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Cosplay Contest [03 Jul 2011|10:41pm]
Peter V. Brett (the author of the Demon Cycle books) is holding a cosplay contest on his website. http://www.petervbrett.com/2011/06/19/cosplay-contest/ You can cosplay as any of the characters from his books (including The Warded Man/The Painted Man and The Desert Spear) or from Red Sonja:Blue, which he recently wrote.

The grand prize winner will get a piece of artwork commissioned with the winner's face painted in. There are also a few other very cool prizes.

http://www.petervbrett.com/2011/06/19/cosplay-contest/

And, of course, it is totally free to enter.

-Posted by his assistant
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Plans [03 May 2009|08:31pm]
Finish writing 20 page paper tonight. If not, wake up at 6 in morning, work on it for 2 hours, followed by 4 hours of studying for novel exam. Then finish and polish off paper to be turned in at 6. Then, eat, study for 2 following exams for 10 o'clock in the morning. Finish at 2. Dentist. Sleep.
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[04 Apr 2009|07:41pm]
I think this is the coolest meme ever. ^_^


1. Reply to this post and I'll assign you a letter.
2. List (and upload, if you feel like it) 5 songs that start with that letter.
3. Post them to your journal with these instructions.
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[11 Mar 2009|11:45am]
With careful consideration, I have decided that I want some nice Harry Potter jewelry...that is all.
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[07 Mar 2009|03:22pm]
I survived my mid-terms week! Whoot! It was hard going though. I was feeling so burnt out and tired of everything that it was hard to make myself work. But, everything got done so I'm fine. I can say that I was sooo happy when I finished on Thursday afternoon.

While I have been free since then, I've actually gotten a lot of things done which has made me happy AND I still feel relaxed.

So yesterday, I did 4 loads of laundry and put them away. I even cleaned my neon orange shoes which really needed it. I cleaned random things in the living room, moved all of my books from one bookcase to another and did 3 different errands. Not too bad for a day off. ^_^

I also went to Barnes and Noble yesterday and stayed there for quite a while. I tried not to look too much because then I just want to buy more. We were there a long time because Scott didn't know whether to buy this one cookbook because it was beaten up. I just sat and read the first Post Secret book. I actually bought the Lifetime of Secrets one which I very much enjoyed. It's going to make a very good coffee table book. A friend came over last night and read the whole thing. ^_^ I also bought Watchman. I haven't seen the movie yet and am really reading it because I've heard a lot of really good things (like it won a Hugo). I'll go see it after I finish reading it.
I also tried to borrow/buy The Time Traveler's Wife but I couldn't get it anywhere. Oh well. I have to read 5 different things this week for classes next week, so those and the books I have but haven't read should do me.

Got to hang out with a group of friends and play Cranium last night which was fun.

Today hasn't been as productive as of yet. I put away dishes, made lunch, read 2 New York Times, finished my Post Secret book, watched some Spongebob and took a long nap. Then, I put all of my showtunes into that folder in iTunes. And here I am. The plan for today is to go and wander around the Prudential Center which I haven't done in a couple of years which should be fun and relaxing.

So, while I'm not going anywhere to Spring Break, I'm hoping that I enjoy it. I'm going to see 4 or 5 plays here in Boston, read a lot, do some touristy stuff and then my sister is coming to visit the second weekend which I'm getting really excited about. I'm going to start planning our schedule soon. ^_^

Tonight, I'm considering watching Hercules or Iron Man...or RuPaul's Drag Race if I can find it online. So strong guys, smart guys and then guys who are better women than I am. ;) I might need to read some Tamora Pierce after this.
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[07 Dec 2008|10:24pm]
Well I survived the show from hell...barely.

We had our comedy show tonight and everything that could go wrong, did. This included 10 to 15 minutes of tech problems, a projector guy who was clueless and a miserable turnout. Then add that to the fact that I couldn't speak for most of the day and cannot now.

