monaubergine: (sleep is nice)
I have less free time than I did during school, and I'm doubly exhausted. But, you know, money. (Is this what it will always be like?)

At least I have the 4th off from both jobs, but even when I'm not working I have a million things to do. There are so many things to get sorted out. I have two school obligations but one of them is bullshit and I need to get it settled but I'm always working during the day so I never have time. If I end up having to pay it---I can't even--god. Eighty fucking dollars for a mouthpiece that I know I turned in.

I am so tired.

I just found the best LJ community, though: [community profile] greatpoets. I love poetry and I always want to read more but when I'm in the poetry section of the bookstore I never know where to start. Reading the poems posted is making my reading list longer and longer and longer.

I don't remember if I posted this already, but I have enrolled in all my classes for next semester: Honors English and Geography plus lab and German and Intro to Art History. 16 hours. I didn't get all of the classes I wanted (notice the lack of Spanish or linguistics classes) but all in all I'm satisfied.

I should probably try to get some sleep; I have at least three errands to run before noon tomorrow.
I have had some serious mood swings today. But I have a therapist now, so it's okay!

Anyway, this post is mostly to show off my new haircut:
I look stupid in this picture, but my hair looks pretty. )

I had a dream last night that we went on a field trip to see a production of The Tempest and it was on a ship and we had to swim out to it. It was really odd.

I am in love with this song right now: Jens Lekman- Maple Leaves.
She said it was all make-believe/but I thought she said maple leaves
I just got a facebook (thanks Alice!) and I have no friends yet, so add me! I feel lonely right now, ha.

My sinuses have been sore and occasionally painfully tingly all day. I also have a terrible headache. Sometimes winter sucks. It seems like everyone has been sick lately.

I am so in love with Jose Gonzalez right now. His cover of Kylie Minogue's Hand on Your Heart is the best thing ever. I have such a weakness for earnest folk music.

I really have nothing to say, so I'll just post this.
monaubergine: (it looks nice from a distance)
So, oh my god, Sufjan Stevens was amazing. He and his band (the Illinoisemakers) all dress up like cheerleaders and they do little cheers before the songs and it was adorable. And the beginning of 'Prairie Fire That Wanders About' had hand actions! Ooh, and in 'They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From The Dead!! Ahhhh!' (which is a brilliant name) the backup singers made the letters with their arms while they spelled Illinois. I can't decide which song was my favorite because they were all so great; I loved 'The Tallest Man, The Broadest Shoulders' and 'Decatur' and 'Chicago' and 'Casimir Pulaski Day' and 'Jacksonville' and every single other song he played. For the encore, he had changed his pants and he wasn't wearing shoes and he sang 'Romulus'. I can't even say how fantastic the show was. And to be completely shallow, I have the most gigantic crush ever on Sufjan now. He is SO CUTE. And he has the most adorable teeth ever, which probably sounds weird but it's true.

While I was driving to Lawrence a giant bird hit my window and it was scary. And I forgot to tape Lost. Ooh, and my birthday is on Sunday! Okay, that's all I have to say.
They were short on people at summer rec so I have a job now! Sadly, I am with the third through fifth graders and it is really dull. Caroline is with the first and second graders and it isn't fair. Anyway, I get to drive the Jetta to work. Yay!
Other things that happened since I last posted (I think):
-I saw Batman Begins with Katie and I loved it. It has a ridiculously amazing cast (minus Katie Holmes) and it was dark and not cheesy like some of the other Batman movies. Christian Bale is incredible.
-I knit a really cute cabled hat but it is too small for my head. I've given it away and am going to knit a bigger one. Hopefully it will go quicker and more smoothly the second time.
-I babysat for my clarinet teacher's kids. They are adorable. I love little kids.
-I went to the optometrist and had to get new contacts for both eyes. Surprisingly, my left eye has actually gotten better, and my right eye was only slightly worse. With my new contact, my left eye is 20/25, which is the best it's ever been (without contacts it is around 20/200).
-I saw Sarah while she was in town and we visited our kids at summer rec (before I knew I would be working there again).
Since Ellen tagged me:
 List 10 celebrities that you find attractive and then tag 5 of your friends.
1. Gael Garcia Bernal: The second picture is my current desktop wallpaper.
2. Ryan Gosling: He is lifting her with ONE ARM. Gah.
3. Ewan McGregor: Everyone loves Ewan (including a certain person on this list...)
4. Hayden Christensen: So pretty. I have such a soft spot for him since Higher Ground.
5. Josh Charles: I couldn't find I picture that did him justice, but he totally makes me melty inside. Sigh.      
6. Jamie Bell: Who knew he got so cute?
7. Nick Stahl: I just watched the first season of Carnivale and he is so cute it canceled out his creepiness in Sin City. And he was seriously creepy in that movie.
8. Topher Grace: I love dorky-cute guys. And he was fantastic in In Good Company.
9. Natalie Portman: Gorgeous. If I could look like anyone I would want to look like her.
10. Alexis Bledel: She always looks perfect on Gilmore Girls.



 I think everyone I would tag has already done it or has been tagged by someone else already.
I can use all of my icons again. Icons were the reason I got an LJ in the first place. I don't know why I love them so much. I kind of want to make my own mood theme also, but that can wait until the summer when I have free time.

