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Florence + The Machine
Saturday. 8.27.11 12:01 am
Exceedingly impressed. So far I've only listened to Lungs but it's really good stuff.

First week went pretty well. I'm putting my Spanish class on Pass/Fail because I really want to take the class but I really don't want it to destroy my GPA any further. I dropped one of the classes I wasn't sure about and signed up for Astronomy instead. Saved me about 80 dollars in books, too.

I haven't taken medicine on a regular basis in a long time, but I'm taking a drug now that supposedly helps me stay focused and on-task. It seems to be working, at least for my morning classes. I'm still on a pretty low dosage and I don't really want to crank it up anymore so I'll just have to deal with whatever shortcomings arise. On the bright side, it usually crashes me around 9 or 10 at night so it regulates my sleeping schedule pretty well. And Mom was worried it would keep me wired all night. Heh.

My roommate's name is Alex, one of my friends from last year. We get along pretty grandly. He's sort of a tight-ass sometimes but it's probably good for me. The year will certainly be interesting.

More later

So I've already managed to lose the head for my shaver. This means I'll have to use the trimmer to avoid looking like a complete rube. >.>

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"The body and the soul: both threats...
Friday. 8.19.11 3:42 pm
...for they are one."

Well it looks like today is my last day of bein' home for a while. Maybe a long while. Or maybe...just a while.

A new friend sent this to me quite out of the blue. I'm so proud of her.

This has been a surprisingly good last week, considering how shoddy the summer had been going. Firstly, the Girl went off to school a few days ago, so I haven't had to see them together at movie nights or hear about all the stupid fun they're having together anymore. Secondly, I FINALLY got to go out on the lake with friends, which I have been pining for all summer. Thirdly, I got to see several people I had seen rarely or not at all, which is always just a really good thing. Last, I am just really super duper happy to be going back to school and see my friends and have hard friggin' classes to complain about again, and stuff.


Speaking of That Girl heading off to school: I am miffed. We weren't exactly on happy-go-lucky buddy terms with each other, but we'd seen each other around a lot lately, and we were pretty close at the beginning of summer, and, you know, I really expected to be able to have some sort of send-off before she left. At least for her to say, "Hey I'm leaving in a few days so this is the last time I'll see you for a year." A surly goodbye is surely better than nothing. But, nope. I was unaware of her moving plans until I heard them second-hand (guess from whom?) and when I texted her to ask when she was leaving she replied, "tomorrow, haha."


She continued to act innocently surprised that I would ask, and straight-up asked me why I couldn't sleep (my response to her asking what I was doing up at 3:15 in the morning).

"Because night-time is the best time to consider how totally this summer has sucked."

Then she asked what was so bad about it.

I told her to have a good year and goodnight, and that was that. I haven't heard from her since, except when she untagged herself from one of my facebook pictures. It's the best I can hope for.

Seriously, though, since then things have been pretty peachy.

Now I have to find a tie and finish packing. Wish me luck!

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Sour Grapes FTW
Wednesday. 8.10.11 4:08 pm

This is maybe one of the coolest programs I've ever seen! It lets you see all the recorded stars and constellations, centered at any location on any of dozens of planets and moons in our solar system! Right now I have it set to my home city, and running in real time, but I could set it in Paris instead and have it running through a virtual hour every second! And it has all this lore and technical info about the stars and constellations. You can turn off the ground and atmostphere overlays and just show a view as if from space. It's so neat! -geekout-

I remembered last night that last semester at Tech, I was waiting at the Chic Fil A for my milkshake one day. The girl in front of me just turned around and began talking to me! It was sort of strange at first but I talk to random people all the time anyway, and she seemed nice enough, so I just went with it. We were discussing really mundane things, like why the shakes were taking so long and the state of school-run fast food chains, when she asked what flavor I'd gotten. I answered cookies n' cream, and asked what flavor she had gotten. Strawberry. Eventually she got her shake, and since I was still waiting she stuck around for a minute or so. At one point before she left she told me that she particularly enjoyed mixing strawberry with cookies n' cream. Then we parted ways and I headed back to the library with my and my friend's food.

It wasn't until I was back in my seat in front of my books that I realized what had just happened.

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Percussion Gun
Thursday. 7.28.11 9:23 pm
Yes, I'm still irritated by this whole ordeal. Seeing their cutesy pictures together on facebook is actually making me slightly sick. I'll never listen to It Makes Me Ill the same way again.

Bad joke. >.>

Honestly, though, besides the sense of betrayal, guilt, self-depreciation, rage, anxiety, restlessness, loneliness, frustration, self-doubt, etc. (all in varying degrees; mostly mild) this hasn't been such a bad situation to be in. I certainly won't be taking companionship for granted anytime soon. My appreciation for restless wanderings at night have also increased, and I have started a chain of events that will hopefully lead to the revival of my bicycle and some sweet night-riding. A few nights ago, I was tossing-and-turning, and I was even, gasp, inspired with a bit of words. Far too trite to consider writing down (and I was far too sleepy), but still. That never happens!

You know I've never ridden my bike outside of my neighborhood? I'm nearly twenty years old. That's ridiculous! The first thing I'll do is ride down to my old elementary school. I've already gone there by foot, so it follows that I should continue my expeditions. Who knows what my come next?

Today's my dad's birthday. Rather, it would be.

A few nights ago I was lamenting the fact that my childhood bathrobe is so small on me when my mom went and dug out my father's old robe for me. It fits pretty well, although I think the sleeves are a bit short. And knowing my dad, it WOULD be a white robe with vertical cherry-red stripes. Hahahaha it looks so dumb...but it sort of looks good.

So anyway, I'm sitting in my room, sprawled around on the bed, wearing this goofy robe, sulking about girls, probably recording Glitch Mob, and suddenly it struck me that it was Just One Of Those Nights. It really is a cursed shame that I'm not a movie or TV show or something. Heh.

I suppose it's a good thing that I have a perverse sense of humor. Things are better when they're funny. Still, it surprised me how much I laughed when it occurred to me that He and She are not likely to get along very well. Sort of a cruel pleasure.

...of course, I thought the same thing about the last Him and the last girl...it just strikes me that they have very different sets of values. Very different. She and I are pretty different too, I guess, but at least our priorities line up. So it will be interesting to see how completely I am proven wrong in the months to come. teehee

Well I think that's all the moping I'll do here tonight. I ate a big dinner with Mum but I still feel sort of sick in the tummy. Stupid pictures. -.-

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