Loving loving loving the warm weather!
Loving loving loving the warm weather!
Hmmm, considering going to the DWNY thing on Sunday after the NAMI walk - the only issues being a) money (would def. have to take amtrak there and back) and b) time (would have to leave NYC by 10pm to catch the last Regional Rail train home). That'd give me about 4 hours to hang out (if I can get into the city by 6 - which means leaving NW around 3ish). *sigh* i need to win the lottery and buy a jet or a penthouse in the city, lol.
So wow, yeah, its been a LONG time since I posted here. I'm not going to do a catch up post, because frankly that would take forever. But basically I graduated in the Spring of last year (yay!) and have been working full time since, though in a job not in my field. Had a bit of craziness at work over the last few months but that seems to be slowing down a bit. I'm looking for work or possible graduate training in my field and hopefully will find something, but am happy to have a job in the meantime.
In fandom news I've become even more hooked on Doctor Who than I was before :) I'm loving watching both the old and new episodes and have taken up quite a collection that I'm working on expanding. I got to "meet" Matt Smith last week in NY (meet as in I got his autograph and he looked at me before having to run inside - the man is gorgeous AND sweet as hell!! Such an awesome experience). He signed my DWM that I had with me and omg seriously best birthday outing ever!
Manchester United is back in the running which I"m excited about - was disappointed in them being shoved out of the Champions League but am hopeful for the Premier League! Just a few more games! I'm getting my first "official" ManU jersey for my birthday from my parents - Ryan Giggs number 11. (I have a jersey but its one i got for 10 pounds in London that is more unofficial - but its worked for the time being!)
Ah its good to be back on LJ :)
To do list for today:
Take German test
Talk to department about honors class for next semester
Work at Health Food Store till 4
Teach two kids classes
Run Demo practice
Supervise adult open class while attempting to get some reading done for paper
Home, dinner, work on finishing papers
I feel like I'm being really high maintenence right now, even though I know I'm not. I hate that feeling though. I try to be (and hopefully succeed) to be as laid back as possible - go with the flow and take things as they come. I don't ever want to be the person causing the stress, I want to be the one relieving it. I feel like crap right now and need to just stop talking.... I hate feeling like I'm being high maintenence and wish I could take it all back. Fuck. I need to go home and relax, I think school stress is getting to me, I have about a hundred pages worth of papers to write in the next few weeks and at least three of the longer ones are going to be submitted for research prizes at the University, not to mention read by a lot of professors I really respect and value their opinions. I'm worried about next year and whats going to happen with grad school the year after.
It all seems so stupid, but its important stuff to me. *sigh* Almost done work, I need to go home and chill. I'm gonna order pizza, turn on a few horror movies and relax. It's Halloween - I love this season, I think doing some Halloween stuff will help.
Halloween Party Update:
K, I had to move the date and now its November 1st which seems like the best day for everyone who wants to come. So if you can come let me know, either through email, txt or respond here.
So it looks like Max may be getting a new playmate! I put in the adoption papers yesterday and should hear back sometime next week if I'm approved enough to get a home visit. Then there is a visitation to make sure Max will be okay with the new puppy, and then adoption. Hopefully it works out! He is SO cute! And it'll be nice for Max to have someone to run around with, even if the new puppy will be 1/4 his size!
Getting a lot of work done over the last few weeks. One paper is out of the way and I'm working on four others. Thankfully only one real midterm this semester, one "test" and then all the research and papers. With the two major papers I'm working on for my honors classes and the one paper for Europe Divided I haven't had much of a chance to work on my Thesis, but the meeting went well the other day - I wouldn't really call it a meeting, but he's looking over my four page intro. If that turned out okay then I'll feel better about getting into the bulk of the paper.
In other news, the Flyers game with my dad was a lot of fun, it was great to see the ceremony with all the old players. And then rising the Stanley Cup flags one last time and Lauren Hart singing the national anthem. The game itself was almost funny because of the lack of hard hits! But it was fun. I had a beer and was amused because the bulk of the times I've been in the Spectrum I wasn't old enough to drink! It'll be weird when they actually tear the place down!
I'm getting really frustrated with a lack of... I don't know - appreciation. It's happening at work way to often, my boss is such a pain in the ass. I think he feels like since I'm here less hours now that he can pick on all the little stuff thats not getting done (which actually isn't anything important) instead of recognizing all the work I am getting done in the time I'm there. And on top of that, I'm still working over 20 hours a week on top of my school schedule, which is a significant amount of time. *sigh*
Back to work.... at least i'm going to the movies tonight which should be fun.
I just edited my Halloween post because apparently the karate school is having their halloween party on the 25th and I just got the schedule for October. I'm now looking at the 24th or the 26th - either that or move it to the weekend before (the 18th i think). What works better for everyone?
I can't believe its already October! Okay, so Halloween Party Details ahead! If you can make it drop me a text/email/reply to this post.
Date: Saturday, October 25th _EDIT - okay apparently the karate school is having their halloween party on the 25th. Would it be a problem for people if i move this to the 24th (friday) or the 26th (sunday)? What date works better for everyone?
Time: 6pm till whenever - I've got plenty of room for people to stay over just let me know so I can plan blankets etc... Bringing your own pillow would be helpful as we've got a limited supply of those.
Come in costume! I know a bunch of us are already planning the DW/Torchwood thing, but I want everyone else to dress up as well!
There will be tons of fun halloween stuff - food and drink (both alcohol and non) - ghost stories, music, etc... and later on in the evening lots of horror movies to keep us occupied! Any requests let me know, but I can guarantee the cult classics (Freddy, Jason, Michael).
More info a little closer, but let me know if you're thinking about joining us!