um, wow.

Jan. 23rd, 2008 09:43 pm
wildcard_47: (this land is our land)

Two funny things that happened to me this afternoon:

1. I went to choir, and everyone was pretty tired/not in a singing mood. Result? We sounded horrible/off-key for a good thirty minutes, especially the sopranos. After six or eight repetitions of the same measure, our choir director had this to say: "Um, sopranos, if you could just take this piece home and learn these notes, that would be great. The other choir members would really appreciate it. *pauses for a minute.* As well as the congregation. *pause* And, ultimately, God." 

Well, we all improved after that. It's not like we were under pressure, or anything.   :)

2. As I was walking back from the parking lot to the dorm, I met [livejournal.com profile] dozmuffinxc on the way back and we stopped to chat. While walking and talking, a car full of people passed by us. One guy leaned out of the window of the car and yelled "Nerds! Go study in the library!" as it passed. We paused, realized how stupid he sounded, and kept going. However, the same guy kept randomly yelling "nerds" at us until the car had driven too far away for us to hear him.

Lesson? At this point, we are all well out of sixth grade (last time I checked, that is), but there are, apparently, some guys who still hang out there if they've got some spare time. They should probably stop doing so. Sheesh.

Anyway, it was a laugh, and I thought I'd share. Back to doing nothing *cough* I mean, studying for my gigantic and impossibly hard exam (read: multiple choice and already-seen quiz questions.)

 

um, wow.

Jan. 23rd, 2008 09:43 pm
wildcard_47: (this land is our land)

Two funny things that happened to me this afternoon:

1. I went to choir, and everyone was pretty tired/not in a singing mood. Result? We sounded horrible/off-key for a good thirty minutes, especially the sopranos. After six or eight repetitions of the same measure, our choir director had this to say: "Um, sopranos, if you could just take this piece home and learn these notes, that would be great. The other choir members would really appreciate it. *pauses for a minute.* As well as the congregation. *pause* And, ultimately, God." 

Well, we all improved after that. It's not like we were under pressure, or anything.   :)

2. As I was walking back from the parking lot to the dorm, I met [livejournal.com profile] dozmuffinxc on the way back and we stopped to chat. While walking and talking, a car full of people passed by us. One guy leaned out of the window of the car and yelled "Nerds! Go study in the library!" as it passed. We paused, realized how stupid he sounded, and kept going. However, the same guy kept randomly yelling "nerds" at us until the car had driven too far away for us to hear him.

Lesson? At this point, we are all well out of sixth grade (last time I checked, that is), but there are, apparently, some guys who still hang out there if they've got some spare time. They should probably stop doing so. Sheesh.

Anyway, it was a laugh, and I thought I'd share. Back to doing nothing *cough* I mean, studying for my gigantic and impossibly hard exam (read: multiple choice and already-seen quiz questions.)

 

wildcard_47: (tardis lust)
Ugh. What a gloomy day. Not a bit of snow in sight, but it's been pouring a lovely mix of slush/freezing rain since early this morning. Thus, we still had class, while friends at other schools got to gloat about getting a snow day.

Plus, I'm trying to finish up my London preparations (applying for a Tube card, a student ID card, getting all the important papers filled out) and it's just stressing me out. Blech. I also have some makeup stuff/pre-London classwork that needs to get done soon.

But, in completely unrelated and happier news, I caught up on Dr. Who last night! [profile] tkurogrym lent me the last three eps of S3 and I found the Christmas special on YouTube. Here's my take on it all. Spoilers ahead!


wildcard_47: (tardis lust)
Ugh. What a gloomy day. Not a bit of snow in sight, but it's been pouring a lovely mix of slush/freezing rain since early this morning. Thus, we still had class, while friends at other schools got to gloat about getting a snow day.

Plus, I'm trying to finish up my London preparations (applying for a Tube card, a student ID card, getting all the important papers filled out) and it's just stressing me out. Blech. I also have some makeup stuff/pre-London classwork that needs to get done soon.

But, in completely unrelated and happier news, I caught up on Dr. Who last night! [profile] tkurogrym lent me the last three eps of S3 and I found the Christmas special on YouTube. Here's my take on it all. Spoilers ahead!


wildcard_47: (Default)
This is mainly due to the fact that the adaptation of Richard III we watched today was utterly and completely cracked out. Here's a clip of the beginning. Imagine what the rest of the film was like, if you dare.




If I were Ian McKellen, I'd be all over the Wite-Out trying to get this off my resume. He could also type 'King Lear' and LOTR in gigantic letters if he wanted to really get creative.
wildcard_47: (Default)
This is mainly due to the fact that the adaptation of Richard III we watched today was utterly and completely cracked out. Here's a clip of the beginning. Imagine what the rest of the film was like, if you dare.




If I were Ian McKellen, I'd be all over the Wite-Out trying to get this off my resume. He could also type 'King Lear' and LOTR in gigantic letters if he wanted to really get creative.
wildcard_47: (technicolor arwen reading)

For those of you who haven't memorized bits and pieces of Hamlet, that's what we finished watching today. Five hours of watching this movie, however, though it's probably my second-favorite Shakespeare play and I love it dearly, is just too much to take. Whew. I need to do something else for awhile.

