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Posted on 2008.07.02 at 07:59
of how bored I've been.

I've started a blog on blogger. My mom gave me the idea. Since I have the strange ability to find/get free stuff and good deals and just be a miser in general. so...


There you go.

I feel somewhat nervous about this venture...

make plans then ditch em.

Posted on 2008.06.21 at 12:13
The whole book writing/become ridiculously famous thing is not so much with the working out thing. ahem. I started two and neither has come to much. i am cursed with lazyness and that horrible disease where you abondon all your obsessions within a week. yeah. anyways. i need to hop back on the writing train. eventually...

yesterday night went bowling with some of mah peeps yo. twas fun. I must say, i am impressed with elaine's ability to maintain a score of 3 points for over half the game....^^ love you! I kept getting 7's, 8's and 9's but that wasn't enough to even get third place! damn bastards! hmm I should work on my competative-ness. yeeesss, I'll get right on that.

herm. Oh I watched a gaysian movie with tha vinceh. Twas much of the adorableness! so cute! but craptacular ending! It was sooooo non-commital! ah but there were so many squeel moments! boy's love is so sweet!

2 hot guys= 2 times the hottness.

I'm starting to lose hope on the jobfront. though I am looking at internships for next summer. I have several in mind. If I get into an internship then I won't be studying abroad, which sucks but what can you do? I really want to go to Todai though....

Ah Natalie has an interview with the Aeon program! Its kind of like the Jet program. It would be sooooo cool if she got in! I hope she does! I bet she will!

erm. Oh! I went to the schaumburg farmer's market. For the most part, its crap. TINY! but non-the-less, I had a bit-o-fun. We got some kitchen knives sharpened and Natalie got this genuine army knife she found on a dig sharpened as well. There was a frenchman selling olives! I love love love listening to people speak french or speak english with a french accent. GOD, I miss France. ....sigh. oh and I tried soem Sangria while I was there. I was suprised it tasted good! We ended up buying a delicious baguette and pastry from the french nuns and Nattie bought a head of red lettuce.

What else have I been doing....? hmmm. ummm. well my mom and I are thinking about opening an Etsy shop and combinging our crafts. We haven't thought of a name yet. I'm going to be doing some felted pieces, some knitting, crocheting etc. and my mom will probably be doing beading jewelry and the like. should be fun and whatnot.

speaking of, I recently taught myself how to needle felt. After stabbing my fingertips repeatedly I finally have the hang of it. Except I keep accidently snapping the needles...but the results are cute little felted novelties! I should post pics.....

besides all that can't think of anything all that interesting....

I'll try to keep this thing updated more....

laters my babes in toyland!

Damn you people and your "jobs" >

Posted on 2008.06.13 at 14:31
I'm brginning to really hate looking for jobs. I've been trying to get a job since april and no luck! what the hell?!?! I have retail experience, good references, held one job for 4 years (and sometimes several others at the same time) while maintaining a 3.5 gpa. I am not stoopid. argh! Damn you Best Buy for wasting myf rickin time! buncha hos. >>

So what have I been doing besides filling out bajillions of apps? not much. I am absolutley broke. Worse than broke, I'm in debt. I haven't have a "0" in my bank account in years... alas.

So to fill the time between appyling and waiting for a phone call (and watching more asian dramas...ahem) I have been working on ym crafts. sewing, knitting, corcheting, cooking, beading, writing..etc. I haven't actually finished very much, but the practice is good.

On a lighter note: ahahahahahaha


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stolen from lex

My first bento post

Posted on 2008.05.30 at 12:35
So the Sunday before Mother's Day my mom, my sister, and I went to the Anderson Japanese Gardens and I made a Bento for each of us. It took me somewhere around three hours to make, but it was delicious and worth it!

This is the box wrapped in the Furoshiki!
[img width=500 height=375]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v174/snuffystuff2005/DSC00227.jpg[/img]

Bento box without Furoshiki
[img width=500 height=375]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v174/snuffystuff2005/DSC00228.jpg[/img]

All three lunches! They are all identical (or as identical as possible ^^)
[img width=500 height=375]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v174/snuffystuff2005/DSC00229.jpg[/img]

Close up of the contents!
[img width=500 height=375]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v174/snuffystuff2005/DSC00230.jpg[/img]

Clockwise from the upper left hand corner:
Bunny apples
Carrot flower
Sliced egg
Salmon Onigiri
Japanese style hamburgers
Potato Korokke
de-seeded tomato
Salmon Onigiri

so here's the plan...

