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Tuesday. 3.30.10 10:11 am
SUCH A GOOD MOVIE.

I'm not usually a sucker for these animated types, but I remember seeing the trailer a while back and thinking "I have to see this movie." So glad I did. It was so precious...plus there were dragons. I love me some dragons. And an animated film that takes its underlying moral message seriously?? Gasp wtfxz??! The graphics looks SUPERB, even from the shitty camcorder version I pulled off the web. I might have to actually go see this in theaters....good luck to me pulling that off without looking like the biggest whimp. Next up on the movie list: CLASH OF THE TITANS, complete with lots of other animated goodies that will look SUPER FINE on the silver screen...oh boy can't wait.

I shouldn't have been bitching about last quarter, because this one will kick my ass even more. The list:
1.) retaking introductory programming. The homework should be fairly easy, but I'll still have to study a lot for the exams.
2.) Data structures and algorithms. There's A LOT more java implementation than I thought there would be (crap). But the class itself seems interesting. And actually useful
3.) Introduction to statistical method. A really shitty professor. He's one of those guys who is super smart but is just terrible at teaching. Hopefully I can pull this off by visiting office hours enough....the content looks pretty interesting though with all this talk about chaos theory and probability models.
4.) DUN DUN DUN...global warming. Hahaha how random right?? Well it kinda was, since I had to sign up for another 5 credit class after I realized that retaking CSE 142 didn't count for my overall credit load..

Basically, lots of work. But I have that inspired, "I'm gonna kick some ass" feeling again...just can't lose it.

And seriously, I want to thank zanzibar, sporadicfunk, invisible, mockiller, and nutz for the comments on my emo entry. I sat there with a big fat smile on my face reading your support and I've successfully gotten back on my feet :) Oh, and Stevo, too, even though you did a real bangup job or trying to prove your point. Lol just kidding, love you stevo.

So...what's next? I need to update my resolutions list. That will come soon.

Muffy over and out!

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Wow
Friday. 3.26.10 6:28 pm
So I'm in California having a great time, and I fucking love you guys.

Muffy over and out

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Wednesday. 3.24.10 7:50 am
*sigh* Not good times.

I've been really irritable lately, and this worries me because I haven't been mad in a really long time. EXAMPLE: someone just dialed a number in their phone with the dial tone volume all the way up. Normally I wouldn't mind, but that just pissed me off...ugh what is happening.

I feel like I've lost faith in the goodness of life, that crazy feeling I started feeling a while back. I just started thinking about how much unhappiness there is in the world...and how my jubilant experience seems so naive in the grand scheme of things. Is it the way of the world or our man-made society that creates so much shit?

If I've learned anything from college, it's that there's a lot of people who are better than me at a lot of things. Smarter people, better pianists, deeper thinkers...that's the only thing I've learned. Everything else -- all the hours of course content -- I could've found through a Google search. What a pathetic waste.

So I'm feeling a little bit low right now. I think this emo stint stems from the fact that I'm exhausted and I deeply desire to sit down and do nothing for a while...except for I can't, because life never stops. I'm on spring break but it hasn't felt like much of one...who would've thought I'd be less than enthused for a "vacation" to California.

I even want to stop jump roping for a while. Yup, it's that bad...

I've just been fighting an invisible struggle for a very long time, and I'm tired of doing it alone.

Muffy over and out

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Monday. 3.22.10 12:53 am
I'm...tired.

But it was a good weekend. Made another jump rope trip to Canada with two guys on my team...our travel was paid for and on top of that we got a preeettty nice donation. I made $240 to go to Canada, eat ridiculous amounts of banana bread and chocolate zucchini muffins, play Super Mario Bros on the Wii, teach the thing I love most, laugh, and have a good time. I dunno about you, but I'd call that a pretty freaking sweet deal.

Hehehe so on the way I looked again at the directions and said..."OH SHIT." Lo and behold, there was a SECOND ferry that I didn't know we had to take and it was 5 in the freaking morning...by some miraculous stroke of luck, there was a ferry at 5:45 that took us where we needed, and in time to take the second ferry. I've learned my lesson: LOOK FOR RED LETTERS THAT SAY "FERRY" ON GOOGLE MAPS FROM NOW ON.

