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: (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.

Dammit.
sidentity_crisis: (barcode work)
New Year's Resolutions (9 days late):

Post regularly - starting now.
Utilize the fitness facilities at least three times a week - starting tomorrow.
Read at least one book a month that is only for enjoyment - going to the library today.
Keep the room organized and tidy - worked on it today and just have to keep it this way.

Also, I had a roommate shock today. I got back to school from winter break yesterday afternoon, dropped all my things off, and stayed at the hotel with my dad and sister last night. When I came back this morning, SHE WAS HERE. SLEEPING. Well, waking up, actually. But it was like magic.

I'm all unpacked, and my room is slightly more organized than it was when I left in December. I sent a bunch of my books home to make room for the new ones (most of which are coming in from Amazon tomorrow). And I figured out a reasonable way to store my jewelry. And re-ordered my closet. I need to go to the Waterfront to get more laundry sheets (only 2 left) and a few other essentials, but I think I'll also be picking up another package of wall hooks. I need at least one more. And a new Brita filter. This is all starting to add up... How annoying.

Tomorrow is the beginning of Spring semester. Classes: dramaturgy, foundations of drama, production and theatre management, Middle East/US Relations, France during WWII, and French. Should be a nice, big workload. Also tomorrow is work at the Children's School and band practice.

ALSO. I can cross post to my old journal, which I'm going to do for the heck of it.
sidentity_crisis: (wtf ianto)
Not a post about my roommate, dispite Ianto's presence.

So I'm just jotting this down to post something for myself. I just told a friend that, basically, it's like my college was this really friendly lion, and I thought we were getting on swimmingly, and then out of no where, it ate my whole and spit me back out. I'm still alive, but the swamp in the lion's stomach was enough to shake me up a bit. Still reeling, too; I have two midterms next week, two projects due Thursday, readings all week, a theatre project to finish before tomorrow afternoon, and three books that I'd really like to read but don't have the time for! I need that mid-semester break!

Note to self: DO NOT TRUST THE COLLEGE LION.
sidentity_crisis: (barcode work)
I am exhausted. I have been so busy, and I love it, but I'm exhausted. And I think I'm going to take a nap as soon as I finish this entry. I started two jobs this week, took on an advertising project, did my classwork, joined a club, and volunteered to play with the band for a marathon. I got home at 4am this morning, slept til 8am, and went to band practice, followed by the football game, followed by advertising, followed by homework -- and that's where I am now. I have six readings, all due Tuesday, and I need to write assesments of three summary analyses, due as an oral presentation on Monday. I'm not overwhelmed or concerned about getting it all done. I'm just tired. And what I'd really like to do is curl up with someone I love and go to sleep for a few hours.

I'll be going to visit my friends and boyfriend in a few weeks, and my family is coming to visit me next Saturday. This is great news, because I really miss these people. It's difficult to be away, especially when I still don't have anyone to "replace" them. I obviously don't mean replace (hence the quotes), but I don't have someone here who I would tell everything to, with whom I feel totally comfortable all the time... I miss that kind of relationship.

But at any rate, I think I will sleep for a bit. I deserve it, at this point. And I'll have some time tonight and tomorrow to work on reading, etc.
sidentity_crisis: (tree on stage)
No acappella group for me this semester. That's kind of a bummer. And I still eat dinner alone most of the time. Also a bummer.

On the bright side, I had a great time at the marching band picnic. We played volleyball and had a grand old time. I talked to people, joked with people, met new people... It's just kind of sad that when it's over, I'm alone again.

Talk about depressing. I'm painting shadows even on the good parts of my day.

This was not going to be a depressed entry. It just kind of turned out that way.

I wish my friends went to college with me. It would make life so much easier.

I did finish my English essay. My boyfriend thinks it has too many quotes. :p
sidentity_crisis: (barcode work)
I have successfully put a dent in my weekly homework! Tomorrow, I conquer the other half! I'm using this long weekend to get a head start on my homework for the entire week, just because I have the time. That is one thing I like about college syllabi - the instrictors list all of the homework for the entire semester, so I can really get a jump on it when I have extra time. So far, I've read two articles that I was assigned, written one essay out of three, composed a program note, and started a second essay. I think before the night is out I'll read the chapter that's due for Russian history. And probably call it a night. Maybe go get some sweet potato fries or make a cup of tea. Probably the latter, since I don't really feel like going out.