Also, I can appreciate that Ken has surrounded himself with such a good cast of actors, (save for the random appearances of Jack Lemmon, Billy Crystal and Robin Williams -- that was more than a little incongruous with the rest of the play/cast) and is a decent actor himself. (Though I sometimes think he's too melodramatic or forced in his performances.) I'm glad he wants to be accurate with the scriptwriting and be true to the original and unabridged play. Honestly, though, it's probably good we've finished it and that we're watching King Lear tomorrow. Because I had stopped paying attention after Ophelia died. When we got to the dueling scene between Laertes and Hamlet, I was basically sitting there thinking, "Okay, somebody start getting slain already so we can finish this domino effect of death and I can go eat lunch."

Besides that, nothing much else is happening here, except that I'm driving to Jamestown for a checkup with my doctor this afternoon. Hopefully she doesn't cut me for eating lots and lots of junky food. 

Oh, and the best part about King Lear tomorrow? It's starring JAMES EARL JONES as Lear, whee! As my prof. pointed out this morning, "I would listen to that man read the phone book and pay money for it, he's such a good actor." To which I said, amen.

wildcard_47: (technicolor arwen reading)

For those of you who haven't memorized bits and pieces of Hamlet, that's what we finished watching today. Five hours of watching this movie, however, though it's probably my second-favorite Shakespeare play and I love it dearly, is just too much to take. Whew. I need to do something else for awhile.

Also, I can appreciate that Ken has surrounded himself with such a good cast of actors, (save for the random appearances of Jack Lemmon, Billy Crystal and Robin Williams -- that was more than a little incongruous with the rest of the play/cast) and is a decent actor himself. (Though I sometimes think he's too melodramatic or forced in his performances.) I'm glad he wants to be accurate with the scriptwriting and be true to the original and unabridged play. Honestly, though, it's probably good we've finished it and that we're watching King Lear tomorrow. Because I had stopped paying attention after Ophelia died. When we got to the dueling scene between Laertes and Hamlet, I was basically sitting there thinking, "Okay, somebody start getting slain already so we can finish this domino effect of death and I can go eat lunch."

Besides that, nothing much else is happening here, except that I'm driving to Jamestown for a checkup with my doctor this afternoon. Hopefully she doesn't cut me for eating lots and lots of junky food. 

Oh, and the best part about King Lear tomorrow? It's starring JAMES EARL JONES as Lear, whee! As my prof. pointed out this morning, "I would listen to that man read the phone book and pay money for it, he's such a good actor." To which I said, amen.

wildcard_47: (house pride)
Winter term is going swimmingly so far. We watched Henry V today, which I had never seen, and I really enjoyed it. I mean, who doesn't love seeing Judi Dench, Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh and baby Christian Bale in a Shakespeare play? (And by 'baby', I mean Christian was like 14ish. Sooo cute!) Also, when looking over the syllabus, I realized that I'm going to be seeing quite a LOT of Ken this month. So hopefully I continue to love him and his hilarious range of angry faces.

Anyway, currently I'm supposed to be studying Hamlet, but since I already finished reading it a couple of days ago (and have unfortunately misplaced my oh-so-convenient data sheet from senior year which was supposed to serve as my study guide)..... well, I think you see where this is going. So I ended up swiping a meme from [personal profile] lordofhaladin to alleviate my bad studying/boredom.

What Conley Means

You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.
You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.
A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.

You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.
You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.
At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.
You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.
Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are a free spirit, and you resent anyone who tries to fence you in.
You are unpredictable, adventurous, and always a little surprising.
You may miss out by not settling down, but you're too busy having fun to care.
 

Also, in completely unrelated news to this meme/Shakespeare, I definitely just got politically prank called. I answered my phone, some guy asked me who I was voting for in the next election, I said I wasn't sure, and he yelled 'Barack!' (or possibly just yelled gibberish, I couldn't really tell what he was saying) and hung up. WTF?
wildcard_47: (house pride)
Winter term is going swimmingly so far. We watched Henry V today, which I had never seen, and I really enjoyed it. I mean, who doesn't love seeing Judi Dench, Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh and baby Christian Bale in a Shakespeare play? (And by 'baby', I mean Christian was like 14ish. Sooo cute!) Also, when looking over the syllabus, I realized that I'm going to be seeing quite a LOT of Ken this month. So hopefully I continue to love him and his hilarious range of angry faces.

Anyway, currently I'm supposed to be studying Hamlet, but since I already finished reading it a couple of days ago (and have unfortunately misplaced my oh-so-convenient data sheet from senior year which was supposed to serve as my study guide)..... well, I think you see where this is going. So I ended up swiping a meme from [personal profile] lordofhaladin to alleviate my bad studying/boredom.

What Conley Means

You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.
You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.
A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.

You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.
You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.
At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.
You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.
Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are a free spirit, and you resent anyone who tries to fence you in.
You are unpredictable, adventurous, and always a little surprising.
You may miss out by not settling down, but you're too busy having fun to care.
 