Telling border patrol agents that we jump rope works like a magic charm. They just...let us go. After opening up cars and searching them, they let us go without so much as opening our passports. We could've smuggled in SO much stuff...not that we were planning on it. One of my teammates suggested panda bears lol....

What's weird is that these guys I travel with make me feel more at home than my own team. Well, we're all on the same team, but they work in double dutch freestyle groups together, so I should feel like the odd one out. And these are the same guys who didn't speak to me for two years after I joined the team...life is strange. I'm SO different from both of them that our friendship basically defies everything that would normally occur in society.

But I've learned to love being an anomaly :) If any of you remember what I wrote a couple of entries back, I love you for that and I hope you know what I mean.

I think part of the reason why I enjoy their company so much is the fact that we just...understand each other. I don't feel obligated to keep up a conversation at all times; we don't need to entertain each other if we don't feel like it. Nobody's feelings get hurt over stupid crap. Nobody's a moody girl. We all value sleep and food. We laugh at each other for being stupid and give each other shit when we mess up. I guess it's a friendship that's a little bit rougher around the edges, but when it comes down to it I feel like there's this sort of unspoken, mutual respect and trust. And on top of that, usually I feel like with people I have to squeeze myself into this suffocating mold to fit in, but I NEVER feel like that around them. They accept my quirks and laugh at me for being weird, and I accept that they are assholes sometimes and laugh at them for trying to be cool. It's a weird, weird thing...

The headphones I'm using right now read: "operates only on aircraft, please do not remove." Clearly the industry lies, and I am a thief.

Ahhhh California in two days!!! I'm ready for warm weather and wild times. Muffy over and out!

PS. Clash of the Titans looks SO SICK

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#1 WAY TO PISS ME OFF
Friday. 3.19.10 12:52 am
So, my peeps Saltare went home tonight on America's Best Dance Crew...it was a good run. Reading what some people wrote on the crew's wall is incredible. There were people who cried when they left, people who aren't even connected to the jump rope community...you guys might call it crazy, but I call it crazy awesome. I wish you knew what it felt like to be in my shoes. As jump ropers we've worked for so many years working, travelling, competing, and perfecting a sport without anybody noticing. All of our toils were basically invisible. And to see that work finally come onto the national stage, and to see people get emotionally attached to that....wow. Just, wow.

And I'll admit, I lost some enthusiasm along the way. Their performances got less and less exciting as the weeks went by, they had their slip ups, and I let my support waver. But that was fucking stupid....I let all the haters get to me.

---EDIT---
I had a huge flame post...but I've decided that it was a little bit excessive. Anger is a stupid, fleeting emotion and a huge waste of time.

--EDIT---
So I've cooled my head and sent this feller [source of anger] a nice message on the Facebook. MUCH more diplomatic. You should've read my original post hehe...not the best idea to send.

The farewell performance...

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Do not try to bend the spoon. That's impossible. Instead, try to realize the truth. There is no spoon. Then you will see that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.
Oh noes, I did it...
Wednesday. 3.17.10 4:26 am
I finished all of the available FMA episodes.

BUT this is exciting! First of all, never before have I had such easy access to a complete library of HD episodes! And second, I've never been able to follow a series as it airs....so now there will be new excitement every week yesssss! Instead of me just flying through the whole damn series in a matter of days mehehe.

I just hope this hasn't been at much cost to my education...ALTHOUGH (and you'll all be so proud of me) I did study comp sci for 7 hours today ! *accepts cheers and rounds of applause* And since there's no more FMA to distract me, I shall add an additional 12 hours to that count tomorrow.

I've realized that life really never stops. Even though I'll be done with winter quarter Thursday, there's still so much to be done. Booking ferry tickets, scholarship apps, departmental apps, searching for another class...*sigh* But I'm ok with it. I just want some rest!! Spring break will be none of that...I leave Friday for Canada, get back Sunday, practice Monday and Tuesday, and then WOOOOO trip to Californiiaaaa baby it's gonna be sweet! Sweet, but exhausting! It's ok, though, because (and I quote again) as Aretha Franklin once said, "I will survive, bitches."

