Thursday, July 12, 2007

March, april, may, june . . . gone in a blink! Now I'm back home, blistering hot summer, working 10 hrs a day, fun stuff! Actually it is fun, I love work. But no time now, need to get back. More later, I promise!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Yeah, I don't particularly like warm weather, but the trees are blooming, the grass is getting greener, and THERE'S A COOKOUT FOR LUNCH TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, I'm low on energy, I feel nasty, but I MIGHT BE GOING TO ROME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So excited . . . bouncing off walls . . . can't type properly . . . finished Crime and Punishment, feel great about Raskolnikov and Sonya . . . Miss Spitz is awsome, as well as from Lincoln, NE . . . Katie is great, we're going to prank another dorm floor and they'll know it's us but it's April Fool's . . . Super Stations on Friday, knees and voice will hurt but SS are oh so glorious . . . Palm Sunday next, Palestrina Chorus is singing di Lassus' Lukas Passion . . . too much Dostoyevsky, this paragraph looks like something he would write . . . got an extention on Theology exegesis, hate my history paper, dreading CP paper . . . HAPPY SPRING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

wow, I'm either really lazy...

Or I truely don't have free time! While most people have posts a couple of times a week, I do every other month. Wonder if it means anything...
Anyway, not much has happened since last time, just the normal school load. The next couple of weeks will be rather hellish, because I've got two tests on Monday, one each on Tues, Wed, and Thurs, a paper on Friday. Then I go home for Spring Break and do major research for papers on Frankenstein (Literature, 3-5 pgs), Pope John XXIII (History, 10-15 pgs), and the wise men in Matthew 2 (Theology exegesis, 9-11 pgs). The first is due the day after I return, the second the Friday after, and the last on the 29th. *getting ready to beat brains out* Plus for the test on Tuesday I have to read about 6 papal encyclicals and a mile and a half of other readings (my PoliSci teacher believes in having a million reading assigned, and then molds the test essay questions to see who did the reading. Fortunately I got by last semester without doing all of it-no time-but I don't know about this semester).
Anyway, I'm off to doing prelim research on dear old Frank (not, I don't like the book) and the wise men, then to the anime club to see an episode of Full Metal Alchemist (which I started doing because my roommate is the supplier of the laptop, then continued because although the story is somewhat disturbing and the plot is twisted, it's still very character-driven and I want to see what happens to them...) and one of Inu-Yasha (a much more comical story, which is almost needed after the intense Full Metal). But I'm rambling. That's all for now!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

new year, new semester, new is good!

last semester ended well, fair grades (B's), but unfortunately I twisted my knee so I couldn't go to Christmas formal. :( Over break it rained constantly, very nasty, and I worked at a deli, which was fun. Now I'm back, taking Literature of Western Civilization part IV, History of Western Civilization part IV, Theology: Intro to New Testament, PoliSci: Social Teachings of the Church, Philosophy: Metaphysics (probably my favorite- love it already!), and Greek, with Music Theory and Composition audited. My roommate and I are working our way through Myst II: Riven. We played Myst (I?) at the end of last semester and loved it, and so a friend is giving us hints and Myst III and IV. It's a good roommate activity, except the first night we started at midnight and accidentally played until 4 a.m.! Since then we've limited ourselves to 1 hour (though it's hard). And we have to be careful and have people knock before they enter the room because actually computer games aren't allowed unless in a common room. So we're kind of breaking a rule, but not really. . . Anyway, I'm off to lunch, so that's that for now!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

it's been a while . . .

. . . and a lot has happened since then. I'm currently writing a Scripture exegesis paper thing for Theology 201, and I mean currently! As in I finished the third draft (it's now down to 9 pages double-spaced from 14), and I'm waiting for the writing center person to be free so I can run it past him. It's due tomorrow at 1 p.m., but I may have to beg an extension until 3 or 5. Hopefully not! If I take my laptop to classes, I can multi-task and both take notes and finish the paper, except during history, he has a ban against computers. I don't mind, it's truely easier to take notes by hand, but sometimes I have to cave in and bring the computer. But good news, I don't work on Friday anymore! It's so nice being free then. Saturday I work, and hopefully I can get into town to get the supplies to make a tea ring for Saturday night. (My birthday-not telling my age!-is on Monday, so I wanted to have a 'tea party'. As in go to Liz's house and watch movies-and maybe break curfew. But I think not.) Then Sunday is Mass, practice for Palestrina Chorus, a visiting piano-forte player, and St. Cecilia's Night! The next week is semi-free, except for a Theology quiz and a PoliSci test. But my room is clean, the paper's almost done, last weekend was a blast (Medieval Fest and I wore the dress I made over Fall Break-I actually looked somewhat good in the pictures!-and I got two dances), and Wednesday will be registration for next semester! Life is good.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

pix of me and friends!

yep, it's over-exposed, but it's the first group photo: Moi, my roommate Monica, Andrea, Liz, and Monica.

Monica and Monica, having soda fun at homecoming last year. Apparantly (I left early) they were having too much fun!

Andrea and Monica - more soda fun!

Christmas Formal - Liz, Emily, Andrea, Monica, Me, Monica (my roommate)
Mon is so pretty in that dress! Her hair and her classical features made her look like one of those beautiful greek statues you see. Dan (Emily's boyfriend) was taking the picture, so he's not in the picture.

Liz and Mon toasting

Andrea and Monica as Wineo's!! At formal, each table had a bottle of white and a bottle of red wine, so we had a bit of fun before drinking.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

aahh, history papers

(that's a scream, not a sigh in the title)
Yes, I received my history paper back today, and I'm ready to kill myself (but the teacher first). I've always written really bad papers, and this time because I had an English paper due the day before, I despaired of them both and wrote sarcastically. And his response?
"When you write in your own voice and, as it were, conversationally, you express yourself clearly and well (if too informally for this kind of argument). I, therefore, conclude that you have the potential to be a fine writer. I appreciate the plea in the initial lines, but can only respond that such is indeed the student's lot. C minus."
AAAAAARRRRRGGGGGGG!!!!! oh, the pain. But there's hope, tomorrow I get my English paper back. Unfortunately, I will also receive my PoliSci test. And take two Greek quizzes, because I missed one last week. Grr. Oh, well. To quote my 'eminent' history professor, "such is indeed the student's lot. G sharp." Whatever.

N.B. In one of my former posts, I recited the Greek alphabet from memory, but I got it wrong. It should be: theta, iota, kappa, lambda,..., upsilon, phi, chi, psi, omega! So there, Sarah! hehe :P And we learned the first declension feminine, and the first conjugation. Blech, but interesting to see the parallels between Latin and Greek. Anyway, I'm off to lunch. More later!