I spent far too much time yesterday watching episodes of Twitch City, because it is like crack. Especially the Nazi episode. And the episode where cats take over the world. So weird and yet so brilliant. How can you not love a show where a character accidentally kills a homeless man with a grocery bag full of canned catfood? Also, Don McKellar is the sexiest agoraphobic television-obsessed loser ever.
I think I should move to Canada someday.

I went to the Art and Book fair thing today with my mom, but it was pretty much crap. A bunch of blown glass paper weights and pretty but boring pictures of sunsets. And they didn't have any good books either (although I did see a copy of Anouilh's Antigone in French, which I might've bought if I spoke French). It was pretty much a waste of time, overall.

Speaking of a waste of time, I really don't feel like going to my clarinet lesson tonight. I don't have the book I need, anyway.

I really love this song.
I haven't updated for a while. My paid account ran out and I can only use three of my icons. I'm not sure how it picks which three, because (besides my default) they aren't the ones I use most frequently, I don't think. I think I'll use my Josh Charles icon for this post. I read on Defamer that he was at a Feist concert, which kind of resurfaced my crush on him. I love Feist.
So, after my experience today, I'm not sure if I ever want to give blood again. First of all, I missed two and a half classes and all of lunch, which sucked. When I was giving blood, I was fine when the put the needle in, and I was okay the whole time. Then when I was done, she cut the tube before taking the needle out, and all of the sudden I started to feel dizzy. They reclined my chair and put my feet up and gave me a wet cloth for me head but I just kept feeling worse. They gave me another wet cloth for my neck and made me cycle my legs. My whole upper body was tingly, especially my teeth. When I told my mom that, she said it meant I was hyperventilating. Thinking back on it, I do remember that I kept taking big, gasping breaths because I felt really nauseated. I don't even know what brought it on; I wasn't scared or anything. I do have a tendency to get nauseated when I get blood drawn or get injections, although it's always just been a quick wave and then I feel alright. The thing that bothers me the most is that they can't even use my blood! They said something about not getting enough tubes, which I was really confused about earlier but I think they meant the little tubes they use for testing. They were going to get some more blood from my other arm, but after what happened they decided against it, so basically I wasted all that time for absolutely nothing. Fuck. Plus, I missed the end of the movie in ToK. Katie told me what happens, though, so I think I can write the reaction paper fine.
My kitty was sitting on my lap earlier and my leg fell asleep. Now it is unpleasantly tingly. Also, I think I fucked up my knee somehow. It's been really stiff for about two weeks now.
I am so sleepy right now. Erghlaglkr. Going to bed now.
Regarding PSAT scores: After some initial disappointment that I didn't do as well as last year, I've decided that I'm happy with my score. And I think that's all I'm going to say about it.

The trailer for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is out, and I'm not sure how I feel about it. I don't remember who it was that compared Willy Wonka to Anna Wintour, but it's an eerily apt comparison. I can't believe the movie isn't coming out until July!

I watched part of the America's Next Top Model marathon on VH1, but I think my love for the show has kind of died. Project Runway has stolen its place as my favorite reality show. Well, only reality show, really. The concept alone is enough to make me watch, but the designers are so entertaining, too. My favorite is definitely Austin; his corn husk dress was breathtaking, even after it had dried up. With his glasses he sort of reminds me of a young Yves Saint Laurent.

This weekend needs to be longer.
Caroline and I forgot to go to marching band practice yesterday, and now I'm really worried about going today. I hope I don't get yelled at. Mr. Hamant is so scary.
I had an extra roll of black and white film from photo, but they had to take it to Kodak to develop it and they did a crappy job. Some of the pictures are out of focus and have specks on them, but the negatives look fine. Plus, the last negative strip is shredded and there are no prints of them, which annoys me. I got some nice random pictures from throughout the summer though (sadly none from Atlanta).

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That last picture is my favorite, I think. Ryan was having a bad day, and he said something mean to Gavin and Gavin pulled his head inside his shirt like a turtle and started crying. It was the saddest thing I think I've ever seen. I think this picture was taken right before then.
I'm having homemade potato soup right now and it is delicious. The feeling of dread for band practice is rising, however. I think I should make sure my case has reeds in it.
GOD DAMNIT. I had a huge LJ update started about my trip to Atlanta and then I accidentally closed the tab while I was typing. Arghd,sjsk. Starting over.
I'l skip over the beginning of the trip which involved a car ride that was entirely too long followed by a fucking Michael W. Smith concert.
So,a summary of the week )
That was really a dull, emotionless summary of my week, but I felt guilty because I haven't updated since May. But it's difficult to describe all the emotional undercurrents of living with 60 other people and doing service work and seeing homeless people sleeping on the stoops of the building you're living in. Suffice it to say, there were ups and downs, and in-betweens that will probably soon be forgotten. There was a time on Monday when I lied wrapped up in my sleeping bag, shivering while my skin was burning up, and I wanted nothing more than to go home. And then on Thursday as I walked out of Cafe 458, I felt my heart swell and I almost couldn't bear to leave. During senior recognition, I sniffled as everyone brought up their favorite mission trip memories. Minutes later I laughed with these same people over stupid jokes while playing Apples to Apples (Example:'Bangkok' won for 'easy', because as Devin said, "what's easier than banging cock?"). I'm already thinking about my senior trip, both looking forward to it and dreading it. Sarah, you better promise that if you move, you come on trips anyway. I can't imagine doing my senior recognition without you.
And because I'm running out of things to say and I've got other just-got-back-in-town things to do, this is it, I guess. I'll try to update more often.

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