Whew.

Nov. 20th, 2008 03:54 pm
brinshannara: (Default)
Paper handed in. I was only about 40 minutes late for my 2h45m class and next up after this short break is a documentary.

Even better, no work to do later tonight, save for my weekly report, which means I get to go level in WoW. :)

Seriously, though, Apple is EVIL and CONNIVING and the more I learn about advertising, the more I hate it. I chose the Get a Mac ad campaign because I genuinely enjoy those commercials, but DAMN, Apple is the devil!

At least we KNOW Microsoft is evil. You just plain have no idea that Mac is just as bad!
brinshannara: (Default)
Amazing how many epiphanies one can have in a morning.

http://movies.apple.com/movies/us/apple/getamac/apple-getamac-surgery_480x376.mov

If PC has decided that Mac gets his peripherals if he doesn't make it, he's just made Mac his heir.

What's an heir? A successor. The next in line. What will replace the old.

Aw yeah, I'm on a roll.

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brinshannara: (Default)
... is like pulling teeth.

I'm doing an analysis of three of the Get a Mac Apple campaign ads, specifically Surgery, Security and V Word, and am trying desperately to relate them to semiotics and sign imagery (older man in suit vs. younger hip guy).

GOOD TIMES.

I did things backwards this time around -- went to bed for a few hours around midnight, woke up at 4:30 and have been researching/watching since. Productivity? Me? The world must be ending.

(Also, my choice for the campaign doesn't mean I'm all go Mac now. FYI. I may hate Microsoft and Windows, but I still dislike Macs in general, no matter HOW shiny and pretty they are.)

Oh, man.

Nov. 29th, 2007 08:55 am
brinshannara: (facepalm)
How many HTML elements can you name in 5 minutes?

I can't even tell you how few I got. There's 91.

For someone who used to do this stuff for a living, I suck. I mean, really. I suck.

Still writing a paper. Approaching the point where I'd gladly throw myself off a bridge to not do this. Sigh.

Ow.

May. 29th, 2007 06:57 pm
brinshannara: (@&#%! (weiss))
Okay, first of all, I got my Internet back yesterday, so yay for that.

Secondly, I'm still trying to finish my fear and risk paper, and while I've nibbled away at it for the last couple weeks, I still have lots to do for, you know, tomorrow. Productivity vibes are appreciated!

Third... cut for womanly things )

Oh, to be able to snuggle up to someone and drift off to sleep... I swear, nothing in the world has ever sounded as good as that does to me right now.

Ugh.

Mar. 3rd, 2007 11:51 pm
brinshannara: (@&#%! (weiss))
WHY do I have to care what this phrase means?

Why???

If what constitutes the evidence is not dependent on the consciousness of the participants, how are we to establish the causal link between cause and phenomenal manifestation?

It's in English. I understand each individual word. And yet the meaning of the phrase is difficult for me to grasp.

I AM NOT CUT OUT FOR THIS.

I am also severely sleep-deprived. :P

HAHAHA.

Mar. 1st, 2007 11:06 am
brinshannara: (Default)
After spending like, six hours on the first two pages of my 10-page essay (5 questions, 2 pages each), I did the next two pages in an hour.

Woo and also hoo.

On a very related note, I have had a LOT of Coke over the last several hours, and frankly, I'm beginning to scare myself with the bounciness I am exhibiting.

On to the third question!!!!!!

(PS: totally hook me up with the song, please! :D)

HAHA.

Mar. 1st, 2007 06:30 am
brinshannara: (Default)
Not only is Gmail back up, not only is my favourite message board back up, but I am continually streaming "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" right from The Proclaimer's website because I can't find it online to download it.

(You had to have watching How I Met Your Mother this week to really understand why I would want to listen to this song.)

This paper is going down.
brinshannara: (Default)
... I have a sociological epiphany. And then I love it all over again.

Still working on the paper, got an extension. I wish I'd slept more last night, because I'm still running on empty. :P

Also, do sociological epiphanies have any actual, real purpose in the world or what? I'm getting to the point where I'm worried that I'm going to struggle with texts for the next 50 years and have approximately one epiphany a year and that will be my life. And that makes me want to cry.

Hm.

Dec. 5th, 2006 12:11 pm
brinshannara: (Default)
I think I've had five or six hours of sleep in the last 48 hours. I'm getting twitchy and I keep thinking I'm seeing things out of the corners of my eyes.

I can't wait to have this sucker done and handed in. Mmmmmm. Sleeeeep.

Woo.

Dec. 4th, 2006 10:08 pm
brinshannara: (Default)
Theatre class is done. Remind me never to be on a stage ever again, okay? My hands actually shook.

I have to be at school in 17 hours to hand in the 8-10 page paper I have yet to actually begin. I have slept for 2.5 hours since 11am on Sunday morning. There's math in there, somewhere, I'm sure, that proves I've been up for a long ass time. I don't think I cold actually count that much right now.