But we made it through it and Scott insists that it was funny. They did think it was funny, I know. But we could've done better.

I'm ready for the old guys to come back and help me to yell at them for being stupid.
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[03 Nov 2008|08:22pm]
I think it's sad how so many people think that there's only one man out there who will prevent the end of the world.
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Obama's Tax Cuts [13 Oct 2008|12:01pm]
Here's a really interesting article from the Wall Street Journal that outlines how Obama's tax cut plan will work.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122385651698727257.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
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Clay [28 Sep 2008|08:05pm]
As many of you may have seen, Clay came out to the public this week. I wasn't originally going to post about it because well, I don't care. But then, over the past few days, I've seen him so much and I really remembered why I just love that man! He's just soo great.

Of course, I must say that I'm happy for him. :) I'm glad it's something that he won't have people prying into his business as much and just being mean. Because, if they try it now, they'll just show the world what giant homophobes they are. So, whoot!

So he was on TV for the whole gay stuff and then he was on the food network last night which was great. My friend Hannah was over and she didn't know he was funny. ^_^ So, I got to show her some awesome clips and spread the Clay love. I shall continue my conversion attempts at later times. She will be converted soon. She already voted for him even though she's from Birmingham. ^_^

So, in conclusion, an awesome Aladdin song sung by Clay.

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[01 Sep 2008|10:10am]
So, I finally managed to get back to Boston for good...at least for a good while.

When I got back to Boston from Texas, I only had a couple of days before I went on another trip. As soon as I got back I immediately went to Connecticut to visit CW which was great. We watched some Doctor Who and we went kayaking. I really liked it. ^_^ It was pretty relaxing. I might try to do it here in Boston. It would be a great way for me to get exercise.

I went and did 2 days at one of my internships and finished that up for the summer. It wasn't bad at all. I still feel a little bad about missing so many weeks but they were really nice about it all.

Then, it was time to go to Denver! Whoo! Well some of it was good and some of it wasn't. We got there fine and boy was it packed. The hotel itself sucked...a lot. I won't even go into that. -.-

However, we did get to go to the zoo which I loved. It's pretty well set up and you can get really close to a lot of the animals safely which was nice. It wasn't extremely common for me to feel sorry for the animals and usually when I did, I didn't realise that they also had an outside enclosure for them to hang out in. We even got to see a baby giraffe and some baby snow leopards. ^_^

Then we went downtown because it was the day Obama was going to be doing a speech. It was fun people watching. There was a tremendous amount of buttons and some cool things that people were selling. I was quite close to getting politician trading cards but decided against it. We even saw some McCain supporters. They were all wearing togas and were the Cult of the Temple of O. ^_^ It was quite amusing. We didn't see any other protesters though. We were going to go to the stadium but then we had to walk quite a ways and then we found out that the line was about 3 miles long so we decided we'd just watch it on tv.
We did end up eating at this really really really good restaurant that did a lot of italian. I had some salmon pasta in a tomato, cream, vodka sauce. Very good. I wish we had gone back again but there just wasn't enough time.

On the way home we actually met some crazies. For instance, we were sitting getting ready to board our plane and that morning McCain had announced that Palin would be his VP. Well, this man started yelling about how she was completely inexperienced (er, sorry?). While it's sorta funny that they would be talking about experience, the bad part was when he started making sexist comments on how the only good she would be is in a swimsuit contest. -.- It's just going to continue on for the next few months.
It bothers me how acceptable it is to make sexist comments but heaven forbid you mention anything with race. Misogyny doesn't get the attention that it needs; so many people just ignore that it's a problem at all.

But then, as we were actually walking on the plane me and Scott were talking about if it would be a good thing to have Bush speak at the convention. Scott made the point that Bush has a 35 percent approval rating and then this woman in front of us flipped out. "You have no idea! He doesn't have that at all! Everyone hates him! I know, I'm in the press." Me and Scott were good and didn't say anything else. I have a sneaking suspicion that she was the the person in the press who plugged in microphones and carried extra pencils.

