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1st-Jun-2009 10:24 pm
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update on project contact: i can now put them in and take them out in one try (and, when taking them out at least, without a mirror). why, yes, i am excited. 

i'm reading the screwtape letters by c. s. lewis now. what's ophelia the ipod playing? beau fixeby coralie clement qui j'adore. 

i have a french speaking quiz tomorrow. as a consequence i've been frantically practicing the lovely french r sound. my mother recently informed me that i sound like a dying cat while i do so, so i figured that was an indicator that more practice was necessary. 

in other news, the story idea i've been playing with is starting to come together plot-wise. thank my muse, viola. she's been working overtime - and quite randomly. one idea is for the first pure fantasy i've ever considered writing and the other is for a post-apocalyptic society with vaguely religious undertones. 

flickr picture of the day: comme des enfants

in other news, my [community profile] twilightbigbang  project is taking shape. i am sensing a fail!baby/jacob/bella/eddiekins rectangle of angsty pointless love. it will be EPIC. and possibly feature inappropriate biblical references. and maybe a trip to quebec. i don't know my muse has been very, very active blame her for the chaos. 

prom, by the by, was incredibly fun. i can now run, walk, and dance in four inch heels. whodathunkit?
29th-May-2009 08:20 pm - i can see clearly now...
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well, not now that the rain is gone (it's not, in fact it's still pouring outside and the weatherbug radar has the entire county covered in a solid block of red), but now that i have finally given in and gotten contacts. you know, those things i said i would never get (i am highly disturbed by the notion of placing anything on my eyeball, especially my own fingers and not excepting small bendy pieces of plastic). however, after years of mocking me for my inability to join the ranks of the corrective lens wearing masses, my own mother issued me an ultimatum - she wasn't going to pay for my second prom dress if i was determined to "ruin the effect of everything" by wearing glasses. and so, to the eye doctor i went. 
i am now on day two of this whole adjustment period business - specifically, i'm almost out of hour 2 of 4 for the day. so far, i've been convinced that i was going to go blind - in reality, i put the left lens in inside out, dripped lens solution into my eye because i couldn't find eye drops and my eyes are so dry it felt like the sahara had moved to my eye socket, and put my finger on the lens seven times and moved it around just because it looked so weird. 
and in the midst of all this excitement, i decided i'm going to blog my way through this experience. i've been neglecting this thing in the name of homework (the gods of gpantheon will not be denied), so i might as well get back in the hang of things. 
also, last night, i stayed up til 3 doing a project on fallacies for lang. here's the customer testimonial, i think you'll enjoy it.

what's playing on my ipod right now? c'etait salement romantique by coeur du pirate they're really good, and i'm trying to listen to more french music because a. the language is gorgeous and b. i have a test on monday that is supposedly 
ridiculously difficile, so it wouldn't hurt to prepare
what am i reading? the killer angels by michael shaara. actually, it's a reread (and for a reason - it's one of the best books i've ever read, and one of the few war books that i'll read for the battle descriptions and logistical information as much as the characters). i just finished incantation by alice hoffman. it was gorgeous and painful, just like all of her novels. i wish i had her flair for prose; everything she writes, every detail, every choice of syntax and scene, just flows. it's a little magical, to tell the truth. and more importantly, her writing has...oomph. it hurts, in just the right way. if you haven't read her books, start -practical magic is probably my favorite, but any of them will do. 
and it wouldn't be right if i didn't end with the usual pretty piccy from flickr. this one's called, appropriately, let there be light. isn't it gorgeous?
18th-May-2009 05:33 pm - oh. em. gee.
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so, i'm taking a break from rl/plotting my [livejournal.com profile] twilightbigbang  fic/trying to not get sucked into yet another smallville fic to bring you this Very Special Announcement:

i have a new ipod. it's shiny (well, only the back, which is a lot less shiny than my old ipod was) and black and silver and it holds 120 GIG. 120. all those movies and tv shows and season passes that i so shouldn't have bought and did? can now totally fit on there. i...i think i might be in heaven. 

i'm not gonna lie -- right now, i'm pretty sure i have the best parents ever. 

and, since i know a lot of people on lj have kids of their own and are probably doing what my parents do on a daily basis - tearing their hair out and screaming "where did i go wrong?" jkjk - i have these words of advice: materialism never goes unrewarded. support the economy! and your kids will support you. ^^

(in all seriousness though, that's about 15 dogs i no longer have to walk -- thank god)
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so, since i'm bored, and leaving for college interview hell tomorrow morning (early! why? i am so not a morning person), i figured i'd play the ol' put-the-ipod-on-shuffle game and upload the first five songs that came up. dare you all to do the same. 

take me to the riot (stars)
i'm not you're boyfriend baby (3OH!3)
moonshadow (cat stevens)
adelaide (anberlin)
whiskey lullaby (brad paisley ft. allison krauss)

why yes, my ipod is a little schizophrenic. also, i've discovered that once one starts writing smallville fic it's impossible to stop. impossible (said eddie c. to bella, but that's a whole 'nother story). my fingers have been all twitchy and quivery and impeding-the-designing-of-yearbook-layouts-y all day because of stupid smallville fic ideas. WOE. i'm wavering between starting my previously planned chlois-y mystery story or going with the bolt-from-the-blue fic (it came to me at robeks - my friends thought i was c-r-a-z-y for scribbling down insane things like "future! legion has pictures! CHLARK" all over my napkin). and this after almost a solid year of ficlessness. and for a show that i can barely stand now (well, ok, i love the characters in a secret, entirely unhealthy way, but the PLOT). 

and i just realized that in getting a mac i can no longer pirate photoshop from my dumb pc-having friends. clearly this is all a plot by apple to slowly but steadily take over the planet by a. making me pay for ridiculously expensive shiny software or b. living without said shiny software.

there are days when i think the world really is out to get me. :'(
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