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my life, my rambling, my nonsense

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

life and such

The job hunt continues...

Classes are going well, it's a lot of work, but I'm managing. It will be all over in a little less than 3 months. Now that is something to look forward to.

My mom has asked me to look into some graduate and master's programs. I wouldn't start until next September, so I will have to figure out where Daniel and I will be living at that point in time (because I'm certainly not going anywhere without him.) I thought I might look into the University of California system, particularly those in the southern half of the state considering we had thought about moving there anyway. One problem, I don't know what I would get my masters in. Journalism? If I do that I would eventually go for my doctorate a la Hunter S Thompson, the greatest writer to ever live. I am so obsessed with him right now, it's bordering on the unhealthy.

Friday, September 23, 2005


I love my new tattoo. I love it. I still have two more appointments, I only had the outline and the shading done on my first round. The next two...color. So excited. It's gorgeous. Pictures to follow once it is healed.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

why I love hunter s thompson

Yet, at other times I think the events of that night were so inevitably predictable that nothing we might have done would have taken us in any other direction. I think of the day before, and the week before, and the month before that; I can even go back in the years and see the chain of apparently haphazard circumstances that brought me into that yelling, drunken parade at that certain spot at that certain time, next to those people I would have never met if I'd been a minute early or late. I remember decisions made in Europe and New York, at times when I never dreamed of going to any carnival on St. Thomas, at times when I felt I could go anywhere and do anything, holding myriad life patterns in my hands like cards, and feeling free to choose--yet if I look at all that from a certain angle, I see that I never had a choice at all but was only submitting to a fate that had long since been chosen for me.

Songs of the Doomed, Hunter S. Thompson

Saturday, September 17, 2005

why won't anyone hire me?

Being unemployed sucks. Why won't anyone reply to my applications? Am I that unqualified in EVERYTHING? Damn it. I'm going to be broke soon, it's going to be ugly.


I really wish there were ways to sedate my cat...

Friday, September 16, 2005


Seriously, I have a serious need for sushi right now. As soon as Daniel gets home it's all about Sushi Seki. Thank god for great sushi served until 3 in the morning.

I actually got some work done today, surprise surprise.

I have to meet up with Eli tomorrow to discuss the design for my tattoo. Then the appointment is Monday at 2. I am so excited.

mood: complacent
on the tv: good eats

Better Than Sex

I just finished this book...and I loved it. The man is a genius. My hero.

mood: productive
on the tv: Bones

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

To Do

Get my life together!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005


I have the greatest boyfriend a girl could ever dream of.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

already counting the days

School just started and I am already stressed, and wishing the semester was over. The homework load from the first week of classes was pretty intense once I looked at it all in one pile. Damn. But at least it is my last semester, that is something I can be happy about. As long as I get through this one, I am home free. Thank goodness.

Well, I'm off to spend my Saturday night reading about privacy laws, libel and punctuation. Oh the joys of college.

mood: annoyed
on the iPod: Iron & Wine

Friday, September 09, 2005

Well, I have officially survived my first week of my last semester of undergrad. It's a miracle. Hopefully this semester will continue to go smoothly and I can just get through it and graduated in December. I can't wait. My Asian/Pacific/American Experience class looks like it might be a little tough, but it's also really interesting, so that will help me get through it. My journalism classes, well, I'm not too excited about journalism right now...maybe they will help me get back on the track of my major.

mood: tired
on the iPod: under the bridge - red hot chili peppers

Monday, September 05, 2005

final semester

My classes start tomorrow morning at 1030. I have three classes on Tuesday; Copy Editing, the lecture for Intro to Asian/Pacific/American Experience, Media & the Law; I'll finish my day at 850 pm. It's a long day. On Wednesdays I have one class from 620-10 pm. Then on Thursday I have Copy Editing, a lecture for Asian/Pacific/American Experience and a recitation for the same. I'll be done at 445 pm. That's not too bad, classes only three days a week, it's hard to argue with that. Now if only someone would be interested in hiring me...

27 days till my 22nd birthday...
3.5 months till I graduate...

mood: mellow
on the tv: the food network

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Victims of Hurricane Katrina