Left to do:

Irish history essay
half an English essay
read Russian history chapter
read four additional articles
read a chapter of a really boring text
hopefully practice flute for marching band

Now that I see that list, I might actually tackle the Russian lit and a couple of articles tonight. Or maybe just all of the articles. We'll see.

Foodie Roommate update: I also discovered an un-opened jar of "Better than Bouillon" vegetable base and a package of Tofu+. The tofu isn't too befuddling, as she is a vegetarian, but all the list just keeps getting longer. Perhaps this will culminate in a massive gourmet vegetarian extravaganza?
sidentity_crisis: (wtf ianto)
I think this is my roommate story icon. So ever since we got to school about three weeks ago, my roommate has been going the grocery store and returning with food. The problem? There isn't really room for it, AND there is way too much. Most of it hasn't even been opened. I give you, for example, the 48 oz. container if almonds, purchased Week 1, freshness seal still intact. It's company includes a huge bag of whey protien, a box of brown rice, peanut butter, and a canister of couscous, all un-opened. Not to mention the five boxes of cereal. And the pound of butter which has yet to even be touched. But today, I came into the room and found she had struck gold once again.

I was going to the fridge to get leftover pizza for dinner, and atop the microwave is half a loaf of challah. (It's important to note that my roommate is not remotely Jewish.) Perplexed, I shrugged it off. But when I opened the fridge, I could ignore the issue no longer. Staring at me from the door where one might usually keep cans of soda or milk are four packages of fresh herbs. We now have basil, oregano, and two (2) bunches of cilantro. Here's what I want to know: WTF are you going to do with basil, oregano, and two bunches of cilantro?!

Roommates: can't live without them, but only because university housing says so.
sidentity_crisis: (damn and blast)
One of the frustrating things about auditions is that sometimes you just don't do your best work. I auditioned for two acapella groups today, and while I can say one went better than the other, and I can say it could have been a lot worse, neither one of them actually showed the auditioners what I was capable of. I got nervous and shaky on my high notes in one, and my scales were breathy in the other. I really hope that I can at least be a part of one of them. I really want to sing again, and this would be a great opportunity.

The great thing about tech theatre is you don't really have an audition process. It's "what do we need" and "what can you do to help". I'm going to a tech meeting on Wednesday. I have not been so discouraged that I'm done with trying to find new campus groups!
sidentity_crisis: (wtf ianto)
I don't enjoy living with someone who is constantly asking, "What are you doing?" If I'm typing, it's, "Ooh, what are you typing?". If I am cooking something in the microwave, it's, "What are you doing?". If I am walking from one side of the room to the other with a book in my hand, it's "Whatcha doin'?" Seriously, WTF? I am not a really interesting human being. I don't have ulterior motives for writing emails or eating or walking, for goodness' sake! Another thing is trying to talk to me while I'm on the phone, or worse, trying to be part of the half of the conversation that can be heard.

On a brighter note, my roommate and I are usually not in the room at the same time, due to classes and the fact that she stays out in the world while I watch Torchwood on my laptop or do my homework. We're just two different people. And we don't really gel. I've met some really great people here, though, and although I'm not exactly friend-friends with any of them, I enjoy talking to them. Hopefully I will develop real friendships, but it's going to take some time.
sidentity_crisis: (barcode work)
For the first time in my life, I have access to a real public library. And I love it! I grabbed a fiction book based on the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, a Scottish dialect guide, basics in Welsh conversation CDs, and CDs to improve my French listening skills. And after feeling oh-so-successful, walking out of the library with my stash, I took the wrong bus to get back to campus. Because I'm that clever.

Meanwhile, tomorrow is Friday. Already. And not only that, but it's the last day before a three day weekend. I'm very excited. I think I'll take this opportunity to explore the city. I have two acappella auditions on Saturday, and I'm also making PB&J sandwiches with Circle K to send to a soup kitchen. Monday I've got a marching band labor day picnic with volleyball, and hopefully I'll check out the local church on Sunday. But other than that, I might just grab a bus and see where it takes me.

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