has to have a kitchen, with a stove and an oven. And, you know, a refrigerator.

3. Ideally I would have my own bedroom. This isn't a must, but it would be really, really good. Also, if it's a studio apartment that you just need a tenant for, I'm good with living alone, as well.

4. Obviously, the lowest rent possible is ideal, but I seriously cannot do more than $600/month. 

5. I'm cool with pets.


1. (Check out my tumblr.)

2. Harry Potter, Doctor Who/Torchwood, Sherlock, and Supernatural are my current fandoms. 

3. Like I said, I'm a nerd. I love books, I love research, I love history. I also like adventure, though - travel, hiking, rock climbing, etc.

PLEASE PM ME IF YOU HAVE ANY LEADS! I'm friendly and I'll answer your questions and hopefully I can find somewhere to live, instead of living in one of the buildings on campus. Because that's illegal. :)

You can also email me at siannegibson (at)
sidentity_crisis: (tree on stage)
 I haven't been on here in a while, but I wanted to get this out there any way I can. There is a fundraiser going on to send the Carnegie Mellon Marauders Quidditch team to the Quidditch World Cup this year. It's a brand new team having trouble getting money from the university, so if you'd like to help out, go to
sidentity_crisis: (kiss)
 So Pottermore is revealed! An online "reading experience" in which we get involved in the books and Jo provides more information about the world of Harry Potter. Sounds like a cross between RPG, encyclopedia, and online books. It opens in October, but a few get in in August. Oh, what I would do to be one of those few...!!!
sidentity_crisis: (history)
 1) I suck at keeping this current.
2) Things are Happening in Harry Potter land (not the theme park).

Posterity post: So a few days ago, Jo set up this game with a Googlemaps site, where different locations had letters. They spell:


What is Pottermore? Well, it is a website. What kind of website? We don't know. We find out at 7am EST tomorrow. I will, needless to say, be up and ready for this press conference. The rumours and speculation add up to a MMORPG, but I desperately hope that is not the case. I keep being led to think it's an interactive online encyclopedia that she will continue to work on over the years. And I might like that, although something about having a hard copy would be thrilling. I just hope it isn't a chat room or a video game. That isn't what Harry Potter is about.

Also coming up is the LAST HP MOVIE EVER. The trailer is cry-worthy, and I will be hosting a large party for it. 
sidentity_crisis: (theatre)
 Tonight, I saw Superior Donuts at the Pittsburgh Public Theatre.

Thoughts )

Also, we almost got hit by a bus. While in a car. At an intersection. Terrifying, to be sure.
sidentity_crisis: (kiss)
 Wedding post.

What a beautiful day for William and Kate. They are so beautiful, and they seem so happy. Yes, I watched it, yes, I loved it, yes, I'm a sap, yes, I love England more than I should as a non-Brit. I am completely jealous of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, because I will never be a Duchess, I will not be married in such a historical and beautiful church, and I have quite a while until my own wedding. But I wish them the very best of luck, and I hope they have a wonderful honeymoon that is as private as they wish it to be.

Also, the hats. They took me completely by surprise.
sidentity_crisis: (damn and blast)
 I went to a Catholic service today, in part because I thought it would be interesting, and in part because I was going with a friend. The service was nice -- right up until they denied me Communion.

I get that Catholics don't give other Christians Communion. I honestly forgot that. Nor did I think that I was going to get up to the front and have the woman ask me, "Are you Catholic?" Do I exude Protestantism? My point is, I don't like it, and I did not get Communion on Easter Sunday. 

Apparently, the reasoning is that giving Communion to non-Catholics suggests a unity that does not exist. They are helping to keep gaps in Christianity. I don't understand why we can't just love and respect one another. Honestly, it was kind of embarrassing, and I felt sort of ashamed. I mean, I was turned away by the Church. WTF.

I'm just wondering whether the Catholics think that Anglican administered Communion isn't legit. I guess so.
sidentity_crisis: (wtf ianto)
sidentity_crisis: (tree on stage)
 In an episode of Veronica Mars, there is this joke that one girl's roommate just changes her clothes all the time. MY ROOMMATE DOES THIS. I think she wears three different outfits a day. I don't pretend to understand.

In other new, the school's Carnival is here. It is really cool, and there is a Ferris wheel behind my dorm. 
sidentity_crisis: (tree on stage)
 So much for posting often. Bimonthly is not often. 