Posted on 2008.05.25 at 18:34
-write award winning, brilliant and touching novel.
-get deliriously rich.
-pay off school loans.

So basically I started writing again. which is odd since my narratives have always been attrocious. I such at writing fiction. Research paper? sure! I'm game for that. Narratives no. So why did I start? I don't know. It has come to my attention that I am a bit of an idiot when it come to things like having a reason for doing something.

Besides that, nothing much going on in my life. I have gotten sick twice since I got home from school. I am only now recovering from the second time which was a really bad case of the flu. This brings my total to 9. 9 times I have been sick since March. yick.

I am also currently seeking a job. I put out a few apps and I have one interview on tuesday. Hope that goes well. I am so broke I can't be fixed. ^^ I owe my sister and my mom sooooo much money.

I want to go out and hang out and stuff people! karaoke! movies! general ruckus-making! more stuff like that!

hm. tired. maybe I'll go sleep.

Decisions, decisions.....

Posted on 2008.04.10 at 09:12
Rawr maties!....I dunno.

I signed up for all but 1 of the classes I want to take in the fall. I wasn't able to sign up for that Japanese food class...yet. Dana said to keep trying over the summer and I'll eventually get in. I'm also meeting with my concentration advisor to declare my major and to make sure that the math classes I'm taking won't be conflictingly difficult. Like this semester.......ahem. Ooh! Did I mention I finished my physics minor? Well I did! Yay!

Only four more days of classes! so excited! So my mom sent me an email about getting an internship at Zurich. (you know that building my woodfield) I'm going to look into that. It would be better than having two part-time jobs. If I do get an internship there, I hope its paid, I will probably get a part-time job too. This is mainly due to the fact that I want to study abroad next year.

Originally the plan was to go to Tokyo. Michigan's Tokyo program is through the University of Tokyo! Todai! How amazing is that? ^^ The top university in Japan yo! But! I am going to declare a second major in french, so this changes things a bit.

The study abroad program to France is actually reserved for art history or PoliSci majors. OR you have to take a fluency test. This probably means that the classes would be taught in French, which I'm not ready for yet. Math is difficult enough. Math in French=infinitely worse.

I really miss France. Especially Strasbourg. I keep flashing back to it. I would love to live there. Really. I. Miss. France.

I wonder what Mr. Snyder would say about me majoring in French. ^^ He seemed impressed when I translated the french poems in the catacombs for the younger students.

Besides all this. not much going on. Laters Lovies!

As long as I'm younger than you, I'm happy.

Posted on 2008.04.05 at 11:26
In fifteen days I will be 21 years old. Unlike a lot of people I don't want to turn 21! I want to stay young forever! 21 is the first step on the long trek to 30 and then getting even older. I think I'll call it my 17th birthday. Yeah 17 is a good age.

>> on the other hand I will finally get to crack open the Cremant D'Alsace and the Pinot Gris I bought in France 3 years ago! woo! The Pinot was like 25 euros so it better be good dammit.

Then again that means finals. My last fianl is on April 22. so I'll be home around the 23rd or the 24th! I love that my school ends so early.

enh so I had to miss out on Kendo today. I must have some mild form of insomnia because I can never sleep. Last night I think I got around 2 hours of sleep total. I hauled my ass of bed and went to Kendo adn then realized I could hardly even move my limbs, let alone practice. So I went back to my dorm. I hate missing practice. Kinda like I hate missing classes, which is why I never do.

On the up side I ordered my Bogu! I'll be getting it in a few months. On the down side, it costs about $500. Also on the down side, this means the other people in bogu will get to start hitting me now....I like dit better when I just got to hit other people.

enh so Kendo has made me realize that my stamina is terribly low. I don't know when this happened but it sucks. so this summer is all about getting fit for kendo. I'm working out the plan now, but hopefully by the time Fall rolls around I'll be in good shape to whack some people with a stick for an extended period of time. yeah. Anyone wanna join me? ^^ It'll be pretty intense, I'm warning you now.