Jump rope has been amazing lately. I've been working HARD on my individual freestyle, and I can feel myself getting stronger. It's so gratifying to know that giving it my all is paying off. And we've been running through our pairs double dutch freestyle almost the whole way through...and even though I have almost dropped my partner on her head, we've persevered (and I say ALMOST because I have never dropped anybody, ever ). I feel like something good is going to happen this year. I don't care if we win, but I want to NAIL a routine. No, not even nail...freaking HARPOON lol.

I'll admit, my peeps Saltare have been letting it slip lately. Everytime I see them try to dance I cringe a little (ok, it's a very visible cringe), but I gotta keep rooting for the home team. I gotta feeling that this Thursday is gonna be tiiiiiight though. Watch and vote!!

Man, what is with me and all these random "feelings" lately.

Anyways, I haz ramblez. FFS and it's 4:30am...WHY. I told myself I wouldn't do this again! I need to update my list of resolutions. Next time, next time.

Muffy over and out!

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Muffy musings
Monday. 3.15.10 2:36 pm
  • Turns out I am NOT actually lactose intolerant...I don't know where all the stomach troubles came from.
  • Where are the female movie directors
  • I'M OLD GREGG
  • There is only a certain amount of matter in the known universe. If you eat something, your body takes that matter, restructure it, and spit out the rest. We are all born from the recycled matter of whatever came before us, it's the conservation of mass. But what's something that can be pulled out of thin air, made from nothing at all? ....an idea. If you want to find infinity, that's where you should look
  • Elementary school: intro to problems. Junior high: intro to puberty. High school: intro to society. College: intro to self.
  • During a layover in Denver, I saw a family reunited after the dad returned from Iraq. Wow
I had more things jotted down but I can't find them at the moment.
Warning: Brace yourself for nerd moment
I discovered there was another "season" of Fullmetal Alchemist and it has DESTROYED my life these past two days. I literally have done nothing but watch it for about 14 hours...and it feels so good . BUT now I have to get back to studying for finals and I can't bear to leave those last 10 episodes unfinished *cries*. Oh well, as Aretha Franklin once said, "I Will Survive, Bitches."

Muffy over and out!

EDIT: OH. I remember now...eyebrows! They're fucking weird! Next time you're in front of a mirror, take a good, long look at the randomly placed hair across the center of your face.

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i h4x nutang
Saturday. 3.13.10 5:40 pm

J/k, it's actually my web browser that does all the h4xing.

So I fell ill with some debilitating stomach / overall wellbeing virus the day I wrote my last entry, but I went home, had some good home cooking, and the next day I had miraculously recovered. Weird. 2/3 finals done.

Yeeee new Iron Man trailer....

I wish to go to the gym right now. My head says no but my body says yes....*sigh*. Heaven forbid if I have become lactose intolerant overnight!!!

I'M SICK OF ASIANS. There are SO MANY of them here. They roam in packs, stalk poor white people in the night, and suck the mathematicz right out of them!1!!1 If they actually associated with people of other ethnic groups I wouldn't be so irritated. I just want a little diversity...we've gotta buncha asians, a buncha whites, a handful of Indians, and probably 10 blacks. Oh it's rumored that there's a latino somewhere on campus but I have yet to spot him / her. Freaking irritating.

There was a butt ton of them lurking (and sucking mathematicz) in the Quad today because the trees are in bloom and they know that's where all the white people like to stand around and site-see. That brings me to another point...does everybody have one of those fancy schmancy cameras with lenses the size of my fist? I see them all the time now. I realize that yeah, the pictures do look cooler...but it seems like anybody with enough money can go out, buy a Nikon D40, snap a couple of lucky shots, and call themselves a photographer. I wanted to get into it once until I started seeing how diluted it's become. That and graphic design...the two things I would've liked to do. Go figure!

*sigh* the next 4 days of my life will revolve around studying computer science until the craziness of spring break begins...until next time, homies.

Muffy over and out!

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