I had a really weird, medical experience today. All of a sudden, I got really cold and clammy, felt nauseas, and and was very dizzy. When I started walking, the whole world was spinning. It was rather frightening, but also kind of cool, and I did not really panic. I didn't make it to the bathroom downstairs (where I was headed), because after the first half-flight I thought that moving stairs outside of Hogwarts might be a little too dangerous. I did call to someone for help, and he just hung out with me until the spell stopped, and got me water. Which I appreciate greatly. Still, such things have not happened to me, as far as I know, and I don't really know what the deal is. 

In other news, I need to start working on a dramaturgical casebook for RED. (DW is telling me "dramaturgical" is not a word. You an everyone else.)
sidentity_crisis: (kiss)

Here is the problem. (And I just need a place to complain right now.) I hate being in a long distance relationship. Honestly, it sucked a lot last semester too, but it is getting to an unbearable point this time around. I sort of had assumed it would get easier, but it doesn't. I feel like something is missing practically all the time, and I get jealous of couples I see around. And of course I don't like the fact that we won't be together for Valentine's Day, which I know is a Hallmark holiday and shouldn't really mean anything, but it does anyway, and people are going to be celebrating it, and I'm going to be going to crew. In exactly one month, I will be back in NYC, with him, at the start of spring break. I should consider that I've basically gone through a month of school already (and it feels like it's flown by), but I don't even want to acknowledge that there are four weeks to go until I can see my boyfriend again.
sidentity_crisis: (wtf ianto)
Shift ran late by an hour and a half. Just got back from work. SHE ISN'T HERE. It's 5:50 am, and she isn't here.

Just saying.
sidentity_crisis: (theatre)
So here at school, all the students of the school of drama are required to do a crew assignment. As you might guess, not all crew assignments are equal. Some are during midterms, some are three weeks, some are one week, some are streneous, some are simple, some are off-campus. 

That being said, tonight I went to audition for the student theatre company's production of Cabaret. I actually kind of miss acting, and I really niss singing. But when I got there, I got this nagging feeling. So I asked when rehearsals start. (The show is in mid-April.) They start next week. Well, guess who has crew every night, off-campus, the week prior to mid-terms, for three weeks, in February. Moi. So. I couldn't even audition, much less be cast.

sidentity_crisis: (barcode work)
I am currently wokring on a project in which I create a map of the theatre hierarchy. I have a second rough draft done, and I'll probably do the final draft tomorrow. I am considering tea staining the paper first, and I want to go to the art store to get at least one nice black pen to use on the map. I also still need to create the easy half of the assignment - a neat version of a tree chart that we did in class. Probably do that tomorrow aussi. Along with a bunch of French homework. And reading an essay. And reading Medea soon. So many homeworks.
sidentity_crisis: (Default)
Today's Wikipedia link clicking adventure: from Kamikaze to Buffalo Bill.
sidentity_crisis: (wtf ianto)
ALSO. I went to my mailbox today because a netflix DVD is supposed to be in there. (It wasn't.) What I found  was a fitness magazine. I thought it was a mistake, but it's addressed to me. I have no idea where it came from, but I apparently have a full year subscription, according to my account online. I'm not being charged or anything, but it is rather strange. Is someone trying to tell me something? Because I'm already working on it. ;p
sidentity_crisis: (wtf ianto)

I got back from work last night at 4:30 am (the night shift, what can you do?), and discovered that my roommate was not in the room. Assuming that she was partying or something, I went to sleep. But she did not return at all, as I woke up and her bed was undisturbed. My point: she really does not live here.
sidentity_crisis: (barcode work)

So... How are those little resolutions coming along?

I am exercising more. That's good. And I've posted a couple of times this week, so I'm on track. The other two.....

Well, I just don't have time to read one book for enjoyment. I don't. Which is sad, but extremely true. I might just revise my resolution to one story or one short short story, because I can manage that, most likely. And the room. I...just have too many things in a small space. There's not room for all of my books, and the hook I used to hang up my coat fell off the wall. So. Now I really need to go to Target, because I am out of laundry sheets for real and I have no place to hang my coat.

But I'm taking a first aid course today. Yay safety!
sidentity_crisis: (barcode work)
So I just wrote an email in Gmail (which I don't typically use) and got a pleasant (and a teeny bit frightning) surprise. After I hit send, a little box popped up, saying basically: "Hi! You wrote 'I've attached' but you haven't attached anything. You want to send it anyway?" It saved me from making the mistake of sending something without the promised attachment. What.

I could really imagine this pleasant robotic voice acting like a servant...

"Excuse me, Madame, but I believe you've made a slight error."

British robot, of course.


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