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Child of Athena, Huntress of Artemis
01 February 2015 @ 10:32 pm


After some thought, I have decided to make this journal mostly friends-only. I ramble on about some very personal things which, while I'm obviously not keeping them a secret, I'd at least like to have an idea as to who is reading them. I just ask that if you are interested in friending me, leave a comment and let me know a general reason why you're reading. It'll help me get to know you faster, too. I love new friends!
Child of Athena, Huntress of Artemis
24 May 2010 @ 01:45 pm
So, it was my birthday on Saturday. I'm 24 now. *body creaks*

But some of my friends remembered and one made sure that we went out and did something for it. She and her fiance were leaving town Thursday to go to Florida for her wedding next weekend, so we actually hung out Wed night. We went out to eat (which was delicious! and created quotes like "Happy Birthday Cheese Bread", lol) and then a few of the girls were like, hmm, dessert y/n? And decided not to get any. One of my friends picked up my entire tab. AWWW. Then most of us decided to go back to my place to play games and drink (a few couldn't but I'm so glad they were able to come to dinner though).

So me and some of the boys made it back to my place and first and finally, like 15 minutes later the others showed up and I'd been like, geez, how did we beat them by so much? Only they walked in and Courtney had ice cream cake. And I was like: \O/!!! Seriously, me and ice cream cake? YUM. And seriously, I can't think of when I've ever had a surprise like that. My sneaky friends planned this all out at dinner via text message! So we had cake (with candles nonetheless!), than played cards games and board games until everyone went home. It was a fabulous night. ♥

Saturday proper, I did nothing but watch some TV and then went to work. I ended up staying over close by almost an hour and was glad I didn't have any plans.lol

But yeah, I'm 24 now. Imagine that. Have some pictures from Wed.

Happy Birthday MeCollapse )

Also, acidquill gave me an awesome LJ gift of sparkly sunglasses. Love them!! And then I received some lovely cards from my grandparents and father, and my cousin speedybabe04 gave me a Little Mermaid card filled with confetti. Hee!
Current Mood: okayokay
Child of Athena, Huntress of Artemis
10 May 2010 @ 01:41 pm
Ugh. DO NOT WANT TO WRITE THIS PAPER. I spent 11 1/2 hours in the stats lab yesterday working on the code for it (well, one hour was dinner, and another was spent doing SPSS code for my policy paper). But it's really hard to figure out what I should write. I mean, I have the instructions for everything I need, but it sounds so ridiculous to drone on about OLS regression and autocorrelation. How am I ever going to get 20 pages?!?! (It's technically due at 5pm and I have one paragraph done. Thank God I can sneak it in at 8am tomorrow.)

In other news, we're in the middle of a huge rainstorm. And apparently under tornado watch. AWESOME. As long as my power doesn't go out.

Yup, ok, done time-wasting. Back to it!!
Current Mood: crankycranky
Child of Athena, Huntress of Artemis
02 May 2010 @ 05:44 pm
...Have your computer completely crash and burn. Seriously, that just...is the cherry on the cupcake of a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week.


Yup. I've got a presentation due Tuesday. Tuesday I get my stats final. Wed, my IR paper is due. Stats final is due Thursday. And then there's the stats paper I haven't even started due the 10th, and my policy paper due the 11th.

AWESOME. Way to go computer for most amazing timing ever.

On the other hand, I'm nearly done grading the 65 tests for my TA class, cleaned my bathroom, and have turned in applications and had two interviews this weekend. So, progress?

But yeah. Not only was the timing bad, but umm, OUCH. My pocketbook is full on sobbing over the large hole in it.

But, besides the fact that I have no internet or ability to watch DVDs and that my internet bookmarks won't be saved in the data backup...I am entirely zen about it all. Yup. I'm like Buddha...

(And in the meantime, any wishes for employment coming my way would be greatly appreciated. *crosses fingers*)
Current Mood: apatheticapathetic
Child of Athena, Huntress of Artemis
11 March 2010 @ 01:52 am
I'll be out of town for a few days and thus off LJ. Have fun!

(PS: Why is it I can never get sleep before trips? I wanted to leave at 8am and that means getting up by 7am. UGH.)
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Child of Athena, Huntress of Artemis
28 February 2010 @ 10:04 pm
I have the joy of having to call MSUM about my W2 and the Toyota dealership (again) tomorrow.