The plane rides home were ok though. We flew Midwest which is cool because they bake cookies on the plane and then give them out. Much better than peanuts and it makes the airplane smell really nice.

So, I got back and it was running around starting then. It's amazing how much stuff there is that I have to get done. It's mostly small things too like booking a hair appointment. I've still got a ton of things to do but I've sorta lost the motivation.

I've gotten to see a few people since I've gotten back which is great. I can't wait to see everyone on a regular basis again.

Then, I've been playing a lot of Mario Kart on the Wii. Scott bought it while he was in England. I've spent way too much time playing....*really wants to play some more*
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[20 Aug 2008|08:50pm]

Well, I’m ready to come back to Boston. Only a couple more days and I’ll be heading back.

 

Today I spent 8 hours in the car with very loud, bad music. >.< We’re taking Bonnie to college and it was her car so she got to choose the music: which was Christian rock at a very loud setting. And my allergies have been acting up for 2 weeks now. I’ve been sneezing my head off and my eyes have been itching. As a result it looks like I have red eyeliner. I think it might be all of the pollen.

 

Ugh, I’m so tired and didn’t even get anything done all day and I want food.

 

*Pitiful*

 

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[10 Aug 2008|05:29pm]
Thank you everyone who commented, called, prayed or thought about our family. They all really helped. I had been meaning to write a post all week but things have been surprisingly busy. Well then add the fact that I haven't really felt like it a few of the days.

My family is doing as well as can be expected. We're all strong and weak at different times which is good. None of us have gotten really angry, which has surprised me. I guess that the way people deal is a little hereditary. I'm just so glad that we're religious. I really don't see how atheists could cope.

I'll cut so I don't murder your pages but you should really look. Some very pretty pictures.

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[02 Aug 2008|06:23am]
So I got a call at 4 this morning. My little sister Bobbie died in a car accident last night. I'm heading home today and it looks like Scott will be coming too.

I'm worried about my parents. My mom is numb, my dad isn't at all. They're going to have an empty nest a lot sooner than they thought, since Bonnie is heading off to college this year.

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[16 Jul 2008|06:08pm]
As I am attempting to decorate our new apartment and am buying Doctor Who posters of course. However, Scott proclaims that we are "not living in a Doctor Who house". That means I need to decide between 2 posters. Pick please!


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Doctor Who! [15 Jun 2008|09:55am]
This entry is going to simply be one of Doctor Who because it's the best continuous and geeky thing in my life at the moment...unless you count Scott.

Number one, in the New York Times there was an article about Russel T Davies. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/15/arts/television/15lyal.html?th=&emc=th&pagewanted=print It was interesting and really focuses on gay things and pushing the boundries. It was interesting.

I will be a little sad to see him go just because he did such a good job, but I'm very very excited for Steven Moffat who is one of my favorite writers of all time. It's interesting how originally he did comedy but his episodes on Doctor Who (Blink, Girl in the Fireplace, The Library episode, The Empty Child episodes)are very dark. It'll be interesting to see which side he will be on for the most part when he takes over. I really hope he just does some silly ones at some point. I know he would be brilliant.

When I went home I managed to snag a free month of netflix and I immediately got old Doctor Who dvds. I've gotten only Tom Baker at this point. It's a little bit of a let down from the new series in my opinion. Of course it's very corny which can be fun, but it's a very slow show. Much too long to have slow things slowly chasing one of the other characters. And for the most part, the episodes aren't very memorable. For instance, me and Scott were watching one story arc and then we turned it off. When we were going to turn it back on, we couldn't remember what had happened. We knew vaguely but couldn't pinpoint where it ended.

However, being the brilliant person that I am, I just looked up what episodes that Douglas Adams wrote and luckily, there are 3 different stories of his on netflix that I have just added. That is going to be very fun. ^_^I'm going to bump them up in the queue.