I'd like to ask you all why it is I am capable of remembering lines from sitcoms and dramas and sci-fi shows that are 10-25 years old, but I was still unable to remember a full quarter of my lines tonight. Honestly, I was on the phone on my way home from school tonight and said something about my not having a glimmer of independent thought (alas, the TNG reference was wasted on someone who doesn't even know who Gates McFadden is...). How is it I can remember Riker's lines in Beverly's play from a 6th season TNG episode, but I couldn't remember some nonsense about some dude getting transferred to the capital of wherever the hell our play was based? I think I lose geek points and gain RL points for not remembering the name of the ep, though. It's somewhere in my brain, I think, and I do remember hating Riker's hair throughout it and wishing there was more Bev in it. It may bother me, but I am too stubborn to look it up, since I KNOW it's in there SOMEWHERE.

I think I miss TNG. Hm.

Okay. Food, then maybe, maybe a 2-3 hour nap, then working until 2:30pm, then taking a cab to drop off the paper.

Haha.

Apr. 18th, 2006 04:34 am
brinshannara: (joy)
Sometimes, I sit here, looking at my papers and projects and stuff, and I think that I might actually be able to be a thinker, you know? It doesn't really appeal to me, but occasionally, I can see myself being a prof and publishing papers and all that stuff.

And then I realize I'm sitting in my PJs at 4:30am, listening to a remix of Elvis' A Little Less Conversation, dancing to it in my chair, and I'm pretty sure Habermas and Foucault never had their sociological/philosophical epiphanies while dancing in their chairs, in their PJs, while listening to Elvis at 4:30am.

Well. Foucault might have, actually...

Also, AMAZING NEWS regarding my deadlines:

- 410 (Research Design & Analysis) assigment has been pushed back to Thursday (the day of the exam)
- 410 final project has been pushed back to NEXT MONDAY! <insert more dancing here>

I may get sleep this week and be able to study for Anthro! YAY!

... back to this postmodernity crap. :)

Craziness.

Mar. 20th, 2006 12:20 pm
brinshannara: (charlie - what?)
I honestly don't know how on earth I'm getting through university, because I feel like I am constantly BSing my way through everything.

And yet, I have a 3.34 GPA and I got accepted into the Honours program.

Is it just me or is academia pure BS and I'm just getting that now?

Discuss. Because I'm going to class in 20 minutes and will be sitting there, bored out of my gourd from 1:15-4pm and could use the distraction.

(On the bright side, the response paper is done.)
brinshannara: (syd (red hair))
And I'm still doing this stupid paper. Really, I should have started ages ago, but I was sick. I'm still sickish. Whee.

I hope to be done by 10 so I can sleep for two hours before I go to school.

At least I've done a lot of reading and sort of know what I'm trying to say. But it's still going to be a crappy, bullshitty paper. And you know what? I'm okay with that. I AM NOT A PHILOSOPHY MAJOR, thank you very much, so why, oh WHY do I have to study Foucault and Habermas and Kant? Why?!

This post brought to you in part by caffeine, sugar, fatigue, annoyance and the letter B, which is what I do hope I'll get on this thing.

(Er. Sorry that I've spammed your friendslists so much. I post twice in a week and then 23597 times in one night. But it's a paper night. It happens.)

Sigh.

Feb. 27th, 2006 02:31 am
brinshannara: (wind me up (syd))
Every so often, I get the feeling that I'm somehow faking my way through my theory courses. Why? Because, for instance, Habermas and Foucault are REALLY NOT THAT EASY TO UNDERSTAND and then I question what the hell I'm doing in school, period, nevermind just sociology, if I can't understand which of the two is a modernist (that's Habermas, and it's taken me ages to figure THAT one out) and which is a postmodernist (that would be Foucault).

My head actually aches from this. I'm going to shower before I get back to work.

Also, I have an odd rash on my foot that JB has somehow claimed responsibility for and PF would undoubtedly think is the flesh-eating disease.

stupid philosophers and sociological theory i hate you all i want to study social theory and yes there is a difference and i'm mildly unhappy that i know the difference and i actually care about the difference and oh god am i really going to do stuff like this for another two years?!

Oh my GOD.

Oct. 28th, 2005 09:46 am
brinshannara: (xena lost at the crossroads)
Of all the days...!

MG just called me up. Our old high school's BAZAAR is today. I LOVE Bazaar. Bazaar is a time when a whole bunch of people all show up, people who haven't been back to the school in years, etc, etc, and you all catch up and you laugh and it's FUN. Well, if you go with someone for backup, because God only knows which bitches you'll bump into when you're at Bazaar. ;)

So, naturally, I AM DYING to go. But!

It's from 2-5.

MY CLASS is from 2:45-5:30.

I HAVE NOT SLEPT.

If I go to Bazaar, I will look like crap when running into anyone I know.

If I go to Bazaar, I will be late for class. And therefore spend less time with JB.

If I go to class, I get JB. And class. And miss Bazaar and MG (and her kidlet) and SY. And others! And I just DREAMED about high school on Wednesday night!

TORN.

So.

Help?

[Poll #600135]

(incidentally, I am quite proud that I properly managed to use "your" and "you're" while this sleepy.)

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