Ah so now, I registered for classes for the Fall. I'm taking two math courses, a french course, and an asian culture course. The asian culture course is all about Japanese food. yum!The math courses are Intro to Modern Algebra and Intro to Differential Geometry. Should be fun. Sort of.

Did I mention I'm gong to add a french minor? Well I'm thinking about it. Might as well. I finished my Physics minor already.

Enh so I'm considering transfering to U of I. Why? Cause out-of-state tuition hates me and U of I is closer to home. Plus, Natalie will have even better excuses to visit her friends down in Urbana. ^^

Going back to the Kendo. If I'm successful enough at this I might go back to Judo again. I know I've said it like 20 billion times, but If I get into shape for Kendo, there's no reason NOT to go back to Judo. I mean Michigan doesn't have a judo club or anything, but I can practice when I go back home for breaks. I never did like that whole "being thrown around like a rag doll" but I need to man-up about it anyways. Besides I'm alot taller than I was 9 years ago.

Can't wait to come home! I miss everyone! I have a whole 4 months to enjoy! wooo! I hope I can find a real job over the summer though. I plan on quitting LQ asap. I am at my limit with those people. I can only take being treated like a second class employee for so long. effers.

So, I hope these next few weeks go smoothly. Love you all!

enh despite all my hopes

Posted on 2008.03.18 at 13:42
It looks like I will be majoring in mathematics. Kinda lame.

If I look at it rationally, like the impoverished student I am, I had to choose something mathy-sciencey. This is mainly due to the fact that I have taken somewhere around a kajillion math and science courses in preparations for a life of physics. ( which will never happen now)

So basically I'm stuck with math. blegh. whatevs. I'm kinda wondering whether I even want to go to grad school....

anyways. So I have caught 4 separate colds in the past 4 weeks. One cold per week. And I knwo they are separate colds because each has its own unique set of symptoms. craptastic.

only about 5 more weeks of classes! Thats probably the best part about going to Michigan! The whole "its almost the end of te semester" deal both elates and horrifies me. Basically because that means finals are also coming up. This wouldn't be such a big deal if I hadn't totally crapped out on my physics midterm. I'm seriously considering going to psychological services to see if tey can do anything about my anxiety thing. >> I am NOT crazy...well, okay not THAT sort of crazy.

enh as long as I get out of here alive...

My mom wants me to apply for a summer math internship. yes thats right they actually HAVE math internships...WHATDOYOUDOATAMATHINTERNSHIP? I can't imagine...

I have to watch this movie for french class....Happenstance...dunno...I hope it has subtitles...>>

I don't think I mentioned it to anyone other than elaine, but I had my mom cut my hair over break. She took off about 10 inches. It feels so shooooort! Its still long, about 3 inches short of my waist. I think.But still. short. XP

enh cuts down on my shampoo and conditioner use. ^^

so Dana is a damn sneaky devil. I went to kendo practice today and when I came back around 11 pretty much just passed out. I'm getting sick again and I was tired so...yeah. She's been trying to get a picture of me lately, but I hate pictures of me so she decided to take a picture of me sleeping......>> Only her camera has a digital shutter sound and she left the flash on. Its now 3:30 (yeah I slept a lot. shush it) So she takes the picture I jump up and scream from the shock and then she jumps back from my scream. She said I had a look of abject terror on my face when I woke up and screamed.....ahem.

wonderful moment.

I wonder if I can get ahold of that camera...

So apparently I suck at Stats. Porbability the whole shabang. Whatever it is , it just doesn't make sense to me. the taste of inability is nasty. yuck.

I'm in such a Michael Jackson mood right now. Poor Dana has to listen to nonstop MJ. I blame it on my recent obsession. "America's Best Dance Crew"...ahhhh. This week's show was Michael Jackson themed and all the routines were performed to MJ songs. Nostalgia much?

Life has suddenly become extremely boring. I'm not sure why, but everything seems so mundane. egads. I started writing for fun.....and now I'm stuck. I can't seem to find a way to transition from an internal dialogue to narration and actual dialogue. It has been sooooo looooong since I've written anything for fun......years actually. I miss books.

hmmm. life.

I can't wait for summer.

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