While I was home, I watched a little Doctor Who with my family and got them hooked. My uncle watched it and quite liked it and my cousin as well, who loved it. My cousin actually used to watch it with his dad when he was younger so it made him very nostalgic. He even called me a few days ago to tell me that he's absolutely hooked and loves ten. ^_^ When I mentioned it to my friend Lix, she told me that I seem to do that a lot. Squee. I heart Who.

And, who is ready for next weeks episode? *Raises hand frantically*

[/end of very geeky post]
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[29 May 2008|12:00pm]
A bit of reassuring news: I have been carrying a small thing of lotion in my backpack for many months now. The interesting part of this is that I have gone through security checkpoints at least 3 times and they have yet to actually see it....comforting.
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[24 May 2008|06:23pm]
In the past few days, I have been reading the book that I'll be helping to publicize this summer. It's not a very happy topic; it's about the woman's mother dying very slowly and trying to get everything settled before she goes.

I've not thought about death at this length before, I think. I do have some concepts of what I believe it will be like after death, but I hadn't really thought about the process right up to that much. You know, I've always hoped that my mind is the last thing to go. If my mind is gone, I really don't want to waste any more resources in keeping my body alive. It wouldn't really be ME anyway.

But reading this book, I've just come to think that it is very unlikely that I'll die the way I would like. I just want to die in my sleep, sorta when I know the vague area so I'll be able to do the things that I want to, like I do when I get on a plane. ;)

It might be a bit silly but for a long time, every time that I would get on a plane and get settled down, I would always text Scott to tell him I loved him. Of course, this was in case the plane crashed and I died. I would want that to be the last thing I said and he could remember me by. Recently, I've stopped doing that. I think it's a combination of me not being a little anxious that the plane is going to crash and actually being able to see him every day.

So, I wouldn't need to tie up big things...I think. Just small things like telling people one last time that I care for them.

But I guess I might be more likely to die from a heart attack instead which is too bad. I don't want my last thoughts to be "ouch ouch pain". It really makes me think that euthanizing people is a nice way. Of course there needs to be restrictions about it, but letting people decide the way they go can vastly help a person's emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Let them go with grace and dignity.
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[22 May 2008|11:49pm]
Today was a good day. Long but good. I got up early to watch Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade before me and my mom headed off to Lubbock to watch it. Sadly, I didn't get it all watched. But, I DID get a good breakfast burrito while I was watching it.

I won't give anything away but, I did enjoy it very much. It didn't disappoint me. ^_^ I even wore my fedora all day to celebrate. I can't wait to go and see it again.

After we went to the movie (which was a bit late in my opinion) we went to go and eat at the Olive Garden. Mmm breadsticks.

I did have a doctor's appointment but they couldn't run the tests today so I get to go back again next week. Oh joy. My mother was very unhappy because she has OH SO MUCH to do next week. I'm a bit skeptical. She just doesnt seem to actually DO much...compared to me anyway. Though maybe it's not fair to compare other people's working habits to mine.

Tonight we went to the band concert which was nice. I enjoyed it. :) It makes me really miss band though. I think that after I graduate I'm going to try to find a group to play with. I'm not sure exactly how I would do that but perhaps Craig's List would be of some service.

Speaking of band buddies, I did get to see Tabitha last night which was cool. We just chatting and hung out for an hour or so. I'm going to see quite a few people tomorrow night which will be fun.

I've been watching a lot of Red Dwarf in the past couple of days. I'm loving Rimmer more and more. I've finished the first 2 seasons now and hope to get through some more tonight. I might even have it all done by the time I go back to Boston. :)
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[17 May 2008|11:17am]
Well I finished by first thing of jury duty and survived to tell the tale. It actually ended up going for two days which I wasn't anticipating. Though, it was good that I didn't have anything dire to do. I missed work one day but I'm not heartbroken over it.

