Apr. 24th, 2006 02:01 am
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Put your music player on "random" and write down your favourite line from the first 25 songs to come up. Then let everyone on your friends list try to name them. Google is cheating.

Let me just say this in my defense -- I have 1247 songs and I don't listen to more than half of them on a regular basis. Many are albums friends have given me or I've burned for friends/family. Also, oh, the SHAME. (I'm excluding instrumentals.)

1) Now when did you last let your heart decide? Aladdin, A Whole New World - [ profile] slammerkinbabe
2) We were looking for ourselves / but found each other BNL, In the Car -
[ profile] erbie
3) Twisting and turning / Your feelings are burning Red Hot Chili Peppers, Breaking the Girl - [ profile] llnaughty
4) If we make it back / I'll renounce Jack Kerouac / And all that romantic crap BNL, Baby Seat - [ profile] erbie
5) Deliver you from evil, spare your innocence and youth
6) If I get home before daylight, / I just might get some sleep tonight. Counting Crows cover of Friend of the Devil - [ profile] mtgat
7) Don't be shy let everyone or me at least inside
8) Lì anche la notte è meno oscura
9) I'm not trying to cause a big sensation / I'm just talkin' 'bout my generation Oasis cover of The Who, My Generation - [ profile] erbie
10) get a real job, that's what they said to me Good Charlotte, The Anthem - [ profile] tapdancinghippo
11) Size of the entire universe man They Might Be Giants, Particle Man - [ profile] mtgt (honourary mention to [ profile] shiningmoon)
12) I will be strong I will be faithful / 'cause I'm counting on a new beginning.
13) While I, with human-hindered eyes
14) When your man / Wanna get buckwild
15) After all that's what this country was founded on / Do nothing different just fall in line. SR-71, Politically Correct - [ profile] tapdancinghippo
16) I know your address / I ring the bell BNL, Straw Hat and Old Dirty Hank - [ profile] erbie
17) It’s easier to believe in this sweet madness Sarah McLachlan, Angel - [ profile] erbie
18) Now they pan and scan / And edit out the everyman
19) Down my road, will it lead to you? / I just can't turn, you walk away
20) You can call me Pavlov's dog / Ring a bell and I'll salivate BNL, Brian Wilson - [ profile] erbie
21) When everybody loves you, son, that's just about as funky as you can be Counting Crows, Mr. Jones - [ profile] erbie
22) I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep Simon and Garfunkel, Feelin' Groovy - [ profile] erbie
23) Small and white, clean and bright Sound of Music, Edelweiss - [ profile] slammerkinbabe
24) Love is a temple / Love the higher law U2, One - [ profile] erbie
25) Oh I'm never speaking up again / Starting now / One more thing...


Apr. 20th, 2006 09:41 pm
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Well, that settles that. I am not going into research because I HATE, LOATHE, DESPISE AND ABHOR STATISTICS beyond a certain level.

The exam sucked, but even if she doesn't curve it (but she should. That was hard.), I'll do okay in the class, because it's only worth 20%. I've got a B+ going in, so even if I tanked on it, I'm still going to ace my final project, which is worth 25%. I should keep the B+, and, if I did stupidly awesomely well on my assignment and my project, I may have a shot at an A-.

I'll take a B and run, though.

Going to now make dinner, watch stupid Smallville and go to bed, because tomorrow is ALL ITALIAN ALL THE TIME AND THAT INCLUDES LJ ENTRIES. Have babelfish on standby. ;)

(I am a firm believer in the immersion = helpful theory.)

Hoo boy.

Apr. 12th, 2006 03:37 pm
brinshannara: (irina lost)
So, classes ended yesterday. I think I have had my last Italian class of my undergraduate career, which makes me moderately sad, but not terribly upset, either. I've hit the point where the dragging down of my GPA is making me more unhappy than learning the language any better is making me happy. 2 years, 4 semesters... good enough for now.

I have a review class for my research design class tonight, from 6-8, then JB is coming over, I think. Maybe. She's supposed to call me and confirm.

And here's the panic-inducing schedule for the next ten days.

- assignment for 410 (research design) done for (hopefully tonight) tomorrow
- final assignment for 403 (contemporary cultural theory) done by Saturday to hand in Tuesday
- Sunday - Easter with the family + extended family from Toronto. Maybe ask parents Italian questions?
- Study for Anthropology on Easter Monday, incl. study notes.
- Tuesday and Wednesday, work on final project for 410, putting into practice the stuff I'm supposed to know for the exam, review notes for Anthro exam.
- Thursday, 9am: Anthro exam
- Thursday, 7pm: 410 exam
- Friday, study Italian.
- Saturday, 9am: Italian exam

Looking at that makes me want to cry. I have to squeeze in more Italian studying and more 410 studying in there, somewhere.

Breathing is good. Breathing is good. <deep breaths>

Sorry I've been MIA lately. I am stressed and busy and am questioning why the hell I'm in school, because am I not too old for this crap anyways?!

On that note, back to my regression assignment.
brinshannara: (what i write)
1) I have not seen Lost yet. [ profile] drsnicket and I will be viewing it tonight after she picks me up after class and we go have dinner. I am dying to know what happened.
2) How I loathe SPSS. I'd forgotten how much I hated it.
3) More than SPSS, I loathe databases that aren't easily importable by SPSS. I have a bunch of mismatched variable names and variables. And ooh, I just figured out why -- there were commas in a bunch of things, and that messed up my data! Must go through and fix that.
4) I had a pleasant morning. I was up before 9, showered at 10, talked to my brother about a lift at 10:30, he picked me up at 11:15 and we went to school together. We worked on finishing up the crossword puzzle together on the way. :)
5) I desperately want to skip Italian, but at the same time, I am looking forward to Italian because it will take me away from SPSS CRAP for another hour and a half.