Also, in completely unrelated news to this meme/Shakespeare, I definitely just got politically prank called. I answered my phone, some guy asked me who I was voting for in the next election, I said I wasn't sure, and he yelled 'Barack!' (or possibly just yelled gibberish, I couldn't really tell what he was saying) and hung up. WTF?
wildcard_47: (kermit OMG yay)
...MAIL! (And yes, for those of you scratching your heads in confusion, that particular song lyric is from Blue's Clues. I sometimes babysit small children. Shhh.) 

Well, I finally got over to my campus mailbox today. I had completely forgotten to check it during exam week (as I was little more than a walking zombie), and apparently I had a surplus of letters and fun things awaiting me. So, first off, a huge THANK YOU to the wonderful [profile] jkg_vader  and [profile] elvenlaughter  for the lovely Christmas things they sent. J-9, just opening your card made me happy; I loved the stickers you put on the envelope. The little HP picture inside was also much appreciated. ;) Elven, the bubble bath is very yummy smelling and will be used very often at home. I am very excited about it. Muchos gracias to you both!

Everybody is coming back to campus today. I think my new suitemates are moving in also, which is prompting a lot of curiosity. They're keeping the door closed while they move, so I haven't officially seen them (or met them yet, obviously), but it should be interesting to see how this turns out. Meanwhile, I am surprisingly finished packing for the conference at Montreat. All I have to do is eat, move my car into it's proper parking lot, and then I'll be ready to go. I'm still not sure how this happened.

Anyway, starting tonight, I'll be journal silent until Sunday - we have no internet at Montreat and I probably wouldn't be able to blog about anything even if we did. So I hope all my fellow university people have a great first day of winter term and that everyone has wonderful weekends. I'll give you the full report when I get back!
 
wildcard_47: (kermit OMG yay)
...MAIL! (And yes, for those of you scratching your heads in confusion, that particular song lyric is from Blue's Clues. I sometimes babysit small children. Shhh.) 

Well, I finally got over to my campus mailbox today. I had completely forgotten to check it during exam week (as I was little more than a walking zombie), and apparently I had a surplus of letters and fun things awaiting me. So, first off, a huge THANK YOU to the wonderful [profile] jkg_vader  and [profile] elvenlaughter  for the lovely Christmas things they sent. J-9, just opening your card made me happy; I loved the stickers you put on the envelope. The little HP picture inside was also much appreciated. ;) Elven, the bubble bath is very yummy smelling and will be used very often at home. I am very excited about it. Muchos gracias to you both!

Everybody is coming back to campus today. I think my new suitemates are moving in also, which is prompting a lot of curiosity. They're keeping the door closed while they move, so I haven't officially seen them (or met them yet, obviously), but it should be interesting to see how this turns out. Meanwhile, I am surprisingly finished packing for the conference at Montreat. All I have to do is eat, move my car into it's proper parking lot, and then I'll be ready to go. I'm still not sure how this happened.

Anyway, starting tonight, I'll be journal silent until Sunday - we have no internet at Montreat and I probably wouldn't be able to blog about anything even if we did. So I hope all my fellow university people have a great first day of winter term and that everyone has wonderful weekends. I'll give you the full report when I get back!
 

brrr!

Jan. 2nd, 2008 05:29 pm
wildcard_47: (snoopy in the snow)
Well, I made it back alive! Though roads in BR/Boone were crazy this morning, and the Florida drivers were unfortunately, quite rampant (code: one of them nearly hit me as I was pulling into a turning lane), I survived the drive down to school. 

Even this afternoon, the weather continued to be sketchy. And the wind! Between that and the bitter cold, it's very Wuthering Heights-y outside right now. Which surprises me because this is the Piedmont. It's not supposed to be15 degrees in the Piedmont! Luckily, it didn't take me very long to drag my stuff back inside, and I am now trying to warm up in the dorm before going out to DAN THAI at 6 with my lovely g-big! Can't wait for some warm panang curry to hit the spot! Yum yum.

And since I have the room to myself for another day and 1/2, it's time to go exploring and see who is around the dorms.

brrr!

Jan. 2nd, 2008 05:29 pm
wildcard_47: (snoopy in the snow)
Well, I made it back alive! Though roads in BR/Boone were crazy this morning, and the Florida drivers were unfortunately, quite rampant (code: one of them nearly hit me as I was pulling into a turning lane), I survived the drive down to school. 

Even this afternoon, the weather continued to be sketchy. And the wind! Between that and the bitter cold, it's very Wuthering Heights-y outside right now. Which surprises me because this is the Piedmont. It's not supposed to be15 degrees in the Piedmont! Luckily, it didn't take me very long to drag my stuff back inside, and I am now trying to warm up in the dorm before going out to DAN THAI at 6 with my lovely g-big! Can't wait for some warm panang curry to hit the spot! Yum yum.

And since I have the room to myself for another day and 1/2, it's time to go exploring and see who is around the dorms.

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