So the first day I leave at a ridiculous hour. I had to go out to Chelsea so I had no clue how to get there. I took the commuter rail there and ended up getting there about an hour early. Oops. Oh well, at least I was early instead of late.

So I go into the little room and they're late starting the little video for us to watch. I think they were waiting for more people to show up. I think there was only 13 of us- much less than they were hoping for. So we sit in the room for HOURS! 4 hours after we get there they finally bring us in to ask us questions to place us on a jury. I did finish "Game of Thrones" which was good but I was pretty sick of those stupid chairs.

The case was going to be a DUI case, so they asked us if we would be biased etc. In the end, they decided that only 4 of us were qualified to be on the jury. So we were to come back the next day and they would finish up the jury pool then.

The next day things went by much more quickly. I took the bus that day and it took almost no time at all. We got there later than the first time and started within 30 minutes. Yay!

The trial ended at the end of the day which worked out well. We ended up finding him not guilty just because there wasn't any evidence whatsoever. All we had was the testimony of one state trooper who was very shady. He argued that he remembered everything exactly as well if not better, 3 years after the fact than 1 hours after it. Yeaaaahhhh.....sure. He was covering stuff up as well so *shrugs*. We didn't think he even did enough tests that weren't easily explained.

Overall, I wouldn't say it was a bad experience but I'm glad it's done with for the next 3 years.

In other news, I've been doing a whole lot of nothing since I got off of school. I've played quite a few video games...well I've played Pokemon and Zoo Tycoon. I'm done with Zoo Tycoon though; it makes me frustrated. Instead I'll just stick to Pokemon.

I also have been catching up on Lost. I was sooo far behind becuase of random things. At the moment I just have 2 episodes to watch (which I'll do today). That meant that I watched 3 of them in a row which was not a good idea. I didn't realise it was turning into such a bloodbath. I was permanently scarred by the end of it. I guess they're killing off people as we get into the final 2 seasons.

Last night, I went to go see Jesus Christ Superstar. It's not quite my thing. I'm glad I gave it a try though; I just don't like Andrew Lloyd Webber. There are a couple of good songs, but the big number, Superstar wasn't well done.
The guy who played Jesus was the one in the movie and he's getting quite old. His voice was going and the whole time I was just thinking that he looked like an animatronic. It was a bit creepy.

Today I think we'll take it easy. Scott wasn't feeling well this morning so we'll try not to do much. I think he downloaded the Sims 2 which will be fun. Tomorrow he graduates. :)
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[02 Apr 2008|04:19pm]
Yes Rebecca, this is a perfect time to write a journal entry. You don't have anything else to do. </sarcasm>

Sadly, this will not be a long entry because I have entirely too much stuff to do this coming week and a half or so. Arg, God help me.
This also means that I won't get a chance to write a nice long entry about my awesome spring break which included Disney, broadway and Clay Aiken.

Instead, ATTENTION ALL DOCTOR WHO FANS! I'm joining a Doctor Who RPG (awesome huh?) and I need to figure out a Time Lord character, and two companion ideas before Saturday. Any ideas? Another note, any info on female time lords? I'm really excited.

In other awesome news, Scott and I have got an apartment for next year! Yay! We've put in all of our paperwork. It's a really great size, absolutely massive with tons of windows and a great view. This means that there will be PLENTY of space for people to visit and/or stay the night. We filled out the paperwork 30 minutes after seeing it. It's even right across the street from the LB so access to school will be easy.

I had a comedy show on Sunday night which went well. We had no tech difficulties for once, had a good turnout and I thought it was pretty funny...they didn't think I was particularly funny, but that's ok.

I've got WAY too much stuff to do. Next Wednesday I have a 7-9 page Nonfiction essay due, and a 10 page Dante paper. Thursday I have a 10 page honors paper due as well as a 5 minute presentation on the Powerpuff Girls. >.< God help me. I've got to write my revision for my last nonfiction essay for Friday morning.

...help me.
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