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Holy shit, that line. *points to subject* Perfectly put. I was thinking just the other day, semi-jokingly, about how my Id sort of gets it's way, rather frequently. I just don't see the point in saying, "No" what seems like most of the time, so long as it isn't harming anyone. If the Id Vortex were a carnival ride, uhm, yeah...the people who worked it would probably see me on it, er, daily and be like, "Oh, It's you again."

I should turn this into a Lifestyle Choice or a Way of Life. I can start my ride with that frankly ridiculous chocolate pudding downstairs that I just copped from TJ's.

OH. Good news. Great news. Excellent news!! I checked online, they finally updated and it is official. I got an "A" in my Anatomy class! I am so so happy about this (obviously). I just didn't want to assume and it feels so nice to have gotten that grade considering that this was a Summer class where an entire semester's worth of material is shoved into half the time. I'm a little bit proud here. :D

*groans* The pudding nearly killed me. I dolloped what I thought was a reasonable portion into a cute little bowl with a cow on the side and after a few bites, it tasted so damned chocolatey, it was painful. Then I experienced a massive sugar rush. Then I was laughing a bit hysterically. Perhaps starting down the Id Vortex at eleven o' clock at night is not the best idea.

I need to write to Angie about this though. If anyone would be willing to ride the Id Vortex with me, it's her, my bonkers Leo best friend!

In other news, Bill is running all around the house yowling shrilly. I was trying to think of a single word for it, and my brain belched out French: tonitruant. It fits. I mean it was LOUD, for him. I wonder if anybody else who has learned multiple languages has this process where they think, "Gee, what's a word for this in my native tongue...woops, that's not my native tongue. But I like it!"

Bill needs to hop off that Id Vortex before he hurts himself. Cats probably live in it 24/7. It's probably why they are so cracked out.

I want to dance. My cousin Taryn had this brilliant idea. She thought that there should be a Coffee Man (akin to the Icecream Man) who would drive around neighborhoods brewing coffee. People could sleepily shuffle up in their pyjamas etc. She punctuated it by adding that he'd be playing 'Sleepwalkin' by Modest Mouse. XD I love her! There should be some random outlet for dancing...needs. (Especially if you are planning on hitting up the Coffee Man.) Like for people who just need to dance at all hours of the day and do not want to a) inconvenience people on the sidewalk and b) do not want to apologize for it. Like you can stop off at some designated dance spot, deposit some spare change, and go dance. You can stroll in with your iPod or dance to whatever they happen to be playing. Of course there would be music themed hours like Jazz Hour or Dubstep Hour or Drone Hour or, dare I say it, Metal or Industrial Hour. And there would need to be an Experimental Electronic Hour or an hour for Songs Beginning with "L" of which I have stumbled upon quite a few recently.
For the life of me, I cannot understand how people can wander around with earbuds or headphones fitted to their ears all the time without at the very least succumbing to toe or finger tapping. Un(?)fortunately, I caught myself beginning to walk and move around a bit to the music, in public. It's like that line in the Japanese film "Shall We Dance?": 'You're the last to know.' :O

Ahhh! I just cannot help myself and having random dancing parlors(???) would help. Or how about dance caf├ęs? Because espresso and brew=truckloads of money and they would need to stay open/survive somehow. There could be Happy Hour(s). This is not just my Id talking here.
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Sunday evening, again. Exam 3 is on Tuesday. :S I have decided to check online for math placement exam dates and to study after this class is finished. I cannot see how in the hell I will have time beforehand.

I decided to check online for ticket prices. Was feeling wild and thinking that I might like to fly back East and visit NYC for fun when I am done with classes. It would be the first time that I have ever gone anywhere that far alone. I have always gone places with friends or family. You can get one stop in Houston (no way in blue bloody hell am I going through O'Hare) for less than $500! But now the question becomes, "What the fuck would I do once I got there?" Hmm. I can see going to the MoMA, wandering aimlessly <333, visiting parks, and just getting a feel for it. I am going to earn some money painting. Also though, I really need things such as a nice knee length, charcoal Winter coat. Not some Land's End parka crap or my long rain jacket that I got at the Gap five or six years ago, a legit coat that would look acceptable over jeans, tights, a dress, etc. I also need a new pair of decent shoes for Winter and possibly to fix the soles on my freaking boots (I am still rather annoyed by how they split after less than three months of wear. They were not cheap.) Hmm. It sounds scary as hell, honestly. I wonder where I would stay. But I do want to get a feel for it like I was not able to last time because my ex was lame and would not even ride the subway for freak's sake! Or else I could cool my jets and try going in the late Spring next year after classes end. That would be late May-early June. Or Spring Break!! Marchish. Yes! I like that! That might make a bit more sense. I could save up more money as well. Still getting the aforementioned items though.

