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01 January 2011 @ 01:00 am
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31 October 2010 @ 07:52 pm

 

Fear the Beard
 
This weekend was a success (although it was absolutely exhausting). I got to see Martin Brodeur and Jonas Hiller face off and it was awesome. Both goalies did a good job (even though Jonas's team refused to have any puck handling or passing skills whatsoever). Saturday I got up early and made it just in time to win a pumpkin and ducks tickets.

I freehanded a sketch of Brian Wilson and his epic beard and ended up with a fairly decent pumpkin this year. Then I read my book before I drove to my mom's house. We had dinner reservations before our concert so we ate and then rocked out to the Oingo Boingo cover band. My step dad didn't like them so we left early (he was grouchy because he drank a lot and it was expensive and I didn't want to deal with the grouch) and I ended up completely crashing when I got home. 

Today I started my other book and am almost done reading it. Tomorrow I'll write the paper for it and then finish the other book. My Giants are also kicking some ass in Texas and it would be the best Halloween if they won it and made the Bush family weep.  

EDIT: THEY WON. WE NEED ONE GAME!
 
 
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01 October 2010 @ 10:51 am
 
It's gotten to the point where over half my internet tabs are related to school research. Which is the marker of when school has really and truly kicked into overdrive. I am trying to motivate myself to read around 400 pages and writing two papers a week while also plunking away at two 25 page research papers. I've gone into academic mode so that's helping me get focused and stay motivated. Well, that and the fact that this is my last semester of non-independent study classes. 

I've also gone to ducks training camp to watch their goalies, a Muse concert, have been learning new songs on the guitar, been watching a lot of Giants (we only have to win one game to win the division this weekend) and hockey games and have been walking on the beach. On top of all this I am also kicking my French re-learning goal into high gear. Needless to say, this all amounts to me not being around that much. 

Now I am going to do some reading/school shenans before I go out to dinner and a Tom Petty/Joe Cocker concert with my step dad.
 
 
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15 March 2010 @ 04:41 pm
 
In a twist of fate I have been so busy lately that I have had so much to post about and so little time to sit, collect my thoughts on them and post. So I am going to post some quick bullet points.
  • I went to two free acoustic shows this weekend: Slow Club and The Watson Twins. Two bands I HIGHLY recommend to you all.
  • I saw my Thesis Chair at the Watson Twins performance. It would have been awkward but she's seriously cool so it wasn't.
  • Called the book store about the Chuck Palahniuk signing and found out that I was one of the 100 who get to meet him. I am so pleased. There is nothing cooler to a nerd than getting to nerd out over Authors and books.
  • I have a bunch of school shit to do in the next three weeks and I am busting my ass getting it all done. I will be running on coffee, vereniki, water and stress this coming month while I work my ass off on my prospectus, two book critical analysis report things, an annotated bibliography about my paper for an actual class, emailing copyright offices, finding artwork, and reading a bunch of books. It's gonna be a mess of a life.
  • Well. I don't have class for three weeks so at least I don't have three more books to read and three more papers to write on top of these other things.
  • This Sunday, however, I do have tickets to see the Avalanche play the Ducks. So I will be getting a break. I am trying to knit a hat for it, but I have had to undo it a few times already and am getting pissy because of how stressed I am so who knows.
  • Ovi got suspended over a hit when Downie nearly took Crosby's leg off during a malicious dirty hit and got a slap on the wrist = fuck your shit, NHL. Pick some rules and stick to them for everyone. Bitch.
 
 
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 My friend Alie ([livejournal.com profile] mokuyoubinogaki) is in a band called Matt Kollar and the Angry Mob (Myspace) who are really badass and bluesy/anachronistic and good so you should check them out. They played at the best buy at the mall near me in the musical instrument section and rocked their shit out. It was cool to see Alie be badass and rocking out instead of meek :P

Then because my life is weird in ridiculous ways I went with my friend Katie to UCLA to watch a traditional Bulgarian music group perform. It was awkward town because the director, or whoever he was, started a dance circle. And I would have joined in but I dnw to touch strangers and have them watch  me learn to dance. I got cookies and some bad ass hummus and some great music out of the deal nonetheless. 

And I read some Alfred Crosby and some Star Trek manga that I refuse to defend because of the LULZ.
 

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