Tuesday, May 29, 2007

2 English Men

So Zippersparks asked me an interesting question about my last post. He asked how I rate Hugh Laurie "in comparison to that guy you like, from Harry Potter." (He is referring to Alan Rickman as Professor Snape).

This made me realize that apparently I have a thing for older grumpy Englishmen who have very few redeeming qualitites.

And apparently I am not the only one who likes Alan Rickman as Professor Snape. Check out this site I found while looking for a picture to post...

So who do I think is sexier?

Hmm, do I have to pick one over the other?

Summer Lovin'

Had me a blast, summer lovin' happened so fast.

But seriously, summer is here, school is out and I for one am ready for some fun. It is nice to finally tackle some of that list of things to do once finals are over. Probably the most important and biggest change is reorganizing and cleaning my room. Not that it was horrible but I had stacks of books and papers on every surface of my room for the past month and a half. And the stacks of books were easily over a foot high, no exaggeration. It was simply a matter of getting what I didn't need out of the way while I worked on all the end of year projects.

So I bought a couple under bed bins (no more room under there - too many bins!), put away all my just for fum books and started shelving all the books I have been collecting over the semester that are related to what I am studying or that were given to me (thanks dad). Even with just the small chance of moving these books, my room looks much better and I am much happier. Now I just need to tackle all of the papers I have lying around. One step at a time.

And now a word about books this summer. I have a list of books that I want to read this summer to give me a better grasp of my major. I said the same thing last year and read maybe 2 books, if that. Well, I think if I keep bouncing back between one academic book and one book for fun and cut back on TV, I will be more successful this summer. For example, I reread "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" last week and I want to start reading Gloria Azeldua's "Borderlands" this week, which will be my academic book. Her work is cited way too often for me not to read it ASAP, especially since I have it in my possession. Fun, fun. And hopefully, I can do a little writing about each book as I finish it. I think the key there is to keep current with my writing because I know myself, if I don't do it right away, I won't do it at all.

In other summer goals, I have already made a basic vanilla cupcake recipe out of my new cookbook, "Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World." Not bad. I can't wait to try some of the more complicated and fun recipes, like pumpkin chocolate Chip cupcakes with Cinnamon frosting. Sounds delish, no?

I also went ahead and preordered the next Harry Potter book. I have been debating if I wanted to preorder it and I went ahead and caved last night. What can you do?

Alright, I have to get going, I still have quite a few things I want to tackle on my to do list and the season finally of House M.D. is tonight. I really love that show, ever since Italy.

And I'm sorry, but Hugh Laurie is so sexy for an older guy.


Okay, Eww

Not that I wanted to return to blogging with a gross story but I've had it.

See, I have my laptop at work today and I am on my lunch break so I feel free to do a little writing. I have this coworker/friend/colleague/whatever, who is constantly ... I don't know quite how to describe it. Slurping, snorting... It is this horrible sound that I associate with having a running nose. You know, that sound you make when you have a running nose, don't have a tissue but are trying to keep snot off your sleeve? And it is constant. We work in an open area and it is really loud when he makes this sound. So gross!

All it makes me want to say is, Oh get a tissue already!

I will return with a real post soon. Cuz, "School's out for summer!"

Monday, May 21, 2007

Now THAT's a final exam

Met at Alcapulco to turn in our papers, the profe bought a round - ah the life of a graduate student - so happy right now...


In all my whining over the past month or so about the papers I've been procrastinating on, I honestly have to say I love my life. Good friends, a job I love...I have everything I have asked for and been working towards.

Oh, in case you were wondering about the turn around, I have 10 out of 12 pages written on my paper, I just feel good this morning.

Sunday, May 20, 2007


I just can't seem to get myself in gear. I've written about 6 pages, not in order, so I still have 6 to go. I keep getting distracted. Part of me says, I can totally pound something out late tonight but I like sleep. Sleep is good, especially overnight in big chunks. 'Sigh' I just have to make it through Tuesday night, I have another final that night that I haven't studied for yet either. But that is what Monday night is for...

Final Paper

Well, I have read most of my sources, or at least enough to be coherant for my final paper, due Monday night. Now all I have to do is write the dang thing, a 12 - 15 page position paper that has something to do with Communication and Technology. I chose to look at the way that technology has changed feminist rhetoric between the second and third waves. My paper is tenitively titled, "Feminist Rhetoric at the Speed of Light:Technology’s Effect in Rhetorical Strategies From Second Wave to Third Wave Feminism". How is that for a title?

I know part of my problem is, unlike many of my classmates, I actually felt it was necessary to read my sources rather than just wing it and look for quotes when I need them. I read some great articles and I wish that I had another week to read and sythesis but such is life. Ah well, back to work!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Better Living through Chemistry

Right now, I have two different chemicals battling it out in my system:

That's right, Alcohol and caffeine. Only one page left to write on my paper but I think the alcohol is winning. Nothing like a small glass of red wine to help you relax. And I can always make my paper coherent tomorrow, right? It's due at 4...

Buenas Noches

Monday, May 14, 2007

Finals Soundtrack

What I listened to today to get ready for finals:

The Anthem/Good Charlotte
I'm Alive/Seal
Believe[Radio Edit]/Elton John
I'm Afraid of Americans/David Bowie
Overlap/Ani DiFranco
Darkside[Non-LP Version]/Unwritten Law
Don't Stay Home/311
I Know/Fiona Apple
My Wave/Soundgarden
Don't Stand So Close to Me '86/The Police
Blue [live]/Wham
Hotel/Tori Amos
Si Te Vas/Shakira

Sunday, May 13, 2007

I don't wanna do my homework! I don't wanna!

2 weeks to go and I can't wait.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

4 in 12

Wow. So I found out today that for the Teaching job I got next year, there are twelve positions total and only 4 were open for the fall.

I didn't know how tough the competition was. Of course, I don't know how many people applied but I can name two off the top of my head who applied but did not get accepted.

I really have been blessed/lucky, haven't I?

Friday, May 04, 2007

Friday Night

Long night, long week. Ready for bed, goodnight.