I checked the academic calendar and Spring Break next year is from (mon) 3/30 to fri (4/3) so that entire week. I have no classes on Friday and I may not have any on Thursday if I change around my schedule so I could go on a Thursday and come back the middle of that next week, potentially. I could come back on Tuesday. Four days would be enough to explore stuff. Hmm. Definitely something to ponder.

Painted an apartment earlier. It was very relaxing. <3 I just took my time, thought aloud, planned, imagined. I started to get this mental image of what the future could be like, will be, and I began to feel a bit of excitement. When we were at Whole Foods around lunchtime I felt this odd rush. But it wasn't like those times when I am on the verge of panic or fatigue. It was a wave of something like anticipation or the sort of happy feelings that make you dizzy. I was sort of sticking my toe in the pool of "what ifs" and finding it to my liking as silly as that sounds. I am too damn tired for witty metaphors. :P I have spent a fair amount of this long weekend sleeping off and on in order to avoid getting whooping cough or a cold.

I wrote two looooooong e-mails yesterday, one to Hanieh and one to Angela. Accomplishment! :D
I should get Natalie's e-mail and write to her as well. I am trying my damndest to keep in touch. I have realized lately that it really is a two way street and that I am not solely responsible for keeping friends. They have to be willing to keep me as well. So to speak...
Also realized that things come and go. There were periods when I had co-workers and friends in abundance, and then they were a bit less. But then I had a social network again, that one dissolved or broke apart a little to be replaced by another. Point is, this quiet period that has been driving me nuts is just that, a period, a time length of temporary duration. I need to remember that things come and go (even though I wish sometimes that they would not with such alacrity) and that differently good things are coming again. Just hmmm.

I should resume Anatomy and then read and go to bed. I am feeling a little bit of Sunday blah though it took until ten pm to hit me this time.

I feel like there is more here, but I simply cannot articulate it...
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I am proceeding with the revising. Currently on joints. I really need to review the arm muscles later. There's that and all of the origin and insertion points, yow! I know some of those.
I feel like it is going well. I suspect that Dr. Shah is going to crank things up a little later once he has set up the practical portion of the exam, but I am getting there earlier regardless so that I can mill about with the rest of the frightened little creatures who were foolish enough to cram an entire semester's worth of Anatomy into their otherwise enjoyable Summer break my classmates.

Sunday feels like a blah time of little energy (at least when I check my surroundings). But today, even though my nose is running and I feel low-level sick, I am feeling pretty perky. I have got this mostly under control. The shopping's been done. It is mainly memorization. Colin is off in the City, again! ....this time for Pride. Sean and Meaghan were going. I am a little jealous. It is not terribly exciting here. But I do have an exam tomorrow. He texted me a little bit ago to announce the New Order (really??) are playing on July 7th. Dude. You can't go to a concert every day in the month of July! He is already going to like four of five. o_O


Urrghh. I am going to spend the rest of my evening trying to reinhale bones, bone markings, and the origin and insertions of muscles. :S I felt better for having gone to bed early last night. I want to do the same this evening. YES. Texted Kathy and thank the gods, we can arrive a little later tomorrow. Phew. Going to bed by eleven tops.

This muscle situation is flat out bonkers. I am going to revise a little more and then hit the hay. o_O

Tomorrow is another day.

P.S. The Netherlands are through to the Quarter Finals!!!
More Slytherin ranting later??


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about me

I'm a mad translator with a degree in Comp Lit and assorted languages. Writing a novel and studying violin. (The story has been flailing along for the past couple of years. I think that the Scrivener research file is larger than the actual text.)

I live with a rather naughty ginger cat. Is there any other kind?

I love tea, loose leaf teas, teas in sachets, all sorts of teas and COFFEE. The more legally, addictive stimulants, the merrier!

Music and books are my life. I basically live in a closet-sized library with a container garden. I occasionally sleep. <3

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