Goings-on

Apr. 4th, 2010 09:54 pm
fellbeastie: (beruthiel)
So, here's the update I promised.

As I mentioned last year, I'm living in a shitty trailer on my folks' rural property. I have an unimpressive part-time job (janitor) that doesn't pay much (but it's a stress-free job with very flexible hours).

But, good things are happening. I finally got accepted to a program called Biological Sciences Technology! In Edmonton. So I will be moving in a few months. Actually moving out permanently, into an apartment. I have been dreaming of this since I was 12! Of course, now I have to panic about money; specifically, where the hell am I going to get some? I'm not one of those freaks who can hold down a job and go to school full-time.

I'll still need the folks to pay for rent and food (argh!) but I should have enough saved to manage the rest myself. There's probably no need to panic, as long as other looming expenses don't clean me out.

When I moved out here my cat Shadowfax was allowed to go outside at last. He loves it here. He's out frolicking in the bushes and killing things at the crack of dawn. Poor guy'll be an indoor kitty again in Edmonton.

In preparation for school I just replaced my aging computer with a fancy-ass iMac. WOW. Fancy. Just set it up today, now playing around and learning how to use it. The monitor is unbelievable. Clearest picture EVER.

I still have a partially-dislocated jaw that needs fixing (possibly involving surgery), and no dental insurance. And I recently discovered a big, honking cavity too. Ain't life grand?

I'm writing again. I just did a Potter fic for [livejournal.com profile] springtime_gen, and I'm planning more. I might branch out into new fandoms.

That's all for today. I will update for often forthwith.
fellbeastie: (i did it)
1) 6 weeks worth of journal entries, due Friday.
2) Big-ass presentation, next Wednesday.
3) 6 page paper, due Dec 7.
4) Fic for [livejournal.com profile] hp_holidaygen, already late.

At least 2 assignments are now out of the way. I just finished a long-ass paper (almost EIGHT PAGES!!!) and my brain wants to crawl into a hole and die. Can't wait for Christmas break.
fellbeastie: (voices)
To do:

1) 3 page reflection/write-up thingy, due Monday.
2) 6 page term paper, due Wednesday.
3) 6 weeks worth of journal entries, due Friday.
4) Big-ass presentation, Dec 5.
5) Yet another paper, length forgotten, due Dec 7.
6) Fic for [livejournal.com profile] hp_holidaygen, due Dec 1.

Work completed: One third of the term paper.

I think I can safely say that my habit of putting things off has come back to royally kick my ass.

A meme

Nov. 3rd, 2007 03:43 pm
fellbeastie: (novels)
Got two assignments due within a week, one of them a four-page paper. Haven't even started them. This is not going to be a fun week.

Anyway, the meme: Comment here and I will pick 7 of your interests. You explain what they are/why you like them in your journal.

[livejournal.com profile] naamah_darling asked me about these:

Angst - My favourite genre. If somebody isn't angsting over something, I get bored fast. Makes good drama in fiction, but less fun in real life.

Introspection - Just sitting and thinking. Considering how much time I spend alone and how little I talk to anyone, I'd die of boredom if I didn't like thinking. It's how I relax. Sometimes I think about stuff going on in my life (not much), mostly I daydream. I get tons of fic ideas from doing this, but never manage to write anything. Still haven't worked out why that is.

Forbidden love - A subgenre of angst. I love it when characters' emotions totally screw with them in horrible situations. Unless it gets sappy. Then I gag and stop reading/watching/whatever.

Phantom of the Opera - I loathe most musicals, but this one gets to me. I think it's all the angst and tragedy (another favourite genre). The Phantom is one my favourite tragic characters. I first saw this when I was seven, and have always been fascinated with the poor Phantom. And I like the music.

Vitriolic ranting - I wish I could do this. Trouble is, I can't maintain my rage while carefully composing a viscious rant, and don't get enough catharsis out of it. So I rant inarticulately inside my head instead, and read other people's rants for entertainment.

Old Blind Dogs - A Scottish folk band I'm fond of. Very lively music, some very morbid songs (there's one about dying of syphilis). Don't know if they're still together. They did a small concert at pub not far from where I lived when I was nine, which was when I first heard of them. Didn't go see them, due to being a tad underage.

Horror - Yet another favourite genre. I love horror movies! The gorier and grimmer the better. I can remember when my liking for it started. In kindergarten I carpooled with some neighbours who had some horror story on tape that we'd listen to on the way home. When I got home I'd have to go to the basement for some reason, and I'd keep thinking about the monster in the story, scare myself, and run back upstairs in terror. And the next day I'd be dying to hear the story again, even though I knew it would scare me.

It's DONE!

Oct. 19th, 2007 06:11 pm
fellbeastie: (pondering)
Yesterday I did a major group presentation for one of my classes. I'm terrified of public speaking and don't like working in groups, so I'd been dreading it for weeks. But it went great! The presentation was half an hour long, but I only had to talk for about five minutes. The group was easy to work with, and I managed not to freak out and ruin my part.

Apparently no one could tell I was the least bit nervous (and I thought I was such a crappy actor!).

We got an A-.

I got a B- on the paper I did couple weeks ago. Not as good as I'd hoped, but they do have amazingly high standards for A papers, and say a B is very good.

Today we watched a documentary about a guy who does tours of New York. One weird dude. I kept thinking of Napoleon Dynamite on crack.
fellbeastie: (epilogue)
I feel like dancing idiotically.

I actually finished a 4+ page paper two days before the due date! For once I'm not frantically trying to finish it at three a.m. the day it's due! (Of course, now that I've said that, I'm sure to be struggling through the wee hours on the next one.)

That's my first major assignment of nursing school out of the way. Up next: group presentation (ick).
fellbeastie: (go away)
Yesterday I spent SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS on textbooks.

I still have to pay a thousand for tuition.

OUCH.

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