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This week has not been especially good - still kind of feel like crap and going out last night probably wasn't the best idea.  I had a really good time though, it was fun watching the debate with a really big group of people like that (and hey, drinking for free practically all night worked as well, it soooo pays to know people who know people). 

I'm supposed to go out again tonight because E. is guest bartending at the place we were at last night.  I think I'm going to skip it though.  I hate doing that but I honestly still don't feel all that great, still have school work i need to catch up on and for other reasons I won't go into I think I need to just chill out at home this weekend.

Hopefully after this weekend I'll be back to my normal, chipper (really? did I just use that word? you know what i mean...) self.

Edit:  So I think I may be going out tonight afterall - I've been told that if I "don't wear the silver shirt and the boots" that I will die... and I don't want to die...
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Accomplishment rocks...

 Its 2:30am and I have just kicked ass in terms of accomplishing stuff in the last 5 or 6 hours...

German assignment for Monday is done and emailed
Finished one of the readings for Holger's (I can't call him "Löwendorf, every other professor is by their last name... him, no... its weird) class due Tuesday
Started Ordinary Men for Hitchcock and ordered the book on Vichy France that I need to do a paper on in a few weeks 
Finally finalized my outline for my thesis paper and emailed that along with my final anotated bibliography to professor Neptune

So that leaves two more readings for Holger (plus the Bibliography finished for the final paper), finish Ordinary Men for Hitchcock, finish my thesis introduction for Neptune, and the response paper for the last half of Dracula for Biddick (which I need to finish re-reading because its been awhile).  Not bad, and plenty of time to get most of that knocked out tomorrow (with the exception of starting the Vichy France book which won't get here till Monday)... right now SLEEP!
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 So got a chance to work on a staff set form that S. and I are going to do for the demo team - and we're off to a really good start.  I'm going to try and work on it a bit this weekend if it dries out a little bit and I can do it outside.  If not I might just hang out at the school tomorrow night for an hour and play around with some stuff.  The only part I'm having trouble with is going into a really really deep stance on my right knee to duck under her staff as she whips it around.  I keep wanting to go to my left which fucks up my range on the next part of the form.  I know its not physical - my knee is fully recovered, but psychologically I'm still having trouble telling my body that its okay to go fully down on that knee.  Hopefully doing this form will help me kick that habit for good!!  Though I would guess that smacking my knee on my desk right on the incision a few minutes ago isn't helping... OW!
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 Last night was so much fun!  Just enough wine to be a little tipsy and enjoy it, not enough to actually be drunk, good balance.  The food came out awesome, yummy baked ziti and garlic bread.  Listened to some music while making the food, talked about hot guys, my hair got sticky after laying it in Malcolms lap.... (lol, dessert people, get your heads out of the gutter!) and watched Torchwood while we ate (KKBB, Something Borrowed, Adam..)  

I was going to insert pics here but lj is being fucked up and doesn't want to let me do it....

And now I'm about to get up and get ready for brunch at my dad's restaurant with chinchilla3065 , followed by some shopping - in which I will possibly be getting an IPhone - and then a few people are coming over to watch the Emmy's tonight (the sole reason of which is watching Jon and Stephen present, and hopefully Stephen winning at least ONE emmy this year!).   This is turning out to be a great weekend!  

This is one of the first times since the semester started that I'm not stressing about school work over the weekend and just letting myself enjoy it.  Though I'll admit I have been sneaking school work into the little bit of time I've had free this weekend, like this morning and during my lunch break yesterday at work. :)

Okay off to get showered and ready for brunch, yay!

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 So I may be getting an IPhone tomorrow.... chinchilla3065 might be taking my IPod touch and I'm getting a new IPhone - we'll see what the store says about my upgrade.  If I can get a discount on the upgrade I'll definetly go for it - if I can't get a discount... I'll probably still go for it.   Anyone want to talk me out of it?  Or anyone want to talk me into it?


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First Demo practice with the new team went really well tonight.  Hopefully we'll be able to come up with some cool stuff.  Didn't get a chance to work out like I had wanted but I'm going to try and go in for class tomorrow morning before I have to teach.  

Tomorrow night is Torchwood night, yay!  Couple people coming over to watch some episodes from season 2 which just came out on dvd.  And then Sunday should be a lot of fun - girls day out with chinchilla3065 , we're going to grab brunch at my dad's restaurant then shopping at the mall for some new clothes (which is soooo not me, but I'm actually looking forward to it, I need new clothes) followed by Emmy party at my house (anyone who wants to join us is more than welcome to show up!  Just let me know your coming so I can buy the appropriate amount of food) to see if Stephen actually wins this year (fingers crossed).  I can't wait, the trick will be managing to get all the studying, paper writing and reading done by Sunday morning so I can focus on just enjoying myself Sunday afternoon and evening!


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So it figures, you have one GREAT day and the next few that follow everything that can go wrong, does go wrong....

This day has been reallllly long.  German presentation early in the morning, plus quiz (both of which went... well... i think).  Then jumped on the train to get to work on time (was five minutes late, I need air in my bike tires, it usually only takes me 15 minutes from the train station) and got slammed here.  Had to deal with my boss (which is always a joy... bleh) on the phone and then deal with some other stuff. 

Will be done here in about an hour and then off to the karate school to teach the open class and then run Demo practice with S.  I want to try and work out tonight but I'm really tired.  Still - the way my day is going I think it'll be good to hit the bag for awhile.  Hopefully i'll get some techniques in as well, or I'm NEVER going to be ready for December.

I really just need a GOOD weekend....
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 So I worked out tonight for the first time in like four weeks.  It went pretty well - nothing major.  I taught two classes and then did some cardio and worked out on the bag.  Finished up with some kicking drills up/down the floor.  Didn't touch techniques - gonna wait till Friday to dive into that.  I know we've changed some stuff so I'm going to take it one level at a time so I can get caught up and get a good review.  I'm fine with the stuff I teach in the kids classes, its the other stuff I'm going to have trouble with.   I think I'll be ready for December if I keep to a schedule.

It felt great to train though, I really need to keep it up, four weeks is way to long to be out.  I don't even think I was out that long after the knee surgeries (either of them - okay thats an exaggeration since i was on crutches for about 8 weeks both times, but still... feels like as long).  Maybe I'll finally drop the weight I put on after the last surgery.  I also rode my bike to and from work which was great as well.  I'm going to take the dog for a run in a little bit and then finish my reading that I need to get done.
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Yay for starting up Earthbound again - this time around: Jack (Ness), Gwen (Paula), Ianto (Jeff) and John (Poo)  have replaced Jack, Sam, Daniel and Teal'c *g*