How on earth I'm going to find the sheer willpower to do all the crap I need to do for next week, I do not know. Thank goodness today marks my weekend. Friday is Day of Recharging, Saturday will be Day of Work 1 and Sunday will be Day of Work 2.

With any luck, the prof for my Monday class will cancel Monday because his wife will hopefully be in labour. Monday will, therefore, be Day of Work 3, followed by Evening With JB.

Should leave for Italian soon. Sigh.


Feb. 16th, 2006 01:29 pm
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Italian homework is done. Anthro was skipped, because I was late getting to my meeting with my 410 teacher. We spent 20 minutes going over my survey together. Basically, it all makes sense, it just should maybe be rearranged a little bit.

Now, I spend 40 minutes working on the survey before I go to my dad's office, pick up my doctor's note, then go to Italian. Then come back here and work more on my survey. I have to get it online, basically, by 6pm. Should be fun.

The lungs are mildly better after taking my inhaler before I left for school. I'm still not well, though. Walking down the hallway to the bathroom is exhausting. I don't actually know how I'm going to make it all the way to Italian/my dad's office. Slowly, I guess. :P

Anyways, back to surveyness. (This is, essentially, what I'm going to be talking about for the rest of my life, I think. How boring for you all! ;))

Yet again.

Feb. 8th, 2006 03:52 am
brinshannara: (lost - charlie)
Yet again, I'm staying up late to finish something I should have had finished a week ago, but am only now getting around to. Yay research design. I'm handing in a revised survey/hypothesis/research question thing tomorrow, come hell or highwater. Thankfully, I have no actual class tomorrow.

In other news, my lungs hate me and hate cats, so after spending time at JB's last night (since she has a cat), my lungs have decided to rebel, to the point where I actually had to go refill the prescription for my inhaler. I keep my inhalers for YEARS, no kidding. In fact, the prescription for my inhaler was so old that they nearly didn't refill it for me.

"This is a really old prescription," the woman said, over the phone today.
"I don't use my inhaler a lot, but I'm finally running out and I need a new one," I replied.
"Let me ask the pharmacist."
"... okay."
::: hold music :::
"All right, we'll fill it, but you need to get your doctor to call in a new one for next time."

...? If I have a prescription for a medication that deals with an ongoing illness like ASTHMA, which has been filled out tons of times over the last 20 or so years (AT THAT CHAIN, no less!), how can they consider not filling it out if I have refills left?

The mind boggles. It's not like salbutamol is exactly used as a street drug (I don't think. If I take too much of it, I see spots, feel light-headed and need to lie down, lest I be ill or pass out.), so I don't get the resistence to filling my prescription.


That said, I probably won't need a new one for a couple of years. <knock on wood>

Okay. Back to work for a while.

Also: I am still boggled by the fact that I AM DROWNING IN PAPER when the majority of information I need for this assignment is on my computer. Seriously. My couch is littered with paper. Sigh.


Jan. 26th, 2006 05:21 pm
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I think I actually did okay on my Italian test. I'm thinking I got somewhere in the mid-70s. I could possibly have gotten in the 80s, although I am very bad at telling how I did on Italian tests. The last time I thought I aced a test, I got 60-something.

Still, I know I got at least 9/10 on each of the 10 question subjunctive sections, and probably another 4/5 in another section and at least 4/5 in another section, which is 26/30, and there was another section that, even if I bombed (I know I didn't ace it), I probably got 3-4 on, so that's 29-30/40.


In other news, I saw Nelly at the Mature Students Centre today after the test. She told me I was doing very well and to not feel bad about the B+ in 403, and that the Italian is dragging down my GPA, yes, but that it's good that I recognize that and if I don't want to continue, I don't have to, since getting an Italian minor would mean another SIX ITALIAN COURSES. Good gravy, I couldn't do another six if you paid me. She told me that I should go see a Soci advisor and let them know I want to switch my concentration from a Major to an Honours, so I'm gonna do that next Tuesday between Anthro and Italian. Hopefully, they will accept me as an Honours student and I won't be doing Soci 410 (Research Design and Analysis) for "fun". (Actually, I'm moderately pleased that this semester, we're going to be working on our own research, so YAY.)

Also, new default Irina icon, courtesy of [ profile] irinafan. 4th season spoiler as to why I changed -- apart from the Santa hat. )

What else, what else... It's 5:15. I have class at 6.

Oh, I blew off Anthro again. Whoops. I've got to start going to that class. My bus went by at 11am, just after I finished brushing my teeth and was packing up. That, FYI, is seven minutes early. I took it as a sign that I should stay home and study more. So I did.

Also, Jan Bulis is awesome (he scored FOUR GOALS in last night's game against Philly, which the Habs actually won, 5-3.) and Jose Theodore is sucking these days, so our backup, Cristobal Huet, is in nets tonight against Ottawa.

I am, how you say, le tired.

But I feel like I accomplished stuff today. Go me.


Jan. 19th, 2006 02:53 pm
brinshannara: (i want my spymommy!)
Skipping Italian so I can talk to my stats prof.

Hating stats.

Don't know when to do various t-tests, comparison of mean tests or what. The words are all blurring together to mean nothing to me. Sob.

Also, my friend PF is funny as hell.

Off to go talk to my prof.

Wish me luck. :P


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