I have several long, whiny posts brewing, but at this point, I am too lazy to write anything. On to homework then...
Current Mood: tiredtired
Child of Athena, Huntress of Artemis
15 February 2010 @ 06:59 pm
I can't remember if I mentioned it on here or not. Anyway, I know one of the Olympians this year. Mark Ladwig, who does pairs figure skating with his partner Amanda Evora, is someone I've know since I was 11. We both skated with the Red River Valley Figure Skating Club up in Fargo/Moorhead. I loved him back then--he was like all us younger skater's older brother. He's very sweet, incredibly hard-working, and a great skater. You have no idea how proud I am to see him get what he deserves. He's had to work his ass off (skating is incredibly expensive) and now he's finally accomplishing his dream.

Last night, in the short program, they placed 10th over all. Which is better than anyone expected. Not as good as they should have, in my opinion, considering both the Canadian team and one of the Russian teams fell and yet they placed higher. Alas, that is the politics of the figure skating world for you. It doesn't always matter how well you skate if you're not the preferred person/team to win.

I have high hopes for them tonight, though, too.

Check Amanda and Mark out:

Image Slideshow

Evora/Ladwig at their best in Olympics

And if you want, watch NBC starting at 8/7pm central to see the freeskate program.

(Hmm. Why don't I have a skating icon?)
Current Mood: giddygiddy
Child of Athena, Huntress of Artemis
05 February 2010 @ 01:12 am
you are darkgreen

Your dominant hue is green. You're logical and steadfast, focused on figuring life out and doing what makes sense. You value being trusted because you know you're taking the time to figure things out and everyone should just follow you.

Your saturation level is very high - you are all about getting things done. The world may think you work too hard but you have a lot to show for it, and it keeps you going. You shouldn't be afraid to lead people, because if you're doing it, it'll be done right.

Your outlook on life is slightly darker than most people's. You try to see things for what they are and face situations honestly. You'd rather get to the point than look for what's good.
the spacefem.com html color quiz

Pretty darn accurate. I'll make an actual post tomorrow when you all are awake.
Current Mood: soresore
Current Music: Heartbreaker--Mariah Carey
Child of Athena, Huntress of Artemis
01 February 2010 @ 07:03 pm
So. February 1st, eh? Nothing much to report. School is ok. I'm actually enjoying my TA class more than my actual classes, but that's probably because it has content where as my other classes are based on research methods or stats. YAWN. Can't I just write my opinion? LOL!

Still having issues on the advisor front. I sent another email to the prof I gave my proposal to and still no response. So do I take this as a for-sure no? I'm thinking I'll take to last semester's RA prof once more and see how she feels about my topic. Otherwise, I'm going to talk to the dept chair and ask what he thinks I should do. I just worry that if I do that, I'll get an overall negative view from the other profs when he talks to them in the "lounge" (come on, we all know profs do that).

Got a new bookcase (for free!) so I'm excited about that. My books are all up now. Somehow though, I still have double stacking on some shelves. Sigh. Pictures another day.

Called Toyota finally. Taking my car in tomorrow. Pray the repair costs are under $500, please. Still gotta set up that doctor's appointment...

Here, have some pictures!

Kansas City, Christmas Break 09Collapse )
Current Mood: blahblah
Child of Athena, Huntress of Artemis
31 January 2010 @ 01:57 am
How do you think President Obama is doing so far? If you're an American citizen, would you vote the same way (whether for or against)? If you're not, what's your take on Obama's performance? Did his State of the Union address sway your opinion in any way?

1. Would I vote the same way?

Yes, I would. In fact, I was reminded Wed why I voted for him. I know DC's a tough place and politics are more divided than ever. And it isn't just the two main parties fighting each other. Rather, there's in-fighting on both sides, which makes bipartisanship and even the super majority obsolete. It sucks, but I get it.

2. How is Obama doing so far?

All that being said, I am disappointed. As John Stewart pointed out, Obama hasn't done anything significantly liberal AT ALL. And yet, every one is telling him to "move to the middle", even liberals! Where are they getting this? Where is this "middle"? Pat Robertson territory? And this comes from someone not a "liberal". I am a moderate in nearly all manners and, with the exception of some lovely rhetoric on climate change, I feel Obama has been about as much of a Democrat as McCain would have been. Suffice to say, I have not been unhappy, but I have not been impressed, either.

Let's just say, if Obama is as slow with DADT as health care, I hope Levin oversteps his bounds and just takes charge without him.
Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed